Sex, dancing and partying: it seems the Brazilians have made a science of all that is fun in life. The world champions of hedonism were no doubt aided by a lush land and steamy climate, but still there is something different about Brazilians. For one, they are the most diverse country in Latin America, not to mention the continent's only former Portuguese colony. One of the largest countries in the world, Brazil certainly has plenty to see-the Amazon and Iguazu falls come to mind-but more than anything it's the Brazilian passion for life, epitomised in Rio's Carnival celebrations, that will make you fall in love and want to return again.
Southern Explorer (SSR)
From natural wonders to some of the region’s most vibrant cities, experience the riches of South America on this comprehensive adventure that takes you from Chile to Argentina and Brazil. Enjoy the perfect combination of guided excursions and free time to explore the beauty of some of the world’s most breathtaking wonders—northern Patagonia and Iguassu Falls. Sip wine in Santiago, learn to tango in Buenos Aires and live it up in beachside Rio. Travel days are well paced and include short flights, allowing you the time to really experience the region’s highlights—in comfort and style.
Highlights: Appreciating the beauty of the Lake District's volcanoes, marvelling at Iguassu Falls, sipping caipirinhas on a Brazilian beach, experiencing a traditional family barbecue.
If we crammed all the family-friendly highlights of Brazil and Argentina into a single trip, you’d be on the road for months. This 14-day jaunt around South America comes amazingly close, though. Here, you’ll learn the Brazilian martial art of capoeira in Rio, explore idyllic Ilha Grande, feel the power of Iguassu Falls, get a taste of gaucho culture at a working cattle ranch and experience the entrancing pull of Buenos Aires, all without ever feeling rushed. It’s South America, snack-sized!
Highlights: Trying your hand at capoeira in Rio, relaxing on the famous beaches of Ilha Grande, taking a boat ride up to the impressive Iguassu Falls, learning to ride a horse on a traditional estancia, enjoying diverse culture in Buenos Aires.
Wonders of Brazil (SZWB)
From the cobblestone streets of colonial Paraty to remote interior wilderness, uncover the wonders of Brazil in two exciting weeks. Experience Iguassu Falls—so massive they straddle two countries and so intriguing you'll need two days to fully appreciate them. Not to be outdone, the Pantanal wetlands are teeming with wildlife like caiman, jaguar and exotic birds. Finally, trade early morning songbirds for samba nights in Rio and the rhythm of the beach. This adventure provides natural and cultural highlights and the best Brazil has to offer.
Highlights: Wandering the cobblestone streets of colonial Paraty, living it up in Rio, marvelling at Iguassu Falls, encountering wildlife in the Brazilian Pantanal, sipping caipirinhas on the beach.
Brazil Hike, Bike & Kayak (SZHK)
Work up a sweat and come away with a tan with this inspiring adventure through Brazil. Perfect for the active adventurer, this trip will have you hiking, biking and paddling through the best of the Green Coast. Kayak past the mangroves and pristine beaches of the stunning Mamanguá Fjord. Trek through stunning scenery in the Juatinga Peninsular Eco-Reserve and cycle your way through the rainforest to remote beaches on Ilha Grande. This journey begins and ends in Rio de Janeiro so you’ll finish among the beaches and beautiful people, and can enjoy the fruits of your labour—in style.
Highlights: Hiking across stunning eco-reserve scenery, kayaking through incredible fjords, exploring Ilha Grande by bike, sipping a caipirinha on the beach.
Experience the treasures of Argentina and Brazil in this jam-packed trip. From tango in Buenos Aires to sun and surf in Rio, explore two of the continent’s most vibrant capitals. Marvel at the majesty of Iguassu Falls and let its power engulf you. Our CEOs will take you to the highlights on a shoestring and then let you loose so you can really do what you want. You’ll stick to public bus, which not only keeps costs down but gives you a chance to really meet the locals.
Highlights: Sipping caipirinhas on the beach, savouring the sophistication and cuisine of Buenos Aires, marvelling at Iguassu Falls, wandering around colonial Paraty, living it up in Rio.
Volunteer Brazil (TSZPBN)
If you're looking for a life-changing experience then volunteering in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro while enjoying the sites and sounds of Brazil is right for you. Spend the weekdays assisting in a community-run daycare that provides support to over 50 children, and spend your weekends touring Rio and the mighty Iguassu Falls.
Highlights: Getting to know the locals, volunteering at a daycare centre in a Rio de Janeiro favela.
Every four years, soccer fans get the chance to watch the world's best players compete in the mother of all championships. This time it's happening in Brazil. Join the party and connect with the people's samba spirit while exploring the most exuberant nation in South America. Get a dose of urban delights in Rio and southern Curitiba and natural wonders at stunning Iguassu Falls and the massive Pantanal wetlands. Better yet, you'll fly between Rio and Curitiba so there's more time to celebrate. While no match tickets are included, you're free to arrange your own or simply dance along during the country's biggest party yet.
Highlights: Being a part of football euphoria in Brazil, sipping caipirinhas at night, marvelling at Iguassu Falls, encountering wildlife in the Brazilian Pantanal, cheering for your team with many others, partying with thousands on the Brazilian streets, experiencing all Rio has to offer by day and night.
Brazil to Argentina Family Adventure (SZAF)
Wonders of Brazil (SZWB)
Brazil and Argentina on a Shoestring (SAZD)
Volunteer Brazil (TSZPBN)
|Trip||Length||Style||Service Level||Starting Price|
|Southern Explorer (SSR)||15 days||G-Plus||Comfort||
From $3520 USDPromotions Available!
|Brazil to Argentina Family Adventure (SZAF)||14 days||Family||Comfort||
From $2699 USD
|Wonders of Brazil (SZWB)||13 days||Classic||Standard||
From $2699 USD
|Brazil Hike, Bike & Kayak (SZHK)||12 days||Active||Standard||
From $2125 USDPromotions Available!
|Brazil and Argentina on a Shoestring (SAZD)||11 days||Yolo||Basic||
From $1699 USD
|Volunteer Brazil (TSZPBN)||14 days||Classic||Basic||
From $1099 USD
|Brazil Football 2014—Falls & Fandemonium (SZWC)||13 days||Yolo||Basic|