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Experience the colour and flavour of Brazil

Experience the best of both worlds, from a sophisticated city seen through the eyes of its locals, to a jungle escape with unprecedented access to nature’s great wonders

For explorers who appreciate an air of exclusivity

8 days
On request
Experience the colour and flavour of Brazil
Experience the colour and flavour of Brazil

Why our trip is different:

  • Enjoy access to the Iguazu Falls before the park opens to the general public
  • Shadow cattle farmers herding livestock on horseback, followed by a private picnic lunch on a 53,000 hectare ranch
  • Observe the habituation of jaguars with the leader of the Oncafari Jaguar Project
  • Take a walk with a Carioca to admire the most glamourous neighborhoods of Rio, Ipanema and Leblon, and engage in a game of futevôlei (no-hands volleyball)
  • Indulge in farm-to-table Brazilian cuisine with local foodie friends at Lasai
  • Challenge yourself to a hike up Sugarloaf Mountain on an exclusive route with no other tourists
  • Enjoy a private sunrise picnic at Corcovado Mountain’s Christ the Redeemer, away from other tourists
  • Visit a unique art installation and NGO – the Morrinho Project – led by one of the project’s leaders
  • Get the best seats in the house at the iconic Rio Scenarium or Democraticos, a samba club housed in a 19th century mansion
Experience the colour and flavour of Brazil


 Explore the Iguazu forest and Macuco falls in a jeep * Cruise in a motorboat up Iguazu Canyon * Rest in Belmond Cataratas Hotel

D2  Walk the Brazilian side of the falls, away from the crowds * Explore the Argentine side of the park * Stay in Belmond Cataratas Hotel

D3  Panoramic flight over the falls * Arrive in the world’s largest wetland, Pantanal * Rest in Caiman Ecological Lodge

D4  Shadow cattle farmers as they rear livestock on horseback * Private picnic on the ranch * Observation of night animals * Relax in Caiman Ecological Lodge

D5  Full day & night jaguar observation with the Onçafari Jaguar Project with the project leader * Rest in Caiman Ecological Lodge

D6  Arrive in Rio de Janeiro * Walking tour in Leblon and Ipanema * Sunset drink at Copacabana Fort * Dinner at Lasai * Stay in Fasano Rio, overlooking Ipanema beach

D7  Bike through the leafy neighbourhood to Rodrigo Freitas Lagoon * BBQ lunch at a local home * Hike Sugarloaf Mountain * Dinner at a professional chef’s home * Rest in Fasano Rio

D8  Sunrise at Corcovado Mountain * Lunch at the charming Santa Teresa neighbourhood * Morrinho Project * Experience the magic of samba at Rio Scenarium or Democraticos

All sample itineraries are designed to inspire and are customised on consultation.

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Our favourite places to stay:

Belmond Cataratas Hotel

Caiman Ecological Lodge

Fasano Rio

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