Indulge your senses with great food, music and sites
Brazil borders almost every county in South America and is only slightly smaller than the United States. Sun-kissed beaches, spectacular natural wonders and samba rhythms...Brazil never fails to charm and delight its visitors.
There are so many varied options to do in Brazil. Take in the pulsating excitement of Rio, or be enchanted by one of the colonial towns scattered across the country. Visit the unspoilt beauty of Amazonia or the breathtaking tumbling waters of Iguazu Falls. The options are limitless so Brazil has a dream holiday for you.
Time Difference: GMT -3 hours
Currency: Brazilian Real
Depending on when and where you are in this vast country, a whole range of conditions can be expected. Hot and humid conditions can be experienced year round in the Amazon.
Christ The Redeemer
This iconic art deco statue towers over the city of Rio de Janeiro. It stands on a platform, 709m high in Tijuca National Park. The statue itself is 30m high, and can be reached by a railway system climbing up the steep gradient. The base of the statue incorporates a small chapel which is very popular for weddings.
Rio de Janeiro Carnival
If you can time your visit to Brazil to coincide with the Rio Carnival you’re in for a once in a life time experience. It is held every year before Lent and is considered to be the biggest carnival in the world with up to 2 million people on the streets. The sights and sounds are truly spectacular with all manner of brightly coloured costumes and amazing floats.
One of the best places to base yourself, if you would like to experience the Amazon rainforest, is the town of Manaus. From there, you can take several different boat trips along the Amazon River into the heart of the rainforest and the network of rivers. There is a fantastic array of wildlife including sloths, monkeys, parrots, caimans and toucans.