The largest country in South America, Brazil boasts a wide range of climates, people, and cultures. The country is home to cosmopolitan cities like Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, beautiful beaches like Copacabana and Ipanema, and rich Amazonian biodiversity. Music is at the heart of Brazilian culture and the world-famous Carnival, a lively celebration of religion and the Brazilian identity. With a $56 billion dollar tourism industry, traveling to Brazil makes a large contribution to the local economy. While there, go on an Amazon River cruise to discover diverse flora and fauna. Or, learn about Afro Brazilian culture on a Rio walking tour.