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Iguacu Falls, Argentina

Highlights of Brazil

  • TAILOR-MADE HOLIDAY IDEA

Duration

11 Days

Prices Start from

$2,849pp (ex. flights)

Suitable for

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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 echos 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

    Iguacu

    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

    Pantanal

    Wildlife viewing in the Pantanal

  • Day 8

    Pantanal - Paraty

    Fly Cuiaba - Rio de Janeiro. Road journey to Paraty

  • Days 9-11

    Paraty

    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

Iguacu Falls, Argentina

Witness the mighty roar of Iguacu Falls.

Day 6

Iguacu - Pantanal

Day 7

Pantanal

Jaguar, Pantanal, Brazil

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

Day 8

Pantanal - Paraty

Days 9-11

Paraty

White Sand Beach, Paraty, Brazil

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

Our travel experts can tailor this itinerary to suit you.

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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. Recreational facilities include a tennis court, swimming pool, children’s splash pool, spa and sun terrace. Adventure can be sought in the local national park with abseiling, rafting and nature trails.

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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
  • 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

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.

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

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

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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.

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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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