South America is an exciting continent to have a vacation and the most popular choice is Brazil Holidays. The biggest country in the continent contains cosmopolitan cities, golden beaches and scenic countryside. The people are friendly and the streets swing to the samba and the bossa nova bands. Many towns have colorful and spectacular carnivals. The food is extremely varied with regional dishes and influences from many different cultures. The national dish is black beans, pork and rice and the national drink is the Caipinnha, a concoction of limes, sugar and cachacca.
Pizza houses, Lebanese, Chinese and Japanese restaurants are also popular. One of the most popular tourist destinations is the city of Rio de Janeiro, a must see on the agenda for Brazil holidays. It is an elegant city, dominated by the world famous statue of Christ the Redeemer that overlooks the city from the top of Corcovado Hill. It is also known for staging one of the best annual carnivals and for its many beaches, Copacobana being the most famous. For the best views, an aerial tramway takes passengers to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain, another iconic landmark.
Sao Paulo is another vibrant city, bursting with nightlife and entertainment. There is also plenty sightseeing during the day with a number of remarkable churches, including the Zen Temple and the Sao Paulo Municipal Cathedral. There are several museums and galleries, including the Sacred Art Museum and the Modern Art Museum. An Historical City Tour takes tourists round to see and learn about the major sights. The markets are interesting places to browse and to look for souvenirs and there is an arts and crafts market, ideal for choosing a gift for loved ones back home. Guaruja is a favorite spot for tourists and a popular destination for surfers and divers. There are several beaches to choose from, including Pereque, which has remained traditional and old fishing villages are still maintained. The Acqua Mundo Theme Park is the largest aquarium in South America and has over 700 different animals on display. Brazil holidays are good for history lovers too and the past comes to life at sights such as the nearby Barra Grande Fortress, constructed in 1584. The natural world can be seen at the protected National Park in Chapada dos Veadeiros, an area of beauty with waterfalls and lakes.
Many endangered animals are protected here, including jaguars, rheas, Pampa Deer, anteaters and vultures. The park also contains important plant species such as orchids. UFO hunters, on Brazil holidays, gather here, as there have been a number of UFO sightings over the years. .
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