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Brazil Drops Visa Requirements for Citizens of the US, Canada, Australia and Japan

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Rainforest Cruises offers many exciting tours in Brazil. From the mighty Amazon River, to the colorful streets of Rio de Janeiro and powerful Iguassu Falls, there is always something to do for every type of traveler. Beginning June 17, 2019, travel to Brazil will be extremely easy. The Brazilian Foreign Office has announced that Visa requirements will be dropped for citizens of the US, Canada, Australia and Japan. Passport holders of those countries will be able to visit Brazil for up to 90 days from the date of entry without a visa, and visitors can request to extend that stay to 180 days within a 12-month period.

Previously, citizens had to visit a Brazilian consulate or visa center as part of the application process. This was often a lengthly and expensive procedure. When Brazil launched the e-Visa program in 2018, it resulted in a 35% increase in Visa applications. We hope this news makes it easier for everyone to experience the beauty of Brazil. Now that there is no Visa required to enter this spectacular country, read on below to see our favorite Brazil Destinations!


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 1. Rio de Janeiro

Rio has one of the world's most stunning urban landscapes and a 'joie de vivre' like no other city. Enjoy guided tours of the most popular sites: Corcovado, home of the Christ Redeemer statue, and Sugar Loaf Mountain, before taking some time and sunscreen and heading to the famous Ipanema or Copacabana beaches to mix with the locals and unwind, Brazilian style.

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2. The Amazon Rainforest

The Amazon Rainforest is synonymous with Brazil, not surprising given 60% of it is to be found within its borders. Explore the vast Central Amazon Biosphere Reserve influenced by the Negro and Solimões Rivers, over 20 million hectares of protected habitat, bursting with wildlife and authentic Amazon cruise adventures.

Iguazu Falls Brazil

3. Iguazu Falls

The mighty Iguazu Falls are set in a large expanse of a national park on the Brazil-Argentina border, much of it is rainforest teeming with unique flora and fauna. Spending a few days to absorb this awe-inspiring spectacle you'll witness (close-up on your 'Great Adventure' boat ride) nature's sheer awesome power as tonnes of water throw themselves over almost 270 separate waterfalls, and the mist rises into the jungle. Don't forget to take a poncho!

Pantanal Brazil

4. Pantanal

The Pantanal Region in Brazil is the country’s best kept secret. These wetlands stretch out over 70,000 square miles and are painted the most vivid, emerald green. The stand out feature of this magnificent patch of natural beauty is the 670 species of birds that call it home. Look to the skies and your vision will be filled with flying wonders of all shapes and sizes.


More Visa Questions? 

Here are the helplines for each country.

USA: +1 929 244 4982 or email

Canada: +1 416 216 4146 or email

Australia: +61 282784461 or email

Japan: +81 36 634 4955 or email


You may also contact your Rainforest Cruises travel specialist by calling 1-888-215-3555 or filling out the contact us form.

About Rainforest Cruises

Rainforest Cruises is a boutique travel company specializing in Amazon river cruises, Galapagos Islands tours, and Southeast Asia cruises. We provide you with the finest collection of cruises in Peru, Brazil, Ecuador, Bolivia, Panama and Southeast Asia. As travel experts we have all the advice you need to help you find and book your dream cruise and an unforgettable adventure.