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Holidays in Brazil

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Brazil Vacation: Coronavirus Information

Most Brazil hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

For more information about the impact of COVID-19 on your Brazil trip, please visit our Coronavirus Information page.

Top hotels in Brazil

Grand Hyatt Sao Paulo
Grand Hyatt Sao Paulo
5 out of 5
Avenida das Nacoes Unidas 13.301, Brooklin District, Sao Paulo, SP
Free cancellation
The price is AU$153 per night from 9 Oct. to 10 Oct.
4.6/5Exceptional! (757 reviews)

"It’s challenging to operate in a time where the COVID-19 has taken a hold on how we are able to travel. The Grand Hyatt was exceptional in handling of this, and very prepared to ensure as well as possible your safety. As always there are guests who still don’t respect the social distancing, or wearing ..."…"

Reviewed on 24 Jul. 2020

Grand Hyatt Sao Paulo
Mercure RJ Nova Iguaçu Hotel
Mercure RJ Nova Iguaçu Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Avenida Doutor Mario Guimaraes 520, Nova Iguacu, RJ
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$50 per night from 16 Oct. to 17 Oct.
4.2/5Excellent! (192 reviews)
Friendly staff

"Clean room, nice staff helps with everything , good swimming pool !!!"…"

Reviewed on 22 Aug. 2016

Mercure RJ Nova Iguaçu Hotel
Hotel Atlântico Rio
Hotel Atlântico Rio
3.5 out of 5
Rua Xavier da Silveira, 112, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
The price is AU$38 per night from 1 Oct. to 2 Oct.
4.1/5Very Good! (654 reviews)

"o hotel é ótimo, porém o terraço é super pequeno o que deixa a desejar"…"

Reviewed on 14 Sep. 2020

Hotel Atlântico Rio
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Brazil Holiday

Unrivalled natural scenery, countless beaches and an irresistible party atmosphere make this one of South America’s most picturesque and exciting countries. Brazil truly has an individual flair in South America. Discover unmistakably Brazilian flamboyance and colour in the enormous country’s scenery, wildlife, cities and carnivals. Observe colonial heritage in the only South American country to be colonized by the Portuguese. Secluded islands and white sandy beaches await exploration on 4,655 miles (7,491 kilometres) of Atlantic coast.

Experience the infectious energy of Rio de Janeiro, home to Sugar Loaf Mountain, Ipanema and Copacabana. Explore the sand dunes of Natal and the Afro-Brazilian culture of Salvador. Surf on the beaches of Florianopolis or wander the streets of Paraty, a beautifully preserved colonial town. Discover surfing, canoeing and snorkeling spots on picturesque islands, such as Fernando de Noronha, Ilha Catimbau and Ilhe Grande. Go island hopping along the Costa Verde.

Natural attractions abound inland, too. Spot anaconda, caiman, jaguars and wild boar amid the wetlands and savannah of Pantanal Reserve. Join a trek or river cruise through the jungles and rainforests of the Amazon. Discover waterfalls, river beaches, caves and remarkable rock formations while hiking in Chapada Diamantina National Park and Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park. Marvel at the majestic Iguaçu Falls, 275 individual waterfalls that span the Argentine border.

Visit São Paulo, a fast-paced city famous for its art galleries, markets and nightlife. Check out the purpose-built capital Brasilia and the traditional bars, or “botecos”, of Belo Horizonte. Alternatively, unwind in the parks of eco-friendly Curitiba.

Don’t miss the chance to discover the fun-loving character of Brazilians and their extravagant festivals, including Carnival, just over a month before Easter, and Réveillon (New Year). Join the wild crowds in Rio de Janeiro or experience local carnival style in Olinda and Recife.

Travelling around South America’s largest country takes time and many visitors choose to focus on specific regions. Getting around is made easier by budget airlines and a large network of reliable intercity buses. Wherever you decide to go you’ll uncover a fascinating mix of colours, cultures, rhythms and landscapes.

Frequently asked questions

Q: Should I book a car while on holiday in Brazil?
A: Many travellers prefer to use public transportation or ride-sharing when they’re staying in Sao Paulo or Rio de Janeiro. It’s an excellent way of avoiding exorbitant parking fees and having to navigate through challenging city traffic. But if you’re planning to head out and explore the region of Sao Paulo or elsewhere, you may like to consider booking a rental car. Get your scenic road trip off to a flying start with our handy guide to Cheap Car Hire in Brazil.
Q: Which airports can I fly in to for a holiday to Brazil?
A: When planning your adventure to Brazil, start your itinerary near one of these international airport terminals:
  • Sao Paulo (GRU-Guarulhos - Governor Andre Franco Montoro Intl.): 2,719 international flights per month.
  • Rio de Janeiro (GIG-Galeao - Antonio Carlos Jobim Intl.): 1,027 international flights per month.
  • Brasilia (BSB-Brasilia Intl. - President Juscelino Kubitschek): 235 international flights per month.
Q: What are the most popular types of hotels for a holiday to Brazil?
A: There’s plenty of choice when it comes to accommodation in Brazil. The most popular places are hotels. But if that doesn’t suit, you can also choose from pousadas, apartments, hostels and much more.
Q: What does a Brazil holiday booking with Expedia include?
A: You can start off by picking your car, flight and hotel. Lock in as little or as much as you want. Next comes the more exciting stuff — booking awesome activities and unforgettable experiences. With plenty of options to choose from, organising your upcoming holiday in Brazil will be a piece of cake.
Q: What is the best way to save money on my holiday to Brazil?
A: You’ll be rewarded when you lock in a Brazil holiday package through Expedia. Combine your Flights, Hotels and Experiences and enjoy unbeatable discounts, like up to 42% off selected properties. You’ll soon be looking at your dream adventure at a price that’ll pleasantly surprise you.
Q: What are the best things to do in Brazil?
A: Sao Paulo has a broad range of attractions for you to add to your itinerary. Paulista Museum, Municipal Theatre of São Paulo and Ibirapuera Park are three which are well worth seeing. And in Rio de Janeiro, a visit to Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf Mountain and Maracana Stadium should definitely be on the cards. The sky’s the limit on the things you can do in Salvador. Forte de Santo Antonio da Barra, Farol da Barra Beach and Porto da Barra Beach are the most famous of the remarkable local sights.