Things to Do In Brazil

Brazil is formally recognized as the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in South and Latin America. It has a population of about 211 million people and spans an area of 8,515,767 square kilometers (3,287,956 square miles). Tourism is a developing industry in Brazil, and it is vital to the economies of numerous areas. In 2015, the country received 6.36 million international tourists, making it the most popular tourist destination in South America and Latin America after Mexico.

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    Brazil provides a diverse range of alternatives for both local and foreign travellers, with natural regions being the most popular tourism product, as well as a mix of leisure and recreation, including sun and beach, adventure travel, and historical and cultural tourism. Amongst the most famous destinations are beaches and dunes in the Northeast, the Amazon Rainforest, the Pantanal, beaches in Rio de Janeiro and Santa Catarina, Minas Gerais, and business excursions to Sao Paulo city.  

    Brazil attracts a lot of tourists from all around the world. Many people visit to get a glimpse of one of the largest countries on the planet, which is an amalgamation of various Latin American cultures. Whenever travelling to a new country, one important thing that tends to be forgotten is the importance of travel insurance. It is indeed always a better idea to be insured.

    Fun Things to do in Brazil

    Brazil is one of the few places on the globe that can cater to all types of travellers, and its attractions are no exception. The country's pure, ethereal natural wonders, pounding, rhythm-driven festivals, and calm, beautiful historical villages all provide fun things to do in Brazil. Take a single day trip or join a group for a week.

    • In Rio de Janeiro, take a helicopter trip.

    Rio de Janeiro is already stunning from below; picture viewing it from above; it's a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Fly over the wonders of the city and observe well-known landmarks and sites from a new perspective.

    Take a 30-minute helicopter trip over the most picturesque places in the Marvelous City for a memorable experience.

    • Hand gliding

    Travellers can go on hand gliding tours. During this 4-hour experience, they will soar over the metropolis of Rio de Janeiro in a hang glider. Launch from the Tijuca Forest National Park, accompanied by a fully qualified instructor, and glide over the beautiful, green Mata Atlantica. Views of Sugarloaf Mountain, the Rocinha Favela, and the Christ the Redeemer Statue atop Corcovado Mountain are among the highlights of this tour.

    The Tijuca Forest National Park was established, encircled by tropical Atlantic Forest.  

    • Hiking Tour at Pedra do Telégrafo

    During this 6-hour hiking trek in Rio de Janeiro, see the magnificent Pedra do Telégrafo. From Praia Grande in Barra de Guaratiba, travel to Pedra Branca State Park and begin the hike. Trek 2 miles (3.5 kilometres) to the summit of the 1,161-foot (354-meter) peak, pausing at views and scenic lookouts along the route.

    Views of Praia do Perigoso,  Pedra da Gávea, Pontal do Recreio, Praia do Meio, Grumari, Barra da Tijuca, and the rest of the Restinga da Marambaia are available. 

    Best Brazil Activities for Foodies

    Brazil's cuisine is one of the most sought after by tourists, and here are a few of the must-try from Brazil.

    • Moqueca

    It is more than just a fish stew that is served with a dramatic flourish, with clouds of aromatic steam rising from the scorching hot clay pot when it is unsealed at the table. Fish and/or other seafood are cooked with chopped tomatoes, onions, and coriander in their most basic form. It's served with rice, farofa and pirão.

    • Cachaça

    Cachaça, which has been produced from fermented sugarcane juice since the 1500s, is best recognised as the spicy kick in caipirinhas, Brazil's national drink.
    While most caipirinhas are prepared using uncoloured, unaged cachaças, thousands of higher-quality golden cachaças are available, aged in wooden barrels and drunk straight up by connoisseurs.

    • Brigadeiros

    Brigadeiros, Brazil's equivalent to the chocolate truffle, are so easy to prepare that they're laid out for kids' celebrations all across the country.  They're certain to give you a sugar rush, but some people find them too sweet. Brazilians, on the other hand, will not hear a word against them.

    Beautiful Brazil Attractions 

    • Rio de Janeiro's Carnival

    Few events have the colour, music, movement, and enthusiasm of Rio's pre-Lenten Carnival (Carnival). Make no mistake: this isn't just another raucous street celebration; it's a meticulously produced extravaganza in which viewers may witness parades of samba dancers competing from a specially erected stadium created by none other than Oscar Niemeyer, Brazil's most famous architect. The Sambódromo, a lengthy line of grandstand boxes that give ringside seats to a 700-meter parade path where rival samba schools flaunt their stuff in a spectacular explosion of bright costumes, is known as the Sambódromo.

    • Rio de Janeiro's Cristo Redentor and Corcovado

    The gigantic Art Deco statue of Christ, known as Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer), gazes out over Rio de Janeiro and the bay from the peak of Corcovado with arms spread 28 metres as if to include all of mankind. It sits at the height of 709 metres in Tijuca National Park, and a 3.5-kilometre rack train climbs to the summit, where a large plaza surrounds the monument.

    The 30-meter monument, built of reinforced concrete and soapstone, was completed in 1931 by Polish-French sculptor Paul Landowski and Brazilian engineer Heitor da Silva Costa.

    • Falls of Iguaçu

    The Iguaçu river, which flows through Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina, cascades magnificently in a semicircle of 247 waterfalls into the canyon below. The river is narrowed to one-fourth of its normal width just above the falls, amplifying the power of the water. Some of the falls are almost 100 metres high, and they span such a large area that you'll never see them all at once, although the Brazilian side offers the best view.

    Catwalks and a tower provide varied viewpoints, and one bridge extends all the way to the Garganta do Diabo (Devil's Throat), one of the biggest.

    Planning your Brazil Itinerary

    • The first step towards going to Brazil as a tourist is to apply for a visa. Unless they come from one of the visa-exempt nations, visitors visiting Brazil must get a Brazil visafrom one of the Brazilian diplomatic missions. To enter Brazil, citizens of few countries simply need a passport that is valid for at least six months, an onward return ticket, and confirmation that they can pay for their stay.
    • Tours and activities planning should be next. Furthermore, scheduling your trips ahead of time prevents any misunderstandings caused by a language barrier, and it is safer to conduct business. When visiting such a large nation as Brazil, tours are usually a better alternative.

    It's time to budget the trip when the traveller decides where they'll travel and for how long. When compared to other South American nations, Brazil is costly, but the four-to-one exchange rate keeps it inexpensive for Americans and Europeans.

    • Travel insuranceis the next step in your trip planning. When compared to other more glamorous things such as planning an itinerary, shopping for a trip and packing, travel insurance seems to be boring and often expensive. But it is important to buy international travel insurance because you never know what might happen on that trip. Medical emergencies, losing luggage, and last-minute cancellation of non-refundable trips are just some of the problems that travel insurance saves you from.

    Travel insurance for Brazil also provides financial and medical assistance is provided including evacuation services.

    In most cases, after you make a claim and it is granted, travel insurance reimburses the expenses incurred up to the sum insured. When you file a claim, you must provide documentation of your loss so that the insurance company can verify what occurred and compensate you for your covered damages.

    Don't put off purchasing travel insurance for too long! The best time to purchase Brazil travel insurance is just after you've finalized your vacation plans. The earlier you get insurance, the larger the coverage window you will have. In order to be eligible for the pre-existing medical condition benefit, you must purchase your plan within 14 days after placing your first trip deposit.

    • Now that you've learned a little about the benefits oftravel insurance, it's time to study a little bit about the nation and its traditions. It's usually a good idea to know something about the culture of the nation you're visiting. Knowing that feijoada and caipirinha are the national dishes and drinks of Brazil, for example, will help you have a more real experience there. Brazilians are also quite proud of their other distinct music forms other than samba, such as popular Brazilian music, sertanejo, forró, and axé.

    Finally, familiarizing yourself with local festivities and official holidays might be beneficial to travellers planning a vacation to Brazil.

    Brazil Travel Tips

    Here are some quick tips that you can follow:

    • In distant locations, use a guide

    The Pantanal and the Amazon rainforests are two of Brazil's most interesting natural settings, home to a diverse range of unique and magnificent animals. Animals such as panthers, anacondas, caimans, venomous spiders, and parasites live there.  Always remember that you are a visitor in these areas, and survival becomes a serious concern if precautions are not taken. So, always travel with a trustworthy guide.

    • Make photocopies of paperwork

    In Brazil, having evidence of identity is necessary, and even if travellers are never requested to produce it, they will be expected to have it on a few occasions. Rather than carrying their passport, driver's license or any other form of identification on it is better to carry clear, clean photocopies of their identity proof.

    • Secure your Trip with Travel Insurance

    Travellers should always purchase travel insurance to protect themselves against theft, loss, and illness or accident. Before paying for a new policy, check to see if you already have coverage - credit card companies, house insurance policies, and private medical plans may protect travellers and their possessions while travelling. For students that are going to pursue their further education in Brazil, it is essential to purchase a student travel insurance policy for safety.

    • Holidays and hours of operation

    Most stores and companies are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with an extended lunch hour from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Mall stores are open till late Saturday night. Banks open at 10 a.m. and stay open all day but typically cease changing money at 2 or 3 p.m.; they are closed on weekends and public holidays, with the exception of those at major airports. Museums and monuments operate on a similar schedule as offices; however, many are closed on Monday.

    Hope this travel guide helps you make the most of your Brazil trip. Once the COVID-19 lockdown eases and vaccinations pick up, the travel industry will see a boost. If you are a fully vaccinated and want to plan a trip, do make sure that you follow the tips that were shared with you.  If you want to secure your trip with travel insurance you can reach out to us at 1800-708-8787 and write to us at care@policybazaar.com