Whether you are looking for the hustle and bustle of city life and activity or the serene calm and beauty of untouched nature, this memorable tour to Brazil is just the ticket! From canoeing trips along the prestigious Amazon River, to admiring the colourful vibrancy of marketplaces in Sao Paulo and from trekking the remote paths through the wildlife-rich Pantanal, to soaking in the samba spirit in the ever-exciting Rio, this 14-day adventure brings the best of both worlds.
We discover the place that houses the largest concentration of wildlife on the continent in the Pantanal, the longest river in the world (as well as the largest rainforest) in the Amazonas and one of the most breathtaking waterfalls on the planet at Iguazu Falls. We complete our incredible South American experience by absorbing unforgettable sights and sounds in some of the continent's most notable cities.
Note: This tour may require a mandatory single supplement charge of 650 USD if twin-sharing accommodation is unavailable.
Seasonality and Weather
This tour operates three times a year, in Feb, Aug and Nov. August features the most pleasant (ie cooler) weather. November will be warmer and more humid, but not as hot as summer months (Jan / Feb). Short tropical rainstorms occur throughout the year but they should not adversely affect travel plans.
AMAZON: June-December dry season. The daytime temperature can go up to the mid-30's C (90's F) though there is much variability and cool days are common. Night-time temperatures are usually in the mid-20's C (70's F), though there are also some very cool nights.
PANTANAL: November in the Pantanal heralds the very beginning of the rainy season. February is the rainy season, which sounds negative, but it is actually a beautiful, green time of birds and excursions by boat or canoe. August is the middle of the dry season and is a very good time for this region.
Transport and Travel Conditions
Road transport by private air-conditioned motor coach, 24-36 seats depending on ultimate group size (see 'group size'). Internal flights via scheduled local carriers. Numerous walking tours on uneven surfaces.
Mid-range hotels (3 star). Single rooms are limited and likely smaller than doubles. Porter service is usually available though you should be independent with your luggage, especially at airports.
Pantanal lodge: Private bathrooms, hot water, screened windows, ceiling fans, air- conditioning, 110 volt outlets.
Amazon lodge: Rustic bungalows in a preserved forest area with typical regional architectural design, with screened windows. Hot water, fan and air-conditioning.
Elsewhere: Well-located, air-conditioned, mid-range (3 star) hotels with en suite toilet and bath throughout (probably shower only).
Staff and Support
Tour Leader, driver, local naturalist guides.
10-21 (plus Tour Leader)