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Wonders of Brazil
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Until Jan 18 From Feb 18

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 you'll 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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  • Duration: 15 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of:
  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: SZWB.B/201972
  • Starts: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Finishes: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
You will Visit
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Ilha Grande
  • Paraty
  • Foz do Iguaçu
  • Bonito
  • Pantanal

Itinerary

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Day 1: Rio de Janeiro

Arrive at any time.
There are no planned activities until the evening welcome meeting.

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Day 2: Rio de Janeiro/Ilha Grande

Take a bus and ferry to Ilha Grande. Free time for hikes and walks around the island to explore the 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.

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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.

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Day 4: Ilha Grande/Paraty

Travel up the coast to Paraty and wander the cobblestoned streets of this colonial beach side town.

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Day 5: Paraty

Enjoy a free day to explore Paraty. Optional activities include a Caipirinha boat trip, kayaking and horseback riding.
With Paraty's 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 UNESCO's 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Day 9: Foz do Iguaçu/Bonito

Leave early for a full travel day to Bonito.

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Day 10: Bonito

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

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Day 11: Bonito

Enjoy another free day to explore Bonito.

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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.

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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.

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Day 14: Pantanal/Rio de Janeiro

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

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Day 15: Rio de Janeiro

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Iguassu Falls visit (Brazil & Argentina)
    • Pantanal wildlife excursion (2 days)
    • Internal flights
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (12 nts), tented room with hammocks in the Pantanal (2 nts, multi-share)
    • 11 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
    Transport
    • Public bus, van, plane
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guide while in the Pantanal
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Tour Highlights:
  • 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