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Brazil. Waterfalls, beaches, Rio, Salvador and the wildest Amazon jungle

Price
$2290
+ flight to Rio and back home
Duration
12 days

What you get

Brazil
Cities, waterfalls and jungle
Transportation
During the entire trip
Guiding
Professional tour leader - traveler
Tickets
To all domestic flights
Accommodation
11 nights
Physical grade
Level 1 (easy) out of 5

Brazil. Waterfalls, beaches, Rio, Salvador and the wildest Amazon jungle

Are there any countries more vivid than Brazil? We have yet to see them! You have to see and experience it at least once in a lifetime!

  • Walk to the world-famous statue of Christ the Redeemer to see Rio from a bird's eye view
  • Discover favelas - the most vivid local slums, where we will observe authentic life and hot samba 
  • Spend three days in the wildest jungle of our planet to catch piranhas, take canoe rides, explore waterfalls and visit the tribes 
  • Enjoy the beautiful beaches of Ilha Grande Island and explore the local underwater world
  • Watch the giant Iguazu waterfalls and walk along the second largest power plant in the world

Trip code
BRNY
Brazil. Waterfalls, beaches, Rio, Salvador and the wildest Amazon jungle

The price of the trip includes:

  1. Accommodation in hotels, guesthouses, bungalows throughout the journey;
  2. All domestic flights;
  3. All meals during our stay in the Amazon jungle;
  4. All transportation, including buses, public and rented transport, boats, and boat excursion;
  5. Professional guiding.

What is NOT included:

  1. Fly to Rio and back home. (Let us know if you need help finding the best deals);
  2. Insurance (mandatory);
  3. Food ($ 15-25 per person day);
  4. Equipment rental for snorkeling ($ 15 per day).

Departures

2020
Price
Book
22 December, Tue 02 January, Sat
$ 2290
2021
13 May, Thu 24 May, Mon
$ 2290
19 September, Sun 30 September, Thu
$ 2290
Individual Tour
You can choose your date

Day 1

Rio de Janeiro Christ the Redeemer statue Lapa district

We arrive in Rio de Janeiro where we begin our group trip to Brazil. We check into a hotel near the famous beaches of Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon. During our stay in Rio we will have the time to relax on these beaches and watch the locals every day! On our first day we will get to the symbol of the city - the statue of Christ the Redeemer by the historic tram. This landmark was completed in 1931 and since then it became the symbol not only of the city but of the entire nation! 

The view from the observation deck is amazing, especially during sunset. Green hills, golden beaches washed by the blue ocean, and rows of skyscrapers along the sea... And the sky! Yes, this is not a coincidence - the sky in Rio is probably the bluest in the world! 

After lunch we go for a walk to the Lapa district, which is famous for its samba evenings and the popular Brazilian bossa nova music. Let's dance to the fiery rhythms with the locals!

Day 2 - 3

Pan de Azúcar mountain Walk in favelas Ilha Grande island

The famous cable car will take us to the top of the Pan de Azúcar mountain, which rises above Guanabara Bay. Enjoy the wonderful views of the hundreds of islands of the bay and the city. After lunch we go for a walk in the favela - local slums. The local guide will take us to places where tourist do not go. Here we will see how the real cariocas, the people of Rio, live and enjoy themselves. There are more than a thousand slums in this city. By the way, it was there that descendants of African slaves created samba. Most of the samba schools in Rio are still located in favelas! 

In the evening we go to the famous restaurant to try all the best Brazilian dishes. Have not we promised that this guided tour to Brazil will be delicious?! For example, feijoada made of beans, meat and cassava flour, which is served in a clay pot with orange slices, cabbage and pepper sauce. We also highly recommend to try traditional corn cake with ground beef, onions and spices. Do not leave until we try sweet tapioca pancakes, pumpkin jam, and brigadeiro - boiled sweet milk balls with cocoa and chocolate! 

The next day, we take a boat to the most picturesque places for swimming and scuba diving on the shores of the beautiful island of Ilha Grande. The Brazilian government allowed tourists to land on the island only in 1994, when they closed the local prison. We will be enjoying the beaches and the sea in this tropical paradise for an entire day. Those interested can also make a light trek through the jungles of the island.

Day 4 - 5

Iguazu waterfalls Bird park Itaipu dam

We continue our guided tour to Brazil and in the morning we fly to the city of Foz do Iguaçu to visit one of the seven natural wonders of the world - the magnificent Iguazu waterfalls. But first we will visit one of the world's largest birds park. We will see the most exotic birds of the world close by - toucans with funny yellow beaks, blue-yellow macaws, crested kariam, red ibis, pink flamingos and many others. Almost all of them fly freely around us! 

We head to the Iguazu Falls. It consists of 275 waterfalls which create the world's largest waterfall system. The water here falls from a height of 82 meters! Noise, rumble, foam - only here you can feel the full power of the water element of our planet. Those interested can get very close to the waterfall on the boat. 

In the evening we go for a walk around the city, and the next day head to two neighboring countries. First, we cross the border with Argentina to get closer to the main of the Iguazu waterfalls - the so-called Devil's Throat. We will also explore the jungle in the Garden of Eden and then go to neighboring Paraguay to visit the second largest hydropower station in the world, Itaipu dam. It produces more than 90% of Paraguay's total electricity and more than 20% of Brazil's electricity! In the evening we fly to the world capital of Afro-Brazilian culture, the city of Salvador (7 hours flight).

Day 6 - 7

The city of Salvador Capoeira street show Rituals of candomble religion Barra promenade and beach

Our small group trip to Brazil has taken us to the former capital of the country, famous for its wonderful beaches, excellent cuisine and unusual mix of cultures. Let us begin with a walk through the historical center of the city. In the evening we will watch the martial art of capoeira right on one of the squares. Salvador is considered the birthplace of capoeira in Brazil! Those interested can take a lesson. 

We will also see unusual rituals of candomble - a religious tradition based on the worship of the spirits and elements of the Earth. Those interested will be able to take a lesson in African dance or playing percussion. 

The next day we will walk along the promenade of Barra. Here we will visit the luxurious cathedrals, the colonial forts and the lighthouse, as well as relax on the popular local beach. On the way back to our hotel in the evening we will enjoy the the main Vitoria boulevard.

Day 8 - 12

The city of Manaus Three days in the Amazon jungle Canoe rides Authentic villages Waterfalls

In the morning we take a 8-hour flight to Manaus - the heart of Amazonia. After checking into a hotel in the city center, we will go to the Amazônico Museum to learn more about the region and people who live here. We will enjoy dinner in a traditional restaurant overlooking the river. Fish is a staple of local cuisine and it is delicious. And how about peaches from peach palms, fruit juices, yucca cake, tapioca, banana porridge and traditional corn pie? Yum! 

The next day we head to the wildest jungle of our planet! We will visit authentic villages of the Caboclo people, who are descendants of the Portuguese and Indians. Most of them never left the Amazon. We will be spending nights in bungalows in the real jungle, and take canoe rides and hikes to the waterfalls. 

We will swim with pink dolphins, watch the caimans at night, see sloths, unique butterflies, jaguars, anacondas and many other animals. Those interested can learn how to catch piranhas, and then cook and eat them. On the last day, we bid farewell to Amazonia and fly to Rio to return home from there. Our group trip to Brazil has come to an end. Thank you for exploring this amazing part of our planet with us!

Tour leader

Is this trip for you?

This trip is of easy physical grade. It includes short trips by buses, four domestic flights, trip by motor boats and canoe. We will have many walks (up to 7 hours long) without significant changes in altitude. Accommodation in double/twin rooms of tourist class hotels and guesthouses with standard conditions, warm water and wi-fi internet. During our stay in the Amazon, we will be spending the nights in simple bungalows in the jungle, without hot water and, possibly, electricity.

Visa

Citizens of most countries do not need a visa to Brazil.

We provide free visa consulting to our clients.

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