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South America clothing suggestions

I have passengers going to Iguassu Falls in Oct and wondered about the temperature, and suggested clothing.

Then they are going to the Amazon for 6 nights and wonder the same thing.

Then they head to Salvador and lastly to Rio De Janeiro. They wonder if they need to dress for dinner. They also want to dress appropriately for the climate and customs of Brazil.


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    Hi Lynne,

    October is one of the best times to visit the Iguassu Falls. Rainfall is very low, and the temperature quite mild. Dress is comfortable cotton summer clothing. Include a light rainjacket as spray and mist from the falls can make you quite wet.As for the Amazon, there are no two ways about it: the jungle is basically hot and steamy. Having said that, it is certainly less steamy in October and this is probably the best time for a visit. Dress in light cotton clothing, and once again, bring a light rain jacket just in case. Always wear covered shoes and a hat to protect against the elements.

    In Rio, it really depends which restaurant they will be eating at. It would seem like a good idea to wear long pants and a collared shirt when eating out in the evenings. Generally though, the informal and relaxed attitude of the Cariocas (Rio locals) extends to their dress sense. When dressing for the beach, wear as little as possible!
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