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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

1
vote
1answer
16 views

How long does it take to travel by road from Buenos Aires to Rio De Janeiro?

if any of you people know how long does it take to travel by road (bus/car) from Buenos Aires to Rio De Janeiro, please tell me. I love travelling on land, and am planning to visit South America Next ...
1
vote
1answer
30 views

What's the best way to get from São Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport to the city? [closed]

Edit 3: Define "best" however you see fit. Personally, I prioritize safety/reliability and cost over comfort and time. If you Google the above question, there are a good amount of results: buses, ...
6
votes
1answer
77 views

Do taxi drivers in Rio give receipts?

On a cab trip in Rio, for instance from the airport to a hotel, can I pay in cash and ask the driver to give me a receipt (i.e. can I expect that he/she will comply)? Otherwise, would paying by card ...
2
votes
2answers
47 views

Communicating in English or basic Portuguese in Brazil

Do Brazilian people understand English? I know basic Portuguese. Would communication be an issue?
1
vote
1answer
42 views

What are the pros and cons of visiting the Iguazu Falls from the Argentinian side or Brazilian side only?

related: Visiting Iguazu waterfalls on both sides We are planning a short weekend trip from the US to the Iguazu Falls, but don't really want to bother with customs and visas for two countries. It is ...
10
votes
3answers
2k 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 ...
5
votes
1answer
282 views

Suggested itinerary for Bahia, Salvador, Brazil at Carnaval time?

Having been to Rio Carnaval in 2009, I would like to experience the equivalent in Bahia in Salvador, Brazil. Please suggest an itinerary to experience the Carnaval and other attractions. A good ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

Multiple Entry Brazilian Tourist Visa for Indian Citizen

I had been living in Brazil last year on VITEM IV Multiple Entry Student Visa which has expired as of date. I will be traveling and working in Colombia this year, but have a few friends whom I would ...
3
votes
1answer
63 views

How to book and use a GOL Brazil Airpass?

I am looking into airpasses for domestic travel in Brazil. As far as I could find out, there only is the GOL airpass in Brazil right now (since TAM seems to have discontinued their airpass). How do ...
2
votes
3answers
73 views

Do I have to pay taxes when bringing over R$10k into Brazil?

I know that when entering Brazil with over R$10k (or equivalent), these financial goods need to be declared on a e-DPV. However, it is not clear whether the Receita Federal would tax me on this ...
4
votes
2answers
3k 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 ...
5
votes
1answer
180 views

Can I enter Brazil on a tourist visa the day it expires?

I'm seeking clarification on this in order to avoid being denied entry. I was given a 90 day tourist visa on February 25th and entered Brazil on it in March. It's valid for multiple entries and I ...
4
votes
1answer
152 views

What type of power outlets should I expect in hotels in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro? [duplicate]

From my the information I have read on Internet, it seems like Brazil covers a good part of the alphabet when it comes to power outlet types. What type of power outlets should I expect in hotels in ...
2
votes
1answer
98 views

Is 1½ hours enough for a transit at São Paulo (GRU) airport?

I'm flying back from Fortaleza, Brazil to Paris through São Paulo and have 1h 35min transit time in São Paulo airport. I'm wondering if that is enough? I'm an EU citizen and do not require a visa to ...
3
votes
1answer
240 views

Where to find traditional cuica in Rio de Janeiro?

I have a friend traveling in Brazil. He is a fan of Brazilian music, as I am, and asked me if I knew where to find traditional "cuica" to buy. Unfortunatly I don't but maybe someone around knows.
6
votes
2answers
60 views

What can I do around Porto Alegre's airport?

I'll be having a layover at Porto Alegre's airport (Salgado Filho International) by 9:30 a.m. The first bus is at 13:00 p.m., which gives me 4 hours to wait. Is there anything interesting from the ...
3
votes
2answers
419 views

What kind of health cares do I need to have before traveling to Brazil and in Brazil?

Do I need any specific vaccinations or other kind of prophylaxis before traveling to Brazil? In Brazil are there any specific cares I should have? specifically for Dengue? I am going to Rio, but ...
2
votes
0answers
129 views

Brazilian Girlfriends Visa refused - Administrative Review [closed]

MY girlfriend was recently refused her tier 5 charity visa. We are looking at lodging an appeal to see if we can change the decision. Here is the reasons for refusal. It is a conversation between two ...
6
votes
2answers
2k 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 ...
2
votes
3answers
167 views

Are 2.5 hours enough for a layover in Rio?

I'm planning a trip to Brazil for this December, and I've already bought the flight to Rio and back. Now I have to book a second flight from Rio to Foz do Iguassu, that should depart as soon as ...
18
votes
2answers
1k 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 ...
2
votes
1answer
168 views

Appropriate clothing for Pantanal in Brasil during the dry season

We'll be traveling to the Pantanal in July this year. We'll start our trip in Cuiaba and will be traveling along the Transpantaneira. I think that at this time it will be the dry season. I found ...
8
votes
3answers
4k 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 ...
13
votes
3answers
584 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 ...
2
votes
1answer
83 views

What's the best way to buy Swedish Kronas from Brazil

I'm brazilian and I'll be living abroad at Sweden for two years, starting in August. I need to exchange a reasonable amount of Reais (R$, brazilian currency) to Swedish Kronas. The options I see so ...
6
votes
2answers
221 views

Getting from Lençóis to Morro de São Paulo

I'd like to travel quickly and cheap from Lençóis (in Chapada Diamantina) to Morro de São Paulo. I'm aware that there are night buses from Lençóis to Salvador, where I could take a ferry to Morro de ...
7
votes
1answer
221 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 ...
8
votes
3answers
1k 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)?
15
votes
2answers
274 views

How to plan celebrating carnaval in Rio?

If you are not from Brazil and you want to celebrate carnival 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
544 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
1answer
143 views

Travelling to Peru, should I include Brazil in my trip? [closed]

I am considering a trip to Peru. There I will visit Cuzco, Iquitos, and of course Lima. I expect to spend 12-14 days there. I am also strongly considering extending my trip up to 20 days or so and ...
1
vote
1answer
91 views

Traveling to Brazil on different passports [duplicate]

I am a new US citizen and need to use my US passport to travel to Brazil since I need to show proof of residency and I no longer have my green card that goes with my Cyprus passport. However, I can ...
6
votes
2answers
2k 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 ...
6
votes
3answers
2k 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 ...
5
votes
1answer
185 views

Can I re-enter Brazil on a tourist visa after student visa expires?

I am a student from the UK, and I will be finishing my semester here in Rio de Janeiro in mid June. My student visa expires on 3rd August, however I intend to leave the country on 17th July in order ...
5
votes
1answer
82 views

Is there any mobile app with public transportation routes for Vitória, Brazil?

Google Maps has no knowledge of public transportation in Vitória, Brazil. The city does have a web site with online interactive maps, but I'd much prefer a mobile app (for Android) if it's available, ...
3
votes
1answer
156 views

How To Obtain Argentinian Visa For a Philippine Passport Holder in Brasil

I am currently in Brasil and I have travelled South America for a year using my Philippine passport. My next stop will be Argentina and I'd like to ask if I can obtain an Argentinian visa here in ...
4
votes
1answer
197 views

Traveling to Brazil as a Dual US / South African citizen

I am a dual South African / US citizen, living in the US. I want to travel to Brazil but avoid having to get a visa as I would have to do as a US citizen. As a South African, a visa is not required. ...
19
votes
2answers
1k views

Where can I eat sushi with chocolate in it?

In 2012, then Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara said (in Japanese) Westerners practicing judo resembles beasts fighting. Internationalized judo has lost its appeal. In Brazil they put ...
8
votes
3answers
994 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 ...
11
votes
2answers
281 views

Can a tourist take part in the annual carnaval parade in Rio de Janeiro?

Can you take part in the famous Carnaval parade in Rio de Janeiro if you are there only for a limited period, or would that require quite some preparations?
6
votes
1answer
356 views

Can I own a French registered car as a non-resident?

I would love to drive through Brazil and Suriname starting from French Guyana. However, renting a car to do this proved to be impossible. There are ferries between France and Suriname and a bridge ...
1
vote
1answer
75 views

Local sightseeing in Sao Paulo on a budget - in a day, solo traveler - is it doable?

I will have a Saturday evening and a full Sunday for local sight-seeing in Sao Paulo. A few characteristics of my 1.5 days available in Sao Paulo being: Solo traveler, will be staying quite close ...
2
votes
1answer
52 views

Budget accomodation in Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil?

The Lonely Planet lists two hotels, starting at around 30 euros per night. Hotelscombined.com starts with hotels at around 90 euros per night. Hostels don't appear to exist. Are there any budget ...
0
votes
1answer
274 views

Early Nighttime in Brazil? [closed]

I live in the Midwest in The US. I have been watching the World Cup in Brazil and it seems that a lot of games end at night (after it is dark). The games are played in my time at 1:00 CDT and 3:00 ...
9
votes
3answers
336 views

What is the purpose of the seats in the front of the bus in Vitória, Brazil?

I'm spending some time in Vitória, Brazil, and have been using a bit of the public transportation. The buses, unlike any I've seen in other cities, have an on-board turnstile, where you must pay a ...
11
votes
3answers
583 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
1k 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 ...
7
votes
1answer
79 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 ...
15
votes
3answers
5k 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 ...