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Introduction

Travelling in South Eastern Brazil often starts with a visit to Rio de Janeiro and the ‘City of Marvels' is naturally a major highlight on a tour in this part of the country. From Rio can be visited long stretches of Atlantic coastline and stately colonial towns, which grew up during the gold mining rush of the 18th century.

Adjacent to Rio de Janeiro are the Brazilian states of Minas Gerais and Espirito Santo. The former is dotted with pretty mining towns such as Ouro Preto and Tiradentes, both of which are popular inclusions on tailor-made tours. The latter, less-visited and less-developed, is noted for the spectacular granite boulders of Pedro Azul and superb beaches that are often deserted for all but the visiting turtles. Further up the coast lies Bahia, which can easily be added to a South Eastern Brazil travel itinerary, for an extended Brazil holiday.

 

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Top itineraries in South Eastern Brazil

Belmond in Brazil: Rio and Iguaçu Falls

8-day tailor-made journey from £2,995 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 £2,565 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.

Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro

Brazil: A Celebration of Life

12-day tailor-made journey from £3,120 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.

Iguaçu Falls

Best of Brazil

16-day tailor-made journey from £4,400 pp incl. flights

Explore Brazil, a country with a continent's worth of highlights within its borders. Teeming rainforests, sparkling beaches and iconic megacities can all be found here, along with a people and culture with a deserved reputation as one of the most welcoming on earth.

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Top places to stay in South Eastern 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.

Where to go in South Eastern Brazil

 Carneiros Beach, Pernambuco, Brazil

Costa Verde

Costa Verde - the Green Coast - stretches from Mangaratibe, just south of Rio de Janeiro, to São Sebastião in São Paulo state. The steep, rainforest-clad Serra do Mar mountains rise up dramatically from the emerald sea, pristine sandy beaches and sleepy coastal towns and villages of the Costa Verde.

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.

Ilha Grande Island, Brazil, South America

Ilha Grande

Ilha Grande is a small, sparkling island off the Costa Verde. It's easily reached by ferry from the mainland port of Angra dos Reis and is regarded as one of southeast Brazil's most majestic islands - largely undisturbed and topographically spectacular.

Port in Angra dos Reis, Brazil

Angra dos Reis

Angra dos Reis is situated on a scenic bay on the Costa Verde, to the west of Rio de Janeiro. For many, Angra dos Reis is the gateway to the Green Coast, which stretches southwest of here.

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