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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.
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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...
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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.
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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…
Brazilian Jaguar Safari
Southern Pantanal, Northern Pantanal & Iguazu
Best for: Wildlife, Safari, Highlights
An incredible safari through Brazil's Pantanal, taking in both the southern and northern parts of this vast and diverse wetlands region which is home to an impressive array of wildlife, including jaguar, caiman, capybara, anteaters, monkeys and hundreds of species of bird.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8942
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Stay at three different Pantanal lodges, each in a completely different setting to maximise your wildlife viewing opportunities and those all-important jaguar sightings. Finish at Iguassu falls immersed deep in the Atlantic rainforest to end your trip with a bang.
Days 1 - 4 : The Pantanal, Brazil
Stay at Caiman Ecological Refuge for 3 nights
Begin your safari-style adventure in the southern Pantanal for a great introduction to this incredible ecosystem. The Pantanal is one of the most biodiverse areas in South America and Caiman Ecological Refuge offers a luxurious base from which to explore, boasting a range of projects which aid jaguar and hyacinth macaw conservation, amongst others.
Day 4 - 5 : Campo Grande, Brazil
Return by road to Campo Grande airport and spend a night at a convenient and comfortable hotel before catching the short flight to Cuiaba in the northern Pantanal.
Days 5 - 7 : The Pantanal, Brazil
Stay at Araras Ecolodge for 2 nights
Araras Ecolodge is the next stop on your journey, set on a huge private reserve which offers miles of trails, observation towers, rivers, streams and an amazing variety of flora and fauna. Here excursions include jeep safaris, horseback safaris, canoeing, boat tours and walking safaris. Specialised jaguar safaris are available for an additional charge. In between excursions, cool off in the heat of the day by the inviting swimming pool or simply lounge in the hammocks which are strung across the lodge's veranda.
Days 7 - 10 : The Pantanal, Brazil
Stay at Hotel Pantanal Norte for 3 nights
Explore further into the northern Pantanal with a stay in Porto Jofre, which sits on the banks of the Cuiaba River and is the ultimate spot for jaguar viewing. Enjoy expeditions upriver by boat into the Tres Irmaos State Park where you may be fortunate enough to observe jaguar as well as giant river otters and howler monkeys, and there is also a possibility of spotting anaconda hidden amongst the vegetation. Back at the hotel, relax along the river banks and soak in the final few days in the wildlife-lovers paradise.
Days 10 - 12 : Iguazu Falls, Brazil
Stay at Belmond Hotel das Cataratas for 2 nights
From Cuiaba, fly to Iguassu Falls to admire these impressive thundering cascades that sit deep within the jungle. Stay at the only hotel within the Brazilian National Park, Belmond das Cataratas, where you can enjoy exclusive access to the walkways after the park is shut to the general public. During your stay, enjoy a full day tour across the border at the falls which sit on the Argentine side, spread along a series of walkways throughout the Atlantic rainforest. You may wish to add in a boat trip up to the base of the falls.
Day 12 : Fly Home
When to go
The Pantanal has two well-defined seasons: one dry (July to November) and one rainy (December to June). At the beginning of the rainy season the water is quickly absorbed, but later on the soil gradually becomes waterlogged. Plant-covered ponds, pools and baías start forming and new watercourses of widely varying sizes are formed.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8942
From $9432 per person
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.