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Location

South America
Time Zone
Rio de Janeiro: GMT - 2 hours
(3 hours ahead of US Eastern)
Geographical Area
8,514,877 sq. km (3,287,597 sq. miles)
Population
186.7 Million (approximately)
Capital
Brasilia
Language
Portuguese
Religions
74% Catholic; 15% Protestant;
11% Other.
Government
Federal Republic (Democracy)
Visas
Visa is required for US citizens.
Visa Information / Forms
Currency
Real
Health
No vaccinations required.
Malaria vaccination is recommended for Amazon and Pantanal.
Good emergency health care in major cities.
Travel Tips
- English spoken in tourist destinations.
- Driving not recommended for tourists.
- Careful personal safety precautions.
- Good public transportation in cities.
- Informal attire everywhere.
- Recommended tip (Rest./Bar/Taxi)10%.
- Good credit cards and ATM facilities.






 

 

   
     
   
  With over 3 million square miles, Brazil is one of the largest and most diverse countries in the world.
It shares borders with almost every country in South America and each of its 23 states has different characteristics.
The main tourist attractions are in the Amazon, Pantanal, Bahia, the North East, Iguassu and Rio, but there is plenty to see in other areas including the colonial cities in Minas Gerais and the "Gaucho" territory in the south.
The population, 155 million strong is a melting pot of all the races on this planet and the vast majority are young. The Brazilians are warm hearted and fun loving people, with a very relaxed approach to life.

 

   
 
Rio de Janeiro
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Known as the "Marvelous City", Rio is nestled between the sea and striking mountains, with a magnificent shoreline indented with bays and beautiful beaches. The city's 8 million inhabitants known as "Cariocas" are friendly, smiling, sun tanned and carefree people who try to enjoy life to the fullest.
Salvador Bahia
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Bahia, which the Brazilians call "The Land of Happiness", is the most representative of Brazilian history and culture. In Salvador, Brazil's first capital, there are many impressive churches and museums housing some of Brazil's best art collections.


Recife go >>
Recife in Portuguese means reef and the lively town crisscrossed by canals, borders the famous Boa Viagem beach protected by a long reef. The nearby colonial town of Olinda, with its baroque architecture, beautiful churches and palaces, has one of the country's best preserved historical centers, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
 
 
Buzios
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Attractive peninsula with many beautiful beaches backed by sloping green hills and a charming fishing village, situated about two hours drive from Rio de Janeiro. Known as the "St. Tropez of Brazil", Buzios has an atmosphere of casual sophistication, which attracts many glamorous single people and yet also appeals to families.



Maceio go >>
Beautiful beaches with vast stretches of white sand backed by palm trees adjoin the the lively town of Maceio. In the center you can visit the Museum and the Cathedral; on the beach-front thatched huts house restaurants and bars with a variety of live music.
Amazon go >>
The largest rainforest in the world, shelters one third of earth's living species and provides one quarter of the world's water supply. The port city of Manaus with its magnificent Opera House, was the center of the rubber boom. There, the dark Rio Negro and the muddy Rio Solimoes merge at 'The Meeting of the Waters' to form the mighty Amazon River.