Brazil Holidays

When you holiday in Brazil you’ll be transported to a paradise of sunny beaches and bustling city streets. Its unrivalled diversity makes it a perfect choice for a romantic getaway or a solo adventure. In this tropical wonderland, you’ll find some of the world’s most breath taking scenery and immersive cultural experiences.

Brazil is home to the Amazon rainforest, metropolises like Rio de Janeiro and quaint towns like Paraty on the ‘Green Coast’. Chains like Marriot and Sheraton are found alongside local boutique accommodation, all offering international levels of amenities, cuisine and spa services. Couples will find much to admire in the postcard perfect city centres before catching sunsets at the beach, while the legendary sights of the Amazon and Iguazú Falls will capture the hearts of adventurers and families alike.

Destination Highlights
  • Experiencing the city of Rio
  • Staying in a jungle lodge deep in the might Amazon Rainforest
  • Watching the water fall at Iguazu
  • Sunset at Copacabana beach
  • Football at Rio’s Maracanã Stadium
  • The Pantanal, World Heritage Site
  • Overnight stay in the Amazon
  • Colonial towns with picturesque scenery

Our favourite hotels

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

Unique

Belmond Copacabana Palace

Rio de Janeiro

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£1,879 pp

Belmond Copacabana Palace
Poolside bar

Porto Bay Rio Internacional

Rio de Janeiro

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£1,529 pp

Porto Bay Rio Internacional

Time Zone

GMT -3 hours and GMT -5 hours, depending on area visiting

Flight Time

11–12 hours; direct flights are available from London Heathrow to Rio and Sao Paulo. Indirect flights are available from other UK airports

Currency

BRL - Brazilian Real

Visa Information

British citizens aren’t required to obtain a visa for travel to Brazil.

Language

Portuguese

Health Information

No specific vaccines are required for travel to Brazil, though if visiting the Amazon or Pantanal areas it is advised to speak to your doctor about malaria protection.

Brazil has so much to see and do that it is impossible to do everything in one visit, which is why main people keep going back after their first trip to Brazil. Below we have selected a few things to do that many people would like to experience, particularly on their first visit. These experiences can last from a few hours to a few days, though all are amazing and memorable. If you want to do anything that is not listed here ask your Destination Specialist about it as there is a really good chance we can offer the experience.

  • Carnival Fever

    Each year, more than 500,000 visitors descend onto Rio's streets to dance to hip-shaking samba and frevo music that blasts throughout the city. Dating back to 1723, the carnival is held before Lent each year with the Winner's Parade occurring on the Saturday after the carnival draws to a close. Join the Carnival for 2019 on our Rio Carnival Package, 3 nights/4 days from 2nd to 5th March 2019. Call our team for further details and prices.

  • An Amazon adventure

    With such a diverse landscape and so many iconic sights, it’s no wonder many travellers leave Brazil wanting more. The paradisiacal Amazon rainforest, often called the “green lung of the earth”, is a must see for any nature lover. Take a boat ride along the Amazon River on your way to your jungle lodge, then delve into the forest to visit a local tribe or fish for piranha.

  • Rio de Janeiro

    Christ the Redeemer

    The world-famous Christ the Redeemer statue, known in Portuguese as Cristo Redentor, stands above Rio de Janeiro with arms outstretched at the top of the mountain of Corcovado. At nearly 100 feet tall, it’s an unmissable sight for any stop in Rio. Take the funicular train to the top of Corcovado to get up close, then snap panoramic photos of the sprawling city below.

  • Iguazu Falls

    Iguazu Falls

    Iguazú Falls lies at the convergence of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay, creating one of the most breath taking natural wonders in this corner of the world. With over 270 separate cataracts plunging 80 metres into the river below, it’s the most voluminous waterfall on the planet. For an unmatched experience, take a boat trip to the base and view it from both the Brazilian and Argentinian sides.

  • Copacabana Beach

    Copacabana Beach

    One of the most famous beaches in the world, Copacabana beach is a most visit.

Select month

Average weather in January

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Rio de Janeiro
27ºC
126mm
Salvador
28ºC
34mm
Buzios
25ºC
12mm
Iguazu Falls (BR)
26ºC
107mm

Average weather in February

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Rio de Janeiro
27ºC
118mm
Salvador
28ºC
28mm
Buzios
26ºC
Iguazu Falls (BR)
25ºC
112mm

Average weather in March

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Rio de Janeiro
27ºC
125mm
Salvador
28ºC
48mm
Buzios
26ºC
3mm
Iguazu Falls (BR)
26ºC
74mm

Average weather in April

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Rio de Janeiro
25ºC
101mm
Salvador
28ºC
102mm
Buzios
25ºC
3mm
Iguazu Falls (BR)
23ºC
83mm

Average weather in May

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Rio de Janeiro
24ºC
78mm
Salvador
27ºC
161mm
Buzios
23ºC
4mm
Iguazu Falls (BR)
18ºC
129mm

Average weather in June

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Rio de Janeiro
21ºC
58mm
Salvador
26ºC
113mm
Buzios
22ºC
3mm
Iguazu Falls (BR)
17ºC
103mm

Average weather in July

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Rio de Janeiro
21ºC
39mm
Salvador
25ºC
93mm
Buzios
22ºC
6mm
Iguazu Falls (BR)
17ºC
49mm

Average weather in August

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Rio de Janeiro
22ºC
40mm
Salvador
26ºC
82mm
Buzios
22ºC
6mm
Iguazu Falls (BR)
19ºC
67mm

Average weather in September

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Rio de Janeiro
23ºC
65mm
Salvador
26ºC
58mm
Buzios
22ºC
9mm
Iguazu Falls (BR)
20ºC
97mm

Average weather in October

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Rio de Janeiro
24ºC
82mm
Salvador
27ºC
40mm
Buzios
22ºC
15mm
Iguazu Falls (BR)
23ºC
127mm

Average weather in November

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Rio de Janeiro
25ºC
100mm
Salvador
27ºC
61mm
Buzios
23ºC
3mm
Iguazu Falls (BR)
24ºC
109mm

Average weather in December

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Rio de Janeiro
27ºC
135mm
Salvador
28ºC
46mm
Buzios
25ºC
9mm
Iguazu Falls (BR)
26ºC
101mm
  • Nick, Senior Destination Manager

    Nick

    Senior Destination Manager

    “My best experience in Brazil was taking a boat trip into the ‘Devil’s Throat’ in Iguazu Falls where I got an up-close view of this immense waterfall.”

  • Gina, Destination Specialist

    Gina

    Destination Specialist

    “Due to the sheer size and diversity of Brazil, it makes for an exciting destination to explore with older children. Whether it’s relaxing on the beaches of Salvador, wildlife spotting in the Panatal or simply showing off your football skills on Copacabana Beach, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.”

  • Gina, Destination Specialist

    Gina

    Destination Specialist

    “Once you’ve had enough of the hustle and bustle of Rio, head north to the seaside resort of Buzios where you will find a range of upscale boutiques and fine restaurants.”

Our Brazil destinations

Brazil

Manaus

Manaus

Brazil

Iguazu Falls - The Brazilian side

Iguazu Falls - The Brazilian side

Brazil

Buzios

Buzios

Brazil

Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro
Praia do Forte beach

Brazil

Praia do Forte

Praia do Forte

Brazil

Salvador

Salvador

Types of Brazil holidays

Brazil has many places to visit and we offer many different holidays to help you discover the country. Personalise your holiday by selecting the areas you want to see and we can tailor make it or select a scheduled tour taking in the key areas.

Brazil Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Frequently Asked Questions

Brazil is a huge country, the 5th largest in the world and therefore there can be vast distances to travel. The easiest and quickest way is to fly from place to place as there is a big network of domestic flights. 

When planning your Brazilian holiday be sure to consider flying times.

Flights to Brazil take between 11 hours and 12 hours. British Airways and LATAM Airways currently offer direct flights from London Heathrow to Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. There are also indirect flights with Iberia, TAP Portugal and Air France.

Having hosted the football world cup in 2014 and the Olympics in 2016, Brazil has improved its safety dramatically over the past few years. Whislt no country can claim to be 100% safe, providing you are sensible (i.e - Do ot have lots of jewellery on show etc) and stick to the main areas that toursits visit, then you should not have any problems. 

Brazil uses Type N plug in two types of voltage. The 10-amp plug has two rounded pins that are 4mm thick, plus a grounding pin. The 20-amp plug has two rounded pins that are 4.8mm in diameter, with a grounding pin. 

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