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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…
Casa do Amarelindo
Best for: Culture History, Highlights
Casa do Amarelindo is a charming boutique hotel in the heart of historic Salvador da Bahia. Offering bags of character, comfortable facilities and a brilliant Pelourinho location, Casa do Amarelindo is a great choice in Salvador without breaking the bank.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8942
Housed within a restored nineteenth-century colonial townhouse in the heart of the historic Pelourinho district of Salvador, Casa do Amarelindo is a charming property with just ten air-conditioned en-suite rooms. In a city whose cobbled streets reverberate to batucada rhythms, you’ll also be pleased to know that windows are sound-proofed allowing you to get a good night’s sleep in the extremely comfortable beds. Some rooms have private terraces and bathrooms with either a Jacuzzi or rainfall shower, and the interior décor has been inspired by Bahia's fascinating colonial history and African influence.
The hotel benefits from a fantastic roof top terrace where you can enjoy an evening caipirinha while watching the sunset, and there is also a small pool which has lovely views over the rooftops to Todos Santos Bay. Being French-owned, the cuisine is superb, and you can enjoy tasty moquecas and vatapa at the small restaurant, while the cajurinhas (caipirinhas made with cashew fruit) are simply amazing.
With Casa do Amarelindo’s central location, the cultural delights of Salvador are right on your doorstep. The vibrant Pelourinho district is a feast of colourful houses, beautiful baroque churches, museums and cobbled streets echoing with music and ad hoc capoeira performances, and there are plenty of funky bars, street stalls and art galleries to visit. You can try your hand at Afro-Brazilian drumming and see a candomble ritual, while foodies will love a trip to the local market.
When to go
Temperatures in Bahia vary little from month to month and it's warm all year round, with average highs hovering around 30°C. April to July is the wettest season (though it can rain at any time) and June to September bring slightly cooler evenings. Salvador goes mad during Carnaval (February or March depending on the year) - more than 2 million party-goers hit the streets for a colourful riot of dancing and drinking - expect prices to hike and availability to fall dramatically.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8942
Things to do
Bahian Cuisine Food Tour
This tour is focused on the beautiful and tantalising tastes of Bahian cuisine, infused with African and Brazilian flavours and spices. Visit one of the largest open air markets in Brazil and wind your way through the labyrinth of food stalls.
Historic City Tour and Panoramic
Dive into the fascinating colonial history of Salvador and stroll through the winding narrow streets lined with pastel-coloured buildings. Discover the bustling centre of the city before heading down the quieter neighbourhoods.
Pelourinho By Night + Show Miguel Santana
Enjoy an explosion of Bahian culture in a fantastic display of traditional dances by the most respected folklore dance troupes in the world. Marvel at the sacred dances and enjoy an authentic dinner at a local restaurant.
Holiday ideas including a stay in this property
Paraty, Rio de Janeiro, Tiradentes, Ouro Preto, Salvador
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.
Iguazu Falls, Amazon, Salvador & Rio de Janeiro
This exciting itinerary takes you on a memorable adventure through Brazil. Full of culture, natural wonders, exotic wildlife and city exploration - this trip really allows you to get under the surface of Brazil's highlights.