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How to Plan a Trip to China from Brazil


In recent years, More and more Brazilian travelers make trips to China,and Brazilian travelers find that China is a great destination, and enjoy their China trips a lot. For Brazilian travelers who are planning a trip to China from Brazil, Top China Travel warmly welcomes your upcoming, and has done the work for you about how to plan a trip to China from Brazil.

This useful guide is for planning a trip to China, and it also is a travel tip about how to travel in China. It tells Brazilian travelers the most important things in planing a China trip: first, when to visit China, how many days to spend in China, then how to apply for Chiense visa; second, how to get to China from Brazil, and where to visit in China; last, useful information about  what to pack, phone and internet usage, and how much yuan to take to China. 

jinshanling great wall
(Jinshanling Great Wall/Beijing)

Quick China Facts: Location & Time

 China Location

China location on a world map

China is an East Asian country in the north hemisphere, located in the East Asia and and West of Pacific of Ocean, with over 10 neighbors, such as Korean, Russian, Vietnam, and India.

Latitude: 3°N-53°N

Longitude: 73°E-135°E

 China Time

China uses UTC/GMT+8 for its time calculation, though it has several time zones.

In Brazil, there isn't  an uniform time available for the whole country, and Brasilia uses GMT-3 as its standard time.

China time is 11 hours ahead of Brasilia time. For example, 08:00 AM in Brasilia, it is 19:00 PM in China.

 Quick China Facts

Capital: Beijing
Language: Chinese
Currency: CNY in mainland, HKD in Hong Kong, NTD in Taiwan, Pataca in Macau
Major entry cities: Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong
Longest river: Yangtze River
Beautiful mountains: Mount Huashan, Mount Huangshan, Mount Emei, Dragon Snow Mountain, Meili Snow Mountain
Popular tour destination: Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Guilin, Zhangjiajie, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Kunming, Shangri-la
Distance from Brasilia to Beijing: 16,927 km

Brazil travelers in planning a trip to China, are better to know China Time for communication with your friends at home when you are in China, and know Chinese currency for your payment in China tour. 


When to Visit China-Best Time is September and October

West lake
(West Lake/Hangzhou)

China is a big country with a vast of land, and different sceneries in four seasons, and you could travel to China at any time. But China is different from Brazil, Brazilian travelers would like to know when should you travel to China, and when is the best time to visit China.

 Best time to travel to China: September, October. Coolest weather, and great sceneries.

 Suggested time to travel to China:  April to November. Everything is good for sightseeing.

 Winter time to travel to China: January to February. Winter snow scenery, ski resort, winter activities on ice are very attractive and interesting.

 China travel peak: April to November. Important event days, like National Holiday, are crowded, with higher trip cost.

 China travel off season: December, January, February, March, with cheap flights, and lower hotel price.

 China season and Brazil Season: China is in north hemisphere, and Brazil is in south hemisphere. Winter in Brazil is summer in China, and summer in Brazil is winter in China.

 China season: March, April, May-Spring; June, July, August- Summer; September, October, November-Autumn; December, January, February-Winter.


Where to Visit-China Popular Destinations

Mount Huangshan
(Mount Huangshan/ Huangshan)

Brazil travelers planning a trip to China, should know where to visit in  China, best destinations in China and best attractions for best sceneries.

 Destinations in September and October: Beijing, Guilin, Chengdu, Zhangjiajie, Jiuzhai Valley, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Huangshan.

 Best Attractions in September and October: Great Wall, Jiuzhai Valley, Mountain Huashan, Mount Huangshan, Qinghai Lake, Yangtze River, Silk Road, Longji Rice Terrace.

 Destinations for winter tour: Harbin, Huangshan, Lijiang, Chengdu.

 Best attractions for winter tour: Harbin Snow and Ice World, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Meili Snow Mountain, Xiling Snow Mountain, Mount Huangshan.

 All year round destinations: Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Chengdu, Kunming, Lijiang, Shanghai, Hong Kong.

 Family trip destinations: Beijing, Shanghai, Guilin, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Chengdu.

Forbidden city
( Forbidden City/Beijing)

 Beijing: a city with 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and a cultural center of China, where you could visit Great Wall, Forbidden City, and Temple of Heaven, see Kongfu Show, hang around at Beijing hutongs, and learn Chinese traditional handiwork.

Xian: a city famous for the 8th World Wonder-Terracotta Warriors, Xian noodles, and Muslim culture. Xian historical and cultural attractions, and Xian food, and Mount Huashan are highlights of Xian tour.

Guilin: highly recommended city of natural sceneries in China. Its picturesque sceneries consist of clean river, green mountain, amazing cave, and rice terrace, marked for Li River, Elephant Trunk, Reed Flute Cave, and Longji Rice Terrace.

Chengdu: a city where Giant Pandas live. You could see panda, and visit Jiuzhai valley and Mount Emei close to Chengdu, enjoy Sichuan gourmet.

Zhangjiajie: a popular destination for its unique mountains, hiking and adventure, like Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge. It is also a shooting place for movies.

Shanghai: a city where you could feel like at home. Sightseeing in Shanghai is gorgeous, and you could visit Yuyuan Garden, see the Bund, have a Huangpu River Cruise, etc.


How Many Days to Spend in China

chenghuang miao

Brazil is so far away from China, and it is not easy to visit China frequently. Therefore, Brazil travelers usually spend 10-15 days for a China trip. Here we give tips on 10- 15 days China trip itinerary for those Brazil travelers who are planning a trip to China.

►  For a 10-15 days China trip, we suggest you visit several cities in China to see different attractions. For 10 days in China, you could visit 3, or 4 cities. For 15 days, you could visit 5 or 6 cities. For 21 days, you could have a China panorama tour, see interesting and beautiful places.

► Usually speaking, 2 -3 weeks are better than 1 week, because trip cost would be more reasonable. For  a China trip, your international flight is very expansive, and if you spend over 10 days in China, the cost would be more acceptable.

 10 Days China trip itinerary: Beijing-Xian-Shanghai-Hong Kong

  11 days China trip itinerary:

  • Beijing-Xian-Guilin-Shanghai
  • Beijing-Xian-Zhangjiajie –Shanghai
  • Beijing-Xian-Chengdu-Shanghai

► 14 days China trip itinerary:

  • Beijing-Xian-Guilin-Yangzte-Shanghai
  • Beijing-Xian- Shanghai-Guilin-Guangzhou-Hong Kong

► 21 Days China Panorama Tour: Beijing-Lhasa-Chongqing-Yangtze Cruise-Yichang-Shanghai-Suzhou-Hangzhou-Guilin-Hong Kong


Flight from Brazil to China

Beijing capital airport
(Beijing Capital Airport)

► Major enter cities in China: Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong.

► Major departure cities in Brazil: Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro.

Distance from Brazil to China: 16,622 km.

► Distance from Brasilia to Beijing: 16,927 km.

 Flight time from Brazil to China : 24 hours+.

► Flight from Brazil to China:

  • Connecting flights or flight to a third country, then transfer to China
  • Sao Paulo-Beijing/Shanghai/Guangzhou/Hong Kong:  Sao Paulo-Dubai-Beijing-27 h
  • Rio de Janeiro- Beijing/Shanghai/Guangzhou/Hong Kong: Rio de Janeiro-Paris-Guangzhou-27 h


  • In buying a connecting flight, it is better to choose those not in need of transit visa.
  • From Sao Paulo or Rio de Janeiro to China, you would have a stopover in a third city, please pay attention to flight hours and stopover hours.
  • It would be cheaper if you buy round trip flight tickets instead of a single trip flight ticket


China Tour Packages for Mexico Travelers

 10 Days Beijing-Xian-Shanghai-Hong Kong Group Tour

Xian city wall
(Xian City Wall/Xian)

Tour destinations: Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Hong Kong.

Highlight attractions: Forbidden City, Mutianyu Great Wall, Terracotta Warriors, the Bund, Yuyuan Garden, Oriental  Pearl Tower, Victoria Peak, Repulse Bay.

Tour Type: group tour with best sightseeing, best service and most reasonable price.

Fascinating places: in this tour, you could see 4 famous cities in China, get close to China history, culture, and modern development. These 4 cities have great sceneries and delicious gourmet for you to enjoy.

► 14 Days Beijing-Xian-Guilin-Yangtze-Shanghai Group Tour

Yangtze River
(Yangtze River)

Tour destinations: Beijing-Xian-Guilin-Yangtze River Cruise-Shanghai.

Highlight attractions: Forbidden City, Mutianyu Great Wall, Terracotta Warriors, Longji Rice Terrace, Yangtze River Cruise, the Bund, Yuyuan Garden.

Tour type: group tour with reasonable price, and nice travelers from other countries, and special requests would also be met.

Alluring places: Beijing and Xian are two places to see China famous historical and cultural attractions, Guilin to see best natural sceneries, and Shanghai to see modern and fancy things. Yangtze River Cruise is one of the best cruises, with splendid sceneries along the Yangtze River.

 16 Days China Highlight Tour

Lingering Garden
(Lingering Garden/Suzhou)

Tour destinations: Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Guilin, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Shanghai.

Highlight attractions: Forbidden City, Mutianyu Great Wall, Terracotta Warriors, Longjie Rice Terrace, West Lake, Tongli Water Town, the Bund, Shanghai Tower.

Tour Type: private tour, all needs may be met, and go as you like.

Wonderful points: This tour is wonderful and interesting, you could visit 7 popular tour destinations in China, where you could see Great Wall, West Lake, Tongli Water Town, get close to giant panda, take a Li River Cruise, etc. All those are classic and highlight of China tour.


Brazilian Travelers Reviews on Our China Travel

Elephant trunk hill
(Elephant Trunk Hill/Guilin)

Dylma F from Rio de Janeiro , had a China tour with Top China Travel, and gave a review about our China Travel on Tripadvisor as following:

Eu e minha irmã, que mora em Hong Kong, fizemos um tour privado, de três dias, com guia em espanhol por essa agência. O atendimento foi maravilhoso: dos contatos feitos com a funcionária Joyce ao atendimento da guia Luna. Queremos agradecer à Luna, pelo carinho, competência e atenção. E também ao sr. Lee, nosso motorista que, apesar de não falar inglês e espanhol, se comunicou muito bem com a gente. Super recomendamos essa agência, que tem um preço excelente e guias que falam línguas diversas. Para nós brasileiros, o idioma em espanhol nos possibitou aproveitar o conhecimento maravilhoso da nossa guia e aprendermos um pouco da história e cultura desse país maravilhoso, que é a China.

See more reviews from Brazilian travelers in Tripadvisor.


How to Apply for Chinese Visa in Brazil

Chinese visa is the only offical document for permit to enter into China. You could apply for a Chinese visa before planning  your trip to China, or apply for it after you decide when to travel to China.

► China visa is needed for visiting China.

► Type of visa: a tourist visa (L-Visa) for China trip. With a tourist visa (L-Visa), you can stay in China for no more than 30 days, which is enough for your China trip.

► Where to apply for Chinese visa: China Embassy in Brasilia  and Consular-generals in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, and Recife.

Chinese visa

 Materials needed to apply for Chinese visa:

  • Passport valid for at lest 6 months
  • Visa application form
  • Passport photocopy                                            
  • Photo (48mm×33mm)
  • Your China trip itinerary (both flight and hotel reservations) or invitation letter
  • Application fee

⇒ Check the step-by-step guide to apply for a visa to China 

 Hong Kong Visa: no exceeding 90 days visa-free access to Hong Kong, for Brazilians.

► Macau Visa: no exceeding 90 days visa-free access to Macau, for Brazilians.

► Embassy of China in Brazil: Consular section of Embassy of China in Brazil, Consular-generals in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, and Recife.

Consular section of Embassy of China in Brasilia:

  • Address: Seção Consular da Embaixada da China no Brasil  SES. Av. das Nações, Quadra 813, Lote 51, Asa Sul  Brasília-DF, CEP: 70443-900
  • Office time: 9:00 AM-12 AM, Monday – Friday.
  • Tel: (55)61-21958271/21958245
  • Email: consulate_bra@mfa.gov.cn


Things to Know Before Visit China

After your having made an entire plan to travel to China, there are some information you need to know for your trip in China, like how much yuan to bring to China, what to pack, how to paly in China. Knowing these, your trip to China will go smoothly because they will save many troubles.

► What to pack: essential materials like passport, China visa, contact info of hotel and guide in China, etc.

► Phone and internet usage in China: you should know to use phone and internet in China, to log in social media apps.

► Survival Chinese: say hi to Chinese people and get along with them

► Chinese Embassy in Brazil & Brazil Embassy in China.

► Safety Tips in China: while having fun in China, and being safe is the most important thing.

► How much yuan to bring to China: according to customs regulation, no more than CNY 20,000 or 5,000 USD cash would be better.

► How to pay in China: you are suggested to use cash, or credit card.

► Where to exchange money: exchange machine or bank counters at airport, or bank office, or hotel.

TCT Sales team, How to plan a trip to China from Brazil
(TCT Sales Team)

Reading here, you must have a clear understanding about how to make a trip to China from Brazil, and you may plan a China trip from Brazil according to the above information. 

Top China Travel, hopes every Brazilian travelers could have a great trip to China and would cherish the joyful expereince in China.