Brazil for Holidays
Brazil, the largest country in South America, is also one of its most colourful; from the stunning costumes of the carnival dancers in Rio de Janeiro to the rainbow feathers of a scarlet macaw in the Amazon rainforest. Due to its size, it offers a whole host of unforgettable experiences, which are made even more special by the friendly people, interesting mix of cultures and traditions, excellent food, and the ever-present rhythms of samba.
This year, we recommend you experience the three most famous sights in the south of Brazil on a tour that combines beaches, city, and wildlife. In Rio, visit the legendary statue of Christ the Redeemer as well Sugar Loaf Mountain, where you will get wonderful views of the whole city. Then, enjoy the experience of seeing the roaring Iguassú Falls from both the Brazilian and Argentine sides then depart for the Pantanal, the world’s largest wetlands. Spending three nights in Caiman Lodge, you will get the chance to go off-road, caiman spotting and join nocturnal tours.
When to go
In Rio, average winter temperatures of 20-25°C will climb into the high 30°C range in summer (Nov-Mar). The Amazon is the wettest region year-round, and the northeast of the country is the hottest. In the south, the weather can be very similar to northern Europe. TIME DIFFERENCE: -3 hours (Brasilia & coast).
VISAS: A visa is not required by UK citizens for tourist stays of up to 3 months.
LANGUAGE: The official language is Portuguese. English is spoken in the larger hotels/tourist areas.
CURRENCY: Brazilian Real. FLIGHT INFORMATION: British Airways fly non-stop to Sao Paulo and Rio. Major carriers such as LATAM Group, Iberia, Air France, KLM, TAP Portugal and Lufthansa offer flights via their European hubs as do most American carriers via the USA.
FLYING TIME FROM UK: Approx. 12 hours to Rio de Janeiro.