About the destination

Being the fifth largest country in the world, Brazil covers almost half of South America by itself. This territory was discovered by the Portuguese in the 1500’s and that is why today the official language of the country is Portuguese. Like many Latin American countries, it was under a military dictatorship between 1964 and 1985, when democracy dethroned the dictatorship. Brazil is divided into five regions: the South, the Southeast, the Northeast, the Center-West and the North. The Northern region is mainly occupied by the Amazon forest and the human density is very low. The Amazon is the largest biological reserve in the world. When we think of tourism in Brazil, the big cities like Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia come to mind first. Fortunately, a multitude of places and activities of all kinds are available.


The official currency in Brazil is the Brazilian real (BRL). However, if you plan to use your cards at your destination, be sure to inform your financial institution of the dates of your stay in Brazil.


The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) recommends that you consult a health professional to discuss vaccinations against the following diseases: hepatitis A and B, measles, yellow fever, measles and rabies. Note that two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine are required for flights from Canada and for crossing the United States border.


Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after your planned departure date from Brazil.


Month Max Min Prec.
January 30 °C 24 °C 38 mm
February 31 °C 25 °C 13 mm
March 30 °C 24 °C 27 mm
April 28 °C 23 °C 27 mm
May 26 °C 21 °C 27 mm
June 25 °C 20 °C 53 mm
July 25 °C 19 °C 23 mm
August 25 °C 20 °C 29 mm
September 25 °C 20 °C 29 mm
October 26 °C 21 °C 26 mm
November 28 °C 22 °C 99 mm
December 29 °C 23 °C 61 mm


The official language of Brazil is Portuguese. However, it is possible to be served in English in most tourist places.

Things to do in Brazil

Iguaçu Falls

Located at the border of Brazil and Argentina in the National Park of Iguaçu, the Iguaçu Falls are formed not by a single waterfall, but by 275 cascades forming a front of three kilometers. The highest waterfall is 80 meters high and is called the Devil’s Gorge. The majority of the falls are located in Argentine territory. It is possible to get within a few meters of the falls with several permitted visits. The ecological train of the jungle leads to the different points of departure of the visits. The closest city is Foz do Iguaçu, 18 kilometers downstream from the river. Finally, many movies have been filmed at the Iguaçu Falls like Moonraker from the James Bond series, Miami Vice: Two Cops in Miami, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and Black Panther.

Rio de Janeiro

With more than six million inhabitants, Rio de Janeiro is one of the most important metropolises on the American continent. The city is world famous for its carnival, its beaches including Copacabana and its statue of Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado. The city of Rio has many tourist sites: the Sugar Loaf, Corcovado and Christ the Redeemer, more than 55 kilometers of beaches with Copacabana and Ipanema, the Tijuca Forest, the Botanical Garden, its many museums and religious monuments. Finally, Rio de Janeiro hosted the 2016 Summer Olympics.

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