Discover this vast and varied South American country with the most incisive and entertaining guidebook on the market. Whether you plan to hit the beaches of Rio, take a boat up the Amazon or explore the gorgeous colonial towns of Minas Gerais, The Rough Guide to Brazil will show you the ideal places to sleep, eat, drink, shop and visit along the way. -Independent, trusted reviews written with Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and insight, to help you get the most out of your visit, with options to suit every budget. -Full-colour chapter maps throughout - to explore Rio's beach neighbourhoods and remote Amazon towns without needing to get online. -Stunning images - a rich collection of inspiring colour photography. Things not to miss - Rough Guides' rundown of the best sights and experiences in Brazil. Itineraries - carefully planned routes to help you organise your trip. Detailed coverage - this travel guide has in-depth practical advice for every step of the way. Areas covered include: Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Minas Gerais, Espirito Santo, Bahia, the Northeast, the Amazon, Brasilia, the Pantanal and the South, covering Parana, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul. Attractions include: Rio's Corcovado, Iguacu Falls, Salvador's old town, Rio Amazon as boat trips and the Ilha do Mel. Basics - essential pre-departure practical information including getting there, local transport, accommodation, food and drink, festivals and events,sports and outdoor activities and more Background information - a Contexts chapter devoted to history, the environment, music, cinema, football and recommended books, as well as a guide to Brazilian Portuguese. Make the most of your time on Earth with The Rough Guide to Brazil. About Rough Guides: Escape the every day with Rough Guides. We are a leading travel publisher known for our "tell it like it is" attitude, up-to-date content and great writing. Since 1982, we've published books covering more than 120 destinations around the globe, with an ever-growing series of ebooks, a range of beautiful, inspirational reference titles, and an award-winning website. We pride ourselves on our accurate, honest and informed travel guides.