How much do you think for a honeymoon/trip to Brazil? (POLL)

posted 2 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: How much for 2-wk Brazil honeymoon in December (all flights, ground transpo, hotel, food, tours)?
    under $6000 : (2 votes)
    9 %
    $6000-8200 : (11 votes)
    48 %
    $8500-9800 : (3 votes)
    13 %
    over $10,000 : (7 votes)
    30 %
  • Post # 2
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: Royal Park Hotel

     

    Shkragoldfish:  Depends where you’re flying from.  Out of NYC our flights would be about 3K and then lodging would probably be another 2K.  Flights within Brazil can be expensive so you’re looking at another 1-2 K.  Food 1K.

    Def. over 10K all told.  Plus you’re going at a very touristy time.  World cup just finished and they’re gearing up for the Olympics so everything is getting more expensive.

    Post # 4
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    381 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: Royal Park Hotel

     

    Shkragoldfish:  You should really get yourself a travel agent.

    Post # 6
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: Royal Park Hotel

     

    Shkragoldfish:  If you budget I think you can keep it just below 10K but people almost ALWAYS overspend on their honeymoon.  It’s that honeymoon mentality.  But if you’re good at sticking to a budget or find great deals in hotels or even stay in some low-budget places you can make it work.  Airfare within and outside of Brazil is just really pricey and I’m inclined to think the only people that could make 14 days in Brazil work for under 10K are the people that know the country in and out.  Not just some people who have been there once or twice. 

    I don’t know enough about the country or your and what your tastes are to give you a budget but I have traveled down to Argentina and Brazil and I know, without going nuts on spending, the money goes fast.

    Post # 8
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I put $6-8K because I thought it said Belize! Oops! I’d say $10K for Brazil.

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

     

    Shkragoldfish:  i havent been since i was 13 but my family is from there. i plan on going for our next trip. after our honeymoon to see family. it cost (2001) 1200 for a ticket from alaska to manus brazil. we stayed with family but back then everything was super cheap…. cheap cheap cheap. obviously we stayed in the amazon the whole time. where we are from. but i would like to follow your thread too. we went and always did go during november december. 10K sounds crazy expensive… but i guess it depends where you want to go and stay and what you want to do.

    Post # 11
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: Royal Park Hotel

    Shkragoldfish:  cut out the falls.  I’ve seen them from both sides.  I was kind if underwhelmed

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Nice hotels in Brazil are freakishly expensive. No lie. Even the “pousadas” (bed and breakfast places that can range from very simple to very fancy) can be priced around US$150-$200/night. Not sure whether you’re wanting a more “budget” or a more “luxury” honeymoon, but it makes a difference.

    We considered honeymooning in Brazil, but chose the Caribbean instead because the prices just didn’t make sense for the type of honeymoon we wanted to have. 

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Shkragoldfish:  I really don’t think you should cut the falls.  They are incredible.

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    Shkragoldfish:  I’ve been to Brazil twice and my fiancee and I actually just returned from Brazil in June. We were originally planning our wedding there but changed plans to have it at home. We went for 8 nights – 6 in Rio de Janeiro and 2 in Buzios. We met our original wedding planners and did an e-shoot while there as well. Pricing really is based off of the type of experience you want to have. You definitely do not need a travel agent if you’re willing to put in some effort to plan your trip.

    Here are a couple of things to note:

    We flew Copa Air and they are beyond fantastic! Not sure if they fly out of JFK or EWR but its worth a look and definitely worth a couple of extra bucks to fly with them. Our flights were about $1100 from the DC area (which was too much as the prices dropped to $900 the following week! UGH!). Our layover was in Panama and you can have an extended layover depending on the flight you select. The first time we decided on a 12-14 hr layover and left the airport to explore a bit to see if it was a country we wanted to come back (it is!)

    As far as lodging, if you want intimacy and privacy check out Air BnB or VRBO. With these vacation rentals you can go for top of the line luxury to basic. Santa Teresa is beautiful BUT not really transportation accessible besides taxis so keep this is in mind if you choose to stay in that area. Copacabana and Ipanema are ideal areas to stay at but are VERY touristy. 

    There is a ton of information I can share with you so if you want, pm me with specific questions and I will gladly answer them. I fell in love with Brazil and hopefully you will too if you can get past the smell. The sewage smell can be a bit… rough.

    Post # 15
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    171 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I voted for under 10k but after reading the thread, I don’t think it is possible to do it the way you are doing it for under 10k. We priced out Brazil as a possible vacation this year but we basically picked an area an decided we would do Rio (had to fly through there anyway and one coastal area. If you are doing internal traveling and booking with tour groups, I think you will quickly increase your cost unless you are booking tour groups on the backpacking end. I would just oogle around to hae an idea of tour prices before you call your travel agent so you know how their offers compare. We decided against Brazil but booked South africa and the tours ranged significantly in price (and service level)nso I was happy I didn’t just walk into an agency and book on lind trust. 

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