Right now, Star Alliance member airline TAP Portugal is offering extremely affordable business class fares from Cape Town to Sao Paulo. A lot of other Brazilian destinations are possible too. Prices start at €636 oneway and €1,269 roundtrip. The fare also allows a stopover in Lisbon, so that you can use this fare as a inbound flight from Cape Town and an outbound flight to Brazil.
Most EU-countries advise against non-essential travel until at least May, 2020. Right now, it remains uncertain from what point on holidays and other non-essential travel is possible again. At least, with this offer there are availabilities until March, 2021. We are confident that flights will be possible until then again. But we advise to book travel far in advance to avoid problems.
If the situation remains uncertain und unpredictable, you will be able to make use of TAP Portugal’s rebooking options. With rebooking there will be no rebooking fee (but fare differences may have to be paid).. With cancellations you will at least receive a voucher in the amount of your flight ticket price.
The following destinations are possible (oneway / return):
- Sao Paulo from €640 / €1,273
- Rio de Janeiro from €640 / €1,273
- Belo Horizonte from €651 / €1,278
- Porto Alegre from €651
- Brasília from €651 / €1,291
- Natal from €674 / €1,340
- Recife from €674
- Salvador da Bahio from €674 / €1,333
Flights are always via TAP’s hub in Lisbon. Depending on your flights and destinations, you may have a longer layover there, sometimes even up to 24 hours. But you can make use of TAP’s stopover program.
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According to the fare rules, this deal is still available until April 30, 2020. There are minimum stay and maximum stay requirements. Travel times need to be between November 11, 2020 and March 15, 2021.
A stopover in both directions is permitted. If it’s less than 120 hours, it’s free. Over 120 hours a fee of €75 is due.
Availabilites are extremely good. Almost all flights are part of this promotion, except the flights around Christmas. You can find your preferred travel dates with Google Flights (instructions). You can then go ahead and book with the cheapest OTA through our Travel-Dealz search. Flights are €200-300 more expensive, if you book directly with TAP.
TAP Portugal’s Business Class
TAP Portugal updated all their long-haul airplanes with a new business class. Those feature a reverse herringbone 1-2-1 seat configuration now.
Tickets are issued in booking class J. Most Star Alliance frequent flyer programs will credit these at 200%. A roundtrip to Rio de Janeiro may earn you 42.000 miles!
Hotels in Brazil
If you are travelling to Rio de Janeiro, the Ipanema Hotel comes highly recommend from our editor Valentin. Nonetheless, take the chance and compare prices, location and reviews with a hotel booking platform such as booking.com:
Make sure to also check our hotel vouchers and coupons:
Information & Tips for Brazil
Brazil is probably the country in South America that is most frequented by tourists. Whether it’s the carnival or the Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro or touring the Amazon, visitors will get their money’s worth here.
Traditionally, flights to South America and Brazil from Europe are quite expensive, but since a few years, there are increasingly cheap offers, especially with Iberia and TAP.
Best Time to Visit
Brazil is a vast country – so there is no such thing as an overall best travel time. It all depends on what you want to see. It is best to visit the cities of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo autumn and spring while the dry season fort the rainforest is from May to September.
Entry & Visa
EU citizens do not require a visa for stays of up to 90 days and can enter with a passport only. Note that, similar to the USA, that after your first stop in Brazil your luggage must be collected and brought through customs. Calculate accordingly when booking a connecting flight.
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