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Enjoy the best travel experiences in South America’s largest country with our brilliant Brazil holidays and tours. This world-famous destination offers sun-kissed beaches, wildlife-rich Amazon rainforest, pulsating cities and a whole lot more.
Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world, covering almost half South America’s land mass. It spans four time zones and is home to more than 200 million people. It’s fantastic infrastructure and connections explain why it is the continent’s most popular tourist destination. It shares a border with all but two of its South American neighbours.
And it’s easy to see why it’s so popular for tours – Brazil is home to many of the world’s most famous visitor attractions. The mighty Iguaçu Falls draws people with its majestic, and photogenic waterfalls. The Pantanal awaits wildlife enthusiasts keen to spot jaguar, caiman and more. Or perhaps Ilha Grande, an island with no roads where you can enjoy the wonders of nature.
Many Brazil holidays feature dreams of palm-lined beaches with turquoise waters. Praia do Forte is the perfect spot to put up your feet and relax. Inland, Chapada Diamantina is ideal for trekkers – with its plains, table-topped mountains, rivers, waterfalls and natural pools.
All this before we mention Brazil’s dense and complex river systems which include the enormous Amazon. Lose yourself to the sounds and sights of the world’s largest tropical rainforest while staying at an eco-lodge or travelling upriver on a cruise boat.
The iconic city of Rio de Janeiro, looked over by the Christ the Redeemer statue, is rightly famous for its carnival and year-round fun-loving attitude. Ipanema and Copacabana beaches provide the daytime downtime before sundowners kick off the fiesta feel. Rio’s spectacular geography makes climbing the 396-metre Sugarloaf Mountain a must. From here, you can enjoy a view that takes in the Rio de Janeiro skyline, its surrounding tropical forests and beaches. Join one of our Brazil tours to enjoy this unforgettable experience.
Rio is also home to dozens of museums including the wonderfully ornate Teatro Municipal, a Parisian-inspired theatre which rubs shoulders with skyscrapers and beaches.
Brazil’s big cities form a beating part of its charismatic soul and add a dash of colour to all Brazil holidays. Brasilia is often described as futuristic; in contrast, Salvador blends colourful architecture, history and culture as Brazil’s former colonial capital.
São Paolo is one of the country’s most densely populated cities famed for museums and architecture. Its neo-Gothic cathedral, the Martinelli skyscraper and Oscar Niemeyer’s Edifício Copan are just some to mention. The São Paolo Museum of Art has a vast collection, and the Museum of the Portuguese Language – housed in an impressive Victorian railway-style building – details the history of Brazil, its indigenous communities and its role in the modern world.
Whatever your travelling interests may be, Brazil offers holidays for everyone.
Below you will find a few of the many attractions Brazil has to offer for your holiday.
The Chapada Diamantina is a National Park in the interior of the state of Bahia in North Eastern Brazil.
It covers an area larger than that of the Netherlands and is a series of flat-topped mountains interlinked by forested valleys, rivers, waterfalls and swimming holes.
The park can be explored on day trips from Lençois or on several day trekking itineraries.
The rainy season is December to March and a great time to see the waterfalls.
If you want to beat the crowds then go in April / May or August to October.
The best way to get a feel for the famous Amazon rainforest region is aboard a river cruise.
From these comfortable boats, you will be able to explore the mighty Amazon and Negro rivers. There are also jungle lodge options, so you can immerse yourself in nature.
The city of Manaus in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon and is the gateway to the rainforest.
Boasting its famous opera house, built at the end of the 19th Century on the back of the rubber boom, the city itself is well worth a day of exploration, too.
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I just wanted to say thanks for the fine organisation on this trip.
We learned a lot on how to make future trips out of this experience.
The bare-foot dune crossing was tough but something to be remembered for a lifetime ;)
Everything else was just tip top organised from accommodations to timing of events, guides etc...
G van Balen, Netherlands, 2018
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COVID 19 Page updated on 1 April 2020 (by Kathy Jarvis, director) We would like to extend a huge thanks all our UK staff and our numerous partners throughout South America for their help in getting all of our customers home safely in March. Our partners in South America are also helping enormously with offering to reschedule tours and services for all of our customers who can no longer travel on their chosen dates due to Covid 19, so many thanks to them for that at a very difficult time. We would like to extend our thanks also to …
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