Here you can find the day-to-day description for Brazil.
Any extensions for this tour can be found at the bottom of this page.
|4||public transport||Salvador - Lencois/Chapada Diamantina||Lencois|
|5||Lencois/ Chapada Diamantina||Lencois|
|6||Lencois/ Chapada Diamantina||Lencois|
|7||Bus, Plane||Lençois - Salvador – Rio de Janeiro||Rio de Janeiro|
|8||Rio de Janeiro||Rio de Janeiro|
|9||Rio de Janeiro||Rio de Janeiro|
|10||Boat, Bus||Rio de Janeiro - Ilha Grande||Ilha Grande|
|11||Ilha Grande||Ilha Grande|
|12||Boat, Bus||Ilha Grande - Paraty||Paraty|
|14||Paraty||End of tour|
The village of Praia do Forte is famous for its highly successful national sea turtle protection center, TAMAR (www.tamar.org.br). TAMAR stands for ' Tartaruga Marinha ', which means turtle in Portuguese.
From September to March the beach at Praia do Forte serves as the breeding ground for these animals. After dark the huge turtles work their way through the sand to lay their eggs. They are then excavated by skilled employees and re-buried in a protected area of beach. The project ensures that an average of one hundred eggs can hatch safely and quietly in the warm sand. In addition, from July to October, humpback whales can be seen off the coast.
The beaches are phenomenal and the sea great for snorkelling and kayaking. 35% of Ilha Grande is an ecological paradise consisting of nature reserves and some places are only accessible by small speedboats.
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When booking your tour, please check to see whether you need any post-tour nights, bearing in mind that accommodation for the night of the final day of the tour (day 14) is not included.
Join our trip on 23 February 2019 to experience the Rio Carnival. Please note that festival trips may have changed itineraries.