Northern Brazil Express

This quick nine-day tour of northern Brazil hits loads of highlights north of Rio. Samba dance and sip caipirinhas beside the turquoise waters of the Atlantic coast, discover the gorgeous old buildings of Salvador, Bahia, and find out once and for all why Rio's so famous for its nightlife. The tour maximizes time by including two short flights to skip long, overnight bus rides. Hop on board and see Brazil north of Rio.

Latin America

Duration: 9 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Physical rating: Light
Accommodation standard:   Not Rated% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 154236
Starts: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Finishes: Fortaleza, Brazil
You will visit
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Fortaleza



Day 1: Rio de Janeiro

Arrive at any time.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting


Day 2: Rio de Janeiro/Salvador (1B)

Fly up the coast to the capital of Bahia and enjoy an orientation walk around the Pelourinho or old city centre complete with brightly painted colonial buildings.

Included Activities:
Orientation Walk

Plane (5.00 hour(s))


Day 3: Salvador

Enjoy free time to explore town. Hit the beach, take a capoeira lesson, or learn how to samba.


Day 4: Salvador/Fortaleza

Continue up the coast by plane to vibrant Fortaleza. Enjoy an orientation walk upon arrival.

Included Activities:
Orientation Walk

Plane (3.00 hour(s))


Day 5: Fortaleza/Jericoacoara

Spend the day travelling further north past beaches and sand dunes to reach Jericoacoara, a tranquil slice of beachside paradise.

Local bus (8.00 hour(s))


Day 6: Jericoacoara

Affectionately known as 'Jeri' to locals, Jericoacoara is a small fishing village where the streets are made of sand. Surrounded by sand dunes, and stunning coastline there are plenty of activities to choose from during the day. At night, the town lights up with its many restaurants and fun nightlife.


Day 7: Jericoacoara/Fortaleza

Enjoy another free day before hopping on an overnight bus back to Fortaleza.

Overnight bus (8.00 hour(s))


Day 8: Fortaleza

Take the day to explore Fortaleza. Peruse seaside shops, take a boat cruise, or chill on an urban beach. Enjoy an optional final evening out with the group.


Day 9: Fortaleza

Depart at any time.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

    • Orientation walks in Salvador and Fortaleza
    • Beach time in Jericoacoara
    • Internal flights
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    • Hostels/hotels (7 nts), overnight bus (1 nt)
    Meals Included
    • 1 breakfast, 0 lunches, 0 dinners
    • Plane, taxis, public bus, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
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Tour Highlights:
  • Witness a capoeiera performance
  • Sip caipirinhas
  • Explore Brazil's coastal cities
  • Relax on some of the world's most beautiful beaches.