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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…
Brazil's Northern Beaches
Morro de Sao Paulo, Salvador, Pipa & Jericoacoara
Best for: Beach, Culture History, Honeymoon
Brazil is famed for its beaches and with over 7,000km of coastline there are plenty to choose from, but the beaches in the north are arguably the most beautiful. Explore some of our favourites on this two-week itinerary, taking in the colonial city of Salvador, along with the best of Bahian beaches and ending at the secluded kitesurfing Mecca of Jericoacoara.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8942
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Experience the best of the Bahian coast on this two-week itinerary which explores northern Brazil's top beaches, as well as the heart of Afro-Brazilian culture, Salvador. Expect swaying palm trees, golden sands and plenty of surf as you discover the charming coatal towns of Pipa, Morro de Sao Paulo and Jericoacoara.
Days 1 - 4 : Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil
Stay at Vila dos Orixás for 3 nights
Fly directly to Salvador, the beating heart of Bahia and jumping off point for beach number one. Head straight over to the wild beaches of Morro de Sao Paulo by catamaran, for a stay at the laidback Vila dos Orixas. This is the perfect place to get into the swing of things Brazilian style as you revel in the rustic luxury, relaxing on hammocks or lounging poolside.
Days 4 - 6 : Salvador, Brazil
Stay at Villa Bahia for 2 nights
Sail back to Salvador for a couple of days in this vibrant city, staying at a beautiful converted building in the colonial district of Pelourinho which is rich with Afro-Brazilian culture and its streets lined with ornate churches. get under the skin of Bahian culture and cuisine as you explore the city and be sure to soak in some live drumming and music, for which the city has made its name.
Days 6 - 9 : Praia da Pipa, Brazil
Stay at Pousada Toca da Coruja for 3 nights
From Salvador, take a short flight to Natal and transfer to Praia de Pipa, a beautifully laidback fishing village with a huge expanse of beach and many smaller coves and bays. Pipa became popular with surfers in the 70s and as a result has a cool, bohemian vibe, making it the perfect place to enjoy the waves and enjoy an array of Brazilian music in the evenings at the lively collection of bars.
Days 9 - 13 : Jericoacoara, North East Coast
Stay at La Villa Jericoacoara for 4 nights
Your final stop is Jericoacoara which is the kite and windsurfing mecca of Brazil, with perfect conditions for adventurers of all abilities. The village itself is separated from the rest of the world by vast sand dunes and can only be reached by an exhilarating drive along the beach. There are no streetlights and no roads here, giving it plenty of charm. This is a popular spot for families and couples and there is plenty on offer for non-surfers too, with dune buggying, amazing hiking, swimming and horseriding to secluded lagoons.
Day 13 : Flight home
When to go
We would recommend travelling between August and November if you want to enjoy the best weather and make the most of the wind in Jericoacoara for kitesurfing. The temperature in Jericoacoara and Pipa is relatively stable throughout the year, rarely under 25C or over 35C. The rainy season iin Jeri is between February and May, and the sun shines all year round. July to November the wind is strong, which favours those wanting to Windsurfing and Kitesurfing.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8942
From $3058 per person
International economy class flights and airport taxes from the UK
Accommodation as listed on a bed & breakfast 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.