tailor-made holiday to Brazil

Brazil HOLIDAYS

THE PULSATING EXOTICISM OF RIO IS JUST THE START OF BRAZIL, THERE IS SO MUCH MORE TO DISCOVER

Central + South America

Brazil

rhythm, dancing, beaches, amazon rainforest, colonial architecture, immense variety

Pulsating with energy, optimism and a sense of fun, Brazil’s exoticism is powerfully seductive. Its huge size gives it the variety of a continent, rather than a country: from the stunning colonial architecture of Minas Gerais and Bahia to the cities that ring with music and dance, such as Rio and Salvador. The wide-open beaches of the north-east contrast with the peaceful bays and fishing villages near Rio; and the wonders of the Amazon Basin contrast with the remote beauty of the Pantanal.

There are world class hotels in Rio and Sao Paulo and drop-dead stylish private beach houses in Angra, Paraty and Bahia; simple pousadas in the interior and authentic, working fazendas in the Chapada Diamantina.

We tend to work with the smaller and most character-filled properties that best reflect the mood and style of their surroundings. In the Amazon we avoid the larger, commercial lodges in favour of smaller camps, in order to gain access to primary forest – and for small groups, we can charter private river boats.
 
Brazil’s size and variety make it difficult to get right without insider knowledge and our destination experts will guide you as to how much is manageable and exactly what to expect from the extraordinary variety of alternatives. But 'wow' is it fantastic when we get the balance perfect...

Best visited: All year

All itineraries are individually designed, but as a guide, we can arrange seven days in Brazil (not including flights) from £4000 per person.

WHAT OTHER PEOPLE SAY
“With cazenove+loyd, it’s the consistency of service. Whatever they presented us with, whether it was a destination or a hotel, it always came through.”

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For over 20 years we have been creating the best luxury tailor-made holidays, we know our countries inside and out and really know how to get under the skin of each one and the best way to experience them.

the cultural hub of salvador da bahia

cultural trip to Salvador Brazil

This was home of the slave trade with West Africa and the birth place of much African influenced music and culture in Brazil.  It is colourful and vibrant, has some of the best food in Brazil (particularly fresh fish and rich curries) and is surrounded by beautiful old colonial towns.

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the contrasts of rio de janeiRo

It is the glamour centre of Brazil, home to icons such as the carnival, Sugar Loaf mountain and with its great beaches and hotels it retains the glamour of the 50’s and 60’s. And up in the hills behind there is the contrast of the more Bohemian districts such as Lapa and Santa Teresa.

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exploring the  pantanal on horseback

This area offers some of the best ways to explore on horseback or by punt, with abundant wildlife and local guides who have lived and breathed this region all their lives.  Plus you can stay in small family run estancias, only accessible by small charter plane.

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sao paulo; The largest city in brazil

The largest city in Brazil, Sao Paulo has a vibrant and energetic culture. Only a 45 minute flight away from Rio, it has an abundance of things to see and do and is the true heart of Brazil. It has some of the country's most amazing restaurants, galleries and boutiques.

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Exploring the shanty towns of rio

A Favela workshop in Rio is a unique excursion for those who wish to get to know the shanty towns in Rio de Janeiro through Brazilian art and culture. Stroll through the shanty town with the favela’s resident artist and see his 26 miniature houses painted with colourful graffiti.

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private boat on the tapajos

This is remote, pristine wilderness in the raw, where the white, black and blue rivers come together. Privately hire a traditional paddle steamer, with a skipper, chef and crew and enjoy a beach to yourself to bathe from by day and set up a barbecue at night with the boat moored nearby.

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Attend The literary festival paraty

The largest literary festival in Brazil, which hosts everyone from specialist Brazillian writers, to international authors. Set amongst streets of beautiful small white washed colonial houses with the backdrop of Atlantic Rainforest-covered hills stretching off into the haze.

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exploring the hidden beaches of bahia

This is remote barefoot luxury at its best.  You can walk three hours on white sugar sand and not see a soul, or party all night, with live music, heady caipirinhas, fresh fish on the barbecue and fires on the beach. As well as this it has awesome surf and forests that tumble onto the sand.

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Itineraries

The creation of each individual itinerary starts with a client’s dream.  In discussion we translate these initial desires and aspirations into our vision of the best achievable holiday. Our meticulous planning and love of our destinations ensure that we create once-in-a-lifetime experiences. We promise you precious and everlasting memories.

experience brazil

luxury experience holiday to Brazil

Experience a combination of Brazil’s highlights with a trip of a lifetime to colourful Rio and the almighty Amazon. Explore this fascinating country first hand under the wing of one of our experienced guides taking you off the beaten track to experience the real Rio through the eyes of a local. Brazil is a country of incredible variety and at cazenove+loyd our expertise allows our clients to experience this fantastic country on a highly cultural level.

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Stories

As every one of the holidays we create is unique, all of our clients come back with different and interesting stories. We love to hear from our clients on their return to find out about their most memorable moments. We from c+l are also always travelling to our destinations and every trip allows us to refine and add value to our clients' future experiences.

gringo rhythm
In Brazil

luxury holiday to Brazil for Rio carnival

Christopher Wilmot-Sitwell, director of cazenove+loyd visited Brazil on a research trip. He wanted to get under the skin of Brazil's music scene and the history behind some of their music traditions and influences.

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bahia experience on a brazilian journey

Brazil is a country of contrasts, and there is so much to explore and see. Our clients went from the mesmerising Iguassu Falls, through to Salvador da Bahia where they experienced a local street party on Independence Day.

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tales from a very special guide

Over the years c+l have collated a black book of special guides, who we like to call 'our friends in town'. Due to a change of plan, our client met with Fabio, a Carioca (resident of Rio) our guide who we have worked with for many years.

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a trekking adventure in brazil

adventure holiday to Brazil

Christopher Wilmot-Sitwell explored a less ventured side of Brazil in the Chapada Diamantina Mountains in Northern Brazil. Bathing in waterfalls, natural stone saunas and rural mining towns all awaited him on this extraordinary trekking adventure.

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a very exciting brief for a photographer

luxury beach and carnival holiday to Rio Brazil

Photographer Frederic Marigaux travelled to Brazil to experience Rio's dazzling carnival scene from behind the lens, capturing its electric atmosphere on camera. He also travelled to Angra Dos Reis to take some action-adventure shots.

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Guides

Our relationships count for a lot and we still work with some of the same people we have worked with for twenty years. There is also constant change and the teams are always reviewing and adding to the experiences which they can offer and the lodges, hotels and guides they work with.

Fabio Sombra

guide

private guide Rio Brazil

Fabio has been one of our favourite guides for many years. Not only is he an expert guide, he is a writer, musician and a painter. Born and bred in Rio he started his career by using his artistic skills to print cartoons onto t-shirts. He then started painting properly and soon his naive style paintings were exhibited in Brazil and are in private collections overseas. He also turned his hand to writing and when one of our clients, a celebrated novelist introduced Fabio to his publishing house his writing career also took off. Four years later he has produced ten novels with some being turned into musicals and plays. He also has two albums under his belt as a singer-songwriter.

Marcelo Esteves

driver/guide

private guide and driver hire Rio

Marcel is a veteran driver/guide in Rio with more than 10 years' experience in showing the best of his town to visitors from all over the world. Among his several qualifications, his way of dealing and understanding travellers and their specific individual needs makes him an incredible asset and brings Rio to life for our Clients. Everyone wants to see the key sights but Marcelo makes them and the whole of Rio come to life. A day with Marcelo is both fun and informative, mixing cultural and historical facts with an attention level that is normally saved for very close friends. As Marcelo says "I don't want to be a regular guide; I want to be people's Carioca friend waiting to show them my town."

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Reviews

At c+l, we have no vested interest in the hotels and lodges which we select - we review everything and choose the best for a particular client. And because we visit our three regions on a regular basis and have detailed conversations with over 90% of our clients on their return, our choices can be refined continually. The choice of what is best for the client is our only consideration.

The Fasano

luxury city hotel sao paulo Argentina

Perfectly located in the heart of Sao Paulo’s most fashionable district, exceptional personal service and an atmosphere of grandeur and luxury are all the reasons why for us, the Fasano is one of the best places to stay in the city.

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Txai Hotel

top spa hotel Brazil

If you can imagine an endless white sandy beach, surrounded by 100 hectares of coconut groves and rare Atlantic rainforest, then you can imagine the picturesque spot that Txai is in. We honestly can’t think of many more idyllic resorts in South America than here.

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Casa Turquesa

luxury house to rent Paraty Brazil

Until Casa Turquesa came along there wasn’t a luxury hotel option in Paraty, only private houses, which although wonderful did restrict the area somewhat. Brazil’s boutique hotel scene has grown at an extraordinary rate in recent years and Paraty is no exception.

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