To take advantage of the many possibilities you’ll be sure to come across, be sure to include these five indispensable items on your Brazil packing list.
1. DEET-Containing Mosquito Repellents.
According to the CDC, Brazil has reported over 150,000 cases of Dengue Fever this year; over 75% of which coming from Rio de Janeiro. Dengue Fever is transmitted by infected mosquitos and can cause fever symptoms that lead to serious conditions like increased heart rate, vomiting and hemorrhage. Be sure to pack repellents recommended by your travel healthcare specialist and obtain international health insurance to ensure coverage in the event you need to seek medical treatment for Dengue Fever or any other illness.
2. Comfortable Walking Shoes.
Brazil’s cities and natural landmarks impress a sense of unplanned exploration on even the most itinerary-centric travelers, which could result in hours of time on your feet every day. Brazil’s casual dress code leaves plenty of room for casual footwear, so pack a durable and comfortable pair of walking shoes that won’t hold you back from enjoying your daily activities.
3. Hiking Shoes.
You may not be planning on exploring the hills of the Corcovado or Sugarloaf Mountains, but may find yourself wishing you had after spending a few days in their presence. Leave room in your suitcase for comfortable hiking shoes to make sure you’re able to take advantage of Brazil’s incredible mountain trails and natural beauty.
4. Beach Gear.
Beach gear is a no-brainer for travel to Brazil and should include high-SPF, waterproof sunscreen among the list of swimsuits, hats, sandals and cover-ups. Proper sun protection will help you make the most of your time on the sand and will prevent you from acquiring a sunburn that could make the rest of your trip incredibly uncomfortable.
5. Camera and Memory Cards.
Whether exploring Brazil’s incredible rainforests, site-seeing in Rio de Janeiro or attending high-profile soccer matches at Maracanã Stadium, Brazil’s stunning scenery warrants placing a camera and a few memory cards at the top of your travel packing list.