Classic Brazil

Classic Brazil is a 15 night trip visiting the highlights of Brazil whilst staying in luxurious accommodation.

This holiday begins in the Amazon rainforest, an unique habitat which is a wildlife lovers dream. Spend a night in Manaus followed by 3 nights in a fabulous Amazon lodge before flying to the iconic city of Rio de Janeiro where you will spend a further 3 nights on Copacabana Beachfront. From here, travel to Iguazu Falls, a spectacle of nature and unmissable sight when visiting Brazil. Finally, enjoy 4 nights relaxing by the beach in the town of Buzios and soak up the sunshine of the Brazilian Coast.

Trip highlights

  • 3 nights in the Amazon rainforest at Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge with all activities included

  • 3 nights in Rio de Janeiro at the Belmond Copacabana Palace with private tours of Corcovado and Sugar Loaf

  • 3 nights at Iguassu Falls at the Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas with a private tour of the Argentine side of the falls and a ride on the Gran Aventura speedboat

  • 4 nights in Buzios at the ocean front Hotel Casas Brancas

Map of your holiday

 

Day by Day itinerary

DAY 1

Hotel Villa Amazonia - Luxury hotel in Manaus, Brazil

Manaus

Upon arrival in Manaus, a private transfer will collect you from the airport and take you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to relax and recover from your flight and spend some time exploring if you wish.

Pin Suggested accommodation – Villa Amazonia

DAY 2

Anavilhanas Amazon Lodge - Luxury Amazon Lodge in Brazil

The Amazon Rainforest

After breakfast you will be taken on an exciting journey into the Amazon rainforest, where you will spend the next 3 nights in a luxurious lodge.

Pin Suggested accommodation – Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge

DAY 3 & 4

Monkeys in the Amazon Rainforest

Activities at Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge

During these 2 days you will enjoy taking part in the included activities at your lodge. Examples of activities include hikes in the jungle, piranha fishing, dolphin and alligator spotting, canoe trips, and visits to local indigenous communities. When not participating in the Lodge’s activities, guests can relax in the lush swimming pool area or have a drink at the bar, which also offers a library, games, and comfortable chairs. The restaurant is available for all meals and serves a variety of Amazonian flavours and international cuisine.

DAY 5

Fly to Rio de Janeiro

Today you will be taken back to Manaus where you will board a flight to the dazzling and iconic city of Rio de Janeiro. A private transfer will take you to your hotel where you will spend the next 3 nights.

Pin Suggested accommodation – Belmond Copacabana Palace

DAY 6

Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Private Half Day Tour of Corcovado

Today, after breakfast, your guide will collect you from the hotel and take you on a private half day tour of Corcovado. See the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue and enjoy impressive views from the top. On a clear day the views from the top are nothing short of sensational.

DAY  7

Private Half Day Tour of Sugarloaf Mountain

This morning your guide will take you on a private tour to one of Rio’s most iconic sights, Sugarloaf Mountain, offering fabulous views of the beaches and the city with entrance included. The Sugarloaf is the imposing natural monument that has made the unmistakable Rio skyline a modern icon. The tour is divided into two parts, the first taking in a number of sites of interest in downtown Rio de Janeiro. The second stage of the tour takes visitors through the old Urca neighborhood towards the Sugarloaf. Here you will board a cable-car which starts the steep, exhilarating 215 m climb up Morro da Urca. From here, the cable-car travels high above the rugged, vegetated terrain to the Sugarloaf’s 395 m summit. At the top you will have spectacular 360-degree views across the city and the chance to see one of the local residents at close quarters – the Wied’s Marmoset, a very small and cute monkey that lives on the mountain.

DAY 8

Iguazu Falls, Argentina

Fly to Iguazu Falls

Today a private transfer will take you to the airport for a short flight to Iguazu Falls. Upon arrival you will be taken to your hotel, where you will spend the next 3 nights, by private transfer.

Pin Suggested accommodation – Belmond Das Cataratas

DAY 9

Private Full Day Tour of Iguazu Falls (Argentine side)

This morning you will be met by an English-speaking guide after breakfast and cross the Tancredo Neves Bridge, heading towards the Iguazú National Park in Argentina for a full day guided tour. After entering the park, you can spend the day strolling along the different paths throughout the Argentine side of the Iguazú National Park allowing many different views of this natural spectacle.

You will also be taken for a ride on the Gran Aventura Speedboat which is an exhilarating way to see the falls up close and you’ll get very wet!

DAY 10

Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas Iguazu Falls

Free Time at Iguazu Falls

This day is free for you to relax and enjoy the exclusive private access to the Brazilian side of the falls which your hotel offers. Alternatively you can simply relax by the pool, take an unfortgettable helicopter ride over the falls or visit the nearby native bird park.

DAY 11

Hotel Casas Brancas - Luxury holiday to Buzios, Brazil

Fly to Rio de Janeiro & Private Transfer to Buzios

A private transfer will take you back to the airport where you will take a short flight to Rio de Janeiro. From here, a private transfer will take you north to the small town of Buzios, where you will spend the next 4 nights.

Pin Suggested accommodation – Hotel Casas Brancas

DAY 12 – 14

Buzios, Brazil

Free Time in Buzios

This time is free for you to relax and explore Buzios. There are lots of activities which can be arranged locally such as kayaking, trekking, bicycle hire, diving and boat trips whilst there are some excellent restaurants and nightlife to keep you entertained in the evening and endless beautiful beaches to relax on.

DAY 15

Aeroplane home

Fly Home

Today, at the appropriate time your guide will accompany you to the airport in Rio de Janeiro for your flight home.

The price for this itinerary is $6,450.

This is a per person price, based on 2 people travelling and sharing a room.

What’s included

  • 14 nights in luxury accommodation as listed above

  • Private transfers and tours with an English speaking guide and driver

  • All internal flights in economy class seating

What’s not included

  • International flights (discuss your specific requirements with us)

  • Travel insurance

  • Any visas you may require

This is a guide price. Please enquire and we will provide a full personalised quote for you.  All our itineraries are tailor-made to your own requirements so can be modified however you wish.

FEATURED HOTELS

Hotel Villa Amazonia - Luxury hotel in Manaus, Brazil

Villa Amazonia

Located in the historic centre of Manaus, close to the famous opera house, this small boutique hotel features 30 exclusive apartments, all which face an indoor garden and a natural stone pool.

Anavilhanas Amazon Lodge - Luxury Amazon Lodge in Brazil

Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge

Anavilhanas is the place to stay if you are looking for a luxury holiday to the Amazon in Brazil. A gorgeous property with chalets and bungalows in the heart of the Anavilhanas archipelago, the lodge offers a haven of luxury amidst one of the worlds most fragile eco-systems. A truly stunning property in a stunning location.

Belmond Copacabana Palace - Luxury holidays to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Belmond Copacabana Palace

The iconic Belmond Copacabana Palace is an art deco jewel set on the world’s most famous beach.  Perfectly located for guests wishing to experience both the beautiful sands and the urban jungle of Rio, a stay offers the unique opportunity to rest in ultimate luxury in the most desirable location on the Rio strip.

Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas Iguazu Falls

Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas

The Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas is the only hotel situated within the Iguassu National Park on the Brazilian side of the falls. It is the place to stay while on holiday to Iguassu Falls. The hotel is directly in front of the falls enjoying an unrivalled location where guests can experience exclusive access to this magnificent sight in the evening and at dawn, when the park is closed to other visitors.

Hotel Casas Brancas - Luxury holiday to Buzios, Brazil

Casas Brancas

This luxury boutique hotel and spa is nestled in the hills and overlooking the bay of Buzios. It is one of the trendiest places to stay in this incredibly fashionable beach town. Casas Brancas Boutique Hotel and Spa is a beautiful Mediterranean-feel property boasting immaculate design.