This Classic Brazil Luxury Tour explores classic, effortless beauty of Brazil. From the stunning sprays of Iguassu Falls to the iconic monuments of Rio and the colonial charm of Paraty, follow Ker & Downey as we uncover the most essential slices of luxury this country has to offer.
Classic Brazil Luxury Tour
Suggested journey at a glance: 12 days / 11 nights in Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu Falls, São Paolo, and Paraty
This suggested Luxury Brazil Tour is just one way to see Brazil on your own customized Ker & Downey trip. Our designers are at their best when crafting a journey unique to you. So contact us to start planning and read on to see one example of what’s possible on a handcrafted trip.
Rio de Janeiro
First, your Classic Brazil Luxury Tour kicks off in Brazil’s most famous city, Rio de Janeiro. Settle into your luxury accommodations at Belmond Copacabana Palace. Then enjoy three nights of explorations. Indeed, a full day is dedicated to the quintessential sites. Take a cable car ride up Sugar Loaf Mountain, visit the Christ the Redeemer statue on top of Corcovado Mountain, and stroll around the Santa Teresa Neighborhood. You will also have an entire day to go behind-the-scenes of Rio’s famed Carnival celebrations. It all caps off with a leisurely bike ride around the city’s bays and seaside cycle lanes at sunset.
A Classic Brazil Luxury Tour would be incomplete, of course, without a stop at Iguassu Falls. Your accommodations showcase the epitome of glamor, steeping you in an old-world colonial luxury on the threshold of the Falls. By staying here, you can enjoy all-day views of the stunning natural wonder even when the park is closed to other visitors. Over three nights, cruise through the Iguazu Canyon, traverse suspended bridges above its spray, and trek through the Argentinian side of the park for a 360-degree perspective of the falls and its many highlights.
Next, continue your luxury Brazil tour in São Paolo, the country’s melting pot city. Stay at the stunning Hotel Emiliano and explore the main sites of the city with a private guide. Along the way, discover world-renowned restaurants, contemporary art galleries, a mix of old and new architecture, lush green parks, and historical museums.
Finally, conclude your Classic Brazil Luxury Tour with a private ground transfer to Paraty, a town steeped in history. From your charming accommodations at Pousada Literária, explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Indeed, a private guide will reveal its rich and colorful past on a historical walking tour. Additionally, another highlight of your three-night stay will be a private guided kayaking excursion in Paraty’s Bay to tropical islands and deserted sandy beaches. The experience finishes with an unforgettable paddle through the mangrove, which is not accessible by boat.
On your final day, enjoy a full-day private Jeep Tour adventure into Serra da Bocaína National Park. While there, discover mountains and waterfalls, as well as some of the culture and history of Paraty. Stops include Pedra Branca Waterfall, Tarzan Well, and Tobogã Waterfall, as well as a visit to a traditional cachaça (sugar cane rum) distillery for a tour and tasting. It all culminates with a special cooking experience and dinner with a local chef in her home. Learn how to make several favorite Brazilian dishes and share stories of the country’s unique culinary traditions, all with a caipirinha in hand — a final farewell to Brazil.
Optional Luxury Brazil Tour Extension: Beach Getaway
Consider extending your time at one of Brazil’s many famed beaches – such as Salvador or Florianópolis – for a bit of rest and relaxation. Ker & Downey can help you choose the best beach and luxury accommodation to fit your needs.
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