Discover the best time to visit Brazil

It doesn’t matter which time of year you choose to visit Brazil, you can always take your swimsuit! Most of Brazil lies in the tropics so it’s warm all year round, and when the rain does come it is often in short sharp bursts. It’s a massive place though, so we’ve gone into a little more detail about three main parts of the country below.

If you need any additional advice or would like some help planning your Brazilian adventure, then feel free to give us a call or send us an e-mail. With Rickshaw Travel you can build your own holiday from our bite-sized trips, or pick one of our ready-made itineraries. You’ll be travelling semi-independently, with 24-7 local support if you need it.

Brazil's climate by region

  • Weather
  • Temperature (celsius)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
South BrazilShowersShowersSunSunSunSunny IntervalsSunny IntervalsSunny IntervalsSunny IntervalsSunSunShowers
Amazon & PantanalRainRainRainRainShowersSunSunSunSunShowersShowersRain
North & East Coast BrazilSunSunShowersRainRainShowersShowersSunSunSunSunSun
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
South Brazil293030282726252626272829
Amazon & Pantanal282828282829293031302928
North & East Coast Brazil293030282726262627282929
People stood on mountain with views of Rio, Brazil

South Brazil - when to go

The dry season in the south runs from March to November, whereas December to February sees the most rainfall.

It can get cool in the evenings during the Brazilian winter from June to September. In this period conditions in Rio and the surrounding area are similar to those of northern Europe in the summertime: there are cloudy days with some rainfall, but also periods with plenty of sun. As you continue travelling south, temperatures will be lower during this time of year.


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people in boat on amazon spotting wildlife

Amazon & Pantanal - when to go

Both The Pantanal and the Amazon can be visited throughout the year, and the absolute best time to visit the Amazon is in July and August. As you would expect in a rainforest, it rains quite a lot, and it’s pretty hot and humid all year!

The Pantanal region has a consistent temperature throughout the year. Most rain falls from December to March and the best time to see animals is during the dry season from April/ May to October. Temperatures rarely drop below 20°C, even in the dead of winter from June to July.

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A boat floating near the beach in Boipeba, Brazil

North & East Coast Brazil - when to go

Tropical north-eastern Brazil has two seasons, but it’s difficult to distinguish the two. The average temperature is 26 ° to 30 ° C all year round. August to February are usually the drier months, and during the months March to July there may be a rain shower or two. Along the coast the humidity is relatively high and the sun is bright. The sea breeze usually makes spending time by the sea very comfortable.

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  • lots of white sandy dunes with green water between them
  • a cave with a clear blue pool of water
  • green trees with a view a of a beach cove and hills
  • a group of people in a street playing colourful drums
  • lots of white water running down a waterfall
Explore Brazil's Beaches
Turquoise waters teeming with fish, windswept beaches and palm lined promenades await in Brazil.
Beaches in Brazil

Responsible travel

A day away from Favela life

22nd January 2018 by Paul

For a few years we’ve supported a non-profit organisation in Rio de Janeiro, find out how we treated them to a day out to see a different side to their city.

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