Brazil & Iguazu Highlights - 10 Days

Brazil & Iguazu Highlights - 10 Days

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Brazil & Iguazu Highlights - 10 Days

10 Days Starting in Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and ending in Foz do Iguaçu, State of Paraná, Brazil

Visiting: Rio de Janeiro, Paraty, São Paulo, Foz do Iguaçu, Puerto Iguazú, Iguazu Falls

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Expat Explore Travel

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Fully Guided

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12 - 48

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Tour Overview

A 10-day in-depth travel adventure through Brazil. Immerse yourself in Rio de Janeiro, tour the Brazilian coast and view the mighty Iguazu Falls


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Day 1: Start Of Tour In Rio De Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro

Welcome to Rio; it's the first day of your South America trip! Check in at the hotel and take some time to explore if you arrived with time to spare. Meet up with the group in the hotel foyer this evening before taking a walk to a nearby restaurant to enjoy an authentic Brazilian welcome dinner at a local Churrascaria. Indulge in local charcoal-roasted meats along with delectable sides and desserts. Get ready for a delicious and unforgettable first night on tour!

Day 2: Rio De Janeiro City Tour

Rio de Janeiro

Set out on a full-day tour of Rio de Janeiro. Follow your local guide to some of the city's top attractions. Drink in the sea, mountain and forest views along the way. Travel along the main avenues by coach and disembark to explore on foot along pedestrian walks. Tick off some bucket list items including the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue! Grab something from a local vendor for lunch. Tonight is yours to spend as you wish.

Day 3: Rio De Janeiro: Free Day

Rio de Janeiro

Make the most of a free day in Rio. Explore at your own pace or join the Rio optional excursion which showcases the city’s top sights! This outing includes a cable car trip up Sugarloaf mountain to enjoy 360-degree views of the city and its nearby beaches! Plus, enjoy a visit to the Kobra graffiti wall, Ipanema beach, São Cristóvão local fair and Samba City - home of the annual Rio Carnival! Alternatively, head into downtown Rio to discover impressive cultural and colonial destinations at your leisure - here you’ll find the Museum of Tomorrow, The Candelária Church and the Sao Bento Monastery. Tonight, choose to get a real taste of local life with the Local Feijoada and Caipirinha Experience!

Day 4: Rio De Janeiro - Paraty

Rio de Janeiro, Paraty

Wave Rio goodbye as the tour continues down Brazil's Costa Verde (Green Coast). Soak up exquisite views of the ocean and surrounding jungles! Arrive in Paraty, a beautiful resort town which is known for its cobbled streets and romantic 17th-century houses. Check in at the hotel and meet up with your local guide for a tour which includes a visit to the UNESCO-listed historic centre! Tonight is a free evening to enjoy the local vibe in Paraty.

Day 5: Paraty: Free Day


Settle into a free day in Paraty. There is an optional 4x4 Jeep tour which also includes a visit to a local cachaça distillery for a chance to taste and learn more about Brazil’s national drink! Alternatively, choose to explore solo. Head into the steep valleys or mountains that surround Paraty to do some hiking. Or, head to the beach for some time in the sun. Paraty forms part of the Serra da Bocaina National Park so natural beauty abounds! The town itself also features wonderful architecture and cultural destinations. Get ready to be mesmerised!

Day 6: Paraty - São Paulo

Paraty, São Paulo

São Paulo is calling! Travel to this bustling city where the tour will spend one night. Brazil's mega city buzzes with energy. Set out alongside a local guide upon arrival for a city tour. Feel the vitality of the city while exploring the streets! Visit the sprawling Mercadão food market to browse the stalls, pick up local fare and enjoy free time for lunch. Why not tuck into a Mortadella sandwich or other local delicacies? Delicious! Later, settle in at the hotel after a full day of exploring São Paulo.

Day 7: São Paulo - Flight To Foz Do Iguaçu - Iguaçu Falls Brazilian Side

São Paulo, Foz do Iguaçu

Goodbye São Paulo, it’s time to travel to the Brazilian city of Foz do Iguaçu! Board a short inland flight and head to the Iguazú Falls (also known as “Iguaçu” in Portuguese) inside Brazil’s Iguaçu National Park immediately upon arrival. This massive waterfall system is the largest in the world. Follow your tour leader to the best vantage points, or follow the pathways to the foot of the falls if you wish. Head to the hotel afterwards, check in and freshen up. Next, get ready to tuck into Brazilian barbecue at a group dinner! Return to the hotel and be sure to grab some rest - tomorrow is another exciting day!

Day 8: Foz Do Iguaçu - Puerto Iguazu (Paraguay): Free Day

Foz do Iguaçu, Puerto Iguazú

Strike out on your own today or choose to enjoy a variety of excursions around Foz do Iguaçu. Keen to add another country to your tour? Join in on a day trip to Paraguay! Cross the bridge over Paraná River to enter Ciudad del Este in Paraguay. Browse local shops and markets, encounter the Monday Waterfalls, and visit the Itaipú Dam - the world's most expansive hydroelectric power plant. The world-famous Rafain show and dinner experience is on offer back in Brazil tonight - opt in or enjoy some free time this evening.

Day 9: Iguassu Falls - Iguassu Falls Argentinian Side: Free Day

Iguazu Falls

Take another day to explore the Iguazú Falls region at your own pace. Choose to join in on a guided tour of the Argentinean side of the falls. Enjoy a boat ride and views of the Salto Tres Mosqueteros (The Three Musketeers) and the awe-inspiring Devil’s Throat waterfalls! Plus, explore the walkways and cascading waterfalls. After a day filled with outdoor adventures, head back to Foz do Iguaçu and get ready to sit down for an authentic Brazilian dinner.

Day 10: End Of Tour In Foz Do Iguaçu

Foz do Iguaçu

The Rio to Iguazu tour comes to an end after breakfast in Foz do Iguaçu this morning. You have the option of boarding a transfer to either the Puerto Iguazu or Foz do Iguaçu International Airport. If you would like to extend your stay in Foz do Iguaçu after the tour, please contact us to confirm the hotel. By this point, you will have enjoyed 10 incredible days exploring the very best of Brazil. A true delight!

What's Included

  • 9 nights 2, 3 & 4hotel accommodation in twin rooms.

  • 9 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners.

  • Single travellers have the option to pay a single supplement to ensure a private room and cabin.

  • 8 included experiences.

  • Free Wi-fi in all hotels.

Check out our Q&As

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    If you are travelling alone there is no compulsory charge - you will share a twin room with another passenger of the same gender. There is an optional single supplement/private room upgrade available for single travellers who wish to have a private room. This can be added at the time of booking or by contacting our team.

  • Children on tour?

    Our tours are not suitable for young children which is why we have a minimum age limit of 10 years old. However, at the discretion of Expat Explore we may consider younger children on certain tours if they meet certain criteria and a request is received in writing via email. Minors (between 10 and 18 years of age) must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who accepts full responsibility for them. Unaccompanied minors will not be accepted on tour. Expat Explore reserves the right to decline any booking at our discretion.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    The health and safety of our travellers and employees are our top priority. Which means, when you travel with us, our enhanced hygiene protocols will ensure you do so in a safe and responsible way - ask for details of current policies.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 2005

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    At Expat Explore we value responsible travel and are committed to exploring the world consciously and kindly. We are proud to make responsible travel possible with a number of our sustainable travel practices!

  • Am I contributing to any charity by booking the tour?

    Relate is a South African based not-for-profit organisation that Expat Explore supports. The group aims to help those less fortunate create better lives for themselves through a variety of fundraising initiatives. On our South Africa tours, each passenger will receive an Expat Explore branded Relate bracelet. We donate the cost of these bracelets to our chosen Relate charity: the Nelson Mandela Sc

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Tuesday - Thursday

Feb 20, 2024 - Feb 29, 2024
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Jun 09, 2024 - Jun 18, 2024
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Oct 20, 2024 - Oct 29, 2024
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WINTER SALE @ Tourhub Discount: $48 (USD)

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Nov 24, 2024 - Dec 03, 2024
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  • Free Date Changes

    Expat Explore Travel allows you to make 5 free date changes, as long as the change is made at least 76 days before the start of the tour.

  • Low Deposit

    Expat Explore Travel requires a minimum deposit of 10% or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 45 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of expat explore travel charges.

    Up to 45 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 44 days before tour starts: Forfeit 40% of booking price.

    At 29 days before tour starts: Forfeit 70% of booking price.

    At 14 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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