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Introducing Brazil

Verdant jungles, white sand beaches, colorful and culturally explosive urban cities, colonial towns, and incredible wildlife... Brazil always had it all, but recent global mega events like the world cup football (AKA soccer) and the Olympics have placed it even more firmly on the international map.

When is the best time to visit?
Travel to Brazil in April through June or August through October. In July, major tourist draws are often crowded since local schools are on vacation, and the summer months from December through February are often too warm for comfort.

Where to go in Brazil?
Learn how to truly celebrate something in the legendarily vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro or relax in the much slower-paced Santa Teresa. From the country twang of Sertanejo, the reggae of Maranhão, the carimbó music of the Amazon, Brazil is a country to be experienced through the rhythms of its people.  

How many days do I need?
While travelers might be tempted to visit Brazil in less than a week, the variety of experiences and destinations within this large country should be experienced over at least twice that amount of time.

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Brazil Tours & Itineraries

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Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf Mountain, Rio
Map of A Brazilian Adventure, from Rio to the Amazon – 9 Days
A Brazilian Adventure, from Rio to the Amazon – 9 Days

Start your adventure in Rio de Janeiro, known as the "Cidade Maravilhosa" (the Marvelous City). Explore the Floresta da Tijuca, the largest urban forest in the world, take a cable car to the iconic Sugarloaf Mountain and relax on Copacabana beach. Then head to the Amazon, where you will canoe through the watery forest of the Igapós, spot exotic wildlife in the jungle, and swim with pink dolphins.

Christ the Redeemer overlooks Rio de Janeiro
Map of Authentic Rio de Janeiro - 5 Days
Authentic Rio de Janeiro - 5 Days

To visitors, Rio de Janeiro is an exotic city where color and music flourish. Although the Cariocas (residents of Rio) agree, they know there's much more to their "Wonderful City." Explore irresistible beaches, surf and wooded mountains, the world-famous landmarks of the Pão de Açúcar and Cristo Redentor, and more on this quick immersion into the magic of Rio.

Mount Roraima Trekking
Map of  Mount Roraima Trek  - 9 Days
Mount Roraima Trek - 9 Days

Straddling the triple border between Brazil, Venezuela, and Guyana, Mount Roraima is a perfect destination for adventurous travelers. Spend your days exploring the towering cliffs and unique landscapes of the mountain with the ultimate goal of climbing the summit — known to many as "The Lost World."

Aerial view of Copacabana and Ipanema beaches
Map of Discover Rio, Costa Verde & Iguazu Falls - 14 Days
Discover Rio, Costa Verde & Iguazu Falls - 14 Days

Discover Rio de Janeiro: a vibrant and diverse city where emerald blue water, inky green forest, and rocky mountains meet. Explore the lush Costa Verde and the picturesque colonial town of Paraty and visit the island of Ilha Grande to relax on dreamy beaches and enjoy a private boat tour. Get up close to the magnificent Iguazu Falls in all their thundering glory.

See if you can spot scarlet macaw parrots in the wild
Map of Explore Brazil: From Rio de Janeiro to the Amazon - 7 Days
Explore Brazil: From Rio de Janeiro to the Amazon - 7 Days

Experience a combination of city life and destinations in nature on this week-long Brazilian adventure. Begin in Rio de Janeiro, and embark on a full-day city tour to Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf, and the best beaches in the area. Then, take a day trip to Ilha Grande to soak up the sun and explore a few of the many islands and beaches. Next, head to the Amazon to do some touring of Manaus before arriving in Careiro to enjoy activities in the Amazon rainforest, including canoeing, piranha fishing, and a nocturnal nature tour.

Serra dos Órgãos Mountain Range
Map of Trek Brazil's Petrópolis-Teresópolis Crossing - 3 Days
Trek Brazil's Petrópolis-Teresópolis Crossing - 3 Days

Trek one of Brazil's most beautiful routes through the lush Serra dos Órgãos National Park — from Petrópolis to Teresópolis. The trail is known for its breathtaking vistas, steep climbs, and high difficulty rating, so get ready for an incredibly rewarding challenge!

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 Iguaçu Falls
Map of Highlights of Brazil: Rio, Iguaçu, the Amazon & Bahia - 14 Days
Highlights of Brazil: Rio, Iguaçu, the Amazon & Bahia - 14 Days

This two-week itinerary gives you enough time to savor Brazil's major highlights without having to rush things. It begins in Rio with sightseeing, architecture tours, and a bit of the Carnival party scene, then continues south to Iguaçu Falls, the largest waterfall system in the world. Afterward, fly far north for adventures in and around the Amazon River before heading east to the sun-kissed Bahian coast, where you'll immerse yourself in the music, food, and history of one of Brazil's richest cultures.

Sunset over the Amazon Rainforest
Map of Experience Brazil: Rio de Janeiro, Manaus & the Amazon - 7 Days
Experience Brazil: Rio de Janeiro, Manaus & the Amazon - 7 Days

See the best that Brazil has to offer on this adventurous seven-day itinerary. Begin with a bird's eye view of Rio de Janeiro from atop Mount Corcovado, Sugarloaf Mountain, and Morro Dos Irmaos. Then, leave the city behind and travel from Manaus to Anavilhanas National Park, an archipelago in the heart of the Amazon rainforest. Tour forests, igarapes, and local communities as you learn about the special animals, plants, and people who call this biodiverse region home.

Sun shines in the Amazon
Map of Discover Manaus & the Brazilian Amazon - 5 Days
Discover Manaus & the Brazilian Amazon - 5 Days

Discover the Brazilian Amazon on this short five-day itinerary that hits all the highlights. Begin with a tour of Manaus, the capital of the Amazon region, and then spend three nights in the Anavilhanas National Park. Learn Waimiri-Atroari archery, fish for piranhas, and meet nocturnal animals. The world's most diverse ecosystem of the Amazon offers infinite possibilities and experiences, so see which will be yours on this trip.

Brazil Travel Maps

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Brazil map: A Brazilian Adventure, from Rio to the Amazon – 9 Days
A Brazilian Adventure, from Rio to the Amazon – 9 Days
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Brazil map: Authentic Rio de Janeiro - 5 Days
Authentic Rio de Janeiro - 5 Days
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Brazil map: Mount Roraima Trekking (09 Days) - The South American Lost World - 9-day itinerary
Mount Roraima Trekking (09 Days) - The South American Lost World - 9-day itinerary
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Meet our Local Travel Specialists

Experienced travel agents with a passion for Brazil
Travel specialist Camille Terra
active 23 hours ago

Camille Terra

Since I was a little girl I traveled extensively in Brazil with my family and I have always been fascinated by new places, each one with its peculiarities, its accents, its cuisine, and its...

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Travel specialist Meghan Doiron
active 22 hours ago

Meghan Doiron

I create tailor-made travel experiences throughout Brazil. I am originally from Canada but have been living in Brazil for the better part of 10 years after having fallen in love with this country,...

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Travel specialist Daria Beretta
active 22 hours ago

Daria Beretta

I am Daria and I was born in Switzerland, but now I live in Brazil, more specifically, in the wonderful city of Rio de Janeiro. I have traveled from top to bottom in this wonderful country. I am...

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Travel specialist Rachel Vita
active 1 day ago

Rachel Vita

After so many years working in tourism in Brazil, I know the country very well and, having traveled extensively to many places around the world, I know what tourists expect when they travel. My...

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Trip Reviews for Brazil

The latest reviews by travelers who booked their trip on kimkim

Thank you! It was an amazing trip!
Brazil | May 31 - Jun 14, 2022

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Leslie S.
Flagstaff, AZ | Jun 21, 2022

Thank you! It was an amazing trip.

All the flights worked out. Very smooth.
Lucas in Rio was awesome. And the tours were great. The bike tour was dangerous to be on busy city streets. Along the beach was fine. But my 12 year old got bumped by a truck on the busy streets with no bike lane. Got a bruise. Luckily it wasn’t worse. Carlos was great on the Corcovado tour. Unfortunately the weather didn’t cooperate. Lots of rain and clouds. But we had a memorable time.

Orico was great at... read more

Thank you! It was an amazing trip.

All the flights worked out. Very smooth.
Lucas in Rio was awesome. And the tours were great. The bike tour was dangerous to be on busy city streets. Along the beach was fine. But my 12 year old got bumped by a truck on the busy streets with no bike lane. Got a bruise. Luckily it wasn’t worse. Carlos was great on the Corcovado tour. Unfortunately the weather didn’t cooperate. Lots of rain and clouds. But we had a memorable time.

Orico was great at Iguaçu Falls. Very knowledgeable and definitely indispensable in the process to get over to the Argentina side of the falls. Again that bike trip was dangerous. The should is not very wide on that highway and my 15 year old was inches from getting hit by a bus. Very scary. But besides that we had a great time.

I would not recommend the bike tours next time. Or at least 18 and older and very competent on a bike if you’re going to do it.

Hotel Reviews
Pousada Vila Parnaiba
Parnaíba – Piauí

Such great place. We already want to go back. Very charming. Breakfast was amazing. Great staff.

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Nadai Confort Hotel
Foz do Iguacu

It was fine. Nothing too fancy. Breakfast was good. Wish they had heated the hot tub and had heaters in the rooms. Very cold while we were there.

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Local specialist: Meghan Doiron
Meghan
Meghan Doiron
Local specialist in Natal | Jun 21, 2022

Dear Scott and Family,

We are so glad to hear that you had a great trip! Thank you very much for your valuable comments. Regarding your comments on the bikes tours, we have already taken measures to improve the safety of these tours. Generally in Rio de Janeiro the bike tour is confined to the bike path, along the orla the lagoon. This incident ocurred near the bike shop when you were returning the bikes. Moving forward, we will ensure that bikes are dropped off at a designated point along... read more

Dear Scott and Family,

We are so glad to hear that you had a great trip! Thank you very much for your valuable comments. Regarding your comments on the bikes tours, we have already taken measures to improve the safety of these tours. Generally in Rio de Janeiro the bike tour is confined to the bike path, along the orla the lagoon. This incident ocurred near the bike shop when you were returning the bikes. Moving forward, we will ensure that bikes are dropped off at a designated point along the orla to avoid any need of having to bike in traffic.

In Foz do Iguaçu, we've also taken measures, including speaking with park management about the buses and traffic.

Thank you once again and we hope to welcome you again soon back to Brazil!

Amazing Week with Family in Rio!!!
Brazil | May 29 - Jun 4, 2022

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Scott C.
Chicago, IL | Jun 06, 2022

We just finished the most amazing family trip to Rio. We were travelling with our two young sons (ages 3 and 10 months), so we needed significant attention, special needs and flexibility. Camille made great recommendations on the tours to book. Our specialized guide, Daniela, was an absolute superstar. She adapted each tour and day to our specific needs and tastes, and was very flexible as the needs of the boys evolved over the days. They absolutely adored her and were excited to see her... read more

We just finished the most amazing family trip to Rio. We were travelling with our two young sons (ages 3 and 10 months), so we needed significant attention, special needs and flexibility. Camille made great recommendations on the tours to book. Our specialized guide, Daniela, was an absolute superstar. She adapted each tour and day to our specific needs and tastes, and was very flexible as the needs of the boys evolved over the days. They absolutely adored her and were excited to see her each morning. Pere and Dayane were also integral parts of our trip and made sure our whole family was well taken care of.

I would recommend this team to anyone looking to take a trip to Rio. Just let them know your interests and they will put together something special and maximize your trip to this beautiful and wonderful country. We hope to come back to visit you all again soon.

Activity Reviews
Boteco Tour
Rio de Janeiro
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Corcovado & Christ the Redeemer Tour
Rio de Janeiro
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Rio de Janeiro City Tour & Municipal Market
Rio de Janeiro
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Local specialist: Camille Terra
Camille
Camille Terra
Local specialist in Campo Grande | Jun 06, 2022

Hi Scott,
Thank you very much!
It was such a pleasure to have you and your family in Brazil! We all hope to welcome you again soon.
Best,
Camille

Amazing trip
Brazil | Dec 23 - Jan 1, 2022

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Marialisa B.
Los Angeles, CA | Jun 04, 2022

Luciana was just amazing and gave me great advice, I loved every minute fo this trip. Organization was just perfect and Brazil is such a beautiful country

Local specialist: Luciana Almeida