Backpacking in Brazil is growing in popularity, and rightly so. This South American country is a cultural, economic and wildlife powerhouse, and an amazing place to either base or kick-off your gap year.
Brazil is famous for samba, beaches, football and bikinis; sometimes combined. It’s a humid, exotic and sexy country, full of colour, flavour and adventure. Rio de Janeiro is a great place to start. You can check out Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf Mountain, the Copacabana, favelas and see one of Rio’s local teams at the iconic Maracanã stadium.
Outside the cities Brazil has the Amazon, packed full of indigenous tribes and incredible wildlife. Brazilian food is simple but tasty; sample a rodizio grill for a carnivorous fix, or try some traditional feijoada - a sort of meat and beans stew. Be sure to wash it all down with a local beer like Skol or Brahma.
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South America is traditionally seen as quite an expensive place to get to, but if you choose your flights carefully you shouldn't have to break the bank. If you book with us we can guarantee you the best rates on the market. Here are a couple to whet your appetite.
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Brazil has come a very long way in the last few decades, however much of the population is still very poor and would benefit enormously from overseas volunteers. There are many opportunities to volunteer in Brazil: all you need is enthusiasm, a can-do attitude and an appetite for adventure.
Volunteering Placements in Brazil
Have a look at these options to get an idea of what you can do.
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Brazil was made for adventure and is one of the most popular countries in the world among backpackers. The enormous country boasts everything from unbelievably exciting cities, truly incredible scenery and an absolutely buzzing culture. However, the country can be a little daunting and stressful to navigate independently for first-timers, so booking yourself onto a tour is always a wise option. Apart from having everything taken care of for you, you'll be sharing your experiences with like-minded people, who will quickly become friends.
Tours in Brazil
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We have lots of advice and information about Brazil on the site, covering everything from health tips to the best way to get around.
Articles on Brazil
Have a browse of the below for advice on travelling in Brazil.
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