Brazil's relentlessness, beauty and diversity make it South America's go-to destination for travelers looking to find everything in one place. Rio's world-famous Copacabana and Ipanema are the beaches first-timers flock to. But nearby Costa Verde, where the jungle meets the sea, is home to equally stunning stretches of sand for those keen to explore. Sao Paolo's hectic streets offer an insight into Brazil's rapid development, while historic Salvador, with its colorful architecture, showcases the country's past. Then, of course, there's the Amazon and its rainforest, a vast natural world of rare species and indigenous tribes just waiting to be discovered.
It’s the most happening of cities, a place where over 200 languages are spoken and millions flock each year to see its world-famous sights. New York draws visitors in like nowhere else. The crowded streets of Manhattan are the stuff of legend. First timers will want to head to the top of the Empire State Building and stand beneath the glare of the lights of Times Square. But there’s so much more to see and do, whether it’s catching an Off-Broadway play, checking out world class art at MoMA or shopping the streets of SoHo. Brooklyn’s hip neighborhoods of Greenpoint and Fort Greene offer a more relaxed vibe, while the food in Queens’ Chinatown is worth the long subway ride.