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Brazil Frequently Asked Questions

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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Transport from SSA Airport to Sao Felix/Cachoiera

Does anyone know of a way to get from the airpot to Cachoeira without going into Salvador to the bus station? Trying to save time/money.

cheers!

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is it good to stay in Iguazu and Pantanal over longer time?

Hello ! About 10 days we will go to Brazil and we have booked the flight to Rio de Janeiro. After 1 month around the Ilha Grande, Angra dos Reis and Paraty we had thought to travel down to the Pantanal and then Iguazu . But since it takes quite a long time in the bus , we thinking of take a domestic flight from Rio to Iguazu and Pantanal and start there, and then take a domestic flight to Rio de janeiro again. Is it good to be in the area around Iguazu and Pantanal over longer time ? And does…

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One month to see as much of Brazil as possible. Salvador to BA Nov/Dec 2014

Hello fellow travellers !!
I would love some advice for my very fast approaching trip to South America.
I am getting quite overwhelmed trying to plan the trip from Salvador to BA. The more research I do the more places I find I just have to get to!!

I am travelling alone. Starting in Salvador, Brazil and finishing up in Cartagena, Colombia. At this stage the only time limit I have is the first leg of my trip.
I fly into Salvador on the 18th of November and need to be in Buenos Aires by the…

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International Airport Rio to Ilha Grande

Hi,

Is there an efficient and cheap way to get directly from the airport of Rio to Ilha Grande? We prefer to go directly and not first go into Rio with all the hussle, but that might be expensive. If anyone knows, let me know!

Thanks!

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Bahia and Manaus without breaking the bank

Dear fellow travellers,

As of the 1th of February I will head to Brazil, which will be the startingpoint for me and my girlfriend's 6 months trip through Brazil, Columbia and Central America.

We're starting in Salvador due to serveral reasons; firstly I cannot seem to find any affordable flights to Manaus without a stop in either Salvador or Rio - and if we're already in Salvador, why not look around for a week or so? Furthermore I fell in love with Bahian culture when I last visited Brazil…

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Travel from Rio de Janeiro to Caraiva

Hello!

I was just wondering if anyone had any tips on how to travel from Rio to Caraiva, we're desperate to visit both places but ideally would like to go directly from Rio there as we're on a tight time schedule but if not we want to make a stop over worth it, I'm on my gap year so budget is also important! If you have any suggestions please let me know.

Thanks,

Hannah!

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Quiet nature/ocean weekend getaway near Sao Paulo

Hello incredible travelers!

I'm in Brazil, Sao Paolo, for work and need to escape to a quiet spot near nature and the ocean the weekend of 7-9 November. I'd prefer a quiet, affordable (~$100-150/night, prefer local and enviro-friendly), safe (for a single female) place. I'm burnt out on the energy and crowds of the big city and really want a quiet, fresh-air getaway. I would love your recommendations, especially if you've found a magical moment, hour, or day of blissful solitude!

I've been…

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Exit ticket Brazil

Hello again ! Does anyone know if you need an exit ticket before traveling to Brazil ?
Regards Ronny:)

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Brazilian Professionals Visiting New York

Hello,

I have a group of Higher Education professionals visiting from Brazil to New York for an event in November. I was provided their job titles but I am unsure of how these translate into the U.S. system.

What position would a Higher Education Superintendent be equivalent to in the US? What position would a Higher Education Rector be equivalent to in the US? What position would a Higher Education Pro-rector be equivalent to in the US? What is the difference between a teacher and professor…