Manaus to Rio Overview
Travel to Brazil and discover a wildly beautiful and eccentric nation. Between Manaus and Rio, discover ancient sites, big city attractions and the Amazon.
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Discover the wildly beautiful and eccentric nation of Brazil.
This colossal Overland journey takes you through the wild heart of Brazil, from the jungle-clad depths of Manaus to the beachside beauty of Rio de Janeiro. Get acquainted with a variety of local fauna and flora, see spectacular landscapes and wander fascinating cities on this incredible adventure. Explore the dense Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park, be wowed by Brasilia, Brazil’s futuristic capital, and go one-on-one with the mighty Amazon Jungle as you travel in specially designed overland vehicles across this diverse country.
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Manaus is a large, diverse city that lies in the heart of the Amazon, where the Negro and Solimoes rivers meet.
Travel like a local along the unforgettable Amazon River, sleeping in hammocks and witnessing tiny settlements, colourful animals, river trade and lush scenery. A popular starting point for exploring the Amazon, Belem is an interesting city with a strong Indian heritage, swaying mango trees and a fascinating market.
A small colonial town sitting across the water from Sao Luis, Alcantara is surrounded by greenery and has some interesting museums and eateries.
Sao Luis's beautiful historical centre is a joy to explore and along with interesting festivals, the city has some wonderful museums and galleries to explore.
It may look like a desert of endless white sand, but Lencois Maranhenses National Park is home to fresh-water lagoons, mangroves, beaches and the Preguicas River.
Parnaiba is a cute port city located close to the amazing Parnaiba Delta, which is filled with waterways and mangroves teeming with unique animals and plant life.
Idyllic waters, a beautiful coastline and minimal development has made Jericoacoara the perfect place to enjoy both gorgeous beaches and the best of small-town Brazil
With blue skies, orangey sand dunes and turquoise waters, Canoa Quebrada is a chilled-out town with lots of adventure sports and entertainment.
Sousa is famed for being located near the Vale dos Dinossauros, a site where fossils and footprints of dinosaurs have been found in abundance.
Cabaceiras is a small town close to some fascinating ancient rock formations - the Lajedo de Pai Mateus and a monolith engraved with prehistoric drawings.
Olinda has beautifully preserved colonial buildings, is an artistic and cultural centre and has a lively night-life, all set on the cerulean waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
A tiny seaside town surrounded by mangroves, coconut trees, sand dunes, lakes and the ocean, Pirambu is famed for the turtles who come to its shores.
A laidback city known as 'Brazil's capital of happiness', Salvador da Bahia's streets are full of colour, its air full of music and people full of smiles.
With table-top mountains, lush valleys, dramatic monoliths, bubbling rivers and striking caves, Chapada Diamantina National Park is a true gem of Brazil.
Terra Ronca is a state park that has a large number of incredible caves and grottoes, formed by erosion caused by rain and the Lapa River. Cavalcante is a small town located on the edge of the Chapado dos Veadeiros National Park. It has excellent hiking trails and gorgeous scenery.
Estimated to be a paltry 1.8 billion years old, the Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park sparkles with crystals, rains with waterfalls and abounds in rare and amazing animals.
Brasilia was planned and built in the 1950s as the country's new capital and is a marvel of design and architecture, lauded the world over.
Set up camp in the lush Brazilian countryside and enjoy a night under the stars.
Built during Brazil's gold rush in the late 17th century, Ouro Preto's wealth produced a cultural city filled with spectacular Baroque architecture.
Abundant in natural beauty, Teresopolis borders the Serra dos Orgaos National Park and is famed for its outdoor adventures and challenging mountain peaks.
Bigger than life and beautiful to boot, Rio de Janeiro sits resplendent among mountains, rainforest and sea, and emits an energy that is irresistible to everyone who visits.
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