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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."

Amazon rainforest near Manaus
Map of Brazil Highlights: Rio de Janeiro, Iguaçu Falls & Amazon Rainforest - 10 Days
Brazil Highlights: Rio de Janeiro, Iguaçu Falls & Amazon Rainforest - 10 Days

This journey is ideal for adventure seekers, nature lovers, and culture enthusiasts. Start in Rio de Janeiro, where you'll visit city highlights such as Sugarloaf and Corcovado peaks and learn what the "Carioca lifestyle" is. Impressive architecture and delicious food await you in a joyful atmosphere, followed by the magic of Iguaçu Falls—the most extensive waterfall system in the world. Then it is off to Manaus, the gateway to the Amazon, where you'll visit the jungle and observe wildlife.

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.

Lençois Maranhenses
Map of Explore Brazil: São Luís to Lençóis Maranhenses - 6 Days
Explore Brazil: São Luís to Lençóis Maranhenses - 6 Days

This six-day trip through two regions of Brazil provides a great combination of culture and adventure. Begin in the charming island city of São Luís. Embark on a sightseeing tour of all the main streets, avenues, and squares. Then, travel to Barreirinhas, your home base surrounding Lençóis Maranhenses National Park. Boat along the Preguiças River, Atins Circuit, and Lagoa Azul Circuit, trek the dunes, and swim in lagoons along the way.

Make the Most of Your Time in Brazil

Have a fixed number of days? Maximize the things to see and do during your visit
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...

Brazil's Meeting of Waters—where the Rio Negro and Rio Solimões meet
Map of 1 Week in Brazil - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
1 Week in Brazil - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

If you have a week to spend in Brazil, you can cover the country's highlights, from lively Rio de Janeiro to Manaus and the Amazon. Alternatively, head directly to your Amazon...

Spot pink river dolphins in the Amazon
Map of 10 Days in Brazil - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
10 Days in Brazil - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

Spending 10 days in Brazil will give you a good overview of up to three distinct areas. You can check out the country's highlights, like Rio de Janeiro, Iguaçu Falls, and the...

Boating in the Amazon
Map of 2 Weeks in Brazil - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
2 Weeks in Brazil - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

Two weeks in Brazil affords plenty of time to combine active sightseeing with relaxation. Soak up the culture in cities like Rio or unwind on the idyllic beaches of Ilha Grande...

Brazil Travel Advice

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Brazil Hotel Advice

Unique places to stay, curated by kimkim specialists
Photo courtesy of Windsor California Copacabana Hotel
Rio de Janeiro
Windsor Califórnia Copacabana Hotel
5.0
(2)
· Comfort
Windsor Califórnia Hotel is a modern option situated on the seafront of Copacabana Beach, one of Río de Janeiro's most famous beaches. Known for its high-standard service, comfort, sophistication, and high-end structure, this hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of trendy bars,...
Photo courtesy of Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro
Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro
5.0
(2)
· Luxury
Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro is an opulent beachfront property offering a slice of luxury on Ipanema Beach. Designed by Philippe Starck, the hotel is a testament to the spirit of Brazilian design from the 1950s and 1960s and the Bossa Nova era, with beautiful communal areas featuring wood floors,...
Photo courtesy of Arena Leme Hotel
Rio de Janeiro
Arena Leme Hotel
4.5
(6)
· Comfort
Tucked away in a quiet neighborhood, Arena Leme Hotel offers a serene beachfront experience in one of Río de Janeiro's most peaceful areas. The hotel is just a few minutes walk to various restaurants and cafés lining the edge of Copacabana Beach. Throughout the common spaces at the hotel, you can...

Our Latest Brazil Content

Watch the kids have a blast on Rio's white-sand beaches
Map of Family-Friendly Brazil: Historic Cities, Natural Wonders & White Sand Beaches - 14 Days
Family-Friendly Brazil: Historic Cities, Natural Wonders & White Sand Beaches - 14 Days

This epic family tour of Brazil takes you on a discovery of the country's top sites, with cultural excursions, jungle adventures, and pristine beaches. Start in bustling São Paulo, where you'll stroll the artsy Avenida Paulista, then depart for the lush greenery and crashing waterfalls of Foz do Iguaçu. Visit colorful birds at an avian sanctuary, see the impressive Iguaçu Falls, ride a 4WD Jeep through Paraty's dense jungles, and finish with a high-flying cable car ride up Rio de Janeiro's Sugarloaf Mountain.

Discover the natural beauty of Brazil with your family
Map of Family Adventures in Brazil: Rio, Foz do Iguaçu, Amazon Expedition & Salvador - 14 Days
Family Adventures in Brazil: Rio, Foz do Iguaçu, Amazon Expedition & Salvador - 14 Days

Active families will love this two-week tour, which showcases Brazil's incredible culture, history, and natural wonders. Start in Rio de Janeiro, where you'll explore Brazilian cuisine on a foodie tour and ride a high-flying cable car up Sugarloaf Mountain. Visit Foz do Iguaçu to see the mighty Iguaçu Falls, then head deep into the Amazon for nocturnal animal tours and rainforest hiking. End in vibrant Salvador, spending a day at the zoo and taking a guided tour of the city's historic districts.

Tour the cities and jungles of Brazil with your family
Map of Ultimate Brazil for Active Families: Rio de Janeiro,  Foz do Iguaçu, South Pantanal, Bonito - 14 Days
Ultimate Brazil for Active Families: Rio de Janeiro, Foz do Iguaçu, South Pantanal, Bonito - 14 Days

This fun-filled family adventure offers up the best of Brazil, with plenty of outdoor excursions, natural wonders, and wildlife encounters. Start in Rio de Janeiro, where you'll visit the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue and take a high-flying helicopter ride across the city. Then, depart for Foz do Iguaçu to see Iguaçu Falls from the Brazilian and Argentine borders. Fish for piranha and seek out nocturnal wildlife in South Pantanal, ending with the mystical caverns of Bonito's Lago Azul and Abismo Anhumas.

Brazil Travel Maps

Get the lay of land, and understand distances between the places you want to visit
Map 2 Weeks in Brazil - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
2 Weeks in Brazil - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
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Map 10 Days in Brazil - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
10 Days in Brazil - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
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Map 1 Week in Brazil - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
1 Week in Brazil - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
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Meet our Local Travel Specialists

Experienced travel agents with a passion for Brazil
Travel specialist Camille Terra
active 1 day ago

Camille Terra

Ever since I was a kid, I've been traveling all over Brazil with my family, and I've always been totally into checking out new places, finding in each different place its cool quirks, accents,...

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Travel specialist Flor Bonis
active 8 hours ago

Flor Bonis

Hello! I'm Florencia, but everyone calls me Flor. I was born in the wonderful Mendoza (Argentina) but currently, I live and work in Córdoba (Argentina) as an expert in planning tailor-made trips...

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Travel specialist Sara Martinel
active 12 hours ago

Sara Martinel

Hello everyone, fellow travelers! I am Sara, born in Italy. Now I live in Rio de Janeiro, which the Brazilians themselves call the "wonderful city". 
I will be happy to help you organize your...

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Travel specialist Renata Guglielmetti
active 1 day ago

Renata Guglielmetti

My passion for traveling, especially in Brazil, started when I was very young. I was a swimmer for over 10 years and with that, I traveled almost all over Brazil to participate in competitions....

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Trip Reviews for Brazil

The latest reviews by travelers who booked their trip on kimkim

A truly fantastic trip, flawlessly organised ...
Brazil | Mar 27 - Apr 6, 2024

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Duncan T.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on Apr 28, 2024
A truly fantastic trip, flawlessly organised by Chadya and the KimKim team. We could not have asked for a better guide to Bonito and the Pantanal that Miguel. He truly went above and beyond to make our stay in this beautiful part of Brazil all the more captivating. Our driver Jerson was also great company an a very keen eyed spotter of roadside wildlife. Doris was an excellent guide in Sao Paulo and our two city walks with her were fascinating. Many thanks KimKim! Read more

A truly fantastic trip, flawlessly organised by Chadya and the KimKim team. We could not have asked for a better guide to Bonito and the Pantanal that Miguel. He truly went above and beyond to make our stay in this beautiful part of Brazil all the more captivating. Our driver Jerson was also great company an a very keen eyed spotter of roadside wildlife. Doris was an excellent guide in Sao Paulo and our two city walks with her were fascinating. Many thanks KimKim!

Hotel Reviews
Pousada Aguapé
Aquidauana

Great accommodation in a beautiful part of the Pantanal. A fantastic programme of activities enabling us to get the most out of being in this very special part of the world. The amazing wildlife of the area was always all around us, even in the Pousada itself. The food (and the caipirinhas) were also excellent.

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Pousada Olho d'Agua
Bonito
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Hotel Heritage
São Paulo
Authenticity & Character
Location
Perfectly located for exploring Avenida Paulista and the surrounds.
Staff
Friendly and accommodating.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Leisure Time in São Paulo
Leisure Time in São Paulo
São Paulo
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Historical Center of São Paulo
Historical Center of São Paulo
São Paulo

A fascinating chance to explore the historical centre of Sao Paulo. The Mercado Municipal was particularly enjoyable. Doris was great guide.

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Nocturnal Wildlife Tour
Nocturnal Wildlife Tour
South Pantanal

A truly memorable experience. Highly recommended.

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Motorboat Tour on the Aquidauana River
Motorboat Tour on the Aquidauana River
South Pantanal

A truly memorable experience. Highly recommended.

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Kayak Ride on the Aquidauana River
Kayak Ride on the Aquidauana River
South Pantanal

Relaxing and beautiful. A great way to get really close to some of the incredible bird life of the Pantanal.

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Photo Safari in South Pantanal
Photo Safari in South Pantanal
South Pantanal

A truly memorable experience. Highly recommended.

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Hiking in South Pantanal
Hiking in South Pantanal
South Pantanal

A truly memorable experience. Highly recommended.

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Visit Lago Azul
Visit Lago Azul
Bonito MS

Fascinating and awe inspiring.

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Sucuri River Snorkel Tour
Sucuri River Snorkel Tour
Bonito MS

A really unique and memorable experience. Thoroughly recommended.

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Estância Mimosa Tour
Estância Mimosa Tour
Bonito MS

A truly unique and captivating experience. Beautiful location. Friendly, patient staff.

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Explore the city of São Paulo
Explore the city of São Paulo
São Paulo

A great introduction to this fascinating city. Doris was a brilliant guide.

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Local specialist: Chadya Ricardo
Chadya
Chadya Ricardo
Local specialist in São Paulo | Replied on May 21, 2024

Hi Duncan! Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic trip and that our team made your experience memorable. It's great to know that you enjoyed Bonito, the Pantanal, and São Paulo. We appreciate your kind words and hope to welcome you on another adventure soon!

In Brazil, we had a total of 3 tour guides...
Brazil | Apr 9 - Apr 20, 2024

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D N.
Canada | Reviewed on Apr 27, 2024
In Brazil, we had a total of 3 tour guides with us and 2 of them exceeded expectations and one seemed to leave us hanging for a part of the trip. Luis and Alberto excelled at their job they both kept a pace we could keep up with (we are both 60+), were very informative, commenting on the significant historical stories of each locale, and were receptive to questions and adjustments to the tour so that we felt comfortable at every stage of the trip. While C was informative and tried their... Read more

In Brazil, we had a total of 3 tour guides with us and 2 of them exceeded expectations and one seemed to leave us hanging for a part of the trip. Luis and Alberto excelled at their job they both kept a pace we could keep up with (we are both 60+), were very informative, commenting on the significant historical stories of each locale, and were receptive to questions and adjustments to the tour so that we felt comfortable at every stage of the trip. While C was informative and tried their best at English she probably kept the Portuguese portion of the group well informed but when we went to confirm our return ride back by rail, we felt a little abandoned not knowing what the next step was. Thankfully fellow passengers and the station master were quick to figure out the next step and ensured we had tickets for, the return train trip back to Curitiba. It must also be said that C was very considerate in backtracking the group to recover a personal item left behind - thank you C. Kimkim and Luis were very helpful when the airline cancelled a trip from Foz do Iguacu to Curitiba shortly before boarding. Luis was on the phone to clarify alternate plans, and in a few minutes, an alternate route going through Sao Paulo was arranged. While we got in later than expected it all worked out. All the transfers were handled professionally with no hiccups. At all times when travelling with the parties, Kimkim arranged we felt safe and looked after. In overview, the hotels were all comfortable and met our expectations with interesting features and locations. Kimkim was right on with sticking to the plan as agreed upon. I would travel with Kimkim again especially if the same stellar tour guides were included.

Hotel Reviews
Nobile Hotel Copacabana Design
Rio de Janeiro

The Windsor Palace in Rio de Janeiro was fantastic! Its location was superb—just two blocks from the beach and close to a great park and numerous shops. We really enjoyed our time there and appreciated the convenience of having everything nearby. It made our free days in Rio much more enjoyable as we could easily explore the area. I would definitely recommend this hotel for anyone looking to stay in Rio.

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Viale Tower Hotel
Foz do Iguacu

Staying at the Viale Tower Hotel was a good experience. The location was quite close to a presidential hotel or palace, which was interesting to see. However, I felt that the hotel could have been better situated, perhaps nearer to transit, shopping, parks, or other attractions. Despite this, we used Uber for our commutes, which made things easier. Overall, it was a comfortable stay, but I would consider the location more carefully next time.

Location
Johnscher by San Juan
Curitiba

Unforgettable building and A1 staff. The building is quite old but has been tastefully renovated with AC and comfortable beds and a spacious bedroom. I doubt you will have ever stayed in a bedroom with higher ceilings - quite a unique and beautiful feature. The daily breakfast was tastefully presented and with numerous options sure to address whatever your breakfast desire is. for security reasons, you are buzzed in 24hrs around the clock at the front door(not easy to find initially). the front desk is attentive and prompt with opening the door - nice when it is raining. One small observation - the shower works well however the shower base is level not providing a quick draining shower floor. not a large issue. Consider bringing your USB plugins as we had none in our room. It is in an old part of Curitiba and therefore not that close to many amenities. The municipal market(must see) is about 20 minute walk away. We used Uber to get to the things we were interested in.

Authenticity & Character
the crazy high ceilings and formal breakfast.
Location
More amenities would be nice in the area, drugstore, larger food market, transit.
Staff
At least one person at the front desk spoke very good English at any one time.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Sara Martinel
Sara
Sara Martinel
Local specialist in Rio de Janeiro | Replied on Apr 28, 2024
Hi Duane and Adeline Thank you very much for taking the time to write this detailed and very useful review! We thank you for choosing to book with us and are happy that you return home with fond memories and a positive experience of this great and unique country! Did you like the places you visited? As I told you on the day of the Morretes tour from Curitiba, unfortunately that local company is the only one to organize the kind of trip you wanted to do, so we would have had no choice in... Read more

Hi Duane and Adeline

Thank you very much for taking the time to write this detailed and very useful review!

We thank you for choosing to book with us and are happy that you return home with fond memories and a positive experience of this great and unique country! Did you like the places you visited?

As I told you on the day of the Morretes tour from Curitiba, unfortunately that local company is the only one to organize the kind of trip you wanted to do, so we would have had no choice in having you do it with other guide-organizations. so we were sorry that the guide that day was not clear in guiding you about the return by train. However, I am happy that everything went well.

I hope to hear from you in the future if you want to explore the rest of the enormous Brazilian territory! happy homecoming and OBRIGADO again.

warm greetings
Sara

Had an amazing trip to Rio
Brazil | Apr 11 - Apr 17, 2024

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Paul B.
Zion, IL | Reviewed on Apr 20, 2024

Had an amazing although short trip to Rio. Alberto was a fantastic knowledgable guide and I truly appreciated his fluent English. Also thanks to Sara for preparing a detailed plan to see all the major sights and some of the more unique ones. I truly enjoyed this trip.

Local specialist: Sara Martinel
Sara
Sara Martinel
Local specialist in Rio de Janeiro | Replied on Apr 21, 2024

Bom dia Paul!

I'm happy to know that this wonderful city was able to welcome you with its best side and that the contribution of our agency was useful in this!
Thank you for taking the time to write the review!

sunny greetings from Rio
Sara