The Best of Brazil
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Discover the best of Brazil on this all-encompassing itinerary showcasing this vibrant country's rich natural landscapes, extraordinary wildlife, captivating cities and steep history. Begin in the thrilling capital city of Rio de Janeiro before exploring Brazil's untamed wilderness regions of Pantanal and the Amazon, some of the most biodiverse areas on the planet. Experience the country's contemporary culture in Sao Paulo, Brazil's business and cultural hub. 

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Itinerary includes:
  • International & domestic flights
  • Transfers between the hotels and airports
  • All tours and activities where mentioned
  • 2 nights stay at the 5-star Copacabana Palace, A Belmond Hotel​
  • 2 nights stay at the 5-star Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas
  • 3 nights stay at the 4.5-star Pousada do Rio Mutum
  • 1 night stay at the 4.5-star Hotel Villa Amazônia
  • 3 nights stay at the 5-star Anavilhanas Lodge
  • 1 night stay at the 4-star Blue Tree Premium Paulista
Day 1
Fly from UK to Rio de Janeiro

Welcome to Brazil! Arriving in Rio de Janeiro, the starting point of your adventure, you'll be greeted by your driver and transferred to your first accommodation. 

Day 1-3
2 nights stay at Copacabana Palace, A Belmond Hotel​

Occupying a prime location just steps away from the city's world-famous Copacabana beach, Copacabana Palace, A Belmond Hotel is an exceptional luxury hotel offering everything you may need to begin your adventure in luxury. Take advantage of the hotel's exceptional facilities throughout your stay, including the on-site spa, pool, and three excellent dining options.

Day 2
Corcovado, Sugar Loaf & City Tour

Spend a day exploring Rio de Janeiro's most spectacular sites. This all-encompassing tour will showcase the city's highlights, starting with the iconic Chris The Redeemer, one of the Wonders of the Modern World. Next, you'll discover the history of the city in Guanabara Bay and Downtown Rio, home to the National Library and the Fine and Modern Arts Museum. 

Later that evening, you'll view the city from above on an enthralling cable car ride. You'll ride to the top of Urca before enjoying a 4-minute ride to the summit of Sugarloaf, which boasts panoramic vistas across the city. 

Day 3
Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Iguazu National Park

Prepare to discover another of Brazil's sensational regions as you bid farewell to Rio de Janeiro and meet your driver for a transfer to the local airport. From there, you'll depart to Brazil's emerald Paraná state. 

Day 3-5
2 nights stay at Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas

Located opposite the thundering Iguazu Falls, few hotels offer guests the chance to experience this remarkable natural wonder in all its glory as Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas. Boasting elegant interiors reminiscent of a bygone era, a stay at the hotel is an experience in and of itself, with its exquisite design, large pool, world-class dining venues and unrivalled views of Iguazu Falls.

Day 4
Tour of Brazilian & Argentinian Iguazu Falls & Dining with Latin Entertainment

Spend a day touring the region's crown jewel, Iguazu Falls, on an excursion around the national park that the falls call home. Begin with a scenic stroll from the hotel's grounds into Iguazu's luscious national park before descending a trail through the canyon, from where you'll enjoy unobstructed panoramic views of over 240 tumbling waterfalls. Next, you'll cross the Tancredo Neves Bridge into Argentina and board the park's train for a tour of the upper and lower circuits of the park, both of which feature walkways leading to the top of the falls.

Later that evening, you'll dine at Rafain, an excellent barbeque restaurant in Foz du Iguazu, where you'll discover the vibrant flavours of the region accompanied by traditional Latin American entertainment, dance and music. 

Day 5
Fly from Iguazu Falls National Park to Pantanal

Venture further into the Brazillian wilderness as you leave Iguazu Falls for the region of Pantanal, one of the most biodiverse regions on Earth. 

Day 5-8
3 nights stay at Pousada do Rio Mutum

Nestled between the lakes of Sia Mariana and Chachorore, Pousada do Rio Mutum is a charming Brazillian tropical retreat set amidst miles of immaculate natural beauty. Experience the region in all its grandeur here, with sensational views to be enjoyed from the privacy of your cottage, exquisite regional flavours served daily at the on-site restaurant and a large pool fringed by mango trees.  

Day 5-8
Exploring Pantanal

On your second day at the lodge, you'll begin your exploration of Pantanal, beginning with a guided walk along the lodge's trails, ideal for spotting an abundance of birdlife and smaller land creatures. Following a delicious lunch, you'll embark on a boat tour of the Mutum River on a thrilling caiman spotting excursion. The following day, you'll have the opportunity to explore the landscapes more intimately on an enthralling horse riding excursion. 

Day 8
Fly from Pantanal to Manaus

Enjoy one final breakfast at the lodge before meeting your driver for a transfer to the local airport. From there, you'll depart to Brazil's awe-inspiring Amazonas state, beginning with a luxury stay in its largest city and gateway to the rainforest, Manaus.

Day 8-9
1 night stay at Hotel Villa Amazonia

Situated in the heart of Manaus' historic district, Hotel Villa Amazonia is an exclusive luxury hotel set within a restored mansion. Boasting an enchanting design reminiscent of the city's golden era, combined with contemporary touches, the hotel is the perfect setting to relax and rejuvenate before continuing your adventure through the Brazillian wilderness. 

Day 9
Half Day Manaus City Tour

Manaus is a city of contrasts, influenced by a variety of cultures and packed with both buildings and tropical beauty. During your time here, you'll explore Manaus' most notable sites on a guided tour, including its gorgeous waterfront and historical districts, home to the Customs House and San Sebastian Square. Next, you'll visit Teatro Amazonas, a beautiful opera house, and the Indian Museum, an institute dedicated to showcasing the regional indigenous culture, before touring the bustling Municipal Market.

Day 9
Road transfer from Manaus to Amazon Forest

The next leg of your adventure will see you venture further into Brazil's Amazonas state into the Amazon rainforest. Meet your driver once you've checked out of the hotel and enjoy a comfortable transfer to your next accommodation. 

Day 9-12
3 nights stay at Anavilhanas Lodge

Encompassed by untamed tropical forestry on a secluded river bank, Anavilhanas Lodge is an exceptional luxury lodge offering guests an all-encompassing retreat in the heart of the world's largest rainforest. Discovering the authentic taste of the Amazon with exquisite locally-sourced meals, relaxing in the company of panoramic river views from the expansive pool and unwinding to the natural symphonies of the rainforest at the Floating Bar are just a handful of the unforgettable experiences possible here. 

Day 10
Tour of the Anavilhanas Archipelago, Dryland Forest Hike & Nocturnal Sightseeing Tour

Your tour will start with an exhilarating boat ride through the Anavilhanas Archipelago, the world's largest freshwater archipelago, in search of the region's famous pink dolphins. After docking, you'll embark on a guided tour of the dryland forest, where your knowledgeable guide will offer you fascinating insights into the region's flora. On a nighttime viewing tour later that evening, you'll explore the rainforest under the cover of darkness, spotting everything from birds and sloths to snakes and caimans. 

Day 11-12
Sunrise Island Tour, Jungle Hike & Meeting the Local Community

The following day, you'll set out at the break of dawn for an island tour of the archipelago, a mesmerising experience sure to inspire awe. In the afternoon, you'll explore the blackwater-flooded forests on a canoe ride, a spectacular opportunity to closely view the flora and fauna that populate the region. 

Conclude your Amazonian adventure with a visit to a local village, a rare experience that will see you encounter the community that inhabits this remote part of South America whilst learning about their lifestyle and traditions, in addition to partaking in an archery class. 

Day 12
Fly from Manaus to Sao Paulo

After a thrilling journey through Brazil's Amazon Forest, it's time to proceed to Sao Paulo, one of the country's most iconic cities! You'll be met by your driver and transported back to Manaus for your flight once you've checked out of the hotel. Upon arrival in Sao Paulo, you'll be met once again and transferred to your accommodation for the last night of your stay in Brazil. 

Day 12-13
1 night stay at Blue Tree Premium Paulista

Blue Tree Premium Paulista is a luxury hotel in the heart of Sao Paulo, conveniently located near several of the city's most popular attractions. The hotel boasts a beautiful pool, restaurant, and health and wellness centre, making it the ideal location from which to experience everything the city has to offer.

Day 13
Half-Day Tour of Sao Paulo

Brazil's hub of business, art, fashion and gastronomy, Sao Paulo is one of the country's most exciting cities. You'll go on a half-day tour of the city's most beautiful landmarks during your stay here. Your tour of the city will begin in the downtown area, where you will see the Catedral da Sé, Pateo do Colegio, and tour Liberdade, Sao Paulo's own Japanese neighbourhood. Then you'll visit the business sector, which includes the Modern Art Museum, Ibirapuera Park, and the Monumento das Bandieiras, a memorial to Brazil's first European explorers.

Day 13
Fly from Sao Paulo to UK

Now that you've experienced the best of Brazil, it's time to begin your journey home. Once you've checked out of the hotel, you'll be greeted by your driver and transferred to the international airport for your flight 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
  • 2 nights stay at the 5-star Copacabana Palace, A Belmond Hotel​
  • 2 nights stay at the 5-star Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas
  • 3 nights stay at the 4.5-star Pousada do Rio Mutum
  • 1 night stay at the 4.5-star Hotel Villa Amazônia
  • 3 nights stay at the 5-star Anavilhanas Lodge
  • 1 night stay at the 4-star Blue Tree Premium Paulista
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