Brazil Journey

National Geographic Journeys, Iguaçu Falls to Rio de Janeiro
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Tour description

From the sizzling heat of its nightlife to the cooling shade of its jungles, Brazil's cultural and natural treasures are just waiting to be discovered over these nine unforgettable days. Wander the colonial streets of UNESCO World Heritage site Paraty, stand in awe of incredible Iguassu Falls, and discover for yourself the famously beautiful beach in Rio. Make the most out of your time in Brazil with this unique itinerary.

What's included

  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Iguaçu Falls, Flora and Fauna Lecture, Iguaçu Falls Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Afro-Brazilian Community Visit, Paraty Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Discover Moment: Rio de Janeiro
  • Arrival transfer
  • Tour both sides of Iguassu Falls
  • Lecture with a biologist and botanist
  • São Paulo local sites and foods tour
  • Visit an Afro-Brazilian community and enjoy a local meal
  • Schooner tour to Paraty's nearby islands and beaches
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities


  • Explore both sides of iguassu falls
  • Visit an afro-brazilian community for a unique cultural experience and a delicious meal
  • Relax and sun on the beautiful beaches of rio de janeiro
  • Opt to visit christ the redeemer and sugar loaf


Day 1: Iguaçu Falls Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Day 2: Iguaçu Falls Explore the Brazilian side of the falls first to get the best panoramic view. This evening enjoy a lecture with local biologist/botanist who will talk to us about the flora and fauna around the falls, and the uses of local plants for medicinal and healing purposes.

Day 3: Iguaçu Falls Explore the Argentina side of the falls. Opt to take a boat tour to get a view of the falls from below. Return to Foz for the night.

Day 4: Iguaçu Falls/São Paulo Fly to São Paulo and discover the city through gastronomy and architecture. Visit some of the city's most noted sites and along the way a specialist guide will also share knowledge of popular local cuisine.

Day 5: São Paulo/Paraty Drive to colonial Paraty. Visit an Afro-Brazilian community for a unique cultural interaction and enjoy a traditional meal. Opt to visit a cachaça distillery.

Day 6: Paraty Enjoy an included schooner tour of the harbour's many islands and beaches.

Day 7: Paraty/Rio de Janeiro Carry on by private van to Rio de Janeiro for free time to explore the city using our centrally located hotel in Copacabana as a base. Optional city tour or Samba show.

Day 8: Rio de Janeiro Explore vibrant Rio; sun, beach, and nightlife await. Opt to visit Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain.

Day 9: Rio de Janeiro Depart at any time.