Wonders of Brazil

Classic, Rio de Janeiro to Rio de Janeiro
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Information from G Adventures

Tour description

From the cobblestoned streets of colonial Paraty to remote interior wilderness, uncover the wonders of Brazil in two exciting weeks. Experience Iguassu Falls — a series of falls so massive it straddles two countries and so intriguing you'll need two days to fully appreciate the view. Not to be outdone, the Pantanal wetlands are teeming with wildlife like caiman, jaguar, and exotic birds. Finally, trade early morning songbirds for some samba in Rio and the rhythm of the beach. This adventure provides natural and cultural highlights and the best Brazil has to offer.

What's included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Favela Experience, Rio de Janeiro Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Discover Moment: Ilha Grande Your Discover Moment: Paraty Your Discover Moment: Bonito
  • Iguassu Falls visit (Brazil & Argentina)
  • Pantanal wildlife excursion (2 days)
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Wander the cobblestoned streets of colonial paraty
  • Tour micro-enterprises in a rio favela
  • Marvel at the thundering iguassu falls
  • Encounter wildlife and sleep in hammocks in the brazilian pantanal
  • Sip caipirinhas on the beach

Itinerary

Day 1: Rio de Janeiro Arrive at any time.

Day 2: Rio de Janeiro In the morning, explore the favela with a local resident on a G Adventures-supported tour to watch a drumming demonstration, get a Capoeira lesson, and sample craft beers with a new perspective of the city. Enjoy a free afternoon to discover all that Rio has to offer.

Day 3: Rio de Janeiro/Ilha Grande Take a bus and ferry to Ilha Grande. Enjoy free time to explore this picturesque, laid-back island, opt to go on a hike to a nearby swimming hole or explore the many beaches.

Day 4: Ilha Grande Ilha Grande is a car-free island surrounded by beautiful nature. Opt to go for a hike, swim, or sit at one of the beach bars.

Day 5: Ilha Grande/Paraty Travel up the coast to Paraty and wander the cobblestoned streets of this beautiful colonial town.

Day 6: Paraty Enjoy a free day to explore Paraty. Optional activities include a Caipirinha boat trip, kayaking and horseback riding.

Day 7: Paraty Continue to enjoy the slow pace of Paraty, a colonial town with fantastic architecture, or opt to take a day trip to Trindade to surf and relax on the beach.

Day 8: Paraty/Iguaçu Falls Take a flight to the famous Iguassu Falls. Skip the 19 hour journey by land and hop a flight to Iguassu from São Paulo. Visit the Brazilian side of the falls to get the best panoramic view.

Day 9: Iguaçu Falls Experience Iguassu in Argentina by exploring trails and catwalks. Opt to take a boat tour to view the falls from below.

Day 10: Iguaçu Falls/Bonito Embark on the long travel journey to Bonito.

Day 11: Bonito Spend time in Bonito with optional activities available like snorkelling in the rivers or exploring the nearby caves and waterfalls.

Day 12: 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 13: 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 14: Pantanal/Rio de Janeiro Transfer to Campo Grande and fly back to Rio before arriving to the centrally located hotel in Copacabana.

Day 15: Rio de Janeiro Depart at any time.