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Brazil - Best Tours & Trips 2019

Brazil, by far the largest country in South America, encompasses one of the widest gulfs between raw nature and urbanity anywhere in the world. It's home to both bustling cosmopolitan cities like Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, to indigenous Amazonian tribal villages virtually untouched by outsiders. But even more than its places, Brazil is known for its fun-loving people, exemplified by the spirit of their annual Carnaval celebrations, marked by samba dancing, skimpy costumes and all-night revelries. Stride can help you find which Brazil -- or all of it -- is right for you.

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126
Brazil Tour Reviews - Summary
95% Recommend

4.7 out of 5
Excellent 266 Great 83 Average 4 Disappointing 2 Terrible 0
Value
4.7 Guide
4.7 Activities
4.7 Lodging
4.7 Transportation
4.7 Meals
4.7

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What an AMAZING 6 week trip of 6 countries! January 2019

5.0

South America in Depth

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 4.0
My first ever trip in smaller numbers - loved it, yes, loved it so much as we could do things that larger groups can not do. Ecuador, Peru including the Amazon region, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Brazil were awash with fantastic experiences with the stunning and majestic sights, the people and their culture, the food, animal and bird life and of course, what I accomplished by surprising myself at the Incan ruins. Our guides, Alejandro in Ecuador, Sally in Peru and Sabina in Chile, Argentina and Brazil were just the best Ambassadors for Peregrine as they showed such passion for their country and genuine care for each of our small number to return home with amazing memories to abide in our hearts forever. Muchas Gracias to each of you as you have touched my life with a very special imprint. I highly recommend this full trip for the entire 6 weeks just in case you have not noticed. Read more

Operator Peregrine Adventures

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When can I go back? August 2018

5.0

Land of the Jaguar - Reverse

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
This was a terrific holiday, despite the weather being the coldest on record
for that time of year.
Predictably, seeing a jaguar for the first time.


Tony was excellent. His knowledge of the wildlife was first rate. And he came
horseriding with us on the last day!


Don't assume the weather is going to be hot, whatever the online sites tell
you in advance. When we arrived in Cuiaba it was hot and humid - then the
cloud rolled in, so thick that it sometimes looked like twilight at midday.
It rained - not a lot, but if I hadn't taken a raincoat I'd have been in
trouble. Going upriver into the wind was a bitterly cold experience, and
everyone was wearing everything they had. Six layers! The guides had scarves
round their faces, dark glasses, and woolly hats. All you see was their
eyes... and those eyes gave us four jaguar sightings. The wildlife came out
to platy whatever the temperature. But when we arrived at the Araras
Eco-lodge the weather changed, and it was glorious.


The Jaguar Houseboat did not have Wi-Fi, so we had to play games when it was
too cold and wet to do anything else in between boat trips. The food was
great. The Araras Eco-lodge was wonderful, with friendly staff, good food,
and a cayman almost within touching distance of every room. (They eat fish,
luckily.) There were no mosquitoes, which was a surprise. I've been on a lot
of Exodus holidays, but this was one of the best.


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Operator Exodus Travels

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Trip of a lifetime August 2018

5.0

South American Odyssey

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Trip of a lifetime and excellent guide; loved Fernando. Guides all had so much knowledge and definitely would love to go on another trip with Smart Tours.

Operator SmarTours

A

Recommends

When can I go back? August 2018

5.0

Land of the Jaguar

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
This was a terrific holiday, despite the weather being the coldest on record
for that time of year.
Predictably, seeing a jaguar for the first time.


Tony was excellent. His knowledge of the wildlife was first rate. And he came
horseriding with us on the last day!


Don't assume the weather is going to be hot, whatever the online sites tell
you in advance. When we arrived in Cuiaba it was hot and humid - then the
cloud rolled in, so thick that it sometimes looked like twilight at midday.
It rained - not a lot, but if I hadn't taken a raincoat I'd have been in
trouble. Going upriver into the wind was a bitterly cold experience, and
everyone was wearing everything they had. Six layers! The guides had scarves
round their faces, dark glasses, and woolly hats. All you see was their
eyes... and those eyes gave us four jaguar sightings. The wildlife came out
to platy whatever the temperature. But when we arrived at the Araras
Eco-lodge the weather changed, and it was glorious.


The Jaguar Houseboat did not have Wi-Fi, so we had to play games when it was
too cold and wet to do anything else in between boat trips. The food was
great. The Araras Eco-lodge was wonderful, with friendly staff, good food,
and a cayman almost within touching distance of every room. (They eat fish,
luckily.) There were no mosquitoes, which was a surprise. I've been on a lot
of Exodus holidays, but this was one of the best.


Read more

Operator Exodus Travels

A

Recommends

When can I go back? August 2018

5.0

Land of the Jaguar - Reverse

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
This was a terrific holiday, despite the weather being the coldest on record
for that time of year.
Predictably, seeing a jaguar for the first time.


Tony was excellent. His knowledge of the wildlife was first rate. And he came
horseriding with us on the last day!


Don't assume the weather is going to be hot, whatever the online sites tell
you in advance. When we arrived in Cuiaba it was hot and humid - then the
cloud rolled in, so thick that it sometimes looked like twilight at midday.
It rained - not a lot, but if I hadn't taken a raincoat I'd have been in
trouble. Going upriver into the wind was a bitterly cold experience, and
everyone was wearing everything they had. Six layers! The guides had scarves
round their faces, dark glasses, and woolly hats. All you see was their
eyes... and those eyes gave us four jaguar sightings. The wildlife came out
to platy whatever the temperature. But when we arrived at the Araras
Eco-lodge the weather changed, and it was glorious.


The Jaguar Houseboat did not have Wi-Fi, so we had to play games when it was
too cold and wet to do anything else in between boat trips. The food was
great. The Araras Eco-lodge was wonderful, with friendly staff, good food,
and a cayman almost within touching distance of every room. (They eat fish,
luckily.) There were no mosquitoes, which was a surprise. I've been on a lot
of Exodus holidays, but this was one of the best.


Read more

Operator Exodus Travels

Brazil Tours and Travel Guide


Brazil Attractions & Landmarks Guide

Brazil, by far the largest country in South America, encompasses one of the widest gulfs between raw nature and urbanity anywhere in the world. It's home to both bustling cosmopolitan cities like Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo along the Atlantic coast and to indigenous tribal villages virtually untouched by outsiders in the Amazon rain forest, with the frontier city of Manaus along the Amazon and the heavily Afro-Brazilian culture of Bahia along the Atlantic adding further diversity.

But even more than its places, Brazil is known for its fun-loving people, exemplified by the spirit of their annual Carnaval celebrations, marked by samba dancing, skimpy and elaborate costumes and all-night revelries. 

The Sights of Rio

Most travelers to Brazil start (or eventually make their way to) Rio de Janeiro, known for its iconic landmarks, gorgeous beaches, boisterous Carnaval celebrations, and as the host city of the 2014 World Cup soccer tournament and the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. While in Rio, which fronts the Atlantic Ocean, it’s almost mandatory to spend some time on Copacabana or Ipanema beach.

These beaches are known for their beautiful views, relaxed atmosphere, and the beautiful people that visit the. Other must-sees include the statue of Christ the Redeemer, which occupies the highest point of the city and offers spectacular views of Sugarloaf Mountain and one of the world’s most beautiful harbors. Rio’s nightlife is also some of the best in the world. 

Natural Wonders

The Amazon region, the largest tropical rainforest on earth, is centered in Brazil. Manaus, the capital of Amazonia, is the starting point for many of the river cruises on the Amazon River and its tributaries such as the Rio Negro, which flows into the Amazon just outside the city. Manaus is also known for its opulent 19th-century opera house, financed by the wealth of rubber barons and considered the finest outside Europe in its day.

Small-ship cruises usually make multiple stops per day for rainforest hikes, visits to remote villages, and dugout canoe rides through jungle creeks. Listen for howler monkeys in the trees and watch for pink dolphins in the rivers. You might also spot sloths and alligators.

The Pantanal is an often overlooked but fascinating natural region. Lying south of the Amazon, it’s the world’s largest wetlands area and is a prime spot, many say the best in the Americas, for spotting wildlife such as jaguars, tropical birds, and giant otters. (The Pantanal lacks the thick foliage that often obscures Amazon wildlife viewing).

And in the far southeastern part of the country, on the border with Argentina, stands enormous Iguazu Falls, one of the most powerful cascades on earth. A mile and a half wide, it consists of 275 separate falls, producing often thunderous noises and towering mists.

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