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Andes & Amazon between Rio de Janeiro and Foz Do Iguaçu

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16 days between Rio De Janeiro and Foz do Iguaçu
Overlanding is the best way to see South America by far! Dragoman have been leading the way in South American overland expeditions since 1990, so take advantage of our years of experience and come with us as we include all the must-see attractions as well as heading to some unique hidden gems, well away from the usual tourist trail. This incredible trip starts in the iconic Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, home to the famous Christ the Redeemer statue. Our journey begins by heading down the coast and to the atmospheric colonial town of Paraty, famed for its magical tropical islands and world-class diving. We'll then head inland to our amazing package of activities in the wildlife-packed wetlands of the southern Pantanal, before we continue on to the eco-tourism and outdoor activity capital of Brazil - the wonderful town of Bonito. Here we have the chance to take many optional activities such as snorkelling through the crystal-clear waters of the surrounding rivers. Finally we head south to one of South America's most impressive highlights - the mighty Iguazu Falls - and you'll get to see these colossal waterfalls from both sides of the border. This is a fantastic holiday-length adventure including the carnival and some amazing exploration of southern Brazil - join us on this truly unforgettable Brazilian trip!

Itinerary

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From the cable cars of Sugarloaf mountain in Rio de Janeiro at night
Rio de Janeiro

Border information: if you are joining in Rio de Janeiro, you will most likely enter Brazil at Rio de Janeiro Galeão International Airport (IATA code: RIO/GIG)

Welcome to the iconic Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro! There will be an important group meeting at 6:00pm at the joining hotel - please look out at the hotel reception for a note from your leader with more details about this important meeting.

Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Rio de Janeiro before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Rio de Janeiro.

In Rio de Janeiro we will stay in a great hotel in the Flamengo district, close to the beach and the metro station.

Activities Description Approx. Cost
Optional

Make a pilgrimage to the iconic Maracanã stadium, the heart of Brazilian football, and take a guided tour from one of the enthusiastic staff

BRL 20
Optional

Get some of the most phenomenal views of Rio de Janeiro by taking a cable car up the Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf Mountain)

BRL 76
Optional

Visit the amazing statue of Christ the Redeemer on the top of the Corcovado mountain, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and a world-famous icon of Brazil - taking in the breathaking views of Rio de Janeiro and the bay below

BRL 62
Optional

Find out all about Brazil's fascinating history by visiting the National Historical Museum in the centre of Rio de Janeiro

BRL 6
Optional

Visit the Museu da República, and learn all about the turbulent recent history of Brazil and the story of the creation of the republic in 1889

BRL 6
Optional

Visit Rio de Janeiro's Modern Art Museum, showcasing some incredible local and international art exhibitions, and an incredible building in its own right

BRL 12
Optional

Explore the magnificent Botanical Gardens of Rio de Janeiro, with over 54 hectares and 6500 species of plants and flowers

BRL 8
Optional

Relax and explore the world famous beaches of Rio de Janeiro, including Ipanema, Arpoador, and of course Copacabana

Free
Optional

Visit the iconic Escadaria Selaron, a colourful tiled staircase lovingly created by local resident Jorge Selaron

Free
Optional

Explore the stunning natural Atlanic rainforest of Tijuca, the largest urban forest in the world

Free
Optional

Take a brilliant free walking tour with an expert local guide around Lapa and Central Rio de Janeiro (or Copacabana and Ipanema on certain days)

Free
A hang-glider soars high over Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro

Today will be a free day to explore the marvellous city of Rio de Janeiro and take part in some optional activities.

Enjoying the ocean on a boat trip out of Paraty, Brazil
Paraty

Today our journey begins with a short drive to the colonial town of Paraty on the Emerald Coast of the Atlantic!

Estimated Drive Time - 4-5 hours (please note that all drive times given here are the approximate number of hours that the truck will be in motion only, and does not include any time taken for coffee or lunch stops, border crossings, photo stops, activities en route, comfort breaks, shopping stops, toilet stops, etc. The times given are approximate estimates only and whilst given with the best of intentions, the drive times are heavily dependent on traffic, road conditions, weather, police roadblocks, and many other factors - flexibility is essential on any overland trip!).

On our first full day in Paraty, we will have an included boat trip around the incredible islands and beaches off the coast. 

On our second day, we will have free time to explore the town, take a historical tour, walk along the stunning scenery of the coastline, head out snorkelling or diving, or simply relax on the idyllic beaches.

In Paraty we wil camp at a well equipped campsite.

Activities Description Approx. Cost
Optional

Go for a scuba diving trip in the incredible oceans around Paraty

BRL 250
Included

Take a boat trip out of Paraty, exploring the stunning islands and beaches and swimming in the idyllic warm water of the sparkling blue ocean

Included in Kitty
Optional

Relax and unwind with a massage and unbeatable ocean views at the fantastic Shambala spa

BRL 165
Optional

Try your hand at stand-up paddle boarding by hiring a board from one of the many vendors at the Jabaquara beach in Paraty

BRL 35
Optional

Enjoy some of the best and most scenic treks in the country, on the coastal trails, hils, and 'tropical fjords' near Paraty

USD 50
Optional

Explore the ocean, islands, beaches, and mangroves of Atlantic coast in a more serene and tranquil fashion, on a sea kayaking expedition around the bay of Paraty

USD 40
Optional

Learn all about the fascinating history of Brazil and the Gold Trail, on an excellent walking tour of the old colonial town of Paraty

USD 35
White water rafting on the Jacare River near Brotas, Brazil
Brotas

Today we will drive to the remote town of Brotas in southeastern Brazil.

In Brotas we will stay at a campsite with good facilities.

Estimated Drive Time - 9-10 hours.

Our truck en route to Bonito, Brazil
Campo Grande

Today we will start driving west towards the Southern Pantanal, and wild camp towards the end of the day somewhere close to the city of Campo Grande.

Estimated Drive Time - 8-10 hours.

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2017
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Rio De Janeiro to Foz do Iguaçu
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$1,070 + $700 = $1,770
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9 Jul
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6 Mar
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$1,110 + $700 = $1,810
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