Lonely Planet Brazil

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Discover Brazil

Wander the streets of bohemian Lapa, where samba spills from every doorway Swim eyeball-to-eyeball with hundreds of exotic fish in crystalline waters Brave near-vertical descents on a wind-whipped dune buggy ride Sling a hammock and relax as your riverboat glides up the Amazon

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Seven authors, 375 days of in-country research, 33 types of transport...

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Overview

Discover Brazil

Wander the streets of bohemian Lapa, where samba spills from every doorway Swim eyeball-to-eyeball with hundreds of exotic fish in crystalline waters Brave near-vertical descents on a wind-whipped dune buggy ride Sling a hammock and relax as your riverboat glides up the Amazon

In This Guide:

Seven authors, 375 days of in-country research, 33 types of transport (including water buffalo, mine car and canoe)
50% more coverage of chic, dynamic Sao Paulo A samba musician, a wildlife tour guide and other locals introduce you to their Brazil Content updated daily - visit lonelyplanet.com for up-to-the-minute reviews and traveler suggestions

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781741042979
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications
  • Publication date: 1/28/2008
  • Series: Lonely Planet Travel Guides Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 768
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

On The Road     4
Nosso Brasil (Our Brazil)     7
Getting Started     21
Itineraries     26
Snapshot     32
History     34
The Culture     51
Environment     71
Food & Drink     103
Carnaval in Rio     114
Rio de Janeiro City     121
History     122
Orientation     123
Information     124
Dangers & Annoyances     126
Sights     126
Activities     158
Walking Tour     161
Courses     162
Rio for Children     163
Tours     163
Festivals & Events     164
Sleeping     164
Eating     169
Drinking     176
Entertainment     179
Shopping     182
Getting There & Away     184
Getting Around     185
Rio de Janeiro State     187
Costa Verde     189
Ilha Grande & Vila do Abraao     189
Angra dos Reis     193
Paraty     193
Around Paraty     199
Itatiaia Region     200
Penedo     200
Visconde de Maua     202
Parque Nacional de Itatiaia     203
North of Rio de Janeiro     204
Petropolis     204
Vassouras     207
Teresopolis     208
Parque Nacional da Serra dos Orgaos     209
Nova Friburgo     210
East of Rio de Janeiro     212
Saquarema     212
Arraial do Cabo     213
Cabo Frio     215
Buzios     216
Espirito Santo     220
Vitoria     221
The Coast     224
Itaunas     224
Guarapari     226
Around Guarapari     227
Anchieta     227
Around Anchieta     228
Inland     230
Domingos Martins     230
Around Domingos Martins     230
Minas Gerais     232
Belo Horizonte     233
Around Belo Horizonte     240
Colonial Towns     241
Ouro Preto     241
Around Ouro Preto     248
Mariana     248
Lavras Novas      250
Sabara     250
Congonhas     251
Sao Joao del Rei     253
Tiradentes     257
Diamantina     261
Serro     264
Southern Minas     264
Caxambu     265
Aiuruoca & the Vale do Matutu     266
Sao Thome das Letras     267
Parks     268
Parque Natural do Caraca     268
Parque Nacional da Serra do Cipo     269
Around Serra do Cipo     269
Parque Nacional de Caparao     270
Estacao Biologica de Caratinga     271
Sao Paulo State     272
Sao Paulo City     275
History     275
Orientation     276
Information     276
Dangers & Annoyances     278
Sights     278
Walking Tour     287
Courses     288
Sao Paulo for Children     288
Tours     289
Festivals & Events     289
Sleeping     289
Eating     294
Drinking     296
Entertainment     297
Shopping     299
Getting There & Away      300
Getting Around     301
Around Sao Paulo     302
Paranapiacaba     302
Embu     302
Paulista Coast     302
Ubatuba     302
Sao Sebastiao     304
Ilhabela     305
Boicucanga & Around     306
Guaruja     307
Iguape & Around     308
Cananeia     308
Inland     309
Iporanga     309
Campos do Jordao     310
Around Campos do Jordao     311
Parana     312
Curitiba     313
Morretes     318
Antonina     319
Paranagua     319
Ilha do Mel     321
Parque Nacional do Superagui     324
Foz do Iguacu & Around     325
Santa Catarina     332
Ilha de Santa Catarina     333
Florianopolis     334
North Island     337
East Coast     339
South Island     340
The Mainland     342
Joinville     342
Blumenau     344
North of Florianopolis     346
South of Florianopolis      349
Serra Geral     351
Rio Grande do Sul     353
Porto Alegre     355
Orientation     356
Information     356
Sights     356
Tours     357
Sleeping     357
Eating     357
Entertainment     358
Getting There & Away     358
Getting Around     359
Serra Gaucha     359
Bento Goncalves     359
Gramado     361
Canela     362
Cambara do Sul     364
Rota Missoes     365
Santo Angelo     366
Sao Miguel das Missoes     366
Other Brazilian Sites     368
Argentine & Paraguayan Missions     368
Litoral Gaucho     368
Torres     368
Rio Grande     369
Chui     370
Brasilia     371
History     372
Orientation     372
Information     372
Sights     373
Tours     377
Sleeping     378
Eating     379
Drinking      380
Entertainment     380
Shopping     380
Getting There & Away     381
Goias     382
Goiania     384
Cidade de Goias     386
Pirenopolis     388
Caldas Novas     392
Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros     401
Mato Grosso & Mato Grosso do Sul     404
Mato Grosso     406
Cuiaba     406
Chapada dos Guimaraes     411
Alta Floresta     413
Caceres     413
Pocone     414
The Pantanal     415
Geography & Climate     416
Planning     418
Tours     419
Sleeping     420
Getting There & Away     422
Getting Around     422
Mato Grosso do Sul     422
Campo Grande     423
Corumba     426
Coxim     429
Bonito & Around     430
Ponta Pora     434
Bahia     436
Salvador     439
History     439
Orientation     440
Information     440
Dangers & Annoyances      443
Sights     444
Courses     449
Festivals & Events     450
Sleeping     451
Eating     454
Drinking     456
Entertainment     457
Shopping     458
Getting There & Away     458
Getting Around     459
Baia de Todos Os Santos     460
Ilha de Itaparica     460
Other Islands     461
Reconcavo     462
Cachoeira & Sao Felix     462
Santo Amaro     465
North of Salvador     465
Arembepe     465
Praia do Forte     466
Praia do Forte to Sitio do Conde     468
Sitio do Conde & Barra     468
Mangue Seco     469
South of Salvador     470
Morro de Sao Paulo     470
Boipeba     472
Valenca     473
Camamu     474
Barra Grande     474
Itacare     475
Ilheus     477
Olivenca     481
Porto Seguro     481
North of Porto Seguro     485
South of Porto Seguro      485
Trancoso to Caraiva     489
Parque Nacional de Monte Pascoal     490
Caravelas     490
Parque Nacional Marinho de Abrolhos     492
West of Salvador     492
Feira de Santana     492
Lencois     493
Parque Nacional da Chapada Diamantina     498
Sergipe & Alagoas     501
Sergipe     503
Aracaju     503
Laranjeiras     506
Sao Cristovao     508
Alagoas     508
Maceio     508
South of Maceio     514
Penedo     516
North of Maceio     518
Pernambuco     521
The Coast     523
Recife     523
Olinda     533
Beaches South of Recife     537
Ilha de Itamaraca     539
Fernando de Noronha     539
History     540
Orientation     540
Information     541
Sights     541
Activities     541
Sleeping     542
Eating     543
Drinking & Entertainment     544
Getting There & Away      544
Getting Around     544
Inland     544
Caruaru     544
Fazenda Nova & Nova Jerusalem     545
Garanhuns     545
Paraiba & Rio Grande do Norte     547
Paraiba     549
Joao Pessoa     549
Jacuma & Around     552
Baia Da Traicao     553
Sousa     553
Rio Grande do Norte     554
Natal     554
South Of Natal     561
North Of Natal     563
Ceara, Piaui & Maranhao     565
Ceara     567
Fortaleza     567
Beaches Southeast of Fortaleza     574
Canoa Quebrada     575
Southeast to Rio Grande do Norte     577
Beaches Northwest of Fortaleza     577
Jericoacoara     578
Camocim     581
Sobral     581
Serra de Baturite     581
Parque Nacional de Ubajara     582
Juazeiro do Norte     583
Piaui     584
Teresina     584
Parnaiba     585
Around Parnaiba     587
Parque Nacional de Sete Cidades      587
Parque Nacional da Serra da Capivara     588
Maranhao     589
Sao Luis     589
Raposa     596
Alcantara     597
Parque Nacional dos Lencois Maranhenses     597
Paulino Neves/Rio Novo     599
Tutoia     599
The North Coast     599
Imperatriz     600
Carolina     600
The Amazon     601
Para     605
Belem     605
Around Belem     615
Santarem     621
Around Santarem     625
Amapa     631
Macapa     631
Around Macapa     634
Oiapoque     634
Tocantins     635
Palmas     635
Around Palmas     638
Natividade     640
Amazonas     641
Manaus     641
Around Manaus     651
Presidente Figueiredo     656
Parintins     657
Tefe     657
Mamiraua Reserve     659
The Triple Frontier     660
Rio Javari     665
Roraima     665
Boa Vista      665
Around Boa Vista     670
Santa Elena de Uairen (Venezuela)     671
Rondonia     673
Porto Velho     674
Around Porto Velho     677
Guajara-Mirim     677
Guayaramerin (Bolivia)     680
Guapore Valley & Central Rondonia     682
Acre     683
Rio Branco     683
Around Rio Branco     686
Xapuri     687
Brasileia     688
Cobija (Bolivia)     690
Getting to Peru     692
Getting to Bolivia     692
Directory     693
Transportation     714
Health     724
Language     732
Glossary     741
The Authors     744
Behind the Scenes     747
Index     757
World Time Zones     766
Map Iegend     768
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