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12 THINGS TO DO IN BRAZIL (JANUARY 12 - JANUARY 22)

Beach Season

Beach Season

November–March • activity

The beaches of Rio are among the most famous in the world and there's a good reason for this

Blocos

Blocos

November–February • activity

Carnival street parties are a must-try!

Watching the Sunset

Watching the Sunset

November–February • activity

The atmosphere and the magnificent landscape of the city make​ Rio a perfect place to enjoy the sunset

Futevôlei or Footvolley

Futevôlei or Footvolley

December–March • activity

A typical Brazilian game that will keep you having fun on the beach

Caipirinha

Caipirinha

November–March • food

A strong drink for a hot summer night

Swallow-Tailed Hummingbird

Swallow-Tailed Hummingbird

October–March • nature

Watching colourful Hummingbirds play and try to attract each other will make your day

Cupuaçu

Cupuaçu

January–April • food

A delicious fruit with a creamy pulp

Iguazu Falls

Iguazu Falls

August–September | December–April • nature

Rumor has it that when Lady Roosevelt saw Iguazu for the first time, she said: "Poor Niagara."

Insano

Insano

year round • activity

Check out world's tallest freestanding body slide

Hiking Mount Roraima

Hiking Mount Roraima

December–April • activity

The tripoint of Venezuela, Guyana and Brazil, this mountain is often called a floating island due to its shape

Mango

Mango

October–March • food

There are so many ways to eat the delicious apple of the tropics

Guava or Goiaba

Guava or Goiaba

late-October–early March • food

The dessert called "Romeo and Juliette" made of guava will help you understand what a perfect combination really means

23 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Capybara Watching (Breeding Season)

Capybara Watching (Breeding Season)

October–November • nature

In Rio, capybaras live in parks so you'll have an opportunity to watch baby capybaras play and socialize right in the middle of the city

Jaboticaba

Jaboticaba

May | September • food

Wine can be made not only out of grapes!

Surfing

Surfing

April–October • activity

Conquer the wild winter waves of the Atlantic ocean

Lençóis Maranhenses National Park

Lençóis Maranhenses National Park

February–August • nature

Some lone wanderers might eventually get lost in this deserted area stretching for 1500 square kilometres. Thankfully, turquoise lagoons scattered among sand dunes provide plenty of water to survive

Blue Manakin Mating Dance Watching

Blue Manakin Mating Dance Watching

February–March • nature

Watching one of worlds showiest birds trying to impress females is a lot of fun

New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve

December 31–January 01 • event

A mysterious celebration with candles, fireworks, and samba

Festa da Iemanjá

Festa da Iemanjá

December 29–December 31 • event

The festival of the Goddess of the Sea is a holiday for the Brazilian religion—Umbanda

Football at Maracanã Stadium

Football at Maracanã Stadium

May–December • activity

If football is a religion for Brazilians and Pele is a god, then Maracanã is a temple

Açaí Berry

Açaí Berry

July–December • food

A local favorite in Rio tastes like chocolate and wild berries

Coffee Bean Harvesting

Coffee Bean Harvesting

April–September • food

Tasting a cup of fragrant Arabica is a must in Brazil

Maniçoba

Maniçoba

October • food

A poison if cooked not properly, it is also a popular festive dish in Brazil

Festa Junina

Festa Junina

June 13 | June 23 | June 29 • event

Traditional Brazilian parties with local food, games, and dancing

Feijoada

Feijoada

May–November • food

Taste Rio with the traditional nourishing stew of beans with beef or pork

Bacalhau

Bacalhau

December 24–December 25 • food

A dish originally made by Vikings that became a traditional component of Brazilian Christmas celebrations

Pantanal

Pantanal

April–September  • nature

An immense seasonal wetland in south-central Brazil gives shelter to thousands of rare species

Rabanada

Rabanada

December 24–December 25 • food

French toast with a Brazilian flair, a 'must have' on any Christmas table

Three-Toed Sloth Mating Season

Three-Toed Sloth Mating Season

April–June • nature

The usually solitary sloths gather only for mating and this is when they're most active

Victoria Amazonica

Victoria Amazonica

March–July • nature

This botanic wonder plant is large enough to hold a person

Brazil's Independence Day

Brazil's Independence Day

September 07 • event

Freedom means a lot to Rio natives and they know how to celebrate it

Avocado

Avocado

February–June • food

The super nutritious avocado will not only upgrade any sandwich or salad but is great in desserts too

Christmas Celebrations

Christmas Celebrations

December 24–December 25 • event

Years of colonization and thousands of immigrants from around the world make the Christmas traditions in Rio so special

Dia de São Jorge

Dia de São Jorge

April 23 • event

Saint George is the second most important saint for Cariocas and his holiday is celebrated with a lot of excitement

Papaya

Papaya

April–May | October–November • food

A great fruit rich in vitamin C