Wonders of Brazil

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Duration: 13 or 15 days

Trip code: SZWB

See the wonders of beautiful Brazil on this incredible guided group tour. Begin and end your Brazil adventure in the buzzing carnival city of Rio de Janeiro, staying in famous Copacabana. Relax on beautiful beaches and explore idyllic islands around the colonial town of Paraty, be awed by the thundering water of epic Iguassu Falls, relax in unspoilt Bonito and go on a unique 2-day wildlife excursion into the picturesque Pantanal wetlands. Be blown away by Brazil on this amazing tour!

Please note: This is an open-aged trip.

Please note: If you are travelling in 2018 you will follow a slightly different 15-day itinerary. Please see the Further Trip Information for more details.

Trip highlights

  • Begin and end in the buzz of Rio, Brazil’s ‘Marvellous City’ with its beaches and sensational sights, including the statue of Christ the Redeemer
  • Explore the cobblestone streets of the colonial town of Paraty which is closed to cars, and laze on the idyllic islands and gorgeous beaches of Paraty’s bay area
  • See the breathtaking Iguassu Falls from both the Brazilian and Argentinean sides as you marvel at the mighty rush of water during a 2-day stay
  • Get off the beaten track in beautiful Bonito and discover caves and waterfalls in this unspoilt jungle and river region
  • Take an unforgettable 2-day trip to the incredible Pantanal wetlands and spot wonderful wildlife in this stunning spot
Further trip information

Please note: The following is the 2017 itinerary. If you are travelling in 2018 you will follow a slightly different 15-day itinerary. Please see the end of this itinerary for more information.

Day 1: Rio de Janeiro

Welcome to Rio! Arrive in Brazil’s brilliant beach city at any time today. There are no set activities planned so you can enjoy some free time soaking up the sunshine and sights of this amazing city. You will meet your group and guide at a welcome meeting at your hotel around 5p.m.

Day 2 & 3: Paraty (2B)

Travel from Rio to Paraty by local bus, a journey of around 5-6 hours. Paraty is the perfect place to get away from it all! Paraty’s bay bursts with beautiful beaches and over 65 tropical islands. You will have 2 free days here to explore and try optional activities: Go on a jeep tour, visit a Cachaça distillery, take a boat tour, hike, dive, swim or snorkel or enjoy a horseback ride.

Day 4: Sao Paulo

Travel to Sao Paulo from Paraty. Sao Paulo is an incredible urban jungle full of gourmet restaurants, art-house cinemas and underground bars. An amazing variety of nationalities and cultures make this city their home and you will feel the unmistakeable energy of the place as soon as you arrive. You will enjoy an orientation walk around the area and a full day and night to explore and soak up the atmosphere of Brazil's busiest city.

Day 5-6: Iguassu Falls (2B)

Hop on board a flight bound for the incredible Iguassu Falls. You will spend two days at this awesome site and get to view the falls from both the Brazilian and Argentine side. Take an optional boat or helicopter ride or just be awed by the power of the falling water!

Day 7: Iguassu Falls/Bonito (1B)

An early start sees you say farewell to thundering Iguassu Falls and hop on a long ride by local bus (10-12hrs) to your next Brazil destination, beautiful Bonito.

Days 8–9: Bonito (1B)

Bonito in Western Brazil means “beautiful” and this idyllic spot is the perfect place to relax and soak up the wonders of nature. Relax by the river and catch a glimpse of colourful fish, go exploring in underwater caves, see gorgeous waterfalls, go rafting or try some snorkelling in this unspoilt jungle and river area.

Day 10 & 11: Pantanal (2B, 2L, 2D)

A 5-hour local bus ride takes you to the breathtaking Pantanal wetlands area, one of South America’s best wildlife-spotting locations. Enjoy a 2-day wildlife excursion into this incredible region. Expert some off-road travel and rustic accommodation as you explore and spot wildlife off the beaten track! You can even join an optional horseback ride to explore more of this gorgeous region (USD15).

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

Drive out of the picturesque Pantanal region to Campo Grande, where you will hop on an inclusive, internal flight back to the bright lights of Rio. On certain flights there may be a short stop off in San Paulo.  Enjoy a final night relaxing with your friends in your Copacabana hostel or head out and make the most of the Rio nightlife!

Day 13: Rio de Janeiro (1B)

Your adventure tour ends today in Rio and you are free to depart at any time. Say goodbye to your guide and your new-found travelling friends and look back on 13 unforgettable days and some amazing memories of the wonders of Brazil!

2018

If you are travelling after 1st January 2018, you will follow a slightly different itinerary. Your tour will last 15 days and you will enjoy two days on idyllic Ilha Grande, a pristine car-free island with opportunities for hiking, surfing, snorkelling and swimming. You will also enjoy an extra night in Paraty as you will no longer spend a night in Sao Paulo. The rest of the itinerary will run as per the 2017 itinerary.

The 2018 itinerary will run as follows:

Day 1: Rio de Janeiro

Day 2: Rio de Janeiro/Ilha Grande

Day 3: Ilha Grande

Day 4: Ilha Grande/Paraty

Day 5-6: Paraty

Day 7: Paraty/Iguassu Falls

Day 8: Iguassu Falls

Day 9: Iguassu Falls/Bonito

Day 10-11: Bonito

Day 12: Bonito/Pantanal

Day 13: Pantanal

Day 14: Pantanal/Rio de Janeiro

Day 15: Rio de Janeiro

Please note: Itineraries are subject to change. All optional activities are at an extra cost and prices are subject to change.

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