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Brazil

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.
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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.

Mauritania

Wild Coast dunes of the Sahara is. That should be enough to lure you in Mauritania. If you still shy of a limited amount of hyperbole can have an echo to the dunes, magnificent ancient cities swept by sandstorms, deep canyons and plateaus rapidly amazing, seas of sand over more than a small European country and a phalanx of the oasis of charm.

Sure, you can find similar landscapes elsewhere in West Africa, but few are on the same scale as those of Mauritania. And few are as varied. Where else can you find an amazing game of the dunes and the ocean? If it is tranquility you are looking for, do not worry: unlike Senegal, Mauritania’s coast is completely unspoilt – There are kilometers of sandy beaches, without recourse to the eye. It will remain for ever: a vast expanse of ocean is protected, meeting National Park Banc d’Arguin as one of the best birding spots in the world – Nouadhibou, a fishing port on the Atlantic coast, is a good gateway to this region. Nouakchott will get you out after a season in the desert with abundant fresh seafood. For the types of outdoor adventure-, Mauritania offers a complete list of hiking options and exciting camel rides amidst surreal landscapes, not to mention balloons in the Adrar.

But not everything is about the nature, landscapes and adrenaline: Mauritania is also a strong historical interest, with a pinch of Heritage caravan cities, all evidence of ancient civilizations. Culturally, Mauritania is a place apart, people are divided about equally between Muslims of Arab and black African. It is a Muslim country with a touch of black African. This amazing combination is part of its appeal.
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If you’re more inclined to ecotourism to mass tourism, Mauritania is the Shangri-la.