The Best of Brazil - Iguazu, Pantanal and Rio
Brazil, Discovery, 10 days - from £2,495 (land only) - from €3,370 (land only) - from $4,145 (land only)
Day 1: Rendezvous at the group hotel in Iguazu. A single, timed group transfer is provided from Iguazu airport. KE Land Only services begin with the overnight at the group hotel on the Brazilian side of the falls. Overnight hotel Iguazu.
Day 2: Our first day at Iguazu Falls we have a half-day exploring by bike. We have a beautiful ride, allowing us to explore further than the normal tourist and stopping frequently for photos and to admire the views. Overnight hotel Iguazu.
Day 3: Today we visit the Argentinean side. We take the walkways overlooking the falls, and then board a train to the Upper Falls Circuit and the famous Devil's Throat - the most sought after attraction with some amazing panoramic views. In the afternoon we have a boat tour really close to the falls (maybe a few showers). Overnight hotel Iguazu.
Day 4: After breakfast we depart Iguazu and fly to Campo Grande, and then transfer into the heart of the southern Pantanal. The drive is approx 3 hrs. On arrival in our Pousada we are welcomed by the family into this calm and tranquil setting. Surrounded by gardens and the Cerrado vegetation of the Pantanal this is a great place to start our wildlife extravaganza. Overnight Pousada Pantanal.
Day 5: This morning search for some of the amazing wildlife which can be found here. There are plenty of birds and exotic parakeets to keep us entertained, but also alligators and piranhas. After lunch we horse ride (depending on departure) to our next Pousada. No experience is needed and it is a fantastic opportunity to experience the 'Cowboy' lifestyle of the Pantanal. Overnight Pousada Pantanal.
Day 6: There are so many activities to choose from today. We can take a boat tour on the river and see the wildlife on the banks, we can opt for a hiking trip of varying length through the bush, fields and forest, we can fish for piranha, take a jeep safari and go on a nocturnal wildlife safari. Plenty do to, a busy day! Overnight Pousada Pantanal.
Day 7: We say goodbye to the Pantanal this morning and transfer back to Campo Grande for the flight to Rio de Janeiro and the next stage of our adventure. On arrival we transfer to our hotel in the Copacabana area. Time permitting we can explore this neighbourhood on arrival and see what this vibrant city has to offer. Overnight hotel Rio de Janeiro.
Day 8: After breakfast we set off on our full day sightseeing tour of Rio de Janerio. We start off by taking the cable car up onto Sugar Loaf Mountain. After lunch we transfer to Corcovado where we walk and of course take time at the famous Christ The Redeemer statue soaring over the city. Overnight hotel Rio de Janeiro.
Day 9: A tour with a difference this morning as we walk through the Babilonia Favela. This, now peaceful favela has become a model for Rio and bridges a gap between the inhabitants and tourists. The walk is relatively steep and gives us a good cultural insight. Our walk continues through the Atlantic Rainforest to a stunning view point. We have the afternoon at leisure. Overnight hotel Rio de Janeiro.
Day 10: KE Land Only services end with breakfast. A single timed transfer is provided from the hotel to Rio de Janeiro airport.