As host to both the World Cup and the Olympics Brazil has been a much visited tourist destination over the years. No doubt many more UK visitors will want to explore the fantastic country that is Brazil, and get out of the cities, and car hire is an excellent way of doing so. It would be a great pity to miss the countryside you just wouldn't see without having your own car.
Although it is famed through the world for its beaches, there is a lot more to visit than just a few of the 2000 odd beaches that are on offer.
We suggest you also try to make the most of Brazil's outstanding landscapes and ecosystems including the Amazon River and Rainforest and Iguau Falls. There are 62 National Parks and many dozens of conservation areas in Brazil with the country winning many awards for its work.
The towns and cities of Brazil are well worth a visit - Ouro Preto and Brasilia are both Unesco World Heritage sites whilst Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo are both massive metropolitan areas.
Carnivals are everywhere in Brazil. It's a countrywide celebration and, whilst the most famous are in cities such as Rio, Salvador, Recife and Olinda, if you are in Brazil during carnival season you won't miss out. There are are major events at other times of the year - international visitors are drawn by Reveillon, the Brazilian New Year celebration, and there are other events including Semana Santa (Brazilian Holy Week), Festas Juninas, Festa do Divino, Festa Nacional do Andio, LGBT Pride Parade in Sao Paulo and St Vito festival.
When booking car hire do check the car rentals requirements regarding international driving permits in Brazil. Also be aware that some car hire packages exclude collision damage waiver (CDW) which can be compared through our CDW comparison service.
MoneyMaxim offer you hassle free car rental at cheap rates in Brazil, with car hire excess insurance making your trip that bit smoother and considerably cheaper than buying equivalent cover at the rental desk.
We offer a 24 hour online service and a friendly freephone telephone team available on 0800 520 0699. You can book your car hire online or on the phone.
This content was last reviewed on 15/11/2017