Your Brazil vacation
If traveling is your passion, Brazil is your destination. Brazil will take your breath away.
For the sporty, the adventurous, the curious. For children, teenagers and adults. For couples, families and friends. For all kinds of people, all the time.
With its dazzling beaches, forest trails and lively cities, Brazil will put all your emotions to the test. Pack your bags.
Best time to take a vacation to Brazil
Best Time to Go
With moderate weather conditions all year round, a Brazil vacation can be planned at all times of the year. The peak tourist season extends from December to March when both foreigners and Brazilians throng the scenic places. Along with the huge crowd comes a substantial rise in prices all around. At the same time, it happens to be the most festive period of Brazil.May to September is the off-season when thin crowds and low travel prices mean a more budget-friendly trip.If the high point of a Brazil tour is the Carnival, then the late winter is the time to visit. For exploring and trekking in the Amazon, June to August is the best time.
Insider tips for Brazil travel
Relax in Brasilia at the Martinica Café, serving regular fare and more exotic drinks such as the Coffee Choc.
Astor in São Paulo
Brazil’s national drink is the Cachaça, served with a twist at Astor in São Paulo.
For home-cooked style food that most tourists crave after a period of traveling, Mineiro or the miner’s dish of Minas Gerais is a must-eat in that area.
Praia do Futuro
Try out the famous fried fish and crabs, washed-down with cold beer in Praia do Futuro in Fortalisa.
Try Feijoada at Antiquarius Grill in Rio, the national dish of Brazil, slow-cookedmeat and black bean stew.
Brazil Vacation Packages
European-style retreat in Sao Paulo centerSet in an idyllic location yet providing quick access to the bustling Paulista Avenue, L'Hotel Porto Bay Sao Paulo creates an ideal starting point for sophisticated travelers exploring Sao Paulo. This European-style retreat in... More
Modern retreat near Copacabana BeachMiramar Hotel by Windsor offers deluxe and contemporary spaces situated in front of Copacabana Beach, ideal for travelers looking for a holiday retreat in the scenic coastal area of Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro. Vacationers at this... More
Saint Moritz Hotel opened on May 2011 presenting a new concept on the market. Based on agility and cost for guests who expect comfort and fair fees. Located on the heart of Brasilia, the hotel offers best services for travellers on business or vacations. On the top floor... More
Right inside the historical center, the Pousada retains its Colonial style in all areas, except in rooms where you can enjoy a modern and have the facilities to make your stay an unforgettable experience. In addition to live with the famous hospitality of Bahia and the... More
Rod BR 469, Km 32, Iguacu National Park Map
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The only hotel located within the Iguassu National Park, Belmond Hotel das Cataratas enjoy an unrivalled location just a short stroll from the sensational waterfalls. Guests enjoy exclusive access to this magnificent sight in the evening and at dawn, when the park is... More
Melia Paulista Hotel is located in the heart of Sao Paulo, at Avenida Paulista. Spacious and comfortable guest rooms. Business and conference facilities, 23 floors and 398 guest rooms. Decoration, services and facilities to serve both business and leisure travelers.... More
Find business and leisure services, Wi-Fi, at a Copacabana Beach hotelLocated right on Copacabana Beach, the Arena Copacabana Hotel offers great ocean views and easy access to local shopping, food and nightlife. From the hotel it is also just a few minutes to nearby... More
Modernity, elegance and entertainment, it is one of the most frequented hangout addresses of the city. Spacious apartments, atrium with panoramic elevators and a privileged view of the Planalto Central area. Those are the highlights of the hotel, which is part of Brazil... More
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Grande Hotel da Barra, one of the most traditional hotels of the city, is located at Porto da Barra beach - one of the main postcards - where the Portuguese Tome de Souza landed in the 16th century and founded the first capital of colonial Brazil - the city of Salvador... More
Foz Presidente Hotels I and II are located at downtown Foz do Iguacu, offering the ideal structure for you who want convenience and ease of transportation to the main tourist attractions of Foz do Iguacu.169 Standard and Luxury rooms. The hotel also has a restaurant,... More
*Savings based on Flight + Hotel vacation package bookings of 5 or more nights with individual calculable components on www.orbitz.com from January 1, 2014 through June 30, 2014, as compared to price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates, and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.
Wonderful Rio welcomes the world
How to get there: there are direct connections between the USA and Rio de Janeiro, from Atlanta, Boston, Houston, Miami, New York, and Washington.
When to go there: It is always the right time to visit Rio de Janeiro. The average temperature is 75.20°F (24°C). But the summer (December to March) is really the season when Rio reveals its entire splendor, despite the occasional downpours.
What to take: Essentially light clothes and swimsuits, slippers, tennis shoes, sunglasses, cap and sun block. A small backpack is also useful. Even during the night, few places in Rio require formal clothes. For men, sports pants and a shirt are enough; for women, informal clothes. A light coat is enough for the winter nights. The electric current is 110 or 120 V and many hotels and buildings have alternative sockets for 220 V.
Tips: Just like anywhere else in the world, avoid ostentation and the obvious “tourist” look. Tips are optional but usually come discriminated as 10% of the consumed total and are added to the final value of the bill.
São Paulo: the around-the-clock metropolis
How to get there: there are direct connections between the USA and São Paulo from Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco, and Washington.
When to go there: Most of the year, the weather is mild. From November to March, it is hot and the temperature can reach the upper 80's. In these months, it often rains strongly at the end of the afternoon, which may make traffic difficult. In the winter (June and July) it can be very cold, with temperatures dropping as low as 42ºF.
What to take: Professional engagements in São Paulo require more formal clothes. Sports and casual clothes are enough for tourism. The winter calls for something a little warmer. At night, it is interesting to have more elegant clothes. The electric current is 110V in the city, and 220V in many places of the coast.
Tips: Have room in your suitcase for the purchases in the city! Tips are optional but usually come discriminated as 10% of the consumed total and are added to the final value of the bill.
Fernando de Noronha: balance between tourism and preservation
How to get there: Two air companies have regular flights from Recife (1:20 flight) and Natal (55 minutes). Other options are sea cruises and private ships.
When to go there: There are two well-defined seasons: a dry one (from September to March) and a rainy one (from April to August), the latter with sporadic rains, in between intense sunshine. Between August and November the waters are calm and proper for diving. Between December and March, the sea is rough, good for surfing. The average temperature during the year is 81ºF.
What to take: The climate is tropical and the waters are warm, thus take light clothes, caps, sunglasses, sun block, reels, diving mask, sandals or tennis shoes for hiking and walking. The electric current is 220 V.
Tips: Drink a lot of water and always follow the Laws of the National Park to avoid problems with the fiscalization. Camping is forbidden.
Costa do Descobrimento (Discovery Coast): know Brazil since its beginning
How to get there: Porto Seguro is accessible by plane, ship and road BR-367. Distances: Salvador: 449 miles, Eunápolis: 40 miles, São Paulo: 977 miles. Rio de Janeiro: 705 miles, Vitória: 373 miles.
When to go there: The Sun shines all year round, but the probability of rain increases in the months of May, July and August. The average temperature is 76°F.
What to take: Swimsuits, trunks, bikinis, light-colored shirts, sandals and sunglasses already make the complete look of the tourist that visits the area. The electric current is 220 V.
Tips: Porto Seguro is a traditional Carnival (February) destination, when the city become quite crowded. For those looking for partying, it is the ideal. But if you are looking for peacefulness, it is better choosing the coast to the South of the town. Bring a good book!
Foz do Iguaçu: Emotion beyond the falls
How to get there: By plane, by the Foz do Iguaçu International Airport. There are flights to Foz do Iguaçu from any Brazilian city, most of them with stopovers. From São Paulo, for instance, the flight time is approximately 1:40 h. By road there are many options. From Curitiba, access is gained by the BR-277 (Curitiba-Assunción) highway. From São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro the main access highway to Paraná is the BR-116 one.
When to go there: In the summer the temperature ranges between 72ºF and 95ºF, and, in the winter, it ranges between 41ºF and 72ºF. The best time of the year to see the falls is the summer, from December to February, when the rains are fast and the volume water is bigger.
What to take: Cap, water, sun block. Warmer clothes for visits during the winter, when it is quite cold in the South region of Brazil. Don't forget to take a backpack. The electric current is 110 V.
Tips: Save room for many pictures in the memory card of your camera.
Circuito do Abraão
Hike on the Circuito do Abraão, offering great views and several watering holes to cool off.
Ipanema and Leblon
Some of the popular beaches are Ipanema and Leblon, most sought after for sunbathing and tanning activities.
Santuario Dom Bosca
The Santuario Dom Bosca in Brasilia has 500 pieces of illuminated Muranoglass, giving the illusion of a star-lit sky.
Arcos da Lapa
The Arcos da Lapa is an aqueduct used to deliver water to Rio from the Carioca River.
Carnival is a huge draw for tourists coming to Brazil in the months of February and March, with its never ending samba parades and huge masks.
The Cachoeira da Fumaça (“Smoke Falls”) is Brazil’s second highest waterfall with a fall of more than 1000 feet.
The Iguazu Falls, on Brazil’s border with both Argentina and Paraguay, will simply leave you speechless with its power and beauty.
Cristo Redentor, perhaps the most recognizable monument in the Western Hemisphere, can be seen from nearly every part of Rio de Janeiro.
The Atlantic Forest is still open to the public to offer a glimpse of the huge reserve of vegetation and endangered animal species.
City of Manaus
The city of Manaus in the Amazon is considered the gateway to the rainforest, home to about half the population of the Amazon.
Brazil is a huge country with mind-boggling diversity in all spheres, from the bustling cities of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo to the great beaches to its landscapes to the often incomprehensible splendor of the Amazon rainforests, it has it all. The country is big enough to house all of these very different features without losing its very specific type of charm—a country looking forward economically and culturally while keeping their unique ability to party.
The nightlife and bar scene in cities such as São Paulo seem endless, but is in no way constrictive. The city offers massive amounts of green space and lakes to hide from the sprawl of activity in South America’s largest city. A vacation to Brazil will no doubt involve one of its famous cities, but for the adventurous traveler, climb the 100-foot observation tower overlooking Cascata do Caracol or embark on a journey through the Amazon Rainforest, home to an ever-increasing number of plants, animals, and mysteries still undiscovered.