Brazil is a massive country with a huge variety of geographical areas, culture and biodiversity. However, it is the beaches that are by far, the most visited destinations in the country and it is easy to understand why! Some of the most famous beaches in the world such as Ipanema and Copacabana in Rio, as well as pristine and more remote options further north in Bahia. The climate is perfect, the ocean is sparkling and the sand is white, offering some of the most exquisite beaches in the world!
Special features of our Brazil - Sun, Sea and Sand Tour:
Type of Tourism: Beach vacation, Sun, Sea, Water sports
Places to Visit: Rio de Janeiro, Fortaleza, Salvador, Jericoaoara, Morro do Sao Paolo, Buzios
Duration: 12 Days and 11 Nights.
Type of Service: Private and shared tours.
Accommodation: 3 star accommodation at most destinations that you will visit. These hotels, pousadas and lodges have been carefully chosen and we can guarantee that you will feel comfortable and your every need catered for!
Today is our arrival day to Salvador de Bahia. Our driver will be waiting at the airport to take you to your hotel. We will then enjoy a historical tour of Salvador to learn more about this amazing cultural and colourful city. Blessed with colonial architecture and the home of Afro Brazilian culture dating back to the times of the Portuguese slave ports, this birthplace of carnival and samba music, has so much to enjoy.
After breakfast, our driver will take us to the Transfer from the Salvador harbour, to take the boat trip to Morro de Sao Paulo one of 3 habited islands in this group of 26 islands, found 60 km south of Salvador.
Today is a free day to enjoy the spectacular beaches of the island and enjoy the crystal blue waters and white sandy beaches. There is something for everyone on this car-less island so take it as relaxed or as lively as you like!
Today, we leave the idyllic island of Morro de Sao Paulo and head back to Salvador by boat. We will then head to the airport for our flight to the colonial, beachside city of Fortaleza and we will settle into our hotel.
Today is a free day to enjoy the pristine beaches of Jericoacoara, considered by some, the most beautiful beach in all of Brazil! You can also visit the national park, the beautiful “Blue Lagoon” or even the landmark “Arched Rock” if you can drag yourself away from the spectacular coastline, with water activities like windsurfing, abound.
After breakfast, we will leave Jericoacoara and go to the airport at Fortaleza for our flight to Rio De Janeiro. Rio is probably one of the most famous destinations on any trip to Brazil and you will see why when you arrive on its shores.
We will be collected after breakfast to see some of the main attractions in Rio. First, we will visit the Christ the Redeemer statue of “Corcovado” with spectacular views over the city and coastline. We will then visit the ever-present Sugar Loaf mountain, pictured in most photos of Rio De Janeiro, for more spectacular vistas. Topped off by lunch at a barbecue restaurant.
Today, we will leave Rio for Buzios. Buzios has more than 20 different beaches, excellent for snorkelling, surfing and swimming and is blessed with cobbled streets and terraces, perfect for a relaxing stroll. Buzios is also popular once the sun goes down, with its sophisticated nightlife being world-famous!
Today we leave the paradise of Buzios and head back to Rio de Janeiro, yet another paradisiacal setting for beaches, sun sea and sand. This is where the trip ends, and there is an included transfer the airport for your next destination, whether that be home or another exciting tour in the region.
The official language of Brazil is Portuguese, with a variety of different dialects that can be heard throughout the country. Portuguese is the main language spoken in more rural areas.
Some English is spoken in more touristy areas but is not widely spoken by residents, especially outside major cities.
The currency used throughout is the Brazilian real. US dollars are accepted in most places.
Credit cards are accepted in well established businesses although smaller shops may only accept cash. ATMs are common in larger cities, with smaller towns maybe only having one or two.
Best times to travel to Brazil varies depending on what you wish to see and do. However, the most popular time to visit is between August and October when spring arrives.
Forms of local transportation include buses, taxis, and the metro which can be found in Rio and Sao Paulo. Flights can be easily taken between major cities as there are a variety of airports throughout the country .
Brazil is a family friendly country that offers activities and attractions that all ages can enjoy. It is full of family-friendly hotels and plenty of interactive activities geared for children. Brazil also offers an abundance of beaches and wildlife viewing opportunities for families to enjoy together.
Brazil is considered the most LGBTQ friendly destination in South America. Rio de Janeiro being one of the best destinations in the world for LGBTQ travelers and families to visit with lots of activities in the day and plenty of LGBTQ pubs, clubs and nightlife to enjoy. They also have the Sao Paulo LGBT pride parade, one of the largest LGBT events in the world. Although Brazil is generally a very laid-back country when it comes to sexuality, in some regions and smaller towns discrimination towards the LGBTQ community is still present.
In Brazil the common voltage is 127/220 V. The frequency is 60 Hz. The plugs and sockets are type N.
It is customary to leave a 10% tip in Brazil and it is much appreciated by hotel and restaurant staff. This 10% is sometimes included on your bill (bars, restaurants, and tourist spots) so be sure to check. Leaving extra tip is always at your own discretion but will always be appreciated.
Brazilians know how to throw a party and are known for their love of music, dance and festivals, the most famous of all being Carnival. Rio Carnival is the largest carnival in the world, held every year in February, with 5 days of outrageous floats, Samba dancers, colourful costumes and high energy music. Brazil also has plenty more festivals throughout the year such as Salvador Bahia Festival (February), Festival Junina in June, Parintins Folklore festival in the amazonas (end of June).