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.
Iguassu & Beyond (SAIB)
For the nature lover who also wants to explore the nightlife of the urban jungle and have plenty of time on the beach, this 9-day adventure offers the perfect combination of natural beauty and cosmopolitan culture. Travel from the tango palaces of Buenos Aires to the samba pulse of Rio de Janeiro and discover spectacular wilderness in between. Encounter thundering Iguassu Falls with views from both Argentina and Brazil. Then continue to the coast and soak in the sun on Ilha Grande's beaches and colonial culture in Paraty. Go beyond a vacation—and step into adventure!
Highlights: Experiencing the sophistication of Buenos Aires, standing in awe of Iguassu Falls, sipping a caipirinha in Rio, exploring the cobblestoned streets of colonial Paraty.
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.