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Iguassu Falls

The Falls

Foz do Iguassu is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world, second only to Niagara in volume, and Victoria in height.

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Salvador da Bahia

Sample image Cristo Redentor, Rio

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even hundred and sixty miles North East of Rio de Janeiro lies Salvador da Bahia, on a broad finger of land stretching 20 miles from the airport in the north, to its southern tip. It faces both out into Atlantic Ocean and west into the Baia da Todos os Santos with many its beaches and inlets.

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Sao Paulo

 Sao Paulo

Founded by Jesuits in 1554, becoming a city in 1711, Sao Paulo grew swiftly with the coffee boom of the 19th century. This was followed by rapid industrial development and large scale immigration from Europe, Japan and the Middle East, creating Brazil's largest, most cosmopolitan and prosperous space. The urban landscape of Sao Paulo is truly amazing and seems to stretch on forever, bristling with skyscrapers, it represents the heart of business, finance and industry in Brazil.

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Rio de Janeiro

Sample image Cristo Redentor, Rio

The estuary and bays of Rio de Janeiro still bristle with old fortifications, dating from the founding of the city by the early Portuguese colonists and their successors. These days they stand guard over the lightly clad bathers, joggers, volleyball players frequenting the beaches, who refresh themselves with ice cold beer or coconut water from the kiosks lining the wavy mosaic pavements.

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Brazil

Brazil is a land to which many superlatives can be applied, the length of its coastline, its surface area, the size of its forests, the volume of its rivers and waterfalls.

Brazil shares a border with all but two of the nations of South America, but it remains unique to itself, possibly because many of the main influences historically have come from the sea, and many of its great cities lie on, or are near the coast.

For the visitor, the well developed transport network allows a tapestry of widely separated destinations to be woven together, affording for example, combinations of Rio de Janeiro, Foz d'Iguassu, Minas Gerais, the Pantanal, Amazonia and the coasts of Bahia. These blend the wonders of the natural world, flora, fauna, cultural treasures, food, drink, music, dance and arts, beautiful beaches and agreeable people.

You may wish to do all of this and more, or simply spend a week or two relaxing in one of the beguiling coastal towns or villages in either a fully equipped hotel or a simple pousada. Either way this great and beautiful tropical country with its distinctive language, culture and geography, offers an authentic experience to visitors, to which Star Travel can provide your key.

Currency Brazilian Real
Electrical current 110 volts / 220 volts (60 Hz), American flat or European style plugs. Voltage varies on state.
Health Malaria risk exists throughout the year below 900m (2,953ft). A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from all travellers over nine months old arriving from within infected regions. A polio vaccination certificate is required for children aged between three months and six years old. Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Tetanus, Typhoid, and Rabies are common to Brazil.
Population size About 193 million
Visa Requirements British passport holders visiting Brazil as a tourist for less than 90 days do not require a visa. It is recommended that the passport be valid for at least 6 months.

Climate

The climate of Brazil varies considerably from the mostly tropical North to temperate zones in the South. Brazil has five climatic regions – equatorial, tropical, semiarid, highland tropical and subtropical. The Northeast is the driest and hottest part of the country, whereas temperatures in the cities of São Paulo, Belo Horizonte, and Brasília are moderate. Rio de Janeiro, Recife, and Salvador on the coast have warm climates,and the Southern cities of Porto Alegre and Curitiba have a subtropical climate similar to that in parts of Europe, and temperatures can fall below freezing in winter. Most of Brazil has moderate rainfall, with most of the rain falling between December and April south of the Equator. The Amazon region is the exception to this with high humidity and higher rainfall.

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