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Essential information

At a glance

Plug combo cn
Electricity
127V/220V/60hz
Jan-Dec
Best time to go
Year round
28°C / 82°F
Current Weather
Partly Cloudy
More on weather

Money and costs

Currency
Real (R$)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated December 17, 2018 11:35AM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
R$200
  • Dorm bed: R$40–80
  • Sandwich and drink in a juice bar: R$18–25
  • Long-distance buses: around R$15–18 per hour of travel
Midrange
R$200–400
  • Standard double room in a hotel: R$160–300
  • Dinner for two in a midrange restaurant: R$80–160
  • Jungle trip: R$150–350 per day
  • Admission to night clubs and live music venues: R$20–50
  • One-way flight from Rio to Salvador/Iguaçu/Manaus: from R$470/500/550
Top end (more than)
R$400
  • Boutique hotel: from R$500
  • Upscale jungle lodges outside Manaus: R$600–1200 per night
  • Dinner for two at top restaurants: R$200–500

Visas

Brazil has a reciprocal visa system, so if your home country requires Brazilian nationals to secure a visa, then you’ll need one to enter Brazil. US, Canadian and Australian citizens need visas, but UK, New Zealand, French and German citizens do...

Get the latest visa advice for Brazil from our community.

When to go and weather

°C°F
mmin
BRA
The Pantanal
Go May–Sep
Mar – May
32238973
0.67
0.03
Jun – Aug
32199066
0.03
0.0
Sep – Nov
34249374
0.4
0.02
Dec – Feb
32248975
0.43
0.02
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season
Salvador
Go Year round
Mar – May
30258575
0.4
0.02
Jun – Aug
27228172
0.33
0.01
Sep – Nov
28248374
0.2
0.01
Dec – Feb
30258676
0.07
0.0
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season
Manaus
Go Jun–Nov
Mar – May
30238674
Jun – Aug
32238973
Sep – Nov
33249174
Dec – Feb
31238774
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season
Rio de Janeiro
Go Year round
Mar – May
30218570
Jun – Aug
27168061
Sep – Nov
29208467
Dec – Feb
33239073
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season

Getting to Brazil

Most travelers start their Brazilian odyssey by flying into Rio, but the country has several other gateway airports, as well as land borders with every country in South America except Chile and Ecuador. Flights and tours can be booked online at www.lonelyplanet.com/bookings.

Flights to Brazil

The best price found from United States to Brazil is on February 25th, 2019, travelling with jetBlue. See more options, compare prices and book: search flights.

DCA
Washington Ronald Reagan
from $296.00
REC
Recife

Getting around Brazil

Plane Useful for crossing Brazil's immense distances; can save days of travel; prices are generally high, but airfare promotions are frequent.

Bus Extensive services from comun (conventional) to leito (overnight sleepers) throughout the country, except for the Amazon. For timetables and bus operators, check out Busca Ônibus (www.buscaonibus.com.br).

Boat Slow, uncomfortable, but brag-worthy transport between towns in the Amazon, with trips measured in days rather than hours. You'll need a hammock, snacks, drinking water and a high tolerance for boredom.

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