I am planning to spend 3 weeks in Brazil from Dec 22nd through January 12th.
At this point (with little prep) I am thinking about visiting 4 places: Salvador, Uro Preto, Paratti (and Ilha Grande) and of course Rio.
What I am looking for is:
1) Great sceneray
2) Lots of relaxing time, beach etc (I think Paratti and environments covered that. Elsewhere recommended?)
3) Local culture, not necessarily meuseums but rather soaking the lifestyle through street contact, restaurants, cafés, etc
4) Not moving a lot!! Maybe the most important of all. I like to spend 4-6 days at the same place. Less if needed. But not move constantly.
Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.