Must See Destinations in Brazil for First Time Visitors

Right in the heart of South America, and embraced by wetlands, lush Amazonian jungles, exotic beaches, historic sites and iconic monuments, lies South America’s largest country, Brazil.

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Rio is an exotic destination that puts on the table history, sophistication and exclusive activities, combined with the contrast of its blue skies, immense seas and its well-known dense tropical jungle. Considered by many, one of the most naturally beautiful cities in the world, the Cidade Maravilhosa is not just about nature. The depth of history and culture and Rio’s joyful cariocas make any trip to Rio de Janeiro a lively experience.


Since its Art Deco doors swung open in 1923, Belmond Copacabana Palace has been welcoming the rich and famous and is considered by many to be the most glamorous hotel in Rio de Janeiro. This elegant ve-star hotel offers lavish rooms complete with marbled bathrooms and panoramic ocean views. Soak up the sun by the magni cent pool or join Brazil’s style setters at the Piano Bar.

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Founded in 1549, it was Brazil’s first capital, and currently the third largest city. This city truly represents the soul of Brazil. The unique cuisine, music and architecture found in Salvador tell the story of Brazil, with intriguing combinations of European, African and native South American influences. The unique colors, rhythms and avors of Salvador Bahia, allow travelers to feel Brazil’s soul full of life.


Located at Salvador’s Historical Center, the Fera Palace Hotel has always been known for its impressive art deco architecture and memorable parties. This historical hotel has reopened as Fera Palace redeeming the decade glamour with a contemporary feel. The modern environment provides with comfort and sophistication in a prime location of the city.

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The world’s largest tropical wetland extends 195,000 kilometers squared through Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay; a true wonder of Mother Nature. Some of the species that call this place home are: capybaras, tapirs, howler monkeys and the majestic jaguar. Pantanal is considered to be the wildlife sanctuary of South America and the best place in the world to see wild Jaguars.

Strategically located in the heart of “Jaguarland” along the Piquiri River, the Jaguar Suites is a floating barge that offers a high-quality hospitality experience. The eight spacious suites with full-length windows and verandas is one of the only places in the world where you might see a jaguar from your room.

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Not just the capital of the vast state of Amazonas but also an Amazonic icon, Manaus is the gateway to the Brazilian Amazon Rain Forest. Guests visiting this beautiful city will be able to enjoy the benefits of its versatility since here, they can enjoy thrilling adventures to the vast Amazonia, relax on beautiful jungle river beaches or go on an exciting journey in search of waterfalls.

Located in the historic center of Manaus, just a few steps from the Opera House, this boutique hotel provides all the comforts you need to rest and relax, with spacious rooms, an indoor garden and a natural stone pool. The façade, reception and restaurant preserve the design of a restored historic mansion that dates back to the golden rubber age.

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The Iguassu Falls never fail to impress visitors, no matter where you view them from. It's recommend to visit by day, but for an even more unforgettable experience, guests are invited to visit the falls after the sun goes down as well. A walk along the Brazilian National Park under the full moon will reveal moonlight rainbows that are created above the falls and are a true sight to behold.

The only hotel within Brazil’s Iguassu National Park, Belmond Hotel das Cataratas enjoys an unrivalled location, just a short stroll from the waterfalls. Enjoy exclusive access to this magnificent sight in the evening and at dawn, when the park is closed to other visitors. This is one of the most inspiring hotels in Brazil.

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The UNESCO heritage site, Ouro Preto, is a destination for guests sits on the Serra do Espinhaço mountain range and is known for its outstanding gold-coated baroque architecture. The centenary churches, museums, the world’s largest mine or the famous Tiradentes Square are just some of the elements that make Ouro Preto an interesting destination to visit with us.

Conveniently located near most of the famous churches in Ouro Preto, and boasting excellent views of city, Hotel Solar do Rosário is a stunning mansion in the middle of Ouro Preto that brings unique memories of a golden age, with the heritage of the good hospitality of Minas Gerais.

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A&K was the first luxury international travel company to open a network of offices in South America. They are the leaders in luxury travel throughout the region, with offices in Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago, Quito, Lima and Cusco.