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Our 17-day Leisurely Brazil itinerary takes in as many of Brazils best sights and attractions as possible over three action-packed weeks. See the sights of Rio de Janeiro, the natural wonders of Amazon Rainforest, the wildlife of the Pantanal, almighty Iguacu Falls and the relaxation of the idyllic beaches of Northeast Brazil.
You will begin your holiday in Rio de Janeiro near the world-famous Copacabana Beach before heading off to see the almighty Iguacu Falls. The itinerary then moves onto to a fantastic lodge in the Brazilian Pantanal including a programme of wildlife excursions before moving on to a jungle lodge deep in the Amazon Rainforest. Finally, the itinerary moves on to the Northeast of Brazil with some relaxing time on the idyllic beaches before ending with a little culture in the historic quarter of Salvador. The itinerary is a great holiday for anyone looking to explore the main highlights of Brazil in three amazing weeks.
Days 1 - 3 - Rio de Janeiro
Days 4 & 5 - Iguacu Falls
Days 6 - 8 - The Pantanal
Days 9 - 11 - The Amazon Rainforest
Days 12 & 13 - Salvador
Days 14 - 16 - Praia do Forte
Day 17 - Transfer to the airport for your onward flight
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Price based on departures in 2021, 2 people sharing a room. See price tab for detailed information.
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Arrive in vibrant Rio de Janeiro for a three-night stay in the “Marvellous City”. You will stay in a centrally located hotel in Copacabana.
On your second day, enjoy an exciting Half Tour to Corcovado (Statue of Christ) and Sugar Loaf Mountain where you will have some fantastic views over the city.
With the rest of your time, you could visit the historic downtown area or the beautiful Botanical Gardens. Alternatively, you would be forgiven for spending your time sipping Caprhinias on the beautiful sands of Copacabana Beach!
Today you will fly to Foz do Iguacu where you will spend two nights discovering the almighty Iguacu Falls.
Enjoy a full-day tour to the Brazilian and Argentinian sides of the Falls for some fantastic panoramic photographs of one of the world’s most beautiful waterfalls.
You fly on to the city of Cuiaba which is the entry point for the Brazilian Pantanal. The Pantanal is a vast expanse of wetlands and thought of as the best place to spot wild animals in the whole of South America.
Upon arrival at the airport, you will be transferred by 4x4 vehicle to your Pantanal lodge. Your stay at the lodge includes full board and a daily programme of wildlife safaris into the Pantanal, with their expert guides. Will you be lucky and spot the jaguar?
Meals: B, L, D
In the late afternoon, you will fly from Cuiaba to the city of Manaus which is the entry point for the Amazon Jungle. You will spend a night at a hotel near Manaus before heading down the Amazon River for two nights at a fantastic Amazon jungle lodge
Located deep in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest, your stay at the jungle lodge will include a daily programme of excursions into the Jungle with their superb guides. At the end of a great day exploring you can relax at the lodge and full board meals are also included.
Meals, Day 9: B,
Day 10 & 11: B, L, D
You will return to Manaus before flying on to the Northeast of Brazil and the city of Salvador. You will spend two nights in the heart of the Pelourinho district which is the charming historic district of the city.
You will have a day at leisure to explore the old town of Salvador with its colourful colonial houses, abundant churches and cobbled streets lined with charming bars. Be sure to ride the beautiful art deco Elavador Lacerda which connects the upper city to the harbour for great views out to sea.
After checking out of your hotel you will be transferred by car to Praia do Forte, where you will spend three nights on or near to the beach.
Enjoy two full days at leisure to explore some of the stunning beaches that make up the coastline around Praia do Forte. Alternatively, you may decide not to do very much at all!
You will drive back to Salvador airport where you will take your onward flight.
(2021 departures, based on 2 people sharing a room)
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16 nights’ accommodation as detailed
26 meals; 16 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
Half-day shared tour of Corcovado and Sugar Loaf Mountain
A guided tour of both the Brazilian and Argentine sides of Iguacu Falls
Three-night, full-board package in the Pantanal
Two-night, full-board package in the Amazon
Tour of the historic city of Salvador
Transfers and domestic flights as per itinerary
International flights if not added
Meals not indicated in your itinerary
Local departure taxes payable locally
Items of a personal nature such as laundry and drinks etc
Tips for guides and drivers (discretionary)
Camera or video fees at any sites
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