Imagine we’ve got just a fortnight to explore Brazil: Where should we start?  Which are the places that are simply not to be missed? Here I’ve come up with a tour of some of must-see places in Brazil, a vast country that’s impossible to get to know in just a fortnight, but we’ll do our best to make sure you  see the very best it has to offer!

I’d start in Rio de Janeiro; no-one should leave the city without visiting the Sugarloaf Mountain and Corcovado Hill.  Also not to be missed is a stroll along the beaches of  Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblón. Taking an organised tour will also give you the chance to see sights such as the Maracanã Stadium, the Sambadrome, the Cathedral, Botafogo, etc.

After the hustle and bustle of Rio de Janeiro, there can be nothing more relaxing than a river cruise along the Amazon, departing from the historic city of Manaus, where visitors should take the time to visit the Amazonas Theatre.  The ship sails from Manaus down the Amazon, offering tourists the chance to explore the dense jungle vegetation, fish for piranhas, watch the alligators and pink river dolphins, as well as enjoy motor launch trips on the lakes. This is a fabulous opportunity to admire amazing unspoilt landscapes.

And last but not least, we make our way straight to Salvador da Bahia, a city brimming over with a love of life. When visiting the region’s capital, make sure you visit the district of Pelourinho – you’ll be won over by its brightly-coloured streets and warm and friendly residents. Salvador da Bahia is also the perfect place to recharge your batteries and indulge in a little sun and sand tourism before it’s time to head back home!

“IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts’ hotels in Brazil give tourists the chance to enjoy irresistible experiences during their holidays in Brazil. The fabulous locations of the IBEROSTAR hotels in Salvador da Bahia and the  Grand Amazon Hotel Ship which moors in Manaus are the perfect opportunity to explore the most beautiful spots in this incredible country.”