Questions about travelling through the country of Brazil, the large Portuguese-speaking country in South America.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

14
votes
3answers
3k views

Visiting Iguazu waterfalls on both sides

One can visit the Iguazu Falls on two sides: the Brazilian and the Argentinian side. We stay at a hotel in Argentina (Puerto Iguazu), visited the Argentinian side and would like to visit the ...
6
votes
0answers
28 views

Is it possible to rent a bicycle long-term (a month) in Vitória, Brazil?

I just arrived in Vitória, Brazil, and will be here until the end of May. I don't have a car, and don't want to pay to rent one, but a bicycle would extend my range of mobility significantly. Is ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

Multiple Entry Brazilian Tourist Visa for Indian Citizen

I will be traveling and working in Colombia this year. I had been living in Brazil last year on VITEM IV multiple entry visa which has expired. Now I have a few friends whom I would like to to visit ...
12
votes
2answers
324 views

Getting into Brazil with an onward ticket from another country

I'm planning to travel around the world starting in the end of July. My first flight is Frankfurt to Rio de Janeiro (via Heathrow) on July 26th. I am a German citizen and I want to enter Brazil ...
6
votes
1answer
82 views

What are the legal implications of exporting a tarantula from Brazil to Mexico?

I'm not sure if this fits on this site or not, since it boils down to a question about animal import/export. As mentioned here, a Mexican friend has requested a rather odd souvenir from Brazil: A ...
11
votes
2answers
317 views

Is there a centralised website for bus travel in Brazil?

In Argentina, for example, plataforma10 was generally the go-to website for travellers for bus companies - while it didn't do every company, it had most of the big ones, and to all destinations in ...
4
votes
2answers
89 views

How long does it take to cross the border at Iguazu Falls?

So we're going to Iguazu falls for about 3 days. We're taking the overnight bus from Buenos Aires and then leaving from the Brazilian side's airport to Rio. We are trying to decide whether to stay on ...
7
votes
3answers
1k views

How to visit the Pantanal (Brazil) without a multi-day tour?

I've been reading about the Pantanal (Brazil) and the information I have is that the two main cities in this area are Campo Grande and Cuiaba. The problem is that the blogs I've read state that the ...
4
votes
3answers
61 views

Rio de Janeiro: How to estimate taxi ride prices?

Obviously the safest way from Galeão Airport in Rio de Janeiro to your Hotel in downtown (say) Copacabana should be a licensed taxi. I read about the difference between yellow cabs and fixed-rate ...
6
votes
3answers
202 views

Is it possible for a U.S. citizen to rent a car in Brazil?

Is it possible for a U.S. citizen to rent a car in Brazil? If so, what are the requirements, from the leasing companies, as well as the transit authority (to drive in Brazil)?
12
votes
3answers
368 views

Where can I rent a car in French Guiana to cross to Suriname/Brazil?

Flying to Suriname can be very expensive since the transatlantic connection is tightly controlled by the GOS. A less expensive solution is to travel to the neighboring French Guiana which is ...
9
votes
2answers
513 views

Manual or Automatic transmission: Do rental companies let you choose which type of car you want to rent?

Say I'm a foreigner renting a car in Brazil. What kind of car transmissions are popular in Brazil rental car agencies? Do they let you choose if you ask? I know standard transmission is, well, the ...
6
votes
3answers
548 views

I'm planning to go to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. What's cheapest and safest to go between cities?

Me and 2 friends are thinking on going to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and we’re planning to visit Belo Horizonte, Curitiba, and Sao Paulo to see different matches and explore the cities. I’ve been to ...
3
votes
1answer
103 views

Can I renew my US passport by mail while I'm outside the country?

I'm sure this is a pretty unique situation I've gotten myself into, and it's certainly complicated. I'm not sure what I should be doing. I came to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in May of 2013. I got a ...
6
votes
1answer
200 views

Open spillways at Itaipu Dam

The Itaipu Dam opens the spillways only 10% of the time. People say it is even more impressive to visit the Dam at that times. Is there a schedule somewhere to plan my visit accordingly?
4
votes
2answers
107 views

Dual Colombian and Canadian Citizenship - can I enter Brazil visa-free as a Colombian?

I'm traveling to Brazil in the following weeks. I want to know if I can enter Brazil with my Colombian passport and leave with my Canadian passport. I think with the Colombian passport they give you ...
15
votes
2answers
755 views

Entering Brazil by air, leaving by land, will I be denied entry?

I've just read this question Travelling to Brazil without return ticket which suggests that I will need to prove that I am leaving Brazil before the 90-day visa expires. If I was planning on leaving ...
5
votes
2answers
59 views

Is a Brazilian tourist visa tied to specific entry and exit ports and dates?

Brazil requires that US Citizens have flight reservations prior to applying for a tourist visa. Per the suggestions in this question, I have found what I believe to be the most reasonable round-trip, ...
3
votes
0answers
31 views

How much time should I budget to see Bonito and Pantanal? [closed]

Going to Campo Grande in March and slowly marching onward towards Cusco. I'm working out my itinerary and trying to figure out how many days I should budget for the Mato Grosso del Sur in order to ...
0
votes
0answers
142 views

What kind of 'proof of onward travel' do I need for Brazil? [duplicate]

I recently purchased a one way ticket from Frankfurt, Germany to Salvador, Brazil with low cost carrier Condor. I am a Belgian citizen and don't need a visa for Brazil (or any South American country ...
5
votes
1answer
153 views

Traveling into Brazil from Bolivia by land/bus

I plan on travelling from Bolivia into Western Brazil (Caceres or Cuiaba in Mato Grosso) from Santa Cruz, Bolivia. I have heard that there are a couple of border cities into which to pass over to ...
10
votes
2answers
181 views

Holidays in Brazil without Portuguese

I consider a holiday in Brazil, especially Florianópolis. But I can't speak any Portuguese. Can I get around there with English and a little Spanish?
4
votes
1answer
156 views

Why do you need to be Brazilian to buy a discounted Brazilian domestic flight ticket?

Flight tickets in Brazil - at least low cost ones - are only available for holders of a Brazilian CPF (social security number). See also ...
11
votes
2answers
186 views

How safe is the Sugar Loaf trail (Brazil)?

The Wikitravel article for Rio de Janeiro, recommends a 20-30 minutes trekking trail to access the Sugar Loaf for free. Is it safe?
2
votes
1answer
60 views

Drive from Puerto Iguazú to Foz do Iguaçu

Assume that my Argentinian car rental company allows me to drive into Brazil: Is it possible for me to cross the river and drive from Puerto Iguazú to Foz do Iguaçu to see the Brazilian sides of the ...
5
votes
2answers
492 views

Dual Colombian and US Citizenship - can I enter Brazil visa-free as a Colombian?

If I have dual Colombian-US nationality, can I enter Brazil visa-free since they do not require visas for Colombians. Even though they do require visas for US citizens? In others words, do I have to ...
4
votes
4answers
583 views

Do I need to have an electrical converter for small devices when traveling from the US to São Paulo?

Am traveling from USA to São Paulo. Will it be possible to use cell phone charger, razor, etc without some sort of electrical converter and/or outlet adapter?
7
votes
2answers
452 views

How to stay in Brazil for 5 months with a (tourist) visa?

I am planning to go to Brazil from 20 Aug - 02 Feb under a tourist visa (three months). My idea was to cross the border to Argentina before the three months are finished, and re-enter Brazil after a ...
4
votes
2answers
122 views

What are the cheapest ways from Russia to Brazil?

I'm looking for tickets for OVB=>CWB=>OVB, but the prices are so ridiculous that I need to shorten this to MOW=>SAO=>MOW (flying some legs separately makes it cheaper). But even with MOW-SAO the ...
1
vote
0answers
126 views

3.5 months in South America - Suggested routes for Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Argentina? [closed]

My boyfriend and I will be going backpacking around South America. So far we have booked a flight from New Zealand in and out of Santiago. We will have 3.5 months to do some sort of a loop around ...
1
vote
0answers
164 views

Cheapest way to travel from India to Brazil [closed]

I am planning to visit Brazil for either 2014 FIFA or 2016 Olympics. Both are equally awesome from my point of view. I live in India, and am a student with minimal budget. What is the cheapest way to ...
2
votes
1answer
236 views

Will name change affect Brazilian visa (or passport in general)?

I recently got married. My wife, who will be changing her last name soon, has a Brazilian visa in her American passport from when she went in 2011 and I am under the impression that the visa is good ...
1
vote
0answers
91 views

Recommended airline to Bogota, Colombia and Rio-de-Janeiro, Brazil [closed]

Will be traveling to Bogota, Colombia and Rio-de-Janeiro, Brazil for a business trip in the month of August. I have the flexibility of making either Rio or Bogota as my port-of-entry into South ...
7
votes
1answer
560 views

Why is the baggage allowance on flights to/from Brazil more generous?

It seems that it is common that the baggage allowance on flights to Brazil is more generous (both in number of pieces and weight) than to other countries. In fact many airlines, have a specific ...
5
votes
1answer
351 views

Do U.S. citizens have to get a Brazilian visa before leaving the country?

Or can I pick it up in another country among my travels? I'm planning a 6-month trip through South America and am wondering if I can go to the Brazilian consulate in Colombia on my way to Brazil ...
4
votes
2answers
491 views

What are my options for proof of travel itinerary when applying for a Brazilian visa on a US passport?

This question is quite similar, but with different specifics. Undoubtedly, some of the options still apply, but specifically, what are my options to satisfy the Brazillian Immigration Authority's ...
7
votes
1answer
197 views

Is it possible to obtain a visa to Brazil without entry ticket?

I have plans to meet a friend in Paris mid-September. Before that I will be visiting Brazil. Therefore, I am considering buying a flight Brazil to France. This should satisfy the ...
5
votes
2answers
300 views

How can I buy tickets to see a performance in the Teatro Amazonas?

It seems the Teatro Amazonas re-opened for performances in 2001. But my searches so far have not lead me to tickets for performances--only tickets for guided tours. According to Wikipedia, the ...
13
votes
2answers
191 views

How to plan celebrating carnaval in Rio?

If you are not from Brasil and you want to celebrate carnaval in Rio, what should you do? Do you just buy a ticket to Rio, book any hotel and just enjoy? Or is that a recipe for failure? i can imagine ...
2
votes
1answer
51 views

Do I need to have gone to travel clinic before applying for Brazil Visa (visa type 1)?

I haven't been to any of the listed places that require a Yellow fever vaccination. So do I need to show proof of visiting a travel clinic to apply for my visa? The website of the Chicago consulate ...
3
votes
2answers
328 views

Why SOME Israeli groups are so impolite and what to do? [closed]

I know this topic could be misunderstood and polemic, but I believe that everybody here is clever enough to understand my words and give good advices. Last April, I came from a trip to Brazil. This ...
10
votes
2answers
221 views

How far into Brazil can I get with the completion of the Oyapock Bridge between French Guiana and Brazil?

It is estimated that the Oyapock Bridge between France and Brazil will be finished in 2012. I have already been to Oyapock and ever since I dreamt to do a road trip starting in French Guyana. Looking ...
4
votes
1answer
282 views

What's the cheapest way to reach the Cristo Redentor (Corcovado)?

I've read about a trail to get to the Cristo Redentor, but I'm not sure about the safety of a trail like this in Rio de Janeiro. Tours to the Corcovado are very expensive and the cable car is not ...
7
votes
1answer
1k views

Boats from Manaus, Brazil to Leticia, Colombia?

I've heard of and met a few people who have done this route, and I hope to do it at the end of this year or early next year. However, the descriptions were mostly sketchy, and I'm wondering if it's a ...
3
votes
2answers
252 views

Where can I get a visa for Brazil in Texas?

So I'm going to Brazil in March and I have no idea where one gets a visa. Do you have to go to a consulate, or a courthouse like where you get a passport? I'm in the Dallas area, so any help would be ...
10
votes
2answers
1k views

Is it possible to obtain a Brazil visa without confirmed travel plans? (US citizen)

I'm a US citizen and I will be traveling to Argentina this winter. While I'm there, I'd like to make a short one-week trip into Brazil. I haven't picked the dates yet, so I don't have my travel ...
9
votes
2answers
1k views

Travelling to Brazil without return ticket

Last year I was flying to Brazil with Condor. I don't need a visa, if I stay in Brazil below 90 days (regardless if tourism or business). The check-in clerk asked me about visa or return ticket. I ...
9
votes
2answers
208 views

Is there public transport running on NYE in Rio de Janeiro?

(A friend asked me to post this) He will be in Rio de Janeiro on NYE and wants to know if public transport will be running and if so, until how late in the night.
4
votes
2answers
920 views

Are there any non-stop flights from Asia to Brazil?

I'm wondering if there is any non-stop flight from Asia to Brazil (for example, Bangkok to Sao Paulo). It's surprising that I couldn't find anything from Asia to Brazil so far, specially now with all ...
6
votes
1answer
426 views

Travelling as a US citizen with a stopover in Brazil

As US citizen, does one still need Brazilian transit visa, if travelling to another South-American country (eg. Argentina) with stopover in any of Brazilian airports?