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Federal District Vacation Packages

Travel to the Central Highlands of Brazil to see the architectural marvels of the country's capital and to hike through the wilderness of a national park.

The Federal District is a vast region in Brazil’s central highland plains, home to an architectural masterpiece, the capital city Brasília. Explore a fascinating cityscape of modernist architecture, unwind in beautiful parks and sail across a huge artificial lake. 

Brasília is the Federal District’s main attraction. The city was founded in 1960 when the government decided to move the capital from Rio de Janeiro. Brasília was built in under 4 years by architects Oscar Niemeyer and Lúcio Costa and for architecture fans, there is a lot to see.

A good place to start is the Square of the Three Powers, the location of key government buildings. Admire the futuristic designs of the Federal Supreme Court, the National Congress and the Palácio do Planalto. Here, you will find the national flag of Brazil, said to be the largest flag in the world in continuous use.

The Square of the Three Powers is at the start of the Monumental Axis, the huge central avenue that is lined with many of the city’s most intriguing structures. Browse art exhibitions at the National Museum of the Republic, a white dome-shaped edifice that some say resembles a UFO. Climb the TV Tower for the views and visit the Cathedral of Brasília, a remarkable building formed by curved columns of concrete.

For some relaxation, enjoy the picturesque grounds of the Parque da Cidade (City Park) in the center of Brasília. Stroll, jog or cycle along its paths and picnic by the lake. There are more recreational opportunities over at Paranoá Lake, a large artificial body of water on the eastern edge of the city. Take part in many aquatic pursuits, including sailing and Jet Skiing.

Drive for about 6 miles (10 kilometers) outside of the city for the Brasília National Park. Hike through woodlands, across grassland and by streams and look for wildlife, such as deer, anteaters and armadillos.

Reach the Federal District by flying into Brasília International Airport. A rental car is the most convenient way to get around, but some places including those areas of greatest architectural interest, are served by public transport.


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Windsor Brasilia Hotel

Windsor Brasilia Hotel

SHN, Quadra 1, Conjunto A, Bloco A, Brasilia
4.7
of 5, from 318 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in Asa Norte, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Conjunto National Mall, National Museum of the Republic and Metropolitan Cathedral. Mane Garrincha Stadium and Dom Bosco Sanctuary are also within 1 mile (2 km).

£41
Bonaparte B3 Hotels

Bonaparte B3 Hotels

SHS Quadra 02 Bloco J Asa Sul, Brasilia
4.2
of 5, from 227 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in Asa Sul, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Sarah Kubitschek Hospital, Dom Bosco Sanctuary and National Museum of the Republic. Metropolitan Cathedral and Mane Garrincha Stadium are also within 2 miles (3 km).

£47
Melia Brasil 21

Melia Brasil 21

SHS Quadra 6 - Bloco B, D e F- Asa Sul., Brasilia
4.3
of 5, from 1,105 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in Cultural Complex of the Republic, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Dom Bosco Sanctuary, Mane Garrincha Stadium and City Park. National Museum of the Republic and National Library are also within 1 mi (2 km).

£54
Cullinan Hplus Premium

Cullinan Hplus Premium

SHN, Quadra 04, Lote E, Brasilia
4.6
of 5, from 642 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Located in Asa Norte, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Brasilia Shopping Center, Mane Garrincha Stadium and Dom Bosco Sanctuary. Metropolitan Cathedral and National Museum of the Republic are also within 2 miles (3 km).

£55
Windsor Plaza Brasilia

Windsor Plaza Brasilia

SHS Qd. 05 Bl. H, Brasilia
4.6
of 5, from 397 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Located in Asa Sul, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Brasilia TV Tower and Dom Bosco Sanctuary. National Museum of the Republic and Mane Garrincha Stadium are also within 1 mile (2 km).

£37
St. Paul Plaza

St. Paul Plaza

SHS, Quadra 2, Bloco H, Brasilia
4.1
of 5, from 776 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Asa Sul, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Sarah Kubitschek Hospital, Dom Bosco Sanctuary and National Museum of the Republic. Metropolitan Cathedral and Mane Garrincha Stadium are also within 2 miles (3 km).

£35
Quality Hotel & Suites Brasilia

Quality Hotel & Suites Brasilia

Rua SMAS Setor de Multiplas, Brasilia
4.6
of 5, from 392 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Brasilia, this hotel is 2.5 mi (3.9 km) from Jardim Zoologico de Brasilia and within 6 miles (10 km) of Igrejinha N.S. De Fatima church and Renato Russo Cultural Space. City Park and Museum of the Indigenous People are also within 6 miles (10 km).

£40
Saint Moritz Hplus Express

Saint Moritz Hplus Express

Setor Hoteleiro Norte, SHN, Qd.1, Brasilia
4.3
of 5, from 808 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Asa Norte, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Liberty Mall and Mane Garrincha Stadium. Metropolitan Cathedral and Dom Bosco Sanctuary are also within 2 miles (3 km).

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