The Best of Brazil
Gain a comprehensive understanding of Brazil as you learn about history in Salvador da Bahia, enjoy culture in Rio de Janeiro and witness awe-inspiring nature at Iguazu National Park.
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Program No. 19244RJ
18 days
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At a Glance

Absorb the deep history and inescapable energy of Brazil in four fascinating places. Begin in Manaus, the heart of the Amazon rainforest, and spend two nights in a jungle lodge learning firsthand the secrets and mysteries of the forest and its wildlife. Spend a day in the capital, Brasilia, exploring its unique urban design and the legendary architecture of Oscar Niemeyer. Discover Salvador da Bahia, the original colonial capital of Brazil and a city strongly influenced by its African heritage, and then continue to Rio de Janeiro to understand how modern life and a dramatic natural setting combine in Brazil’s beating heart. You’ll experience majestic Iguazu Falls and the national park that surrounds it, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to one-half mile daily, including cobblestone streets, hilly terrain and jungle trails.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Explore the Amazon and swim with pink dolphins.
  • Sample food and music that reflects the African influence on Salvador da Bahia’s culture, and summit Rio’s Corcovado Mountain for city views and an up-close look at the famous Cristo Redentor.
  • Ride through the Macuco Forest before boarding a Zodiac boat to Iguazu Falls.

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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Wilson Fernandes
Wilson Fernandes was just age 12 when he fell in love with Iguassu National Park and its spectacular water falls. He has since made himself an expert on the park’s plants and wildlife. He used a biology degree at UniAmerica University as the springboard to a job as a biologist at Parques das Aves, a privately owned zoo and bird park in Foz do Iguacu. Wilson also leads group on explorations of the Macuco Forest, with special interest in the metamorphosis of butterflies and months.
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Roberto Carneiro Torres
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Wilson Fernandes
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Marie Haim
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Paulo Knauss
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