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13th – 24th May 2018

Salvador Optional Post-conference Extension (returns 27 May)

This 3-centre guided tour of Brazil (4-centre with the extension) offers you a unique experience of this vast country. Covering over half of the continent of South America, this tropical paradise borders every South American country except Ecuador and Chile.

For many, the opening chapter of their Brazilian story will be Rio de Janeiro, easily the most recognizable of all the Brazilian cities. Few travellers have ever disagreed that Rio is the world’s most beautiful and spectacular setting for a city. Charles Darwin noted that Rio was "more magnificent than anything any European has ever seen in his country of origin". But Brazil is much, much more than just Rio de Janeiro. It is a country of many hidden treasures of which we will endeavor to show you a few of the most spectacular. On this tour of Brazilian highlights we will take you to the vibrant and colourful city of Rio de Janeiro, the hugely impressive Iguassu falls and the lesser-known, but equally spectacular Pantanal region of the wetlands.

We start the tour in Rio de Janeiro, the most visited city in Brazil, and one can see why. To really appreciate the beauty of this city you have to get up high to the Statue of Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf Mountain from where one has the most spectacular views over the city and its famous beaches, from all angles.

We will take you to a great local hot spot to experience the vibrant Samba and taste some wonderful Brazilian food whilst in this colourful city. Making sure not to miss the caipirinha cocktails and the amazing Brazilian meat which really should be tried whilst there.

Our base in Rio de Janeiro for 3 nights is, arguably the best hotel in town, the Belmond Copacabana Palace. Located right on the famous Copacabana beach and in the heart of town, this is a great hotel.

Following on from Rio we fly to the Iguassu Falls, where we will be staying in the beautiful Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas. This is the only hotel located within the National Park and as such allows us the luxury of early entry to the falls before all the day-trippers arrive. We will have the opportunity of visiting the falls from both the Brazilian side as well as the Argentinian side from where you will get two different experiences. It’s hard to imagine how truly stunning these falls are until you see them for real, they are the largest and most impressive falls in the world.

Our final stay on the main tour is in the lesser-known Pantanal wetlands district. Whereas most people will stay in the cities and on the beaches, we will also show you this beautiful nature reserve. The Pantanal is the world’s largest wetland, covering 210,000 sq km.

The Pantanal has few people and no towns and in winter months tropical rains flood the region making the only access is by boat or helicopter. In the summer months, March to October, the waters subside and we are able to access the lodge by road.

Renowned for its wildlife, it’s home to hundreds of species of birds, along with giant otters, jaguars, caimans and capybaras. The eco-lodge provides access to canoeing, horseback riding and hiking trails.

Pousada Rio Mutum - Pantanal Lodge is located in one of the most beautiful regions of the Pantanal, Mato Grosso. In this ecological paradise you will experience full immersion in nature and its wildlife. Hiking trails and horse riding through thick jungle and wetland or navigating through pristine rivers and lakes, we have the opportunity to observe the great biodiversity of the Pantanal, offering unforgettable memories.

Flights for this trip are fairly complex as you will see. We are using several different airlines to enable us to get the best connections available. Each booking will be reserved at the time of application and because of this, the flight costs may increase. Our recommendation is to book early in order to get the best price.

Programme Overview:

  • International Flights as shown on the FLIGHT DETAILS, subject to confirmation
  • All internal flights and transfers within Brazil
  • 3 nights Rio de Janeiro
  • 2 nights Iguassu National Park
  • 4 nights The Pantanal
  • Includes all breakfasts and meals as stated on itinerary, Full Board in The Pantanal
  • English speaking guides throughout
  • Touring as specified in the itineraries
  • Entrance fee to Iguassu National Park

Please click here for the full main conference itinerary and details

At Additional cost:

  • Academic post-graduate educational programme
  • Optional Extension
  • Room upgrades on request
  • Flight upgrades on request



3 nights at the Sheraton Bahia Hotel in Salvador. Returns to the UK on 26/05/18

Located on a beautiful natural harbour, Salvador was colonised by Portuguese merchants in the early 16th century. It was the capital of Brazil until 1763 when power moved to Rio de Janeiro.

The city is home to many of Brazil’s biggest musical groups and the home of Samba. Salvador’s thriving cultural scene dates back to the colonial era when millions of men were brought over from Africa as slaves to work on the sugar plantations. They have left their mark on the city with their religion still being practiced today and their local folklore in evidence all around.

The oldest city in Brazil is one of the most beautiful and interesting in the country, with its Portuguese legacy of cobbled streets and historic pastel-hued colonial buildings you will love to wander these streets.

Enjoy the cultural heritage by exploring the Baroque Church of Sao Francisco and other historic buildings, whilst stopping to admire the local sculptures and artwork. The city is split over two levels, the commercial & harbour area as well as some markets and plenty of eateries in the lower city, whilst the upper level is reached by an elevator and here you will find the historic district of Pelourinho.

Academic Faculty to include:

  • Dr Meena Patel

    Consultant Paediatrician, West Hertfordshire NHS Trust


  • Dr Shilpan Patel

    Consultant Radiologist, Homerton Hospital


  • Dr Sundeept Bhalara

    Consultant Rheumatologist, West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust; Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist, Charing Cross Hospital & The Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology


  • Dr Deven Patel

    Consultant Cardiologist, The Royal Free NHS Trust, London



Main Tour

Date From Depart Arrive To Airline
13/05/18 London Heathrow 1830 2105 Frankfurt Lufthansa
13/05/18 Frankfurt 2215 0505 (14/05) Rio de Janeiro Lufthansa
17/05/18 Rio de Janeiro 0935 1146 Foz do Iguacu LATAM
19/05/18 Foz do Iguacu 1443 1630 Sao Paulo Avianca Brasil
19/05/18 Sao Paulo 1730 1900 Cuiaba Avianca Brasil
23/05/18 Cuiaba 1133 1450 Sao Paulo Gol LIneas Aerea
23/05/18 Sao Paulo 1815 1045 (24/05) Frankfurt Lufthansa
24/05/18 Frankfurt 1200 1240 London Heathrow Lufthansa

Note: Some passengers may return from Sao Paulo to London via Zurich on SWISS as follows:

23/05/18 Sao Paulo 1810 1055 (24/05) Zurich SWISS
24/05/18 Zurich 1205 1300 London Heathrow SWISS

Salvador Extension Flights

Date From Depart Arrive To Airline
13/05/18 London Heathrow 1830 2105 Frankfurt Lufthansa
13/05/18 Frankfurt 2215 0505 (14/05) Rio de Janeiro Lufthansa
17/05/18 Rio de Janeiro 0935 1146 Foz do Iguacu LATAM
19/05/18 Foz do Iguacu 1443 1630 Sao Paulo Avianca Brasil
19/05/18 Sao Paulo 1730 1900 Cuiaba Avianca Brasil
23/05/18 Cuiaba 1055 1355 Sao Paulo Gol LIneas Aerea
23/05/18 Sao Paulo 1605 1830 Salvador Gol LIneas Aerea
26/05/18 Salvador 1235 1505 Sao Paulo LATAM
26/05/18 Sao Paulo 1810 1055 (27/05) Zurich SWISS
27/05/18 Zurich 1205 1300 London Heathrow SWISS

All flight times subject to confirmation.


Please request a quote for Business Class.


British passport holders do not currently require a visa to enter Brazil. Other nationals please make yourself aware of the entry requirements by contacting the Brazilian immigration authority in your home country.

Please note:
Make sure you comply with Brazilian immigration laws on arrival in the country. You must satisfy the Federal Police (the Brazilian immigration authority) of your intended purpose of visit. You will need to be able to demonstrate that you have enough money for the duration of your stay, and provide details of your accommodation and evidence of return or onward travel. Make sure your passport is stamped. If it is not, you may be fined on departure. Keep your immigration landing card. You’ll need it when you leave. If you lose it you may be fined.

Passport validity
Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Brazil.


Brazil Main Tour

FROM: £3285 per person, includes all flights as indicated, tour programme, 09 nights accommodation, (plus two in transit) all transfers, guides & escorts. Based on two people sharing a double/twin room.

Course Fee: £549 per delegate


  • £885 single supplement
  • Business class flight supplements on request

Salvador Post-Conference Extension

  • £399 per person, based on sharing a double/twin bedded CLASSIC room (on 4th-8th Floors)
  • £240 single supplement
  • SHERATON, SALVADOR room upgrade to SUPERIOR room (on 9th & 10th floors) £40 per person or an additional £80 for single occupancy on top of the usual single supplement
  • SHERATON, SALVADOR room upgrade to CLUB/EXECUTIVE room (on 11th floor) £51 per person or an additional £102 for single occupancy on top of the usual single supplement. CLUB rooms enjoy the following amenities:
    • Upgraded room amenities including bottled water & access to the fitness centre
    • Access to the Sheraton Club Lounge where one is able to have breakfast as well as afternoon hors d’oeuvres and a variety of beverages
    • Make use of the office facilities available
  • Business class supplement on request

Deposit (non refundable)

£1500 per person

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Main Tour Hotels

Belmond Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janeiro


Belmond Das Cataratas, Iguassu Falls


Pousada Rio Mutum, The Pantanal


Salvador Extension Hotel

Sheraton Bahia, Salvador



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