From gentle physical activity to adrenaline-filled excursions, there is something for everyone.


At Brazil Selection, we are specialists in creating tailor – made vacations. Here you can have a look at our adventure holidays in Brazil, use them as inspiration to add sporting stages onto your trip or go all out and book a one of a kind adventure vacation!

Brazil is an enormous playground, still largely untouched it offers an extensive choice of destinations for travellers in search of thrills or sporting excursions. Get some practice in, or try something new, there is a plethora of activities to choose from!

The 9000 km of coast is battered by the sea for most of the year, so if you are looking for waves to surf, you will find spots along almost the entire coast. All the seaside destinations of the country that we propose here have one or more beaches for surfers.

With this selection of themed packages around the theme of sport & adventure, you will discover unique and preserved natural areas. Explore another world on the seabed or go downwind kitesurfing from village to village!

Add some thrills and adventure to your trip in Brazil!

Embark on an adventure in the heart of wild Brazil, on foot or by buggy

Walking and hiking are the simplest but sometimes the best ways to truly grasp the vastness of Brazilian landscapes.

On foot, you also have the advantage of access to sites that no vehicle can reach, sometimes because of the topography and sometimes because of the law!

We offer two main adventure holidays in Brazil that explore two very contrasting regions, on foot. These itineraries are flexible and accessible to all, you don’t have to be an athlete to go exploring!

In the Chapada Diamantina Natural Park, we invite you to follow in the footsteps of the ancient gold and diamond hunters, to admire splendid preserved landscapes, formed by a succession of spectacular “mesas and serras.”  You will discover an environment of extreme beauty, nestled in the hollow of steep reliefs, interspersed with clear waterfalls and mysterious caves.

Every day excursions are available for you to reach remarkable sites with splendid waterfalls and underground lakes.

For fans of hikes requiring a little more commitment, go to Lençóis Maranhenses for a trek of 3 days that makes you feel as if you are on another planet! This desert and its pristine sand dunes is located at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, a few hours south of São Luís, capital of Maranhão. Its wonderful and unique feature is that between May and October, splendid natural lagoons of rainwater stretch between the dunes as far as the eye can see. Browsing its soft forms barefoot and refreshing yourself in the natural pools is a real delight!

If you are a speed enthusiast and dream of vast horizons of unspoilt landscape under your off road wheels, our package between Fortaleza and Canoa Quebrada is for you. Choose the special “self – drive” buggy option and go on a spectacular adventure along endless beaches. A buggeiro (buggy driver) tracks you in his buggy and provides you with mechanical assistance. You will drift with the sea spray along imposing cliffs, grip to the sides of dunes and cross rivers in picturesque barges. One of our most popular adventure holidays in Brazil.

Mesas at the Chapada Diamantina.

World-renowned destinations for kitesurfing and diving

Brazil is known for its beautiful coastal spots, perfect for kitesurfing and diving; there is certainly a growing market for adventure holidays in Brazil.

The northern coast, especially between Fortaleza and Jericoacoara, has constant wind between late June and early December and is considered one of the best spots in the world for kitesurfing. We have developed a special downwind tour from our Jericoacoara package. Organized in several stages, it offers you the opportunity to kite along the 300 km of coastline that separates this small seaside paradise from the regional capital, Fortaleza.
Off the coast of Recife, the idyllic island of Fernando de Noronha has a unique underwater ecosystem.  You will dive alongside stingrays, turtles and hammerhead sharks against a beautiful backdrop of tropical fish, algae and corals!

Kitesurfing choppy waters in Brazil.

le desert des lençois Maranhenses trekking

Go on an adventure holiday in Brazil and discover the thousands of freshwater pools in the Lençóis do Maranhão desert!

Go home and tell your friends and family that you crossed the only desert in Brazil!

The astonishing phenomenon in this desert are the thousands of freshwater lagoons formed by the heavy rainfall of the wet season, the water is trapped by the geological patterns just below the surface.

Instead of the visit planned in the regular program, we suggest you walk through the 1500 km² of the park with a local guide who will help you discover all its secrets. It will also be an opportunity to meet the natives who live isolated in this vast desert and whose ways of life have not changed much in decades. An extraordinary experience that gives the sensation of being in a sci-fi film as the splendid landscape seems incongruous and foreign.

To fully enjoy your stay, you will only have to carry your small personal effects. The guide takes care of everything else and each evening, a traditional meal based on local products will be prepared.

Over 3 days and 2 nights, you will cross this desert, sleeping in small hamlets, oases lost in the middle of nowhere. Queimada dos Britos and Baixa Grande, each of these hamlets is home to only a few isolated families. By meeting them, you will experience the timeless roots and traditions of Nordeste! A unique experience, both sporty and adventurous, you will travel the desert for fifty kilometers, discovering not only the breath-taking views, but the people who live lives completely different from your own.

If you are interested in this trek make “São Luís & Lençóis” part of your adventure holiday in Brazil!

Explore the Lençóis Maranhenses

4 days and 3 nights between São Luís and the Lençóis

From $454

See our Lençóis Maranhenses stay 

(Quote for full trekking expedition available on request only)

Lagoon filled with rainwater at the Lençóis Maranhenses.

Kitesurfing, one of the most popular sports in Northeast Brazil.

The kitesurfer’s dream: 300 km of downwind along a wild tropical coast!

At Brazil Selection, we love kitesurfing, as we are based in Fortaleza, our agency have over the years, concocted an amazing program for an adventure holiday in Brazil.

It is indeed possible to kite all the way from Fortaleza to Jericoacoara, one of the most beautiful seaside resorts in Brazil. Along the way, you will encounter amazing kite spots, one after the other. What we offer you with this special downwind package is the pleasure of practicing your favorite sport in optimal conditions and dream settings. You will enjoy your overnight stops in small pousadas in the charming local fishing villages along the way.

With the special downwind package, you will join the oceanfront in Cumbuco as soon as you arrive. As the first seaside resort outside Fortaleza, you are beginning your adventure practically in the water! You will start traveling along the coast the next day to reach the beach of Préa, near Jericoacoara, in 4 daily stages. From Cumbuco you will join Paracuru, then the next day Guajiru and the next day Icaraí de Amontada.

Throughout the course, a 4X4 landrover driven by a professional will accompany you along the beaches. They will help you assemble and disassemble your equipment when you want to get in or out of the water. The driver will also allow you to cross sections of the beach that you do not wish to kite.  You can then kite at your own pace, enjoying the spots along the way!

Jericoacoara is a small fishing village that has been open to tourism for around twenty years. Located in an idyllic setting in the middle of a natural park, it is the perfect destination to conclude your adventure holiday in Brazil. On site, you can practice surfing, kitesurfing and many other water sports, take excursions by buggy or quad or simply enjoy the truly special and unique atmosphere that only Jericoacoara is known for.

Downwind Kitesurf Nordeste

10 nights to discover the best spots
From $1264

Low - tide kitesurf in Prea.

Fernando de Noronha, diving with exotic and colourful fish.

Immerse yourself in the most fabulous submarine spot in Brazil, off the ecological sanctuary island of Fernando de Noronha.

Fernando de Noronha is an exclusive destination focused on high-end ecotourism and one of our highly recommended destinations for adventure holidays in Brazil.

This rocky island 300 km off the Brazilian coast is part of the state of Recife and opened up to tourism only twenty years ago.  There is a strict policy of “visitor limitation” to minimize the impact on the environment. There can therefore be no more than 600 visitors at any one time on the territory of the island. Its wild landscapes and beautiful, uncrowded beaches give the feeling of being on a deserted island.

But, the real spectacle is in the underwater landscapes that surround the island. The waters of the Atlantic are particularly rich in fish throughout this area because fishing is strictly prohibited. Divers discover a rich and colorful fauna and flora where marine turtles and sharks swim alongside manta rays and schools of colorful fish.

If you are a qualified diver then Fernando de Noronha will allow you to spend an exceptional stay both under water and on the surface. If you have never dived, it is also possible to learn with experienced instructors, you can also gain your diving qualification here.

A trip to Fernando de Noronha is a journey of discovery, adventure and beauty with a great offer of charming pousadas, as well as the possibility of breathtaking walks and excursions.

Diving holiday in Fernando de Noronha

3 nights to discover the beautiful depths of Brazil 

From 321$ 

Our stay in Fernando de Noronha 

(Information and value of diving excursions available on request)

Turtle Diving in Fernando de Noronha.

Buggies parked on top of a dune near Natal.

Travel the beaches between Fortaleza and Canoa Quebrada at the wheel of a beach buggy

Choose the special ” self drive ” buggy option for your  stay in Canoa Quebrada , and combine the pleasure of exploration with the thrill of driving along wild and lost beaches.

This wonderful escapade is the opportunity to reach little corners of paradise and stop to enjoy the scenery wherever you want.

During this trail of more than 100 km along the coast of Nordeste, you will feel as if you are alone in the world. The landscape features dunes and cliffs with contours sculpted by the wind. This particular course is more playful than technical, so you can enjoy the drive and have a lot of fun at the wheel of your buggy. These light and easy-to-drive vehicles are perfectly adapted to the sandy environment.

A local guide will lead you in his own vehicle to show you the way. They will help you find yourself in the maze of coastal tracks and show you how to navigate the most technical stages of the journey. Also, they will provide mechanical assistance in case of a breakdown.

At the end of the road, you will discover the picturesque village of Canoa Quebrada. This small fishing village, revealed to the world by New Wave filmmakers is a seaside resort with a very relaxed atmosphere. With scenery worthy of the finest painting, the village is located on the top of a red cliff that stands out from the blue sky and the green and turquoise shimmers of the ocean.

Between beaches, cliffs and dunes, you can enjoy the calm and serenity of the seaside during the day. In the evening, join the central pedestrian street of the village, “Broadway” as locals call it, where most of the restaurants and nightspots are. On weekends and in high season (July), move to the sound of local and international music, a great opportunity to share the unique atmosphere of the Brazilian fiesta.

The Canoa Quebrada buggy package is perfect if you are a fan of motorsports or wild landscapes and open spaces.

Want a longer getaway aboard your buggy? Have a look at our circuit from Fortaleza to Natal or Natal to Fortaleza in 4 days and embark on a real expedition along the beaches between Fortaleza and Natal, via Canoa Quebrada, Galinhos and São Miguel de Gostoso. A real adventure holiday in Brazil!

Buggy excursion along the beaches to Canoa Quebrada

3 nights to discover authentic Nordeste from the wheel of your buggy 

From 302$ 

Canoa Quebrada buggy ride

Waterfalls at Chapada Diamantina.

In Chapada Diamantina, discover the splendid waterfalls, caves and unspoiled landscapes of Bahia

Chapada Diamantina is a small mountain range located in the interior of the state of Bahia, just under 400 km from Salvador, the regional capital.

We recommend you reach this destination by plane and discover one of the most beautiful National Parks in Brazil. You will stay in the picturesque village of Lençóis with its cobbled streets and colorful houses typical of colonial architecture. Located on the edge of the National Park, the village will serve as a base for your daily outings with a guide.

Directly on foot from the village or after a few kilometers by car, you reach the head of the trails that lead to wonderful sites. Each trip takes the form of a quiet excursion during which you can discover the landscape and admire the fauna and flora at your own pace. You will be able to contemplate splendid waterfalls appearing at the bend of a path and to admire places of great beauty which seem straight from a fairy tale book. In particular, we recommend the Poco Encantado, this cave at the bottom of which is a lake of a perfect translucent blue, lit by some crevices in the rock letting the rays of the sun sneak in.

 

We recommend that on your adventure holiday in Brazil, you enjoy the wealth and wonders of nature that are specific to this region. The paths, between giant ferns and dense undergrowth in the valleys, alternate with low and arid landscapes in more open terrain.

The Chapada Diamantina package is an ideal compromise for travelers who wish to immerse themselves in nature with the comfort of a stay in a quality hotel.

Explore Chapada Diamantina 

3 nights to discover the National Park

From 568$ 

Sunset at Chapada Diamantina.

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