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Santo Antonio de Lisboa, Florianopolis, Brazil

Southern Brazil

Florianopolis with its cobbled streets and colonial architecture is one of the main cities in southern Brazil and the state capital of Santa Catarina. It is located between the mainland and the vibrant Island of Santa Catalina.

White Birds, Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
White Birds, Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

Honeymoon in Brazil

Flit between sultry samba clubs of Rio, remote jungle retreats in the Amazon and dazzling coastline in Florianopolis, scouting rainforest tributaries for signs of pink river dolphins and exploring the nooks of a private island peninsula. With just enough time to visit with local Amazonian communities and snorkel emerald seas flanked by sandy coves, this trip encapsulates an eclectic mix of Brazil’s most coveted and captivating hot spots.

11 days

from £4,550 pp

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Villa, Cavas Wine Lodge, Mendoza, Argentina
Cavas Wine Lodge, Mendoza, Argentina

Honeymoon in Argentina & Brazil

Meander from the lush vineyards of Argentina to the dazzling coastline of Brazil, staying in two romantic and secluded properties that boast private plunge pools and exclusive island dining.

11 days

from £3,950 pp

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Serra Geral Mountains, Brazil
Serra Geral , Brazil

A little more about Southern Brazil

The Atlantic Coast, in this part of Southern Brazil, is surprising lush and tropical and is a very popular beach destination in the summer months. The long coastline is varied offering deserted beaches, great surfing, snorkelling and diving. Off the coast is where the Southern Right Whales come to breed and calf between June and November. Inland the Serra Geral mountains offer stunning scenery, lots of hiking and horse riding opportunities. This region was colonised by the Europeans and therefore the locals can be tall, blond and blue eyed and there are annual European style festivals, like the Blumenau Oktoberfest.

Experiences

Relax on Santa Catarina

Unwind on one of the most spectacular beaches in Brazil in Santa Catarina, relaxing on the sand or paddling in the Atlantic.

Watch the Surfing Championships

Flock to Joaquina Beach to watch its surfing championships, or partake in a private surf lesson to experience the wild coastline.

Snorkel in Bonito

Join a snorkelling adventure in Bonito and marvel at the geographical features of the region that includes huge sinkholes and intricate caves.

Whale Watching

From June to October, take a boat trip off the coast to watch hundreds of southern right whales return to the Santa Catarina coast to breed.

Adventures in the Serra Geral

Lace up to hike across the Serra Geral mountain range, or saddle up to head out on horseback.

Accommodation

Below you can see some of the wonderful places we recommend you stay on your journey.

Pousada Vida Sol e Mar £££££

  • Brazil
  • Beach and Island Escapes

Vida Sol e Mar (Life, Sun and Sea) overlooks Praia do Rosa, one of Brazil’s most beautiful beaches, 75 minutes away from Florianopolis. Owned and run by the Litman family, the charming and friendly hotel has 31 rooms and 14 spectacular villas. The hotel hosts the Right Whale Institute, which promotes the preservation of the Southern species. Between July and October boat trips accompanied by a biologist depart from nearby Garopaba and you will get the chance to observe 17 metres long whales close up.

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Ponta dos Ganchos £££££

  • Brazil
  • Beach and Island Escapes

Ponta dos Ganchos is a stunning hotel nestled into rugged rainforest fringed by sandy coves and emerald seas. Accommodation comprises of 25 beautifully designed, spacious and well-appointed bungalows, each with its own living area, private deck, hammock and magical sea view. Some have Jacuzzis, saunas and plunge pools or even an infinity pool. Food is high on the agenda at Ponta dos Ganchos and menus change daily.

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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.

James Armitage

The largest country in South America, James has sailed all the way down the Amazon, travelled the length of the coastline and explored the beautiful interiors of the Pantanal and Iguazu falls. However, it is the relaxed and full of life people that make this country so special.
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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.

Destination: Brazil
Travel Expert: James

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

Destination: Brazil
Travel Expert: Roxy

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

Destination: Argentina, Chile & Brazil
Travel Expert: James

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