Sun, samba, and sand: the exuberant pleasures of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s former capital, are well-known the world over. For those who venture deeper, however, this largest of South America’s countries offers an embarrassment of riches. From the scintillating Iguazú Falls to the abundant wildlife in the Amazon and El Pantanal, from Portuguese colonial ruins at Salvador to the ultra-modern shopping and nightlife at São Paolo and Brasilia, Brazil will captivate you with the warmth of its people and the vibrancy of its vision of life. Bem-vindo!
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Discover the cosmopolitan capital city of Buenos Aires and Iguazu Falls on this captivating Argentina tour. Buenos Aires offers several unique neighborhoods, including San Telmo,…
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Travel to the Brazilian Amazon for this fascinating four day Rio Solimões cruise aboard the Iberostar Grand Amazon. Explore the Igarapés (narrow waterways) and Igapós…
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Voyage to Brazil’s Amazon port city of Manaus for a three day Amazon River cruise aboard the Amazon Clipper Premium. This tour begins with a…
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Rio de Janeiro and Iguazu Falls, our Featured Brazil Tour, is a great way to experience two of the most interesting destinations of the country…
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Voyage to Brazil’s Amazon port city of Manaus for a four day Rio Negro cruise aboard the Amazon Clipper Premium. This tour begins with a…
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Travel to the Brazilian Amazon for this fascinating five day Rio Negro cruise aboard the Iberostar Grand Amazon. Explore the Igarapés (narrow waterways) of Jaraqui…
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Venture to the Amazon rainforest on this four-day expedition cruise. Beginning in Manaus, you will head upstream along the Rio Negro to the Anavilhanas Archipelago…
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|Rio de Janeiro and Iguazu Falls||$1,389||8 Days||Rio de Janeiro and Iguazu Falls, our Featured Brazil Tour, is a great way to experience two of the most interesting destinations of the country…|
|Rio de Janeiro, Iguazu Falls, and Salvador da Bahia||$1,909||10 Days||Experience three of Brazil’s top destinations on this fascinating tour. Starting in Rio de Janeiro, you will visit Christ the Redeemer Statue and Sugar Loaf…|
|Manaus and 6 Day Amazon Clipper Premium Cruise||$2,129||8 Days||Voyage to Brazil’s Amazon port city of Manaus for a six day Amazon River and Rio Negro cruise aboard the Amazon Clipper Premium. This…|
|The Amazon, Rio de Janeiro, and Iguazu Falls||$2,289||10 Days||Starting at Amazon Ecopark Jungle Lodge in Brazil’s Amazon, view the wildlife of the rain forest, and learn about the customs and traditions of its…|
|Rio de Janeiro, Salvador da Bahia, and Praia do Forte||$2,459||11 Days||Explore the cultural highlights and scenic beaches of Brazil on this captivating tour. Beginning in Rio de Janeiro, you will visit Corcovado and Sugar Loaf…|
|5 Day Iberostar Grand Amazon Cruise, Rio de Janeiro, and Iguazu Falls||$2,929||12 Days||Travel in style aboard the luxurious Iberostar Grand Amazon on this journey along the Rio Negro in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon. Spot caiman…|
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|Rio de Janeiro, Iguazu Falls, and Buenos Aires||$1,909||10 Days||Brazil and Argentina are the two largest countries in South America and offer some amazing destinations. Beginning in Rio de Janeiro, you will enjoy its…|
|Rio de Janeiro, Iguazu Falls, and Machu Picchu||$2,799||14 Days||Travel to Brazil and Peru to experience two of the new Seven Wonders of the World: Christ the Redeemer Statue (Corcovado) and Machu Picchu. Enjoy…|
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Brazil Travel Guide
When is the best time to travel to Brazil?The best time to travel to Rio de Janeiro, Buzios, Sao Paulo, and Salvador, is October to April. Iguazu Falls has a tropical climate and can be visited year-round. For the Amazon, the best time to travel is during the low water season, which runs from June to November. And, for the Pantanal, the best to to travel is during the low water season as well, which runs from April to October. The best time for spotting Jaguars in the Pantanal is during the two driest months of September and October. See all Brazil FAQ.
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What currency is used in Brazil?The Brazilian Real is the currency of Brazil (BRL). The most frequently used coins are the centavo5, centavo10, centavo25, centavo50, R$1, and the most frequently used bank notes are the R$5, R$10, R$20, R$50, and R$100. (Source xe.com)
What is the exchange rate?The current exchange rate is One Dollar = $5.10 Brazilian Reais. See here for the most up to date information.
Can I use banks, currency exchanges, ATM machines, and credit cards in Brazil?You can use banks and currency exchanges in the main cities to convert dollars to reais. ATM machines are widely used to get cash and offer reasonable exchange rates, but there may be withdrawal limits. Credit cards are also widely used, and we recommend that you use them.
What is the transportation like in Brazil?Because Brazil is so large, most people will fly from one destination to another. The main airports that we use to enter and depart the country are in Rio de Janeiro (GIG), São Paulo (GRU), Iguazu (IGU), and Manaus (MAO). Taxis and buses are available in most locations, and boats are widely used for transportation in the Amazon and the Pantanal. Both Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo have excellent subway systems. Trains are not widely used in Brazil, but there are various tourist train routes featuring Marias Fumaca (Smoking Mary’s) and electric trains.
Can I drink the water in Brazil?Tap water is generally safe to drink in Brazil. However, as a precaution for tourists, we recommend that you drink bottled water. Ask for agua sem gas for uncarbonated water and for agua com gas for carbonated water.
What are the most popular foods in Brazil?
While there is no typical Brazilian food, the staples include rice and beans (arroz e feijão), grilled meats (churrasco or grelhadas), and sauteed or steamed vegetables. French fries and fried manioc are also popular. Spicy food is not popular.
Beverages: Fruit juices, cafe com leite (coffee with milk), and cafezinhos (Brazilian coffee).
Alcoholic Beverages: Beer and Cachaca (high-proof sugarcane alcohol).
Desert: Bolo de Rolo (layered rolled cake) and Quindim (flan-like cake).