Why Visit Brazil
LANDSCAPES & NATURE:
Brazil offers a very varied landscape, from the Amazon Rainforest to pristine beaches and plateaus, grasslands and hills. It offers the highest biodiversity of plant species and the greatest variety of animals in the world.
CULTURE & LOCALS
Brazilian culture is charming, vibrant and warm. Was originated from the mix of cultures that occurred during the colonial period between the portuguese, indigenous and african. Its diversity allows visitors to experience its variety of traditions and cuisine of its locals, welcoming and friendly.
Brazil is world famous for its Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, the biggest carnival in the world and an unique combination of Portuguese and African culture. Is a tradition held since 1723 and it marks the beginning of Lent, the forty-day period before Easter, as its name come from the word Carne Vale which translates to ‘Goodbye to Meat”. When samba schools were established in Rio de Janeiro, they were integrated with the Carnival, creating a parade full of colors, music, dance, floats, party-goers and decoration.
Brazil has more than 2000 beaches stretching along its shoreline. It is a exotic paradise offering beautiful beaches with white sand and clear waters.
Brazil is world famous for its soccer, for being the best one around the globe and the birthplace of many important soccer personalities like Ronaldo, Ronaldinho and Pele, between others. Brazilians take it very seriously, and are supportive fans, as is part of their culture and heritage. A trip wouldn’t be complete unless you experience a soccer match.
What to expect
Portuguese is the official language in Brazil. Beside portuguese, more than 160 languages and dialects are spoken by the Indigenous peoples in Brazil today. English speakers can be found in big cities like Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and tourist attractions, but not many brazilians will speak english outside these areas.
In Brazil the standard voltage is 220 V and the frequency is 60 Hz. That’s the standard voltage in UK, Europe, Australia and most of Asia and Africa.
The Brazilian Real is the official currency in Brazil. Other foreign currencies, like dollars and euros, might be accepted at tourist attractions and hotels, but they won’t be accepted at other establishments. Credit cards are widely accepted, and you can exchange your money at any bank or withdraw directly from the ATM. Cash is recommended, especially if you are out of Buenos Aires. 1 USD equals 5.82 reals (as of 2020)
In general, Brazil is a year-round destination with temperatures rarely below 68°F (20°C), except in high altitudes like mountains and southern regions. Overall the climate is hot, humid in the tropical areas and winters vary from mild to cool.
Brazil is generally safe. Tourist might experience some non-violent crimes like pickpocketing or muggings in crowded areas and big cities, but in most cases, they do not encounter these issues. Common sense is encouraged.
PASSPORT: Citizens of the following countries are allowed to enter Brazil without a visa for a period up to 90 days, including Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Chile, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, Israel, Ireland, Jamaica, Liechtenstein, Macao, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Namibia, Nicaragua, Norway, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Sovereign Military Order of Malta, Suriname; Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom Of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Uruguay, Vatican city. Venezuelan citizens can stay for 60 days only, and citizens of Grenada; Hong Kong (With British Passport B.N.O.); Jamaica; Republic of Kazakhstan and Malaysia can stay for 30 days only.
Citizens of the European Union, Albania, Australia, Belarus, Canada, Cyprus, Dominica, Japan, Ukraine, Macedonia, and USA are allow to stay up to 90 days within a 180-day period.
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