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Occupying a sizeable slice of South America, Brazil is simply larger than life. The planet’s most important rainforest, its most famous carnival and its liveliest cities—they’re all here, in a country bursting with culture and begetting adventure. Let its spirited soundtrack fuel a rhythmic journey between paradisiac beaches and wild mountains. Keep an eye out for the country's colourful wildlife as you try and keep up the pace.

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OUR BRAZIL DESTINATIONS

Visit Brazil: get started

Prepping for a trip to Brazil? Pack for adventure and pick between its most exciting cities: beachfront Rio de Janeiro and bustling São Paulo. Best places to visit in Brazil? Epic national parks like Iguaçu National Park with its waterfalls or Serra dos Órgãos National Park and its rocky peaks! Start here, by booking hotels in Brazil's best cities with us!

BRAZIL TRAVEL GUIDE

Brazil
DESTINATION FACTS

Language

Portuguese

What to eat

Barbecued meats, feijoada (a hearty beef, pork and black bean stew), pão de queijo (cheese bread), anything with açaí (a superfood berry from the Amazon), acarajé (deep-fried black bean patties) and desserts like quindim (coconut flan) and brigadeiro (chocolate truffles).

What to bring back

A bottle of the sugar-cane spirit called cachaça, iconic Havaianas flip-flops, a Brazil football jersey, a Christ the Redeemer statuette, a canga (colourful beach cover-up), Brazilian coffee, samba outfits (especially during Carnival!) and colourful handmade crafts like wood-carved sculptures and the hammocks you can find everywhere.

Fun Fact

A land of incredible bio-diversity bursting with natural resources, Brazil gets its name from its national tree, the brazilwood or paubrasilia. The name was given to this country by Portuguese colonialists in the 16th century, because they would export the trees to Europe where the textile industry used them to dye clothing a dark red. It was a common practice for Europeans to name new lands after the resources found there, plus it was much catchier than the previous name… Terra de Santa Cruz (Land of the Holy Cross).

IMPORTANT INFO

For more information on all necessary travel documents and more, check Air Canada’s Travel Requirements page and the Government of Canada’s Travel and Tourism website.