Brazil Flights:

Flights to Brazil

image of BrazilBrazil is the largest country on the South American continent, and the 5th largest in the world. From its vibrant cities, to its famous beaches, to its rainforests, there is more than enough here to keep a visitor occupied for months!

Flights from South Africa to Brazil are available to a number of Brazilian cities. Although the capital, Brasilia is not such a popular destination for leisure tourists as the more popular cities are Sao Paulo, Salvador and Rio de Janeiro.

Flights to Rio de Janeiro are available with South African Airways, TAP (Air Portugal) and Air France from Johannesburg which have one stop at Sao Paulo, Lisbon or Paris respectively. Elsewhere in South Africa, flights connect through Johannesburg first.

From Johannesburg to Sao Paulo direct flights are offered with South African Airways, otherwise you would have one stop and a connecting flight with Emirates, Lufthansa, Air France, Iberia or TAM Linhas Aereas.

Flights from Cape Town to Sao Paulo are available with one stop with Emirates, via Dubai, and British Airways via London. Other airlines would involve 2 stops.

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The Tourist Attractions of Brazil:

Being such a large country, it would be impossible to cover every aspect of Brazil, so here are some of the most popular places which make Brazil famous.

Sao Paulo is Brazil’s largest city and offers visitors a cultural and culinary experience! The restaurants here are said to be world-class, offering both national and international dishes, and after a great meal, the Sao Paulo nightlife is a good way to enjoy the evening.

Sao Paulo is often overshadowed by other coastal cities, like Salvador and Rio, and although more urban here, the mix of ethnicities, religions and wealth does make it an interesting place to visit.

Further north along the coast from Sao Paulo is probably the most famous city in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro. In Rio you can enjoy beautiful weather and multiple beaches like Copacabana. There is the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue high above the city, which you can reach either by walking up or taking the less strenuous tram. The other famous landmark in Rio is the two Sugarloaf Mountains which can again be reached by cable car, linking the two of them together. The views are amazing from up here, as they also are from the statue.

One of the biggest attractions in Rio is the annual carnival which draws tourists from around the world to see this spectacle of music, dance and colour. For nearly two weeks the party continues, giving ample opportunity to get involved!

Still further north along the coast is the attractive city of Salvador. The Salvador Old Town is full of charming pastel coloured buildings and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Salvador also has its own carnival celebrations too, though only lasting a week here! This culturally-rich city is considered to be one of the birthplaces of Brazilian culture.

For the more natural side of Brazil, there are the world-famous Iguacu Falls which are at the border between Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay and are on the UNESCO World Heritage List. It’s possible to visit the falls from all three countries. In Brazil the city near the falls is Foz do Iguacu. Views from the Brazilian side are excellent, but the border crossings are fairly relaxed here so you could cross into Argentina for some different views.

When Should You Visit?:

It’s no surprise that being such a large country Brazil has a very diverse climate. The further south you go, away from the equator, the seasons become more apparent.

Rio and Salvador have warm coastal climates, which are moderated by the trade winds. The averages range from 23 to 27C. Sao Paulo is more sub tropical though can get cold in the winter.

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