Brazil // Rio de Janeiro //

Inland: north to the mountains

Excellent bus services from Rio de Janeiro make the interior of the state easily accessible, and its mountainous wooded landscape and relatively cool climate are a pleasant contrast to the coastal heat. There’s not a great deal in the way of historical interest, but the scenic beauty of the countryside, studded with small towns still bearing their colonial heritage, is an attraction in itself.

  • Parque Nacional da Serra dos Órgãos
  • Coffee country