Highlight: Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf Mountain, Rio Carnival, Buzios, Iguazu Falls
Best time of year to visit: Carnival time in early February, although prices do increase
Favourite Memory: Being tasked with organising an impromptu karaoke evening with just a couple of hours notice!
Favourite venues: Belmond Copacabana Palace, Hotel das Cataratas, Iguassu Falls for lunch under the waterfall, Ponta dos Ganchos, Uxua Casa Hotel and Spa, Hotel Santa Teresa.
Why it makes our list: Brazil is famed for its busy Copacabana and Ipanema beaches as well as its enormous, raucous Carnival festival, featuring parade floats, flamboyant costumes, and samba music and dance. Further afield are the incredible Iguassu Falls, stunning rainforests and so much more.