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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!
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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.
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…
Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge
The Amazon, Brazil
Best for: Family, Highlights, Honeymoon
Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge is one of the best rainforest lodges in the Brazilian Amazon. Set in a vast area of remote jungle on the Rio Negro west of Manaus, Anavilhanas lodge offers authentic rainforest adventures, great guiding and considerable comfort.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8942
Located among the greatest river archipelago in the world, consisting of a maze of 400 islands that extend over 90 km through dense primary rainforest that is the home to a very rich plant and animal life, Anavilhanas Lodge is a small and charming lodge that brings together nature and comfort in a subtle and harmonious way. Reached b y a four-hour road trip or a 45-minute hydroplane flight that is an adventure in itself, the lodge has been designed to have a low impact on the environment, which it has managed to achieve whilst ensuring a high level of luxury. The lodge offers twenty fantastic, well equipped bungalows that blend into the forest and provide privacy. Adorned with regional arts and crafts, each bungalow has a private deck, air conditioning, and hot and cold water.
At night the lodge is tastefully lit and has a relaxing atmosphere. There is also a small swimming pool with a privileged view of the surrounding landscape. The main area of the lodge has an intimate bar, a TV with a selection of DVDs, many books, a pool table, and a sundeck. The food served at the lodge is definitely one of the highlights, and you can treat yourself to the best in Amazonian and international cuisine.
Anavilhanas Lodge offers a range of exciting activities led by knowledgeable local guides such as dug-out canoeing trips, bird watching, jungle walks, piranha fishing, and exploring the many islands and observing their unique ecosystems. There will be opportunities to see famous Amazonian pink river dolphins, take a nocturnal safari, spot alligators and visit isolated local communities, which offers a fascinating and authentic glimpse of what living in the Brazilian rainforest is really like.
When to go
All year round destination. The climate is hot and humid throughout the whole year. Between June and November, it rains less (although it is a tropical rainforest and therefore can rain at any time) and it is hotter. From December to May the rainfall is more intense and the water levels increase and large marshlands form both in the archipelago and on the mainland. The flooded land reaches the highest levels between March and April and the lowest between August and October. When the land is flooded, more areas can be accessed by boat however during the 'drier' season beaches are formed along the archipelago and there is more chance to see wildlife such as caiman and capybaras on the river banks.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8942
Things to do
Meeting of the Waters - Full Day
Head to the harbour and sail to the point the Negro and Solimões rivers meet. Take in the breath taking scene of the contrasting rivers and catch a glimpse of the native ‘botos’ (River dolphins) frolicking in the waters below.
Holiday ideas including a stay in this property
Manaus, Rio de Janeiro, Iguazu, Florianopolis
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.