Discover Brazil Itinerary A Private Journey

Discover Brazil Itinerary - A 24 day cultural adventure offering travelers a comprehensive and enchanting experience. Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Manaus, The Amazon Rainforest, Salvador da Bahia, Trancoso, Inhotim Art Park, Minas Gerais Colonial Towns - Ouro Preto, Congonhas, Tiradentes, Reserva do Ibitipoca, and Rio de Janeiro.

Day 1

Rio de Janeiro

Arriving at Rio's International Airport you will be greeted by your private guide, and transferred by private car to the Fasano Rio Hotel. You will quickly find yourself admiring the stunning views of Ipanema Beach from your suite, as we have you pre-registered and checked-in before you arrive at the hotel. As a Virtuoso member we are able to offer complimentary early check-in and check-out, $100 spa credit, Wi-Fi, and one category room upgrade.

Fasano Rio Hotel - Ipanema Beach (click photos for larger viewing.)

In the Afternoon explore Santa Teresa with your private guide.

Perched high up on top of the Santa Teresa Hill, this neighborhood is famous for its twisting cobbled stone streets, artist's ateliers, stately mansions and spectacular views.

In the 17th century, the neighborhood of Santa Teresa grew up around the Santa Teresa Convent located on the Desterro Hill. By the beginning of the 20th century, Rio's upper class moved in, claimed it as their own and built many beautiful colonial-style mansions along the winding cobbled streets. Although many of the wealthy inhabitants have mostly moved out, their stately residences remain standing. Today Santa Teresa has been brought back to life by the arrival of artists and musicians restoring the aging mansions and bringing life and energy back into the area.

Visit to the Chácara do Céu Museum in Santa Teresa

Chácara do Céu Musuem, painting by Portinari, entrance sculpture to the museum and Santa Teresa Trolley

Chácara do Céu Museum was the residence of Raymundo Castro Maya (1894-1968), a successful entrepreneur who had a vast collection of art. Among the artists of the collection are: Matisse, Modigliani, Degas, Seurat, Miró, Guignard, Di Cavalcanti, Iberê. Camargo, Antonio Bandeira, Portinari (considered the greatest public collection of this Brazilian artist), Taunay, and Debret. Besides the impressive collection, the museum and gardens have a spectacular view of Guanabara Bay.

Lunch at Aprazivel Restaurant and Explore the Parque das Ruinas & Santa Teresa

Return to the hotel in the early evening and enjoy cocktails and the spectacular sunset at Fasano's famous rooftop bar and infinity pool.

Fasano Rio's roof top bar and infinity pool.

Dinner suggestion: Fasano Al Mare Restaurant

Day 2

Meet your expert guide in the lobby of the Fasano Rio and travel by private car to the Corcovado Train Station in Cosme Velho. From there it is just a short relaxing train ride through the Tijuca Forest up to the base of the Christ Statue.

Corcovado Mountain and The Christ Statue

From Corcovado Mountain get a spectacular glimpse of the city. Crowning Corcovado Mountain at 2,400 feet above sea level is the majestic statue of Christ the Redeemer. The Christ Statue was recently elected as one of the Seven Modern Wonders of the World.

View from Corcovado
Confeitaria Colombo, Museu do Amanha & Selaron Steps

For lunch stop at Confeitaria Colombo, opened in 1894, Colombo is the oldest Rio restaurant in its original belle époque building. Distinguished guests have included Belgian King Albert I and Queen Elizabeth, not to mention Brazilian presidents Getúlio Vargas and Juscelino Kubitschek.

After lunch, take a stroll through the narrow streets of downtown Rio to Praça Mauá that was completely transformed into Porto Maravilha (Marvelous Port) leading up to Rio's Summer Olympics in 2016. Museu do Amanha, designed by Santiago Calatrava is a stunning addition to Rio's waterfront. This intricate yet captivating museum mixes science with an innovative design to focus on sustainable cities and an ecological world.

Kobra Etnia Mural especially created for the 2016 Olympics

Another point of interest in Porto Maravilha is Eduardo Kobra’s mural entitled ‘Etnias’ — or ‘Ethnicities’ in English. Approximately 100 gallons of white paint, 1,500 liters of colored paint, and at least 3,500 cans of spray paint were used to complete the composition, where Kobra’s team worked for at least 12 hours a day for two months finishing just in time for the Rio Olympics.

A short 7 minute walk from Porto Maravilha is the Church of Our Lady of Candelaria completed in the late 19th century. The six beautiful paintings on the nave depict the forgotten story of the founding of the church in the 17th century. The panels were designed by Brazilian painter Joao Zeferino da Costa (1849 - 1916) who taught at the Academia Imperial de Belas Artes and considered to be his masterpiece.

The Ceiling of Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Candelaria

Before returning to the hotel, stop by the Escadaria Selarón, also known as the 'Selaron Steps', a set of world-famous steps that are the work of Chilean-born artist Jorge Selarón who claimed it as "my tribute to the Brazilian people". In 1990, Selarón began renovating dilapidated steps that ran along the front of his house. It was long and exhausting work but he continued on and eventually covered the entire set of steps in tiles, ceramics and mirrors. Now people come from all over the world to have their picture taken on the Selaron Steps.

Selaron Steps

Dinner suggestion: Lasai - Farm-to-table Brazilian cuisine.

Day 3

Burle Marx Estate and Gardens

Meet your guide in the lobby of the Fasano Hotel. Travel by car to the beautiful southern beach area of Grumari about an hour and a half from Ipanema.

Burle Marx Estate and Gardens. The late Burle Marx in his garden.

Beyond Grumari, the road winds through mangrove swamps and tropical forest. It's an apt setting for the plantation-turned-museum where Brazil's famous landscape designer Roberto Burle Marx is memorialized. Marx, the mind behind Rio's swirling mosaic beachfront walkways and the Atêrro do Flamengo, was said to have "painted with plants," and was the first designer to use Brazilian flora in his projects. More than 3,500 species—including some discovered by and named for Marx as well as many on the endangered list—flourish at this 100-acre estate. He grouped his plants not only according to their soil and light needs but also according to their shape and texture. Marx also liked to mix the modern with the traditional—a recurring theme throughout the property. The results are both whimsical and elegant. In 1985 he gave the farm to the Brazilian government, though he remained here until his death in 1994. His house is now a cultural center full of his belongings, including collections of folk art. The grounds also contain his large ultramodern studio (he was a painter, too) and a small, restored colonial chapel dedicated to St. Anthony.

Bira Restaurante located between a mangrove and the sea.

Lunch at Bira Restaurante, one of the 101 best places to eat in the world according to Newsweek Magazine. The restaurant specializes in Brazil's famous moqueca de peixe, a delicious seafood stew made with coconut milk, shrimp, peppers, dendê oil, tomatoes, onions, limes and cilantro served in a family style cauldron.

Museu Casa do Pontal

After lunch a visit to the Casa do Pontal Museum.

The Casa do Pontal Museum, in Rio de Janeiro, is considered the largest and most complete museum of folk art in the country. Its collection - the result of forty years of research and travel throughout the country by French designer Jacques Van de Beuque - is composed of about 8 thousand pieces of 200 Brazilian artists and covers the production made from the twentieth century. The permanent exhibition of the museum brings together, in 1,500 m² of galleries, works representative of the diverse rural and urban cultures of Brazil. Thematically, the collection encompasses everyday activities - festive, imaginary and religious.

Return to the hotel. Dinner suggestion: Oro Restaurante

Day 4

Petropolis - Imperial Museum, Serra dos Orgaos Mountains & Imperial Crown

Meet your private guide in the lobby of the Fasano Hotel.

Only an hour’s drive from the city of Rio along a scenic road through the Atlantic Rainforest, Petrópolis is a popular destination for adventurous Brazilian nature lovers, but often missed by international visitors. Named after Dom Pedro II, the second Emperor of Brazil, Petrópolis proudly displays its historical charm. The original cobblestone streets still wind through the city center, lined by colonial-era mansions and Neo-Gothic cathedrals. Petrópolis is a refreshing and quiet retreat from the heat and fast-paced rhythm of Rio de Janeiro. Petrópolis is very important to the history of Brazil. Many of its attractions are historical, such as the Imperial Museum. The Imperial Museum was built between 1845 and 1864, to serve as a summer palace for the Brazilian Emperor D. Pedro II. The neoclassical architecture is simple yet elegant, perfect for a summer home. Years after the proclamation of the Republic, the Palace turned into a Museum, with a rich collection of pieces related to the monarchy. It includes the original furniture, documents, paintings, works of art and even personal objects that belonged to the imperial family.

Serra dos Orgaos Mountains, Petropolis

Day 5

Parque Lage, Rio's Botanical Gardens and Lunch at Rubaiyat Rio Restaurant

Dinner at Xian Restaurante

Xian Restaurant with views of Sugarloaf Mountain

Day 6

Flight to Sao Paulo and transfer to Fasano Hotel Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo

Fasano Hotel Sao Paulo
Fasano Hotel Sao Paulo

São Paulo hotel locations don’t get any better than this. The Fasano sits right off the most fashionable designer-shopping street in South America – Rua Oscar Freire. This is Brazil’s Bond Street, lined with international names and the flagship boutiques of Brazilian designers like Herchcovitch, Cris Barros and Carlos Miele. A handful of the city’s best restaurants including double-Michelin-starred D.O.M are within 200 meters.

Sao Paulo
Sao Paulo "Zapping" Tour with your private guide Flavia, focusing on arts and architecture. Instituto Tomie Ohtake by Sao Paulo Architect Ruy Ohtake.

A Grand overview of the city as seen in a historical, chronological and fun way. Main Attractions: Historical downtown, New downtown, Municipal Market, Higienópolis, Pacaembú, Av. Paulista,Jardim America, Jardim Europa, Jardins, Vila Madalena, Ibirapuera Park, and Morumbi. Your expert guide Flavia also includes studio visits and meetings with some of Sao Paulo’s famous graffiti artists in the Beco do Batman (Batman's Alley) in Vila Madalena.

Beco do Batman and a Graffiti Art of Sao Paulo

Day 7

Flight to Manaus and transfer to Hotel Villa Amazonia

Manaus and The Amazon Rainforest

Arriving in Manaus you will be met at the airport by your private guide and transferred to the Hotel Villa Amazonia located adjacent to the Teatro Amazonas Opera House.

Hotel Villa Amazonia, Manaus, 2 nights
Visit to the Teatro Amazonas Opera House

Begin your Amazon journey in Manaus, the city built in the heart of the Amazon by the Rubber Barons at the turn of the century; visit the opulent Teatro Amazonas where the first performance was given in 1897 by Enrico Caruso. Meander through the food stalls at the Adolpho Lisboa Municipal Market and sample the rich variety of Amazonian fruits that are mostly unknown outside of the Amazon region. Taste the mouth tingling “tacacá soup” made from jambu which leaves your mouth curiously numb as it is a relative of the coca plant. Here you can also see one of the largest freshwater fish on earth—the Pirarucu that can grow as large as 3 meters long. Afterwards cool off with an ice cold açaí juice at an outdoor café.

Meeting of the Waters - Manaus

The Solimões River and Rio Negro flow side-by-side over distance of six kilometres. The reason they never mix is because of the stark differences in temperature, speed and water density between the two. The Solimões is faster, cooler and denser, its waters flowing up to 6 km/h at 22 degrees Celsius, and the warmer, slower waters of the Rio Negro flow at a more leisurely 2 km/h, and maintain a temperature of around 28 degrees Celsius. After several kilometres, the two rivers eventually converge thanks to a blast of fast-moving whitewater, and become part of the Lower Amazon River.

Aerial View of the Manaus Botanical Gardens
Tambaqui Ribs & Ants on Manioc Foam at Banzeiro Restaurant

In the evening dine at the award winning Banzeiro Restaurant where unusual Amazonian delicacies are featured. You may be hesitant to try the ants on manioc foam, but the delicious tambaqui ribs simply melt off the bone.

Day 8 thru 11 (4 days / 3 nights)

Transfer to Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge

Canopy of the Amazon Rainforest

Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge

Tucked away among the islands of the Ananvilhanas Archipelago on the Rio Negro, this luxury resort is unparalleled in its sophistication, combining beautiful cabins with superior guiding and expectional food. Guests are greeted upon arrival with a fresh fruit juice in the elegant, thatched-roofed living area. The cocktail bar, comfortable sofas, and pool table make this area a hub for mingling. All rooms are elegantly furnished with comfortable beds, air-conditioning, mini-refrigerators stocked with drinks, and porches strung with hammocks. The fantastic buffet offers regional delicacies as well as fresh fish and tasty salads. Guests are given personalized itineraries upon arrival, all of which are undertaken in speedboats that jet off from the hotel's charming pier and are led by expert bilingual guides. Classic experiences include visiting pink dolphins and hiking through the forest to visiting local villages. Exploring the surrounding igarapés ( tributary rivers) is a highlight. Feel like playing hooky? Sit back by the lovely infinity pool, surrounded by trees and with views over the Rio Negro.

Day 11

Return to Manaus by Seaplane over the Anavilhanas Archipelago

Seaplane Transfer to Manaus over the Anavilhanas Archipelago, largest grouping of freshwater islands in the world.

Flight to Salvador da Bahia

Salvador da Bahia

From the Amazon, fly on to the heart of Afro-Brazilian culture, Salvador da Bahia on the North East coast of Brazil. Bahian culture is infused with African traditions—religion, music, cuisine, art, dance and festivals where they all merge creating a great kaleidoscope of sights, sounds, rhythms and spiritual beauty. Your five star boutique hotel is located in the heart of the historic UNESCO World Heritage Site known as Pelourinho.

Pelourinho - Salvador da Bahia

This locale is considered the most important district for colonial architecture in the Americas and has been officially designated a National Treasure. In the evening attend a dance performance by the Balé Folclórico da Bahia featuring a seamless presentation of the multiple African traditions that underpin Bahian culture. On the following day visit Our Lady of Rosarios dos Pretos Church, which was built by slaves in the 18th century. If your visit coincides with the Sunday Mass service, hundreds of devotees fill up the church and the street outside. The ecstatic drumming and singing, is a fusion of Catholic liturgy and the music of Bahía’s Candomblé religion.

Hotel Fera Palace, Salvador da Bahia - Day 11 - 14, 3 nights

Fera Palace Hotel - Salvador da Bahia
Irmandade da Boa Morte - "Sisterhood of the Good Death", Cachoeira - Bahia

In the afternoon watch a performance of Capoeira—Brazil’s hybrid of an Afro-rooted martial art and rhythmic dance form. Visit the Afro-Brazilian Museum with its collection of Candomblé religious artifacts and costumes used by the Orixas; the Gods worshiped in the African cults brought to Brazil by Yoruba slaves. Your guide, a scholar in Afro-Brazilian Religion and Culture will take you through the cobble-stoned streets to a terreiro to witness a Candomblé ceremony first hand. Afterwards dine at the Sorriso da Dadá, and sample the region’s specialty, a moqueca de peixe—a delicious caldron of seafood, coconut milk, azeite de dendê, cilantro and peppers.

Moqueca de Peixe - Bahian Seafood Stew

Day 14

Flight to Trancoso - Bahia

Trancoso, Bahia

After a short forty minute flight you will arrive in Trancoso, one of Brazil’s most fashionable and stunningly beautiful beach destinations. Trancoso’s powder white beaches open onto natural swimming pools protected by the reefs; its cliff-top village square, the Quadrado, is lined with artisanal boutiques, cafes and restaurants. Activities range from yoga classes and kayak trips on the waterlily dotted Rio Trancoso, to golf lessons and horseback riding on the beach. While in Trancoso, visit the Pataxo indigenous tribe, take a cooking class in the Quadrado or drink caipirinhas ocean side at the private beach club. Trancoso’s laid back atmosphere is so finely tuned; it’s a place where relaxation has become an art form.

Cliffs of Trancoso, Bahia
Festival in Trancoso celebrating the Goddess of the Sea - Iamanja

Uxua Casa Hotel, 3 nights Casa Anderson, Uxua Casa Hotel and Spa Day 14 - 17

Pataxo Local Indigenous culture and local crafts at Uxua Casa Hotel
Making Chocolate with Uxua's Chef Luiz and a Seafood Stew - Moqueca de Peixe
Take a capoeira class while staying at Uxua Casa Hotel or just enjoy the show

Day 17

Minas Gerais, Historical Towns

Flight to Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais

Your private guide will meet you at the airport and transfer by private car to the Mercure Hotel Belo Horizonte. Early morning drive to the Inhotim Art Parque.

Visit to Inhotim Art Parque with specialist art guide

Nothing can prepare you for the breathtaking beauty of Inhotim, Brazil’s best-kept secret for lovers of contemporary art. Nestled in the remote southeastern town of Brumadinho (a 90-minute drive from the city of Belo Horizonte), Inhotim (pronounced IN-YO-TCHEEN) offers visitors a full-sensory unparalleled aesthetic experience.

Inhotim Art Parque

A sprawling 5000 acres of lush botanical gardens (designed by Brazilian landscape artist Roberto Burle Marx) house approximately 500 works by 100 artists from 30 countries in over two dozen gallery pavilions. Arguably the finest outdoor contemporary art center in the world, Inhotim also boasts the world’s largest collection of palm trees (over 1500 different species); 4500 different exotic species of plants; gourmet restaurants; and works by the likes of Matthew Barney, Chris Burden, Janet Cardiff and George Miller, Anish Kapoor, and Brazilian superstar Tunga.

Inhotim Art Parque

The brainchild of local mining billionaire Bernardo Paz, Inhotim transformed from his private collection into a public museum in 2006. Since then, the complex has attracted over 250,000 visitors each year. Landscapers work in collaboration with each artist to create a series of psychological encounters that extend from the galleries to the gardens.

In the late afternoon continue the journey through Minas Gerais to Ouro Preto, Colonial Town.

Ouro Preto

Of all the exquisite colonial towns scattered around Minas Gerais, Ouro Preto is the jewel in the crown. When mining companies struck it rich during Brazil’s 18th century gold rush, they paved the hilly streets of Ouro Preto with cobblestones and built stately red-tiled roof mansions and terraced gardens. Portuguese intelligentsia moved in, and artists and sculptors started a Baroque revival. All roads lead to Tiradentes Square where you can find important public and private buildings such as the old Parliament House (1784), today the Museum of the Inconfidencia, and the Palace of Governors, which has become the School of Mines and Metallurgy. The Sao Francisco de Assis Church, considered a masterpiece of Brazilian architecture, is also considered a masterpiece of collaboration between the genius of Aleijadinho, who carved the pulpit and altars from soapstone, and the painter Manoel da Costa Athayde, who painted the “Glorification of the Virgin”, on wood in the roof of the main nave.

Solar do Rosario Hotel, Ouro Preto, Day 17 - 19

Hotel Solar do Rosario Ouro Preto

Made up of a mixture of 41 suites and apartments Hotel Solar do Rosário offers you complete privacy so you can relax and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere of this historical haven. Large, comfortable canopy beds will be calling your name after a day spent visiting the town’s wealth of breath-taking baroque churches, including the magnificent Church of Saint Francis of Assisi.

Igreja São Francisco de Assis - Saint Francis of Assisi

This exquisite church is Brazil's most important piece of colonial art, after Aleijadinho’s masterpiece The Prophets in Congonhas. Its entire exterior was carved by Aleijadinho himself, from the soapstone medallion to the cannon waterspouts to the Franciscan two-bar cross. The interior was painted by Aleijadinho’s long-term partner, Manuel da Costa Ataíde

Day 19

Transfer by private car to the Colonial Town - Tiradentes with Tour of Colonial Town - Congonhas on the way to see the greatest work of the sculptor Aleijadinho.

Santuário do Bom Jesus de Matosinhos, Congonhas with Aleijadinho's famous sculptures.

Antônio Francisco Lisboa, known as Aleijadinho, stands for little cripple in Portuguese. he was the son of Manuel Francisco da Costa Lisboa, a Portuguese man and his African slave, Isabel. His father, a carpenter, had immigrated to Brazil where his skills were so in demand that he appears to have been elevated to the position of architect. When Antônio was young his father married and he was raised in his father's home along with his half siblings. It was there he is presumed to have learned the fundamentals of sculpture, architecture and the combination of the two. n 1777 he began to show signs of a debilitating disease, probably leprosy or possibly scleroderma, and he received the name "o Aleijadinho", "The Little Cripple." Although disfigured and disabled, popular belief holds that he continued sculpting with a chisel and hammer tied to his fingerless hands. His crowning achievement was the Twelve Prophets at the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus de Matosinhos at Congonhas. A wealthy businessman, Feliciano Mendes, had built the church to fulfill a vow made while he was desperately ill. Between 1800 and 1805 Aleijadinho sculpted the twelve soapstone figures by having his assistants strap his hammer and chisels to what remained of his hands, which did not at this point include fingers. Since he no longer had feet to stand on he had pads strapped to his knees up which he would climb the ladders needed to get him off the ground. The Twelve Prophets are arranged around the courtyard and stairway in front of the church. (See photo above)

Day 19 - 21

Solar da Ponte - Tiradentes

Perhaps nowhere else in Minas does the colonial charm and picturesque natural setting blend so harmoniously as in Tiradentes. Quaint historic houses, fringed by exuberant wildflowers, stand out against a backdrop of pretty blue mountains threaded with hiking trails and waterfalls.

Solar do Ponte Tiradentes

Solar da Ponte was one of the first inns otherwise known as a pousada in this endearing town, which for us makes it even more of a special place to stay. All of the 18 apartments are decorated in a simple and elegant way so as not to distract from the beautiful natural surroundings and the intricate colonial buildings of Tiradentes. The owners of Solar da Ponte deeply researched 18th and 19th century techniques to recreate as authentically as possible original Mineiro designs, even down to the door handles. All the ironwork was made by local craftsmen and the nails were specially forged for the hotel. The rooms are masterpieces of rustic elegance, part of a living museum where even the flower pots are carefully crafted. Instead of a garden, a natural forest surrounds the outdoor pool; afternoon tea may be taken in a special salon with exquisitely carved tables.

Igreja Matriz de Santo Antônio in Tiradentes

The Matriz de Sao Antonio de Padua is the second richest church in Brazil with over 482 kilograms of gold. Built in 1710, the golden church was funded by local residents who were promised a seat in heaven by the parish priests. One of the church's greatest treasures is the German slide organ that dates back to 1798, there are only two like it in Brazil.

View of the Sao Jose Mountains from Tiradentes
Mineiro Cuisine - homemade and some of the best flavors of Brazil

Tiradentes is quite sophisticated when it comes to restaurants. Most specialize in traditional Mineiro cuisine. Many interesting restaurants can be found just by strolling along Tiradentes' streets. The top restaurants in town all specialize in local cuisine. Minas Gerais is almost as famous for its food as it is for the outstanding cachaça (hard liquor made from sugar-cane juice) it produces.

Day 21 - 24

Transfer to Reserva do Ibitipoca (3 1/2 Hour Drive)

Comuna do Ibitipoca

More than 300 years ago, gold and diamonds were discovered underground in the region of Brazil now known as Minas Gerais. Bandeirantes (cowboys) and prospectors rushed to mine the glittering earth, unaware that perhaps the greatest natural treasure of all was in plain sight. The Atlantic Forest back then covered hundreds of millions of acres, stretching nearly the length of Brazil’s coast and housing enough endemic species to rival the great jungles of the Amazon. Today, it is one of the planet’s biodiversity hotspots, reduced to fragments that cover less than ten percent of its original area. Set where the Atlantic Forest converges with a fascinating quartzite geology of caverns and canyons, Comuna do Ibitipoca is actively working to preserve this natural wonder. A 40,000-acre haven of lush tropical forests, mountains, grottoes, and waterfalls, this private nature reserve was once almost entirely pastureland. At the heart of the reserve is the main lodge, Fazenda do Engenho, a beautifully restored farmhouse originally built in 1715. To enter it is to step back through the centuries, and to experience the elegant simplicity of rural life. Guests set out from the fazenda to discover landscapes of otherworldly beauty on hikes and horseback rides. And whether it’s a glittering swimming hole surrounded by an improbable white-sand beach, or a catered dinner set up in the most unexpected of spots, you’re treated to a host of surprises both natural and orchestrated. The care and attention with which the owners have restored the surrounding habitat is also evident in every element of your experience at the lodge.

Soak up the ambience of a bygone era in a beautifully restored, centuries-old farmhouse as you read a book on the balcony, gaze at the view from your Victorian tub, or gather for dinner among elegant antiques.

Reserva do Ibitipoca

Head into a wonderland of tropical forests, waterfalls, and quartzite formations on hikes and horseback rides on the reserve, and venture off the property to explore traditional villages and the spectacular Ibitipoca State Park. Take a dip in a natural waterfall pool near the lodge and enjoy an amuse-bouche or a freshly made caipirinha without leaving the clear, copper-tinted waters. Cap off an exhilarating day of hiking with a massage on the river’s edge and a private dinner under the stars. Savor excellent cuisine made with ingredients produced on site, and pop into the kitchen to learn regional recipes and cooking techniques from the chef.

Wonderful Activities and Pleasures of Life on the Reserva do Ibitipoca

Day 24

Private plane Transfer to Rio de Janeiro. Pick-up at the domestic airport and transfer to the Fasano Hotel Rio de Janeiro.

Rio de Janeiro

Fasano Hotel Rio de Janeiro

Ocean Front Suite at the Fasano Hotel Rio de Janeiro

Enjoy your last night in Rio de Janeiro at the ultra chic Fasano Hotel. Spend your last day in Rio shopping in Ipanema or just relaxing at the hotel before your flight.

Jill Siegel is an award winning Brazil Travel Specialist who has been wowing her clients with her creative approach to travel planning for over 25 years. With her extensive network of key connections throughout Brazil and South America, Jill has been able to create extraordinary custom designed journeys that many of her clients have described as “once in a lifetime.” For the past 12 years, she has been recognized and included on the prestigious Conde Nast Traveler Magazine’s “Top Travel Specialists List.”

“I know my clients have busy lives and may feel overwhelmed by the time consuming task of wading through an endless amount of travel offerings on the internet. I listen to my clients carefully, come to understand their wish list, budget, time constraints and then carefully create a personalized seamless itinerary from beginning to end.”

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