brazil insider journey

Brazil Art and Design with Architectural Digest

Massive, enigmatic, chaotic, sensual, intimidating, awe-inspiring: Brazil is a country that can be described in many ways, but rarely is it captured in full. As much a center for biodiversity—born from the rainforests of the Amazon—as it is for creativity, Brazil seized the imagination of the sophisticated traveler, but recently its urban hotspots Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo have stepped into the spotlight for their innovation in architecture and design, as well as the culinary and fine arts. On this cutting-edge Insider Journey, you can join Indagare and AD editors for behind-the-scenes access to Brazil’s top galleries and studios, with the chance to meet the artists and influencers who are shaping its progress—plus, add on time to explore the fantastical world of Inhotim.

What to Expect

  • Dive into the innovative art and design scenes of Brazil’s urban centers—São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro—with curator- and artist-led visits of top contemporary art galleries, museums, ateliers and studios, with opportunities for guided shopping in up-and-coming design neighborhoods.
  • Learn about São Paulo’s and Rio de Janeiro’s rich architectural legacies, with history- and design-focused city touring with experts who will unveil these cities’ most iconic monuments—with a special emphasis on the work of Lina Bo Bardi and Pritzker Prize-winner Oscar Niemeyer.
  • Immerse yourself in Brazilian street art and contemporary style with tours of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro’s bohemian neighborhoods—a chance to learn about community-oriented projects from the people who are behind them.
  • Enjoy luxury accommodations with stays at the Fasano hotels—one of Brazil’s most elegant hospitality brands—in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
  • Make new friends and learn about Brazilian culture over festive group meals at the country’s hottest and most beloved restaurants—as well as dazzling private residences featured in the pages of AD.
  • Experience a growing travel destination with Sam Cochran, AD’s Features Director— as well as the support of the Indagare team.
  • Add on a customized, Indagare-planned trip extension to Belo Horizonte—where you can visit the mesmerizing Inhotim Arts Center—or make an excursion to see the magnificent Iguazu Falls and the Amazon rainforest.
Coming Soon
  • When
    To be announced
  • Length
    7 days / 6 nights
  • Type of Traveler
    Art Lovers , Style Mavens , Intellectuals

This Journey's Host

Sam Cochran is the Features Director at Architectural Digest, where he oversees architecture, art, and travel news. A lifelong fan of Brazilian design—from the gardens of Roberto Burle Marx to the buildings of Oscar Niemeyer—he has frequented Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo to report on the cities’ latest architecture, restaurants, and hotels. Born and raised in Westchester County, New York, Cochran attended Brown University, where he studied the history of art and architecture. He currently lives in Brooklyn. Photo by Gabrielle Langdon

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Trip Details

In preparation for the journey, members will also receive a comprehensive departure package that includes an itinerary, packing list, accommodations overview and other important information.

  • When
    To be announced
  • Length
    7 days / 6 nights
  • Group Size
    Up to 24 travelers
  • Host
    Sam Cochran
  • From
    To be announced


  • Accommodations at the Fasano São Paulo (3 nights) and the Fasano Rio (3 nights)
  • All meals and beverages and special receptions at private homes
  • All scheduled guided touring, activities and admissions
  • Domestic flight from São Paulo to Rio in Economy class. Indagare can arrange upgrades, subject to availability.
  • Airport arrival and departure transfers, as well as group transfers throughout São Paulo and Rio to all activities, in small luxury vehicles
  • Expert guides, as indicated in the itinerary, including your hosts, AD’s Sam Cochran and your Indagare host (to be announced)—plus the 24/7 support of our Brazil partners on the ground
  • The services of Indagare’s expert travel team to plan all trip details, international flights and trip extensions (costs not included) to Belo Horizonte, Iguazu Falls and beyond


  • Air transportation to and from Brazil
  • Airport transfers outside of group arrival and departure dates
  • Additional meals and alcoholic beverages (other than those included)
  • Optional activities and personal items and expenses
  • All gratuities
  • Trip insurance (highly recommended—please let us know if you would like to see quotes)
  • Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control (change in flights, cancellations, political disturbances, natural phenomena)
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