Frequently Asked Questions:

Why should I choose Green Roots Travel?
What are your trips like? What can I expect from a vacation with Green Roots Travel?
What is included in your trips?
Is my international flight included in the trip price?
Who is the Cultural Ambassador?
What kind of support will I receive once I am in Brazil?
What are the places we travel to like?
Are your trips kid friendly?
What kind of accommodations do we stay in?
What else is not included in the trip price?
What is your Cancellation Policy?
I usually travel on my own, or with people I know. Will I enjoy a Green Roots Travel Exclusive Adventure?
How many travelers usually come on the Exclusive Adventures?
Is it safe to travel to Brazil?
Do I need any vaccinations?
Do I need a visa to enter Brazil?
How is Green Roots Travel "green"?
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Why should I choose Green Roots Travel?

We are a boutique eco-tourism company that focuses on sustainable travel. We intend to preserve Brazil’s incredible biodiversity and celebrate its rich culture with you! You could never receive the same experience from a travel agent selling tourism in mass that a personally designed Green Roots Travel experience will provide. Traveling is our passion and we have the recipe for a perfect Brazilian holiday.

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What are your trips like? What can I expect from a vacation with Green Roots Travel?

The most important thing is that we get to know you first, and then we recommend experiences you will enjoy. We will offer as much or as little support as you need, without taking away your independence or cramping your style. With Green Roots Travel, you will always have individualized service, private guides and private eco-friendly vehicles.

Our trips are suitable for anyone with a positive attitude, a reasonable fitness level, and a desire to explore beautiful destinations. We always combine the perfect measure of Brazilian culture and natural beauty with an element of adventure. You may have experiences like hiking and biking, snorkeling or diving. The choice is yours!

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What is included in your trips?

All of our trips include your accommodation, private transfers, and transportation to and from suggested activities. Our Exclusive Adventures include the services of a full-time Cultural Ambassador. For a custom designed Unique Experience you will also have the services of a Cultural Ambassador in some activities.

All of our trips include at least one meal per day. Some trips include lunches or dinners in charming restaurants. If the trip requires an in-country flight, we can make all of the logistical arrangements for an additional fee.

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Is my international flight included in the trip price?

Your international flight is NOT included in the trip price. Most people use miles and have different airline preferences these days so we leave it up to you to make your own arrangements. We will be happy to offer assistance if needed.

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Who is the Cultural Ambassador?

The Cultural Ambassador is a friendly bilingual guide, who is passionate and knowledgeable about Brazil. He or she serves as a cultural bridge, interpreter, group leader and full-time concierge. The Cultural Ambassador helps you to breach the communications gap to taste the flavors, dance to the music, see the colorful landscapes, meet the friendly people, hear their stories, and walk away a more aware and fulfilled traveler.

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What kind of support will I receive once I am in Brazil?

Green Roots travel is in charge of all the logistics of your trip from the time you arrive in Brazil to the time you leave for your home country. Also, you can always count on your Cultural Ambassadors to answer any immediate questions you may have. As our client, you are only one phone call away from our office during your entire trip, and will receive all the support you need from our Brazilian office, and from our office in the USA.

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What are the places we travel to like?

Brazil's unparalleled beauty will exceed even the most experienced traveler’s expectations. We often travel to UNESCO world- heritage sites and amazing national parks. We include the must-sees of Brazil and also take you off the beaten path to special places, so you feel more like a traveler and less like a tourist. These are the experiences that make your trip unique and memorable.

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Are your trips kid friendly?

Yes, Brazil is very family-oriented and we definitely have itineraries that are kid friendly. Taking their enjoyment into consideration, we recommend that children are 8 years of age or older. Trips can be arranged for all ages, just contact us for more information.

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What kind of accommodations do we stay in?

It depends on your personal travel style. From charming inns with gracious hosts, to the finest luxury hotels and eco-resorts, Green Roots Travel has the scoop on the best destinations in Brazil.

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What else is not included in the trip price?

Travel Insurance is not included and recommended. Meals are not included, unless specified. Tips for Cultural Ambassadors and local guides are optional and not included. Any additional experiences not mentioned in your final itinerary are not included.

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What is your Cancellation Policy?

Please read Green Roots Travel Terms & Conditions for the details on our Cancellation Policy.

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I usually travel on my own, or with people I know. Will I enjoy a Green Roots Travel Exclusive Adventure?

Through our carefully planned operations, our local friends and partners, and our network of reputable guides, Green Roots Travel has revolutionized and personalized group travel. Within our small groups, you can be yourself and receive the individual attention that you deserve.

All of our guests are like-minded people, with a craving for new experiences and a zest for life. You will bond with your fellow travelers and escape on a journey that may create life-long friendships! Our trips foster a deep understanding of the people and places we visit.

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How many travelers usually come on the Exclusive Adventures?

Our Exclusive Adventures are usually made up of 4-12 travelers. By keeping the groups small, we focus on you, so your experience is genuine and fulfills your expectations. Our small groups make less of an environmental impact and also enable us to gain access to charming locations, restaurants and hotels, thus creating a more intimate experience.

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Is it safe to travel to Brazil?

Yes, Brazil is a safe travel destination. Its cosmopolitan cities are popular tourist destinations that attract people from all over the world. Brazil was recently chosen to host the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. As a foreigner, it is indispensable to have local guidance when traveling overseas. When you book a GRT trip, we provide you with our Brazil Fact Sheet for tips about the country and how to be travel savvy i your destination.

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Do I need any vaccinations?

Most of the time no vaccinations are needed if coming from North America or Europe. But one may be recommended in certain areas within Brazil, such as the Amazon. Always check with the US Govt. Center for Disease Control for the most up to date travel information on Brazil. Go to: http://www.cdc.gov/travel/.

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Do I need a visa to enter Brazil?

Brazil follows the principle of reciprocity for Visas. If your home country requires Brazilians to have a visa, then you will be required to have one to enter Brazil. As of January 2009 Americans, Canadians, Australian and New Zealand citizens need a visa to travel to Brazil. Citizens of the UK, Ireland and most other EU countries as well as South Africa do not. Please check with the Brazilian consulate in your home country for information. Our Travel Specialists will be happy to point you in the right direction.

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How is Green Roots Travel "green"?

Green Roots Travel is committed to sustainable travel in Brazil. We support environmental programs such as the Tamar Project, the Hyacinth Macaw Project, and the Blue-fronted Parrot Project. Green Roots Travel pays to offset the carbon footprint of all our guests by donating to programs currently reforesting the Atlantic Rainforest in Brazil. We get involved in the "roots" of the communities we visit and educate all of our guests about Brazil's biodiversity and cultural heritage.

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If you didn't find answers to your questions please do not hesitate to contact us at: info@greenrootstravel.com

Erika Cunha

Erika's roots began at the architecturally futuristic capital of Brazil, Brasilia. One of the first generations to grow up in the planned city, she came to the USA with her family as a teenager. After bringing many friends to Brazil she decided it was time to share her country with others too!

A passionate Cultural Ambassador, she loves to rave about Brazil and wants to share all its wonders with you. A self-professed "foodie", Erika has a weakness for trying diverse cuisine and knows all the best restaurants in Brazil.

Melanie Cain

A native of Florida, Melanie's travel roots began with vacations in the family RV across North America and Europe. Her travels have taken her to over 30 countries in five continents and she is always craving more. In 2001 she visited Brazil for the first time and instantly fell in love.

Since then she has lived in Brazil off and on and cannot seem to get enough! She is a budding photographer and travel writer. Melanie is happiest with her toes in the sand on the endless beaches in Brazil.