Are you looking to take a trip to South America? If you are then why not consider Brazil? Brazil is one of the most popular destinations in the region. With long-haul airfares continuing to come down in price, finding cheap flights to Brazil is easier than ever. But before you go, find out the best times to go, as well as what to do when you’re there:
When is the best time to visit?
Brazil is such a huge and diverse country that there really is no best time to visit. The north usually has warm weather. If you’re planning on visiting the Amazon basin then beware that the rain fall is heaviest between December and May so you may want to avoid going then.
If you want to visit Rio, then this coastline is usually sunny. Here the rainfall is greatest in December and lowest in June.
Where to visit
If you are planning on a trip that lasts a couple of weeks then these are some of the places you will want to consider:
Rio de Janeiro
Rio is the destination to visit if you’re looking for a relaxing beach holiday. Of course, while you’re there you’ll also want to visit the landmark statue, Cristo Redentor (or Christ the Redeemer in English). The statue is on top of the 710m high Corcovada. Here you’ll find breath-taking views of famous sites of Copacabana, Ipanema and the Maracana stadium
If you like city life then you’ll love Sao Paulo. It is a huge sprawling city with everything you could want in a city; great food, amazing museums and exciting nightlife. However, be warned, the city is very difficult to navigate.
While you’re there, why not visit the district of Liberdade? As you wander around you’ll be surprised you are in South America and not Asia. The district has the largest Japanese community outside of Japan. There are also temples and the Museum of the Japanese Immigration to visit.
The city is the largest in Southern Brazil. Natives of the city love to eat and drink outdoors because of the beautiful climate. If you want to experience the cultural side of the city then the Praça da Alfandega are restored neo-classic 1920’s buildings If you take the children, then they’ll love the Science and Technology Museum. Your kids will be able to interact with many of the exhibits.
The beautiful weather here means you won’t want to spend all your time indoors. Porto Alegre is a port city that is beside a freshwater lagoon. You won’t have to worry too much about transport once you reach the city either as the city has a good public transport network.
If you’re going to Brazil, one of the major attractions is the Amazon basin and a true marvel of the world. In terms of wildlife, you’re unlikely to visit an ecosystem as varied and interesting in your lifetime. There are a number of trips you can take down the Amazon, including a canoe. You can also take riverboat excursions. These trips can vary greatly in terms of comfort and quality so be sure to thoroughly check with your tour provider before you go.
A trip to Brazil can contain everything from amazing wildlife deep in the jungle to cultured city breaks with the finest food to relaxing beach holidays. You can pack everything in one trip, however, because of the variety of options available you might want to consider taking multiple trips or at least staying for a longer time.