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Tailor-Made Brazil: Rhythms of Rio, Iguazu & Bahia

10 days from $6,995

Experience a sensory explosion of the best kind on a 10-day experience-rich trip to the biggest country in South America. Brazil showcases remarkable diversity, merging cultures and traditions to create something unique. Visit iconic Rio and its famous landmarks, surround yourself with dizzying sights at Iguazu Falls, marvel at exemplary colonial architecture in Brasilia, and allow yourself to be engrossed by the vibrant Bahia culture in Salvador.

Brazil at a Glance

As the most populous country in South America, Brazil is known for its diversity in all aspects. From being a melting pot for cultures and offering staggering contrasts across the landscape, it can be a dizzying destination even for the most well-travelled tourists. The sunny and warm climate certainly plays a part in making Brazilians welcoming and friendly towards foreigners. While in some parts of the country public opinion is yet to adjust to modern times, the LGBTQ+ community can enjoy generous legal rights in Brazil – the equality index, according to Equaldex, is 81/100. The most gay-friendly destinations are located across the east coast of the country, the capital cities of each region in particular. Express caution in small towns and inland areas – public displays of affection are unfortunately still highly frowned upon and can provoke unwelcome situations. Generally, the best time to visit is between November and March, when the weather is the nicest. February is the best month to visit if you want to experience the famous Rio or Salvador carnivals.

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Currency

Real (BRL)

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Language

Portuguese

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Visas

Not needed for travellers from the US, Canada and Europe

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Best Time To Visit

November – March

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Timezone

Brasilia Standard Time (GMT-3)

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Homosexual Activity

Legal

Photo: Rodolfo Barreto

Photo: Paulo Infante

10-day travel itinerary

DAY 1

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Arrive in Rio de Janeiro

Arrive in Rio de Janeiro and transfer to your luxury hotel.

DAY 2

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Rio de Janeiro | Corcovado Mountain

Start your trip at the very top – ascend Corcovado Mountain for unmatched views of Rio. Marvel at the epic Christ the Redeemer statue standing 38 meters tall on the 700-metre mountain. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

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Rio de Janeiro | Iconic Beaches & Sugarloaf Sunset

Cycle Rio’s famous beaches – Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon and the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon. Don’t miss the opportunity to stop at one of the local fruit stands to enjoy some of the best in-season fruit and varieties you may have not tried yet. In the afternoon, take the cable car to Sugar Loaf Mountain for breathtaking sunset views.

DAY 4

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Iguazu Falls | Powerful Cascades

Board a flight to Iguazu Falls and check into your hotel, located a mere walk from the famous landmark. Enjoy a delicious lunch at the hotel and spend a relaxing afternoon exploring the surroundings or the amenities on offer.

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Iguazu Falls | The Devil’s Throat

Go on a train ride showcasing the famous waterfalls from the Argentine side with arresting views of the falls and lush tropical landscapes. Enjoy lunch, and embark on a giddily walk on the 1.1-kilometre walkway across the Iguazu River culminating at a viewing platform over Garganta del Diablo or Devil’s Throat.

DAY 6

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Brasilia | Architecture of the Capital

At dawn, visit the famous falls on the Brazilian side before the park opens to the public. Later board a flight to the capital city Brasilia. Marvel at the cityscape and visit its iconic landmarks like the Belvedere TV Tower, Our Lady of Fatima Church, Three Powers Square, Metropolitan Cathedral, JK Memorial, National Congress and the University of Brasilia. In the evening, enjoy a hearty meal at a churrascaria – a local barbecue restaurant.

DAY 7

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Brasilia & Salvador | Discovery & Celebration

Before travelling to Brazil’s former capital, the historic city of Salvador, visit Brasilia’s Central Bank Museum, Federal Savings Building and Itamaraty Palace. After checking into your hotel in Salvador, dress up for dinner at a local restaurant and a traditional Bahia performance.

DAY 8

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Salvador | Colonial Echoes

Enjoy a leisurely stroll down the cobbled streets of Salvador’s town centre, where you will see an impressive array of colonial architecture – the largest in Latin America. Admire the intricate details of São Francisco Church and then sample Brazil’s national spirit cachaça made from sugar cane. Try traditional flavours during lunch at a local restaurant, and enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure at your luxury hotel.

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Salvador | Flavors & Rhythms of Bahia

Continue immersing yourself in the rich regional Bahia culture and traditions, this time through cuisine that merges Mediterranean, African, Latin, and Asian flavours. Start at the buzzing São Joaquim market, where you will gather the necessary ingredients for a flavoursome dish known as moqueca. In the afternoon, immerse yourself in the rhythm and sound of Bahia with guidance from a local expert.

DAY 10

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Depart Salvador

Enjoy breakfast and leave for the airport to board your international flight home.

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Additional recommended experiences

Enhance your travels with a host of exclusive options, each one designed to elevate your experience to new heights. Imagine soaring above Rio de Janeiro on a private helicopter tour, marveling at the stunning bird’s-eye view of the city’s landmarks. Or, go behind the scenes at the Iguazu Bird Park, where you’ll have the opportunity to meet with a knowledgeable park biologist and even help feed the flamingos and toucans. If you have a love for the finer things, join an expert mixologist for a class on crafting the perfect caipirinha cocktail using local fruits, spices, and spirits. And for a truly unforgettable experience, go backstage at Rio’s Carnival, where you can see the construction of costumes and floats, dress up in lavish Carnival attire, learn some samba moves, and even join a percussion class.

Let Us Book Your Luxury Brazil Vacation

Get in touch if you would like us to arrange your Brazil trip. Did you have a different Brazil itinerary in mind? No problem. We tailor every trip to your individual travel style and passions so just let us know what you’re looking for.

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A private itinerary designed for you

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Hand-selected luxury accommodation

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Exclusive insider-access opportunities and inspiring sightseeing

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English-speaking local guides

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Airport meet and greet with private transfers

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