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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…
Carnival Beats and Beach Retreats
Paraty, Rio de Janeiro and Buzios
Best for: Culture History, Specialist, Beach
Experience one of the biggest parties of the year at Rio de Janeiro's famous Carnival, arguably the best place to celebrate in Brazil, a country famed for its vibrancy and samba beats. Immerse yourself in Brazilian culture before relaxing on the numerous beaches of Buzios.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8942
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Begin your venture in the colonial jewel of Paraty on Brazil's picture perfect Emerald Coast, before indulging in Rio’s biggest party of the year. Soak up the vibrant and exhilarating city of Rio and follow the infectious beat of the samba rhythm. Finish relaxing on the beaches of Buzios where you can lounge to your heart's content or even continue the party if you desire. This is a great way to take in Brazil's carnival, enjoying more of the country's highlights without the need to take any additional flights.
Days 1 - 4 : Paraty, Brazil
Stay at Pousada do Ouro for 3 nights
Arrive in Rio de Janeiro and transfer to the charming colonial town of Paraty. Set on Brazil's Emerald Coast, Paraty is a beautifully preserved colonial town. The town has many great restaurants and some lively bars playing Brazilian music. Here you will have days at leisure to explore Paraty and perhaps even take a boat out to the nearby bays and islands.
Days 4 - 7 : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Stay at Miramar by Windsor for 3 nights
Transfer to Rio in time for the party of the year and some of Brazil's main Carnival celebrations. During your time here, you have at leisure to enjoy the Carnival and soak up all that’s going on in the city. On one evening, head to the Sambadrome where you will enjoy the colourful samba parades. The show and music goes on all night long, so dance the night away! Transfers back to your hotel will be offered approximately every two hours so you can head back at whatever time suits you best.
Days 7 - 11 : Buzios, Brazil
Stay at Pousada Casas Brancas for 4 nights
After Carnival, we think you'll be ready for some relaxation. Spend your final days unwinding in the vibrant coastal town of Buzios, a 3-hour drive away from Rio and the perfect place to end your trip whether you want to simply while away those final hours on the beach or continue the party. Buzios is often referred to as the Brazilian Saint-Tropez and certainly lives up to its reputation. On your final day, drive back to Rio to connect with your flight home.
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From $4294 per person
International economy class flights and airport taxes from the UK
All accommodation and breakfasts
Transfers with baggage assistance
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.