We've put together a guidebook with everything you need to know about Brazil. Written by our specialists, it details destination information, a wildlife guide, some suggested itineraries and plenty more to inspire your holiday. Fill in the form below and if you live in UK, your guidebook will arrive by post within the next couple of days. For those who live abroad, we will send you a copy by email.
Our Latin America specialist Grant tells us why his heart lies in Brazil, a country defined by its natural beauty, exotic wildlife, spectacular landscapes and legendary beach hot spots. Brazil is simply made for travel and has something to offer even the most discerning traveller.
Carpeted with dense, wildlife-rich jungles and lined with a dazzling coast, combine the jungle and beach in Latin America for a memorable holiday.
Brazil’s teeming flora and fauna make it one of the world’s best destinations for nature lovers. Dominated by the Amazon basin and home to the world’s largest wetland – the Pantanal – as well as numerous national parks, Brazil is bursting with biodiversity, making it the perfect destination for anyone with a love of wildlife. The list is endless, but the Imagine Latin America team has put together a guide to some of the wildlife you can expect to see during a trip to Brazil.
Brimming with activities to keep the whole family entertained, this exhilarating itinerary takes you to some of Brazil’s most iconic attractions, ending with some beach time to leave you feeling truly refreshed.
It’s on everyone’s bucket list; it’s one of the biggest and most extravagant carnival parades in the world and it’s time for you to see what all the fuss is about. Our Latin America Specialist Grant gives an overview of when and where it is, and most importantly why you should go!
When to go to Brazil
Brazil is a year round destination, with a warm tropical climate. Due to its size, Brazil has four climatic regions: South, Coastal Brazil, North East and Amazonia.
High Season - December to March
On the coast, the hottest time is from December to February, when temperatures often reach 30°C and above and it can be humid with frequent short bursts of rain. Summer vacation begins in mid-December and lasts until February. During this time the beaches are packed with Cariocas working on their tans. This can also be the rainiest time of year in Rio. South Brazil is warm and humid, January and February often experience slightly heavier showers.
Shoulder Season - April and October
April and Easter is one of the most crowded periods at Iguazu Falls. In the coastal locations, temperatures rarely exceed 30°C and generally do not fall below 13°C at night. Visitors in The North East may experience showers in April, and for those willing to dive, October is the best month because the sea is calm. October is one of the nicest times to visit Rio, before the humidity sets in.
Low Season - May to September
Now it's the dry season in the Amazon, and the best time to visit this part of Brazil. At Iguazu Falls, these are rainy months and the volume of the waters is at its maximum. On the coast, it can be quite cool from July to August (usually in the low 20°C's). This can be a lovely time to visit as it is warm in the day, cooler at night and drier. In Rio, although the days can stay hot, the evenings get relatively chilly dropping to 15 degrees Celsius.