Sure, you must know that planning is the key word for the logistics of any trip, especially incentive ones. Once the destination is defined, it is essential to find out more about the peculiarities of the chosen one and with Brazil, a country of continental dimensions, that’s even more important. And one of the key aspects to consider after the destination is the time of the year. What are the weather characteristics, tourist flow, prices, etc., during the chosen period of your trip?

If your question is where to travel in June and July in Brazil, don’t worry because diversity and receptivity are keywords in this country all year round! With very different scenarios and climates from north to south, there is a place in Brazil for every type of group that wants to travel in June/July.

For those who prefer a colder climate, lower temperatures will mainly appear in mountainous regions through the country, and also in many cities in the South and Southeast. For those who prefer to enjoy the warmer days, there are also destinations where the heat still reigns supreme despite the Brazilian winter season, as is the case of some states in the Northeast and places in the Midwest.

It is worth mentioning, however, that there is a great difference in the tourist flow in these two months in Brazil: the month of July is school holidays across the country and many destinations are at their peak. If this peculiarity is decisive for the group’s accommodation, traveling in June may be a more interesting option.


June is the month of São João


June is almost on the corner, right? And with it, Brazilians start thinking about bonfires, pennants and straw hats! This month is a great choice for anyone wanting to travel around Brazil and get to know a little more about its rich popular culture.

The Festa de São João is one of the most anticipated events by Brazilians after Carnival. The 5 regions of the country have their characteristic traditions to celebrate the days of Saint Anthony, on June 13th, of Saint John, on June 24th, and of Saint Peter, on June 29th.

Caruaru, in Pernambuco, is home to one of the biggest June festivities in Brazil, with celebrations that gather up to 4,000 participants. Considered the Capital of Forró, Caruaru has one of the most incredible São João parties in the world. The event offers several musical attractions, including forró presentations, square dances, many stalls with the best typical food and shows of sertanejo and axé.

In terms of the “biggest” São João, the city of Campina Grande, in Paraíba, is Caruaru’s strongest competitor, which always has a whole month of celebration and attracts millions of tourists from Brazil and the world.


How is the weather in Brazil during winter?


In Brazil, winter begins on June 21st and ends on September 23rd. Through all the country, winter is not rigorous due to its location in relation to the Equator. The most intense cold is felt especially in the South Region, where it can snow and the temperatures go negative. In the North region, located in an intertropical convergence zone, the period is very rainy.


But what about Rio de Janeiro?


There is no bad time to go to Rio de Janeiro. That’s what we call a year-round destination.

In Rio, there is no excessively rainy season: while on the Northeast coast and on the coast between Rio and São Paulo there are months when it rains up to 400 mm, in Rio the rainiest months (December and January) have a peak of 180 mm – relatively little for a city in the tropics surrounded by mountains.

Furthermore, the mid-year cold is perfectly bearable, and it is relatively common to be able to go to the beach even in July or August.

This is not to say, of course, that every day of the trip will be hot and sunny. Cold fronts, predicted or unexpected, pass through the city in all seasons and can, yes, cause a sequence of days away from the sea. But what to do then? A lot of things! Rio is a city full of interesting cultural options that can be enjoyed more comfortably away from the intense summer heat.

  • Visit the lapa bars

Even in the cold, the many bars in Lapa are a great leisure option. The variety is great, there is something for all audiences, regardless preferred musical taste or style. A true gastronomic hub, whether in the heat or in winter, the region is a good choice to gather friends.

  • Discover the Selaron Staircase

A famous tourist spot, Escadaria Selarón is located between Rua Joaquim Silva, in Lapa, and Rua Pinto Martins, in the Santa Teresa neighborhood, just five minutes away from Arcos da Lapa. Work of the Chilean artist Jorge Selarón, the place brings together several tiles from various parts of Brazil and the world.

  • Fall in love with the Municipal Theater

The Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro (TMRJ) offers the public the option of taking guided tours. The tour begins on Avenida Rio Branco, where people discover the Assirius Hall, then passes through the main areas of the theater, including the concert hall and boxes.

  • Ride the Santa Teresa tram

World famous, the singular yellow Santa Teresa trams connect downtown Rio to the Santa Teresa district. More than a real means of transportation for residents of the neighborhood, trams are an attraction in the city, they are part of the local scene and have even become a postcard, attracting many tourists.

To take the tour, visitors can board at any stop on the Santa tram or in the center at the final station.

  • Climb the mountain to Petrópolis

Petrópolis, the famous city of Pedro II, got its name because it won over the heart of the Portuguese Royal Family , who sought refuge from the heat of Rio during the hottest months of the year.

And even today the city is a sure winter destination in Rio de Janeiro for groups who like to enjoy the cold and lots of history! Petrópolis is a very charming city that impresses by preserving so well all the colonial architecture of the mansions from the times of the empire.

Just 66km away from Rio, it is very easy to get to Petrópolis, whether by bus or car. The city is full of unmissable tours, such as the Imperial Museum, Palácio de Cristal, Casa de Santos Dumont (the aeronaut) and many more.


But the truth is that there are many, many more options for this very special season in Brazil. Would your group love a wine tasting trip? The Wine Route in the Southern Region is an unforgettable and unmissable destination, with very low temperatures like in Europe, but much more affordable prices. São Paulo and its vibrant gastronomic scene can be the ideal route to discover Brazilian flavors in style.

GT DMC knows every bit of this fantastic country! Talk to our incentive travel specialists and discover the best options, tailored for your incentive campaign.