BrazilBrazil's relentlessness, beauty and diversity make it South America's go-to destination for travelers looking to find everything in one place. Rio's world-famous Copacabana and Ipanema are the beaches first-timers flock to. But nearby Costa Verde, where the jungle meets the sea, is home to equally stunning stretches of sand for those keen to explore. Sao Paolo's hectic streets offer an insight into Brazil's rapid development, while historic Salvador, with its colorful architecture, showcases the country's past. Then, of course, there's the Amazon and its rainforest, a vast natural world of rare species and indigenous tribes just waiting to be discovered.

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