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Organising honeymoon myself?

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Organising honeymoon myself?

Hi, myself and my fiance were thinking of Brazil for our honey moon, Rio, relaxation on a beach (maybe Ilha Grande) and then a few days in the Pantanal. 2 weeks in total. I am disillusioned with the travel agents who have stated that we would have to go on a group tour to South America and cant go on our own.While I wouldnt mind ordinarily I don't want that for a honeymoon. I have organised all our holidays myself so I was wondering with an itinerary of Rio, Ilha Grande and then Pantanal,would it be possible to organise this myself? All answers appreciated. I was hoping to hand it over but the inflexibility of the travel agents means I need to look at alternatives. Thanks again

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1. Re: Organising honeymoon myself?

Yes you can organise this yourself. Especially if you have done this with previous holidays. It all depends how comfortable you feel doing it this way or if you would prefer an agent to save any stresses during your honeymoon - everyone is different. I dont understand why your agent says you need a group tour, there are many that offer private tours around Brazil, maybe you need to shop around - consider trailfinders, audley, journey latin america.

With the help of the internet and TA reviews you can book hotels easily directly or through booking sites. Internal flights you can book online. You can get around Rio yourself to most sites by taxi/bus. You can get to Ilha Grande by bus/ferry or use a transfer service like greentoad (book through website). For Pantanal, a tour would make it easier. You need to decide on north (Cuiaba - eg Pantanal Nature Tours) or South (campo grande).

It is certainly cheaper to book it independently and very do-able but consider whether you are comfortable with this, it really is up to you.

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