Revel in the vibrancy of a luxury holiday in Brazila country steeped in history, offering world-renowned nightlife, magnificent shorelines, and awe-inspiring scenery.    

Begin your journey in Rio de Janeiro, one of the world’s most dynamic cities. For first impressions, Rio does exceptionally well. Whether you fly into the city in the day or at night, you’ll be wowed by its golden curves, forested peaks, twinkling city lights and moonlit shores. It feels an almost cinematic backdrop. There’s a reason why Rio de Janeiro is known as Cidade Maravilhosa (the Marvellous City). You’ll be swept up by its unparalleled energy from the get-go, spending you first evening on a Rio de Janeiro private tour in the energetic Lapa neighbourhood. Once darkness falls, this corner of Rio bursts into life, its streets filled with samba and reggae beats and dancing revellers. First, you’ll fuel up on a churrasco (traditional Brazilian barbecue) before joining the party at some of its best clubs and bars.

On the morning after the night before, any sore heads will be swiftly forgotten with a trip on a cable car to Sugarloaf Mountain. Known in Portuguese as Pão de Açúcar, Sugarloaf is undoubtedly one of Rio’s signature sights, a rocky peak that soars high above the city and the glittering Guanabara Bay. You’ll rise nearly four hundred metres above Rio, where the city, Corcovado mountain and its iconic statue Christ the Redeemer unfurl before you.

From Rio de Janeiro, you’ll travel to Búzios, a sleepy fishing village until 1964 when it was catapulted into the limelight after French icon Brigitte Bardot and her Brazilian boyfriend stumbled upon it. Brigette was spellbound by its Caribbean-like beaches and her proclamation of love for it has led it to become a premier seaside resort. Celebrities like Bill Gates, Mick Jagger and Madonna have followed in her wake and even forty years on, Búzios remains Brazil’s answer to Saint-Tropez. You’ll spend three nights living the jet-setter life on this dreamy peninsula, with a Búzios tour of its twenty-plus beaches (including one named after Brigette herself) and soaking up the boutiques and local restaurants of Rua das Pedras, the area’s cobblestoned heart.

After basking like Bardot in the sun, you’ll hop over to Salvador in the state of Bahia. Brazil’s capital until 1763, Salvador is home to the country’s vibrant Afro-Brazilian community. It’s a city essentially split into two parts: the Lower City and Upper City. You’ll explore both, beginning with the old port, capoeira (a Brazilian martial art) demonstrations and arty Modelo Market of the Lower City and the more contemporary museums, neighbourhoods and churches of its Upper City. In the evening, make a beeline for the hip neighbourhood of Rio Vermelho. Known as Salvador’s bohemian quarter, this is where the locals go for a night out and you’ll do as they do, feasting on Bahian street food like acarajé (black-eyed pea fritters) and washing it down with a drink from a local boteco (bar) before partying Bahian style until the small hours.

The following day, learn more about Salvador’s Portuguese past on a historical tour through the pastel-hued buildings of Pelourinho, which boasts one of the largest collections of colonial architecture in Latin America. It’s a neighbourhood that will make your jaw drop – much like the rest of Brazil, really.


Experience highlights

  • Experience a true taste of the Rio de Janeiro music scene on an exciting nightlife experience in pulsating Lapa, a neighbourhood buzzing with lively bars and restaurants where you can samba the night away with the locals.
  • Take the cable car to the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain, where you can admire widescreen views of the azure Guanabara Bay and Rio de Janeiro in all its glory.
  • Recharge your batteries in the glamorous seaside spot of Búzios, whose beaches and laissez-faire lifestyle often compared to Saint-Tropez and were made famous by French actress and model Brigette Bardot.
  • Wander the cobbled streets of the picturesque town of Salvador, soaking up both faces of the former Brazilian capital: the arty Lower City and the more contemporary Upper City.
  • Spend the evening in Salvador’s eclectic neighbourhood of Rio Vermelho, renowned for its lively party scene and vivacious atmosphere. Known as the city’s bohemian quarter, you’ll try authentic street food, visit a boteco (bar) and dance the night away.
  • Go on a guided tour of Salvador’s colonial past in the neighbourhood of Pelourinho. Its pastel-coloured buildings, churches and cobbled streets are the oldest in the city and now play host to schools for capoeira, dance and music.
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Experience highlights

Get your first glimpse of Rio de Janeiro when your flight descends over the city's curving beaches and lush mountains
Admire views of cream-coloured Copacabana beach from Emiliano's infinity pool
Try a traditional churrasco (Brazilian barbecue)
Enjoy a night out in Lapa, a pulsating Rio de Janeiro neighbourhood whose bars and clubs are filled with samba, reggae and forró beats
One bar you might visit is the Rio Scenarium, which combines the look of an antique shop and auction house
Soak up panoramic views of Rio de Janeiro from the top of its iconic Sugarloaf Mountain
Enjoy sundowners at Casas Brancas Boutique Hotel while overlooking Búzios' glittering coastline
Channel your inner Brigitte Bardot and wind down with a few days in dreamy seaside Búzios
Peel yourself off Búzios' beaches to wander the boutiques and eateries of cobblestoned Rua das Pedras
Dripping with colonial grandeur, Villa Bahia fits right into the Salvador's elegant Pelourinho district
Villa Bahia's restaurant serves up gourmet French-Brazilian cuisine alongside citywide views from its terrace
Explore Salvador's Modelo Market, where you can pick up some authentic arts and crafts
Witness a capoeira demonstration, a Brazilian martial art originally developed by African slaves
Whizz up the Lacerda Elevator to explore Salvador's more modern Upper City
In the evening, head to Rio Vermelho, renowned for its vibrant parties and lively atmosphere
Known as the bohemian quarter, Rio Vermelho is home to an extensive variety of authentic Bahian street food served from colourful stalls
Visit a bustling boteco (local bar) for a Brazilian tipple and for some live music
Stroll the cobbled streets and colourful colonial buildings of Pelourinho, the oldest corner of Salvador

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    Perfectly located just across the street from Copacabana Beach, Emiliano offers a stylish escape in the heart of the action. Whilst you’re there, enjoy tipples in the champagne & caviar bar, relax at the rooftop infinity pool or indulge at the luxury spa, which boasts a range of multisensory experiences.


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    This boutique hotel is a haven of beauty and relaxation. With clean-cut Mediterranean-style interiors and panoramic sea views, this serene space provides ultimate tranquillity. Enjoy life’s little pleasures during your stay: sipping caipirinhas while gazing at azure waters of Armação Bay, dining on catch-of-the-day sashimi, and strolling from one perfect beach to another.


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    Tucked away in the historic quarter of the UNESCO World Heritage listed city of Salvador, this one-of-a-kind hotel boasts two magnificent mansions with authentic colonial features. Each room has been meticulously renovated to reflect Bahia’s rich history, offering guests a unique stay filled with character.

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