Milan – Italy (MXP) to Belem – Brazil (BEL) Return Ticket
Price: £ 327.10
Average Fare: £ 710.00
Savings: £ 382.90
Date: 27.03.018 to 07.04.2018
- There are several options to cruise the mouth of the Amazon from Belem (besides extended river cruises upstream towards Manaus or to Macapa at the other side of the Amazon delta).
- Today Belem is still the most important port city of northern Brazil (in fact, it is the gateway to the Amazon). The city has some interesting colonial and republican architecture, which is currently renovated more thoroughly than in the past.
- Marajó Island (Ilha de Marajó) — 3 hours by boat (to Porto Camará) The Shield of the Ocean, in local native language… The Marajó Island is the main reason – together with Amazon river cruises – for leisure travelers to end up in Belem. Often called the largest river island in the world (40,100 km2 / 15,480 sq. mi.: Switzerland sized)
- Daily high temperatures average around 26 degrees Celsius (or about 79 degrees Fahrenheit) all year around. This climate creates the ideal environment for tropical rainforest vegetation to abound, giving the city a really beautiful aesthetic aspect.
- Goeldi Museum offers a world-famous ethnological and zoological collections on the Amazon. The museum has a zoological-botanical garden, sheltering manatees, alligators, snakes, monkeys, birds and other Amazonian animals, an aquarium and the ethnology museum itself. Don’t miss the collection of Marajoara ceramics, Indian artifacts, stuffed birds and old photos.
Rome – Italy (FCO) to Salvador -Brazil (SSA) Return Ticket
Price: £ 343.40
Average Fare: £ 740.00
Savings: £ 396.60
Date: 8.05.2018 to 14.05.2018
Africa meets South America in the staggeringly beautiful northeastern state of Bahia. The heady blend of two seemingly disparate cultures – classic Portuguese architecture and African drum beats, Catholic churches and Candomblé (Afro-Brazilian religion) – is unique, and for most travelers, truly intoxicating. Bahia’s centerpiece is Salvador, a jewel-box colonial city with gilded churches, cobblestone streets, lively festivals, powerful percussion reverberating off old stone walls and capoeiristas battling against the backdrops of 16th-century buildings. Beyond the city limits, Bahia awaits with more than 900km of coastline, World Heritage–listed sites, deserted beaches and paradisaical islands. In the south, idyllic coastal villages attract vacationers and divers, while inland, the spectacular Parque Nacional da Chapada Diamantina features waterfalls and quiet hiking paths waiting to be explored.
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Milan – Italy (MXP) to Recife – Brazil (REC) Return Ticket
Price: £ 290.40
Average Fare: £ 680.00
Savings: £ 389.60
Date: 14.03.2018 to 25.03.2018
The capital of Pernambuco is one of the Northeast’s most exciting cities. It has a vibrant cultural, entertainment and restaurant scene, an intriguing historic centre (Recife Antigo), an impressive coastal setting and a fabulous Carnaval. It’s a sprawling, urban place of glassy high-rises, crowded commercial areas, thundering traffic and extensive suburbs; if you like your cities gutsy, gritty and proud, Recife is for you. It takes its name from the offshore recifes (reefs) that calm the waters of its ports and shoreline.The charming and far more tranquil historic town of Olinda lies on Recife’s northern edge, just 6km from the city centre, and many visitors opt to stay in Olinda and visit Recife during the day, or venture into Recife for its animated nightlife.
Naples – Italy (NAP) to Rio de Janeiro – Brazil (GIG) Return Ticket
Price: £ 362.00
Average Fare: £ 690.00
Savings: £ 328.00
Date: 07.04.2018 to 22.04.2018
Rio de Janeiro
Golden beaches and lush mountains, samba-fueled nightlife and spectacular football matches: welcome to the Cidade Maravilhosa. Looking out from the 710m peak of Corcovado, you will see why Rio is called the Cidade Maravilhosa (Marvelous City). Lushly forested mountains fringe the city, shimmering beaches trace the shoreline and a string of tiny islands lie scattered along the seafront. Far from being a mere cinematic backdrop, this seaside beauty host outstanding outdoor adventures: hiking in the Tijuca rainforest, cycling alongside the lake and beaches, sailing across Baía de Guanabara, and surfing, rock climbing and hang gliding amid one of the world’s most stunning urban landscapes. Rio’s beaches have long seduced visitors. Copacabana Beach became a symbol of Rio during the 1940s when international starlets would jet in for the weekend. Hogging the spotlight these days is Ipanema Beach, its fame and beauty unabated since bossa nova stars Tom Jobim and Vinícius de Moraes introduced the world to its allure in the 1960s. For Cariocas (residents of Rio), the beach is Rio’s backyard – a playground that’s free and open to all, offering endless enjoyment in the form of football, volleyball, surfing, snacking, drinking or simply relaxing amid the passing parade of people.
Rome – Italy (FCO) to Sao Paulo – Brazil (GRU) Return Ticket
Price: £ 362.93
Average Fare: £ 650.00
Savings: £ 287.07
Date: 11.04.2018 to 21.04.2018
São Paulo is a monster. Enormous, intimidating and, at first glance at least, no great beauty. It’s a difficult city for the traveller to master and one that may not seem worth the sweat. Even the most partisan Paulistano – resident of São Paulo city – will rail about the smog, the traffic, the crumbling sidewalks and the gaping divide between poor and rich. But in the same breath, they’ll tell you they’d never live anywhere else. Let them guide you to their favourite haunts and the reason for this will begin to unfold. Maybe they will introduce you to the city’s innumerable art-house cinemas and experimental theatres. If they’re gourmands, you’ll focus on the smart bistros and gourmet restaurants that make the city a world-renowned foodie haven. If they’re scenesters, double up on espresso before embarking on a tour of raucous underground bars and the 24/7 clubbing scene. Whatever pleasures you might covet, Sampa – as the city is known – probably has them in spades. This fertile cultural life is supported by Brazil’s biggest and best-educated middle class and further enriched by literally hundreds of distinct ethnic groups – including the largest community of people of Japanese descent outside Japan, the largest population of Italian descendants outside Italy and a significant Arab community fueled mostly by Lebanese and Syrian immigration. There are one million people of German stock, as well, sizable Chinese, Armenian, Lithuanian, Greek, Korean, Polish and Hungarian communities; and, most recently, growing numbers of Peruvians, Bolivians, Haitians and Africans. São Paulo also has the largest openly gay community in Latin America. An estimated 20 million people live in greater São Paulo, making it the third-largest metropolis on earth. Besides a dizzying avalanche of first-rate museums, cultural centres, experimental theatres and cinemas, Sampa’s nightclubs and bars are among the best on the continent (15,000 bars make for one hell of a pub crawl) and its restaurants are among the world’s best. Its relentless, round-the-clock pulse – a close cousin of New York or Tokyo – can prove taxing even for the fiercest hipster. Then again, it may just deliver the charge you need to discover one of the world’s great cities.
From Lonely Planet