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The South Travel Guide

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Plan Your The South Vacation

Expect the unexpected in the southern states of Paraná, Santa Catarina, and Rio Grande do Sul. The climate is remarkably cooler (the highest elevations even get a couple of inches of snow every year) and the topography more varied than in the rest of Brazil. You're also just as likely to find people of German and Italian ancestry as Portuguese. And as Brazil's breadbasket, the Região

Sul (southern region) has a standard of living comparable to that of many developed nations.

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Top Reasons To Go

  1. Waterfalls and More Waterfalls Witness the mighty Iguaçu Falls.
  2. Rain Forest Take a train through Paraná coast's virgin rain forest.
  3. Lovely Beaches Soak up the sun on the beaches of Santa Catarina.
  4. Brazilian Vineyards Sip wine on the slopes of Vale dos Vinhedo.
  5. Outdoor Adventures Hike through the impressive green-clad canyons in northeastern Rio Grande do Sul.

When To Go

When to Go

November through March is normally hot and humid. Rainfall is quite frequent, but less intense than in northern Brazil. Some years might have extrem...

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