We've put together a guidebook with everything you need to know about Brazil. Written by our specialists, it details destination information, a wildlife guide, some suggested itineraries and plenty more to inspire your holiday. Fill in the form below and if you live in UK, your guidebook will arrive by post within the next couple of days. For those who live abroad, we will send you a copy by email.
Our Latin America specialist Grant tells us why his heart lies in Brazil, a country defined by its natural beauty, exotic wildlife, spectacular landscapes and legendary beach hot spots. Brazil is simply made for travel and has something to offer even the most discerning traveller.
Carpeted with dense, wildlife-rich jungles and lined with a dazzling coast, combine the jungle and beach in Latin America for a memorable holiday.
Brazil’s teeming flora and fauna make it one of the world’s best destinations for nature lovers. Dominated by the Amazon basin and home to the world’s largest wetland – the Pantanal – as well as numerous national parks, Brazil is bursting with biodiversity, making it the perfect destination for anyone with a love of wildlife. The list is endless, but the Imagine Latin America team has put together a guide to some of the wildlife you can expect to see during a trip to Brazil.
Brimming with activities to keep the whole family entertained, this exhilarating itinerary takes you to some of Brazil’s most iconic attractions, ending with some beach time to leave you feeling truly refreshed.
It’s on everyone’s bucket list; it’s one of the biggest and most extravagant carnival parades in the world and it’s time for you to see what all the fuss is about. Our Latin America Specialist Grant gives an overview of when and where it is, and most importantly why you should go!
Football is ingrained in Brazilian culture and it is a strong passion of the entire nation. Our Brazil specialist and football enthusiast, Sam, gives us the lowdown on why Brazil is one of the most successful footballing nations in the world, and what makes this passion so deep-rooted in Brazilian culture.
Our Latin America specialist Sinead knows her cocktails, and on a recent trip to Brazil she became very accustomed to their national drink, the Caipirinha. This cocktail is rooted in Brazilian culture, so what better way get under the skin of Brazil than with one (or two) cheeky Caipirinhas. Read on to find out why it’s so popular and have a go at perfecting your own...
The Latin America team have put together 14 weird and wonderful facts we bet you didn’t know about Brazil. They are nearly as diverse and whacky as the country itself!
Pimpolhos da Grande Rio Samba School (Kids of Grande Rio Samba School) is a non-governmental and non-profit organisation for children, whose vision is focused on promoting social inclusion through art and culture. We spoke to Camilla, who works for Pimpolhos to find out more…
Katherine, our Latin America specialist, couldn’t get enough of the Pantanal during her recent visit. A huge wilderness of swamps and marshes, this region is one of the best places to view wildlife on the continent.
In Brazil, colonial gems are found scattered throughout the country. Full of fascinating history, beautifully preserved architecture and cobbled stone streets, they leave culture-hungry travellers awe-inspired. For those wanting to see the best of colonial Brazil, the Latin America team have listed the top five places for you to keep in mind when planning your trip to Brazil.
Rio de Janeiro is undoubtedly South America’s most iconic city. It’s a city so full of life, samba beats, iconic landmarks, golden sand beaches and party people. It’s a city that has it all and here the Latin America team tell you the top six things that are not to be missed in Rio de Janeiro.
Meike, our Latin America guru has voted Trancoso as Brazil’s number one beach destination, which is a bold move when you think about the vast coastline Brazil has to offer. Read her lowdown on Trancoso’s stunning beaches, laid-back charm and stunning properties to find out more…
Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Chapada Diamantina & Trancoso
Best for: Family, Walking Trekking, Culture History
Perfect for adventurous travellers, this trip takes you to some of Brazil's best hubs for outdoor adventures. Explore the sights of Rio and enjoy hiking through Chapada Diamantina National Park's impressive rocky scenery before winding down at the beach.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8942
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Discover an alternative side to Rio de Janeiro, getting above the city to admire its skyline on hiking excursions before flying to Salvador where you can get stuck into some capoeira and cultural excursions to discover the rich Afro-Brazilian history. Next it's on to Lencois and the beautiful Chapada Diamantina National Park where you'll find table top mountains and the clearest blue lagoons. After a week of exploration, head to the beaches of Bahia where you can relax or continue your adventures in the colourful cliff top fishing village of Trancoso.
Days 1 - 4 : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Stay at Arena Ipanema Hotel for 3 nights
Begin in Rio de Janeiro, whose impressive landscape provides scope for a multitude of adventures. Enjoy jeep tours through the jungle, hiking, kayaking and climbing up to famous landmarks such as Sugar Loaf Mountain. We recommend a hiking tour with a private guide to get an alternative view of this famous city. Stay for three nights.
Days 4 - 6 : Salvador, Brazil
Stay at Villa Bahia for 2 nights
Fly to Salvador de Bahia, which is the capital of Bahia state. Its colonial centre is the perfect base for your stay and offers a fascinating introduction to Afro-Brazilian culture. Salvador was also the birthplace of capoeira, a traditional Brazilian martial art which combines elements of dance and acrobatics in an impressive display of athleticism and strength. You can watch a traditional show or even try a lesson yourself if you feel adventurous!
Days 6 - 9 : Lencois, Brazil
Stay at Hotel Canto das Aguas for 3 nights
Chapada Diamantina is your next stop, a vast National Park which is famed for its impressive table-top mountains, underground caves and crystal-clear lagoons. Stay for three nights in the nearby town of Lencois which is very charming and sits on the banks of a small river. At night it comes alive with street performers and informal restaurants and bars making it the ideal spot to unwind after a day of hiking and exploring the park. Enjoy excursions into the National Park and hike up table top mountains to reach incredible viewpoints, swim in sparkling waters and marvel at beautiful waterfalls.
Days 9 - 13 : Trancoso, Brazil
Stay at Pousada Capim Santo for 4 nights
Spend your final few days in the bohemian fishing village of Trancoso, which sits on a cliff top overlooking swaying palms and a huge stretch of golden sand. Relax poolside, wander down to the beach and unwind at one of the chic beach bars and watch the world go by in the famous quadrado at the centre of the village, where locals practise capoeira, play football or even ride horses.
Day 13 : Fly Home
When to goTemperatures in Bahia vary little from month to month and it's warm all year round, with average highs hovering around 30°C. April to July is the wettest season (though it can rain at any time) and June to September bring slightly cooler evenings. Salvador goes mad during Carnaval (February or March depending on the year) - more than 2 million party-goers hit the streets for a colourful riot of dancing and drinking - expect prices to hike and availability to fall dramatically.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8942
From $3734 per person
Accommodation on a B&B basis
Ask our specialists for prices excluding flights from the UK. This price is as a guide only. The actual price is influenced by fluctuations in exchange rate, time of year, travel class of flights and the use of private versus shared excursions. Single supplements are likely to apply.