Gap Years and Backpacking in Brazil

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A Complete Guide to Brazil
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Experience Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay
This amazing tour packs in the highlights of South America
Top Advice on Getting Around Brazil
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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.

What more do you want? Get started planning your gap year in Brazil.

Fly to Brazil

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.

Best of Brazil

Southern Dreams

Southern Dreams

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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.

Coach Soccer in Rio

Volunteer in a Rio Favela

Volunteer in a Rio Favela

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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

Check out these awesome tours for a taste of what's on offer.

Buenos Aires to Rio

Fall for South America

Fall for South America

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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.

A Complete Guide to Brazil

How to Stay Healthy in Brazil

How to Stay Healthy in Brazil

The Best Ways to Get Around Brazil

Between Matches at Brazil World Cup

Between Matches at Brazil World Cup

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