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Sep 1, 2019

The best cities in Brazil

Martha Hales

Wonderful, immense, vibrant Brazil is a world in one nation. The vast majority of the population live in cities, and there are many to explore. We have picked out a handful of our favourite Brazilian cities to give you an idea of why they make good destinations to include in your holiday plans.

Brazil
ClassicCultural
Aug 3, 2019

Indigenous people of the world

Martha Hales

In celebration of the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, we've gathered together our top itineraries which grant travellers the privilege of spending time with, and meeting, native communities.

GuatemalaBorneoVietnam, +9
Off the Beaten Path
May 28, 2019

The best cities to visit in South America

Martha Hales

Whether you seek the life affirming buzz of a metropolis or the solitude of an edge of the world port, you can find it in South America. The myriad nations each have exciting cities to discover, every one with its own distinct character and culture. Which will you visit on your next holiday?  

PeruBrazilChile, +3
ClassicHighlights
Apr 26, 2019

Our favourite tailor-made honeymoon ideas

Martha Hales

A honeymoon has got to be a holiday to remember, and how better to make that happen than to have one personalised to you? We've gathered together our favourite tailor-made honeymoon ideas to inspire you, whether you fancy stargazing and safari in Namibia or exploring the highlights of South America.

KyrgyzstanChilePeru, +5
HighlightsLuxurySafari, +2
Jan 14, 2019

Where to go on safari in 2019

Martha Hales

Close encounters with the world's wildlife are experiences to be treasured. We've picked out our favourite safari destinations from all over the world to tantalise our fellow wildlife lovers. From traditional Kenyan game drives to spotting leopards in the Sri Lankan tree tops, find out where you should be going this year.

UgandaTanzaniaNamibia, +7
WildlifeAdventureSafari
Jan 11, 2019

The best beaches and islands of Brazil

Kaya Brown

Consistently topping many of the ‘world’s best beaches’ lists, there are few countries more renowned for their coastline than Brazil. But, with so much choice on offer, it can be hard to decide which destinations to visit. With the help of our local experts, we’ve collated a few of our favourite Brazilian beaches and islands...

Brazil
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +2
AdventureCoastBoat Journeys
Dec 31, 2018

The best places to spend New Year's Eve

Martha Hales

New Year is celebrated all over the world in all sorts of ways. The Spaniards eat 12 grapes, the Danish smash plates, but what about the more spectacular festivities? We've picked out our favourite destinations from all over the world where the New Year celebrations will blow you away...

RussiaChinaSouth Africa, +2
December
Festivals
Dec 28, 2018

Brazil’s historical highlights

Martha Hales

Immerse yourself in Brazil's fascinating past as you visit its historical highlights. From the colourful streets of UNESCO listed Olinda, to the significant port town of Belem, each has its own tale.

Brazil
CulturalOff the Beaten PathHighlights, +2
Dec 27, 2018

Get to know Rio de Janeiro

Martha Hales

Vibrant beaches, delicious streetfood and the world's best parties can all be found in Rio de Janeiro. We've rounded up our top suggestions of what to do in the 'Marvellous City', from what to eat to which sights to visit.

Brazil
CyclingWalking & HikingHighlights, +5
Dec 5, 2018

Wildlife of Brazil

Martha Hales

As the world's most biodiverse country, Brazil is abundant with thriving wildlife. We've rounded up our top three locations in the South American nation to see a wide variety of species, including the birds of the Amazon rainforest, the jaguars of the Pantanal and the country's dizzying array of flora.

Brazil
AprilMayJune, +4
Off the Beaten PathWalking & HikingSafari, +1
Nov 21, 2018

Brazil's best carnivals

Martha Hales

No one parties quite like the Brazilians and there are plenty of festivals to get involved with whilst you're in the country. Whether it's New Year's Eve on Copacabana Beach or Oktoberfest in Blumenau, our blog post outlines all the best festivals to check out whilst you're in the South American nation.

Brazil
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +3
CulturalLuxuryFestivals, +1
Nov 20, 2018

Our top 10 snorkelling destinations

Martha Hales

Trying to decide where to go on holiday with the best snorkelling? We've gathered together 10 of the best snorkelling (and diving) destinations, from the sparkling waters of Raja Ampat in Indonesia to the Great Blue Hole and epic coral reefs of Belize.

MozambiqueBrazilPhilippines, +6
AdventureCoastUndiscovered Beaches, +1
Nov 5, 2018

Where to go trekking in Brazil

Martha Hales

Whilst Brazil might not be best known as a trekking destination, this only means the trails are free from unwanted crowds. Let us take you off the beaten path as we give you the run down of all the best places to go trekking in Brazil.

Brazil
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +5
FamilyWildlifeAdventure, +3
Oct 5, 2018

Where to see big cats

Kati Taylor

With their majestic and dignified natures, big cats have captivated the popular imagination for decades. The mere thought of a Bengal tiger emerging from the forest at dusk, or a pride of lions padding across the open plains is enough to send shivers down the spine of even the most seasoned wildlife enthusiast. Find out the best destinations in which to see these incredible creatures, as advised by our local experts.

South AfricaBrazilTanzania, +3
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
AdventureOff the Beaten PathSafari, +1
Sep 28, 2018

Highlights of Brazil

Martha Hales

Brazil’s enormous territory is only outdone by the range of adventures it offers. From cruising the mighty Amazon or looking for jaguars in the Pantanal to basking on the beaches of Bahia or exploring ancient cobbled lanes, there’s a huge variety of attractions to pack into your Brazil trip... Read on for inspiration.

Brazil
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
AdventureWonders of the WorldCultural, +4
Sep 10, 2018

Our top birding destinations

Corinne Homer

From the musical depths of Brazil's Pantanal, to the wild shores of the Falkland Islands and the unique habitat of the Galapagos, here are our favourite destinations with birds to be ticked from your bucket list! Discover where to spot everything from Gentoo penguins to blue-footed boobies...

Falkland IslandsBrazilGalapagos Islands, +5
JanuaryFebruaryApril, +9
WildlifeOff the Beaten PathSafari
Sep 6, 2018

Perfect winter getaways: from golden sands to frozen wonderlands

Martha Hales

If you are looking for somewhere to escape to for sun soaked sands, or a place where you can feel the magic of winter in earnest, then look no further. We've selected our favourite destinations that are perfect for winter breaks from November through to February.

CambodiaArgentinaPhilippines, +5
JanuaryFebruaryNovember, +1
Train JourneysCulturalCoast, +2
Aug 22, 2018

Where to spot jaguars

Martha Hales

Many nature-lovers dream of seeing the dappled bulk of a jaguar slinking through the forests of its natural habitat... We've had a look into where the best places are to spot these stunning big cats, whether that's the Pantanal wetlands of Brazil or the reserves of Belize.

Costa RicaBrazilBelize
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
SafariWildlife
Jul 19, 2018

Our top 25 UNESCO World Heritage sites

Martha Hales

There are over 1,000 UNESCO World Heritage Sites found all over the globe. It is therefore rather difficult to decide which ones to prioritise visiting - whether that's the ever popular Taj Mahal or the lesser-known segments of the Great Wall of China. We've picked out some of our favourite UNESCO recognised sites to help narrow your search.

ArgentinaBrazilJapan, +15
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
HighlightsHistoryClassic, +1
Jul 9, 2018

Your Ultimate Guide to Brazil

Samantha Fergusson

With the help of our local experts, we have put together the ultimate digestible travel guide to Brazil. Learn about the customs, the cuisine and where you should have on your list to explore, be that the Pantanal, the winding streets of Salvador or the crystal clear pools of Lençóis Maranhenses...

Brazil
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
FamilyLuxuryUnique to TravelLocal, +12
Jun 24, 2018

Following in the footsteps of Marianne North

Samantha Fergusson

One of the most extraordinary women of the Victorian era, Marianne North was a botanist and artist who travelled wherever she needed to in order to paint plants in their natural environment. Discover where her desire to document these incredible specimens took her...

BorneoIndonesiaJapan, +5
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
Unique to TravelLocalHistoryOff the Beaten Path
Apr 6, 2018

All you need to know before you visit the Iguazu Falls

our local expert, Laura

One of our Argentinian local experts, Laura, offers her top tips for visiting the beautiful surroundings of the UNESCO recognised Iguazu Falls, as well as tips for seeing the impressive cascade itself.

ArgentinaBrazil
SeptemberOctoberNovember, +1
WildlifeAdventureWalking & Hiking, +1
Feb 12, 2018

Get to know São Paulo

Martha Hales

Explore the bustling metropolis of Sao Paulo, largely undiscovered by tourists - magnificent galleries, a park to rival New York's, and a thriving mix of cultures.

Brazil
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
CulturalClassicFood & Drink, +2
Jan 1, 2018

A January update from TravelLocal HQ

Huw Owen

TravelLocal founders and Managing Directors, Huw and Tom, give us an update on what we've been up to here in Bristol and what you can expect to see in future...

BrazilNamibiaJapan
Unique to TravelLocal
Dec 24, 2017

Where to go in 2018... and why!

Martha Hales

We've selected 12 destinations from across the globe to inspire your 2018 travel plans - each have something special happening in the month they are paired with...

IndonesiaPanamaArmenia, +9
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
HistoryCulturalFestivals, +8
Nov 23, 2017

November News from TravelLocal HQ

Huw Owen

Huw and Tom, TravelLocal's founders and MDs, give an update on what we have been up to in November, including awards for Ecuador at The Savoy and the launch of Japan.

JapanOmanCambodia, +8
CoastWildlifeUnique to TravelLocal, +1
Nov 8, 2017

Top foodie highlights of Rio de Janeiro

Phileas French

Our friend, Phileas French, recalls the culinary delights of Brazil's thriving capital. From cassava chips to fab fish stew, read on to get your mouth watering.

Brazil
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
Unique to TravelLocalFood & Drink
Sep 27, 2017

Take the kids to... South America

Martha Hales

South America is great for families, particularly with older children. Horse-riding through dramatic landscapes, ziplining through jungles, whale-watching by paddleboard... South America has it all.

BrazilGalapagos IslandsChile, +4
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
Family
Sep 29, 2016

Coffee Culture: from Bean to Brew

Corinne Homer

Love of coffee extends beyond continental lines and the question of how to take it is a loaded one. Read on to find out about some of the most intriguing coffee customs around the world...

BrazilSenegalEthiopia, +3
SeptemberOctober
Food & Drink
Sep 21, 2016

The Great Global Bake-Off

Martha Hales

The Great British Bake Off has taken our screens by storm, so we decided to compile a list of our favourite sweet treats from around the world. Read on to find out more…

ChileSouth AfricaJapan, +3
CulturalFood & Drink