Brazil Landing Page
Travel / Antilophia
Brazil is a country of extremes and its sheer vastness means that it has it all; infectious rhythm, unhampered gaiety, enviable style and unbeatable landscapes. No where else in the world projects such joie de vivre embedded in the dazzling splendour of Rio Carnival, or offers complete paradise in natural isolation.
The gentle strumming of ‘The Girl from Ipanema’ almost resonates through the Gisele-like bronzed bodies that stroll along the promenades of Rio de Janeiro’s iconic beaches. Watch the evenings come alive with bright lights and bossa nova music and we can take you behind the scenes to visit the best samba schools that practice in the run up to Carnival.
Watch the sky then dissolve into pink and purple whilst the harmony of hyacinth macaws and splashes from river otters gently resonate.
Further down the Emerald Coast lies the breezy port town of Paraty, where the Portugese influence has left elegant white houses sitting pretty on cobblestone streets. The surrounding secluded beaches and pristine water make for relaxing days exploring the bays on a schooner and island lunches overlooking turquoise water.
Head further north where Salvador da Bahia’s African culture can be witnessed through energetic capoeira dancing, drumming workshops and fragrant night markets amidst tropical coloured colonial buildings. Bahia’s beach life surrounds the charming fishing village of Trancoso and its picture perfect ‘quadrado’ where some of our favourite private villas are nestled within coconut palm fringed shores.
As for wildlife, there is an abundance, and the Amazon is an obvious starting point. Chartering a boat down the clear blue waters of the Tapajos River, you can see why explorer Jacques Cousteau called it ‘The Caribbean of the Amazon’. The indigenous tribes that reside within the jungle makes a trip here an exciting rarity.
Otherwise the fertile, protected flood plains of the Pantanal are truly impressive, especially for birders who will find over 650 species. Our favourite time to explore this beautiful area is from a small boat at sunset when the burnt orange light of the evening stretches over the rippling water. Watch the sky then dissolve into pink and purple whilst the harmony of hyacinth macaws and splashes from river otters gently resonate. The remote fazendas here are heart warmingly rustic as are the farmhouses nearer to Rio in the Minas Gerais region from where you can explore endless biodiversity on foot, horse or water.
Brazil indeed has a life of its own and the current favourable exchange rate means that there is no better time to visit.