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Best of Brazil

FROM $3,538

Experience the Best of Brazil on this tour: From the dynamic city of Rio De Janeiro to the spectacular Iguassu Falls, colonial Salvador and the mighty Amazon Jungle. Arugably one of the world’s most beautiful city settings, Rio is the starting point for this tour which allows you to see some of the best highlights that brazil has to offer.

  • DURATION 11 DAYS
  • TYPE Seat in Coach (with some private excursions)
  • OPERATES YEAR ROUND
  • DEPARTS Rio de Janerio

ITINERARY

Day 1 Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is nestled between the mountains and the sea. Rio is such an extraordinary city that its visitors are impressed at first sight by the climate and the striking landscape. From the sun-drenched beauty of its white sandy beaches to the generous hospitality of the “Cariocas” (as the town’s natives are called), Rio offers a combination that is hard to match. It is not only a beach resort combining tropical beauty and mountain views, but a sophisticated city as well. Met on arrival by our representative from Rentamar for a private transfer to your hotel.
Stay: Savoy Othon Travel or similar

Day 2 Rio de Janeiro

Today you will experience the best of Rio, on your full day private sightseeing tour. 9am hotel pick up to visit the Christ the Redeemer statue, it stands on the top of the Corcovado Mountain (2,300 feet above sea level). To get there, we will drive through the Laranjeiras residential district and the quaint Cosme Velho to the Corcovado train station, where you will board a cogwheel train for a 15-minute ride that crosses Tijuca forest – the largest urban forest in the world. It has 8,000 acres of tropical rain forest right in the middle of Rio de Janeiro. Once on the mountaintop, you will be amazed with the construction of the statue, which consists of 120 feet of concrete and soapstone above the spectacular 360° view over the city. Continue through the Rebouças Tunnel, which leads to the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, a mirror lake bordered by residential buildings and gracious mansions, rolling, green hills and exotic gardens. Lunch will be served at a buffet restaurant, including traditional Brazilian BBQ.

After lunch we will visit Sugar Loaf Mountain for superb views over the city and bay. Starting at the hotel, you will drive along famous beaches, such as Leblon, Ipanema, Copacabana and Leme, reaching Praia Vermelha or Red Beach, in the Urca district. There, a cable car ascent is made in two stages toward the top of the Sugar Loaf Mountain. It will take three minutes to reach the first stage, the Urca mountain., where the gardens and sightseeing view will invite you to enjoy this midway stop before proceeding to the peak; where the crescent of the Atlantic ocean beaches comes fully into view and you will be amazed and certain of the city’s beauty. The return trip will be through Flamengo Park and there will also be a stop at the famous New Cathedral downtown. Drop off at hotel.(BL)
Stay: Savoy Othon Travel or similar

Day 3 Rio de Janeiro

Spend the day exploring this vibrant city at leisure. (B)
Stay: Savoy Othon Travel or similar

Day 4 Rio de Janeiro – Iguassu Falls

After breakfast, hotel pick up for a private transfer back to the airport for your departure flight. In the Northeast of Argentina the Iguazu River joins the Parana River creating a natural border with Brazil and Paraguay. It is here that the most spectacular waterfalls in the world, the “Foz do Iguassu” plunge into a gorge of over 275 falls in a length of over 3km and more that 70mts down. Almost all the Falls are on Argentine territory since the natural boundary goes through the Garganta del Diablo (Devil’s Throat) completely surrounded by a dense tropical forest, home of native small mammals, over 400 difference kinds of birds and full of butterflies. This area is one of the world’s most impressive sights. Met on arrival by our representative from Blumar for a private transfer to your hotel. (B)
Stay: Turrance Green or similar

Day 5 Iguassu Falls

Today enjoy a private guided half day tour of the Argentine side of the Falls including a visit the famous “Devil’s Throat”. The Falls are visited on foot from the hotel following a series of pathways that afford different views of the cascades. The lower walkway, some 1200m long follows the river and will take you to the foot of some of the Falls. The upper walkway follows a similar path and will enable you to see the falls up close. The final stage of the days sightseeing will be on the Great Adventure tour. Travel in a jeep for approximately 3km through the forest and see a variety of species of subtropical plants and trees, including the heart-of-palm, which grows abundantly here. With luck, animals and some of the beautiful birds of the region can also be seen. You will then go for a short walk through the forest toward the Macuco Falls and the banks of the Iguazu River. You will board open boats and travel upriver in the middle of the Iguassu Canyon to provide an unforgettable view of the Iguassu Falls. Return to your hotel. Afternoon at leisure. (B)
Stay: Turrance Green or similar

Day 6 Iguassu Falls – Manaus

Today at the pre-appointed time you will be privately transferred back to the airport for your departure flight. You will be met at the airport and transferred by bus and then boat to the Amazon Ecopark. You will have the opportunity for piranha fishing and this evening take a tour by canoe and go alligator spotting. (BD)
Stay: Amazon Ecopark Jungle Lodge

Day 7 Amazon Ecopark

After breakfast, a jungle trek for 45 minutes with explanations on amazon diversified flora and fauna. Visit the Botanical Garden, home to numerous orchids and 1,000 plants of 87 different species, including medicinal plants. Continue the trek to a natural spring situated in the middle of the forest, where you can bath. Lunch is served back at the lodge. After lunch your time is at leisure.(BLD)
Stay: Amazon Ecopark Jungle Lodge (or similar)

Day 8 Amazon Ecopark

A full day tour to the “Meeting of the Waters” with lunch included at a floating restaurant. This is the phenomenon where the brown & black waters of the Rio Negro & Solimoes rivers run alongside each other without mixing! (BLD)
Stay: Amazon Ecopark Jungle Lodge (or similar)

Day 9 Manaus – Salvador

After breakfast transfer to the airport for a flight to Salvador. Met on arrival for a private transfer to Bahia Othon Hotel. Salvador is the capital of the State of Bahia. Bahia represents the artistic soul of Brazil. All the components that give Brazil its special flavour and flair, its music, dance, literature and faith have been largely influenced by Bahia. Visitors will discover a city and a cultural identity that are unique in the world. Salvador is one of the oldest cities in Brazil. Actually, it was the colonial capital from 1549 to 1763. During this period, the wealth generated by sugarcane and cocoa plantations turned Bahia into an enormously prosperous state. The legacy of this wealth can be seen in beautiful baroque churches and buildings throughout the city. The legacy of this period is not just in buildings and monuments. The slaves for the plantations were brought from Africa, along with their cultural heritage. As they adapted to the New World, this gave Bahia its unique flavour.(B)
Stay: Sol Barra Salvador

Day 10 Salvador

9am hotel pick up to enjoy the city of Salvador for the beauty of its people and the many contrasts between past and present. The coach city tour starts at Barra Lighthouse, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the waters of All Saints Bay, the largest and most beautiful bay in Brazil. From the Presidente Vargas Avenue you will see the statue of Christ besides Ypiranga Hill, drive through Chame-Chame District, Tororo Dam, Nazaré Valley, Fonte Nova Soccer Stadium and Américo Simas Tunnel, connecting the upper and lower cities. In the lower city, you will visit the Água de Meninos free market, São Joaquim Fort, Orphans school and church, Our Lady of Seas Church and other points of interest. Drop off at hotel around 1pm. Afternoon at leisure.

Hotel pick up at approximately 7.30pm for an exciting dinner and folklore show. The Bahia Folklore Company (Balé Folclórico da Bahia) is one of the most respected folklore dance troupes in the world. The company performs in the intimate Miguel Santana Theatre in the Pelourinho in a seamless presentation of the multiple African traditions that underpin Bahian culture. We will see the sacred dances of the Candomblé; puxada de rede, a song by fishermen in honor of Yemanjá, the goddess of the sea; maculelê, an acrobatic stick and sword dance with its origins in the cane fields; capoeira, a martial art/dance of Angolan origin and the samba de roda, a spinning, swirling version of this exuberant national dance. The show will begin at 8pm and last for approximately 45 minutes. After the show diner will be served at Uauá Restaurant, Specializing in typical northeastern Brazilian food, as well as Bahian seafood cuisine, home-style cooking in simple surroundings served by friendly staff. Drop off at your hotel around 10.30pm.(BD)
Stay: Sol Barra Salvador

Day 11 Depart Salvador

Today at the pre-appointed time you will be privately transferred back to the airport. Tour concludes. (B)

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