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Rio de Janeiro


EPIC IN SCALE AND SPIRIT, BRAZIL’S TERRAIN INCLUDES THE MIGHTY AMAZON, THE WILDLIFE OF THE PANTANAL AND THUNDERING IGUASSU FALLS, WHILE THIS CULTURALLY DIVERSE LAND OFFERS AFRICAN RHYTHMS IN BAHIA, COLONIAL CITIES AND ELECTRIFYING SAMBA IN RIO.


Away from the vibrant streets of bustling Rio and the iconic image of Christ the Redeemer, Brazil enjoys the benefits of an astonishing 7,500 km of coastline and the largest rainforest in the world. Colonial cities span some 300 years of Portuguese tradition, while Salvador is redolent of African influence.


THE AMAZON RIVER The greatest river system in the world, the Amazon holds 10% of all known species, making it the largest repository of plants and animals. It is home to over 350 indigenous groups, 75,000 species of trees and some 1,200 species of birds.


IGUASSU FALLS Set against a backdrop of exuberant rainforest and clouds of soaking mist, the falls on the Brazilian side present visitors with more of a grand overview than their Argentine neighbours. You reach this side of the falls by following the winding jungle trails to the base of the thundering cascades of the Devil’s Throat.


THE PANTANAL The Pantanal covers some 140,000 sq km and is the world’s largest freshwater wetland. Arguably the best place to view Brazil’s abundant wildlife, it contains over 700 species of birds and some 100 mammal species, including the majestic jaguar.


BUZIOS The Buzios peninsula, 170 km east of Rio, has over 20 bays with sandy beaches and clear waters. It is the perfect place to relax after a full itinerary, easily reached from Rio, where you can unwind on the beach and enjoy dining at the local restaurants.


WHERE TO STAY IN BRAZIL


The hotel choice of hotels matches Brazil’s size, with some of the finest luxury and boutique options in the continent available, including:


KIAROA – A luxury eco-resort located on the Marau Peninsula, a sanctuary between the Atlantic Ocean and Camamu Bay


DAS CATARATAS – A classic Orient-Express hotel, in the style of a Portuguese-colonial residence located within Iguassu National Park


PICINGUABA – An idyllic retreat providing tranquillity and authenticity on the edge of the Amazon Rainforest


CONVENTO DO CARMO – Brazil’s first luxury historic hotel and a former convent located in the picturesque district of Pelourinho in Salvador


VILA D’ESTE – Relaxed pousada with breathtaking views over the Bay of Buzios


SALVADOR DA BAHIA Vibrant and colourful, Bahia is a real feast for the senses. Strongly influenced by its African roots, it is one of Brazil’s most culturally and historically important regions, with the beautiful city of Salvador offering a prime example of its rich mix of colonial traditions, vibrant colours, rich flavours and resonant sounds.


COLONIAL CITIES Brazil’s colonial period lasted for over 300 years after the arrival of the Portuguese, and for the best living examples of this period of time, we recommend a visit to the state of Minas Gerais to explore the attractive towns of Ouro Preto and Tiradentes.


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