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New Year's Eve in Brazil


by nickAtlasGuru Contributor

South AmericaBrazil11 days / December 2019

Highs & Lows



Itinerary Overview

  • 6 Nights: Rio de Janeiro
  • 2 Nights: Paraty
  • 3 Nights: São Paulo

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    Go to Pao de Azucar as early as possible in the morning, to avoid the never-ending lines. When you reach first floor, there's another one to go to second floor. Though, at the bottom, there are some counters that only accept cash, where the line is way shorter. Go there!

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    Bus journey from Paraty to Sao Paulo took 10 hours instead of 4. But come on, there are wronger things in the universe.

  • How was the food?

    How was the food? Quite disappointing: everywhere, chicken or meat with french fries, rice and feijoada. Very greasy, low variety and almost unexisting vegetarian or vegan options. Looked like a bad version of Spanish food.

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    If you want to go to Rio de Janeiro for New Year's Eve, book your flight and accomodation as early as possible, otherwise the price is insane. Most sources recommend to do it 9 months ahead.

  • Packing tips?

    White outfit for New Year's Eve in Copacabana!