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About Brasil

 

Things to know before you go on a Rio Tour

 

GEOGRAPHY OF BRAZIL:

Brazil, the world’s 5th largest country, is one of the most diverse countries with over 8,000km of beautiful coastline, the largest equatorial rainforest in the world, wonderful cities known for rich history and of course, Carnival in Rio de Janeiro.

CURRENCY IN BRAZIL:

Brazilian Real. Because of the currency exchange rate, for the price of one beer in Europe, you can get a six-pack in Rio and better yet, it'll be cold.

BRAZILLIAN NATIONAL DRINK:

Caipirinhas are made from the potent Brazilian rum called cachaça with sugar and lime.

SPORT IN BRAZIL:

Brought to Brazil from Africa, Capoeira is the fusion of martial art and dance.

BRAZILLIAN MUSIC:

Bossa Nova, Forro, Funk and of course Samba Shows: the rhythm of carnival that lasts throughout the year.
Take a look at our “Samba Expedition Tour” for more information about Samba shows in Rio and Carnival 2012 in Rio de Janeiro.

BRAZILLIAN CULTURE:

Carnival in Rio de Janeiro - the biggest party in the world.
Follow this link to learn more about our offer for those who wants to attend Carnival 2012 in Rio - “Carnival Package”.

BRAZILLIAN FOOD:

Brazil's cuisine ranges from rice and beans and barbecues to exquisite fruits and berries.
Our specially developed Cook in Rio tour will give you deep insight in traditional Brazilian cuisine

FOOTBALL IN BRAZIL:

More than a passion, a religion!!!
Come with us to see next football match at Maracana or Olympic stadiums. Dear football fan, take a look at our “Football Expeditiontour in Rio to learn more about our service. 

Quick Facts

Population:

180 million.

Official Language:

Portuguese.

Currency:

Brazilian Real. 1 dollar=R$1,67, 1 Euro=R$2,30 as of October 2010. (more currencies)

Largest Cities:

São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Fortaleza and Brasilia (Brazil’s capital).

Climate:

Mostly Tropical, summer runs from December through March, however from Rio to the north, it is beach weather all year long.

Visa requirements:

Americans, Canadians, New Zealanders, and Australians require an entry visa. Most European community citizens do not. Contact your local Brazilian consulate for more information.

History:

Discovered by the Portuguese in 1500.

Passions:

Football, samba, beaches, capoeira, surfing and caipirinhas.