Sex, dancing and partying: it seems the Brazilians have made a science of all that is fun in life. The world champions of hedonism were no doubt aided by a lush land and steamy climate, but still there is something different about Brazilians. For one, they are the most diverse country in Latin America, not to mention the continent's only former Portuguese colony. One of the largest countries in the world, Brazil certainly has plenty to see-the Amazon and Iguazu falls come to mind-but more than anything it's the Brazilian passion for life, epitomised in Rio's Carnival celebrations, that will make you fall in love and want to return again.
If we crammed all the family-friendly highlights of Brazil and Argentina into a single trip, you’d be on the road for months. This 14-day jaunt around South America comes amazingly close, though. Here, you’ll learn the Brazilian martial art of capoeira in Rio, explore idyllic Ilha Grande, feel the power of Iguassu Falls, get a taste of gaucho culture at a working cattle ranch and experience the entrancing pull of Buenos Aires, all without ever feeling rushed. It’s South America, snack-sized!
Highlights: Trying your hand at capoeira in Rio, relaxing on the famous beaches of Ilha Grande, taking a boat ride up to the impressive Iguassu Falls, learning to ride a horse on a traditional estancia, enjoying diverse culture in Buenos Aires.
Every four years, soccer fans get the chance to watch the world's best players compete in the mother of all championships. This time it's happening in Brazil. Join the party and connect with the people's samba spirit while exploring the most exuberant nation in South America. Get a dose of urban delights in Rio and southern Curitiba and natural wonders at stunning Iguassu Falls and the massive Pantanal wetlands. Better yet, you'll fly between Rio and Curitiba so there's more time to celebrate. While no match tickets are included, you're free to arrange your own or simply dance along during the country's biggest party yet.
Highlights: Being a part of football euphoria in Brazil, sipping caipirinhas at night, marvelling at Iguassu Falls, encountering wildlife in the Brazilian Pantanal, cheering for your team with many others, partying with thousands on the Brazilian streets, experiencing all Rio has to offer by day and night.