Reserva do Ibitipoca

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Why we like it

  • A converted 18th century farmhouse with just a handful of rooms and suites
  • Set on a 3,000ha private reserve a few hours north of Rio de Janeiro
  • The reserve has its own stable of so you can explore on horseback
  • Personalised Havaianas, L’Occitane toiletries – little touches add luxury
  • The restaurant offers simple, fresh and organic gourmet Mineira cuisine
  • Electric mountain bikes give you a change to get off the beaten track

A&K Top Tip

The daily morning yoga classes are the perfect way to start the day in this paradise location.

Guest Testimonial

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, and the Four Seasons in Buenos Aires was equally superb

- TW, London

Reserva do Ibitipoca is simply stunning, and by staying at the reserve’s gorgeous farmhouse you can explore the 3,000ha estate on horseback (the estate has a stable of native Mangalarga and Anglo-Arab horses), by mountain bike or joining in with a guided tour – there are two a day. Botanists will enjoy the incredible native forest species and stunning wild orchids and bromeliads, and or a touch of luxury you can relax in the spa with a massage or Ayurvedic treatment (there’s also yoga and stretching classes to keep you supple). The eight spacious suites in the main house are uniquely decorated with a touch of rustic charm and have lovely views – some even from the bathtub. Set away from the main house are a handful of private houses perfect for independent honeymooners or groups. Staying at Ibitipoca is also an adventure in authentic Brazilian cuisine – all meals are included, from the breakfast spread of warm corn bread and cakes, fruit platters and cheeses, to dinners that make use of the restaurant’s traditional wood burning stove. There’s a café at the stables and even a bar by a nearby waterfall – we recommend the caipirinha. When in Brazil…

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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.

Fly to

Sao Paulo or Rio de Janeiro (British Airways)

flying time

14 hours 15 minutes

time difference

GMT -3 hours


Not required for UK passport holders

Health Requirements

Yellow Fever certificate if arriving from an infected area

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