Brazil is one of the most exciting and vibrant countries on Earth, with its dazzling array of peoples, cultures and landscapes.
From beautiful Rio de Janeiro, encircled by mountains and sea, to the immense Amazon jungle and the crystal clear waters surrounding Ilha Grande, our range of Brazil tours lets you soak up the country’s many wonders.
Discover rich cultures and spectacular colonial architecture as you step back in time in the World Heritage city of Salvador or in the alluring beach-side town of Parati. Take a safari through the Pantanal wetlands or visit a rainforest lodge to encounter Brazil’s amazing wildlife, from jaguars and caiman to giant anteaters and many species of monkey.
Best things to do in Brazil
Rio de Janeiro
Considered one of the world’s most beautiful cities, Rio is renowned for its vibrant culture of music and dance, cafes, nightlife and stunning beaches.
Ilha Grande is an idyllic island covered in rainforest, with pristine beaches and charming fishing villages.
The City of Parati
Located amidst a stunning coastal landscape, UNESCO World Heritage Parati has some of the finest 18th century architecture in Brazil.
Called “Foz do Iguaçu” in Portuguese, these spectacular falls lie on the Iguassu River between Brazil and Argentina.
Brazil is renowned for its amazing biodiversity, with its precious wilderness areas supporting a dizzying array of plants and animals.
The Northern Pantanal
Accessed from the city of Cuiaba, the wetlands, forests and savannas of the northern Pantanal are home to an amazing diversity of creatures.
The Southern Pantanal
Explore the incredible savanna and river catchment of the Southern Pantanal, with its bird species and rare mammals such as jaguar and tapir.
Amazon River Cruises
The jungle city of Manaus, founded by the Portuguese in 1669, is the gateway to the Amazon.
Recommended Brazil Itineraries
Discover Brazil's magnificent Pantanal and encounter the most powerful predator in the Americas – the jaguar.
The Three Ecosystems
Brazil is renowned for its biodiversity and has three major biomes each with distinctive landscapes and a diverse range of animals and plants.
Why Brazil: The largest country in South America, Brazil has it all: huge swathes of Amazon rainforest, the Iguazu Falls, beautiful beaches, historic colonial architecture, a vibrant mix of peoples and cultures, and the amazing wildlife of the Pantanal.
Culture: Brazilian culture has historically been influenced by European, African and indigenous cultures and traditions. Because of strong colonial ties with Portugal, Brazilians speak Portuguese unlike most countries in South and Central America, which are mostly Spanish-speaking. One of the most enduring images of Brazilian culture is the festival of Carnaval with its spectacular street parades, glitzy costumes and catchy samba music.
When to Go: Brazil experiences a varied climate as a result of its large size. Rio de Janeiro, Parati, Ilha Grande and Buzios have good weather all year round, with the best months to visit being between Feb – May. From Oct – Jan, the region can be hot and humid. The Pantanal is best visited during the dry season (Apr – Sep), as it is very hot and wet during the rainy season (Oct – Mar). The Amazon is hot and humid year-round. Its dry season lasts from Jun – Dec and is often called “summer” by the locals as it is hot and sunny. The humid wet season typically runs from Dec – May and is referred to as “winter.”
Combine With: Peru and discover the Inca treasures of Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. Alternatively, combine Brazil with the glaciers and mountains of Patagonia in Argentina/Chile for a completely different South American wilderness experience.
Getting There: Most visitors to Brazil enter via Guarulhos International Airport in São Paulo, which receives direct flights from both capital cities throughout South America and major destinations around the world. Travellers departing from Australia most commonly stop in Santiago, Chile, where they board a connecting flight to São Paulo.