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Northern Adventures |

15 days


This itinerary was designed to give adventurous travellers a good overview of the Northern wonders of Brazil, the changing landscapes ranging from rainforest to desert, and from dense cityscape to virgin seascape. This is a cross-country trip in the north of Brazil.



Arrive in São Paulo, head to Belém on day 2, then 5 days onboard a private cruise in the Rio Tapajós region of the Amazon; follow on to explore the crystalline lagoons in the Lençóis Maranhenses and finish off by relaxing in picturesque Jericoacoara.

Day 1 - Sao Paulo

A one day stopover in São Paulo and a chance to recover from a long international flight.

Days 2 - Belém

Fly to Belém and explore the most interesting large city in the Amazon.

Days 3 to 6 - Amazon | Tapajós river

Fly to Santarém where you will board a private yacht and the adventures begins. In a relatively small distance, you will explore three completely different ecosystems and have a chance to visit remote communities, trek in the forest to places of primary jungle and giant trees and enjoy some of the most amazing virgin beaches anywhere in the world.

Days 7 to 10 - Lençóis Maranhenses

After your private cruise, fly to São Luis from where the expedition to Lençóis Maranhenses, one of the wildest and lesser known regions of Brazil. This is a unique landscape in the world – a sand dune dessert with thousands of fresh water lagoons.

Days 11 to 14 - Jericoacoara

After an exhilarating adventure, fly on a private plane to Jericoacoara where you can relax for a few days in one of the most beautiful beaches of Brazil.

Day 15 - Rio de Janeiro

Finish the trip in style in Rio de Janeiro before returning home. This is one of our very favourite trips!

In São Paulo, stay in one of the many luxury properties to prepare yourself for the adventure ahead.  Our private yacht in the Tapajós river is a regional vessel but with all creature comforts and impeccable service. In Lençóis Maranhenses, accommodation is in rustic yet comfortable properties and in Jericoacoara one of our favourite beach pousadas ideal to chill out and relax.  In Rio, choose from a wide selection of great properties.

Who's it for: Groups of friends and families looking for a real adventure in remote and extremely beautiful regions of Brazil who are looking to explore way beyond the obvious tourist trails.