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What is the physical activity level of this trip?

This trip is listed as moderate. Some travelers will find the hills on the hikes challenging, while more athletic people will not find them particularly difficult.  Weather conditions like heat, humidity, and rain can change trail conditions and the intensity of the activity.

While in Rio de Janeiro and Salvador we will spend time walking around the city and sightseeing.

When we go to Chapada Diamantina National Park we will be hiking and swimming every day.  There are two hikes that are strenuous and challenging but the option to modify hikes or do something different is always available.

What is the nightlife like in Brazil?

Great nightlife all around!

In Rio, you will find tons of vibrant nightlife within walking distance from the hotel. There will be plenty of live street music as well.

Lencois is a small town but you will still find plenty of nightlife. The town is very safe but we still recommend you travel in pairs (especially at night).

Please drink responsibly and remember you’ll need to be up at a reasonable hour the next morning to join the group!

What kind of hiking gear should I bring?

Make sure you have a sturdy pair of hiking boots.  Having sufficient footwear will make or break your trip.

Breathable shorts and shirts are essential for warm weather hiking. Hiking poles are not essential but if you feel comfortable using them they may come in handy. Watershoes are useful as we’ll cross rivers and be in the water frequently.

Check out our Ultimate Packing Guide for Brazil for a full packing list.

What language is spoken in Brazil?

Portuguese is spoken in Brazil. Brazil is one of 3 South American countries that does NOT speak Spanish.

If you speak Spanish you may have an easier time picking up Portuguese.It is said that Brazilians can understand Spanish but that Spanish speakers have a hard time understanding Portuguese.

Speaking Portuguese is not necessary to enjoy this trip.

Do I need to get a visa for Brazil?

U.S., Canada, Japan and Australia citizens DON'T need a visa to visit Brazil.

Other world citizens may require a Visa. A full list of waived countries can be viewed here.

-Brazil Visa Information USA Helpline: (929) 244-4982.

Is it safe to travel to Brazil?

Brazil receives more than 6 million tourists each year. The country has strong infrastructure and prides themselves on their hospitality.

When in any major city there are certain dangers present. In Rio de Janeiro this is also true. We have taken every precaution to make your experience enjoyable and positive. We take private transportation and use our local guides' intimate knowledge of the city to keep everybody safe.

During the second part of the trip we will be in the small city of Lencois.  It is safe to walk around at all hours, however, traveling in pairs is always a good idea.

Is 8 days enough time to see Brazil?

No, it is not! We encourage you to come to Rio de Janeiro a couple days early or stay in Lencois a couple more days after the trip ends.

Brazil is a huge country and is actually larger than the continental United States. There are several distinct regions of the country with different cultures and geography.  We will only visit two of them.

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