Overview & Highlights
Discover Brazil’s astonishing natural landscapes and vibrant capital on this family-friendly adventure. Explore the sparkling bays of colourful Rio de Janeiro, the thunderous Iguazú Falls and secretive wildlife in the lush Amazon rainforest, before winding down on the paradise beaches of Praia do Forte.
Visit lively Rio de Janeiro, with mountains and jungle in the heart of the city. Stroll along the beaches, whizz up the Sugar Loaf in a cable car and climb Corcovado mountain in an open-topped jeep. Thrill to the power of the Iguazú Falls, which crash over cliffs through tropical jungle filled with toucans and monkeys, exploring by boat and on foot. The exuberance of the Amazon jungle will not fail to impress: everything is on a huge scale, from towering trees sheltering monkeys, armies of soldier ants and electric blue butterflies.
The holiday ends with a few days on the coast with some of Brazil's best beaches. Praia do Forte is a relaxed former fishing village, while your eco-resort has something for all the family, from educational activities to horse-riding and snorkelling. There’s a turtle preservation project there too.
- Guided tour to the Sugar Loaf mountain
- Jeep tour to Corcovado Mountain and Christ the Redeemer Statue, Rio de Janeiro
- Visit to the Bird Park at Iguazú
- The Brazilian and Argentine sides of the Iguazú Falls
- Macuco boat safari
- Guided excursions and activities in the Amazon jungle
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Arrive in Rio de Janeiro, transfer to hotel in Copacabana.
Guided tour to Sugar Loaf mountain.
Jeep tour of Corcovado mountain and Santa Teresa.
Fly to Foz do Iguaçu on the border with Argentina. Visit the famous Bird Park.
Guided visit to the Brazilian side of Iguazú Falls with Macuco safari.
Full day guided exploration of the Argentine side of Iguazú Falls.
Fly to Manaus on the River Amazon. Transfer to jungle lodge.
Guided adventures from the lodge.
Transfer to Manaus airport; fly to Salvador, transfer to Praia do Forte.
At leisure on the beach, optional excursions and activities.
Transfer to airport.
Things to do
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What our clients say
Most memorable experience: “Many on this journey, however main ones include :- Both the optional visits / flights - over Angel Falls & day excursion /flight to Kaieteur Falls . Time at Rock View Lodge & seeing the Coq of the Roq in the forest on the journey to Atta Lodge. The catamaran visit to Iles du Salut. Also enjoyed the atmosphere while wandering around Paramaribo.”SN, Belper
The overall Pato Andino experience was truly fantastic, the sheer number of breath taking sights to marvel at was incredible. Too many [memorable moments] to list but if I had to name one then seeing Laguna Blanca as it was the first breath taking sight of the trip for me and it wasn't just the altitude.AB, Chesterfield
The day we visiting the Frida Kahlo and Trotsky museums and also the canal. As well as all the wonderful pyramids and the Copper Canyon extension were among my highlights. We were very impressed with our first experience of travelling with JLA. We have been to several Central and South American countries before and had underestimated the impact that Mexico would have on us. It had such a variety of experiences to offer, the colour, the music, the many different and dramatic archeological sites and political history. The ethnic mix added to the diversity and the people were all a delight to meet. JLA allowed us to experience this in its selection of places, accommodation, excursions and especially the tour leader.JD, Buxton
Thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Colombia, which was very well organised by JLA.RW, London
This trip offers so many breathtaking moments. Overall it is the variation of landscape and wealth of history that impresses and spotting varied wildlife.WK, Shoreham-by-Sea
Overall the Tangara trip was well structured, if a little hectic moving on every two nights. It achieved its main objectives and we saw fascinating parts of South America that we had long wanted to see. Our guide, was most assiduous, knew the area very well and eased our path considerably. The highlights for us on Tangara were i) The trip to Chiloe, particularly with the services of an excellent nature guide, ii) the visit to Iguazu, iii) Buenos Aries, and iv) of course Rio de Janeiro.TE, Cirencester
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Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Expert
Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.
Millie Davies - Travel Expert
Having caught the travel bug as a child, Millie has travelled all over Latin America before making her home in Buenos Aires for 3 years.
Charlotte Daubeney - Travel Expert
Charlotte's fascination with Latin America began with a family holiday to Belize. She went on to study Spanish in school and at university before spending a year living in Santiago, Chile.
Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Expert
After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.
Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Expert
Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.
Sophie Barber - Travel Expert
Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.