BRAZIL - 28 DAYS
DAY 1 Sao Paulo - Meet & greet at airport and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
DAY 2 Sao Paulo (B) - Half Day CITY TOUR Beginning with Ibirapuera Park, with the Obelisk of São Paulo and Monumento às Bandeiras. Continue to the Church of Nossa Senhora do Brasil, and on to the Vila Madalena neighborhood. Cross the famous Paulista Avenue to see the imposing Copan and Italia buildings, the São Bento Monastery and the magnificent Metropolitan Cathedral located at Praça da Sé.
DAY 3 Sao Paulo / Iguassu Falls (B) - Transfer to airport for your flight to Iguassu followed by a tour of the BRAZILIAN FALLS. Hear the force of the falls as you watch the forest and its rich fauna and flora with many species of birds, butterflies and small mammals. Part of the falls are on the Brazilian side and you will also have a panoramic view of the falls on the Argentinian side. A walkway circuit allows you to observe around 275 different falls from the Iguaçu River and you will be able to enjoy the view of the colossal Devil’s Throat.
DAY 4 Iguassu Falls (B) - ARGENTINEAN FALLS - Cross the Brazil-Argentina border and begin your tour of the Argentinian side with a train ride to the Devil’s Throat, the largest water flow of the entire complex. Do the Lower Circuit trail to get close to some of the smaller waterfalls.
DAY 5 Iguassu Falls / Cuiaba / Pantanal (B, D) - Transfer to the airport for your flight to Cuiaba and on to your lodge in Pantanal to see the world’s largest tropical wetland area. Enjoy delicious piranha soup before dinner.
DAY 6 Pantanal (B, L, D) - After breakfast, horseback trail riding through the woods to see a big variety of birds, animals and reptiles. Return to the lodge for lunch and later take a boat ride for a photographic safari on the pristine Mutum River, with giant otters, stingray and huge schools of small fish. After dinner, enjoy nocturnal animal spotting by jeep.
DAY 7 Pantanal (B, L, D) – Take a nature walk through the jungle and fields, one of the world’s best hot spots for birdwatching. Later you will be taken by boat to do some piranha fishing for cayman feeding in the evening.
DAY 8 Pantanal / Cuiaba / Manaus / Amazon (B,D) – Early morning canoeing in the Mutum river to observe the sunrise and the beauty of wildlife at the break of dawn in the Pantanal. After breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight to Manaus. Meet & greet on arrival and transfer to an Amazon Jungle Lodge. Visit the Monkey Jungle and enjoy an evening tour by canoe for Alligator spotting.
DAY 9 Amazon (B,L,D) - Breakfast followed by a Nature Hike and lunch. After visit the home of local Amazonian residents with opportunity for Piranha fishing.
DAY 10 Amazon (B,L,D) - Breakfast and full day tour to see the Meeting of the Waters between the dark Rio Negro and pale coloured Amazon River.
DAY 11 Amazon / Manaus / Sao Luis (B) - Free time to enjoy natural pools and swimming at the river-bank before your transfer to the airport to catch the flight to Sao Luis. Meet & greet and transfer to your hotel.
DAY 12 Sao Luis / Barreirinhas (B) - Half Day City tour Sao Luis through the historic centre, and learn about the rich history of the city. Later transfer to Barreirinhas, the entry city to Lencois Maranheneses National Park, a protected area with a vast desert landscape of white sand dunes and seasonal rainwater lagoons.
DAY 13 Barreirinhas (B) - Full Day at Lencois Maranhenses Enjoy a 4x4 tour inside the National Park, see the sand dunes and the beach and visit a small village formed by traditional fishermen.
DAY 14 Barreirinhas (B) - Departure for a tour through the Preguiças River in a motorboat and visiting the main fishing villages Vassouras, Mandacaru and Cabure.
DAY 15 Barreirinhas / Sao Luis / Recife (B) - Transfer to the airport for your flight to Recife. Meet & greet and transfer to your hotel.
DAY 16 Recife (B) - Compare past and present with a tour of modern Recife and continue to colonial-era Olinda founded in 1534 and named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit Sé Cathedral and admire its Portuguese tiles and gilded carvings.
DAY 17 Recife / Fernando de Noronha (B) - Transfer to the airport for your flight to Fernando de Noronha. Transfer to your hotel and rest of the day at leisure.
DAY 18 Fernando de Noronha (B) - Full Day Island Tour, trek across the main island of Noronha exploring all the main beaches, natural pools and viewing points of the archipelago. You’ll see a whole range of local flora and fauna with a stop for swimming and diving in the crystalline waters of one of the island’s many perfect beaches.
DAY 19 Fernando de Noronha (B) - Half Day Boat Tour starting from Santo Antônio Port and visiting many smaller, secondary islands. See rock formations and a sea bird nesting ground and end up at a beautiful beach for relaxation and swimming.
DAY 20 Fernando de Noronha / Natal (B) - Transfer to Airport for your flight to Natal. Transfer to your hotel and rest of the day at leisure.
DAY 21 Natal (B) - Half Day Boat Tour visiting Fortaleza dos Reis Magos and Ponta Negra followed by a scenic drive on the Coastal Highway to visit an important civic landmark and some of the city's most beautiful beaches.
DAY 22 Natal / Salvador (B) - Transfer to the airport for your flight to Salvador. Meet & greet on arrival and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure
DAY 23 Salvador (B, L) - Full Day HISTORICAL & PANORAMIC CITY TOUR of the first capital of the colony of Brazil. See the Lighthouse of Barra, the Corridor of Victoria, the Campo Grande square and the Historical Centre, a World Heritage Site full of churches, colourful mansions and cobblestone streets.
DAY 24 Salvador (B) - Free day at leisure to explore on your own.
DAY 25 Salvador / Rio de Janeiro (B) - Transfer to the airport for your flight to Rio de Janeiro. Meet & greet on arrival and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure.
DAY 26 Rio de Janeiro (B, L) - Full Day tour starting with a train ride to Christ the Redeemer through rainforest to reach the top of Corcovado. Named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, Christ the Redeemer has a lookout overlooking Rio de Janeiro. Visit also Maracanã Stadium, the Sambadrome, the Metropolitan Cathedral and Copacabana beach. Continue to Sugar Loaf Mountain by Cable Car for more breath-taking views.
DAY 27 Rio de Janeiro (B) – Day at leisure to relax or explore more on your own.
DAY 28 Rio de Janeiro (B) – Day at leisure until time for your transfer to the airport to catch your flight.
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