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Brazil

Duration:

8 Days / 7 Nights

early signup price:

$1,995

(60+ days before departure)

regular price:

$2,195

Never any hidden fees!

Is This Trip For You?

Famous for its vibrant culture, filled with music, dance, art, and soccer, Brazil is one place on everyone's bucket list. On this trip you’ll experience 2 distinctly different regions and cultures.

In Rio de Janeiro you’ll see the bustling city streets, Christ the Redeemer, beaches, and amazing city views

In the state of Bahia you'll see untouched natural wonders including waterfalls, plateaus, caves, and expansive valleys.

Brazil is a mecca for travelers looking to experience a culture entirely different than that of it's South American neighbors. Brazil is beautiful and diverse in it's people, food, music and culture.

From Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Christ the Redeemer to the majestic Chapada Diamantina National Park and all it's natural splendor this trip is quintessentially Brazil and the perfect combination of city and nature.

Start

Galeão Airport (GIG), Rio de Janeiro, RJ
To ensure included transportation:
Plan to arrive Day 1 by 12:00 PM

Finish

Magalhães Airport (SSA) Salvador, BA
To ensure included transportation:
Plan to depart Day 8 after 4:00 PM

Physical Activity:

Light

This trip is relaxing and includes light activities with optional moderate activities.  Participants can decide how much time they spend being active. No physical preparation is required to make the most of the experience.

Physical Activity:

Moderate

This trip is a good mix of activity and relaxation and includes moderate physical activities.  Participants should expect to be active 3-4 hours most days. An active lifestyle is helpful though not required to enjoy the trip.

Physical Activity:

High

This trip is for those who enjoy being physically challenged and reaping the rewards. It includes moderate to intense physical activities and participants should expect to be active 6-8 hours most days. Participants should have an active lifestyle.

Trip Overview

Day 1

Welcome to Rio de Janeiro

Arrive at Rio de Janeiro Galeão International Airport (GIG) and be shuttled in safe, comfortable, AC cooled transportation (included) 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 back up the hill through the colonial neighborhood we'll call home for a couple of nights.

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 traditions from religion and dress to beautiful dances and martial arts like Forró and Capoeira.

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. 

Catch an impromptu Olodum drum band rehearsal in the historical city center, Pelhourinho. The beats and energy of this location inspired Michael Jackson to record "They Don't Really Care About Us". Feel the pulse as Pelhourinho's vibrant facades and colorful cobblestone streets come alive!

Day 4

Lencois City Tour

After breakfast head for the expansive and majestic Chapada Diamantina National Park, one of Brazil's best kept secrets and relatively unknown to foreigners. 

Walk this quaint city’s cobblestone streets, walk to the river and take a dip in a secret swimming hole while the sun sets on the city.

Lencois was the center for the diamond mining rush & in the city center you can still see the old colonial European Embassies that exported diamonds to Europe.

This charming city will be our home base for 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 pool or watch the locals ‘surf’ the rock.

In the afternoon, explore the shops, bars, and restaurants.  After our last dinner in Lençois 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.

Day 9

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What's Included

We've got you covered:

-8 days / 7 nights in double accommodations
-7 breakfasts, 1 packed lunch, 7 dinners
-Transportation/Entrance to Christ the Redeemer
-Transportation/Entrance to Botanical Gardens
-Santa Teresa Tour - Selaron Steps/Parque das Ruinas/Historic street car ride
-Domestic flight to Salvador
-Tour of the Cultural Market and Pelourinho
-Ground transportation from Salvador - Lençois-Guided city tour of Lençois-Authentic cultural experience
-Transport, entrance fees, guides to Lapa Doce cave
-Transport, entrance fees, guides to Pratinha natural springs
-Transport, entrance fees, guides to Pai Inacio Mountain Vista
-Meet and greet with diamond miners, local business owners
-Under30Experiences Trip Leader
-Taxes always included, never hidden fees, & NO blackout dates
-Book with confidence: it's free to switch your trip more than 30 days out

*Travelers responsible for international airfare to and from Brazil
*Accommodations can vary but will be the same quality

When should I book my flight?
Plan to arrive Day 1 by 12:00 PM and to depart Day 8 after 4:00 PM local time
*Please wait to book your flight until you receive an email from us with more details

Duration:

8 Days / 7 Nights

early signup price:

$1,995

(60+ days before departure)

regular price:

$2,195

Never any hidden fees!

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Calendar

2018 Dates

May 24 - May 31, 2018 - Sold Out!
June 8-15, 2018