Northern Brazil Express

18-to-Thirtysomethings, Rio de Janeiro to Fortaleza

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

This quick nine-day tour of northern Brazil hits loads of highlights north of Rio. Samba dance and sip caipirinhas beside the turquoise waters of the Atlantic coast, discover the gorgeous old buildings of Salvador, Bahia, and find out once and for all why Rio's so famous for its nightlife. The tour maximizes time by including two short flights to skip long, overnight bus rides. Hop on board and see Brazil north of Rio.

What’s included

  • Orientation walks in Salvador and Fortaleza
  • Beach time in Jericoacoara
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities


  • Witness a capoeiera performance
  • Sip caipirinhas
  • Explore brazil's coastal cities
  • Relax on some of the world's most beautiful beaches.


Day 1 Rio de Janeiro Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Rio de Janeiro/Salvador (1B) Fly up the coast to the capital of Bahia and enjoy an orientation walk around the Pelourinho or old city centre complete with brightly painted colonial buildings. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Plane (5.00 hour(s))
Day 3 Salvador Enjoy free time to explore town. Hit the beach, take a capoeira lesson, or learn how to samba.
Day 4 Salvador/Fortaleza Cover the long distance with another flight to the vibrant city of Fortaleza. Enjoy an orientation walk upon arrival. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Plane (3.00 hour(s))
Day 5 Fortaleza/Jericoacoara Spend the day travelling further north past beaches and sand dunes to reach Jericoacoara, a tranquil slice of beachside paradise. Transport: Local bus (8.00 hour(s))
Day 6 Jericoacoara 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 Explore the small town, take a stroll along the endless beach and watch windsurfers ride the waves. Opt to take a surf lesson, rent a stand up paddle board or soak up the sun.
Day 8 Jericoacoara/Fortaleza Transfer back to Fortaleza and after leaving behind the chill town of Jeri enjoy the hustle and nightlife of the city. Transport: Local bus (8.00 hour(s))
Day 9 Fortaleza Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day