Wonders of Brazil
Discover Brazil's best bits on this adventure tour
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Group Size: Max 16, Avg 10
Trip code: SZWB
Duration: 15 days
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!
- 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
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 5pm
Day 2: Rio de Janeiro
This morning we’re going to experience daily life in the city, with a visit to a favela. Watch a drumming demo, get a capoeira lesson and try some local craft beers. Free time this afternoon to explore the dazzling beaches and samba-soaked urban sprawl.
Day 3: Rio de Janeiro / Ilha Grande
Take a bus and ferry to beautiful Ilha Grande. Stroll down the pristine beaches and soak up the laid-back vibes – no cars allowed!
Day 4: Ilha Grande
Explore some of the lushly jungled hiking trails today or just chill out on the immaculate sands. We’ve got lots of optional activities on offer including a snorkelling trip, boat excursion, diving and guided treks.
Day 5: Ilha Grande / Paraty
Head further along the coast to Paraty – a colourful colonial beach town, backed by jungled mountains.
Days 6-7: Paraty
Explore Paratay’s winding cobbled streets, discover the beautiful beaches around, or take one of our amazing optional excursions - visit a Cachaça distillery, take a caipirinha boat tour, hike, dive, snorkel or ride through the rainforest on horseback.
Day 8: Paraty / Iguacu Falls
Hop on board a flight bound for the incredible Iguacu, These breathtaking falls totally live up to the hype – seeing the thundering cascade of water is a real bucket-list moment.
Day 9: Iguacu Falls
We’ll view the falls from the Argentine side as well today, with trails that take us directly over Devil’s Throat – the highest and deepest of the falls. Take an optional boat or helicopter ride or just be awed by the power of the falling water!
Day 10: Iguacu Falls / Bonito
See the falls from the Brazilian side one last time before taking a long ride by local bus to your next destination, Bonito. The name means beautiful, which says it all!
Day 11: Bonito
This idyllic spot is the perfect place to soak up the wonders of nature. Relax by the river, or take an optional excursion to some underwater caves, beautiful waterfalls,a snorkelling trip or an amazing treetop canopy course.
Day 12: Bonito / Pantanal
A 5-hour local bus ride takes you to the breathtaking Pantanal wetlands area, one of South America’s best wildlife-spotting locations. With a bit of luck you’ll see monkeys, caiman, river otters and anteaters.
Day 13: Pantanal
Take a full day to explore this incredibly bio diverse area. Try horseback riding or fishing and keep your eyes peeled for the amazing wildlife that calls the Pantanal home.
Day 14: Pantanal/Rio de Janeiro
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 15: Rio de Janeiro
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!
Please note, the above itinerary is for start dates in 2020. If you are travelling in 2019 then you will follow an amended itinerary. Please download the trip notes for more details.
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This adventure starts and ends in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
You should arrange your arrival into Galeao International Airport in Brazil, which is a 30 to 45 minute drive from your accommodation in Copacabana, Rio. An airport transfer is not included but we recommend you visit one of the taxi stands at the airport and pay a set rate for a taxi to your hotel in Copacabana (approximately USD50).
Alternatively you can take the airport bus (approx USD9) into the Copacabana area and then hail an official yellow taxi to take you the rest of the way to your hotel (approx USD5).
Please note, we can also arrange a private transfer for you when you arrive. Please contact a Travel Advisor for more information.
14 nights of accommodation are included on this Wonders of Brazil tour. This will be mainly in twin or multi-share accommodation.
11 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners are also included on this tour. Please allow USD655-855 for meals not included.
The minimum age to join this trip is 18. This fantastic trip is an open-aged experience that caters for a mix of younger and older travellers. This means that you may travel with people who are outside your own age group. Such a mix of ages creates a great group dynamic and enhances the travel experience, as you get to know a range of people with different stories to tell!
All countries require a valid passport (with a minimum 6 months validity). This trip crosses the border between Brazil and Argentina on day 7 of this tour. British nationals do not currently need a visa to enter Brazil or Argentina, but please check current visa information with the relevant embassy before you travel.
Physical Rating: Light. The activities on this trip are suitable for most fitness levels.