Discover captivating metropolises, relics of Portuguese colonialism, serene beaches and a wildlife haven at the Pantanal wetlands, with this private tour of Brazil.

Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 2São PauloParque Do Ibirapuera, Museum of the Portuguese Language, Mercado Municipal MarketL'Hotel Porto Bay Sao Paulo, Fasano Sao Paulo
2 - 5Pantanal NorthWetlands, Wildlife, Birdwatching, Photography, Horseback RidingAraras Lodge, Pousada Rio Mutum Eco-Lodge
5 - 6São PauloParque Do Ibirapuera, Museum of the Portuguese Language, Mercado Municipal MarketMarriott Airport
6 - 8ParatyHistoric City Center, Famous PortPousada do Sandi, Pousada da Marquesa
8 - 11Rio de JaneiroSugarloaf Mountain, Corcovado National Park, Christ The RedeemerWindsor Atlantica, Miramar Hotel by Windsor
11 - 14BuziosFerradurinha Beach, Orlat Bardot Boardwalk, Rua Das PedrasPousada La Chimère, Vila d'Este
14 - 14Rio de JaneiroSugarloaf Mountain, Corcovado National Park, Christ The Redeemer

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  • Beaches
  • Heritage
  • Landscape
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 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 $ 5,310 /person
  • Option 2 $ 5,850 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights

Price Includes

  • Accommodation (on a twin-sharing basis) on the indicated meal plan for 13 nights.
  • Economy flights for all sectors : Flight from Sao Paulo to Cuiabá, Flight from Cuiabá to Sao Paulo
  • All activities as listed:
    • São Paulo: São Paulo City tour
    • Pantanal North: Pousada Rio Mutum Eco-Lodge (3-nights program) or
    • Pantanal North: Araras Lodge (3-nights program)
    • Paraty: City tour of Paraty (2 hrs)
    • Rio de Janeiro: Full Day Corcovado and Sugarloaf Tour
    • Rio de Janeiro: Half Day Santa Teresa tour
  • All airport and hotel transfers
  • All activities specified in the itinerary, including entrance fees, accompanied by our tour guide
  • If your itinerary includes self-drive travel, then all such travel is included in a high quality rental car with full insurance, for an unlimited number of kilometers
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
  • Insolvency insurance
  • Fees and taxes

This listed price is based on two people sharing a double room. The price may vary due to the time of year you travel, the size of your group, and accommodation availability.

Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 2

International Arrival

Transfer to Hotel

São Paulo

1 Day

As Brazil’s largest city, Sao Paulo is known for its economic importance, ethnic diversity and busy lifestyle.

Included Activities

São Paulo City Tour
Discover the highlights of São Paulo on this privately guided tour. Visit the oldest train station in the city and the most emblematic buildings of the old downtown and the modern financial center. (Duration: 4 hours. Private Activity).

Hotel Options

L'Hotel Porto Bay Sao Paulo – Opt 1
RoomL'Hotel Porto Bay - Executive Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
CategoryUpmarket
Fasano Sao Paulo – Opt 2
RoomFasano - Superior
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
CategoryLuxury
Day 2 - 5

Transfer to Sao Paolo Airport with Portuguese speaking Chauffeur

Flight from Sao Paulo to Cuiabá

Group Transfer from Cuiabá to the Lodge (130 km, 2 hours, 20 minutes)

Pantanal North

3 Days

Pantanal North is a stunning tropical wetland with an amazing variety of animals. This remote region is truly a paradise for nature lovers and adventurers.

Included Activities

Araras Lodge (3-Nights Program)
During your transfer to the Araras Pantanal Eco Lodge, admire the scenic view of the Transpantaneira Park Road. After your welcome drink you can hike to the Mirante da Garça, where you enjoy a spectacular view of the sunset. Admire the star-spattered skies and nocturnal jungle sounds during a thrilling night trek. Your second day begins with an early morning exploration of the private reserve’s local flora and fauna. After breakfast, go horseriding through grazing fields, woods and floodlands, before returning to relax in your eco abode, surrounded by untouched beauty. Your third day will allow you to soak up mangrove-lined banks and piranha-filled waters as you venture along Clarinho River by canoe. Enjoy a picnic barbecue before returning to the lodge. Witness the majestic sunrise of Mirante de Garça. On the fourth day, bid farewell to the Pantanal on one final hike after breakfast. As you drive back to Cuiabá, snap up some wonderful memories of this miraculous landscape. (Lunch is not included on Day 1).

Pousada Rio Mutum Eco-Lodge (3-Nights Program)
During your stay experience the incredible natural beauty of the Pantanal. On day of arrival, 3-hour transfer from Cuiabá airport to Pousada do Rio Mutum. Enjoy the beautiful grounds of the pousada and don’t miss tasting the delicious piranha soup at dinner! On day 2, after a nutritive breakfast, discover the wonders of nature by horseback in the surroundings of Siá Mariana bay. You will be amazed by the amount of birds, animals and reptiles that can be observed. In the afternoon, boat ride for a photographic safari on the crystal clear waters of the Mutum River where you can see stingrays, giant otters and shoals of small fish, and a large variety of birds. After dinner, you might be able to spot some animals on the jeep tour. On the third day, a morning hike through the jungle and the open fields. In the afternoon, discover the birds and wildlife by boat, and enjoy a unique sunset by fishing piranhas. In the evening, cayman feeding with the piranhas and nocturnal wildlife spotting. On the last day, wake up very early to canoe the Mutum river to admire the sunrise.

Hotel Options

Araras Lodge – Opt 1
RoomStandard
MealsFull Board plus Activities
StyleResort
CategorySimple
Pousada Rio Mutum Eco-Lodge – Opt 2
Room
MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
CategorySimple
Day 5 - 6

Group Transfer from the Lodge to Cuiaba Airport (130 km, 2 hours, 20 minutes)

Flight from Cuiabá to Sao Paulo

Transfer from Sao Paolo Airport to Hotel without Guide

São Paulo

1 Day

As Brazil’s largest city, Sao Paulo is known for its economic importance, ethnic diversity and busy lifestyle.

Hotel Options

Marriott Airport – Opt 1
RoomMarriott Airport - Deluxe
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
CategoryDeluxe
Day 6 - 8

Drive from Sao Paulo to Paraty with bilingual Chauffeur (300 km, 4 hrs)

Paraty

2 Days

The well preserved colonial town of Paraty will surely enchant you! Its colorful houses lining the cobblestone streets, the deep blue waters of the bay and the encompassing secretive flair combine to make Paraty a truly unique destination in Brazil.

Included Activities

City Tour Of Paraty (2 Hrs)
On this privately guided tour, you will be able to explore on foot the colonial treasures and exciting tales of Paraty, allowing you to gain a deep insight into the history of this picturesque colonial town. (Duration 1.5 hours, if you have a preference for timing, please tell your travel consultant at the time of booking, otherwise our team will schedule the tour at the best available time. Walking Tour, Private Activity)

Hotel Options

Pousada do Sandi – Opt 1
RoomDeluxe
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
CategorySimple
Pousada da Marquesa – Opt 2
RoomDeluxe
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
CategoryMid-range
Day 8 - 11

Private transfer with Portuguese-speaking Chauffeur from Paraty to Rio de Janeiro (261 km, 4 hrs)

Rio de Janeiro

3 Days

Rio de Janiero’s famous icons include Copacabana, Sugar Loaf, Samba, Ipanema, Caipirinha cocktails, beach culture and of course the magnificent subtropical rainforests.

Included Activities

Full Day Corcovado And Sugarloaf Tour
This private full day tour takes you to the two major landmarks of Rio, in fact of Brazil: Corcovado and Sugarloaf Mountain. Begin the tour by riding the cog-wheel train up Corcovado Mountain to reach the spectacular view at the summit. Marvel at the Christ the Redeemer statue, built at the top of the mountain and gaze down on the entire city of Rio de Janeiro. Next vist the famous Sugarloaf Mountain, reaching the top by cable car. From your view at the top look out on the glittering waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the beautiful beaches below. (08:00-16:00, Private Activity, Lunch not included)

Half Day Santa Teresa Tour
Few neighborhoods in Rio offer the physical beauty, history and charm of Santa Teresa. Located high upon the hills of the city, Santa Teresa overlooks virtually the entire city, including downtown and Guanabara Bay. Santa Teresa is home to the famous ‘bonde’, the street cars of the early 20th century. The neighborhood also offers some of Rio’s most exciting cultural and artistic activities, as well as wonderful restaurants. Enjoy a delicious lunch at one of Santa Teresa’s culinary hotspots specializing in traditional Brazilian food (not included in rate). Itinerary: We will leave the hotel by metro and stop at the Catete subway station to get a taxi to the ‘Bonde’ (station, where we will proceed across the Lapa Arches and up the hill to the charming neighborhood of Santa Teresa itself. Leave the ‘Bonde’ at Largo dos Guimarães to explore the innumerous cultural houses, galleries and pick our favorite spot for a delicious lunch (not included in rate). We will descend the hill by ‘Bonde’, once again, to the nearest metro station to return to our hotel. Important note: the tram is out of operation for a complete overhaul, until the return of its operation we will go up to Santa Teresa by car/van that are following the route of the tram. (09:00 to 13:00. Lunch is not included. Private Activity.)

Hotel Options

Windsor Atlantica – Opt 1
RoomWindsor Atlantica - Superior
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
CategoryUpmarket
Miramar Hotel by Windsor – Opt 2
RoomMiramar Hotel by Windsor - Superior
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
CategoryDeluxe
Day 11 - 14

Private transfer from Rio de Janeiro to Buzios with Portuguese speaking guide (186 km, 3 hrs)

Buzios

3 Days

Búzios lies on a jutting peninsula scalloped by more than 2 small beaches.

Hotel Options

Pousada La Chimère – Opt 1
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
CategorySimple
Vila d'Este – Opt 2
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
CategoryMid-range
Day 14 - 14

Private transfer from Buzios to Rio de Janeiro with Portuguese speaking Guide (186 km, 3 hrs)

Rio de Janeiro

0 Days

Rio de Janiero’s famous icons include Copacabana, Sugar Loaf, Samba, Ipanema, Caipirinha cocktails, beach culture and of course the magnificent subtropical rainforests.

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