Classic: Wonders of Brazil (SZWB)
Countries Visited: Brazil Great value, reasonable prices, quality experiences Comfortable and varied tourist-class accommodations chosen for location and character Mix of public and private transport for the best overall experience All the top highlights included, plus plenty of time to explore on your own
Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Standard
Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
Group Size: Max 16, avg 10
Meals Included: 9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
Accommodations: Hotels (10 nts), tented room with hammocks in the Pantanal (2 nts, multi-share)
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
From the cobblestoned streets of colonial Paraty to remote interior wilderness, uncover the wonders of Brazil in two exciting weeks. Experience Iguassu Falls-so massive they straddle two countries and so intriguing youll 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.
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|Day 1||Rio de Janeiro||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
|Day 2||Paraty||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)
|Day 3||Paraty||Day 3 Paraty (1B)|
With Paratys 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 UNESCOs 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.
|Day 4||Sao Paulo||Day 4 Paraty/Sao Paulo|
Leave the coast and head to the most populated city in Brazil, enjoy an orientation of Sao Paulo. Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00-6.00 hours)
|Day 5||Foz do Iguacu||Day 5 Sao Paulo/Foz do Iguacu|
Skip the 19 hour journey by land and hop a flight to Iguassu from Sao Paulo, maximizing your time to enjoy the falls. Included Activities: Iguassu Falls (Brazil Side) Guided Tour Transport: Plane (1.50 hour(s))
|Day 6||Foz do Iguacu||Day 6 Foz do Iguacu (1B)|
Explore trails that will bring you directly over the falls of the Devils 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)
|Day 7||Bonito||Day 7 Foz do Iguacu/Bonito (1B)|
Leave early for a full travel day to Bonito. Transport: Local bus (14.00 hour(s), 768km)
|Day 8||Bonito||Day 8 Bonito|
Spend time in Bonito with optional activities available like snorkelling in the rivers or exploring the nearby caves and waterfalls.
|Day 9||Bonito||Day 9 Bonito (1B)|
Enjoy another free day to explore Bonito.
|Day 10||Pantanal||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))
|Day 11||Pantanal||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
|Day 12||Rio de Janeiro||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)
|Day 13||Rio de Janeiro||Day 13 Rio de Janeiro (1B)|
Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.
Dossier Disclaimer:The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary.
VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.
Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.