Destinations Destinations
Rio de Janeiro, Amazon, Iguazu Falls
Activity Activity
Nature & Wildlife, Culture & History, Beach
Physical Level Physical Level
Easy
Season Season
January - December

There are key destinations you won’t want to miss in Brazil, and this route combines some of the best. Start in the remote, Amazonian city of Manaus before venturing into the vast Amazon rainforest to experience the world’s most important ecosystem. From here fly to Rio de Janeiro and spend a couple of days exploring the famously vibrant coastal city. Finally, after a spell of city and beach life, head back into nature with a flight south to the mighty Iguazu Falls.

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Explore the Amazon's wildlife

The Amazon rainforest is the world's most important ecosystem. Head here for remote jungle experiences, ecolodges and a chance to meet remote communities.

Venture deep into the Amazon rainforest
Amazon

Venture deep into the Amazon rainforest

Almost two thirds of the Amazon Jungle is contained within Brazil, where you can see some of the largest and most biodiverse areas of rainforest in the world. You can spend days walking, bird watching and photographing the wildlife.

Colourful Rio and beaches

Is there another city on earth that can match Rio's beauty? Mountain peaks, lush forests, beautiful beaches and playful inhabitants make Rio a must-see on any Brazilian itinerary. From the famous beaches of Copacabana to edgy Botofago, Rio is the perfect bookend to a Brazil trip.

Explore Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro

Explore Rio de Janeiro

Spend a day exploring Brazil’s bustling coastal city of Rio de Janeiro, host to the world’s biggest carnival. Visit the city’s famed beaches and diverse neighbourhoods, as well as the urban rainforest of Tijuca Forest. Ride the rack railway up Corcovado Mountain to see up-close the 30m-high statue of Christ the Redeemer--perhaps one of the most recognisable icons of Brazil. Then drive through Santa Teresa neighborhood to explore the area’s history and beautiful 19th and early 20th century mansions.

Visit Rio’s vibrant beaches
Rio de Janeiro

Visit Rio’s vibrant beaches

The 4km-long Copacabana beach is one of the city’s most popular, offering a vibrant and bustling atmosphere. For a less touristy experience try some of the lesser-celebrated beaches, including Barra da Tijuca Beach and Joatinga Beach.

Climb Sugarloaf Mountain
Rio de Janeiro

Climb Sugarloaf Mountain

Take a relaxed cable car ride up to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain for panoramic views of Guanabana Bay, Corcovado Mountain, Santa Cruz Fortress and Rio-Niteroi Bridge.

The land of waterfalls

The mighty Iguazu Falls are actually a chain of 275 smaller waterfalls, forming an awe-inspiring semi-circle of water and noise. Lying between Argentina and Brazil, the falls are an awesome sight on their own, but both sides offer excellent wildlife watching.

See the mighty Iguazu Falls
Iguazu Falls

See the mighty Iguazu Falls

Walk the trails on the Brazilian side of the Iguazu National Park to see the multitude of waterfalls that extend across 2.7km. There are 275 falls in total, with the longest drop at 82 metres.

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