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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 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…
Caiman Ecological Refuge
The Pantanal, Brazil
Best for: Wildlife, Family, Honeymoon
Lying in one of the most biodiverse areas of South America, Caiman Ecological Refuge is a luxury hideaway in the centre of the Pantanal's expansive wetlands. The lodge offers guests an immersive wildlife experience without any compromise on comfort.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8942
Caiman Ecological Refuge is one of our favourite properties that enjoys an utterly magnificent setting. Sitting in over 100,000 acres of remote wetland, the lodge affords one of the most incredibly secluded experiences with opportunities to spot some of Brazil's most iconic wildlife.
As one of the first eco-tourism operations in Brazil, Caiman lodge has long been a hotel completely out of the ordinary and incredibly beautiful. Located in the Southern Pantanal, guests have a means of getting up close and personal with Pantanal's nature whilst enjoying luxury hospitality and cuisine in the heart of this wilderness.
The refuge has two different lodges; Baiazinha and Cordilheira. Baiazinhahas been built in the shape of a bird and is perched on the shores of a lake. It has just six superior rooms with each balcony facing the water. The 'body' of the bird-shaped building creates the social area, where there is a dining room, living room and a swimming pool. Cordilheira has been recently renovated and have more contemporary guestrooms with private balconies. This lodge is located near the wooded hillside but still has partial views of the lake.
During the day guests are encouraged to get out and explore the lodge's surroundings. Each of the outdoor excursions promote direct contact with the wildlife and nature of the Pantanal. Take walking tours, go on a photography safari, night safari or take a canoe tour. Guests can also chose to go on a bike tour or hear about the conservation in the area including the Hyacinth Macaw project. During high season, there are often astronomy workshops around a campfire, making for a unique and unforgettable experience.
When to go
Two well-defined seasons: one dry (July to November) and one rainy (December to June). At the beginning of the rainy season the water is quickly absorbed, but later on the soil gradually becomes waterlogged. Plant-covered ponds, pools and baías start forming and new watercourses of widely varying sizes are formed.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8942
Holiday ideas including a stay in this property
Southern Pantanal, Northern Pantanal & Iguazu
An incredible safari through Brazil's Pantanal, taking in both the southern and northern parts of this vast and diverse wetlands region which is home to an impressive array of wildlife, including jaguar, caiman, capybara, anteaters, monkeys and hundreds of species of bird.