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Rio de Janeiro
On your round trip Brazil journey, Rio de Janeiro is the most common place to start. It is a bustling metropolis filled with colorful street art, lively music, and samba dancers. While being one of the largest cities in Brazil, it also offers white beaches, such as the Copacabana beach and luscious mountains, such as the Sugarloaf Mountain. Of course, no trip to Rio would be complete without seeing the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue atop a mountain.
São Paulo is an enormous metropolis, in fact, the sixth-largest in the world, filled with cosmopolitan buildings.
Be sure to get a hand-picked coconut from one of the many coconut stalls and enjoy sipping on this popular refreshing drink while walking the urban streets. Head over to the Museu do Futebol to learn all about Brazilian soccer and then stroll over to the Museum of Art to see fine pieces from Picasso, Diego Rivera, and many more. Enjoy some of the many distinguished barbeque restaurants and bars with views overlooking the city. For a more casual meal, head to the Municipal Market to eat the famous baloney sandwich.
Continue heading south to the roaring falls of Iguazu. The force and sound of the chains of waterfalls extending nearly 3km will leave you breathless. Hike along the trails just on the edge boarding Argentina and enjoy the wildlife or get drenched by the falls on an exhilarating boat ride.
Make your way back up to the central region of the largest wetlands in the world. On a Brazil travel to Pantanal, you will explore unique ecosystems and natural habitats to crocodiles, capybara, and occasionally Jaguars. In the northern reach of Pantanal, there are several Brazil travel packages including a jeep safari, horseback riding, canoeing, and many other fun activities.
A historic city filled with beautiful beaches, energetic culture and one of the biggest Carnival celebrations. The historic center, the Pelourinho, is filled with pastel colored buildings encompassing cultural centers, shops, bars, and restaurants. On the beach of Arembepe, you can feel the love as the hippie village welcomes you with handcrafted items are locally grown products. For animal lovers, you can watch baby sea turtles being released into the ocean. To continue the mellow vibes, enjoy the Jazz music as the sun sets over Baía de Todos Santos.
For an island adventure, you can take a two-hour ferry ride to Boipeba. There are no vehicles of any kind on this island and all transport is by foot or tractor. The Island is home to natural salt marshes, sand dunes, and live reefs filled sea life.
A trip to Brazil wouldn’t be complete without a journey through the rainforest. Take a cruise along with the river and spot pink river dolphins, monkeys, and bright colored frogs. Visit some of the locals and learn about their culture, custom, and daily life in the jungle. Learn from shamans and indigenous communities how to recognize different plants for treating various sicknesses. For the adventurous spirit, you can climb 30m up a giant ceiba tree and increase your chances to see some of the rarer creatures lurking in the jungle. You can also take part in a survival training in which you will learn how to find food, make shelter and recognize vines for water.
A Brazil vacation will Inspire your creativity with stunning street artworks. Your ears will be delighted to hear the sound of Samba or Bossa Nova. From the cosmopolitan style cities to the colonial, Brazil travel packages will showcase all these architectural splendors. The cities are filled with museums, art galleries, restaurants that all reflect the Brazilian culture. Across the country, brazil has a glorious mix of ethnically and culturally diverse individuals. Furthermore, Brazilians make it a point to make travelers feel welcome, making visitors never want to leave.
Outside the hustle and bustle of the cities, you can enjoy some of the many national parks, mountain tops, and roaring waterfalls. Just outside Rio thrill-seekers can plunge off a giant hill at great heights by paragliding or hand glide. Cascading through waterfalls is another exciting way to see some of Brazil's natural wonders. On a brazil tour, Lençóis Maranhenses National Park is a stunning desert landscape to be visited that is filled with white dunes and seasonal rainwater lagoons.
Of course, the focus of Brazil tours within nature is within the Amazonian Rainforest and the Pantanal wetlands. Both experiences offer incredible spotting of exotic and often endangered species.
On your Brazil holiday, be sure to pack your swimsuit and sunscreen. All year long, the warm weather and spectacular turquoise colored water make a visit to the beach alluring. Beaches such as Jericoacoara have been voted one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
Culture and Food
Brazil is highly diverse in culture and ethnicity with a large mix of indigenous, Portuguese, and African-Brazilian people. Despite the high levels of diversity, the majority of the country declare to be Roman Catholics. Today, many of the festivals and celebrations stem from Catholicism.
Brazil competes with Argentina for the title of the best barbeque. The country also has superb street food, such as the pastel.
For coffee lovers, Brazilian coffee is world-renowned for its quality and distinct taste. It is the number one producer, producing over a third of all coffee in the world.
Caterina did a wonderful job. She was a huge help in making all arrangements for my trip. She flawlessly organized my whole itinerary in Brazil, including tour guides and drivers, transfers at airports, boat terminals, etc., and all intra-Brazil flights. She was also always available if I had any questions.
Caterina found some great tour guides and drivers, such as Edivaldo in Manaus, Leon in the Juma Lodge, Alberto and Kaarlo in Brasilia, Josafat in Sao Paulo, the people at Pousada Naturalia on Ilha Grande and Pousada do Sandi at Paraty, Roni for the drive from Ilha Grande to Paraty and from Paraty to Sao Paulo, and the fabulous Rejane in Paraty. Even Cesar Teles, my driver to Garulhos Airport, was great. He was very informative and I found out he also gives tours of Sao Paulo, etc.
Overall, I had an awesome time in Brazil. I saw some wonderful sights, met some great people, a few of which I will remain in touch with, and really practiced Portuguese A LOT, all of which is what I wanted.
Great experience, great prices, very responsive! I loved the fact they send you a personalized website address where you can have all the details about your trip. I highly recommend it!
The journey in Brazil was a wonderful experience in every way. We had a very varied program that gave us good memories. It is becoming too extensive to go into detail. The people, visual impressions, smells and light cannot be shared but must be experienced. Many thanks to Ryan, all the guides, drivers, skippers and everyone else who made this an unforgettable experience for us two from Norway.Read More Read More Less
We had the trip of a lifetime, started in Rio - did the city tour with a great guide, saw and experienced everything we wanted, started with Christ the Redeemer and ended at sun-set on Sugar-loaf.
Spent next 5 nights in the Amazon - even under canvas in a hammock one night - we saw everything we had hoped for from both species of dolphin to Hoatzin. Fishing, sunrise and sunsets - great guide even got to eat grubs!!
Next, we had two flights and a 6-hour drive to the Pantanal. Got here late and had communication difficulty as nobody spoke English - not to worry we had 6 safari type trips on boats with a great guide (without speaking English) we saw 10 Jaguar spots, A Tapier, Scarlet Macaw - again everything we wanted and more.
On the trip back from the lodge to the airport, we had a driver that was as good as any guide we could ask for - he found Eagle Owls and lots more in the 6-hour trip, we nearly missed the plane it was so good. Then 3 flights to the Iguazu falls. The guide here was not so good - he was looking for extra trips and to make money - (needed to get assertive with this guy and he came inline)
We had one night in Rio before heading home - stayed in the Hilton and enjoyed a day in the sauna and massage rooms!
On the whole trip only once was a driver 1 hour late to pick us up, went to the wrong hotel but Caterina sorted this and found a way to make it up to us. Thanks.
Worth every penny, we have done the safari in Africa and India - this was better.
Never met another person from the UK on the whole of the trip - not many Americans also mostly German and the Netherlands.
Food was good - nothing fancy but never got any sickness on the trip at all.
It was a wonderful trip!
We were not crazy about Morro Sao Paolo at the end but it was still a worthwhile experience. Caterina planned the trip well - 3 days in a city and 3 days in rural, jungle area or beach area then 3 days in a city, etc She always answered our concerns and emails promptly. The hotels were wonderful with fantastic breakfasts!
Caterina is very professional and cares about her clientele!