It is not new for those who follow the channel for a while that Paulo and I love to travel to quieter places and to escape a little from the traditional. As we are already in August and many people have not yet defined their plans for the summer, why not go after options that are a little out of the ordinary, but that still offer great attractions and stunning landscapes?
Foto – Site Natureza Insight
I, for example, love to spend New Year’s Eve in the middle of nature and I believe that a lot of people are like that too. Spending the turn inland, in addition to being much more peaceful than on the coast, can be a delight if you are with a large group of friends or with the whole family.
Renting a farm or a house in the countryside is also more affordable than looking for options on the beach – especially if you are going to share the price with the whole crowd. In addition to this option, there are also the classic farm hotels that bring even more convenience to tourists.
For those who are also excited about the idea and want a trip further away from the hustle and bustle of the beaches, look at how many alternatives of incredible destinations:
Pantanal / MS
Photo – Alaor Filho
Have you thought about getting to know one of the most charming places in Brazil this year? The Pantanal is certainly unforgettable and a great option for those who really want to stay in the middle of nature! Most ecotourism hotels already offer options for boat trips, horseback riding, photographic safaris and even night focusing.
Bonito / MS
Photo – Hotel Fazer Rio Formoso
Caves and waterfalls are two things that enchant me right away. The city of Bonito, close to the Pantanal, is full of them! Besides, Bonito is one of the most eclectic destinations in Mato Grosso do Sul, you know? The place is perfect for enjoying family holidays, as it offers peaceful walks along the rivers (fluctuations), waterfalls and caves, but it is also one of the best places in the country for those looking for adventure.
Heavier trails, tree climbing, kayaking, biking … All of this happens in the city and so it is an excellent alternative for those who are going to enjoy more adventures. It is important to mention that prices in high season go up a lot, so try to avoid doing well in the New Year period.
Chapada da Diamantina / BA
Photo – João Vianna / BuzzFeed Brasil
I know that many people already associate summer in Bahia with incredible beaches, but let’s agree that many of them are very, very crowded at that time. To get out of the muvuca and see stunning landscapes, it is worth going to the interior of the state and visiting the famous Chapada da Diamantina.
Waterfalls, canyons and caves permeate the entire landscape. This is the ideal trip for those who love nature and are always looking for a good adventure.
Brotas / SP
Photo – Hiking Mountains
Do you live in São Paulo and will have a few days off at the end of the year? How about enjoying a small town in the countryside? Brotas is the place! The region has dozens of beautiful waterfalls and springs and is also an excellent alternative for those who love extreme sports. In addition to the trails, it is possible to go rafting, abseiling and even zip lines.
Petrópolis / RJ
Picture – Panoramio
Who has never seen that crowded Copacabana beach scene in the summer? Well, Rio de Janeiro boils (literally) in the hottest months of the year. A good option to escape all this hustle and bustle and heat is to go to Petrópolis, in the mountainous region of the state.
In addition to the tour through the Serra dos Órgãos National Park, where it is possible to go from lighter trails to superintense, Petrópolis has many museums, historical monuments and even a Glass Palace. The city has many amazing hotels and inns, in addition to, of course, great options of houses, lofts and apartments for rent 😉