Brazil in The News
Mount Caburai Expedition Date for March 201708 Feb 17
An Expedition to the top of Mount Caburai, the Northernmost Point of Brazil, has been confirmed for 12 March 2017. This trek through wild and remote Amazon Rainforest to the top of the 1,465m peak takes you to a place visited by very few people, and this is a rare chance to join a group for it!
Douglas Kahle Underwater Photography08 Feb 17
Photographer Douglas Kahle visited the Amazon to photograph the Amazon River Dolphins. Doug specialises in underwater wildlife photography, so the river dolphin populations close to Tucan Amazon Lodge were the perfect opportunity for him to add these magnificent creatures to his portfolio.
Olympics finishes and the Paralympics is about to begin!01 Sep 16
The Olympic Games finished on 21 August, although the fun doesn't finish in Rio with the Paralympic Games running from 7-18 September.
2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics22 Feb 16
Olympic Year is on us... Not long to go now before the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Tickets for many events have been selling well, especially for the ceremony, although plenty are still left. If you need any help for the purchase of tickets for specific events, please do contact us.
Brazil Big Day for Birds30 Sep 15
Brazil is having its own Big Day for Bird enthusiasts on Saturday 10 October. The annual global event to count and catalogue bird species around the planet is held in the northern spring, so the Brazilian birding community decided to launch their own event in the Brazil spring.
World Masters Orienteering Championships 201431 Jul 14
The World Masters Orienteering Championships 2014 takes place in Brazil, with the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul playing host from 1-8 November 2014.
2014 Carnaval Season Begins in Brazil30 Jan 14
The 2014 Carnaval Season gets underway in Rio de Janeiro and the rest of Brazil, with the build-up to the long weekend beginning on 28 February.
2014 FIFA World Cup30 Jan 14
The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be held in Brazil between 12 June and 13 July 2014. The tournament takes place in 12 host cities spread throughout Brazil. The twelve host cities are Sao Paulo for the opening match; Belo Horizonte; capital Brasilia; Cuiabá; Curitiba; Fortalez; Manaus; Natal; Porto Alegre; Recife; Salvador and the final at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.
Mascot Chosen for 2014 World Cup in Brazil30 Jan 14
The official 2014 World Cup Mascot for Brazil will be 'Fuleco', a design based on the wonderful Brazilian three-banded armadillo ('Tatu Bola' in Portuguese).
2013 FIFA Confederations Cup Winners - Brazil!30 Jan 14
The 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup was won by Brazil! They beat Spain 3-0 in the final at the revamped Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.
Confederations Cup 201330 Jan 14
Dates and details are almost finalised for the 2013 Confederations Cup. The tournament runs from 15-30 June 2013 in 6 host cities: Brasilia (for the opening match); Belo Horizonte; Fortaleza; Rio de Janeiro (with the final in the newly refurbished Maracana Stadium); Recife; and Salvador.
Premier League Trophy Comes to Rio30 Oct 13
The Premier League Trophy, currently in the possession of Manchester United, will be in South America this month, beginning with a visit to Rio de Janeiro.
2013 Brazilian Grand Prix Ticket News28 Jun 13
The 2013 Brazilian Grand Prix will take place on 24 November 2013 at the Interlagos Circuit in Sao Paulo. Ticket prices have been released.
Confederations Cup 2013 is Here!13 Jun 13
The 2013 Confederations Cup begins on Saturday 15 June with the first match in Brasilia. Brazil play Japan at 4pm local time in the new National Stadium.
Third World Cup Stadium Ready05 Apr 13
The third stadium ready for the 2014 World Cup was inaugurated on 5 April 2013 in Salvador. The Arena Fonte Nova was opened by President Dilma Rousseff.
2013 FIFA Confederations Cup17 Jan 13
The 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup will be held in Brazil between 15 and 30 June 2013. Brazil will host World Champions Spain, plus Uruguay; Mexico; Japan; Tahiti; Italy and the future African Nations Cup Winners. The six host cities are Brasilia for the opening match; Belo Horizonte; Fortaleza; Recife; Salvador; and the final at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.
Big Phil Scolari back for 2014 World Cup16 Dec 12
Felipe Scolari, the 2002 World Cup winning coach, is back in charge of Brazil for the 2014 World Cup Finals, hoping to repeat his success from Korean and Japan.
England to play Brazil in First Maracana Match29 Nov 12
England are scheduled to play Brazil in the first international match in the reformed Maracana Stadium on 2 June 2013. The friendly match might not be the first one to be played as club matches may be scheduled there if the stadium opens on time in April.
Rio awarded UNESCO World Heritage Status05 Jul 12
Rio de Janeiro became the first city to be awarded UNESCO World Heritage Status on Sunday 1 July 2012.
USA to Review Tourist Visa for Brazilian Citizens12 Mar 12
The USA is making moves to simplify the process for citizens of Brazil visiting the States, which will hopefully also make it easier for citizens of the USA to enter Brazil.