Explore Northern Brazil & Amazon

Classic, Rio de Janeiro to Salvador

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Get off Brazil's well-worn (yet beautiful) path with this 14-day tour that begins in Rio and heads north. Spend two nights in the northern Amazon, slide your way down the sand dunes at Jericoacoara, and then finish off your adventure exploring the coastal city of Salvador. With both remote-beach time and big-city party time built in, this trip's the perfect way to see north Brazil.

What’s included

  • Amazon Jungle stay (3 days)
  • Beach time in Jericoacoara
  • Guided exploration of Chapada Diamantina NP
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities


  • Find a lookout over beautiful rio
  • Spot wildlife in the northern amazon jungle
  • Relax on the beach in jericoacoara
  • Explore the waterfalls and caves in chapada diamantina np


Day 1 Rio de Janeiro Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Rio de Janeiro/Amazon Jungle Lodge (1B) Transfer one hour from Manaus to the village of Rio Preto da Eva, visit a local market before heading up river by motorized canoe to the jungle lodge. The wet season, from March to August known as igapó, floods the surrounding forests enriching the soil and plants. Gliding over the submerged forest by canoe is an experience that is unique to the Amazon. The dry season from September to February also has its draws, when the level of the river reaches its lowest, fish crowd together making them easy targets for catfish and dolphins. Lower water levels also make it harder for caimans to hide and easier to spot. Included Activities: Night Boat Excursion Transport: Plane (4.00 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s)) Motorized canoe (1.50 hour(s))
Day 3 Amazon Jungle Lodge (1B, 1L, 1D) The lodge is located within the jungle and just off the river making a great base for Amazon exploration. During free time relax in the hammocks or go for a swim. Listen to the local guides explain what life is like in the Amazon and learn about the legends, traditions and culture of the region. Included Activities: Jungle Hike
Day 4 Amazon Jungle Lodge/Fortaleza (1B) Wake up early for a morning excursion by canoe and enjoy the silence before the jungle awakens. Take in the sights and sounds of the Amazon while travelling along the river back to Manaus before flying to Fortaleza. Included Activities: Sunrise Canoe Excursion Transport: Motorized canoe (1.50 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s)) Plane (5.00 hour(s))
Day 5 Fortaleza/Jericoacoara (1B) Today is a long travel day to get to the calm teal waters of "Jeri". Travel up the coast away from Fortaleza and arrive in the evening in time to watch the sunset over the ocean. Transport: Local bus (8.00 hour(s))
Day 6 Jericoacoara (1B) Affectionately known as 'Jeri' to locals, Jericoacoara is a small fishing village where the streets are made of sand. Surrounded by sand dunes, and stunning coastline there are plenty of activities to choose from during the day. At night, the town lights up with its many restaurants and fun nightlife.
Day 7 Jericoacoara (1B) Visit the Holed Stone, a famous rock formation located a 30 min walk down the beach, grab your camera, it makes for a scenic view with the ocean as its backdrop. Jeri is an ideal spot to try some of the many water sports on offer. Named one of the best places in the world for windsurfing, it is a mecca for water sports of all kinds, give surfing, windsurfing or kitesurfing a try.
Day 8 Jericoacoara/Fortaleza (1B) Travel from Jeri back to Fortaleza, enjoy the vibrant city and nightlife. Transport: Local bus (8.00 hour(s))
Day 9 Fortaleza/Salvador (1B) Salvador is famous for it's Afro-Brazilian culture, if you haven't had a chance to see the famous Capoeira, check out a performance. Wander the cobblestone streets of Pelourinho, the old city, and sit outside and enjoy dinner while people watching. Find a spot on the umbrella crowded beach and do some shopping from the vendors passing by, they sell almost everything. The bay has calm waters which makes it ideal to go for a dip in the ocean. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Plane
Days 10-11 Salvador/Chapada Diamantina National Park Head away from the coast for some hiking, mountains and breathtaking landscapes. Catch a bus to Chapada Diamantina NP and look forward to a few active days. Enjoy the evening in the small town of Lençóis, the base for exploring the park. Transport: Local bus (7.00 hour(s))
Day 11 Chapada Diamantina National Park (1B) Over the next few days, enjoy guided exploration through Chapada Diamantina NP. Journey down into the caves at Gruta Lapa Doce and Pratinha, where the glowing blue water is so transparent that it's hard to tell where the roof ends and the water begins. Hike through the park to Poco do Diablo waterfall for a swim en route to Morro do Pai Inácio for an incredible view over the beautiful park.
Day 13 Chapada Diamantina National Park/Salvador (1B) Take a scenic ride through the countryside on the way back to Salvador. Enjoy the evening in this vibrant city. Transport: Local bus (7.00 hour(s))
Day 14 Salvador (1B) Depart at any time.