Captivating and colorful define Brazil, and emerge through a combination of exceptional culture, enticing rhythm, breathtaking wildlife, and unforgettable experiences, with the following information providing insight into the most common questions travelers ask before traveling to the country.
From white-sand beaches to bustling metropolises, legendary landscapes and stunning ecosystems, you can lounge on the coastline or search for scarlet macaws, find pink dolphins or embrace endless floodplains as you uncover the known and hidden treasures of Brazil.
Whether looking for adventure or eager to celebrate the pleasures of daily life, find colonial architecture or embrace the scope of the country, you can find the right experiences for your style of travel on your trip to Brazil.
Alongside our Brazil travel specialists, we have compiled suggestions for the must-see places to visit and a list of things to do when on a trip to Brazil. Every custom Zicasso tour designs your trip around your goals, needs, preferences, and desires, but the following list is a brief guideline of the highlights you can consider when planning your trip.
Rio de Janeiro | Foz do Iguaçu | Pantanal | The Amazon | São Paulo | Salvador de Bahia | Lençóis Maranhenses | Fernando de Noronha
Between 18 and 21 days is the perfect amount of time for a Brazil trip. Brazil is a very large country and many visitors often underestimate how long it takes to travel between destinations. Three weeks gives you enough time to visit the main points of the entire country so you can experience and discover the highlights, have a good impression of what the heritage, ecosystems, and history of Brazil mean, what traveling in the country offers, and embrace an enticing combination of culture, nature, wildlife, beach, and still have time to explore at your own pace for your perfect trip.
May to June and again from September to October are great months for visiting Brazil. May to June is the fall and edge into the Southern Hemisphere’s winter, which can still provide nice beach weather in destinations like Rio de Janeiro or allow you to visit places like the Amazon or the Pantana. September and October are mainly Brazil’s spring and are generally great months for warm days on the beach, drier weather in the Amazon, and open flood plains along the Pantanal. By visiting during these months, you have the best opportunity to explore ecosystems and weather influenced by the Tropic of Capricorn in the south and the Equator in the north.
The success of your Brazil trip depends on the experiences you want to have and the destinations you want to visit, and by planning your trip six months in advance you have the best opportunity to book the accommodations and tours you want to create the travel experience you prefer. Whether eager to stay at a four-star hotel with an ocean view or book a secluded luxury lodge in an off-the-beaten-path desert location, six months in advance, especially if traveling during high season, will give you enough time to make sure the trip you always wanted comes to life.
Brazil is very safe for travelers. Unsafe conditions in Brazil are rarely, if ever, associated with tourist experiences, but can be associated with areas such as favelas or metro districts that travelers do not visit. As with the majority of popular international cities, pickpocketing and petty theft can occur. As long as you keep an eye on your belongings, you will not jeopardize your safety and will keep your property safe.
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The most convenient route for most travelers is to fly into Rio de Janeiro and out of São Paulo, or vice versa. Arriving in one city and departing from another takes away your need to return to the city of your arrival and spend valuable time en route instead of enjoying your trip. The busiest airports in Brazil are:
Zicasso Flights is an international air-ticketing service that eliminates the stress of finding and booking the right flights for your upcoming vacation. By employing the same personalized service you can expect from planning a trip with Zicasso, our competitive flight pricing, 24x7 service and support, and complimentary consultation of routing versus pricing with an expert flight specialist make finding the perfect flight for your trip effortless.
Brazil can immerse you deep in the untamed wilderness, allow you to uncover paradisiacal coastline, or immerse you in rhythmic daily life, with each new experience celebrating the country’s rare diversity. From folklore to delicious cuisine, colonial towns to breathtaking wildlife, you can uncover the wonders of local culture and the untouched splendor that sweeps across rainforests and the country’s palm-studded coastline. Our sample itineraries can help inspire the right trip for you with our Brazil Tours & Vacation. Speak with a Brazil travel specialist free by filling out a Trip Request or by calling 1-888-265-9707.