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How to get to Alter do Chão from Belem or Manaus

How to get to Alter do Chão from Belem or Manaus

To get to the hidden paradise of Alter do Chão (photo above) from Belem or Manaus one way or another you’re going to have to go through Santarém, which is located 38kms to the north where the Tapajós river joins the Amazon. To SANTARÉM: There are only 2 options to get to SANTARÉM – fly or […]

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10 de October de 2015 | By | Reply More
10 interesting facts about Alter do Chão, Pará

10 interesting facts about Alter do Chão, Pará

Famous for its sandy beaches which only appear during the dry season, Alter do Chão is a relaxed, laid-back destination which combines jungle, history and beach experiences into one charming package. You can read more about Alter do Chão here.

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6 de October de 2015 | By | Reply More
10 surprising facts about Ilha de Marajó, Pará

10 surprising facts about Ilha de Marajó, Pará

Marajó is an island located at the mouth of the Amazon River in Brazil, in the state of Pará. It’s a 3 and a half hour boat ride from Belém, has a population of around 250,000 and is the largest fluvial island in the world. Here’s how to get to Ilha de Marajó. And here are some […]

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2 de October de 2015 | By | Reply More
How to get to Ilha de Marajó from Belém

How to get to Ilha de Marajó from Belém

The island of Marajó is an extraordinary place: the size of Switzerland with a population of only 250,000 (only 210,000 more than it had in the 16th century!) It has 4 ecosystems and buffalos outnumber people several times over, used for transport, policing, leather goods and food. What do I like particularly about the place? The fact […]

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29 de September de 2015 | By | Reply More
10 essential tips for what to pack when travelling Brazil off the beaten track

10 essential tips for what to pack when travelling Brazil off the beaten track

Hidden Pousadas Brazil has just had its 7th birthday and over the years I’ve travelled far and wide and way off the beaten path to find the best places to stay before they get known and are discovered by package-type tourists. In the process I’ve become a dab hand at packing for Brazil in every season/weather […]

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29 de April de 2015 | By | Reply More
10 reasons why Brazil is the new top destination for travel

10 reasons why Brazil is the new top destination for travel

10 reasons is not enough to describe why Brazil is probably one of the most interesting countries to visit. Up until now it has probably been one of the best kept secrets, but even with the things Brazil is famous for, the reasons I think make it special, only scratch the surface of the beauty, diversity and amazing cultural experiences on offer. By Alison McGowan ….

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29 de July de 2014 | By | Reply More
10 important tips for enjoying Brazil Carnival 2014

10 important tips for enjoying Brazil Carnival 2014

1. Dates for this year’s Brazil’s carnival cover the period of 27th February – 5th March 2014 with carnival pousada packages normally running  for 5 nights starting  from 28th February). Many people take the whole week off and only go back to work on March 10th! 2. Hottest city carnivals: Rio de Janeiro – street parades (blocos) all over […]

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24 de January de 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Things to know about the weather in Brazil

Things to know about the weather in Brazil

Updated Aug 20 2015 ‘Global confusion’ is effecting Brazil as well as the rest of the world and one thing you can no longer rely on is getting perfect blue skies and heat at the right times or in all parts of the country. Travellers always ask: When is the best time to visit Brazil […]

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30 de September de 2013 | By | Reply More
How to get to Rio’s Corcovado mountain and Christ the Redeemer

How to get to Rio’s Corcovado mountain and Christ the Redeemer

Read: Hidden Pousadas’ updated insider’s guide to visiting Christ the Redeemer / Corcovado I don’t often write about how to get to tourist attractions as it tends to be obvious. You go there, you buy a ticket you get there. Right? Wrong? Or maybe right again? When Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) became one of the […]

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19 de July de 2013 | By | Reply More
10 travel tips for planning your trip to Brazil

10 travel tips for planning your trip to Brazil

Planning a visit to Brazil? Here are 10 travel tips to help: 1) If planning to come for major festivals like New Year in Rio, or Carnival in Salvador, Rio or Olinda or the FLIP literary festival in Paraty in July book well in advance, particularly if you want to stay in a specific place. The best […]

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8 de January de 2015 | By | Reply More