What To Expect:
Brazil Travel Tour Highlights
Begin in Manaus at the mouth of the Amazon. Here you’ll forage the jungle with a chef, enjoy a meal created from your gatherings, and hit the markets like a local. Begin in the fish market then visit the produce market to see the astounding array of regional produce before ending the day with a visit to the Vila Paraíso Rubber Museum to learn about survival in the region and the importance of Tapioca and Manioch flower production—staples of the local diet. Finally, visit a fishing community to learn how local fisherman oversee and manage the catches to ensure they do not over fish. Continue to Belem, known as the city of mango trees, to walk the famous 300-year-old Mercado Ver-o-Peso which stretches from the city to the jungle. Next, in Sao Paulo you’ll experience a palate-bending menu at chef Alex Atala’s world-renowned restaurant, D.O.M. He has harnessed traditional and creative Amazonian ingredients to create one-of-a-kind dishes. Head back into the countryside for a stay at Minas Gerais—a beautifully renovated 18th century farmhouse set in the Reserva do Ibitipoca, buffering the state park of Ibitipoca. Here you will hike to hidden waterfalls for surprise picnics filled with produce, cheeses, cakes, yogurts, fire-roasted legs of lamb, cachaça and breads all homemade from ingredients grown on the farm. Your journey ends in Rio. The city’s cuisine incorporates cooking methods, recipes, and spices introduced during its time as a slave port. Today it’s known for its nightlife and late night snacks such as salgadinhos.