South America Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all South America activity »
  1. 1 Trip Report Home exchange to Brazil: cultural differences.
  2. 2 Where to Spend 10 Days in June/July! Central v. South America
  3. 3 house/apartment rental
  4. 4 Renting house in Bariloche
  5. 5 Destination Recommendation (w/ specifics)
  6. 6 Trip Report Amazon, OIlantaytambo, Colca Canyon, Pacasmay and About
  7. 7 Uruguay for wildlife
  8. 8 Elevation acclimatization, transportation, and lodging help!?
  9. 9 Car and Driver in Rio De Janeiro
  10. 10 Wha to expect from Cartagena, Colombia.
  11. 11 Itinerary help - Argentina and....?
  12. 12 Ecuador Trip Plan: What did we get right and wrong?
  13. 13 El Calafate excursions
  14. 14 Ecuador earthquake
  15. 15 Peru & Ecuador
  16. 16 Trip Report Welltravbrit's Colombia - Statues, Tombs, and Carnaval!
  17. 17 Our 2016 South America Trip
  18. 18 Peru - Chinchero questions
  19. 19 Mendoza airport will be closed: Sept- Dec
  20. 20 Cusco and Machu Picchu
  21. 21 Stray Dogs?
  22. 22 Salkantay trek
  23. 23 Iquitos vs Manu Peru Amazon
  24. 24 Visiting Alagoas or Boipeba
  25. 25 Need suggestions about 7 days Cusco itinerary
View next 25 » Back to the top

12 Days in Brazil - based out of Rio. Help!

Jump to last reply

Hello all.

We are traveling for 12 days in Brazil (Aug 6-18) and in the beginning stages of planning. We are trying to make a feasible itinerary that is somewhat relaxing too. Here are some of our goals:

1) Experience Rio
-Beaches
-Music
-Dance
-Food

2) Spend some time in the Amazon region (3-5 days?)
-We were thinking Manaus

2b?) Perhaps some time in Brasilia since we would have to stop over there
-Is it worth it?

3) Something else perhaps...
-Could it be Sao Paulo
-Perhaps Lençóis Maranhenses National Park
-Perhaps a trek to Salvador
-Maybe more feasible is some 1-2 day long side trips from Rio?
-Could be Iguazu falls (Wife really wants to see this, but it's a "dry" season and also we're not too thrilled about paying $160 for the Argentinian visa...perhaps we'll save that fee for a Argentina vacation)


Here are some questions we have that we'll put towards this awesome community
1) Air travel - better to buy ahead online or wait and buy with cash in the country?
2) Cell phone service - Buying a SIM Card with data for two weeks? Worth it and from whom?
3) Rental Car - It is useful for a few days traveling outside of Rio?


Thanks to much all!

14 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement