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Brazil in Depth

TBR03: 14 Days Private Tour of Rio de Janeiro - South Pantanal - Bonito - Foz do Iguazu - Paraty - Ilha Grande - Rio de Janeiro
Tour Type: Private Tour, any parts of the itinerary can be customized
Guide: English-speaking guide, experienced and knowledgeable
Driver: Private driver with a spacious air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 4-star handpicked hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: Authentic local cuisines and western-style food for your choice
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Day 1 Arrival in Rio de Janeiro, Airport pick-up
Upon arrival at Rio de Janeiro Airport, the English speaking driver will pick you up on time and drive about 20km (12mi) to your hotel. For the rest of the day, you can choose to take rest at hotel or hang out on your own. Rio de Janeiro is located in the southeast of Brazil, which attracts tourists by its beautiful scenery and colorful life.

Accommodation: Arena Leme Hotel
Day 2 Highlight tour at Christ the Redeemer & Botanical Garden
After breakfast, the wonderful Brazil holiday packages will be started. Christ the Redeemer, the symbol and landmark of Rio de Janeiro, is our first stop. The huge statue of Jesus is built at the top of Cocovado Mountain, looking down and stretching its arms forward, like a guardian to protect the city. Then spend the whole afternoon at Botanical Garden. As one of the most important plant research centers all over the world, it has some of the rarest plant species in Brazil and other countries.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Arena Leme Hotel
Day 3 Full day city tour in Rio de Janeiro
We start today's Brazil vacation packages with a stroll along the white beach. Next, we will visit Sugarloaf Mountain. After ascending the top by the cable car up, you can obtain panoramic views of Rio de Janeiro and Guanabara Bay. Then your guide will accompany you to tour around Santa Teresa District. The Bohemian style houses built in colonial period are well preserved here. Largo dos Guimarães is in the central area of Santa Teresa District.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Arena Leme Hotel
Day 4 Fly to Campo Grande, Tour in South Pantanal
In the morning after breakfast, the driver will transfer you to the airport for the flight to the next destination, Campo Grande. Upon landing, the local driver will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel at South Pantanal - Refúgio da Ilha EcoLodge, taking about 3.5 hours on the way. Pantanal is the most abundant aquatic plant concentration area in the world. During the visit there, the guide will accompany you for daily activities all the time. After dinner, you can have a discovery tour.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Refúgio da Ilha EcoLodge
Day 5 South Pantanal tour with horse riding
Today, you will have an opportunity to experience horse riding like a cowboy, which can help you explore more about Pantanal's beauty on horseback. During the dry season, you need to bring enough mosquito repellent. After lunch, we arrange a safari drive on the vast grassland of South Pantanal, which will for sure leave you unforgettable memories. Other activities will also be arranged after dinner for a colorful night.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Refúgio da Ilha EcoLodge
Day 6 Explore South Pantanal
After enjoying the Brazilian breakfast served at the lodge, you can spend the full day exploring the farm, like tracing interesting little animals in the wetland. Lunch and dinner are also served in the lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Refúgio da Ilha EcoLodge
Day 7 Drive from South Pantanal to Bonito
After breakfast, you will be driven to Bonito, which is about 350km (217mi) away from Pantanal. On the way, we will stop at Estancia Mimosa to take a walk or go for swimming to get relaxed. After lunch, we will continue to the destination. After arriving in Bonito, check into the hotel. As a unique protected area with rich tourism resources, 'Bonito' means "beautiful" in Portuguese. There are hundreds of waterfalls, Karst caves and transparent rivers for snorkeling in the forest. Many tourists come here to enjoy interesting activities such as snorkeling, kayaking and bird watching every year.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Santa Esmeralda Hotel
Day 8 Full day tour in Bonito
Spend the whole day having fun in Bonito. You can choose favorite activities like hiking, diving, rappelling, rafting based on your interests. The 'Blue Lagoon Cave' should not to be missed with numerous caves, waterfalls and creeks. Rio da Prata is the first choice for snorkeling. Before coming here, you can't imagine that such a transparent river does exist in nature.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Santa Esmeralda Hotel
Day 9 Short visit in Bonito, Fly from Campo Grande to Foz do Iguazu
After breakfast, our guide will accompany you to visit the Parrot's Park. In this huge valley, there are thousands of various parrots. Then the guide and driver will transfer you to Campo Grande Airport, taking about 3.5 hours car ride. Afterwards, our guide will see you off and help you board the flight to Foz do Iguazu. Upon landing, the local driver will pick you up on time and send you to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Wish Foz do Iguacu
Day 10 Enjoy Iguazu Falls, Fly to Rio de Janeiro & Drive to Paraty
The guide will accompany you to visit Iguazu Falls on the Brazilian side for about half a day in the morning. After lunch, send you onto the flight to Rio de Janeiro. The driver will pick you up after arrival and drive about 4 hours to transfer you to hotel at Paraty Town, the next stop of this Brazil holiday packages.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Pousada do Ouro
Day 11 Walking tour in Paraty with motorboat ride
Today's first stop is the historic street of Paraty Town, which preserves cobblestone streets and wooden buildings left by the Portuguese. On both sides of the street are small art shops where you can buy souvenirs. Then we will move to the beautiful Paraty Bay. It faces Atlantic Ocean, surrounded by dozens of dreamy islands. We will take a motorboat to sightsee the Paraty Bay. You will have lunch during the sightseeing.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Pousada do Ouro
Day 12 Relax in Paraty, Head to Ilha Grande
This morning is left for you to further explore Paraty. In the early afternoon, then driver will send you and your guide to Angra dos Reis Pier to take a boat to Ilha Grande. Ilha Grande is known as a bright pearl on the Brazilian coastline. We will stop at Abraão village, the largest village on the island and check in the hotel. The whole way from Paraty to Ilha Grande is about 5 hours. So after check-in, you can enjoy a leisure and relaxing evening on your own.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Sagu Mini Resort
Day 13 Leisure tour in Ilha Grande
Today the guide will escort you to explore a beautiful beach nearby named "Lopes Mendes". It is reputed as one of the 10 most beautiful beaches in the world. Many water activities such as diving and kayaking are provided here. You can try and experience it at your own cost and enjoy a comfortable and leisure time.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Sagu Mini Resort
Day 14 Leave Ilha Grande, Drive to Rio de Janeiro Airport, See off
Today your Brazil vacation packages ends. After breakfast, the guide will accompany you to take a boat back to Angra dos Reis Pier. Then our driver will pick you up and transfer you to Rio de Janeiro Airport. See off. Wish you have had a happy Brazil journey!

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