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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."

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!

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.

Surf boards on Ipanema Beach, Rio
Map of Adventure Tour in Rio de Janeiro - 5 Days
Adventure Tour in Rio de Janeiro - 5 Days

From the Corcovado to Sugarloaf Mountain and Copacabana to Ipanema, this whirlwind tour will sweep you through the best, most famous, and most beautiful beaches, neighborhoods, and mountains that Rio de Janeiro has to offer. Cycle along the endless beaches, hike the largest urban forest in the world, and learn how to cook with Brazilian flare and flavors.

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Spend at least a few hours on Rio de Janeiro's famous Copacabana beach
How Many Days to Spend in Brazil

Wondering how to get the most out of your trip to Brazil? First, it's essential to determine how many days you want to travel. If you are passing through, you can take short trips up to three days—think Rio, a mini hiking trek, or a quick beach escape. However, with added time, you can visit two or more completely different regions that combine the best city sights, beaches, rainforests, waterfalls, and hiking Brazil has on offer.

White sand dunes and crystal clear waters in Lençóis Maranhenses National Park
Brazil's Route of Emotions: São Luis to Fortaleza - 10 Days

Following the coastline of northeastern Brazil, the "Route of Emotions" takes in some of the country's most breathtaking and little-known landscapes. This 10-day adventure follows the scenic route as you traverse the shifting sand dunes of Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, explore the mangrove swamps of the Preguiças River by boat, and dive into crystal clear waters in the beach paradise of Jericoacoara. After an exhilarating trip to Ilha do Amor by dune buggy, the adventure draws to a close as you reach the waterfront city of Fortaleza.

Iguazú Falls on the border of Argentina and Brazil
Explore Iguazú National Park, Rio de Janiero & Búzios- 9 Days

In just nine days, this exciting itinerary introduces you to some of Brazil's most awe-inspiring landscapes, from massive waterfalls to pristine beaches. The itinerary starts in Argentina — Iguazú Falls span the border between Argentina and Brazil — with a few days of hiking and boating around the spectacular cascades. Then you'll catch a flight to Rio de Janeiro, where world-famous sights like Corcovado and Sugar Loaf Mountain await. Detour to Búzios for a few days of sailing, sunbathing, and fun on the beach. Then wrap up the itinerary with one more full day in Rio before catching a flight out.

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

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Travel specialist Emilce Alonso
active 22 hours ago

Emilce Alonso

I'm from Cordoba, Argentina. I had the opportunity to travel a lot through it and beyond. I really enjoy getting to know new places, like typical food, music and meeting people. I love the...

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Travel specialist Rodrigo Fernandez

Rodrigo Fernandez

What I love about travel is the incomprehensible sense of freedom. When traveling, you can leave your world behind and feel free to do the things you want, when you want to. By the age of 30, I had...

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Travel specialist Oleksandra Stefanyuk
active 21 hours ago

Oleksandra Stefanyuk

I have been a professional in tourism for more than 12 years and I have had an opportunity to visit most of the incredible places in Argentina and Chile., where you may find beautiful landscapes:...

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Travel specialist Jason Kearney
active 22 hours ago

Jason Kearney

I am originally from Ireland. Having being born on a farm I always had a natural inclination for the outdoors. I am married and live in Lima Peru (big city change!) with my family. My first visit...

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Trip Reviews for Brazil

The latest reviews by travelers who booked their trip on kimkim
Esther

Organised and amazing experience · Brazil - May 2 - May 12, 2022

Traveler: Esther F. - Local specialist: Camille Terra

The planning of my solo trip to Brazil was very organised from start to finish. Camille was very helpful in making recommendations and suggestions of places to visit in Brazil, what to do and where to visit and stay. She helped me to have a personalised planning experience with a trip catered specifically to me. She helped to coordinate and plan my holiday and ensuring I was completely satisfied with the final itinerary, tours and plan, and taking on board what i wanted to get out of the... read more

The planning of my solo trip to Brazil was very organised from start to finish. Camille was very helpful in making recommendations and suggestions of places to visit in Brazil, what to do and where to visit and stay. She helped me to have a personalised planning experience with a trip catered specifically to me. She helped to coordinate and plan my holiday and ensuring I was completely satisfied with the final itinerary, tours and plan, and taking on board what i wanted to get out of the trip. I was then provided a very detailed itinerary with timings of pick ups, transport and tours before I flew out.

Every aspect of my trip went according to plan whilst out in Brazil. All guides and transport were prompt and very helpful and friendly.

My guide in Rio, Fernanda was very friendly, personable and gave me lots of information whilst on tours and travelling, whilst also suggesting great places to see. She kept on communication all the time and made my trip extra special and helped take amazing pictures in tourists spots such as Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf Mountain, fun Samba carnival experience, local neighbourhoods and so many more. She really helped me to get a rich experience of Rio.

I also had other guides in Manaus and Ilha Grande - John-Paul and Carlos who were also very friendly, helpful and supportive to ensure I had a great trip.

My time in the Amazon was a lovely experience and this was a great recommendation as the staff at the Tariri lodge were amazing and the food was brilliant.

I also had great experiences in Ilha Grande, which is a beautiful island that Camille recommended to me as I wanted sun, sea and beaches during the final part of my holiday. This did not disappoint and I enjoyed Ilha Grande very much. My guide, Carlos gave great tips and information and recommendations of great food and restaurants to try and was helpful explaining good spots in the different beaches on the island. He also helped to take amazing photos for my memories during the boat tour. I also loved meeting new people from all over the world and also local Brazillians during my tours.

All of the guides were very helpful and knowledgeable and I appreciate their warmth and enthusiasm to make my trip feel special and also safe, as a solo traveller.
I was also able to get 24 hour emergency assistance when my domestic flights was delayed and they helped to reschedule my transport to ensure everything was taken care of.

I had an amazing trip and have fond memories, photos and stories that I have taken back and shared with friends and family.
I had great experiences and memories in Rio, The Amazon and Ilha Grande and would highly recommend Brazil Green Travel and Kim Kim to plan life-changing holiday experiences.

Thank you!

Rebecca

Worth the wait! · Brazil - Mar 21 - Apr 8, 2022

Traveler: Rebecca W. - Local specialist: Camille Terra

We had initially booked this trip through Kimkim with Brazil Green Travel in March of 2020. The pandemic forced us to cancel. We waited two years before we were able to rebook. Camille stayed in contact and was able to redo our trip without additional cost. It was worth the wait. The accommodations were well chosen, the private transport service great. Our personal, professional guides added immeasurable value to our understanding and enjoyment of Brazil’s vibrant culture, history and... read more

We had initially booked this trip through Kimkim with Brazil Green Travel in March of 2020. The pandemic forced us to cancel. We waited two years before we were able to rebook. Camille stayed in contact and was able to redo our trip without additional cost. It was worth the wait. The accommodations were well chosen, the private transport service great. Our personal, professional guides added immeasurable value to our understanding and enjoyment of Brazil’s vibrant culture, history and stunning landscapes. We visited Rio, Paraty, Lencois/Chapada Diamentina, Iguazu and Salvador during our three week sojourn and locked it all. If you haven’t been to Brazil, go—and go with Brazil Green Travel!

Read this review if planning a trip to brazil · Brazil - Dec 14 - Dec 23, 2021

Traveler: Graeham W. - Local specialist: Camille Terra

When we were looking to travel to Brazil, we knew we needed some help planning and organizing never having been to the country and not knowing the best things to see and do, I spent some time looking online and trying to find people that could help. From prearranged tours to private tours, and nobody seem to have the flexibility to be able to book the things that we specifically wanted to do, if you wanna book a private tour, it’s all private, there’s no option for anything else and it Hass... read more

When we were looking to travel to Brazil, we knew we needed some help planning and organizing never having been to the country and not knowing the best things to see and do, I spent some time looking online and trying to find people that could help. From prearranged tours to private tours, and nobody seem to have the flexibility to be able to book the things that we specifically wanted to do, if you wanna book a private tour, it’s all private, there’s no option for anything else and it Hass to be using their specific vendors which are generally quite expensive, and if you wanna do one of the prearranged tours you have to stick to those tours and can’t deviate from them. So if you need help finding out what to do, how to get there, and finding accommodations that suit your best needs weather be budget or luxury I’ve done all the research for you, and Camille is the best person for the job, she was able to book tours at an affordable rate rate including flights and make the entire process seamless and smooth. She was able to find budget hotels when we needed them and luxury ones when we wanted somewhere to kick back. I don’t know if you’ve ever had a situation where you show up somewhere and then you need to figure out where to go, how to get there or what to do when you’re traveling, Camille handled everything from A-to-Z and even when we had issues that came up she was there to assist to make sure everything was fixed and went smoothly. I would highly recommend using her, without any questions asked, she did a great and fantastic job was there for us the entire time, and everything was pre-arranged and booked so everything transition smoothly and we didn’t have to stress about anything, and when issues did come up she was there to help immediately handle and address them