DIVERSITY & JOIE DE VIVRE FROM RIO TO THE AMAZON
Brazil impresses with its impressive diversity . The most populous and largest country in South America combines all facets of ultra-modern metropolises such as Brasilia, Sao Paulo or Rio de Janeiro with primeval jungle landscapes of the indigenous population.
In the protected wetland Pantanal or along the Amazon , where the largest tropical rainforest area in the world is located, fascinating natural spectacles can be observed.
The population everywhere reflects the country’s cultural and ethnic diversity . According to RECIPESINTHEBOX, the relatively small number of tourists is concentrated on the obvious highlights such as the Carnival in Rio , the capital Brasília, the Amazon basin, the northeast with its beaches and the Iguaçu waterfalls . But there is so much more to discover!
COUNTRY INFORMATION BRAZIL
Foreign languages: Spanish, English
Capital: Brasilia; 2.6 million inhabitants (federal district)
Local time: CET -3 to 6 hours
Airport fee upon departure: US $ 36 (already included in the flight ticket; as of June 2017)
Entry requirements: Valid passport (valid for at least 6 months) for stays of up to 90 days. Proof of return or onward travel documents and sufficient funds for the stay.
Foreign exchange regulations: Currency unit: 1 Real (R $) = 100 Centavos (c)
Recommendation: EUR and EC cards. Important: no travelers checks. International credit cards are accepted in most shops and hotels (American Express not everywhere).
Power supply: 110 V alternating current 60 Hz. Many hotels already have 220 V alternating current.
Best travel time: All year round, from October to April, tropical temperatures of around 30 ° C prevail in Rio and Salvador as well as in the south. For a swim in our summer months, it is best to choose the northern beaches between Salvador da Bahia and Fortaleza. Travel to the Amazon region and the Pantanal is recommended from May to October.
THE DIVERSITY OF BRAZIL
13 or 16 days round trip from Rio de Janeiro to Salvador da Bahia
- everything from a single source: can also be booked with flights from Germany / Austria / Switzerland
- exclusively for 2 people
- Travel with a private guide
- Implementation daily
Discover the largest country in South America and its diversity. In addition to Rio de Janeiro and the Iguaçú waterfalls, you will also get to know the natural wonders of the southern Pantanal. There you can watch animals and snorkel in crystal clear spring rivers. The program is rounded off by a stay in the oldest city in Brazil, Salvador da Bahia. Depending on your interests, you can then spend a few more active days in the Chapada Diamantina with its many table mountains and waterfalls.
Day 1: Rio de Janeiro
Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel in the Copacabana district.
Day 2: Rio de Janeiro
On a six-hour tour you will first take the cog railway to the summit of Corcovado (710 m). The fantastic view opens up from above, protected by the 38 m high statue of Christ. In the afternoon, a suspension railway takes you to the Sugar Loaf (394 m). From here you can also enjoy a magnificent view of the city. F.
Day 3: Rio de Janeiro – Foz do Iguaçú
Transfer from the hotel to the airport (without RL) and flight to Foz do Iguaçú. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel. F.
Day 4: Foz do Iguaçú
In the morning visit to the national park and the waterfalls on the Argentine side. Depending on the water level, around 275 individual falls plunge 50 to 90 m over a length of around 4 km. In the afternoon you will get to know the Brazilian side of the falls. F.
Day 5: Foz do Iguaçú – Campo Grande
Depending on the departure time, the transfer to the airport takes place and you fly to Campo Grande, the entrance gate to the southern Pantanal. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel in Campo Grande. F.
Day 6: Campo Grande – Pantanal
After breakfast take over the rental car. After a four-hour drive on very good roads, you will reach your fazenda in the Pantanal area. F / M / A
7th-8th Day: Pantanal
Learn about the beauty of this unique ecosystem on foot, on horseback and in motorized canoes. You will always be accompanied by a local guide while observing flora and fauna. F / M / A
Day 9: Pantanal – Bonito
You will spend the morning, after consultation with your guide, with other activities such as animal observation. After lunch, drive to Bonito. F / M.
Day 10: Bonito
Drive to the nature reserve Rio da Prata with a hike in the primary forest between hundred-year-old trees. Immerse yourself in the crystal clear waters of the Olho d’Agua River and swim among countless fish. Then you drive to the Buraco das Araras which is used as a nesting place for countless macaws and other birds. When the birds return there at dusk, there is an opportunity to see them up close. F / M
Day 11: Bonito – Campo Grande – Salvador da Bahia
Drive to Campo Grande to the airport. Delivery of the rental car. Flight to Salvador da Bahia and transfer to accommodation. F.
Day 12 Salvador da Bahia
Salvador is considered a typical Brazilian city and the cradle of Afro-Brazilian music and culture. As part of a half-day city tour, you will get to know the colorful historic old town of Pelourinho. F.
Day 13 Salvador da Bahia
Transfer to the airport (without RL).
Optional post-program Chapada Diamantina
Day 13 Salvador da Bahia – Lençois
In the early morning transfer to the bus station and take the bus to Lençois in the Chapada Diamantina. Hotel reference and time to linger (all day without RL). F.
Day 14: Lençois
Drive from Lençois towards the Mucugezinho River followed by a short hike to the Poço do Diablo waterfall. We continue to the stalactite cave Lapa Doce in Iraquara with a one-hour hike and to the silver cave Pratinha. At the end of the day a 20-minute ascent to the Pai Inácio mountain to enjoy the sunset. Return to Lençois and overnight. F / LB
Day 15: Lençois
After breakfast drive to Capao and trekking for about three hours to the Fumaca waterfall – at 366 m one of the highest waterfalls in Brazil. The hiking trail is 4 km, the very strenuous ascent about 2 km. On the way back, stop for a refreshment at the Riachinho waterfall. Overnight in Lençois. F / LB
Day 16: Lençois – Salvador da Bahia
Bus trip back to Salvador da Bahia and transfer to the airport (all day without RL). F.