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Brazil Honeymoon - Rio, Amazon and Beaches

Visit vibrant Rio de Janeiro, the Amazon rainforest and beautiful beaches in style

12 days

from £5,560pp

This Brazil honeymoon sees Brazil’s most well-known areas, Rio de Janeiro, the Amazon jungle and the beach. Stay in some of the best accommodation, ensuring a really special and memorable trip.

  • Learn to Samba in Rio and watch the sun set from Sugar Loaf Mountain
  • Experience the Amazon without compromising on comfort; staying in a glass fronted bungalow
  • Stay on one of the best beach resorts in Brazil
  • Have dinner on your own private island at Ponta dos Ganchos

Begin this honeymoon in the stunningly beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro. A wonderful place whether you want to spend time on one of the beaches, visit the iconic sites of Sugar Loaf Mountain or Christ the Redeemer, go shopping in the stylish boutiques or party the night away in Lapa. Stay in the Belmond Copacabana Palace, one of the most luxurious hotels in Rio.

Explore the Amazon rainforest, one of Brazil’s best known regions. During the day, hike in the forests, visit the pink river dolphins, float by canoe on the rivers and tributaries and visit some of the local communities. At night, retreat back to the comforts of Anavilhanas Lodge, take a refreshing dip in the pool overlooking the Rio Negro or sample a caipirinha in the bar before sleeping in a glass fronted bungalow. A wonderful rainforest experience without compromising on comfort.

End this Brazil honeymoon in one of the most exclusive beach resorts in Brazil. Ponta dos Ganchos is set on a private peninsular that offers sunset views from most of its villas and bungalows, a unique view in Brazil beach resorts. This high end property offers sailing, snorkelling, kayaking, diving, tennis and much more. During the stay, take dinner on your own private island; a romantic and truly memorable experience.

For a more detailed itinerary with great ideas on what to do and where to stay, please get in touch with our experts.

  Click here to see what is included/excluded

what is included

  • Accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis except the Amazon
  • Accommodation in the Amazon on a full board basis
  • Internal flights
  • International flights as detailed
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Transfers as detailed

what is excluded

  • Gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas

PLEASE NOTE THE ABOVE FLIGHT COST IS A SUGGESTED FROM PRICE. FLIGHT COSTS WILL BE CONFIRMED AT TIME OF BOOKING. ALL FLIGHTS ARE ATOL PROTECTED.

Itinerary at a glance

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Day 1

Fly London to Rio de Janeiro


As the Brazilians say, 'God made the world in six days, the seventh he devoted to Rio'. This vibrant and lively city is a fun place to spend some time, and offers something for everyone.

Nestled between the mountains and the sea, Rio's natural beauty is unsurpassable. Its magnificent shoreline, with its charming bays and beautiful beaches, is an important part of Rio social life and offers numerous outdoor activities from biking to surfing.

In the mountains above Rio, you will find the Tijuca national forest, the largest natural urban park in the world. The city's eight million inhabitants, known as 'Cariocas', are friendly, carefree people who always seem to find time for the pleasures of good living.


You will be staying at Belmond Copacabana Palace, Bed & Breakfast

Day 2

Days at Leisure with Suggested Sightseeing
Days to explore Rio. Find below a selection of activities and excursions:- Learn how to Samba at a dance school;- People-watch on Copacabana Beach;- Watch a football match at Maracana Stadium;- Listen to live Bossa Nova in a restaurant in Ipanema;- Visit the botanical gardens and the avenue of imperial palms;- Visit Petropolis, the Summer Residence of the Imperial family of Brazil;- Board a cable car to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain;- Admire the view from Corcovado below the statue of Christ;- Hire bicycles and explore the beaches;- Visit Santa Teresa, the bohemian quarter;- Explore the colonial historical quarter;- Relax on the beach and enjoy the day to day life of the Cariocas.


Samba Lesson and Sugar Loaf Sunset Drink
Rio de Janeiro is the birthplace of samba and it's impossible to resist tapping your feet to the Brazilian beat. This afternoon experience a very popular part of the Rio culture, be ready to do the basic samba steps after an hour's lesson.

After the dance class, take a cable car ride to Sugar Loaf Mountain, one of Rio's most famous sites. It offers breathtaking views of the Copacabana and Guanabara Bay. Arrive right on time to watch an incredible sunset whilst sipping a caipirinha, the most famous Brazilian drink.


You will be staying at Belmond Copacabana Palace, Bed & Breakfast

Day 3

Rio by Night with Rio Scenarium
This evening go to a special restaurant for a romantic dinner, there are a choice of places to try. A reservation will be made to ensure the best table.

Then, follow on to Rio Scenarium for music and dance. Located in a renovated three-storey warehouse on the edge of Lapa, Rio Scenarium is an antique store-turned-bar. It is considered one of the top bars in the world, attracting a mixed crowd of all ages and origins who come to enjoy live music and to practice the Samba moves. It is a perfect place to feel like a real local.


You will be staying at Belmond Copacabana Palace, Bed & Breakfast

Day 4

Fly Rio de Janeiro to Manaus

Manaus to Anavilhanas Lodge


Travel by ferry, road and boat to reach Anavilhanas Lodge, a journey of about three hours.


Northern Brazil is dominated by the Amazon Rainforest; a vast tract of tropical wilderness divided by the enormous Amazon River basin. More than half of the Amazon River Basin is located within Brazil, supporting incredible biodiversity with an array of mammals, insects, reptiles and bird species.

Manaus, the capital of Amazonas State, serves as the main gateway into the depths of the Amazon Rainforest. Head downstream by boat to observe the natural phenomena known as the ‘Meeting of the Waters’ where the clay-coloured waters of Rio Solimões meet the black waters of Rio Negro and flow in parallel for six kilometres before converging to form the Rio Amazon.


Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge Excursions
During your stay you have the choice of two guided activities daily. These include:

- A boat tour through the uncountable lakes and islands of the Anavilhanas Archipelago, with chances of spotting wildlife

- Trekking through the virgin forest, accompanied by local guides who will reveal the mysteries of the Amazon Jungle

- Tours and dives in the desert white sand beaches that appear in the middle of Rio Negro during the dry season (Sep to Apr)

- Visit the local craft shops and a small manioc farm

- Fishing in the igapós and igarapés around the Lodge

- Visit the pink river dolphins

- Try piranha fishing

- Watch the sunrise and the morning bird activity

- Visit the local community in Tiririca
- Bow and Arrow workshop

- Canoe rides in a traditional canoe through the Igarapés do Pato and Monteiro

- Night time alligator spotting


You will be staying at Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge, Full board

Day 5

You will be staying at Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge, Full board

Day 6

You will be staying at Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge, Full board

Day 7

Anavilhanaus Lodge to Manaus


Return to Manaus by boat, road and ferry, a journey of about three hours.

Fly Manaus to Sao Paulo

Fly Sao Paulo to Florianopolis


Florianopolis, with its cobbled streets and colonial architecture, is one of the main cities in southern Brazil and the state capital of Santa Catarina. It is located between the mainland and the vibrant island of Santa Catalina. Off the coast, the southern right whales come to breed and calve between June and November.


You will be staying at Ponta dos Ganchos, Bed & Breakfast

Day 8

Ponta dos Ganchos Activities
There are many activities on offer during the stay - take a cooking lesson with the resort chef, dine on a private island, set up on the beach, hike trails, play tennis, golf, visit nearby villages, take a helicopter tour or try paragliding.

Water based activities include stand-up paddle boarding, canoeing, snorkelling, diving, whale watching and fishing, or go out with local fisherman for an authentic experience in the Ganchos Bay visiting oyster and mussel farms. Dolphin trips, visits to Campeche Island or Arvoredo Marine Reserve can also be organised.


You will be staying at Ponta dos Ganchos, Bed & Breakfast

Day 9

Dinner on Private Island
Take dinner tonight on the resort's private island, an amazing experience. It cannot be described in words, it must be experienced.


You will be staying at Ponta dos Ganchos, Bed & Breakfast

Day 10

You will be staying at Ponta dos Ganchos, Bed & Breakfast

Day 11

Fly Florianopolis to Sao Paulo

Fly Sao Paulo to London overnight

Accommodation

Below you can see some of the wonderful places we recommend you stay on your journey.

Ponta dos Ganchos

Ponta dos Ganchos

Ponta dos Ganchos is a stunning hotel nestled into rugged rainforest fringed by sandy coves and emerald seas....

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Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge

Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge

The Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge is set in a vast stretch of rainforest in the Anavilhanas archipelago, the world's largest fresh water archipelago, two and a half hours from Manaus, on the banks of the Rio Negro....

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Belmond Copacabana Palace

Belmond Copacabana Palace

The Belmond Copacabana Palace Hotel is one of Rio's most iconic and luxurious hotels....

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For a more detailed itinerary with great ideas on what to do and where to stay, please get in touch with our experts.

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