Best of Brazil in 20 days
Embark on a 20-day adventure in Brazil, where vibrant culture, stunning landscapes, and warm hospitality await! 🇧🇷
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São Paulo: Day 1 & 2

Day 1: 

Avenida Paulista: Start your day with a walk along Avenida Paulista, a bustling avenue known for its skyscrapers, shops, and cultural institutions.  Every Saturday, Avenida Paulista becomes pedestrian, and locals arrange stands where they sell local and handmake products. Visit iconic spots like MASP (São Paulo Museum of Art) which is located on the same avenue. 

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Ibirapuera Park: Spend the afternoon at Ibirapuera Park, a sprawling urban oasis. Visit the Afro Brazil Museum, which is located within the park and showcases the rich African heritage in Brazil.

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Head to Vila Madalena for dinner. This bohemian neighborhood is known for its vibrant nightlife and eclectic dining options. Here, you can find the famous Batman Alley, known for its ever-changing street art and vibrant murals.

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Day 2: 

Start your day in São Paulo Municipal Market and take some time to explore the market further. It's not just a food market, you can find a variety of local products, unique souvenirs and restaurants.  

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Itacaré: Day 3 - 7

Day 3 -7: 

Arrive in Itacaré and settle into your accommodation. Head to Praia da Concha for a serene afternoon of sunbathing and gentle waves. Enjoy a calming sunset at Praia do Pontal, reflecting on the beauty of nature. 

Enjoy a laid-back afternoon at Jeribucaçu Beach and Itacarezinho Beach. Bask in the sun, take a dip in the ocean, and let the natural beauty wash away any remaining tension.

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You cand also take a day trip to see the other beaches around or the Tijuipe Waterfall. 

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Salvador de Bahia: 8-13

Day 8: 

Begin your visit in the historic district of Pelourinho. Explore the colorful colonial architecture, visit the iconic São Francisco Church, and absorb the cultural richness of the area. Continue your historical journey with a visit to the Pelourinho Square and the Jorge Amado House of Culture. Take your time wandering through the cobblestone streets. Wrap up the day with a stroll along the Elevador Lacerda, enjoying panoramic views of the Bay of All Saints. Here you can also find the Carnaval Museum. 

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Day 9:

Take a boat to the nearby Itaparica Island. Explore the island's beaches, historical sites, and vibrant local culture. Relax by the shores of Itaparica, perhaps at Ponta de Areia Beach. Enjoy the tranquil atmosphere and sea breeze.

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Day 10: 

Visit the Museum of Modern Art (MAM) to appreciate contemporary Brazilian art.  Head to the Mercado Modelo for local crafts and souvenirs. Stroll through the market and enjoy the lively atmosphere.

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Day 11:

Explore the historical Forte de Santo Antônio da Barra, the oldest fort in Brazil. Enjoy the ocean views and learn about Salvador's maritime history. Visit Forte São Marcelo, a unique circular fort located on an island. Take a boat trip to reach the fort and explore its historical significance.

Day 12: 

Enjoy the spectacular performance by Balé Folclórico da Bahia, immersing yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Bahia. Check the schedule for their mesmerizing dance and music show.

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Rio de Janeiro: 14 - 18 

Day 13:

Head to Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf Mountain) for stunning panoramic views of the city. After that, go to the Arpoador Rock - a fantastic spot between Ipanema and Copacabana beaches to watch the sun go down. Keep in mind that it is very crowded there, I would recommend to see the sunset from ipanema beach, so you can also enjoy a Caipirinha on the beach.

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Day 14:

Explore the Christ the Redeemer statue early to avoid crowds. Then, you can visit the Museu do Amanhã (Museum of Tomorrow) for an engaging look at science, technology, and sustainability. End the day in Santa Teresa, a bohemian neighborhood with charming streets and diverse cuisine. Here you will find Escadaria Selaron, locally known as  the Lapa Steps. 

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Day 15:

Take a morning paddleboarding session at sunrise along Copacabana Beach - Posto 7. In the afternoon, hike to the top of Morro Dois Irmãos for breathtaking views of the city and coastline.

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Day 16:

Take a guided Favela Tour to gain insights into the local community and visit Mercado Municipal de São Sebastião for a taste of local flavors and artisan crafts.

Day 17-18: 

Spend your last days relaxing on the beach or revisiting any favorite spots or others. 

Foz do Iguaçu: 19-20

Day 19: Cross the Friendship Bridge into Ciudad del Este, Paraguay. Explore the local markets and shops for unique crafts, electronics, and souvenirs.

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Day 20:

Begin your day by heading to Parque Nacional do Iguaçu, the Brazilian National Park, to witness the breathtaking Iguazu Falls. Start at the Visitors Center, then take a scenic walk along the paths that offer panoramic views of the falls. Continue exploring the park, making your way to the iconic walkway that takes you close to the powerful Devil's Throat. Enjoy the mist and the thundering sound of the falls. In Parque Nacional do Iguaçu you can do an exhilarating boat ride beneath the falls. Feel the spray of the water as you get up close to the cascading torrents (subject to availability and seasonal conditions).

Foz do Iguaçu
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The best thing to look forward to is your next destination! 🌎 Usually, our trips revolve around getting to know the place like locals 🗺️ - the culture, the food, the people, and what ancient knowledge is hidden under each step. Planned for '24: backpacking through 🦙 Peru, 🌋 Guatemala, and 🌊 Belize.
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Best of Brazil in 20 days
Embark on a 20-day adventure in Brazil, where vibrant culture, stunning landscapes, and warm hospitality await! 🇧🇷
18 Places • 2 Saves • ago
Free

São Paulo: Day 1 & 2

Day 1: 

Avenida Paulista: Start your day with a walk along Avenida Paulista, a bustling avenue known for its skyscrapers, shops, and cultural institutions.  Every Saturday, Avenida Paulista becomes pedestrian, and locals arrange stands where they sell local and handmake products. Visit iconic spots like MASP (São Paulo Museum of Art) which is located on the same avenue. 

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Ibirapuera Park: Spend the afternoon at Ibirapuera Park, a sprawling urban oasis. Visit the Afro Brazil Museum, which is located within the park and showcases the rich African heritage in Brazil.

Parque Ibirapuera
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Head to Vila Madalena for dinner. This bohemian neighborhood is known for its vibrant nightlife and eclectic dining options. Here, you can find the famous Batman Alley, known for its ever-changing street art and vibrant murals.

Beco do Batman
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Day 2: 

Start your day in São Paulo Municipal Market and take some time to explore the market further. It's not just a food market, you can find a variety of local products, unique souvenirs and restaurants.  

Municipal market Kinjo Yamato
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Itacaré: Day 3 - 7

Day 3 -7: 

Arrive in Itacaré and settle into your accommodation. Head to Praia da Concha for a serene afternoon of sunbathing and gentle waves. Enjoy a calming sunset at Praia do Pontal, reflecting on the beauty of nature. 

Enjoy a laid-back afternoon at Jeribucaçu Beach and Itacarezinho Beach. Bask in the sun, take a dip in the ocean, and let the natural beauty wash away any remaining tension.

Jeribucaçu Beach
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You cand also take a day trip to see the other beaches around or the Tijuipe Waterfall. 

Waterfall Tijuípe
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Salvador de Bahia: 8-13

Day 8: 

Begin your visit in the historic district of Pelourinho. Explore the colorful colonial architecture, visit the iconic São Francisco Church, and absorb the cultural richness of the area. Continue your historical journey with a visit to the Pelourinho Square and the Jorge Amado House of Culture. Take your time wandering through the cobblestone streets. Wrap up the day with a stroll along the Elevador Lacerda, enjoying panoramic views of the Bay of All Saints. Here you can also find the Carnaval Museum. 

Pelourinho
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Day 9:

Take a boat to the nearby Itaparica Island. Explore the island's beaches, historical sites, and vibrant local culture. Relax by the shores of Itaparica, perhaps at Ponta de Areia Beach. Enjoy the tranquil atmosphere and sea breeze.

Itaparica
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Day 10: 

Visit the Museum of Modern Art (MAM) to appreciate contemporary Brazilian art.  Head to the Mercado Modelo for local crafts and souvenirs. Stroll through the market and enjoy the lively atmosphere.

Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia - MAM
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Day 11:

Explore the historical Forte de Santo Antônio da Barra, the oldest fort in Brazil. Enjoy the ocean views and learn about Salvador's maritime history. Visit Forte São Marcelo, a unique circular fort located on an island. Take a boat trip to reach the fort and explore its historical significance.

Day 12: 

Enjoy the spectacular performance by Balé Folclórico da Bahia, immersing yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Bahia. Check the schedule for their mesmerizing dance and music show.

Balé Folclórico da Bahia
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Rio de Janeiro: 14 - 18 

Day 13:

Head to Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf Mountain) for stunning panoramic views of the city. After that, go to the Arpoador Rock - a fantastic spot between Ipanema and Copacabana beaches to watch the sun go down. Keep in mind that it is very crowded there, I would recommend to see the sunset from ipanema beach, so you can also enjoy a Caipirinha on the beach.

Sugarloaf Mountain
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Arpoador
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Day 14:

Explore the Christ the Redeemer statue early to avoid crowds. Then, you can visit the Museu do Amanhã (Museum of Tomorrow) for an engaging look at science, technology, and sustainability. End the day in Santa Teresa, a bohemian neighborhood with charming streets and diverse cuisine. Here you will find Escadaria Selaron, locally known as  the Lapa Steps. 

Christ the Redeemer
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Escadaria Selarón
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Day 15:

Take a morning paddleboarding session at sunrise along Copacabana Beach - Posto 7. In the afternoon, hike to the top of Morro Dois Irmãos for breathtaking views of the city and coastline.

Copacabana
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Morro Dois Irmãos
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Day 16:

Take a guided Favela Tour to gain insights into the local community and visit Mercado Municipal de São Sebastião for a taste of local flavors and artisan crafts.

Day 17-18: 

Spend your last days relaxing on the beach or revisiting any favorite spots or others. 

Foz do Iguaçu: 19-20

Day 19: Cross the Friendship Bridge into Ciudad del Este, Paraguay. Explore the local markets and shops for unique crafts, electronics, and souvenirs.

Friendship Bridge
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Day 20:

Begin your day by heading to Parque Nacional do Iguaçu, the Brazilian National Park, to witness the breathtaking Iguazu Falls. Start at the Visitors Center, then take a scenic walk along the paths that offer panoramic views of the falls. Continue exploring the park, making your way to the iconic walkway that takes you close to the powerful Devil's Throat. Enjoy the mist and the thundering sound of the falls. In Parque Nacional do Iguaçu you can do an exhilarating boat ride beneath the falls. Feel the spray of the water as you get up close to the cascading torrents (subject to availability and seasonal conditions).

Foz do Iguaçu
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* * *
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The best thing to look forward to is your next destination! 🌎 Usually, our trips revolve around getting to know the place like locals 🗺️ - the culture, the food, the people, and what ancient knowledge is hidden under each step. Planned for '24: backpacking through 🦙 Peru, 🌋 Guatemala, and 🌊 Belize.
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