Suggested Itineraries - 7+ Days

Cultural Journey to Ouro Preto, Salvador, Morro de São Paulo  -  7 days

Dive into one of Brazil’s most culturally and historically preserved rich towns: Ouro Preto. Located in the southeastern Brazil, Ouro Preto is a former colonial mining town which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1980. Visit the town’s churches and museums, see its charming colonial architecture, attend religious and cultural festivals, and try the local cuisine.

Salvador and Morro de São Paulo are absolute must-see spots in Brazil. Situated in Brazil’s northeastern region, Salvador is known as the country’s capital of happiness. This is a city of endless fun, where visitors are immersed in Brazilian culture, dance, music, and cuisine and can participate in local capoeira, a mix of dance and martial art, as well as Samba-reggae. The Carnival of Salvador the country’s largest party, where nearly two million people gather to celebrate. The region’s people are a mix of Native Americans, Portuguese, and Africans. While you are in Salvador, you can take a quick trip to neighboring island Tinharé, where you can visit a small town in the north of the island, Morro de São Paulo. The island forbids cars and requires tractors for transportation. Morro de São Paulo is popular for its bars, nightlife, and restaurants.

Young Travellers Destination: Rio de Janeiro, Angra dos Reis, and Florianópolis  -  7 days

This trip is ideal for those young, active travellers looking for a good time in cities that never sleep. Travel with classmates, friends or a significant other and have the time of your life in Brazil’s hottest destinations. Rio is Brazil’s most popular destination and has everything to offer, from famous cultural landmarks to gorgeous beaches, and a party that never stops. It is home to Bossa Nova music, samba, and a huge New Year’s Eve celebration. Popular tourist sites include the Christ the Redeemer statue atop the Corcovado Mountain and the Sugarloaf Mountain. Ipanema, Copacabana, and Leblon are among Rio’s best beaches. Brazilians are excited to be the next host for the Summer Olympics in 2016 in Rio. Búzios is known for its breathtaking beaches and its active nightlife and fine restaurants. Rua das Pedras, meaning Street of Stones, is the main street of Búzios, where you can see the famous statue of Brigitte Bardot who put Buzios in the media in the 1960s. Also a quick trip from Rio is beautiful Angra dos Reis, meaning “Bay of the Kings.” The area is filled with dozens of beaches and islands, the largest of which is called Ilha Grande, the main attraction of the area.

Known as Floripa to the locals, Florianópolis is an island in southern Brazil with over 40 vibrant beaches, soft sand dunes, and lagoons. Summer months from November to March are ideal for a visit to Floripa. This is the ideal place for water sports, both for the extremely adventurous and for beginners, with activities including surfing, sandboarding, snorkeling, river rafting, scuba diving, kitesurfing, windsurfing, kayaking. Florianópolis offers excellent dining and nightlife, plenty to do at night, including samba dancing and enjoying traditional caipirinhas.

Exotic Canoa Quebrada and Fortaleza Honeymoon  -  7 days

Canoa Quebrada is located just below the equator and does not experience cold or bad weather. Fortaleza, roughly 175 km away from Canoa Quebrada, offers beautiful beaches and a romantic escape or honeymoon destination. These beaches are gorgeous with plenty to do, including swimming, diving, snorkeling, kayaking, and traditional jangada (sailing raft) trips. Canoa Quebrada is particularly known for its dune buggy tours through its sand dunes. The main street of Canoa, called Broadway, is filled with shops, cafes, and restaurants.

Romantic Escape to Ponta dos Ganchos  -  7 days

If you are looking to get away on a romantic, rustic, extremely private, and luxurious vacation, this is the place for you. Ponta dos Ganchos is near Florianópolis in the south of Brazil and is one of the most exclusive beach resorts in the country. You will stay in one of the 25 charming bungalows (some with private pools and jacuzzis) and will be pampered throughout your stay.
A taste of some of the activities you will enjoy include fishing at a nearby village, tennis, volleyball, kayaking, snorkeling, diving and treating yourself to the spas and fitness centers.

Family Vacation in the Island of Comandatuba  -  7 days

An island off the coast of Bahia, Comandatuba, is a perfect getaway for a family looking for an all-inclusive resort. There is only one hotel on the island called the Hotel Transamerica, which was featured on the select list of the Leading Hotels of the World. Similar to a Club Med, the hotel offers food, entertainment for children and adults, and a luxury stay. In the center of the sea and mangrove is the Comandatuba Island Ocean Course, one of the leading 18-hole golf courses in the country. The hotel offers excursions to the ecological reserves of UNA and the Lama Negra Safari. You will also have the opportunity to see more of the baiana culture in the cities of Ilhéus and Canavieiras.

The hotel offers over 363 rooms and bungalows, haute cuisine, a restaurant exclusively for children as well as babysitters, and over 80 sports and activities to choose from, including sailing and diving. Guests are also welcome to the hotel’s health club, spa, sauna, and Turkish baths.

Luxurious Romantic Getaway to Fernando de Noronha and Nannai Beach Resort  -  9 days

Enjoy your honeymoon or a romantic getaway in two of the most luxurious beach destinations in Brazil. These northeast beaches are gorgeous with plenty to do, including swimming, diving, snorkeling, kayaking, and traditional jangada (sailing raft) trips. The Nannai Beach Resort is located on Muro Alto near Porto de Galinhas. Fernando de Noronha is an archipelago made up of 21 islands with the main one having approximately 1,500 inhabitants. Nannai Beach Resort offers luxurious bungalows, which come with private swimming pools, as well as apartment style rooms among the gardens. Both areas have shops, restaurants, and bars.

Relax in Natal, Maceió, Lençóis Maranhenses  -  9 days

Also known as the City of the Sun, Natal is in the northeastern region of Brazil and is best known for its breathtaking beaches, beautiful weather, and sand dunes. Natal is the capital of Rio Grande do Norte. While you are not at the beach, you can visit The Dunas Park, a popular park nearby, where you can run, jog, or hike. Another highlight of the city is its cuisine. You will also enjoy regional Natal cuisine, famous for its paçoca de pilão, a dish made of carne do sol (sun-dried beef) and cassava flour ground together in a mortar. Seafood dishes are also excellent in this region. Maceió is the capital of Alagoas in northeastern Brazil. Aside from the beaches, Maceió is famous for its historic buildings and culture.

Adventure to Rio de Janeiro, Búzios, Angra dos Reis  -  10 days

Travel with classmates, friends or a significant other and have the time of your life in Brazil’s hottest destinations. Rio is Brazil’s most popular destination and has everything to offer, from famous cultural landmarks to gorgeous beaches, and a party that never stops. It is home to Bossa Nova music, samba, and a huge New Year’s Eve celebration. Popular tourist sites include the Christ the Redeemer statue atop the Corcovado Mountain and the Sugarloaf Mountain. Ipanema, Copacabana, and Leblon are among Rio’s best beaches. Brazilians are excited to be the next host for the Summer Olympics in 2016 in Rio. Búzios is known for its breathtaking beaches and its active nightlife and fine restaurants. Rua das Pedras, meaning Street of Stones, is the main street of Búzios, where you can see the famous statue of Brigitte Bardot who put Buzios in the media in the 1960s. Also a quick trip from Rio is beautiful Angra dos Reis, meaning “Bay of the Kings.” The area is filled with dozens of beaches and islands, the largest of which is called Ilha Grande, the main attraction of the area.

Eco-travel to The Pantanal and Bonito  -  10 days

This is a trip for the eco-friendly! The Pantanal, which lies mostly in Mato Grosso do Sul, is the largest wetland area in the world. Because it is so open, it is easy to spot animals and the abundance of large birds, reptiles, and mammals is incredible. The rainy season is from December to March and the best time to visit is during the dry months between May and September. Bonito is located in the southern border of Pantanal and popular activities include snorkeling, swimming, hiking, and biking.