Brazil is the largest country in both South America and Latin America. At 8.5 million square kilometers and with over 208 million people, Brazil is the world's fifth-largest country and the fifth most populous. Its capital is Brasília, and its most populated city is São Paulo. It is the largest country to have Portuguese as an official language and the only one in the Americas. It is also one of the most multicultural and ethnically diverse nations, due to over a century of mass immigration from around the world.
Bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the east, Brazil has a coastline of 7,491 kilometers (4,655 mi). It borders all other countries in South America except Ecuador and Chile and covers 47.3% of the continent's land area. Its Amazon River basin includes a vast tropical forest, home to diverse wildlife, a variety of ecological systems, and extensive natural resources spanning numerous protected habitats.
Due to its rich culture and history, the country ranks thirteenth in the world by number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Brazil is a regional power. Its official currency is the Brazilian real (R$) and its climate is mostly tropical.
Tourism in Brazil is a growing sector and key to the economy of several regions of the country. The country had 6.36 million visitors in 2015, ranking in terms of the international tourist arrivals as the main destination in South America and second in Latin America after Mexico.Natural areas are its most popular tourism product, a combination of ecotourism, mainly sun and beach, and adventure travel, as well as cultural tourism. Among the most popular destinations are the Amazon Rainforest, beaches and dunes in the Northeast Region, the Pantanal in the Center-West Region, beaches at Rio de Janeiro and Santa Catarina, cultural tourism in Minas Gerais and São Paulo.
(Rio De Janeiro-Pantanal-Sao Paulo-Paraty)
Day 1: Arrival in Rio De Janeiro
Upon arrival, with the assistance of your English speaking guide, you will be transferred to the Americas Copacabana Hotel.
Day 2: Excursion in Rio De Janeiro (4 hours)
After breakfast, you will have a tour in downtown Rio with a nice walking tour on the Water front Zone recently revitalized as part of the projects for the 2016 Olympic Games. Stop at Praça Maua Square with its attractions as the panel "ethnic", the world's largest graphite panel made by artist Kobra. The work shows five faces representing tribes from every continent. The number of faces also refers to the number of Olympic rings. Then you will have a panoramic view of “museu do Amanhã (Museum of Tomorrow) and MAR (Art museum of Rio de Janeiro). The tour continues towards the Metropolitan Cathedral (entrance included) which was built in a pyramidal form with an internal diameter of 96 meters and a height of 80 meters. We will stop here for photos. After that, familiarize yourself with the traditional Cinelândia Square with its historical buildings, the Municipal Theater, the National Library and the National museum of Fine Arts (view from the outside). After that, the tour will continue towards the bohemian neighborhood of Lapa, where the famous EscadariaSelarón (Selarón Stairs) is located: the colorfully tiled steps connecting Lapa to Santa Teresa. The art project was the life-work of Chilean artist and painter Jorge Selarón and is a must-see! After capturing some photos, you will be taken to enjoy a great lunch at Colombo Coffee Shop. Once finished, it’s time to take awesome pictures at the Corcovado Hill. After the visit to Corcovado (entrance included), you will be transferred back to the hotel.
Day 3: Journey to Pantanal
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport to fly to the city of Campo Grande. At the Campo Grande Airport, you will be picked up by your local guide and transferred to your accommodation in Pantanal. After dinner, there will be a brief Night Safari.
Days 4 & 5: In Pantanal
For two consecutive days, you shall enjoy the daily activities according to the programs that the PousadaAguapé lodge has prepared for you.
• Your accommodation will be Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 6: Journey to Sao Paulo
After having breakfast at the lodge, you will have a brief tour according to the program of the PousadaAguapé lodge, and after lunch, you will be checked out and transferred back to the Campo Grande Airport to travel to Sao Paulo. At the Sao Paulo Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel.
Day 7: Full Day Excursion in Sao Paulo
After breakfast, in the morning, your group will be touring the famous Batman Alley where the graffiti of São Paulo stand out. You will visit the "Casa Locomotiva" which is a space for artistic and cultural production. The space has a visual arts production studio. You will be surprised by teachers who will teach the techniques of graphite with sprays and stencil. At the end of the experience, each participant may take home a painted screen with your name in tag form.At the end of the activity, you will be offered 2 drinks; aChopp (beer) or the famous Brazilian drink “Caipirinha”. Now it is time to stop for Lunch at a Brazilian BBQ restaurant to enjoy good food and a nice salad buffet. After lunch, the tour will continue towards the Japanese neighborhood of Liberdade, where the Japanese community settled since the early 20th century. Then there will be a stop at the São Paulo Cathedral. After that we will move on towards the Patio do Colégio school, the Mercado Municipal Market, the Tea Viaduct (Viaduto do Chá ) over the Anhangabaú valley, the Pacaembú Stadium, the Ibirapuera Park, the Paulista Avenue and the SESC Tower with its panoramic view of São Paulo. Glass of wine or Coffee included in our visit to the tower. After the tour, you will return to the hotel.
Day 8: Journey to Paraty+ Half Day excursion in Paraty (3 hours)
After breakfast, you will be taken to Paraty to begin your half day tour of the area. The city of Paraty today is a National Historic Monument and a declared UNESCO World Heritage Site as a Creative City for its Gastronomy and natural heritage as it covers 65% of the area of the municipality within the Serra da Bocaina National Park. Here you will see uneven sidewalks, thick decorated walls, colonial townhouses with wrought iron balconies and symbols of the Masonic culture. Our city tour includes a pleasurable hike, accompanied by an expert guide who will take participants on a journey through time. Places to Visit are the Mother Church, the Santa Rita Church; the Lady of the Rosary Church; the Lady of Sorrows Church; the Sacred Art Museum; the Culture house and the old houses & studios. You will also have Cachaça tasting on this tour at a Local Cachaça Bar (Cachaçarias). You will return to your hotel after the tour.
Day 9: At Leisure InParaty
Today is at leisure to explore Paraty on your own. However, if you prefer to go on organized tours, these optional tours are available to purchase:
• Half-Day tour of Schooner (Sailing Ship) Ride With Snorkeling (5 hours) = $45.00
• Half-Day tour on the Caiçara Routewith lunch (6 hours) = $145.00
Day 10: Back to Rio De Janeiro (5 hours)
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Rio De Janeiro and will check-in at your hotel upon arrival. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore Rio on your own. However, if you prefer to go on organized tours, these optional tours are available to purchase:
• Half-Day Biking Tour inLagoa = $40.00
• Sunset at Ipanema Beach = $55.00
Day 11: At Leisure Rio De Janeiro
Today is at leisure to explore Rio on your own. However, if you prefer to go on organized tours, these optional tours are available to purchase:
• Sugar Loaf Cable Car + Sunset at Mureta da Urca for beers & snacks (4 hours)= $150.00
• Brazilian Drink Making Class (2 hours) = $135.00
Day 12: Leaving Brazil
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport to catch your flight home.
Tour Services Include:
• Taxes, tourist tickets and all entrance fees.
• All excursions will be provided with a guide in the English language.
• Land transfers in Rio de Janeiro are quoted on private basis with English speaking guide.
• Early check-in, late check-out
• Services not listed in the itinerary
• Beverages during the meals
• Hotel extras
• Personal Expenses
• Domestic& InternationalFlights
• Tips for guides, drivers