Exceptional Brazil

Rio, Parati, Ouro Preto, Tiradentes & Ibitipoca
14 nights private tour from $9,900 per person

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.

Exceptional Brazil
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

Journey highlights
  • 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

Our tailor made journeys include:
  • Your dedicated Travel Consultant who will take care of arrangements
  • Private international airport transfers in destination
  • Your own private, English-speaking local guides
  • Unique experiences, hand-picked by our Journeys team
  • Entrance to must-see local sites
  • Dedicated 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • Complimentary access to My Scott Dunn – industry-leading travel app providing pre-departure information and in-journey support

When to visit

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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.


Price Guide: (per person based on double occupancy and excludes international flights)

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  • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
  • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
  • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
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May $9,900 $2,500 plan your trip
June $9,900 $2,500 plan your trip
July $10,500 $2,600 plan your trip
August $10,500 $2,600 plan your trip
September $10,200 $2,600 plan your trip
October $10,200 $2,600 plan your trip
November $10,500 $2,600 plan your trip
December $10,500 $2,600 plan your trip
January $10,500 $2,600 plan your trip
February $10,500 $2,600 plan your trip
March $10,500 $2,600 plan your trip
April $10,200 $2,600 plan your trip
  • May
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $9,900
    Deposit from*
    $2,500
  • June
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $9,900
    Deposit from*
    $2,500
  • July
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $10,500
    Deposit from*
    $2,600
  • August
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $10,500
    Deposit from*
    $2,600
  • September
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $10,200
    Deposit from*
    $2,600
  • October
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $10,200
    Deposit from*
    $2,600
  • November
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $10,500
    Deposit from*
    $2,600
  • December
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $10,500
    Deposit from*
    $2,600
  • January
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $10,500
    Deposit from*
    $2,600
  • February
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $10,500
    Deposit from*
    $2,600
  • March
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $10,500
    Deposit from*
    $2,600
  • April
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $10,200
    Deposit from*
    $2,600
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Itinerary

Fly to Rio de Janeiro
Day 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 )
Day 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 )
Day 7-9

Minas Gerais

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 )
Day 9-11

Tiradentes, Brazil

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 )
Day 11-15

Ibitipoca, Brazil

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 )
Fly home from Rio de Janeiro
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 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

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When to visit

  • J
  • F
  • M
  • A
  • M
  • J
  • J
  • A
  • S
  • O
  • N
  • D
Best time to visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit

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.

Exceptional Brazil
Exceptional Brazil

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itineraryis a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

Plan your trip

Why Scott Dunn?

At Scott Dunn, we live and breathe travel. An insatiable appetite to discover the world runs through everything we do. We relish the planning and revel in the detail. We know it’s the smallest touches that make the biggest difference, and we stop at nothing to make every trip not only exceptional but totally unique.

  • Every itinerary is crafted from scratch, based around exactly what’s important to you
  • Packed full of unique experiences, hand-picked by our journeys team
  • Expert local guides enrich your experience in every destination
  • Your own dedicated Travel Specialist who will take care of every detail of your trip
  • We have a 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • We offer flexibility and financial protection to give you total peace of mind

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