12 Day Customized Vacation to Brazil

South America > Brazil

Brazil, the world’s fifth largest country, dominates almost half of South America. Covering more than five-million-square miles, it spans four time zones and exceeds the size of the contiguous 48 United States. Brazil’s territory displays great topographical variety, including mountains, plains, rainforests, islands, and 4,600 miles of Atlantic coastline—a seemingly endless stretch of white and gold beaches. Brazil shares inland borders with every South American country except Chile and Ecuador specifically, Uruguay to the south; Argentina, Paraguay, and Bolivia to the southwest; Peru to the west; Colombia to the northwest; and Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana to the north.

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Day 1: SAO PAULO

Upon arriva lin Sao Paulo, airport reception outside the luggage claim area and private transfer to Hotel Emiliano. This transfer takes approximately one hour.
Check in for a two-night stay at Hotel Emiliano Sao Paulo (one double-occupancy Deluxe Room).
Evening at leisure in Sao Paulo.

Overnight Hotel Emiliano Sao Paulo

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Day 2: SAO PAULO

Breakfast at Hotel Emiliano Sao Paulo
Depart by private transportation for a privately guided tour of Sao Paulo. This tour lasts approximately 6 hours and can be adapted to fit your interests.
Evening at leisure in Sao Paulo.

Overnight Hotel Emiliano Sao Paulo (Breakfast)

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Day 3: SAO PAULO TO IGUAZO FALLS

Breakfast at Hotel Emiliano Sao Paulo
Private transfer to the airport for your domestic flight to Iguazu. This transfer takes approximately one hour.
Fly from Sao Paulo (GRU) to Iguacu Falls (IGU). Flight arrangements made independently, not included in the pricing.
Upon arrival in Iguazu, airport reception and private transfer to Awasi Iguazu. With normal border crossing wait times, this transfer takes about one hour.
Check in for a three-night stay at Awasi Iguazu (one double-occupancy Villa).
With your guide, plan your touring for the upcoming days.
Dinner at Awasi

Overnight Awasi Iguazu (Breakfast, Dinner)

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Day 4: IGUAZU FALLS

Meals through Awasi Iguazu
Day at leisure for privately guided touring through Awasi Iguazu

Overnight Awasi Iguazu (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

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Day 5: IGUAZU FALLS

Meals through Awasi Iguazu
Day at leisure for privately guided touring through Awasi Iguazu

Overnight Awasi Iguazu (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

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Day 6: IGUAZU FALLS TO RIO DE JANEIRO

Breakfast at Awasi Iguazu
Lodge transfer to the Iguazu airport for your flight to Rio de Janeiro. With normal border crossing wait times, this transfer takes about 45 minutes.
Fly from Iguacu Falls (IGU) to Rio de Janeiro (GIG). Flight arrangements made independently, not included in the pricing.
Upon arrival, airport reception outside the luggage claim area and private transportation to Hotel Emiliano. This transfer takes approximately 40 minutes.
Check in for a three-night stay at Hotel Emiliano (one quadruple-occupancy Ocean Deluxe Room).
In the evening, depart for a privately guided visit to the Lapa District for live music. Visit the eclectic Rio Scenarium and, time permitting, the intimate Carioca de Gema samba club. The Rio Scenarium tickets are included; however, Carioca de Gema tickets are obtained at the club door.

Overnight Hotel Emiliano (Breakfast)

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Day 7: RIO DE JANEIRO

Breakfast at Hotel Emiliano
Depart by private transportation for a privately guided tour of the fruit market and a visit to Corcovado, the iconic peak crowed by the Crisot Redentor statue. From the summit, you can enjoy panoramic views of the city, Atlantic Ocean, and surrounding mountains. Last, visit the Tijuca Firest. Sun protection is essential. This tour can be tailored to fit your interests and desired level of activity.
Evening at leisure in Rio De Janerio

Overnight Hotel Emiliano (Breakfast)

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Day 8: RIO DE JANEIRO

Breakfast at Hotel Emiliano
Depart for a privately guided visit to Sugarloaf Mountain for views of the city. Two tramways lead to the peak’s observation deck which overlooks the city and Guanabara Bay and the sparkling shoreline.
Evening at leisure in Rio De Janerio

Overnight Hotel Emiliano (Breakfast)

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Day 9: RIO DE JANEIRO TO RESERVA DO IBITIPOCA

Breakfast at Hotel Emiliano
Depart by private transportation to Reserva do Ibitipoca. This transfer takes approximately 4 hours.
Check in for a three-night stay at Reserva do Ibitipoca (one double-occupancy Engenho Suite).

Overnight Reserva do Ibitipoca (Breakfast, Dinner)

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Day 10: RESERVA DO IBITIPOCA

Meals through Reserva do Ibitipoca
Day at leisure to enjoy on-property activities.

Overnight Reserva do Ibitipoca (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

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Day 11: RESERVA DO IBITIPOCA

Meals through Reserva do Ibitipoca
Day at leisure to enjoy on-property activities.

Overnight Reserva do Ibitipoca (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

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Day 12: INTERNATIONAL DEPARTURE

Breakfast at Reserva do Ibitipoca
Depart by private transportation to Galeao International Airport (GIG) for your international departure flight. This transfer takes approximately 4 hours. Flight arrangements made independently.

(Breakfast)

Accommodations

HOTEL EMILIANO SAO PAULO

Emiliano is Sao Paulo’s pioneering design hotel. Interiors are light and inviting, with original contemporary artworks and museum-quality furnishings by Brazil’s top designers. The ground floor features an orchid-studded vertical garden, bar, restaurant, and lounge. On the upper floors, a helicopter deck, indoor hot tub, lounge, and fitness center offer skyline views.

The 56 airy guestrooms feature large windows, crisp linens, marble bathrooms, and natural wood. Each is furnished with security box, minibar, bathrobes, sandals, and hairdryer. Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.

The hotel is sophisticated and stylish, but what really sets Emiliano apart is the natural friendliness and courtesy of its staff. Their genuine hospitality and care make this our favorite hotel in Sao Paulo.

Emiliano Sao Paulo is located in the tony Jardins district, within easy reach of Paulista Avenue, Ibirapuera Park, and the city’s best restaurants and shops.

AWASI IGUAZU

Awasi Iguazu is a Relais & Chateaux lodge located within a private Atlantic Rainforest reserve, approximately 30 minutes by car from the Iguazu National Park gate. Each of the 14 villas is surrounded by jungle foliage, and each has its own plunge pool and sundeck. Other in-room amenities: mini-bar, bathtub, robes, slippers, ambient- temperature plunge pool, sundeck, and Wi-Fi. In-room massages can be arranged for an additional fee.

Privately-guided, tailor-made touring is also included. Upon arrival, you’ll meet with your guides to choose your excursions. Choose from one full-day (approximately 6 to 8 hours) or two half-day (2 to 4 hours) excursions per day. Airport transfers to either airport (IGR or IGU) are also included. Advance visas are required for entrance to Brazil.

HOTEL EMILIANO

Opened in 2018, Emiliano Rio de Janeiro has quickly become one of our favorites: a design-focused boutique hotel with a prime location on Copacabana Beach. Even the hotel’s exterior has won awards; the façade is a system of movable panels that creates an ever-changing sculpture. Inside, contemporary style blends with touches from Rio’s modernist golden age: light-toned wood, polished stone, and museum- quality furnishings by Brazil’s top designers. The main floor restaurant is backdropped by an orchid-studded living wall—the perfect setting for the best brunch in the city. Among the other amenities are a comfortable lounge, seafood restaurant, rooftop swimming pool and sundeck, full-service spa, and 24-hour fitness center. Beach service is provided, with chairs, umbrellas, and drink service.The 90 soothing guestrooms feature with crisp linens, contemporary décor, marble, and natural wood. Some upper category rooms have large windows or private balconies overlooking Avenida Atlantica and the Copacabana sand. Each guestroom is furnished with security box, mini-bar, bathrobes, beach sandals, hairdryer, and Wi-Fi. Great looks and amenities aside, what really sets Emiliano apart is natural hospitality—the genuine warmth and care offered by its staff.

RESERVA DO IBITIPOCA

Reserva do Ibitipoca is a boutique hotel set within a 9,800-acre private reserve. The main building, Fazenda do Engenho, was originally a farmhouse dating to 1715. Reconstructed in 2006, the house now includes eight spacious suites, a library, dining room, and al fresco bar. Neighboring buildings contain the spa, yoga studio, sauna, and hydro-massage pool. Organic gardens, pasture, and a mirror-smooth pond frame the estate.

Guests can explore the reserve’s forests, grasslands, mountains, and waterfalls either on foot, by bicycle, or on horseback (riding carries an additional charge). The stable houses a dozen Mangalarga and Anglo-Arabian horses. Throughout the property, you’ll find colorful wildlife, hidden sculptures, orchards, and river beaches. Your accomodation package includes three daily meals and two hiking tours within the property per day.

  • Land transportation as mentioned
  • Airport services as mentioned
  • Hotels as mentioned
  • Guided touring as mentioned
  • Meals as mentioned
  • 24/7 English-language travel support
  • Travel insurance, which is strongly recommended
  • Optional excursions, tours and activities
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic drinks and other beverages unless otherwise noted above
  • Meals not noted in the itinerary, or meals for which only reservations have been made
  • Early check-in, late check-out, and day use charges not noted above
  • Personal expenses, services, or purchases (e.g. laundry, spa services, and telephone calls)
  • Airfare and related taxes and fees

Pricing starts at:

$15,886

Pricing
FOR 2 PEOPLE

$15,886

per person