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From north to south, Brazil's unique attractions are ready to excite travellers from all walks of life on this all-encompassing journey.
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11 nights accommodation, meals as per itinerary, sightseeing with a local English speaking guide and flights as per itinerary.
A visit to Brazil means the discovery of a place touched with warm tropical sun and white sand beaches. From north to south, unique attractions are ready to amaze and excite. See the highlights and contrasts of this vast country; from spectacular Rio de Janeiro to the splendour of Iguazu Falls; from the wilds of the Amazon to the mysterious culture of Salvador.
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Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Rio on an open jeep ride to the city's most popular attractions.
Cruise along the mighty Amazon River on a motorised canoe and hike through the jungle on your Amazon adventure.
Discover historical and colonial Salvador on a walking excursion of the city and enjoy some Bahian cuisine.
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Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel where you will stay for three
Explore Rio’s wonders in an open jeep and immerse yourself in this
magnificent city, visiting Tijuca Forest, Corcovado, Sugar Loaf and the Botanic Gardens.
Discover Tijuca Forest, known as the world’s largest urban forest, with its mix of nature and
history. Ride to the top of the beautiful Corcovado Mountain, where the statue of Christ the
Redeemer sits. Visit the world famous Sugar Loaf Mountain in the middle of the Guanabara
Bay, which offers one of the most breathtaking views of the city. (B)
Today is yours to spend discovering Rio de Janeiro at your leisure.
Perhaps join an optional jeep ride and discover one of the largest favela’s in Latin America,
with around a 150,000 inhabitants. You’ll be able to see, hear and feel the rhythm and beat
of the favela’s, the heart and soul of Brazil. Immerse yourself in the community by visiting
local homes and schools and head to the headquarters of Rocinha’s samba school. (B)
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Iguazu Falls where
you will stay for the next two nights. The afternoon is at your leisure to explore the Brazilian
side of the falls. The Iguazu Falls are one of the planet’s natural wonders. Formed on the
Iguazu River, the falls go down from an average height of 60 meters, while the face of the
falls is 2,700 metres wide. The number of falls varies depending on the river’s outflow. (B)
Today you will have the opportunity to cross to the Argentinian side of the
falls for amazing views back to the Brazilian side. Enjoy a walking trip of the falls followed by
the famous Devil’s Throat Cataract. (B)
Fly to Manaus in the heart of the Amazon. Manaus is the ideal start point for your Amazon adventure. Upon arrival into Manaus, you will be transferred to your jungle lodge where you will spend the next three nights. After enjoying a delicious dinner embark on a unique canoe adventure deep within the Amazon jungle in search of alligators which are also known as “caimans” by the locals. (B)(D)
See Day 6 for today's itinerary. (B)(D)
Today you will be accompanied by a specialist guide who will lead you on a hike through the forest. (B)(L)(D)
Travel by motorised canoe and witness one of the Amazon's most fascinating natural wonders. Head to the 'meeting of the waters' where the Solimoes River and the Rio Negro converge to create the enormous Amazon River. The two rivers flow side by side for several kilometres and each maintains its own individual colouring before mixing. The crystal clear blue waters of the Solimoes River contrasts with the muddy waters of the Rio Negro and create a unique natural spectacle. (B)(D)
Return to Manaus for your flight to Salvador where you will spend the next two nights in a traditional Pousada. A Pousada is an exclusive and often historic boutique hotel which provides an insight to the place, people and culture of the area. (B)
Discover Salvador on a walking excursion. This trip introduces you to Salvador, showing how the city has changed throughout the ages to become the Salvador of today. Starting out along the bay, you’ll work your way through Salvador’s tree-lined streets up to Pelourinho, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its spectacular and well preserved colonial architecture. Stop off at the Sao Francisco Church, with its extravagant gold leaf baroque designs, from where you will head towards the Largo do Pelourinho. You will be given free time to enjoy lunch at one of the local restaurants where you will be able to taste some of the best Bahian cuisine. (B)
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (B)
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4 Days / 3 Nights
The Caiman Ecological Refuge is a massive natural reserve that contains an abundance of wildlife.
5 Days / 4 Nights
Escape to tropical Ilha Grande and the colonial town of Paraty.
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