Primary forest, deserted beaches and colourful celebrations
Brazil is almost a continent itself stretching across nearly half of South America. From its old-growth tropical forest, home to the powerful Amazon River, to the impressive Iguazu falls or the Pantanal tropical wetlands, Brazil is a place to experience nature’s extremes. Our diverse itineraries in Brazil feature such highlights as paradise-like beaches, the rhythm and sounds of Carnival, luxurious and abundant natural sites set amongst grandiose landscapes, the one and only Rio de Janeiro and of course numerous encounters with its friendly people.
Must seen destinations
|Also called the “Marvelous City,” Rio is internationally renowned for its vibrant Carnival, the Sugarloaf Mountain, the iconic Guanabara Bay and Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, the Corcovado mountain with its statue of Christ the Redeemer, or of course its festive samba music that sets the rhythm for all inhabitants of Rio (“cariocas”). Rio is a must-see during your trip to Brazil and should be missed under no circumstances!
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|Since its discovery in the 16th century, the Amazon remains one of the last entirely wild areas of our planet. The Amazon is a dream destination for all travelers in search of adventure, and looking to discover a unique and fragile biodiversity. It also a place to meet isolated indigenous communities who have called the forest home long before it became popular.
|Located on the border between Brazil and Argentina, the Iguazu Falls are listed by the UNESCO as a World Heritage site. The falls are composed of 200 waterfalls that stretch over 2.5 km in the heart of the rainforest. The average flow of all the Iguazu falls combined is about 6 million liters of water per second, and the highest of the waterfalls, Garganta do Diabo (Portuguese for “the Devil’s Throat”), reaches approximately 80 meters high.
|The Pantanal is the largest wetland on the planet, with more than 80% of the area that floods during the wet season, and mainly spreads over the Brazilian states of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul. Protected as an International Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, this region has the world’s largest collection of aquatic plants and is home to unique fauna, providing travelers with an exceptional opportunity to get up close and personal with local wildlife.
|Located northeast of the state of Maranhão, this national park is an oasis in the heart of the desert, where the pristine white sand dunes undulate over dozens of kilometers, interrupted here and there by fresh water lakes and deserted beaches which shelter abundant wildlife. The ideal place to observe birds and turtles.
|The beautiful city of Olinda and its eight hills are one of the gems left from the colonial period. Its steep, uneven cobblestone streets, colorful colonial houses, sobrados with wrought iron balconies, austere convents and baroque churches that testify of past wealth, are responsible for its current status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Salvador de Bahia, third largest city in Brazil and cradle of Afro-Brazilian culture, is famous for its capoeira, its unique music and rhythms, its colorful carnival and the candomblé religious traditions. Located on a peninsula on the Atlantic Ocean, Salvador attracts visitors with its beautiful coastline and majestic Bay of All Saints, the colonial splendors of its historic center, the richness of its gastronomy and the energy of its inhabitants.
Contact our local team in Rio de Janeiro
Gaston-Sacaze Brazil will manage your trip from Rio de Janeiro, where you will be in direct contact with Julia and her team!
Contact our local team to get all of the information you need and start planning your next trip to Brazil!