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Our Ultimate Brazil Holiday: A Month of Wonders

Jaguar tracking and tropical snorkeling; tabletop mountains and effervescent cities - just a taste of what to expect on our greatest Brazil journey yet.

From waterfall to wetland, forest floor to mountaintop, city street to quiet beach, this vast and varied journey paints a vivid portrait of a vast and varied country. If you only experience Brazil once, let's do it right. This is ultimate Brazil, all the colour, all the flavour, no compromises.

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Itinerary

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Day 1 - Arrive at Brazil's Iguaçu Falls

Start your month in Brazil with a bang! Stay next to the incredible Iguaçu Falls in a beautiful hotel with privileged access to the National Park when the day's visitors have left.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero argentina iguazu devils throat chris bladon

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Day 2 - Get up close to the falls

Spend today exploring the falls at your own pace from both sides of the border with Argentina. The views of the falls are best from Brazil but the Argentine side is best for getting close.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero brazil pantanal caiman lodge capybara wth cattle tyrant copyright thomas power pura aventura

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Day 3 - Travel into the Pantanal wetlands

Set off to the incredible, wildlife rich, wetlands of the Pantanal. The landscape is one of wide-open grazing lands, laced through with rivers and lakes rich in bird and animal life.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero brazil pantanal caiman lodge marsh deer couple copyright thomas power pura aventura

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Day 4 - Guided wildlife safari into the wetlands

Your lodge guides help you to explore the wetlands, from macaws to capybara, jaguar to caiman, marsh deer to tarantula. The Pantanal is regarded as one of the best wildlife regions in the world.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero brazil pantanal caiman lodge jaguar at night one copyright thomas power pura aventura

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Day 5 - In search of the elusive jaguar

As well as included activities such as nature walks, vehicle safaris, canoe rides and cultural visits, you can also visit the world-famous Jaguar conservation project which is based here.
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Day 6 - From Pantanal to Paraty

Swap the Pantanal for Paraty, one of the most significant settlements in Brazil's colonial history. Set in the heart of a natural reserve on the edge of the sea, it's beautiful too.
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Day 7 - Private guided walking tour of Paraty

After a long travel day yesterday, take it easy with a private walking tour of Paraty which lasts only a couple of hours, allowing you to enjoy the balance of your day exploring at your own pace.
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Day 8 - Explore Paraty bay by boat

Head out into the bay this morning to visit some of the remote islands, beaches and communities which surround Paraty. There will be time to swim, snorkel and walk.
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Day 9 - Along the coast to Rio de Janeiro

Late this morning you are taken along the coast road to the amazing city of Rio de Janeiro. Your hotel is a beautiful bolthole up in the lively, artistic Santa Teresa quarter of the city.
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Day 10 - Private guided tour of Rio

Spend the day with your guide seeing the astonishing views from the top of Corcovado and Sugar Loaf as well as day to day life and the things that make the 'Cariocas' tick.
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Day 11 - Day to simply enjoy Rio

Explore some more of Rio, from the beaches of Leblon, Ipenema and Copacabana to the museums and art galleries of downtown, or simply watch life go past in the trams of Santa Teresa.
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Day 12 - Reach the Amazon as night falls

Leave the city to travel into the heart of the southern Amazon. A boat ride along the river leads to your beautifully hidden lodge in time to listen to the rainforest come to life before the sun sets.
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Day 13 - Guided wildlife walks into the rainforest

Explore the forest in the company of your guide, with a dawn walk to an observation tower and an afternoon walk to a high viewpoint. The wildlife is extraordinary in its variety and abundance.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero brazil amazon cristalino lodge red handed howler monkey copyright thomas power pura aventura

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Day 14 - Explore the trails of the Cristalino Reserve

The lodge has 30km of trails within its reserve, passing through different types of vegetation, such as terra firma forest, flooded forest, tropical campinarana and upland deciduous forests.
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Day 15 - Settle in to beautiful Salvador

Cross Brazil to the vibrant north-eastern state of Bahia. Settle in to your very comfortable small hotel in the heart of the cobbled colonial centre with amazing views out to the Atlantic.
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Day 16 - Private guided tour of Salvador

Spend today on a flexible, private guided exploration of the city, taking in the beautiful though faded glories of colonial mansions and baroque churches alongside the ever-present pulse of music.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero brazil bahia salvador samba drumming girls

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Day 17 - Day to soak up the atmosphere

Today is yours to explore at your own pace. Salvador is arguably the heart of Afro-Brazilian culture, and this manifests itself in countless ways, from language to religion, music to food.
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Day 18 - Travel inland to the Chapada Diamantina

Head deep inland towards the beautiful Chapada Diamantina National Park, travelling on a comfortable bus early to arrive in the pretty town of Lencois in time for lunch.
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Day 19 - Cave walks, swimming and sunset views

Enjoy a beautiful and fairly gentle introduction to the area with a walk to a vast cave, traditional buffet lunch, swimming in river pools and sunset from the top of the iconic Pai Ignacio mountain.
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Day 20 - Walk to the top of a high waterfall

A more challenging day awaits you today as you head deeper into the park, and higher up its hills and the Fumaca, smoke, waterfall - the water becomes mist as it falls 300m to the valley below.
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Day 21 - A day of wildlife, walking and swimming

Today is an easy day of aquatic wildlife, walking and swimming. Travel by boat through the Marimbus wetland to enjoy simple, traditional lunch at an old farmhouse before a river swim.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero Brazil Boipeba Rainbow over the Island View

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Day 22 - Arrive on your tropical island

This morning you are collected for the 6-hour drive back to the coast, where a private boat will take you out to Ilha Boipeba, a gorgeous road vehicle-free island.
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Day 23 - Relax into island life

You'll probably want to take it easy here, and few places are better equipped to do nothing. Swing in a hammock looking at the waves, or take a stroll along the sand as you settle into island life.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero brazil bahia boipeba island smiling man

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Day 24 - Take time to meet the islanders

Another day to enjoy the island. If you're feeling energetic, there's plenty to keep you busy, from a hike inland to paddling in kayaks or snorkelling offshore.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero brazil bahia boipeba island palm shaded beach

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Day 25 - Enjoy your last day in Brazil

A final day to be as active or relaxed as you like. Boipeba is very much a fishing island, and capoeira a popular pastime, so there's always absorbing local life close by.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero brazil bahia boipeba island footprint on sand

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Day 26 - Time to say goodbye to Brazil

Return to the mainland this morning, to transfer back up to Salvador (three hours) to catch your flight home. Again, international flights are quoted separately for this trip.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero brazil iguazu falls view 2

1 of 26

Day 1 - Arrive at Brazil's Iguaçu Falls

Start your month in Brazil with a bang! Stay next to the incredible Iguaçu Falls in a beautiful hotel with privileged access to the National Park when the day's visitors have left.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero argentina iguazu devils throat chris bladon

2 of 26

Day 2 - Get up close to the falls

Spend today exploring the falls at your own pace from both sides of the border with Argentina. The views of the falls are best from Brazil but the Argentine side is best for getting close.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero brazil pantanal caiman lodge capybara wth cattle tyrant copyright thomas power pura aventura

3 of 26

Day 3 - Travel into the Pantanal wetlands

Set off to the incredible, wildlife rich, wetlands of the Pantanal. The landscape is one of wide-open grazing lands, laced through with rivers and lakes rich in bird and animal life.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero brazil pantanal caiman lodge marsh deer couple copyright thomas power pura aventura

4 of 26

Day 4 - Guided wildlife safari into the wetlands

Your lodge guides help you to explore the wetlands, from macaws to capybara, jaguar to caiman, marsh deer to tarantula. The Pantanal is regarded as one of the best wildlife regions in the world.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero brazil pantanal caiman lodge jaguar at night one copyright thomas power pura aventura

5 of 26

Day 5 - In search of the elusive jaguar

As well as included activities such as nature walks, vehicle safaris, canoe rides and cultural visits, you can also visit the world-famous Jaguar conservation project which is based here.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero brazil paraty town as seen from bay copyright pura aventura thomas power

6 of 26

Day 6 - From Pantanal to Paraty

Swap the Pantanal for Paraty, one of the most significant settlements in Brazil's colonial history. Set in the heart of a natural reserve on the edge of the sea, it's beautiful too.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero brazil paraty early morning light copyright pura aventura thomas power

7 of 26

Day 7 - Private guided walking tour of Paraty

After a long travel day yesterday, take it easy with a private walking tour of Paraty which lasts only a couple of hours, allowing you to enjoy the balance of your day exploring at your own pace.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero brazil paraty sunrise over bay copyright pura aventura thomas power

8 of 26

Day 8 - Explore Paraty bay by boat

Head out into the bay this morning to visit some of the remote islands, beaches and communities which surround Paraty. There will be time to swim, snorkel and walk.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero brazil bahia boipeba island aerial view of christ redeemer20180829 76980 1uvuyh3

9 of 26

Day 9 - Along the coast to Rio de Janeiro

Late this morning you are taken along the coast road to the amazing city of Rio de Janeiro. Your hotel is a beautiful bolthole up in the lively, artistic Santa Teresa quarter of the city.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero brazil rio de janeiro cablecar up sugarloaf mountain

10 of 26

Day 10 - Private guided tour of Rio

Spend the day with your guide seeing the astonishing views from the top of Corcovado and Sugar Loaf as well as day to day life and the things that make the 'Cariocas' tick.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero Brazil Rio Sugar Loaf Mountain

11 of 26

Day 11 - Day to simply enjoy Rio

Explore some more of Rio, from the beaches of Leblon, Ipenema and Copacabana to the museums and art galleries of downtown, or simply watch life go past in the trams of Santa Teresa.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero brazil amazon cristalino lodge giant river otter copyright thomas power pura aventura

12 of 26

Day 12 - Reach the Amazon as night falls

Leave the city to travel into the heart of the southern Amazon. A boat ride along the river leads to your beautifully hidden lodge in time to listen to the rainforest come to life before the sun sets.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero brazil amazon cristalino lodge early light on forest canopy copyright thomas power pura aventura

13 of 26

Day 13 - Guided wildlife walks into the rainforest

Explore the forest in the company of your guide, with a dawn walk to an observation tower and an afternoon walk to a high viewpoint. The wildlife is extraordinary in its variety and abundance.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero brazil amazon cristalino lodge red handed howler monkey copyright thomas power pura aventura

14 of 26

Day 14 - Explore the trails of the Cristalino Reserve

The lodge has 30km of trails within its reserve, passing through different types of vegetation, such as terra firma forest, flooded forest, tropical campinarana and upland deciduous forests.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero brazil salvador the historic centre of salvador

15 of 26

Day 15 - Settle in to beautiful Salvador

Cross Brazil to the vibrant north-eastern state of Bahia. Settle in to your very comfortable small hotel in the heart of the cobbled colonial centre with amazing views out to the Atlantic.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero Brazil Salvador Pelourinho Woman Traditional Dress

16 of 26

Day 16 - Private guided tour of Salvador

Spend today on a flexible, private guided exploration of the city, taking in the beautiful though faded glories of colonial mansions and baroque churches alongside the ever-present pulse of music.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero brazil bahia salvador samba drumming girls

17 of 26

Day 17 - Day to soak up the atmosphere

Today is yours to explore at your own pace. Salvador is arguably the heart of Afro-Brazilian culture, and this manifests itself in countless ways, from language to religion, music to food.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero brazil chapada diamantina lencois general view c vinicius tupinamba

18 of 26

Day 18 - Travel inland to the Chapada Diamantina

Head deep inland towards the beautiful Chapada Diamantina National Park, travelling on a comfortable bus early to arrive in the pretty town of Lencois in time for lunch.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero brazil chapada diamantina chapada diamantina national park brazil

19 of 26

Day 19 - Cave walks, swimming and sunset views

Enjoy a beautiful and fairly gentle introduction to the area with a walk to a vast cave, traditional buffet lunch, swimming in river pools and sunset from the top of the iconic Pai Ignacio mountain.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero brazil chapada diamantina fumaca waterfall ivan barreto

20 of 26

Day 20 - Walk to the top of a high waterfall

A more challenging day awaits you today as you head deeper into the park, and higher up its hills and the Fumaca, smoke, waterfall - the water becomes mist as it falls 300m to the valley below.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero brazil chapada diamantina devils pool couple waterfall

21 of 26

Day 21 - A day of wildlife, walking and swimming

Today is an easy day of aquatic wildlife, walking and swimming. Travel by boat through the Marimbus wetland to enjoy simple, traditional lunch at an old farmhouse before a river swim.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero Brazil Boipeba Rainbow over the Island View

22 of 26

Day 22 - Arrive on your tropical island

This morning you are collected for the 6-hour drive back to the coast, where a private boat will take you out to Ilha Boipeba, a gorgeous road vehicle-free island.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero brazil boipeba local rustic sailboat at boipeba and sao paulo island bahia brazil

23 of 26

Day 23 - Relax into island life

You'll probably want to take it easy here, and few places are better equipped to do nothing. Swing in a hammock looking at the waves, or take a stroll along the sand as you settle into island life.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero brazil bahia boipeba island smiling man

24 of 26

Day 24 - Take time to meet the islanders

Another day to enjoy the island. If you're feeling energetic, there's plenty to keep you busy, from a hike inland to paddling in kayaks or snorkelling offshore.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero brazil bahia boipeba island palm shaded beach

25 of 26

Day 25 - Enjoy your last day in Brazil

A final day to be as active or relaxed as you like. Boipeba is very much a fishing island, and capoeira a popular pastime, so there's always absorbing local life close by.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero brazil bahia boipeba island footprint on sand

26 of 26

Day 26 - Time to say goodbye to Brazil

Return to the mainland this morning, to transfer back up to Salvador (three hours) to catch your flight home. Again, international flights are quoted separately for this trip.

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