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The Green Coast of Brazil

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Jacuzzi hot tub on a Hurtigruten Cruise Ship Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol deck Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol at sunset Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol cuisine Sunset in Antarctica aboard Hurtigruten Cruise Ship Green Coast of Brazil Cruise MS Midnatsol

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14 Days / 13 Nights

The Green Coast of Brazil (Northbound)

Embark on this Expedition Cruise, and feel the rhythms of Samba as you travel 7,000 miles past diverse green coastline from Uruguay to Brazil. Discover the friendly cultures of South America during your shore excursions to vibrant cities, beautiful historical sites and glorious nature sites. This cruise can depart from Montevideo, Uruguay or Fortaleza, Brazil.

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This tour includes:

  • 13-night accommodations 
  • Full board service
  • Highlights:

    • Montevideo
    • Rio Grande do Sul
    • Paranaguá
    • Salto Morato
    • Paraty
    • Ilhéus
    • Salvador
    • Recife
    • Fortaleza

    Montevideo city and palm trees

    Montevideo

    Day 1 /

    Spend your first night in a cozy hotel in Uruguay's capital, Montevideo. During this time, you will have the opportunity to explore the city before you board the MS Midnatsol.

    The Green Coast of Brazil Montevideo

    Montevideo

    Day 2 /

    Take the morning to explore Montevideo, and walk along the Rio de la Plata River. You will board the MS Midnatsol in the afternoon and your adventure will begin.

    MS Midnatsol Green Coast of Brazil Rio Grande do Sul

    Rio Grande do Sul

    Day 3 /

    Today you travel from Uruguay to Brazil and stop in the spectacular Rio Grande do Sul located in Brazil's southernmost state and is most culturally known for its cowboy culture. Admire the beautiful forest-covered canyons in the national parks ideal for birding and spotting other wildlife.

    Brazil Cruise on MS Midnatsol Upper Deck

    At Sea

    Day 4 /

    Enjoy the warm climate on the deck or learn something new in the lectures from the Expedition Team.

    Serra Verde Express Train

    Paranaguá, Brazil

    Day 5 /

    Get excited for your wilderness adventure in Paranaguá. Enjoy shore excursions and take the Serra Verde Express train to Morretes, which travels through the spectacular mountainside terrain and past the Atlantic forest, visit the rainforest in Salto Morato for spotting wildlife, soak in crystal blue streams and marvel at the massive yet elegant waterfalls.

    The Green Coast of Brazil Paraty

    Paraty

    Day 6 /

    Any history enthusiast will appreciate Paraty. The UNESCO World Heritage Site Paraty is incredibly gorgeous as well as historic. The town is lined with old colonial houses and cobblestone streets. Originally Paraty was renowned for its Gold Trail, and later became famous once again for its coffee trade and the production of Cachaça, a distilled spirit made from sugarcane juice. The forest filled coastline attracts hikers, botanists, and ornithologists from around the world for an unforgettable visit.

    The Green Coast of Brazil Birds At Sea

    At Sea

    Day 7 - Day 8 /

    Spend the day bird watching, listening to informative lectures or lounging with your favorite book.

    The Green Coast of Brazil Ilheus

    Ilhéus, Brazil

    Day 9 /

    Upon arrival in Ilhéus, you will notice that this is a very relaxed town. lhéus offers several attractions for you to choose from, including a botanical garden, many museums and churches, a sloth sanctuary, old sugar mills, cacao plantations, and 15 tropical beaches. If you're looking for more nature, join in on a birdwatching excursion. Consider exploring the town with a guided tour or relax on a sandy beach. There is something for everyone.

    The streets of Salvador da Bahia during sunset

    Salvador, Brazil

    Day 10 /

    Today you visit the historic center of Salvador, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985. This is a classic example of Portuguese colonial architecture. Salvador is a treat for your senses with its churches boasting gold-encrusted panels, the delightful aroma of the African-influenced food, and the sounds of the street vendors selling their prized goods to the background tune of roaring traffic and unique Bahian music. The city consists of upper and lower towns connected by an elevator (Elevador Lacerda). Venture down, to the marketplace at the bottom of the elevator to see local art.

    The Green Coast of Brazil At Sea

    At Sea

    Day 11 /

    Depart from Salvador, and spend another relaxing day at sea, either observing the wildlife or lounging on the deck.

    Recife and Olinda Brazil Cruises

    Recife, Brazil

    Day 12 /

    Recife is known as the 'Brazilian Venice' because of the numerous rivers that separate the city into smaller islands, connected by 50-plus bridges. Visit any of the multiple historical buildings, churches, or cathedrals in town. You can choose to take an excursion to the city of Olinda, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This 16th-century city which was founded by the Portuguese and was rebuilt in the 18th century. Have fun spending the day exploring the city, and it's many sites on your own.

    The Green Coast of Brazil Birds Flying Overhead

    At Sea

    Day 13 /

    Kick-back and relax on another soothing day at sea.

    Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol stop in Fortaleza

    Fortaleza, Brazil

    Day 14 /

    As your expedition comes to an end in Fortaleza, make sure to visit Centro, the oldest part of town. It may be old, but that doesn't stop it from being a lively area with busy streets full of small shops. If you need to refuel, stop by one of the barracas (rustic restaurants) with beachside views for some Brazilian cuisine. If history and art are right up your ally, visit the old fortress built by the Dutch captain Matias Beck in 1649 and Fortaleza's Cathedral, the third-biggest church in Brazil.

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    15 Days / 14 Nights

    The Green Coast of Brazil (Southbound)

    Experience the rhythms of Brazil as you dance the Samba and cover over 7,000 miles of Brazil's coastline on the Green Coast of Brazil (Southbound). This covers the same itinerary as the Northbound option. Combining a tropical journey with excursions to the Amazon Rainforest and beautiful beaches.  Depart from Fortaleza and travel south to end in Montevideo, Uruguay.

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    From
    $ 2933
    Per Person Pricing Options

    We include what others call optional

    This tour includes:

  • 14 night accommodations 
  • Full-board service
  • Highlights:

    • Fortaleza
    • Recife
    • Salvador
    • Ilhéus
    • Paraty
    • Salto Morato
    • Paranaguá
    • Rio Grande do Sul
    • Montevideo

    The Green Coast of Brazil Fortaleza

    Fortaleza, Brazil

    Day 1 /

    Your journey begins in Fortaleza. Take some time to explore Centro, the oldest part of town. The streets are busy with quaint shops, and multiple restaurants that offer delicious traditional Brazilian food. If you would like to brush up on your history, visit the old fortress built in 1649, and Fortaleza's Cathedral, the third-largest church in Brazil.

    MS Midnatsol Green Coast of Brazil wildlife

    At Sea

    Day 2 /

    Your first day on board the MS Midnatsol begins at sea. Roam around the ship, getting to know each level. Later the warm, tropical temperatures will invite you on deck, and encourage you to listen to presentations by the expedition team as you relax.

    The Green Coast of Brazil Recife and Olinda

    Recife, Brazil

    Day 3 /

    Recife, also known as the 'Brazilian Venice,' is home to multiple historical buildings, churches, and cathedrals. You can choose to take an excursion to the city of Olinda, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Have fun spending the day exploring this 16th-century city founded by the Portuguese.

    Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol southbound at sea

    At Sea

    Day 4 /

    Spend the day bird watching, listening to the crew lectures, or simply catching up on your favorite book.

    The Green Coast of Brazil Salvador da Bahia Aerial

    Salvador, Brazil

    Day 5 /

    Today you visit the historic center of Salvador, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985. The city is a classic example of the beauty of Portuguese colonial architecture. Indulge in the churches boasting gold-encrusted panels, the delightful aroma of the African-influenced food, and the sounds of the street vendors selling their prized goods. Choose between the upper and lower towns of the city, connected by an elevator. Even venture down to the marketplace at the bottom of the elevator to see local art.

    The Green Coast of Brazil Ilheus

    Ilhéus, Brazil

    Day 6 /

    You arrive in the relaxed town of Ilhéus. The town offers you many attractions to choose from such as a botanical garden, several museums and churches, a sloth sanctuary, several cacao plantations, and 15 beautiful beaches. Visit one of Ilhéus' many cacao plantations, take a guided tour around the town, go snorkeling, or spend the day relaxing on a sandy beach.

    MS Midnatsol Green Coast of Brazil at sea

    At Sea

    Day 7 - Day 8 /

    As you continue your voyage, appreciate the food on board and indulge in refreshing cocktails. You may have found your favorite spots on the deck where you can enjoy some quiet time as the warm air surrounds you.

    MS Midnatsol Green Coast of Brazil Rio de Janeiro

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Day 9 /

    Rio de Janeiro, the home of Carnival, samba, and Copacabana Beach, is yours to explore. First take in the sunrise over the city, as you sail into Guanabara Bay. The 125-foot statue of Jesus on Corcovado Mountain will take your breath away. Choose to explore the city on your own, or join a guided excursion. Either way, make time to see the famous landmarks that are found around the city. Swim at the world-famous Copacabana Beach, sip cocktails in a bar with background samba music and enjoy a typical Brazilian dinner of beef or fresh seafood in one of the restaurants in the city center.

    MS Midnatsol Green Coast of Brazil southbound at sea

    At Sea

    Day 10 /

    After multiple days of exploring, you deserve some time to rest. As the MS Midnatsol continues on, unwind on the deck, read a book, and enjoy peaceful moments aboard.

    Serra Verde Express Train

    Paranaguá, Brazil

    Day 11 /

    Get excited for your wilderness adventure in Paranaguá. Embark on shore excursions and take the Serra Verde Express train to Morretes, which travels through the spectacular mountainside terrain, exposing you to picturesque landscapes. Visit the rainforest in Salto Morato for wildlife, sparkling blue streams and massive waterfalls.

    MS Midnatsol Green Coast of Brazil sunset at sea

    At Sea

    Day 12 /

    On your final day at sea, socialize amongst your crew members and the expedition team. Reminisce on the experiences you have had so far as you gaze upon the crystal blue waters once more.

    MS Midnatsol Green Coast of Brazil Rio Grande do Sul

    Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

    Day 13 /

    The Rio Grande do Sul is the perfect spot for bird lovers. With endless forest-covered canyons in the national parks, and rushing river valleys, nature found here is uncomparable.

    Montevideo city and palm trees

    Montevideo, Uruguay

    Day 14 - Day 15 /

    As your expedition comes to a close, you will spend your last two days in Montevideo, Uruguay. Enjoy a farewell dinner on board and then enjoy the nightlife in Montevideo.

    If you would like to switch climates, after all the warm weather, stay aboard the ship as it heads on its next expedition south to Antarctica!

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    Polar Inside

    The Green Coast of Brazil (Northbound) $ 3189

    The Green Coast of Brazil (Southbound) $ 2933

    The Polar Inside cabins are on all decks. These cabins include bathrooms with shower and WC. Most cabins have separate beds that also double as a sofa, while some other cabins have a double bed or upper and lower beds. All cabins have individual specifications.

    Polar Outside

    The Green Coast of Brazil (Northbound) $ 3388

    The Green Coast of Brazil (Southbound) $ 3087

    The Polar Outside cabins are mostly on the middle or lower deck. These have bathrooms with shower and WC. Some cabins have double beds and others have separated beds that double as a sofa bed, or lower and upper beds. All cabins have individual specifications.

    Arctic Superior

    The Green Coast of Brazil (Northbound) $ 3872

    The Green Coast of Brazil (Southbound) $ 3566

    Relax in the hallmarks of the Arctic Superior cabins. These are situated on both upper and middle decks and come with bathrooms and shower and WC. Most of these cabins have separate beds and one doubles as a sofa, some also have double beds. All cabins have individual specifications.

    Expedition Suite

    The Green Coast of Brazil (Northbound) $ 4869

    The Green Coast of Brazil (Southbound) $ 4546

    Our Expeditions Suites are the most exquisite cabins on the ship. These cabins are on the upper deck and offer guests the most comfortable accommodations. There is a seating area with a TV, bathroom with shower and WC and most have double beds. All the suites offer cabin kits that include bathrobes and slippers. All the suites have individual specifications.

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