When you think of Brazil what is the first thing that comes to mind? Music? Football? Brazil is a land of attractions and activities, from bustling cities and historic monuments to dense jungle and deserted beaches.
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Brazil is, however, also a great place for any adrenaline junkies out there. If you are seeking an escape with a difference and filled with exciting adventure sports, then, believe it or not, Brazil is a place you need to go. Forget the famous beach of Rio and focus on the countless activities combined with stunning views and surroundings. Here are just a few of the things available for you to do;
Canopy Tours or Zip Lining
If you choose one of these tours then you may find yourself going from tree top to tree top while safely sat in a harness. If you are someone that is Eco-aware then panic not. This is not something that is damaging to the environment at all. All the lines are secured to the trees via tension and therefore cause no damage to the trees. Because you are swinging above the ground you are also not trampling all over the vegetation. Therefore this is the perfect choice for an Eco adrenaline junkie.
Perhaps not your first thought when you think of adrenalin sports. More a sport for chilled out laid back people. But let’s face it, when you are faced with huge swirls and rolling waves higher than you have ever seen, the adrenalin will get pumping round your veins pretty quickly. The more popular beaches tend to get packed out and so not the best places to visit if you are a serious surfer. Fernando de Noronha is a small island, but it boasts huge swirls and plenty of thrills even for the most experienced of surfers.
For those of you don’t know, rappelling, as a sport, is a climbing technique like abseiling, where you lower yourself from cliffs and bridges using ropes and safety equipment. There are many spots across Brazil which not only give you fantastic rappelling experiences but also round them off with eye-watering views and forever memories. It is a good idea to check out places such as the beach of Barra de Guaratiba as a good starting point.
Hiking and Trekking
Whether it is a day trek to the top of a mountain or a weeks trek through the Amazon jungle, Brazil can give it all to you. You can visit waterfalls, coastal paths, paradise beaches, city peaks or Amazon expeditions. With 76 national parks, almost unrivalled coastline and unparalleled biodiversity, Brazil really can offer a piece of paradise to those willing to explore it on foot.
Canoeing and Kayaking
With what seems like endless waterways this is one of the best ways to explore some of the hidden treasures of Brazil. From beaches and hidden coves to going up the Amazon river itself, Brazil will not disappoint even the most experienced Kayaker. The Bay of Angra dos Reis, including Paraty and Ilha Grande, is perhaps the finest kayaking spot in the whole of Brazil and so promises not to disappoint.
Kitesurfing and Windsurfing
Windsurfing has been popular in Brazil for a very long time. Kitesurfing is still relatively new in comparison, yet it has taken over popularity from its older brother and now boasts some of the best spots in the world for those serious kitesurfers out there. But don’t worry, if you are just starting out there is plenty for you to enjoy too. This can also include the many inland lagoons as well as the Atlantic offshore breezes. A place to try for novices and pros alike.
There are of course many other options such as; Horse riding expeditions, Wakeboarding, Mountain biking, Mountaineering and the list could go on and we simply don’t have time to list them all, but remember, to find the best places to stay, check out bidroom.com for the same hotel, better price.