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120 Brazil trips. Tours from 23 tour companies. 251 reviews. 4.7/5 avg rating.

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Best of Brazil
5/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Small Group Tour
Why we love them
They’re very committed to sustainable and responsible tourism and contribute to important initiatives like climate action.
Lodging level
Basic - 2 star
Physical level
Easy
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Visits

Copacabana, Ilha Grande, Paraty, Rio de Janeiro

Highlights

  • Let loose and samba the night away in Rio de Janeiro – South America’s party capital. Arriving in this bustling metropolis is the perfect way to start your Brazilian adventure.
  • Party down with the locals in the streets of colonial Paraty, where Portugal meets Brazil, jungle meets sea and your adventure dials up a notch.
  • After seeing its virgin rainforests, blue lagoons and splendid beaches, you’d never imagine that Ilha Grande had such a treacherous pirate history. This is true natural beauty, Brazilian style.
  • You’ll have plenty of time to choose your own adventure at Ilha Grande with two full days on the island. So if hiking, boating, kayaking or lazing on a beach is your thing, we’ve got you covered.
  • With some of Brazil's biggest icons, including Christ the Redeemer, Ipanema Beach and Sugarloaf Mountain all at your fingertips, why not consider extending your stay in colourful Rio?

Themes

Cultural, High Adventure

What travelers are saying

"I've travelled with Intrepid in Vietnam, Morocco, Nepal and Egypt and had a brilliant time every time. The experience is better than most tours as you are in a small group that goes a bit more 'off the beaten track', and you don't get taken to endless shopping opportunites (i.e. a cousin's carpet shop). They also have higher ethics than most travel companies, they contribute to local charities and they avoid animal use (donkeys etc) where possible. The tour leaders we have had have all been wonderful, knowledgable and relaxed, with good english."

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Argentina Uruguay and Brazil Discovery (Classic)
4/5 Great
100+ reviews
Group Tour
Why we love them
They really care about everyone's individual needs on each tour and they have an incredible attention to detail.
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Easy
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Visits

Rio de Janeiro

Highlights

  • Buenos Aires: Start your first full day in Buenos Aires with a city tour of Argentina's cosmopolitan capital. Take in the gorgeous local sights, including the Palacio Barolo, Casa Rosada and Plaza de Mayo.
  • Colonia Del Sacramento: Visit the city of Colonia del Sacramento, with its charming cobbled streets and historic buildings. Now a UNESCO World heritage site, this colorful destination was originally founded by the Portuguese in the 1600s.
  • Iguassu Falls: Take in breathtaking views of the jungle and falls, before heading out with a Local Expert to explore the Argentinian side of the park.
  • Iguassu Falls: Today you’ll take a guided visit to the Brazilian side of Iguassu Falls. While the walk is on the shorter side, it's no less impressive, allowing you to see all the cascades at once.
  • Rio de Janeiro: Conclude the day with a cable car ride up to Sugarloaf Mountain for panoramic views of the Guanabara Bay and Rio's mountainous coastline.
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Themes

50 plus, Cultural, Education / Learning

What travelers are saying

"It was a great itinerary with focus on flowers in different areas. We saw castles with amazing gardens as well as the home & gardens of Claude Monet. The ferry from Dover was a nice change of transport & also comfortable. Windmill and wooden clog making were on the tour as well as viewing Paris 360 from the tallest building. The hotels were great & close to attractions when there was a bit of free time. The Coach was extremely comfy & had wifi. Our tour director, Carl, was a gem and made the trip interesting-even in the crazy Parisian rush hour traffic. People forget this but when you go to visit attractions, often the parking lot is a distance from that attraction so wear comfortable walking shoes. Enjoy your trip!"

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Rio Carnival Experience
4.5/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Small Group Tour
Why we love them
They’re very committed to sustainable and responsible tourism and contribute to important initiatives like climate action.
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Easy
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Visits

Rio de Janeiro

Highlights

  • Perfect your samba steps at a local club and learn how to blend in with the Carioca crowds, a great introduction for your first night in this pulsating city.
  • Witness a parade of elaborate floats and costumes as samba dancers show off their moves in the Sambadrome – a party that stretches well into the early hours.
  • Leave the guidebook at home and get to know the rhythms of Rio on a city tour of the top sites. See Christ the Redeemer up close and soak up sweet views from the top of Sugarloaf Mountain.
  • Be a part of the biggest stage in the world – don a costume and take part in the parade – dancing your way down the Sambadrome runway, a truly once in a lifetime experience.
  • Experience the best of Carnival under the safe and knowledgeable guidance of your expert leader. They’re on hand to make sure you have a hassle-free, fun-filled adventure!

Themes

High Adventure, Festivals & Special Events

What travelers are saying

"I've travelled with Intrepid in Vietnam, Morocco, Nepal and Egypt and had a brilliant time every time. The experience is better than most tours as you are in a small group that goes a bit more 'off the beaten track', and you don't get taken to endless shopping opportunites (i.e. a cousin's carpet shop). They also have higher ethics than most travel companies, they contribute to local charities and they avoid animal use (donkeys etc) where possible. The tour leaders we have had have all been wonderful, knowledgable and relaxed, with good english."

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A Touch Of Brazil & Argentina
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Easy
Trip pace
Full schedule

Visits

Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro

Highlights

  • City tour with private guide in Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro
  • Comprehensive sightseeing as outlined in the itinerary
  • Tango show in Buenos Aires
  • Entrance fees to museums and sites as outlined in the program
  • Explore the lively district of Palermo famous for its beautiful parks and artificial lakes
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Themes

Cultural, Nature & Wildlife

What travelers are saying

"My friends and I had a wonderful, wonderful Italian vacation this spring. Our Sky Vacations consultant put together an amazing package for Rome, Florence and Venice. This was our first trip so we experienced everything that a first trip should include. Each hotel was perfect! Thank you!"

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Land of the Jaguar
4.8/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Small Group Tour
Why we love them
With a huge range of trip styles and themes, they cater to basically every type of traveler out there- even those with super specific interests.
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Visits

Pantanal

Highlights

  • Seven boat trips to maximise chances of jaguar sightings
  • 90 percent success in jaguar sightings to date
  • Explore a more off-the-beaten-path part of the Pantanal
  • Wetland birdwatching
  • Good chances of seeing capybaras, giant anteaters, jabiru storks and other wildlife

Themes

Birding, National Parks, Nature & Wildlife

What travelers are saying

"Friendly and helpful staff were happy to help with all our questions."

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Best of Argentina & Brazil
4.7/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Small Group Tour
Why we love them
They’re very committed to sustainable and responsible tourism and contribute to important initiatives like climate action.
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Easy
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Visits

Buenos Aires, Copacabana, Iguazu Falls, Rio de Janeiro

Highlights

  • Buenos Aires offers an eclectic mix of European, Cosmopolitan and Latin flavours, as well as a booming cultural and nightlife scene. Explore the neighbourhoods of this lively, confident city on a full-day tour with a local guide.
  • Look for rainbows in the mist from both the Brazilian and Argentinian sides as you marvel at the power of Iguazu Falls which are higher than Niagara Falls and wider than Victoria Falls.
  • Visit a local Guarani community to meet some of the region’s few remaining indigenous people and learn how the falls were created when the serpent god M’Boy split the river in half.
  • Gaze over the dazzling city, mountains and bay of Rio de Janeiro from the foot of the famous Christ the Redeemer statue and immerse yourself in Brazilian culture, dance and music.
  • Get hands on making empanadas or pizzas for lunch, followed by the quintessential Argentinian sweet treat – alfajores.

Themes

Cultural, High Adventure, Local Immersion & Homestays

What travelers are saying

"I've travelled with Intrepid in Vietnam, Morocco, Nepal and Egypt and had a brilliant time every time. The experience is better than most tours as you are in a small group that goes a bit more 'off the beaten track', and you don't get taken to endless shopping opportunites (i.e. a cousin's carpet shop). They also have higher ethics than most travel companies, they contribute to local charities and they avoid animal use (donkeys etc) where possible. The tour leaders we have had have all been wonderful, knowledgable and relaxed, with good english."

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Highlights of Bolivia
5/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Small Group Tour
Why we love them
With a huge range of trip styles and themes, they cater to basically every type of traveler out there- even those with super specific interests.
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Visits

Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, La Paz, Sucre, Uyuni

Highlights

  • Enjoy a three-day Salar de Uyuni 4x4 adventure, which includes the train cemetery, salt flats, Incahuasi (cactus) Island, colourful lagoons, geysers and ancient volcanoes
  • Discover the pre-Columbian Unesco World Heritage sites of El Fuerte and Tiwanaku
  • See the giant tree ferns and spectacular landscape of Amboró National Park
  • Visit La Recoleta viewpoint overlooking the White City of Sucre
  • Learn about the colonial and silver mining heritage ofPotosí
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Themes

Cultural, National Parks, Nature & Wildlife

What travelers are saying

"Friendly and helpful staff were happy to help with all our questions."

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Impressions of South America
By Trafalgar
preferred
5/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Group Tour
Why we love them
Their travelers enjoy 24/7 travel expertise and dedicated service throughout the trips - everything is taken care of.
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Easy
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Visits

Rio de Janeiro

Themes

50 plus, Cultural, Education / Learning

What travelers are saying

"Excellent. Very professional and extensive."

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Brazil Reviews & Ratings

4.7/5  Excellent
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Embarking on a journey through Brazil was like stepping into a vibrant carnival of culture and adventure, every moment was a brushstroke of vivid experiences. Afte...

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The time in the Pantanal was amazing. Did the day trip to see the jaguars which was a long day, but worth it. Lots of animals around the lodge too. If you are lucky,...

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Visit to the pantanal. Amazing lodge and wildlife.

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Brazil Tour Selection Trips

  • It makes sense to take a tour or small-ship river cruise to Brazil. Distances are vast, natural areas like the Amazon and the Pantanal are remote, and the cities can be plagued with petty thefts – less likely to occur if you’re in a group.
  • If you plan to travel to Brazil for Carnaval or any special event, be sure to book your tour well in advance – a year or more, if possible.
  • If you can't find accomodation for Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro, consider a tour that includes attending the Carnaval in Salvador, capital of the state of Bahia along the Atlantic north of Rio. The parade here isn't as well known, but still spectacular!
  • Similarly, Copacabana may be more famous, but the beaches of Jericoacoara, a fishing village north of Rio, are beautiful, less crowded, and known as windsurfing meccas.
  • Remember that Brazilians speak Portuguese, not Spanish like most of the rest of South America.
  • Even if you’re a vegetarian, there’s no need to skip a meal at one of Brazil’s famous churrascarias, where multiple courses of meat are served. These places are also know for their ample salad and vegetable courses, and of course the incredible desserts!

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Best time to visit Brazil

The timing of your trip will largely depend on what you plan to do. It’s important to pay attention to the amount of rain, the temperature, and when the festivals are to ensure your expectations are met:

Touring the Amazon and Pantanal in Brazil

If you are planning an Amazon adventure, know that the rainy season runs from December to May. That’s all relative though, as heavy rains can occur all year round. To give yourself the best chance of not being stuck in a torrential downpour, plan your Amazon trip after the rainy season in May. June is the best time to see wildlife, as the river is at its highest but the driest season hasn’t arrived yet.

The same goes for the Pantanal. The rainy season is between February and April. It is best to avoid the time between February and March, when the rains are relentless. The Pantanal sees its hottest temperatures in the summer, December to February, and hotels and hostels often close due to the heat and the mosquitos. The dry season in the winter, May to September, is your best bet for wildlife sightings and comfortable weather.

Bahia and Northern Brazil

If you plan to visit one of the many charming cities in northern Brazil, you will be rewarded with tropical temperatures and humidity. The northern area of Brazil experiences temperatures that linger in the 80’s all year long. The ocean temperatures also stay at a comfortable swimming temperature year-round. The north does experience a rainy season from

Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo

These two cities have pleasant weather all year round. December to February are Brazil’s summer months, when temperatures are in the high 80’s and rain falls often. Even with the precipitation, rain storms tend to come and go quickly, so sunny days are plentiful. February is also the month of Carnival, and Rio is the top destination to celebrate.

Carnival season is incredibly expensive in Rio. Hotels rates can triple and vacancy can be limited. It is recommended that you book lodging a year in advance if you want to be a part of the biggest party in the world.

Spring and autumn in these cities are far more temperate and without the haze of the precipitous summer. Winter temps are still pleasant during the day but drop in the evening, so travelers may be surprised when they need a jacket.

How long should you plan for a tour in Brazil?

If you stick to one region of Brazil, it is totally possible to have an amazing tour in one week. You can take an Amazon River tour, or visit the city of Rio and venture from there to Iguazu Falls in just seven days. These tours do have a quick pace, so if you’re looking for a more in depth look at Brazil, plan for at least a ten day tour. If you want to include different regions in your tour, such as the Amazon and Rio, plan for a tour that is 10-14 days long to avoid feeling rushed

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