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Brazil trip ideas

Brazil trip ideas

All of the itinerary ideas below can be tailored just for you

Brazil is the giant of South America, immense in size and offering a veritable wealth of experiences. Some visitors make the most of the country in just one holiday, flying from highlight to highlight, while others narrow their focus to just one region, such as south or northeast. Our years of experience in the country mean that our specialists are well-placed to advise on the best holiday for you. Our itinerary ideas are designed to give you a flavour of what is possible and what works particularly well.

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Ideas for your trip to Brazil

These itineraries are designed to give you some suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Brazil, and they showcase some of the routes that we’ve found work particularly well. Treat them simply as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely for you by one of our specialists based on your particular tastes and interests.

Brazil's Green Coast: Rio, Paraty & Ilha Grande


  • Enjoy the vibrancy and buzz of Rio de Janeiro.

  • Step back in time amongst the whitewashed buildings and coloured shutters of colonial Paraty.

  • Enjoy relaxing days on Ilha Grande's many beaches.

Simply Brazil: Rio, Iguacu & Pipa beach


  • Take a guided 4x4 city tour of Rio de Janeiro.

  • Visit Brazilian icons such as Sugar Loaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer.

  • Explore the Brazilian and Argentine sides of the spectacular Iguaçu Falls.

  • Escape the crowds in the laid-back seaside town of Pipa.

Brazil's wildlife: Rio, Iguacu, Pantanal & Amazon


  • Stroll the walkways around the Iguaçu Falls for views and close-ups of the falls.

  • Explore the Pantanal by kayak to spot the local flora and fauna.

  • Take a day trek in the Amazon Rainforest.

  • Visit Rio’s icons from Christ the Redeemer to Copacabana Beach.

Northeast Brazil Self Drive Adventure

  • Explore the cobbled streets, churches and artisan shops of Olinda.

  • Spend an evening in Salvador to enjoy its lively atmosphere.

  • Relax on the some of Brazil's most deserted and stunning beaches.

14 Days from £2,935pp

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Northeast Brazil Self Drive Adventure


  • Explore the cobbled streets, churches and artisan shops of Olinda.

  • Spend an evening in Salvador to enjoy its lively atmosphere.

  • Relax on the some of Brazil's most deserted and stunning beaches.

Brazil's carnival celebrations: Rio de Janeiro & colonial Paraty

  • Enjoy the Carnival parades at Rio's famous Sam bad rome.

  • Stroll through the cobbled colonial streets of charming Paraty.

  • Ride the cable car to Sugar Loaf Mountain.

  • Take in the stunning views from the Christ the Redeemer statue.

10 Days from £3,050pp

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Brazil's carnival celebrations: Rio de Janeiro & colonial Paraty


  • Enjoy the Carnival parades at Rio's famous Sam bad rome.

  • Stroll through the cobbled colonial streets of charming Paraty.

  • Ride the cable car to Sugar Loaf Mountain.

  • Take in the stunning views from the Christ the Redeemer statue.

Argentina & Brazil: Cities & Waterfalls

  • Explore Buenos Aires, from vibrant La Boca to the elegant avenues of Palermo.

  • See an Argentine tango dance show.

  • Feel the spray from the immense Iguazu Falls, enjoying private tours of both sides.

  • Take a private guided tour of Rio’s highlights, from Christ the Redeemer to Copacabana.

11 Days from £3,145pp

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Argentina & Brazil: Cities & Waterfalls


  • Explore Buenos Aires, from vibrant La Boca to the elegant avenues of Palermo.

  • See an Argentine tango dance show.

  • Feel the spray from the immense Iguazu Falls, enjoying private tours of both sides.

  • Take a private guided tour of Rio’s highlights, from Christ the Redeemer to Copacabana.

Brazil in a nutshell: Iguacu Falls, Amazon & Rio

  • Listen to the roar and feel the spray of the mighty Iguacu Falls.

  • Take a motorised canoe through the steamy Amazon with your local guide.

  • Soak up the iconic views of one of the world's most beautiful cities, Rio.

12 Days from £3,595pp

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Brazil in a nutshell: Iguacu Falls, Amazon & Rio


  • Listen to the roar and feel the spray of the mighty Iguacu Falls.

  • Take a motorised canoe through the steamy Amazon with your local guide.

  • Soak up the iconic views of one of the world's most beautiful cities, Rio.

Icons of South America: Cuzco, Machu Picchu, Iguazu Falls & Rio

  • Visit Machu Picchu, the jewel in the Inca crown.

  • Gaze in awe at the mighty Iguacu Falls.

  • Immerse yourself in vibrant Rio de Janeiro.

13 Days from £3,885pp

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Icons of South America: Cuzco, Machu Picchu, Iguazu Falls & Rio


  • Visit Machu Picchu, the jewel in the Inca crown.

  • Gaze in awe at the mighty Iguacu Falls.

  • Immerse yourself in vibrant Rio de Janeiro.

Classic Brazil

  • Visit the iconic Sugar Loaf Mountain and statue of Christ the Redeemer.

  • Hear the mighty roar and feel the spray of the immense Iguacu Falls.

  • Stroll through the cobbled streets of Salvador, escaping its hustle and bustle with time in its churches and museums.

  • Try some fresh coconut water straight from the coconut.

13 Days from £3,935pp

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Classic Brazil


  • Visit the iconic Sugar Loaf Mountain and statue of Christ the Redeemer.

  • Hear the mighty roar and feel the spray of the immense Iguacu Falls.

  • Stroll through the cobbled streets of Salvador, escaping its hustle and bustle with time in its churches and museums.

  • Try some fresh coconut water straight from the coconut.

Colonial Brazil

  • Experience the city of Rio and its highlights including Sugar Loaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer.

  • Walk the rolling cobbled streets of Ouro Preto and enjoy the views of the surrounding mountains.

  • Explore the historic centre of Salvador and enjoy its vibrant rhythms and flavours.

14 Days from £3,995pp

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Colonial Brazil


  • Experience the city of Rio and its highlights including Sugar Loaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer.

  • Walk the rolling cobbled streets of Ouro Preto and enjoy the views of the surrounding mountains.

  • Explore the historic centre of Salvador and enjoy its vibrant rhythms and flavours.

Argentina's wildlife: Peninsula Valdes, the wetlands & Iguazu

  • Enjoy the colonies of penguins and elephant seals near the Península Valdés. Between June and October humpback whales also frequent the waters.

  • Explore the Iberá wetlands and its abundant wildlife.

  • Hear the roar and feel the spray of the mighty Iguazu Falls.

13 Days from £4,675pp

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Argentina's wildlife: Peninsula Valdes, the wetlands & Iguazu


  • Enjoy the colonies of penguins and elephant seals near the Península Valdés. Between June and October humpback whales also frequent the waters.

  • Explore the Iberá wetlands and its abundant wildlife.

  • Hear the roar and feel the spray of the mighty Iguazu Falls.

Brazil: Iguacu, the Pantanal, Rio & Buzios

  • Visit both the Argentine & Brazilian side of the Iguacu Falls, with their magnificent contrasts.

  • Explore the Pantanal wetlands in search of howler monkeys, capybara, caimans and spectacular sunsets.

  • Take a cable car ride up Sugar Loaf Mountain to admire Rio's iconic skyline.

  • Unwind in the seaside town of Buzios, former haunt of Brigitte Bardot

13 Days from £5,810pp

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Brazil: Iguacu, the Pantanal, Rio & Buzios


  • Visit both the Argentine & Brazilian side of the Iguacu Falls, with their magnificent contrasts.

  • Explore the Pantanal wetlands in search of howler monkeys, capybara, caimans and spectacular sunsets.

  • Take a cable car ride up Sugar Loaf Mountain to admire Rio's iconic skyline.

  • Unwind in the seaside town of Buzios, former haunt of Brigitte Bardot

In search of the jaguar in Brazil's Pantanal

  • Free time in the vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro, exploring the world-famous Copacabana beach, statue of Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain.

  • Three days of dedicated jaguar spotting safaris in a specialist lodge.

  • Further wildlife excursions in the Pantanal wetlands in search of monkeys, giant otters, capybara, cayman and an astonishing array of birdlife.

11 Days from £6,110pp

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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In search of the jaguar in Brazil's Pantanal


  • Free time in the vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro, exploring the world-famous Copacabana beach, statue of Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain.

  • Three days of dedicated jaguar spotting safaris in a specialist lodge.

  • Further wildlife excursions in the Pantanal wetlands in search of monkeys, giant otters, capybara, cayman and an astonishing array of birdlife.

Luxury Brazil: Iguacu, the Pantanal, Rio and Trancoso

  • Enjoy privileged access to Brazil's mighty Iguacu Falls outside of National Park opening hours.

  • Search for wildlife in luxury in an exclusive Pantanal Lodge.

  • Marvel at Rio's most iconic sights such as Sugar Loaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer.

  • Relax on the beach near the tranquil village of Trancoso.

16 Days from £7,255pp

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Luxury Brazil: Iguacu, the Pantanal, Rio and Trancoso


  • Enjoy privileged access to Brazil's mighty Iguacu Falls outside of National Park opening hours.

  • Search for wildlife in luxury in an exclusive Pantanal Lodge.

  • Marvel at Rio's most iconic sights such as Sugar Loaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer.

  • Relax on the beach near the tranquil village of Trancoso.

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