Visit the intoxicating land of Brazil, bursting with samba sounds, carimbó drumbeat and carnival atmosphere.
A vast and diverse country, expect sun-kissed beaches, vibrant street life and natural wonders at every turn during your visit. Sip a caipirinha while enjoying the view of Copacabana beach, take in the amazing atmosphere of a football match in the Maracaña Stadium and explore the Brazilian and Argentine sides of the Iguazú Falls. It’s a trip you won’t forget in a hurry.
A holiday to Brazil can be combined with any other South American country; partner with Peru and see the incredible Inca ruins at Macchu Picchu or twin with Argentina for everything from cowboy experiences to stunning glaciers. You can also pair a Brazilian adventure with Easter Island or Ecuador to experience the unforgettable Galapogos Islands.
There are a number of carriers offering flights to Brazil from the UK.
Direct Carriers: British Airways offer a direct service from the UK.
Indirect Carriers: American Airlines, Iberia, Lufthansa, Air France and Continental Airlines offer indirect services to Brazil.
Departure Taxes: An international departure tax of USD38/R15 must be paid at Brazilian Airports.
The average tipping rate you will find on your holiday in Brazil is 10 to 12 percent, although many restaurants include this in the bill, so be sure to check. Parking assistants do not receive a wage and rely wholly on tips, so expect to tip two Brazilian Reais. Tipping is not expected for taxis, although you can round up to the nearest Brazilian Real. Doorman and bellman typically receive one Brazilian Real, while the maid gets about five Brazilian Reais per day.
No specific vaccinations required
None for British citizens.
Brazil's currency is called the Real (Ray-al, plural Reais). There is an open currency here, so you can bring UK Pounds in and out of Brazil, although you may find it difficult to exchange UK Pounds (US Dollars are easier).
We recommend you use your credit or debit card and withdraw cash when you arrive in Brazil. This will give you the best exchange rate. There are casa de cambio (bureau de change) booths in the airport to exchange your UK Pounds, but away from the airport and Rio de Janeiro, you may find it difficult. Make sure you keep your receipt in case you want to change your money back. You will find the best exchange rates by using credit cards, which are accepted at most shops, hotels, and restaurants. Do keep in mind, though, that if you use cash you may be able to negotiate a better price. Don't bother bringing traveller's cheques as most shops will not accept them.