Diverse Brazil On a Budget

15 Days from £4880 per adult. Prices based on flight fares at the time of costing & may vary. Please ask for a definitive quote
15 Days
Tailor-Made Tour
Big Cat Safari
Budget

Offering excellent value, our carefully crafted itinerary provides the opportunity to experience much of what makes Brazil such a wonderfully enthralling country in an affordable way. Begin in the northern Pantanal spotting the elusive, powerful and majestic jaguar as well as a cast of hundreds of other mammal and bird species. Head south to mighty Iguacu Falls, wider than Victoria Falls and higher than Niagara. Then fly eastwards to the coast to explore iconic Rio de Janeiro before finishing with a few days of relaxation on tranquil Ilha Grande with its 107 beautiful beaches. Return home having had the trip of your life with funds to spare.

Itinerary

Price from £4880 per adult. Based on sharing double / twin rooms

Day 1 - Depart London

Includes In-flight Meals.

Day 2 - Northern Pantanal

Met on arrival in Sao Paulo. Airport assistance to connect with flight to Cuiaba. Met in Cuiaba and transfer down the Transpantaneira Highway, spotting wildlife en route to the lodge.

Staying at Jaguar Ecological Reserve. Includes Dinner.

Day 3 - Northern Pantanal

Full day of guided activities within the 12,000-hectare, federally protected reserve. Activities include safari drives, hikes and boat trips. Fishing and horse riding are also available. The reserve has good populations of breeding hyacinth macaws, and many other typical Pantanal fauna are seen.

Staying at Jaguar Ecological Reserve. Includes All Meals.

Day 4 - Cuiaba River

After breakfast depart for jaguar watching on the Cuiaba River. The Cuiaba River and its tributaries have some of the highest densities of jaguars anywhere in their range and the chances of observing them here are extremely good. Small boat guided tour of the river system, with boxed lunch. Return to the lodge in the early evening, watching for wildlife along the way.

Staying at Jaguar Ecological Reserve. Includes All Meals.

Day 5 - Cuiaba River

Another day of jaguar spotting on the Cuiaba River.

Staying at Jaguar Ecological Reserve. Includes All Meals.

Day 6 - Cuiaba river

Another day of jaguar spotting on the Cuiaba River.

Staying at Jaguar Ecological Reserve. Includes Breakfast.

Day 7 - Iguacu Falls

Transfer to Cuiaba airport and fly to Foz do Iguacu. Afternoon to visit the Brazilian side of the mighty Iguacu Falls.

Staying at San Martin Hotel. Includes Breakfast.

Day 8 - Iguacu Falls

A full day to explore and marvel at the Argentinean side of the Iguacu Falls. The collection of falls stretches for over 1.5 miles and there are over 250 different cascades. There is a safe network of walkways and trails enabling visitors to see the most impressive views.

Staying at San Martin Hotel. Includes Breakfast.

Day 9 - Rio de Janeiro

Morning flight to Rio de Janeiro. In the afternoon enjoy a cable car ride to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain for a breathtaking view over the famous city.

Staying at Guesthouse Bianca. Includes Breakfast.

Day 10 - Rio de Janeiro

Morning excursion to the top of the 710-metre Corcovado Mountain in Tijuca National Park to see the spectacular view of Rio from the famous statue, Christ the Redeemer. Afternoon at leisure.

Staying at Guesthouse Bianca. Includes Breakfast.

Day 11 - Ilha Grande

Transfer along the Costa Verde and catch the ferry to the island of Ilha Grande.

Staying at Pousada Naturalia. Includes Breakfast.

Day 12 - Ilha Grande

Day at leisure on the forested Ilha Grande. The island has an interesting past, stunning Atlantic rainforest and boasts 107 beautiful beaches with views across the Bay of Abraao and the Atlantic Ocean.

Staying at Pousada Naturalia. Includes Breakfast.

Day 13 - Ilha Grande

Another day at leisure.

Staying at Pousada Naturalia. Includes Breakfast.

Day 14 - Depart Brazil

Transfer back to Rio de Janeiro airport and fly onwards to the UK.

Includes In-flight Meals.

Day 15 - Arrive UK

Includes In-flight Meals.

Travel Info

Are Flights Included?
Yes

Flight Info:
British Airways and TAM have direct flights to Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Or fly on Iberia via Madrid, KLM via Amsterdam, or Paris via Air France.

Area Specialist

John Melton
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Stay in the historical city of Paraty as an alternative to Ilha Grande.

If you have any queries about this tour please feel free to call me directly on +44 (0)1803 866965 or...

Brazil was fabulous…. The pantanal was also a successful trip and we were well rewarded at the Jaguar Research Centre with jaguar sightings and good pics. We would happily recommend the holiday to hard core wildlife enthusiasts. Many thanks for your help making this all possible.

Mrs R W - Derbyshire

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Guesthouse Bianca: -22.917660, -43.181434
Pousada Naturalia: -23.143390, -44.162848
San Martin Hotel : -25.613645, -54.484967