Overview & Highlights
The top highlights of Brazil: in Rio de Janeiro, Corcovado and Sugar Loaf mountains; fly to Iguazú Falls and then on to explore the Amazon rainforest. Continue to exotic, African-influenced Salvador before spending time on the beach in Praia do Forte.
This highlights holiday aims to show off the country at its best - Rio de Janeiro, a sensual city full of fun; Iguazú Falls, among the world’s most impressive cataracts; the wildlife jungles of the Amazon; Salvador, the pulsating African heart of the country; and the sweeping palm-fringed beaches of Praia do Forte.
Each region of Brazil has its own traditions, arts and music, its own culinary specialities and its own natural wonders. The varied landscapes and palm-shaded beaches are gorgeous, while the multifarious cultural influences of Brazil's indigenous population, migrants from Europe, Portugal's African colonies, Japan and the Lebanon, are everywhere to be seen on this holiday to the absolute top sights.
- Guided excursion to Corcovado mountain and Christ the Redeemer statue, Rio de Janeiro
- Guided excursion with cable car up Sugar Loaf mountain, Rio de Janeiro
- The Brazilian and Argentine sides of the Iguazú Falls
- Jungle excursions from the Amazon lodge
- Walking tour of colonial Pelourinho, Salvador
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Arrive in Rio de Janeiro. Transfer to hotel, rest of the day at leisure.
Guided excursion to Corcovado mountain and Christ the Redeemer statue.
Guided excursion to Sugar Loaf mountain.
Fly to Foz do Iguaçu. Guided visit to the Brazilian side of Iguazú Falls.
Full day guided exploration of the Argentine side of Iguazú Falls.
Fly to Manaus, boat/drive to jungle lodge.
Guided Amazon jungle excursions.
Fly to Salvador da Bahia.
Guided walking tour of historic Pelourinho district.
Visit colonial river port Cachoeira.
Transfer to Praia do Forte.
Days 13 & 14
At leisure in Praia do Forte
Transfer to airport in Salvador for international flight home.
Things to do
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Browse our unrivalled portfolio of accommodation . Every option has been carefully chosen by our team of travel experts, so you can rest assured that you’ll relax in utter comfort.
Brazil / Rio de Janeiro
Porto Bay Rio de Janeiro
Brazil / Iguazu Falls – Brazilian side
Wish Foz do Iguaçu
Brazil / The Brazilian Amazon / The Amazon
Amazon Village Lodge
Brazil / Salvador, Lencois and the beaches of Bahia
Casa do Amarelindo
Brazil / Salvador, Lencois and the beaches of Bahia
Hotel Porto da Lua
What our clients say
The amazing scenery - every kilometre of the Carretera Austral, every turning, offers stunning views which never cease to surprise...I am impressed with the way it is possible to combine group tours with individual travel and with the flexibility available on the tours to meet individual needs. I find the whole booking experience from enquiry to final plans, very easy with great response from your office. The tour leaders are absolutely brilliant at what they do - I am in awe of their multiple skills!SC, Penryn
Seeing South America (Chile and Argentina) with JLA was great....a fun group and it was a wonderful way to see the best sights in some astonishing places. The people we met were great, food was excellent and some of the views!PR, Cardiff
Guatemala is a very beautiful and interesting country which deserves to be better known. The history of the Maya and their ancient sites is fascinating, much enhanced by the fact that the Maya people are still there and their customs and traditions can be observed. The scenery, colonial architecture and birdlife: outstanding.JE, Ware
Highlights? "Where to start? Angel Falls, Kaieteur Falls, the Iles de Salut, sleeping in a hammock, flying in small planes - just loved everything. The range of hotels from very high quality to pretty grotty was what we expected. The trip was exactly as described = we loved every minute!
This is our third trip - Cuba in 2000, Central America in 2009 and this one. I think the general feeling about JLA is that it is slightly more expensive than other companies offering small group tours but I think this reflects the effort which goes into providing travel experience which, in all three cases, has been both enjoyable and memorable."PS, Bolton
This was such a good trip, with varying sights and weather, from the tropics to perishing Patagonia!AW, Orpington
A really fantastic holiday. The organisation , accommodation, excursions, fellow group members and our superb tour leader all contributed to a wonderful experience.DB, Bedford
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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.
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.
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Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.
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A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.
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Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.
Sally Dodge - Travel Expert
A former Journey Latin America tour leader, Sally spent 7 years working, travelling and living throughout Latin America before returning to the UK to help people arrange their own adventures to this wonderful destination.