Brazil is a country located in South America. Brasilia is the capital and it is a country known for its natural wonders, culture, architecture and diversity. Our Brazil travel guide is here to help you see the best it offers.
Brazil eluded us for some time before we finally made a visit. We won't lie to you, we were a bit put off by the crime and violence that is associated with the country. Having been now, though, we can't believe we waited so long.
Rio de Janeiro easily made its way onto our list of favorite cities in the world. The way the city combines nature with urbanism is so unique. Taking a favela tour opened our eyes to the class system that haunts the country.
We spent three weeks traveling around Brazil and planned our visit to coincide with the world-famous Carnival.
Do you need a visa? US Citizens get a 60 day eVisa - apply before you travel
Currency: Brazilian Real (BRL)
Climate: Tropical and humid throughout the country
Primary Religion: Catholic
Local Languages: Portuguese, English & Spanish is widely spoken.
Etiquette Tips: Do not flash valuables or wear expensive jewelry, do not wander into favelas, do not take photos of the locals, do not give money to begging children
WIFI: Available in most, if not all, accommodation throughout the country. Many restaurants and tourist offices offer free WIFI too.
SIM Cards: If you have an unlocked phone, it is possible to pick up a local SIM card at any Brazil airport on arrival. This will enable you to have data like you would at home. Another alternative is a universal SIM card that works in multiple countries.
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Below you will find some of the places we have stayed during our travels in Brazil. These are individual properties that we enjoyed and would recommend to other travelers.
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Viator - The best trips are made up of multiple smaller tours to really dig in and get to know the places you are visiting. Our preferred place to book day tours, day trips and shorter multi-day tours is Viator.
G Adventures – If you want to do a group tour around Brazil, go with G Adventures. They offer great small group tours that use local operators and leave a small environmental footprint. If you go on a tour with anyone, go with them.
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