On a luxury holiday to Brazil with Revere Travel you will find a melting pot of cultures and landscapes of almost unimaginable diversity. Covering half of the continent of South America, Brazil is a land of staggering natural beauty and colours, where the carnival spirit reaches each and every corner. From pristine Amazonian rainforests, the wildlife-rich Pantanal and the thundering Iguassu falls to vibrant colonial towns and the dazzling cities of Rio de Janeiro and Salvador.
Why not start your holiday in glamorous Rio de Janeiro where there is a so much to see and do. Take a cable-car up Sugar Loaf Mountain, stopping to marvel at Rio’s famous ‘Christ The Redeemer’ statue, before taking in the superb views of the city's stunning natural setting, with ocean, bays, mountains, jungle and beaches in all directions. A walk along Copacabana highlights how important the beach is to the people of Rio as the city's great leveller, with people playing football, volleyball and enjoying beach parties.
Manaus is the gateway to Brazil's Amazon, the most diverse eco-system on the planet. To explore the Amazon one can either take a cruise on the likes of the luxury Iberostar or the more intimate Premium Amazon Clipper. Alternatively, there are a number of Amazon lodges, including the Amazon Eco Park Jungle Lodge, situated in a protected reserve near Manaus, which are ideal for those with limited time. For a more in-depth Amazonian experience Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge is located 3 and a half hours from Manaus in a more untouched part of the rainforest. From these lodges you can visit traditional Indian villages, fish for piranhas and take jungle walks.
The Pantanal is the best place to see wildlife in Brazil, due to the lack of vegetation. It is a birder's paradise, with hundreds of species including hyacinth macaw and toucan; other wildlife includes capybara, anaconda, a variety of monkeys and for the very fortunate maybe the beauty of the jaguar.
The Iguacu Falls are one of the natural wonders of the world, the sheer volume of water and spectacular jungle setting making them a superb year-round sight.
The gold and riches of Brazil has left some amazing colonial towns in the heartlands and along the coast. Ouro Preto, Salvador, Paraty and Tiradentes have cobbled streets and beautiful colonial churches and colourful houses. Salvador, the capital of Bahia, is also one of the country's most vibrant cities due to its strong African influences - it has a carnival to rival Rio's.