What comes to mind with just the mention of Brazil? Copacabana, Ipanema, Christ the Redeemer statue, Sugarloaf Mountain, Samba, etc. Yes, its definite! Hotels are in place, we are just waiting for our air contract to come through with the exact dates for early November.
Yes, those sites listed above are the norm but the highlight for me is always Salvador de Bahia – truly the “Soul of Brazil”, renowned for its African-influenced cuisine, music and architecture. The Pelourinho, with its colorful colonial buidings and cobblestoned streets, definitely takes you back through time. We don’t stay there but we spend a lot of time there. You will experience the magical energy everytime. Our haven, located 1 block from the beach is a tropical luxury hotel with 2 pools, amid lakes, trees, birds and chefs that know how to put it down with a soulful touch. This is the purr-fect spot to relax as we end our tour.
This will be after we have “samba-ed” our way through RIO which by the way… our hotel there faces Copacabana beach, just a short stroll from Ipanema beach. You be the judge as to your preference. I love Copa!
The piece de resistance will be our visit to IGUASSU FALLS. We fly there from our first stop in Rio. Ours is the only hotel located within Brazil’s Iguassu National Park. This luxury colonial-style hotel has the purr-fect location; just a short stroll from the magnificent waterfalls. You will have exclusive access to this unbelievable sight in the evening and at dawn when the park is closed to other visitors. Spa connoisseurs —- their spa uses responsibly harvested ingredients from the lush rainforests of Brazil and with energy from the Amazon, their therapies are designed to comfort, cleanse & energize you.
If you haven’t already claimed your spot on this tour, let me hear from you. Information (land & air cost) should be available within the next 2 weeks and will only be sent to those on the list. Air will be from Miami so you must make your way there to join the group. This is a tour that will not disappoint!
Until next time….