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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.