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Brazil - tourist guide for holidays

Brazil is a country which is worth your visit. It is full of natural wonders and historical monuments so you can surely spend here a nice time. Brazil is a country you can visit on your own - or you can choose one of organized trips with a travel agency as well.

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Brazil - the best places to see

Brazil Brazil is a very big country - and it is very diverse as well. Consequently there is a lot of interesting places. We have chosen a few of them.
  • Rio de Janeiro (Jesus atop Corcovado Hill + Sugar Loaf rock + Santa Teresa quarter + Copacabana beach)
  • Iguacu Falls
  • Pantanal National Park (wetlands + wildlife)
  • Manaus city + Amazonia (Teatro Amazonas + market-hall Adolpho Lisboa + floating harbor + Ponta Negra beach) + junction of Rio Negro and Rio Solimoes rivers
  • Salvador (former capital - Pelourinho quarter + beaches) + Itaparica and Ilha dos Frades islands
  • Bonito - ecotourism destination
  • beautiful city of Ouro Preto (Baroque architecture - UNESCO) + Mariana city mines
  • Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park (rock formations)
  • Itatiaia National Park
  • Brasilia (modern cathedral + Tres Poderes square + National theatre - Aztec pyramid + President palace)

Brazil - useful information

Religion:
~ Roman Catholic: 73 %
~ Protestant: 15 %
~ other: 4 %
~ no religion: 8 %
Religion - Brazil
Brazil: flagCapital: Brasilia
Area: 8,511,965 km2
Number of inhabitants: 203,430,000
Currency: Real, BRL, R$
Language: Portuguese
Time zone: GMT-2 – -5 (GMT = London)
International telephone dial code: +55
Mobile phones system: AMPS, CDMA, TDMA, GSM 1800
System of measurement: metric
Common languages: English in tourist places
Serious travel risk: malaria in some areas, yellow fever in some areas, violence in big cities
Voltage in electric network: 120 V
Electric plug:
Electric plug - Brazil

Brazil - Travellers Forum

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  Carnaval in Rio
If you havent been there yet you should do it. The Rio Carnaval lasts for almost two weeks and it is great to see all the samba schools (escolas de samba) - and even better is o see all the girl-dancers. The main venue is in Centro on a big Sambódromo structure. And during Carnaval you can see samba
  Supervodopády Iguacu
Vodopády Iguacu jsou fakt bomba. Jsou nedaleko města Foz do Iguacú a v jazyce indiánů prý jejich název znamená - velká voda. A velká voda to fakt je. Tvoři je skoro 300 jednotlivých vodopádů, celkem v šíčce asi 3 kilometry, voda padá z výšky až 80 metrů. Pověst říká, že vodopády stvořil říční bůh v
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Brazil - the map and typical itinerary

Brazil - map
Itinerary 1: Rio de Janeiro (Jesus atop Corcovado Hill + Sugar Loaf rock + Santa Teresa quarter + Copacabana beach) + day trip - Itatiaia National Park + beautiful city of Ouro Preto (Baroque architecture - UNESCO) + Mariana city mines - days: 4, Iguacu Falls - days: 2, Pantanal National Park (wetlands + wildlife) - trekking - days: 3, Rio de Janeiro (Jesus atop Corcovado Hill + Sugar Loaf rock + Santa Teresa quarter + Copacabana beach)
Itinerary 2: Brasilia (modern cathedral + Tres Poderes square + National theatre - Aztec pyramid + President palace) - days: 1, Pantanal National Park (wetlands + wildlife) - days: 2, Bonito - ecotourism destination - days: 2, Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park (rock formations) - days: 2, Salvador (former capital - Pelourinho quarter + beaches) + Itaparica and Ilha dos Frades islands - relaxation at sea - days: 4, Rio de Janeiro (Jesus atop Corcovado Hill + Sugar Loaf rock + Santa Teresa quarter + Copacabana beach) - days: 2, Iguacu Falls - days: 2, Brasilia (modern cathedral + Tres Poderes square + National theatre - Aztec pyramid + President palace)
Itinerary 3: Rio de Janeiro (Jesus atop Corcovado Hill + Sugar Loaf rock + Santa Teresa quarter + Copacabana beach) - days: 2, Iguacu Falls - days: 2, Manaus city + Amazonia (Teatro Amazonas + market-hall Adolpho Lisboa + floating harbor + Ponta Negra beach) + junction of Rio Negro and Rio Solimoes rivers - trekking - days: 4, Salvador (former capital - Pelourinho quarter + beaches) + Itaparica and Ilha dos Frades islands - relaxation at sea - days: 4, Rio de Janeiro (Jesus atop Corcovado Hill + Sugar Loaf rock + Santa Teresa quarter + Copacabana beach)
Itinerary 4: any combination of the previous itineraries

Prices of rooms and meals

Prices symbolBrazil offers medium level of prices. It is hardly a destination for very cheap holidays, but for reasonable prices you can get reasonable quality. If you want cheap holidays, we recommend you to go to some countries in south-eastern Asia.
  • Cheap accommodation: $6
  • Medium accommodation: $25
  • Expensive accommodation: $120
  • Cheap meal: $2
  • Medium meal: $6
  • Expensive meal: $17
The prices are per 1 person (and 1 meal or 1 night) and are in US Dollars.
It is often possible to buy cheap meal on streets or in fast-food restaurants. Medium priced meal is usually available in standard restaurants, expensive meal in expensive restaurants. We do not include extreme prices of accommodation and food (for example luxurious apartments in high quality hotels). (Prices are usually very different in different places and in different seasons. In the main season may be in touristic destinations the cheapest rooms unavailable.)

Brazil on the Internet

Are you looking for more information? On the Internet there are a lot of information. Here are some advices: Brazil may have different names in different languages. For example Brazílie, Brasilien, Le Brésil, Brasil. Use these names in search engines. It is good idea to precisely specify what are you looking for. If you need information about a place, use the name in a search engine. You may use other names of the place as well. If you need - for example - an information about history of the place, add the word history to the search engine.

What Others say

Brazil (Portuguese: Brasil), officially the Federative Republic of Brazil (Portuguese: República Federativa do Brasil), is a country in South America. It is the fifth largest country by geographical area, the fifth most populous country, and the fourth most populous democracy in the world. Bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the east, Brazil has a coastline of over 7,491 kilometers (4,655 mi). It is bordered on the north by Venezuela, Suriname, Guyana and the overseas department of French Guiana; on the northwest by Colombia; on the west by Bolivia and Peru; on the southwest by Argentina and Paraguay and on the south by Uruguay. Numerous archipelagos are part of the Brazilian territory, such as Fernando de Noronha, Rocas Atoll, Saint Peter and Paul Rocks, and Trindade and Martim Vaz. Brazil was a colony of Portugal from the landing of Pedro Álvares Cabral in 1500 until its independence in 1822. Initially independent as the Brazilian Empire, the country has been a republic since 1889, although the bicameral legislature; now called Congress, dates back to 1824, when the first constitution was ratified. Its current Constitution defines Brazil as a Federal Republic. The Federation is formed by the union of the Federal District, the 26 States, and the 5,564 Municipalities. Brazil is the world's tenth largest economy at market exchange rates and the ninth largest in purchasing power. Economic reforms have transformed it into an emerging great power; founding member of the United Nations and the Union of South American Nations. A Roman Catholic, Portuguese-speaking, and multiethnic society, Brazil is also home to a diversity of wildlife, natural environments, and extensive natural resources in a variety of protected habitats.
Wikipedia

Following three centuries under the rule of Portugal, Brazil became an independent nation in 1822 and a republic in 1889. By far the largest and most populous country in South America, Brazil overcame more than half a century of military intervention in the governance of the country when in 1985 the military regime peacefully ceded power to civilian rulers. Brazil continues to pursue industrial and agricultural growth and development of its interior. Exploiting vast natural resources and a large labor pool, it is today South America's leading economic power and a regional leader. Highly unequal income distribution and crime remain pressing problems.
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