Knowmad Adventures in conjunction with the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is proud to announce an incredible garden travel experience to Brazil, March 9th – March 22nd. With awe-inspiring landscapes, forests and gardens, Brazil was also home to one of the most revolutionary landscape architects of all time, Roberto Burle Marx. On this incredible fourteen-day trip we will explore several of his landscaping projects while making our way through Rio de Janeiro and the Brazilian gold route. Join Director Emeritus Peter Olin along with exceptional local guides on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure as we walk the streets of historic colonial cities, visit some of the countries most beautiful museums, observe the exotic birds and wildlife found in the world’s largest urban forest, see why Burle Marx was said to “paint with plants,” take a look at some of the country’s and world’s rarest species of plants, and much more!
This is our fourth trip with the Arboretum, having already been to Chile, Peru and Ecuador together. This Brazil trip is open to members and non-members – that means you!
Book by October 1st to receive a $100 discount! Registration deadline for this once in a life time opportunity is December 15th. Brazil garden travel information and trip highlights below!
- Breathtaking views of lush mountains and the white sand beaches of Rio from the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain.
- Visit Christ the Redeemer statue on Corcovado Mountain.
- Walk through the world’s largest urban forest.
- Explore Burle Marx’s home and botanical collection of approximately 3,500 plant species.
- Visit Brazil’s largest folk-art museum.
- Private orchid reserve visit.
- Visit the old Imperial Palace, the most visited museum in Brazil.
- Discover new flavors and local ingredients in a Brazilian cooking class from a local chef.
- Learn about Brazil’s colonial period and its revolutions, architecture, and gold mining in the countries most beautiful colonial towns and two World Heritage sites.
- Visit a coffee plantation, and an “Alambique”, used to produce Cachaça, a Brazilian distilled spirit made from sugarcane.
- See the first works of famous architect Oscar Niemeyer, further landscape projects by Burle Marx, and paintings by Portinari at Pampulha Complex in Belo Horizonte.
- Explore Inhotim Insititue on 5,000 acres of Burle Marx gardens with over 500 works of art.
- Visit Brazil’s flagship brewery and enjoy a beer!
- Do it in style staying in small boutique properties.
- Trip escorted by Arboretum Director Emeritus Peter Olin and Knowmad’s Jordan Harvey.
- $300 tax-deductible donation to Arboretum & BGCI included. Your donation helps less fortunate public gardens around the world in their conservation efforts.
- Travel in a small group of less than 25.
- $5,995 Per traveler, double occupancy.
- $1,400 Single supplement.
- $1,325** Estimated airfare costs. It is estimated international air on Delta will be around $1,200 plus an additional $125 for your regional flight in Brazil.
For a full Brazil trip packet please e-mail us at [email protected] or give us a call at 612-315-2894.
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