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Rio de Janeiro
Few cities embody the personality of their country better than Rio does for Brazil. The Marvellous City has come to be synonymous with laid-back Brazilian beach culture, its contagious and irrepressible spirit, breathtaking scenery and social complexities. Rio is a city of icons; Christ the Redeemer, the cable cars of Sugarloaf Mountain, the world famous beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema and the Maracanã stadium. It also enjoys the most envious setting of any metropolis the world over, with a beautiful huge lagoon, flanked to the east by the Guanabara Bay and to the south by the Atlantic Ocean, and extending between enormous granite peaks and wide sandy beaches.
From 1808 to 1821 the Portuguese Royal Family moved to Rio, fleeing the Napoleanic Wars in Europe and making it the capital of the Empire. This move paved the way for a number of royal palaces to be built, both within Rio and the summer residences at Petropolis, and the establishment of the Royal Library, the academy of Fine Arts, the Botanical Gardens and the Bank of Brazil, as well as holding a Royal Wedding and a Coronation. This importance led to Rio remaining the capital of Brazil through its independence, until 1960. This legacy can still be seen today, away from the famous beaches. The 'cariocas', residents of Rio, are a lively, friendly people and the city is constantly buzzing with life.
12 Nights from £2,984 €2,681 $2,879
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 colonial Salvador
Caiman Nature & Wildlife Tour
14 Nights from £4,013 €3,915 $4,217
Our Nature & Wildlife Tour of Brazil focuses on the prolific birdlife of the Pantanal wetlands, and the exuberant vegetation of the Amazon rainforest
12 Nights from £4,578 €4,594 $4,952
Experience Brazil's most vibrant cities, admire the stunning Iguassu Falls and venture deep into the pristine Amazon Rainforest on a four night expedition cruise.
11 Nights from £2,107 €1,629 $1,740
Ideal for Honeymoons enjoy the sheer romance of Rio, the energy of Salvador before heading to your idyllic beach resort.
20 Nights from £4,538 €4,546 $4,900
Comprehensive tour exploring Brazil's colonial origins, rich cultural heritage and natural wonders and vibrant cities
Costa Verde Tour
10 Nights from £2,431 €2,017 $2,160
Explore Rio de Janeiro in-depth tour then journey along the lush Green Coast to colonial Parati and its rainforest trails and tropical islands. Unwind in style on the idyllic…
Ninos Amazonas Family Tour
15 Nights from £4,119 €4,043 $4,355
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 golden beaches of Praia d…
6 Nights from £2,218 €1,761 $1,883
Experience the Rio de Janeiro carnival on a week long city break to the Marvellous City. Enjoy an in-depth tour and privileged Sambadrome seats for a great view of the world's…
Rio City Break Tour
6 Nights from £1,624 €1,049 $1,112
Explore this vibrant exotic City in a stunningly beautiful setting. Enjoy Copacabana beach, visit the statue of Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf mountain and discover its Royal…
21 Nights from £5,148 €5,278 $5,692
A cross-continent odyssey from beaches to the high Andean mountains, via remote villages, cosmopolitan cities, Inca archaeology and dramatic landscapes.
28 Nights from £9,644 €10,673 $11,537
Cross the continent and cruise deep into the Amazon Rainforest. Enjoy cosmopolitan cities, colonial heritage, stunning Andean landscapes and the magnificent Iguassu Falls.
22 Nights from £5,402 €5,583 $6,023
A cross-continent adventure with alpine and Andean scenery, tropical beaches, cosmopolitan cities, magnificent waterfalls and colonial and Inca heritage.
17 Nights from £4,166 €4,100 $4,416
The stunning setting of Rio de Janeiro, Copacabana on the Beach and high on Lake Titicaca, with a luxury train journey across Andean mountain landscapes to Cusco, Sacred Valle…
14 Nights from £3,903 €3,783 $4,073
Magnificent waterfalls, cosmopolitan cities and Lake District landscapes. The stunning setting of Rio de Janeiro, modern lifestyle and cuisine contrasts with the classic feel…
17 Nights from £5,394 €5,573 $6,012
Cruise the Galapagos Islands and experience the culture and Inca heritage of the Andean region. Option to continue to Lake Titicaca, La Paz and the stunning setting of Rio de…
12 Nights from £3,164 €2,897 $3,113
Enjoy cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, admire Iguassu magnificent waterfalls, explore the majestic setting, Royal history and vibrancy of Rio de Janeiro and discover Salvador's colo…
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'From the outset we had wonderful holidays. Our driver and Guide, Betsheyla, in Cusco were exceptional and helpful. In Rio de Janeiro, Eugenio, was very good and extremely knowledgeable.'
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'Your guides took us by the hand that we could totally relax throughout our journey. They were excellent and made the holiday fantastic through their efficiency, friendliness and knowledge.'
'Guides were excellent and really loved their countries. It was the first time we had personal guides and we were very impressed with them all. Always on time for pickups and nice clean vehicles.'
'Thank you for all times and effort that went into our fabulous holiday. No complaints. Except that 4 weeks is unfortunately too short for visit these places.'
'Amazing trip to Brazil thanks to your team. A special mention to Carlos Carbosa in Salvador Da Bahia: We found him to be a very friendly flexible guide who was also very good company.'
'Our tour hosts were without fail. They were friendly, warm, informed, open and shared the love of their country. We recommend all of them highly, especially Eugenio in Rio and Gaby in Bariloche.'
'We had a most fantastic holiday. Guides were all very knowledgeable, they took us around interesting places, and took into consideration our age and fitness levels making each part enjoyable.'
From arriving in Lima to boarding at Sao Paulo we were truly looked after, and we have Veloso’s hard work in the planning to thank for this. So thank you all for making our amazing, unforgettable trip…
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