Join Intrepid on an epic overland adventure from Rio to far-flung northeastern Brazil and beyond
There are overland adventures, then there are overland adventures. This one most definitely falls in the latter category, spanning the most exotic reaches of far-flung northern Brazil and beyond. Climb aboard the truck in Rio de Janeiro and venture to the gold- and diamond-mining towns of yore, contrasting small-town cobblestoned charm with some of the most biodiverse national parks on the planet. After reaching Salvador da Bahia, a town brimming with Afro-Brazilian rhythm and expression, continue further up the stunning Atlantic coast to scale dunes and chill out on stunning secluded beaches. The adventure hits the next level in a rugged trio of countries on Brazil’s north coast – Suriname, French Guiana, and Guyana – where the natural wonders of the Andes and the Amazon complete a truly epic overland journey.
This trip requires Inca Trail Permits. View permit availability here.
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Stroll the cobbled streets of gorgeous former diamond- and gold-mining towns such as Ouro Preto and Lencois, both awash with colourful architecture
Uncover two of Brazil’s spectacular yet often overlooked natural beauties: Chapada Dos Veadeiros and Chapada Diamantina national parks
Watch Portuguese, African and Brazilian flavours collide to beautiful effect in Salvador de Bahia, a city awash with top street food and capoeira (artistic martial arts) performances
Escape the tourist trails by visiting Aracaju, a hit among local beachgoers, and Jericoacoara, a captivating oasis accessible only by 4WD tracks
Spend time in Canoa Quebrada and Lencois Maranhenses National Park, both stunning examples of Brazil’s dune-laden coastal scenery
Take a boat trip to the infamous Iles du Salut (Devil’s Islands) to explore the local history, snap photos of native wildlife and even take a swim in the convict’s swimming pool
Venture to a private island in Upper Suriname for an exclusive two-day rainforest retreat, surrounded by the buzz and twitter of the Amazon Jungle
This is an overland trip in Brazil, so let’s not beat around the bush – there are some long distances to cover. Thankfully you’ll be in a purpose built truck and in the hands of experts, to say nothing of the stunning scenery.
1. This trip is run by our experienced overland partner Dragoman.
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.