Start your adventure in Rio de Janeiro, known as the "Cidade Maravilhosa" (the Marvelous City). Explore the Floresta da Tijuca, the largest urban forest in the world, take a cable car to the iconic Sugarloaf Mountain and relax on Copacabana beach. Then head to the Amazon, where you will canoe through the watery forest of the Igapós, spot exotic wildlife in the jungle, and swim with pink dolphins.
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To visitors, Rio de Janeiro is an exotic city where color and music flourish. Although the Cariocas (residents of Rio) agree, they know there's much more to their "Wonderful City." Explore irresistible beaches, surf and wooded mountains, the world-famous landmarks of the Pão de Açúcar and Cristo Redentor, and more on this quick immersion into the magic of Rio.
Straddling the triple border between Brazil, Venezuela, and Guyana, Mount Roraima is a perfect destination for adventurous travelers. Spend your days exploring the towering cliffs and unique landscapes of the mountain with the ultimate goal of climbing the summit — known to many as "The Lost World."
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.
Discover Rio de Janeiro: a vibrant and diverse city where emerald blue water, inky green forest, and rocky mountains meet. Explore the lush Costa Verde and the picturesque colonial town of Paraty and visit the island of Ilha Grande to relax on dreamy beaches and enjoy a private boat tour. Get up close to the magnificent Iguazu Falls in all their thundering glory.
Trek one of Brazil's most beautiful routes through the lush Serra dos Órgãos National Park — from Petrópolis to Teresópolis. The trail is known for its breathtaking vistas, steep climbs, and high difficulty rating, so get ready for an incredibly rewarding challenge!
This journey is ideal for adventure seekers, nature lovers, and culture enthusiasts. Start in Rio de Janeiro, where you'll visit city highlights such as Sugarloaf and Corcovado peaks and learn what the "Carioca lifestyle" is. Impressive architecture and delicious food await you in a joyful atmosphere, followed by the magic of Iguaçu Falls—the most extensive waterfall system in the world. Then it is off to Manaus, the gateway to the Amazon, where you'll visit the jungle and observe wildlife.
From the Corcovado to Sugarloaf Mountain and Copacabana to Ipanema, this whirlwind tour will sweep you through the best, most famous, and most beautiful beaches, neighborhoods, and mountains that Rio de Janeiro has to offer. Cycle along the endless beaches, hike the largest urban forest in the world, and learn how to cook with Brazilian flare and flavors.
The surreal landscape of Lençóis Maranhenses National Park is one of Brazil's many treasures, and this 6-day hiking itinerary will take you straight into the heart of this natural phenomenon. Rise early to catch stunning sunrises and trek through tall, white sand dunes dotted with thousands of freshwater lagoons that form in the rainy season. Enjoy quiet evenings and drift to sleep in a swaying hammock amid the sounds of nature.
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.
This six-day trip through two regions of Brazil provides a great combination of culture and adventure. Begin in the charming island city of São Luís. Embark on a sightseeing tour of all the main streets, avenues, and squares. Then, travel to Barreirinhas, your home base surrounding Lençóis Maranhenses National Park. Boat along the Preguiças River, Atins Circuit, and Lagoa Azul Circuit, trek the dunes, and swim in lagoons along the way.
Explore spectacular Fernando de Noronha, a secluded island paradise located hundreds of miles away from the nearest coast. This dreamy location is perfect for both relaxing and enjoying a tropical adventure. Go snorkeling and diving among the coral reefs, hike along the island's trails for views of turquoise waters and dramatic cliffs, or unwind on the white-sand beaches — voted the world's most beautiful.
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.
Embark on a fun and active journey through Brazil on this 10-day tour. Begin in the bustling seaside city of Rio de Janeiro for some sightseeing—Christ the Redeemer, a cable car ride, and the best beaches included. Next, embark on a scenic hike along the Pedra Bonita trail, followed by a tour of the mesmerizing Iguazú Falls, from both Brazil and Argentina. Then, venture to Pantanal, with its densely biodiverse tropical wetlands, for more active exploration.
Perfect for those seeking a difficult, rewarding adventure, the Serra Fina Crossing is known for its high peaks (including the fourth highest peak in the country), cold nights, and challenging terrain. Enjoy one of the country's best sunrise spots, overnight on high mountain peaks, and earn the bragging rights that only Brazil's toughest trek can give you!
Lace up your shoes and get ready for two days of adventure in Rio de Janeiro, enjoying the region's stunning natural beauty and mild climate to hit the trails. On your first day hike to Pedra do Telégrafo to take see views of the surrounding mountains and take the iconic daring photo with the hanging rock. On the second day hike to Pedra da Gávea, where you'll see local wildlife and panoramic views of the city and coast.
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.
On this five-day Brazilian adventure, experience Amazonian culture and the spectacular rainforest. Land in Manaus, the capital of the Amazon region, and do some sightseeing upon arrival. Next, visit the Meeting of the Waters—a river phenomenon—on the way to Careiro. Spend the next few days immersed in the biodiverse environment of the Amazon Jungle Lodge and its rich surroundings, from nature hikes to canoeing, and piranha fishing to nocturnal wildlife tours.
This trek through Three Peak State Park is one of the top areas for adventure in Brazil. Hike around some of the most famous formations in the Valley of the Gods—known as the "Brazilian Yosemite"—including Dragon's Head Peak and Matchbox Peak, known as the "Miracle Stone" for its unlikely formation. In the evenings, camp in one of the park's most beautiful sites and enjoy dinner under the stars.
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.
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.
One of the most sought-after activities in Rio de Janeiro is a tour of Angra dos Reis and Ilha Grande—but very few people see the beautiful beaches only accessible via hiking trail. Pico do Papagaio is the most beautiful trail on Ilha Grande. You'll visit Lopes Mendes Beach, considered one of the 10 most beautiful beaches in the world, and one of the highest points of Ilha Grande—the best viewpoint of Angra dos Reis.
Set off on a romantic beach honeymoon in beautiful Brazil. Your first stop will be the small village of Búzios, where you will spend the days sunbathing, sailing, and enjoying fresh seafood. Then, you'll pick up the pace in thrilling and thriving Rio de Janeiro. You'll visit the Christ the Redeemer statue, samba through the night, and people-watch in Copacabana. The trip ends in Itacaré, a fishing town with wild beaches where you can once again enjoy a slower pace of life.
Spend six days diving deep into the culture and local gastronomy on this hybrid eco-tourism and culinary itinerary in the Para State of Brazil. Start in Belem to see the local fish markets and sample cuisine, then head downriver to Cotijuba Island for a community visit where you'll learn to make local dishes, hike through the Amazon, and join the women's empowerment project to throw a beach luau.
See Brazil’s natural wonders over 10 days of wildlife safaris and adventures. First, you'll visit the Pantanal, the largest tropical wetland region in the world, where you'll go horseback riding across vast savannas and embark on safaris to try and spot the elusive jaguar. Then, travel south to Bonito, an ecotourism hub famous for its crystalline rivers, cavernous lagoons, and massive sinkholes home to tropical macaws.
Following the coastline of northeastern Brazil, the "Route of Emotions" takes in some of the country's most breathtaking and little-known landscapes. This 10-day adventure follows the scenic route as you traverse the shifting sand dunes of Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, explore the mangrove swamps of the Preguiças River by boat, and dive into crystal clear waters in the beach paradise of Jericoacoara. After an exhilarating trip to Ilha do Amor by dune buggy, the adventure draws to a close as you reach the waterfront city of Fortaleza.
The Paraty wilderness trek is one of Brazil's favorite beach hikes, and it's easy to see why: endless beaches, cascading waterfalls, and sweeping ocean views, all located within the Juatinga Ecological Reserve. Hike 20 miles (32 km) over three days, camping overnight in local fishermen houses and enjoying dinner and sunset on the beach each night. Connections to and from Rio make this an easy and fantastic addition to your Brazil getaway.
Nature-lovers won't want to miss this relaxed 6-day itinerary that allows for plenty of adventure in the Pantanal—the world’s largest tropical wetland. You'll stay in a series of independent safari hotels in Poconé and Porto Jofre that make the perfect jumping-off point for hikes, birdwatching expeditions, and more. You'll see colorful exotic birds, giant anteaters, jaguars, capybaras, anacondas, and piranhas on multiple safari expeditions and have plenty of time to relax or book additional activities that match your interests.
Enjoy Rio's natural beauty during two days of adrenaline-filled adventure. Start with a hike to Pedra Bonita to get a panoramic view of the city, then hang-glide from the top. The next day, take a train to the top of Corcovado mountain to see the statue of Christ the Redeemer and mountain bike to the bottom before hiking Sugarloaf to take in views of Guanabara Bay.
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.
Considered the best viewpoint over the Serra dos Órgãos mountain range, you'll trek to Portais de Hércules on this two-day excursion from Rio de Janeiro. Perfect for athletic travelers short on time, you'll depart the capital early on day one, trek through forest and plateaus to Castelos do Açú basecamp, and reward yourself the following morning with a sunrise trek to the famed lookout.
Spend four days trekking around the Saco do Mamanguá peninsula, a natural paradise with beautiful beaches and accessible trails. Explore Brazil's only fjord from kayak and take in the sweeping views of mountains, beaches, and waterfalls, then hike the Sugar Loaf Peak of Mamanguá, a postcard-perfect highlight of the region. Enjoy easy access from Rio de Janeiro and don't worry about meals, lodging, or carrying the equipment—everything is taken care of.
A true mountaineering paradise, Itatiaia National Park houses the highest point in the state of Rio de Janeiro: the majestic Pico das Agulhas Negras. In this 2-day Itatiaia expedition, you'll climb the two park's main rock formations, Agulhas Negras Peak and Prateleiras Peak, enjoying fantastic views of the park from both summits.
Active travelers will explore some of Brazil's best natural scenery in this itinerary that balances four full days of hiking with urban tours and beachfront relaxation. Begin your trip in the lively city of Salvador before taking a flight to Lençóis for a day of cafe-hopping and historic architecture. Then, begin your trek through the Vale do Pati and into Chapada Diamantina National Park. You'll swim in waterfalls, enjoy awe-inspiring cliff views, and recharge in a secluded island paradise.
Hundreds of bird species and almost 5,000 types of plants and animals—this is the incredible biodiversity you'll experience in Brazil's Pantanal region. On this eight-day adventure, you'll visit the largest tropical wetland ecosystem on earth for nature hikes, boat rides, and nocturnal wildlife tours to spot jaguars and ocelots. As a bonus, you'll travel to Bonito, a popular ecotourism destination known for its crystal clear rivers, cavern lagoons, and red-and-green macaws.
In less than a week, you can experience the best wildlife tours in Brazil's remote Pantanal region. Travel across the largest wetlands on earth by boat, vehicle, and on foot to see exotic animals ranging from friendly capybaras and blue macaws to menacing caimans and stalking jaguars. This packed itinerary includes photo safaris, nature hikes, sunrise tours—even a horseback ride with Pantanal cowboys.
In just nine days, this exciting itinerary introduces you to some of Brazil's most awe-inspiring landscapes, from massive waterfalls to pristine beaches. The itinerary starts in Argentina — Iguazú Falls span the border between Argentina and Brazil — with a few days of hiking and boating around the spectacular cascades. Then you'll catch a flight to Rio de Janeiro, where world-famous sights like Corcovado and Sugar Loaf Mountain await. Detour to Búzios for a few days of sailing, sunbathing, and fun on the beach. Then wrap up the itinerary with one more full day in Rio before catching a flight out.
Experience community-based tourism in the beautiful Jequitinhonha Valley on this immersive art trip. You'll spend five days with the women of the Campo Buriti community, learning the traditional process from harvesting the clay to kiln firing from the artists. Combine with trips to the historic cities of Belo Horizonte, Diamantina, and Tiradentes for a full Brazil tour.
For the ultimate beach vacation, it's hard to beat Rio de Janeiro. This 14-day adventure places you right in the mix as you enjoy world-class beaches like Copacabana and Ipanema, plus immerse yourself in local culture and revel in the festive Carnival spirit. It doesn't stop there, as you'll also travel to the historic coastal town of Paraty, from which you'll embark on nature tours in the Atlantic rainforests and enjoy sailing and beach days on nearby Ilha Grande.
This two-day hike features Pedra do Sino in the stunning Serra dos Órgãos Mountain Range and is perfect for travelers who are visiting Brazil's capital and want a quick off-the-beaten-path experience. You'll set out from Rio de Janeiro to Brazil's mountaineering capital, Teresópolis, and on to your mountain shelter at the base of Pedra do Sino. Along the way, you'll pass waterfalls, trek through forest and high-altitude vegetation, and take in a sunset from the peak of Pedra do Sino.
Spend an unforgettable week exploring the Cidade Maravilhosa ("Marvelous City") of Rio de Janeiro! On this colorful journey around Brazil's most glamorous city, you'll hit the major highlights, including a cable car ride to the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain and an excursion to Corcovado and Christ the Redeemer — both viewpoints offer truly stunning views over Rio and its surrounding landscape. You'll also learn about the city's African heritage, see what life in the favela is like, watch Carnival musicians and dancers in action, and hike in the lush Tijuca Forest. Finish the trip with a full day of relaxing with a local crowd on the famous beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema.
If you're looking to see a bit of everything on your trip to Brazil, you'll love this itinerary which includes cities, culture, beaches, and outdoor adventure. Start off in bustling São Paulo, then explore the historic town of Paraty and its surrounding nature. Afterward, head to the lushly-forested island of Ilha Grande for beachside relaxation, hiking, and water sports. Finish in Rio de Janeiro, where you'll discover the city's highlights and make an optional visit to a community social project.
This two-week itinerary gives you enough time to savor Brazil's major highlights without having to rush. It begins in Rio with sightseeing, architecture tours, and a bit of the Carnival party scene, then continues south to Iguaçu Falls, the largest waterfall system in the world. Afterward, fly far north for adventures in and around the Amazon River before heading east to the sun-kissed Bahian coast. You'll immerse yourself in the music, food, and history of one of Brazil's richest cultures.
What better way to spend a quick five days in Brazil than by enjoying the tropical paradise of Fernando de Noronha? You'll do it all during your visit to this volcanic island and protected ecological reserve, from sailing around the coast to visiting its idyllic beaches to snorkeling and diving at offshore reefs. Throw in an off-road buggy ride and a nature hike, and you have all the ingredients for the perfect island adventure.
On this 10-day active adventure, you'll hike, bike, dive, and swim around some of Brazil's most beautiful natural wonders. Get ready to cycle around Rio de Janeiro's famous beaches, observe marine life on a dive in Ilha Grande, and enjoy a boat excursion around the Iguaçu Falls. You'll also visit several one-of-a-kind trekking spots like the Pedra do Telégrafo and Pico do Papagaio.
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.
Adventure mode: on! During this thrilling 5-day tour around Rio de Janeiro, you won't just see the sights — you'll hike, climb, and cycle to them. Start with a train ride to the top of Corcovado to visit Christ the Redeemer, then hop on a mountain bike and ride downhill for lunch on the beach. You'll hike and climb to a sunset panorama at the top of Sugarloaf Mountain to finish the day. Cycle around the city on a history tour, then do some more hiking, scaling the heights of Pedra Bonita for spectacular views over Rio and the surrounding landscape. After trekking along the trails of Tijuca Forest, you'll finish the adventure with a dip in a waterfall.
Discover Brazil by hitting the best highlights of this massive country in 10 days. Start in Rio de Janeiro and visit a local samba school preparing for the world-famous Carnival. Journey along the Amazon river and get close to the jungle's exotic wildlife. Move to the beat of the drums as you learn about Bahian percussion instruments in Salvador, and take a tour of the city's traditional markets for a taste of the flavorful local cuisine.
Explore some of the most remote regions of Brazil, plus get to know one of its biggest cities on this 14-day adventure. It begins in the heart of the Amazon, where you'll embark on nature tours and cultural exchanges with Indigenous tribes. Then head to Brazil's northeast coast for R&R in the laid-back surf village of Jericoacoara before winding down the trip in the urban jungle of São Paulo.
The vibrancy of Bahia spans its food, music, and sacred rituals. During this five-day journey, you'll soak up the beat of one of Brazil's most diverse areas, from the streets and markets in the capital Salvador to the islands of Tinharé and car-free Morro de São Paulo village. Activate all of your senses as you sample local street food, try your hand on percussive drums, and set sail to pristine island beaches.
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.
See the best of Brazil on this 10-day tour, which starts in the seaside city of Rio de Janeiro. Visit the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue with its expansive views, and walk the winding hills of a Brazilian favela. Then it's off to Foz do Iguaçu and the wonders of Iguaçu Falls, exploring both the Brazilian and Argentian sides of this massive national park. Your trip culminates in the beach town of Jericoacoara, with dune buggy rides, peaceful lagoons, and strolls along the sand-paved streets of this still-rustic village.
From vibrant cities and fantastic beaches to mountain treks, you'll discover everything Brazil has to offer on this colossal 14-day itinerary. Go bar hopping in Rio before taking a behind-the-scenes tour of a Carnaval samba school. Get a little island fever on Ilha Grande and bask on its pristine beaches. Trek through the enchanting Chapada Diamantina Natural Park to enjoy its canyons, caves, and waterfalls, then end your adventure dancing to the beat of samba music in Salvador.
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.
See Brazil from a different angle on this adventurous 10-day tour. Discover the picturesque village of Lençóis before hitting the trails and soaking in various waterfalls. Trek to Cachoeira dos Funis to swim in nearby deep blue cave lagoons. Hike through the mountains and canyons of Chapada Diamantina National Park and view some of the most beautiful forests in the country. Finally, it's back to civilization, where you can party all night in Salvador before winding down on one of Recife's sandy beaches.
Embark on a two-week journey into the heart of Brazil's Amazon region and remote and ruggedly beautiful parts of the northeast coast. In the Amazon, you'll stay in a jungle lodge from which you'll take canoe trips down the river, spot wildlife on nature hikes, and visit Indigenous communities. Then you'll transfer to the far-flung fishing village of Jericoacoara, where you'll spend your days lazing in hammocks and racing dune buggies before finishing the trip on the stunning coast of Fortaleza.
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.
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.
Discover the Brazilian Amazon on this short five-day itinerary that hits all the highlights. Begin with a tour of Manaus, the capital of the Amazon region, and then spend three nights in the Anavilhanas National Park. Learn Waimiri-Atroari archery, fish for piranhas, and meet nocturnal animals. The world's most diverse ecosystem, the Amazon, offers infinite possibilities and experiences, so see which will be yours on this trip.
Perfect for travelers seeking a mix of city life and natural wonders, this five-day itinerary focuses on the highlights of Rio de Janeiro and Iguaçu Falls. Start in Brazil's "Marvelous City" for panoramic views from the top of Sugarloaf Mountain. Discover the Carioca lifestyle, visit the birthplace of samba, and learn about Rio's architecture at the Museum of Modern Art. Then it's time to fly southwest to Iguaçu Falls, where you'll explore earth's largest waterfall system by boat and on foot.