The largest country in South America, known for its picture-perfect beaches, lush rainforest, vibrant cities as well as its ultra-successful national football team, the samba, the Rio carnival, Christ the Redeemer and so much more – Brazil is an amazing country with so much to discover.
Whether you want to explore the Amazon rainforest, relax on a white sandy beach, go whale watching, tour Sao Paulo, join in a festival, learn the samba, visit a colonial town, go rock-climbing or something else – however you spend your time in Brazil it’s sure to be incredible.
Being such a large country the weather varies between regions but tends to be tropical for the most part. Summer, December to February, sees Rio and the northeast regions experience temperature in the high 30s and southern areas enjoy temperatures in the mid 30s. Winter runs from June to August and sees temperatures of around 15C in the south. The Amazon doesn’t get as hot as other areas with temperatures rarely going above 27C but it is very humid there with considerable rainfall.
The main international airports in Brazil are Sao Paolo-Guarulhos (GRU) and Rio de Janeiro’s Galeao (GIG). Salvador (SSA) and Recife (REC) are also major airports but receive few scheduled direct flights from Europe.
Portuguese is the official language of Brazil with English and Spanish second languages.