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Iguacu Falls, Argentina

Highlights of Brazil

  • TAILOR-MADE HOLIDAY IDEA

Duration

11 Days

Prices Start from

£2,200 ex. flights

Unveiling some of the most visually stunning landscapes in Brazil, this adventure journeys from the dazzling cityscapes of Rio to the cascading dual-nation treasure of Iguacu Falls, and from the wildlife-dense ecosystem of the Pantanal to the turquoise beaches of Paraty.

Encompassing bossa nova in Ipanema, boat trips under gigantic waterfalls and guided discoveries of the largest freshwater wetlands in the world, this customisable itinerary is designed to give a comprehensive introduction to the classic landscapes of Brazil.

Key Highlights of this Itinerary

Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1

Sugarloaf Mountain

Board a cable car to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain and lounge on Copacabana.

Iguacu Falls, Brazil 2

Witness Iguacu Falls

Witness the mighty roar of Iguacu Falls, perhaps crossing to the Argentinian side.

Jaguar, Pantanal, Brazil 3

Explore the Pantanal

Visit the largest freshwater wetland area in the world with experienced naturalist guides.

White Sand Beach, Paraty, Brazil 4

Turquoise Beaches

Relax in the charming town of Paraty with its colonial streets and nearby dazzling bays.

Why we like it

Due to Brazil’s enormous size, it is important to strike the right balance between seeing as much of its variety as possible but at a pace that allows for a true experience of each destination. Combining the ultimate bragging rights of having explored some of Brazil’s quintessentially iconic locations with days spent treading forest trails and evenings spent mastering the samba, intrepid travellers embarking on this route are rewarded with a jam-packed exploration. Offering everything from helicopter flight-seeing journeys over a collection of 270 waterfalls to a schooner trip around the islands around Paraty, this trip can be tailored to suit any activity level or interest. Using our years of experience and extensive personal travels through Brazil, we can curate entirely hand-picked and customised itineraries that are suitable for everyone from solo travellers to honeymooners to families with young children.

Don't forget, we will customise this journey to suit you.

Explore our suggested itinerary

  • Days 1-3
    Rio de Janeiro
  • Day 4
    Rio de Janeiro - Iguacu
  • Day 5
    Iguacu
  • Day 6
    Iguacu - Pantanal
  • Day 7
    Pantanal
  • Day 8
    Pantanal - Paraty
  • Days 9-11
    Paraty

Accommodation

Below you can see some of the wonderful places we recommend you stay on your journey.

Belmond Hotel das Cataratas £££££

  • Brazil

Belmond Hotel das Cataratas is a beautifully restored, traditional Portuguese-colonial residence, just a stone’s throw away from the mighty Iguaçu Falls. This is the only hotel located inside the Iguacu National Park and offers exclusive early morning and evening access when the park is closed to visitors. The hotel has 176 rooms and 17 suites, all with views of the falls, or gardens and forest. The Ipe Grill serves a gaucho style BBQ and the Itaipu Restaurant spills out onto an extensive veranda and serves a blend of Brazilian and international food.

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Pousada do Ouro £££££

  • Brazil
  • B&B, Motel and Guesthouse

Pousada do Ouro is a charming colonial guesthouse, with rooms built around paved courtyards full of tropical trees and shrubs. All rooms have polished wooden floors and furnished with antique furniture. There is a restaurant and a bar, a swimming pool, spa and sauna. This pousada also operates its own schooner for trips around the gorgeous bay – where you will see hundreds of islands.

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Porto Bay Rio Janeiro £££££

  • Brazil
  • City

Porto Bay Rio Janeiro is a contemporary-style hotel directly opposite Copacabana Beach. The hotel’s 117 rooms are beautifully appointed with large picture windows or private balconies from which to enjoy sweeping views along Copacabana Beach. There is a lovely outdoor pool and bar surrounded by an expansive hardwood sundeck, beach-facing gym, and a sauna. For dining, La Finestra restaurant offers a breakfast buffet, a la carte lunch, and evening dinner, while appetisers, light meals and cocktails can be taken in Bar Limone.

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Casa do Amarelindo £££££

  • Brazil
  • City
  • Boutique

Casa do Amarelindo is a charming hotel set in a restored 19th-century house in the historic Pelourinho area overlooking All Saints Bay. There are 10 beautifully furnished rooms, many rooms also offer a private balcony or terrace. There is a small pool with bay views, a fitness centre, two bars and a restaurant.

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Araras Eco Lodge £££££

  • Brazil
  • Safari and Wildlife Lodge
  • Wilderness

Nestled amongst vast, lush wetlands, Araras Eco Lodge was constructed to blend in with its natural surroundings and is committed to local environmental initiatives such as inhibiting deforestation along the banks of the Rio Clarinho and encouraging hyacinth macaws to nest in the Northern Pantanal. The 19 rooms are simple and furnished in a rustic regional style with ceiling fans and screened windows.

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What excellent service from James - he was very knowledgeable and booked the perfect trip for us to Brazil.

Destination: Brazil
Travel Expert: James

What a fantastic trip to Argentina, Chile and Brazil superbly organised by James.

Destination: Argentina, Chile & Brazil
Travel Expert: James

Roxy did a truly wonderful job at arranging our itinerary, which was very unique.

Destination: Brazil
Travel Expert: Roxy

A note on price

Prices will vary depending on the time of year you are travelling. Prices do not include international flights. Please ask one of our Travel Experts for an accurate quote. Flights purchased through Steppes Travel departing from the UK are ATOL protected.

This Itinerary
Price
From £2,200 Per person

When to travel

Brazil in January

January to March is the peak of summer across the country, with many locals having time off in February. Carnival often takes place at this time too. There is more rainfall in the Amazon and the south but it is also the warmest time of year across the country.

Brazil in February

January to March is the peak of summer across the country, with many locals having time off in February. Carnival often takes place at this time too. There is more rainfall in the Amazon and the south but it is also the warmest time of year across the country.

Brazil in March

January to March is the peak of summer across the country, with many locals having time off in February. Carnival often takes place at this time too. There is more rainfall in the Amazon and the south but it is also the warmest time of year across the country.

Brazil in April

April and May is a good time to travel as temperatures drop a little. There is generally plenty of sunshine in the south, with the Amazon and Pantanal starting to receive a little less rain too.

Brazil in May

April and May is a good time to travel as temperatures drop a little. There is generally plenty of sunshine in the south, with the Amazon and Pantanal starting to receive a little less rain too.

Brazil in June

June and July is a great time to visit the south, especially around Rio and Sao Paolo. It is also a good time to visit the Amazon and Pantanal, with slightly lower temperatures and less rain. It is a wetter time for the north and east coast.

Brazil in July

June and July is a great time to visit the south, especially around Rio and Sao Paolo. It is also a good time to visit the Amazon and Pantanal, with slightly lower temperatures and less rain. It is a wetter time for the north and east coast.

Brazil in August

Between August and October is possibly the best time to visit the Amazon and Pantanal. It is still fairly dry in the south, but it can be cool in the evenings in Rio. It dries up in the north and remains warm.

Brazil in September

Between August and October is possibly the best time to visit the Amazon and Pantanal. It is still fairly dry in the south, but it can be cool in the evenings in Rio. It dries up in the north, and remains warm.

Brazil in October

Between August and October is possibly the best time to visit the Amazon and Pantanal. It is still fairly dry in the south, but it can be cool in the evenings in Rio. It dries up in the north, and remains warm.

Brazil in November

November and December see the dry season comes to an end in the south, as temperatures heat up. November can be a great time to visit Rio as it is warmer but remains fairly dry. Rainfall increases again in the Pantanal and the Amazon.

Brazil in December

November and December see the dry season comes to an end in the south, as temperatures heat up. November can be a great time to visit Rio as it is warmer but remains fairly dry. Rainfall increases again in the Pantanal and the Amazon.

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