From the vibrant city of Salvador to the beautifully preserved colonial towns of Ouro Preto, Tiradentes and Paraty, a traditional farmhouse retreat, and the sophisticated capital Rio, this wonderful journey encompasses a treasure trove of Brazilian culture.
Your journey begins in the historic former capital, Salvador, with it's exuberant Afro-Brazilian culture and beautifully preserved buildings. Fly inland to Belo Horizonte, from which you can drive to Ouro Preto, once a colonial mining town in the Espinhaço Mountains, now designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its astounding Baroque architecture and mansions. Continue to Tiradentes; a pretty town with colourful colonial-style houses and churches.
A couple of nights is included at Ibitipoca; a beautiful colonial farmhouse situated right in the middle of a nature reserve. Afterwards, head to Rio de Janeiro, with its dramatic setting, iconic sights and vibrant lifestyle. This illuminating tour ends in the charming fishing village of Paraty, with its exquisite historic quarter, attractive offshore islands and delightfully laid back atmosphere.