BRAZIL is a land of magnificent beaches, vast rain forests and fun-filled cities. It has an amazing variety of natural and cultural wonders. As the world’s largest country in the tropics, the sights and sounds boggle the imagination. Indeed, what your mind conceives, you can experience in Brazil. The islands of Fernando de Noronha, Itacare and even Ilha Grande and Ilha do Mel, the last two still unspoiled; the coastline is pristine and dotted like a diamond necklace along the emerald sea, and the colonial towns of Ouro Preto or Olinda are gems to explore and tour through their winding streets. Brasilia is the capital, modern and exciting; Salvador is colorful and widely known as the “Land of Happiness”; São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro — both cities are spectacular, exquisite to behold and absolutely unforgettable.
Among the popular sights the Iguassu Falls, which lie on the border of Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina, stands out and so does the Brazilian Pantanal. The Iguassu Falls are a masterpiece of nature’s artistry, where rainbows dance through the mist of nearly 300 cascading waterfalls. The Pantantal is a wildlife sanctuary and home of the savannahs.
Whether you are romantic, adventurous, religious, outgoing… Brazil has it all. From ecology to gastronomy… you can go fishing in the Araguaia River, horseback-riding and bird-watching, in the Pantanal; observe the animals in their natural habitat in the Amazon; or simply relax in the paradisiacal beaches of Porto de Galinhas… Explore Brazil with Globo Tours!
Brazil Fact Sheet:
Location: Largest country in South America covering
about 47% of the continent
Area: 8,511,965 sq km (about 3.3 million square miles)
Coastline: 7,491 km (about 4,681 miles)
Currency: Real (BRL)
Government type: Federal Republic
Religion: The Brazilian Constitution guarantees
absolute freedom of religion
Fall: March 20 – June 20
Winter: June 21 – September 21
Spring: September 22 – December 20
Summer: December 21 – March 19
Climate: There are five climatic regions in Brazil: equatorial, tropical, semi-arid, highland tropical and subtropical. The seasons are the reverse of those in Europe and the United States. Cities such as Sao Paulo and Brasilia, on the plateau, have a mild climate with temperatures averaging 66°F (19°C). Rio de Janeiro, Recife, Natal and Salvador on the coast have warmer climates balanced by the Trade Winds. In the southern Brazilian cities of Porto Alegre and Curitiba, the subtropical climate is similar to parts of the US and Europe, with frosts occurring in the winter months (July to August) when temperatures can fall below freezing. Summers are hot, however.
Visas: A valid passport and an entry visa are required for American travelers to visit Brazil, as part of the reciprocity diplomatic agreement between the two countries. For detailed visa information please click here.