Published on 2013-01-06 23:52:00
Visiting The Anhumas Abyss in the Serra da Bodoquena
National Park on the outskirts of Bonito in Mato Grosso do Sul is not just one
great thing to do in Brazil, it could possibly count as three great things in
one. The limestone substrate of the park
Published on 2013-01-06 23:49:00
The largest and most beautiful big cat in The Americas
is of course the jaguar. They used to roam all over the tropical areas of the
two continents but are now mostly confined to the few remaining lowland
wilderness areas, especially the Amazon and t
Published on 2013-01-06 23:40:00
One of the most surprising and enjoyable activities in
Brazil, and one open to people of all ages and abilities, is to spend a morning
or three floating and snorkelling down the rivers of Bonito, whose crystal
clear waters are amongst the three clear
Published on 2012-04-13 01:54:00
Well, one of Brazil’s best kept secrets seems to be out. After years of trying to encourage as many people as possible to try some kayaking in Brazil, and especially along the Costa Verde, it seems like National Geographic has done the job in one quick article. Brazil: Paddling the Green Coast in the latest issue of National Geographic Traveler magazine is their choice of one of the 10 Best
Published on 2012-03-20 00:19:00
One of the most adventurous activities that you can do in Brazil, or anywhere else for that matter, is to take a Tandem Hang-Gliding lesson in Rio de Janeiro that has you taking off from the mountain and landing on the beach.
The flights are done as a first lesson in hang-gliding with a fully qualified instructor with many hours experience of flying in the area and elsewhere around Brazil and
Published on 2012-03-20 00:16:00
One of the most rewarding activities that you can do in Brazil is to swim with dolphins. Getting so close to such wonderful, friendly aquatic life is a special moment for those who take part, and usually one of the most memorable moments of even the longest visit to Brazil.
There are two main possibilities and very different in every way they are too. The first and perhaps the best known is in
Published on 2012-03-20 00:13:00
There are other cities in Brazil where you can visit the favelas, but of course Rio de Janeiro has the most famous and most visited favelas. Rio’s mountainous landscape has meant that the steeper slopes were all left empty, even in and around the traditional noble boroughs of Santa Teresa, Laranjeiras and Flamengo close to the city centre. The first favelas sprung up close to the Centro as
Published on 2012-03-20 00:09:00
The USA is making moves to simplify the process for citizens of Brazil visiting the States, so that they receive 90-day Tourist Visas on arrival in the country. This will avoid the lengthy and expensive process of paying to book advance consulate appointments, the interview with the immigration departments of the various consulates, and perhaps lessen the possibility of still being refused entry
Published on 2012-03-20 00:07:00
Amazon Opera Festival Details Announced
The XVI Amazon Opera Festival will take place in May 2012 at the Teatro Amazonas in Manaus. The program includes performances of Lulu by Alban Berg; The Puritans from Vicenzo Bellini; The Tosca Concerto by Giacomo Puccini; and The Magic Flute from Mozart.
The XVI Amazon Opera Festival will take place in April & May 2012 at the Teatro Amazonas in Manaus.
Published on 2011-09-06 09:32:00
International flights from South & North America to Brazil have a luggage limit of 40kg/88lb per person with TAM, with similar limits for other international carriers that cover Brazilian air routes. Many European, African and Asian airlines limit luggage to 32kg/70lb.
Domestic flights in Brazil with TAM and GOL, the two major internal carriers, have luggage limits of 23kg/50lbs per person. This
Published on 2011-09-06 09:08:00
If visiting other parts of Brazil during tours or on business, rather than just Sao Paulo and Rio, it is worth checking a few different options before buying your flights. if only visiting one other city, Salvador say, you can check prices for flying into Rio then out of Salvador. Even if you have to connect back in Sao Paulo or Rio first, the price of the final domestic flight from Salvador to
Published on 2011-09-06 00:35:00
There are many different entry points for international flights arriving in Brazil, and with a little information you can make your journeys to and from Brazil, and around the country too, cheaper and easier on yourself logistically.
The main entry point for international flights is Guarulhos Airport (code GRU) in Sao Paulo, which received some 26 million passengers in 2010, almost 40% of those
Published on 2011-07-31 23:46:00
There are so many places to visit in Rio de Janeiro that the Botanical Gardens often get overlooked, especially by those who don’t have such green fingers. Personally I would recommend it for just about any visitor to the city, and most would find it rewarding. The gardens can be visited in a couple of hours, and combined easily with some of the city’s more famous sights, or perhaps with the
Published on 2011-07-31 20:14:00
The Rio de Janeiro Marathon is a great way to see a great city. It includes parts that some visitors may never otherwise visit, and the marathon route certainly takes in roads of the city that would be suicide for a pedestrian on any other day.
The marathon begins in the far east of Rio, at Praia do Pontal, the edge of the city before the nature reserves of Prainha and Grumari. From there, the
Published on 2011-02-02 20:11:00
Visitors to Brazil are often scared of the reputation that the country has in terms of personal safety and security. Much of this reputation has been earned of course, but in the days of 24 hour rolling news channels and worldwide internet coverage,
Published on 2011-01-26 20:55:00
The beaches of Rio de Janeiro are possibly the most famous in the world, Copacabana and Ipanema especially. The city does have many more miles to explore as well though, principally those heading south and west along the coast. There are more beach
Published on 2011-01-18 21:58:00
There are many ways to see a country or a city. Rio has a whole host of different places to see and different ways to see them – cable cars, trails, wings, boards, kites, helicopters, planes, trains and automobiles. Perhaps one way not considered
Published on 2010-12-31 09:48:00
Brazil generally operates a reciprocal system for visitors to the country, and their visa requirements. If your own country requires that Brazilian citizens apply for a tourist visa in advance of travel (including USA, Canada, Australia, India &
Published on 2010-12-30 22:37:00
Caipirinha (Kye-Pee-Reen-Ya!) is the traditional cocktail of Brazil, the drink that you will see on the table at every beach quiosque, being passed around any family Sunday churrasco, and the one that you will receive for free on any boat trip worth
Published on 2010-12-27 08:26:00
Açai is the world’s latest Superfruit, one of those high protein fruits whose nutrient-rich content leaves it open to the application of modern marketing terms. The fruit is popular all over Brazil, although it is mostly eaten as the f
Published on 2010-11-09 06:49:00
The options for Nightlife in Rio de Janeiro have long been famously excellent. The meat markets in Ipanema; the Gentleman’s Clubs of Copacabana; masked balls around the Lagoa; blocos passing along the avenidas; samba in the Sambodromo; chorinho in
Published on 2010-11-01 10:40:00
Tijuca Forest - Trail to Tijuca Peak
Rio de Janeiro has many surprises hidden away but perhaps one of its most impressive secrets is either completely hidden or visible from just about every part of the city. The Parque Nacional Floresta de Tijuca is
Published on 2010-10-27 19:47:00
If Rio de Janeiro is the obvious starting point for anybody visiting Brazil for the first time, there are many other places that can combine with or without Rio that might suit your ideas. Other places we can recommend may depend on the amount of tim
Published on 2010-10-20 12:05:00
There are many options for a first visit to Brazil of course, so if you can’t decide between them, you could consider a few different options.
The best known places in Brazil are probably Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, the Amazon Jungle and Iguazu Fa