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Our Real Latin America Expert

Barbara Zanotelli Rodrigues
Barbara Zanotelli Rodrigues - Product & Marketing

With Brazilian parents, Barbara has a passion for all things Latin American.

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Samba, carnival, football and beaches – this is the popular image of Brazil. But behind its endless palm-fringed coastline lies a huge variety of scenery from steaming tropical rainforests to the sunlit slopes of the southern vineyard. We offer a variety of holidays throughout this vast country catering for all interests meaning it can be quite daunting finding the perfect one for you.  To aid your decision we share our top 5 holidays:

1. Value Brazil: the emerald coast

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If you’re dreaming of a short tropical getaway, this is the holiday one for you. Based in Brazil’s Emerald coast you’ll get the opportunity to explore glamorous Rio de Janeiro’s iconic landmarks before heading off to exotic beaches, fringed by tumbling forest vegetation and historic towns.

Our 9-day Value Brazil: the emerald coast holiday starts from £1,071 per person.

2. Trogon: Natural Brazil

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Our group tour will take you to a selection of Brazil’s diverse landscapes letting you absorb the country’s natural beauty. Starting off with a few days ‘ in Rio de Janeiro, nicknamed marvellous city’ the tour heads on to the unspoilt beaches of the Emerald coast, Iguazú Falls – considered to be one of the world’s most magnificent waterfalls – and the Pantanal wetlands where you’ll get the opportunity to observe thousands of aquatic, forest and grassland birds as well as exotic mammals.

Our Trogon: Natural Brazil escorted group journey starts from £2,338 per person.

3. Brazil Wildlife: Jaguars of the Pantanal

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Designed for wildlife enthusiasts, we take you on the trail of the elusive jaguar, the most majestic creature inhabiting Brazil’s heartland. The Pantanal and southern Amazon is where wildlife is at its most prolific, with an enormous variety of mammals, reptiles and birds. As with some other big-ticket wildlife experiences there is no guarantee of seeing jaguars but the excited accounts of sightings suggest that, for most, it is well worth the time, expense and hardship.

Our 11-day Brazil Wildlife: Jaguars of the Pantanal holiday starts from £4,891 per person.

4. Family Brazil: Waterfalls, rivers and rainforest

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We think you can’t find better in the world than Brazil for a fun, adventurous and educational family holiday. Perfect for the outdoor and nature enthusiasts this holiday will take you on a thrilling journey through Brazil’s most famous attractions from exotic Rio de Janeiro, thundering and wild Iguazú Falls, Amazon jungle and ending up in the stunning Emerald coast. Your family will take part in exhilarating activities such as horse-riding and snorkelling, come face to face with incredible wildlife all the while learning about South America’s largest country and all it has to offer.

Our Family Brazil: Waterfall, rivers and rainforest holiday starts from £3,394 per person.

5. Luxury Brazil: Rio, Iguazú Falls and Búzios

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Discover Brazil in style while staying in some of Brazil’s finest hotels. Explore Rio de Janeiro, the city of fun-loving people, music on every street corner, football on the beach and the world famous Belmond Copacabana Palace where you will be staying while in the city. From there fly to the majestic Iguazú Falls where you’ll get a chance to discover both the Brazilian and Argentine side of the waterfalls, each providing spectacular views. You’ll be staying in the exclusive Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas, the only property in the sub-tropical national park in which the falls are situated, giving practically private access to this monumental natural wonder throughout the out of hours period. Finally the holiday ends in the upmarket and popular beach retreat of Búzios.

Our Luxury Brazil: Rio, Iguazú Falls and Búzios holiday starts from £3,360 per person.

See all our holidays to Brazil here.

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Real Latin America Experts

  • Paul Winrow Giffen
    Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Consultant

    After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.

  • Evie Oswald
    Evie Oswald - Travel Consultant

    It’s hard to believe that Evie has had time to cram so much in to her life so far. Having lived as a child in the Americas and Europe she found herself immediately attracted to Latin America.

  • Carrie Gallagher
    Carrie Gallagher - Travel Consultant

    A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Escorted Groups team.

  • Hannah Donaldson
    Hannah Donaldson - Travel Consultant

    Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is an invaluable part of our Group Tours team.

  • Lina Fuller
    Lina Fuller - Travel Consultant

    Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.

  • Kathryn Rhodes
    Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Consultant

    Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

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