Destination Overview

Brazil

By far the largest country in South America, Brazil coves nearly half the continent.  It’s fair to say that nowhere in the world do people enjoy themselves more – most famously in the annual carnivals, but also in the lively year-round nightlife that you’ll find in most towns. With its unique cuisine, rich culture, some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, breath-taking waterfalls, and adventure for everyone’s liking, you’ll be amazed by the wonders of Brazil.

Capital

Brasília

Time

GMT -3

Currency

Brazilian real

Language

Portuguese

Religion

Christianity

Population

214 Million

International Airports

Brasília, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Belém, Boa Vista, Cabo Frio, Uruguaiana

Weather

The temperature varies within a year with monthly averages in winter between 13 and 18 degrees Celsius (55 and 64 degrees Fahrenheit). During summer temperatures can reach 30 to 40 degrees Celsius (86 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit) in Rio de Janeiro and in regions in the south, this accompanied by frequent showers creates a rather heavy humidity.

Top Highlights

Gastronomy

The traditional food of Brazil is a combination of many different cultural inheritances that have mixed and created a very interesting and unique cuisine. Brazilian cuisine is not only historic, but also varied and tasty. Some dishes and recipes are exclusive to certain regions, while other types of food are quite traditional all over the country. If you love trying new flavours, Brazil is the perfect destination for you.

Beaches

Brazil is blessed with a coastline that stretches for more than 7,000 kilometres, and that translates into beautiful beaches all over the country. In each of them, you will be able to experience the sun, energy, beauty, and joy of Brazilians. If your dream trip involves sunshine, beaches, and having your feet in the sand, Brazil has countless options for you.

Rio Carnival

The Rio de Janeiro Carnival is both a national and international icon (the first one took place in 1840!) In February or early March, samba troops and schools process and compete with rhythm, music, and wild dancing. A true festival of colour and a magical and memorable experience. If you are lucky enough to be going to Brazil during this period, don't hesitate to see the carnival!

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Top Places to Visit

Rio de Janeiro

There is no destination on earth more animated and exciting than Rio de Janeiro. Located in south-eastern Brazil, Rio de Janeiro is the most visited city of South America due to its famous mountains, beaches and Carnival festival.

Brasilia

Located in the Brazilian Highlands, Brasilia was installed in 1960 as Brazil’s capital. Brasilia’s modern day infrastructure is designed in the shape of an airplane in which each of its sections serve as different districts such as government, commercial, residential and cultural.

Foz do Iguassu

One of the most awe-inspiring natural wonders in the world, Iguazu Falls straddles the Argentine-Brazilian border. It is often compared to Niagara Falls and Victoria Falls, such is its staggering size and scale. Surrounded by dense rainforest, its endless series of cascades stretch for almost three kilometres, making it the largest waterfall system in the world.

Paraty

A paradise of tropical forests, waterfalls, emerald sea and coastal mountains, Parati is a popular tourist destination located along Brazil’s Green Coast in the Rio de Janeiro state. Also spelled Paraty, this beautiful city is a former Portuguese colony established on the shores of the Bay of Ilha Grande.

São Paulo

Not only is Sao Paulo the largest city in Brazil, but it is also one of the largest in the world according to population. Located in south-eastern Brazil, Sao Paulo is known for its skyscrapers, gastronomy and robust culture scene.

Fortaleza

Nice beaches, dynamic shopping and lively culture all make Fortaleza one of Brazil’s popular tourist destinations. The capital of the Ceará state on the country’s north-eastern coast, Fortaleza is Brazil’s fifth largest city, well-known for its forró music.

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