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Brazil Off the Beaten Track: Pantanal, dunes and lagoons

15 days from £5,318pp

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Brazil Off the Beaten Track: Pantanal, dunes and lagoons

15 days from £5,318pp

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This holiday to the hard-to-reach highlights of Brazil combines two contrasting areas: the wildlife-rich wetlands and cattle ranches of the Pantanal in the centre of South America and the sparsely populated, surreal sandy landscapes of the far northeast.

Stay at a lodge deep inside the Pantanal where wildlife is prolific; safari-style excursions by land and river will take you close to a huge variety of creatures: alligators, giant storks, capybaras, anacondas, anteaters, macaws all thrive in harmony here.

In the remote far north of Brazil lies the huge Parnaíba delta. Its islets and lagoons are fabulous bird watching destinations. Beyond, are the surreal dunes and crystalline pools of Lençois Maranhenses National Park.  A traditional way of life survives in the region's sleepy, riverine fishing communities and small coastal towns. Even the popular beach hangout of Jericoacoara remains low-key. This is an adventurous trip taking you exploring by jeep, boat and 4WD.

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Holiday itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Rio de Janeiro. Transfer to hotel in Copacabana.

Day 2

At leisure in Rio de Janeiro.

Day 3

Fly to Campo Grande. Overnight in the city.

Day 4

Transfer by 4WD to ranch in the Pantanal.

Days 5-6

Safari-style excursions from the lodge.

Day 7

Return to Campo Grande; overnight in the city.

Day 8

Fly north to São Luis, a port with Portuguese heritage.

Day 9

Guided tour of the atmospheric city.

Day 10

By road to Barreirinhas in Lençois Maranhenses.

Day 11

By road and river to hamlet Caburé on a spit of sand fronting the ocean; on to Atins for the night.

Day 12

By road to Parnaíba on a river delta.

Day 13

By road to Jericoacoara, a laid back village on the Atlantic coast.

Day 14

At leisure among the dunes.

Day 15

Transfer to Fortaleza airport for connection to international flight home.

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Included in this holiday

Corcovado Rio de Janeiro Brazil
Places visited

Rio de Janeiro

Thing to do

Discover northeast Brazil's dunes and lagoons

Fazenda Barra Mansa

Fazenda Barra Mansa


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