Climb aboard an awesome Overland adventure through Brazil

Travel through the heart of Brazil, from the historic streets of Salvador to the sun-kissed beaches of Rio de Janeiro. Get acquainted with the variety of local fauna and flora, see spectacular landscapes and wander fascinating cities on this incredible adventure. Explore the dense Chapada dos Veadeiros NP, get adventurous in Barreiras, spend a night camping under a starry South American sky and be wowed by Brazil's futuristic capital as you travel in specially designed overland vehicles across this diverse country.

Start
Salvador, Brazil
Finish
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Countries
Brazil
Themes
Overland
Code
GDOS
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 18
Group size
Min 4, Max 22
Carbon offset
462kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Explore the cobbled streets of historic Salvador
  • Be awed by the magnificent Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park
  • Explore Brazil's futuristic capital city
  • Discover mysterious caves at Terra Ronca
  • Camp in the remote Brazilian countryside
  • Soak up the colonial delights of Ouro Preto
  • Dance to the rhythm of Rio

Itinerary

Arrive in Brazil's original capital city and discover cobbled streets and colourful buildings. Historic Salvador is world-renowned for mouth-watering food, lively music and for hosting flamboyant festivals.
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.
Explore the vast and mysterious cave system at Terra Ronca on a guided tour. Visit a local community at Kalunga.
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.
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.
Travel through the ever-changing landscape of Brazil's countryside and set up camp in remote woodlands.
Head 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.
Journey south through the Brazilian countryside and watch as the rocky landscape rolls by. Camp under the night sky in Terasopolis.
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. A night on the tiles experiencing Rio's acclaimed nightlife is a great way to cap off the tour!
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Inclusions

Meals
n/a
Transport
Overland vehicle
Accommodation
Bush camp (no facilities) (1 night), Camping (with facilities) (13 nights), Hotel (2 nights)
Included activities
  • Full day guided tour - Brasilia
  • Guided Tour
  • Guided tour of cave system
  • Trekking
  • Visit to Kalunga community
  • Visit to Petropolis

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Important notes

1. This trip will be changing in 2013 and will be 19 days instead of 17.
2. Please note that this trip requires minimum numbers to depart, and may be cancelled up until 56 days prior to departure. The places showing on the dates and availability page are an indication only so please contact Intrepid to check if your preferred date will depart before making any final arrangements, such as booking non-changeable flights.

Trip notes

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Reviews

Our Salvador to Rio trips score an average of 4 out of 5 based on 1 reviews in the last year.

Salvador to Rio , January 2013