Adventure Through Brazil: More Than Just Bossa Nova, Caipirinhas and Beaches Await

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Andrea Sheldon

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  • Brazil

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Curator’s statement

While Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world, we don't hear too much about it being a regular vacation destination as much as the Santorini, Machu Picchu or Paris visitors of the world. Why, when Brazilians and their culture offer so much to the rest of the world? In terms of a diverse blend of rich music, cuisine, stunning nature and sport. Whether it is a week or a month, Brazil is full of enjoyment for any type of traveler, and one would not even scratch the surface to truly experience it all. This is what my husband and I decided that we wanted when planning our honeymoon.

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Where to stay in Brazil

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Chez Georges

Hilltop property in Rio de Janeiro's Santa Teresa neighborhood with laid-back rooms and suites.

Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro

Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro is a luxurious gem located in the heart of Brazil's most vibrant city. With sleek and modern design, exquisite dining options, a rooftop pool boasting panoramic ocean views, and impeccable service, Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro offers an unforgettable experience for those seeking sophistication and indulgence in one of the world's most captivating destinations.

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  • Complimentary 50-minute massage for two per room.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-In/out whenever possible.

Emiliano Rio

A luxurious haven where sophistication embraces the vibrant spirit of Rio de Janeiro.

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  • $100 food / beverage credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

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Things to do in Brazil

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Rio

Sao Paulo

  • MASP: (Museum, art)

  • Shopping (Luxury, local brands)

  • Architecture: Fasano, MASP and more (baroque, gothic and modern)

  • Restaurants: Tons of chefs, cuisines and Michelin rated places.

Day Trips

Need to Know

For more travel tips, check out Fora Advisor Irving Macario's guide, 5-Day Itinerary for a Brazil Beach Vacation

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Andrea Sheldon

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This guide is part of our ongoing series on travel to Brazil.