We've put together a guidebook with everything you need to know about Brazil. Written by our specialists, it details destination information, a wildlife guide, some suggested itineraries and plenty more to inspire your holiday. Fill in the form below and if you live in UK, your guidebook will arrive by post within the next couple of days. For those who live abroad, we will send you a copy by email.
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…
Pousada do Sandi
Best for: Beach, Culture History
Pousada do Sandi is a charming and colonial style hotel in the centre of historical Paraty. Within a short walking distance of iconic landmarks and exceptional beaches, Pousada do Sandi offers exquisite accommodation in a lovely atmosphere.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8942
Lying in the centre of colonial Paraty, Pousada do Sandi is wonderfully in keeping with the town's incredibly fascinating heritage. Dating back to the 18th century, the hotel stands as an elegant inn with blue painted iron balconies, a white-washed exterior and yellow borders around the large windows.
The hotel facilities include a terrace with hot tub, a sauna and steam room, a library and games room as well as a bar and restaurant. Offering exceptional cuisine, guests are encouraged to try the hotel's delicious menu as well as nearby local restaurants.
Pousada do Sandi has just 26 rooms, enabling the staff to give friendly and personable service to each of its guests. It is also a wonderful base for exploring the beautiful town of Paraty and its quaint cobbled streets. Admire the colonial architecture, white-washed residential areas and many local art galleries as you stroll through town. Nearby are many unspoiled beaches and we encourage you to take a schooner trip out to the pristine bays that surround Paraty.
When to go
High season is generally December to April when it's warm and humid. The coastal location ensures that temperatures rarely exceed 30°C and generally do not fall below 13°C (night-time in July). Even in winter (June-September), when rates are lower, daytime temperatures usually reach 21°C. This can be a lovely time to visit as it is warm in the day, cooler at night and drier. Rainfall is a possibility throughout the year, but the peak summer months of January and February often experience heavier showers. Christmas, New Year, January, Carnival, Easter and Paraty's International Literary Festival (normally held in July) are high season and hotels will be busy.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8942
Things to do
Half Day Schooner Cruise
Enjoy a half day Schooner Cruise tour around the island in the bay of Parati.
Historical Walking Tour of Paraty
Paraty is a charming town on Brazil's Emerald Coast, the centre of which has remained virtually unchanged since its heyday as a port for gold passing through from the mines of Minas Gerais. Enjoy a fascinating walking tour of this world heritage site.
Holiday ideas including a stay in this property
Iguazu Falls, Rio, Paraty, Amazon, Pantanal, Brasilia, Pipa
Discover Brazil on this 3-week itinerary taking you to the country's best bits. You'll visit all the highlights plus a few gems thrown in for good measure, taking in crashing waterfalls, charming towns, beautiful beaches and the incredible wildlife of the Pantanal and Amazon rainforest.