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Rio de Janeiro is one of the liveliest and most beautiful cities in the world with breathtaking views from Sugarloaf Mountain. Ipanema and Copacabana beaches may be on everyone's fantasy list, but there are many others along the coastline that are well worth a visit during your luxury holiday in Brazil. On the northern coast, the towns of Ilheus, Natal and Salvador da Bahia come complete with pristine golden beaches, while south of Rio there are more than a hundred beaches edging the Atlantic rainforest - it is easy to see why honeymoons in Brazil are so special.
As well as the buzzing modern cities, your Brazil holiday can take in the colourful 16th Century Portuguese colonial towns of historical interest, which can be found in The North. From the diamond and gold mining towns of Minas Gerais, to the slave trade ports of the State of Bahia, Brazil's colourful past is clearly evident in its diverse culture, fine colonial buildings and friendly people.
Brazil is also one of the greatest eco-destinations on earth. The Amazon is not only the world's longest river, but its basin covers almost half of Brazil. Further south, on the borders of Paraguay and Bolivia is the Pantanal - the world's largest wetland area. Here your holiday to Brazil can provide glimpses of caiman, capybara, jaguar and anacondas, together with brightly coloured parrots and the hyacinth macaw. On the borders of Brazil and Argentina, hear the thunderous roar of Iguaçu Falls. Walk above them on specially constructed boardwalks or take a boat to one of the lakes to see them in their full magnificence.
Talk to one of our experts today about our luxury and tailor made Brazil Holidays 2014, 2015.
At A&K all of our journeys are individually tailored to suit your needs and timescale. However, as a guide, a 13 day Brazil holiday will cost from £3,750 per person based on two adults sharing with flights from the UK and subject to availability.
Best time to be there
Before you visit Brazil decide what you want to see: Brazil is a continental country, with large temperature variations from north to south. Visit the Pantanal from July to December, the Amazon Jungle from March to August, Rio de Janeiro from September to May and the Northeast year round.
Sao Paulo or Rio de Janeiro (British Airways)
14 hours 15 minutes
GMT -3 hours
Not required for UK passport holders
Yellow Fever certificate if arriving from an infected area
The Hotels you (Charlie Lockwood) selected were superb in Peru, Chile, Argentina and Brazil, what a pleasure it has been to stay in the Belmond Hotels, everyone was so helpful, the exception being the Four Seasons Hotel in Buenos Aires equally superb.
- TW, London
Suggested accommodation in Brazil
Fasano Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro
Fasano Sao Paulo
Belmond Hotel das Cataratas
Kiaroa Eco Luxury Resort
Ponta dos Ganchos
Belmond Copacabana Palace
Rio de Janeiro