10 Best Railroad Journeys in South America – #2 Great Brazil Express
February 8, 2011 § Leave a comment
Our number 2 selection for the best railroad journeys in South America is a journey that combines trains, flights and side bus tours to create one of the best experiences in South America –The Great Brazil Express.
This rail package begins in Rio where you are met at the airport and transferred to a hotel on Copacabana Beach. There is a
tour of Rio including the Sugar Loaf Mountain famous statue of Corcovado. A flight from Rio takes you to Curiba where
you board the train.
Traveling on board a luxury Pullman train the railroad journey takes you through the largest remaining Atlantic Rainforest. Surrounded by lush green forest on all sides the train clings to the side of the mountain as it travels through tunnels and
over viaducts. There are side trips including Vila Velha National Park to see the fascinating rock formations created by the wind and Guartela Canyon, the sixth longest canyons of the world as well as picturesque towns along the way.
The train continues across the great grass lands crossing through the heart of Brazil to reach its final destination of Iguassu. Iguassu Falls – often noted as a larger and more impressive series of falls than either Niagra Falls in North America or Victoria Falls in Africa. Cut into 275 separate falls and large islands Iguassu Falls has the second greatest annual flow of any waterfall in the world.
Though not exclusively a train ride, the Great Brazil Express is an amazing Railroad Journey through some of the most breathtaking scenery of Brazil.