Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently asked questions
Who is Sabrina Brazil Travel?
Sabrina Brazil Travel is a travel agency owned and operated by Sabrina Bohcali, who provides personalized travel assistance and customizes arrangements for any traveler’s needs. Sabrina has been in this business since 1994 and has been successfully operating her agency since early 2005.
How do I get in contact with Sabrina?
Brazil is the largest country in South America with a population around 190 million. Its two major cities are São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, which are among the largest cities in the world. Brazil is best known for its beaches, but is also very famous for the Amazon, which spans northern Brazil as well as Iguazu Falls, which are waterfalls that lie on the Argentina-Brazil border. Salvador is culturally very rich and also offers beautiful beaches such as Praia do Forte, located two hours north by car..
What are the best cities to visit during my trip to Brazil?
1-6-days suggested itineraries
7+ days suggested itineraries
When is the best time to visit Brazil?
When is Carnival?
Carnival is the annual five-day festival in Brazil held 40 days before Easter. In 2011, Carnival will take place between March 4th through March 9th.
Do I need a visa to travel to Brazil?
As a general rule, Brazil requests visas. If you are a US citizen, Brazil requires a visa regardless of the purpose of your visit. Citizens of certain countries are exempt from applying for a visa for tourism purposes. Along with your visa, you will need to bring your passport, which should be valid for at least six months after your travel date.
How can I apply for a visa?
You can apply for a visa through the Brazilian Consulate that has jurisdiction over the state in which you live. Please click here to find the appropriate Brazilian consulate based on the state of your residence. If you would prefer to have us take care of this for you, please contact me directly at 888-456-2224 or Sabrina@SabrinaBrazilTravel.com.
What is the currency and exchange rate in Brazil?
The currency is the Brazilian Real. For the current exchange rate, view the instant quotes from google.
Should I bring cash or traveler’s checks or just credit cards? How much money should I bring?
Do I need any shots or vaccinations?
Shots are not required; some vaccinations are recommended. For more information, please visit the health information page on the Center for Disease Control here or contact your physician.
How do I get from the airport to the hotel?
You have the option of taking a taxi, bus, or private car. I would be more than happy to provide quotes and guidance, reach out to me now.
Is it safe to travel to Brazil?
Yes. Not taking unnecessary risks and simply using common sense are the best ways to prevent a dangerous situation. Avoid carrying big bags, wearing nice jewelry or expensive items.
How does tipping work in Brazil?
The jobs for which tipping in Brazil is expected are similar to the United States and include waiters, bartenders, tour guides, and hotel bellmen. Taxi drivers are not usually tipped, but it is standard to round up to the next Real. The standard tip for waiters in restaurants is 10% and is sometimes included in the bill. Note that sales tax is included in the menu prices and is not added to the final bill.
Do I need a visa to travel to other countries in South America?
If traveling to Argentina, US citizens must pay a reciprocity fee in advance online (no visa required). Reciprocity fees must also be paid if traveling to: Chile, Paraguay, and Bolivia. Please refer to the individual country consulate website for additional information or contact me.