Heartbeat of the nation, Brazil’s south east is a dazzling concoction of pulsating global cities, great beaches, charming colonial era towns and eye-catching natural scenery. Rio de Janeiro is undoubtedly a highlight of any visit with plenty to see and do. Hit the beach – there are over thirty of them – marvel at the view atop Sugar Loaf Mountain, get up close to Christ the Redeemer, visit one of the excellent museums or wander the city’s historic centre. Leaving Rio visit the upmarket coastal town of Buzios or follow the coast down to Paraty which grew wealthy from the historic trade in gold and coffee. From here head inland into the state of Minas Gerais, home to the famous colonial towns of Tiradentes and Ouro Preto – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – or travel south to see the mighty Iguacu Falls. Every holiday and tour to south east Brazil that we design is one-off, memorable and special.