View from Rio de Janeiro of the bay and the high dome of Sugarloaf mountain.

Moon Brazil

In this full-color guide, journalist Michael Sommers leads travelers to the best that Brazil has to offer, from surfing, hang gliding, and enjoying the sizzling nightlife in Rio to venturing into the Amazon to witness the Meeting of the Waters, where the Rio Negro and Rio Solimões join to form the world’s mightiest river: the […]

A narrow waterfall plunges off a sandstone cliff into the forest below.

Chapada dos Guimarães: Beautiful Canyons and Rugged Cliffsides

Only an hour from Cuiabá, the Chapada dos Guimarães is a stunningly beautiful mountainous region. While the tiny eponymous town is pretty—and the nexus for Brazilian New Age types—the surrounding region, with its rugged cliffs, plunging canyons, and abundant waterfalls, is the real draw.

A sloping stone wall and a flaglike sculpture with the figure of a man are mirrored in a reflecting pool.

Brasília’s Top Sights

It will take you a full day at minimum to visit Brasília’s architectural marvels. Although most are located along the Eixo Monumental, its length, coupled with the inevitably scalding sun, means you’ll have to combine walking with buses and taxis to get from one end to the other.

Small fish swim in crystal clear spring water.

Bonito: One of Brazil’s Top Ecotourism Destinations

The small town and surrounding area of Bonito offer visitors a stunning range of natural attractions, including caverns, waterfalls, and crystalline blue rivers that are ideal for snorkeling, along with hiking trails that wind through the verdant forests of the Serra da Bodoquena.