carnival of colour
Rio de Janeiro is one of the world’s great cities, draped across a spectacular bay at the feet of Christ the Redeemer. Rio is also Brazil’s LGBT capital, with some great gay-friendly beaches and plenty of nightlife. Rio’s annual Pride parade is second in scale only to the legendary Carnival, one of the biggest parties on the planet.
back to nature
The Amazon rainforest covers much of the country, famed for its remarkable biodiversity. The steamy city of Manaus is an ideal base for exploring the Amazon, but in truth you’ll see more wildlife amongst the vast wetlands of the Pantanal, including anteaters, caiman and the bizarre capybara, a giant rodent that looks like an overgrown hamster.
Music is integral to Brazilian culture, and the unmistakable rhythms of samba and bossa nova are ever-present as you travel around the country. Brazil’s unique sound blends European and indigenous traditions with a strong African influence, and the Afro-Brazilian city of Salvador de Bahia is the country’s musical epicentre.
At Inclusive Retreats we partner with regional specialists to offer our customers authentic and safe experiences. In Brazil we work with Anglo-Brazilian specialist, Brazil Ecojourneys. They are based in Florianopolis, in southern Brazil, and are committed to sustainable tourism. As an LGBT-owned company they make sure all their services and accommodation are inclusive and welcoming.
One of Brazil Ecojourney's signature packages is 'Gay Surf Brazil'. A week-long surf adventure in Santa Catarina, a hidden gem known for gorgeous beaches and which has been long appreciated by the local LGBT community. Packages include, amongst other things, 7 nights' accommodation and 4 days of surf camp.
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Why choose Inclusive Retreats?
No one should be made to feel uncomfortable on holiday because of who they are. Our aim is to ensure that every traveller receives a warm welcome, and we only partner with properties that provide an open-minded, non-judgemental and safe environment for all guests. Our recommendations are based on our years of experience and the strong relationships we’ve forged with LGBT-friendly accommodation providers around the world.
At Inclusive Retreats we make it easy for you to book your accommodation, flights, transfers and car hire all in one place. Inclusivity is at the heart of what we do, and we specialise in creating amazing hassle-free holidays for everyone, regardless of your sexual orientation, gender or lifestyle.