One Month in Brazil Travel

One Month in Brazil

14 Days/13 Nights

A whole month in Brazil means that you can visit many of the most popular tourist destinations in one of the most interesting countries in the world, a magnificent combination of nature, culture and history. 

Rio de Janeiro and Salvador have the big city vibes, the culture, the music and the history, plus beautiful city beaches and bays. Samba, world-famous carnivals, drums bands, dancers and more can be enjoyed along with Copacabana, Ipanema and the mountains of Rio, or All Saints Bay in Salvador. 

Paraty and Chapada Diamantina are small towns with their own history from the gold-rush and diamond-mining times, with mountains, waterfalls, spectacular pools, and lush vegetation to be enjoyed during the day, and the cobbled streets of the charming old towns at night. 

The North-East coast is a land of dunes, lagoons and waves, with much of the journey between Fortaleza possible on the sand. 4x4 vehicles, quadbikes, horses, boats and small planes are used to explore the most scenic corners of the national parks around Jericoacoara, the Parnaiba Delta and Lençois Maranhenses. 

Wildlife and ecotourism abound in the Amazon Rainforest, the Pantanal Wetlands, Bonito and Iguazu Falls, with native wildlife enjoying the waters and vegetation, wth hikes, horse-rides, boat journeys and snorkelling trips taking you amongst it all to observe it all. 

And to finish such a fabulous journey, there is no better place than the paradise island of Ilha Grande, with time to relax on the beaches or snorkel with the marine turtles!


Combines With: We can always add in even more destinations if you have the time!

Best Time to Visit: December to March has the Amazon wet season, and are also the hottest, most humid and busiest months for Rio, Iguazu and the Costa Verde. March and April also have more rain in the North-East of the country. May through to October would usually be the best combination but any time of year is possible. 

from $ 5,250 USD

One Month in Brazil

14 Days/13 Nights


Destinations Visited

  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Sao Luis & Lençois Maranhenses
  • Costa Verde
  • Jericoacoara
  • Bonito
  • Manaus
  • Pantanal Wetlands
  • Amazon
  • Lençois & Chapada Diamantina
  • Salvador
  • Ilha Grande
  • Paraty
  • Iguazu Falls
  • Piaui & The Parnaiba Delta

Trip Style

Traditional

Activities Included

  • Wildlife Observation
  • Ecotourism
  • Beaches

Tailor Made Tours

All our Brazil and South America Tours, are completely flexible with regards to dates, duration or the tours, activities and accommodation that we can include. All the tours featured on our website are our recommendations based on our experience of how to make the very best of your time in South America. We can adjust these details in any way that you wish. We are here to organise a tour that suits you after all!

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive in Rio de Janeiro

Destination: Rio de Janeiro

After being welcomed on your arrival in Rio de Janeiro, your Brazil Adventure Tours guide describes the Marvellous City during the journey to your hotel. You pass along the edge of Guanabara Bay, with first glimpses of the city, the statue of Christ The Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain before you arrive at Copacabana and Ipanema Beaches. After arriving at your hotel, we will go through the details of your Brazil Tour and give you some local tips for your time in the city. The day is then free to explore Rio and perhaps enjoy your first caipirinha cocktail at sunset from Arpoador, the headland between the two main beaches.
Day 2
Through Rio to Christ the Redeemer

Destination: Rio de Janeiro

Your first tour of Rio takes you to see the historic side of Rio, the Municipal Theatre and the grand buildings that date from the 19th Century and earlier. The modern Metropolitan Cathedral and the antique Arches of Lapa are two more of Rio's postcard sights. You then travel to the top of Corcovado, the steep 710m/2,340ft high mountain topped by the 31m/102ft statue of Christ The Redeemer. The views from the base across Rio, its beaches and mountains, over the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, Guanabara Bay and the Atlantic Ocean are as spectacular as city views can be. The afternoon and evening are free to relax.
Day 3
Cable Cars and Sugar Loaf Views

Destination: Rio de Janeiro

Morning brings a journey around the lagoon to the Botanical Gardens in the shadow of Corcovado. The gardens contain an array of tropical species, with palms, orchids and the pau brasil tree that gave its name to the country watched over by monkeys and toucans. You then travel to the bottom of Sugar Loaf Mountain to ride the two cable cars to the 396m summit. The city views take in of Copacabana Beach, the mountains behind the statue of Christ the Redeemer and also those surrounding Rio on a clear day. The afternoon and evening are free once more, with a typical Brazilian churrascaria barbeque being one dinner option.
Day 4
The Chapada Diamantina National Park

Destination: Salvador to Lençois

After breakfast you travel to Lençois in the Bahia interior, either by plane (Thursday/Sunday only), public bus or private vehicle. The road west from Salvador passes market towns, plantations, and the dry lands of the Sertao, the Brazilian desert interior. The area around the old diamond mining town of Lençois and the National Park of Chapada Diamantina is an oasis in the dusty outback. Flat-topped mountains rise to 1600m, and the valleys between them are covered in lush forests and tumbling waterfalls. After arriving you can explore the cobbled streets of the charming colonial town, or swim at the beautiful Serrano Falls a short walk upriver.
Day 5
The Caves and Mountains of Chapada Diamantina

Destination: Lençois & Chapada Diamantina

A full day around the Chapada Diamantina National Park begins with a visit to the Rio Mucugezinho and a short walk to the Poço do Diabo (Devil's Well) Waterfall, with a short stop for a swim there. After lunch, you visit the Gruta Azul (Blue Cave) to see the sun hitting the crystal clear water at the optimum moment. You wander amongst huge limestone stalactites and stalagmites of the Gruta da Lapa Doce cave system before finishing the day with the short hike to the top of Morro do Pai Inácio. The flat summits allow 360˚ panoramic views as the sun sets on the Chapada Diamantina National Park, a memorable finish before you return to Lençois.
Day 6
The Marimbus Wetlands

Destination: Lençois & Chapada Diamantina

In the morning you begin a tour to Marimbus, the wetland area regarded as the Bahia version of the Pantanal. After arriving at the fishing village of Remanso, you board a boat to traverse the wetlands. The wildlife of the area includes capybara, caiman alligators, deer, abundant bird and marine life, plus the chance to see the beautiful jaguar, although this is rare. A paddled canoe trip helps you to get close to the wildlife in perfect tranquility. After stopping for lunch by the Roncador Waterfall, tou transfer back to Lençois by jeep, with the evening free to enjoy dinner on the streets of Lençois.
Day 7
Afro-Brazilian Cultural Capital

Destination: Salvador

Your morning tour of Salvador begins by the lighthouse and fort at the entrance of All Saints Bay and continues via the port which unloaded boats from Africa. Ascending to the Upper City, the Lacerda Elevator has exceptional views over the bay. The tour continues on foot through squares and narrow streets lined with colorful colonial buildings to Pelourinho, the heart of the city. This square contained the whipping post where Africans were sold as slaves. The afternoon is free to browse the historic area. Evening brings a spectacular Bahia Folkloric Show, with representations of candomble rituals and capoeira demonstrations.
Day 9
Journey to the Jungle

Destination: Rio de Janeiro to Manaus & Tariri Lodge

After an early transfer to the airport, you fly over the Amazon Jungle to Manaus, where you will be picked up for the vehicle and boat journey to Tariri Lodge, amongst the sights and sounds of the Amazon. The lodge sits on the edge of Lago de Acajatuba, part of the Rio Negro river system. In the afternoon you can take a boat tour around the lake, visiting some of the houses of the river residents before returning to the lodge for dinner. In the evening you have the ppportunity to look for caiman alligators, the largest reptile in South America, along the Amazon River system before you settle into your rustic cabin and fall asleep to the sounds of the Amazon Jungle.
Day 10
Explore the Amazon Jungle

Destination: Tariri Lodge

Your time at the lodge can be spent engaging in Amazon activities - trekking through the jungle with your expert guide, canoeing along the creeks and through the trunks of the flooded forests, amongst wildlife such as the birds, monkeys and possibly sloths. You have the opportunity to fish for piranha too. The legendary Amazon fish is not always as dangerous to humans as humans are to them - you can also learn how many uses of those sharp teeth there are in the Amazon. You return to the lodge in the late afternoon to enjoy the sounds of the sunset once more. Dinner is again at the lodge, with meals cooked from fresh local ingredients.
Day 11
Amazon River Dolphins

Destination: Tariri Lodge

After breakfast you take a ride in regional canoes through the Amazonian Creeks and Flooded Forests in the warm Rio Negro waters and explore parts of the Amazon Jungle that are impossible to reach on foot or by motor boat. The tranquility allows you to enjoy the sights and sounds for yourselves. After lunch you can head out on boat to visit a local dolphin colony, including the pink Amazon River Dolphins. Your guide is always on hand with some expert local knowledge and the animals sometimes stay and play for half the afternoon, making this kind of personal interaction a highlight of your Amazon tour.
Day 12
Beautiful Bonito

Destination: Campo Grande to Bonito

On arrival at the airport in Campo Grande, you will be picked up for the 3hr road journey to Bonito. The town itself remains a quiet place in the interior of Brazil, but the surrounding Serra da Bodoquena National Park holds many ecotourism attractions in its rivers, waterfalls and caves. You may be able to visit the ones closer to town, depending on the time of your arrival. The area has a limestone substrate and all water sources have their impurities calcified, which then drop to the riverbeds, leaving the beautiful water of Bonito crystal clear and perfect for snorkelling with some of the finest visibility on the planet.
Day 13
The Natural Aquarium of Bonito

Destination: Bonito

A morning floating in the crystal clear rivers of Bonito takes you to the Natural Aquarium, perhaps the most charming part of Bonito's many fine snorkelling spots. The shallow bay holds its waters still, and the morning sun shining off them is a spectacular sight under water - the marine and plant-life become basked in a beautiful blue and yellow light and everything below the surface seems to be alive with colour. This is a special sight. After lunch, at the Mimosa Estancia you can enjoy a hike along the waterfalls trail there, with swimming spots in the natural pools. There is also a platform if you want to enjoy jumping into them from high above.
Day 14
Silver River Snorkelling

Destination: Bonito

Another day snorkelling in the Rio da Prata, perhaps the most spectacular Bonito river, with over 2km of floating including gentle rapids to traverse both on foot and in the river. The Silver River aquatic life is even more abundant, with huge fish such as the pacu, piraputanga and the beautiful golden dourado. River otters and rays can also be spotted in the water, while caiman alligators, enormous boa constrictors and on very rare occasions even a jaguar can be spotted sunning themselves on the river banks, with little danger to snorkellers. Monkeys and toucans cross from tree to tree above your heads, with the day finishing at the Macaw's Hole, with dozens of these beautiful birds coming home for the night.
Day 15
Into The Pantanal Wetlands

Destination: Bonito to The Pantanal

After breakfast you continue on to the Pantanal region, around 3 hours drive across the state of Mato Grosso do Sul. On the way you stop at the Boca da Onça Ranch, to walk the trail of 9 waterfalls, including the highest in the state. Swimming in the clear pools is also a refreshing possibility. After arriving at your lodge, your first spectacular Pantanal sunset. Hundreds of birds fill the sky as the sun drops and the sky melts into shades of gold, pink and purple. After dinner, a night safari takes you to spot some nocturnal wildlife. Many of the predators of the area such as jaguars, pumas, ocelots and wolves hunt in the cool of the night and the eyes of the alligators of the Pantanal glow brightly like the stars in the sky.
Day 16
The Largest Wetlands in the World

Destination: The Pantanal Wetlands

In the morning, you can head into the savannah and forest reserves of The Pantanal by horse or vehicle for the chance to see animals such as capuchin monkeys and deer while learning about the magnificent flora. After lunch at the lodge, view the aquatic wildlife of the Pantanal from close up on a boat trip. The presence of all those alligators and giant otters is down to the plentiful supply of fish in the waters. Around 260 species exist and often in great quantities, including the legendary piranha. In the evening, there is a traditional Brazilian Barbecue featuring traditional Pantanal meat, fish and vegetable dishes.
Day 17
Pantanal Wildlife

Destination: The Pantanal Wetlands

Horse and vehicle rides take you to the savannah and forests of The Pantanal for unobstructed views of creatures such as giant anteaters, tapirs, capybaras, deer and armadillos. Anacondas and giant otters are spotted occasionally in the waters from riverbank trails and canoes , while the rare and beautiful hyacinth macaw and jabiru storks nest above them. Nocturnal boat trips take you to spot caimans. The eyes of some of the 20 million alligators of The Pantanal are very visible at night, and it will feel like you can see at least that many stars in the unpolluted night sky!
Day 18
Leaving The Pantanal

Destination: The Pantanal to Campo Grande

Sunrise in The Pantanal Wetlands is a special experience of every day, with a host of birdlife making a stunning dawn chorus as the colours of the day come through. Hyacinth macaws, parrots, parakeets, toucans and kingfishers add splashes of colour to the landscape amongst many others, while howler monkeys also contribute to the cacophony of sounds. After breakfast, you prepare for your journey back to Campo Grande for your flight away from The Pantanal. This tour can also be combined with any of our other Brazil destinations such Rio de Janeiro, Iguazu Falls and The Amazon Jungle.
Day 19
Rainforest & Falls

Destination: Amazon Lodge to Manaus & Iguazu Falls

Sunrise is a spectacular start to every day in the Amazon, with a colourful dawn chorus as flocks of parakeets, macaws, parrots and many other species compete to make the most noise. After breakfast you begin the boat and road journey back to Manaus. From here you fly on in the afternoon to Iguazu Falls, and your first chance to see the 275 separate falls of the Rio Iguazu comes as you land. On arrival you will be met for immediate transfer to your hotel, with a late arrival necessary. Please be sure to wear appropriate clothing and footwear for Iguazu Falls, as the walkways, paths and yourselves become wet from the spray. Camera protection is also a good idea.
Day 20
Mesmeric Iguazu

Destination: Iguazu Falls

After breakfast you cross to the Argentinean national park, where walkways allow you to experience the majesty of Iguazu from very close quarters. The undoubted highlight is the mesmeric experience of looking down into The Devil's Throat as the falling water pounds the bottom, creating the roar and mist that mean Iguazu Falls can be seen and heard for miles around. The afternoon finishes with the adventure boat ride which takes you right under the falling curtains of water. In the evening you may like to take in a Latin American Dance Show, or in the period around Full Moon, you can visit the falls to view Iguazu By Moonlight
Day 21
From Iguazu to the Costa Verde

Destination: Iguazu Falls to Sao Paulo & Paraty

In the morning, you will be picked up for your journey back to the airport, stopping off at the Brazil Falls National Park along the way for majestic panoramic views of Iguazu from across the gorge. After lunch above the falls at Porto Canoas Restaurant, you fly to Sao Paulo, you travel up the Costa Verde, Brazil's Emerald Coast, and possibly its most spectacular coastal route, with jungle-covered mountains towering up to your left, and tropical islands dotting the sparkling blue bays to your right. After checking in you can spend the evening exploring the historic centre of Paraty, whose harbour, cobbled streets and colourful colonial houses make a pleasurable wander day and night.
Day 22
Tropical Islands and Crystal Waters

Destination: Paraty

Your Paraty day begins at the picturesque harbour, with brightly painted boats taking you into the bay to visit some of the tropical islands, secluded beaches and crystal clear coves. Stops for snorkelling, swimming and strolling along the sands come before lunch, usually served on board. The journey back is a pleasant cruise as the sun dips behind the mountains, bathing Paraty in rays. After arriving late afternoon, the evening is free once more to appreciate the renowned seafood restaurants of the town. Shops also open late, with local cachaça of different flavours from the distilleries nearby being a favourite souvenir of Paraty.
Day 23
Escape to Ilha Grande

Destination: Paraty to Ilha Grande

After breakfast you transfer an hour to Angra dos Reis where the morning boat takes you to the largest island in the bay, Ilha Grande. On arrival at Vila do Abraao, the main village of the island, you will be helped with your luggage as there are no vehicles on the island, so journeys on foot along the beaches are necessary. After checking in, the afternoon is free to enjoy the beach, swing in a hammock under the trees, or perhaps walk or kayak to the beaches at Praia Crena or Abraaozinho. In the shallows of Crena or Praia Canto, the end of the main beach, you can often find sea turtles feeding, and snorkelling with them is an island treat.
Day 24
Treasure Island Paradise

Destination: Ilha Grande

After breakfast you can walk down to the town pier where a boat takes you around the island to see all of Ilha Grande's stunning coastline (if the wind is strong, the boat may be restricted to the continental side only, as the Atlantic waves become too rough). You make stops in lagoons and off deserted beaches for snorkelling while tropical fish and sea turtles feed on the coral. You may also spot one of Ilha Grande's many wrecks in the surrounding waters, including a helicopter. After returning late afternoon, you can enjoy dinner on the beach under the stars, with nothing but the gentle sound of lapping waves and rustling palm leaves.
Day 25
Secluded Trails & Remote Beaches

Destination: Ilha Grande

A free day on Ilha Grande has many options. You can take the jungle trail or the boat and a short walk to Lopes Mendes, regularly voted as one of the very best beaches in Brazil. It is certainly not the only stunning beach on Ilha Grande, with the sands of Dois Rios, Aventureiro and Parnaoica featuring on island postcards. Reaching many of these beaches requires some effort, either by boat or by trails crossing the interior mountains. The reward is to spend the day almost alone on a beautiful Brazilian beach, a stretch of tropical paradise to yourselves. Be careful not to leave your return too late though - the jungle becomes very dark at sunset.
Day 26
Leaving Ilha Grande

Destination: Ilha Grande to Rio de Janeiro & Away

An early departure takes you back to the Ilha Grande pier for your boat back to Brazil! On arrival back on the mainland, you will be met at the marina for the transfer back along the Costa Verde to Rio de Janeiro. You will arrive with plenty of time to check in for your overnight international flight home, perhaps time to check your photos and your memories of this wonderfully exotic part of Brazil.

Prices

* Domestic Flights Estimated Price
$950 USD
** Prices Per Adult based on two people travelling and sharing accommodation
Simple B&B
from $5,250 USD
3 Stars
from $6,475 USD
4 Stars
from $8,950 USD
5 Stars
from $14,500USD

* Prices vary depending on travel dates and flight availability. Peak periods in Brazil including Carnaval, public holidays and Christmas/New Year usually require a minimum number of nights, so in these cases itineraries may need to be changed.

** Domestic flight prices are estimated on typical values when reserved six months before travel. Prices can never be guaranteed until reservations are made, and do usually become more expensive closer to the travel period.


* Domestic Flights Estimated Price ** Prices Per Adult based on two people travelling and sharing accommodation
$950 USD
Simple 3 Stars 4 Stars Luxury

from

$5,250 USD

from

$6,475 USD

from

$8,950 USD

from

$14,500 USD
 

* Prices vary depending on travel dates and flight availability. Peak periods in Brazil including Carnaval, public holidays and Christmas/New Year usually require a minimum number of nights, so in these cases itineraries may need to be changed.

** Domestic flight prices are estimated on typical values when reserved six months before travel. Prices can never be guaranteed until reservations are made, and do usually become more expensive closer to the travel period.