Explore the scenic variety found only in a country big enough to be a continent.
Indulge in rich culture, delight in unforgettable adventure, and encounter exotic wildlife with luxury Brazil tours and travel.
Whether you’re looking for the perfect family getaway or a romantic trip with your partner, jump-start your bespoke trip to Brazil with Alluring Americas as your guide.
Brazil boasts twenty-one UNESCO World Heritage Sites. So choose from your favorites, or see them all. Whatever you’re looking for in a trip to Brazil, Alluring Americas can make sure you don’t miss a thing.
Once the capital of the Portuguese empire and of the country until 1960, Rio de Janeiro, coined the “Marvelous City,” is world-renowned for its stunning geography.
Moreover, this cosmopolitan city, home to the 2016 Summer Olympics, is nestled between steep, verdant mountains and crystalline shores.
Approximately three hours travel from Rio de Janeiro lies the once-sleepy fishing village of Armação de Búzios. Made popular by French starlet Brigitte Bardot in the 1960s, Búzios has since enjoyed the reputation of being Brazil’s most sophisticated beach resort town.
Its narrow cobbled streets and intact Portuguese colonial architecture give it a European touch, contributing to its claim to be the Brazilian Saint-Tropez. On the whole, stylish relaxation is the name of the game in Búzios.
Situated in the heart of the Amazon rainforest, Manaus is the capital of Brazil’s largest state, Amazonas. Manaus was once a thriving port and a magnet for cultural manifestations.
Worth noting, no trip to Manaus would be complete without checking out the Manaus Opera House, the Rio Negro Palace, the Municipal Market, and the Customs House.
The first capital of Brazil, Salvador is a thriving center of Afro-Brazilian culture. Furthermore, it is one of the most intriguing and colorful cities you will find in the country. In fact, we guarantee lovers of architecture will get their fill of sightseeing here.
Today, the local cuisine, music, dance, vibrant visual arts, and even the mixed race of its people are all a testament to its lasting and pervasive African influence.
You certainly have options when it comes to choosing Brazil points of interest. Thankfully, Alluring Americas can plan personalized travel to Brazil for everyone. To that end, here is a list of our favorite spots to check out. But at the end of the day, let imagination guide your perfect Brazil family vacation or romantic getaway.
Explore the Centro district—charmed with breathtaking churches, squares, monuments, and museums—or venture to the outskirts of the city, where a relaxed Bahian air prevails.
Walk the energetic streets of the Zona Sul, which boasts some of Rio’s finest beaches and nightlife. Or explore deeper inland, where lies the Tijuca National Park, the largest urban forest in the world. Its lush scenery is famous for hosting some of the finest hikes and most spectacular views of the region.
When we think Búzios, we think style and fashion. So be sure to check out this trendsetting town and its many shops for jewelry and beachwear.
And after all that sunshine and shopping, quench your thirst with a caipirinha—the national cocktail of Brazil, made of lime, sugar, and cachaça (also known as firewater). If you’re celebrating, be sure to toast the Brazilian way: “Tim-tim!” or “Saúde!”
Manaus’s main attraction lies outside the city in the Amazon rainforest. So if you and your family are adventure seekers, no visit would be complete without stepping foot into the wild Amazon.
Here you can experience the real Brazil for kids. Ask your kids what animal they want to see (pink river dolphins, anyone?), and let Alluring Americas guide you straight to it.
Located in Bahia, a lovely tropical state with perfect year-round weather, Salvador sits high upon the hills above Bahía de Todos los Santos (Bay of All Saints). Today, it is divided between the upper city and the lower city.
Old government buildings, residential districts, museums, and churches—all reflecting early colonial influence with their baroque architecture—characterize the upper city. And the old port and commercial district define the lower city, which rests serenely at the sea’s edge.
Fernando de Noronha is a twenty-one-island archipelago some 200 miles off the northeastern coast of Brazil.
Part of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, this 9,321-mile underwater volcanic mountain chain became a marine national park in 1988.
Interestingly, due to strict regulations, only a lucky 420 guests at a time are welcome to experience its magic.
So couples looking for a romantic getaway will find a quiet reprieve here from the bustling excitement or Rio or Salvador.
During your Brazil family vacation, you can guarantee that boredom will not be on the agenda. Enrich your kids’ travel with local cooking classes and museum tours, or schedule a romantic hike and dance class with your partner.
Featuring some of Brazil’s most famed attractions, such as Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf Mountain), the Corcovado, and Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, Rio is one of the most culturally and economically significant cities in the country.
And if you’re a sports fan, you should make plans to see a soccer game, or take a tour of Maracanã Stadium. But if sports aren’t your thing, Rio also offers a number of exciting museums that will pique the interest of any traveler.
Piranha fishing, kayaking, jungle trekking…after a day of adventurous activities, you can reward yourself with the area’s rich cuisine.
Have you heard of the superfood açaí? Well, one of the fun facts about Brazil is that it’s the home to the famous açaí bowl.
This local delicacy, along with Brazilian nuts and jaraqui (a traditional, popular deep-fried fish) will keep your taste buds tingling and your stomach full. So after a day of playing in the jungle, you and your family or partner will certainly satisfy your ravenous appetites!
Búzios’s real beauty lies in its many magnificent beaches. What’s more, here the sea’s crystalline waters flow in perfect harmony with the town’s sculptured landscape and exotic vegetation.
Also, the variety of beaches allows for a firsthand experience of Brazilian beach culture.
So don’t miss out on surfing, scuba diving, or fishing. And if you want to step away from the water for a while, we recommend kite surfing, golfing, mountain biking, ecotours, and horseback riding around town
As one of Brazil’s great historical destinations, Salvador is filled with stunning displays of baroque Portuguese architecture.
In fact, its historic area, Pelourinho, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, boasts the largest collection of baroque colonial architecture in Latin America.
And to those who love dancing, don’t forget your dancing shoes. Evenings in Salvador come alive with axé music, a cultural fusion of Caribbean reggae and calypso.
Utterly unforgettable, Fernando de Noronha is a heavenly retreat. So plan ahead to see its stunning terrain of towering rocks, rushing falls, white sand beaches, and warm crystal waters.
This Eden is home to a vibrant and diverse marine world. Indeed, its flora and fauna, colorful fish, birds, coral reefs, big sea turtles, stingrays, dolphins, and friendly sharks are famous the world over.
Here you can enjoy world-class diving, snorkeling, swimming, and some of the best surf spots on the planet. Also, while you play in the surf, don’t forget to explore its shipwrecks. Finally, when you’re ready to dry off, you can hike well-maintained trails or visit fortress ruins on horseback.
With history as exotic as its location, Brazil has much to offer in the way of finding your home away from home.
Luxury and glamour will welcome you home in Rio de Janeiro.
Whether it’s a beach setting that beckons you at bedtime or the convenience of an accommodation close to the action, Rio can meet all your hotel needs.
Small and enchanting Búzios offers boutique hotel and spa experiences—a place for the whole family to rest after full days on vacation.
Alluring Americas can find the best fit to accommodate you.
Find an ecolodge, and continue the day’s adventure within your place of rest—your jungle days can run on into the evenings.
Travelers can even book a floating lodge and wake up to the sounds of howler monkeys. After all, the Amazon jungle is one of most fun things to do in Brazil.
Salvador offers accommodations that will suit any taste.
So consider staying in either the beach or historic districts: Barra is a coastal neighborhood with its own lighthouse, and Pelourinho is a city within a city.
Travel to Brazil doesn’t require a visa. Moreover, Brazil is generally safe, but we recommend you practice safe tourism.
Read some wise travel-safety tips for Brazil here.
Pack proper insect repellent and sunscreen, and keep in mind to drink more water to avoid dehydration—Brazil has a tropical climate.
If you plan to visit the Amazon region, see a health-care provider to determine whether you and your family should get a vaccine for yellow fever. In addition, ask your health-care provider about protection for malaria.
Your Brazil family vacation will engage everyone.
In a country large enough to be its own continent, there are a plethora of natural and man-made wonders to behold. Come see magnificent beaches, rushing waterfalls, eighteenth-century colonial architecture, and one of the largest freshwater floodplains in the world, home to thriving populations of caimans and jaguars.
Since Brazil offers treasures to explore in abundance, you will want Alluring Americas to handcraft your trip. Due to Rio’s proximity to its airport, we suggest staying there for the initial part of your getaway. And from there, you can venture out to see the rest of this amazing country.
This is our Alluring Brazil—the authentic poster child of superlatives, a land of extensive stimulation. Visit during any of your life’s chapters, and Brazil will welcome you warmly into its embrace. Because we handcraft private, culturally immersive experiences, your trip is curated to reflect your curiosity and passions.
Whether you need a romantic getaway or an unforgettable family adventure, Alluring Americas is the luxury travel company that will lead you on the journey of a lifetime.