Sun & Tropical Beaches
You got 9,000 km of tropical beaches! Brazil will delight you with more than just a tan. If you like a bit of buzz, choose large cities such as Rio, Florianopolis, Recife or Salvador which have great relaxing shores. If you like tranquility, Brazil has paradise beaches in Fernando de Norohna, Sao Miguel dos Milagres, Maragogi, Itacare or Jericoacoara. Those are just some of the hundreds of places waiting to be explored in Brazil o the coast. Often you could choose a quieter beach during the day and a livelier one in the evening. Tell us about your preferences and we will find the perfect beach for your holiday in Brazil!
Take a journey back in time. The powerful diversity of Brazil is expressed in its lively dance and music, its bold and irresistible gastronomic flavours, in the emotional religious manifestations, in the colourful and explosive art of the indigenous and immigrant communities. The Museum of Immigration in Sao Paulo is a great place to visit to grasp an idea of how diverse this country is. There are numerous UNESCO Sites in Brazil: Minas Gerais, Olinda, Sao Luis, Salvador, the European South. We have been off the beaten track and so can you!
Exuberant nature will sweep you off your feet. Cerrado, Pantanal, Caatinga, Amazon, the Atlantic Jungle – they are calling for adventure. Visit the dreamy Lencois Maranhenses and the powerful Iguassu Falls, chase the waterfalls, trek the Roraima, escapes to the island of Fernando de Noronha, watch the whales in Santa Catarina, swim in Bonito, cruise the Amazon, climbe in Serra do Cipo, learn horse-riding in the Pantanal, kitesurf in Jericoacoara, snorkel in the natural pools in Porto de Galinhas and Maragogi – countless joy! This is a country of so much adventure!
There is more than just football in Brazil. Strong winds guarantee excellent kitesurfing and windsurfing in the North-East. Diving is top-notch in Fernando de Noronha. Peaceful bays and rivers will invite you for canoeing. The blue skies and excellent weather make hand gliding and paragliding very popular in Rio. Mountaineers and climbers will have should go to the four chapadas. There are numerous places where you can practise horse riding, especially in the Pantanal. You can also take samba and capoeira classes!
Brazil is considered to have the greatest biodiversity in the world, much more than any other country. The numbers of plants, freshwater fish, mammals, birds and reptiles is outstanding. There are many endemic species as well. Given the vast area of the country, there are many ecosystems and a wide variety of wildlife specific to each of them. The main regions to visit for wildlife lovers, are the wetlands of the Pantanal and the Amazon Rainforest. If you can’t wait to spot a jaguar, swim with the pink dolphin or to go on a bird watching trip – we can organise it for you!
Cruising is one of the best ways to explore the Amazon. We work with small-scale traditional boats of maximum 16 people. The tours are designed in such a way to offer fun activities, relaxation and sightseeing. Departures start both from Manaus and Santarem. Swim with the pink-dolphin, watch beautiful sunsets, taste some of the Amazonian dishes, go canoeing along the tiny igarapes, visit local communities and learn about the rainforest. Cruising offers an authentic way to experience the big river and it usually is a great value for money compared to land-based programs.
The abundance of ingredients, combined with rich cultural influences, makes Brazilian food unique. There is quite a culinary difference from region to region, but in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo you can taste it all. Belém is an absolute must-do for foodies with the best chefs from all over Brazil, mastering delicious dishes out of fresh ingredients, such as shrimp with tacaca, duck with tucupi, tambaqui ribs, crabs from the Amazon delta, the real açai, and farinha d’agua. Minas Gerais is another food paradise, especially for its cheese and feijoada. In the South of Brazil they make wine, you might have not heard of it, but it is very good. Bento Gonçalves is the place to go.
Some of the most vivid celebrations in the world are taking place in Brazil each year. New Years is absolutely fantastic in Rio de Janeiro and is a great place to be in Brazil in January. The Carnival is usually happening in February and March. This famous event is celebrated all across the country, but Rio seems to be the place to be at this time of the year. Bumba meu Boi is another amazing celebration happening in Sao Luis and Parintins in late June. July is the time to visit Chapada dos Veadeiros and celebrate Encontro de Culturas, where indigenous tribes meet in an effort to preserve their identity and culture.