Travel To Brazil | Visit Rio De Janeiro, Iguassu Falls, Costa Verde

Best of Brazil

Iguassu Falls, the Pantanal, Rio, and the Costa Verde

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Best of Brazil

Custom Travel | 12 Days
  • A private journey designed just for you
  • An inside look at Rio, with special access to such unusual spots as Samba City, where Carnival floats are built and where performers rehearse
  • White-sand beaches and jaw-dropping Iguassu Falls from two countries
  • Jaguar tracking in the Pantanal and wildlife sightings
  • Jungle trail hikes and luxurious island cruises

The best of Brazil is the best of a beautiful, bounteous, buxom country, about as best as best can be. Nature and wildlife travelers lean toward spotting tapirs, giant anteaters, howler monkeys, ocelots, and caimans across the country and jaguar tracking in Pantanal; culture lovers appreciate Rio de Janeiro; and active sorts adore the beachside bike rides, hikes to waterfalls and a tropical fjord, swimming, snorkeling, and sailing to enchanting islands. We’ll design a trip around your interests: this sample itinerary is just a starting point.

Trip Overview

1 – 2

Arriving at Iguassu Falls, take in the astonishing cascade from both the Brazilian and the Argentine sides. Hike exhilarating trails like Devil's Throat.

3 – 5

Encounter wildlife—including the elusive jaguar—in the Pantanal, accompanied by research scientists.

6 – 8

Get to know legendary Rio de Janeiro, ascending Corcovado Mountain for eye-popping vistas, wandering the cafés and galleries of the bohemian neighborhood of Santa Teresa, and biking along the beach.

9 – 12

In the less-visited Costa Verde, a wonderland of greenery, wildlife, and waterfalls, discover the colonial architecture of car-free Paraty, and one of the world's only tropical fjords Head home via Rio or São Paulo.


Giving Back

A small portion of your trip cost contributes to the Morrinho Project, a unique art installation and NGO located in a Rio favela (shanty town). You can visit the project and learn how it supports cultural and educational programs for local youth. This is just one of the many organizations that GeoEx supports through our Giving Back program.

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Dates & Prices


Custom Trips offered year-round


From $11,400 per person (Custom Trip) 


  • Expertise of GeoEx’s travel specialists
  • Services of GeoEx’s in-house air reservations team
  • All accommodations
  • All ground transportation and airport transfers
  • Sightseeing, events, visits, and entrance fees
  • Most meals
  • Bottled water at included meals and while sightseeing
  • Services of local guides, drivers, and other staff
  • Some gratuities
  • Emergency evacuation services and secondary medical expense insurance

A Journey Built Just For You

Take customization to the next level on a journey fully tailored to you. GeoEx's destination specialists will gladly tailor this existing itinerary—or build one completely from scratch—to suit your style, interests, and time frame. Contact us to see what's possible.

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