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Reasons to Visit

Brazil is a country of fantastic natural beauty, where the spirit of carnival and the rhythm of music and dance are shown in an energetic lust for life.

Brazil is a land of superlatives with stunning landscapes, abundant wildlife and a rich colonial history. It exudes the exotic and conjures up thoughts of golden sun-drenched beaches, lazy palm trees and deep blue skies. It evokes vibrant cities, infused with Portuguese heritage, blended with African influences and inhabited by laid-back Brazilians with a zest for life and love of energetic carnivals and rhythmic music.

But Brazil is a vast country with many faces, and away from the coast the vast rainforest of the Amazon, the expansive wetlands of the Pantanal and thundering waterfalls of Iguassu present a natural side with extraordinary bio-diveristy.

We invite you to browse our selection of escorted Brazil holidays below. These itineraries aim to showcase the best of the country, based on our first-hand experiences and those of our travellers over time. All can be tweaked to suit your personal interests and aims - please call us to discuss your trip and ask us your questions.

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Specialist Knowledge

Need some help with your trip? Berenice Roure has travelled extensively across Brazil and can help with his knowledge and expertise of the attractions and services available.

Beaches

No matter where you travel along Brazil's coastline, you are never far away from a picture-perfect beach, some hidden and deserted, others thriving with typical Brazilian beach life.

Cities

From colonial hillside gems and sprawling seaside settlements to shiny modern metropolises, Brazilian cities are full of vibrant local life and fascinating tales.

Nature

Brazil is home to the world's largest rainforest, widest waterfall and biggest wetlands, bursting with an extraordinary array of exotic animals and birds.

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Where to Visit in Brazil
Popular locations and hidden gems

Rio de Janeiro

Rio is famed for its iconic sights and fabulous beaches, but also offers a historic centre and coastal forest hikes.

Buzios

Buzios is a trendy and vibrant seaside resort peninsula located two hours north of Rio de Janeiro.

Parati & Costa Verde

Unspoilt Parati combines a pretty colonial centre with golden jungle-fringed beaches and fantastic snorkelling.

Ilha Grande & Costa Verde

Ilha Grande boasts virgin forest and deserted beaches, perfect for a peaceful getaway or for leisurely activities.

Iguassu Falls

On the border with Argentina are the world's most breathtaking waterfalls, with superb views and jungle trails.

Pantanal

Few places in the world are better for viewing wildlife than the Pantanal wetlands, a mosaic of lakes, rivers and forest.

Ouro Preto

Historic Ouro Preto in Minas Gerais is famed for its cobbled streets, colonial buildings and large ornate churches.

Cities of Minas Gerais

In exploring these beautiful cities you can immerse yourself in the splendour of the 18th century Brazilian gold rush.

Salvador da Bahia

The colourful streets of Salvador are the best place to experience Afro-Portuguese culture in Brazil.

Praia Do Forte

Located north of Salvador, this sleepy fishing village is popular for its picturesque church and idyllic beaches.

Morro De Sao Paulo

This island fishing village near Salvador is a tranquil paradise of swaying palm trees and trendy bohemian lifestyle.

Chapada Diamantina

West of Salvador, this dramatic area is charactarised by table-top mountains, huge waterfalls and mysterious caves.

Manaus

Manaus is the gateway to the Brazilian Amazon and is famed for its impressive theatre, thriving port and long history.

Brazilian Amazon Lodges

Escape civilisation to secluded areas of pristine rainforest, and immerse yourself in the untamed wilds of the jungle.

Tucano Amazon Cruise

Venture deep into seldom visited areas of the Amazon on a true expedition cruise for adventurous travellers.

Tabatinga

Tabatinga is an Amazon municipality on the border with Peru and Colombia.

Trancoso

A historical coastal village of colourful houses and idyllic beaches surrounded by coconut trees and golden sand.

Ilheus & Itacare

Ilheus is famed for its magnificent beaches, as well as the interesting mix of old and modern architecture.

Brasilia

Brazil's capital offers a showcase of unconventional city planning and striking architecture, creating a unique city.

Chapada dos Veadeiros

North of Brasilia, this region of flat-topped mountains, waterfalls and rolling hills is a major centre for hiking.

Fernando de Noronha

This small archipelago off of the north coast is a Marine Reserve with luxury lodges and some of the world's best beaches.

Praia da Pipa

Praia da Pipa is a mixture of red sandy cliffs and sheltered coves that attract dolphins and marine turtles.

Olinda

Set on a hill north of Recife and surrounded by lush trees, Olinda is one of Brazil's most beautiful colonial towns.

Porto de Galinhas

This laid-back town, south of Recife, has a beautiful horseshoe beach, protected by a reef with vivid marine life.

Maranhao Lencois

On the northern coast is this remarkable and little-visited expanse of huge white sand dunes and turquoise lagoons.

Jericoacoara

A remote beach village of windswept sand dunes and groves of waving coconut palms on Brazil's north coast.

Country Lodges

Inland from Rio is a mountain range with welcoming late 19th century estates from the coffee producing era.

Florianopolis

There are two faces to Florianópolis; the industrial mainland and the island with a historic center and chic district.

Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo is a bustling metropolis with sophisticated restaurants and shopping and a rich cultural life.

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