Brazil Journey

  • Trip Type: Journeys
  • 9 Days | Iguaçu Falls to Rio De Janiero
  • Group Size: Max 16

Trip Details


From the sizzling heat of its nightlife to the cooling shade of its jungles, Brazil's cultural and natural treasures are waiting to be discovered. Wander the enchanting colonial streets of Parati, stand in awe of the mighty Iguaçu Falls, and discover the beautiful and festive beaches of Rio de Janeiro. Make the most out of your time in Brazil on this exciting journey.

Trip Highlights

    • Experience thundering Iguaçu Falls and the surrounding rain forests with a local biologist.
    • Take a gastronomic tour of São Paulo, a Brazilian culinary capital.
    • Explore iconic Rio de Janeiro, and dine with members of an Afro-Brazilian community in nearby Parati.

Itinerary - 9 Days

Day 1 — Iguaçu Falls

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer is included.

Days 2 & 3 — Iguaçu Falls

Spend two days discovering Iguaçu Falls—a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore the Brazilian side of the falls for the best panoramic views, and learn about the region’s flora and fauna with a local biologist. The next day, explore the Argentine side. Opt to ride a boat to the base of the falls, walk the nature trails and catwalks of the surrounding national park, or visit a nearby bird sanctuary. (2B)

Day 4 — São Paulo

Fly to São Paulo and discover its gastronomy and architecture with a local guide. Visit some of its greatest highlights, including the Monument to the Flags, the cathedral, the colonial Pátio do Colégio, and Oscar Niemeyer’s striking Ibirapuera Auditorium. Along the way, sample local foods and enjoy lunch at the Mercado Municipal. (1B, 1L)

Days 5 & 6 — Parati

Travel by private vehicle to Parati and visit a nearby Afro-Brazilian community for a unique cultural experience and traditional meal. The next day, enjoy a boat cruise to nearby islands and beaches, and go on an optional tour of a cachaça distillery. (2B, 2L)

Days 7 & 8 — Rio de Janeiro

Travel to Rio and enjoy two days at leisure in this vibrant city, exploring from our hotel on the famous Copacabana Beach. Opt to visit Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf Mountain, saving some energy to experience the nightlife. (2B)

Day 9 — Rio de Janeiro

Depart at any time. (1B)

Related Trips

Offered in partnership with G Adventures, our National Geographic Journeys line blends fun, hands-on exploration, meaningful encounters with people and cultures, and more free time and choices—with the structure and security of traveling in a small group.


This expedition is not currently being offered.

Activity Level


Travelers should be in good health and comfortable walking or standing for extended periods of time. Daily activities may include city walking tours, visits to sites, game drives, or easy hikes, with options for more physical activities such as hiking, kayaking, snorkeling and biking.

Click here for a description of all activity levels.

Contact Us: 1-800-281-2354

Call to speak with a specialist about this trip.

Cost Details

All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy. If you're traveling on your own, we'll pair you up with a roommate of the same gender so that you can pay the same rate as other travelers. Prices are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.

My Own Room

During your trip, sometimes it's just more convenient and comfortable to have your own room. That's why we offer the "My Own Room" option - a single room all to yourself.

My Own Room Option: Add $1,099

What's Included

Arrival transfer, internal flights, transport between destinations and to/ from included activities, and activities as listed in the itinerary. The optional excursions in Iguaçu Falls, Parati, and Rio de Janeiro are at an additional cost.

Comfortable, mid-range hotels (8 nights)

Meals Included
8 breakfasts, 3 lunches. Allow an additional $450–585 for meals not included.

Private van, boat, plane

Optional Experience

You can do whatever you wish during your free time on tour, but if you're in need of suggestions, we've got them. Details about any optional experiences for this trip will be available during the booking process. Please note, these are at an additional cost.