Brazil FAQ

We have answered the most frequently asked questions about Brazil below.  However, if you have any other questions, please feel free to call us Toll Free at 1-888-268-9753 or email us at info@savacations.com.  See all of our Brazil Tours.

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.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website provides recommended and/or required vaccinations for each country.  For Brazil, it recommends that you should be up-to-date with routine shots such as measles/mumps/rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus (DPT) vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and that you get your yearly flu shot.  It also recommends that you get vaccinated for Hepatitis A and Typhoid, and Hepatitis B, depending upon your travel plans.  Since rabies can be found in bats and other mammals in Brazil, rabies vaccine is recommended if you will be involved in outdoor and other activities in remote areas that put you at risk for animal bites, such as adventure travel and caving.  The CDC recommends yellow fever vaccination if you are traveling to the entire states of Acre, Amapá, Amazonas, Distrito Federal (including the capital city of Brasília), Goiás, Maranhão, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Pará, Rondônia, Roraima, and Tocantins, and designated areas of the following states: Bahia, Paraná, Piauí, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, and São Paulo.  It recommends yellow fever vaccination for travelers visiting Iguazu Falls.  Vaccination is not recommended for travelers who are visiting the cities of Fortaleza, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, and São Paulo.  You should see a health-care provider at least 4-6 weeks before your trip to allow time for your vaccines to take effect.

There is a relatively low risk of malaria for travel to the states of Acre, Amapá, Amazonas, Mato Grosso, Maranhaõ, Pará, Rondônia, Roraima, and Tocantins.  It is also present in urban areas, including, cities such as Belem, Boa Vista, Macapa, Manaus, Maraba, Porto Velho, and Santarem.  Talk to your doctor about how you can prevent malaria while traveling.

U.S., Australian, and Canadian citizens require a passport valid for at least six months from date of entry, a stamped visa that is valid 90 days from the date of issue, an onward or return ticket, and sufficient funds to cover their stay. The cost of the visa for U.S. citizens is $180 and processing time can take from 45-90 business days. EU Citizens only require a passport valid for at least six months from date of entry, an onward or return ticket, and sufficient funds to cover their stay. Citizens of other countries are advised to contact the Brazilian embassy in their country before traveling.

Voltage: 127/220 V; Frequency: 60 HZ; Plugs: Type A (Flat blade attachment plug), Type B (Flat blades with round grounding pin), Type C (European 2-pin), and Type I (two flat oblique blades that form an inverted V and a grounding blade).

The international ($36.00 per person) and domestic ($6.00) departure taxes are included in the cost of the airfare for tickets purchased outside of Brazil.


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