Overview & Highlights
A truly adventurous family holiday in Brazil to widen the horizons with exhilarating experiences.
- Visit to samba school in Rio
- Cable-car ride up Sugar Loaf Mountain (helicopter ride optional, charged extra)
- Guided visit to bird park at Iguazú
- Guided discovery of the Brazilian side of Iguazú Falls; boat safari
- Full day guided exploration of the Argentine side of the Falls
- Panoramic guided tour of historic Salvador
- Guided opportunity to swim in the natural pools at Rio Serrano, Chapada Diamantina
- Full day highlights tour of Chapada Diamantina National Park, near Lencois
- Full day walking-based excursion to the Valley and Fumaca waterfalls
Brazil is a huge, varied country, vibrant, exotic, steamily tropical, full of life. What an opportunity to take the whole family on a holiday which will satisfy everyone’s diverse interests. If you are thrill-seekers, culture-vultures, outdoor or nature enthusiasts, you’ll have a taste of whatever enthuses you most. Stay in Rio de Janeiro, one of the world’s liveliest cities with mountains and jungle right in the heart of the city. Even the ways you get around are exhilarating: ride a helicopter over the beaches, whizz up the Sugar Loaf in a cable car and ascend the impossibly steep Corcovado mountain by train.
After that you’ll all thrill to the power of the Iguazú Falls, which crash over cliffs through rainforest populated by toucans and monkeys: but you won’t just look, you’ll explore close up by boat and on foot, and probably get very wet.
From there, it’s a flight northwards to Bahia, Brazil’s most African-influenced state. Salvador, the capital, has a different vibe from Rio, with a colourful culture reflecting the heritage of the African slaves brought over to work on the plantations. Spot ladies with big smiles selling tropical fruits and young people showing off their skills at the martial art dance capoeira in the street, accompanied by the beat of an African drum which dominates the region’s distinctive musical style. Head inland to Lençois in the remote tableland of Chapada Diamantina, stroll among waterfalls and blue pools, drinking in amazing mountain views. End up at one of the glorious palm-shaded beaches for which the state is justly famous.
Transfer from the airport to your hotel in Copacabana.
Samba school experience and cable car up Sugar Loaf Mountain.
Visit the Maracanã stadium, take the cog railway up Corcovado mountain.
Fly south to Iguazú Falls.
Tour of the Brazilian side of the Falls, with Macuco safari.
Full day guided exploration of the Argentine side of Iguazú Falls.
Fly to Salvador de Bahia in the northeast.
Guided tour of Salvador.
By road to Lençois in The Chapada Diamantina.
Full day trip to the highlights of Chapada.
Full day exploration to Fumaça Falls in the Capao Valley.
By road to Praia do Forte on the Atlantic coast.
At leisure in Praia do Forte.
At leisure on the beach.
Transfer from the hotel to the airport for the first stage of your flight home.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
An extremely memorable trip, well organised, with knowledgeable and passionate guides. I'm so lucky to have had this great experience and not to have had the worry of organising it!JB, Bristol
Tailor made holiday
Our specialists have been expertly crafting award-winning tailor-made holidays to Latin America for 40 years. We would be delighted to create a truly personalised trip which perfectly matches your wishes and requirements.
Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Consultant
Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.
Things to do
We proudly offer the widest range of activities, excursions and one-of-a-kind experiences across all our destinations, tried and tested personally by our travel experts.
Afro-Brazilian dance show
Discover Bahia’s blue caves
Discover Rio’s fascinating reinvented docklands
Explore the Chapada Diamantina
Historic Salvador walking tour
Iguazu Falls boat trip and wildlife safari
See a football match at Rio’s Maracana stadium
See the views from Sugar Loaf mountain
Take a helicopter over Copacabana beach
Visit a Rio carnival samba school
Visit Rio’s statue of Christ the Redeemer
Visit the Argentine side of Iguazu Falls
Visit the Brazilian Side of Iguazu Falls
Visit the Iguazu Bird Park
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