Brazil

New Brazil Electronic Visa (E-Visa)

Rio de Janeiro Mountain View

Posted by on January 30th, 2018

As of January 25, 2018, Brazil has made it easier to obtain a Brazilian Tourist Visa and has also sped up the process. Currently, Brazil has a reciprocal visa system. If you are arriving from a country that requires Brazilians to have a visa to travel to your country, then you are required to obtain… Read Full Post

Exploration of the Amazon River

Posted by on September 8th, 2017

The sun rose cotton candy pink as we cruised over the placid water of the Amazon. Even now I can imagine the scent of the river first thing in the morning, woody, earthy, damp. We were bird spotting, and we did catch sight of a few toucans, macaws, and herons. Even more exciting, though, was… Read Full Post

The Zika Virus – Important Information

Posted by on February 12th, 2016

The Zika virus has recently been in the news, and we want to summarize the relevant available information for our travelers. If you’ve booked a trip or are thinking of booking a trip to South America with us, please read on! The summary version with regard to our destinations is as follows: There is a… Read Full Post

3 Latin American cocktails

Posted by on October 11th, 2013

Nothing says ‘vacation’ more loudly or clearly than sipping on a cocktail in your swimsuit or your bathrobe. While Argentina and Chile might be most famous for their wines, and Peru and Brazil for their coffee, try these three Latin American cocktails and you’ll realize that each country has something to offer on the cocktail… Read Full Post

5 Amazon animal species

Posted by on June 18th, 2013

A trip to the Amazon is on many people’s bucket list, and with the variety of species on offer it’s no wonder why. Here’s a list of five animals that were highlights of my months in the jungle. (I’ve strategically left sandflies and mosquitoes off the list – the less said about them the better!)…. Read Full Post

Poor Niagra! Visiting Iguazu Falls

Posted by on April 1st, 2013

When Eleanor Roosevelt visited Iguzau Falls she is reputed to have exclaimed “Poor Niagara!” and it’s easy to see why. Gravity and immense quantities of water are always irresistible allies, but at the Iguazu River on the Brazilian and Argentine border they achieve a sublime chemistry which is unrivalled anywhere on the planet. Although they… Read Full Post

The Unconquered: In Search of the Amazon’s Last Uncontacted Tribes

Posted by on December 18th, 2012

Traveling back and forth between North America and South America sometimes means falling asleep in winter and waking up in summer, on long overnight flights from one hemisphere to the other.   Before one such recent flight, I picked up a copy of Scott Wallace’s paperback release, The Unconquered: In Search of the Amazon’s Last Uncontacted Tribes.   Wallace’s first-hand account… Read Full Post

Brazil Prepares for the World Cup

Posted by on August 28th, 2012

If I’ve learned one thing from living in South America, it’s that soccer is not just a sport – it’s a religion and a way of life.  Walk into your local grocery store during a soccer game, and all eyes will be glued to the television set.  That Brazil will be hosting the 2014 World… Read Full Post

Traveler Interview: A Wisconsin Family’s Meaningful Brazil Adventure

Posted by on June 27th, 2012

Louise Mollinger recently returned from a special trip to Brazil with her daughter Fabiana. Louise adopted Fabiana in the Brazilian town of Goiania 30 years ago, and this was their first trip back. The story was really quite moving and we thought it would be worth sharing. What was the purpose of your trip? Louise:… Read Full Post