15 days from £3250pp plus international flights.
Combine vibrant cities, natural wonders, wildlife and beaches and this is what you get! A superb, heady mix of highlights - a great introduction to the wonderful land of Brazil.
Arrive in Rio de Janeiro and spend the next 2 days exploring this vibrant city, including a guided visit of Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer), Pao de Acucar (Sugarloaf Mountain).
Your next stop is the mighty Iguazu Falls. During your visit you will spend a full day at the falls, visiting both the Brazilian and Argentinian sides for panoramic views and an opportunity to explore the rainforest trails. The Pantanal awaits and ample time to explore the amazing wildlife and bird life from your base at a working cattle ranch.
Travel on to Bonito, whose main attractions are the clear rivers bordered by forest. You'll have the chance to snorkel down the river as a fascinating variety of fish swim towards you, often eyeball to eyeball. The colonial architecture of Paraty on the Costa Verde awaits. This is an attractive coastal town with ample scope for both exploration and relaxation. On to the lovely island of Ilha Grande. You will have time to explore boat and on foot, as well as to relax in your lovely waterfront pousada.
Fly to Campo Grande, where you will be met and driven (approximately 3 hours) to Fazenda San Francisco, where you spend the next 2 nights. The fazenda is an extensive cattle ranch, well placed for exploring the Pantanal. The rest of your day is free. Relax by the swimming pool or in the relaxation area with its chairs and hammocks.
Guide price from (pp sharing): £3250 (ex. international flights)
Price notes: 2019 guide price pp sharing from: £3,250
Accommodation on a twin share basis; â€‹transfers and ground transport; tours and guides as specified; meals as specified; private guide in Rio, Igauzu, the Pantanal, Bonito, Paraty and Ilha Grande.
International and domestic flights; departure taxes; visas; travel insurance; meals not specified; drinks; items of a personal nature; tips.
The holiday starts and ends in Rio de Janeiro. International and domestic (Rio to Iguassu, Iguassu to Campo Grande, Campo Grande to Sao Paulo) flights from the UK will start from around £1150 per person.
Departure dates: This is a private tailor made itinerary which you can take at any time you like as we plan it especially for you.
The Costa Verde is lapped by clear ocean waters, ideal for watersports and sun lovers. Ilha Grande has superb walking trails, breath-taking scenery and picture postcard beaches.
Castelinho38 is a small guesthouse set in pretty gardens in the charming Santa Teresa district of Rio de Janeiro.
Fazenda San Francisco is a working cattle ranch in the south Pantanal offering a broad range of wildlife viewing and outdoor activities.
Hotel Cabanas offers apartment and tree house accommodation in a riverfront setting just a few kilometres from the centre of Bonito.
A well-established hotel in Iguazu National Park just a stone's throw from the famous falls.
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Time: GMT -3 hours
Flight time: Most flights go to Sao Paulo but some airlines have direct flights to Rio de Janeiro, and to North-eastern Brazil. British Airways and TAM have direct flights from London and many European carriers also offer flights to Brazil.
Language: Portuguese is the official language. Spanish and English are understood quite widely.
Visas: Not required for British nationals.
Health: There are no compulsory vaccinations, except yellow fever if you are coming from an infected area. Malaria prophylactics are recommended in the rainforest.