We have been organising holidays to Brazil for eleven years now. Beth and James have travelled to Brazil numerous times, and covered all corners of this vast country. A highlight of James was sailing down the length of the Amazon River and driving the entire length of the coast. Beth's latest trip took her to the huge, wildlife rich wetland area known as the Pantanal and the incredible sand dunes in the Lencois Maranhenses National Park.
Why we like Brazil
Brazil’s incredible landscapes, rich history and extraordinary wildlife are as diverse as the country is vast, while somewhere, on one of its 2,000 beaches, we will find you the perfect spot. The Brazilians are innately relaxed which adds to the quintessentially Latin American vibe. With direct daily flights from the UK, you can be in buzzing Rio by nightfall with all of its iconic sights.
What to expect on your Brazilian holiday
Brazil is the largest country in South America (it’s more than twice the size of India) and thus distances are huge and careful planning is needed when planning a holiday to Brazil. The Brazil of beach and carnival is also a Brazil of billionaires and with that has come a substantial rise in the cost of living so you need to know where to look to get value for money on your Brazilian travels.
There is more to Brazil than sun, sea and samba. It is home to the greatest rainforest in the world and the world’s largest tropical wetlands, the Pantanal. But more than the abundance of its natural wonders, it is the extraordinary diversity and richness of the people of Brazil that strikes you. With a strong African influence, music and colour stimulate the senses and lift the soul. A far cry from Britain on a wet winter day.
Some ideas for a holiday in Brazil
- Spend a couple of days in Rio soaking up the atmosphere.
- For the wildlife enthusiast, the wetlands of the Pantanal offer the best chances of seeing jaguar.
- Soak up the atmosphere of Rio’s carnival.
- Spend a few days cruising up Rio Negro, a tributary of the Amazon, deep into the rainforest on a small, but very comfortable river boat.
- Visit Salvador in the North, one of Brazil’s oldest cities where African culture dominates every niche of its colourful lifestyle.
- Experience the thunder and roar of Iguaçu Falls. Wider than Victoria, higher than Niagara and more beautiful than both.
- The beautiful colonial architecture of Olinda and Ouro Preto
- Relax in a private villa or hotel on one of Brazil’s many beautiful beaches.
- Avoid the traffic jams in Rio and take a cycle tour along the beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema.
- Snorkel in crystal-clear waters in Bonito and marvel at the geographical features of the region including huge sinkholes and intricate caves.
- Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of Salvador on a Tuesday evening when live music takes place through the Pelourinho.
Beyond the ordinary
- A private yacht charter on the Amazon River
- A fly safari in the Amazon
- Stay at Uakari Floating Lodge in the northern Amazon