THE 2016 SUMMER OLYMPICS ARE BEING HELD IN RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL AUGUST 5TH THROUGH THE 21ST.
This is an exciting time to plan travel to Brazil because the beautiful country is waiving travel visa requirements. Whether you want to attend the summer olympics or not, you can you take advantage and create a vacation of a lifetime!
Good news for residents of the United States, Canada, Japan, and Australia who plan to attend the Summer Olympics this year: Brazil is waiving its usual visa requirements. The move exempts travelers from these four nations from needing a visa for travel specifically between June 1 and September 18. Even better, visitors do not need to provide proof of tickets to attend any of the Olympic events; all travelers from those countries are eligible for the waiver this summer, whether they’re going to the games or not. According to official documents, the waiver will benefit travelers for a stay of up to 90 days from the date of first entry in the country. So if you’d like, you could skip the Olympics entirely and use the waiver to travel there in the fall—as long as you arrive by September 17. AFAR
IF YOU WANT TO EXPLORE BRAZIL AND SKIP THE SUMMER OLYMPICS?
HERE ARE 2 TOP TOURIST ATTRACTIONS MOST TOURIST DON'T EVEN KNOW EXIST!
- Lencois De Maranho: At first glance, it looks like a picture-perfect desert—miles and miles of sand with almost no vegetation. But it's not a desert—Lençóis Maranhenses gets about 47 inches of rain each year, making it too rainy to be officially considered a desert (which get less than ten inches a year). From the months of January to June, the area is inundated with torrential rainstorms. Rainwater pools in the valleys between the dunes creating thousands of crystal clear lagoons. In July, when the park's lagoons are at their peak, some reach over 300 feet long and ten feet deep. Smithsonian Magazine
- Jeriocoacoara aka The Brazilian Maldives: Fresh water lagoons...need we say more?