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Brazil: Wildlife & Waterfalls

Private Travel | General interest 12 Days & 9 Nights Lead-in price: £3095

Brazil is full of contrasting scenery, fascinating history and distinctive cultures, due to its African, European and native influences. This tour offers an outstanding introduction to the highlights of Brazil, including the seasonally flooded Pantanal wetlands, considered one of the world's greatest places for viewing wildlife, the thrilling Iguaçu Falls and glamorous Rio de Janeiro. A number of extensions are available to explore further afield.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Marvel at the thundering waters of Iguaçu Falls
  • Enjoy spectacular views of Rio
  • Spot birds and rare wildlife in the Pantanal
  • Discover the unique architecture of Brasilia
  • Stay in 3- & 4-star accommodation
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Standard Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Brasilia via Sao Paulo

Fly from London to Sao Paulo overnight with British Airways (regional connections available). (N)

Day 2: Brasilia

Morning flight onto Brasilia. Transfer to the Windsor Brasilia for 1 night. Take an afternoon tour of Brasilia, famed for its unique design and architecture.

Day 3: Fly to the Pantanal

Fly to Cuiabà, gateway to the Pantanal and transfer to Pousada do Rio Mutum for a 3-night stay. This eco-resort occupies a picturesque location between two lakes and features comfortable airconditioned rooms. (B, D)

Day 4-5: Pantanal

Local shared excursions with naturalist guides, including walks, boat trips and canoeing on the lake. The relatively sparse vegetation of the Pantanal facilitates the spotting of a variety of wildlife including monkeys, caimans, capybaras, giant anteaters, toucans, jabiru storks and jacanas. (B, L, D)

Day 6: Fly to Iguaçu via Sao Paulo

Shared transfer to Cuiaba in time for your flight to Iguaçu, via Sao Paulo. Stay 2 nights at the Recanto Park Hotel. Option to upgrade to the luxurious Belmond Hotel das Cataratas, located within the park. (B)

Day 7: Iguaçu*

Take a full-day tour of the Argentinian and Brazilian sides of the falls. The thundering waters of Iguaçu are an amazing spectacle surrounded by tropical forest. (B)

Day 8: Fly to Rio de Janeiro

Fly to Rio and transfer for a 3-night stay at the Windsor Martinique Hotel, just a few minutes’ stroll from Copacabana beach (Superior room). (B)

Day 9: Rio de Janeiro

Full-day tour of Rio, including Corcovado and Sugar Loaf mountain for spectacular views. (B)

Day 10: Rio de Janeiro

Day at leisure or take an optional tour of old Rio or Tijuca forest, the world’s largest urban forest. (B)

Days 11-12: Fly to London via Lisbon

Morning at leisure. Transfer to the airport for an overnight flight to London with British Airways. (B)

Meal basis:

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information *Park fees:

Entry fees at the Iguazú and Iguaçu national parks are not included.

Transfers and excursions in the Pantanal:

These are organised by the lodge and are therefore shared with other guests.

Standard tour:

This tour is based in 3- and 4-star accommodation.

Single supplement

Available on request.

Tailor-made travel

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Standard private tour accommodation

  • Windsor Martinique
    Windsor Martinique

    Located half a block from Copacabana beach, the Windsor Martinique Hotel is surrounded by some of the best restaurants, bars and sights in Rio de Janeiro. This good value 3-star property features a small rooftop terrace with outdoor pool and bar, as well as a restaurant serving Brazilian and international dishes.

  • The Windsor Brasília
    The Windsor Brasília

    A large modern hotel, the Windsor Brasilia is located in the most popular district of Brasilia. The hotel's rooms are comfortable, spacious and simply decorated. The hotel also has a gym and a long swimming pool with views of the city.

  • Recanto Cataratas Thermas Resort & Convention
    Recanto Cataratas Thermas Resort & Convention

    Recanto Park Thermas & Resort is a 4-star contemporary hotel located in Foz do Iguaçu, a few kilometres from the airport and a 20-minute drive from the Brazilian side of the falls. There are 195 comfortable rooms equipped with all modern amenities. The extensive leisure grounds of the hotel include outdoor swimming pools, sauna, jacuzzi and football and volleyball pitches. The two restaurants serve regional and international cuisine and themed buffet meals.

Standard private tour extensions

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Dates & prices


Guideline Prices

Low season from £3095 per person

High season from £3195 per person


Vaccination Travel Policy
All clients must be fully vaccinated before travelling with us on a Cox & Kings (C&K) group tour. This means that a customer must have received their full two doses of the COVID‑19 vaccination at least 14 days before travelling with us. This does not apply to our private tours or tailor-made travel. If you have any questions please call us or visit our FAQs page on our website here

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Guaranteed Departures Where a tour date has ‘yes’ listed, this tour is guaranteed to run.

For all other departure dates, once the minimum number of people booked has been reached, this tour is also guaranteed to run. Our sales consultants will be able to advise how many people are booked for your chosen date at the time of enquiry, giving you the confidence to book safe in the knowledge your tour will go ahead.

Terms & Conditions Guaranteed departures will run except in the circumstances where travel to the destination is advised against by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) or entry restrictions relating to COVID-19 preclude travel.

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

  • • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
    • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
    • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
    • Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
    • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
    • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

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