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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…
Jericoacoara, North East Coast
Best for: Beach, Off the beaten track, Watersports
On the remote north-east coast of Brazil, surrounded by coconut trees on the beachfront of Jericoacoara, Vila Kalango is a relaxed beach retreat offering peace and quiet, miles of golden sand and some of the best kite-surfing in the country.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8942
Jeri is a small idyllic fishing village located west of Fortaleza, surrounded by huge sand dunes, freshwater lagoons and one of the most stunning beaches in the world. In keeping with these beautiful surroundings, the Vila Kalango offers well-appointed accommodation in a range of beach huts & stilted houses built from natural materials, free from TVs and peacefully tucked away in the shade of towering coconut and cashew trees.
Ideal for couples there are the standard “Palafitas” which offer rustic but stylish accommodation in single storey beach huts. There are also the “Palafitas Privileged” which are stilted houses offering 180 degree views of the ocean or sand dunes and feature a trendy beach lounge on the ground floor. For larger groups or families, Villa Kalango offers larger “Comfort Apartments” which sleep 4 and are divided by a mezzanine level and the “Palafitas Comfort” rooms which offer great views from the private verandas.
At the centre of the property is the lagoon-style swimming pool with great views and pool bar serving frozen speciality caipirinha and local snacks. Guests can also enjoy the main restaurant with its ocean views and delicious local seafood dishes.
As well as soaking up the laid back atmosphere, Jeri is a windsurfing and kitesurfing mecca with steady wind almost year round. A real passion of the Villa Kalango team, the lodge can provide rental, lessons and courses for all levels with multilingual instructors.
When to go
Jericoacoara is a year round destination with average temperatures of 28°C and an average water temperature of 27°C. The rainy season runs from February to May.
For keen Windsurfers and Kitesurfers there is steady wind almost all year with the best conditions from July through to January. Those more advanced riders looking for waves the best time is November to March.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8942
Things to do
Ouro Preto Walking Tour
Once the centre of the gold and diamond trading in the colonial era, this picturesque town is now a UNESCO World Heritage site and has preserved its beautiful 18th century architecture, offering visitors a first-hand experience of its historical heritage.
Olinda Half Day Tour
Take a cultural tour of Olinda and visit the colonial area of Recife. The Ceramics Museum and the House Museum of Gilberto Freyre and Magdalena make intriguing stop off points for those wishing to delve into the culture of North East Brazil.
Pratinha, Lapa Doce and Morro do Pai Ignacio
Explore Brazil's cave capital, Pratinha, with its blue pools and limestone walls. Go snorkelling or relax by the river. Lapa Doce is next, with its impressive rock formations. In the afternoon, hike to the top of a mountain for incredible sunset views.
Fumaca Waterfall Tour
Enjoy a hike to visit one of the highest waterfalls in Brazil. Begin the trail in the Capao Valley and admire the stunning views across the valley and of the surrounding mountains. Once you reach the waterfall, relax with a picnic lunch.