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For the benefit of everyone dropping by the Brazil branch for the first time, please read this FAQ first. And I hope there can be some sort of way to moderate the thread to keep it updated and clean. I know there are some AWESOME regular contributors here who enjoy giving advice; I feel this thread can really help to condense the information available.

I'll go first, with some general thoughts from the South America FAQ. Many thank to Apollo for starting that thread and for a great idea…

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Hi everybody,

planning a quick trip from Rio, only 4-5 days total (travelling with a friend who is pressed with time) and I'm a bit unsure what to visit among these three locations. Discriminants are Time, Money and, of course, Worth-See.

In this sense, I think Pantanal (probably from Campo Grande?) is best in terms of sight-seeing (nature, fauna etc.), but definitively the more expensive (both flight and in there) and time-consuming (for the period I have in mind, mid-August, there are no…

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Does anyone have any recommendations for books on Brazil? I’ve read a
few, like Michael Palin’s Brazil (ISBN 978-1780220864) and A Death in
Brazil (978-0747573166), and I recently stumbled across On the Amazon
(978-09556574145) and a nice short story called It’s Not My Canoe,
Amigo (by the same author, but a free download on Smashwords). I
enjoyed these, and also Ed Stafford’s Walking the Amazon (B0055CS5TQ).
Does anyone have any other favourites they would like to share?

Thanks!

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So working in Guatemala in a few months and looking to get to Brazil, florianopolis to be precise in January for a little holiday with my friend before heading back to the UK. I'm most likely only going to have a few days, max a week to get to Brazil and need advice on the best and cheapest routes. Any help advice would be much appreciated. Thanks!

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I live in the UK and have not been to areas
where Yellow fever might be - can anyone tell me what innocculations I require for this area - we are travelling in February 2017 to Rio, Amazon and the waterfalls.

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Hi guys,

I'll visit the olympics in Rio next month together with 2 friends but we have about 6 days left afterwards. It is not a lot of time of course but I guess it gives us an opportunity to get a glimpse of the beauty of Brazil.
I did some research on the internet and we decided to visit the Pantanal. Because of budget reasons I suppose it is better to visit the Pantanal from the south. Therefore our plan is to book a flight to campo grande and travel from there.
Here is the point where the…

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Hello!

So I've been doing some reading on options to enter Brazil (Amazon), via Iquitos in Peru or Leticia in Colombia, and crossing the Amazon by boat from Iquitos>Tabatinga>towards Manaus or from Leticia instead. I will be there in November.

I will be in Mexico (after visiting Peru) right before visiting Brazil. The flights Mexico DF to north of Brazil don't seem feasible, so I will either come back to Lima (only to flight to Iquitos, as I would have toured Peru already), or take the flight…

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Are there any companies that offer direct transfers from Morro Do SP to Salvador airport.
We would like to catch a 1 pm flight back to CGH, but I wonder if we are gonna make that.
As we do not have a lot of time, we prefer not to leave Morro a day earlier..

I know about the flights from Morro to Salvador, that would be another, but quite expensive option.

Thanks for your replies

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Hi

I need to book a hotel for one night before going on a Pantanal trip and one night after.

It doesn't have to be the same hotel, I will most likely fly out of Cuiaba the day after the trip at around 11 am. so the hotel for the last night should be convenient for the airport. Does anyone have any recommendations?

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I'm backpacking South America solo and have 6 months to do so. I was planning on making Brazil my first stop. It seems to be a little bit of a head ache for U.S. citizen to get a visa. I'm trying to spend less than $50 a day. I'm planning on couchsurfing so accommodations shouldn't be an expense. Is it possible to maintain this budget?

Is it worth it to include Brazil in my itinerary? I'm planning on heading to Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador and Columbia after. Should I focus more…