Brazil’s cultural and natural highlights
On round trips or short stays
What most people have in mind when they think about spending their next holiday in Brazil, generally can be resumed in relaxing in a hammock under palm trees, shaded from the intense tropical sun, sipping a Caipirinha, strolling about in exotic nature and enjoying hot samba nights at Copacabana beach and it is so cheap: a pack cigarettes for 0.80 $, a bottle of Bacardi 2.70 $a – non stop – BBQ dinner for less than 12 $, etc. etc. …not bad one might say, but…
Other travel options may be of interest to the more demanding traveler. Options, that offer insights in the cultural heritage of a people that have been influenced by a great ethnic diversity. Brazil means contrast in the first place, wherever you look. It is archaic and modern, very poor and very wealthy, at the same time.
Notwithstanding the dominating Catholicism – Brazil is the biggest catholic country – syncretism is extremely common, and not only among the lower social classes. Cultural roots can also be traced by the music for which Brazil has gained a world wide reputation. Design and architecture, both colonial and futuristic, are other highlights that put Brazil right up front on the international scenery.
The language is Portuguese, but it is heavily riddled with expressions and wordings from native Indian or even African linguistic root. Obviously both cultures are decisively linked not only to the cultural but also to the economical development of the Nation. Being a country of continental dimensions Brazil boasts seemingly endless natural resources that are becoming explored in a more sustainable manner than it used to be the case. Today Brazil is world leader in exports of a wide range of mainly agricultural products, but also its technology based industries, like aircraft, is growing steadily.
Through our cultural tours we aim to show the visitor Brazil the way it is – not the way a tourist would like it to be. Our guides are historians or architects and speak your language. The groups are small, never over eight people and the level is elevated.