Travel By Land in Brazil
Experience our Travel by Land packages in Brazil, which we have carefully designed to avoid domestic flights. Longer distances between destinations are covered by other public transport options, allowing you to gain a more authentic impression of Brazil. On these tours, comfortable intercity buses, some with Business class-style reclining seats, connect many of Brazil's unmissable highlights. For example, you can travel from the beaches of Rio de Janeiro to the mountains and colonial charm of Minas Gerais. Another great option is to head from the magnificent waterfalls of Foz do Iguacu to the Atlantic Rainforest on the coast. Forget airport security lines and long transfers into town – just hop off the bus right into the center of the action!
This journey will expose you to the wide diversity of Bahia: the famous historical center of Salvador, adventurous tours in Chapada Diamantina National Park, and palm-lined dream beaches. Colorful little streets, waterfalls, caves, table mountains, tropical culinary specialties, and much more await you on this tour to the most beautiful places in Bahia.
Experience Brazil in a very special way and travel by bus and train to the most beautiful sights of Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais, and Espirito Santo. Far away from the usual tourist paths, you will experience Brazilian hospitality in an original way and immerse yourself in the local culture. The journey begins in Rio de Janeiro, leading to the romantic colonial towns of Ouro Preto and Mariana, in the historic mountains of Minas Gerais. The ensuing journey through the Atlantic Rainforest down to the Atlantic Ocean and on to the port city of Vitoria is made in a comfortable passenger train.
If you want to get to know this huge country in a comparatively small area, this round trip to the most beautiful and varied highlights of the state of Rio de Janeiro is just right for you. Travelers will cover the species-rich Atlantic Rainforest, Copacabana, Sugarloaf, Christ the Redeemer, and gain insight into the colonial history of the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Paraty. On a boat trip you will also visit the bays, fjords and small islands, snorkel, and swim. Experience 9 days in the most beautiful places of the state of Rio de Janeiro.
A trip to Brazil could hardly be more varied. Experience the pulsating international metropolis of Sao Paulo, the impressive waterfalls in Foz do Iguacu, the beautiful city of Curitiba, a train ride through the dense Atlantic Rainforest, and the romantic and untouched beauty of Ilha do Mel (Honey Island). This 9-day journey by land will take travelers through the South of Brazil and combine some of the country's main attractions with unique natural experiences and deep insight into Brazilian culture.
How Are the Travel by Land Programs Organized?
These packages are regionally limited so that all longer distances can be covered by intercity buses, trains, shuttle transfers, or boats. This eliminates the need for domestic flights, meaning you can let the “real Brazil” pass you by and gain fascinating insights as you travel.
To guarantee a stress-free journey, excellent organization is key. All accommodation, excursions, and transfers are organized in advance. But the packages are not excessively regimented, so you will always have time to explore independently.
For transfers by public transport, you will receive your tickets from our local English-speaking guides who will also accompany you to the boarding area to make sure that you get on the right bus! At your destination, another of our guides or drivers will be waiting for you and will take you to your accommodation.
The start and end points of our Travel by Land packages are always cities with international airports to ensure easy arrival and departure.
Interested in our Travel by Land packages in Brazil? Please browse our travel programs and feel free to contact us for questions, tailor-made itineraries, and non-binding proposals and quotes.
What Kind of Traveler Are Our Travel by Land Packages Suitable for?
Our Travel by Land packages are especially suitable for travelers who are not necessarily looking for the "classic" Brazil round trip, but would rather explore more of a limited area in more detail. These packages are also great for guests who would prefer to avoid domestic flights.
Popular Flight-Free Routes in Brazil
Explore the Costa Verde by Shuttle Bus
Costa Verde is the name given to the stretch of coastline south of Rio de Janeiro. Among its many highlights is Ilha Grande, a car-free island with stunning blue lagoons, green hills, and white-sand beaches. Another worthwhile destination is Paraty, a beautiful colonial town with winding cobbled streets and a charming historic center. Paraty is also the perfect starting point for excursions along the coast or into the Atlantic Rainforest.
Nature and History in the Chapada Diamantina
From Salvador da Bahia, it takes around 7 hours in a comfortable intercity bus to reach the Chapada Diamantina, one of the best regions for hiking and trekking in Brazil. After several days exploring the Chapada, you will return to Salvador and then head to the beautiful seaside resort of Praia do Forte.
From Foz do Iguacu to the Atlantic Ocean
From the magnificent waterfalls of Foz do Iguacu, you can relax in your business class-style reclining seat on a comfortable night bus all the way to the Atlantic Ocean. There, you will find a wealth of attractions such as Ilha do Mel, the Atlantic Rainforest, and countless gorgeous beaches.
Train from Minas Gerais to Vitoria
For railroad enthusiasts, a passenger train with diesel locomotives takes you along historic tracks from the mountains of Minas Gerais to the port city of Vitoria.
Tips for Intercity Bus Travel in Brazil
For longer bus trips in Brazil, we recommend that you pack warm clothes in your hand luggage because the air conditioning can make the buses quite chilly.
It is also advisable to pack some snacks for the journey, even though intercity buses stop at rest areas.
FAQs about Our Travel by Land Programs
How is luggage transported in intercity buses in Brazil?
Larger pieces of luggage are transported in the storage space under the bus. For each piece of luggage, the passenger receives a tag which must be shown for collection. You must keep this tag safe! It is obligatory to show it upon arrival and you will not be permitted to collect your luggage without it.
How can guests pick up their bus tickets?
You will always receive your tickets from an English-speaking guide who will take you to the bus station. This guide will also accompany you to the boarding area to avoid orientation problems at bus stations.