This is a tropical sun-soaked journey that lets you combine excursions into the Amazon rainforest and visits to tropical beaches and the mythical Rio de Janeiro. We depart from Fortaleza, where a day in the old town is recommended before we set course for Recife, a gutsy and gritty coastal town with bustling market areas. Choose from various excursions or walk around on your own. Back on board, you can enjoy a full day on the sundeck until our next stop, Salvador.
Stimulate Your Senses
Salvador will stimulate your senses: Churches with gold-encrusted panels, the exotic and inviting scent and taste of the African-influenced food and the shouts of street vendors, all to the tune of roaring traffic and the distinctive music of Bahia.
If it sounds like you might need a rest afterwards, that is exactly what you will get. Ilhéus is a completely different town with a far more relaxed nature: enjoy a bird-watching excursion, visit to cacao plantations, or just unwind for the whole day on a sandy beach.
Explore the home of Carnival
A couple more quiet days await you at sea, before the samba energy takes hold once again. Rio de Janeiro is the home of the Carnival, the Samba, Copacabana Beach and plenty of famous landmarks that you may recognise. Explore this fascinating and lively city, and if you are so inclined, dance the night away and become at one with the samba...
Another adventure awaits you in Paranagua, where nature itself invites you to its party. Take an excursion into spectacular mountainside terrain, venture into the rainforest and bathe in crystal clear streams, before we sail for another day to Rio Grande do Sul. Brazil’s southernmost state is not only a paradise for bird lovers, with the forest-covered canyons of its national parks and cascading river valleys, it is also the most culturally distinct. Experiencing the 'cowboy culture' of the region’s gaúchos (cattle herders) is the perfect way to end your Brazilian adventure, before we end our journey in Montevideo, Uruguay.