Our favourite luxury experiences in Brazil
The only Portuguese speaking country in Latin America, Brazil is a vast country and it’s worth exploring in bite-sized chunks rather than trying to cover all areas in one go. With your travel preferences in mind, our experienced Lightfoot Travel experts can create a tailor-made itinerary that brings out the best of Brazil.
For sophisticated city slickers, Brazil does not disappoint. In this country, there is the never-ending friendly competition between ‘Paulistas’ (residents of Sao Paulo), and Rio de Janeiro’s ‘Cariocas’, with each city trying to outdo the other. Sao Paulo, while often overlooked, is the country’s art mecca. Rio, on the other hand, takes the prize for dramatic geographical splendour. It’s pretty hard to beat that bird’s eye view as you paraglide off Sugar Mountain, or look up at Christ the Redeemer and the Corcovado from a boat down below. Other cities worthy of attention include Salvador with its cobbled streets and colourful colonial houses.
Brazil is the ideal destination for beaches, thanks to its long stretches of coastline. Visit the world-famous sands of Ipanema and Copacabana, but also check out the shores of Florinopolis and Buzios.
Other essentials include boating down the Amazon and witnessing the day to day lives of the inhabitants who live along its banks. The wildlife along this stretch is fabulous; you can catch sights of pink dolphins and different types of native macaw. Visit the remote corners of the Pantanal wetlands, where you can see jaguars if you’re patient enough.