Brazil Holidays

Visit the intoxicating land of Brazil, bursting with samba sounds, carimbo drumbeat and carnival atmosphere.

A vast and diverse country, expect sun-kissed beaches, vibrant street life and natural wonders. Sip a caipirinha while enjoying the view of Copacabana beach, take in the amazing atmosphere of a football match in the Maracaña Stadium and explore the Brazilian and Argentine sides of the Iguazú Falls. Explore quaint towns such as Paraty, trek through the Amazon jungle  or search for Jaguars in the Pantanal. It’s a trip you won’t forget in a hurry. 

A holiday to Brazil can be combined with any other South American country, partner with Peru and see the incredible Inca ruins at Macchu Picchu or twin with Argentina for everything from cowboy experiences to stunning glaciers. You can also pair a Brazilian adventure with Easter Island or Ecuador to experience the unforgettable Galapogos Islands

 

 

Destination Highlights
  • Experiencing the city of Rio
  • Staying in a jungle lodge deep in the might Amazon Rain Forest
  • Watching the water fall at Iguazu
  • Lazing on the famous Copacabana beach
  • Horse riding in the Pantanal
  • Sipping a caipirinha as you watch the sunset

Our favourite hotels

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

Belmond Copacabana Palace

Rio de Janeiro

H&J Rating
Belmond Copacabana Palace
Poolside bar

Porto Bay Rio Internacional

Rio de Janeiro

H&J Rating
Porto Bay Rio Internacional

Time Zone

GMT -3 hours and GMT -5 hours, depending on area visiting

Flight Time

Indirect flights are available from Ireland to Rio and Sao Paulo.

Currency

BRL - Brazilian Real

Visa Information

Irish citizens aren’t required to obtain a visa for travel to Brazil.

Language

Portuguese

Health Information

No specific vaccines are required for travel to Brazil, though if visiting the Amazon or Pantanal areas it is advised to speak to your doctor about malaria protection.

Brazil has so much to see and do that it is impossible to do everything in one visit, which is why main people keep going back after their first trip to Brazil. Below we have selected a few things to do that many people would like to experience, particularly on their first visit. These experiences can last from a few hours to a few days, though all are amazing and memorable. If you want to do anything that is not listed here ask your Destination Specialist about it as there is a really good chance we can offer the experience.

  • Carnival Fever

    Each year, more than 500,000 visitors descend onto Rio's streets to dance to hip-shaking samba and frevo music that blasts throughout the city. Dating back to 1723, the carnival is held before Lent each year with the Winner's Parade occurring on the Saturday after the carnival draws to a close.

  • Sugarloaf Mountain

    Corcovado Mountain’s rival for the best views in Rio de Janeiro, 394-metre-high Sugarloaf Mountain got its name from the Portuguese, who thought it resembled moulds used to set sugar cane.

  • Rio de Janeiro

    Christ the Redeemer

    Arguably Rio's most iconic sight, standing with arms wide open at the top of Corcovado Mountain, is the Christ the Redeemer statue.

  • Iguazu Falls

    Iguazu Falls

    Mesmerising and utterly awe-inspiring, Iguazu Falls lies on the border between Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay and is the most voluminous waterfall in the world, being twice as wide as Niagara Falls.

  • Copacabana Beach

    Copacabana Beach

    One of the most famous beaches in the world, Copacabana beach is a most visit.

  • The Amazon

    Visiting the largest rain forest in the world, often called the 'lungs of planet earth', is an experience not to be missed. Canoe rides looking for caiman, fish for piranha, visit local tribes and simply experience what it is like staying in the rain forest.

Select month

Average weather in January

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Rio de Janeiro
27ºC
126mm
Salvador
28ºC
34mm
Buzios
25ºC
12mm
Iguazu Falls (BR)
26ºC
107mm

Average weather in February

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Rio de Janeiro
27ºC
118mm
Salvador
28ºC
28mm
Buzios
26ºC
Iguazu Falls (BR)
25ºC
112mm

Average weather in March

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Rio de Janeiro
27ºC
125mm
Salvador
28ºC
48mm
Buzios
26ºC
3mm
Iguazu Falls (BR)
26ºC
74mm

Average weather in April

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Rio de Janeiro
25ºC
101mm
Salvador
28ºC
102mm
Buzios
25ºC
3mm
Iguazu Falls (BR)
23ºC
83mm

Average weather in May

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Rio de Janeiro
24ºC
78mm
Salvador
27ºC
161mm
Buzios
23ºC
4mm
Iguazu Falls (BR)
18ºC
129mm

Average weather in June

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Rio de Janeiro
21ºC
58mm
Salvador
26ºC
113mm
Buzios
22ºC
3mm
Iguazu Falls (BR)
17ºC
103mm

Average weather in July

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Rio de Janeiro
21ºC
39mm
Salvador
25ºC
93mm
Buzios
22ºC
6mm
Iguazu Falls (BR)
17ºC
49mm

Average weather in August

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Rio de Janeiro
22ºC
40mm
Salvador
26ºC
82mm
Buzios
22ºC
6mm
Iguazu Falls (BR)
19ºC
67mm

Average weather in September

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Rio de Janeiro
23ºC
65mm
Salvador
26ºC
58mm
Buzios
22ºC
9mm
Iguazu Falls (BR)
20ºC
97mm

Average weather in October

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Rio de Janeiro
24ºC
82mm
Salvador
27ºC
40mm
Buzios
22ºC
15mm
Iguazu Falls (BR)
23ºC
127mm

Average weather in November

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Rio de Janeiro
25ºC
100mm
Salvador
27ºC
61mm
Buzios
23ºC
3mm
Iguazu Falls (BR)
24ºC
109mm

Average weather in December

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Rio de Janeiro
27ºC
135mm
Salvador
28ºC
46mm
Buzios
25ºC
9mm
Iguazu Falls (BR)
26ºC
101mm
  • Nick, Senior Destination Manager

    Nick

    Senior Destination Manager

    “My best experience in Brazil was taking a boat trip into the ‘Devil’s Throat’ in Iguazu Falls where I got an up-close view of this immense waterfall.”

  • Karen

    Destination Specialist

    “Due to the sheer size and diversity of Brazil, it makes for an exciting destination to explore with older children. Whether it’s relaxing on the beaches of Salvador, wildlife spotting in the Panatal or simply showing off your football skills on Copacabana Beach, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.”

  • Gina, Destination Specialist

    Gina

    Destination Specialist

    “Once you’ve had enough of the hustle and bustle of Rio, head north to the seaside resort of Buzios where you will find a range of upscale boutiques and fine restaurants.”

Our Brazil destinations

Brazil

Salvador

Salvador

Brazil

Manaus

Manaus

Brazil

Iguazu Falls - The Brazilian side

Iguazu Falls - The Brazilian side

Brazil

Buzios

Buzios

Brazil

Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro
Praia do Forte beach

Brazil

Praia do Forte

Praia do Forte

Types of Brazil holidays

Brazil has many places to visit and we offer many different holidays to help you discover the country. Personalise your holiday by selecting the areas you want to see and we can tailor make it or select a scheduled tour taking in the key areas.

Brazil Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Frequently Asked Questions

Brazil is a huge country, the 5th largest in the world and therefore there can be vast distances to travel. The easiest and quickest way is to fly from place to place as there is a big network of domestic flights. 

When planning your Brazilian holiday be sure to consider flying times.

Flights to Brazil take between 11 hours and 12 hours. British Airways and LATAM Airways currently offer direct flights from London Heathrow to Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. There are also indirect flights with Iberia, TAP Portugal and Air France.

Having hosted the football world cup in 2014 and the Olympics in 2016, Brazil has improved its safety dramatically over the past few years. Whislt no country can claim to be 100% safe, providing you are sensible (i.e - Do ot have lots of jewellery on show etc) and stick to the main areas that toursits visit, then you should not have any problems. 

Brazil uses Type N plug in two types of voltage. The 10-amp plug has two rounded pins that are 4mm thick, plus a grounding pin. The 20-amp plug has two rounded pins that are 4.8mm in diameter, with a grounding pin. 

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