Exuberant Lush Nature
Go off the beaten track with this exquisite tour to Brazil’s top nature destinations. Start in the friendly northeastern city of Fortaleza; tour the historic center, stroll along the pleasant beaches and enjoy an al fresco seafood dinner. Next continue to Manaus, the metropolis in the heart of the Amazon rainforest. Board an elegant sailboat and cruise the mysterious waters of the Amazon; visit local villages, fish for piranhas, observe the meeting of the waters, swim with pink river dolphins and look for colorful birds and playful monkeys. The next destination is São Luis, a facscinating city founded by the French and later occupied by the Dutch and Portuguese. The historic center boasts beautifully restored colonial palaces and 19th century houses decorated with colorful Portuguese tiles. Conclude this tour in the Lençois Maranheses, an impressive dune oasis dotted with fresh water lagoons. Then descend the Barreirinhas river, a leisurely trip along sand dunes, mangroves and small villages.