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

Rio de Janeiro is undoubtedly one of the continent's most beautiful places, straddled between huge forest covered granite peaks and the golden sandy beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema. The best views are from Sugarloaf Mountain and from the statue of Christ the Redeemer, which stands high on Corcovado Mountain, looking over the city with arms open wide and ready to embrace visitors. Each year thousands of people come to celebrate carnival with an intensive, all-night, parade of music and dance from local Samba schools.

Northern Brazil is home to the state of Bahia famous for its pristine golden beaches and colonial cities, a melting pot of Portuguese and African cultures. Salvador da Bahia was once the Brazilian capital and during the eighteenth century generated huge wealth from nearby sugar-cane and tobacco plantations. Evidence of this golden era can still be seen in the grandiose colonial architecture. A unique blend of Portuguese and African cultures can be vividly seen in the bright colours of many townhouses and exotic rhythms of the renowned drum troupes of Olodum.

In contrast to traditional Salvador, the Brazilian capital Brasilia is home to the country's most modern and unusual architecture. Designed as 'the city of the future' on an empty plateau in the heart of Brazil, it was the brainchild of former President Juscelino Kubitschek who envisaged a perfect model metropolis, clean, ordered and, free of favelas, to represent a more modern and progressive country. It may not be everyone's cup of tea, but Brasilia is a unique example of urban planning, quite unlike anywhere else in Latin America.

At the other end of the scale is Ouro Preto and its steep cobbled streets, full of history and adorned with beautiful churches, colourful facades and decorative fountains. To visit here is travel back to the 18th century when the city was the epicentre of the Brazilian gold rush and today it still boasts the finest examples of the work of the country's most famous sculptor - o Aleijadinho.

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The Tamboril Tour - Holidays to Brazil

Brazil

Tamboril Tour

12 Nights from £2,983 €2,679 $2,877

An introduction to the best of Brazil in a two week journey including cosmopolitan Rio de Janeiro, the magnificent Iguassu falls and Amazon rainforest, and…

The Tamboril Tour
Tours in Brazil

12 Nights from £2,983 €2,679 $2,877

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Itinerary Summary

  1. Day 1 - Flight to Rio de Janeiro

    Day 2 - Tour of Rio de Janeiro

    Day 3 - Day At Leisure in Rio de Janeiro

  2. Day 4 - Travel to Iguassu Falls

    Day 5 - Guided Tour ( Brazil & Argentina sides)

  3. Day 6 - Tour of Manaus

    Day 7 - Travel to Remote Amazon Lodge

    Day 8 - Rainforest Excursions & walks 

    Day 9 - Visit to a Local Community

  4. Day 10 - Travel to Salvador da Bahia

    Day 11 - Tour of Salvador

    Day 12 - Day at Leisure in Salvador

    Day 13 - Return Flight

  5. Extend your trip

  6. Day 13 - Travel to Praia do Forte 

    Day 14 - Day at Leisure

    Day 15 - Day at Leisure

    Day 16 - Return Flight

    Day 17 - Arrive home

The Samba Tour - Holidays to Brazil

Brazil

Samba Tour

20 Nights from £4,538 €4,545 $4,899

Comprehensive tour exploring Brazil's colonial origins, rich cultural heritage and natural wonders and vibrant cities

The Samba Tour
Tours in Brazil

20 Nights from £4,538 €4,545 $4,899

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Itinerary Summary

  1. Day 1 - Flight: London to Rio de Janeiro

    Day 2 - Tour of Rio de Janeiro

    Day 3 - At Leisure in Rio de Janeiro

  2. Day 4 - Travel to Paraty

    Day 5 - At Leisure in Paraty

  3. Day 6 - Travel to Ouro Preto

    Day 7 - At Leisure in Ouro Preto

  4. Day 8 - Travel to Iguassu Falls

    Day 9 - Tour of Iguassu Falls ( Brazilian & Argentian Sides )

  5. Day 10 - City Tour of Manaus

    Day 11 - Travel to Remote Amazon Lodge

    Day 12 - Rainforest & Wildlife Excursion

    Day 13 - Visit Local Community

  6. Day 14 - Morning Excursion, Return to Manaus & Travel to Brasilia

  7. Day 15 - Walking Introduction to Salvador da Bahia

    Day 16 - City Tour of Salvador

    Day 17 - At Leisure in Salvador

  8. Day 18 - Travel to Praia do Forte

    Day 19 - At Leisure

    Day 20 - At Leisure

    Day 21 - Return Flight to UK

The Paquera Tour - Praia Do Forte - Holidays to Brazil

Brazil

Paquera Tour

11 Nights from £2,107 €1,628 $1,739

Ideal for Honeymoons enjoy the sheer romance of Rio, the energy of Salvador before heading to your idyllic beach resort.

The Paquera Tour
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11 Nights from £2,107 €1,628 $1,739

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Itinerary Summary

  1. Day 1 - Fly to Rio

    Day 2 - City Tour of Rio

    Day 3-4 - At Leisure in Rio de Janeiro

  2. Day 5 - Travel to Salvador da Bahia

    Day 6 - Guided City Tour of Salvador

  3. Day 7 - Arrival at Praia do Forte Beach

    Days 8-11 - At Leisure in Praia do Forte

    Day 12 - Departure

  4. Extend your trip

  5. Day 5 - Travel to Iguassu Falls

    Day 6 - Tour of Iguassu Falls ( Brazilian & Argentian Sides )

The Rio City Break Tour - Holidays to Brazil

Brazil

Rio City Break Tour

6 Nights from £1,624 €1,048 $1,111

Explore this vibrant exotic City in a stunningly beautiful setting. Enjoy Copacabana beach, visit the statue of Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf mountain an…

The Rio City Break Tour
Tours in Brazil

6 Nights from £1,624 €1,048 $1,111

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Itinerary Summary

  1. Day 1 - Flight: London to Rio de Janeiro

    Day 2 - Walking Introduction to Rio de Janeiro

    Day 3 - City Tour of Rio de Janeiro

    Day 4-7 - At Leisure in Rio de Janeiro

    Day 8 -  Return Flight to the UK

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  3. Extend your trip

  4. Days 1-3 - Relax on Buzio's beaches

    Day 4 - Transfer to airport

The Salvador City Break Tour - Holidays to Brazil

Brazil

Salvador City Break Tour

6 Nights from £1,429 €814 $857

Explore the fascinating essence of Brazilian identity: a blend of Portuguese and African heritage, visible in the colonial architecture, Orixas, Capoeira, …

The Salvador City Break Tour
Tours in Brazil

6 Nights from £1,429 €814 $857

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Itinerary Summary

  1. Day 1 - Flight: London to Salvador da Bahia

    Day 2 - Walking Introduction to Salvador da Bahia

    Day 3 - City Tour of Salvador

    Day 4-6 - At Leisure in Salvador

    Day 7 - Return Flight to the UK

The Ninos Amazonas Family Tour - Holidays to Brazil

Brazil

Ninos Amazonas Family Tour

15 Nights from £4,118 €4,041 $4,353

Ideal for families, discover the exciting city of Rio, venture deep into the jungle of the Amazon, and relax on the soft white sands of Bahia and the golde…

The Ninos Amazonas Family Tour
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15 Nights from £4,118 €4,041 $4,353

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Itinerary Summary

  1. Day 1 - Fly to Rio de Janeiro

    Day 2 - City Tour of Rio de Janeiro

    Day 3 - At Leisure in Rio de Janeiro

  2. Day 4 - Travel to Manaus

    Day 5 - City Tour of Manaus

  3. Day 6 - Travel to Remote Amazon Lodge

    Day 7 - Rainforest & Wildlife Excursion

    Day 8 - Visit Local Community

    Day 9 - Morning Excursion & Return to Manaus

  4. Day 9 - Walking Introduction to Salvador da Bahia

    Day 10 - City Tour of Salvador

  5. Day 11 - Travel to Praia do Forte

    Day 12-14 - At Leisure

    Day 15 - Return Flight to the UK