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Brazil Gap Year & Adventure Tours

Does green and yellow start flashing on your mind the minute you hear of Brazil? No matter whether you are a football fanatic or not, spending your gap year in Brazil would be nothing less than a celebration worth rejoicing! A country that is always high on life with adequate dosage of samba, soccer, and sea - Brazil is a favorite destination among the millennials who are seeking for an adventure of a different dimension. And of course, you can't miss exploring anything from the Amazon Rainforests to the Iguaçu Falls and the bustling cities of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Attend surfing lessons or a Spanish course, get tanned on the beaches and savor the delicious Brazilian cuisine and make the most of your gap year!

Gap Year in Brazil

Brazil is your one-stop carnival paradise that will surely give you some great gap year stories worth sharing for years. From the breathtaking white-sand beaches to the wild vastness of Amazon, from a jaw-dropping diversity of landscapes and species to adventures that’ll make you scream your lungs out, Brazil has all the makings of a popular gap year destination. Our gap year programs with flexible itineraries are perfect for intrepid travelers who are always looking for something extra. A gap year in Brazil is all about exploring the Latin beauty’s glorious cities, soaking in its amazing vibe, gorging on mouth-watering local treats, partying like never before and of course an Amazon expedition! From football fever to Samba madness, ay caramba, you people are in for a roller coaster ride in Brazil!

Tours in Brazil

Are you on your gap year or on a volunteering trip in Brazil? Maybe you’re passing through Brazil or maybe you’re on your spring break. No matter the duration of your travel, we strongly believe you should get to experience authentic Brazil in whatever time you have in your hands. Our exclusive tours are all about the highlights of Brazil and if you’ve got a list of must do things and must see places in Brazil, you’d find that quite along the same lines of our amazing trip itineraries. Spend a day at Iguazu Falls or let loose on a Beach carnival and leave the planning of it all on us! Be it a road trip, a rainforest trek, a party island trip or an all-out adventure, GDA’s tours are the ultimate Brazilian experience that every traveler looks for!

General Questions

All travelers, except passport holders of the Visa exempt countries, will need a valid Visa to travel in Brazil. Passport holders of the countries on the exempt list can travel in Brazil without a visa for a period of up to 90 days. You are required to obtain a Visa before your departure from your country’s Brazilian embassy. Canadian and Australian citizens need to pay a reciprocity fee in order to enter Brazil. Find out more about how to apply for your Visitor visa to Brazil here

Whatever suits you best! It’s completely your choice whether you want to go for a soul-searching solo adventure or some roof-raising time with your bunch of BFFs, or have a romantic getaway with your partner- our programs will accommodate you in any which way. If you are coming in a group of more than 5, we can also provide you with customized packages as well as amazing discounts.

Most of our adventure tours do not have a single supplement. This means that accommodation will be provided on a twin sharing basis, and if you are traveling alone, you’ll be sharing a room with another one of GDA’s traveler of the same sex. What could be better than bonding with your new travel mates and making amazing new friends along the way of your journey? 

Some tours have optional single supplement for couples and solo travelers and a private room can be availed at an extra cost. The cost and details vary by trip so we suggest you to get in touch with your coordinators regarding the same beforehand. 

If you’re traveling alone you’ll find some awesome travel mates along the way, and if you’re coming in a group, then you’ll get a chance to add a few more crazy adventurers into your gang. In case you want to get in touch with others who are traveling to the Brazil, you can join our Facebook Group and chitchat with your fellow travelers!

You need to buy your Medical and Travel Insurance before setting out for your trip. GDA also provides the insurance facilities, at an additional cost.

Yes! We always advise our travelers to get some pre-nights and post-nights booking done if they want to explore more upon arrival or continue with their travels after the tour ends. In most cases, we can arrange additional accommodation at our starting or ending hotels, excluding European tours. If we are unable to provide you with the extra nights we will give you the name of a hotel you can contact directly. Please also note that extra accommodations must be booked outside of 30 days of departure.

Most of our adventures, apart from the volunteering programs do not include Airport transfers. We advise our travelers to arrange for a Taxi on Arrival as it is the most economical and efficient way to go about this. If you would prefer a pre-arranged transfer, we can provide the same for you at an additional cost from your point of Arrival. Do get in touch with your coordinators for more information. 

You will need to carry extra money for personal expenses, add-on tours, eating out while traveling Brazil. For basic personal expenses, a budget of 50-60 USD per week is more than sufficient barring the extra costs of add-on activities. If you’re planning on using credit/debit card in Brazil, it is advised to let your bank know about your travels beforehand so that they don’t suspicious of your account activity. We also advise all our participants to keep an emergency fund of 200 USD only to be used in case of an emergency, if one arises. 

We advise our participants to get in touch with their physicians regarding vaccination requirements and get the ones as instructed. The recommended vaccinations for traveling in Brazil are Hepatitis A&B, Typhoid, Malaria, Rabies and Yellow Fever. Zika virus is a risk in Brazil and travelers should take necessary precautions to prevent any mosquito bites.

You will be on the move a lot so our advice for you is to pack light. Smart, casual look is the way to go when traveling in Brazil. Most of Brazil is tropical, which means hot and humid, so light-colored clothing in natural fabrics should be at the top of your packing list for Brazil for the summer months of December- March. And since you will be busy hitting up the many amazing beaches, do pack in a few of your beach shorts and favorite bikinis or swimwear. Through the winter months of June-August, different regions of Brazil experience different temperatures. The North experiences moderate temperatures while the South may experience chillier conditions, so warm clothes might be necessary if you’re traveling up to the region. Do check up the weather conditions of the places you’re traveling to before packing and leaving. 


GDA has a fantastic range of voluntours, adventure tours, internships, work abroad opportunities and responsible traveling options which will surely add a new meaning to your gap year. Pick whatever suits your interests and book your flight tickets for your dream destination. It's time to tickle your wanderlust cells! Calling out all backpackers, gap year students, solo travelers and adventure seekers - it's time that you take the leap and Go, Discover Abroad!

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