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Days 1-2 Manaus

Ola! Welcome to bold and beautiful Brazil. Travel to the busy town of Manaus, the ideal launch pad for a boat tour of the Amazon Jungle.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 3-7 Amazon River Ferry/Belem

Travel down jungle rivers on a five-day ferry journey through the mighty Amazon. Spot exotic wildlife, marvel at the wild landscape and simply be captivated by the Amazon's remote, seductive vibe.
ACCOM: Hammock - 4, Hotel - 2

Day 8 Alcantara

Jump on a ferry and head across the bay to Alcantara. The near deserted town has become a national monument due to its convoluted history of invasions from the French, Dutch and Portuguese. See the physical evidence of tumultuous events as you wander through the colonial architecture.
ACCOM: Hostel - 1

Day 9 Sao Luis

Explore Sao Luis, a town steeped in a rich history that has seen it occupied by the French, Portuguese and Danish alike. Quality museums and and a strong presence of traditional folklore are the perfect match to the French fortress of Palacio dos Leoes. But as the sun goes down this town on the Bay of San Marcos really comes to life as the heart of reggae in north-east Brazil.
ACCOM: Hostel - 1

Days 10-11 Barreirinhas/Lencois Maranhenses NP/Parnaiba

Take an overnight 4x4 tour into stunning Lencois Maranhenses National Park.
ACCOM: Hostel - 2

Day 12 Parnaiba

Venture into the Parnaiba Delta, gently gliding through the water as the lush South American wilderness lines the banks. Keep an eye out for the bright, vibrant feathers of the native birdlife and the myriad of animals that trek to the waters every day.
ACCOM: Hostel - 1

Days 13-15 Jericoacoara

Go 4x4 dune bashing to reach the remote paradise of Jericoacoara. Unwind on the beautiful beach and travel further north to the serene seaside town of Canoa Quebrada, where a host of water-based activities will keep the adventurous traveller entertained.
ACCOM: Hostel - 3

Days 16-17 Canoa Quebrada

Pay a visit to the beachside town of Canoa Quebrada, that grows in popularity year after year thanks to a stunning landscape of giant dunes and deep red cliffs, all lining a a calm, blue-green ocean. The magnificent vistas have attracted film-makers from around the country but the vibe of the town remains relaxed and inviting. Perhaps take a dune buggy ride through the captivating surroundings or be even more adventurous and try kite-surfing or cliff gliding.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 18 Sousa

Visit prehistoric Sousa, world-famous for containing ancient footprints from over 50 types of animals including the mighty Stegosaurus and Allosaurus. Literally walk in the footsteps of the dinosaurs on a visit to the Vale dos Dinossaurus.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1

Day 19 Cabaceiras

See some of Brazil's most impressive man-made wonders near Cabaceiras. Monolith Atinga is the largest archaeological monument in the country and is inscribed with beautiful prehistoric petroglyphs. The nearby Lajedo of Pai Mateus contains 70 huge boulders, scattered across a rocky elevation that was once inhabited by early tribes.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1

Days 20-21 Olinda

Visit the monolith of Inga before soaking up the art and history of Olinda.
ACCOM: Hostel - 2

Day 22 Pirambu

Travel south enjoying the spectacular vistas of the rugged Brazilian coast, stopping to pitch a tent along the way.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1

Days 23-25 Salvador da Bahia

Discover cobbled streets and colourful buildings in historic Salvador. Brazil's original capital is world-renowned for food, music and hosting flamboyant festivals.
ACCOM: Hostel - 1, Hotel - 2

Days 26-28 Chapada Diamantina

Discover the unique landscape, flora and fauna of Chapada Diamantina National Park on a guided expedition. Take the chance to go trekking through the beautiful landscape inside the park.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 3

Days 29-30 Terra Ronca/Cavalcante

Explore the vast and mysterious cave system at Terra Ronca on a guided tour. Visit a local community at Kalunga.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Days 31-33 Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park

Drive to Chapada dos Veadeiros for exploration and adventure in this magnificent national park, famous for its large quantities of quartz crystal in the soil. Stop to admire the many spectacular waterfalls flowing into the River Preto.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 3

Days 34-35 Brasilia

Take a city tour of Brasilia - the futuristic, Oscar Niemeyer designed capital which is a feat of modern design and architectural ingenuity. Don't miss the chance to visit the Metropolitan Cathedral, shaped in a crown of thorns with angels suspended from the ceiling or perhaps head up to the television tower to take in views of Brasilia.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 36 Bush Camp

Travel through the ever-changing landscape of Brazil's countryside and set up camp in remote woodlands.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1

Days 37-38 Ouro Preto

Journey to the colonial town of Ouro Preto. Stroll the tangle of narrow streets and see churches featuring the work of Aleijadinho - Brazil's most famous sculptor.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 39 Teresopolis

Journey south through the Brazilian countryside and watch as the rocky landscape rolls by. Camp under the night sky in Teresopolis.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 40 Rio de Janeiro

Nestled between Guanabara Bay and lush mountains, Rio de Janeiro's allure is intoxicating. Catch a live music show in Santa Teresa, join a favela tour, visit the lush Jardim Botanico or watch the sunset at Ipanema beach - with a refreshing agua de coco (coconut water) in hand.

Days 41-44 Rio de Janeiro

A four-day break in the itinerary leaves you with plenty of free time to explore the bustling streets of Rio de Janeiro before the South American adventure continues.

Day 45 Rio de Janeiro

Rejoin an Intrepid group and prepare to continue your South American adventure before spending a last night living it up in Rio.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 46-48 Paraty

Travel to Paraty to indulge in some R and R Brazilian style. Walk through cobblestone streets or explore the beaches, trails and waterfalls of nearby national parks.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 3

Days 49-50 Brotas

The tiny town of Brotas is a magnet for adventure sports fans and is the ideal place to enjoy canyoning and whitewater rafting.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 51 Campo Grande

Pitch a tent in the fertile Campo Grande region, surrounded by herds of cattle and crops of rice and soy.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1

Days 52-54 Pantanal

Set off on an adventure through the wild plains of the Pantanal, the world's largest wetland area. Spot colourful birds in the trees, glimpse sleek predators hunting prey and watch reptiles catching the sun's rays.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1, Hacienda - 2

Days 55-56 Bonito

Get acquainted with Brazil's ecotourism capital where optional activities abound. Hike along spectacular mountain walks, wallow in the cool waters of lakes and springs or snorkel among a rainbow of colourful fish.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 57-59 Iguazu Falls

Jump at the chance to visit the most breathtaking of all Argentina attractions, the mighty Iguazu Falls. Cross narrow walkways and peer over the ledge to watch thousands of litres of water thundering into the Iguazu river. Spectacular views from either the Brazilian or Argentinean side makes a visit to Iguazu truly memorable.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 3

Day 60 San Ignacio Mini

The intricately carved mission ruins of San Ignacio Mini are an impressive sight.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 61-63 Bush Camp/Buenos Aires

Take a walk around the cosmopolitan city streets of Buenos Aires and perhaps relax in an intimate cafe to sample some of Argentina's world-famous cuisine. Peruse boutiques, admire art in museums and take in the elegant architecture of historic buildings.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1, Hotel - 1