DAYS 72 – 88: BRAZIL
Next stop is Bonito where you can swim and snorkel in some of the clearest rivers and lakes in the world. Spectacular walks in the mountainous forests may reveal wildlife that includes monkeys, alligators and anaconda.
You then begin your travel through Brazil in earnest as you journey on to the Pantanal region where you can take part in treks and horserides out into the vast wetlands which is home to over 600 species of birds and 350 kinds of fish, piranha being common, as well as an abundance of reptiles and animals. Try your hand at Piranha fishing too!
You now head to the coastal village of Parati. This unspoilt and picturesque town has remained fundamentally unaltered for three centuries. Cars have been banned from its cobbled streets that run down to the seashore, instead mountain bikes are used and are a good way to get around. Another great way to explore the secluded islands of this pristine coastline is taking a sailing trip in one of the traditional schooners.
From Paraty your overland tour heads to the hedonistic playground of Rio de Janeiro, where the folk are raring to party out of their minds and live purely for the moment.
You have a free day to explore Rio as part of the overland tour and take in many of the sights and attractions. Most departures of this overland tour arrive into Rio de Janeiro in time to celebrate either Carnival or New Years’ Eve in the city. Packages are available for these celebrations, please Contact Us for more information and prices.