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.

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Wander the cobblestoned streets of colonial Paraty

Marvel at the thundering Iguassu Falls

Encounter wildlife and sleep in hammocks in the Brazilian Pantanal

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Day 1

Rio de Janeiro

Arrive at any time today. There will be a welcome meeting at your hotel this evening. 

Day 2

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.

From Rio, head south along the Atlantic coast to one of the most picturesque, laid-back islands on the coast, llha Grande. Relax and walk the sandy beaches, or bathe in the warm waters of this island paradise. (B)

Day 3

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. (B)

Day 4

Ilha Grande - Paraty

Travel up the coast to Paraty and wander the cobblestoned streets of this beautiful colonial town. (B)

Day 5

Paraty

Enjoy a free day to explore Paraty. Optional activities include a Caipirinha boat trip, kayaking and horseback riding. (B)

Day 6

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. (B)

Day 7

Paraty - Foz do Iguaçu

Take a flight to the famous Iguassu Falls. Visit the Brazilian side of the falls to get the best panoramic view. Opt to visit the bird park filled with beautifully coloured local wildlife or enjoy an optional helicopter ride for a birds-eye view of the falls.

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

Day 8

Foz do Iguaçu

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

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. (B)

Day 9

Foz do Iguaçu - Bonito

Leave early for a full travel day to Bonito. (B)

 

Day 10

Bonito

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

Day 11

Bonito

Enjoy another free day to explore Bonito. (B)

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.

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. (B)(L)(D)

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. (B)(L)(D)

Day 14

Pantanal - Rio de Janeiro

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

Day 15

Rio de Janeiro

Your tour ends today after breakfast. (B)

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