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Grand tour in Brazil

19 days/18 nights

Rio de Janeiro -São Luis-Barreirinhas-Parnaíba - Jericoacoara-Fortaleza – Manaus- Amazon Rainforest- South Pantanal





One of the best attractions in Brazil is the endless sugar-white dunes of the Lencois Maranhenses desert, with lagoons filled with clear emerald water.
The alluring nature in the Amazon jungle and its tributaries (like the Rio Negro),
elusive native tribes,
the ecological wonder of the Pantanal and its wildlife,
the massive, raging Foz de Iguazu, the biggest waterfall system in the world,

Day 1: Rio de Janeiro

Upon arrival in Rio de Janeiro, your guide wil meet you at the airport and you will be transferred to the Hotel Arena Leme, Superior DBL. Lunch and dinner at your own leisure. Rio de Janeiro is green hills, blue sky, beautiful bays, islands and marvellous beaches. It is the second biggest city in Brazil and, certainly, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Blue ocean water will call you to the beach. The most popular beaches - Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon, are famous for its black and white tiled promenade. From early morning to late in the night you can see people playing football and volleyball on the golden sand of the beaches. For those who prefer active holidays Rio offers opportunities to practice almost any sport: golf, tennis, surfing, rafting, diving, delta flight and many others. Numerous open cafeterias on the beach will offer you refreshing coconut water, freshly squeezed juices and other drinks. You can also see presentations of local musicians on the beach playing all kinds of music.

Day 2: Rio de Janeiro

Breakfast at the hotel. Full day private tour in Rio de Janeiro with an English-speaking guide. After breakfast a full-day excursion to the Sugar Loaf and Corcovado is planned. The famous Sugar Loaf cable car is the most used to reach the top of that mountain of 1296m above sea level. The first stop is on Urca Mountain, with a wide viewing area, where you can eat in the restaurant or bar. On the mountain of Sugar Loaf you will have a beautiful view of Rio, Copacabana beach, the bay, the surrounding mountains, islands in the ocean, bridge Niteroi, and the statue of Christ on Corcovado Mountain. The second part of our tour is Corcovado and Crist the Redeemer Statue. We set off on a tour through the city. Arriving at the station, where the environmentally friendly train will take us through the jungle to the top of Corcovado. On either side of the railway you will have spectacular views from Tijuca forest, inhabited by monkeys and other exotic animals and birds. At the top of Corcovado, at an altitude of 700 m above sea level, stands the symbol of Rio - Statue of Christ the Savior (38m), which was built in 1931. A breathtaking panorama view of the metropolis and its surroundings the Niteroi Bridge, Guanabara Bay, the Botanical Garden, the world's largest Maracana stadium, Sugar Loaf, and more is possible from the top of Corcovado. Return to the hotel. Lunch and dinner at your own leisure.

Day 3: Rio de Janeiro

Free time to enjoy the city of miracles. You can take optional excursions.

Day 4: Rio de Janeiro

Breakfast at the hotel. Full day private tour with English guide in Historical center of Rio de Janeiro. You will set off to Santa Teresa neighborhood, located on a hill in the heart of downtown Rio. During the visit, you will be able to admire the vestiges of the colonization and discover the charm of the “old” Rio. Colonial Rio: tour of the main sites of the “old” Rio: Modern Metropolitan Cathedral, Candelaria Church, Saint Benedict Monastery, Tiradentes Palace, Cultural Corridor, Lapa of Mercadores Church and Plaza XV. Lunch and dinner at your own leisure. Overnight: Hotel Arena Leme.

Day 5: Rio de Janeiro

Free time in Rio for optional excursions.

Day 6: Rio de Janeiro - São Luis

Breakfast at the hotel. Free day in Rio de Janeiro. In the afternoon (5:30 pm) you will have a private transfer to the airport for your flight to São Luis. Arrival at the airport at 8:35 pm. Lunch and dinner at your own leisure.

Day 7: São Luis – Barreirinhas

At 1:15 am: reception at São Luis’ airport and private transfer to the Porto Preguiças Resort. Breakfast at the hotel. Half day private tour «Grandes Lençóis» in the Lençóis Maranhenses with an English-speaking guide: departure from Barreirinhas around 9:00 am in 4x4 gardener, ferry crossing and trail, passing through resting vegetation, until the beginning of the dunes of the Lençóis Maranhenses National Park. Walk around 2-4km approximately visiting the lagoons with bathing stops and photos. After sunset, return to Barreirinhas. After the excursion, private transfer (04h) to the Citi Executivo Hotel, located in Parnaíba. Lunch and dinner at your own leisure. Overnight: Citi Executivo Hotel.

Day 8: Parnaíba - Jericoacoara

Breakfast at the hotel. Half day private tour in the River Delta with an English-speaking guide: In the morning, we will go to the Porto dos Tatus, located in the Ilha Grande de Santa Isabel, where we will board speed boats for a tour through the Parnaíba River Delta, the only one in the Americas in open sea. After the excursion, private transfer to the CasaLô Hotel, located in Jericoacoara. On the way, you will visit the beautiful beach of Tatajuba, where you will have some free time to enjoy. Lunch and dinner at your own leisure. Overnight: CasaLô Hotel.

Day 9: Jericoacoara

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure at 9:00 am crossing the National Park of Jericoacoara passing the beach Preá towards the new sensation of beauty in the region. We will first visit the “Buraco Azul” (Blue Hole) and then follow trails until we reach the Blue Lagoon for a beautiful experience in a “jangada” (boat) to know the natural beauty of the lagoon. The tour ends after getting to know the Paradise lagoon and enjoy a magnificent sunset. Lunch and dinner at your own leisure. Overnight: CasaLô Hotel.

Day 10: Jericoacoara – Fortaleza – Manaus- Amazon Rainforest

Breakfast at the hotel. Early in the morning (6:00 am) you will be transferred to the airport for your flight (12:00 pm) Fortaleza > Manaus (not included). At 2:45 pm you will be met at Manaus’ airport and at 3:00 p.m will have a group transfer to the to the Amazon Tupana Lodge. The transfer takes about 3hours. During the transfer you will watch Meeting of the Waters, a unique phenomenon in the world where the Negro and Solimões rivers meet without mixing, for a distance of more than 10km. Then you will have a boat tour by visiting of the area around the Lodge by motor boat. After dinner you will enjoy night animal watching: at night, the silence allows you to listen to the different sounds of the forest. The main attraction is the “capture” of caimans (which are, of course, released). Lunch and dinner at the lodge. Overnight: Amazon Tupana Lodge.

Day 11: Amazon Rainforest

Excursions organized by the Lodge, with an English-speaking guide: 1)Hike (easy) in the forest: walk with a specialist guide where it will be possible to know and feel the energy of the Amazon Forest. 2)Piranha fishing: “piranha” fishing is practiced in the rivers. In this type of fishing a simble bamboo rod with hook is used. During this activity you can also enjoy the scenery, sounds and smells of the forest. 3) Sunset: before returning to the lodge for dinner, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful sunset. Full-board at the lodge. Overnight: Amazon Tupana Lodge.

Day 12: Amazon Rainforest - Manaus

Excursions organized by the Lodge, with an English-speaking guide: 1)Sunrise: departure at 5:30 am to observe the sunrise in this magical place. 2)Local culture: after breakfast, you will visit a local community, to discover the culture and custums of the population. After lunch, group transfer to the Hotel Adrianópolis All Suites, located in Manaus. You will arrive around 5:00 pm. Full-board at the lodge. Overnight: Hotel Adrianópolis All Suites.

Day 13: Manaus – Campo Grande – Pantanal

Breakfast at the hotel. At 12:30 am you will have a private transfer to the airport for your flight (3:10 am) Manaus > Campo Grande (not included). At 8:45 pm -arrival at Campo Grande’s airport and private transfer to the Pousada Aguapé. In the afternoon you will have hiking. The hiking is done in dense bush, open fields and gallery forest. It is in this tour that you will have a better contact with the flora and fauna of the region, learning about their function and importance in Pantanal ecosystem. It is a good opportunity to see the animals more closely. There are different routes that you can go on that take between 1h30 to 4h00. At night - Nocturnal animal spotting: this is an activity that is done at night in a 4X4 vehicle or in a boat, to observe the night animals like anteaters, foxes, capybaras and caimans. You will also be able to hear the sounds of frogs and insects at night and to observe the beautiful sky of the Pantanal. The duration of this tour is about one hour. Lunch and dinner included at the Pousada. Overnight: Pousada Aguapé.

Day 14: South Pantanal

Breakfast at the pousada. In the morning - Photographic safari: the photo safari is done in a 4x4 open vehicle. This tour gives you the opportunity to cover more territory going through different landscapes like cerrado (patches of stunted vegetation), open grasslands, “vazantes” (low-lying areas that are often seasonally flooded), “brejos” (swamps) and bays which are permanently flooded areas. It is also a perfect tour to observe the wildlife of the Pantanal. This tour lasts approximately 2:30 to 3 hours. In the afternoon - Boat tour: this is the best way to get to know the Aquidauana River and the beauty and exuberance of its gallery forest. It is the natural habitat of birds, mammals and reptiles that lie out on riverbanks or simply hear the songs of the birds. The tour lasts about 2 to 2:30 hours and is conducted in a motorboat, with a capacity for 06 people. Lunch and dinner included at the Pousada. Overnight: Pousada Aguapé.

Day 15: South Pantanal

Breakfast at the pousada. In the morning -Horse riding tour: the horse is one of the main attractions of the Pousada Aguapé and is the best way to explore the swamp. Riding through its open fields, marshes, caápões, ridges, streams and bays, we encounter a rich variety of lush flora and fauna, typical of a region well preserved. In the afternoon - Piranha fishing: the piranha´s fishing is made in a bay of Aquidauana River, that it is located near the pousada. The piranha is mainly used to prepare a typical dish of the region, piranha soup. It is also good way to spot the caimans who watch the fishers to steal their piranhas. Lunch and dinner included at the Pousada. Overnight: Pousada Aguapé.

Day 16: Pantanal – Campo Grande

Breakfast at the pousada. In the morning - Cattle Management: the interaction with the people of the Pantanal and the contact with their habits and customs has its high point in the handling of cattle, in which our guests can participate safely. The landscape, the language and the stories all add up to a rewarding and unforgettable experience at the Pousada. In the afternoon – Kayak Tour: take the opportunity to enjoy a beautiful kayak ride in the Pantanal. It is the perfect occasion for you to admire the beauty of this unique place. At 9:00 pm you will have a private transfer to the airport in Campo Grande for your flight to Foz do Iguaçu. Lunch and dinner included at the Pousada.

Day 17: Campo Grande – Foz Do Iguaçu

Breakfast at the pousada. At 9:10 am you will arrive at Iguaçu’s airport and private transfer to the Bogari Hotel. Half day private tour to the Brazilian side of the Falls, with an English-speaking guide: - Iguazú National park: on the Brazilian side, the Park is located about 20km from the centre of Foz do Iguaçu. A hike of about 1km at the edge of the canyon of the Iguazu River, will reveal a dazzling view to all of the hundreds of waterfalls. - The Bird Park: It’s located in front of the Iguazu National Park, on the Brazilian side. Amidst 17 hectares of native vegetation, it is possible to see approximately 900 birds of 180 different species due to the immense nurseries built in the forest. Lunch and dinner at your own leisure. Overnight: Bogari Hotel.

Day 18: Foz Do Iguaçu – São Paulo

Breakfast at the hotel. Full day private tour to the Argentinean side of the Falls, with an English-speaking guide: - Iguazú National Park: on the Argentinean side, in the National Park, a train will take you to the « Throat of the Devil ». From a 1200 meters walkway you will appreciate the impressive view of the « Garganta del Diablo ». After that, transfer to the first station for a 3.2km hike by trail and walkways that will offer a different view of the falls. During this course, it is possible to make a boat tour (rigid inflatable boat) at the foot of the falls. After the visits, private transfer to the airport for your flight at 7:50pm (not included). 9:40 pm: reception at São Paulo’s airport and private transfer to the Blue Tree Premium Paulista Hotel. Lunch and dinner at your own leisure. Overnight: Blue Tree Premium Paulista Hotel.

Day 19: São Paulo - Departure

Breakfast at the hotel. Half-day private tour in São Paulo with an English-speaking guide: - City main spots: After lunch, you will visit São Paulo’s major attractions and most significant sights. The itinerary may include stops at Ibirapuera Park, the historical downtown, Liberdade, Batman's Alley, Municipal Market, Paulista Avenue (the most important Brazilian thoroughfare), and more. Since this is a private tour, you will be able to choose with the guide the itinerary of the tour. After the visits, private transfer to the airport for your international flight back home. Lunch and dinner at your own leisure.



- Accommodation in the mentioned hotel
- English-speaking guide
- Private transfers
- Meals according to the program
- Entrance fees to the mentioned places
Not included:
- International and domestic flights
- Meals and drinks not mentioned in this schedule
- Tips and personal expenses
- Personal/Cancellation insurance.
*The host has the right to change the hotels indicated in the program to other hotels of the same category.

*The host party reserves the right to change the order of excursions, subject to the tour program.

*The host is not responsible for missed breakfasts in hotels when checking out early in the morning in case of an early flight or excursion
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REVIEW №1- Stacey
Pantanal and Bonito were fantastic. We loved all the tours and our driver was wonderful.
Thanks for a great trip!
REVIEW №2- Sandra Fahed Eliane
Hello ANNA!
I didn’t have the chance to thank you yet, for all your efforts, I had received very good reviews about all the package from my clients and they were satisfied thanks again for everything,

Kisses and hugs from Beirut ????
REVIEW №3- Shamali De Vaz

Dear Anna, Alexandra, Iona and the rest of the team at Ada Tours
Feed-back from a happy, satisfied customer!
A very big thank you for your very efficient services, Hospitality and most importantly your patience throughout the tour of my client. Dr. Chrysantha Mendis is very happy with the entire Tour. You did a fantastic job by organizing a detailed tour package covering 7 countries, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Chile, Peru, Argentina, and Brazil. Dr. Mendis has enjoyed all the countries though he could not do a few tours in Peru which is understandable due to political unrest. We will recommend Ada Tours to all our clients in Sri Lanka and will start promoting your tours in our website.
Best wishes and kind regards,
REVIEW №4- Carol
Hi Anna, thank you for the update on the glasses. I’ll wait and see what happens! Alan and I are now back in the UK. We loved our trip to the Pantanal and Bonito. Our guide, Alessandra was brilliant with lots of knowledge and very considerate and helpful. The only hitch we had was on our flight back to Rio because the second leg of the trip was cancelled and we were rescheduled to a later plane and our luggage was mislaid. Fortunately it arrived in Rio a day later, before we flew home. Thank you for arranging the trip.
Best wishes Carol
REVIEW №5- Stacey Robertson
Hello Anna and Natalia,
Thank you for all your help with our trip! I know our group was difficult, and I appreciate your patience with us. We loved the tours, the horseback ride, and the absolutely beautiful lunch at the vineyard. Our guides and drivers were fantastic, especially Luis. And the hotels were perfectly located. It was such a convenience to be centrally located in both Lisbon and Madeira.
I hope you enjoy a wonderful holiday and I look forward to working with you in the new year!
REVIEW №6- Maria Paz R. Alberto
Dear Anna
Greetings from Ark.
Allow me to thank you for the fun trip we had, it was very memorable. Your guide , Francisco and driver Ernesto
are very good, kind and knowledgeable.

Maria Paz R. Alberto
President Philippine IATA Travel Agents Associatio
REVIEW №7- Farzana
Dear Team,
Gaur x 5 are back home safely and they enjoyed the trip immensely. I would like to thank each of you for all your efforts and hard work.
Please to help me promote more can you send me a list of countries we can work on together so that I am aware for which all places I can come to you for help and planning ?
REVIEW №8- Stacey
Anna, I had a wonderful time. The guide, Aldinei, was incredible!
My husband and I would love your help planning future trips to Buenos Aires, Peru and the Azores in Portugal.
REVIEW №9- Matt, Adventurebug Worldwide Ltd.
Everything went really well. As always we had to make some adjustments and the local guide and team on the ground were very responsive and took action professionally. I have no complaints about this :)
The clients were very pleased with the tour and all arrangements.
Changing the few meals at the end on Isabela was not an issue and the local team did a good job organizing this for me.

Many thanks again Ana!


Adventurebug Worldwide Ltd.
REVIEW №10- Zhanna Zaitseva
Dear Juliana!

Dear Bianca!

Дорогая Анна!

Our 6 men-tourists have come today from your tour : Iguassu + Amazonia + Rio & Carnaval.

They are glad very much

Thank you for the tour!

Best regards,

Zhanna Zaitseva

"Indian Holiday"
REVIEW №11- Anna Zboranska
The brilliant excursions!
Dear Richele!

I am writing you with gratitude for organizing the brilliant excursions for our group of 16 people!

They came back from Brazil very happy and really satisfied!
So, many-many thanks to you and your wonderful team!
Looking forward to our next cooperation)

Kind Regards,

Anna Zboranska
Exotic Department

REVIEW №12- Evyn
Great tour!
This tour is amazing and shows you a lot of sights in Rio de Janeiro.
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