What to Pack for a Trip to Brazil

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Written by
Lily Bunker & Jacob Jewitt-Jalland

Published on: December 13th, 2019

Last modified: August 3rd, 2022

If you're wondering what to pack for a trip to Brazil, look no further.

Our experts have weighed in on the essentials; with frequently changing weather and a range of climates, it's best to be as prepared as possible.

Lots of layers and sun protection are just a few must-haves for your trip. Check out our comprehensive packing list here.


What to pack for touring and day trips

The basics

  • A small backpack will be useful for taking with you on day trips.
  • Money belt for keeping important documents, money and your passport
  • Earplugs. These are optonal, but cities can be loud
  • Sun protection. Don’t forget to pack sunscreen, sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat.

  • Light layers. T-shirts or light cotton long-sleeved shirts are ideal for sightseeing on sunny days.
  • A sweater for cooler evenings. Smart casual is advisable for restaurants.
  • Swimwear. Many hotels have swimming pools, and Brazil is also home to some of the world’s best beaches!
  • Neutral colours. So you don’t scare off any wildlife it’s best to stick to neutral colours like khaki and light green.

Tech and gadgets

  • Camera, lenses and spare batteries
  • Binoculars
  • Flashlight/headlamp and batteries

Amazon and Pantanal

  • Comfortable walking shoes and make sure you pack extra socks.
  • Lightweight clothing
  • Quick-drying long pants and long-sleeved shirts for excursions.
  • Insect protection. Mosquito repellent with DEET is useful.
  • Plastic bags. Ziplock bags can help keep items dry.

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