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BRAZIL DESTINATION GUIDE

"I love watching our guests find their rhythm in Brazil. Learn how to dance the samba, move to the drumbeats of Carnival, or listen to the jungle song of the Amazon."

Travel Director
Brazil at a glance
From the drumbeats of Carnival, to the jungle song of the Amazon, Brazil exudes an intoxicating rhythm. Join your expert Trafalgar Travel Director and discover one of the world's most biodiverse countries, along with Christ the Redeemer, towering Sugarloaf Mountain and Rio de Janeiro's hillside favelas.
Currency
Brazilian real
Winter avg temp
26°C
Summer avg temp
21°C
Time Zone
GMT-3
Capital City
Brasilia
Language
Portuguese
Good morning
Bom Dia
Good evening
Boa noite

What to pack for Brazil

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Portuguese phrasebook

Unlike the majority of Latin America, the official language of Brazil is Portuguese. Learning a few phrases is always appreciated and will help you connect with the locals.

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Swimsuit

Brazil is famed for its golden coastline and has some of the world’s best beaches. Pack a swimsuit to soak up the sun and the dazzling waters.

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Sunglasses and sunscreen

As one of the sunniest destinations in the world, sunglasses and sunscreen are essential items in Brazil. Be sure to pack UV-protected sunglasses and SPF 30 sunscreen or higher.

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Adaptor plug

In Brazil the standard voltage is 127 / 220 V and the power plugs and sockets are of type N. The standard frequency is 60 Hz.

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Versatile shoes

You’ll need to pack shoes that can take you from exploring hillside favelas and traversing jungles, to dancing the Samba in Rio de Janeiro.

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