Delve into the delights of Brazil! Begin your tour at the gateway to the Amazon, cruising into the heart of the rainforest to discover its unique biodiversity, ethnic communities and 19th century architectural remains. Next on your itinerary, the coastal jewel of Salvador da Bahia offers colonial heritage and a vibrant art and culture scene while Praia do Forte boasts rich natural history and a host of amazing aquatic life. End your Brazil tour in the iconic beaches of Rio de Janeiro, soaking in the carnivalesque spirit of the unofficial capital city.
An Amazonas Cruise takes you into the heart of the Amazon rainforest with unparalleled biodiversity.
Motor Yacht Tucano (4-Nights Program) During your cruise explore the Rio Negro and Amazon Rivers. Experienced naturalists guide you on this epic adventure. On day one depart from Manaus in the afternoon and head north up the Rio Negro. On day two travel through the Anavilhanas Archipelago disembarking for different excursions through the rainforest. Day three starts back down the Rio Negro, stopping along the way for excursions into the jungle. On day four view the meeting of the Rio Negro and Amazon River with their different color waters side by side without mixing for several kilometers. Finally, on day five return to Manaus in the morning. (For more detailed information on all the activities offered by Motor Yacht Tucano please visit the website: http://naturetours.com/amazon-odyssey-cruise.html)
The brilliant coastal jewel of Salvador da Bahia has many firsts attached to it. Established in the mid-16th Century by the Portuguese, it was one of the first colonial cities of the New World and the first Brazilian capital.
Historic Highlights Of Salvador De Bahia Discover the fascinating history of this pulsating city on this half day tour. One of the oldest colonial cities to be established in the Americas, Salvador traces its roots to the 16th century Portuguese fortress of São Salvador da Bahia de Todos os Santos. Enjoy a walk along the bay before making your way down tree-lined avenues to reach Pelourinho. It is not surprising that the spectacular and well-preserved colonial architecture surrounding this city center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take a turn around this magnificent town square, admiring all its grand old colonial buildings. Stop by the glorious São Francisco Church, with its extravagant gold leaf baroque designs, before heading to the Largo do Pelourinho, at the heart of this old neighbourhood. (Half Day; Private Activity & Transfers; Fitness Level: Easy; Please bring comfortable walking shoes. Please note that on Sundays, this tour is available only in the morning).
Praia do Forte is a pretty little Brazilian beach town just north of San Salvador, along a coconut and mango grove lined road. Part of the colorful Bahia region, this is a popular seaside tourist destination with sustainable ecological projects.
Rio de Janiero’s famous icons include Copacabana, Sugar Loaf, Samba, Ipanema, Caipirinha cocktails, beach culture and of course the magnificent subtropical rainforests.
Half Day Santa Teresa Tour Few neighborhoods in Rio offer the physical beauty, history and charm of Santa Teresa. Located high upon the hills of the city, Santa Teresa overlooks virtually the entire city, including downtown and Guanabara Bay. Santa Teresa is home to the famous ‘bonde’, the street cars of the early 20th century. The neighborhood also offers some of Rio’s most exciting cultural and artistic activities, as well as wonderful restaurants. Enjoy a delicious lunch at one of Santa Teresa’s culinary hotspots specializing in traditional Brazilian food (not included in rate). Itinerary: We will leave the hotel by metro and stop at the Catete subway station to get a taxi to the ‘Bonde’ (station, where we will proceed across the Lapa Arches and up the hill to the charming neighborhood of Santa Teresa itself. Leave the ‘Bonde’ at Largo dos Guimarães to explore the innumerous cultural houses, galleries and pick our favorite spot for a delicious lunch (not included in rate). We will descend the hill by ‘Bonde’, once again, to the nearest metro station to return to our hotel. Important note: the tram is out of operation for a complete overhaul, until the return of its operation we will go up to Santa Teresa by car/van that are following the route of the tram. (0900 – 1300 hrs; Private Activity; Lunch not included)
Full Day Corcovado And Sugarloaf Tour This private full day tour takes you to the two major landmarks of Rio, in fact of Brazil: Corcovado and Sugarloaf Mountain. Begin the tour by riding the cog-wheel train up Corcovado Mountain to reach the spectacular view at the summit. Marvel at the Christ the Redeemer statue, built at the top of the mountain and gaze down on the entire city of Rio de Janeiro. Next visit the famous Sugarloaf Mountain, reaching the top by cable car. From your view at the top look out on the glittering waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the beautiful beaches below. (0800 – 1600 hrs; Private Activity; Lunch not included)
Private Tour Of Secrets Of Old Rio Driver&Guide On this half-day walking city tour, you will gain a deep insight into the rich history of Rio de Janeiro. Visit the historic center of the city with its many monuments and spectacular buildings reflecting Rio’s history as Brazil’s capital city for almost 300 years. See the Paço Imperial, built during colonial times to serve as a residence for the Portuguese governors of Brazil, the first cathedral in the city and Cinelandia Square, so named for the many cinemas that once surrounded this plaza. (Duration: 4 hrs, if you have a preference for timing, please tell your travel consultant at the time of booking, otherwise our team will schedule the tour at the best available time. Walking tour; Private Activity)
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