Going off the beaten track in Brazil

14 August 2019

SIG: Travel

On Friday, 16th August, a small group of intrepid travellers sets off to explore some of the less well-known parts of Brazil.

This trip visits the Northeast corner of Brazil, an area that is rarely visited by foreign tourists, yet contains scenery, wildlife and cities that offer dramatic and varied photographic opportunities. We will visit two World Heritage Sites – the cities of Olinda, with an old colonial centre and São Luís, with a more African cultural heritage. Our trip also encompasses two National Parks. The first, Lençóis Maranhenses is an area encompassing rolling sand dunes, which, during the rainy season, become parallel channels of freshwater lagoons, prevented from draining due to the impermeable rock beneath. The coast here has mangrove swamps with a wide range of wildlife, some of it endangered. The second park is Sete Cidades, an area of unique rock formations, containing rock paintings from 6,000 to 7,000 years ago as well as a wealth of flora and fauna.

We wish them Bon Voyage and look forward to hearing more on their return.