11 day escorted tour itinerary

Best of Brazil and the Amazon Tour 2018

The iconic areas of Brazil

An 11 day round trip of Brazil visiting the most amazing highlights that the country has to offer. Include the iconic city of Rio de Janeiro with its Christ the Redeemer statue and famous Copacabana beach, the magnificent Iguazu waterfalls which are one of the most impressive sights on the continent, the mighty amazon region known as 'the lungs of the planet', before finishing in the historic and lively city of Salvador.

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Samba in Rio
  • Beautiful Iguazu falls
  • Experience the phenomenal 'meeting of the rivers'
  • Colourful Salvador da Bahia

Sample Itinerary Summary

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11 days
Destination Breakdown
Private or Group basis, Escorted or Self-Guided
  • Rio de Janeiro

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Simply being in the incredible city of Rio
    • Seeing the iconic Christ de Redeemer statue in person
    • Getting wet from the spray of Iguassu Falls
    • Cruising along the Amazon river, then spend time exploring the jungle
    • Exploring the historic city of Salvador
  • Rio de Janeiro

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Corcovado with Christ the Redeemer
    • Sugar Loaf mountain
    • Copacabana beach
    • Wandering around the old town
Rio de Janeiro

Your time in Rio will be spend exploring the city, take the train up to the Christ the Redeemer statue, ride the cable cars to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain and enjoy the stuning views. Visit the area of the city wear the famous carnival takes place every February - You could even try on some costumes. Wander along the famous Copacabana Beach front simply taking in the sights, sounds and daily life of the city. Your Destination Specialist can advise on optional tours if you wish to see more. 


  • Christ the Redeemer statue
  • Sugar Loaf Mountain
  • Copacabana beach
Iguazu Falls (BR)

Explore this amazing collection of water falls that straddle the Brazil and Argentina boarder. Best viewed from both sides to get the complete experience. The Brazilian side provides the classic panoramic view, allowing you to take it all in, whilst the Argentina side allows you to get up close and to see the falls from above from the walk ways. 


  • Brazilian side: Getting wet from the spray and realising how impressive the falls are
  • Argentine side: Walking through the national park and seeing the falls from many different view points

The Amazon, Manaus is the gateway to this incredible place. Known as 'the lungs of Earth' the Amazon is the largest rainforest in the world and provides many opportunities for exploring. Hike through the forest jungle, fish for piranhas, spot pink river dolphins and simply emerse yourself in this natural environment. 


  • Night time boat ride looking for caiman
  • Hiking through the jungle
  • Visit a local tribe
  • See the 'meeting of the rivers' (optional)

Salvador de Bahia is a historic and colourful coastal city in the north east of Brazil best known for its Portuguese colonial architecture, Afro-Brazilian culture and a tropical coastline. Wander cobblestone alleys in the historic centre opening to large squares with colorful buildings and churches. There also some beautiful stretches of beach to rival the worlds best.


  • Salvador's old town
  • Relaxing on a beautiful beach