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When you think of Brazil holidays, what do you picture? Dancers shaking their hips at the Rio de Janeiro Carnival? Visiting stadiums graced by footballing legends such as Pelé, Ronaldo and Romário? Strolling along Copacabana Beach? All of this is possible on luxury holidays to Brazil...
Not only is this vast country home to the world's largest tropical rainforest, it also boasts thousands of miles of beaches and internationally renowned and revered cities.
One of the world's most exciting holiday destinations, Rio de Janeiro is a city buzzing with a uniquely vibrant atmosphere and bursting with natural beauty. Learn to samba dance, watch football at Maracaña Stadium, or take snaps of the mesmerising Sugar Loaf Mountain and the towering Christ The Redeemer.
Just over one hundred miles from Rio is Búzios - a small and sophisticated paradise often described at one of the ten most beautiful areas in the world. Endowed with 26 tranquil coves, plus umpteen Pousadas (privately owned inns) and upmarket shopping and eating places, Búzios is often frequented by celebrities seeking ostentatious anonymity.
Brazil is a year round holiday destination, but it's especially popular with those in search of winter sun between October and May.
In Rio, take a cable car to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain to see stunning views of the city. Next, get up close to the spectacularly tall Christ The Redeemer statue, perched high and mighty atop Mount Corcovado; look down from here to see another breathtaking vista of the city.
Soaked in year round sunshine, Búzios has more than 20 beaches of incomparable beauty. Once a small fishing village, this charming beach resort has grown to become the 'St Tropez of Latin America' where you'll find sophisticated cafes, restaurants, and bars and clubs lining the cobbled streets. Discover the history and geography of the area by taking a tour on the Búzios Trolley.
As you'd expect, Brazil's cities are packed with a variety of eateries offering food from all around the world, however, no Brazil luxury holiday would be complete without sampling the local cuisine; a tantalising mixture of fresh seafood and meat-based dishes.
Brazil really knows how to party. After those beautiful sunsets, cities like Rio come to life with the beat of samba, colourful carnivals and buzzing clubs.
It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct travel insurance and vaccinations and / or special medication for your destination. Please consult your GP for advice at least one month ahead of travel. It is essential that you meet the visa and passport requirements for your chosen destination. Visit the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (http://www.fco.gov.uk) website for up to date entry requirements listed by country.