Brazil: World-renowned sights and hidden gems
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 5-7 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 Salvador 36h00m3h40m
Day 8-11 Salvador
Step back in time to a Portuguese city steeped in tradition and influenced by the slaves who were compelled to travel from their African homelands to their new home across the Atlantic. Its carnival rivals Rio’s in atmosphere and its old town’s cobbled streets are amongst the most colourful and characterful in the country.
Transfers to Praia do Forte 1h17m