Great News! Visa Requirements for US Citizens to Brazil Postponed Until 2025

IMPORTANT INFORMATION – Great News!

UPDATES ON VISITOR VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR US CITIZENS

The requirement for a US citizens to obtain a visa to travel to Brazil for tourism or business has been postponed until April 10, 2025!

If you are a US citizen traveling to Brazil for tourism you do not need a visa.

South American Escapes is not a Visa or Passport Agency.  If you have any questions, please refer to the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website, or a Visa and Passport Service of your choice.

Jill Siegel Honored with CN Traveler – Top Travel Specialist for 16th Year!

I am honored to be included on the Conde Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialists List for the 16th consecutive year in the Brazil Travel Specialist category! This prestigious affiliation represents the highest standard in the travel industry and I share this honor with all of my partners and associates in Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Chile and Uruguay who have contributed to the success of South American Escapes throughout the years!

New Brazil Visa Requirements for US Citizens – Update

IMPORTANT INFORMATION – Great News!

UPDATES ON VISITOR VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR US CITIZENS

The requirement for a US citizens to obtain a visa to travel to Brazil for tourism or business has been postponed until April 10, 2025!

If you are a US citizen traveling to Brazil for tourism you do not need a visa.

South American Escapes is not a Visa or Passport Agency.  If you have any questions, please refer to the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website, or a Visa and Passport Service of your choice.

Brazil Travel Specialist – Jill Siegel, Expertise in Travel Planning

Jill Siegel, a Brazil Travel Specialist and Conde Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialist, brings a wealth of expertise and a passion for creating unforgettable travel experiences in Brazil. Here are a few reasons why you should consider hiring Jill Siegel to plan your trip to Brazil:

  1. Extensive Knowledge and Experience: With years of experience in the travel industry and a specialization in Brazil, Jill Siegel possesses in-depth knowledge of the country’s diverse destinations, cultural nuances, and hidden gems. Her expertise allows her to craft personalized itineraries tailored to your interests and preferences, ensuring a truly immersive and authentic experience.
  2. Insider Access and Local Connections: Jill Siegel has cultivated strong relationships with local suppliers, guides, and accommodations throughout Brazil. This enables her to provide you with exclusive access to unique experiences, off-the-beaten-path destinations, and insider recommendations that you might not find through traditional travel planning channels.
  3. Customized Itineraries and Attention to Detail: Recognizing that every traveler is unique, Jill Siegel takes the time to understand your travel aspirations and interests. She meticulously designs customized itineraries that cater to your specific preferences, ensuring that every aspect of your trip aligns with your desires, whether you seek adventure, cultural immersion, or relaxation.
  4. Seamless Logistics and Support: Planning a trip to Brazil can be complex, from visa requirements to transportation logistics and language barriers. Jill Siegel takes care of all the details, ensuring smooth and hassle-free travel. From arranging airport transfers to organizing accommodations and providing support throughout your journey, she ensures that your trip is seamless and stress-free.
  5. Safety and Peace of Mind: Brazil is a vast and diverse country, and safety is always a consideration when traveling. Jill Siegel stays up-to-date on the latest travel advisories and works with reputable local partners to ensure your safety and well-being throughout your trip. With her guidance, you can navigate Brazil with confidence and peace of mind.
  6. Personalized Service and Dedicated Support: When you choose Jill Siegel as your Brazil Travel Specialist, you can expect personalized service and dedicated support from start to finish. She is committed to exceeding your expectations, answering your questions promptly, and being available to address any concerns or requests that may arise during your trip.

Jill Siegel’s expertise, local connections, attention to detail, and dedication to providing personalized service make her an excellent choice for planning your trip to Brazil. With her guidance, you can embark on a journey that captures the essence of Brazil, creating lifelong memories and experiences that go beyond the ordinary.

Email: Jill@SouthAmericanEscapes.com

Conde Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialists 2023, Jill Siegel, Brazil Travel Specialist

“Jill is incredibly knowledgeable and thorough:  I’m convinced that she knows every restaurant, every guide, and every room in every hotel to an amazing level of detail.  This results in a trip that is well-planned and flawless in its execution.  She’s incredibly responsive before and during your trip, making sure every detail has been considered and that it’s all going well along the way.  We are repeat clients and will continue to be.” – Trevor Fetter, Professor Harvard Business School

Peru – Machu Picchu & Amazon Cruise

With a fusion of European, indigenous, Chinese, Japanese and African influences, Peru is the ultimate gastronomic destination.  In Lima alone you will find the acclaimed restaurants Astrid and Gaston by Chef Gaston Acurio, Central Restaurant by Michellin Star Chef Virgilio Martinez, Rafael by Chef Rafael Osterling and Malabar by Chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino whose inspiration is found in exotic Amazonian ingredients. Combining Peru’s culinary delights with the iconic Inca cultural sites, this customizable itinerary offers an immersive experience that will not only excite your taste buds but also your sense of wonder and adventure.  Beginning in Lima and continuing on to the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco and culminating in a four night Amazon Cruise on the luxury Aria, this 14 day journey is a trip of a lifetime.


Peru, Gastronomy & Culture

Discover Brazil Itinerary

Discover the rich cultural heritage of Brazil in a month long journey

I had the great pleasure of creating a month long magical journey this past holiday season. Ina and Sarantos wanted to focus on Brazil’s rich cultural heritage, art and architecture, as well as experience the great Amazon Rainforest.  The Discover Brazil Itinerary, was the natural outcome.   This in depth exploration of Brazil’s iconic destinations also includes the Colonial Towns of Minas Gerais–one of the countries most culturally rich regions.   This 24 day cultural adventure offers travelers a comprehensive and enchanting experience through Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Manaus, The Amazon Rainforest, Salvador da Bahia, Trancoso, Inhotim Art Park, Minas Gerais Colonial Towns – Ouro Preto, Congonhas, Tiradentes, Reserva do Ibitipoca, and Rio de Janeiro. Click here or on the image below and explore the possibilities.

Map created with Wanderlog, a travel planner on iOS and Android
“Ina and I are so happy from this wonderful journey you had prepared for us, that I cannot stop thinking about it.” – Sarantos

Discover Brazil Itinerary

Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa

TIERRA PATAGONIA HOTEL & SPA

Explore the majestic and jaw dropping beauty of Southern Chile at the Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa in our presentation above.

The operating season for the Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa 2017/2018 season is from October 1st until May 31st.

All Bookings made through South American Escapes receive a complimentary room upgrade based on availability as well as $100 Spa Credit.

For further information and reservations contact:  Jill Siegel.

The Brazilian Amazon Rainforest

The Brazilian Amazon Rainforest

The Brazilian Amazon Rainforest – an Ecological Eldorado

The Brazilian Amazon Rainforest is mankind’s heritage, an ecological Eldorado for environmentalists. It produces a fifth of the planet’s oxygen and contains a fifth of the earth’s fresh water.  There are 15,000 known animal species, 1800 species of butterflies, 2000 species of fish, and four types of big cats. One quarter of the world’s 8600 bird species live in the Amazon.  The Amazon River system is the planet’s largest body of fresh water, and besides the Amazon River, there are 1100 tributaries with over 48,000 miles of navigable rivers.

Explore traveling to the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest in this multi-media presentation.   Two of the top lodges are highlighted, The Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge and the Cristalino Lodge.

Travelers Say:

“We contacted Jill with a request for a vacation that would be very focused on the nature of the Amazon forest. She came back with a recommendation for a river cruise up the Rio Negro, which was a great match to our request. We had a terrific trip; all arrangements were well handled, and when bad weather threatened our departure, Jill was working with us on a back-up plan (fortunately unneeded, but reassuring to know there was one). We would love to work with Jill again for a trip to Brazil. We had a very special experience there.”
CRAIG OWENS (CFO Campbell’s Soup Company)

“I know of no one who has been involved longer or more successfully with ecotourism in the Amazon than Jill Siegel. I recommend her enthusiastically!”
Mark Plotkin, Ph.D. –  Author “Tale’s of A Shaman’s Apprentice”
Ethnobotanist and President,
Amazon Conservation Team

Feel free to contact Jill for a custom designed itinerary to the Amazon and beyond.



Best of Brazil – A New Year’s Journey

Best of Brazil

Best of Brazil Itinerary – A New Year’s Journey

Itinerary Details:  Suggested length – 12 to 15 Days
Itinerary Highlights: Manaus, The Amazon, Salvador da Bahia, Trancoso, Rio de Janeiro.

Your journey will be a private, customized travel experience, based on your individual schedule,
interests and budget.  
Now is the time to start planning your trip to ring in the year 2018!

Contact Jill and begin planning your journey: Click Here