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Iguacu Falls, Argentina

Highlights of Brazil



11 Days

Prices Start from

$2,834pp (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 the vibrant Brazilian culture, boat trips under world famous 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.

Due to Brazil’s enormous size, it is important to strike the right balance between seeing as much variety as possible but at a pace that allows for a true experience of each destination. This journey combines a handpicked selection of Brazil’s quintessentially iconic locations to offer a rich insight into this vibrant country. Spend days treading forest trails, sail by schooner around the coastal waters of Paraty or take a night safari in search of the famous jaguar, this holiday echoes the beating heart of South America.

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 the white sands of Copacabana.

Iguacu Falls, Brazil 2

Witness Iguacu Falls

Absorb the mighty force of Iguacu Falls, with a crossing to the Argentinian side for a view from the top.

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.

Explore our suggested itinerary

  • Days 1-3

    Rio de Janeiro

    Days exploring Rio de Janeiro

  • Day 4

    Rio de Janeiro - Iguacu

    Fly Rio de Janeiro to Iguacu

  • Day 5


    Forest hikes and boat trips at Iguacu Falls

  • Day 6

    Iguacu - Pantanal

    Fly Iguacu - Sao Paulo - Cuiaba. Travel by road into the Pantanal

  • Day 7


    Wildlife viewing in the Pantanal

  • Day 8

    Pantanal - Paraty

    Fly Cuiaba - Rio de Janeiro. Road journey to Paraty

  • Days 9-11


    Sailing, snorkelling and culture of Paraty

Days 1-3

Rio de Janeiro

Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Explore vibrant Rio de Janeiro, one of the world’s great cities.

Day 4

Rio de Janeiro - Iguacu

Day 5


Iguacu Falls, Argentina

Witness the mighty roar of Iguacu Falls taking in both the Brazil and Argentinian viewpoints.

Day 6

Iguacu - Pantanal

Day 7


Jaguar, Pantanal, Brazil

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

Day 8

Pantanal - Paraty

Days 9-11


White Sand Beach, Paraty, Brazil

Relax in the charming town of Paraty with its colourful colonial streets and beautiful bays.

Our travel experts can tailor this itinerary to suit you.

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Below you can see some of the wonderful places we have recommended for this 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.

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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