When groups crave bespoke Brazil experiences, they turn to Blue Parallel DMC, who has announced two new programs journeying through Brazil, Ecuador and Peru. The company works to create uber luxe, custom-tailored adventures for groups to some of the Latin America’s most intriguing emerging destinations.
One of their new options is a trip to Salvador de Bahia, Brazil. Known as the “capital of happiness,” this lush coast has stretches of virgin beaches and unique colonial architecture that’s a result of a merge of European and African heritage. The itinerary starts at Pestana Convento do Carmo–a convent that has been converted into a luxury hotel in the heart of the city.
From here, groups take a private helicopter ride over to Corumbau and Trancoso, a favorite getaway for Hollywood royalty. Choosing how to spend the day may be difficult between the area’s warm, shallow pools ideal for an afternoon snorkel, drumming classes offered by local musicians, beachside Capoeira lessons and private boating excursions, to name a few.
Another option groups can experience is a journey through the Amazon Basin. A year-round destination, this ecosystem stretches across nine countries, with the majority found in Brazil, Ecuador and Peru.
In Peru, groups book the 35-cabana Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica located near Puerto Maldonado. Just a short flight from Cusco, this luxurious and exotic lodge sits on a private reserve, surrounded by thick jungles and dark water rivers.
When visiting Brazil, groups travel to Manaus, spending the night at the 20-suite Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge, just a short distance from the Amazon River.
In Ecuador groups fly to Coca and go on an expedition through the rainforest from the 12-cabana Napo Wildlife Center Amazon Lodge. The lodge is a big part of their ecotourism sector and is run by the local indigenous community.
An expert naturalist is always available to guide groups through the most bio-diverse region on the planet, and a few optional activities include nighttime boating adventures in search of caiman, hiking, canoeing, piranha fishing, alligator spotting and lessons on shooting bows and arrows. Private charter options are also available.