Highlights of Southern Brazil | Trip Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Foz do Iguazu and private transfer to hotel. Rest of the day free.
The world famous Iguazu Falls is a 3km-long wall of water inside tropical rainforest
on the borders of Brazil and Argentina. Surrounded by two National Parks,and spanning dozens of cataracts, Iguazu is considered the world’s widest waterfall.
Day 2: Full-day trip to the Argentinean side of the falls for a close view of the
different falls and a visit to National Park. Many birds’ species and small mammals can be easily spotted on the trails. (B)
Day 3: Morning visit the Brazilian side of the Falls. Private transfer to the airport for
your onward flight (not included in tour price) to Curitiba. Arrival at Curitiba airport. Transfer to a tourist class hotel. Remainder of the day is free for you to explore this pleasant city. (B)
Day 4: Train Journey and Colonial towns. Completed in 1885 this railway line is still a testimony of great railway engineering and doubtless the most remarkable train journey in Brazil. On the way you will have fantastic views of the lush Serra do Mar, covered by Atlantic Rainforest. Visit Morretes and Antonina, two charming colonial towns, then spend the night in a lodge at the border of the Marumbi Estate Park.
Pick-up from Curitiba hotel at 07:00. You will be transferred to the railway station
for the train journey from Curitiba to Morretes. After several tunnels, bridges and viaducts with vertical drops you will alight around 11:30 am at Morretes, a small colonial town. After a visit to the historical centre, you will have a typical lunch. After lunch, you will visit the historical town of Antonina (15 km far from Morretes) and Antonina Bay and back to Morretes for a 2-night stay at nearby Porto de Cima village. (B,L,D)
Day 5: Day free to relax on its lush gardens observing the rich birdlife with magnificent views of the highest peaks of Serra do Mar and the Atlantic Rainforest as a background. (B, D)
Day 6: Departure after breakfast by road to Praia do Rosa, on the coast of Santa Catarina. The journey takes around 6 hours but we will make stops on the way to rest and to enjoy the scenery. Arrival at Pousada Casa do Ceo late afternoon. Rest of the day free. B
Praia do Rosa, on the Southern Coast of Santa Catarina, is famous in Brazil for its perfect waves, its rustic-chic guesthouses and restaurants and for receiving the visit of the Southern Right whales in winter. Due to its shape, the half-moon bay of Rosa is considered a “Disneyland” for surfers, as there is always an option for good surfing, independently of wind or swell direction. Winter sometimes brings big swells that attract pro-surfers, but most of the year it offers good conditions for all abilities.
To make the week even more special, you might have a very close encounter with one of the gentle giants of the seas- the Southern Right Whale. (B)
Every year, between June and November, the Southern Coast of Santa Catarina becomes the stage for an amazing natural spectacle, with the arrival of the Southern Right Whales. Escaping the Antarctic winter, they migrate north in search of warmer and calmer waters for reproduction and nurturing of their young calves. In the small, half-moon shaped bays of Santa Catarina, they come very close to the shore and in clear days they can be seen from your hotel room or the beachfront.
Day 7 & 8: Days free for surfing, walking, yoga (the guesthouse has its own teacher and studio) or whale watching. There are all kinds of different hikes across the island, around the beaches & into town. (B)
Day 9: Breakfast and return transfer to Florianopolis airport. (B)
B=Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner
Daily June thru November
(minimum 4 people)
with minimum 4