BRASIL: A Country where there is so much to discover

SOUTH AMERICA: A Continent to explore

Brazil is a country where there is so much to discover.
Rainforests play an invaluable role in sustaining life on Earth and provide a critical habitat for many plants and animal species.
Many questions have been rose lately, why are rainforests important? What´s happening in the rainforests? Why are rainforests being destroyed and how are they protected? The question you should be asking yourself is: Since I am going to Brazil, why not seeing it for myself. Should I miss the opportunity to visit the Amazon?
To help you get the most of your trip, IHPBA 2016 official Travel Agency has prepared different pre and post tours to the Amazon River and Rain Forest as well as other thematic tours including a cultural visit to the biggest open-air museum in Latin America. Of course, the classic tours such as Rio de Janeiro, Iguazu Falls and Salvador will also be offered.
All destinies are being prepared under strict standards of security.
If you have any special interest, hobby or curiosity and need a tailor made package for you or your group, contact:
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ADVENTURE AND NATURE

MANAUS – AMAZON RIVER (Iberostar Grand Amazon Cruise)

Come to one of the most exciting adventures of your life: the IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Ship Amazon. A luxury and exclusive five star hotel ship. On board of it, you can explore the Amazon, one of the most spectacular places in Brazil. This extraordinary journey stars in Manaus, and it makes stops at different points of the Amazon rainforest, where small boats will take you on tours that explore the dense and immaculate vegetation. Discover the amazing scenery, full of sensations and uncharted routes, where you can be in contact with exotic plants and animals and find hospitable riverside populations.

Consider 4 days and approximately USD 1.800,00 per person (air tickets not included). Details and rates will be published in May 2015

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PANTANAL

Pantanal is the largest marshland in the world. Located in the states of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul, is composed by 12 municipalities and is bordered to the north the city of Cuiabá and the Southeast the city of Campo Grande. Well known for diverse flora and fauna, attracts tourists, not only from Brazil but worldwide, seeking an exotic landscape and diverse activities like fishing, safari, trails, boating, etc. Accommodation in Pantanal consists in farms, lodges and hotels boats, scattered throughout the region. Pantanal is a very old region with cities that were formed early in the Portuguese colonization, and have constructions that are kept until today.

Consider 3 days and approximately USD 750,00 per person (air tickets and tour not included). Details and rates will be published in May 2015

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FERNANDO DE NORONHA

Fernando de Noronha is certainly a paradise. In fact, there is many reasons for that. Noronha is a place filled with beautiful scenery and full of attractions. The island boasts for have been considered by UNESCO as World Natural Heritage since 2001. There are 21 islands and islets totaling a amount of 26 km² of land thrust into the middle of the Atlantic ocean, far from 545 km of Recife, capital of Pernambuco State, and 360 km from Natal, capital of Rio Grande do Norte.

Consider 3 days and approximately USD 1.350,00 per person (air tickets not included). Details and rates will be published in May 2015

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CULTURE

INHOTIM – MINAS GERAIS

Inhotim is a place that holds many surprises. Inhotim Institute is one of the most important collections of contemporary art in Brazil, and also considered the largest outdoor art center in Latin America. Is located around Brumadinho, 60 km from Belo Horizonte. A 45 hectares park, an open-air museum and a collection of contemporary art work, where each artist expresses their talent, their art, combined with a landscape that transmit peace, relaxation and contact with nature. All this in the most beautiful harmony.

Consider 2 days and approximately USD 400,00 per person (air tickets not included). Details and rates will be published in May 2015

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LUXURY & RELAX

TRANSAMÉRICA ILHA DE COMANDATUBA – BAHIA

Considered one of the most desired island resorts in the world, Transamerica Comandatuba is the perfect location for those who want to live well, eat well and enjoy a lot. The resort transforms moments into memorable stay surrounded by coconut palms, fauna and untouched native vegetation. The complex of Sports & Leisure, offers a breath taking 18-hole golf course, eco-tours, children's activities, varied cuisine and wellness spaces. The amazing scenary and integration with nature are inspiring: 62 000 m2 of resort and 21 km from the beach, in a paradise island with eight million square feet and 25 000 feet coconut. There are over 80 choices of entertainment for all ages, including professional golf, tennis courts, soccer field, water sports and full water park. Is located in the municipality of Una south of Bahia, 60 minutes from Ilheus (arrival airport).

Consider 4 days and approximately USD 3.200,00 per person (air tickets not included). Details and rates will be published in May 2015

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PONTA DOS GANCHOS – SANTA CATARINA

Ponta dos Ganchos is a private paradise on a secluded stretch of Southern Brazil where sunsets, sparkle and breakfast lasts all day. This relaxed rainforest retreat is on its own peninsula, fringed by tropical trees, beaches with rough seas and oyster farms, with plenty to keep you busy – a games room, cinema and a restorative spa.

Extremely well located, Ponta dos Ganchos is just 40km from Florianópolis and a short distance from São Paulo. Comfort and relaxation are assured in every one of the 25 bungalows, some jutting out over the breathtaking spectacle of the myriad shades of green, where the rain forest meets the emerald sea.

Consider 4 days and approximately USD 1.200,00 per person (air tickets and tours not included). Details and rates will be published in May 2015

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CLUBMED TRANCOSO – BAHIA

Discovered by a Portuguese sailor in 1500, Trancoso has lost nothing of its authenticity. Far from the most frequented tourist destinations, with its thatched bungalows, the Resort is a haven of tranquility perched atop superb cliffs.

• Strolling along the beach, hitting some balls or experiencing the thrills of the flying trapeze.
• Trying your skill on the Terravita Golf Course, one of the most spectacular courses in South America.
• Treating yourself to luxury at Biotherm SPA.

Consider 4 days and approximately USD 1.000,00 per person (air tickets and tours not included). Details and rates will be published in May 2015




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CLASSIC DESTINATIONS IN BRAZIL

RIO DE JANEIRO

Postcard of the country, the city stands out for its luxuriant natural beauty, formed by the perfect harmony between the sea and the mountain. Join this topography historic monuments, varied range of lodging facilities, bars, restaurants, the sun, the beach, the green slopes and enjoy RIO!

Consider 4 days and approximately USD 1.600,00 per person (air tickets and tours not included). Details and rates will be published in May 2015

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FOZ DO IGUAÇU

Declared as one of the "Seven Natural Wonders of the World", Iguaçu Falls on the border of Brazil and Argentina, is one of those scenarios that must be visited at least once in lifetime. No wonder that this destination figures in the list of famous writer Patricia Schultz, author of the book "1000 Places To Know Before You Die". It is also considered one of the five Brazilian cities that receives more tourists from local and international events.

Altogether there are 275 waterfalls, 19 major jumps, five of them from the Brazilian side and the other on the Argentine side. The Devil's Throat fall is one of the most striking, is almost 85 meters high and its shape resembles a horseshoe.

Consider 3 days and approximately USD 750,00 per person (air tickets and tours not included). Details and rates will be published in May 2015

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SALVADOR

Second most sought place of the country by foreigner tourists, and one of most visited destination by Brazilians. What makes Salvador a success in terms of tourism? Beautiful beaches, colonial architectural, local culture, music, cuisine, religion and all that gathered with a great natural beauty. This is what makes the difference from all other tourist cities in Brazil. There's fun for everyone, as citizens of Salvador, “the soteropolitanos” say: "Smile: You're in Bahia”

Consider 3 days and approximately USD 750,00 per person (air tickets and tours not included).Details and rates will be published in May 2015

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Other destinations in South America

PATAGÔNIA

Almost 500 years have passed since Patagonia was discovered, but the words that we use to describe it are the same as those invoked by the first explorers and naturalists: exotic, remote, vast, infinitely beautiful, wild and untamable.

It is easy to lose yourself in this area, which is roughly the size of Britain (240,000 km2) but has a less than one inhabitant per km2. Over 50% of Chilean Patagonia is a Protected Wilderness Area. Here, it’s just you and the wild nature that serves as a backdrop to such diverse activities as fly-fishing, trekking, cycling, mountain climbing, rafting, kayaking and horseback riding.

The region’s surprises include the vastness of the Ice Field that gives way to majestic glaciers and the splendor of mountains like Torres del Paine, San Valentín and Cerro Castillo. You also will be dazzled by the color and scale of General Carrera and O’Higgins Lakes, the vigor of the Baker, Palena and Futaleufú Rivers and the huge maze of fjords and canals that are home to dolphins and whales. In this rugged and beautiful landscape you also will find cities and villages like Coyhaique, Punta Arenas and Puerto Natales, which are home to gauchos and centuries’ old ranching traditions.

Consider 3 days and approximately USD 900,00 per person (air tickets and tours not included). Details and rates will be published in May 2015.

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BUENOS AIRES

Argentina, as a whole, has been building its credentials as a hot spot for great travel for over a decade. Built on the tripod of great beef, marvelous wine, and tango which have been a great draw for visitors in the past, the city of Buenos Aires, known as “la Reina del Plata” (the Queen fo the La Plata River), has much more to offer to its millions of tourists that visit the city every year. Buenos Aires is characterized by having multiple artistic and cultural expressions that amaze tourists on their tours.

The charm of the city for many visitors also lies in the neighborhoods known as “barrios”. Take Palermo Soho “barrio” for example: Buenos Aires’ finest boutiques are here, from clothing stores and specialists in leather goods to bookstores and wine shops. What makes it even more appealing is that the shops are expertly set in recycled houses, former warehouses and elegant old homes.

Consider 3 days and approximately USD 600,00 per person (air tickets and tours not included). Details and rates will be published in May 2015.

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CUZCO & MACHU PICHU

Cuzco: Seductive, striking and natural, Cuzco’s history lives in its streets, squares, valleys and towns. Stunning destinations and examples of fine engineering by Inca stonemasons can be seen in Choquequirao, Saysayhuamán, Kenko, Tambomachay, Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu, the Inca jewel built with the wisdom of the ancient Peruvians in an ecological environment. Captivating landscapes such as the Sacred Valley, where the mountains are clothed by terraces.

Machu Pichu: Machu Picchu is an old Inca site located in the mountains of Peru, about 80 kilometers northwest of Cusco. Archaeologists think that Machu Picchu was built as a home for the emperor of the Incas, a civilization that lived there before Columbus discovered America. The site is often called the Lost City of the Incas. The Spanish conquistadors started conquering the Inca in the 16th century . But history tells us that they did not know anything about the historic site of Machu Picchu.

Machu Picchu was not known to the outside world until the American archaeologist Hiram Bingham discovered the site in 1911. Since then a large part of the settlement has been restored and today, Machu Picchu attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists from around the world. In 1983 it became a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Consider 4 days and approximately USD 1.200,00 per person (air tickets and tours not included). Details and rates will be published in May 2015.

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ATACAMA DESERT

Northern Chile is home to the world’s most arid desert and its salt flats, hot springs and geysers as well as large deposits of copper and other minerals and mines in Chuquicamata, Calama and other parts of the “altiplano”. It also boasts fertile ravines and oases whose unique fruits make for excellent culinary tours and is inhabited by some of the country’s native peoples. Both Incan and Spanish influences can be seen in its villages and religious festivities, which attract visitors throughout the year.

Your visit to spots like San Pedro de Atacama will allow you to view valuable vestiges of native cultures at archeological sites and museums. Coastal cities like Arica, Iquique, Antofagasta, Coquimbo and La Serena will delight you with their beaches and warm, temperate climate.

Consider 4 days and approximately USD 1.200,00 per person (air tickets and tours not included). Details and rates will be published in May 2015.

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GALÁPAGOS – ECUADOR

The Galápagos Islands are an archipelago of volcanic islands distributed around the equator in the Pacific Ocean, 972 km (525 mi) west of continental Ecuador, of which they are a part. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site: wildlife is its most notable feature. The Galápagos Islands and its surrounding waters form an Ecuadorian province, a national park, and a biological marine reserve. The principal language on the islands is Spanish. The islands have a population of around 23,000.

The islands are geologically young and famed for their vast number of endemic species, which were studied by Charles Darwin during the voyage of the Beagle. His observations and collections contributed to the inception of Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection.

The Galápagos archipelago consists of 13 big islands, 6 small islands, and more than 40 islets. Santa Cruz is the most populated island and home to the Darwin Research Station, where you can see giant land tortoises; its main town, Puerto Ayora, is the major city in the Galápagos.

Consider 4 days and approximately USD 2.000,00 per person (air tickets and tours not included). Details and rates will be published in May 2015.

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