Explore gorgeous, cobbled colonial streets, take in a raucous and mesmerising carnival, hike in the mountains that overlook Rio de Janeiro or explore the emerald-green bays that bejewel the coast. Spot all manner of rare wildlife along the waterways of the Pantanal and explore the lush forest and waterfalls of the Goias Cerrado. Footprint's eighth edition of the Brazil Handbook is perfect for the adventurous traveller wanting to get off the beaten track and explore South America's largest and most diverse country. This guide is jam-packed with information about the country's eclectic festivals, passionate sporting events, vast biodiversity and spectacular scenery.
- Great coverage of Amazonia and the adventure travel scene including caving, canoeing, scuba-diving, hang-gliding, paragliding and many more
- Loaded with information and suggestions on how to get off the beaten track, from dune-trekking in Olinda to birdwatching in Minas Gerais
- Includes comprehensive listings from the Mardi Gras celebrations in Rio to the traditional parades and hippy festivals in Cidade de Goias and Bahia
- Plus all the usual accommodation, eating and drinking listings for every budget
- Full-colour planning section to inspire travellers and help you find the best experiences
Fully updated, Footprint's Brazil Handbook is packed with all the information you'll need to get the best out of Brazil.
About the Author
Gardenia Robinson who is from Minas Gerais in Brazil, is a graduate of the University of Sao Paulo's prestigious Faculdade de Economia, Administracao e Contabilidade. She worked as an investment banker in Brazil before moving to the UK to work on the first guidebook to the Amazon, inspired to write by her favourite author, Joao Guimaraes Rosa. After travelling throughout Latin America, South East Asia and Australia (visiting more than 25 countries), she returned to Brazil to open and run her own NGO working with sustainable tourism in local communities.
She has researched and photographed books on London, the Amazon, Brazil and Mexico for publishers including Cadogan, DK and Footprint and has had her pictures published widely in Brazil, Europe and the USA. Alex Robinson is an award-winning writer and photographer based in London.
He was runner up in the Friends of the Earth International Photography Award in 2007, won a Brazilian Press Award for the anniversary edition of Latin America's travel magazine Viagem e Turismo and a US National Magazine award as part of the Fall 2006 edition of Departures Magazine. He has worked with numerous magazines, publishers and broadcasters, including Departures, Budget Travel, National Geographic, the Financial Times, Wanderlust, the Discovery Channel, Al Jazeera and the BBC. Early 2011 saw him visit his 61st country, Cape Verde.
"As a frequent visitor to Brazil the Footprint Guidebook is definitely my first choice of guide." Consumer review "This book was my definitive guide to Brazil and I definitely could not have done without it on my trip." Consumer review "My friend and I took three books with us on our beach and carnival trip to Brazil [...] Footprint was more honest, more informative, far more knowledgeable about the local culture." Consumer review
Series: Footprint Handbook
Number Of Pages: 678
Published: 10th February 2014
Publisher: Footprint Travel Guides
Dimensions (cm): 18.4 x 11.5 x 5.6
Weight (kg): 0.74
Edition Number: 8