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While other South American countries are romanticized for the tango, Machu Picchu or Carnaval, Venezuela’s international swirls the reputation of all the oil, the brash political style of President Hugo Chavez and the occasional international beauty contest winner. However, there is much more to Venezuela than these typical questions headliner. As a matter of fact, Venezuela is a country of astonishing range and remains a land that is very undervisited by international travelers.

The country claims Andean peaks, the longest stretch of Caribbean coast in a single nation, islands amid tranquil turquoise waters, wetlands filled with caimans, capybaras, piranhas and anacondas, the vapor of the Amazon, and savanna dotted with rolled capped mountains called tepuis. The world’s highest waterfall, Angel Falls (Salto Angel), collapses 979m from the top of a tepui in Canaima National Park. Those seeking adventure will find hiking, snorkeling, diving, kitesurfing, windsurfing, paragliding and more. Even better, most of these sites are within a bus ride one day or a short flight from the other. People interested in culture can revel in the pulsating salsa clubs the capital, Caracas, explore various regional festivals, look for arts and crafts in the bucolic towns of the interior, or make a hit look at some of the world’s best up-and-coming baseball players hit some entries in a local stadium. Chavez himself, and his socialist “Bolivarian revolution” has become a national attraction and have begun to draw spectators, aspiring documentarians and volunteers for the country.



Extending across half of South America, Brazil has captivated travelers at least 500 years. Powdery white sand beaches lined with palm trees and in front of deep blue Atlantic, spanning more than 7,000 kilometers. That dot the coastline are tropical islands, full of music metropolisesand lovely colonial towns. Inland, Brazil offers dazzling views of a different flavor: majestic waterfalls, canyons of red stone and crystal clear rivers – only a small part of the natural beauty. Its attractions largest and most famous are the Amazon and the Pantanal, the pair hold some of the greatest biodiversity on the planet. Observation of nature here is simply amazing, as is the opportunity for adventure – but you need not go into the jungle to find it. Kayaking, rafting, trekking, diving and surfing are just some ways to spend a sunny afternoon in almost any region of Brazil.

Some of the world’s most exciting cities are within the borders of Brazil, and travelers do not need to come to the Carnival to experience music, dance and revelry that night packages calendar for many. Considering many charms of the country, the only drawback to travel to Brazil is a logistical (and financial) one: you will simply leave.

Arraial do Cabo, 45 miles east of Saquarema, surrounded by bright white sand dunes and offers all the beauty of B├║zios, with half of the complaint. The sign on the edge of town proclaims that it is “where the sun spends the winter”, and indeed, it is easy to feel that this small town at the tip of the peninsula is an enchanted world in itself. Arraial is home to a working fishing port, Porto do Forno, which gives it a welcoming attitude of the working class. Humor small statues of the lighthouse at intersections in the city add a touch of charm. Some of the best beaches, beautiful unspoilt sandy stripes and bright green waters – are within an easy walk of 15 minutes from the bus station in the center, while others are just a short boat trip.
Arraial is a good place to see humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) and several other species of marine mammals. Since 1999, Project scientists and Golfinhos Baleias Arraial (Whale and Dolphin Project Arraial) have been studying local whales and their migratory routes, which pass directly to the coast.