Organizing a tour with an outfitter company/ground agent (such as Birding Brazil Tours) who will organize an excellent birding guide, fluent in English, all logistics (lodging arrangements, transport, all meals including early breakfasts), permission to visit national parks/reserves and safety considerations usually allow you to see from two to four times more birds than if you travel by yourself.
Birding Brazil Tours use good/excellent clean lodging accommodations with air conditioned rooms and private bathrooms.
Brazil's electricity usually is 110 volts in the capitals and 220 or 110 volts in the country.
If car hire is required do not forget your international driving license.
When packing, don't forget to bring along personal medication, insect repellent and sun-screen.
Seek advice from your home country on vaccination and inoculation requirements. Inoculation card for yellow fever is essential to enter the country.
A valid passport with more than 6 months validation and a Brazilian entry visa. Normally valid for 5 years. Contact your nearest Brazilian embassy or use a courier to speed up visa transactions.
Have a local field guide or larger guide that covers Brazil. We have some suggestions at Recommended Literature.
Both Mastercard and Visa are the most widely accepted credit cards in Brazil. Many towns have 24 hour cash points too.
Internet/Wifi connections are available at most major hotels and Brazilian airports.
Each region of Brazil has a unique culinary. Brazil is known for excellent full breakfast and good healthy foods, excellent selections of barbecue meats, exotic fresh fish, and abundant fresh salad and freshly squeezed tropical fruit juices.
Bottled mineral water is available throughout Brazil and mineral water ice is fine to use too.
Caipirinha is Brazil's national drink made from sugar cane rum with freshly squeezed limes, ice and sugar.