Available Excursions for Florianópolis

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Excursions may not be available for all programs and sessions.

Balneário Camboriú

Balneário Camboriú is a major beach resort fifty miles north of Florianópolis in the state of Santa Catarina. The town, with its steep hills dropping down to the sea, is famous for the cable car which, uniquely in the world, links the two beaches of Balneário Camboriú and Laranjeiras.... Read More

Blumenau and Itajai River Valley

Explore the nearby town of Blumenau, founded by German immigrants whose heritage has left a lasting impression on the town today. You'll feel as if you've been transported to Germany as you stroll along the scenic streets and enjoy traditional German cuisine. The European-inspired towns that... Read More

Iguaçu Falls

Optional for some or all sessions
During this optional multi-day excursion, students will marvel at some of the most beautiful and spectacular waterfalls in the world as they stand on the Brazilian side of Iguaçu Falls and look out to Argentina, blanketed under ever-present rainbows. Over four miles of waterfalls straddle the... Read More

Santa Catarina Island tour

Tour the island during the first days of your program in Brazil. Starting in downtown Florianópolis, students have the chance to see the blend of history and modernity that characterizes the city. From there, travel to scenic lookouts, beaches, and historical points throughout the island.... Read More

Serra Catarinense

Optional for some or all sessions
With stunning scenery and the coldest temperatures in Brazil, this multi-day excursion to the nearby Catarinense Mountains provides a dramatic contrast to the beaches of Florianópolis. This region is the birthplace of rural tourism in Brazil, and many centuries-old family-run farms now open... Read More