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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…
Paraty, Rio de Janeiro, Tiradentes, Ouro Preto, Salvador
Best for: Culture History, Imagine Favourites, Wildlife
Get under the skin of Brazil's rich culture on this journey through its colonial heartland, taking in the jewel of Paraty on the emerald coast and vibrant Rio de Janeiro before discovering the towns of Tiradentes and Ouro Preto. End in Salvador, the home of Afro-Brazilian culture for a final culture hit.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8942
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Discover the cultural delights of Brazil on this in-depth trip through some of the country's best preserved colonial cities, including time in Rio de Janeiro and a visit to the immersive art and botanical gardens of Inhotim which makes for a wonderful day trip from Ouro preto. The trip ends in vibrant Salvador de Bahia, once the capital of Brazil and one of the oldest, yet most magnetic cities in the country. Listen to talented percussionists or learn the art of capoeira, both of which bring this city to life.
Days 1 - 4 : Paraty, Brazil
Stay at Pousada Porto Imperial for 3 nights
Unwind after your international flight in the colonial seafront town of Paraty, a charming UNESCO World Heritage Site where the streets are pedestrianised and the buildings beautifully preserved. Wander the streets and check out the array of shops and galleries, head out by boat to explore the surrounding islands, beaches and fjords, or even visit the local Cachaça distilleries and sample Brazil's signature spirit which was founded in Praty.
Days 4 - 7 : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Stay at Arena Ipanema Hotel for 3 nights
You will then be driven to Rio de Janeiro, one of Brazil's most iconic cities. During your time in Rio, take a jeep tour through the rainforest to visit the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer and visit Santa Teresa, Rio’s oldest, most Bohemian quarter.
Spend your time at leisure to simply relax or choose from one of our optional day tours.
Day 7 - 8 : Tiradentes, Brazil
Stay at Solar da Ponte for 1 night
Transfer overland to Tiradentes, a small colonial town set in the heart Minas Gerais, stopping on route in Petropolis for some sightseeing where you can admire the unique architecture. Tiradentes is the perfect blend of natural beauty and impressive colonial architecture; the mountainous landscape is scattered with wild flowers immersed between charming and picturesque buildings.
Here you can take a city tour or while away the day wandering the antique shops or taking a hike through the mountains.
Days 8 - 10 : Ouro Preto, Brazil
Stay at Solar do Rosario for 2 nights
Transfer to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ouro Preto which is a labyrinth of narrow, winding cobbled streets, beautiful cathedrals and ornate baroque architecture. To explore the highlights of this colonial gem, we suggest you take a city tour and spend the rest of your time at leisure, exploring the streets of this wonderful city.
On your final day, enjoy a full day excursion to the impressive botanical gardens of Inhotim, which contain huge sculptures and interactive art installations.
Days 10 - 13 : Salvador, Brazil
Stay at Casa do Amarelindo for 3 nights
Fly to Salvador da Bahia, the home of Afro-Brazilian culture which comes alive with the sound of percussion as evening falls. Enjoy a half day historical tour of the city for an insight into this fascinating culture and the rich religion of Candomblé.
Salvador is surrounded by some beautiful beaches which can be explored in your leisure time over the next few days. Opt to take a boat trip to nearby islands and soak in the views of Salvador from the water.
Day 13 - 14 : Flight Home.
Today you will have time at leisure, before transferring to Salvador airport for your overnight flight back to the UK.
Short on time?
Or perhaps you’d like to spend more time on a beach? Our Latin America specialists can design your itinerary to suit any length of trip or budget, and have access to the best special offers. Call us on 020 3141 2840.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8942
From $3492 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.