Brazil trip costs: all you need to know

If you’re just getting started on planning your trip to Brazil, there sure must be a lot on your mind. Finding the perfect trip itinerary, looking for the best prices on plane tickets, deciding on what is the best place to stay

The average daily cost per day for one person to go to Brazil is approximately USD XXX, but there are several factors that can either increase or decrease that value, such as the time of the year you’re planning on going, or the actual location you choose to visit.

In this post we’re going to detail all the major expenses you’ll be contemplating while sketching your trip to Brazil, as well as give you a few tips on how you can save money while in the country, and compare prices regarding the main itineraries in Brazil.

Note: all the costs and expenses calculated in this post were based on the exchange rate of the day this article was written (USD 1.00 = BRL 5,22). For that reason, be aware that you may find some discrepancies in regards to that when you’re making your research.

Main Expenses Before Your Trip to Brazil

Before we get started on more practical topics such as hotel fees and food budget in Brazil, there are two very important topics to discuss: Airfare prices and the Brazilian Visa. These are the two expenses you’ll be dealing with before even landing in Brazil, so we decided to separate these costs from the ones you’ll manage while in the country.

Brazilian Visa Orientation

To be able to set foot in Brazil, you need to have a valid passport and the right Visa for the type of trip you’re planning to take, but there are some exceptions.

Acquiring the Brazilian Visa is the first cost you’ll be dealing with in the process of going to Brazil. If you are required to obtain the Visa (as the residents of some countries are not), take a close look in which of categories better applies to your type of trip – Credit: WikiCommons | Monocletophat123

Citizens from the countries listed below don’t need a Visa to enter Brazilian territory, as long as they have a valid passport (for at least 6 months) and onward return ticket and proof that you can afford your stay while in the country. Here are the countries that don’t need a Visa to enter Brazil:

  • Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bermuda, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Japan, Island, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Morocco, Namibia, The Netherlands, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, San Marino, South Africa, Spain, Surinam, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, United States, United Kingdom, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

Types Of Brazilian Visa

Now, if you’re not from any of the countries listed, you’re going to need a Visa to set foot in Brazil. We’re going to briefly go through the main Visa types so that you can get a better sense of what each one of them applies to. If you want more information on any of them, just click on the links next to the Visa category.

Brazilian Tourist Visa (VITUR)

The Brazilian Tourist Visa (VITUR) is applied:

  • to tourists who want to come to Brazil for leisure or visiting friends/family;
  • to attendees (scientists, professors, or researchers) in cultural, scientific or technological events (seminars, conferences);
  • to participants in athletic and sports events;

    Note: bearers of the VITUR cannot engage in any paid activity in Brazil, as there is a specific type of VISA for working purposes. The full length of the Visa is determined by the Brazilian Government and it is usually good for multiple entries.

Brazilian Temporary Visa I (VITEM – I)

The Brazilian Temporary Visa I (VITEM – I) is applied:

  • to scientists, researchers, teachers, and attendees of scientific or technological events;
  • to scientists, researchers, teachers, and attendees visiting through inVITEMternational programs;
  • interns, trainees, scholarship and exchange students;
  • to amateur athletes participating in sports training programs

    Note: VITEM-I holders can receive payment from a Brazilian entity once authorized by the Brazilian Ministry of Labor. This Visa is given when the tourist needs to stay for a period longer than 90 days. If you’re staying for less than that, you’ll be able to enter Brazil with a Tourist Visa (VITUR).

Brazilian Temporary Visa IV (VITEM – IV)

The Brazilian Temporary Visa IV (VITEM – IV) is applied:

  • to students – undergraduates, graduates, grade schools, or study abroad programs

    Note: The VITEM-IV is given when the student is expected to stay for a period longer than 90 days. If you’re staying for less than that, you’ll be able to enter Brazil with a Tourist Visa (VITUR).

Brazilian Work Visa (VITEM – V)

The Brazilian Work Visa (VITEM – V) is applied:

  • to tourists who are engaging in work activities sponsored by a Brazilian entity,

    Note: the process to obtain the VITEM-V must be initiated by the applicant’s employer in Brazil, and the VITEM-V can only be submitted after the Brazilian Ministry of Labor’s approval.

You can check all types of Brazilian Visas at the Consulate’s website right here.

Brazilian Visa Costs

In regards to the costs you’ll have while getting your Brazilian Visa, here’s what I could gather based on the Consulate’s portal:

VIVISVisit (tourism, business, transit etc.)
CountryFee (US$)
AngolaUS$ 180,00
AlgeriaUS$ 85,00
AustraliaUS$ 120,00
ChinaUS$ 115,00
United States of AmericaUS$ 160,00
All the other countriesUS$ 80,00
VITEM Visas (except VITEM III)Temporary
CountryFee (US$)
United Kingdom (less than 180 days)US$ 100,00
United Kingdom (more than 180 days)US$ 215,00
USA – VITEM II, V, IX, X, XI, XII e XIVUS$ 290,00
USA – VITEM IVUS$ 160,00
All the other countriesUS$ 100,00
UK – VITEM IVUS$ 465,00
VITEM IIIProfessional artists & sportspersons
CountryFee (US$)
Belgium (up to 90 days)Free
Italy (up to 90 days)Free
Norway (up to 90 days)Free
Sweden (up to 90 days)Free
United Arab EmiratesUS$ 135,00
United States of AmericaUS$ 230,00
All other countriesUS$ 40,00

Plane Tickets & Airfare to Brazil

Plane ticket prices change drastically from place to place, so depending on where you’ll be coming from, you’ll probably find various offers. If you aren’t parting from anywhere in South America, you’re probably going to fly to Brazil. And while Brazil isn’t exactly a cheap plane ticket to purchase, it’s certainly not impossible to get some good deals if you do your time management right and plan in advance.

Credit: WikiMedia / Wilfredor

For you to get a better notion of how plane ticket prices differ depending on the season you’re visiting, take a look at the following table. We’ve chosen the most frequent departures to Brazil, as well as the most common destinations within the country.

Note: all the following values were based on the average of Google Travel’s engine top 5 finds, disregarding Airline Companies or the time of the flight (which could impact the plane ticket price).

Departure: NY – United States (USA)

DestinationHigh Season (January)Low Season (August)
Rio de Janeiro (RJ)BRL 6.133,00 / USD 1175.00 BRL 2.805,00 / USD 537.00
São Paulo (SP)BRL 5.492,00 / USD 1051.00BRL 2.580,00 / USD 494.00
Minas Gerais (MG)BRL 6.080,00 / US D 1164.00BRL 3.790,00 / USD 725.00
Brasília – Distrito Federal (DF)BRL 6.417,00 / USD 1229.00BRL 3.810,00 / USD 730.00
Amazonas (AM)BRL 7.087,00 / USD 1357.00BRL 4.515,00 / USD 865.00

Departure: London – United Kingdom (UK)

DestinationHigh Season (January)Low Season (August)
Rio de Janeiro (RJ)BRL 5.313,00 / USD 1017.00 BRL 3.593,00 / USD 688.00
São Paulo (SP)BRL 4.727,00 / USD 905.00BRL 3.797,00 / USD 727.00
Minas Gerais (MG)BRL 6.352,00 / USD 1.216.00BRL 4.373,00 / USD 837.00
Brasília – Distrito Federal (DF)BRL 7.737,00 / USD 1.482.00BRL 3.948,00 / USD 756.00
Amazonas (AM)BRL 8.788,00 / USD 1683.00BRL 6.664,00 / USD 1276.00

Departure: Sidney- Australia (AUS)

DestinationHigh Season (January)Low Season (August)
Rio de Janeiro (RJ)BRL 9.993,00 / USD 1914.00 BRL 6.787,00 / USD 1300.00
São Paulo (SP)BRL 9.070,00 / USD 1737.00BRL 8.608,00 / USD 1649.00
Minas Gerais (MG)BRL 15.718,00 / USD 3011.00BRL 6.936,00 / USD 1328.00
Brasília – Distrito Federal (DF)BRL 10.126,00 / USD 1939.00BRL 9.858,00 / USD 1888.00
Amazonas (AM)BRL 15.533,00 / USD 2975.00BRL 7.506,00 / USD 1437.00

How To Find Better Deals on Plane Tickets to Brazil

To find cheaper plane tickets to Brazil, here’s what you can do:

Book Your Tickets in Advance

Starting to browsing for airplane tickets and purchasing them around 2 to 3 months before the date of your trip is definetely going to be much easier on your wallet than if you leave it to the last minute. That is because ticket prices are usually less expensive when you buy them in advance, so it’s best to stay sharp and don’t procrastinate.

If you’re planning on visiting Brazil during the high season (for Carnaval or New Year for example) or on a date near any national holidays, be aware that it can also increase the average prices, due to the high demand.

Clean Your Browser Cookies

Have you ever noticed that if you look up for something on Google (let’s say a pair of jeans), that subject starts to feature on several ads while you’re browsing the internet from then on? That is because your internet browser history can say a lot about you, and companies detect those searches in order to put up more efficient ads.

Airline companies use that to increase the price of the flights you may be interested in. So clean your cookies or do your research while on incognito mode.

If you want to know more on how to buy more economic plane tickets to Brazil, take a look at our Travel to Brazil for Cheap post. We feature these tips and many others to help you make your trip more budget-friendly, so don’t forget to click and read up!

Main Expenses During Your Trip to Brazil

Now that we got the first two topics out of the way, let’s start on the expenses you’ll be dealing with when you set foot in Brazil. For this topic, we’re going to separate the costs into 4 different categories, them being Accommodations, Food, Transportation, Leisure, and Petty Cash.

Accommodation Costs in Brazil

The price you’ll be paying for lodging can vary a lot in Brazil, mainly for two different reasons: the destination you’re planning on visit and the number of people that will be joining you on your trip. As you were able to notice in regards to plane ticket prices, some places in Brazil are more popular and requested than others, which considerably increases the accommodations fees on that place.

On the other hand, if you’re joined by more people, you can split the hotel bill or even look for a more economic place to crash, like a hostel or; if you’re traveling alone, couch surf in a local’s house. For that reason, we set up the following table trying to take these factor into consideration.

Note: all the following values were calculated based on the average price of the top 5 Hotel/Hostel on Tripadvisor for a room for two people.

DestinationAverage Hotel Prices (USD)Average Hostel Prices (USD)
Rio de Janeiro (RJ)USD 87.00BRL
São Paulo (SP)USD 77.00
Minas Gerais (MG)USD 39.00
Brasília – Distrito Federal (DF)USD 57.00
Amazonas (AM) 33.00

Depending on the place you’re visiting, it’s also worth checking out house rentals, especially if you’re accompanied by friends or family. This is actually always my go-to option if I’m travelling with friends, not only does it makes the trip more fun, but it’s also proven to save a lot of money in accommodations, since you’ll get to split the house costs.

How To Get Better Deals with Acommodations in Brazil

Know The Location’s High and Low Seasons

Traveling during the high season sure has its benefits, especially weather-wise. But on the other end, accommodations fees increase exponentially during those periods, which could pose as you going way over your intended budget.

So if you’re not looking to go on a specific high-season occasion (like Carnaval or New Year, for example), try looking for housing during the destination’s low periods. Sometimes you can find prices almost half of what you’d pay during high season.

Now, if you’re worried about the weather ruining your trip, don’t worry. The weather throughout most of Brazil is pretty consistent, and in case you’re looking for a beach vacation, for example, the Fall and Spring seasons in Brazil are mostly warm and sunny as well.

Check For Extra Fees and Rates

If you’ve caught our guide for tipping in Brazil, you are probably aware that most hotels and inns charge an extra 10% fee on top of your final bill. This is a standard practice in the country to gratify the staff and employees for their services.

Depending on the place you’re staying at, that could represent a significant increase in the total amount you’ll be paying, so try to make a simulation of how much you’ll be spending more or less before closing the deal on your accommodations.

If the predicted value goes over your intended budget, it’s time to look for alternate options, like the ones in our next topic.

Food Costs in Brazil

One of the main things I proud myself in regards to our culture in Brazil is our food. Brazilian food is generally very nutritional and tasty, from the most simple and stardand dish (which we’ll take a look just ahead) to the more upscale and fancy meals.

Not only that, but even if you’re on a shoestring budget, you’ll still manage to eat well and don’t solely rely on fast food and other stuff like that, since there are tons of options to chose from. Of course most prices vary from state to state, but you’ll still be able to get a decent meal without spending a fortune wherever you go in Brazil.

We have this video about the cost of groceries in a supermarket in the South Zone of Rio that could be helpful if you want to prepare your own food to save some money:

The Typical Brazilian Everyday Meal

Rice, beans, a piece of steak, french fries, and/or farofa (fried breadcrumbs with seasons) is probably the easiest dish you can find in Brazil. While it gets reinterpreted throughout the country according to the local culture, I cannot think of a better representative of the traditional everyday Brazilian food than this.

If you ask any Brazilian how does this tastes, they’ll probably answer it tastes like home! I mean, I know I would! Rice, black beans, farofa, french fries, and a steak: you can’t get any more Brazilian than this! – Credit: Flickr | Ricardo Almeida

It’s pretty common to find this course being served in restaurants and bars throughout the country for a relatively small price. It is served in bars and restaurants as a PF (Prato Feito) which is the local slang for an a la carte meal.

The average price of the PFs in Brazil is usually around BRL 10,00 (USD 1.90), but after the Covid-19 pandemic took the country (and the rest of the world) by storm, prices started to rise after the first semester of 2020. According to this publication posted by CNN Brasil in February 2021, the updated average price of the PF meal in Brazil today is around BRL 12,30 (USD 2.35).

Aside from that, we prepared a table of contents with the prices of some of the options you’ll find in the country while looking for something to eat:

Item NameAverage Price in Brazil
McDonald’s Meal
Street Hot Dog
Dinner For Two
Water Bottle (250ml)
Breakfast at a local Bakery (grilled bread and coffee)
Quick snacks (sandwiches, scones, etc)
Medium Sized Pizza

If you’re interested in getting to know a little bit more about the culinary in Brazil, we’ve written this piece where we detail some of the main dishes around the country. You’ll be amazed at how the local cultures drastically change from region to region, and that reflects directly on the food you’ll get to try during your stay.

How To Spend Less with Food in Brazil

Have a Daily Meal Expense Limit

Keeping a meal expense limit as a guideline for how much you’ll be spending on a daily basis is an excellent way of maintaining your budget in check without going overboard.

Stipulate what would be the ideal amount you’re looking to spend per day (or per meal, whatever works best for you), and you’ll be able to get a better notion of how much you’re spending per day.

Make Your Own Meals Whenever Possible

Eating out in restaurants is often way more costly than preparing the same meal at home; that’s a given, right? And depending on the place you choose, that price can be almost 140% more expensive than eating at home.

If you have the necessary means (and culinary skills), you could prepare a simple meal at home and save up on the extra cost you’d have while eating out. You can call the hotel’s kitchen and check if they can fix you some hot water for noodles or any other simple thing you may need.

If making your own food is not possible, try getting easy items like loaf bread, cheese, peanut butter, some fruits, and canned tuna, for example. While they don’t make up for a full meal, they could be an ace up your sleeve for quick snacks at a low price.

Transportation Costs in Brazil

Knowing how to move around in the country is key if you want to reach your destination in the best way possible. The conditions of public transportation in Brazil vary a lot, but in general guidelines, bigger cities have better infrastructure in regards to that, disposing of more options which you can choose to move around.

In big metropolis like São Paulo, it’s very easy to wander around the city depending solely on the subway system, as it branches out pretty far and comprehends most of its territory. The bus lines and trains can also get you pretty much wherever you want, so you’ll be able to explore the city with ease.

If you take Rio de Janeiro, on the other hand, the city has a pretty basic transportation system, which isn’t always reliable (especially in regards to safety – you can read more on that on this post we made). For that reason, most tourists end up preferring to use Uber and yellow cabs to move around.

And if you’re thinking about visiting different cities (either near or far your main destination), it’s also nice to know the costs you could be looking at in regards to the main options you’ll have (plane, travel bus, etc). For that reason, in order to give you a better sense of the transportation costs in Brazil, we divided this topic in two: Local Transportation and Intercity/Interstate Transportation.

Local Transportation

To move around in short distances, you’ll probably rely a lot on your destination’s public transportation system and/or on Uber and other private ways of transportation. As we’ve been stressing along the post, most prices in Brazil vary a lot from state to state, especially if we’re talking about touristic cities, which tend to be more expensive.

Credit: WikiMedia / Felipe Restrepo Acosta

Intercity/Interstate Transportation

If you’re planning on visiting different locations on the same trip, it’s worth knowing the costs that you could be dealing with. In regards to intercity transportation (between closeby towns and cities, the average price of the travel bus pass is around BRL 110,00 (USD 21.00). Since car rental fees are permanent (regardless of the distance), we’ll be discussing it in another topic.

Now, if you’re planning on traveling to a different state, not only the travel bus pass is different, but you’ll also have the option of traveling by plane. We wrote a full guide dedicated to Traveling inside Brazil, make sure you give it a read so you’ll know the way to choose the best way of transportation for your trip.

Car Rentals in Brazil

If you read our guide to transportation in the country, you probably noticed that some trips inside the country are actually worth doing by renting your own vehicle. For example, smaller counties in the countryside of the states are usually filled with natural wonders, which are more easily explored when you are able to move around by yourself.

In Brazil, aside from meeting all the traffic and signaling requirements (which you can catch up on with this post), a non-Brazilian citizen who wishes to be able to legally drive in the country must have:

  • 18 years of age or more
  • a valid driver’s license
  • proof of entry and legal permanence in Brazil (valid Visa)
  • original driver’s license translated to Portuguese (not mandatory, but very useful)

With that in hand, you’ll be able to safely drive in Brazil. In regards to your driver’s license, what will determine the necessity of issuing a local Brazilian license or not, is the time you’re planning on staying in the country, with your original driver’s license being valid for 180 days after the date of your arrival.:

Although also not mandatory, it is definitely a good idea to obtain an Inter-American Driving Permit (IADP), or the equivalent of that document in your home country. This Permit carries a Portuguese translation in case you are stopped by the traffic police. In the USA, this permit costs around USD 15.00 and can be obtained in your local DMV.

How Can I Rent A Car in Brazil?

Whether you’re looking to make short trips or just not depending on public transportation or Ubers, car rentals can really come in handy. I rented a car for the first time back in 2014 in a trip to Minas Gerais and I was amazed with how simple and easy it was (I thought it would be very bureaucratic for some reason).

To rent a car in Brazil, the minimum requirements are:

  • to be at least 21 years old
  • to have a valid Drivers License (International or local Brazilian License)
  • to have a valid Passport
  • to have your own credit card with limits available for security deposit lock

Based on the top rated car rental companies in Brazil, here’s a comparison between the average prices for each of them:

Rental Company3-day Rental (USD)7-day Rental12-day Rental
Rentcars.comU$ 101.00U$ 288.00U$ 342.00
PricelineU$ 60.00U$ 119.00U$ 220.00

Please note that the price differences are mainly in regards to the car model, accessories included, and other features that the car may have, which can increase or lower the total value of the rental. I would highly advise you to look into the road conditions where you’re planning on going, as some areas in the country have poor pavement, requiring a more sturdy vehicle to navigate them.

To have a a more accurate notion on the price of your rental, you can use the search engines in each of the rental companies above by clicking at their names on the previous table.

How To Spend Less with Transportation in Brazil

Get Your Priorities Straight

Getting to a place you’ve never been before can be a lot to take in sometimes. You finally get to meet all these beautiful locations, tourist attractions everywhere, tons of places to visit, I mean, it’s a lot!

But if you don’t have a clear notion of the places you’re most looking forward to visiting, you could be looking at some unexpected expenses. Keeping your top priorities places to visit in check is very important to keep your trip more organized and cheaper.

My advice would be for you to make a schedule of the main places you want to visit, try to check which of them are closest to each other so that you can save both on money and travel time.

Spend More Time in One Destination

As you could gather by now, moving in between locations in Brazil can be pretty costly by plane, especially because domestic flights aren’t exactly cheap, even for local citizens. So if you’re planning on visiting more than one location in Brazil, that could pose a threat to your budget.

If you’re unable to move from one place to the other by cheaper ways of transportation like travel buses, for instance, spending more time in just one destination could be a way of not going nuts on your costs.

Top Travel Itineraries in Brazil

Now, if you’re not exactly the planner type of person, you could also purchase a travel package to go to Brazil. Although you won’t have the freedom of putting your own trip schedule together yourself, travel packages are generally cheaper. Plus, you won’t have to go through the tiring process of checking out the prices for each of the main expenses you’ll have.

Credit: Wiki Media / Masajualves

Based on the top travel itineraries in Brazil according to KimKim, here’s what we discovered in regards to costs:

Paraty Beach Trek from Rio (3 Days)

The Paraty wilderness trek is one of Brazil’s favorite beach hikes, and it’s easy to see why: endless beaches, cascading waterfalls, and sweeping ocean views, all located within the Juatinga Ecological Reserve. Hike 20 miles (32 km) over three days, camping overnight in local fishermen houses and enjoying dinner and sunset on the beach each night.

Connections to and from Rio make this an easy and fantastic addition to your Brazil getaway.    


  • Explore the beautiful Ponta da Juatinga
  • Get off the beaten track in Paraty 
  • Stay the night in local fisherman houses
  • Hike to the beautiful Saco Bravo Waterfall

Brief Itinerary

Day 1From the City to the Wild: Paraty and Ponta da JuatingaPonta da Juatinga
Day 2Martins de Sá & Ponta Negra BeachPonta Negra
Day 3Saco Bravo Waterfall Trekking, Paraty & Rio de JaneiroParque Estadual Dos Três Picos

Wildlife Tour of Brazil’s Pantanal (6 Days)

Nature-lovers won’t want to miss this relaxed 6-day itinerary that allows for plenty of adventure in the Pantanal—the world’s largest tropical wetland. You’ll stay in a series of independent safari hotels in Poconé and Porto Jofre that make the perfect jumping-off point for hikes, birdwatching expeditions, and more.

You’ll see colorful exotic birds, giant anteaters, jaguars, capybaras, anacondas, and piranhas on multiple safari expeditions and have plenty of time to relax or book additional activities that match your interests.


  • Stay at traditional Brazilian pousadas
  • See jaguars, giant otters, and more on a boat safari
  • Go stargazing for clear views of constellations
  • Take a guided nature walk through a reserve in Poconé 
  • Explore the Pantanal on a horseback ride

Brief Itinerary

Day 1Arrive in Cuiabá – Transfer to PoconéPoconé
Day 2Sunrise Boat Tour – Transfer to Porto JofrePorto Jofre
Day 3Boat SafariPorto Jofre
Day 4Boat Safari – Transfer to PoconéPoconé
Day 5Free Day in PoconéPoconé
Day 6Departure via Cuibá

Brazil Highlights – Rio de Janeiro, Iguaçu Falls & Amazon Rainforest (10 days)

This journey is ideal for adventure seekers, nature lovers, and culture enthusiasts. Start in Rio de Janeiro where you’ll visit city highlights such as Sugarloaf and Corcovado peaks, and learn what the “Carioca lifestyle” is all about. Impressive architecture and delicious food await you in a joyful atmosphere, followed by the magic of Iguaçu Falls—the most extensive waterfall system in the world.

Then it is off to Manaus, gateway to the Amazon, where you will visit the jungle and observe wildlife.


  • Experience Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival Scene & Dance in a parade
  • Hike to Christ the Redeemer & Sugarloaf Mountain
  • Explore Iguaçu Falls from the Brazilian and Argentinian side
  • Embark on an evening expedition in the Amazon Jungle during the dark
  • Go on a boat tour and explore the Amazon Rainforest

Brief Itinerary

Day 1Arrival in Rio de JaneiroRio de Janeiro
Day 2Rio de Janeiro – Full-Day City TourRio de Janeiro
Day 3Pedra Bonita Trail Day TripRio de Janeiro
Day 4Travel to Iguazú FallsFoz do Iguaçu
Day 5Tour Iguazú Falls (Brazilian Side) and Explore Iguazu RiverFoz do Iguaçu
Day 6Tour Iguazú Falls (Argentinian Side)Foz do Iguaçu
Day 7Travel to Campo Grande and Transfer to PantanalMato Grosso do Sul
Day 8Pantanal – Guided ActivitiesMato Grosso do Sul
Day 9Pantanal – Guided ActivitiesMato Grosso do Sul
Day 10Depart From Rio de Janeiro

Beach Honeymoon in Brazil (14 Days)

Set off to a romantic beach honeymoon in beautiful Brazil. Your first stop will be the small village of Búzios, where you will spend the days sunbathing, sailing, and enjoying fresh seafood. Then, you’ll pick up the pace in thrilling and thriving Rio de Janeiro.

You’ll visit the Christ the Redeemer statue, samba through the night, and people-watch in Copacabana. The trip ends in Itacaré, a fishing town with wild beaches where you can once again enjoy a slower pace of life.


  • Explore the Búzios peninsula on a romantic Schooner cruise
  • Visit Christ the Redeemer, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World
  • Get the best views of Rio from the iconic Sugar Loaf Mountain
  • Take samba lessons and put your knowledge to the test in Rio de Janeiro
  • Hike to hidden wild beaches at the UNESCO-recognized Itacaré village

Brief Itinerary

Day 1Welcome to Búzios!Búzios
Day 2Búzios Beach Day or Optional ExcursionBúzios
Days 3-4Búzios Free DaysBúzios
Day 5Transfer to Rio de JaneiroRio de Janeiro
Day 6Full-Day Tour of Rio de JaneiroRio de Janeiro
Day 7Private Tour to the Cagarras IslandsRio de Janeiro
Day 8Rio Free Day & Optional Night ShowRio de Janeiro
Day 9Transfer to ItacaréItacaré
Days 10-13Free Days at ItacaréItacaré
Day 14Depart Home

Well, I hope we were able to cover some of the major expenses you’ll be potentially looking at while planning your trip to Brazil! Since the country’s economy isn’t exactly at its peak right now, that opens a great window of opportunity for you to enjoy all the wonders in the country while shelling out way less than you’d normally do!

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Related Questions

What is the cheapest month to fly to Brazil?

According to Skyscanner, the cheapest month to fly to Brazil is in July. That is because July is part of the low-season period in Brazil, in which general expenses are considerably cheaper, from plane tickets to lodging and leisure. Other selected months that are part of the low-season period in Brazil are March, April, May, June, September, October, and November.

Is Brazil cheap for tourists?

Depends on where you are coming from, but generally speaking yes. The Brazilian currency (the Real) has been slowly getting more and more devalued since 2018, but after the Covid-19 pandemic took the world by storm, things have gotten even worse and the Brazilian Real plummeted to new levels. The currency got to a staggering USD 1.00 = BRL 5.81 in 2021 and has been lowering since then.

Bruno Reguffe

What's up, everyone! I'm Bruno, and I'm a nutritionist living in Rio de Janeiro. I've been a longtime friend of Ana's, and I'm excited to help her expand on all things Brazilian with y'all, as well as sharing some of our culture and a few personal experiences while living in the country!

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