On this Brazil vacation, travel straight from one stunning highlight to another without spending additional time on the road. From the vibrant streets of Brazil’s carnival capital Rio de Janeiro, travel to the thundering Iguazu Falls. Follow it up with leisurely days spent on pristine beaches and a brief stay in the heart of the Amazon rainforest.
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. (09:00 to 13:00. Lunch is not included. Private Activity.)
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 and 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)
Foz do Iguaçu on the Brazilian side and Puerto Iguazú on the Argentinean side are not just the gateways to the breathtakingly beautiful and awe inspiring waterfalls, but are also the nearest cities to the intersection of the borders of three countries that include Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil.
Visit To The Brazilian Side Of Iguazu Waterfalls On this half day tour, take in the incredible panoramic view of Iguazu Waterfalls. From the amazing vantage points in Brazil, marvel at the sheer beauty and amazing magnitude of this natural wonder. (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. Private Activity)
Eco Boat-Experience Of The Iguazu Waterfalls Enhance your visit to the Argentina side of the Iguazu Waterfalls with a tranquil boat ride experience on the Iguazu River. Admire the beauty of the river and the park learning about the regional flora and fauna, and if you are lucky perhaps even catch sight of an alligator or a monkey. (Duration: 30 mins; Group Activity; Maximum 17 people; Combined with the Visit to the Argentine Side of Iguazu Waterfalls Activity)
VisitTo The Argentine Side Of Iguazu Waterfalls Gain a deep perspective of the breathtaking waterfalls, recently named one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Three sets of trails and walkways allow you to explore the natural beauty of the falls and the surrounding jungle as you walk through the national park. On the lower circuit take in a view of the falls from below, feeling part of the natural surroundings, and sensing their great magnitude. The upper circuit takes you above the falls where you get a different perspective of the same waterfalls you just saw on the lower circuit. And no visit to Iguazu is complete without viewing the Devil’s Throat Falls, where you stand just feet from the thundering cascades of water tumbling to depths below. (0900 – 1500 hrs. Private Activity)
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 neighborhood. (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.
Amazonas is the heart of the Amazon rainforest with unparalleled biodiversity.
Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge (3-Nights Package) During your stay, become a jungle explorer as you discover the unique natural beauty of the Amazon rainforest. Choose from a variety of shared activities that explore all facets of the region. Activities include nautical excursions through the many rivers of the Anavilhanas Archipelago, hiking through the forest, piranha fishing, and visits to view pink river dolphins and local crafts markets of Novo Airão. (For more detailed information on all the activities offered by Anavilhans Jungle Lodge please visit the website: http://www.anavilhanaslodge.com/wordpress/en/the-brazilian-amazon-experience/4-days-3-nights)
Manaus is the gateway to the beauty and nature of the Brazilian Amazon. Known as the “Heart of the Amazon,” the city welcomes jungle explorers.
Drive to Manaus Airport with a guide
Price & Inclusions
Option 1 From $ 6,090 /person
Option 2 From $ 9,290 /person
Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.
Accommodation (on a twin-sharing basis) on the indicated meal plan for 14 nights.
Economy flights for all sectors : Rio de Janeiro – Foz do Iguacu, Foz do Iguacu – Sao Paulo – Salvador da Bahia, Salvador da Bahia – Brasilia – Manaus
All activities as listed:
Rio de Janeiro: Half Day Santa Teresa tour
Rio de Janeiro: Private tour of Secrets of old Rio driver&guide
Rio de Janeiro: Full Day Corcovado and Sugarloaf Tour
Foz do Iguacu: Visit to the Brazilian Side of Iguazu Waterfalls
Foz do Iguacu: Eco boat-experience of the Iguazu Waterfalls
Foz do Iguacu: Visit to the Argentine Side of Iguazu Waterfalls
Salvador da Bahia: Historic Highlights of Salvador de Bahia
All activities specified in the itinerary, including entrance fees, accompanied by our tour guide
If your itinerary includes self-drive travel then all such travel comes with CDW insurance for an unlimited number of kilometers. For further details about the type of car please speak to your Travel Consultant.
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