Your day-by-day itinerary

overlook of city of rio in brazil

Days 1-4

Revelling in Rio

Rio offers sweeping beaches, great food and a lively atmosphere. When you arrive you will be met by a guide who will take you through your itinerary and answer any questions. It’s about an hours transfer journey to your comfortable hotel right next to Copacabana beach, the perfect place for a stroll to watch the sunset behind the mountains. You’ll also spend a morning with a private guide and driver, so you can tick off some of those iconic sights.

Catch Your Breath at Devil's Throat

Days 4-6

Catch Your Breath at Devil's Throat

The next few days are all about experiencing South America’s most spectacular waterfalls. You’ll stay in a modern resort hotel with swimming pool, restaurant and bar. The next day you’ll visit the Brazilian side of the falls with a private English-speaking guide, allowing you to ask questions along the way and experience the falls in your own time.

Woman standing with vista of Iguazu Falls in the background in Brazil

 

In the afternoon you’ll visit the Argentinean side of the falls. You can take many different walking trails around the smaller waterfalls before heading to the Devil’s Throat. Here you can watch the river transform into a powerful thundering waterfall, plunging down into the depths below… it will take your breath away!

A Toucan in the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil

Days 6-10

Welcome to the Jungle - Amazon Lodge

On arrival into Manaus you will be collected and transferred to your hotel where you’ll spend the night, before your journey into the rainforest the following day. During the journey you’ll pass the ‘meeting of the waters’, where the blue-black waters of the Rio Negro meet the yellow-brown waters of the Rio Solimões. As you continue further along the river the vegetation will become denser and denser, until you arrive at the small jetty where you’ll board a boat for the final part of your journey into the rainforest.

Monkey in the Amazon rainforest

The lodge is small-scale, eco-friendly, and provides employment to people from the local communities. You’ll stay in your own comfortable wooden cabin, surrounded by the forest, and all of your food is included – home-cooked using ingredients found locally. You’ll also have warm water and electricity….most of the time, this is the Amazon after all! During your stay you’ll trek through the jungle, fish for piranhas and meet the locals along the waterways. On your final day you’ll be taken back to Manaus and transferred to the airport for your onward journey.

Cobbled Streets of Salvador

Days 10-13

Cobbled Streets of Salvador

Back in the colonial days when the Portuguese ruled over Brazil, the arrival of African slaves brought African culture and traditions to Salvador de Bahia. The current combination of Indian, Portuguese and African influences really gives this city its unique identity. We believe the best place to experience this melting pot of cultures is in the historic Pelourinho district.

 

Upon your arrival in Salvador you’ll find one of our local guides waiting for you. They’ll tell you all about the city and its heritage as they take you to your comfortable pousada in the Pelourinho district. During your stay you will head out with your guide to explore this historic district, as you wander along the cobbled streets you will learn all about the history and how the religions and cultures from Africa have mixed with the Portuguese heritage to create a unique Bahian community.

People swinging in a hammock in Brazil

Days 13-16

Bahia Beach Break

The wide beaches of Praia das Ondas lies just an hour north of Salvador and is a great place to visit for some rest and relaxation. The pousada offers air-conditioned bungalows with hammocks set in a garden with two pools and a restaurant, as well as being only a short walk away from the beach.

 

If you feel like exploring you can easily arrange a visit the nearby town of Praia de Forte, the town has a quirky assortment of souvenir shops and restaurants. On your final day we’ll pre-arrange the 90 minute transfer to take you back to the airport.

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