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.
The Best of Brazil (SZBB)
From the heat of Rio’s nightlife to the chilled out atmosphere of Ilha Grande, discover the treasures of Brazil on this comfortable week-long adventure. You’ll wander the colonial streets of Paraty—it’s a UNESCO heritage site and quite possibly the prettiest spot on the planet—and savour seafood and life without cars on the island of Ilha Grande. Stand in awe of awesome Iguassu Falls deep in the interior, then marvel at it from Argentina’s side. Brazil awaits—let’s make the most of it.
Highlights: Exploring the remote and relaxed island of Ilha Grande, Cruising on a schooner to pristine islands and beaches while sipping a caipirinha, Being awed by Iguassu Falls, Feeling the energy of Rio de Janeiro.
Brazil Hike, Bike & Kayak (SZHK)
Work up a sweat and come away with a tan with this inspiring adventure through Brazil. Perfect for the active adventurer, this trip will have you hiking, biking and paddling through the best of the Green Coast. Kayak past the mangroves and pristine beaches of the stunning Mamanguá Fjord. Trek through stunning scenery in the Juatinga Peninsular Eco-Reserve and cycle your way through the rainforest to remote beaches on Ilha Grande. This journey begins and ends in Rio de Janeiro so you’ll finish among the beaches and beautiful people, and can enjoy the fruits of your labour—in style.
Highlights: Hiking across stunning eco-reserve scenery, kayaking through incredible fjords, exploring Ilha Grande by bike, sipping a caipirinha on the beach.