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Brazil group tours for solo travellers

Travel solo as part of a group tour to Brazil

Why travel solo to Brazil?

Brazil: home to the wildlife-rich Amazon Rainforest, wild stretches of sandy Atlantic coastline and vibrant party-loving cities, known the world over for their carnivals and fun-first way of life. Throw in ice-cold caipirinhas and you’ve got yourself a dream group solo travel destination.

So, where to begin? Well, of course, Rio de Janeiro is a city in a class of its own; where pristine shores and rugged mountains blend seamlessly into surely one of the world’s most scenic cityscapes, all beneath the watchful eye of Christ the Redeemer. Cariocas love to look good – and, sure enough, their home city does, too…

Further afield, Brazil’s 4,600-mile coastline is home to smart Unesco-listed towns such as Paraty, with its characterful cobbled and colonial-era buildings, now transformed into desirable restaurants, bars and boutiques. And that’s before you even get to Brazil’s tropical islands (yes, Ilha Grande, we’re thinking of you).

Expect languid days spent on hammock-strung specks, snorkelling, sunbathing, sipping caipirinhas at sunset and embracing the country’s salsa rhythms. Looking for a week in paradise? This is it.

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Top places to visit in Brazil

São Paulo

The most populous city in South America’s most populous country. Yep, São Paulo knows how to go big with its modernist Oscar Niemeyer-stamped architecture, colourful street art and countless restaurant options. . But there’s no rest for the wicked: a thriving nightlife scene ranges from traditional botecos (bars) to more exclusive spots. Sore head? No sweat: there are beaches and islands within easy reach.

Rio De Janeiro

If you’re looking for a memorable destination to try out group solo travel, Rio de Janeiro is the place. Friendly Carioca locals will stick a coconut in your hand (maybe even a caipirinha) and show you the best of their city – from the beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana to the artsy hilltop Santa Teresa neighbourhood, stacked with street art and smart hotels. Meanwhile, Christ the Redeemer statue looks down over it all, keeping a watchful eye on the party and the city’s lively neighbourhoods.


Set against a backdrop of mountains, islands and azure waters, Paraty is a characterful colonial-era town – all cobbled streets and colourful doorways – now renowned for its culinary scene. Talented artists and writers call this tropical spot home. And who could blame them with waterfalls to swim in, cachaça to sample and a cosmopolitan vibe all round…

Ilha Grande

Islands don’t come much sweeter than this. No cars, no traffic – only traditional hammock-strung pousadas (hotels) where hummingbirds swoop amid bougainvillea bushes; miles of hiking trails that lead to white-sand crescents, such as Lopes Mendes beach; and a knitted jungly interior where you might just spot some of South America’s resident wildlife. Hard to leave? Just a little…

Trips to Brazil

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11 Days in Brazil

Brazil: Rio, Paraty & the Pantanal

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7 Days in The Americas

Argentina & Brazil: Tango, Beaches & Iguazú

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Brazil Facts

What's the national language?


What's the currency?

Brazilian Real


Brasilia Standard Time (GMT -3)

Top Three Activities

1. Hike to Rio’s famous peaks
2. Uncover the sites of São Paulo
3. Shop and restaurant-hop in Paraty

Top five dishes to try

1. Quindim – baked coconut egg custard dessert
2. Açaí – tropical fruit tart
3. Feijoada – black bean and pork stew
4. Churrasco – barbecued meat cooked on a rotisserie
5. Moqueca – fish stew with coconut milk, tomatoes and peppers

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Average temp in high season

What's The Weather Like in Brazil?

Brazil has an average summer temperature of 104F (40°C) and an average winter temperature of 68F (20°C). The best time to visit Brazil is between September and October as you will avoid peak times and enjoy more comfortable temperatures.

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