When we think of visiting Brazil, we think of a few main things in particular, such as the famous Amazon Rainforest, the beach of Copacabana in Rio, the iconic Sugarloaf Mountain, as well as the alluring Iguazu Falls, but it is no wonder many people wish they had a long time to explore. To help you get the most of your trip, we’ve highlighted our top Brazil travel tips.
Brazil has to be one of the most diverse countries in the world, and that’s what makes it appeal to all kinds of travelers, whether you are a wildlife enthusiast, a festival goer, an avid hiker, or one who loves to stroll through the streets of quaint towns and villages. Brazil has it all!
If this country is on your list – and it should be, then we’re excited to give you the lowdown on how to not only plan the trip of a lifetime but to do it in a truly sustainable and eco-friendly manner, all of which is more than possible. Keep reading for our top Brazil travel tips for first-timers.
Why should you visit Brazil?
If you’re wondering what makes Brazil so special, you’re in luck. We could go on and on about the amazing aspects of this country, from the range of incredible attractions and activities on offer to the delicious food, party culture, festivals…. you get the point.
It’s safe to say that no matter your reasons for traveling to this South American country, you will certainly have no regrets. And if you plan your trip with Baboo Travels, you’re safe in knowing that your trip will be exceptional, tailor-made by local experts and that you will be giving back to the community in the process, but stay tuned for more on that.
Weather in Brazil
Brazil is a huge country, which means the weather can vary from place to place. As well as this, it is good to have an idea of the seasons in Brazil and what to expect at which time of year – which will make sure you enjoy your trip to the fullest.
Brazil is the only country in the world to have the Tropic of Capricorn to the South and the Equator to the North, so as you can imagine, this can play a huge part in the weather and climate of the country. As an overview, you can expect a tropical climate overall, with the hottest month being February, the coldest being July and the wettest being December, but as this can vary from region to region. Your Baboo Destination Expert will make sure to offer some advice when planning your trip to Brazil.
As a whole, Brazil experiences a wet season from March to August and a dry season from July to November, so depending on which time you plan to go, it’s worth preparing well for either hot weather or rainy weather.
Things to do in Brazil
If you’re the kind of traveler who doesn’t like to stay still, but instead loves to take on challenges, explore hidden gems, attend local festivities, and get up close and personal with awesome wild animals, then Brazil will blow you away. The fact that there are so many activities on offer here ensures you’ll never get bored, and ultimately means that you may extend your stay or at least plan another trip back to finish what you started. Let’s face it though, you can never truly ‘finish’ traveling Brazil.
Some of the best activities in Brazil include hiking, canoeing, and piranha fishing, oh and did we mention swimming with pink dolphins? And that is just in the Amazon Jungle!
Brazil is home to some unbelievable hidden gems, which include dunes, lagoons, mangroves, and sensational beaches – and that’s just in Lencois Maranhenses National Park (located in Maranhão state in northeastern Brazil).
As well as this, attending the world-famous Carnival Festival (which is celebrated celebrated five days preceding Ash Wednesday every year), hiking the Sugarloaf Mountain, and soaking up the sun on Copacabana Beach are all must-do activities – and of this can all be done in Rio de Janeiro.
So, as you can imagine, when there are this many activities from region to region, you will most likely never get bored of Brazil, which is what makes people return to time and time again.
Tourist attractions in Brazil
Brazil not only has some awesome thrilling and unique activities to take part in, but there are a host of unmissable attractions which make this country so famous. Brazil is of course home to the giant Iguazu Falls, which is one of the country’s biggest attractions and straddles the border of Argentina.
Places such as the cobbled street town of Paraty (a coastal historic town in the state of Rio de Janeiro) and the island of Ihla Grande (an island in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro ringed by beaches, covered by Atlantic forest and crossed by winding trails) are two spots that cannot be overlooked, as well as the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio and the food and coffee which are highlighted by themselves.
We don’t want to give away all of Brazil’s secrets, but we can assure you that this country will continue to surprise you as your trip progresses, and your Baboo Destination Expert is on hand to make sure your itinerary fully suits you.
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How to plan a sustainable trip to Brazil
So now your traveler’s heart is set on going to Brazil, but how do you start the planning process? Of course, planning a trip by yourself is more than doable, but it’s worth noting that it takes a lot of time (an average of 37 hours of research), and stress, which ultimately takes away from the whole planning process.
Planning any trip should be enjoyable and at the end of it all, you should feel rewarded and satisfied that you have done good for the world, whether that means traveling sustainably, giving back to local communities, and contributing to sustainable projects – or all of the above. That is where Baboo Travel comes in, not only will you have a connection to a local destination expert, who will plan your trip to perfection, but you’ll save time and stress as well as know that you’ll be contributing to the Brazilian people directly.
These awesome experts know Brazil inside and out, which means that you will save hours of research, and instead, uncover hidden gems, and gain local Brazil travel tips, advice and recommendations that research just cannot match. What if we told you that 2% of your trip cost will go directly to combating climate change and protecting the local environment, culture, and diverse wildlife? That is what sustainable travel is all about, and there is no better time to plan a feel-good trip.