London - Sao Paulo - Iguazu
Catch a flight from London to Sao Paulo, where you will meet your connecting flight to Iguazu. You will be met at the airport and privately transferred to your sumptuous five-star hotel set amidst the lush rainforest, within walking distance of the thundering, World Heritage-listed Iguazu Falls. A series of separate cataracts that form a mighty cascade of water crashing over the edge of a cliff. Surely one of the most awe-inspiring natural spectacles in Latin America.
Staying at the only hotel situated within the Iguazu National Park, you will find yourself in the perfect position from which to explore this world wonder from both the Brazilian and Argentine sides. You can take a zodiac boat to the base of the falls or choose a helicopter tour to gain an unbeatable view of the falls from above. You’ll also have time to explore the surrounding rainforest and its rich biodiversity.
Stay: Two nights in a deluxe room at Belmond Das Cataratas – bed & breakfast
Today you will hop on a flight to experience the excitement, energy and incredible sights of Rio de Janeiro. Your hotel sits at the heart of the historic and fashionable Santa Teresa District, dotted with bistros and bars and within 15 minutes’ drive of the iconic beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema.
You’ll enjoy a privately guided tour to the top of both the Sugarloaf and Corcovado Mountains, where you will be able to enjoy the best views across the dazzling city and bay area.
Stay: Three nights in a deluxe room at Santa Teresa Hotel – bed & breakfast
Now for something entirely different. Today you will fly to Manaus, gateway to Brazil’s vast Amazon Rainforest. You will be met and transferred to your jungle lodge on the edge of the mighty Rio Negro, with prime access to the Anavilhanas National Park. The lush jungle provides sanctuary to a myriad of different creatures, including monkeys, giant otters, jaguars and an abundance of exotic birds.
You will spend the following days fully immersing yourself in the surrounding wilderness, choosing from a variety of guided excursions that range from piranha fishing and night walks to canoeing along the jungle’s meandering tributaries. Visits to nearby indigenous communities offer you the opportunity to learn more about the local culture and way of life.
Stay: Three nights in a double cottage at Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge – bed & breakfast
Leaving the rich jungle behind, your Brazilian adventure now brings you to Salvador where you’ll find a lively Afro-Brazilian culture, exquisitely preserved colonial architecture and a gorgeous tropical coastline. You’ll be staying in the city’s UNESCO-sponsored historical heart with its quaint cobblestone alleyways, bright buildings and large squares, just steps from the famous Church of San Francisco.
Stay: Two nights in a deluxe room at Villa Bahia – bed & breakfast
Your holiday ends on the golden coast of Bahia in the charming fishing village of Trancosco, where the rainforest meets deserted golden beaches. You’ll be staying in a luxurious hotel in the town’s centre, close to main square and all the little shops and restaurants. You’ll be able to take a dip in the stunning swimming pool, indulge in a treatment at the in-house spa and dine on fresh, local produce. The beach is just a five-minute stroll away, where you can eat, drink and lounge on the sun-baked sands.
Stay: Three nights in a Estudio room at Casa Uxua – bed & breakfast
Porto Seguro - Sao Paulo - London
Today you will be privately transferred to Porto Seguro for your flight back to Sao Paulo. From there you will meet your international flight home.
I am unable to express sufficiently my thanks and admiration for the constant care and organisation you put into this journey.- DH, Argentina, 2012