Brazil Farm Tour
Breadbasket Southern Brazil - Iguacu Falls - Rio de Janeiro
Begin in Rio, then travel to the “Midwest” of Brazil to see its agriculture. Tour ends at the amazing Iguassu Falls with visit to the largest hydroelectric dam in the world, Itaipu. Swift contenders for partners to feed the world, Brazil is booming! Brazil is the world’s largest producer of sugarcane and coffee and a net exporter of cocoa, soybeans, orange juice, tobacco, forest products and other tropical fruits and nuts. Livestock production is also important with rapid growth in the poultry, pork and milk industries reflecting changes in consumer tastes.
Brazil Farm Tour Date: Mar 2-12, 2024
Notice: Travel to Brazil at this time does not require a visa. However, we have been informed that visas will be required after January 10, 2024. In the past, the visa was valid for 10 years and cost ca. $250. We will keep abreast of the requirements and pass them on. Immunizations: Check with your local health professional and / or www.cdc.gov.
Brazil Farm Tour Itinerary
Arrive to Chicago by 4pm. Trump Tours is happy to assist with connecting flights from your gateway. Depart Chicago en route to Rio. Rio is 2 hours ahead of Central Standard Time. Meals: Meals on flight
Arrival Rio. Meet your specialist bi-lingual tour manager and professional motorcoach driver. Lunch included. Transfer to hotel to enjoy the sugar white sandy beaches and local flavor. Visit to shipping container terminal to learn about Rio’s natural port and its significance to Brazil. Depart early evening to ascend Sugarloaf Mountain – the natural symbol of Rio de Janeiro that can be seen at the entrance to Guanabara Bay - for a breathtaking view of Rio. Dinner on own. Meals: On Plane, Lunch
City tour – see Old Rio with its historic buildings and bustling streets. Take a cog railway up to Christ the Redeemer Statue – one of the most majestic spots of the city, 2,330 feet above sea level and providing a sweeping panoramic view of sea and mountain, a world famous vista. The mountain is crowned with the statue of Christ, 98 feet high with a 26 foot pedestal. Lunch. Flight to Curitiba. Dinner on own. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
The State of Parana, with its favorable climate and advanced colonization, has some of the largest agricultural and livestock diversity. The area produces wood products, beef cattle, dairy cattle, poultry, wheat and barley, pomes fruits, coffee, sugarcane and soybeans. Soybean mass production began about 50 years ago. Visit a 10,000 acre corn and soybean farm. Lunch on the farm. Continue to visit a cooperative in Castro, a Dutch influenced region. Just like the US, European immigrants fled Europe in the late 1800s and early 1900s to find a better life. Many Germans and Dutch established farms and are known as some of the best farmers in Brazil even today. Continue to Tibagi for overnight. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Morning farm visit to a farm of a no-till system pioneer. Today it is a large dairy farm and produces corn and soybeans. They also raise swine and have a biogas production plant as well as solar energy. Lunch. Continue to visit a farm that produces grain for human consumption and animal feed. They raise over 2,500 sheep and have an extensive AI program. Learn about extensive reforestation efforts on their farm. The state of Parana produces about 15% of all corn in Brazil. Dinner on own. Overnight Tibagi. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Travel to Londrina. En route visit the largest coffee producer of Parana. They also have their own nursery. Lunch. In late afternoon arrive Londrina, a town of 700,000. This quickly growing city is surrounded by many farms. The major crops include soybeans, corn, sugar cane, coffee, oranges and wheat. The area produces a lot of tilapia fish, cattle for beef, chickens and eggs. Dinner on own. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Tour a sugarcane plantation as well as a sugar refinery that also produces ethanol. Brazil is the world’s largest producer of sugarcane, leading the second producer, India, by 100%! Lunch. Continue to Cascavel. Visit to beef cattle farm enroute. Dinner on own. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Tour an agricultural cooperative. Cooperatives are a necessity in the risky Brazilian grain markets. Learn how farmers hedge themselves against losses. Lunch. Continue to Foz do Iguacu. Tour the Itaipu Dam, the largest operating hydroelectric facility in the world. Dinner on own. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Visit Iguacu Falls and Bird Park. The Falls are a sensational site. The Falls consist of 275 waterfalls cascading over a precipice into the Paraná River situated at the border of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. Lunch on own. Dinner included. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Breakfast at hotel. Depart to airport for flight home. The group will fly from Iguacu Falls to Sao Paulo. Bags will be rechecked for the international flight home. Meals: Breakfast, On Plane
Arrival Chicago. Please book connecting flight at least three hours after arrival to allow time to pass through customs. Trump Tours is happy to provide a quote for add on air from your desired gateway. Meals: On Plane
9 nights in superior tourist class accommodations.
Meals: 9 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 1 Dinner
Roundtrip airfare from Chicago - add on airfare available, please call.
Domestic airfare: Rio-Londrina / Iguacu -Sao Paulo
Transportation provided in air-conditioned motorcoach.
Sightseeing/technical visits as outlined in itinerary.
Services of full time professional tour manager with agricultural background.
All taxes and fees.
COVID testing fees, museum entrances, tour manager and driver tips, passport fees, visa fees, public transportation, personal items, beverages at meals, travel insurance. Based on mimimum of 15 participants.
$5,750 per person, based on double occupancy.
Add $600 to guarantee single room.