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Luxury Brazil holiday

Our luxury Brazil holiday will take you to some of the most beautiful places in the country whilst staying in some of the most famous and exclusive properties that Brazil has to offer. Of course you will start your journey in Rio enveloped in the understated luxury of Emiliano hotel. Although less known than the Belmond Copacabana Palace, we love Emiliano because of its modern and sophisticated style, boutique feel and an enviable location on Copacabana beach and walking distance to Arpoador and Ipanema beach. After three nights in the Cidade Maravillhosa, we will jet you off to Cuiabá where you will spend two nights and visit the little known Chapada dos Guimarães and witness its breath taking natural landscapes. From here, you will fly to Alta Floresta, followed by a transfer to renowned Cristalino Lodge. The property sits on a private Amazonian reserve and has been hailed as one of the world’s best eco-lodges. You will spend three nights in the middle of the jungle enjoying the lodge’s facilities and excursions to discover the beauty of this pristine slice of the southern Amazon. You will then fly back to Cuiabá for one night to connect with a flight to your next dreamy destination, Trancoso. A hidden gem in the state of Bahia, it is becoming a favourite for jetsetters who want to escape from it all whilst still have access to few fashionable venues. We have chosen a wonderful boutique luxury hotel for you to spend the last few days in total relax in truly magical surroundings!

Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Welcome to Rio de Janeiro

Arrive in Rio de Janeiro where your guide and driver will meet you and take you by private car to your hotel. Depending on your flight arrival, you might have some free time before bedtime so we suggest to relax on Copacabana beach and maybe savour the local drink, caipirinha, whist watching the world go by.

Day 2 - Private tour to Corcovado and Sugarloaf

One of the Seven Wonders of the World, the magnificent Christ the Redeemer, the iconic statue on top of Corcovado Hill, is Rio’s most famous landmark. The Corcovado Hill is part of the Tijuca Forest, the largest urban forest in the world. This morning you will be picked up by your private guide and taken on a tour to this wonderful site. Once on the top of Corcovado Hill, you will be able to admire breath taking views of Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon, Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon and the Botanical Gardens. On this tour you will also visit the famous Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf Mountain), an iconic symbol of the city. Its name was given due to the resemblance to the traditional shape of a refined sugar loaf. You will take two glass cable cars to reach the top and from here you will have amazing 360 degree views of the whole city. To finish the day with the most spectacular views of the city, why not add a helicopter flight over the magnificent bay?

Day 3 - Rio at leisure

Rio offers so many activities but we have kept this day free for you to enjoy as you wish. If you prefer to be kept busy, we can suggest a plethora of tours for you to choose from. Why not dedicate half day to the city’s cultural heritage and take a guided tour to Santa Teresa and one of Rio’s favelas or for an unforgettable experience, a private sailing tour in Guanabara Bay?

Day 4 - Fly to Cuiabá

This morning you will be taken by private transfer to the airport to catch your flight to Cuiabá. Once landed, you will be met by your guide and taken by private car to your hotel.

Day 5 - Private tour of Chapada dos Guimarães

The impressive National Park is situated 69 km from Cuiabá and is characterised by big red cliffs, crystal clear waterfalls, creeks and exotic wildlife. A visit here is a must if you love nature at its most dramatic. You will take a privately guided visit to make the most of this experience. You will also have the opportunity to visit Veo da Noiva waterfall with its impressive 86 metre drop. The tour will be around 5 hours long after which you will be taken back to your hotel.

Day 6 - Fly to Alta Floresta and transfer to Cristalino Lodge

In the morning, you will depart your hotel by private car towards Cuiabá airport for your flight to Alta Floresta. Once landed, you will be driven to Cristalino lodge where you will spend the next 3 nights on a full board and excursions basis. Located up north Mato Grosso state, the city of Alta Floresta delimits the end of the Pantanal region and the beginning of the Amazon Forest. The encounter of the tropical forest with the Cerrado vegetation and a remnant of the Pantanal bring together a rich collection of fauna and flora, besides an abundance of species and a lush vegetation of many bromeliads and orchids gracing the scenery.

Days 7 and 8 - Tours and activities at Cristalino Lodge

Enjoy two full days at Cristalino lodge, voted one of the world’s 50 best eco-lodges by National Geographic. A unique Amazon sanctuary committed to the preservation of flora and fauna and where you can enjoy a unique wildlife experience. Here you will be able to take several nature walks guided by the lodge’s experienced guides and to spot wildlife from the observation towers. All your meals will be cooked to perfection using the freshest ingredients and you will be able to indulge yourself in the cosy surroundings of your accommodation and the lodge’s communal spaces.

Day 9 - Fly back to Cuiabá

Alta Floresta is only connected by flight to Cuiabá so today you will fly back to the city where you will spend a night before jetting off to the beautiful beaches of Bahia on the following day.

Day 10 - Fly to Porto Seguro, Bahia

This morning you will be collected at your hotel and driven by private car to the airport for your flight to Porto Seguro in Bahia. Once landed, you will be met by your driver and taken to your boutique hotel in Trancoso.

Day 11 - Private full day tour to Caraíva

You will reach the village of Caraíva by land first and then by a canoe crossing through the eponymous river and a mangrove. Once in the small village, you will take a walk around its streets paved by sand and stop at Boteco do Pará, a charming and traditional rustic bar. Afterwards, you will board a small motorboat and explore freshwater beaches and the stunning scenery carved by the Caraíva river. You will spot exotic birds, centenary trees and colourful orchids. A typical lunch is included and enjoyed before heading back to Trancoso.

Day 12 - Transfer to Praia do Espelho to spend the day relaxing at this stunning spot

Voted one of the best beaches in Brazil, today you will be driven to Praia do Espelho where you can spend a relaxing day on the sand and by the crystal clear waters. There is a charming fishermen village by the beach and there is some infrastructure with lounge chairs and a few bars and restaurants. This is a truly paradisiacal spot and ideal to spend a relaxing day!

Day 13 - Day at leisure

Today is yours to spend as you wish.

Day 14 - Departure

Your luxury Brazil holiday has come to an end and it is time to catch your onward flight. The private transfer to Porto Seguro airport is included for your convenience.

What's included?

INCLUDED:
  • Prices start from £4,920 per person
  • 13 nights in 4* and 5*vhotels B&B basis
  • Full Board at Cristalino Lodge in Alta Floresta
  • All tours on a private basis except for the tours at Cristalino where they might be shared with other guests
  • All private transfers
  • All domestic flights within Brazil in Economy
  • All entrance fees with service of English speaking guide for excursions
  • Local taxes
  • All trips are ATOL protected or ABTA bonded to ensure you are fully covered

Please note: Alta Floresta is only reachable with flights through Cuiabá which is the gateway to Pantanal North. If you wish, we could add a stay in a Pantanal lodge to visit the world’s biggest wetland and home to a wealth of wildlife including the jaguar.

All prices correct at the time of writing.  Give us a call on 0207 112 0019 or email us to discuss your requirements and get a confirmed price.

Please remember this is a sample itinerary and we are happy to modify it to suit your plans.  We can add or remove days and look at different places to stay.

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Our luxury Brazil holiday will take you to some of the most beautiful places in the country whilst staying in some of the most famous and exclusive properties that Brazil has to offer. Of course you will start your journey in Rio enveloped in the understated luxury of Emiliano hotel. Although less known than the Belmond Copacabana Palace, we love Emiliano because of its modern and sophisticated style, boutique feel and an enviable location on Copacabana beach and walking distance to Arpoador and Ipanema beach. After three nights in the Cidade Maravillhosa, we will jet you off to Cuiabá where you will spend two nights and visit the little known Chapada dos Guimarães and witness its breath taking natural landscapes. From here, you will fly to Alta Floresta, followed by a transfer to renowned Cristalino Lodge. The property sits on a private Amazonian reserve and has been hailed as one of the world’s best eco-lodges. You will spend three nights in the middle of the jungle enjoying the lodge’s facilities and excursions to discover the beauty of this pristine slice of the southern Amazon. You will then fly back to Cuiabá for one night to connect with a flight to your next dreamy destination, Trancoso. A hidden gem in the state of Bahia, it is becoming a favourite for jetsetters who want to escape from it all whilst still have access to few fashionable venues. We have chosen a wonderful boutique luxury hotel for you to spend the last few days in total relax in truly magical surroundings!

Rio de Janeiro
Brazil's Cidade Maravilhosa, lives up to its name. Set in a truly stunning setting, it is an unforgettable city that will get under your skin and its friendly people will capture your heart.
The North Pantanal
The Pantanal is the world's largest wetland and Brazil's best place to get close and personal to an immense array of flora and fauna, including the jaguar. If you are a nature lover, this is the place you want to be at least once in your life!
The South Pantanal
The southern part of the Pantanal is less visited than the northern counterpart but it offers the same opportunities to get in close contact with nature. If you want to see the anteater, head here for you chance to see this wonderful mammal.
Iguaçu, Falls
A true spectacle of nature, the Iguaçu, falls will take your breath away with their visual majesty and the sound of their roar!
Buzios
Once a tranquil fishermen's village, Buzios is now an elegant resort with plenty of idyllic beaches and beautiful boutique hotels, perfect for a relaxing end to any Brazil holiday.
Paraty
Lovely colonial architecture, sandwiched between the blue Brazilian sea and the vibrant nature in the hills, Paraty in the Green Coast deserves a place as a must see destination in the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro.

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