Passionate, colourful, exciting, dramatic, Brazil. The largest country in South America and the fifth largest country in the world offers an outstanding contrast of scenery, a fascinating history and a unique and distinctive culture born from its African, European and native heritage.
So much to see and do. Glamorous Rio de Janeiro is a wonderful city full of intense contrast and contradictions. The historic Salvador, “Capital of Joy” is the oldest city in Brazil. Its cobble-stoned streets and beautiful colonial architecture dates back to the 16th and 17th centuries. Brasilia, the futuristic capital and a UNESCO world heritage site due to its striking modernist urban design. The amazing and thrilling Iguazu falls, the worlds largest rainforest with its diverse eco-system, and the Amazon river. The seasonally flooded wetlands of the Pantanal, considered on of the world best places for watching birds and rare animals. Endless white-sand tropical beaches. The intoxicating spirit of the local people, caiparinha the citrus national drink, Samba and Bosso Nova music and the Brazilian Barbecue.
The stunningly beautiful, exotic and vibrant Brazil has an incredible diversity that will mesmerize you. It offer a number of holiday types: Rio De Janeiro is a great place for a city break and beach holiday destination. The Amazon offers some wonderful Eco resort for those looking for an eco-friendly holiday. Its a great place to explore on foot for an unforgettable walking and trekking holiday and a great place to visit on an escorted tour.
For more information about Brazil and to book your next holiday call our specialists at Diplomat Travel on 020 7730 2201.
International dialling code: 00 55
Typical flying time: 12 hours
Visa Requirements: British passport holders do not need a Visa for stays upto 90 days. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival and you must have a return ticket.
Health requirements: Yellow fever immunisation is required for those planning to travel to the Acra, Amazon, Amapa, Goias, Maranhao, atto Grossa do Sul, Parana, Rondonia, Roraima and Tocantis. Hepatitis A, typhoid and polio are also recommended. Malaria is also recommended for those going to the Amazon and similar areas.
Currency: The real, plual reais (R$). US dollars and pound sterling are both widely recognised and easily exchanged in all major cities. (All major credit cards accepted)
Tipping: 10-12% is recommended
Time: GMT -2 to -5
Electricity: The current varies in Brazil, most major cities such as Rio de Janeiro and San Paulo are 127 volts while other are 220 volts but most hotels offer both. (Adaptor required)
Driving: They drive on the right. A British driving licence is accepted.