Brazil

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Name: Brazil
Population: 205 million
Capital: Brasilia
Language: Portuguese
Currency: Brazilian Real (BRL)
Time Zone: UTC -2 to -5

Country Information
Brazil or ‘Brasil’ in Portuguese, is the largest country in South America and fifth largest in the world. Famous for its football (soccer) tradition and its annual Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Recife and Olinda. It is a country of great diversity, from the bustling urban mosaic of São Paulo to the infinite cultural energy of Pernambuco and Bahia, the wilderness of the Amazon rainforest and world-class landmarks such as the Iguaçu Falls, there is plenty to see and to do in Brazil.

Climate
Brazil is a huge country with different climate zones. In the North, near the equator there is a wet and a dry season; from about São Paulo down to the south there is spring/summer/fall/winter. The weather constantly changes and is sometimes a surprise. It can be scorching hot, then simmer down, and get very cold. It could be sunny 1 minute, and start raining the second minute. The warm climate is perfect for the beach and playing outside.

Culture
Owing to Brazil’s continental dimensions, varied geography, history and people, the country’s culture is rich and diverse. It has huge regional variations (even among neighbouring States sometimes) and in spite of being mostly unified by a single language, some regions and States are so different from each other that they look like different countries altogether.

Music plays an important part in Brazilian identity. Styles like choro, samba and bossa nova are considered genuinely Brazilian. Caipira music is also in the roots of sertanejo, the national equivalent to country music. A mixture of martial arts, dance, music and game, capoeira was created by African slaves brought to Brazil, mainly from Portuguese Angola. Distinguished by vivacious complicated movements and accompanying music, it can be seen and practiced in many Brazilian cities.

Gastronomy
Brazil’s cuisine is as varied as its geography and culture. While there are some quite unique dishes of regional origin, many dishes were brought by overseas immigrants and have been adapted to local tastes through the generations.

Brazil’s national dish is feijoada, a hearty stew made of black beans, pork and beef. It’s served with rice, garnished with collard greens and sliced oranges. The standard Brazilian set lunch is called prato feito, with its siblings comercial and executivo. Rice and brown beans (in Rio de Janeiro there is only black beans, other types are rare) in sauce, with a small steak. Sometimes farofa, spaghetti, vegetables and French fries will come along. Beef may be substituted for chicken, fish or others. Excellent seafood can be found in coastal towns, especially in the Northeast.

Transportation
By Plane
Air service covers most of Brazil. Note that many flights make many stops en route, particularly in hubs such as São Paulo or Brasilia. Most airports with regular passenger traffic are operated by the federal Infraero. They have a very convenient website, with an English version. It lists all the airlines operating at each airport, and also has updated flight schedules.

If you intend to visit various cities within Brazil, you should consider getting a Brazil Air Pass, (offered by TAM or Gol) you purchase between 4 to 9 flight tickets which can be used at any time for any destination within Brazil served by the airline. A typical 4-ticket pass starts at around US$580 while the full 9-ticket passes will run at around US$1150. In addition, Gol also offers a cheaper flight pass good for travel only within the Northeast of the country. These passes can only be obtained before arrival in the country, and you must prove that you have already purchased international return trip tickets or tickets for onward travel.

By Car
Brazil has the largest road network in Latin America with over 1.6 million kilometres. A car is a good idea if you want to explore scenic areas, such as, the historic cities of Minas Gerais, the Rio-Santos highway, or the beaches in Northeast Brazil. There are the usual car rental companies at the airports.

By Train
Brazil’s railway system was mostly wrecked during the military regimes. Today there are few passenger lines left.

By Bus
Long-distance buses are a convenient, economical, and sometimes (usually if you buy the most expensive ticket), rather comfortable way to travel between regions. The bus terminal (rodoviária) in cities play a role akin to train stations in many countries. You should check travel distance and time while traveling within Brazil, going from Rio de Janeiro to the south region could take more than 24 hours, so it may worth going by plane if you can afford it.

Brazil has a very good long distance bus network. Basically, any city of more than 100,000 people will have direct lines to the nearest few state capitals, and also to other large cities within the same range. Pretty much any little settlement has public transport of some kind to the nearest real bus station.

By Boat
In the Amazon region as well as on the coast west of Sao Luis, boat travel is often the only way to get around.

For more information on Brazil check out the Brazil Tourism Board website here.

  • Rio to Iguazu

    Argentina, Brazil,

    24 people
    16 days
    Code: GDOAA
    Activity and Adventure, Discovery, Tours
    Throw yourself into Brazil’s spectacular outdoors on this two-week camping adventure. With lots of free time and optional activities available, there’s plenty of opportunity to relax, get active ...
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  • Iguazu to Buenos Aires

    Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay,

    22 people
    15 days
    Code: GDOAB
    Activity and Adventure, Discovery, Tours
    Bookended by visits to roaring Iguazu Falls and sophisticated Buenos Aires, this adventure winds it’s way through the underrated nation of Uruguay. Camp on the shores of the Rio Uruguay, spot ...
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  • Rio to Buenos Aires

    Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay,

    22 people
    28 days
    Code: GDOAC
    Activity and Adventure, Discovery, Tours
    Experience the culture and natural beauty of Brazil and Uruguay on this South American adventure, with a little Argentina thrown in for good measure (and good steak). Starting in Rio, head to ...
    From £3,550Member Price £3,500
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  • Quito to Rio via Ushuaia

    Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Peru,

    22 people
    112 days
    Code: GDODC
    Activity and Adventure, Overland, Tours
    Get set for the ultimate South American odyssey. Covering six countries over 112 amazing days, travel through Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Chile and Brazil on an epic adventure. Experience ...
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  • Rio to Quito via Ushuaia

    Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Peru,

    22 people
    112 days
    Code: GDOEC
    Activity and Adventure, Overland, Tours
    Get set for the ultimate South American odyssey. Covering six countries over 112 amazing days, travel through Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador on this epic adventure. ...
    From £11,780Member Price £11,730
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  • Buenos Aires to Rio

    Argentina, Brazil,

    22 people
    19 days
    Code: GDOK
    Activity and Adventure, Overland, Tours
    Seek out adventure on a tantalising trip through Brazil and Argentina. Enjoy the wood-grilled parillas in Buenos Aires or while away the night in one of Buenos Aires' sultry tango clubs. See the ...
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  • Rio to Buenos Aires

    Argentina, Brazil,

    22 people
    19 days
    Code: GDOM
    Activity and Adventure, Overland, Tours
    Get a taste of the infectious rhythm of Brazil and Argentina on this awesome tour from Rio to Buenos Aires. Take in the vast Pantanal wetlands and the spectacular Iguazu Falls, see amazing ...
    From £2,030Member Price £1,980
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  • Lima to Rio

    Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Peru,

    22 people
    60 days
    Code: GDOTC
    Activity and Adventure, Overland, Tours
    On your marks, get set, go! This incredible Overland adventure from Lima to Rio will blow your mind. Enjoy the cosmopolitan cool vibe of Buenos Aires, trek along an ancient Inca trail to ...
    From £6,910Member Price £6,860
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  • Rio Carnaval Package Basix

    Brazil,

    22 people
    6 days
    Code: GDRA
    Activity and Adventure, Festival, Tours
    Fancy dancing samba in the street from dusk 'til dawn? There's no greater party on earth than this iconic festival of Rio de Janeiro, so focus on perfecting those saucy samba steps. Join the ...
    From £1,470Member Price £1,440
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  • Rio Carnaval Package Original

    Brazil,

    22 people
    6 days
    Code: GDSB
    Activity and Adventure, Festival, Tours
    Fancy dancing samba in the street from dusk 'til dawn? There's no greater party on earth than this iconic festival of Rio de Janeiro, so focus on perfecting those saucy samba steps. Join the ...
    From £2,370Member Price £2,320
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  • Highlights of South America

    Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru,

    12 people
    27 days
    Code: GGCRC
    Activity and Adventure, Discovery, Tours
    Packed full of highlights, this journey showcases the diversity of wonders across the Andes and Amazon. At Cuzco, in the Peruvian Andes, be immersed in the ancient culture of the Incas, visit the ...
    From £8,865Member Price £8,815
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  • Iguazu Falls

    Argentina, Brazil,

    12 people
    2 days
    Code: GGHF
    Activity and Adventure, Short Break, Tours
    Straddling the border of Argentina and Brazil, the Iguazu Falls stretch almost 3 km and this short tour provides opportunities to see both the panoramic views and the adrenaline-rushing up ...
    From £925Member Price £905
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  • Rio de Janeiro Stopover

    Brazil,

    12 people
    3 days
    Code: GGHM
    Activity and Adventure, Short Break, Tours
    See the best of Rio de Janeiro with this Stopover tour. Get under the skin of this bustling metropolis, laze away on the stunning beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema, stand in the shadow of the ...
    From £1,235Member Price £1,205
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  • Best of Peru, Argentina & Brazil

    Argentina, Brazil, Peru,

    12 people
    21 days
    Code: GGKPC
    Activity and Adventure, Discovery, Tours
    There are many sides to South America, from the energy of the cities, the beauty of the lansdcapes and the spirit of its people. Discover it all on this trip that winds through the Inca ...
    From £5,700Member Price £5,650
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  • Bolivia to Brazil Explorer

    Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay,

    16 people
    36 days
    Code: GGRLC
    Activity and Adventure, Discovery, Tours
    Travel to South America and explore the cultures of Bolivia, Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay. Take the road less travelled from sky-high La Paz to party-ready Rio de Janeiro, stopping in at vibrant ...
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