Brazil

With its extraordinary landscapes, abundant wildlife, extravagant festivals and energetic cities throbbing with culture and rhythm, Brazil is an incredible all-in-one destination that's hard to beat. Occupying the bulk of South America, this is an exciting, expansive country begging to be explored.

Head to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's thrilling heartland of culture, cuisine and football, and fall in love with its incredible art and architecture, lively music and impossibly photogenic location fringed with jungle-clad mountains and sparkling beaches. It won't take you long to see why Rio is revered as one of the world's most exhilarating cities!

Explore the beautiful colonial city of Salvador and see why this former capital is renowned for its Afro-Brazilian culture and candy-coloured architecture; relax on the gorgeous beaches of the Marau Peninsula; or snorkel the hidden caves and azure waters of the Rio de Prata, arguably Brazil's finest ecotourism destination.

Grab your camera and visit the thundering Iguaçu Falls, one of the world's largest and most spectacular waterfalls; explore striking table-top mountains in the 'Lost World' of Chapada Diamantina; or take an unforgettable safari through the Pantanal, the world's largest tropical wetland, discovering a rich ecosystem that's home to caimans, capybaras, jaguars and more.

There's so much to see and do here that the hardest part of your trip will be narrowing down an itinerary. Take a look at our range of unique adventures and start planning your Brazilian trip of a lifetime!


 

Our all inclusive approach

Our adventures offer exceptional value for money featuring good quality, centrally located accommodation and private transportation. We aim to incorporate as many inclusions as possible in the tour cost such as most meals, entrance and permit fees, transfers and excursions.

Experienced local guides

We employ professional and passionate local guides who are eager to take you off the beaten track to gain genuine insight into their homeland. Their extensive local knowledge and willingness to present it to you will leave you enlighted with a true sense of Brazil.

Authentic experiences

Our diverse range of active itineraries encapsulate the cultural heart of Brazil and all that its natural beauty has to offer. Whether you are soaking up Rio de Janeiro's buzzing beaches or the thundering Iguaçu Falls, one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world, our adventures are sure to impress even the most seasoned traveller.

Leaders in responsible travel

Responsible travel practice is at the heart of every program that we offer in Brazil. When you book one of our adventures you're supporting true sustainability in the protection of local communities, natural environments and wildlife.


 

Culutural preservation

Cultural exchange encourages understanding and appreciation, which is why we incorporate cultural exepriences into our itineraries. While these prove important to travellers, Brazilians are proud to share their customs and traditions with visitors.

Support of local economies

Where possible we use local accommodation and avoid big hotel chains, encouraging local communities to develop and benefit from tourism.

Employment of local guides

We employ local guides and office staff and provide good working conditions and training to ensure their development.


Hotels

In cities or large towns you will be accommodated in 3 to 4 star properties that are centrally located, atmospheric and reliable.



A custom made itinerary is the ultimate way to see the world how YOU want. They are created especially for you, giving you complete freedom to choose what you want to see, where you want to go and when you want to do it. If you love our current itineraries but want to customise it privately as a couple, a group of friends, family, club, business or school, you have the freedom to add or remove as many elements as you like to suit the interests of your group. Alternatively, you can start with a blank canvas and create a new and exciting itinerary from scratch! Our well-travelled consultants can give you firsthand suggestions and eliminate any uncertainty with trip planning to ensure you maximise the quality of your experience and get truly off the beaten track. Simply email, phone or visit us to start planning your dream adventure.



Currency

Brazilian Real

US dollars are easily changed.

Credit cards and ATM are available in most large cities and hotels, however it is not recommended to rely on these solely.

International Dialing Code

+55

Electricity
Type C plug

Electricity in Brazil is 110 /220 Volts, at 60 hertz. The type N socket and plug are the official standard in Brazil. The plug consists of two pins and a grounding pin.

Visas

A visa is exempt for passport holders from the following countries visiting Brazil for short term tourism purposes:

New Zealand

United Kingdom

Australian, Canadian and USA citizens will require a Brazilian visa, which must be obtained prior to arrival.

For all other nationalities and for stays longer than 90 days please contact the relevant embassy.

Please note if you are flying to or from Brazil via other destinations visas may also be required.

An eVisa is now available for Brazil. For more information please go to: http://www.vfsglobal.com/brazil-evisa/.

First step – provide the needed information: register on the website and provide all the requested information. If you are a minor it may be necessary to upload additional documents.

Second step – pay visa fee: after providing all the required information, you have to pay the visa fee through the Payment gateway. You can pay the fees using a MasterCard, Visa and Union Pay credit/debit card.

Third step – Download e-visa: if the fee payment is successful and a visa is granted you will receive a pdf file containing your eVisa. You must download and print your eVisa and present it at the moment of your boarding and landing in Brazil. We also recommend that you keep a copy of the pdf file in your mobile phone.

If you don’t print and present your eVisa at the airport, you will not be allowed to board the aeroplane.

Visa specifications:

You require a passport photo scan and a scan of your passport bio page. Files can be resized on the eVisa website so that they match the requirements.

The cost is US$40 per person.

The average processing time of your eVisa may be up to 5 business days.

The eVisa is valid for 2 years.

Your stay in Brazil cannot exceed 90 days.

Safety

Your safety is our number one concern. Our safety track record is exemplary thanks to careful management and thorough consultation with local partners. Our industry leading risk management procedures have become a skill that we continue to refine. Our leaders in the field are highly trained and have safety as their number one priority. Expert leaders, risk assessments, quality inclusions and your financial security all come standard when you travel with us.

Please refer to our Travel Advisory page for updates on recent events, travel warnings and advice.

We strongly recommend that all clients take out travel insurance at the time of booking to cover against sickness, accident, loss of baggage, unexpected alterations to travel arrangements and travel disruption, emergency evacuation, cancellations, etc. Insurance information is enclosed with your pre-departure information. Please contact us if you would like to obtain a quote for your trip duration.

We suggest that you consult your doctor, local government inoculation centre or a travel medical specialist in order to get the most current advice regarding vaccination requirements.

Money and valuables should always be stored safely when travelling. Keep your passport with you at all times and do not leave it in your main luggage. You will need it to change money and check into hotels. Where safety deposit boxes are available, we recommend that you use them. Keep jewellery and valuables to a minimum.

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