When to go
Brazil can be visited all year. Rio is hotter and wetter between November and March but is pleasant in other months. The Pantanal is best visited from April to October. The Amazon is hot and humid all year round.
British Airways and TAM Airlines both fly to Sao Paulo and Rio. Flying time is approximately 11 hours.
There are various time zones, but Rio and Iguassu Falls are GMT-2 or -3 hours according to the time of year.
British passport holders do not require a visa to enter Brazil.
There are no compulsory vaccinations required to enter Brazil. Precautions against malaria and yellow fever, if travelling to the Amazon, are suggested, but check with your GP.
Always consult your doctor at least six weeks before travel and refer to this useful NHS website - Fit For Travel - for details of recommended vaccinations for travel in Brazil.