Ipanema in Brazil is widely considered to have the very best that Rio de Janeiro has to offer and if you want to experience this city from the locals perspective then this really is the place to go. The beach here is legendary, the nightlife and restaurants are fantastic and the shopping here is some of the very best in town.

There are major art galleries, avant-garde theatres, art movie theatres, cyber cafes, and a wide variety of excellent accommodation with bars, clubs and cafes that are open through until the very early hours of the morning.

One of the best features of this area is that everything is well within walking distance and due to the grid layout of the areas streets, you will have no problems exploring this vibrant and exciting place.

To find out the best time to visit South America and to speak to someone that knows the area please call Gina our South American luxury holiday specialist: 01923 289 100