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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!
Ben, the founder of Imagine Travel, is kite surfing obsessed. To indulge his passion, he headed to Ceara State in northern Brazil, which for 6 months of the year has arguably the most dependable wind in the world (excluding the poles).
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…
Hotel Emiliano Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Best for: Beach, First time, Highlights
Perfectly placed on Copacabana Beach, Emiliano Rio de Janeiro overlooks the ocean with just 90 spacious apartments. Offering a contemporary and stylish boutique hotel in the heart of the city, Emiliano ensures a wonderful stay for all who drop in.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8942
With its quirky exterior and ideal location, the Emiliano is Rio de Janeiro's premier boutique destination. Designed to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere, the hotel embodies the perfect city hotel, with plenty of facilities, comfort, convenience and exceptional views.
The rooftop is perhaps Emiliano's pride and joy, with an incredible infinity pool, wet deck and pool-bar restaurant. You can expect sleek and clean sun loungers where you can relax, soak up the sunshine and gaze out over the ocean, Leme district and Copacabana Beach below. You can also find Restaurante Emile at the hotel, serving the best seasonal ingredients and organic products from Brazil. The restaurant is visually beautiful, encompassing a huge vertical garden which represents a forest feel, but you can also expect the food to be of exceptionally high quality!
Emiliano boasts 90 wonderfully cosy guest-rooms, 28 of which are suites. Each has a unique design with differing features but all reflect the modern style of the Emiliano hotels. The rooms are light, bright and rather spacious, with most including a luxurious bathroom separated from the main area by a tempered glass wall. Opt for a master suite and enjoy a two person tub with water jets and showers overlooking the ocean.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8942
Things to do
Rio Bike Tour
Experience the fabulous city of Rio de Janeiro in a unique and exciting way – on a bicycle! Ride around town visiting the city highlights at your own pace, giving you the flexibility to explore city markets or stop off for a cold beer.
Corcovado and Sugar Loaf Mountain Full Day Tour
Drive past the scenic Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon before embarking on a thrilling train ride over the mountain to the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer. Marvel at the impressive views of the city and famously pristine Brazilian beaches and lush forest.
Art Galleries and Shopping
The art scene in Rio de Janeiro is bursting at the seams. Discover why this city has been labelled Brazil's cultural capital. Explore famous art galleries followed by some world class shopping!
Yoga at the Botanical Gardens
Yoga combined with a visit to the Botanical Gardens is certainly one of the best ways to balance your body and soul during your stay in Rio de Janeiro.
Jeep Tour Botanical Gardens and Tijuca Forest
Visit the Botanic Garden and delve into the array of exotic plants including the Imperial Palm-tree and various endangered tree species, a favourite hideaway for nature-lovers before heading into the dense Tijuca's forest.
Barra da Tijuca beach is perfect for beginners with its small and middle-sized waves that allow you to learn to surf safely.
Secrets of Old Rio and Santa Teresa
Embark on a unique walking tour and uncover the legends and stories intertwined into the narrow streets and historical buildings of downtown Rio.
For lovers of Cachaça (Brazil's favourite spirit made from sugarcane juice), history, architecture and more, discover the old quarters of Rio de Janeiro and its hidden streets, cultural corridors, architectural beauty and, of course, cachaça.
Petropolis Full Day Tour
Uncover the ancient imperial city of Petrópolis, intertwined within the mountainous landscape. Explore the famous museum and delve into the rich heritage of the summer residence of the President of the Republic.
Cook in Rio - Brazilian Culinary Experience
Discover the secrets behind the distinct Brazilian cuisine and its unique origins. Learn how to concoct an authentic Caipirinha cocktail and delve into the flavours of traditional Brazilian cooking by preparing your meal with a local chief.
Favela & Jungle Hike
Delve into the heart of Rio and visit a favela, a local city slum. Stroll through the local community, with their iconic narrow alleyways and steep hillsides, beautiful graffiti and fabulous views above the city. Afterwards, enjoy a beautiful hike.