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Brazil tailor-made holidays

Introduction

Brazil is, right now, one of the world's most exciting travel destinations. This vast and diverse country is often described as the sexiest nation on earth and Brazilians certainly know how to have a good time - whether they're playing volleyball on the beach or dancing to the samba beat during the exhilarating Rio Carnival.

A tailor made Brazil holiday is the perfect chance to soak up the atmosphere and explore the country's wonderful attractions.

This is South America's most influential country, one of the world's biggest democracies and a rising economy on the global stage thanks, in a large part, to its abundant natural resources. The Amazon rainforest is its most precious resource and one of the most interesting places to travel to in Brazil, best seen on an expedition river cruise or by staying at a luxury ecolodge deep in the jungle. The spectacular Pantanal wetlands are another Brazil travel highlight, regarded as the country's top destination for watching wildlife, while thundering Iguazu Falls is a third natural attraction not to be missed.

But there's plenty more to discover in this country that covers half a continent and spans both the Equator and the Tropic of Capricorn. Historic colonial cities such as Ouro Preto in Minas Gerais, Olinda in Pernambuco and Salvador in Bahia are other great tailor made travel options. Bahia is Brazil's African soul, the heartland of capoeira and Carnaval. Here, too, can be visited some of the country's best beaches - parts long and languorous, others featuring the top resorts in Brazil. As you'll see there's a tremendous wealth of activities and so much to see throughout the country - but also no better time to visit Brazil than now.

 

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At a glance

Flying time from UK
11 hours

Time zone
GMT -2 to -5

Currency
Real (R$) = 100 centavos

Language
Portuguese

Travel advice
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Special offers in Brazil

Rainforest River, Amazon, Brazil

Brazil & The Amazon on Seabourn Quest

22-day cruise from £5,850 pp

Special
cruise offer

Free suite upgrades, £400 flight allowance and more
Book by: 30 November 2019

A 21-day South America immersion as you sail up the east coast vising Buenos Aires and the mighty Amazon River

Scenic Eclipse

Antarctica and South America Discovery

22-day expedition cruise from £14,930 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Expedition Fares
Book by: 31 December 2019

Pair an ultra-luxury Antarctic sailing with Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires and the world's largest waterfalls – Iguazú Falls.

Top itineraries in Brazil

Belmond in Brazil: Rio and Iguaçu Falls

8-day tailor-made journey from £2,915 pp incl. flights

Belmond is one of the world's leading luxury hotel brands, offering stylish accommodation, immaculate service and stunning facilities in some of the world's most desirable locations.

Ilha Grande Island, Brazil, South America

Brazil's Green Coast and waterfalls

12-day tailor-made journey from £2,715 pp incl. flights

This tailor-made holiday combines the very best of Brazil's cities, beaches and natural world. Begin in Rio – the home of Carnival – before swapping the golden sands of Ilha Grande for the historic treasures of Paraty and the crashing torrents of Iguau Falls.

Porto de Galinhas, Brazil

Brazil: Olinda and Porto de Galinhas & Rio

12-day tailor-made journey from £2,415 pp incl. flights

Head off the beaten track to explore the historic city of Olinda and the golden beaches of Porto de Galinhas on this tailor-made tour of Brazil. You'll even enjoy a stay in Rio, home to the iconic Cristo Redentor statue and the iconic sands of Copacabana.

Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro

Brazil: A Celebration of Life

12-day tailor-made journey from £3,380 pp incl. flights

Join us in celebrating Brazil's rich history and multicultural mix on this unforgettable tailor-made holiday, which begins amid Rio's city icons before heading north to learn about Afro-Brazilian heritage in Salvador and relax on the beaches of Praia do Forte.

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Top places to stay in Brazil

Belmond Copacabana Palace

Belmond Copacabana Palace

Guide price from £4,410 pp incl. flights

A home to the rich and famous since 1923, this beachfront hotel is one of the finest Art Deco establishments in Rio. Expect five-star service, superb dining, an indulgent spa and views out to Copacabana's golden sands.

Pool, Belmond Hotel das Cataratas

Belmond Hotel das Cataratas, Iguaçu Falls

Traditional hotel

Located just a short walk from the waterfalls, Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas is the only hotel located within the Iguaçu National Park. You can enjoy exclusive access to the National Park at dawn and in the evenings, when it is closed to other visitors.

Cordilheira Lodge, Caiman Ecological Refuge, Brazil

Caiman Ecological Refuge, The Pantanal

Contemporary lodge

The beautiful, remote and secluded Caiman Ecological Refuge is part of a 53,000 hectare ranch, located 36 kilometres from the small town of Miranda in the spectacular surrounds of Brazil's Pantanal wetlands, arguably the country's finest wildlife viewing region. This vital centre for nature conserv…

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Where to go in Brazil

Iguazu falls, Brazil

Iguazu Falls in Brazil

Iguazu Falls, on the border between Brazil's Paraná state and Argentina, and surrounded by lush forest, is justly regarded as one of the world's most impressive waterfalls. Iguazu - or Iguaçu in Portuguese - comprises around 275 separate falls, interlinked with verdant river islands.

Toco Toucan, Pantanal, Brazil

Pantanal

The Pantanal region of Brazil is the world's largest freshwater wetland and a haven for wildlife. This UNESCO Biosphere Reserve covers a truly enormous area - larger than France and around 20 times the size of the Florida Everglades.

Manaus, Amazon river

Manaus & The Amazon

Manaus, deep in the Amazon, is the most popular place for exploring the rainforests of the Brazilian interior. The teeming jungle city is the capital of Amazonas state and sits proudly at the confluence of the Amazon and the Rio Negro. Riverboat cruises and guided wildlife tours are the main attrac…

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo

São Paulo is not just Brazil's largest city, it's also the most-populated city in the southern hemisphere. For some visitors, heaving and heady São Paulo is the ugly sister of Rio de Janeiro.

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When to go to Brazil

Brazil is split into four distinct climatic regions. The coldest part, and the only part that ever gets actually 'cold', is the south and southeast, an area that extends from central Minas Gerais to Rio Grande do Sui. Here there's a distinct winter between June and September that's chilly but mild compared to European or North American winters. Only in Santa Catarina's central highlands does it actually snow. The coastal climate is very good and so supports the majority of the population, who revel in a warm, tropical climate. 'Winter' is characterised by cloudy days and temperatures that dip below 25C and a rainy season sees tropical …

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