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OVERVIEW

Brazil is massive! The largest country in South America by a long way, the largest in all of Latin America and the 5th biggest country on the planet! Brasilia is the capital of Brazil however Sao Paolo and Rio de Janeiro are probably the better-known cities in Brazil. As well as being geographically vast, it is culturally vast, ethnically vast and biologically vast representing its enormous size. This wide range of geographically diverse regions also makes it one of the most biodiverse places in the world with the Amazon jungle covering a large part of the country. Brazil has borders with many countries, including Argentina, Paraguay, Peru, Bolivia, amongst others, in fact, it shares a border with every country in South America except Ecuador and Chile! The terrain varies from beaches, to jungle, to pampa, to mountains to scrubland and the different topical regions have their own specific climates. Brazil has 6 different climatic areas, consisting of desert, tropical, equatorial, subtropical, semi-arid and oceanic. Portuguese, is the official language of Brazil which was conquered by the Portuguese in 1500. There were many native tribes living in Brazil at the time, estimated around the 2000 mark and the country gained independence in 1822. There has been a lot of migration over the years, making it as culturally and ethnically diverse as its incredible flora and fauna. Today, Brazil is more famous for its carnivals, music and dance, beaches and of course, football!

Where to go in Brazil

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Rio de Janeiro 30°C 30°C 29°C 27°C 26°C 25°C 25°C 25°C 25°C 26°C 28°C 28°C
Salvador 30°C 30°C 30°C 29°C 27°C 27°C 26°C 27°C 28°C 29°C 29°C 29°C
Fortaleza 31°C 30°C 30°C 30°C 31°C 32°C 33°C 36°C 37°C 36°C 35°C 32°C
Manaus 30°C 29°C 29°C 29°C 30°C 30°C 30°C 30°C 30°C 31°C 31°C 30°C
Campo Grande 29°C 29°C 29°C 28°C 26°C 25°C 26°C 30°C 32°C 31°C 30°C 30°C
Corumba 33°C 32°C 32°C 31°C 28°C 27°C 28°C 32°C 35°C 35°C 34°C 34°C
Sao Paolo 22°C 23°C 22°C 20°C 18°C 17°C 16°C 17°C 19°C 20°C 20°C 22°C
Foz de Iguazu 33°C 33°C 31°C 27°C 24°C 22°C 23°C 26°C 27°C 28°C 30°C 32°C

 

Travel Facts in Brazil

  • Population–wise, Brazil is one of the most densely populated countries on the planet, being number six on the list of the highest populated countries. 
  • Brazil is the 5th largest country in the world and the biggest in Latin America.
  • The island of Queimada Grande is officially the deadliest place on the planet, being home to many species of venomous snakes. 
  • Brasilia has only been the capital of Brazil since 1960. Previously, Rio de Janeiro was the capital. 
  • Brazil has been the world cup winners in football, a record 5 times! 
  • Brazil is the most biodiverse country on the planet! 
  • Brazil was the last country to abolish slavery in 1888. 
  • The largest Japanese community outside of Japan lives in Brazil! 
  • Brazils highest mountain "Pico de Neblina" or misty mountain, stands at a mere 2994 metres high, tiny compared to its neighbouring Andean counterparts! 
  • Brazil is home to 70% of all recorded animal and plant species. 
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FAQs

Part of our protocols involve procedures such as:

-Hydroalcoholic gel in all the vehicles

-Use of masks by our drivers, guides and recommendation for our clients;

-Full-time cleaning of the vehicles (doors and all the most-touched surfaces) and the hands of our staff

-Recommendation of bigger vehicles for groups to keep one seat free besides each guest

-Individual headphones for groups to keep the necessary distance.

We do not include travel or health insurance and we strongly recommend a comprehensive travel insurance for any unexpected circumstances. This is not obligatory, however. An full travel insurance policy that covers cancellations and delays as well as medical insurance.

We suggest that you speak with your doctor to ensure that you are up-to-date with the recommended vaccinations when traveling to the destination. In any case, a negative Coronavirus Molecular Test (PCR) is needed to enter the country.

We suggest that you speak with your doctor to ensure what medications you will need to bring to the destination. Pharmacies and drugstores are common in all cities, however, it is not certain that you will be able to find a specific drug that you can find in your country of origin.

As in any city in the world, there can be pickpockets in crowded places. We suggest being vigilant at all times, but if you are in a group you will always be safer.

We do not include the cost of any domestic or international flight in any of our programs. These services must be booked independently by each guest.

Yes, hotels will charge the cost of a double room as standard, so a single supplement will be charged if you are traveling alone.

VA Expeditions is supported by Valencia Travel, a company with more than 12 years of foundation with a solid financial position. We have insurance from the insurance company La Positiva, that supports us and protects our guests from any eventuality at the destination, covering our guests for more than 5 million US dollars.

Each trip is customizable, but there may be additional restrictions and expenses in each case. We suggest contacting your sales representative for more information.

Yes, in addition to multi-day programs, we offer half-day experiences and excursions without overnight, which you can purchase as additional services. In case you wish to purchase one of these services, you can ask your guide, the transfer representative or your sales representative to provide you with the support you need.

Yes, you can add additional or optional services to your regular tour. We appreciate contacting your sales representative for any changes you wish to make.

Yes, you can travel with children and we have many activities to do as a family, however, depending on your itinerary, some experiences can be a bit demanding for young children. As a recommendation, we suggest that you ask your sales consultant if the tour you wish to book is suitable for children.

We work with a maximum group size of 12 passengers for sustainability reasons and a more personaized experience.

We suggest making your reservations at least one month before your trip in order to reserve the best hotels, transportation and services for your travel dates, however, in last minute cases, we can reserve up to 15 days in advance.

We suggest consulting with your embassy to review any documents, tests or special visa you need for your trip.

The official currency in Brasil is the Brazilean Real (BRL). In large cities there is a good chance that you will find ATMs or ATMs, however, we suggest that you do not rely entirely on this solution, as it may not be enabled to work with your bank.

Yes, we cater for all special dietary requirements. Please let us know at the time of booking if you have any allergies or special dietary needs.

As a sustainable travel company, we are in constant search of how we can improve the sustainability of our operations, intensifying our support for social projects, reinforcing our commitment to the development of our country, and adding community-based responsible experiences as we are also committed to support their recovery. In partnership with local NGOs, we launched our Sustainability and Reforestation seal, where for each apartment booked with us in the Amazon, a tree seedling will be planted in the forest. Our idea is to develop an increasingly conscientious tourism and help preserve this spectacular biome.

Tips are not included in the cost of the tour. You should plan to tip 10% in restaurants and for your guided services, however, tipping is never required.

Cultural norms vary within each Latin American country, even within each city within the country, however, we recommend the following measures to have a pleasant visit in each destination: Latin American culture in general tends to be closer and more informal than in others cultures, so there is usually always a friendly approach in all conversations, and going directly to the point could be considered offensive to some people. Personal space can be much shorter as well, but without being interpreted as sexual in nature. 

The schedules are also usually more relaxed and informal, however, this is not the case of VA EXPEDITIONS, since we will always respect the hours indicated in your itinerary. This may be different for other appointments that you can book on your own at other locations.

Each trip is customizable, but there may be additional restrictions and expenses in each case. We suggest contacting your sales representative for more information.

This depends on each itinerary, and will be indicated in the detail of the day. However, our itineraries always usually include free times to offer more flexibility to our guests. 

For any emergency, we appreciate contacting the following number:  + 55 21 99735-7446

It is through travel that we want to give each individual the opportunity to reconnect and positively transform themselves, positively develop traditional Brazilian communities and promote Brazil as a responsible tourism destination.

All our guests have 24/7 support for any type of emergency or eventuality. For emergencies you can contact the following number:  + 55 21 99735-7446. For general inquiries, you can write to us at the following email: info@valenciatravelcusco.com 

This depends on each itinerary, but generally is a ratio of one guide for every nine guests.

This depends on the type of the type of Travel insurance that the passenger has. We recommend that you have a comprehensive travel insurance policy for better care and hospital facilities.

The tours are carried out by an expert team that has determined the optimal times of visits to make the most of our guests' time, without rushing. All our programs are customizable, so if at any time at the destination you want to adjust the pace of the trip, you can ask your guide to reach a consensus with the whole group in case you need to make adjustments to the pace of the trip.

Yes, you can safely store any luggage at your hotel.

For city tours, there are public bathrooms available, in remote destinations bathroom facilities are more sparse.

In the mountains and remote places there is no Internet connection. Hotels and public places usually have WIFI available.

In cities and tourist centers you will have good telephone reception. In remote areas, there may be no cell phone reception.

It depends on each itinerary. We suggest contacting your account representative to give you specific information regarding your  program.

We suggest that you bring a refillable water bottle or purchase bottled water if necessary. Depending on your destination, at various points on your trip there will be places where you can fill your water bottle.

Thank you very much for your interest! You can follow us on our networks:

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vaexpeditions/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vaexpeditions/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/vaexpeditions

Twitter: https://twitter.com/vaexpeditions

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/vaexpeditions/

Part of our protocols involve procedures such as:

-Hydroalcoholic gel in all the vehicles

-Use of masks by our drivers, guides and recommendation for our clients;

-Full-time cleaning of the vehicles (doors and all the most-touched surfaces) and the hands of our staff

-Recommendation of bigger vehicles for groups to keep one seat free besides each guest

-Individual headphones for groups to keep the necessary distance.

We do not include travel or health insurance and we strongly recommend a comprehensive travel insurance for any unexpected circumstances. This is not obligatory, however. An full travel insurance policy that covers cancellations and delays as well as medical insurance.

We suggest that you speak with your doctor to ensure that you are up-to-date with the recommended vaccinations when traveling to the destination. In any case, a negative Coronavirus Molecular Test (PCR) is needed to enter the country.

We suggest that you speak with your doctor to ensure what medications you will need to bring to the destination. Pharmacies and drugstores are common in all cities, however, it is not certain that you will be able to find a specific drug that you can find in your country of origin.

As in any city in the world, there can be pickpockets in crowded places. We suggest being vigilant at all times, but if you are in a group you will always be safer.

We do not include the cost of any domestic or international flight in any of our programs. These services must be booked independently by each guest.

Yes, hotels will charge the cost of a double room as standard, so a single supplement will be charged if you are traveling alone.

VA Expeditions is supported by Valencia Travel, a company with more than 12 years of foundation with a solid financial position. We have insurance from the insurance company La Positiva, that supports us and protects our guests from any eventuality at the destination, covering our guests for more than 5 million US dollars.

Each trip is customizable, but there may be additional restrictions and expenses in each case. We suggest contacting your sales representative for more information.

Yes, in addition to multi-day programs, we offer half-day experiences and excursions without overnight, which you can purchase as additional services. In case you wish to purchase one of these services, you can ask your guide, the transfer representative or your sales representative to provide you with the support you need.

Yes, you can add additional or optional services to your regular tour. We appreciate contacting your sales representative for any changes you wish to make.

Yes, you can travel with children and we have many activities to do as a family, however, depending on your itinerary, some experiences can be a bit demanding for young children. As a recommendation, we suggest that you ask your sales consultant if the tour you wish to book is suitable for children.

We work with a maximum group size of 12 passengers for sustainability reasons and a more personaized experience.

We suggest making your reservations at least one month before your trip in order to reserve the best hotels, transportation and services for your travel dates, however, in last minute cases, we can reserve up to 15 days in advance.

We suggest consulting with your embassy to review any documents, tests or special visa you need for your trip.

The official currency in Brasil is the Brazilean Real (BRL). In large cities there is a good chance that you will find ATMs or ATMs, however, we suggest that you do not rely entirely on this solution, as it may not be enabled to work with your bank.

Yes, we cater for all special dietary requirements. Please let us know at the time of booking if you have any allergies or special dietary needs.

As a sustainable travel company, we are in constant search of how we can improve the sustainability of our operations, intensifying our support for social projects, reinforcing our commitment to the development of our country, and adding community-based responsible experiences as we are also committed to support their recovery. In partnership with local NGOs, we launched our Sustainability and Reforestation seal, where for each apartment booked with us in the Amazon, a tree seedling will be planted in the forest. Our idea is to develop an increasingly conscientious tourism and help preserve this spectacular biome.

Tips are not included in the cost of the tour. You should plan to tip 10% in restaurants and for your guided services, however, tipping is never required.

Cultural norms vary within each Latin American country, even within each city within the country, however, we recommend the following measures to have a pleasant visit in each destination: Latin American culture in general tends to be closer and more informal than in others cultures, so there is usually always a friendly approach in all conversations, and going directly to the point could be considered offensive to some people. Personal space can be much shorter as well, but without being interpreted as sexual in nature. 

The schedules are also usually more relaxed and informal, however, this is not the case of VA EXPEDITIONS, since we will always respect the hours indicated in your itinerary. This may be different for other appointments that you can book on your own at other locations.

Each trip is customizable, but there may be additional restrictions and expenses in each case. We suggest contacting your sales representative for more information.

This depends on each itinerary, and will be indicated in the detail of the day. However, our itineraries always usually include free times to offer more flexibility to our guests. 

For any emergency, we appreciate contacting the following number:  + 55 21 99735-7446

It is through travel that we want to give each individual the opportunity to reconnect and positively transform themselves, positively develop traditional Brazilian communities and promote Brazil as a responsible tourism destination.

All our guests have 24/7 support for any type of emergency or eventuality. For emergencies you can contact the following number:  + 55 21 99735-7446. For general inquiries, you can write to us at the following email: info@valenciatravelcusco.com 

This depends on each itinerary, but generally is a ratio of one guide for every nine guests.

This depends on the type of the type of Travel insurance that the passenger has. We recommend that you have a comprehensive travel insurance policy for better care and hospital facilities.

The tours are carried out by an expert team that has determined the optimal times of visits to make the most of our guests' time, without rushing. All our programs are customizable, so if at any time at the destination you want to adjust the pace of the trip, you can ask your guide to reach a consensus with the whole group in case you need to make adjustments to the pace of the trip.

Yes, you can safely store any luggage at your hotel.

For city tours, there are public bathrooms available, in remote destinations bathroom facilities are more sparse.

In the mountains and remote places there is no Internet connection. Hotels and public places usually have WIFI available.

In cities and tourist centers you will have good telephone reception. In remote areas, there may be no cell phone reception.

It depends on each itinerary. We suggest contacting your account representative to give you specific information regarding your  program.

We suggest that you bring a refillable water bottle or purchase bottled water if necessary. Depending on your destination, at various points on your trip there will be places where you can fill your water bottle.

Thank you very much for your interest! You can follow us on our networks:

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vaexpeditions/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vaexpeditions/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/vaexpeditions

Twitter: https://twitter.com/vaexpeditions

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/vaexpeditions/