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TRAVEL GUIDE: BRAZIL

Come for business, party during Carnivale, relax on the beach or visit a rain forest. This Portuguese-speaking nation can accommodate travelers with a vast array of interests. A vibrant nation rich with history and culture, plush landscapes and city settings, you would be hard-pressed to find yourself bored here. So sip a caipirinha, catch a soccer match and experience the excitement that Brazilian natives have the good fortune to take for granted.

A massage at Kurotel Longevity Center & Spa in Brazil

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Kurotel Longevity Center & Spa

Kurotel specializes in preventative medicine and has long been considered one of the world’s best weight loss destinations. Guests are drawn for a variety of reasons: for medical assessments, to detox from addiction, for weight loss and sleep enhancement, to simply relax or to recover.

FEATURED HOTEL
Allia Gran Hotel Brasilia Suites
Located in Brazil’s capital, Brasilia, this property is located near the central banking and business districts with easy access to all government buildings. For the business traveler, the hotel offers flexible space for business events. Convention services and catering staff will help handle all the planning details.

Allia Gran Hotel Brasilia Suites

Ariau Amazon Towers Hotel

TOP ROMANTIC HOTELS
Ariau Amazon Towers Hotel

At the confluence of Ariau Creek and the roiling Rio Negro, Ariau Amazon Towers Hotel is built entirely at the level of the rainforest canopy, with aerial towers linked by miles of wooden catwalks. Get cozy inside Tarzan's suite, set atop a castanheira tree 80 feet above ground.


BUSINESS TRAVEL GUIDE
Rio de Janeiro

The Cariocas — those fortunate enough to live in what they call the Marvelous City — may have it all. It's one of the world's most dramatic settings, sprawled between bay, jungle-covered mountains and fabulous beaches, with fine weather and music, food and drink to go with it all.

Rio de Janeiro


Sao Paulo

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Sao Paulo

Get the lowdown on all the best places to stay, eat, shop and see in this city that the locals call "Sampaul." With 20 millions denizens, Sao Paulo — one of the largest cities in the world next to Tokyo and Mexico City — illustrates Brazil’s gigantism. This guide well help you navigate this behemoth of a city, helping you to discover all it has to offer.


IN AND AROUND BRAZIL
Best Brazilian Spas
Best Brazilian Health Retreat: Ilha Grande
The Amazon Voyage

Yoga on the beaches of Brazil

Guides for other parts of the world

(Updated: 06/06/12 CT)


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