Brazil is able to offer the international traveller a breathtakingly picturesque landscape, exciting, fun cities and a rich culture honed from the integration of an eclectic global mix of immigrants over centuries. With this diversity comes the opportunity for visitors to enjoy a unique holiday combining inland and coastal locations and internationally significant treasures on a luxury tailor-made itinerary.
You could begin your journey in the state of Parana in the south, visiting the spectacular Iguassu Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage Site comprising a collection of no fewer than 275 waterfalls of up to eight-two metres in height. At three kilometres wide, you can only imagine how dramatic and imposing the horseshoe-shaped falls are – you really need to see it for yourself to appreciate it. The centrepiece of a lush, wildlife-filled jungle of national park status, visitors can marvel at the sight in several ways: via a private helicopter tour, a thrilling boat tour or on foot along a series of purpose-built walkways and trails. In most cases, prepare to get drenched! By contrast, head to the coast to visit two cities that each offers their own unique personality. Rio de Janeiro provides the cosmopolitan glamour, designer shopping, stretches of famous sandy beaches that attract their own beach culture, super gourmet dining, nightclubs and a world-famous annual carnival that is a sight to behold. Further north in Salvador, this cultural gem has, for the most part, stayed true to its Afro-Brazilian roots and is replete with ornate, candy-coloured Baroque architecture, gold-encrusted churches, fascinating museums, great music and food, along with plazas perfect for people-watching and enjoying performances of the Brazilian martial art, capoeira. Salvador is all about tradition and heritage, while nearby there are some fabulous tropical beaches that are just begging to be relaxed upon when you’re all ‘cultured’ out.