Brazil Self-Drive & Peru Road Trip

Trip Overview

Embark on an electrifying road trip through Brazil and Peru, a journey filled with wonders of the world waiting to be discovered!

From the vibrant streets of Rio de Janeiro, home to the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, to the thundering cascades of Iguazu Falls, hidden on the border of Brazil and Argentina, every turn of the wheel promises jaw-dropping marvels.

Feel the pulse of samba in Rio, conquer towering dunes in Fortaleza, and dive into the wild wonders of the Amazon in Manaus. Get set to be awestruck by the wonders that await you on this epic Brazil and Peru road trip.

About the trip

Brazil-15 Nights / 16 Days | Peru- 9 Nights / 10 Days
Trip Cost

INR 10,75,000/- Per Person | 5,75,000/- Per Person
Excluding 5% GST & 20% TCS, (EMI Option available)

Trip style
Self Drive
Driving Distance
1,140 Kilometers
Beaches, Tropical Rain Forests
Crusie, Nightlife, Cable Car, Local Cuisine
Upcoming Dates
Brazil Leg – 23 Nov – 08 Dec – 2024
Peru Leg – 08 Dec – 17 Dec – 2024

Route Map

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Rio, known as the Marvelous City, welcomes us with its stunning coastlines, majestic mountains, and electrifying samba rhythms. After settling into our hotel and shaking off the jet lag, it's time to dive into all that Brazil has to offer! We start our Brazil road trip with a stroll along the iconic Copacabana beach, where we'll groove to the beat with the locals and soak up the city's vibrant energy. And what better way to end the day than with a fabulous welcome dinner to kick off our unforgettable journey?

We'll start our day with a stroll through the colorful streets of Babilonia and Chapeu Mangueira Hills, right in the heart of Rio de Janeiro. Our friendly guide will share captivating stories about the history and culture of these lively favelas, giving you a unique insight into local life.

After the tour, it's time for some excitement! We'll make our way to the iconic Escardia Selaron, where every step is a splash of color and creativity. But the fun doesn’t stop there. After lunch, we'll dive into the pulsating energy of the carnival village, immersing ourselves in the rhythm of samba and joining the locals in some afternoon jamming sessions.

In the evening, we'll have the chance to unwind and relax at our designated hotel but you can also choose to soak up the mesmerizing sunset at one of Rio's stunning beaches.

Get ready for an adventure-filled day in Rio! First off, we hop on the famous cable cars to ascend Sugar Loaf, from where we buckle up for an exhilarating helicopter ride to see the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue and panoramic views of Sugarloaf Mountain from above! After lunch, we'll take a train to visit Christ the Redeemer, soaking in the stunning sunset views before heading back to the hotel for a delectable dinner.

Today we leave Rio behind and soar through the skies to fly towards the radiant city of Fortaleza! Known for its warm embrace and vibrant energy, Fortaleza beckons with its sun-kissed shores, where swaying palm trees create a serene backdrop, inviting you to unwind and find inner peace. Delight your senses with the aroma of freshly cooked shrimp, expertly seasoned with garlic oil, a culinary delight that will leave you craving more. And as the day transitions into night, be prepared to be whisked away by the city’s magic. In the evening, you will also be introduced to your vehicles.

Get ready to feel the rush of adrenaline as we sit behind the wheel to navigate winding roads while heading towards our next destination on this self-drive Brazil road trip. En route, we'll hop onto rustic wooden rafts to cross a river before hitting the road again! As we continue our journey, brace yourself for an exhilarating experience of dune driving, where we'll conquer towering sand formations, and beach driving, where the vast coastline becomes our highway, with waves crashing nearby as we head towards our destination. After such an eventful day, we will check into our hotel and retire for the night.

Embark on an exhilarating journey along the Route of Emotions, where every twist and turn brings a new thrill! As you cruise through majestic dunes, conquering towering peaks, you will feel the adrenaline spiking up.

But that's just the beginning because the next leg will have you gliding along pristine beaches, crossing the Mundaú River on a charming wooden ferry, and feeling like you have stepped into a scene in the movies except it’d be real!

After a day filled with excitement, you'll still have a free evening to unwind and indulge in whatever your heart desires. Whether it's soaking in the beauty of the sunset or exploring the local culture, the possibilities are endless.

Get ready to feel the adrenaline coursing through your veins as we hit the road toward Jericoacoara! After a hearty breakfast, we'll rev up our engines and navigate the coastal roads with precision and skill, passing through picturesque towns like Itarema, Acaraú, and Cruz. With every bump and jolt, you'll be immersed in the true essence of off-roading adventure. Brace yourself for the real excitement as we tackle the rugged dirt roads to Praia do Préa, feeling the raw power of our vehicles as we conquer each twist and turn. Finally, we will reach the beautiful town of Vila de Jericoacoara and let ourselves be swept off our feet by its charm.

Let's savor a relaxing day before we hit the road once more! We'll begin the day with a leisurely breakfast and then take things up a notch by riding buggies to head towards the Alchymist Lagoon Club for a delightful taste of local Brazilian cuisine and a day of beachside enjoyment. As the sun sets, we'll return to our hotel and venture out to discover the culinary delights offered in the charming town of Jericoacoara. Sounds like a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure, doesn't it?

Step into a world of wonder as you explore the enchanting beaches of Mangue Seco and Guriu. Feel like a character in a fairy tale as you glide across the river on a charming wooden ferry in Mangue Seco. Then, prepare for an adventure as we set sail from Armadillo Port in Parnaíba on a speed boat, navigating through the breathtaking maze of islands in the Delta do Parnaíba towards Baía do Caju and Guarás’ Island. You might even get to witness some crocodiles and red crabs crawling in the water making your boat tour even more exciting.

If you've enjoyed the beauty of Brazil so far, get ready for even more excitement! We'll journey through quaint villages until we arrive at Paulino Neves – MA, and then on to the lively city of Barreirinhas. We will head toward the Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, a short 40-minute ride will bring you to the base of the dunes. From there, it's time to explore the Circuit of Lagoons on foot, with refreshing swimming stops and plenty of opportunities for those perfect Insta-worthy photos!

Barreirinhas is a charming hidden gem waiting to be explored! After a delicious breakfast and a quick tour briefing, it's time to hop on your quad and set off. Wind your way through the mesmerizing sandy trails and dunes of the “Pequenos Lençóis” and conquer them on your ATVs.

Get ready for an exhilarating ride to São Luís, the pulsating heart of Brazilian reggae, a popular music genre! As we navigate through winding roads and breathtaking scenery, we will be soaking in the vibrant culture along the way. The journey to the World Heritage-listed historical center of São Luís is like stepping into a colorful postcard, with cobblestone streets and majestic colonial mansions painting a picture of a bygone era.

After a thrilling drive, it's time to bid farewell to our trusty vehicles. After a delicious lunch, we head to the airport and soar high above the clouds to Manaus, the gateway to the legendary Amazon.

By the time we reached Manaus, the daylight would’ve faded away. In the evening, we will check into our hotel where we'll unwind and recharge, ready to dive headfirst into the wonders of the Amazon tomorrow.

Today, we will whisk you away from your hotel to the port where a speedy boat awaits, ready to kickstart our river tour along the breathtaking Rio Negro. Here, you will get to feed and interact with beautiful pink dolphins. After that, we will meet the captivating small tribe of Tatuyos or Cipia! Get ready to explore their fascinating "maloca" and dive deep into their rich history, unique way of life, and vibrant rituals. We will also get to witness their traditional dance and songs which will offer a glimpse into their daily lives.

In the morning, pick-up at the hotel and transfer to tLet’s dive into an Amazon adventure like no other. We'll start at Manaus pier, hopping on a private speed boat for a thrilling ride downriver to the Meeting of the Waters, where two mighty rivers collide. Our expert guide will share fascinating insights about these incredible waterways. Then, we'll cruise to Lake January, nestled between the Solimoes and Negro rivers, teeming with amazing wildlife like giant water lilies and Piranha fish. You will also get an opportunity to catch one of these iconic fishes as we indulge in a session of fishing. After a delicious lunch at a charming floating restaurant, we'll head back to the pier and transfer you to your hotel. As we journey back to Manaus, soak in the stunning sights of the Amazonian landscape and keep your eyes peeled for the colorful birds that call this region home. he port where a speedboat will be waiting to start the river tour, heading to Rio Negro towards the SMALL TRIBE Tatuyos or Cipia , we will visit its “maloca” and learn about its history, way of life, culture and rituals. First, one of the tribe’s leaders will guide in a jungle adventure accompanied by a bilingual guide and they will provide important information about the fauna and flora of the Amazon, as well as theoretical and practical knowledge of survival in nature showing how they can do it. There will also be a variety of songs and dances that tell us more about their daily lives. On the return trip to Manaus, you will appreciate the landscape of the Amazonian nature on the banks of the Rio Negro, with the possibility of seeing several birds of the region.

Today we fly back to São Paulo from Manaus! Take in the stunning aerial views as we leave the Amazon behind and soar toward the vibrant cityscape. In the evening, we will host a farewell dinner for people who had opted for the Brazil Overland and reflect on the unforgettable experiences and cultural wonders we all encountered along the way.

The first leg of the journey would come to an end. After breakfast, people who opted for Brazil Overland alone will be transferred to the Airport for their flight back home. The rest of the squad stays back for a few more days of thrill and exploration.

Today you are free to explore São Paulo at your own pace! You can start your leisure day with a delicious breakfast at a cozy café, then wander through the charming streets, soaking in the vibrant atmosphere. Discover hidden gems in the city's eclectic neighborhoods, from trendy boutiques to local markets bursting with flavor. As the sun sets, dine al fresco at a rooftop restaurant, savoring panoramic city skyline views. End your day with a stroll along Avenida Paulista, taking in the twinkling lights and bustling energy of São Paulo by night.

Embark on an epic adventure to the Brazil side of Iguazu Falls, a jaw-dropping masterpiece hidden in the enchanting Iguazu National Park. You will sense the thrill in the air from the moment you touch down in Foz do Iguaçu after your flight. You will be transferred to your hotel and then, we will head towards the Iguazu Falls. Marvel at the sheer power and beauty of the cascading waterfalls as you explore carefully selected viewpoints. Refuel with a scrumptious lunch at a local eatery surrounded by nature's grandeur. Then, brace yourself for a thrilling boat ride that brings you up close and personal with the falls! Return to your hotel for a cozy evening and delicious dinner, relishing the memories of an unforgettable day.

Indulge in a delectable early breakfast at your hotel, setting the stage for an exhilarating amidst the verdant backdrop near Iguaçu National Park where you'll be enchanted by the vibrant hues of exotic birds thriving in their natural sanctuaries. As one of Latin America's largest avian conservatories, the park is dedicated to safeguarding 120 species from the endangered Atlantic Forest. Immerse yourself in this captivating experience, which promises to etch memories of nature's majesty into your soul. With a heart full of Brazil and a camera full of nature’s wonder, take your return flight to São Paulo.

Brace yourself for more exciting experiences on this Brazil and Peru road trip as we fly towards Lima. The transition from the bustling streets of São Paulo, where the city's energy pulses through every corner, to the historically rich Lima will make you fall in love with Brazil even more. After checking in at the hotel you can spend a leisurely evening, taking a stroll along the Malecón, savoring ceviche and other Brazilian street food at a seaside cafe, and soaking in the panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean.

Today we will be heading from Lima to Urubamba, a gateway to Peru's stunning Sacred Valley. After taking a flight and landing in Cusco, we will get back on the road again and drive to Urubamba where you will travel through breathtaking landscapes, passing by rolling hills and verdant valleys. Arriving in Urubamba, you'll be greeted by the majestic peaks of the Andes and the tranquil beauty of the valley below. Take a moment to breathe in the crisp mountain air and soak up the serenity of this picturesque destination. By the time we reach Urubamba, it’d be evening so we will simply retire for the night after having dinner at our hotel. 

It’s going to be a long day ahead of us but with each passing mile, you'll feel yourself drawing closer to the heart of Peru's natural wonders, eager to uncover the treasures that await you.

From Urubamba, we venture to Ollantaytambo, a charming town steeped in history and home to a railway station offering direct passage to Aguas Calientes. Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes, we check into our hotel, eagerly anticipating the awe-inspiring adventure ahead. After securely stowing our bags and having a delectable lunch, we board the bus bound for Machu Picchu, the crown jewel of the Andes and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

Exploring Machu Picchu is like stepping back in time, with every corner revealing a new wonder to behold. From the iconic Sun Gate to the intricately carved Intihuatana stone, the beauty and mystique of this UNESCO World Heritage Site are truly unparalleled.

After our exploration, we’ll head back to our hotel and retire for the night.

After a delightful lunch, we will embark on a scenic train journey to Cusco, traversing through Peru's breathtaking landscapes. Along the route, you'll catch glimpses of rushing rivers and terraced fields, each scene more picturesque than the last. As you approach Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire, you'll feel the anticipation building. Arriving in Cusco, you'll be greeted by the city's charming streets, adorned with colonial architecture and bustling with energy. We will spend the evening at leisure and end the day with a delectable dinner.

Today is all about exploring Cusco. Not many people know but the sacred valley is one of the best places to see Alpaca and Llamas which is why we will make sure you get to visit the Alpaca farm where you will get to see these beautiful animals and also learn about the culture of weaving that it is known for. After a delightful lunch, you will have a leisurely evening where you can explore the city on your own. You can visit the bustling San Pedro Market where you can explore stalls filled with fresh produce and local crafts, then wander to Plaza de Armas to admire the colonial architecture. End the day by watching the sunset over Cusco's rooftops, soaking in the city's magical atmosphere.

As our journey draws to a close, we bid farewell to Cusco and embark on our final leg: a flight back to Lima. Arriving at Lima Airport, we transfer to our hotel, where we settle for one last night of adventure.

In the evening, we gather for our farewell dinner and reflect on the memories we've made, the sights we've seen, and the friendships we've forged. With hearts full of gratitude and stomachs full of delicious food, we toast to the incredible journey we've shared.

Tomorrow, we'll say goodbye to Peru, but the memories we've created will stay with us forever. So let's make the most of our final night in Lima, celebrating the end of one adventure and the beginning of countless more to come.

As we say goodbye to Lima, let's remember the incredible journey we've shared and the memories we've made. Though we part ways, for now, our paths will cross again on the road. Until then, safe travels, and may our next adventure be just as magical

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Yes – Brazil is among the top 5 most expensive countries in Latin America – so you’ll need to adjust your budget to be able to extend your stay here.

For many travelers, the optimal period to explore Brazil falls between December and March. This timeframe aligns with the summer season in many parts of the country.

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Visa is applied from the Brazilian Embassy and may take at least 10-14 days to process.

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Brazil and Peru Road Trip with Adventures Overland

Embark on the journey of a lifetime with Adventures Overland as we traverse through the vibrant landscapes and rich cultures of Brazil and Peru. Discover the best of South America with our meticulously crafted Brazil and Peru road trip, offering a seamless blend of adventure, exploration, and relaxation.

Exploring Brazil:

Marvelous Rio de Janeiro

Experience the electrifying energy of Rio de Janeiro as we kick off our adventure with strolls along iconic beaches, immersive tours of colorful favelas, and exhilarating helicopter rides above Sugar Loaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer. Our Brazil road trip ensures you experience the essence of this vibrant city firsthand.

Sandy Shores to Vibrant Cities

From Rio, our Brazil tour package takes you to Fortaleza, Flecheiras, and Icaraí de Amontada, navigating winding roads, conquering dunes, and cruising along pristine beaches, all while indulging in delicious Brazilian cuisine and embracing the warmth of local hospitality.

Amazonian Wonders

Our adventure continues in Manaus, where we delve into the wonders of the Amazon, encountering pink dolphins, indigenous tribes, and the breathtaking Meeting of the Waters, before bidding farewell to Brazil. Explore Brazil’s diverse landscapes and cultures with our expertly curated Brazil travel packages.

Discovering Peru

Enchanting Iguazu Falls

Crossing into Peru, we marvel at the majestic beauty of Iguazu Falls, embarking on thrilling boat rides and immersing ourselves in the lush surroundings of Iguaçu National Park. Our Brazil and Peru road trip seamlessly transitions into exploring the wonders of Peru.

Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu

Journeying to Urubamba and Ollantaytambo, we make our way to the awe-inspiring Machu Picchu, exploring ancient ruins and breathtaking landscapes, before continuing to the historic city of Cusco for cultural immersion and exploration. Immerse yourself in the rich history and natural beauty of Peru with our Brazil and Peru road trip.

Exploring Lima

Our adventure culminates in Lima, where we savor the flavors of Peruvian cuisine, explore the city’s vibrant streets, and reflect on the memories of our journey before bidding farewell to this enchanting region. Experience the best of Brazil and Peru with our comprehensive Brazil travel packages. 

From the vibrant streets of Rio to the mystical wonders of Machu Picchu, our Brazil and Peru road trip with Adventures Overland promises an unforgettable blend of adventure, culture, and natural beauty, creating memories to last a lifetime. Explore South America like never before with our Brazil tour package, meticulously crafted to offer the ultimate travel experience.


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