Brazilian Pantanal Explorer

Starts in
Sao Paulo
Duration
9 Days
Price from
$4,079
Route
Rio de Janeiro, Pantanal

Embark on an exhilarating journey through Brazil, starting with the cosmopolitan allure of São Paulo, venturing into the wildlife-rich expanses of the Pantanal, and culminating in the vibrant rhythm of Rio de Janeiro. From urban sophistication to untamed nature and iconic celebrations, this trip promises a dynamic exploration of Brazil's diverse landscapes and cultures.


This 9-day/8-night São Paulo, Pantanal, and Rio de Janeiro package includes accommodations in Superior hotels, daily breakfast, and transfers and activities as mentioned in the itinerary.

Includes

  • Accommodations as per itinerary
  • Meals as per itinerary; breakfast (B), lunch (L), dinner (D)
  • Sightseeing: per itinerary
  • Keytours 24-hour emergency assistance

Excludes

  • Items of a personal nature
  • All other items not mentioned as included
  • Domestic flights; please inquire with your Keytours travel consultant
  • Select local taxes where applicable
  • International flights
  • Travel insurance; please inquire with your Keytours travel consultant

Itinerary

Day

1

Arrival - São Paulo

Superior First Class: Blue Tree Premium Paulista or similar accommodations

Welcome to São Paulo! Upon arrival to Guarulhos International Airport, you will be met by your private driver and will be driven to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. 

Day

2

São Paulo

Superior First Class: Blue Tree Premium Paulista or similar accommodations

After enjoying breakfast, get ready to explore the concrete jungle of São Paulo. On your tour you will visit the traditional places, beginning with the oldest train station in the city. Continue towards the Terraço Itália, one of the most charming buildings in the old town. Next, take time to see the Municipal Theater and the old town center. After your walk, head inside Catedral da Sé followed by a visit to the Liberdade neighborhood. Later you will visit the financial center of São Paulo and end your tour in Ibirapuera Park to visit the museum. (B)

Day

3

São Paulo – Pantanal

Superior First Class: Araras Pantanal Eco Lodge or similar accommodations

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Cuiabá (ticket not included). Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to the Pantanal lowlands, enjoying local flora and fauna along the way, before checking-in at your lodge. Take a late afternoon hike with scenic views of the surrounding area and enjoy watching sunset from an observation tower. After dinner, take a nighttime walk to observe the night sky in the southern hemisphere and enjoy the nocturnal sounds of nature. (B,D)

Day

4

Pantanal

Superior First Class: Araras Pantanal Eco Lodge or similar accommodations

Embark on a photo safari in a specially adapted, open-sided vehicle. Pay close attention while you observe the peculiarities and contrasts in vegetation as well as the large variety of wildlife species that you will see along the way. Following your safari, board a canoe for a chance to spot the aquatic wildlife and vegetation, maybe even catch a piranha! Enjoy lunch close to the river (weather permitting) before hiking to Howler Monkey Tower for views of sunset. (B,L,D)

Day

5

Pantanal

Superior First Class: Araras Pantanal Eco Lodge or similar accommodations

Today hike the Rondon Trail to the Tuiuiu Tower for unimaginable views. Return to the lodge for lunch, followed by horseback riding through Pantanal to access the more difficult to reach areas. Return to the lodge for dinner and enjoy a fireside lecture or slide presentation on the unique ecosystem of Pantanal. (B,L,D)

Day

6

Pantanal – Rio de Janeiro

Superior First Class: PortoBay Rio de Janeiro or similar accommodations

Before you depart the Pantanal, rise early for a sunrise hike followed by breakfast at the lodge. Later, you will be transferred to Cuiabá where you will be dropped off at the airport for your flight to Rio. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel for the remainder of the evening at your leisure. (B)

Day

7

Rio de Janeiro

Superior First Class: PortoBay Rio de Janeiro or similar accommodations

Today witness the world-famous Christ the Redeemer Statue up close. Following a scenic drive along the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, arrive at the foot of Corcovado Hill where you will embark on a small train to climb the mountainside until you reach the summit, the statue, and astounding views of Rio. The remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure. (B)

Day

8

Rio de Janeiro

Superior First Class: PortoBay Rio de Janeiro or similar accommodations

Today is yours at leisure to explore this vibrant and bustling city at your own pace. You may want to consider an optional tour of old Rio and the Tomorrow Museum. This unique walking tour will give you a sense of the legends and stories woven into the streets of Rio. You’ll visit many interesting sites such as São Bento Monastery and the Imperial Palace, not to mention the Olympic park. Your walk will end at the Tomorrow Museum where you can visit the exhibits that will inspire you to contemplate how we can preserve our future. (B)

Day

9

Rio de Janeiro – Departure

Enjoy a final Brazilian breakfast before checking out of your hotel and being transferred to the airport where you will check-in for your onward flight. If you wish to extend your visit in Brazil, you may want to consider an optional extension to the mighty Foz do Iguaçu. (B)

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