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Pure BrazilScores 8.6 out of 10 based on 13 reviews
(8 out of 10)


I thought it an interesting and well put together tour. We had back luck with the weather in Salvador and in Rio but that is not anyone's fault!

Missed our flight connection (too little time allowed between flights) but as that meant we were able to visit Brasilia I considered it a bonus.

I would certainly recommend this tour.
Confirmed traveller: 12 August 2017
Published on: 17 August 2017
(9 out of 10)


The tour leader was great, very patient and nothing was too much trouble. I would suggest slightly extending the trip as the flight connection time between Salvador and Manaus was way too tight (less than 1 hour) so I would suggest adding a day in Brasilia.
Confirmed traveller: 12 August 2017
Published on: 17 August 2017
(8 out of 10)


Lots of highlights, however, unpredictable bad weather can be problematic, particularly due to the tight itinerary.
Obvious highlights include the Amazon, the Pantanal, and Iguazu falls ( especially the Devils Throat!). Salvador and Rio are also really cool cities.
Confirmed traveller: 14 April 2017
Published on: 20 April 2017
(9 out of 10)


Auckland New Zealand
Excellent tour leader who rose to the occasion when we missed a flight connection in Brasilia, due to late arrival of our flight and took us into the city so that we could see the government buildings and the city itself. The accommodation and itineraries for the tour were very good up to the final days in Rio de Janeiro where rain and low cloud spoiled any chance of seeing the highlights of the city.
Confirmed traveller: 14 April 2017
Published on: 18 April 2017
(10 out of 10)


Denver, Co USA
Juma Lodge is a spectacular experience, sleeping over the water with caiman's below is hard to beat! Pantanal offers an equal experience and lots of game spotting. Add the Iguasu Falls and colonial architecture of 2 cities and this trip offers a full spectrum of interests for everyone. Brazil is big, it takes time to go the distance but well worth it! Great trip!
Confirmed traveller: 14 April 2017
Published on: 17 April 2017
(10 out of 10)


This was a fantastic holiday and I would thoroughly recommend it. Having read some of the reviews I was unsure what to expect. Yes, there is a lot of travelling, but having gained an understanding of just how big Brazil is, there is no way you could see so much of the country without these flights. In fact, the trip was flexible enough to make the most of the travel days; by rearranging our tour of Salvador we gained a day at the Turtle Sanctuary and by visiting Sugar Loaf mountain the afternoon we arrived in Rio, we were able to see more of the sites on a full day tour the next day. There were so many highlights on this trip – the Rainforest (and the pink river dolphins!), canoeing along the Amazon, wildlife spotting in the Pantanal, the amazing Iguacu falls – definitely worth seeing the Argentine side, and not to mention Rio! Our tour leader Blanca was brilliant, very enthusiastic and great fun, and the local tour guides were also very good. This was my first Explore trip, but it definitely won’t be my last.
Confirmed traveller: 01 October 2016
Published on: 01 November 2016
(10 out of 10)


This was my first ever group tour, and i had the time of my life. Highlight of the trip was the Amazon rainforest and igazcu falls, would recommend seeing the Argentina side aswell. Would recommend taking binoculars so you get a better view of some of the wildlife or a camera with good zoom. Overall the trip was amazing, and you get to see so much in two weeks. I would definitely recommend it to anyone. Blanca our tour guide was amazing, could not fault her, she was always ready to help, full of information, funny and felt she was part of the group, she even organised a surprise birthday cake for me and helped make the day very special.
Confirmed traveller: 01 October 2016
Published on: 18 October 2016
(10 out of 10)


Blanca the tour guide was amazing. A lovely friendly bubbly person whose enthusiasm for Brazil was contagious. Her knowledge was incredible too. The itinery was excellent too. Though I think where possible the day trip to the turtle reserve could be incorporated in to the itinery. A couple of the other optional activities I also think should be included as standard as everyone did them - the trip to the Argentinian side of the Iguazu Falls and the trip up to Christ the Redeemer. All in all this trip exceeded my expectations and I would highly recommend it to others. I will never forget it.
Confirmed traveller: 01 October 2016
Published on: 06 October 2016
(4 out of 10)

Confirmed traveller

Highlights were Iguassu Falls, particularly the Argentinian side, the lodge in the Pantanal and the bird sanctuary at Iguassu. But there were 18 on the trip which was far too many for any 'small group' tour and hopeless for a wildlife tour - we were too noisy and by the time the people further back got to the place where the wildlife or point of interest had been, it had gone, or the guide was out of sight and we didn't now what we were looking at. It also caused other problems - some of the hotels didn't have rooms for us, we often got middle seats in boats or on jeeps so couldn't see anything - and I suspect the numbers affected the internal flights ie we were always on awful connections (really tight, or very long waits, and often at inconvenient times of the day). Explore actually dropped the price at the last moment to attract more people, so it wasn't an accident that there were 18 of us. It also meant we were on a wide variety of international flights so the first half day tour just didn't happen because not everyone had arrived, and it was moved to the 2nd day so we lost our free day without warning (we had been planning to book another full day activity - just as well we hadn't already paid!). In the Pantanal the 'Jaguar Express' day trip where there is an almost guaranteed chance to see jaguars was not booked by Explore, and couldn't be booked for such a big group anyway, Diego was always helpful and patient and worked very hard to overcome the difficulties posed by the organisation of the tour and the numbers. Don't. Go to Brazil with a tour operator who genuinely offers the small group experience and isn't just aiming for bottoms on seats.
Confirmed traveller: 21 November 2015
Published on: 12 March 2016

We’re sorry to read that you were disappointed with the group size on this trip, and that you felt it created issues throughout the itinerary. We do list the group size as 12-18, but we’ll take your comments on board during our annual review of the Pure Brazil departure.

Sam, Customer Relations

(9 out of 10)


Margaretting tye
The lodges in the Amazon were amazing. Iguazu falls were fantastic, we visited both sides, the Argentinian and Brazil both different views, both worth doing. There were lots of birds and butterflies but not many animals. Great holiday, it went too quickly, lots of internal flights though, but that is the only way to do so much
Confirmed traveller: 26 September 2015
Published on: 07 October 2015