Christ the Redeemer
Top Activities in Brazil
Hiking to see the Christ the Redeemer Statue
Exploring the many sides of Rio
Seeing amazing wildlife in the Amazon
Spending the night at a lodge in Iguazu Falls
Classic Brazil Itineraries
Brazil in 7-10 Days
Brazil is an enormous country. With seven to ten days, it is advised to stick to one broad region, such as the northern area of Brazil or the southern coast. Here are some of the highlights to see in Brazil on a seven to ten day tour:
Day 1-3, Rio de Janeiro: Explore exciting Rio, hike sugarloaf, visit the Christ Redeemer statue on Corcavado Mountain, and enjoy the famous nightlife. Also make sure to visit the beaches that inspired songs, Ipanema and Copacabana. Be careful when traveling in Rio, and always stay with your tour group.
Day 4-5, Paraty: On the way to Iguazu falls you’ll pass through this charming town with beautiful beaches and UNESCO verified colonial architecture.
Day 6-7, Iguazu Falls: Visit iconic Iguazu (or Iguassu) Falls. The thundering waters and surrounding jungle once prompted Eleanor Roosevelt to lament “Poor Niagara!” So you know you’re in for something special. Enjoy the spray and long walk around the falls on paths to see the impressive sight from multiple vantage points.
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Brazil in 2 Weeks
If you have the time and the means, a longer trip is ideal for touring Brazil. Two weeks will allow you to see the different sides of Brazil, from the big cities to the jungle. It also allows for a little downtime between activities.
Day 1, Rio: Arrive in Rio de Janeiro, the biggest city in Brazil. Take the day to settle into your lodgings and explore your surroundings.
Day 2-4, Rio: Explore the famous beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana. Hike to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain to get a look at the famous Christ the Redeemer statue.
Make the drive to nearby resort town, Buzios, where pristine and less crowded beaches await.
Day 4-5, São Paulo: Travel from Rio to São Paulo. Visit one of the cities museums, which have some of the best fine art collections in the country.
Day 6-7, Curitiba: Explore this unique city and all it has to offer culturally. Take the Curitiba-Paranaguá train, taking in the scenic beauty and historical significance.
Day 8-9, Iguazu Falls: Tour the spectacular falls. Walk along the footbridge system for spectacular views.
Day 10-13, Manaus-Amazon: Fly to the heart of the Amazon. Here, you can tour the rainforest on foot or by river for a unique perspective. Participate in one of the cultural activities available to visitors.
Day 14, Manaus: Depart Brazil with stories to tell.
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Brazil for Active Travelers
For the adventurous and active, Brazil has so much to offer. From wildlife spotting to trekking, there is something for anyone looking to get moving.
Day 1-2, Sao Luis: Explore this historical town and its architecture. Visit one of its beautiful beaches.
Day 3-4, Lencois Maranhenses: You can explore the incredible sand dunes, lagoons, and mangrove swamps of this national park from the town of Sao Luis, or schedule a guided trek through the dunes for a truly adventurous experience.
Day 5, Baixa Grande: Stop at this nearby town as you continue your exploration of Lencois Maranhenses.
Day 6, Atins: This fishing village is the perfect resting point. Take advantage of the beaches and the slow pace.
Day 7-8, Ilha das Canarias: Take a tour of the Delta do Paranaiba, one of the most unique in the world. The delta branches into five arms and 73 river islands.
Day 9-10, Jericoacoara: This city in Northeastern Brazil is in an Environmental Protection Area, preserving an array of natural wonders. The beaches are some of the most beautiful in Brazil and popular for water sports.
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