Brazil: Vibrant cities and thundering cascades
Day 1-4 Rio de Janeiro
Iconic and recognisable the world over, Rio de Janeiro’s bay front setting in the shadow of Sugar Loaf Mountain is a destination to be found on many a bucket list. Its beaches evoke a colourful past: Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon all attract tourists by the thousand. Visit during the riotous carnival to experience this playful city in full-on party mode.
Transfers to Iguacu Falls 17h49m2h10m
Day 5-8 Iguacu Falls
Dramatic Iguacu spills over its sheer drop where Argentina and Brazil meet tiny Paraguay. Jet boats pirouette at the base of the Falls, but for the best view, take to the skies in a helicopter and see the 300 or so different drops cascade majestically into the river below.
Transfers to Natal 49h00m5h35m
Day 9-11 Natal
Founded on December 25, 1599, Natal, a Brazilian city bordering the Atlantic, is famed for its wondrous beaches, historical sites and nature reserves. The Historic Centre of Natal has been declared a national heritage site, containing many historic art deco, colonial and neoclassical buildings. One of the most attractive is the French style Teatro Alberto Maranhão, built in 1898.
Transfers to Pipa 1h26m