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Brazil – Tours

Tours in Brazil

Home to world-famous beaches, 21 fascinating UNESCO World Heritage sites, pulsating cosmopolitan cities alive with the sound of samba, and incredibly biodiverse rainforests and wetlands; place Brazil at the forefront of your travel radar.

Start as you mean to go on in Rio de Janeiro, with a jeep tour to Corcovado Mountain, located in one of the largest urban forests in the world, Tijuca Forest National Park. Stood atop its granite peak is the Christ the Redeemer statue, watching over the city.

You’ll soon discover that Rio is a booming city boasting exuberant nightlife, Michelin-starred eateries, colourful markets, and arguably the world’s most famous stretch of sand – the Copacabana. Then take our Highlights of Brazil tour and explore Rio’s neo-classical architecture such as the historic city of Salvador coexisting alongside 21st century modernism, including the striking Metropolitan Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro.

Immerse yourself in Brazilian culture amid the charming cobble streets of Paraty, taking in the tranquil beaches and jutting mountains covered by dense forests. Embark on a romantic schooner cruise across Paraty Bay before strolling through its charismatic Old Town.

Visit Iguazu Falls, and once you have felt the refreshing spray of this impressive natural wonder, continue into the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest teeming fascinating wildlife. Then cap off your tour of this diverse country with a rejuvenating break on the peaceful beaches of Salvador da Bahia.

8 days

Tango and Samba Tour

 

Our Tango and Samba tour takes you to the two fascinating cities of Buenos Aires in Argentina and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Both are famous for their love of dance and music, as raw and exciting as the scenery...

Couples Holidays

Tango and Samba Tour
5 days

Rio Culinary Tour

 

Discover the city of Rio with your eyes and your taste buds as you eat you way around the city at various restaurants enjoying simple street food through to dining at a luxury Michelin starred restaurant that is listed in...

All inclusive holidays

Rio Culinary Tour
15 days

Highlights of South America Tour - 2018

 

For an insight into South America in just two weeks, take our Highlights of South America tour. Visit the very different cities of Lima and Cuzco in Peru, Buenos Aires in Argentina and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Be amazed...

Adventure holidays

Highlights of South America Tour - 2018
8 days

Highlights of Brazil Tour

 

The biggest country in South America. From vibrant Rio de Janeiro, home to beautiful beaches, Christ the Redeemer monument and carnival to the powerful Iguazu Falls and colourful Salvador da Bahia, this tour highlights the best Brazil has to offer...

City holidays

Highlights of Brazil Tour
3 days

Gems of Picturesque Paraty Tour

 

A UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most visited colonial towns on the Emerald Coast, Paraty is onlythree hours away from Rio de Janeiro. Once a fishing village, it is located in a tranquil bay with pristine beaches...

Honeymoons

Gems of Picturesque Paraty Tour
4 days

Pantanal Discovery Tour

 

An absolute paradise for birdwatchers and flora and fauna experts, the Pantanal is a vast area of wetland that hosts rich and diverse ecosystems where you will see more wildlife than anywhere else in Brazil, including the Amazon. The Pantanal...

Wildlife holidays

Pantanal Discovery Tour
3 days

Adventure in the Amazon Tour

 

Situated on the Amazon River, the city of Manaus is the main trading post for the rainforest. From Manaus, take a boat along the might river to your jungle lodge. Cruise into the Amazon and experience the wonder of the...

Escorted tours

Adventure in the Amazon Tour
11 days

Best of Brazil and the Amazon Tour 2018

 

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...

Couples Holidays

Best of Brazil and the Amazon Tour 2018
3 days

Exploring Iguazu Falls Tours

 

The magnificent Iguazu Falls straddling the border of Brazil and Argentina are one of the most impressive and wonderful waterfalls to witness in the world. With 275 individual drops it is three times wider than Niagara Falls, in fact First...

Iconic journeys

Exploring Iguazu Falls Tours
15 days

Highlights of South America Tour - 2019

 

For an insight into South America in just two weeks, take our Highlights of South America tour. Visit the very different cities of Lima and Cuzco in Peru, Buenos Aires in Argentina and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Be amazed...

Escorted tours

Highlights of South America Tour - 2019

Frequently Asked Questions

The official currency of Brazil is the Brazilian real, divided into 100 centavos. The real is steadily recovering, and in 2016 it was the 19th most traded currency worldwide. ATMs are widely available across Brazil, but please remember that many are locked behind a security door overnight - make sure to draw out any cash you may need for the night during the day. Exchanging cash in one of Brazil's banks is easy, and generally offers better rates than you would find in the UK. 

Unlike the majority of Latin America, the dominant language of Brazil is Portuguese. Naturally, Portuguese spoken in Brazil has its own dialect that varies from European Portuguese - ensure you come equipped with a Brazilian Portuguese phrasebook.

Brazil’s world famous Carnival of Brazil is held between the Friday before Ash Wednesday, and continues until noon on Ash Wednesday. A huge event that brings the people of Brazil together, this explosion of colour and sound sees samba schools lead enormous parades through the nation’s streets, singing and dancing all throughout the day and night.

Despite the focus of the majority of visitors being the bustling streets of Rio de Janeiro, stepping outside of the culture capital presents you with a whole new world to explore. From the thick jungles of the Amazon, teeming with its kaleidoscopic flora and fauna, and the expansive Pantanal wetlands with its plethora of rare wildlife, to the latticed windows and cobbled walkways of Paraty and its tranquil coastal vistas, Brazil has something for everyone.

Why you'll love Brazil...

• Trekking through Iguaçu National Park for spellbinding views of Iguazu Falls
• Traversing the dense rainforests of the Amazon
• Witnessing Pantanal’s exotic wildlife such as the blue macaw, giant anteater and howler monkey
• Cruising across Paraty Bay by schooner at sunset
• People-watching on Copacabana beach
• Practising your dance moves at one of Rio’s samba schools
• Riding a cable car to the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain
• Gazing down at Brazil from atop Corcovado Mountain
• Iconic selfies of Christ the Redeemer statue
• Exploring the lively streets of Rio de Janeiro
• Getting drenched at the thundering Iguazu Falls

Did you know?

• Approximately 21 miles from Sao Paulo lies Ilha da Queimada Grande – otherwise known as Snake Island. It’s estimated that there’s at least five snakes per square metre. As such, access to the island is strictly prohibited to civilians.
• Though you would think it be Brazil, the main exporter of Brazil nuts is actually Bolivia. Additionally, the Brazil nut is not actually a nut, and is in fact a seed.
• There is a municipality in Brazil called Não-Me-Toque – this literally translates to ‘don’t touch me’.