12 days tour

Rio To Manaus Via The Guianas (57 Days) Tropics Of South Ame

This tour includes:


Services of 2 Oasis crew are included, a driver and tour leader


Approx. 50% of meals are included, prepared at the truck by the group


Transport is included on an Oasis expedition truck. Ferry across the Baia de Todos os Santos Riverboat from Belem to Macapo


Accommodation is included - approx. 50% camping & 50% simple

Not included:


Local Payment of USD 2150 (2022), USD 2150 (2024) or USD 2250 (2025) payable at the start of the trip


International flights are not included.


Travel insurance is compulsory but not included

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Itinerary of your trip Rio To Manaus Via The Guianas (57 Days) Tropics Of South Ame

  • Day 1 Day 1-6: Rio To Ouro Preto
    • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

      Day 1-6: Rio To Ouro Preto

      We leave the stunning views of Rio behind and head north to the mountain retreat of Teresopolis. The road winds up the hillside through the jungle, with dramatic peaks towering overhead. We have a free day where we can visit the Parque Nacional Da Serra Dos Argaos and walk trails to waterfalls, with stunning views of obscurely shaped mountain tops. Continuing north we make a short stop in Congonhas to see 12 lifelike Old Testament figures sculpted from soapstone, which stands proudly outside the Basilica do Bom Jesus de Matosinhos. Our journey takes us to quite possibly the most significant and beautiful colonial town of the area, Ouro Preto. Even vehicles are not able to navigate the narrow and winding cobbled streets. The biggest attraction is the Minas de Passagem (Gold Mine) - antique cable cars take you underground into the mine which was originally opened in 1719.

  • Day 2 Day 6-12: Ouro Preto To Caravelas
    • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

      Day 6-12: Ouro Preto To Caravelas

      We explore the coastline, home of some of Brazil's best and least known beaches and far less populated with tourists than the resorts of Recife and Rio. We will either stay in locally owned Pousadas (guesthouses) or camp under the stars, as we pass through Linhares to Itaunas. Time can be spent exploring this sleepy fishing village or wandering the dune trails and relaxing on the beach. Cavavelas is our next destination, on the mangrove-lined Rio Caravelas. We have the option to take a day trip to the nearby reefs in Parque Nacional Marinho de Abrolhos, where there is the chance to swim with sea turtles. Alternatively, the day can be spent on the beach or wandering along the riverfront.

  • Day 3 Day 13-19: Caravelas To Elevado Lacerda
    • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

      Day 13-19: Caravelas To Elevado Lacerda

      Venturing further north, we pass by some of the more remote beaches, where we may either camp or stay in local Pousadas. If time allows, we may also stop off in Parque Nacional Monte Pascoal which is controlled by the local Pataxo (pa-ta-sho) Indians. Here we can walk the trails to try to spot the endangered spider monkey, sloths, porcupines, capybara, deer, elusive jaguar and numerous species of bird. Porto Seguro is our next stop and is the region where Portuguese sailors first landed in the New World over 500 years ago, and where you can still see relics from those early settlement days. A steep climb up to Cidade Historica will be rewarded with sweeping views, colourful old buildings and museums. Porto Seguro is also known for its nightlife and 'beach action!. We then take the ferry across Brazil's largest bay, Baia de Todos os Santos, and arrive in the Afro-Brazilian city of Salvador. Around 40% of all African slaves transported to the new world, came to Salvador and this has left a very particular vibe - tropical, soulful and intoxicating, that is unique to this corner of Brazil. The centre is separated by a steep bluff, into the Cidade Alta (Upper City) and Baixa (Lower City) and access is gained in the beautifully restored art-deco elevator - Elevado Lacerda. We have a few days to wander and take in the music, cuisine and religion of the region. You can also stop off in the Praca da Se and watch locals practising the dance fighting known as Capoeira.


Tour leaving from Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is the most famous city in Brasil, it has beautiful beaches and a unique carnival culture. It is know as the "Wonderful City", and is the second most populated city in Brasil, after São Paulo.

Experience Style

Experience Style


There will be challenging activities such as hiking, biking, canyoning and trekking, but you’re also going to have other means of transportation and relaxed moments to just chill.

Accomodation level

Accomodation level


This accommodation includes essential services like a hot shower, electricity, and a nice and comfy bed.

Experience Type

Experience Type

Small Group

You’ll be accompanied by a small group of travelers just like you.

Physical Rating

Physical Rating


There are several physical activities that last from 2 to 6 hours in easy terrains, low altitude flats, or water experiences. Please ask if you’re not sure this applies to you.

Age range

Age range

Min: 18 / Max: 69

Age range allowed for this experience.

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