Trip Type : Small Group Tour
Wonders of Brazil tour
Campo Grande Pantanal Wonders of Brazil Trip

Wonders of Brazil

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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
15 days
From: $ 2,474 $ 165 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Wander the cobblestoned streets of colonial paraty
  • Live it up in rio de janeiro
  • Marvel at the thundering iguassu falls
  • Encounter wildlife and sleep in hammocks in the brazilian pantanal
  • Sip caipirinhas on the beach

Short Description

From the cobblestoned streets of colonial Paraty to remote interior wilderness, uncover the wonders of Brazil in two exciting weeks. Experience Iguassu Falls — a series of falls so massive it straddles two countries and so intriguing you'll need two days to fully appreciate the view. Not to be outdone, the Pantanal wetlands are teeming with wildlife like caiman, jaguar, and exotic birds. Finally, trade early morning songbirds for some samba in Rio and the rhythm of the beach. This adventure provides natural and cultural highlights and the best Brazil has to offer.

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Rio de Janeiro
End City Rio de Janeiro

Destinations

Brazil

Age Requirement

You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

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Trip Includes

  • Your Discover Moment: Ilha Grande Your Discover Moment: Paraty Your Discover Moment: Bonito
  • Iguassu Falls visit (Brazil & Argentina)
  • Pantanal wildlife excursion (2 days)
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

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Itinerary

Day 1 Rio de Janeiro

There are no planned activities until the evening welcome meeting. Additional Notes: Booking pre- or post-trip accommodation is highly recommended to allow time for activities and to fully experience this vibrant city. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Day 2 Rio de Janeiro/Ilha Grande (1B)

From Rio, head south along the Atlantic coast to one of the most picturesque, laid-back islands on the coast, llha Grande. Relax and walk the sandy beaches, or bathe in the warm waters of this island paradise. Transport: Local bus (2.50-3.50 hours, 151km) Ferry (1.50 hour(s))

Day 3 Ilha Grande (1B)

Ilha Grande is a car-free island surrounded by beautiful nature. Opt to go for a hike, swim, or sit at one of the beach bars.

Day 4 Ilha Grande/Paraty (1B)

Travel up the coast to Paraty and wander the cobblestoned streets of this beautiful colonial town. Transport: Ferry (1.50 hour(s)) Local bus (2.00 hour(s), 100km)

Day 5 Paraty (1B)

Enjoy a free day to explore Paraty. Optional activities include a Caipirinha boat trip, kayaking and horseback riding.

Day 6 Paraty

Continue to enjoy the slow pace of Paraty, a colonial town with fantastic architecture, or opt to take a day trip to Trindade to surf and relax on the beach.

Day 7 Paraty/Foz do Iguaçu

Skip the 19 hour journey by land and hop a flight to Iguassu from São Paulo, maximizing your time to enjoy the falls. Included Activities: Iguassu Falls (Brazil Side) Guided Tour Transport: Plane (1.50 hour(s), 1000km) Shared Van (5.00-6.00 hours)

Day 8 Foz do Iguaçu (1B)

Explore trails that will bring you directly over the falls of the Devil's Throat—the highest and deepest of the falls. Other trails allow access to the stretch of falls across the forest on the Argentine side. Opt to take an inflatable boat to the base of the thundering falls. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Brazil - Argentina) Iguassu Falls Visit Border Crossing (Argentina - Brazil)

Day 9 Foz do Iguaçu/Bonito (1B)

Leave early for a full travel day to Bonito. Transport: Local bus (14.00 hour(s), 768km)

Day 10 Bonito

Spend time in Bonito with optional activities available like snorkelling in the rivers or exploring the nearby caves and waterfalls.

Day 11 Bonito (1B)

Enjoy another free day to explore Bonito.

Day 12 Bonito/Pantanal (1B, 1L, 1D)

Experience the Pantanal, an immense wetland area famed for its profuse wildlife. A 2-day excursion allows visitors to fully appreciate the natural beauty of the area. Additional Notes: Please note, while on the rustic excursion in Pantanal the nights will be spent in hammocks. Included Activities: Pantanal Wildlife Excursion Transport: Shared Van (5.00 hour(s))

Day 13 Pantanal (1B, 1L, 1D)

Full day of exploring the Pantanal. Try piranha fishing or horseback riding. Opportunities to spot wildlife such as monkeys, macaws, giant otters and caiman. Included Activities: Pantanal Wildlife Excursion

Day 14 Pantanal/Rio de Janeiro (1B)

Transfer to Campo Grande and fly back to Rio before arriving to the centrally located hotel in Copacabana. Transport: Local bus (5.00-6.00 hours) Please note you will be arriving back to Rio airport at approximately 7pm because there are no direct flights from Campo Grande to Rio. Depending on the schedule there may be a stopover in Sao Paolo. Plane (1.50-3.00 hours)

Day 15 Rio de Janeiro (1B)

Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day

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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport Public bus, van, plane.

Local Flights

All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.

Group Size:

Small Group - 24 max

Maximum Number of People in Group: 16

Max 16, avg 10

Solo Notes

We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.

Accomodations

Hotels (12 nts), tented room with hammocks in the Pantanal (2 nts, multi-share).

Guides

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guide while in the Pantanal.

Age Notes

Min. Age: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Additional Information:

Important Notes

EXTRAS Looking to add to your experience? Check out our Extras! Specially designed for travellers with unique interests, theme packs are optional add-ons to your G adventures trip that make your adventure more you-centric. Extras must be booked prior to departure, please see details in our optional activities field and ask you sales CEO. COMBO TRIP Please note that this tour combines with other G Adventures tours. As such, the staff and some travel companions on your tour may have previously been traveling together with G Adventures, prior to Day 1 of your tour. Likewise, some staff and travel companions may be continuing together on another G Adventures tour, after your trip concludes.

Meals

Eating is a big part of traveling. G Adventures understands the importance of breakfast to start your day, we strive to include a basic breakfast wherever possible. A typical breakfast may include toast, coffee and tea, however this may vary depending on the city. Should breakfast not be included, your CEO can suggest some local options. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. The above information applies to G Adventures group trips. For Independent trips please check the itinerary for details of meals included. For all trips please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets.

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Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our CEOs have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.

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Meals Included:

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