Brazil

Brazil spans nearly half of the South American continent and the name alone evokes images of the vast Amazon jungle, a famous national soccer team, gorgeous palm-dotted beaches, costumed carnival dancers and swaying samba drummers.

Enjoy Brazil’s stunning natural attractions from the thriving Amazon regions of Manaus and the Pantanal to the spectacular Iguazu Falls. In Rio de Janeiro the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue gazes down upon the famous Ipanema and Copacabana beaches, the rainforest surrounds the city in a green swathe. In the purpose-built national capital, Brasilia, striking modernist architecture lends the city a retro-futuristic feel.

Every year, Salvador de Bahia and Rio de Janeiro draw hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the globe to participate in the world’s most vibrant celebration of music and dance – Carnaval. For an entire week the streets are abuzz with feather-and-sequin clad dancers gyrating to pounding samba rhythms. Travel to Brazil during carnival is an experience not to be missed!

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Brazil is the largest country in Latin America. It spreads across almost half (47.3%) of South America, and occupies a total area of 8,547,403.5 km2. Brazil’s east to west extension (4,319.4 km) is almost equivalent to the distance from north to south (4,394.7 km). The country borders French Guiana, Suriname, Guiana, Venezuela and Colombia, to the north; Uruguay and Argentina, to the south; and Paraguay, Bolivia and Peru, to the west. Ecuador and Chile are the only two countries on the South American continent that do not border Brazil. The Atlantic Ocean extends along the country’s entire eastern coast, providing 7,367 km of coastline.

  • Capital: Brasilia
  • Population: 8 million
  • Language: Portuguese (official).
  • Food: Brazilian cuisine is influenced by indigenous, African and European cuisines. The Brazilian national dish is feijoada, a stew of beans and pork.

Also popular are acarajé (deep-fried bean cakes), churrasco (grilled meat) and the national cocktail, caipirinha.


  • Voltage: 110-220V, 60Hz. Check the voltage in the State you are visiting. Wall outlets in Brazil usually accept Type-C 2-prong Europlugs and Type-N 3-prong plugs.
  • Visas: Tourist visa requirements vary depending on nationality. Inquire at your nearest Brazilian Embassy or Consulate.
  • Money: The official Brazilian currency is the real (R$), plural, reais. There are notes of 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, & 100 reais. Coinage comes in denominations of 1 real, 1, 5, 10, 25, & 50 centavos.

Major foreign currencies can be exchanged in banks and authorized bureaus. American Express, VISA, Diners and Master Card are widely accepted. Traveller’s cheques are no longer widely accepted and can be difficult to exchange outside major cities.

  • Health & Vaccinations: Aside from routine vaccines, it is recommended travellers to Brazil are vaccinated Hepatitis A and Typhoid. Inoculation against Yellow Fever is recommended for travel to Manaus (Amazon), Brasilia, Iguassu Falls. Not recommended if only travelling to Rio de Janeiro or Sao Paulo. Travellers to Manaus (Amazon) are recommended to take precautions against Malaria (inoculation or medication). Refer to recommendations by the CDC.


  • Rio de Janeiro: Brazil’s flamboyant second city is best known for its many beautiful beaches, iconic Christ-the Redeemer statue and colourful carnival celebrations.
  • Amazon: Rainforest covers roughly 60% of Brazil, most of which is the Amazon Basin. Famous for its incredible biodiversity, the Amazon region is irrigated by one of the most extensive river systems in the world. The Amazon features half the world’s rainforest which is home to 1 in 10 of the world’s known species.
  • Iguazu Falls: New World Wonder and stunning natural spectacle, Iguazu Falls are a breathtaking reminder of the power of nature. On the Brazil-Argentina border, the Iguazu River pours millions of litres of water over towering cliffs in a spectacular series of cascades.


Predominantly tropical, the majority of the Brazilian landmass is located between the Equator and Tropic of Capricorn. Humid summer months from December-February are also the wettest time of the year while the dry temperate winter provides relief from June-August.