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Brazil & Las Guyanas Explorer Boa Vista - Rio De Janeiro

Trip Overview

Travellers to Brazil generally miss the amazing jewels that lie to the north of Rio de Janeiro. This trip has been designed to open up these seldom visited regions. We will explore some of the most beautiful sand landscapes on the planet, visit towns which no motorized vehicles can enter, hike to stunning waterfalls and through beautiful mountains. We visit all these remote places that few non Brazilians have even heard of; Jericoacoara, Lencois Maranhenses National Park, Chapada Da Diamantina National Park, Itacare or Sao Luis, to name a few… google them!

There are Brazil’s two coolest cities, Rio de Janeiro and Salvador de Bahia but it just gets better and better as we unlock the hidden gems of French Guiana, Suriname and Guyana; Caribbean beaches, the Amazon jungle and wildlife, ranches and horses, hiking, dugout canoeing and kayaking, not to mention the European Space Centre…. Yes that’s correct, it’s in French Guiana.

57 DAYS THROUGH Brazil, French Guiana (+ 2 more countries)
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PRICE FROM:
$5,795 (USD) + 2,380 KITTY (USD)
DURATION:
57 days
TRANSPORT:
Overland expedition vehicle, 4x4, Private bus, Minibus, Boat, Overnight boat
CREW:
2 Dragoman crew, Local guides where necessary
ACCOM:
30%
70%
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LIFESTYLE CHALLENGE:
TRIP CODE:
LRV
DEPOSIT:
$500 USD

Highlights

  Head underground into the gold mines of Ouro Preto

  2 full days to explore the beautiful Chapada Diamantina National Park

  Hike in the stunning Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park

  Relax on the pink sand dunes of Canoa Quebrada

  Enjoy a swim in the lagoons of the National park

  Amazon River Crossing, sleeping in hammocks

  Tour to the International Space Station

  Explore deep into Suriname jungle

  Go deep into the rain forest for a canopy walk

  Sleep overnight in a hammock in eco village camp

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A truly epic trip away from the tourist trail that opens up parts of South America that are usually overlooked. A mixture of excellent roads and more difficult stuff, blend this into a trip that will suit most. Great history, landscapes, beaches, cities and culture blend this in to a most exciting journey. We mix hostels, hotels and local Pousadas with wild camping and campsites.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Boa Vista ( 1st Oct 2019 )

Welcome to Boa Vista! today there is an important meeting at 18:00, please meet in the Hotel Reception.  The rest of the day is yours to enjoy Boa Vista.

Border Information - If joining the trip in Boa Vista, you will fly into Boa Vista-Atlas Brasil Cantanhede International Airport (BVB)

In Boa Vista we stay in a comfortable hotel.

Day 2-3 - Rupununi ( 2nd Oct 2019 to 3rd Oct 2019 )

Today we will start out early and head into Guyana, to the open Savannah region, where we will stay in a well equipped camp site and have an opportunity to take part in some optional activities, such as horse riding, hiking and canoeing. 

Approximate drive time - 245km / 5hrs

Daily Activities

Included Activities

We will spend two days in the Rupununi Savannah area of Guyana; here we can have a village tour, take a wildlife walk, experience the forest after dark.  We have the option of climbing a nearby mountain or taking a canoe trip. 

Included in Kitty
Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Head out for a guided hike

USD 10
Day 4 - Iwokrama Forest ( 4th Oct 2019 )

We will have a short drive into the heart of the Iwokrama Forest, a protected area of pristine rainforest.  Along the way we will visit a local village.  Keep your eyes peeled for any wildlife you may see from the road side such as red howler monkeys and toucans.  This evening we will have time to walk in the canopy of the forest.

Tonight we will camp with facilities.

Approximate drive time - 80km / 2hrs

Daily Activities

Included Activities

We will stay in the heart of the Iwokrama Forest at a jungle lodge where we have time to explore the rainforest and observe the wildlife and birdlife.

Included in Kitty
Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Take an evening trip on the river to spot Caiman

USD 30
Day 5 - Iwokrama Forest ( 5th Oct 2019 )

We will spend the day enjoying the peace and tranquility of the rainforest,  we have time to explore and search out the amazing wildlife that lives in this area.

Later in the day we will cross the Essequibo river, and move our camp further north.

Tonight we will camp with facilities

Drive Time: 1-2 hours

Daily Activities

Included Activities

Iwokrama Canopy Walkway offers a unique experience in the region and envelopes you in the jungle’s mid-level canopy through a series of suspension bridges and decks from heights of up to 30 metres (98 ft.).

Included in Kitty
Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Go in search of wildlife and the illusive Jaguar on an evening drive along the Iwokrama Rainforest passage.

USD 65

Take a nature trail with a local guide into the forest

USD 17

During low water season take a boat trip along the river to find the ancient Petroglyphs, estimated to be over 600 years old

USD 15-20
Day 6 - Georgetown ( 6th Oct 2019 )

Today is a big drive along the wonderfully undeveloped main road from the forest to Georgetown! The journey is primarily on a bumpy dirt road, which we will share with commuter minibuses and trucks, all winding their way through the rainforest. From the town of Linden, the tarmac starts and it's smooth driving for the final 120km to Georgetown! Be sure to keep a look out for wildlife, Jaguars have been known to cross the road right in front of the buses!

Driving Distance - 400km / 12hours

In Georgetown we will stay in a centrally located, locally run hostel, with shared bathrooms in a combination of twin and dorm rooms.

Day 7 - Georgetown ( 7th Oct 2019 )

Take a morning tour of the city, explore the old canals and great sea wall, visit incredible wooden cathedrals, the huge market and try to spot manatees swimming in the lake of the national park. Georgetown is a busy place and feels happily free from mass tourism.  Be sure to take your camera!

Daily Activities

Included Activities

Enjoy a city tour of historic Georgetown

Included in Kitty
Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Take a half day trip by light aircraft to the awesome Kaieteur Falls.

USD 195
Day 8 - Georgetown ( 8th Oct 2019 )

Today we have a free day in the city.

Perhaps one of the greatest highlights of Guyana is the spectacularly remote and impressive Kaieteur Falls, one of the tallest single drop waterfalls in the world, and reachable only by light aircraft.  Take a half day flight to the falls and then enjoy a walking tour to the Falls and search for the tiny golden rocket frogs, hiding in the tank bromeliads leaves, as well as an impressive variety of butterflies, you may also be lucky enough to spot the bright orange Guyana Cock of the Rocks. 

Daily Activities

Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Take a full day trip to the Arrowpoint Nature Resort

USD 110
Day 9 - Bigi Pan ( 9th Oct 2019 )

Today we will leave the bright lights of Georgetown behind us and cross the border into Suriname.  We will follow the coastal road and then cross the river on a ferry.  On arrival in Suriname we will head to the Bigi Pan, designated an 'Important Bord Area' of Suriname and famous for it's spectacular shore birds and in particular the Red Ibis.

We will spend the night in comfortable accommodation in twin rooms and meals included.

Estimated Drive Time: 7hrs

Daily Activities

Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Take a sunset boat trip in search of dolphins, tour includes snacks and drinks.

EUR 27.50
Day 10-11 - Paramaribo ( 10th Oct 2019 to 11th Oct 2019 )

Today we will have some free time at the Pan in the morning and after lunch we will head to the lively capital of Suriname!

Estimated Drive Time: 4-5hrs

On Day 11 we have a full day to explore Paramaribo's historic inner city and the Commewijne area.  You can explore the historic centre on foot, visit Fort Zeelandia and the Suriname museum, and enjoy the fantastic architecture of Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral, one of the largest wooden buildings in the western hemisphere, or hire a bike and take a boat across the river to cycle the peaceful Commewijne Plantation Loop and visit the star shaped fort at Neiu Amsterdam.  There are plenty of bars and restaurants to choose from.

In Paramaribo we will stay in a comfortable Hostel

Daily Activities

Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Visit the partly renovated plantation Peperpot and take a walk in the nature park

EUR 39

Take a tour to explore the historical timeline of Suriname and its bitter-sweet sugar past.

 

EUR 65
Day 12-13 - Upper Suriname Area ( 12th Oct 2019 to 13th Oct 2019 )

This morning we leave the truck behind and set off for an unforgettable adventure into the interior of Suriname. We will travel by minibus for approximately 190km to the port at Atjoni, we then hop on a boat for a 1hr trip along the Suriname river, deep into the rainforest where we will stay for two nights on our own private island!

Be sure to pack light for this excursion, as we can only take a small bag each with us.

During our stay we can visit local villages, walk around the island in the hope of meeting some of its furry inhabitants and learn about the medicinal plants, try to spot Caiman on a night time canoe trip, take a dip in the river at the Ferullasi rapids - a natural jacuzzi, relax on the island by the pool, spot the kingfishers on the banks of the river and enjoy the tranquillity of the Amazon Rainforest.

We will stay in comfortable cabins and enjoy our own pool.  All meals are provided during our visit, though you will need a small amount of money for drinks and tips for our local guide.

Daily Activities

Included Activities

Spend 2 nights / 3 days on an all inclusive island retreat in the Suriname River, surrounded by dense rainforest, birdlife and opportunities to visit local communities.

Included in Kitty
Day 14-15 - Paramaribo ( 14th Oct 2019 to 15th Oct 2019 )

This morning is free for you to enjoy how you wish, walk, swim or relax and after lunch we will transfer back to Paramaribo.

On Day 15, we have one more day for exploration.  Today is yours to spend as you wish; take a boat trip to Jordensavanne, take part in a Moengo Cultural experience, go walking in the Peperpot Nature reserve or Brownsberg Nature Park, learn the art of Surinamese cookery, or take part in one of the many day tours available.

Daily Activities

Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

An evening tour to visit the Sea Turtles in their natural habitat.

 

EUR 75

Take a boat trip to the ruins of Jodensavanne with its influential history

EUR 85
Day 16 - Saint Laurent du Maroni ( 16th Oct 2019 )

Today we say goodbye to Suriname and drive to the border, we will take the ferry across the Maroni River to Saint Lauren du Maroni in French Guiana.

Border Information: Exit Suriname at Albina, Enter French Guiana at Saint Laurent du Maroni

Estimated Drive Time: 4hrs

Day 17 - Plage les Hattes, Saint Laurent du Maroni ( 17th Oct 2019 )

Today we have a free morning to explore the border town of Saint Laurent du Maroni, located on the Maroni River, with its interesting and dark history as an arrival point for prisoners during the 19th Century.

During Turtle Season (March to August) in the afternoon we will drive to the northern beach of Plage les Hattes, in the hope of spotting the Olive Ridley and Leaderback turtles.  In the off season we can opt to spend an extra day in Saint Laurent du Maroni.

Daily Activities

Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

This river tour will take you to the “Ile Portal” river island, the Amerindian village of Biguiston and its polishing stones and finally to the Wacapou creek.

EUR 40
Day 18 - Kourou ( 18th Oct 2019 )

Today we will head out to the town of Kourou; the site of the European Space station and the starting point for boat trips around the former penal colony on Devil’s Island, one of the infamous Iles du Salut, off the coast of French Guiana. The ordeal of Frenchman Henri Charriere, who spent 12 years here, would later inspire the book Papillon

Approximate driving time - 190km / 3hrs

We will camp tonight with facilities

Daily Activities

Included Activities

Visit the international Spaceport in Kourou

Included in Kitty
Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Take a boat trip to the Iles du Salut, the Devils islands; explore the old church, school and hospital of Ilhe Royale, photograph the native wildlife and even take a dip in the convicts swimming pool!

EUR 50
Day 19 - Cayenne ( 19th Oct 2019 )

Today we will visit the European Space Centre near Kourou, en route to the capital city of Cayenne.

Approximate drive time - 1hrs/100km 

We will stay in a local guesthouse

 

Daily Activities

Included Activities

Visit the international Spaceport in Kourou

Included in Kitty
Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Take a boat trip to the Iles du Salut, the Devils islands; explore the old church, school and hospital of Ilhe Royale, photograph the native wildlife and even take a dip in the convicts swimming pool!

EUR 50
Day 20 - Cayenne ( 20th Oct 2019 )

Today we have a half day city tour, followed by a free afternoon to enjoy the city, perhaps take a boat trip to the former penal colony on Devil’s Island, one of the infamous Iles du Salut, off the coast of French Guiana. The ordeal of Frenchman Henri Charriere, who spent 12 years here, would later inspire the book Papillon.

Daily Activities

Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Take a 2-hour kayaking trip to the Iles Dupont; sea islets positioned less than a half-mile off the beach of Cayenne’s Grand Hotel de Montabo. This site is perfect for the observation of sea turtles and dolphins.

EUR 29

Take an afternoon and evening trip in a pirogue (dugout canoe) up the Kaw River to view the lora and fauna of the marshes and in the evening go in search Caiman

EUR 55

Take a 3hr walking tour of Cayenne; climb up Cépénou hill to enjoy a panoramic view of the city; the visit will take you through numerous key spots of historical, cultural or natural interest.

Free
Day 21-23 - Macapa ( 21st Oct 2019 to 23rd Oct 2019 )

This morning we will depart Cayenne and begin our adventure across the furthest northern section of Brazil.  This section of the trip requires some flexibility due to the departure timings of the Passenger boat and Truck Ferry, as well as the road conditions and weather. We will travel 780km in total over the next couple of days, staying in a basic hotel en route to the port in Macapa. 

 

Day 24 - Amazon River Ferry ( 24th Oct 2019 )

We hope to board the Amazon passenger boat this morning, sailing to the port of Belem - this crossing usually takes around 24hours.  Be sure to bring some snacks, playing cards and a good book for the journey!  Our meals are included on the ferry, but be prepared for a real local experience.  There is usually a shop and a bar selling drinks and snacks on board.  

The truck will depart on a separate ferry in the evening and takes around 36hours to arrive.

Whilst on board we sleep in hammocks on deck.  It is possible to upgrade in advance to a cabin, please contact your Sales agent for further information. 

 

Day 25 - Belem ( 25th Oct 2019 )

Welcome to Belem! Today there is an important group meeting at 18:00hrs please meet at the Hotel reception.  The rest of the day is yours to enjoy Belem.

Border information: If you are starting your trip in Belem, enter Brazil at Val De Cans Air port (IATA code BEL)

In Belem we stay in a comfortable Hotel

Day 26 - Belem ( 26th Oct 2019 )

Today is yours to enjoy the port town of Belem, one of the first Portuguese settlements. Explore the historic centre which houses various museums and cathedrals and be sure to visit the Ver-o-Paso Market, considered the largest in South America, with its stalls scattered with Amazonian fish, baskets of Acai, herbs and crafts.

Daily Activities

Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Visit the iconic, waterfront colonial Ver-o-Peso market.

Free

The Cidade Velha is home to most of Belem's museums, with four plazas and and riverside location.

Free
Day 27 - Sao Luis ( 27th Oct 2019 )

Our first drive brings us to the UNESCO world heritage site of Sao Luis, the only city of Brazil to be founded by the French. Depending upon the ferry we may choose instead to spend the night in neighbouring Alcântara.

In Sao Luis we stay in a local hotel.

Approximate Driving time: 574km / 10hrs (including a ferry journey)

Day 28 - Sao Luis ( 28th Oct 2019 )

Sao Luis is full is interesting museums, the historic centre houses beautiful, pastel coloured colonial mansions.  You can take a boat trip to the more laid back town of Alcântara, you may spot the Scarlet ibis, or guarás on your way.

Daily Activities

Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Set within an impressive mansion, are exhibits of Sao Luis festivals - Carnaval, Bumba, Meu Boi and Divino Espirito Santo

Free

Learn about Maranhoas indigenous cultures at the Centro Perquisa de Historia Natural

Free
Day 29 - Barreirinhas ( 29th Oct 2019 )

This morning we will drive to the town of Barreirinhas, our base for exploring the National Park.

In Barreirinhas we will stay in a local hotel

Approximate Driving Time - 250km / 4 hrs

Daily Activities

Included Activities

Take an overnight 4WD tour of the stunning Lençóis Maranhenses National Park

Included in Kitty
Day 30 - Lencois Maranhenses National Park, Barreirinhas ( 30th Oct 2019 )

Today we will head out in motor boats through the Preguica River, to the protected area of Pequenos Lencois, along the way we will visit a small fishing village, take a short walk to enjoy views of the dunes and the Preguicas River.

 

Day 31 - Lencois Maranhenses National Park, Barreirinhas ( 31st Oct 2019 )

Today we will take a trip to Grandes Lencçois, stopping off at some dunes and islands of the famous Parnaiba Delta. Seen from the sky, the meeting point of the Rio Parnaiba and the Atlantic Ocean looks like a giant puzzle, made up of 85 tiny islands. 

In the afternoon we will travel back to our pousada in Barreirinhas.

Daily Activities

Included Activities

Visit the stunning Lençóis Maranhenses National Park

Included in Kitty
Day 32 - Jericoacoara ( 1st Nov 2019 )

Today we drive to the laid back beach town of Jericoacoara, or 'Jeri' as it's affectionately known. Access to Jericoacoara is only by 4WD through unpaved tracks through the dunes, making it a wonderfully hard to reach place.  

We will stay in a local Pousada

Approximate Drive Time - 466km / 9hrs

Daily Activities

Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Treat yourself to a relaxing massage during your time away from the truck

BRL 150

Try a 90minute Capoeira class

BRL 35
Day 33 - Jericoacoara ( 2nd Nov 2019 )

Jericoacoara is a magical place to spend some time; wander the sandy lanes, enjoy the sunset with a caipirinha on the dunes whilst the locals practise their Capoeira, head out on a quad bike adventure to remote lagoons where you can take a dip, laze in a hammock and enjoy a seafood lunch. Jeri is also one of the prime spots for surfing, windsurfing and kite surfing! 

Daily Activities

Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Visit the beautiful Lagoa Paraiso

USD 30

Take out quad bikes to visit the area around Jericoacoara

USD 65

Learn to kitesurf in Jericoacoara

USD 160

Enjoy the waves and rent a surf board

BRL 25-60
Day 34 - Canoa Quebrada ( 3rd Nov 2019 )

Drive day to the pretty seaside town of Canoa Quebrada.

In Canoa Quebrada we will stay in a local Pousada

Approximate Drive Time – 450km / 8hrs

Day 35 - Canoa Quebrada ( 4th Nov 2019 )

Huge pinkish sand dunes dominate the area of Canoa Quebrada, it's a fantastic spot to kick back and relax or for the more energetic, take an evening horseback ride along the beach or head out on a beach buggy. There's a laid back small town to explore too with lots of great cafes and bars.

Daily Activities

Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Take a 4hr Beach buggy trip to Ponta Grossa

BRL 100-350

Take an evening horseback ride on the beach

BRL 100
Day 36 - Olinda ( 5th Nov 2019 )

We have a full day drive to the stunning colonial gem of Olinda, considered one of Brazil’s most important historic sites. 

Approximate Driving Time – 629km / 10hrs

In Olinda we will stay in a local Pousada

Day 37 - Olinda ( 6th Nov 2019 )

Explore the beautiful town of Olinda, once known as 'small Lisbon' and the richest town in Brazil.  Enjoy wandering the cobblestone streets, check out some of the exquisite churches and definitely make time for lunch at Alto de Se, to enjoy the views!

Daily Activities

Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Take part in a Capoeira class

BRL 30

Visit the imposing 16th Century Igreja da Se, located at Alto da Se (Cathedral Heights)

Free
Day 38 - Aracaju ( 7th Nov 2019 )

Today we head south along the coast, into the state of Bahia and to the town of Aracaju, where we can chill out in one of the town's seafront eateries, listen to some traditional forró music and enjoy the fresh crabs that the town is known for. 

Approximate Driving time – 510km / 8hrs

We will spend the night in a local Pousada

Daily Activities

Included Activities

Visit the Tamar Turtle Conservation Project

Included in Kitty
Day 39 - Salvador Da Bahia, Pirambu ( 8th Nov 2019 )

This morning we will continue our journey south to Salvador, along the way we will make a stop at the Projeto Tamar - a research station involved in the protection of Brazil's five species of turtle, spanning 1000km in 9 of Brazil's states. The best time to visit is September to March when the spawning occurs.

Approximate Driving time – 325km / 8hrs

Daily Activities

Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Watch a candomblé ceremony in Salvador

USD 50

Visit the Tamar Turtle Conservation Project

Free
Day 40 - Salvador Da Bahia ( 9th Nov 2019 )

Today we have some free time to explore the energetic and vibrant city of Salvador, known around the world for its Carnival festivities. Salvador is home to over 300 churches, the historic centre is recognised by UNESCO and full of interesting architecture, brightly coloured buildings and cobblestone streets. It's an excellent place to witness the African culture in music and dance and enjoy some delicious street food.

Daily Activities

Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Visit the Forte Santo Antonioa da Barra, Brazil's oldest lighthouse, for panoramic views of the city.

USD 10

Watch the Brazilian martial art of Capoeira, combining elements of dance, acrobatics and music.

BRL 35
Day 41 - Salvador Da Bahia ( 10th Nov 2019 )

Welcome to Salvador! Today there is an important group meeting at 18:00hrs please meet at the Hotel reception.  The rest of the day is yours to enjoy Salvador.

Border information: If you are joining your trip in Salvador, enter Brazil at Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport (IATA: SSA)

We stay just by the old centre of Pelourinho in a lovely hotel.

Daily Activities

Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Watch a candomblé ceremony in Salvador

USD 50
Day 42 - Salvador Da Bahia ( 11th Nov 2019 )

Explore the energetic and vibrant city of Salvador, known around the world for its Carnival festivities. Salvador is home to over 300 churches, the historic centre is recognised by UNESCO and full of interesting architecture, brightly coloured buildings and cobblestone streets. It's an excellent place to witness the African culture in music and dance and enjoy some delicious street food.

Daily Activities

Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Visit the Forte Santo Antonioa da Barra, Brazil's oldest lighthouse, for panoramic views of the city.

USD 10

Watch the Brazilian martial art of Capoeira, combining elements of dance, acrobatics and music.

BRL 35
Day 43 - Itacare ( 12th Nov 2019 )

We head south the beautiful beach town of Itacare, with its stunning Atlantic rainforest, laid back eco-friendly cafes and bars, and the opportunity to surf, relax and explore. This is our last view of the ocean before we head inland for the National Parks!

Approximate Driving Time - 7hours / 250km

Tonight we will camp in a Campsite with facilities

Day 44 - Itacare ( 13th Nov 2019 )

Today we have a free day to explore the area, enjoy the beach, take part in some of the many adventure activities available here, or visit the stunning Peninsula de Marau, stopping off at Praia Taipus de Fora and Lagoa Azul.

We will camp this evening at a campsite with facilities.

Daily Activities

Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Take part in a range of adventure activities from horses riding, rafting, canyoning, mountain biking, kayaking and even off road adventures

USD 50-100

Head to the southern beaches for some surfing or chill out on the beach and relax

Free

Take a day trip to explore the Peninsula de Marau, with it's gorgeous beaches, Camambu bay's nature reserve and relaxed viallges.

USD 75
Day 45 - Lencois ( 14th Nov 2019 )

Today we head to the fantastic town of Lencois, the gateway to Chapada da Diamantina National Park. We camp in Lencois giving you the opportunity to enjoy a variety of treks into the stunning scenery of the national park.

Approximate Driving Time - 9hrs / 515km

Day 46-47 - Chapada Da Diamantina National Park, Lencois ( 15th Nov 2019 to 16th Nov 2019 )

We have two full days to enjoy the Chapada Diamantina National Park; this is a real adventurer’s paradise.  It's possible to go hiking, stopping along the way for a dip in the river by waterfalls and rapids, go horse riding, kayaking or maybe mountain biking. There are even cave systems to explore. The Chapada is full of towering rock formations and vast plains, making it perfect for landscape photography.

We will spend the night in a camp site with facilities.

Daily Activities

Included Activities

Head into the beautiful Chapada Diamantina National Park

Included in Kitty
Day 48-49 - Alto Paraiso, Chapada Dos Veadeiros National Park ( 17th Nov 2019 to 18th Nov 2019 )

Over the next two days we will travel overland across the central Brazilian countryside, towards the town of Alto Paraiso and the stunning Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park, bush camping en route. 

On Day 8 we will aim to travel approximately 500km / 9hrs and find a nice bush camp along the way.

On Day 9 we will aim to travel 400km / 8hrs, we stay in an eco-tourism campsite in the laid back town of Alto Paraiso.

Day 50-51 - Alto Paraiso, Chapada Dos Veadeiros National Park ( 19th Nov 2019 to 20th Nov 2019 )

We have two full days to explore the National Park. The Chapada dos Veadeiros is one of Brazil's hidden gems, one of the oldest and most beautiful tropical ecosystems in South America and home to incredible waterfalls, rock formations, caves and grottoes.  

This morning we will have an included visit to the Vale da Lua or the Valley of the Moon, so called due to the rock formations giving it an appearance similar to the moon.

This area is perfect for hiking, horse and bike riding and of course swimming in natural pools and soaking up the parks atmosphere. It is said that due to the high amount of quartz in the ground, that this Chapada is glows from space!

We will camp in a well equipped camp site.

Day 52 - Brasília ( 21st Nov 2019 )

Today we arrive in the futuristic capital of Brasilia. We will enjoy a guided tour of this fascinating city, which was designed and built to be the Brazilian Government's headquarters in 1960.  The city is designed to resemble a plane, and is a UNESCO heritage site, housing some incredible, futuristic style Cathedrals and Monuments.

Approximate driving time – 150km / 3hrs

In Brasilia we will camp at a campsite with facilities

Daily Activities

Included Activities

Full day guided tour of Brasilia

Included in Kitty
Day 53 - Tres Marias ( 22nd Nov 2019 )

We have a full day drive through the Brazilian countryside. We will find a nice spot and camp for the night near Tres Marias.

Approximate driving Time - 550km / 10hours

Day 54 - Ouro Preto ( 23rd Nov 2019 )

Today is a full day drive to the beautiful old colonial mining town of Ouro Preto where we will stay at a local Guesthouse. Ouro Preto is considered Brazil’s most important historic site.

Approximate Driving Time - 400km / 8hrs

In Ouro Preto we will stay in a local hostel

Day 55 - Ouro Preto ( 24th Nov 2019 )

Today we will have a half day guided tour of Ouro Preto, well known for its colonial architecture and the first Brazilian town to be considered a UNESCO world heritage site.  In the afternoon enjoy some free time to explore the town, visit the museum or some of the stunning baroque churches.  There are some fantastic cafes and restaurants in Ouro Preto. Don't forget your camera today, Ouro Preto one of the most picturesque towns on our itinerary!

Daily Activities

Included Activities

Time to explore unique colonial Ouro Preto and its architectural heritage

Included in Kitty
Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Head underground into the gold mines of Ouro Preto

BRL 60

Learn all about the failed uprising against the Portuguese in 1789 at the Museum of the Inconfidencia, or visit the Mineralogy Museum to see some of the gems mined in the area

BRL 30

Visit the village of Congonhas near Ouro Preto and see the remarkable statues of the Twelve Prophets by Aleijadinho, an accomplished sculptor who worked depsite losing his hands to leprosy

Free
Day 56 - Rio De Janeiro, Petropolis ( 25th Nov 2019 )

Today we drive to the vibrant city of Rio de Janiero, a highlight of any trip to Brazil!

Along the way we will stop at Petropolis, the cool hill-side hideaway for local Cariocas escaping the heat of Rio. We will have 2 hours to explore the Museu Imperial, the former Imperial Museum, wander the town or visit the Palacio de Cristal, the site where the last slaves of Petropolis were released.

Drive Day: 450km, Drive Time: 7hrs (approx)

In Rio we stay in a comfortable hotel

Daily Activities

Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

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

Free

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

BRL 8

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

Free

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

Free

Take a cable car up Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf Mountain)

BRL 80

Visit the world famous statue Christ the Redeemer

BRL 74
Day 57 - Rio De Janeiro ( 26th Nov 2019 )

Today is the end day for our passengers finishing their trip in Rio de Janeiro.  Please note there is no accommodation included on the trip tonight - please contact your Sales Agent if you wish to book extra accommodation to fully enjoy Rio.

Border information: If you are leaving in Rio, exit Brazil at Rio Galeão International Airport International (IATA code: GIG) Airport.

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