Get Inspired / Brazil Experience Brazil, South America Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Brazil Experience Brazil, South America story by: Inspire South America It’s a land of superlatives – the largest rainforest in the world, the second longest river on the planet and the richest place on Earth for animal and plant life. Brazil, with its forests and mighty Amazon River and the wonders they contain covers half the South American continent. Twothirds of Brazil’s population lives near the coast, meaning that ‘life’s a beach’ for locals and tourists alike. People are the essence of the country, and while Brazil is home to a multitude of ethnic groups, there are some characteristics that everyone shares – energy and passion! Watch a soccer game along with thousands of dancing, drumming, singing spectators and see why the beautiful game is almost a religion in Brazil! It’s not all reserved for football either, Brazilians enjoy a good party whatever the occasion, the most notable Rio de Janiero’s Carnival, the world’s biggest party. Rio is one of the world’s exciting cities even when Carnival isn’t in full, riotous swing. It’s breathtaking harbour, kilometres of beaches, including the legendary Copacabana, architecture from the baroque to Art Deco and nightlife that carries on until dawn, create an intoxicating mix. There are other astonishing cities too. The capital Brasilia is famed for its modern architecture and Salvador has wonderfully preserved 16th and 17th century buildings. Brazil Fast Facts: Country Name: Republic Federation of Brazil Population: 190 Million Capital: Brasilia Languages: Portuguese, Spanish, English, French Currency: Real Time Zone: 15 hours behind New Zealand (16 hours with daylight saving) Electricity: Current is 220/230V, 50HZ. Plug is a 2 point round-pin adaptor Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wakatipu: Queenstown Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist Inspire - Make 2016 Your Year Read more Add or remove from Wishlist National Geographic Journeys with G adventures Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.