This travel proposal is for backpackers or budget travelers who want to experience the best of Brazil featured by calculatorinc. All overnight stays, flights and bus trips are included, giving you the freedom to explore the country on your own.
On this travel proposal you will experience the best backpacker places in Brazil. Accommodation, buses and flights are booked, which means you have the freedom to explore the country’s many extremes: adventures in Bonito, wildlife in the Panthanal, culture in Rio de Janeiro, beach holidays and diving on the paradise island of Ilha Grande and the stunning waterfalls of Iguazú.
Day 1: Departure from Scandinavia
Departure from Scandinavia towards Campo Grande, where you will arrive the next day.
Day 2: Arrival at Campo Grande and on to Bonito
On arrival at Campo Grande you will be picked up at the airport and driven to your hostel in Bonito. Bonito has become world famous for its ecotourism as well as for its caves, freshwater springs and beautiful landscapes. You can spend the rest of the day relaxing or walking around the city and looking at the nice little shops.
Day 3-4: On an adventure in Bonito
The days are on their own. There are plenty of cool nature and adventure experiences in and around Bonito ( F ). Rio da Prata: Let yourself glide down into the clear rivers where you get the feeling of swimming in a large aquarium. Bring a snorkel and mask (which you can also rent on site). Gruta Azul: A cave about 200 meters deep. The water gets the most beautiful blue color when the sunlight shines through the cave’s roof and creates the impression of small crystals in the water. Abismo Anhumas: Here you are celebrated 72 meters down in an underground cave and have suddenly ended up in an 80 meter deep crystal clear lake.
Day 5: Bonito to the Pantanal
After a good breakfast at your hostel, head to your lodge in the Pantanal. Here you can see a large and varied selection of Brazil’s rich wildlife with caimans, deer, waterfowl, anteaters and, if you are lucky, the Brazilian jaguar. The Pantanal stretches in endless plains from southern Brazil and far into Bolivia and Paraguay. ( F , L , M )
Day 6-7: Discover the Pantanal
In the next few days, there will be various activities where you will experience the Pantanal’s wonderful animal and plant life. These include canoeing on the river, a meeting with the Caymans, horseback riding (the most common means of transport here in the region), trekking safaris and of course enjoying the beautiful sunsets over the impressive wetland. And much more. ( F , L , M )
Day 8: By bus to Iguazú
Today you go back to Campo Grande and continue from there by bus to Iguazú, where you arrive the next day in the morning. Remember to bring snacks for the long bus journey (you can choose to fly instead of taking the bus). ( F )
Day 9-10: On an adventure in Iguazú
The waterfalls of Iguazú are one of the great natural wonders of the earth and consist of a total of 275 waterfalls, some of which are over 80 meters high. The waterfalls are located in the tropical jungle on the three-state border between Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. It is recommended that you see the waterfalls from both the Brazilian and the Argentine side as these are two very different experiences you will then have. On this day, for example, you can head to the Argentine side of the waterfalls, where you have the opportunity to get very close to the smaller falls via a network of walkways. It is also possible to rent a bicycle and explore the area on your own wheels.
Day 11: Iguazu to Rio
Today you will be picked up at your hostel and then driven to the airport where you will fly to Rio de Janeiro. Here you will be picked up again and driven to your hostel in Ipanema, where you have the day off to relax by the beach or explore the city.
Day 12-13: Discover Rio
“God created the earth in six days and on the seventh day he devoted himself entirely to Rio,” says Cariocan, the local inhabitant of this beautiful city. The city is called “Cidade Maravilhosa” (the amazing city), and very few cities have equally spectacular surroundings. like Rio, stunning white beaches in Copacabana and Ipanema, the deep blue Atlantic Ocean, the bright green Guanabara Bay and the bare blue hills of Sugarloaf, Take a day trip to one of the city’s favelas, enjoy views of Sugarloaf Mountain and Corcovado, try local food at the city’s fast food and restaurants , experience the city’s lively nightlife, try surfing, rent a bike or take a dip on one of the city’s many legendary beaches. ( F )
Day 14: Rio to Ilha Grande
Today, the journey continues to the tropical island of Ilha Grande, located just south of Rio De Janeiro. You will be picked up at your hostel in Rio and taken to the coast where you will take the ferry to Ilha Grande. Here you will be met by your guide when you arrive in Vila do Abraao, the only city on the island. There are no cars on the island, so you continue on foot to your hostel. ( F )
Day 15-17: Relaxation and beach holiday at Ilha Grande
The days are at your disposal. Ilha Grande is a nature reserve with 130 km of coastline and over 100 beaches with plenty of opportunity for a few genuinely relaxing days. Among other things, you can visit the famous Lopes Mendes beach which is known for being one of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil, take a boat trip around the island, snorkel, trek, kayak, surf and much more. ( F )
Day 18: Ilha Grande to Rio De Janeiro and departure from Brazil
Today the journey goes back to the mainland. You will be picked up by a driver who will drive you to Rio De Janeiro Airport. After three fantastic weeks in Brazil, your trip now goes back home to Scandinavia. ( F )
Day 19: Arrival in Scandinavia
Arrival in Scandinavia.
Three nights in dorm at hostel in Bonito
Three nights in dorm at pousada in Pantanal
One night on bus between Pantanal and Iguazú
Two nights in dorm at hostel at Iguazú Falls
Three nights in dorm at pousada at Ipanema in Rio de Janeiro
Four nights in dorm in pousada at Ilha Grande