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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. Hopefully we can have a similar thread for Brazil.
1) Use the "Search" function to find out if someone has already asked your question. Many questions have already been asked before, and regular contributors to the forum get tired of answering the same thing over and over again.
2) Read a few pages of posts. The most frequent... more »
I'll be on a business trip near Sao Paulo in February, and hey! I don't get to go to Brazil every day (well, never did). The questions is how this trip could be extended to a little vacation with some sight seeing and some relaxing.
So far I only want to go to Intervales Park, some 200km west of Sao Paulo. What else might be worth visiting? I like nature, great landscapes and historical sites. Rio might be nice, but I wonder if it's too far, also because I'll be driving in exactly the opposite direction.
What place might be worth going to for a couple of days for relaxing, swimming and snorkeling? No party destinations or mass tourism places. A bit laid back and even simple is fine. And it should not be too far from either Intervales or Sao Paulo.
I need a little help please! Going to brazil for the world cup and trying to figure the best traveling options. arrive in rio on the 13- then to Natal by the 16 - then to Manaus by the 22- then Recife by the 26. Any help would be appreciated thanks.
Hi, i am a 29 years old male looking for travel buddies to south america during the world cup time, i am thinking to catch couple games. i will be in rio on june 10th and back to canada on july 2nd, so if you are interested, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com, and we can discuss some more details. I am also hoping to visit peru and paraguay.
I am leaving in one week and wanted some advice about the itinerary i have planned.
I am a solo traveler with a backpacker budget. Cheap is more important than comfortable for this journey. For cheap i mean sleeping with 40-50 R (obiouvsly i don't expect spending that amount of money in Ilha Grande for Christmas or NYE but i have some friends' places i can stay and will do some couchsourfing in cities).
I am traveling for a total of 10 weeks and want to split them 5 in Brazil and 5 in Argentina passing through Uruguay.
I am attracted by coming to know Brazilian culture the most and do not want to believe Bahia is the only place where you can get in contact with it. I have been struggling a while with the idea of using the whole 10 weeks in Brazil in order to have the chance to visit the NE but at the end i deciced once i am in south america i want to see a litte bit of Arge... more »
I'm going to the world cup and have tickets for games in Salvador and Rio.
I'm wondering what the best/cheapest way is to get from Salvador to Rio? I'm traveling with 3 other friends, 4 people total.
I have about 4 days to get from Salvador to Rio, so I don't need to rush or take a flight.
Any suggestions? I'm thinking about buying a used car and selling it once I'm in Rio?
Hi guys i want to stay in Buzios for new year, i'll be from 29/12 until 03/01...i found a house for until 4 people that cost 1200 reais...it'll be 300 reais per person....i need other 3 people to rent it together... so please if someone is interested contact me..
Does anybody know how much is the ATM transaction fee in Brazil? I'll be visiting only a few places in the Iguacu area and I know they accept payment by USD as well. I would just like to know if I'd be better off just pay in USD (although everybody seems to say the rate is very poor) or should I withdraw enough local money at an ATM and bear the ATM transaction fee. Thanks.
I am Tim 23 from France, I will travel to Rio de Janeiro for the end of the year with a friend from holland. Of course All the accomodations are really expensive (but really really!) so we are looking for accomodation "far" from the center. I found a small hostel thanks to a guy from CouchSurfing, the prices are good but I am aking myself if this part of the city is dangerous or not. here is the adress of the hostel:
Rua Paraúna , 38 Ricardo de Albuquerque, Rio de Janeiro.
The guy said it's 30 min but tren to the city center.
So please all the people who know well the Rio can you help me and told me if the place is safe or not! I don't mind of this place is not tourist, if there is nothing to see :) just want a place safe.
Thanks a lot for your help
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I will be arriving at Guarulhos airport in Sao Paulo about 5pm in the afternoon and am considering options for getting to Uvaia Hostel in Vila Mariana. I understand that there are coupon taxis that I can take at a fixed rate. (As it will be my first time in Sao Paulo after a long flight and I don't speak Portuguese, I would be wary of dealing with a metered taxi from the street.) But as I am travelling solo, I figure a taxi, though the fastest and most convenient option, would be too expensive, so I was planning on taking an airport shuttle.
However, I just found out that two friends of mine will be on the same flight into Sao Paulo, and their hotel, the Mercure in the Jardim Paulista area, seems not that distant from my hostel, if I am reading the map right. I am wondering if it will be possible for us to share a coupon taxi that will take us to both our hotels. Would a fare for... more »
I'm visiting Brazil for the 1st time in February with my girlfriend and am hoping to get some advice from people who have visited the Pantanal during the wet season. I was really hoping to visit the area in the hope of seeing jaguars, however, having done some research its clear the best time to do this is the dry season.
I have contacted a number of the tour operators in the North and South and received very mixed stories - some don't do the jaguar tours, others claim you can still see jaguars. I was wondering if anyone has been and can back up these claims. I'd still be interested in going to the Pantanal, however, the quotes I've received seem really expensive (approx $800+ for 2-3 nights). From my research it seems that the South is cheaper but the North is better for seeing wildlife - but then if you don't see much wildlife in the wet season I'm wondering whether its... more »
Hello everyone, I'm traveling to Manaus and Rio with a buddy to watch the world cup. Our rough itinerary is listed below. Does anyone have suggestions on how to obtain the best package price for the flights, hotel, and tour? Is it through travel agents, kayak, priceline, or some secret local agents? We are estimating the total to be around $3,000.
- Flight from Miami to Manaus
- 2-3 day group tour of Amazon
- Flight from Manaus to Rio de Janeiro
- 3-night hotel in Rio
- Flight from Rio de Janeiro to Miami
Anybody knows if there is a company that organize week long sailing holidays around Rio de Janeiro such as Ilha Grande.
Hello fellow travellers.
We are having a real hard time getting a price for the two boat trips from Leticia to Manaus and Manaus to Belem. We have visited the official site of the cruise company (http://www.siteturbo.com.br) but after reading some fairly newish posts, we are getting conflicting information.
We have already booked our flight from Bogota to Leticia on the 3rd of January and hope to get the cruise on the 4th. Please, if anyone has recently taken these boats or about to, any more information on prices or how to get the cheaper tickets will be gratefully received.
Some travel advise needed;
I am intending on flying from Rio to Iguazu Fall ( brazil side) and the crossing over to Argentina; spending a day then and then flight back to Rio.
Do you know if this is possible and how much the flight ticket might cost ( just roughtly estimate)
Also do you think 2 days for this will be enough?
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