1 month brazil Itinerary Rio/North East =)
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Jan 22, 2013 2:16 PM Last Post By: ruth25
Dec 21, 2012 1:35 PM
1 month brazil Itinerary Rio/North East =)Hello
Me and my girl both 25 are going to Brazil/colombia for 2 months, 1 month in each country we are trying to get a rough itenerary together for Brazil as it's such a big country and lots to see any suggestions or tips would be greatly appreciated or if we got to much/less time in certain places. Our main interest are Beaches, Nightlife, Culture shock, and rainforest/wild life. Sorry about the spelling of places im just guessing them :).
Rio de janeiro 4 nights - take a local bus / ferry to
Ilha grande 2 nights - ferry / bus to
Trinadage 2 nights (spend a day at paratay) - bus back to Rio
Rio de janeiro 1 night - fly to
Fortaleza 2 nights ( is it worth going this far up?)
Take a bus down the coast and stop along the way ( any recommendations?)
have been recommended to stay 2-3 nights at Praia da
Pipa and Genipuba ? have about 9 nights to cover Fortaleza to Chapada Diamantina
Chapada Diamantina 2 nights ( this was chosen instead of Pantanal, to minimize flights/travel misses really wants to go to Pantanal as she is a research scientist o.O!?!?)
Salvador 4 nights - fly to Rio
Rio 2 nights - fly to Bogota ... ect ect.
as i said this is a very rough itinerary we both have travel quite abit and love the feeling of not being tied to going to set places.
Thanks in advanced.
Edited by: wolfee
Edited by: wolfee
Dec 21, 2012 4:16 PM
1I think only nine days will be too rushed to go from Fortaleza to Chapada Diamantina by bus. In that amount of time, I would choose between two options:
Go up the coast from Rio to Chapada Diamantina, stopping along the way. The south of Bahia State has a lot of great beach towns to visit, like: Trancoso, Boipeba, Caraíva, Itacaré, maybe Porto Seguro for the night life.
You can also add Búzios, in Rio de Janeiro State, specially if you´re interested in the night life.
Going from Rio to Salvador is a common itinerary and you can find lots of info in the forum:
If you really want to go further North, you should choose somewhere closer than Fortaleza, like Recife, for example.
I think choosing Chapada Diamantina instead of Pantanal is a wise decision, due to the amount of time that you have. In fact, I would also remove the two days in Trindade/Paraty and would add an extra day in Ilha Grande and in the NorthEast.
Well... that´s my opinion. Any doubs, just ask.
By the way...
Why are you going to spend the same amount of time in Brazil and in Colombia? Like you said, Brazil is a big country... Colombia isn´t.
Dec 21, 2012 6:08 PM
2Too much area, too little time.
Rio (4-5 days)
Go to the Pantanal if that's what the gf wants. You are not really saving any travel time really by bussing to Chapada Diamantina from Salvador instead. Fly into Campo Grande from Rio and do a few days in the Pantanal and fly out again.(5 days inc travel)
March is going to be post-Carnaval quiet most everywhere. Don't count on the constant-party nightlife you've read about; that's the run-up to Carnaval.
As far as beaches, I'd just start in Rio and go up the coast to Salvador by bus, stopping in Porto Seguro/Arraial D'Ajuda/Trancoso, Ilheus/Itacare, Boipeba, Morro do Sao Paulo. (14 days? inc travel)
If you have more time, fly up to Natal and see Pipa and Genipabu beaches if those are on your bucket list. and fly back to Rio. (6 days? inc travel)
Jan 16, 2013 9:38 AM
3I also think Fortaleza itself (as opposed to area beaches) would not be worth the extra time and money required. And we're in Fortaleza. Check bus routes carefully. Most don't hug the coast. Long distance buses from Frotaleza to Rio, for example, go pretty far inland. There are routes along the coast highway but that doesn't necessarily mean you'd see the ocean the whole way. Above posts give some good ideas on itineraries.
Jan 18, 2013 3:15 PM
Im also going to Brazil with my boyfriend. And we definitely wanne go to chapada diamanntina (Lencois) for 2 nights or 3 maximum!
I just dont know which tour in the parque or around Lencois we should do...there are so many and so many things and waterfalls to see. I tought about Cachoeira da Fumaca because its the highest waterfall in brazil, but is it also the most beautiful one... including the tour to it???
Can anyone tell me the things we really really have to see or to do??? That would be awesome!!!! :)
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