|About the Book|
We travel to grow – our Adventure Guides show you how. Experience the places you visit more directly, freshly, intensely than you would otherwise – sometimes best done on foot, in a canoe, or through cultural adventures like art courses, cookingMoreWe travel to grow – our Adventure Guides show you how. Experience the places you visit more directly, freshly, intensely than you would otherwise – sometimes best done on foot, in a canoe, or through cultural adventures like art courses, cooking classes, learning the language, meeting the people. This can make your trip life-changing, unforgettable. All of the detailed information you need is here about the hotels, restaurants, shopping, sightseeing. But we also lead you to new discoveries, turning corners never before turned, helping you learn about the world in a new way – Adventure Guides make that possible.The author, a longtime resident of Brazil, is Latin America news director for ICIS, an international news agency.Comprehensive advice on the best of Brazil, from samba clubs in Rio to kayaking in the Amazon.The best hotels for every budget, from beach resorts to country inns, restaurants, attractions and activities are detailed in over 60 cities, towns and villages.How to enjoy the big cities safely – Brasilia, Rio, São Paulo, Salvador.Shop-till-you-drop ideas for crystals, native handicrafts, Amazonian fetishes and more.The history, culture and music of the country are examined up-close, taking you into Brazil’s samba schools, rainforests and amazing nightlife.Explore the pristine beaches, steamy jungles and music-filled cities with this guide, which takes you from Rios unrivaled nightlife to the Pantanals spectacular wildlife.Carnaval chapter packed with insider tips on Rios bacchanal, plus details on year-round festivals throughout the country.Wander the cobblestone streets of Ouro Preto, spy dolphins on the Rio Negro and hike beside waterfalls in lush national parks. Includes an easy-to-use language primer.None of the competing guides takes the Adventure perspective that we do, immersing you in the local culture and in the active things to do on the island. Today’s traveler is eager to explore – not just sit on a beach.Print edition will be 540 pages.