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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Paraty, Southern Coast, Brazil
Ouro preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Tiradentes, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Ibitipoca Reserve, Minas Gerais, Brazil
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