The Comuna do Ibitipoca is a wonderful private preservation project set in a beautiful 4000 hectare area of countryside and containing one of Latin America’s finest small hotels, perfect for a luxury retreat within nature.

The Comuna do Ibitipoca offers visitors a slice of luxury in the Brazilian countryside, and is just a 3 hour drive from the dazzling city of Rio de Janeiro. Located at the junction of the Mantiquira Mountains, in the southeast of Minas Gerais state, the reserve enables guests to travel into authentic Brazilian history whilst enjoying an exceptionally high level of service, comfort and regional food.

At the heart of the reserve is the Fazenda do Engenho, an exceptional hotel which feels very far away from the stresses of the modern world. This is a traditional farmhouse which was renoved in 2006 and dates from 1715. It has 8 wonderful guest rooms, a restaurant, spa, sauna and hydro-massage pool. For those wanting to arrive in style, the property also has a private airstrip.

In an attempt to escape from the daily routine of our busy lives the suites do not contain televisions so that a stay whilst on holiday in Brazil here feels a world away from the humdrum of home. Two other houses on the property are also available, 100 metres from the main house: Carlinhos, with 3 suites – perfect for families or small groups of friends – and the very exclusive, 1 double bedroom Paiol.

In all properties the highest level of comfort is sought for guests and every bathroom is equipped with underfloor heating and warm towels, the beds are huge and dressed with Egyptian cotton sheets and L’Occitane amenities.

The Comuna do Ibitipoca is perfect for those interested in horse riding and the stable has Mangalarga and Anglo-Arabian horses for guests to set off on horseback to explore the extraordinary natural surroundings of waterfalls and mountains.

The meals provided as the reserve are sophisticated and simple, with a variety of homemade breads, cakes, jams and dairy products all created on the property and all meals are typically made with ingredients from the local region.

This is an ideal property for anyone looking to escape the crowds and return to nature on a luxurious vacation to Brazil.


Below are 6 sample itineraries of what you could do on holiday in Brazil. 
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Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro


A 15-day trip featuring luxury accommodation and the highlights of Brazil including the Amazon, Iguassu Falls and Rio de Janeiro.

Luxury holidays to Brazil


A week long itinerary taking you centre stage in the Sambadrome parades on a fabulous luxury holiday to Rio Carnival.

Luxury Brazil in depth holiday


A 3-week luxury trip covering Brazil’s eco-systems in search of South America’s most emblematic species, including the jaguar.

Luxury holidays to Brazil


A 2-week itinerary exploring the beautiful northern state of Bahia including Salvador, the Chapada Diamantina and gorgeous beaches.

Luxury holidays to Brazil


A 2-week trip through northern Brazil’s famed ‘Route of Emotions’ including Lencois Maranhenses and Fernando de Noronha.

Luxury holidays to Brazil


A 2-week itinerary travelling through colonial Brazil following in the footsteps of the Portuguese gold rush.


Hotel Fasano, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Fasano Belo Horizonte

The Fasano is a brand new hotel bringing 5* luxury which the brand is famous for, plus exceptional service in the city of Belo Horizonte. With a variety of bars, shops and restaurants close by, the Fasano is perfect for those wishing to explore this relatively unknown city.

Pousada Trijuncao

Pousada Trijuncao

One of Brazil’s best kept secrets, the Brazilian cerrado, or savannah, is one of the most biodiverse eco-systems on earth. This natural paradise is a must see for those looking to enjoy a unique wildlife experience in Brazil.

B Hotel, Brasilia, Brazil

B Hotel Brasilia

The opening of the brand new B Hotel in Brasilia was a much anticipated event, and now guests can finally stay here it doesn’t disappoint. Designed by the revered architect Isay Weinfeld, it is contemporary with a minimalist twist from the rooftop pool all the way down to the lobby seating.