Experience the vivacious spirit of Brazil, a country that pulsates with energy and embraces a rich tapestry of culture and landscapes. Our Brazil travel guide is your key to exploring this South American gem, offering useful information and local insights to make your adventure truly memorable.

Before you set off on your Brazilian adventure, you need to decide on the right time to visit. Our guide on the best time to visit Brazil will help you navigate Brazil's vast size and various climates. If you're craving sun and heat, our guide to summer in Brazil will direct you to the ideal destinations and experiences. For a more temperate escape, explore the subtleties of winter in Brazil, a season of serene beauty, and fewer crowds. If you're planning a visit during the holiday season, check out our articles on Brazil in December and Brazil in November for insights into festive celebrations. For how long to stay to truly savor the countless attractions, and how many days to spend in Brazil will help you tailor your itinerary to your preferred duration, whether it's a short escape or an extended exploration.

Finally, don't miss our comprehensive guide to the top things to do and the best places to visit in Brazil. Whether you dream of the iconic Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, a jungle adventure in the lush Amazon rainforest, or the vibrant rhythms of Carnival, our tours in Brazil offer a kaleidoscope of experiences.

Top Destinations in Brazil

Discover the highlights of Brazil.

Hike in Rio de Janeiro

Hike in Rio de Janeiro

Rio's hikes are not just a journey of heights; they're a vibrant exploration of Brazil's captivating landscapes and culture. Hike in Rio de Janeiro to conquer iconic peaks and embrace breathtaking views. Ascend Sugarloaf Mountain, where the sprawling cityscape and Guanabara Bay unfold beneath you or venture into Tijuca Forest and hike to the majestic Christ the Redeemer statue, surrounded by lush tropical foliage. View Tours

Sightsee the Iguazu Falls

Sightsee the Iguazu Falls

Immerse yourself in nature's grandeur at Brazil's Iguazu Falls. A mesmerizing spectacle of cascading water, Iguazu Falls boasts unparalleled beauty and raw power. Explore the lush rainforest surroundings and witness the awe-inspiring convergence of the Iguazu River. Marvel at the colossal waterfalls, including the iconic Devil's Throat, where mist rises amid a symphony of nature. An adventure at Iguazu Falls is a sensory journey awaiting you! View Tours

Explore the Amazon Rainforest on a Cruise

Explore the Amazon Rainforest on a Cruise

Embark on an unforgettable adventure in the heart of the Amazon rainforest and cruise along its extensive network of rivers. Boats often depart from Manaus, the entry point to the Amazon. While on board, you'll have the opportunity to spot diverse wildlife, including caimans, pink river dolphins, and a myriad of bird species. Stop in remote villages to learn about indigenous cultures and explore the lush rainforest with knowledgeable guides. View Tours

When to visit Brazil

Read the below travel guides to find the best time to visit Brazil.

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Brazil at a Glance

Quick facts about Brazil.

CAPITAL CITY

Brasília is the capital of Brazil. Established in 1960, it's a modern city known for its unique urban planning, futuristic architecture, and vibrant cultural scene.

SIZE

8,515,767 km². Brazil is the largest country in South America, offering diverse landscapes, from the Amazon rainforest to stunning beaches. Travel within the country can be time-consuming due to its vast size.

COUNTRY CODE

+55 is the country code for Brazil when making a call from another country. After the IDD, dial Brazil telephone code 55. International dialing 55 in Brazil is followed by an area code.

CURRENCY

Brazil uses the Brazilian real (BRL). Credit cards are frequently accepted, and ATMs are easily accessible. Be cautious of high exchange rates and withdraw cash from reputable banks.

MAIN AIRPORT

Sao Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport (GRU) is one of the busiest in Brazil and serves as a major gateway for international travelers. Code: GRU Closest City: Sao Paulo

VISAS

Visa requirements for Brazil vary by nationality. Before making travel plans, it is essential to confirm with the closest Brazilian embassy or consulate as many visitors require a visa to enter Brazil.

LANGUAGE

In Brazil, Portuguese is the official language. While English is spoken in tourist areas, learning some basic Portuguese phrases, like "olá" (hello), can enhance your travel experience.

EMERGENCY CONTACT

In case of emergency, dial 194 for the police, 192 for medical assistance, and 193 for the fire department in Brazil. Some cities may have local emergency apps for assistance.

WHAT'S UNIQUE

Brazil is known for its infectious music, especially samba and bossa nova. Samba is an integral part of Brazilian culture, and visitors can often find live music and dance performances in various cities. Brazil's Carnival is one of the most well-known and lavish events in the world. It features vibrant parades, samba dancing, colorful costumes, and massive street parties.

How long to stay in Brazil

Read about the ideal duration to stay in Brazil.

FAQs for Brazil

Read the most frequently asked questions and answers about traveling to Brazil below.

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Sustainable travel – How to travel through Brazil responsibly

In line with Bookmundi’s vision, we wish to provide our travelers with a sustainable travel experience through Brazil. As part of this effort, we carbon offset any Brazil tour that you purchase through us. You can read more details about our carbon offsetting program.

Here’s what you can do to travel to Brazil more responsibly:

  • Consider offsetting your travel emissions when flying to Brazil with airlines like LATAM, which provide options to compensate for your carbon footprint by supporting reforestation or renewable energy projects.
  • If you have purchased your tour through Bookmundi, we will carbon offset your tour from its starting point to its ending point.
  • Contribute to local conservation initiatives like Projeto Tamar, which focuses on the protection of sea turtles, or Instituto SOS Pantanal, dedicated to preserving the Pantanal wetlands. Your support can help safeguard Brazil's unique ecosystems and wildlife.
  • Choose accommodations that prioritize environmental consciousness and sustainability. Look for eco-friendly lodges, eco-resorts, or hotels that have implemented energy-efficient measures and eco-conscious initiatives, particularly in eco-sensitive areas like the Amazon and the Atlantic Forest.

Brazil travel tips and insights

  • Brazil hosts a wide range of festivals throughout the year, with Carnival being the most famous. Check the festival calendar to see if your visit coincides with any local celebrations and plan accordingly.
  • In Brazil, it's common to tip. Ten to fifteen percent of the tab is the standard amount for tips at restaurants, but check if the bill already has a service charge included.
  • Brazil spans four time zones. Be aware of the local time in the region you are visiting to avoid any scheduling confusion.
  • In many parts of Brazil, tap water is not safe to drink. It's advisable to use bottled water for drinking. You can also ask for água mineral (mineral water) at restaurants.
  • Brazilian food is diverse and delicious. Don't miss trying traditional dishes like feijoada, acarajé, and açaí. Make sure to try but use caution when choosing street food.
  • Certain areas in Brazil experience high crime rates. Stay in well-trafficked locations(particularly at night), make use of reliable transit, and exercise discretion when handling valuables.

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