From the vibrancy of Rio de Janeiro, home of the samba, to the biodiverse Pantanal and the Amazon rainforest, this trip will see you discover a huge variety of emerald scenery and some of Brazil’s natural wonders. Begin in the jungle city of Manaus, the gateway to the Amazon, before you board your luxury boat bound for this legendary rainforest. Spend three days on a luxury cruise on the Amazon River, exploring the Rio Negro and Solimões rivers and really absorbing yourself into Amazonian life. Go fishing for piranhas, visit an indigenous community and even kick back on powdery sands – something you probably didn’t think was possible deep in the Amazon. The excitement continues after dusk, where you can go canoeing at sunset and spot caiman, snakes and sloths under the cover of darkness.
When it’s time to say goodbye to the Amazon, you’ll exchange its untamed rainforests for a luxury holiday in Brazil’s other wild side: the party capital of Rio de Janeiro. Nowhere encapsulates the locals’ alegria better than the city and you’ll enjoy a night out in its Lapa neighbourhood, where dancing locals and the sounds of jazz, samba and forró are at their most fervent. Then, summit Corcovado mountain and rub shoulders with the Christ the Redeemer statue with a jaw-dropping coastal panorama unfolding beneath you. Dip back into Brazil’s emerald beauty with a visit to Rio de Janeiro’s Botanical Garden and the leafy grounds of Sítio Roberto Burle Marx before heading full pelt into the Pantanal’s lush splendour.
You’ll stay at Caiman, an ecological refuge deep in the Pantanal, the world’s largest wetlands. Devote two full days to exploring this epic wilderness, where you can go on safaris in search of jaguars, enjoy a sunset paddle in a dug-out canoe or go under the skin of indigenous Pantanal culture. Sign off your Brazilian adventure in style by taking an Iguazu Falls tour: one of the planet’s finest natural wonders. We won’t leave you shortchanged, as you’ll spy it from both the Brazilian and Argentine sides. Just don’t blame us for your jaw aching after it’s dropped so many times…
Based in the historic heart of Manaus, Villa Amazonia serves as perfect preparation for an adventure in the Amazon. Formerly a colonial mansion built during the rubber boom in the early twentieth century, it has been gloriously converted into a boutique hotel. Its canary-coloured facade harks back to those halcyon days, while its flora-flanked pool and restaurant Fitz Carraldo Biztro, which serves a mix of Amazonian and international cuisine, are luxury introductions to the jungle.
The Iberostar Heritage Grand Amazon manages to do the unthinkable: ensure you’re always on the edge of wilderness while keeping you cocooned in luxury. To put it plainly, there isn’t a more stylish way to ford the lush emerald beauty of the Amazon than on this floating five-star hotel. It offers the ultimate in jungle flexibility, with plenty of chances to meet both its wildlife and indigenous people. Then, jump back on board to celebrate the 'lungs of the Earth' with a caipirinha.
One of the world's most gorgeous cities, Rio de Janeiro oozes beauty at every turn. But as Rio views go, Fasano can lay claim to one of its best, presiding over Ipanema, arguably the city’s prettiest strip of sand. Not content with just letting its location do the talking, Fasano’s owners have ensured its interiors also deliver, combing the French flair of designer Philippe Starck with a chic 1960s bossa nova theme. Whoever told you looks aren’t everything, well, when Fasano is concerned, they’re lying.
A 53,000-hectare ranch in the Pantanal’s southern reaches, Refúgio Ecologico Caiman is an eco-friendly lodge that offers some of Brazil's best conservation and wildlife-spotting opportunities. The lodge runs projects protecting species like the hyacinth macaw and the jaguar and you’ll spot these animals – and many more – on guided trips with its naturalist guides. Back at camp its restaurant focuses on specialities like oreada, a dried meat beloved by locals.
As the only hotel within the Brazilian side of Iguazu National Park, you simply can’t get any closer to the raw thunder of the Iguazu Falls than at Belmond Hotel das Cataratas. Private out-of-hours access offers an even greater exclusive glimpse of one of the world’s greatest natural wonders, while tapirs and armadillos playfully abound in the soggy rainforest. Dressed in colonial style, the Belmond is a plush place to relax but nature’s raw power is always there; you might even find Iguazu mist sprinkling in your Devil’s Throat signature cocktail.
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