Become an honorary Brazilian with a samba class in Rio de Janeiro. Then trek along the Amazon River and go canoeing, piranha fishing and alligator spotting. Enjoy stunning views from Sugarloaf and Corcovado (Hunchback) mountains in Rio, then feast on feijoada, a black bean stew made with beef and pork. You’ll also visit Paraty on Brazil’s Costa Verde, between Rio and São Paulo. Its Portuguese colonial center features cobbled streets and 17th– and 18th-century buildings dating to its time as a port during the Brazilian Gold Rush. Finally, you’ll see awe-inspiring Iguazú Falls, located on the border with Argentina.