Brazil in Exsus Signature Style

Minas Gerais & Brazil's Heartland, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo & Southern Brazil

Duration: 12 nights

Price: From £8,400 per person in low season based on two adults travelling together and including all flights in economy class, accommodation, some meals, private transfers, experiences as stated and taxes

Discover the best of Brazil on this signature holiday. In Rio, stay on Copacabana Beach and fly over the city’s iconic sights in a helicopter, before enjoying the cultural vibe of Sao Paulo, immersing yourself in the natural wonder that is the Iguaçu Falls, and spending a few blissful days surrounded by the beautiful beaches and rainforest of the Emerald Coast, where you’ll have dinner on your very own private island.
Perfect forCouples and honeymooners who want to see Brazil’s top sights in style, with some extra special touches thrown in, on one incredible holiday or honeymoon.
In the knowThe Belmond Copacabana Palace holds some of the most lavish Carnival and New Year’s Eve parties in Rio, so head there in February/March or in December to lap up the atmosphere.

Best for

  • Couples
  • First-timers
  • Beach
  • Cultural Immersion

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3 nightsRIO

Fly into Rio and wake up in one of the world’s most beautiful and iconic cities. See its distinctive landmarks in an unforgettable way - from a helicopter – giving you birds’ eye views of sights from Sugarloaf Mountain to world-famous beaches, watched over by Christ the Redeemer, who sits on top of Mount Corcovado. Back on the ground, take it all in on a private tour, which throws in some hidden gems as well, including the historic district of Pedra do Sal, the colourful home of samba. The luxurious Belmond Copacabana Palace, is itself a Rio landmark – and it sits right on the legendary Copacabana Beach, with unrivalled beach and sea views. After a day’s sightseeing and beach relaxation, a caipirinha in the bar is a must.
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The Ibitipoca Reserve is a 3,000-hectare natural haven of lush green rainforest, sweeping valleys and gushing waterfalls, which you can explore on foot, on horseback on the reserve’s thoroughbred Mangalarga and Anglo-Arabian horses, or on a 4x4 adventure.   Stay in the heart of the reserve at Reserva do Ibitipoca in Minas Gerais, a traditional farmhouse that has been beautifully restored. Minas Gerais is known for its food, so make the most of the delicious regional cuisine here, and your hotel will prepare dishes especially for you. Swim in the Engenho waterfall nearby and enjoy a scenic picnic, and in the evening, relax in the hot tub, under the stars.
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1 nightSAO PAULO

Sao Paulo is a cultural melting pot and a hub of gourmet restaurants, buzzing all-night bars, cutting edge galleries, arthouse cinemas and avant-garde theatres, as well as historic churches and monuments.   This arty and foodie vibe spills over into your hotel, Emiliano, which is full of sculptures and masterpieces and has a renowned Italian restaurant. It is in the exclusive Jardins district, with boutiques and galleries on the doorstep.
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The Iguaçu Falls, one of the world’s most incredible natural wonders, which traverse the borders of three countries – Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay - are on many a bucket list, and are definitely a must-see. Your hotel, Belmond Hotel das Cataratas, has an unbeatable location – right next to the falls on the Brazilian side, guaranteeing spectacular views over the falls and the tropical forest surrounding them. Spend the day exploring the falls on the Argentinian side: walk around them and enjoy all the different vantage points of the hundreds of falls, and if you’re feeling more adventurous, head out on the water on a boat trip to get even closer to the thundering waters, or abseil down the gorge.
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Ponta dos Ganchos


Governador Celso Ramos is in Santa Catarina on the Emerald Coast, a beautiful stretch of coastline in southern Brazil. Stay at Ponta dos Ganchos, a rainforest hideaway where you can take in the sea views from your private pool and from the hammock on your veranda. Hike along scenic nature trails to hidden waterfalls, walk down to the secluded beach, and take the boat to an oyster farm, where you can catch and eat oysters straight from the sea. As the sun sets, enjoy a memorable dinner, with a personally designed menu and matching wines, on a beautiful private island which you’ll have all to yourself.
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