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packing tips for brazil

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Portuguese phrasebook

Unlike most of Latin America, Brazilians speak Portuguese, so learn a few phrases and try speaking with the locals. It’s sure to earn you a few extra smiles!

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Swimsuit

With some of the best beaches in the world, Brazil’s golden coastline is truly iconic. Pack your favourite swimsuit and get out there in the sand and surf.

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Sun protection

Rio de Janeiro is sunny for at least a quarter of the year, while the rest of Brazil shines on too. Be sure to bring a hat, sunglasses and plenty of sunscreen.

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how to travel responsibly in brazil

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Be sure to tip

Tipping is an important part of supporting local workers, and it's customary to tip at least 10% to hotel and restaurant staff, street vendors and taxi drivers on your travels.

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Eat local

Head straight to the markets and local restaurants to find a goldmine of unique fruits, vegetables and seafood, fresh from the local farmers and fishermen of Brazil.

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Support the national parks

We pay your national park entry fees as part of your Costsaver Brazil trip, which helps continue the protection of the rainforests, oceans, native peoples and animals that live in these beautiful environments.