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Wonders of Brazil

From the cobblestoned streets of colonial Paraty to remote interior wilderness, uncover the wonders of Brazil in two exciting weeks. Experience Iguassu Fallsso massive they straddle two countries and so intriguing you'll need two days to fully appreciate them. 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.

Latin America

Duration: 13 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Parks & Nature Reserves, Local Culture & Cuisine, History, Wildlife Physical rating: Light
Accommodation standard:   Budget% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 126861
Starts: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Finishes: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
You will Visit
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Rio de Janeiro

Itinerary

01

Day 1: Rio de Janeiro

There are no planned activities until the evening welcome meeting.

Additional Notes:
Booking pre- or post-trip accommodation is highly recommended to allow time for activities and to fully experience this vibrant city.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

02

Day 2: Rio de Janeiro/Paraty (1B)

Travel up the coast to Paraty and wander the cobblestoned streets of this colonial beach side town.

Transport:
Local bus (5.00-6.00 hours, 250km)

03

Day 3: Paraty (1B)

With Paraty's stone streets and colonial architecture still standing, the town has some of the best examples of Portuguese colonial architecture in the world. The town is currently on UNESCO's tentative list to gain World Heritage Centre status. To preserve the historical ambience and walkability of the historic centre, only bicycle and pedestrian traffic are allowed in the area.

04

Day 4: Paraty/São Paulo

Leave the coast and head to the most populated city in Brazil, enjoy an orientation of São Paulo.

Transport:
Private Vehicle (5.00-6.00 hours)

05

Day 5: São Paulo/Foz do Iguaçu (1B)

Skip the 19 hour journey by land and hop a flight to Iguassu from São Paulo, maximizing your time to enjoy the falls.

Included Activities:
Iguassu Falls (Brazil Side) Guided Tour

Transport:
Plane (1.50 hour(s))

06

Day 6: Foz do Iguaçu (1B)

Explore trails that will bring you directly over the falls of the Devil's Throat—the highest and deepest of the falls. Other trails allow access to the stretch of falls across the forest on the Argentine side. Opt to take an inflatable boat to the base of the thundering falls.

Additional Notes:
If you have booked the Iguassu Falls Boat Ride Extra, you will do it on Day 6 when visiting the Argentine side of the falls. Please be aware, reciprocity fees may apply for Americans, Canadians and Australians when crossing the border into Argentina.

Included Activities:
Border Crossing (Brazil - Argentina)
Iguassu Falls Visit
Border Crossing (Argentina - Brazil)

07

Day 7: Foz do Iguaçu/Bonito (1B)

Leave early for a full travel day to Bonito.

Transport:
Local bus (14.00 hour(s), 768km)

08

Day 8: Bonito

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

09

Day 9: Bonito (1B)

Enjoy another free day to explore Bonito.

10

Day 10: Bonito/Pantanal (1B, 1L, 1D)

Experience the Pantanal, an immense wetland area famed for its profuse wildlife. A 2-day excursion allows visitors to fully appreciate the natural beauty of the area.

Additional Notes:
Please note, while on the rustic excursion in Pantanal the nights will be spent in hammocks.

Included Activities:
Pantanal Wildlife Excursion

Transport:
Shared van (5.00 hour(s))

11

Day 11: Pantanal (1B, 1L, 1D)

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

Included Activities:
Pantanal Wildlife Excursion

12

Day 12: Pantanal/Rio de Janeiro (1B)

Transfer to Campo Grande and fly back to Rio before arriving to the centrally located hotel in Copacabana.

Transport:
Local bus (5.00-6.00 hours)
Please note you will be arriving back to Rio airport at approximately 7pm because there are no direct flights from Campo Grande to Rio. Depending on the schedule there may be a stopover in Sao Paolo.
Plane (1.50-3.00 hours)

13

Day 13: Rio de Janeiro (1B)

Depart at any time.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Beach time in Paraty
    • Iguassu Falls visit (Brazil and Argentina)
    • Bonito stay
    • Pantanal wildlife excursion (2 days)
    • Rio de Janeiro stay
    • Internal flights
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (10 nts), tented room with hammocks in the Pantanal (2 nts, multi-share)
    • 10 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
    Transport
    • Public bus, van, plane
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guide while in the Pantanal
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Tour Highlights:
  • Wander the cobblestoned streets of colonial Paraty
  • Live it up in Rio de Janeiro
  • Marvel at the thundering Iguassu Falls
  • Encounter wildlife and sleep in hammocks in the Brazilian Pantanal
  • Sip caipirinhas on the beach