The Olympic Games are coming to Brazil this summer, and to help fans support their athletes the country has temporarily done away with its visa fee. That means it’s the perfect opportunity to cheer for your team and then go explore the vast and beautiful country.
Fans will have plenty to see in the host city of Rio de Janeiro—and can easily make a day trip to the idyllic coastal colonial town of Paraty—but to really maximize the visa-free travel, visitors should head somewhere under-the-radar. From the futuristic capital of Brasilia to the beachy vibes of Florianopolis or the wondrous Iguaçu Falls, Brazil has a lot to explore.
Here are a few of Brazil’s most fascinating, exciting, and ogle-worthy cities to visit to help you plan your itinerary.