Luxury Brazil Tours

Carnival Fever, Beach Beauties & Thrilling Waterfalls

Plan luxury Brazil tours to discover the fervor of Rio de Janeiro’s fashionable crowds who strut along the infamous Copacabana beach. Gulp up the atmosphere and the national spirit of Cachaça, or enjoy an Amazon River tour. Venture on a scenic train route to Corcovado where proudly stands the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer.

Gain a Brazilian perspective to the wondrous roaring rapids of Puerto Iguazu with an Iguazu Falls tour; discover the country’s colorful colonial architecture in the cobblestone streets of Paraty; or unwind on idyllic coconut-lined beach paradises along the coast. From energetic exuberance to moments of pampering and solitude surrounded by deep blue waters, Brazil is perfect for elite adventurers.

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Best Travel Time for Your Brazil Tour

Due to its warm climate, Brazil boasts a plethora of flora and fauna.

As large parts of the vast landscape lie in the tropics, the climate is uniformly tropical or subtropical, so you can travel to Brazil at anytime of the year. The seasons in the southern hemisphere are exactly opposite to ours, so when it is summer for us it will be winter in Brazil.

Climate in Brazil: North

This region experiences warm, tropical climate with hardly any difference in temperatures throughout the year.

Climate in Brazil: South

The climate here ranges from subtropical to temperate. As you travel southwards during your Brazil trip, the difference between seasons becomes more pronounced. Brazil experiences winter between May and September with temperatures of around 20 degrees during the daytime. In the summer months between November and March, the temperature rises above 30 degrees. The southern coast of Brazil boasts the most beautiful beaches and wonderfully warm water throughout the year. However, the water at the southernmost tip of Brazil is too cold for swimming between the months of June to September.

Climate in Brazil: Amazon Basin

Although it rains throughout the year in the Amazon Basin of Brazil, the dry months of April to September can be pleasant with only short bursts of rainfall at a time. Discover more information about your private trip to Brazil. Our destination experts are happy to create a personalized, obligation-free itinerary for you.

Top 10 Attractions, Activities and Highlights in Brazil

1. City life, beaches and fantastic views in Rio de Janeiro

The dream city of Rio de Janeiro offers everything your heart desires – the endless sand beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana, the vibrant city life as well as the fantastic views of the Sugarloaf and the Corcovado on which rests the gigantic statue of Christ the Redeemer. Visit Rio once and you will surely want to return again!

2. Carnival in Rio

What would Brazil be without the Carnival of Rio de Janeiro? The best Samba schools in the country showcase their skills once a year at the Carnival. Whether in the famed Sambadrome or out on the streets across the city, the Carnival is an experience you must enjoy at least once in your life!

3. Hidden paradise in Buzios

The quaint fishing village of Buzios is set just three hours from bustling Rio. Here, time seems to pass more slowly than in the rest of the country. Stroll along shimmering blue expanses of water and live the relaxed lifestyle of the locals when you travel to Buzios.

4. Gateway to the Amazon in Manaus

The city of Manaus offers a gateway to the lush green Amazon forest. Take a leisurely cruise on the Amazon river and discover incredible flora and fauna at one of the most bio-diverse regions in the world!

5. Photography tour in Pantanal

The largest marshland in the world, Pantanal is ideal for photography tours in Brazil. It is also home to an overwhelming number of native plant and animal species. The jungle lodges in the region are a highlight in themselves: built in harmony with nature, they still offer all the worldly comfort you can wish for.

6. Picturesque Sao Paolo

The bustling metropolis of Sao Paolo is oft neglected by travelers albeit unjustly! The twelve million-strong city boasts modern architecture, the unusually picturesque Parque do Ibirapuera and countless art museums with world class treasures. The largest city of South America is not to be missed on your tour of Brazil!

7. Culture and heritage in Paraty

Beautifully preserved, the charming old town of Paraty takes history buffs and culture travelers back in time. Many buildings in Paraty date back to the 17th century. This colorful colonial town also boasts picture-perfect surroundings including idyllic white sandy beaches, lush green mountains and azure lagoons.

8. Iguazu Falls in Brazil

Only the Brazilian side of the Iguazu Falls offers you a panoramic view of this incredible natural phenomenon. From Foz do Iguacu, you can also visit the Jesuit Ruins of San Ignacio, which have recently been included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites.

9. Unspoiled beach in Picinguaba

Insider Tip from the Enchanting Travels team: Go off the beaten track on your tour of Brazil with a visit to idyllic Picinguaba. Soak up the sun on the unspoiled beaches and savor the fresh catch of the day at one of the many quaint restaurants.

10. Fresh fruit feast

Brazil is undoubtedly a paradise for fruit lovers: try the vitamin-rich Acai berry, Caju (whose kernels, the Cashews, are also available around the world), or the deliciously sweet and juicy guavas.

A round-trip to Brazil must be planned well – after all, the South American country is one of the largest in the world!

Our Brazil destination experts are happy to help you plan your trip and ensure that you don’t miss out on the highlights.

Brazilian History

The earliest inhabitants of Brazil are believed to be semi-nomadic hunter-gatherers, but the history of Brazil properly begins at 1500 AD, when the Portuguese reached the land. After the rise and fall of many a government, today, Brazil is quickly emerging as a Latin American powerhouse.

In the 17th century, African slaves were brought over by the thousands to work in Brazil’s sugarcane plantations and, even before the end of slavery, they had become an integral part of society. In the early 18th century, gold was discovered in the highlands, much to Portugal’s delight. The capital was moved to Rio de Janeiro in 1763. The country also became an important coffee producer.

In 1808, Napoleon invaded Portugal forcing the court and king to flee to Rio de Janeiro, from where the Portuguese empire was ruled remotely for the next decade. The king left his eldest son Pedro, as the regent of Brazil when he returned to Portugal, who in turn created an independent monarchy, naming himself Emperor Pedro I of Brazil, just a year later. In 1870, Brazil, along with Argentina and Uruguay, won the War of the Triple Alliance against Paraguay – the bloodiest war in South American history.

After 1889, when Brazil became a constitutional democracy, many governments rose and fell, and the country saw much unrest. The capital was moved from Rio de Janeiro to Brasilia in the 1950s, where it remains today. After 1964, Brazil witnessed military dictatorship for two decades until democracy was restored, although hyperinflation and currency devaluation plagued the country. In 2011 Dilma Rousseff was elected as the first female president.

The country is currently experiencing an economic boom and luxury Brazil tours are a great way to explore this powerhouse of Latin America!

Brazil's Culture

The culture of Brazil is unique, owing to Portuguese colonialism, the influence of African slaves, and the country’s geography. Brazilians are characteristically vibrant, fun, full of life and easy-going. They are extremely passionate about fútbol (soccer) which is the national sport and one of Brazil’s greatest claims to fame.

Experience the country’s most famous cultural event, Carnival, on your luxury Brazil tours – a perfect example of the blending of African pagan festivals with Roman Catholic holidays.

Brazilians often define themselves by region. The fierce rivalry between those from Sao Paulo paulistas, and those from Rio de Janeiro cariocas, is a case in point! Paulistas are considered fast-paced, cosmopolitan, work-obsessed, affluent, big city dwellers, whereas cariocas are more laid-back, beach loving, passionate, happy-go-lucky optimists.

Take one of our luxury Brazil tours to learn more about these rival cities.

The culture of Brazil is also rich in music and dance. Most notable is the samba which is upbeat, rhythmic, and forms the pulsating backdrop of Carnival.

Originating from African drumming, samba encompasses not only a form of music and dance but also a whole tradition and history behind it.

See African influence through the capoeira on your luxury Brazil tours – it is a dance-like martial art created by slaves during colonial times and currently recognized as UNESCO cultural heritage.

There are unique cultures in various regions of Brazil, and you will have the opportunity to see this during your Iguazu Falls tour or Amazon River tour.

Top Brazil Travel Tips – Culture:

Brazilians are known more for their relaxed and happy-go-lucky demeanor rather than punctuality, and especially in semi-urban areas, you can expect to find life moving at its own pace!

Cuisine of Brazil

The food of Brazil includes many delicious dishes imbued with tropical flavors and inspired by bounteous nature and the colorful culture of Brazil. With so much coastline, agriculture and tropical rainforests, Brazilian cuisine is based around staple products such as rice, manioc, fresh seafood, beans, and exotic fruits.

The cornerstone at almost every Brazilian table is rice and beans, which are of course present in the national dish feijoada. Another traditional dish is moqueca, a stew served in a hot clay pot and accompanied with either rice or a manioc flour paste called farofa. This dish is most common in the Bahia region in the Northeast.

Visit juice bars and cafes on one of our luxury Brazil tours – they serve up Brazil’s famous coffee and also a plethora of exotic juices and smoothies. After a day strolling the beaches of Rio de Janeiro, nothing is more refreshing than a fresh smoothie!

Gobble up some authentic food in Brazilian:

  • Feijoada: a hearty stew of black beans, sausage and various cuts of pork
  • Moqueca: stew made with fresh fish, onions, coriander and tomatoes
  • Pão de queijo: baked cheese bread made from tapioca flour and cow’s milk cheese
  • Açaí sorbet: a berry-like fruit from the Amazon, blended like a frozen sorbet and served with fresh bananas, honey and granola
  • Brigadeiros: chocolate truffle, made with condensed milk, cocoa powder, and chocolate sprinkles

Top Brazil Travel Tip – Cuisine:

Our luxury Brazil tours would be incomplete without trying the national cocktail, caipirinha. Made with fresh limes and cachaça, Brazil’s native liquor which is distilled from sugar cane, it is deliciously tangy!

Language in Brazil

Portuguese is the official language of Brazil and is spoken by nearly 100% of all the population. One of the only non Spanish-speaking countries in Latin America, language is a source of national unity for Brazilians.

The Enchanting Travels team is happy to help you plan private and customized luxury Brazil tours. 

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