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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…
Iguazu Falls, Paraty, Rio de Janeiro, Itacare
Best for: Honeymoon, Beach, Culture History
Enjoy a romantic break in Brazil on this epic honeymoon which perfectly blends relaxation with adventure, ticking off some of the country's must-see attractions and staying in charming properties throughout.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8942
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Begin in the jungle at the thundering Iguazu Falls which straddles the border between Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay, a must-see on a first visit to Brazil. From here discover the colonial delights of Paraty on the southern coast and admire the architecture and the many islands which surround. Next, it's on to Rio de Janeiro for some more sightseeing before flying up to the golden sands of Bahia for relaxation in abundance, where swaying palms fringe the shoreline.
Days 1 - 3 : Iguazu Falls, Brazil
Stay at Belmond Hotel das Cataratas for 2 nights
Fly directly into Iguazu to begin your Brazilian adventure at these incredible waterfalls which sit on the border of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay and are immersed in the vibrant Atlantic Rainforest. Stay on the Brazilian side of the falls at the only hotel within the National Park itself and enjoy access to the park once all the other visitors have left. A full day tour to the Argentinean side of the park has also been included so you can admire this natural wonder from all angles.
Days 3 - 6 : Paraty, Brazil
Stay at Pousada do Ouro for 3 nights
Fly to Sao Paulo and head up the coast to the colonial town of Paraty, which is a delightful place to simply wander and soak in its charms. The streets of the centre are pedestrianised and hole in the wall restaurants bring it to life in the evenings with live music and a vibrant atmosphere. Offshore there are hundreds of bays and islands to discover by boat and make for a wonderfully romantic day trip.
Days 6 - 9 : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Stay at Miramar by Windsor for 3 nights
Drive further north to Rio de Janeiro and soak in its year-round carnival atmosphere, staying right on the oceanfront with Copacabana beach just steps from your hotel. Head out with a private guide and explore the city, visiting the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue and speeding up to the top of Sugar Loaf MOuntain by cable car for incredible views over the city's picturesque skyline.
Days 9 - 13 : Itacare, Brazil
Stay at Txai Resort for 4 nights
Fly north to Bahia for the final stop on your itinerary, where miles of golden sand await. Spend four nights at Txai, a laidback resort with a handful of stilted bungalows surrounded by swaying palm trees. Enjoy fine Relais & Chateaux dining throughout your stay and simply spend days on the beach or lounging poolside, maybe making a trip to the spa which is perched on the hillside, perfect for soaking in those ocean views.
Day 13 : Flight Home
When to go
The best time to travel is from October through to March when temperatures are at their peak. Temperatures 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. Rio goes mad during Carnival (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 $4716 per person
based on 2 people sharing.
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.