- Brazil Luxury holidays
Brazil is a country on a grand scale. Latin America's largest sovereign state, the Americas' only Portuguese-speaking country - and the largest in the world to share the mother tongue - and the planet's fifth-largest nation by land area and number of inhabitants. Even Brazil nuts are on a different scale than most, and the country accounts for about 40% of the global harvest of the delicacy each year - surprisingly beaten into second place by Bolivia, which produces half of all the world's Brazil nuts.
Brazil's natural beauty
The natural landscape of Brazil is its greatest appeal for many people, and arguably its most iconic feature too, from the fertile Amazon River delta, to the rainforests that grow along the length of the mighty watercourse. A truly spectacular natural feature though are the Iguazu Falls, a name which if you look closely, you might spot the English translation - 'Big Water'. Found on the border between the Brazilian state of Parana and the neighbouring Argentinean province of Misiones, they were discovered in 1541 by Spanish explorers, and are now among the most visited tourist attractions in the country.
Another iconic landmark of Brazil is the statue of Christ the Redeemer, which overlooks the city of Rio de Janeiro. It was built by Brazilian engineer Heitor da Silva Costa with the assistance of French sculptors and engineers, and stands at nearly 100 feet tall atop a 26-foot plinth. It is widely regarded as being one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, and dates back to a nine-year period of construction beginning in 1922 - making the centennial celebrations of this religious landmark a great excuse to visit Brazil.
When should I visit Brazil?
As you might imagine from its size, Brazil has several different climates, and the best time of year to visit in terms of weather will depend on where in particular you are travelling to. Check the long-term climate data and, if your departure date is quite soon, you may be able to get a short-term weather forecast too, to give you more of an idea of what to expect while you are there. In the north the climate is equatorial, with temperatures averaging around 25°C and little variation between seasons; however, you should still pack something warm to wear, as the difference between night and day temperatures can be quite pronounced.
What’s on offer on a luxury holiday?
Luxury holidays to Brazil are all about doing exactly what you want. If you fancy champagne for breakfast, your luxury hotel will provide it, and if your heart’s set on a room with a breath-taking sea view, they’ll make sure you get that, too. Paying a little extra for a luxury package in Brazil is well worthwhile, and remember that the kind of service you receive during your stay is entirely up to you. Brazil offers refined and attentive service to ensure that your stay is unforgettable, and while you may not be anywhere near snowy mountains, you will have some of the world’s most spectacular scenery on your doorstep, and the faultless attention to detail that Brazil is renowned for.