If travelling is your passion, Brazil is your destination. Brazil is a land of pristine, tropical beaches, stunning attractions, unexplored rainforest, endless rivers and phenomenal beauty. Rio de Janeiro, the most famous city, is renowned for its spectacular natural setting, its Carnival celebrations, samba and tourist beaches such as Copacabana and Ipanema.

By far the largest country in South America, Brazil borders on almost every other country on the continent. It also plays host to numerous archipelagos and is home to a vast array of flora and extensive natural resources. Brazil has one of the world's most extensive river systems, including the Amazon, the Paraná, the Iguaçu, the Negro, the São Francisco, the Xingu, the Madeira and the Tapajós. Brazilian topography is diverse and includes numerous hills and mountains, plains and highlands, savannas and rainforests and a long coastline. And, of course, Brazil is also home to the Iguassu Falls, which are vastly larger than Niagara Falls in North America.

Brazil's climate has little seasonal variation since most of the country is located within the tropics. However, Brazil still has five climatic regions: equatorial, tropical, semiarid, highland tropical and subtropical. As one would expect, temperatures along the equator are high, with averages above 25°C and occasionally reaching the summer extremes of up to 40°C. Southern Brazil has a subtropical temperate weather, normally experiencing frost from June through August and snowfall in the mountainous areas. Most of Brazil has moderate rainfall of 1,000 to 1,500 millimetres a year, with most of the rain falling between December and April. The Amazon region is notoriously humid and, despite heavy annual rainfall, experiences a three-to-five-month dry season each year.

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