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I will be staying for 6 weeks in the Buenos aires, Argentina region and would liekt o take a short trip to Brazil. I am not certain wan to include sao Paulo or Rio. Has anyone traveled in Southern Brazil, Parana, Santa Cataina, Rio grande do Sol, what are your thoughts about traveling in that region?
In advance, thank you.
I know this is very vague, as I'm still toying with the idea and no real plans. I'd like to be over there next summer for the 2014 world cup. So perhaps from London, I'd get a RTW ticket? I'd spend a short time in Argentina ( 2week), Chile ( 2 week), 3 weeks in Brazil, a week in Mexico and a weekend in New York.
I am used to backpacking, and would be aiming to budget as much as possible, with food, drink and accommodation. Any help/ advice at all would be much appreciated. Thanks :)
I am going down for a business trip and would like some advice since I only have two days. I am planning on taking a night bus between the small town where I am staying and arriving in Rio around 6AM. Then, spending Saturday and Sunday in Rio before taking the bus back on Monday night.
With only two days, what should I see? I would like to see the statue of christ on the hill, find a good party spot with hot women, but other than that I am open to ideas. I'd appreciate any input. I'll probably be walking mostly... or taking the bus in Rio? Is there a must-visit beach near Rio. It's the cometa bus company.
Myself and my soon to be husband are planning a honeymoon to Brazil in August 2012. Unfortuantely we only have 15 days. We have decided to fly into Rio and spend 4-5 nights there. I think for the period of time that we have and the fact that it is our honeymoon and we would like to relax means that we will probably limit our travels to Rio state. I just really wanted to find out where would be the best places to go outwith Rio to do some sight seeing and relaxing beach time. The places I have looked into are Ilha Grande, Paraty and Buzios. Also just wanted to get some opinions if August is a good time to go to Rio e.g. is the weather ok etc If anyone has any ideas or tips that would be great. Thanks
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A friend and I want to do an approx 3 day backpacking trip, camping out either 1 or two nights in Chapada dos Veadeiros. Does anyone know if this is even possible / have any trail maps or links they could send my way?
Does anyone know how to best get tickets for the Bahia versus Vitoria da Conquista match on April 14th? Is there a trusted website to buy tickets or a ticket office at the stadium maybe? If neither are available, how much would tickets cost buying from scalpers outside the stadium?
I have to plan a trip for a group of business people who will be travelling to Brazil.
They will be travelling to Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Ilheus and Sao Paulo.
The group work in the food industry and would like to eat in good restaurants while on the trip.
Would anyone be able to give me a basic idea of some of the prices of eating out in Brazil.
A very basic range is enough for me to work from
Apologies if this is a very difficult question to answer and thank you for any replies.
We've spent about a month and a half travelling, from Coca in Ecuador via Iquitos in Peru, the entire lenght of the Amazon river (stopping in Leticia/Tabatinga, Manaus, Santarem/Alter do Chao and Macapa).
You can read all about the costs, hotels we stayed and any activities we did on our blog.
Feel free to ask any questions, as we did this 2 months ago.
Wout and Lucy
Hi, i wish to let you know that if you plan to come to Arraial do Cabo, you can stay here at Praia Grande Hostel located
on Travessa Jose Francisco Borga 7, in Praia Grande, tel. 22 2622 3163. The hostel is very nice, brand new and the management very friendly. They even offer you a towel and a small soap. The area is big and the neighborhood safe. There is a large swimming pool and the kitchen is big. I am right now here and feel at home away from home. I am at the end of my trip exclusively visiting beaches in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro states. Arraial do Cabo is the best beach found with clear and nice color of the water. It is special for diving and snorkeling. Arraial has the best boat tour to offer to tourists. Also the hostel is very affordable. Only R28.00 per night per any day of the week. From Arraial you can visit Cabo Frio and Buzios by local bus. But the best beaches ... more »
I'm planning to arrive to Foz de Iguacu (Brazil) at about 9 AM on an overnight bus.
I don't want spend the night in Brazil, but would prefer to head to Argentina. How can I see the Brazilian falls and then get to Argentina (to spend the night and visit the Argentine falls the next day) all in one day?
Any itinerary help is most welcome -- I'm on a budget, so limited taxi use is preferred. Thanks!
I'm planning a period of stay in the south of Brazil and I wanted to visit the industri shoes in the area of Porto Alegre was wondering if anyone knows a way to have the addresses with the data of the industries of shoes in the area or who can I turn to thank you very much
Hi - help needed about nice hiking for a family of four in August in Rio state. We are experienced hikers (for 8 and 11 year old children) capable of up to 10 miles per day. We have read about Serra dos orgaos, Itatiaia, ilha grande and paraty area. Are we missing anything else? We will hire a car but wont be taking any internal flights.
If I have identified the main hiking areas in Rio state, where would you opt to spend most time?
So a friend and I are halfway thru our six month journey thru all 13 countries in South America. There's a Soyuz rocket launching from Kourou, French Guiana on May 29th, and we're heading to Brazil after that.
We will be heading up the Amazon probably from Macapa, but unfortunately will only have 7 days to spend boating up to Iquitos. So I have two questions:
1. What is the cheapest way to get from French Guiana to Macapa, Brazil, and can we grab a flight from there to Manaus? What would the flight cost if we booked in advance?
2. About how long will it take (and cost) to get from Manaus to Iquitos by riverboat? We have our own hammocks.
I'm going to Morro de São Paulo in May and would like to take the air taxi from Morro de São Paulo back to Salvador (will be taking the boat there). I've been quoted a price of R$299 per person for a single flight. However, I've read that there are airport taxes and luggage charges that need to be paid in addition to price of the flight. I've contacted the agency that quoted me for the flight, but I keep getting copy and paste generic replies. Does anyone have more information on how much these charges are?
Me and my partner are planning to spend a month in Brazil from late Jan/Feb next year. I know its a long way away, but i like a good plan!
We are 24 & 27, adventurous, social, but looking to incorporate carnival & a trip to the amazon..
We are hoping to avoid a group tour, and plan it independently, but I wanted to know if independent travel is recommended nand easy for us to facilited as inexperienced travellers?
I would also love some ideas on how/where to start our trip, hostel ideas, things that are a must to see, places that we definitely have to visit etc
Any ideas and help would be great!
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