Brazil - Luxury Full-On Nature


Brazil - Luxury Full-On Nature


17 Days / 16 Nights

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Brazil is a massive country with a huge variety of geographical areas, culture and biodiversity. The Pantanal wetlands and jungle areas cover a large part of the country and are home to many wildlife species and plant varieties. These regions are some of the most untouched natural and ecological places on the planet. If you love the jungle with an element of luxury, then this specially designed jungle tour is for you. Reconnect with nature and get away from it all with this ecological experience and immerse yourself into the deep dark Brazilian Pantanal for a unique experience.

Special features of our Brazil - LUXURY FULL-ON NATURE tour: 

Type of Tourism:  Adventure, Nature, Geographical, Jungle, Waterfalls, Ecology, Birdwatching

Places to Visit:  Alta Foresta, North Pantanal, South Pantanal, Rio de Janeiro

Duration: 17 Days and 16 Nights. 

Type of Service: Private and shared tours. 

Accommodation: 3 star accommodation at most destinations that you will visit. These hotels, pousadas and lodges have been carefully chosen and we can guarantee that you will feel comfortable and your every need catered for! 


Today is the day you arrive to the Alta Floresta Aiport. Our guide will be waiting for you to take you to your hotel. We will first head off in our vehicle to Teles Pires River, where we will take a 30 minute boat ride to the Cristalino Lodge. We will arrive at their floating deck and after a welcome drink, we will meet up with our guide once more,  for an overview of the facilities and settle into our rooms for the next few days. In the afternoon, we can enjoy a short hike, before the sunsets. We will then return to the lodge f...

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    After breakfast, we will head out along the Brazil Nut Trail, where we will see an amazing 800 year old Brazil nut tree along the route. After lunch, we will visit the 50 metre high Chip Haven Tower. From here we can see many birds species such as macaws, parakeets, parrots, tanagers and cotingas. We will also see many different monkeys species, including the white-whiskered spider monkey and the white-nosed saki monkey. We will then head back to the lodge for dinner.

      Today after breakfast, we will head out on the Taboca trail, passing through bamboo groves and flooded areas, where it is possible to see many wildlife species of the Pantanal’s habitat. Return to the lodge and lunch. During the afternoon, we will head off in boats for a tour along the Cristalino River, with the opportunity to observe the beautiful scenery, wildlife species and the pristine river, until we arrive at the  Limao Rapids. We will be able to stop along the way if we spot any animal species.  We will return...

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        We will begin the day with a quick boat ride to a stunning deciduous forest. After lunch, we will During the afternoon, guests will head to the Teles Pires River, to watch the spectacular sunset. We will be able to appreciate a variety of e wildlife species from the river and the surrounding forests. Return to the lodge

          After breakfast, we will visit the Ted Parker Tower in the middle of a Terra Firme forest, from which we can see the nearby deciduous forest. We will return to the Lodge to pack up and leave for the Alta Foresta airport for our flight to Brasilia.  On arrival, our driver will collect us to take us on a 5 hour journey to the pousada. The pousada Trijunção has an incredibly unique location on the borders of Goias, Bahia and Minas Gerais. The pousada offers an incredible gastronomic experience with produce from the 3 ...

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            We will spend the following 3 days at Pousada Trijunção enjoying a number of ecological and jungle activities, such as a visit to the “Parque Sertão Veredas”, dedicated to the conservation and breeding of turtles, bird-watching, star gazing, night time kayaking trips, nighttime Eco-safaris, kayaking to the source of the Formoso River, and many other activities to reconnect with nature. We will have 3 days to experience the wonders of this unique part of Brazil.

              Choose from a number of different and incredible activities at the pousada

                Choose from a number of amazing activites available at the pousada.

                  After breakfast, we will head to the Brasilia airport, to take our flight to Campo Grande. On arrival, we will head off in our 4 x 4 to The Caíman Ecological Refuge, in the heart of the Pantanal. The Refuge is located 230 km from Campo Grande, the capital of the state of Mato Grosso do Sul. The Caiman Lodge is made up of 3 separate lodges, one of which has been specially designed to offer stunning views over the Pantanal. The Lodges are called Baiazinha, Cordilheira and Caiman Lodge. 

                    We will spend the next 3 days at the Caiman Lodge enjoying the many activities provided, to get the most out of our visit to The Pantanal.

                    Caiman Tour: We can visit the Onçafari Project and its environmental Interpretation Centre. Which can be found on the Paizinho bridge, inside of the Caiman Ecological Refuge, dedicated to the observation of alligators and caimans. This is where visitors to the refuge can get up close and personal to the alligators, with all the safety precautions in place. By far, the best way to ge...

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                      Choose from a number of different and incredible activities at the lodge!

                        Choose from a number of different and incredible activities at the lodge!

                          Today we will leave the unique Caiman Lodge and head to Campo Grande airport in a private 4x4 vehicle for our flight to Rio de Janeiro.  On arrival, we will head straight to the Ibitipoca Commune. The Ibitipoca Reserve is an ambitious and inspiring space of 4,000 hectares of preservation aimed at the reforestation of native plant species and wildlife corridors. The sustainable and ecological hotel also offers a variety of excursions through the stunning lush nature of the reserve, visiting waterfalls, caves and natural pools, wi...

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                            Over the next few days, we can enjoy an alternative and magical perspective of Rio de Janeiro. You can choose from many activities at the lodge. 

                            To add even more charm to your stay, you can enhance your visit to the lodge with musical performances, folk groups, sunset celebrations on the top of the mountain, horseback riding, bike trails and crossings, therapeutic massages, unforgettable lunches and free alfresco dinners in remote locations. There are 10 different circuits in the middle of magnificent landscapes, waterf...

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                              Choose from the many incredible activities availale at the lodge!

                                choose from the many incredible activities availale at the lodge!

                                  Today is the final day of this incredible, immersive ecological tour. We will take you to the airport for your next destination or to your hotel in Rio if you are planning to stay for a few days more.

                                    WHAT'S INCLUDED

                                    • Accommodation, tours and services as per itinerary 
                                    • Meals and drinks when mentioned 
                                    • All transfers in air-conditioning transportation and include guide, except when otherwise mentioned. 
                                    • Mandatory hotel taxes

                                    WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

                                    • Visits, services, meals and drinks not mentioned above 
                                    • Personal expenses 
                                    • International and domestic air flights (unless specified) 
                                    • TIP for the guide and driver 
                                    • Hotel and airport porterage taxes 
                                    • Hotel city taxes 

                                    Trip Preparation & FAQS

                                    Each trip is customizable, but there may be additional restrictions and expenses in each case. We suggest contacting your sales representative for more information.

                                    Part of our protocols involve procedures such as:

                                    -Hydroalcoholic gel in all the vehicles

                                    -Use of masks by our drivers, guides and recommendation for our clients;

                                    -Full-time cleaning of the vehicles (doors and all the most-touched surfaces) and the hands of our staff

                                    -Recommendation of bigger vehicles for groups to keep one seat free besides each guest

                                    -Individual headphones for groups to keep the necessary distance.

                                    We do not include travel or health insurance and we strongly recommend a comprehensive travel insurance for any unexpected circumstances. This is not obligatory, however. An full travel insurance policy that covers cancellations and delays as well as medical insurance.

                                    We suggest that you speak with your doctor to ensure that you are up-to-date with the recommended vaccinations when traveling to the destination. In any case, a negative Coronavirus Molecular Test (PCR) is needed to enter the country.

                                    We suggest that you speak with your doctor to ensure what medications you will need to bring to the destination. Pharmacies and drugstores are common in all cities, however, it is not certain that you will be able to find a specific drug that you can find in your country of origin.

                                    As in any city in the world, there can be pickpockets in crowded places. We suggest being vigilant at all times, but if you are in a group you will always be safer.

                                    We do not include the cost of any domestic or international flight in any of our programs. These services must be booked independently by each guest.

                                    Yes, hotels will charge the cost of a double room as standard, so a single supplement will be charged if you are traveling alone.

                                    VA Expeditions is supported by Valencia Travel, a company with more than 12 years of foundation with a solid financial position. We have insurance from the insurance company La Positiva, that supports us and protects our guests from any eventuality at the destination, covering our guests for more than 5 million US dollars.

                                    Each trip is customizable, but there may be additional restrictions and expenses in each case. We suggest contacting your sales representative for more information.

                                    Yes, in addition to multi-day programs, we offer half-day experiences and excursions without overnight, which you can purchase as additional services. In case you wish to purchase one of these services, you can ask your guide, the transfer representative or your sales representative to provide you with the support you need.

                                    Yes, you can add additional or optional services to your regular tour. We appreciate contacting your sales representative for any changes you wish to make.

                                    Yes, you can travel with children and we have many activities to do as a family, however, depending on your itinerary, some experiences can be a bit demanding for young children. As a recommendation, we suggest that you ask your sales consultant if the tour you wish to book is suitable for children.

                                    We work with a maximum group size of 12 passengers for sustainability reasons and a more personaized experience.

                                    We suggest making your reservations at least one month before your trip in order to reserve the best hotels, transportation and services for your travel dates, however, in last minute cases, we can reserve up to 15 days in advance.

                                    We suggest consulting with your embassy to review any documents, tests or special visa you need for your trip.

                                    The official currency in Brasil is the Brazilean Real (BRL). In large cities there is a good chance that you will find ATMs or ATMs, however, we suggest that you do not rely entirely on this solution, as it may not be enabled to work with your bank.

                                    Yes, we cater for all special dietary requirements. Please let us know at the time of booking if you have any allergies or special dietary needs.

                                    As a sustainable travel company, we are in constant search of how we can improve the sustainability of our operations, intensifying our support for social projects, reinforcing our commitment to the development of our country, and adding community-based responsible experiences as we are also committed to support their recovery. In partnership with local NGOs, we launched our Sustainability and Reforestation seal, where for each apartment booked with us in the Amazon, a tree seedling will be planted in the forest. Our idea is to develop an increasingly conscientious tourism and help preserve this spectacular biome.

                                    Tips are not included in the cost of the tour. You should plan to tip 10% in restaurants and for your guided services, however, tipping is never required.

                                    Cultural norms vary within each Latin American country, even within each city within the country, however, we recommend the following measures to have a pleasant visit in each destination: Latin American culture in general tends to be closer and more informal than in others cultures, so there is usually always a friendly approach in all conversations, and going directly to the point could be considered offensive to some people. Personal space can be much shorter as well, but without being interpreted as sexual in nature. 

                                    The schedules are also usually more relaxed and informal, however, this is not the case of VA EXPEDITIONS, since we will always respect the hours indicated in your itinerary. This may be different for other appointments that you can book on your own at other locations.

                                    This depends on each itinerary, and will be indicated in the detail of the day. However, our itineraries always usually include free times to offer more flexibility to our guests. 

                                    For any emergency, we appreciate contacting the following number:  + 55 21 99735-7446

                                    It is through travel that we want to give each individual the opportunity to reconnect and positively transform themselves, positively develop traditional Brazilian communities and promote Brazil as a responsible tourism destination.

                                    All our guests have 24/7 support for any type of emergency or eventuality. For emergencies you can contact the following number:  + 55 21 99735-7446. For general inquiries, you can write to us at the following email: 

                                    This depends on each itinerary, but generally is a ratio of one guide for every nine guests.

                                    This depends on the type of the type of Travel insurance that the passenger has. We recommend that you have a comprehensive travel insurance policy for better care and hospital facilities.

                                    The tours are carried out by an expert team that has determined the optimal times of visits to make the most of our guests' time, without rushing. All our programs are customizable, so if at any time at the destination you want to adjust the pace of the trip, you can ask your guide to reach a consensus with the whole group in case you need to make adjustments to the pace of the trip.

                                    Yes, you can safely store any luggage at your hotel.

                                    For city tours, there are public bathrooms available, in remote destinations bathroom facilities are more sparse.

                                    In the mountains and remote places there is no Internet connection. Hotels and public places usually have WIFI available.

                                    In cities and tourist centers you will have good telephone reception. In remote areas, there may be no cell phone reception.

                                    It depends on each itinerary. We suggest contacting your account representative to give you specific information regarding your  program.

                                    We suggest that you bring a refillable water bottle or purchase bottled water if necessary. Depending on your destination, at various points on your trip there will be places where you can fill your water bottle.

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