Country Facts




3.288 million sq miles

Time Zone

GMT -03:00 h




Brazilian Real

Flight time

11 Hours

Brazil: Paradise Awaiting To Be Explored

At the Earth Trip we have a team of professionals with considerable knowledge and first hand expertise in putting together tailor made arrangements for the places you are planning to visit.

Brazil offers just about everything that any traveller could possibly be looking for from a holiday (with the exception of snow): diverse cultures, colourful wildlife, deserted beaches, lively people, passionate sports & adventure activities, colonial charm, modern sophistication and fantastic cuisine, with hotels ranging from three star comfort to five star luxury.

Our team of experts can work with you to put together a Brazil holiday itinerary which exactly matches what you’re looking for, selecting appropriate hotels and interesting activities, working around your preferred dates and weaving into the holiday programme your preferred locations.

See below for just some of the reasons why Brazil should be on your holiday ‘bucket list’.



Welcome to Brazil!

  • See below for just some of the reasons why Brazil should be on your holiday ‘bucket list’.

    – Colonial and Modern Cities:

    • Rio de Janeiro
    • Brasilia
    • Ouro Preto
    • Salvador

    – Natural Wonders:

    • Iguazu Falls
    • Amazon Rainforest
    • Pantanal
    • Chapada Diamantina

    – Adventure Activities:

    • White-water Rafting
    • Diving & Snorkelling
    • Sailing and Kayaking
    • Waterfall Rappelling

    – Festivals & Celebrations:

    • Carnivals & Parades
    • New Year Fireworks
    • World class football

Why visit Brazil?

“There are few countries as beautiful and vibrant as Brazil with nature so exuberant and people so welcoming.” These are the opening words from the 94th  edition of the authoritative South American Handbook’s chapter on Brazil (2018 edition, published by Footprint Handbooks).

Indeed, Brazil is appealing, diverse and an exciting destination for travellers. Visitors are warmly welcomed and will quickly discover for themselves the Brazilian sense of fun.

Brazil came to the world’s attention when it hosted the football world cup in 2014 and the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Tourism, like sport, plays an important part in the Brazilian economy. It helps to drive growth and development and has a significant role in the improvement of infrastructure. Tourism also provides jobs, creates economic opportunities and, like sport, encourages respect, tolerance and understanding between individuals and nationalities.

The last few years have been characterised by political shenanigans, the Odebrecjt corruption scandal and the election of a new populist president. Brazil may not always be in the news for good reasons, but there are always good reasons to go to Brazil.

Preparing For A Trip To Brazil?

Visa Information – Brazil

Please click the link below for up-to-date visa and entry requirements for British nationals travelling to Brazil:


Passport validity

Please make sure your passport is valid and up to date. In general terms, your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from your date of arrival into all South American countries.  


Travelling with children


Single parents or adults travelling with children under the age of 18 are required to provide notarised documentary evidence of parental responsibility, or consent to travel from those with parental responsibility. Such documentation is often required before being allowed to enter Latin American countries and, in many cases, before permitting children to leave the country.  


Local airport taxes International and domestic airport taxes may be payable locally if it is not included with your airline tickets. This is usually payable in US dollars and it may not always be possible to pay by credit/debit card.

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Tourism Health Information – Brazil


If you have a health condition, or you are pregnant, you may need specialist healthcare abroad. Check whether your destination country can provide the healthcare you may need and ensure you have appropriate travel insurance for unexpected medical evacuation or local treatment.

See the Coronavirus travel health and Healthcare sections in the Coronavirus page for COVID-19 health information.

At least 8 weeks before your trip, check the latest country-specific health advice from the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC) on the TravelHealthPro website. Each country-specific page has information on vaccine recommendations, any current health risks or outbreaks, and factsheets with information on staying healthy abroad. Guidance is also available from NHS (Scotland) on the FitForTravel website.

General information on travel vaccinations and a travel health checklist are available on the NHS website. You may then wish to contact your health adviser or pharmacy for advice on other preventive measures and managing any pre-existing medical conditions while you’re abroad.

The legal status and regulation of some medicines prescribed or purchased in the UK can be different in other countries. If you’re travelling with prescription or over-the-counter medicine, read this guidance from NaTHNaC on best practice when travelling with medicines. Rules for carrying personal medication vary and can change, so check with the Brazilian Consulate before you travel. If you’re taking medication, bring a prescription or letter from your doctor confirming your requirement to carry the medication. Take a good supply with you, as some medicines may not be available locally. Counterfeit drugs can also be an issue, so it’s always better to travel with your own supplies.

While travel can be enjoyable, it can sometimes be challenging. There are clear links between mental and physical health, so looking after yourself during travel and when abroad is important. Information on travelling with mental health conditions is available in our guidance page. Further information is also available from the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC).

Yellow fever

Evidence of Yellow Fever vaccination may be required for travellers who are going to or have recently been to countries where there is a risk of yellow fever transmission.


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Weather & When To Go To Brazil

We will advise you on the best time of the year to travel and, just as importantly, when not to go to a particular region or place. We hope the following guidelines are useful:

Daytime temperatures in Rio de Janeiro range from 25oC  in the driest months (June-Sept) to 30oC in the wet season (Nov-Mar). The wettest months in Salvador, by contrast, are May-July but they say the sun shines 365 days a year.

The Rio Carnival in February takes place at the hottest and wettest time of the year. It doesn’t stop the Brazilians, so please don’t let the weather put you off either.

If you a planning a trip to the Pantanal  the best time is March to October whilst the wet season (November-February) is best avoided.

For the Amazon rainforest the driest (and hottest)months are July -Sept although humidity is at its lowest (around 80%). At the wettest time of the year (Feb-May) temperatures reach 30oC but humidity is 90%.

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Tailor-Made Holidays

At The Earth Trip we will design and plan your personalised itinerary according to the exact requirements of your trip. Whether you prefer to be on a mountaintop or under a waterfall; wake up in the middle of a jungle or have a picnic with locals in the tea plantations – we select the accommodation and activities in order to suit not only your preferences, but also your budget.

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