North Brazil: See & Do it ALL in 14 Days, 1st Class Traveling
Type of TourAdventure & Sightseeing
Fully Guided?All tours are almost fully guided.
Are Solo Travelers WelcomedYes & There are No Supplemental Fees for the Tours!
Dates & Availability for the Next 12 MonthsAny Date w/ 7-Day Notice (some exceptions are made)
► Amazon Cruises & Lodging Inside the Jungle
► Flightseeing Tour Over Mangrove Swamps & Desert Landscape
► A Morning-to-Sunset Sand Dunes & Lagoons Jeep Tour
► A Visit to Brazil’s Most Tropical Islands
► Cruising Alongside Pink Dolphins
► A Guided Tour of 2 Famous Colonial Cities
► Sailboat Riding to Impressive Natural Pools
► Buggy-Riding on a White-Sand, Tropical Beach
► Snorkeling in Clear Waters
► Familiarizing with & Immersing in Tribal Culture
► And Much, Much More...
Lodging *Some restrictions apply
English-Speaking Tour Guides
All Transportation, Except Flights
All Activities in Itinerary Below
All Entry Fees
Your Own On-Call Concierge
Lunches x 2
Dinners x 2
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Day 1: Brazilian Heritage at its Richest
Our tour starts in Salvador. Although many head to Bahia for its tropical coastline and tasty caipirinha drinks, the state’s most popular destination is undoubtedly its capital. Salvador is home to Afro-Brazilian heritage at its richest: deep-fried seafood, festive drum-pounding sounds, mystical religious ceremonies, dance and an artistic form of martial arts called capoeira.
Day 2: Cruising the Eye-Catching Coastline
Today we sail around Salvador’s coastline. Itaparica Island is located about 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) from Salvador. It has 40 kilometers (25 miles) of beaches and exuberant tropical vegetation. Itaparica is the largest maritime island in Brazil. Nearby Frades Island is located in the center of the bay. It is 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) in length and is shaped like a fifteen-pointed star.
Day 3: Charming & Colorful Portuguese Architecture, Music Blasting & Authentic Cuisine
Before relocating by flight to the city of Recife, we explore Salvador some more. This historic city is renowned for its crumbling yet nevertheless impressive Portuguese architecture. Salvador serves as Brazil’s second most visited urban destination after Rio de Janeiro. Today we are provided with a guided tour, exploring the sites and landmarks in depth. UNESCO declared the old town a World Heritage Site in 1985. Salvador is one of the oldest colonial cities in the Americas. There is much to see and enjoy: music blasting on the streets, authentic cuisine, charming squares, colorful buildings and more.
Day 4: Buggy-Riding on the Beach & Sailing to Natural Pools
Today we make a daytrip from Recife to a beach called Porto de Galinhas. There we take a sailboat (a.k.a. jangada) to a nearby natural pool as well as go buggy-riding on the beach. Porto de Galinhas has been voted ‘Best Brazilian Beach’ for the eighth time in a row by the readers of Voyage & Tourism magazine.
Day 5: Colonial Olinda’s Ambiance & Postcard-Perfect Appearance
Today we explore Recife’s adjacent town, Olinda. Characterized by bright white churches, pastel-colored buildings, historic fountains and cobblestone streets and squares, the UNESCO World Heritage Site that is Olinda is spread across several small hills overlooking Recife. Olinda offers a sense of ambiance incomparable to anywhere else in Brazil. Incidentally, Olinda is one of Brazil’s three best locations to celebrate the world-renowned festival Carnival, along with Salvador and Rio de Janeiro.
Day 6: The Fantasy Destination You’ve Awaited
We relocate by flight from Recife to the main island within the Fernando de Noronha archipelago. The highlight for today is a point called Morro do Pico. There we are provided with a guided hike to a spectacular viewpoint. In 2001, Fernando de Noronha was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is arguably the most romantic destination in all of Brazil.
Day 7: Experiencing Tropical Paradise
Today we explore the beaches, natural pools and viewpoints of the main island. Throughout the day, we experience the tropical paradise we have all dreamed about.
Day 8: A Water Excursion & an Almost Unheard-of Snorkeling Adventure
Today starts with a boat excursion away from the main island. Snorkeling is included on this morning’s tour. After lunch, we are taken to a beach called Conceicao. There we are pulled by boat while snorkeling at the same time. This provides a very unique experience, one many people have never even heard of.
Day 9: A National Park Like Nowhere Else on Earth
Leaving Fernando de Noronha, we relocate by flight and then by land to reach Lençóis Maranhenses. This national park includes 70 kilometers (43 miles) of coastline and an interior composed of rolling sand dunes. During the rainy season (February through May), the valleys among the dunes fill with freshwater lagoons. Lençóis Maranhenses National Park receives as many as 60,000 visitors a year.
Day 10: A Flightseeing Tour Over Sand Dunes & a Morning-to-Sunset 4x4 Jeep Tour
Today we are taken on an adventurous morning-to-sunset 4x4 Jeep tour, checking out sand dunes and lagoons. We also have time for swimming. The lagoons in the park are often interconnected with one another, as well as with the rivers that run through the area. In the late afternoon, we are taken on a flightseeing tour over sand dunes and lagoons. This just may be your most unforgettable adventure while in Lençóis Maranhenses National Park.
Day 11: Lagoons & Desert Viewpoints by Boat
Before relocating by land to the city of Sao Luis, we explore Lençóis Maranhenses National Park some more. We spend the day doing a boat tour. The highlights are the river itself and the desert viewpoints. Few places on Earth can be compared to the unique physical features of this ecofriendly destination.
Day 12: Welcome to the Jungle!
We relocate by flight from Sao Luis to the city of Manaus and then take a drive to our ecolodge. Lodging in a vast rainforest is in itself an experience, as are going on river cruises to see wildlife and meeting local tribes. We have saved the best for last, meaning spending our final days of this grand tour exploring the Amazon.
Note that all meals are included by the ecolodge during our stay.
Day 13: Cruising Alongside Dolphins & Being Introduced to a Local Tribe
The Amazon is the world’s most renowned rainforest for good reason. The highlights for today are spotting wildlife, being introduced to an authentic Amazonian tribe and cruising alongside pink dolphins in their natural habitat.
Day 14: Our Tour Ends Today After Exploring the Amazon Some More
The Amazon is the final destination on our tour around North Brazil. Transportation will be arranged for you to reach the airport after we do a river cruise in the morning.
My trip to North Brazil totally rocked! I am so happy that I chose CharlieTheTraveler to take my trip. They included 2 weeks of pure fun in action-packed day trips and nature tours. I never imagined I would be riding buggies on the beach…on a trip I didn’t have to plan for. It was the best trip I’ve ever taken and I will be definitely getting my friends to book a group tour in the future.
My friends are from Northern Brazil. I wanted to book an authentic trip and see what it is like there. CharlieTheTraveler planned great tours each day. The landscapes we visited were so beautiful. I felt so connected with nature. Exploring Salvador was one of the best parts of the trip-Brazilian culture at its richest.
The consensus I discovered in my research on group tours is that CharlieTheTraveler customers are overall very happy with their experience, according to their reviews online. This made choosing a tour with this company an easy decision. I chose North Brazil as the tour promised a variety of activities. The company held up to all of those promises and gave a five-star tour of a beautiful country. The descriptions of the activities and sites I was brought to do not do the experience justice, as nothing can explain the feeling of snorkeling off of Conceicao or flying over Lençóis Maranhenses National Park. This is a trip I am glad to have taken!
In the past, planning trips was very stressful and time-consuming. The trip was never worth it for me by the end after everything I had to do to plan for it. I did some research on pre-planned trips and came across a list of very interesting group tours planned by CharlieTheTraveler. The positive reviews of the company is what gave me the final push I needed to book a trip to North Brazil. I don’t think I will ever go back to planning a trip for myself. The most perfect day trips were planned for me, my favorite of which was spending the last 3 days of the trip in the Amazon Rainforest. The company took out all the stress of trip-planning!
I could not believe how much CharlieTheTraveler included in these 2 weeks in North Brazil! Each day was packed with trips and activities. I was never bored and never had to wonder what I should do next, as I feel on trips I plan myself. The itinerary was organized and I also loved that the company allowed down time for me to explore areas on my own or relax on the beach. The beaches on Fernando de Noronha were best experienced on my own away from the group, which the tour guide respected. It was overall a great experience and a great trip to have gone on.
CharlieTheTraveler offers some great trips for low prices, but I would have to say the best one is North Brazil. I have gone on a few trips, but this was by far the best in terms of activities and experience. I enjoyed that I experienced it all in 2 weeks—authentic street food and music, the most beautiful beaches, and lodging in the Amazon Rainforest! I have seen other trips go to the rainforest, but this was the most unique trip that actually put me up in lodging within the forest. This was a trip I would love to do again!
I booked my trip to North Brazil for the beach trips, but I got so much more! I was amazed at how much CharlieTheTraveler included in this trip for such a low price. I fee like my two weeks on this tour was spent in a literal paradise. The company hand-selected activities that highlighted the beauty of North Brazil. I mostly enjoyed exploring the Jeep tour. I appreciated that I was given time to walk around and explore by foot as well during this day trip.
I have never received such excellent service as I received with CharlieTheTraveler while in North Brazil. The company provided the best tour guides I have ever had while on a group tour as they never seemed like they were reading from a script. They were personable and made sure I had the best time while also making sure I felt comfortable and safe. The tour guides were especially helpful in navigating Salvador, as there were many cultural aspects to learn about.
Beautiful beaches, adventurous day trips, exploring the Amazon Rainforest…these are just some of the amazing things I saw and did on my trip to North Brazil. This touring company has created not just a tour but an experience. I enjoyed everything I did and would have never been able to plan something nearly as great. CharlieTheTraveler will forever be my go-to trip planning company!
I rarely travel abroad anymore for many reasons- it’s typically stressful to plan, it’s unsafe in today’s world, and I don’t have time to do all the research to plan the best activities for the area. I had almost given up on taking vacations, but a friend of mine told me to check out the trips by CharlieTheTraveler. Immediately I was put at ease. I booked to try it out and looking back, I am glad I did! I had an amazing time in North Brazil. Spending a few nights in the Amazon Rainforest was a unique experience I would have never planned myself. The company made me feel safe by providing excellent tour guides and traveling advice to remain safe. The good news is I found my love in traveling again thanks to CharlieTheTraveler!
I am still amazed at how well I was treated as a customer of CharlieTheTraveler. My North Brazil tour was outlined for me ahead of time which I found especially helpful when I was packing for the trip. I also thoroughly enjoyed the meals that were provided, as they were very authentic which provided a great experience. I never felt like a tourist, as I was immersed in each experience. The town of Olinda had such beautiful architecture and I was very happy to have the tour guides to provide more information on such a historical town.
The beaches I visited in North Brazil were spectacular! Had I planned this trip rather than CharlieTheTraveler, I probably would have found visiting one beach sufficient for the entire trip and would have continued going back to the same beach every day of the vacation. I am very happy all of the different beaches were included on this trip, as each beach had its own beauty. My favorite of the beaches was Conceicao and it was really cool that I went snorkeling off of a moving boat.
Something I find that CharlieTheTraveler does differently than any other touring company I have traveled with before is that this company comes up with unique ways to experience nature. On my trip to North Brazil, I did sightseeing on a plane, snorkeled in crystal clear water, rode on buggies down the beach, and stayed in a lodge in the Amazon. Most tours only have one major daytrip that is the highlight, but I think every daytrip in North Brazil was a highlight in and of itself.
Although I enjoyed every activity I did on CharlieTheTraveler’s North Brazil, I really enjoyed the time I spent in the Amazon Rainforest. I feel like so much was even included in the short time we were there which made the experience memorable. The wildlife was such a great scene, and meeting a local tribe was unlike any other experience I’ve had. The company did an excellent job planning this part of the tour.
There were things on the North Brazil trip that I would never have discovered or experienced had it not been for CharlieTheTraveling booking them for me. I would never have thought to plan half of the activities this company included. I didn’t even know pink dolphins existed. This is the main reason why I will continue to book through this company on all of my travels abroad!
My biggest fear when traveling is not knowing the area. I am afraid of getting lost, being taken advantage of by locals, and being bored. However, when I booked my trip through CharlieTheTraveler to North Brazil, none of this was the case because the company prevented all of these issues. My tour guides were very helpful in making sure I stayed safe. They ensured I knew where I was and stayed with me until I felt acclimated and comfortable enough to explore on my own. They were also very helpful in exploring the streets of Salvador to make sure I was not scammed by vendors. This was very important to me.
The trip to North Brazil exceeded all my expectations. The company was very organized and thorough in planning and preparing me as a traveler. The amount of excursions I went on was worth the price of the trip. I enjoyed the experience of sailing and buggy-riding. These are two unique ways to tour the beautiful landscape of Porto de Galinhas.
I find it difficult to plan trips as I don’t have patience or time to do all the research, book and pay for each individual activity, and plan for accommodations and meals. CharlieTheTraveler takes care of all that for me. Once I booked the North Brazil tour, the company took care of almost everything else. Even when I was unsure about what flight to book or meals that were not included, the company provided advice and suggestions to make it pain-free for me. The meals recommended for me were authentic Brazilian cuisine, which heightened my experience.
Every activity on the North Brazil trip amazed me! I spent two weeks living in paradise. CharlieTheTraveler included the best excursions that showed the beauty of the country. The beaches were exquisite, and I loved the snorkeling activities. I don’t think I will ever book a trip through another company!
North Brazil is such a beautiful area of the country filled with tropical beaches and blue waters. However, this was nothing compared to Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, which was included in the tour by CharlieTheTraveler. The sand dunes weaving through blue patches of water was a unique landscape. I think this would be my favorite destination on this tour. The company-provided tour guide was also a great addition to help navigate.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How Much Does This Tour Cost?
Financing (monthly payments) is offered to most of our customers. Ask us for details. Our luxury-oriented and itinerary-packed “North Brazil in 14 Days” tour is available for $2,520 USD per person. This price includes all transportation, except flights. It also includes English-speaking tour guides, food, all activities, all entry fees and lodging for 2 nights in the Amazon. If you would like typically 4-star lodging included for the remaining 11 nights on this tour, then the combined (transportation, tour guides, food, activities, entry fees and lodging) total would be $3,125 USD per person. This price is based on 2 per room and is offered to those booking at least 6 weeks in advance. To better understand your specific circumstances and wishes, and for us to accurately quote you, please tell us:
1. Excluding in the Amazon where lodging is already included in the base price, would you like to keep the 4-star lodging we typically offer or do you prefer upgrading to 5-star hotels?
2. How many persons in your party-including yourself-would be joining this tour?
3. Do you prefer this tour to be private/exclusive to you or would you like to share it with other travelers?
4. Would you be sharing the room with others in your group (e.g. a spouse, relative or friend) or do you want the room exclusive to you?
5. Do you know on which date you would like to start this tour?
What’s Excluded in the Price?
Any airfare, alcohol, travel insurance, any government-imposed visa fees and anything not mentioned in the itinerary
Note that we would be happy to assist you in finding international airfare upon request.
At What Specific Hotels Would We Be Staying?
Below are the names of the hotels where we commonly have our customers stay. Note this is subject to availability.
Nights 1-2: Salvador, Preferred Accommodation: Hotel Fasano Salvador
Nights 3-5: Recife, Preferred Accommodation: Atlante Plaza
Nights 6-8: The island of Fernando de Noronha, Preferred Accommodation: Pousada Maria Bonita
Nights 9-10: Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, Preferred Accommodation: Porto Preguiças Resort
Night 11: Sao Luis, Preferred Accommodation: Blue Tree
Nights 12-13: Novo Airão, Preferred Accommodation: Mirante do Gaviao
Is This a Private or Group Tour?
Although most activities on this multi-day tour are shared with other travelers, we can make the trip almost completely private, per your request. Typically, exploring the city of Salvador and the town of Olinda are the only activities exclusive to you and whomever else you may book on behalf of.
Am I Sharing the Room with Someone?
Your room is exclusive to you and whomever is in your party. Strangers (meaning customers who book on the same start date but do not know each other) do not share rooms on this tour. On a side note, please let us know if you and the other person(s) in your booking want separate rooms.
What is the Age Range & Nationality of the People Who Book This Tour?
Although we get customers of all ages and from several countries, our statistics show most people who book are 30 to 65 years old and from USA, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Are Kids Allowed on This Tour & Are They Charged the Same as Adults?
We welcome your kids specifically and only when the tour is exclusive to you and your group-meaning other customers are not joining you. We define kids as anyone under 18 years old. In order to make the tour exclusive to you and your group, your booking would need to be for 4 persons or more for any of our tours except Iceland. For our Iceland tour, your booking would need to be for 8 persons or more. Regarding the cost of bringing a non-adult, we do deduct from the total based on the amount of activities you request we remove from the tour. Note that reducing the total price of the tour by removing activities is something offered for non-adults only. Adults can opt out of activities but the total price does not change.
How Strong Do I Need to Be For This Trip?
We do not expect you to be an Olympic champion. We know some of the tour members are more fit than others…and we are well prepared for this. However, we do hope you take into consideration this is a very active tour, just like every other tour we offer.
Are Disabled People Allowed on This Tour?
Please let us know about any disability you have. Some disabilities would not affect you taking this tour. Others would prevent you from joining altogether. Although we want all of our customers to have fun, your safety is our first priority.
Do I Get Any Free Time to Myself?
Of course. Once each day’s tour is over, you have the rest of the evening to yourself. Because our tours tend to be very active, our customers typically want to simply relax once the sun sets.
What Happens If I Arrive Late?
Notify us as soon as possible and we will do our very best to arrange a meeting point. Please note that we do not refund for any days or activities that you miss.
Can I Opt-Out of Certain Activities?
Generally speaking, you can opt out as long as we are given adequate notice. Please note that opting out of certain activities does not reduce the price of this tour.
What Happens If I Get Injured on This Trip & Cannot Continue?
We would do our best to keep you safe and make you as comfortable as possible, as well as make special arrangements to address your situation. Partial refunds are not offered if you cannot continue with the tour. However, most travel insurances reimburse you for such situations. This is one of many reasons why we require our customers to purchase travel insurance before taking this tour.
What Happens If I Cancel This Trip?
To confirm your tour, full payment is needed at the time of your purchase. However, refunds are offered. You will receive a full refund if canceling at least 91 days in advance from the departure date. Cancelling between 90-60 days prior to departure entitles you to a 50 percent refund. Cancelling between 59-31 days prior to departure entitles you to a 25 percent refund. Canceling 30 days or less prior to departure is not eligible for a refund. Cancellation requests need to be made by email and become effective on the date received by CharlieTheTraveler.
What Happens If You, CharlieTheTraveler, Cancel This Trip?
In the unlikely event CharlieTheTraveler needs to cancel this trip, such as because of very poor weather conditions, we will give you a full refund for the tour within 14 business days of the cancellation. Note: We are not a participant in the California Travel Consumer Restitution Fund, nor is this transaction covered by the Restitution Fund.
How Do You Help Prepare Us For This Trip?
You should receive an email from us within 24 hours of purchasing this tour as well as a week before departure. The first email gives details about what to bring, how to prepare yourself, etc. The second email is more like a timetable combined with important contact information.
Is CharlieTheTraveler Licensed & Which State in America Issued it?
The owner of the travel license is the same owner of CharlieTheTraveler. Charlie is a California born and bred resident. The company is headquartered in Greater Los Angeles. The registration number is CST 2136740-70. Please note that travel agents registered as a seller of travel in California does not constitute approval by the State. Also please note that California law requires sellers of travel to have a trust account or bond. CharlieTheTraveler has a trust account.
Are the Tour Guides Licensed & Will They Be With Me the Entire Time?
Our tour guides/drivers are licensed, speak English and know how to bring excitement to your day. What we deliver is the complete opposite of the cookie-cutting tours the big corporations offer, leaving you in complete boredom. Although our tour guides/drivers are attentive, accommodating and engaged, they also know when to give you your private space and free time. It's a perfect balance.
Are We Required to Have Travel Insurance?
Travel insurance is required for all of our customers, for their protection and safety. CharlieTheTraveler does not sell travel insurance. We cannot endorse any specific company. Please check out different companies online and go with the one which offers the most comprehensive coverage.
In Which Language(s) is This Tour Offered?
All of our tours are offered in English. If you prefer another language, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Can We Customize This Tour?
Although we are open to customizing this tour to fit your liking, as a general rule, we discourage the practice. We do our best to keep the cost of the tour low. The more we customize it, the quicker the price goes up. As our tour is currently advertised, you absolutely will not find another one out there as packed with activities and attractions. What’s more, you will not find another tour out there that offers it all "FIRST CLASS," yet for a relatively low price. We have thousands of travelers taking this specific tour every year, and that's because no competitor can beat us on quality, price & substance.
Do We Need to Get Our Own Transportation to and From the Airport?
Absolutely not. We make the arrangements for you.
Can We Book Instantly?
We do not offer the option for you to book instantly because we first need you to tell us via email or phone call the answers to these questions below. Once we have this information, we can send you the link so you can book immediately.
1. Would you be sharing the room with others in your group (e.g. a spouse, relative or friend) or do you want the room exclusive to you?
2. Do you prefer a budget-sensitive 3-star hotel, a better quality but pricier 4-star hotel or a luxurious 5-star hotel?
3. How many persons in your party-including yourself-would be joining this tour?
4. Do you know on which date you would like to start the tour?
Is Someone Available for Us 24-7 While on This Tour?
Yes! You have your own concierge for this tour who is at your disposal. You could reach this person when you need anything.
Where Can I Read About All of Your Terms & Conditions?
Please visit CharlieTheTraveler.com/Tours-Terms-and-Conditions
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