Ultimate Brazil

Classic, Rio de Janeiro to Salvador
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Tour description

Imagine experiencing Brazil. Ok, now imagine experiencing virtually all of it and you've pretty well summed up this absolutely incredible 26-day whirlwind tour of nearly all the country's highlights. Start off discovering why Rio is a favourite city for anyone who's been. Feel the vibrations (in your heart) from the rumble of Iguassu Falls. Then head north into the Amazon to explore the lush jungle. After find yourself in Chapada NP finding waterfalls, caves, and parts of yourself you'd long forgotten. From party time in the cities, to some serious beach time along the coasts, this is the right (aka best) way to do iconic Brazil.

What's included

  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Discover Moment: Paraty Your Discover Moment: Bonito Your Discover Moment: Rio de Janeiro
  • Beach time in Paraty
  • Iguassu Falls visit (Brazil & Argentina)
  • Bonito stay
  • Pantanal wildlife excursion (2 days)
  • Rio de Janeiro stay
  • 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

Highlights

  • Live it up in rio de janiero
  • Hike around iguassu falls
  • Encounter wildlife and sleep in hammocks in the brazilian pantanal
  • Travel along the amazon river
  • Play on the sand dunes in jericoacoara
  • Explore the waterfalls and caves in chapada diamantina np

Itinerary

Day 1: Rio de Janeiro Arrive at any time.

Day 2: Rio de Janeiro/Paraty Travel up the coast to Paraty and wander the cobblestoned streets of this beautiful colonial town.

Day 3: Paraty Enjoy a free day to explore Paraty. Optional activities include a Caipirinha boat trip, kayaking and horseback riding.

Day 4: Paraty/Iguaçu Falls Fly to Iguassu Falls for two full days of exploration from both the Argentine and Brazilian sides.

Day 5: Iguaçu Falls Visit the Brazilian side of the falls to get the best panoramic view. Opt to visit the bird park filled with beautifully coloured local wildlife or enjoy an optional helicopter ride for a birds-eye view of the falls.

Day 6: Iguaçu Falls Experience Iguassu in Argentina by exploring trails and catwalks. Opt to take a boat tour to view the falls from below.

Day 7: Iguaçu Falls/Bonito Leave early for a full travel day to Bonito.

Day 8: Bonito Spend time in Bonito with optional activities available like snorkelling in the rivers or exploring the nearby caves and waterfalls.

Day 9: Bonito Enjoy another free day to explore Bonito.

Day 10: Bonito/Pantanal Journey into the Pantanal, a perfect place to experience the wildlife of Brazil. Enjoy a 2-day excursion into the wetlands with a local guide.

Day 11: Pantanal Full day of exploring the Pantanal. Try piranha fishing or horseback riding. Opportunities to spot wildlife such as monkeys, macaws, giant otters and caiman.

Day 12: Pantanal/Rio de Janeiro Transfer to Campo Grande and fly back to Rio before arriving to the centrally located hotel in Copacabana.

Day 13: Rio de Janeiro Enjoy a free day to soak up the vibrant energy of Rio de Janeiro.

Day 14: Rio de Janeiro/Amazon Jungle Lodge In the morning, leave the concrete jungle behind to fly north to the lush Amazon. Travel by motorized canoe along the famous Amazon river, take in the flooded landscape and spot wildlife along the way. In the evening, spot caimans on a boat excursion and overnight in a jungle lodge.

Day 15: Amazon Jungle Lodge Enjoy two guided hikes through the Amazon and learn about the plants, trees and wildlife that live deep within the jungle. Stop at a local community for lunch and learn about their way of life.

Day 16: Amazon Jungle Lodge/Fortaleza 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.

Day 17: Fortaleza/Jericoacoara 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.

Day 18: Jericoacoara Enjoy the chill life in Jeri, spend the day exploring the area by 4x4 or relax in a floating hammock above the crystal clear water. In the evening, watch Brazilians practice Capoeira on the beach, a unique type of martial art made to look like dancing.

Day 19: Jericoacoara 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 20: Jericoacoara/Fortaleza Travel from Jeri back to Fortaleza, enjoy the vibrant city and nightlife.

Day 21: Fortaleza/Salvador Transfer to the airport and catch a morning flight to Salvador. Spend the day exploring, walk around the old city with its colourful buildings and see all the boats lined up in the port.

Day 22: 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.

Day 23: Chapada Diamantina National Park Chapada Diamantina NP is a hidden Brazilian gem with flat top mountains, beautiful waterfalls and majestic caves to discover. Hike around the park and explore the caves filled with crystal clear water, swim in natural pools and test your fear of heights at impressive lookout points.

Day 24: Chapada Diamantina National Park Chapada Diamantina NP is a hidden Brazilian gem with flat top mountains, beautiful waterfalls and majestic caves to discover. Hike around the park and explore the caves filled with crystal clear water, swim in natural pools and test your fear of heights at impressive lookout points.

Day 25: Chapada Diamantina National Park/Salvador Take a scenic ride through the countryside on the way back to Salvador. Enjoy the evening in this vibrant city.

Day 26: Salvador Depart at any time.