Luxury Brazil - Beach Chic & City Style
A luxury trip to Brazil's most stylish destinations, blending rustic Bahian beaches with its cosmopolitan cities
Personalised journeys from start to finish
Save an acre of rainforest each time you travel
Every detail taken care of
- Luxury accommodation throughout
- All internal flights
- Private transfers
- Full support from your travel designer and concierge before, during and after your trip
- Expert guides in each destination
At a glance
This is a trip in which you can really relax in total style and enjoy the high life of Brazil, with fantastic restaurants, bars and boutique shops in every destination. Plus choose from the very highest standard of stylish accommodation throughout. At the beginning of your trip you have a chance to really unwind at the beach, and find out why Trancoso has become a hang out for the Brazilian (and international) glitterati.
Sufficiently relaxed, next stop is the centre of modern Brazilian cool, Sao Paulo. Here you can sample the fantastic nightlife and shopping. You finish your trip in Rio de Janeiro, the spectacularly set city in the world, and where city and beach life merge.
This itinerary has been designed for those that want to experience Brazil in fabulous luxury and style.
Example Trip Itinerary
Flight from Sao Paulo to Porto Seguro
Private transfer to Trancoso
Accommodation in Trancoso
- Nine private 'Casas'
- Quartz lined pool (created from forty thousand aventurine quartz stones)
- Beach service with beach bar
- Massage room
- Private dining patio
- Poolside restaurant
- Spa with indoor and outdoor treatment rooms
Uxua is undoubtedly one of Trancoso’s most stylish offerings. Run by Wilbur Das, creative director of the Diesel fashion label, there is great character and attention to detail, all with a rustic theme that merges effortlessly with the local setting. Accommodation is set in a number of private ‘Casas’ each with a unique style and character and ranging from one to three bedrooms; one is even a tree house. As a stunning centre-piece to the accommodation is the pool, lined with 40,000 turquoise aventurine quartz stones (native to Bahia) standing as a testament to the careful and painstaking care taken to create a hotel that is at once unique but with roots in the location it is based. The hotel is located on the ‘Quadrado’ or village square of Trancoso and has a spa with an extensive range of treatments. The restaurant is excellent, with many of the fruits and spices grown in the hotel’s own gardens. Many of the ‘Casas’ have their own full kitchen and local chefs can be brought in to give you a lesson in local cuisine. The Casas themselves are large and equipped with all the amenities one would expect in a luxury accommodation, some include jacuzzis and private plunge pools. They are all beautifully decorated with items produced by local artisans.
- Five beach bungalows
- Transport service
- Beach lounge and Pool
- Restaurant and Bar
- Cable TV
Feeling very much like you have this hotel all to yourself with its five elegant and brand new villas, Clube de Mar is both exclusive yet in keeping with the low key and laid back chic of Trancoso. The villas are all individually designed in that open-sided, shuttered plantation-style which immediately invites you to kick off your shoes and start relaxing. They’re also very spacious and private with one bedroom (apart from the Quadrado villa which has two), living room, kitchenette and upstairs balconies. There’s a number of activities to choose from and an excellent in-house restaurant in which to dine – a particularly romantic setting at night with the decking laid out with tables and twinkling candles. With a fantastic team of hotel staff whose attentive service which really does make you feel like you’re the only guest there, you also have access to Clube de Mar’s sister hotel, Pousada Etnia.
- Restaurant and poolside bar
- Eight Bungalows
Pousada Etnia is a beautiful boutique hotel set just off the main ‘Quadrado’ of Trancoso. The rooms and hotel are nestled between the lush tropical vegetation with a beautiful pool as the centre piece. It’s a few minutes walk to the beach, but the location amongst the trees makes the place feel more intimate and exclusive (and it’s also closer to the restaurant and boutique shops of the Quadrado). The simply equipped but stylish rooms at Pousada Etnia are beautifully decorated. Each has its own distinctive style, though clean, Mediterranean-style white washed walls provide a common theme. The two Italian owners will make sure you are very well looked after, with the service attentive and professional. The food here is also excellent and it’s easy to spend hours lazing by the pool, even with the tropical beaches beckoning.
Enjoy the laid back charm of this quaint, former fishing village, located on the stunning Bahian coast.
Private transfer to Porto Seguro Airport
Flight from Porto Seguro to Sao Paulo
Private transfer to your hotel in Sao Paulo
Accommodation in Sao Paulo
- Two excellent Restaurants
- Two bars
- Spa Area
The Fasano Sao Paulo is simply a world class hotel, with an understated style, complete luxury and impeccable service throughout. Located in Jardims, just off of the famous shopping street of Oscar Freire, there’s much to do in the immediate vicinity (an important consideration in a city of this scale). The Fasano’s facilities are all top class, with a spa, a bar and two restaurants which are among the very best in the Sao Paulo (the Fasano family, built their reputation on their restaurants before moving into hotels). All the rooms in the Fasano have been decorated with a real eye for quality; every item, fixture and fitting has been carefully sourced and the rooms are extremely comfortable and spacious. All in all, the Fasano Sao Paulo is a class act throughout.
- 95 rooms
- Roof-top pool and bar
- Jacuzzi tub in every room
- Indoor pool
Hotel Unique has a high design theme as audacious as its name. A cut off disc, with a rooftop restaurant and bar on the top and port-hole style circular windows (though-somewhat larger than usual), give the impression of a stylised boat. This is a hotel with a definite ‘wow’ factor, almost every detail is there to impress and the rooms are impressively kitted out with all manner of high-tech gadgetry. They are all also extremely comfortable and the views out across the city are superb. Indeed the rooftop bar and pool area offer one of the best vantage points in Sao Paulo to appreciate the megatropolis skyline.
- 56 rooms
- Butler service
- Champagne and Caviar Bar
- Lobby Bar
One of the top luxury hotels in Brazil, the Emiliano is a pleasure from start to finish. Set on Rua Oscar Freire (the most exclusive street in Sao Paulo) the location is perfect. The service here is outstanding and is consistently rated amongst the best in Brazil. This boutique hotel has just 56 suites each with contemporary Brazilian furnishings mixed with iconic Eames pieces, Hungarian goose-down pillows and fine Egyptian-cotton linens. For a culinary treat, the Champagne & Caviar Bar offers a selection of rare caviar and European roes.
Explore and enjoy the cosmopolitan city of Sao Paulo. You'll have our recommendations of excellent restaurants and bars to make sure you make the most of your stay.
Private transfer to Sao Paulo airport
Flight from Sao Paulo to Rio
Private transfer to your hotel in Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro
Accommodation in Rio de Janeiro
- Rooftop infinity pool
- Fasano Al-Mare Seafood Restaurant
- Baretto-Londra Bar
- Lobby Bar
- Beach Service
The Fasano Rio is the most stylish hotel in Rio. Set on Ipanema beach front and designed by Phillipe Starck, this is a stunning property. The Fasano brings an air of understated cool and luxury that has been somewhat lacking in some of the other beach-front hotels in Rio. The rooms are immaculately decorated with a combination of period pieces, original artwork and chic-modern style. We recommend the Deluxe sea view category or above. Each has a private balcony with views out to sea and king size beds with Egyptian cotton sheets and goose down pillows. For that extra touch of luxury and pampering, there is also butler service. The facilities include an excellent bar, perhaps the city’s best seafood restaurant and a stunning rooftop infinity pool.
- Large outdoor pool area
- Rooftop tennis court
- Beach service
- Hair Salon
- Two restaurants
- Two bars
An iconic hotel for an iconic city, the Copacabana Palace is synonymous with Rio de Janeiro and is very much a destination in itself. The rooms, facilities and service here are truly first class and you will feel very special lounging in the beautiful pool area, which is one of the most elegant in all the city. The hotel is a short distance from the more fashionable districts (Copacabana no longer being the top of the pile) and you may find yourself making a short taxi ride to the best restaurants, bars and beaches. Service at the Copacabana Palace is the best in the city.
- Full spa
Set in the charming old colonial neighbourhood of Santa Teresa this hotel offers a different approach to the Rio experience away from the high rise beach hotels. The location up on the hill offers a great viewpoint from which to admire the city and an oasis of calm in which to relax. The hotel has full spa facilities, beautifully decorated rooms and great pool area. Formally a colonial farm house the building has been carefully restored and converted with its history in mind and a light modern touch; using old woods and natural fabric but cut with clean modern lines. Rooms are also equipped with all modern comforts that you would expect in a contemporary luxury hotel.
Spending your days in the heady 'Marvellous City' you can explore and enjoy Rio at your leisure. You'll have a full set of recommendations and advice from us on how best to make the most of the city.
Christ the Redeemer statue is Rio’s most famous attraction with his arms stretched out, he looks to be blessing the entire city. At 710 metres above the centre on the Corcovado hill, the statue is surrounded by wide, open terraces from where you get unbeatable vistas of the city's impressive littoral, the southern neighbourhoods of Copacabana and Ipanema, the Lagoon, the Sugar Loaf and the town of Niterói.
The faded grandeur of this part of the city, often referred to as the Montmartre of Rio, set into the hills close to the centre of town, still retains a rich cultural atmosphere of art, music and history. Mansions line the narrow streets struggling with the encroaching vegetation and incline, and is still home to many painters cafes and artists studios. You can stop for a drink or lunch at one of the many charming restaurants, bistros and cafes that populate Santa Teresa’s lively streets. Your guide will also take you to the Ruins Park, a cultural centre in the remains of a 19th century house which has a Belvedere that commands some of the best views over Rio.
Your guide will escort you through the narrow 19th century streets at your required pace, stopping at the magnificent Baroque churches and the ruins of the old port from where most of Brazil’s gold left for its long journey to Europe. You will also see many other culturally interesting and historical attractions that illustrate the city’s rich and varied heritage.
This massive granite rock, 396 metres tall, is one of the city’s most emblematic landmarks, adorning many a postcard. You will take the cable car with your guide from the Guanabara Bay entrance in the Urca district. At the zenith the view of Rio and its neighbourhoods sprawled over bays, coves, and appearing from dense green hillsides is unrivalled and quite spectacular.
Private transfer to Rio's international airport
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