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Brazil Holidays

South America’s largest country is also big on variety. Tread carefully through dense rainforests on one of our group tours, soak up the samba spirit on the streets of Rio or go back in time and visit historic Salvador.

Brazil’s incredible landscapes, rich history and extraordinary wildlife are as diverse as the country is vast. Stretching from the Amazon basin in the north to the colossal Iguazu Falls in the south, and from the wildlife-rich wetlands of the Pantanal in the west to the 2,000 beaches along the coast, there is plenty to explore.

The Brazilians are innately relaxed which adds to the quintessentially Latin American vibe and with direct flights from the UK, you can be in buzzing Rio with all of its iconic sights by nightfall.

Hyacinth Macaw, Pantanal, Brazil
Hyacinth Macaw, Pantanal, Brazil

What to expect on your Brazilian holiday

Brazil is the largest country in South America (it’s more than twice the size of India) and thus distances are huge and careful planning is needed when devising a holiday.

There is more to Brazil than sun, sea, and samba. It is home to the greatest rainforest in the world and the world’s largest tropical wetlands, the Pantanal. But more than the abundance of its natural wonders, it is the extraordinary diversity and richness of the people of Brazil that will strike you when on holiday in Brazil. With a strong African influence, music and colour stimulate the senses and lift the soul. A far cry from Britain on a wet winter day.

Explore Brazil

  • Pantanal
  • Iguacu Falls
  • Brazilian Amazon
  • Bahia Beaches
  • Fernando De Noronha
  • Buzios
  • Paraty
  • Salvador

Experiences

Tell us what you love doing and we’ll curate a journey that’s perfect for you.

Christ the Redeemer

Take in the magnificent views from Corcovado’s iconic Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf Mountain.

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Attend Rio Carnival

Party the night away during Rio Carnival, the largest carnival on earth that boast colourful displays of dancing, impressive beaded outfits and loud music.

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Experience Rio

Spend a couple of days in Rio de Janeiro soaking up the atmosphere, bustling streets, popular beaches and delicious foodie hotspots.

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Visit Petrópolis

Visit the Imperial House and Museum belonging to the royal family, the former palace of 19th century emperor Dom Pedro.

Hire a Bicycle

Hire a two-wheeler and cycle along the famous beaches of Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon, plus the inland Lake Rodrigo.

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Birding in the Amazon

Keep a notebook and set of binoculars close to hand when bird-watching in the Amazon, a paradise that is home to more than 1,500 winged species.

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Purchase Local Handicrafts

Support the indigenous Amazon communities and their unique way of life by purchasing some of their exquisite handicrafts, jewellery and textiles.

Early Morning Nature Trails

Set out on gentle hikes at the break of day for an otherworldly experience, completely surrounded by thousands of squawking birds.

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Try Piranha “Fishing”

Watch as hungry piranhas latch onto bait before dropping back into the rivers during a safe catch and release fishing experience.

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Cruise the Amazon

Sail on the world’s mightiest river during an authentic Amazon cruise that navigates far off the beaten track.

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Our Brazil experts have created and curated these holiday ideas to get you started. Take the time to search through them and find something to spark ideas for a unique adventure.

Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Roxy Dukes

Roxy loves to delve into South American culture, so Brazil is always at the top of her hit list. From eating tapioca served from local food carts to the art of capoeira dancing, she loves to find new experiences to share with her wayfaring clients.

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What excellent service from James - he was very knowledgeable and booked the perfect trip for us to Brazil.

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Roxy did a truly wonderful job at arranging our itinerary, which was very unique.

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What a fantastic trip to Argentina, Chile and Brazil superbly organised by James.

Destination: Argentina, Chile & Brazil
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