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Holiday review by Peter Hunt

Date of trip: 20/08/2010
Number of people: 2
Country: Brazil

Overall level of Satisfaction

Tribes Overall: "Excellent"
Tribes Service: "See above."
Guides: "Guides in Amazon were excellent and very knowledgeable. Carlos, our guide in the Pantanal was knowledgeable enough but he was overattentive."
Social & Environmental Responsibility: "This applies to the nature reserves & Ilha Grande only. There was no wildlife in Rio and we knew that a big city was not going to be our cup of tea but we had to see it! A day was sufficient for our needs."


Cristalino Lodge
The best accommodation of all the places we stayed. Cool, comfortable & spacious. From the accommodation point of view you would not believe that it was an Eco resort in the middle of a jungle miles from civilization. The food was more limited but excellent. All the staff were kind and obliging. All in all it met all our expectations.
Everest Rio Hotel
Bathroom poor & needed an update. Breakfast menu limited in comparison with others.
San Martin Hotel
This hotel deserved a better mark but the bathrooms had again seen better days & let it down. The facilities were numerous and the grounds vast including its own 'forest' & wildlife & ' jungle walk' on about 1 km paved footpath that was most underused & deserted. No restaurant in the evening just bar meals but a good bar menu.

customer rating

5/5 from 55 reviews

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Time: GMT -3 hours

Flight time: Most flights go to Sao Paulo but some airlines have direct flights to Rio de Janeiro, and to North-eastern Brazil. British Airways and TAM have direct flights from London and many European carriers also offer flights to Brazil.

Language: Portuguese is the official language. Spanish and English are understood quite widely.

Visas: Not required for British nationals.

Health: There are no compulsory vaccinations, except yellow fever if you are coming from an infected area. Malaria prophylactics are recommended in the rainforest.



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