Authentic Brazil

Rio, Parati, Ouro Preto, Tiradentes & Ibitipoca

From £7800 per person in low season
From £8100 per person in high season

based on 14 nights inc. flights & selected experiences

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* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.

Price includes:

  • International economy flights and taxes from the UK

  • Internal flights

  • Accommodation

  • Private transfers

  • Selected experiences

  • Daily Breakfast

Based on 2 people sharing.

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At a Glance

  • Discover a different side of Brazil that will take you back to its colonial heyday

  • Marvel at the incredible architecture of Ouro Preto and Tiradentes, based on gold and diamonds

  • Ibitipoca is a lovely plantation house in a wonderful natural reserve where the rare woolly spider monkey lives

  • Explore the vibrant arts and music scene in Rio's leafy Santa Teresa district

  • Ideal for those that like a gentler pace of travel

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Possible any time of year, but the ideal time is from October to March. If travelling over Christmas/New Year or over carnival, be sure to book well in advance as space is very restricted over these periods.

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 020 3993 9308 to start planning your holiday.


Experience Brazil’s Golden Age of coffee plantations and gold & diamond smuggling, coupled with its beautiful coastline. Head from the excitement of Rio de Janeiro to the historic towns of Minas Gerais and a historic fazenda in the Mantiqueira mountains. Staying at beautiful colonial-style boutique hotels throughout, this lovely itinerary will introduce you to the fascinating and evocative history of colonial Brazil.

  1. Fly to Rio de Janeiro

  2. Days 1-4: Rio de Janeiro

    Begin with three nights in the iconic city of Rio de Janeiro. Explore the city, taking in the Corcovado and Sugar Loaf Mountains, spend time on the beach or even visit Rio’s world-famous Botanical Gardens while you are here. A city tour has been included, along with a cookery class to get you into the spirit of all things Brazilian – try your hand at creating the perfect moqueca, along with a delicious fruit caipirinha.

    Accommodation: Hotel Santa Teresa Rio MGallery by Sofitel (3 nights)

  3. Days 4-7: Paraty

    Transfer by road to charming Paraty on the Emerald Coast for your first taste of Brazil's gold rush history. This historic city has perfectly preserved Brazil's unique colonial heritage with its delightful cobblestone streets and beautiful colonial buildings. Spending days exploring the nearby islands, sailing the emerald waters, fishing and dining on delicious seafood.

    Accommodation: Pousada Literaria (3 nights)

  4. Days 7-9: Ouro Preto

    Fly to Belo Horizonte in the state of Minas Gerais and transfer to Ouro Preto, a magnificent colonial town built on gold and gemstones and filled with seventeenth and 18th century architecture, with exquisite baroque churches, narrow cobbled streets and an intangible atmosphere of bygone days. While here, stay two nights at the heritage hotel Pousada Solar do Rosario, and enjoy a private tour of Ouro Preto and the nearby colonial town of Mariana.

    Accommodation: Solar do Rosario (2 nights)

  5. Days 9-11: Tiradentes

    Continue to Tiradentes, a blissfully quiet and timeless colonial town in the hills, where life carries on at the same pace as it has for centuries. Stay two nights at the exquisite Pousada Solar da Ponte and soak in the town’s charming atmosphere, enjoying a full-day tour to learn about the history and culture of Tiradentes and the nearby towns.

    Accommodation: Solar da Ponte (2 nights)

  6. Days 11-15: Ibitipoca Reserve

    Finish up at the beautiful mountain retreat of Reserva do Ibitipoca, a traditional 18th-century fazenda hidden away amongst pristine forest where jaguars and ocelots still prowl and where there are wild orchids and rare muriqui monkeys to admire. While here, take a horse out and follow one of the forest trails, visit some of the charming local villages, hike to secret waterfalls or take in a relaxing spa treatment.

    Accommodation: Comuna do Ibitipoca (4 nights)

  7. Fly home from Rio de Janeiro


  • Cook with a local in Rio

    Uncover the secrets to Brazil's diverse and distinctive cuisine in this hands-on cookery class, learning how to prepare the perfect caipirinha, along with various other typical Brazilian dishes. Finish with an all important tasting session.

  • Paraty Private Boat Tour & Cachaça Distillery

    Located on Brazil's Emerald Coast, Paraty boasts a backdrop of forested mountains and the bay is peppered with beautiful islands and beaches, best explored by boat. Head out on a private tour and swim in natural pools before visiting a Cachaça distillery.

  • Walking & Riding Trails at Ibitipoca

    Enjoying the landscape and beauty of the surrounding Atlantic Forest is a highlight of a stay at Reserva do Ibitipoca and there are numerous trails which are ideal for exploring, either on foot or on horseback.


Rio, Parati, Ouro Preto, Tiradentes & Ibitipoca

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