Brazil is a country of rainforests and powdery white-sand beaches. The country stretches from the Amazon Basin in the north to vineyards and massive Iguazu Falls in the south. There is so much to see and do in this large country! Highlights include thundering waterfalls, coral-fringed tropical islands, colonial towns and red-rock canyons. For nature lovers, there’s a huge array of wildlife here including howler monkeys, toucans, pink dolphins, macaws, sea turtles and countless other species. Rio de Janeiro, symbolized by its 38m Christ the Redeemer statue atop Mount Corcovado, is famed for its busy Copacabana and Ipanema beaches. Rio is where the infamous Carnaval festival is held each year.