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At a glance

The most rewarding of Latin American adventures, this ten-day itinerary delivers a flavour of Brazil’s wild side. You’ll go from the hustle and bustle of a modern metropolis to the grandest of natural phenomenon and most breathtaking of wildlife.

Brazil’s natural world is incredibly varied and in no way understated, in fact, on this trip alone you’ll encounter the the largest waterfall system in the world and the world’s largest tropical wetland. Its cities are just as captivating, and in Sao Paulo, you have a city which is the most populous in Brazil, the western hemisphere and the southern hemisphere, and one of the most diverse.

Your Brazilian adventure begins in this nation-sized city recognised as the heart of modern Brazil. The city’s history of immigration has helped to create a cosmopolitan and multicultural identity throughout Sao Paulo, something you’ll discover in everything from its food to its music, ensuring it’s one of the world’s most evocative cities.

Your next stop sees you visit the natural wonder of the Iguassu Falls, enhanced by private tours that see you explore the falls from both the Brazilian and Argentinian side, as well as enjoy a boat trip on the water and a helicopter flight over the falls. More blissful nature awaits in Brazil’s Pantanal region, home to an incredible array of flora and fauna, including the elusive and majestic Pantanal jaguar which you will track during your stay.

Example Trip Itinerary

Days 1-3

Sao Paulo

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private Transfer to your hotel in Sao Paulo

Accommodation in Sao Paulo

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Two nights in Sao Paulo Two nights in Sao Paulo

Your days are free to explore and enjoy the cosmopolitan city of Sao Paulo. You'll have our recommendations of excellent restaurants and bars to make sure you make the most of your stay.

Sao Paulo city tour Sao Paulo city tour

Take a private city tour of Sao Paulo's highlights, the self-appointed heart of modern Brazilian culture. This is a huge city and your tour will depend on your interests, but possible stops include the Liberdade neighbourhood, home to one of the largest Japanese populations outside Japan. You might also stop by the Sé Square, the city's central square, Ibirapuera Park - the biggest green space in central São Paulo - and Patio do Colegio, the site where the city was founded in 1554.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private Transfer to Sao Paulo Congonhas Airport

Flight

Flight from Sao Paulo to Iguassu

Transfer

Private transfer from Iguassu airport to your hotel

Days 3-6

Iguassu Falls

Accommodation in Iguassu Falls

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Three nights in Iguassu Falls Three nights in Iguassu Falls

Iguassu Falls is a must-see wonder of the world, spanning 2.5km with a whopping 250 different cascades, surrounded by the beautiful Iguassu rainforrest and several walking trails. Found on the border of the Argentine province of Misiones and the Brazilian state of Paraná, together they are the largest waterfall system on earth. Here you will feel totally enveloped in Brazil's natural world, hundreds of miles away from any bustling city.

Private tour to Iguassu Falls Argentinean side including boat trip Private tour to Iguassu Falls Argentinean side including boat trip

A stunning tour of Iguassu, where you get a chance to really get up close to the falls. Your guide will pick you up from your hotel and bring you by private vehicle to the entrance of the park on the Argentinian side. You'll then be taking the rest of the tour mainly on foot. Exploring the various wooden walk ways that lead through the national park close up to the many chutes of the falls.

One of the most spectacular sites of the falls is the Devil's Throat which sees the largest flow of water. In order to visit the Devil’s Throat, you must board the train at the Main Station or at the Cataratas Station, close to the Upper Circuit. For those who love trekking there is the one-kilometre-long Sendero Verde (Green Trail) that connects the Visitors Centre to the Cataratas Station and to the Upper Circuit.

Once you are at the Devil’s Throat Station you will have to walk for 1.100 metres on a flat catwalk built over the Upper Iguassu River. This catwalk crosses several islands. Once you get to the end of the catwalks, you will be surprised by a strategic lookout point resting on the side of the gorgeous Devil’s Throat.

Iguassu Falls scenic helicopter flight Iguassu Falls scenic helicopter flight

Take a stunning flight over the breathtaking falls for a unique perspective and unforgettable views.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer from your hotel to Iguassu airport

Flight

Flight from Iguassu to Sao Paulo

Flight

Flight from Sao Paulo to Campo Grande

Transfer

Transfer to your lodgings in the Pantanal

Days 6-10

The Pantanal

Accommodation in The Pantanal

Four nights at Caiman Lodge Four nights at Caiman Lodge

Explore the Pantanal from Caiman Ecological Refuge on a program that includes two activities per day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, and one nocturnal excursion. These may include walking tour in surrounding area on trails through the forest to observe flora and fauna, or through the ranch and research centres, ending at Paizinho’s bridge, an excellent place to observe the Spectacled Caimans. They'll also be photographic safaris on specially adapted vehicles where you'll try to find a wider variety of animals, canoe trips out onto the waters and night time wildlife watching.

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Caiman Ecological Refuge jaguar experience Caiman Ecological Refuge jaguar experience

Spend a full day and evening with the Jaguar Habituation Team. You'll head out in the morning and get involved in their daily activities, searching for the ever elusive jaguar. The team spends a huge amount of time searching for the animals themselves as well as for clues that point in the right direction when the nocturnal jaguars get active as the sun sets.

Together with the team, you will check camera traps for any sign of them, look for tracks on the ground, try to locate kills that jaguars might have made during the previous night, check data from satellites that follow the collared animals, and even search for them via a receiver that can capture VHF signals emitted by their collars. You may have a chance to experience tracking on foot with the trained trackers, to see firsthand pictures taken by the camera traps.

Once a sign of the animal is found, you will attempt to locate it in order to further the habituation process. More often than not you will be likely to find the approximate location of the cats during the day, increasing your chances of finding them at night. Depending on circumstances, you will set out at sunset or just after dinner in order to see the jaguars. You will also be given a full presentation on the project’s work and objectives at the base station.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to Campo Grande airport

Flight

Flight from Campo Grande to Sao Paulo

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