Being the largest country in Latin America and Southern America Brazil is a great vacation destination.
In this article, were shall look at things that everyone should know before traveling to Brazil. Let’s have a look;
1. Travel insurance
Now more than ever every traveler needs to take travel insurance. It is the best form of financial protection when away from home.
Travel insurance should at the minimum cover risks that may attach during your travel.
Emergencies like medical care, loss of baggage or luggage, canceled flight on nonrefundable tickets, and other sorts of coverages your insurance provides.
Of course, it is important to first gather all the information you need to know about the insurance company.
Understand their policies and evaluate whether or not the coverages fit the premium quoted.
This should also apply to all sorts of services you may need.
2. Get the right traveling season
People normally visit Brazil because of the sun and the beaches.
Brazil has its summer around December to March and this is normally the winter season in North America.
It makes the best timing to pack your bags and leave for a sunny vacation to Brazil.
The month of February is also the time of the year where the famous carnival festival in Brazil happens. You don’t want to miss out on this.
3. The mannerism and the culture of the Brazilian people
The most underestimated part of traveling is knowing how people live. Things that are considered taboos, etiquette, all the dos, and don’ts.
It has incredible parties – from the famous carnival to the pool, beach parties, and hot night parties.
Brazilians never touched their food. Apart from being seen as unhygienic Brazilians do touch their food, they only eating with a fork, knife, and napkin.
Strangers hugging and kissing is quite normal. Strangers in Brazil interact quite affectionately and you should not be surprised when you come across two strange people kissing in public.
Well, just remember not to kiss or hug a stranger in America, you’ll be in violation of the Covid-19 regulations with an additional harassment charge.
Brazilians speak Portuguese and some of them speak English and other foreign languages. Contrary to what many people may think, not many Brazilians speak Spanish. Spanish is only spoken by the neighboring countries.
You will be addressed as “Gringo.” Locals refer to all foreigners or non-Latinos and Hispanic people visiting the country as “Gringo.”
4. Know the places you will be visiting
The one thing Brazil that makes vacation there so special is that it has everything to offer.
Most tourists travel to countries like Seychelles for the beautiful beach, and that’s it. However, tourists visiting Brazil have a lot to choose from.
Let me start you off with something incredible choices;
· Amazon Rain Forest
It is either you are a beach person or a forest person. I am a forest person.
I must admit beaches are beautiful but I happen to have some degree of fear when it comes to water.
For all the forest lovers out there, like me, the Amazon forest in Brazil is the perfect adventurous getaway.
Brazil holds approximately 60% of the vast Amazon forest. Nature there is flourishing with biodiversity flora and fauna.
They are also tons of activities within the Amazon rainforest that generates income for local communities.
You can go for a jungle walk, or join the communities for piranha fishing, kayaking, swimming with pink dolphins, paddle boarding, many more fun activities.
· Brasília’s Architecture.
Architecture in Brazil is one of a kind. The Well-celebrated Brazilian architects like Paulo Mendes da Rocha and Oscar Niemeyer, among others.
To mention a few;
- The cathedral of Brasilia
- The National Congress of Brazil
- Niemeyer House
- MAC-Niterói Contemporary Art Museum
- The statue of Christ the Redeemer
5. Plan the activities to do
Apart from sightseeing, there are tons of activities to do to make your vacations even better in Brazil.
First of all, it is not a trip to Brazil without participating in the famous Carnival festival.
Brazil is also famous for playing soccer at the beach.
Get on an adventurous tree climbing experience. Go for a forest hike. Get on a Jeep tour at the Tropical Paradise.
Dine on some local Brazilian cuisine. Participate and learn the samba dance.
You will never run out of activities to do there. Make a few friends, learn and enjoy your vacation with the locals.