Brazil 7-Day Tours & Itineraries

Explore 17 trips designed by local kimkim specialists to get ideas for your trip to Brazil.

Spend seven days exploring Brazil with kimkim's well-curated itineraries. If you'd like to see a combination of city life and nature, consider this Brazilian adventure from Río de Janeiro to the Amazon, where you can stop to explore sites such as Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf, as well as Ilha Grande for the islands and beaches and then head to the Amazon to explore Manaus. For a similar experience, you could also go on this excursion from Río de Janeiro to the Iguazú River and explore famous sites such as Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf, beaches, and Pedra Bonita for scenic viewpoints while stopping for breaks in Brazil and Argentina. If you enjoy hiking, you might enjoy the Chapada Diamantina, home to scenic "tepuy" (cliffs), mountains, waterfalls, Cachoeirão Waterfall, and the Cave of the Castle.

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Map of Explore Brazil: From Rio de Janeiro to the Amazon - 7 Days
Explore Brazil: From Rio de Janeiro to the Amazon - 7 Days

Experience a combination of city life and destinations in nature on this week-long Brazilian adventure. Begin in Rio de Janeiro, and embark on a full-day city tour to Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf, and the best beaches in the area. Then, take a day trip to Ilha Grande to soak up the sun and explore a few of the many islands and beaches. Next, head to the Amazon to do some touring of Manaus before arriving in Careiro to enjoy activities in the Amazon rainforest, including canoeing, piranha fishing, and a nocturnal nature tour.

Rio de Janeiro
Map of Rio de Janeiro and Iguazú Falls - 7 Days
Rio de Janeiro and Iguazú Falls - 7 Days

On this weeklong trip to Brazil, experience city life, and then connect with nature. The trip kicks off in Rio de Janeiro, with a full-day city tour of sites like Christ the Reedemer, Sugar Loaf, and all the best beaches. Then, take a day trip to Pedra Bonita for scenic viewpoints. Next, venture to Iguazú Falls, a phenomenon that spans from Brazil to Argentina. Enjoy some free time before experiencing the falls from both countries, and tour the Iguazú River.

Rio de Janeiro is paradise
Map of Highlights of Rio de Janeiro - 7 Days
Highlights of Rio de Janeiro - 7 Days

Relax into the rhythm of Rio de Janeiro with this week-long adventure that takes you to the heart of the buzzing coastal city. The locals—fondly nicknamed Cariocas—know the key to a good life is taking it easy, so switch down a gear and enjoy the vibrant energy and rich culture of the city. With the help of a few local guides, you'll learn to dance the samba, discover the secret to a good caipirinha, and visit some of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil.

The Pati Valley, Chapada Diamantina trekking
Map of Chapada Diamantina Trek - 7 Days
Chapada Diamantina Trek - 7 Days

This 7-day trip to Chapada Diamantina is a bucket list item for those who enjoy hiking. Considered one of the most beautiful crossings in Brazil, the Pati Valley is surrounded by incredible "tepuy" (cliffs), mountains, cascading waterfalls, and stunning natural beauty. Explore the Cachoeirão Waterfall and the Cave of the Castle, and learn about the history and local culture on overnight homestays.

View of historic Paraty from the water
Map of Discover Brazil: Rio de Janeiro & Paraty - 7 Days
Discover Brazil: Rio de Janeiro & Paraty - 7 Days

This weeklong itinerary is perfect for travelers who are visiting Brazil for the first time. First, you'll tour the most famous sites in Rio de Janeiro, including the awe-inspiring Christ the Redeemer statue, and experience the energy of Carnival before heading off to the nearby colonial town of Paraty where you can stroll through historic neighborhoods, learn how to cook with Brazilian flair, bike through tropical forests, and relax on secluded beaches.

The paradisiac Parnaioca beach and the Brazilian flag formation
Map of Ilha Grande Beach Trekking - 7 Days
Ilha Grande Beach Trekking - 7 Days

In this active Brazilian excursion, you'll travel from Rio de Janeiro to Angra dos Reis, a coastal region famous for Ilha Grande, the largest of 365 islands in the area. Over six days you'll trek all around Ilha Grande, visiting local caiçara (indigenous) fishing villages, hiking on trails that cut through unspoiled Atlantic forest, ascending mountains, crossing rivers, and, of course, enjoying the island's many sun-kissed beaches. All told it's a 43-mile (70-km) hiking adventure in one of the most scenic locales in a nation abounding with scenic locales.

Sunset over the Amazon Rainforest
Map of Experience Brazil: Rio de Janeiro, Manaus & the Amazon - 7 Days
Experience Brazil: Rio de Janeiro, Manaus & the Amazon - 7 Days

See the best that Brazil has to offer on this adventurous seven-day itinerary. Begin with a bird's eye view of Rio de Janeiro from atop Mount Corcovado, Sugarloaf Mountain, and Morro Dos Irmaos. Then, leave the city behind and travel from Manaus to Anavilhanas National Park, an archipelago in the heart of the Amazon rainforest. Tour forests, waterways (igarapés), and local communities as you learn about the unique animals, plants, and people who call this biodiverse region home.

The Pantanal is brimming with tropical birds like this blue and yellow macaw
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Birdwatching in the Pantanal – 7 Days

Travel to Brazil's Pantanal region for an exotic birdwatching adventure in the world's largest tropical wetland. Avid birders will spot the iconic jabiru—the symbol of the Pantanal—the blue hyacinth macaw, and the roseate spoonbill, among dozens of others. Learn the secrets of this fascinating environment through its abundant wildlife and stunning marsh landscapes.

Vila do Abrãao on Ilha Grande
Adventure & Relaxation in Rio de Janeiro and Ilha Grande - 7 Days

If you have just a week to spend in Brazil — and you don't want to spend too much time traveling between destinations — this 7-day itinerary to Rio de Janeiro and Ilha Grande is ideal. The journey offers an unbeatable mix of sightseeing, outdoor adventure, and relaxation, starting in Rio with a full-day city tour that takes you to Corcovado, Sugarloaf Mountain, and key historic sites. After a hike in the rainforest of Tijuca, you'll catch a boat to nearby Ilha Grande, seemingly a world away from the bustle of "the Marvelous City." Spend the second half of the trip boating, sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling, hiking, and relaxing on the tropical island before heading back to civilization to catch a flight out.

Sunrise over Rio
Map of Best of Brazil: Rio de Janeiro & North Pantanal - 7 Days
Best of Brazil: Rio de Janeiro & North Pantanal - 7 Days

This weeklong Brazilian getaway takes you to the seaside city of Rio de Janeiro, where you'll visit iconic landmarks such as Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf Mountain. Explore on foot and by bike, touring the favela community of Vidigal, as well as the famed beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema. Then it's off to the Pantanal, the world's largest freshwater wetland. You'll see exotic wildlife, go horseback riding on marshland trails, and explore the riverways that make up this biodiverse region.

Relax at Salvador's popular Porto da Barra
Map of Bahia's Beaches & Culture: Salvador & Boipeba - 7 Days
Bahia's Beaches & Culture: Salvador & Boipeba - 7 Days

This weeklong itinerary takes you to Brazil's coastal state of Bahia. Begin in the capital of Salvador, where you can soak in the unique Afro-Brazilian culture and heritage. Discover the city's colorful 17th-century colonial architecture, and enjoy a percussion workshop and literary tour. Then head to the island of Boipeba to canoe through a mangrove forest and tour the surrounding area, with plenty of time for relaxation.

The Amazon in Brazil
Map of Diverse Brazil: The Amazon, Salvador & Praia do Forte - 7 Days
Diverse Brazil: The Amazon, Salvador & Praia do Forte - 7 Days

Combine the rainforests of the Amazon with the culturally-rich region of Bahia for a week of off-the-beaten-path adventure in Brazil. Take a canoe trip through Amazon tributaries, try your hand at piranha fishing, and spot rare wildlife on jungle hikes. Then, it's off to Salvador for an immersion into Bahian culture via percussion workshops and cooking demonstrations. Your trip culminates on the coasts of Praia do Forte, taking in breathtaking views of migrating humpback whales.

Spend a relaxed week with the little ones on this laid-back Rio de Janeiro tour
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Relaxed Family Vacation in Rio de Janeiro - 7 Days

Create lasting family memories with your little ones during this stress-free vacation in Brazil's favorite beach city. Sip on caipirinhas and top up your tans in Copacabana as the kids play in dedicated children's areas. Tick off Rio de Janeiro's must-visit sites via cable cars and old-fashioned trams and spend ample time in the fresh air at some of the city's tropical parks and gardens. End your trip with a child-friendly cooking workshop where you'll indulge in a traditional Brazilian feast.

Sip the freshest coconut water at on the famous beach at Copacabana
Map of Brazil Family Getaway: Rio de Janeiro & Salvador - 7 Days
Brazil Family Getaway: Rio de Janeiro & Salvador - 7 Days

For a family getaway combining the best of city and surf, this weeklong trip to Brazil is hard to beat. Kick off in Rio de Janeiro and see the iconic sights. Relax in legendary spots like Ipanema and Copacabana before flying to Salvador to immerse yourselves in Brazilian culture, cuisine, and history. Before you leave, squeeze in a day trip to the beautiful Praia do Forte coastline to round off this perfect blend of nature and city fun.

Immerse yourself in the wonders of rainforest with hiking, canoeing, and fishing excursions at an Amazon lodge
Map of Family Expedition to Iguaçu Falls & the Brazilian Amazon - 7 Days
Family Expedition to Iguaçu Falls & the Brazilian Amazon - 7 Days

Grab your camera, hiking boots, and insect repellent—you're about to become adventurers! Perfect for families with older kids and teens, this seven-day Brazil itinerary begins at the base of the Iguaçu Falls, where you'll take a powerful shower as a speedboat zooms around the canyons. Venture deep into the rainforest of the Amazon for the second half of your trip, where you'll hike through the undergrowth to an Indigenous compound, canoe through flooded forests, and spot nocturnal wildlife.

Discover the waterways and wildlife of the Pantanal with your family
Map of Brazil Family Discovery Tour: Culture & Nature in Salvador & Pantanal - 7 Days
Brazil Family Discovery Tour: Culture & Nature in Salvador & Pantanal - 7 Days

Looking for a taste of Brazil's rich cultural heritage and pristine wilderness? This weeklong trip to Salvador and North Pantanal provides a kid-friendly getaway with plenty of excitement. Soak up Bahia's vibrant music and cuisine scene in Salvador before flying to North Pantanal for some of Brazil's best wildlife viewing, from chatty macaws to mysterious jaguars. Go hiking, kayaking, and horseback riding before rounding your trip off back in colorful Salvador.

The Pantanal is one of the best places on Earth to spot the adorable capybara
Map of Active Family Adventure in Brazil: Wildlife, Caves & Forests - 7 Days
Active Family Adventure in Brazil: Wildlife, Caves & Forests - 7 Days

Pack your snorkels, headlamps, and cameras for this seven-day family expedition into Brazil's wilderness. Perfect for active and adventurous kids, it starts with three nights in the world's largest wetlands, hiking through South Pantanal's wooded savannas, fishing for piranhas, and searching for elusive big cats on a nighttime drive through the forest. You'll also get to explore the realm beneath your feet at Bonito as you descend into caves filled with fascinating rock formations and turquoise lakes.

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