Start your Brazil tour on the fashionable beaches of Rio, soaking in the beauty and vibrant culture of this unofficial capital city. Travel on to see the roaring Iguazu Falls, gaining a unique perspective of the waterfalls from both the Brazilian and the Argentinean sides. Afterwards, discover the cultural treasures of Salvador do Bahia with an experienced guide by your side. Last on your list is the beach town of Praia do Forte – part of the colorful Bahia region, it boasts an extensive coastline, national reserves and ecological projects that shelter a host of aquatic and bird species.


Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 4Rio de JaneiroSugarloaf Mountain, Corcovado National Park, Christ The RedeemerMiramar Hotel by Windsor, Belmond Copacabana Palace
4 - 6Foz do IguacuIguazu Waterfalls in Brazil, UNESCO World Heritage Site Jesuit RuinsBourbon Convention & Spa Resort, Belmond das Cataratas
6 - 8Salvador da BahiaPortuguese Colonial Heritage, Afro-Brazilian Culture & Arts, BeachesWish Hotel Da Bahia, Villa Bahia
8 - 12Praia do FortePicturesque Seaside town, Endangered sea turtles & birdlife, Hiking & Water sportsPorto da Lua Pousada, Tivoli Ecoresort Praia do Forte
12 - 12Rio de JaneiroSugarloaf Mountain, Corcovado National Park, Christ The Redeemer

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  • Heritage
  • Landscape
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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 4

International Airrval

Transfer to Hotel

Rio de Janeiro

3 Days

Rio de Janiero’s famous icons include Copacabana, Sugar Loaf, Samba, Ipanema, Caipirinha cocktails, beach culture and of course the magnificent subtropical rainforests.

Included Activities

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)

Hotel Options
RoomMiramar Hotel by Windsor - Superior
RoomCopa Deluxe Front Sea view
Day 4 - 6

Transfer to Hotel

Flight from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu

Transfer from Foz do Iguazu Airport to Hotel

Foz do Iguacu

2 Days

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.

Included Activities

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)

Visit To 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)

Hotel Options
RoomDeluxe Room
Day 6 - 8

Transfer from Foz do Iguazu Hotel to Airport

Flight from Foz do Iguacu to Salvador da Bahia via Sao Paulo

Transfer from Salvador da Bahia Airport to Hotel with Guide

Salvador da Bahia

2 Days

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.

Included Activities

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).

Bahian Food Trail
Sample the delicious Afro-Brazilian cuisine of the Bahia region on this food trail around Salvador. Seafood, especially shrimps, form the core of much of Bahian dishes. What better place then, to start your food tour, than the colorful local fish markets of this coastal city? Visit the recently redeveloped Agua dos Meninos fish market, which is the main seafood hub of the city. Walk up to the bustling Sao Joaquim market, a traditional open marketplace for the rich produce of the surrounding farming region. This largest traditional Brazilian market boasts of nearly a thousand stalls selling everything from exotic fruits and vegetables to local spices, herbs, wicker baskets and traditional earthen cookware! Stop by a local restaurant for a well-earned and sumptuous Bahian lunch. The region’s favorite seafood stew of Moqueca is certainly worth a try, in combination with Vatapá, yet another Afro-Brazilian staple of shrimp, nuts and peppers cooked in a deliciously creamy coconut milk curry. Both are usually served with rice. Polish it all off with the ubiquitous coconut, milk and eggs desert of the much loved Cocadas. You could also end on the refreshingly sweet notes of thin tapioca wraps with bananas and condensed milk! (Half Day, Morning Tour; Meals included: Lunch; Please bring comfortable walking shoes).

Hotel Options
RoomSuperior Room
Villa Bahia – Opt 2
RoomDeluxe Room
Day 8 - 12

Drive from Salvador da Bahia to Praia do Forte with Guide (85 km, 1.5 hrs)

Praia do Forte

4 Days

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.

Hotel Options
RoomStandard Room
RoomSuperior Room
MealsHalf Board (Breakfast & Dinner)
StyleBeach Resort
Day 12 - 12

Drive from Salvador da Bahia to Praia do Forte with Guide (85 km, 1.5 hrs)

Flight from Salvador da Bahia to Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro

0 Days

Rio de Janiero’s famous icons include Copacabana, Sugar Loaf, Samba, Ipanema, Caipirinha cocktails, beach culture and of course the magnificent subtropical rainforests.

International departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 4,205 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 7,630 /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.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation (on a twin-sharing basis) on the indicated meal plan for 11 nights.
  • Economy flights for all sectors : Rio de Janeiro – Foz do Iguacu, Foz do Iguacu – Sao Paulo – Salvador da Bahia, Salvador da Bahia – Rio de Janeiro
  • All activities as listed :
    • 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
    • Salvador da Bahia: Bahian Food Trail
  • All airport and hotel transfers
  • 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.
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
  • Insolvency insurance
  • Fees and taxes
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Culture, Waterfalls and Beach Bliss in Brazil

12 days $ 4,205 / person

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