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A tour to Brazil takes you to some of the world’s biggest sights, including the Iguazú Falls, the Amazon, and Rio de Janeiro.

Brazil is a sure-fire choice for magnificent outdoor experiences, captivating cultural attractions, historical sights and a relaxing beach holiday.

Check out all our tours to Brazil below.

If you have any questions, please call our travel consultants on 01279 704 136.

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Brazil tours

A tour to Brazil takes you to some of the world’s biggest sights, including the Iguazú Falls, the Amazon, and Rio de Janeiro.

Brazil is a sure-fire choice for magnificent outdoor experiences, captivating cultural attractions, historical sights and a relaxing beach holiday.

Check out all our tours to Brazil below.

If you have any questions, please call our travel consultants on 01279 704 136.

Why should you holiday in Brazil?

Brazil is one of the world’s largest countries, where you will also find some of the world’s biggest attractions such as the world’s biggest waterfall, Iguazú, the world’s largest rainforest, the Amazon, and the world’s biggest carnival in Rio de Janeiro.

So big experiences await you on a holiday in Brazil, including overwhelming outdoor experiences as well as cultural diversity and sights.

Our tours to Brazil

Our tours take you to some of Brazil’s biggest experiences, offering something for nature lovers, for history buffs and for those of you who dream of stunning white sandy beaches.

Our tours to Brazil feature the following highlights:

Rio de Janeiro – an iconic city

Brazil is almost synonymous with Rio de Janeiro, its most famous city. The city enjoys the most stunning coastal location, with mountains, beautiful forests and fabulous beaches.

Rio is perhaps best known for its carnival and its beautiful beaches, Copacabana and Ipanema, where you will encounter lots of tanned beach bodies playing beach football or sipping a “caipirinha” at one of the many beach kiosks.

Rio has it all, and the city is a veritable melting pot of interesting sights, beautiful scenery and buzzing city life, oozing Brazilian joie de vivre. If you are in a sporty mood, you can experience the city’s popular beaches and big lagoons on a cycling tour.

The Christ the Redeemer Statue

One of Rio’s main attractions is the 38-metre-high and 1100-tonne Christ the Redeemer Statue, located on the top of Corcovado mountain.

The statue has been named one of the seven new wonders of the world, and watches over Rio from its location 710 metres above sea level.

The statue can be seen from all over the city, and you really get a feel of its greatness when you stand at the foot of the statue on top of the mountain. Prepare to enjoy stunning views of the Tijuca National Park, Guanabara Bay and Rio’s wonderful beaches from here.

Sugar Loaf Mountain

Sugar Loaf Mountain, or Pão de Açúcar in Portuguese, is one of Rio’s landmarks and consists of a 396-metre-high granite rock at the end of Copacabana Beach.

You get to the top via a cable car, first to the top of the mountain Urca and then on to Sugar Loaf, where a fabulous 360-degree view awaits you of Rio’s bustling metropolis, which has helped earn Rio de Janeiro its title of the “world’s most beautiful city”.

Home to the Samba

Brazil is home to the samba, and Rio de Janeiro is one of the best places to experience the seductive dance and music.

You can also learn to dance these seductive rhythms yourself, if you have the courage for it. Get training from a local on one of our extra excursions, and conclude your evening at a Brazilian night club, where you can try your new moves on the dance floor.

All of our tours take you to Rio and you have a treat in store for you. Rio de Janeiro is an iconic city where you enjoy the experience of a lifetime!

Iguazú Falls

Iguazú Falls, or Foz do Iguaçu, is the world’s largest waterfall. Iguazú consists of 275 waterfalls, large and small, spread over almost 2.7 km and varying between 60 and 82 metres in height. Garganta del Diablo (or the Devil’s Throat) is the largest and best-known of the waterfalls.

Iguazú is located on the border between Brazil and Argentina. On our tours, you will experience the mighty waterfalls from both sides of the border, offering two very different experiences. On the Argentine side, you can see the waterfall up close, whereas the Brazilian side offers a more panoramic view of the waterfalls.

Both experiences are out of this world and a must-see on the tour. If you would like to experience the immense size of the waterfalls from above, you can purchase a helicopter tour and see these breath-taking falls from a bird’s eye view.

Colonial Brazil

Salvador – Where history and culture merge

Salvador is a charming historical city known as the city where Brazil was born. Originally a Portuguese colony, but today a fusion of cultures where you feel the Brazilian soul.

Salvador was one of the most important cities in the Portuguese empire. Today, the city offers a mix of historical experiences, with colonial pastel-coloured buildings, African cultures and a festive atmosphere.

Discover the old town, Pelourinho, where you will find many of the colonial buildings and churches. Pelourinho was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985.

Salvador is also known for its carnival in February. Where the carnival in Rio has its roots in samba, the carnival in Salvador has its roots in Axa, a mix of African and Brazilian pop music.

Paraty

In Paraty, you find another one of Brazil’s interesting colonial pearls. Paraty was once an important port town, and gold, sugar, coffee and slaves were shipped in and out here. This area is also the origin of the renowned Brazilian liquor, cachaça, which is used for the Brazilian drink Caipirinha.

Today, the town is home to countless beautiful, whitewashed buildings with colourful door frames and window panes from the colonial era, and you can admire these as you take a walk through the cobblestone streets. A city tour also offers some looks into the exciting history of the town.

Nature experiences

Brazil overflows with experiences for those interested in nature and animals.

  • The Amazon is both the name for the world’s biggest rainforest and for the river with the largest volume of water. Here you will sail on rivers, hike through the jungle, and if you want to, you can go on a survival trip, where you spend the night in a primitive jungle camp. Along the way, you can experience enormous amounts of nature and animal life, such as caimans, exotic birds, and monkeys.
  • Pantanal, covering an area of 210,000 square kilometres, is the world’s largest tropical wetlands, and like the Amazon – a paradise for nature and animal lovers. See animals such as the blue macaw, crocodiles or the capybara – the world’s largest rodent.
  • Bonito is the hub of eco-tourism in southern Brazil. Here, just 150 km south of Pantanal, is a trove of beautiful, natural sights: Rivers of the very clearest water, exotic fish, grottos, waterfalls and jungles, and of course, exciting animal life

Beach holiday in Brazil

Conclude your tour with a beach holiday at one of Brazil’s many exotic beach areas:

  • Ilha Grande is a heavenly island with no roads, and therefore no cars either. Here you will find lush, untouched nature, exciting animal life and more than 100 beaches. Visit locations including Lopes Mendes, which is one of Brazil’s most beautiful beaches. This hilly island is also the centre of many exciting hiking trails, if you would like to be active.
  • The Buzios Peninsula was originally a small fishing village, but today is a highly-prized beach town, where you can find shopping opportunities, culinary experiences and more than 20 wonderful beaches. Buzios is a clear destination for a beach holiday lasting a few days
  • Praia do Forte is a clear beach holiday destination, if you are going to Salvador. Praia do Forte is a small fishing village with a gorgeous sandy beach surrounded by palm trees, where you can snorkel in the water or just unwind.

Do you have any questions about Brazil?

We’ve compiled all the practical information about Brazil on our “Practical information about Brazil” page, where you can, for example, find more information about visas, the weather and much more besides.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact our travel consultants. They know all there is to know about Brazil and other tours in South America and Central America.

We look forward to helping you on a holiday of a lifetime.

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The weather in Brazil month by month

Brazil lies on the equator, so most of the country is tropical, though the climate in the south of the country is subtropical. The tropical climate belts mean that most of Brazil is hot and humid. The rainy season and dry season also depend on which part of the country you’re in.

Rio de Janeiro:
The coastal city of Rio de Janeiro has a tropical climate and diverse weather in the dry and rainy seasons. The city’s climate is influenced by its location on the Atlantic coast, which helps lower the temperature.

Dry season Rio: around May – October
The average daytime temperature is around 25–26 degrees. The dry season also offers overcast days, with occasional rain, but the sky is often blue and sunny.

Rainy season Rio: around November – April
The average daytime temperature is 27–30 degrees, though the temperature can reach as much as 40 degrees. Some rainfall, but often in the form of brief showers.

Weather statistics for Rio de Janeiro: JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Average maximum temperature 29 30 29 28 26 25 25 26 25 26 27 29
Average minimum temperature 23 24 23 22 20 19 18 19 19 20 21 22
Rainfall mm 114 105 103 137 86 80 56 51 87 88 96 169

Iguazú Falls:
The weather at Iguazú Falls is slightly cooler than in other places in Brazil as the Falls lie in the subtropical climate belt.

Dry season Iguazú: around May – August
During this period, the water level is lower, and there is a greater likelihood of all the paths at the Falls being open. The waterfall can be experienced with blue skies and cooler weather during these months, when the daytime temperature is around 24–27 degrees.

Rainy season Iguazú: around September – April
These are both the year’s hottest and rainiest months, when between 80 and 110 mm of rain falls per month, replenishing the waterfalls – and they are probably at their most beautiful. The downside of the rainy season is, however, that the sky is grey and the weather is sticky.

Weather statistics for Foz do Iguaçu: JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Average maximum temperature 33 32 32 29 25 24 24 27 28 30 31 33
Average minimum temperature 21 21 20 17 14 12 12 13 14 18 19 20
Rainfall mm 110 100 80 90 70 110 50 60 100 110 110 100

Salvador:
Salvador, a coastal city in northern Brazil, also has a tropical climate. The weather is pleasant all year round with average daytime temperatures of around 26–30 degrees. Quite a lot of rain falls all year round, but the area can be divided into a dry season and a rainy season.

Dry season Salvador: around August – March
During the dry season, the rainfall drops to around 110–150 mm a month.

Rainy season Salvador: around April – July
When the rain comes, it falls in heavy showers, which fortunately are often quickly replaced by sunshine. About 200–325 mm of rain falls every month during this period.

Weather statistics for Salvador: JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Average maximum temperature 30 30 30 29 28 27 26 26 27 28 29 29
Average minimum temperature 24 24 24 23 23 22 21 21 22 23 23 23
Rainfall mm 111 121 145 322 325 251 204 136 112 122 119 132

The Amazon:
In the Amazon’s tropical climate, you can expect average daytime temperatures of 29–33 degrees all year round. Humidity and temperatures are higher than in the rest of northern Brazil. Although it rains all year round in the Amazon, the rainforest can be divided into a dry season and a rainy season.

Dry season the Amazon: around June – November
Sunshine and heat characterise this period. In the dry season, around 50–200 mm rain falls per month.

Rainy season the Amazon: around December – May
In the rainy season, you can expect longer rain showers than in the rest of the year. More than 200 mm rain falls per month.

Weather statistics for Manaus (the Amazon): JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Average maximum temperature 30 29 30 30 30 30 31 32 33 33 32 31
Average minimum temperature 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 25 25 25 25 24
Rainfall mm 264 290 335 331 279 115 85 47 74 113 174 220

Pantanal:
In south-western Brazil lies the world’s largest wetland, Pantanal. Pantanal is located in the tropical climate belt.

Dry season Pantanal: around April – October
The plains slowly dry out and the animals have more space to move about in. The birds gather at the few remaining waterholes to fish. The daytime temperature averages around 28–32 degrees.

Rainy season Pantanal: around November – March
During this period, it rains every day, but often only for a few hours. Large parts of the area are flooded and it may be easiest to get around by boat. The animals gather in the few remaining drained areas and it is far easier to find them.

Weather statistics for Campo Grande (Pantanal): JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Average maximum temperature 31 31 32 31 28 28 28 30 31 32 31 32
Average minimum temperature 22 22 22 20 17 17 16 17 19 21 21 22
Rainfall mm 243 187 145 101 111 45 46 40 81 110 130 229

NB: The guide above is a guideline only, and the changeable climate may cause other weather to occur.

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