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I am a photographer and I am very interested in spend sometime with this tribes and take a river trip along the xingu river. I would like to know where to fly to in Brazil in order to organize this trips. Belem or any other place?? Guides?? Agencies??
Thanks in advance for your answers
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My female friend and I are planning to travel to Rio for 6 days and Buzios for 2 days this month and are very excited to explore this exciting and beautiful area of the world. However, after reading numerous articles on the rape of a young U.S. student and brutal beating of her French boyfriend over the course of 6 hours on a moving bus/van that took place recently, we want to take heightened security precautions. Of course we plan to exercise good judgement as we would in any major city (e.g., not drinking heavily nor wearing or carrying expensive items), but now we feel that we should avoid buses, seeing as this incident took place in a minibus that the victims bored in Copacabana to go out at night in Lapa. The police seem to have done a very good job of responding to the crime and apprehending the criminals promptly, but I suppose I am just wondering if this incident is on anyone ... more »
I have bought a guidebook, but Brasil is tooo big and I need some tips..
We are 2 people who could travel in August (not this year) for some 25 days with an average budget.
Our main interest are nature and wildlife, but we are also interested in nice colonial towns and nice landscape.
We are not interested in beachlife (not more than few days, in any case) and big cities. Not interested at all in nightlife.
Pantanal could be good for us (but: how many days?). Apart from that, I have read that not-so-far from Pantanal itself (in the same Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul) there are some others national parks with nice landscape, so the whole area look promising.
Amazon? It is ok, but we have already visited Peruvian Amazon and in any case the wildlife does not looks so different from the Pantanal's, does it?
Iguazu' Falls? Ok, I know them.
Could you suggest ... more »
I wonder if anyone could help me or give me some advice on the following:
I am traveling to Brazil (Brasilia and Rio de Janeiro) in June on business for a couple of weeks and as I will not have access to internet, I will be using a local internet dongle to stay in touch with my work colleagues in London and work colleagues in other parts of Brazil - I have a MacBook Pro and we are planning on catching up using either FaceTime or Skype. However, I am curious as to whether dongles in Brazil will be as reliable as dongles in the UK and if I will actually be able to speak to everyone back in London or if FaceTime and Skype will actually not work and we should look for alternative ways to catch up.
Has anyone ever used an internet dongle in Brazil and had any issues with FaceTime or Skype?
Many thanks for any help you can give me on this.
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I'm putting the final touches on my trip. I'm planning on taking a bus from Rio to Tiradentes/Sao Joao and later from there to Ouro Preto and finally to Belo Horizonte.
I know there are lots of buses that make that last leg.
However, I'm having difficulty finding buses from Rio to Tiradentes. I looked up various companies and can't seem to find one that makes the trip. (I'm told a company has buses between Tiradentes and Ouro Preto, Colectivos Cristo Rei, but they don't appear to have a website but if worst case scenario, I can just go from Tira to BH back to OP).
But I would be curious if anyone knew of a bus service between Rio and Tiradentes. Tira appears about halfway between Rio and BH and I thus wanted to avoid flying, if possible. Thanks.
Get confused about the climate information of north Pantanal. On the LP Brazil book it says going at october-march should expect markedly rain, but on the LP website, it says november to march is dry season. Is early october a good season, can I see animals that time? Does it rain a lot? Well I know weather is not predictable, but in case it rains on the early october, does it affect travelling a lot?
And I learnt that october is in a dry season for amazonia (rain season is from december to july), should I give up Pantanal to manaus instead?
We are planning a 5 day visit to the Northern Pantanal this summer, and wondered if anyone had recently used Natureco as their tour operator. All feedback welcome!
Have any Australians tried to obtain tourist visa to visit Brazil in London?. I will be away for a while and any visa I get in Australia will have expired by the time I get to Brazil.
I specifically would like to know how long it takes to issue a tourist visa to an Australian at the London Embassy /Consulate - assuming all paperwork is OK. In Australia at the Brazilian Embassy in Canberra it is currently taking about a month and I am hoping that it will be faster than that in London.
Any first hand experience from other Aussies would really help me plan my travels.
I've been looking at hostels for a night (or two) in Paraty -- and it doesn't seem like any of them are really that decent. Can anyone recommend me a clean, basic pousada/hostel for Paraty? Perhaps something a bit off the radar. Thanks! Hoping not to spend more than BRZ 60/night.
Is Alta Floresta the best place for wildlife in Brazilian Amazon?
I don't have a lot of time, will visit Brazil for only 11 days, and this is the only country that we will visit in South America this time.
I know Peru and Bolivia is better than Brazil for wildlife, but how about Alta Floresta? What can I see there? I am more interested in mammals and reptiles, not that keen on birds. Is it still a good place to go?
I'd like to go to rainforest and also like to see the animals, which place is the best combining rainforest and animals?
I need visa to enter Argentina, but normally is it required/ checked if I just go there from Brazilian side for a one-day trip following a public bus?
Me and my friend have a 1 year working Visa for Brazil. Just wondering if anyone knows how hard it is to find bar/club type work there and the rate of pay for that type of work?
I have been trying to call/email Biergarten on Ilha Grande for ages to see if they accept credit cards, but no response. Does anyone know? I'm just worried about bringing enough money.
Also, do most bars and restaurants accept credit on the island?
Thanks very much!
will be visiting Brazil for 12 days, been struggling with the itinerary...can't choose between Amaon and Pantanal :(
D0 Arrive at Manaus at very late night.
D1 - D3 Amazon for 3 days 2 night tour (jungle, hiking,etc.), take flight from Manaus to Cuiaba (transfering at probably Brasilia) at night.
D4 Chapada dos Guimaraes one day tour (any one could recommend a day trip company plz?)
D5 - D9 Jaguar tour (wondering what's the likelihood of seeing Jaguar fllowing the said Jaguar tour at early October, possibly to see other animals at jaguar areas? don't want to stay in the boat for the whole day but end up seeing nothing even the birds, mammals whatever...), fly to iguazu falls at night.
D10 Iguazu falls + bird park (is 1 day enough for the Brazil side?won't go to Argentina side), fly to Rio de Janeiro at nigt.
D11-D12 Rio de Janeiro, back to my home country at D12 nig... more »
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