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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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Dear fellow travellers,
in October i will make time to follow the Amazon.
But....i need your expertise:
Belem-Leticia (Bolivia)
or
Leticia-Belem

Is it worth to go for 6 days to Santa Elena (Venezula)?

Do you have suggestions?

Thank you for reading this topic.
Stefaan

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Bom dia,
On Friday I go to Salvador via plane.
I'm sure the cambios at the airport are a rip off! And then it's the weekend as I arrive late Friday night.
Where do you think over the weekend I can get a good rate for usd as well as during the week? The current rate to sell usd?
I will be staying in Rio Vermelho
Many thanks. Muito obrigado
Esteban

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Hey all!

Im travelling to Rio between Aug 4th to Aug 19th solo, and just wondering if anyone else is around and fancied some site seeing company!!

I'm 27 and from the UK, I've travelled solo a fair bit in the past, but lets face it, a Caipirinha (Brazilian drink!) is gonna be alot better with company :D

On the tail end of this, anyone have an advice for...-
-good/reliable hostels to stay at?
-places to visit? (besides the standard things on the first page of Google)
-anywhere else I could visit…

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Hi there
We are an Australian family heading to Rio and Brazil in July /August for the Olympics.
It has been organised for over a year now but am just revisiting some aspects.
We are experienced travellers but have not travelled to South America before. We speak no Portuguese.

Rio
We are staying in the Lagao area ( Fonte de Saudade)for 21 days and have tickets for events at the Deodoro zone .
Does anyone know transport options to get to that zone. We understand transport is not as far advanced as it…

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Ill be in Rio this week(My second time in Rio), is ilha grande worth a visit early June as far as weather wise (I love nature)?

Nice budget place to stay in ilha grande?

Thanks-

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Iguazu

Hi,
I'll be arriving at IGU at about 1410h. Was thinking of making a run for the Brazilian side of the Falls before it closes at 5pm. Any recommendation on how I can do that?

I'm thinking luggage store at the park but not sure what are my options if that is all taken up.
Also, how much and how fast to take a taxi from IGU to the Falls (Brazil side)?

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Hi all,
I'm looking at buying domestic flights for Brazil online and there is one 'fare condition' I'm unsure about and want to clarify before going ahead with the transaction.
Under the 'Fare Regulations', it states "Advanced Purchase: 28 days". Does anyone know what this means???
I emailed GOL but no word yet.
Any help much appreciated!

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Hi there, I have been traveling now for 11 mo in SA and am sorta tired. And, I am looking for a place on the Brazilian coast to spend the winter... I don't want just a beach town. I am looking for a town/city with services, safe (as far as can be expected), like the tropics a lot, but it doesn't have to be there, not too fond of highrises that crowd the beach.....AND pretty beaches.... have been to Rio, Paraty, Ubatuba, Araial do Cabo, Buzios, Saquarema. But, still looking. So, can anyone…

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We're about to leave on a nice long trip through Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador. Starting off from Brazil, we've already figured out that the best way (also due to visa issues) is the land crossing from Corumbá to Puerto Quijarro, which allows us to take the train ride to Santa Cruz, which seems quite fun. However, this also means that we'll be at the front door of the Pantanal, which is very enticing.

Anybody have recommendations for lodges (or camping, we are going fully equipped, and can camp; in…