You’ll spend three days in the Pantanal area of Brazil. Pantanal means ‘flooded lands’, because when the rainy season comes, half of the area gets flooded, making the wildlife in the area unique and exuberant. You’ll stay on a farm, located in South Pantanal, which features a large variety of fauna and flora and introduces you to the real operations of a farm: cultivation, production and chores – together with the concern of environmental conservation.
Then, you’ll travel to Iguassu Falls, one of the wonders of the world. The Falls are divided between Brazil and Argentina, with an imaginary boundary line between the two countries called the Devil’s Throat. The Falls are the largest sequence of waterfalls in the world and have been enacted as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
From there, you’ll travel to energetic Rio de Janeiro. Over its nearly 500 years of history, it has been the springboard for all the country’s principal cultural exports, and the port of entry for major international art exhibitions or musical events bringing top names from the classical to the contemporary. Rio’s architecture embraces churches and buildings dating from the 16th to the 19th centuries, blending with the world renowned designs of the 20th. In the South Zone, along with the seafront, the city preserves the memory of names such as Tom Jobim and João Gilberto, who wrote the first chords of the Bossa Nova.
A visit to Ilha Grande rounds out this travel experience. Ilha Grande is a place that breathes “green”. An exuberant nature wonder to all who know and have the pleasure to enjoy its charms, it is considered the second wonder from Rio de Janeiro. It’s an Environmental Protection Area, responsible for preserving endangered animals and plants. Inside Mata Atlântica, there are a lot of animals, like monkeys, squirrels, armadillos, “pacas”, hedgehogs and snakes. The island is divided into two parks: the State of the Big Island and Marine Adventurer and a biological reserve, the Beaches of South, whose access is allowed only to authorized researchers. The protected areas are intended to ensure the protection of the large reserve of Atlantic forest still existing and sea life surrounding the island.