9 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: RIO DE JANEIRO

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 double-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

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Day 2: 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 Janeiro.

Overnight Hotel Emiliano (Breakfast)

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Day 3: 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 Janeiro.

Overnight Hotel Emiliano (Breakfast)

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Day 4: RIO DE JANEIRO TO TRANCOSO

Breakfast at Hotel Emiliano
Private transfer to the airport. This transfer takes approximately 40 minutes.
Fly from Rio de Janeiro (GIG) to Porto Seguro (BPS). Flight arrangements made independently, not included in the pricing.
Upon arrival in Porto Seguro, airport reception and private transportation to Trancoso. Founded in the 16th century, Trancoso remains a coastal fishing village at heart. Horses wander along the sandy streets, soccer games form spontaneously at dusk, and paper lanterns float above garden cafes. In the evening, everyone gathers around the Quadrado – the grassy rectangle that serves as town square and community living room. Trancoso’s beaches are long, wide stretches of white and gold sand, often backed by red sandstone bluffs and coconut palms.
Check in for a five-night stay at UXUA Casa Hotel & SPA (one double-occupancy Casa de Arvore).

Overnight UXUA Casa Hotel & SPA (Breakfast)

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Day 5: TRANCOSO

Breakfast at UXUA Casa Hotel & SPA.
Depart for a fully day privately guided visit to Praia do Espelho and Curuipe

Overnight UXUA Casa Hotel & SPA (Breakfast)

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Day 6: TRANCOSO

Breakfast at UXUA Casa Hotel & SPA
Day at leisure to enjoy Trancoso’s beaches, hotel amenities, and optional tours and activities. Among the optional tours and activities available in this area are kite surfing, horseback riding, mountain biking, cooking classes, wildlife tours, golf, and kayak tours.

Overnight UXUA Casa Hotel & SPA (Breakfast)

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Day 7: TRANCOSO

Breakfast at UXUA Casa Hotel & SPA
Depart for a privately guided kayaking tour of the estuary. Departure time dependent on sea conditions.

Overnight UXUA Casa Hotel & SPA (Breakfast)

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Day 8: TRANCOSO

Breakfast at UXUA Casa Hotel & SPA Day at leisure in Trancoso.

Overnight UXUA Casa Hotel & SPA (Breakfast)

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Day 9: INTERNATIONAL DEPARTURE

Breakfast at UXUA Casa Hotel & SPA
Private transfer to the airport. This transfer takes approximately one and a half hour. Fly from Trancoso (BPS) to Rio de Janeiro (GIG). Flight arrangements made independently, not included in the pricing.
Upon arrival in Rio de Janeiro, connect with your international departing flight. Flight arrangements made independently.

(Breakfast)

Accommodations

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.

UXUA CASA HOTEL & SPA

Uxua Casa Hotel & Spa is a collection of eleven casitas, surrounded by gardens at the edge of the historic Quadrado—Trancoso’s picturesque village square. Conceived by fashion designers Wilbert Das and Robert Shevlin, each of the houses has a unique personality and feel.

The attention to detail and originality of each room make Uxua one of our favorite hotels in South America. Don’t just take our word for it; the hotel is a regular in Elle, Architectural Digest, Town & Country, and Vogue.

At the heart of Uxua’s garden, an open-air breakfast restaurant and sundeck flank a swimming pool lined with shimmering blue quartz crystals. Nearby, you’ll find a yoga studio, spa, a second restaurant, gym, concierge desk, and a boutique for the Casa Uxua line of artisan housewares. Daybeds are reserved for guests at the Uxua Beach Bar at Praia Nativos—a five-minute walk from the hotel.

Each of the guestrooms features hand-made furnishings and fixtures, made locally with traditional techniques. All casas and villas at Uxua have air conditioning. Each is furnished with fan, security box, television, bathrobes, beach sandals, and hairdryer.

  • 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:

$5,266

Pricing
FOR 2 PEOPLE

$5,266

per person