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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…
Manaus, Rio de Janeiro, Iguazu, Florianopolis
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This Brazil itinerary is the perfect luxury escape for couples or honeymooners, taking in the country's highlights in some of the most stylish accommodation. Discover the mighty Amazon rainforest, impressive Iguazu Falls and the city of Rio de Janeiro, before ending in luxury on the coast at the beautiful adults-only Ponta dos Ganchos.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8942
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Fly straight into Manaus and begin your luxury adventure in the Amazon Rainforest where you can encounter some of Brazil's incredible wildlife, before enjoying the iconic city of Rio de Janeiro. Relax on the sands of Copacabana beach or get stuck in with some sightseeing. Then it's on to Iguazu Falls which are immersed in the Atlantic forest on the border with Argentina, before ending at the beaches close to Florianopolis at the exclusive adults-only resort, Ponta dos Ganchos.
Day 1 - 2 : Amazon, Brazil
Stay at Villa Amazonia for 1 night
Fly directly to Manaus and begin your Brazilian adventure, overnighting at boutique hotel Villa Amazonia on route into the mighty Amazon rainforest. If time permits, explore the colonial centre and the famous opera house.
Days 2 - 5 : The Amazon, Brazil
Stay at Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge for 3 nights
From here, choose either a road transfer or small plane to reach your luxurious Amazon lodge which sits on the banks of the Rio Negro. Everything is included in your stay here, including an array of activities from jungle walks and alligator spotting to canoeing, piranha fishing and bird watching. Anavilhanas is the perfect place to unwind after a day out exploring and is the most luxurious lodge in the Amazon.
Days 5 - 8 : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Stay at Janeiro for 3 nights
From here, wind down or get into the party spirit of Rio de Janeiro, with three nights to explore and relax on its iconic beaches. Head out with a private guide and discover the must-see sights, including Sugar Loaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer, or even enjoy cookery classes with a local. Enjoy ocean views from your luxurious suite and make the most of the beach service on Leblon beach, a short drive from bustling Copacabana.
Days 8 - 10 : Iguazu Falls, Brazil
Stay at Belmond Hotel das Cataratas for 2 nights
Take a short flight to Iguazu and transfer to your hotel on the Brazilian side of the falls which offers exclusive access to this world wonder before it opens to the general public.
During your time in Iguazu, we recommend taking a guided tour on the Argentine side of the waterfalls and making sure to explore the Brazilian side, admiring the views from each side. Wander the numerous walkways and enjoy the sights and sounds of the surrounding rainforest. During your stay, you will also embark on an exhilarating boat safari, which takes you right up to the foot of the falls, offering a completely different and close-up perspective. Be warned, you will get wet!
Days 10 - 13 : Garopaba, near Florianopolis, Brazil
Stay at Ponta dos Ganchos for 3 nights
Finally it's a direct flight down to Brazil's southern coast which is famed for its lush green mountains, emerald waters and mouthwatering oysters. Spend your last few days indulging at Ponta dos Ganchos, an exclusive adults-only resort where a private villa awaits. Service here is fantastic and you can choose to partake in the activities operated by the hotel or simply relax on the beach. There are walking trails around the property and some slightly more challenging trails nearby which lead to wild beaches. This is a truly spoiling place to end your trip.
Day 13 : Flight Home
Transfer back to Rio and overnight flight back home.
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From $5460 per person
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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.