Top 10 Must-See and Do Activities in Brazil: Beyond the Ordinary

Top 10 Must-See and Do Activities in Brazil: Beyond the Ordinary

Top 10 Must-See and Do Activities in Brazil: Beyond the Ordinary

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Dive into an unforgettable journey across Brazil, where every stop offers a unique blend of culture, natural beauty, and one-of-a-kind experiences tailored for the luxury-seeking traveler. Brazil is more than just a destination; it’s an adventure-packed, vibrant playground waiting to be explored. From the lively streets of Rio de Janeiro to the peaceful wilds of the Pantanal, every moment here invites you into a world where luxury meets adventure head-on. Below are the top 10 must-experience activities in Brazil, handpicked for those eager to soak in the exceptional, steering clear of the beaten path.

1. Sky-High Tour of Rio de Janeiro

Start your Brazilian adventure with a jaw-dropping helicopter ride over Rio de Janeiro. Soar above famed sights like the Christ the Redeemer statue, Sugarloaf Mountain, and the bustling Copacabana Beach. This VIP tour gives you a bird’s-eye view of Rio’s stunning landscape, blending city vibes with the lush greenery of Tijuca National Forest, all from the plush seat of your private chopper.

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2. Exclusive Rio Carnival Access

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Dive into the heart of the Rio Carnival with VIP treatment. Enjoy the spectacle from the luxury of your own box, decked out with the finest Brazilian eats and bubbly. Get even closer to the action by joining in a samba parade, decked out in eye-catching costumes, for an experience you’ll never forget.

3. Personalised Amazon Yacht Adventure

Embark on a custom yacht voyage down the Amazon River, the pulse of the planet’s biggest rainforest. This tailor-made adventure lets you choose your stops, from hidden villages to up-close wildlife encounters, all enjoyed from the deck of your own luxury yacht, perfectly blending chill vibes with thrilling discoveries.

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4. Stylish Safari in the Pantanal

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Navigate the Pantanal, the largest tropical wetland, in style with a luxury wildlife safari. Stay at exclusive lodges that offer private tours to spot jaguars, capybaras, and an array of bird species. Embrace the thrill of capturing wildlife on camera, enjoy horseback riding through stunning landscapes, and take part in serene river safaris, all while basking in the comfort of your upscale accommodation.

5. São Paulo’s Gourmet Trail

São Paulo stands as Brazil’s culinary capital, a city teeming with Michelin-starred restaurants and hidden culinary treasures. Go on a guided gourmet journey led by a local foodie, exploring the city’s finest spots, from high-end dining to secret food markets. Dive into Brazil’s rich flavours with exclusive tastings, meet-and-greets with top chefs, and cooking classes that delve into the heart of Brazilian cuisine.

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6. Florianópolis: A Luxurious Escape to the Island of Magic

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Florianópolis, often referred to as “Ilha da Magia” (Island of Magic), is a radiant city that blends stunning natural landscapes with a bustling urban atmosphere. Nestled on the island of Santa Catarina and connected to mainland Brazil by a picturesque bridge, Florianópolis offers a unique experience for luxury travelers. Renowned for its soft white sand beaches, the city is a haven for surfers and beachgoers alike. Dotted with high-end resorts and exquisite seafood restaurants, it invites visitors to indulge in its laid-back yet sophisticated island culture. The city’s vibrant nightlife and rich architectural heritage, alongside its commitment to preserving natural beauty through numerous ecological reserves, make Florianópolis a compelling stop on any Brazilian luxury tour.

7. Brasília – The Capital: Arch and Art

Brasília stands as a monument to modernist architecture and urban planning, famously designed by Oscar Niemeyer and Lúcio Costa. As the capital of Brazil, it serves as a canvas showcasing monumental buildings and innovative artistic expressions. The city’s layout resembles an airplane, symbolizing Brazil’s forward-looking spirit. Visitors to Brasília are treated to a plethora of architectural marvels, from the sweeping curves of the National Congress building to the Cathedral of Brasília, whose glass roof soars skyward like hands reaching towards heaven. This city combines art and architecture in a way that captivates art lovers and luxury travelers, offering a unique glimpse into the soul of Brazilian modernism.

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8. Lençóis Maranhenses National Park

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The Lençóis Maranhenses National Park is a surreal landscape unlike any other, often described as the desert that floods. It features vast expanses of brilliant white sand dunes, which during the rainy season transform into magical lagoons of crystal-clear turquoise water. This ethereal setting offers luxury adventurers the opportunity to explore in exclusive, eco-friendly style. Visitors can enjoy serene walks along the soft dunes or dip into the refreshing lagoons, providing a perfect blend of adventure and relaxation. This park is a must-see for those looking to experience the unique natural phenomena of Brazil, combining stark beauty with a sense of serene isolation.

9. Salvador de Bahia: Artistic Legacy

Salvador de Bahia pulses with a vibrant artistic legacy that is integral to Brazilian culture. Known as the birthplace of Afro-Brazilian culture, this city is a colorful tapestry of historical significance and contemporary artistic expression. The Pelourinho district, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is lined with pastel-colored colonial buildings and cobblestone streets, hosting a myriad of studios and galleries that showcase the work of local artists. Salvador’s rich musical heritage can be felt in the rhythmic beats of samba and axé that spill from the bars into the lively streets. For the discerning traveler, Salvador offers not only a deep dive into Brazil’s artistic heart but also a chance to engage with the dynamic traditions that continue to influence global culture profoundly.

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10. Luxury Spa Retreat in the Highlands

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Wrap up your Brazilian journey with a relaxing stay at a luxury spa nestled in the breathtaking highlands. Surrounded by stunning natural beauty, indulge in personalised wellness treatments that blend traditional Brazilian techniques with modern practices. This serene getaway provides the perfect balance of relaxation and rejuvenation, ensuring you return from your travels completely refreshed and inspired.

These top 10 experiences in Brazil promise luxury travellers not just moments of sheer indulgence and excitement but also a deeper connection with the country’s soul, leaving lasting memories. Beyond the stunning landscapes and vibrant culture, it’s the warmth and hospitality of the Brazilian people that make these experiences truly unforgettable.

READY TO DIVE INTO THE HEART OF BRAZIL’S LUXURY?

Get in touch now for bespoke travel guidance and make your Brazilian adventure truly unparalleled. Together, we’ll tailor every moment of your journey, ensuring that from the wilds of the Pantanal to the vibrant streets of Rio, your experience is the epitome of luxury and exclusivity.

German and Niece in Cape Town

What Our Clients Say

Brendan Magauran
Brendan Magauran
2024-04-14
Incredible! Beyond expectations. German guided us on an absolutely amazing trip to Cape Town, Franschhoek, Hermanus and a safari at Thornybush game reserve. Every recommendation was spot on from a restaurants to a guided tour of Cape Point, the Hop on hop off bus, where to visit in the wine country, lodging in a beach front suite in Hermanus. As for the safari at Thornybush - WOW! More than we could have ever imagined in terms of luxury and game sightings. Thank you German. Looking forward to our next trip with you as our guide. And yes, we have told all family and friends, this is the man to contact for their travels.
Ellen H.
Ellen H.
2024-04-12
We feel beyond lucky to have found Nanan Travel! We are from the USA and are DIY-ers, used to making our own travel arrangements. When planning for our bucket-list trip to S. Africa, it quickly got overwhelming and stressful to differentiate among the innumerable safari options on the internet, figure out domestic flights, assess safety concerns, find a private driver to tour Cape Point, etc. We did not want to travel with a tour group, nor use a global internet travel agency, so I looked for a travel agent actually based in Cape Town so that we could deal with just one person who really knew the area. I found Nanan based on location and reviews, then was sold by their individualized approach and willingness to help with as much or as little of the planning as one wants. We reached out to German de la Melena and he answered immediately, even though it was a Sunday evening in Cape Town, wanting to hear all about our wishes so that he could work on things promptly and have a suggested itinerary by the time we woke up the next morning! He was thoughtful, conscientious, friendly, worked within our budget and did not try to upsell us, gave us options and even incorporated some specific requests we had. From that initial contact on, all the stress and worry about our upcoming trip went away! After designing a fantastic itinerary for us, the true test of an amazing travel agent came when my husband injured himself the week before our trip and couldn’t travel, requiring us to postpone for 4 weeks. While we were dealing with stressful health issues, we gave German our medical documentation and he took care of the rest. He had to change all of our reservations and domestic flights, and went above and beyond to do so without our incurring more expense. What a huge relief! German remained remarkably responsive before and during our trip, able to advise on any question and troubleshoot any problem, reachable by What’s App in minutes. Between the great itinerary and the peace of mind, working with German and knowing he had our back truly made all the difference in our experience being the trip of a lifetime!! Thank you, German! You deserve more than 5 stars and I will refer everyone I know to you!
Pablo Berenbaum
Pablo Berenbaum
2024-03-17
Exclente organización. Hoteles, tours, impecables !!! Gracias Germán x las sugerencias, el viaje fue INCREIBLE !
Faisal Alaali
Faisal Alaali
2024-03-13
I cannot say enough great things about Nanan Travel. He organized a spectacular trip to South Africa for me, and every detail was absolutely perfect. From the boutique hotels to the incredible safari stays, everything was top-notch and exceeded my expectations. The entire trip was seamlessly planned, and I never once had to worry about a thing. The accommodations were luxurious, the guides were knowledgeable and friendly, and the overall experience was truly unforgettable. Last part was the stay in Cape Town before heading back home. The city is absolutely stunning, and I was able to explore all it had to offer thanks to the amazing recommendations from German. I highly recommend Nanan Travel for anyone looking to plan a trip to South Africa or any other destination. Their attention to detail, personalized service, and overall expertise make them the best in the business. Thank you German for an incredible journey that I will never forget!
Manuel D
Manuel D
2024-03-08
Hemos pasado días espectaculares en Sudáfrica y Zimbabue, toda la organización de nuestros hijos con German funcionaron perfectamente. Todas las actividades, lodges, tours, safaris, fueron perfectos, así como el trato recibido en cada lugar fue muy personalizado, haciendo que este viaje sea inolvidable. Cada detalle funcionó a la perfección. Nanan Travel es 100% confiable y recomendable.
Monica C
Monica C
2024-03-08
Acabamos de llegar a Lima después de un viaje soñado a Africa. Mi hija y su esposo, que habían hecho Safari el año pasado por su Luna de Miel, querían que los cuatros papas viviéramos y sintiéramos toda la adrenalina y experiencias que ellos habían vivido, así que no lo pensaron dos veces y nos invitaron a este viaje único y maravilloso. Gracias Nanan Travel, gracias German, hemos vivido lo que realmente quisieron transmitirnos los Manuela y Rodrigo, los lugares visitados, las atenciones, los hoteles y su staff, todo, y la experiencia de estar con los animales asi de cerca es única. Si quieren hacer un viaje soñado, no dejen de contactar a German, escriban a Nanan Travel, y no se arrepentirán. Gracias por Todo!!
Gustavo Rivera
Gustavo Rivera
2024-03-05
Fue espectacular, desde el momento en que llegamos a Cape Town hasta que llegamos a Lima de vuelta estuvimos súper engreídos, los lugares escogidos para descansar , los guías, todo lo conocido !!, realmente un viaje de ensueño, recomendado a mil !!! Gracias Germán, eres un capo !!!
Violeta Rivera
Violeta Rivera
2024-03-05
Espectacular ! hemos pasado unos días increíbles con un servicio de primera Volvería hacer el mismo viaje mañana mismo !!!
Lizbett Arevalo
Lizbett Arevalo
2024-02-26
If you want to sit back, relax and enjoy… German is the way to go! My 16 YO son and I had the best dream trip came true to South Africa thanks to him! I can’t thank you enough German! Starting from Cape town then Safari and meeting my best friend in Johannesburg… I call it an OVER THE TOP kind of vacation🤩🤩🤩🙌🙏❤️🐆🐘🇿🇦🦁 🦏

Exclusive Wilderness: Luxury Wildlife Encounters Across Brazil

Exclusive Wilderness: Luxury Wildlife Encounters Across Brazil

Exclusive Wilderness: Luxury Wildlife Encounters Across Brazil

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Navigating through Brazil’s majestic landscapes offers a glimpse into a world where luxury and the untamed spirit of nature coalesce, creating unforgettable experiences for the discerning traveler. Brazil, a sanctuary of biodiversity, opens its arms to those seeking to immerse themselves in its natural wonders without forgoing the comfort and exclusivity they’re accustomed to. This guide invites you on a curated journey to explore Brazil’s most breathtaking wildlife spectacles, tailored specifically for the luxury adventurer.

The Pantanal: A Privileged Encounter

Embark on a private expedition into the heart of the Pantanal, the world’s largest tropical wetland. This vast, open-air sanctuary is where the elusive jaguar reigns supreme, and luxury lodges nestled on the water’s edge offer front-row seats to nature’s grand performance. Picture yourself sipping a fine glass of Brazilian wine on your private veranda as the sun sets, painting the sky in hues of gold and purple, with the sounds of the wilderness as your backdrop. Guided safari tours, led by expert biologists, ensure an intimate viewing experience, allowing you to witness jaguars, capybaras, and a myriad of bird species in their natural habitat, all from the comfort of state-of-the-art, eco-friendly vehicles

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Rio de Janeiro: Urban Wilderness in Style

 

Even in the bustling heart of Rio de Janeiro, wildlife flourishes, offering unique opportunities to connect with nature without straying far from luxury accommodations. The Tijuca National Park, an urban rainforest, is a testament to Rio’s vibrant natural life, where private, guided hikes reveal hidden waterfalls and secluded spots with panoramic city views. Imagine watching toucans and marmosets from the serene comfort of a luxury eco-lodge, where the line between the urban and the natural blurs, providing an oasis of tranquility amidst the city’s excitement.

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Ethical Luxury: Conscious Travel

For the luxury traveler, the journey into Brazil’s wildlife is underscored by a commitment to conservation and ethical travel practices. Opting for lodges and tours that prioritise sustainability and contribute to the preservation of these natural wonders is not just a choice but a statement—a testament to the belief that luxury and environmental stewardship can go hand in hand. Engaging with local conservation efforts, perhaps adopting an endangered species or supporting reforestation projects, adds depth to your adventure, offering a chance to leave a positive mark on the very landscapes you’ve come to admire.

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Tailored Experiences: Beyond the Ordinary

The luxury of choice means your Brazilian wildlife adventure can be tailored to fit your every desire. Whether it’s a helicopter tour over the lush Pantanal, a private boat expedition along the Amazon River in search of pink dolphins, or a bespoke culinary experience under the stars, featuring Amazonian ingredients prepared by a personal chef, Brazil offers endless possibilities to elevate your journey. Each experience, carefully curated, ensures that your adventure is not just seen but felt, leaving an indelible impression on your soul.

Preserving the Magic: A Legacy of Conservation

Embracing Brazil’s natural wonders as a luxury traveler comes with an inherent responsibility to protect and preserve. By choosing experiences that are as respectful to the environment as they are indulgent, you become part of a growing movement that values the essence of travel as a tool for conservation. Your journey through Brazil’s wildlife wonders thus becomes a legacy, contributing to the narrative of preservation and ensuring that these spectacular landscapes continue to inspire and awe for generations to come.

Brazil’s wildlife wonders, from the waterways of the Pantanal to the hidden enclaves of Rio, offer a realm where luxury and adventure intersect, creating moments of unparalleled beauty and connection. This journey is an invitation to explore the wild heart of Brazil, enveloped in the comfort and exclusivity that define the essence of luxury travel. 

Are you ready to answer the call of the wild of Brazil?

Majestic landscapes await, offering an adventure that transcends the ordinary and captivates the soul..

What Our Clients Say

Brendan Magauran
Brendan Magauran
2024-04-14
Incredible! Beyond expectations. German guided us on an absolutely amazing trip to Cape Town, Franschhoek, Hermanus and a safari at Thornybush game reserve. Every recommendation was spot on from a restaurants to a guided tour of Cape Point, the Hop on hop off bus, where to visit in the wine country, lodging in a beach front suite in Hermanus. As for the safari at Thornybush - WOW! More than we could have ever imagined in terms of luxury and game sightings. Thank you German. Looking forward to our next trip with you as our guide. And yes, we have told all family and friends, this is the man to contact for their travels.
Ellen H.
Ellen H.
2024-04-12
We feel beyond lucky to have found Nanan Travel! We are from the USA and are DIY-ers, used to making our own travel arrangements. When planning for our bucket-list trip to S. Africa, it quickly got overwhelming and stressful to differentiate among the innumerable safari options on the internet, figure out domestic flights, assess safety concerns, find a private driver to tour Cape Point, etc. We did not want to travel with a tour group, nor use a global internet travel agency, so I looked for a travel agent actually based in Cape Town so that we could deal with just one person who really knew the area. I found Nanan based on location and reviews, then was sold by their individualized approach and willingness to help with as much or as little of the planning as one wants. We reached out to German de la Melena and he answered immediately, even though it was a Sunday evening in Cape Town, wanting to hear all about our wishes so that he could work on things promptly and have a suggested itinerary by the time we woke up the next morning! He was thoughtful, conscientious, friendly, worked within our budget and did not try to upsell us, gave us options and even incorporated some specific requests we had. From that initial contact on, all the stress and worry about our upcoming trip went away! After designing a fantastic itinerary for us, the true test of an amazing travel agent came when my husband injured himself the week before our trip and couldn’t travel, requiring us to postpone for 4 weeks. While we were dealing with stressful health issues, we gave German our medical documentation and he took care of the rest. He had to change all of our reservations and domestic flights, and went above and beyond to do so without our incurring more expense. What a huge relief! German remained remarkably responsive before and during our trip, able to advise on any question and troubleshoot any problem, reachable by What’s App in minutes. Between the great itinerary and the peace of mind, working with German and knowing he had our back truly made all the difference in our experience being the trip of a lifetime!! Thank you, German! You deserve more than 5 stars and I will refer everyone I know to you!
Pablo Berenbaum
Pablo Berenbaum
2024-03-17
Exclente organización. Hoteles, tours, impecables !!! Gracias Germán x las sugerencias, el viaje fue INCREIBLE !
Faisal Alaali
Faisal Alaali
2024-03-13
I cannot say enough great things about Nanan Travel. He organized a spectacular trip to South Africa for me, and every detail was absolutely perfect. From the boutique hotels to the incredible safari stays, everything was top-notch and exceeded my expectations. The entire trip was seamlessly planned, and I never once had to worry about a thing. The accommodations were luxurious, the guides were knowledgeable and friendly, and the overall experience was truly unforgettable. Last part was the stay in Cape Town before heading back home. The city is absolutely stunning, and I was able to explore all it had to offer thanks to the amazing recommendations from German. I highly recommend Nanan Travel for anyone looking to plan a trip to South Africa or any other destination. Their attention to detail, personalized service, and overall expertise make them the best in the business. Thank you German for an incredible journey that I will never forget!
Manuel D
Manuel D
2024-03-08
Hemos pasado días espectaculares en Sudáfrica y Zimbabue, toda la organización de nuestros hijos con German funcionaron perfectamente. Todas las actividades, lodges, tours, safaris, fueron perfectos, así como el trato recibido en cada lugar fue muy personalizado, haciendo que este viaje sea inolvidable. Cada detalle funcionó a la perfección. Nanan Travel es 100% confiable y recomendable.
Monica C
Monica C
2024-03-08
Acabamos de llegar a Lima después de un viaje soñado a Africa. Mi hija y su esposo, que habían hecho Safari el año pasado por su Luna de Miel, querían que los cuatros papas viviéramos y sintiéramos toda la adrenalina y experiencias que ellos habían vivido, así que no lo pensaron dos veces y nos invitaron a este viaje único y maravilloso. Gracias Nanan Travel, gracias German, hemos vivido lo que realmente quisieron transmitirnos los Manuela y Rodrigo, los lugares visitados, las atenciones, los hoteles y su staff, todo, y la experiencia de estar con los animales asi de cerca es única. Si quieren hacer un viaje soñado, no dejen de contactar a German, escriban a Nanan Travel, y no se arrepentirán. Gracias por Todo!!
Gustavo Rivera
Gustavo Rivera
2024-03-05
Fue espectacular, desde el momento en que llegamos a Cape Town hasta que llegamos a Lima de vuelta estuvimos súper engreídos, los lugares escogidos para descansar , los guías, todo lo conocido !!, realmente un viaje de ensueño, recomendado a mil !!! Gracias Germán, eres un capo !!!
Violeta Rivera
Violeta Rivera
2024-03-05
Espectacular ! hemos pasado unos días increíbles con un servicio de primera Volvería hacer el mismo viaje mañana mismo !!!
Lizbett Arevalo
Lizbett Arevalo
2024-02-26
If you want to sit back, relax and enjoy… German is the way to go! My 16 YO son and I had the best dream trip came true to South Africa thanks to him! I can’t thank you enough German! Starting from Cape town then Safari and meeting my best friend in Johannesburg… I call it an OVER THE TOP kind of vacation🤩🤩🤩🙌🙏❤️🐆🐘🇿🇦🦁 🦏

Culinary Journey: The 10 Must-Visit Restaurants in Brazil

Culinary Journey: The 10 Must-Visit Restaurants in Brazil

Culinary Journey: The 10 Must-Visit Restaurants in Brazil

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Forget the hurried buffets and tourist traps – Brazil beckons with a symphony of flavours, an opulent feast for the senses waiting to be devoured.  This isn’t a quick bite on the go; it’s a meticulously curated journey through a nation’s soul, where every region boasts its own unique culinary narrative. From the vibrant pulse of São Paulo to the enchanting rhythms of Rio, each city hums with a distinct gastronomic dialect.

1. D.O.M.- A Gastronomic Tapestry Woven with Heritage and Innovation

For the discerning epicurean seeking an unparalleled adventure, embark on a voyage of discovery through Brazil’s most exquisite eateries – beacons of artistry where heritage and innovation dance on your plate.  Imagine yourself at D.O.M. in São Paulo, a sanctuary for gourmands worldwide.  Here, visionary Chef Alex Atala transforms the Amazon’s bounty into haute cuisine, each dish a celebration of Brazil’s unparalleled biodiversity.  Savour the zesty zing of Amazonian ants atop a delicate pineapple carpaccio, or twirl a forkful of luscious heart of palm fettuccine – a testament to the rainforest’s vibrant pantry.

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2. Cipriani – A Fusion of Elegance and Local Charm

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Travel south to Rio de Janeiro, where Cipriani, nestled within the iconic Copacabana Palace, offers a taste of Italy infused with Brazilian zest.  Imagine a symphony of refined tastes, from the black truffle risotto that awakens your olfactory senses to the sea bass bathed in a delicate citrus sauce – a culinary masterpiece presented with an air of timeless elegance.  Dining here transcends mere sustenance; it’s an indulgence in a lifestyle of lavishness.

3. Mocotó – From Humble Ingredients to Innovative Creations

Craving a taste of Brazil’s soul food?  Mocotó in São Paulo awaits.  Chef Rodrigo Oliveira’s culinary brilliance shines through in the comforting embrace of the traditional mocotó broth, the rich and vibrant vatapá, and the zesty acarajé.  Each spoonful is a taste of home, a connection to generations past, presented with a touch of modern flair.

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4. Tordesilhas – A Culinary Canvas Reflecting Brazil’s Rich History

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History buffs and food enthusiasts rejoice!  At Tordesilhas in São Paulo, Chef Mara Salles becomes your culinary guide, weaving a tapestry of Brazil’s heritage on your plate.  Embark on a journey through time with dishes like the succulent duck in tucupi sauce, a nod to indigenous flavors, or the robust moqueca capixaba, a taste of the country’s vibrant coastal regions.

5. Bar da Dona Onça – Beyond the Bustle: A Culinary Oasis Awaits

The urban jungle of São Paulo unveils a hidden gem – Bar da Dona Onça.  This vibrant sanctuary offers a haven for classic Brazilian cuisine with a contemporary twist.  Chef Janaína Rueda’s menu celebrates local ingredients, from the hearty feijoada, a national comfort food, to the invigorating caipirinha, Brazil’s iconic cocktail, ensuring a taste of tradition with a touch of modern flair.

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6. Banzeiro – A Culinary Adventure Deep in the Amazon

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Venture beyond the bustling cities and delve into the heart of the Amazon rainforest.  At Banzeiro in Manaus, Chef Felipe Schaedler curates a menu that sings with the region’s unique flavors.  Imagine indulging in the tender pirarucu fish ribs, a local delicacy, or the vibrant tambaqui fish, each bite a delicious ode to the Amazon’s bounty.

7. Aprazível – Panoramic Views and Tropical Flavours

Escape the urban sprawl and head to Rio’s Santa Teresa Hills.  Here, Aprazível offers not only mesmerizing vistas but also a menu that celebrates the nation’s culinary opulence.  Imagine a tropical feast for the senses, featuring dishes like slow-cooked lamb infused with the richness of Brazilian nuts or the vibrant palm heart ceviche, a refreshing burst of flavor against the backdrop of breathtaking scenery.

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8. Olympe: A Legacy of French Finesse

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Step back in time to the elegance of French haute cuisine with a Brazilian twist at Olympe.  This Rio institution, helmed by the prestigious Troisgros family, boasts a pedigree that extends back generations.  Imagine yourself in a calm and cozy setting, where the meticulously crafted tasting menus take center stage.  Savor dishes that bridge the gap between land and sea, like the showstopping açaí-crusted lamb loin with yucca gnocchi, or the decadent scallops with tucupi, caviar, water yam, and coconut purée.  Olympe is a testament to the enduring legacy of French culinary artistry, expertly infused with the vibrant spirit of Brazil.

9. Lasai: A Farm-to-Table Symphony

For those seeking a culinary experience rooted in freshness and simplicity, Lasai offers a haven.  Chef Rafa Costa e Silva’s philosophy revolves around showcasing the bounty of Rio de Janeiro’s state, with a focus on seasonal and locally sourced ingredients.  Imagine a beautifully restored colonial townhouse transformed into a culinary haven, where the aroma of fresh herbs and spices fills the air.  The tasting menus, a celebration of Rio’s agricultural riches, change with the seasons, ensuring a truly unique and ever-evolving dining experience.  Lasai is a testament to the power of fresh, high-quality ingredients, transformed into innovative and unforgettable dishes.

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10. Casa do Porco – Where Pork Takes Center Stage

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End your culinary odyssey at Casa do Porco in São Paulo, where Chef Jefferson Rueda elevates pork to an art form.  This lively establishment offers a playful and innovative take on a classic ingredient.  Imagine indulging in whimsical creations like pork sushi or roasted pork belly with manioc, each dish a testament to Chef Rueda’s boundless creativity.

These culinary havens are more than just restaurants; they are portals to Brazil’s soul.  With every bite, you’ll discover a new facet of this vibrant nation, its rich history, and its passionate people.  Whether you crave the innovative spirit of São Paulo or the timeless traditions of Rio, Brazil’s culinary landscape is a mosaic of flavours waiting to be explored.  For those seeking an extraordinary culinary adventure, embark on a journey where every meal is a celebration of Brazil’s boundless creativity and fervent passion

Ready to indulge in a gastronomic odyssey that transcends the ordinary?

Contact us today to arrange your bespoke dining experiences at the nation’s most revered eateries. Embark on a bespoke journey that promises not just meals, but a profound exploration of Brazil’s rich culinary heritage and innovative flavours. Your table awaits for an unforgettable adventure where every course is a masterpiece

German and Niece in Cape Town

What Our Clients Say

Brendan Magauran
Brendan Magauran
2024-04-14
Incredible! Beyond expectations. German guided us on an absolutely amazing trip to Cape Town, Franschhoek, Hermanus and a safari at Thornybush game reserve. Every recommendation was spot on from a restaurants to a guided tour of Cape Point, the Hop on hop off bus, where to visit in the wine country, lodging in a beach front suite in Hermanus. As for the safari at Thornybush - WOW! More than we could have ever imagined in terms of luxury and game sightings. Thank you German. Looking forward to our next trip with you as our guide. And yes, we have told all family and friends, this is the man to contact for their travels.
Ellen H.
Ellen H.
2024-04-12
We feel beyond lucky to have found Nanan Travel! We are from the USA and are DIY-ers, used to making our own travel arrangements. When planning for our bucket-list trip to S. Africa, it quickly got overwhelming and stressful to differentiate among the innumerable safari options on the internet, figure out domestic flights, assess safety concerns, find a private driver to tour Cape Point, etc. We did not want to travel with a tour group, nor use a global internet travel agency, so I looked for a travel agent actually based in Cape Town so that we could deal with just one person who really knew the area. I found Nanan based on location and reviews, then was sold by their individualized approach and willingness to help with as much or as little of the planning as one wants. We reached out to German de la Melena and he answered immediately, even though it was a Sunday evening in Cape Town, wanting to hear all about our wishes so that he could work on things promptly and have a suggested itinerary by the time we woke up the next morning! He was thoughtful, conscientious, friendly, worked within our budget and did not try to upsell us, gave us options and even incorporated some specific requests we had. From that initial contact on, all the stress and worry about our upcoming trip went away! After designing a fantastic itinerary for us, the true test of an amazing travel agent came when my husband injured himself the week before our trip and couldn’t travel, requiring us to postpone for 4 weeks. While we were dealing with stressful health issues, we gave German our medical documentation and he took care of the rest. He had to change all of our reservations and domestic flights, and went above and beyond to do so without our incurring more expense. What a huge relief! German remained remarkably responsive before and during our trip, able to advise on any question and troubleshoot any problem, reachable by What’s App in minutes. Between the great itinerary and the peace of mind, working with German and knowing he had our back truly made all the difference in our experience being the trip of a lifetime!! Thank you, German! You deserve more than 5 stars and I will refer everyone I know to you!
Pablo Berenbaum
Pablo Berenbaum
2024-03-17
Exclente organización. Hoteles, tours, impecables !!! Gracias Germán x las sugerencias, el viaje fue INCREIBLE !
Faisal Alaali
Faisal Alaali
2024-03-13
I cannot say enough great things about Nanan Travel. He organized a spectacular trip to South Africa for me, and every detail was absolutely perfect. From the boutique hotels to the incredible safari stays, everything was top-notch and exceeded my expectations. The entire trip was seamlessly planned, and I never once had to worry about a thing. The accommodations were luxurious, the guides were knowledgeable and friendly, and the overall experience was truly unforgettable. Last part was the stay in Cape Town before heading back home. The city is absolutely stunning, and I was able to explore all it had to offer thanks to the amazing recommendations from German. I highly recommend Nanan Travel for anyone looking to plan a trip to South Africa or any other destination. Their attention to detail, personalized service, and overall expertise make them the best in the business. Thank you German for an incredible journey that I will never forget!
Manuel D
Manuel D
2024-03-08
Hemos pasado días espectaculares en Sudáfrica y Zimbabue, toda la organización de nuestros hijos con German funcionaron perfectamente. Todas las actividades, lodges, tours, safaris, fueron perfectos, así como el trato recibido en cada lugar fue muy personalizado, haciendo que este viaje sea inolvidable. Cada detalle funcionó a la perfección. Nanan Travel es 100% confiable y recomendable.
Monica C
Monica C
2024-03-08
Acabamos de llegar a Lima después de un viaje soñado a Africa. Mi hija y su esposo, que habían hecho Safari el año pasado por su Luna de Miel, querían que los cuatros papas viviéramos y sintiéramos toda la adrenalina y experiencias que ellos habían vivido, así que no lo pensaron dos veces y nos invitaron a este viaje único y maravilloso. Gracias Nanan Travel, gracias German, hemos vivido lo que realmente quisieron transmitirnos los Manuela y Rodrigo, los lugares visitados, las atenciones, los hoteles y su staff, todo, y la experiencia de estar con los animales asi de cerca es única. Si quieren hacer un viaje soñado, no dejen de contactar a German, escriban a Nanan Travel, y no se arrepentirán. Gracias por Todo!!
Gustavo Rivera
Gustavo Rivera
2024-03-05
Fue espectacular, desde el momento en que llegamos a Cape Town hasta que llegamos a Lima de vuelta estuvimos súper engreídos, los lugares escogidos para descansar , los guías, todo lo conocido !!, realmente un viaje de ensueño, recomendado a mil !!! Gracias Germán, eres un capo !!!
Violeta Rivera
Violeta Rivera
2024-03-05
Espectacular ! hemos pasado unos días increíbles con un servicio de primera Volvería hacer el mismo viaje mañana mismo !!!
Lizbett Arevalo
Lizbett Arevalo
2024-02-26
If you want to sit back, relax and enjoy… German is the way to go! My 16 YO son and I had the best dream trip came true to South Africa thanks to him! I can’t thank you enough German! Starting from Cape town then Safari and meeting my best friend in Johannesburg… I call it an OVER THE TOP kind of vacation🤩🤩🤩🙌🙏❤️🐆🐘🇿🇦🦁 🦏

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