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Brazil

May 24-29, 2017 - Sold Out
May 25 - June 1, 2018
June 8-15, 2018

Rio De Janeiro
Salvador Bahia
Chapada Diamantina National Park


8 days / 7 nights for $2195
Early signup price $1995

*Visas are required for US citizens*
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Why Brazil

Brazil is a mecca for cosmopolitan travelers and has recently taken the spotlight for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games.

Famous for its vibrant culture, filled with music, dance, art, and soccer, Brazil is one place on everyone's bucket list.

From Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Christ the Redeemer to Salvador’s Pelourinho historic center, to Chapada Diamantina National Park this trip is a bit of everything quintessentially Brazil.

Day 1: Welcome to Rio de Janeiro

Arrive at Rio de Janeiro Galeão International Airport (GIG) and be shuttled to our boutique bed and breakfast.

Nestled in what New York Magazine calls Rio's "sexiest neighborhood," Santa Teresa boasts beautiful views and a cool sea breeze.
Walk through the neighborhood stopping for street food while browsing local artisan boutiques.

Enjoy a coffee or beer at Parque das Ruinas where you’ll take in the first of many impressive views from high above the bustling city streets.  

Stroll down the Selaron Steps and get on the old fashioned trolley car for a picturesque ride.

Day 2: Christ the Redeemer & Copacabana

After breakfast take the tram to the top of Corcovado Mountain to see Christ the Redeemer, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

Enjoy the incredible views of Rio de Janeiro Harbor and then descend to the "Central Park of Rio" to explore the magnificent Botanical Gardens.

After lunch we’ll head for Copacabana Beach.  Lounge among beautiful people or join a soccer game with the locals.  

Take a walk down to Ipanema Beach for some of the best street food in the world, before we head out for an evening in Lapa, Rio’s incredible nightlife district.  Prepare for impromptu samba circles and street parties!

Day 3: Salvador + Cultural Market & Pelourinho

Head to the airport for an included two hour flight up the coast to the historical colonial city of Salvador da Bahia.

Salvador was the principal port for slave ships coming from Africa.   See how the former capital of Brazil maintains many Afro-Brazilian traditions from religion and dress to Capoeira and African influenced dishes.

Explore the cultural market in the port neighborhood and then take the Lacerda Elevator up to the “high city” where we’ll see the colonial city center, Pelourinho.
 
With it’s colorful and vibrant facades and cobblestone streets, Pelourinho comes alive with history.

Day 4: Lencois City Tour

After breakfast head for the expansive and majestic Chapada Diamantina National Park, one of Brazil’s crown jewels but relatively unknown to foreigners.

Walk the quaint colonial city’s cobblestone streets & take a dip in a secret swimming hole with a sunset view of the city.

Lencois was the center for the diamond mining rush & you can still see the old French Embassy in the city center.

This charming city will be our home base of the next 4 days.

Day 5: National Park

Table top mountains, enormous caves, beautiful waterfalls, expansive vistas & so much more as we explore the park’s best attractions.
 
Enjoy a full day exploring The Devil’s Pool, Lapa Doce Cave, and Pratinha, then end the day with a sunset walk to the iconic Pai Inacio for a 360 degree view of the entire park.

After dinner enjoy a live capoeira demonstration in the city square. Don’t forget your camera on this day.

Day 6: Experience the Culture

Watch a live diamond mining demonstration and learn how miners used to find their prize at the local diamond mining museum.

In the afternoon, volunteer with a local organization that provides after school programs & vocational training to prepare local youth for future employment.

After dinner, have a roundtable discussion with local business owners & miners while you learn about the positive and negative impacts on the local economy.

Day 7: Explore Rebeirao do Meio

Explore one of the city’s most beloved local hangouts just a short hike away. Slide down a natural waterslide into a beautiful natural pool or watch the locals ‘surf’ the rock.

In the afternoon, explore the local shops, bars, and restaurants.  After our last dinner in Lencois enjoy the music and street parties that spontaneously pop up all around you.
 
Grab a seat and take it all in while sipping on one last Caipirinha with your new friends.

Day 8: Lencois to Salvador

Enjoy your last morning in Brazil over a delicious breakfast and say goodbye to what will certainly be one of your favorite places in Brazil.

Soak in the stunning scenery of the Diamond Highlands as you weave your way out of the canyons and tabletop mountains on your way back to Salvador.

Stay and continue your adventure or hop on your flight home as you say goodbye to your new friends.

What else do I need to know?

What's Included at $1995 Early Signup?
-8 day / 7 night stay in double accommodations
-8 Breakfasts and 7 dinners included
-Pickup at Rio de Janeiro Galeão International Airport (GIG)
-Drop off at Salvador Magalhaes International Airport (SSA)
-Entrance fees, guides, and rides for day activities
-Authentic Brazilian cultural experience
-Under30Experiences staff members
-The chance to meet kick-ass people!

(Attendees are responsible for own airfare)

When should I book my flight?  

Plan to arrive in Rio on Day 1 before 12 noon and depart Day 8 from Salvador after 4pm.
*Please wait to book your flight until you receive an email from us with more details.
*Visas are required for US citizens*