Overview & Highlights
Wow your family with the views from the Christ statue in Rio; the monumental Iguazú Falls; the alligators of the vast Pantanal wetlands. Daily thrills and spills and some relaxing beach time too.
If you are outdoor and nature enthusiasts, this private family adventure will delight every member of the family. There’s a stay in Rio de Janeiro, one of the most exotic and lively cities in the world, with its mountains and jungle right in the heart of the city. Even the ways you get around are exhilarating: cycle along the beaches, whizz up the Sugar Loaf in a cable car and climb Corcovado mountain in an open-topped jeep.
But before that, you’ll all thrill to the power of the Iguazú Falls, which crash over cliffs through tropical jungle filled with toucans and monkeys: but you won’t just look, you’ll explore close up by boat and on foot, and get wet. On safari in the wilderness wetlands of the Pantanal you’ll be punch-drunk on the volume of wildlife on display from giant guinea pigs and lofty storks to basking alligators.
The holiday ends with a few days down the Emerald Coast from Rio where you’ll be based in a private villa. You can be self-contained, cooking your own meals, swimming, kayaking and hanging out in hammocks, or venture into the colonial port of Paraty with its huge choice of restaurants.
- The Brazilian and Argentine sides of the Iguazú Falls
- Macuco boat safari
- Safari expeditions from the Pantanal lodge
- Guided bike tour of Rio’s beaches
- Jeep tour to Corcovado Mountain and Christ the Redeemer Statue, Rio de Janeiro
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Arrive in Brazil. Connect with domestic flight to Foz do Iguaçú.
Guided visit to the Brazilian side of Iguazú Falls with Macuco safari.
Full day guided exploration of the Argentine side of Iguazú Falls.
Transfer to airport and fly to Cuiabá in the Pantanal; transfer to lodge.
Guided Pantanal expeditions.
Fly to Rio de Janeiro, transfer to hotel in Copacabana.
Guided bike tour of Rio’s beaches.
Jeep tour of Corcovado mountain and Santa Teresa.
By road down the coast to colonial Paratí.
At leisure in bay-side private villa, Casa Cairuçu.
Transfer to airport.
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