Our tailor-made Brazil holidays capture everything from charming colonial towns to modern cities rich in culture, spectacular scenery including Iguazu falls, undoubtedly the world’s most beautiful waterfalls, plus wetlands the size of France. Swathed in Amazon jungle and with a 7000km coastline dotted with tropical islands, Brazil is known for its wildlife and pristine beaches but there is also so much more to discover with our Brazil holidays. Whether you dance your way through the streets during the Rio Carnival or lie in a hammock at a jungle lodge listening to the sounds of nature, allow yourself to be absorbed by Brazil’s unique rhythm of life.
Rio de Janeiro, particularly alive during Carnival but dazzling year round. Natural wonders of Iguazu falls, huge beaches and the Amazon. World class wildlife spotting in the Pantanal and Amazon.
Peru – You can fly directly from Iguazu to Lima and enjoy our most popular trip to Machu Picchu, Iguazu Falls and Rio de Janeiro
Argentina – it is easy to cross the border at Iguazu and continue to Buenos Aires and beyond
Brazil is such a massive country that it might be the best time to visit one region and the worst to visit another so it depends on your itinerary.
The best time to visit is between April – June and August – October. It is very hot mid – Dec until the end of February from Rio northwards. It is wet season in the Amazon from January – June so you can get around by boat or the dry season, although hot is a better time to spot wildlife. The Pantanal is best to visit from April – October as there are lots of mosquitos in the wet season.
The local currency is the real R$. The US dollar (US$) is also accepted in some places (notes only). Avoid notes larger than $20 and old, marked or damaged bills.
You should visit your family doctor and check that you are up to date with your immunisations for typhoid, diphtheria, polio and hepatitis A.
Yellow fever immunisation and prophylaxis against malaria are sometimes recommended for risk regions. Check with your family doctor or local travel clinic.
Visa and entry requirements are subject to change and you should check with your consulate for the latest rules before you travel.
Make sure you have 6 months validity left on your passport before traveling to Brazil.
UK, citizens do not currently require a visa to enter Brazil. CAN, AUS, NZ & USA citizens do require a visa and this must be organised well in advance of your trip.
Brazil has 4 time zones. Brazilian standard time is GMT – 3 hours. Amazon is GMT – 4. The State of Acre is GMT – 5 hours. Fernando de Noronha archipelago is GMT – 2 hours.
It takes around 11 hours to get to Rio. You can fly direct from London to Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. There are indirect flights via Europe to other cities in Brazil.
Browse our ideas for tailor-made Brazil holidays. Pick a standard itinerary or tell us about your likes, dislikes and must-dos and we will create your perfect trip. We don’t do set group departure dates, all of our trips can start on whichever date suits you best.
Immerse yourself in Brazil’s natural world on this Pantanal and Amazon Holiday.
A stunning trip taking in 3 World wonders – Machu Picchu and Iguazu falls, and Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro.
An in depth trip exploring 3 World wonders – Machu Picchu, Iguazu falls, and Christ the Redeemer. Stay in gorgeous luxury and deluxe hotels and take your time to take it all in.
This exciting trip encapsulates the vibrancy and diversity of Brazil’s people and culture.
Prices start based on 3 star hotels. Browse our collection for more options and upgrade ideas.
Well located modern hotel with great amenities including a pool. A great base from which to explore Iguazu falls
This small jungle lodge, located on the banks of Juma Lake (100 kilometres south of Manaus), is extremely well integrated into its jungle environment.
This lodge is located on the Transpantaneira, an unpaved road that crosses the national park.
This alluring riverside lodge offers a unique opportunity to explore this vast protected area in comfort and style.
The highlights of this lodge are the setting – in dense primary forest – and the lodge’s private monkey jungle.
Part of the Belmond group of hotels, a stunning property in an unbeatable location
This hotel is located in Foz do Iguaçu only three blocks from shops and restaurants, and close to Iguaçu Falls.
The city’s only beachfront resort with an extensive recreation area.
The sheer opulence and magnificent views of this iconic luxury hotel originally put Copacabana on the world map!
This Philippe Starck-designed hotel is in keeping the fashionable neighbourhood of Ipanema.
An award-winning boutique hotel located in the pretty neighborhood of Santa Teresa, considered to be Rio’s cultural hub.
This stylish boutique hotel, in a beautiful mansion is located in the popular Santa Teresa neighbourhood.
The rooftop pool and sundeck of this highly-rated hotel on Copacabana Beach offer magnificent views of Rio.
Located half a block back from Ipanema Beach, in a cosy street with many shops and restaurants.
Located in Brazil’s most famous district, Copacabana and just one block from Copacabana beach.
This really was the holiday of a lifetime and thanks to expedition leader Hannah and her fantastic team was it was a magical experience. The scenery and wildlife were breathtaking and the history of polar exportation, and my hero Sir Ernest Shackleton in particular was vividly, brought to life. To be able to follow his journey and pay my respects to him at his graveside in South Georgia was very emotional and something I will never forget.
Lorraine traveled on Hebridean Sky. Find out more here.