Travel to Brazil – Overview
Few places in the world capture the imagination and allure as the magical and cultural wonders of Brazil. We have one of the finest teams in the business ready to host you in Brazil taking you to places not usually discovered by most people who travel to Brazil.
Brazil is a land of mega diversity. The diversity of landscapes, cultures, cuisine, music and people make Brazil a destination like no other. Brazil is a unique and extraordinary place, offering a staggering array of exotic, colorful and sensual experiences that range from the wild abandon of Carnival to the fascinating natural sanctuary of the great Amazon basin.
Brazil Tours by Latin Excursions
Brazil stretches far out into the Atlantic toward West Africa and Portugal where it finds its transplanted cultural roots and reaches equally deep into the South American continent toward the Andes where it harbors its homegrown roots. It contrasts some of the greatest uninhabited expanses of the rainforest in the world with the cosmopolitan cities of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. We custom design our tours in Brazil, so you do the things you want to do and see the things you want to see. It’s why a “private tour” with us is so popular.
Rio exceeds all expectation and is a “must-see” destination when you travel to Brazil. Picture yourself on sweeping strands of golden beaches, the magnificent surf pounding the shore, the only drink a sliced open coconut and entertainment provided by teams of Cariocas playing beach volleyball. Rio’s sheer exuberance is intoxicating throughout the year. Even its architecture varies, from Lusitanian Baroque outbreaks in the centro to Neoclassism that might have been assembled by a Paris patissier, to outcrops of freeform modernism revealing Le Corbusier in its gene pool. Taking in the full dramatic effect of the “Cidade Maravilhosa” requires some removal, perhaps to the balcony of your suite at the Copacabana Palace at dusk. You will enjoy views of Sugarloaf Mountain at the north end of the beach, the Arpoador Peninsula with the looming peaks of Os Dois Irmaos on the southern end, the bottle green Atlantic Ocean and the twinkling lights of Niteroi on the far side of Guanabara Bay. Even higher, ascend through the favelas to Parque Nacional de Tijuca and the magnificent Christ the Redeemer Statue overlooking the entire city.
Just to the south of Rio lies the spectacular archipelago of Angra dos Reis, made up of 365 pristine islands, and popular for those looking to relax in an exclusive destination unknown to mass tourism with marvelous, unspoiled beaches and a variety of outdoor adventures including island-hopping, snorkeling, scuba diving and kayaking.
Heading north along the coast, the colorful colonial architecture and lively cultural heritage of Salvador beckons. Perfectly situated on the mouth of the enormous bay of Todos os Santos, the capital of the state of Bahia is bastion of Afro-Brazilian customs and traditions and offers a captivating history, fine architecture, delicious Bahian cuisine and lively street life.
The famed Brazilian Amazon blankets the interior of the country and covers half of the country’s land mass. Manaus, the chief port and hub of the entire Amazon region, is the capital of the state of Amazonas and one of the most isolated cosmopolitan cities of the world. Offering an excellent starting point for exploring the vast region, many boat and land trips depart from Manaus into the surrounding jungle and its unparalleled biodiversity.
Containing all the scenic and cultural variety one would expect, the largest country, or continent as Brazilians are fond of informing their visitors, in South America does not disappoint.
Rio de Janeiro is a definite highlight on any trip to Brazil or South America, living up to its reputation as a true cultural and adventure mecca. Rio is the perfect place for extraordinary experiences, providing ample opportunities to meet locals, immerse yourself in Brazilian culture, get your heart pumping, and learn more about a subject you care deeply about. Below are just some of the many unique activities that you can incorporate into your personalized Latin Excursions itinerary to Rio de Janeiro, all accompanied by fantastic private guides or instructors:
- Visit a favela (shanty town) and a unique art installation and NGO project
- Participate in a drumming workshop with the kids and teens of a local community
- Tour the city’s contemporary art galleries and museums
- Learn Brazilian Capoeira or Jiu-Jitsu martial arts with a private instructor
- Take a Brazilian cooking class with a professional chef
- Enjoy a private samba dance class
- Take a private panoramic helicopter ride over the city to a nearby beach
- Bike along Rio’s beautiful coastline, stopping at its best beaches along the way
- Hike and mountain climb up Sugarloaf Mountain
- Ride in waves during a private surfing lesson at Ipanema beach
- Historical tour of Rio
- Architectural tour of Rio