Welcome to Brazil, the country of excess and samba, whose territory covers nearly half the surface area of South America! From the kingdom of jaguars in the swampy plain of the Pantanal, to Recife, to South American Venice, from the immense Amazon rainforest, the world's largest ecological reserve, to the Iguaçu waterfalls on the border with Argentina, from the futuristic architecture of Brasilia, the capital, to the favelas of the working class districts, Brazil is not only about its paradise beaches symbolized by the mythical Copacabana and Ipanema in Rio de Janeiro.
Brazil is also and above all the product of a formidable crossbreeding in Portuguese between Africa, Europe, Asia and Amerindian culture. A nation of a thousand colours that parades every year in February in the streets of Rio during a dazzling carnival under the Sugar Loaf and the statue of the Redeeming Christ on Corcovado. A trip to Brazil is always the opportunity to immerse yourself in unique atmospheres with your tour guide: the Afro-Brazilian atmosphere of the historic centre of Salvador de Bahia, the tranquility of Ilha Grande Island while sipping a glass of caipirinha, Manaus, the city built in the middle of the Amazon jungle, Ouro Preto, the former mining city of the gold rush, but also Fortaleza, São Luis, Belo Horizonte, Belém, La Diamantina, Goiás, São Cristóvão, Capivara Park, Chapada Diamantina Park, Praia do Forte, Natal, Itacaré, Paraty... There is enough here to make a different trip every year of your life.

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When to go to Brazil?

Brazil being located in the southern hemisphere, the seasons are reversed compared to Europe. During the southern summer, from December to March, it is hot all over Brazil, even very hot in Rio and São Paulo. Generally speaking, Brazil can be visited with pleasure all year round and there is no really better time to travel there even if the territory is so vast that it concentrates half a dozen different climates. In the Northeastern States, from December to March, there are frequent but brief showers. The period from June to December is the best time to travel in the Amazon. If you go to Brazil in February-March, you can attend the great Carnival of Rio de Janeiro which takes place every year during the 4 days preceding Ash Wednesday, the day after Mardi Gras.

How to go to Brazil? Our advice & tips

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You will find many specialized tour operators in Brazil. They produce their own trips and are usually very good advice because they know the country inside out. It should be noted that their rates are often slightly higher than those of generalist travel agencies. The tours most often combine one or more cities and rarely forget to take a trip to Iguaçu Falls.

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There are direct flights to many Brazilian cities including Rio, Salvador de Bahia, Sao Paulo, Recife and Fortaleza. The price depends on the company borrowed but above all on the booking time. To obtain attractive rates, it is essential to do so well in advance. Remember to buy your tickets a few months before departure! Brazil is well suited for autonomous travel with many bus and air connections throughout the country

Given the vastness of Brazil's territory, flying is still the best way to travel the country in all directions, but if you have time, the bus network covers the whole country with comfortable but sometimes long night trips and punctual departures. The road network is in good condition.

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    When to travel?

    Brazil being located in the southern hemisphere, the seasons are reversed compared to Europe. During the southern sum...
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    Weather forecast

    The country is divided into 5 main climatic zones

    The North: hot and humid equatorial climate, rainy almost a...
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    Budget

    Brazil is no longer a cheap country. During the summer holidays, from December to February (including the carnival pe...
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    Formalities

    There is no need to apply for a visa to travel to Brazil for a stay of less than 3 months, a passport valid for anoth...
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    Health

    There is no mandatory vaccination before leaving for Brazil either, although it is strongly recommended to be vaccina...
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    How to travel by yourself?

    There are direct flights to many Brazilian cities including Rio, Salvador de Bahia, Sao Paulo, Recife and Fortaleza....
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    How to get organized?

    You will find many specialized tour operators in Brazil. They produce their own trips and are usually very good advic...
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    Getting around

    Given the vastness of Brazil's territory, flying is still the best way to travel the country in all directions, but i...
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