Beach Holiday in Brazil



Beach Holiday in Brazil

Trancoso, in Brazil’s eastern Bahia State, is a coastal town facing the South Atlantic Sea. It’s known for its beaches, such as Praia dos Nativos, Praia dos Coqueiros and Praia do Espelho. Founded by Jesuit Priests in 1583, the village retains the original style of its housing architecture. At its heart is the Quadrado, the pedestrian square with the chalk-white Igreja de São João Batista, the second-oldest church in Brazil. Alongside are old fisherman huts turned into restaurants and boutiques.

Take a comprehensive tour of Rio de Janeiro, then travel to Salvador de Bahia, known for its stunning beaches and colonial splendour. It has an interesting Portuguese-African culture and a rhythm of its own. For unspoilt natural splendour, Praia do Forte is hard to surpass with endless beaches and a spectacular marine park. Further north is Trancoso, a perfect escape for those seeking privacy, exotic location and the best beaches in Brazil.

And, experience your honeymoon on remote white sand beaches.

What We Love
  • Exclusive tour, guided privately by a multilingual guide throughout the trip.
  • All touring is flexible and can be customised to incorporate special interests.
  • Designed with the best luxury accommodation and services available.
  • Depart whenever you choose – shorten or lengthen the tour to suite your wishes.
  • This tour is designed to provide maximum outdoor experience.
What to Know
  • This is a relaxed tour but may require walking on rough surfaces.  
  • Rio at Lapa is closed on Sundays and Mondays. 
  • We carefully select the world's best boutique tour companies in each destination.
  • We offer 24/7 support to give you complete peace of mind during your holiday.
  • We strongly recommend that you take travel insurance for this holiday.

Brazil Honeymoon

Rio - Salvador
(10 Days – Travel Any Day)

Day 01 – Arrive
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Meet and greet on arrival at Rio de Janeiro and transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon, take a Samba Dance Class (optional) at one most the prestigious dancing schools or explore the town at your leisure. For dinner we recommend the restaurant of the chef Claude Troisgos and experience a sampler of his signature French dishes.
Overnight at Copacabana Hotel (B)

Day 02 – City Highlights Tour
Rio de Janero After breakfast take a half day tour to one of Rio’s most famous postcard views, the “SugarLoaf” mountain. This visit is made in two stages by cable car. The first cable car takes passengers to Urca Hill which is 215 meters high from where one has a beautiful view of Guanabara Bay and its islands, the Rio-Niterói bridge and Corcovado hill. Then take a second cable car to the top (395 meters) to see a splendid view of Copacabana beach, the Santa Cruz fortress and some of the beaches of Niterói.
Overnight at Copacabana Hotel (B)

Day 03 – City Highlights Tour
Rio de Janero Take a short drive through downtown Rio, passing by the Sambo drome, the Metropolitan and the traditional Cinelândia Square with its historical buildings and the National Museum of Fine Arts. Then drive through the charming neighbourhood of Santa Teresa to catch the train to Corcovado, the majestic statue of Christ standing 120 feet high. The Redeemer’s outstretched arms welcome you to a breathtaking panorama - unmatched for its spellbinding magic!

On your return stop at the artsy and hip Santa Teresa neighbourhood where you will visit the Chacara do Ceu Museum – perhaps the best small museum in the country.  For lunch we recommend Aprazivel restaurant, Rio’s best contemporary Brazilian cuisine restaurant which has stunning views of the Guanabara Bay. Evening at leisure.
Overnight at Copacabana Hotel (B)

Day 4 – The Surrounds
Rio de Janeiro Today we travel to Niteroi, a small town located across the bay from Rio de Janeiro and easily reached by a 10 min drive over the Rio-Niteroi Bridge. Nicknamed as "The Smile City", it has many beautiful beaches within the bay as well as facing the open ocean, historic forts and a world-class museum. But it is best known for the works of Brazil’s renowned architect Oscar Niemeyer.

For dinner, we recommend the most famous churrascaria (Brazilian steakhouse). After dinner, enjoy the night life in Rio at Lapa and visit one of the small musical venues featuring traditional Brazilian music.
Overnight at Copacabana Hotel (B)

Day 5-7 – Beach in Bahia
Trancoso This morning, you will be transferred to Rio airport for your flight to Porto Seguro, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

The next four days and three nights are free to relax and enjoy your time. Brazil is known around the world for the excitement of Carnival and the beaches of Rio but if you want to find the real golden sands and emerald seas then head for Trancoso in Bahia. Easily accessible by air and approximately 800 kilometres south of Salvador, Trancoso with its incredible natural beauty is the perfect escape for those seeking privacy, exotic location and the best beaches in Brazil.

At night the area is transformed into one of the most magical locations in Brazil. The entire Quadrado is lit by torch and candlelight and natives and vacationers alike can be found strolling under the moon and stars, frequenting the many stores with offerings from local crafts to the latest Sao Paulo fashion designs and dining in the many excellent restaurants of the area.
Overnight at Pousada Etnia for 3 nights.

Day 8 – Transfer
Salvador This afternoon you will fly from Porto Seguro to Salvador for a two night stay in this beautiful city. Stay at the Convento do Carmo, a wonderful renovation of a Sixteenth Century convent. With your private guide, explore the beautiful city of Salvador before an optional lunch overlooking the port and the Atlantic Ocean. A free afternoon in this fascinating city can be tailored to suit your own interests.
Overnight at Convento do Carmo (B)

Day 9 – City Highlights Tour
Salvador Take a half day tour to see the highlights fo Salvador including the Barra Lighthouse, and the All Saints’ Bay which is not only the biggest bay in Brazil but is also one of the biggest in the world. Lunch at a typical Bahian restaurant and enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure.

Optional: You may want to explore the fascinating Pelourinho area – the historic city centre - which is filled with steep cobbled stoned streets filled with colonial churches, museums, funky shops, bars. But, it’s at night that this area really comes to life. Salvador’s Saturdays are almost as lively as the legendary Tuesdays as every bar and restaurant in the district opens up its windows and doors to locals and tourists alike who come to samba the night away to the music that emanates from them.
Overnight at Convento do Carmo (B, L)

Day 10 – Depart
Salvador Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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  • Exclusive Tour: your own private multilingual guide throughout the trip  
  • Price Guarantee: costing 25-30% less than similar tours of the same flexibility and quality
  • Tailor Made: customised itinerary to create your dream holiday
  • Duration: shorten or lengthen the tour to suit your wishes
  • Dates: depart and return whenever you choose
  • Hotels: change hotel grade to suit your budget
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Getting There There are plenty of choices of carrier to Brazil from the UK, with São Paulo and Rio being the usual points of arrival. If your ultimate destination is neither of these cities, it is usually best to connect in Rio, or connect with a flight on the continent, where your options are TAM to Recife from Paris, or TAP via Lisbon to Recife, Salvador, Fortaleza, Natal, Belo Horizonte and Brasília. If you only want to go to the Amazon, Manaus via Miami with TAM is your best bet, but it’s unlikely to be cheaper or quicker than a flight to Rio or São Paulo and then a connection north.

When to go When thinking about the best time to visit Brazil, it’s worth bearing in mind that the country splits into four distinct climatic regions. In January, the rains are coming to an end and it is a good time to visit Rio. But the warmer days are accompanied by the start of the rains in the Amazon and the Pantanal. February is Carnival time in Brazil. In April temperatures begin to decline and by May, Pantanal enters its dry season. June and July is winter in Brazil but temperatures rarely hit freezing overnight.

August and October are perhaps the best time to visit the Pantanal, and also great for spending time in Rio, where spring is arriving, there are few clouds in the sky and the temperatures are on the rise. Summer arrives in November, and you can expect high temperatures across the country. Rio de Janeiro in December tends to be hot and dry, but it gets busy during Christmas and New Year.