About Us

All about us & why you should book a holiday with us

Why book a holiday to Brazil with us

We love Brazil.

From the iconic sights of Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu Falls and the Amazon to the lesser known sights of Jalapao or the Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park, we are enamoured by this wonderful country.

A truly bespoke service.

When we create our itineraries we listen to you throughout the entire process. We don’t have any set trips or itineraries, simply suggestions, and we can amend your trip as many times as you like prior to confirming everything to make sure you get the holiday you want.

Our contacts are second to none.

Because we specialise in Brazil we have built up a fantastic array of contacts throughout Brazil and we use this to our advantage to obtain clients free hotel upgrades wherever possible. The suppliers we use are friends as well as colleagues.

You are not just a number.

We are a small independent company and because of that each and every booking is very important to us. We want every client to have the best holiday possible  which means you receive a very personal service. You are not just another number in a sales target.

You are fully protected.

We are ATOL bonded and members of the Travel Trust Association providing full financial protection for your holiday.

Don’t take our word for it.

Read what our clients think about Bespoke Brazil by viewing our testimonials.

 

What we do

Bespoke Brazil specialise in private, tailor-made holidays, honeymoons, sporting trips and group tours to Brazil.

Ideally what this means is that we arrange the whole trip for you including flights, the accommodation, tours and transfers, however giving you as much freedom and independence as you wish.

Many clients arrange their own international flights or wish to use air miles however as we are ATOL bonded we can easily do this too. Our idea is to take over the stress of organising your holiday so that on arrival in Brazil, a country where very little English is spoken, you are eased into your holiday with some guidance along the way.

Brazil is enormous and there’s a huge diversity of things to see and do, so depending on your interests and budget would determine what we recommend.

Below is a guideline of how the booking process works with us.

Step 1 – You contact Bespoke Brazil by email or phone

Step 2 – We discuss your holiday plans to learn more about you, any specific interests you may have, how long you plan to travel for and the sort of standard of accommodation and services you are looking for.

Step 3 – We create a detailed itinerary for you with day to day plans, flight schedules and descriptions of hotels and tours. The itinerary is then emailed to you for review.

Step 4 – Most clients will tweak some of the itinerary and as all our holidays are tailor-made then anything can be changed. We can amend the itinerary so that you achieve the perfect holiday for you.

Step 5 – Once we have finalised an itinerary we will inform you of a deposit amount to secure the holiday

Step 6 – Two months prior to departure you will need to pay the balance payment for you holiday

Step 7 – A month prior to travel we will post to you a comprehensive travel dossier with all your travel documentation (pictured below)

Bespoke Brazil Travel dossier

Step 8 – You go on holiday!

 

About Us

Bespoke Brazil was established in 2011 by director Simon Williams. His aim was to bring travellers in touch with a country that he holds dear and one which the majority of people know little about beyond the confines of Rio de Janeiro and the Amazon. Simon first visited Brazil in the year 2000 as a frugal backpacker and a six month trip took him round much of the country including a journey along the entire length of the Amazon river.

Since then Simon returned on a number of occasions to Brazil, often through his role as South American operations and product manager for a UK tour operator. Whilst in this role, aside from creating exciting new trips to Brazil, Simon would annually take a group of over 200 people to Rio carnival arranging the smooth running of the trips on the ground to ensure everyone had a good time. It was from this experience and during one of these many trips to Brazil that the idea for Bespoke Brazil was born.

 

Who we work with

To ensure you have the best possible holiday we only work with Brazilian companies and suppliers that we know and trust. Because of the close relationships we have established we are able to guarantee that the services we offer are of the highest quality.

Our network of contacts enables us to guarantee that if something goes wrong on your holiday there are people close at hand to resolve any issues straight away which is not always so easy to do independently, especially if your Portuguese is limited. To put your mind further at ease, when you book with us, we will provide you with a 24/7 emergency number allowing us to help out if any real problems arise.

Due to the sheer size of the country it is impossible for us to have personally inspected all the hotels we recommend however the colleagues we work with in Brazil have done. You can therefore trust our recommendations; after all, trust is such an important aspect when booking your holiday.

Where possible we try and recommend locally owned hotels rather than international chains. You will see from our sample itineraries that many of these are small boutique style properties offering a real charm and the sort of attention to detail for which we aim.

We also prefer to recommend hotels which do not negatively impact on their environment. Brazil, despite its flourishing economy, is still very much a developing country in terms of tourism, however there are a number of hotels at the forefront of sustainability projects creating environmentally low impact properties which mould into their surroundings.

The companies we work with similarly share our belief in responsible tourism. Many of our suppliers are members of ABETA, a Brazilian organisation whose aim it is to promote sustainability within the tourism sector and to encourage more people to adhere to such beliefs.

Click on the link to view our Responsible Tourism Policy.

All the guides we use are fluent in English and the majority of transfers we offer will feature an English speaking driver where possible.

Bespoke Brazil and our suppliers always aim to provide you with a quality service to make your holiday to Brazil a memorable one.

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