Wander the cobblestoned streets of colonial Paraty, tour micro-enterprises in a Rio favela, marvel at the thundering Iguassu Falls, encounter wildlife and sleep in hammocks in the Brazilian Pantanal, sip caipirinhas on the beach
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.
Your G for Good Moment: Favela Experience, Rio de Janeiro
Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
Your Discover Moment: Ilha Grande
Your Discover Moment: Paraty
Your Discover Moment: Bonito
Iguassu Falls visit (Brazil & Argentina)
Pantanal wildlife excursion (2 days)
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Meals 11 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
Transportation Public bus, van, plane.
Accommodations Hotels (12 nts), tented room with hammocks in the Pantanal (2 nts, multi-share).
Staff & experts Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guide while in the Pantanal.
Travel Style: Classic All of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.
Service Level: Standard Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.
Itinerary Day 1: Rio de Janeiro
Arrive at any time.
Day 2: Rio de Janeiro
In the morning, explore the favela with a local resident on a G Adventures-supported tour to watch a drumming demonstration, get a Capoeira lesson, and sample craft beers with a new perspective of the city. Enjoy a free afternoon to discover all that Rio has to offer.
Day 3: Rio de Janeiro/Ilha Grande
Take a bus and ferry to Ilha Grande. Enjoy free time to explore this picturesque, laid-back island, opt to go on a hike to a nearby swimming hole or explore the many beaches.
Day 4: Ilha Grande
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 5: Ilha Grande/Paraty
Travel up the coast to Paraty and wander the cobblestoned streets of this beautiful colonial town.
Day 6: Paraty
Enjoy a free day to explore Paraty. Optional activities include a Caipirinha boat trip, kayaking and horseback riding.
Day 7: 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 8: Paraty/Iguaçu Falls
Take a flight to the famous Iguassu Falls. Skip the 19 hour journey by land and hop a flight to Iguassu from São Paulo.
Visit the Brazilian side of the falls to get the best panoramic view.
Day 9: Iguaçu Falls
Experience Iguassu in Argentina by exploring trails and catwalks. Opt to take a boat tour to view the falls from below.
Day 10: Iguaçu Falls/Bonito
Embark on the long travel journey to Bonito.
Day 11: Bonito
Spend time in Bonito with optional activities available like snorkelling in the rivers or exploring the nearby caves and waterfalls.
Day 12: Bonito/Pantanal
Journey into the Pantanal, a perfect place to experience the wildlife of Brazil. Enjoy a 2-day excursion into the wetlands with a local guide.
Day 13: Pantanal
Full day of exploring the Pantanal. Try piranha fishing or horseback riding. Opportunities to spot wildlife such as monkeys, macaws, giant otters and caiman.
Day 14: Pantanal/Rio de Janeiro
Transfer to Campo Grande and fly back to Rio before arriving to the centrally located hotel in Copacabana.