Holidays to Brazil
The appeal of a holiday in Brazil is obvious to many people. Famed throughout the world for its white sand beaches and turquoise seas, vast Amazonian rainforests and lively, diverse culture Brazil is the world''s fifth largest country. It has a huge amount to offer any traveller, so Brazil holidays are diverse and exciting.
Originally home to scattered indigenous tribes, Brazil was colonised in the early 1500s by the Portuguese. Slaves from West Africa were brought in to work on the sugar plantations, mine for gold, and later work on the coffee plantations alongside thousands of European immigrants. An influx of Japanese immigrants in the early 20th Century added to the racial mix which has produced todays cultural diversity, from samba in Rio de Janeiro to candomble in Salvador.
Brazil's landscape is as diverse as its people with a five thousand mile coastline of pristine beaches, many backed by desert-like dunes or Atlantic rainforest. The wildlife rich Pantanal, the world's largest seasonal wetland, can be found in the south west of the country, Iguazu Falls thunders between the border with Argentina, and about one third of the world's rainforest, including more than half of the Amazon, are found here.
Brazil makes an excellent location for lover's of culture, wildlife or beach relaxation, and there are some beautiful coastal locations for honeymooners. There are also daily flights to and from Peru so the majesty of Machu Picchu high in the Andes, and Brazil's beautiful coast, can easily be combined in a multi centre itinerary. A holiday in Brazil really does offer something for everyone.
Araras Eco Lodge
Offers charming, rustic accommodation in the Pantanal, Brazil's primary wildlife destination.
Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Eco-friendly lodge on the Cristalino River in Brazil's southern Amazon. Great wildlife and birding.
Hotel das Cataratas
A well-established hotel in Iguazu National Park just a stone's throw from the famous falls.
Hotel Santa Teresa
A stylishly refurbished colonial mansion set high above Rio with excellent views of the bay.
Motor yacht Tucano
Take an expedition cruise on the Tucano, a comfortable 9-cabin Amazon river boat which departs from Manaus.
Lovely 10-room hotel located on Brazil's stunning forested coastline between Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo.
SouthWild Jaguar Flotel
Stay in a floating hotel in the heart of the world's best jaguar spotting territory!
Uakari Floating Lodge
A remote floating lodge in the largest protected area of flooded forest in the Amazon.
Vida Sol e Mar
An ideal beach location for whale watching and surfing about 1½ south of Florianopolis in Santa Catarina.
Rio & the Wildlife of Brazil
13 days from £3075 pp
Rio, the Amazon & the Pantanal - a fantastic wildlife odyssey in Brazil.
7 days from £2,670 pp
A wonderful opportunity to venture deep into the Pantanal with excellent chances of seeing jaguars.
Rio, Waterfalls, Rivers and Coast
15 days from £2885 pp
A magnificent blend of city life, wildlife, coastal scenery and history. Brazil in microcosm.
Rio and the Costa Verde
8 days from £2425 pp
Enjoy the excitement of Rio before arriving at your own private paradise on the Costa Verde.