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Luxury Brazil: Rio, Iguazu Falls and Buzios

11 days from £5,000pp

(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)

Brazil / Iguazu Falls

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Overview & Highlights

Stay in the top-of-the-range first class Belmond properties to visit Brazil’s top two highlights: Rio de Janeiro and the Iguazú Falls. Continue along the coast to the stylish little beach resort Buzios.

This luxurious taste of Brazil starts Rio, a city of fun-loving people, music on every street corner and football on every beach - all with a glorious mountain backdrop. We've selected some of Brazil's finest hotels, with near perfect locations. Belmond Copacabana Palace (formerly known as Orient Express), faces the blue green rollers of the Atlantic Ocean breaking onto the golden sands of Copacabana, the heart of this beach-loving city. 

At Iguazú Falls, you will step out of your room at Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas to the thunderous roar of water crashing over lofty granite cliffs fringed by tropical rainforest. It's the only property right o n the edge of the falls themselves: you can avoid the crowds in the early morning and evening.. Finally at the upmarket, popular beach retreat of Búzios, unwind at a top quality boutique property overlooking the ocean.

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  • Private guided tour of Rio's scenic highlights
  • Stay in the heart of Iguazu Falls National Park and explore without the crowds
  • Beach time at chic Buzios

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  • An excellent holiday which met our wish to revisit some parts of Brazil and explore new areas; Pantanal was a real discovery and better for seeing wildlife than Manaus.

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Our Expert's Opinion

After inspecting and researching the best hotels, we have selected only the most exclusive properties for this holiday. Prime locations and luxury service are the order of the day. You will stay just a stone's throw away from Copacabana Beach, hear the thundering of the Iguazú Falls from your room, and have the privilege of visiting the falls at sunrise or sunset when the crowds have dissipated. Additionally, you will relax at a boutique hotel overlooking the ocean in chic Búzios.

Paul Winrow Giffin
Paul Winrow-Giffin Travel Expert After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.

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