Contrasts of Brazil

Nature, History and Culture in this in-depth expedition in Brazil

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Arrival in Rio. Day at Leisure. Enjoy the surroundings of your hotel, Copacabana Beach, the freshly-squeezed juice stands, and the local restaurants.

Take a Jeep Tour to 4 of the highlights of Rio. The Christ the Redeemer at the Corcovado Mountain and its 360-view of Rio; Tijuca Rainforest; the iconic Sugarloaf Mountain; and the Botanical Garden. The lunch break will be at a traditional Brazilian Steakhouse, where vegetarian options are available.

Day at Leisure. We suggest you spend some time exploring some of the highlights of Downtown Rio. The Municipal Theatre is right across the street from the National Museum of Fine Arts. The San Francisco baroque church and the Portuguese Library are some more examples of the Imperial architecture of Rio.

Free morning to enjoy the beach in Rio. Transfer to the airport to fly to Iguazu Falls. Free time in the evening.

Cross the border to visit the Argentinian side of the Iguazu Falls. A train will take you through the rainforest over the cascades until you get to the main waterfalls.

Start the day with a visit to the Brazilian side of the Iguazu Falls. The panoramic views of the more than 240 waterfalls can be appreciated from the upper deck of the Park. Have lunch at the panoramic restaurant. At the end of the day, transfer to the airport to fly to Salvador.

The Lower City Tour offers a view of the colonial city from the ocean. You will visit the Public Market and local fishermen's communities. The tour ends at the Senhor do Bonfim church. The church is an important spot for the religious syncretism between catholicism and candomble.

Explore the Pelourinho and its colonial houses turned into restaurants, art galleries, and hotels. Try the local street food, and watch the capoeira dance.

Free morning. Transfer to the airport to fly to Belo Horizonte. Take a 2h drive to Ouro Preto. The colonial city whose name means "Black Gold" was the most important center during the first Gold Run in Brazil, in the 1700s.

Day 10 - Ouro Preto

Return to Belo Horizonte to take your flight to Cuiaba, where you will be headed to the Pantanal Lodge.

Horseback Ride in the wetland in the morning. Boat Ride in the afternoon and evening for wildlife spotting. In the area, you can see alligators, birds, and large rodents.

Continue the exploration of the area with some hiking and boat riding. More opportunities to spot the legendary Onca Pintada, the Jaguar. Watch the sunset from the river.

To say goodbye to Brazil, you will take an early morning boat ride to watch the sunrise and spot wildlife waking up in the wetland. After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight.

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