8 Days , 2 Cities
Rio de Janeiro "Receber"
Arrival and private transfer to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. In the evening, enjoy a welcome dinner at a typical Brazilian barbecue restaurant.
Rio De Janeiro - City Tour
Breakfast and departure for a full day tour. Return to hotel and evening at leisure.
This tour begins with a city tour through downtown, the most historical part of Rio. Participants will enjoy panoramic views of the Sambodrome and the traditional Cinelândia square with the historical buildings Municipal Theater, National Library, and National Museum of Fine Arts. A visit is made at the Metropolitan Cathedral, in pyramid form, with an internal diameter of 96 meters (315 ft.) and a height of 80 meters (262 ft.). Lunch is included at Colombo bakery, one of the most iconic restaurants in the city (buffet meal). Then we will take the Aterro do Flamengo avenue to the neighborhood of Urca, where Sugar Loaf is located. The visit is made in two steps by cable car. The first one takes passengers to Urca Hill, which is 215 meters (705 ft.) high, with a beautiful view of the Guanabara Bay and its islands, the Rio-Niterói bridge and Corcovado hill. From this stage, a second cable car will go up to the top of the mountain, with 395 meters high and a splendid view from Copacabana beach, the Santa Cruz fortress, and some beaches of Niterói.
Corcovado, Santa Teresa & Tijuca Jeep Tour
Breakfast and departure for a Jeep tour including the Corcovado visit (the vehicle is shared with other pax, maximum 10 people).
At the Corcovado Hill, located in the Tijuca Atlantic Forest, it is the statue of Christ the Redeemer, one of Rio’s most famous postcards. From the top of the mountain, it is possible to see the beaches of Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon, the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, the Botanical Gardens, Maracanã stadium, the Guanabara Bay, and the Sugar Loaf. Then continue with a small walk inside the forest, a trail up to the Cascatinha Fall. To end the day, this tour will also include a visit to Santa Teresa, a traditional district with a mild climate and big houses from the beginning of the century, built mainly by English railroad managers. In our days, it became an art center with lots of craftsmanship galleries and the only district in Rio where we can find the trolley car.
Return to hotel and rest of the day at leisure. In the evening, enjoy Brazilian live music at Rio Scenarium, located in the bohemian district of Lapa.
Admire Iguassu Falls and See Several Species of Animals
After breakfast, transfer to the airport to take the flight to Iguassu Falls. Arrival and half-day tour to Brazilian falls. Evening at leisure.
Inside the Iguaçu National Park, it is located one of the most beautiful postcards in the world, the Iguassu Falls with its 275 falls on an average flow of 49 cubic feet (1.400 cubic meters) of water per second. Arriving at the Park, the first stop is at the Visitors Center, with a modern infrastructure, then the transportation is made in panoramic buses or private vehicles, in a 7.5 miles path, providing a nice view of the local fauna and flora. Then the tour by foot starts, in a step way of .75 miles (1.2 km). During this walking, it is possible to see several species of animals, especially coatis (considered the symbol of the park). At the end of the tour, the visitors can contemplate a very nice view of the Iguaçu River at the top of the falls.
Iguassu Falls: Full day tour of Argentinian falls
After breakfast, a full-day tour of Argentinian falls. Rest of the day at leisure.
Arriving at the park, the first stop is at the Visitors Center, with an excellent infrastructure, then the transportation is made in ecological trains that take visitors to a very pleasant trip inside the forest, where many species of fauna and flora can be seen. The tour includes both Upper and Lower Circuits, also the Devil´s Throat, the most beautiful and impressive fall of the Iguassu Falls. This contemplation is made of the top of the Iguaçu River, about 1200 Yards (1100 m) walking to appreciate its magnitude.
Welcome to Salvador
After breakfast, transfer to IGU Airport for the flight to Salvador. Arrival and transfer to hotel. Accommodation and rest of the day at leisure.
Salvador - Upper City Tour
Breakfast and half-day Upper City tour.
The tour takes you to the Barra district at the mouth of the immense bay, a site of important historical landmarks in Brasil’s early colonial period, now also a residential waterfront neighborhood. We then proceed via elegant tree-lined avenues and bustling city streets to the Pelourinho, a Unesco Heritage site and the largest complex of colonial architecture in South America. We leave the vehicle at the Municipal Square, by the towering Lacerda Elevator, allowing for great views of the bay stretching out to the lower city, and stroll through the narrow, bustling streets lined with buildings in pastel shades of an age gone by, soaking in the sights and sounds of this vibrant city. We visit the church of São Francisco with its exuberant gold-leafed Baroque interior and the Pelourinho square, the heart of the old town.
Return to hotel and rest of day at leisure. In the evening, enjoy a tour of Rio Vermelho.
The neighborhood is home to a myriad of restaurants and “Botecos” (casual bars). The Boteco tradition is synonymous with a bohemian lifestyle, offering an informal ambiance where friends meet and drink a daftly cold beer or their favorite cachaça, always accompanied by the all-important typical finger food. The neighborhood is also home to three of the city’s most famous and treasured baianas de acarajé (traditional appetizer) selling the best of Bahian street food. Note: food and beverage are not included, it must be paid at the spot.
Salvador - Lower City Tour
Breakfast and half-day Lower City tour.
The tour starts at the Tororo Lagoon with the imposing statues of the candomblé orixas in mid-lake, and the towering Arena Fonte Nova football stadium built for the World Cup. From here we drive to the quiet waters of the Itapagipe Peninsula, where life moves at a slower pace than the bustling upper city. Fishermen fish from dug-out canoes, locals collect shellfish at low tide, schooners lie at anchor, all protected by the famous Bonfim church, one of the most important churches of pilgrimage in Brazil and deeply syncretized with the Candomblé. We stop en route at the iconic Sorveteria da Ribeira ice cream parlor offering a myriad of tropical fruit sorbets since 1931. We continue to the Monserrat district with its panoramic view of the bay and city beyond and on to the Mercado Modelo, a thriving market for local artifacts and souvenirs.
Return to the hotel and rest of day at leisure. In the evening, enjoy a folklore show followed by dinner.
Departure to the Pelourinho area, where the intimate Miguel Santana Theater is located. The Balé Folclórico da Bahia Company performs a seamless presentation of the multiple African traditions that underpin Bahian culture. To contextualize the ensuing performance a detailed description is provided by your guide before the show, which features the following attractions:
– Dances of the Candomblé orixás (or deities)
- 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, the spectacular and exhilarating martial art/dance
- Samba de Roda, the grand finale, the spinning, swirling version of this exuberant national dance.
Note: The show is not available on Tuesdays, Sundays, or holidays.
After the show, enjoy a typical dinner at Uaua restaurant (local food menu).
End of the Adventure
As we come to the final day in our adventure, morning is yours to relax and chill until the departure from your hotel. After breakfast, check out and transfer to the airport to take the departure flight.
Starting from $1,790 per person
Price per person in double occupancy
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Price excluding international flights
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- Private transfers with bilingual guide
- Private tours with bilingual guide
- Entrance fees at mentioned touristic sites
- Accommodation at hotels with daily breakfast
- Meals according to the program (beverages are extra)
Sightseeing Highlights Included
- Rio de Janeiro full day city tour
- Enjoy panoramic views of the Sambodrome
- Enjoy the traditional Cinelândia square with the historical buildings Municipal Theater
- Visit National Library and National Museum of Fine Arts
- Visit to Metropolitan Cathedral
- Explore the neighborhood of Urca
- Visit to the statue of Christ the Redeemer, one of Rio’s most famous postcards
- Half day tour to Brazilian falls
- Witness the uniqueness of the Iguassu Falls, which is located in the Iguaçu National Park
- Full day tour to Argentinian falls
- Half day Upper City tour at Salvador
- Half day Lower City tour at Salvador
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