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Mountain Peaks to Visit When You Tour Brazil

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brazil mountainGiven that it is home to the Amazon rainforest, many people who tour Brazil don’t think of it as a particularly mountainous country.

The highest peaks in South America are in the Andes, which are located in nearby Peru, right?

Not necessarily!

While much of the country is flat, Brazil has its share of mountains, some of which soar to up to 9,000 feet in height. So if you are looking to climb some mountain peaks or see the country from above, you have many opportunities.

Serra do Espinhaco

The largest mountain range in Brazil in terms of land mass is the Serra do Espinhaco, but the one of the highest points is Pico da Bandeira or Flag Peak in English. It is located near the border of Espirito Santo and Minas Gerais and is a popular destination for Brazilian visitors.

Another popular mountain peak is Pedra da Mina, located between Quelez in Sao Paolo and Passa Quatro in Minas Gerais. One of the tallest mountains in Brazil, it is the highest point in Sao Paolo.

Stunning Natural Beauty

For an amazing view, visit Pico das Agulhas Negras, which is part of the Serra da Mantiqueira mountain range that stretches through the states of Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais.

It’s known its jagged peaks, which is why its name translates to Black Needles Peak in English.

Sugarloaf Mountain

Perhaps Brazil’s most famous peak is Sugarloaf Mountain, which stands above the city of Rio de Janeiro on a peninsula that stretches out into the Atlantic Ocean.

What makes this mountain unique — and eminently photogenic — is that it appears to rise straight out of the sea. And it glistens due to its makeup of quartz and granite.

There are many beautiful sights to see when you tour Brazil. The country’s amazing mountains are just some of them.

 

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