Family Beach Escape in Brazil
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Family Beach Escape in Brazil

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This explorative family holiday will see you discover the tropical Atlantic coastline of Brazil, home to vibrant beaches, immaculate rainforest reserves, and the enchanting remnants of Portuguese colonial settlements. Beginning in Rio with its iconic cityscape, you will venture north along the coastline, stopping off at numerous colonial cities on the way, ending your adventure with an enviable beach escape in the country's tropical northeast. 

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Itinerary includes:
  • International & domestic flights
  • Transfers between the hotels and airports
  • All tours and activities where mentioned
  • 4 nights at the 4-star Arena Leme Hotel
  • 3 nights at the 4-star Pousada Porto Imperial
  • 3 nights at the 4-star Hotel Fasano Salvador
  • 5 nights stay at the 4-star Tivoli Ecoresort Praia do Forte
Day 1
Fly from UK to Rio de Janeiro

Upon arrival in Rio de Janeiro, you'll be collected from the airport by private car transfer and taken to the first accommodation on your itinerary. 

Day 1-5
4 nights at Arena Leme Hotel

Overlooking the world-famous Copacabana Beach, Arena Leme Hotel is a tranquil retreat offering contemporary accommodation with bright artwork inspired by Rio de Janeiro. The hotel boasts a rooftop area equipped with sun loungers and tables, a delectable restaurant, and a small pool on the rooftop. 

Day 2-3
Rio de Janeiro & Sugarloaf Mountain

You'll begin your stay with a Sugarloaf Mountain and Rio de Janeiro city tour, where you'll take a cable car to the summit of Urca, and then to the top of Sugarloaf, enjoying spectacular views across the city. Afterwards, immerse yourself in downtown ("Centro") Rio, exploring its colourful streets and historic architecture. 

The following day, you'll embark on a half-day tour of Corcovado and the beaches of Rio, visiting the iconic Christ the Redeemer, listed as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. After this, you'll explore the numerous beautiful beaches - including Ipanema and Copacabana - and city streets of Rio, whose history stretches back to the 16th century when the Portuguese colonists discovered Guanabara Bay.

Day 4
Tijuca Rainforest

Embark on an unforgettable excursion by jeep through the lush canopies of the Tijuca Rainforest, part of the greater Atlantic Forest Biosphere Preserve. In 2012, UNESCO declared the landscapes around Rio, including the park, as a world heritage site. This immersive tour includes a light trek along a forest trail that winds through the flourishing vegetation, and an informative guide will provide a fascinating explanation of this unique ecosystem, which includes hundreds of species of plant and wildlife, many threatened by extinction, as well as some 30 idyllic, forest-fringed waterfalls.

Day 5
Road transfer from Rio de Janeiro to Paraty

After breakfast at the hotel, meet your driver for a scenic road transfer along Brazil's Atlantic coastline to the charming and historic Portuguese-colonial town of Paraty, nestled along the country's beautiful Emerald Coast. Here you will check into your next accommodation, the quaint and colonial Pousada Porto Imperial.

Day 5-8
3 nights at Pousada Porto Imperial

Situated in the historic colonial centre of Paraty, Pousada Porto Imperial is a quaint hotel influenced by its colonial heritage. Facilities include a courtyard swimming pool, a spa, a dining room, and a poolside bar. 

Day 6
Walking Tour of Paraty

Discover the charming cobblestoned streets of Paraty's colonial centre as you embark on a walking tour with an expert guide, learning about the Brazilian Gold Rush and the Portuguese establishment of the the town and its port. You'll pass colourful buildings and wander through historical passages; among the many enchanting historical relics found throughout the town is the Capela de Santa Rita, a magnificent whitewashed chapel built in 1722. 

Day 7
Schooner Tour

Head to Paraty's pier and board a schooner for an incredible sailing adventure around the Costa Verde coastline. Paraty has 65 islands and more than a hundred beaches of astonishing beauty; surrounded by lush vegetation, many of these bays are quiet and secluded, and are ideal places to swim and snorkel.

The schooner will cruise through the bay of Paraty towards some of the area's best beaches, stopping along the way to allow you to explore the coastline and islands. Lasting around five hours, the tour includes four stops for swimming and snorkelling, with every stop lasting around 40 minutes, while a delicious lunch will be served on board.

Day 8
Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Salvador

After breakfast, enjoy a road transfer back to Rio de Janeiro's airport for your scheduled flight north to the city of Salvador. Once you land, you will meet your driver at the airport and enjoy a private transfer to your next accommodation, Hotel Fasano Salvador. 

Day 8-11
3 nights at Hotel Fasano Salvador

Set in a historic building, Hotel Fasano Salvador is a luxury hotel situated in the heart of the city, just a short walk away from São Francisco Church and the Convent of Salvador. The hotel boasts a rooftop swimming pool with ocean views, a restaurant serving a selection of Italian and Bahian cuisine, and a spa offering a range of rejuvenating treatments and therapies. 

Day 9-10

Discover the enchanting cobblestoned streets, bright facades, and beautiful colonial architecture of Salvador's historic centre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on a dedicated tour. You'll be transported through four centuries of the city's history as you discover relics such as the Barra Lighthouse, Pelourinho Square, Corredor da Vitória, Mercado Modelo, and the Lacerda Elavator, before enjoying lunch at a local restaurant.

The following evening, you'll enjoy an engaging display of traditional Bahian folklore, including a presentation of the main deities of Candomblé, an African diasporic religion that developed in Brazil during the 19th century. After watching the Maculelê dance of African warriors, the highlight of the evening begins: a Capoeira performance. This intricate martial art involves rapid leg movements where participating fighters crouch low to the floor. The dance is almost always accompanied by the rhythmic sounds of the Berimbau, a one-string instrument, as well as African percussion.

Day 11
Road transfer from Salvador to Praia do Forte

After breakfast, enjoy a private road transfer north along the Atlantic coastline to the small beach community of Praia do Forte, nestled along one of the country's most beautiful stretches of coastline.

Day 11-16
5 nights at Tivoli Ecoresort Praia Do Forte

Nestled between a tropical beachfront and swathes of coconut groves, Tivoli Ecoresort Praia Do Forte offers luxurious accommodation in a idyllic setting. The resort features a selection of rooms and suites, dedicated facilities for children, and an rejuvenating spa. 

Day 12-15
Praia do Forte

Spend your days at Tivoli Ecoresort Praia Do Forte relaxing on the beach, swimming in one of the seven pools, or exploring the 300 hectares of gardens. Teenagers can engage in nautical programs, such as Banana Boat or Stand-Up Paddle, while the Careta Careta club offers their own swimming pool, playground, restaurant and daily programme of activities with the lively "Entertainers" to the younger ones.

For those looking to explore beyond the resort, add a Praia do Forte tour to your itinerary, where you can explore this tranquil fishing village and enjoy some local food. Additionally, choose to visit the Atlantic Rainforest, a protected area that is home to many bird species and caimans, or go whale watching where you'll have the opportunity to spot humpbacks playing in the warm water around the Bahian coast. 

Day 16-17
Fly from Salvador to UK

Enjoy a scenic private transfer back to the city of Salvador, where you will board a flight to Sao Paulo. From there, you will board your connecting flight and begin your journey back to the UK.

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Itinerary includes:
  • International & domestic flights
  • Transfers between the hotels and airports
  • All tours and activities where mentioned
  • 4 nights at the 4-star Arena Leme Hotel
  • 3 nights at the 4-star Pousada Porto Imperial
  • 3 nights at the 4-star Hotel Fasano Salvador
  • 5 nights stay at the 4-star Tivoli Ecoresort Praia do Forte
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