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. A choice of beach extensions at the end.
- 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
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 and Salvador, the pulsating African heart of the country.
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.
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 Salvador airport.
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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
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Lina Fuller - Travel Expert
Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.
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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Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.
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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.
Ben Line - Travel Expert
Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.
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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.