-8 day tour throughout Brazil
-Enjoy a guided tour of Rio including Corcovado, Sugar Loaf and the famous Christ the Redeemer Statue
-Private guided tour to Petropolis
-Enjoy the Plataforma show, the largest and most traditional spectacle available in Rio de Janeiro
-2 days of guided tours to explore Iguazu Falls
-Includes Nautical Aventura Boat Safari to the foot of the Three Musketeers waterfall, where you can enjoy a spectacular view of both the Brazilian and Argentinean sides of the falls
-Day at leisure in Salvador
-Private tour of Salvador de Bahia
-Ample free time, transfers included
Rio de Janeiro, Salvador de Bahia, Iguazu Falls and more…
You’ll explore the best of Brazil on this 8-day tour
See both the Brazilian and Argentinean sides of Iguazu Falls, Christ the Redeemer, and so much more
Arrive in Rio de Janeiro, where you will be greeted and transferred by your private driver to your hotel. You could start to explore the city. Accommodation at Copacabana Palace Hotel.
This morning, visit Rio de Janeiro with your private guide/driver. This is the ideal way to see the best of Rio. In only one day you may visit Corcovado and Sugar Loaf. A ride to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain gives you a wonderful view of the city nestled between the mountains and the sea. In the afternoon you will visit the Christ Statue at Corcovado Mountain by taking the cog train through the luxuriant rain Forest. Enjoy the spectacular views of Rio and the surrounding countryside. After riding the cog train back down, you will go back to your hotel. Accommodation at Copacabana Palace Hotel.
Today your private guide/driver takes you to Petropolis. The city of Petropolis is located 60 km away from Rio and it has been called the Imperial City since the Emperor Pedro II. Settled by the Germans, Petropolis keeps the memory of Brazilian history with its buildings and charming streets. This tour starts with a visit to the Imperial Museum, which has been the summer residence of the Emperor D. Pedro II and that keeps furniture and objects such as the crown of gold, pearls and diamonds used by D. Pedro I and D. Pedro II. The tour will continue on to the Gothic Cathedral where Princess Isabel was buried along with the tombstones of D. Pedro II and his wife. From there you will see the Crystal Palace, built in France and mounted in Brazil, destined to shelter exhibitions and great parties promoted by Princess Isabel. Return to your hotel in Rio at the end of the tour.
That night, enjoy The Plataforma show which is the largest and most traditional spectacle available in Rio de Janeiro, presenting an authentic look at Brazilian folklore. Through its rhythms, melodies songs and dances the show depicts the history of Brazil cultural and racial roots. This two hour show is truly enchanting and stunning, ending with parade of luxurious costumes. Your driver will pick you up and drop you off at your hotel. Accommodation at Copacabana Palace Hotel.
Today, your private guide/driver takes you to the airport for your flight to Iguazu falls. On your arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon, you explore with your private guide/driver The Brazilian Falls located on the western side of the Paraná State in Brazil. They were declared Natural World Heritage in the year 1986 by the Unesco. This Brazilian park with 185,000 hectares (458,000 acres) borders the Argentinean National Park and they are divided by the Iguazu River. Both parks make this region one of the largest natural protected areas in South America. The tour starts at the Visitors’ Center, designed to be the access to the park. The building functions as an embarking and disembarking station for visitors. In order to be able to start the circuits along the catwalk floors, every visitor must take one of the modern panoramic view buses so as to move safely within the park. The length of the catwalk floors is 1,200 meters (0.8 miles) from where it is possible to get a breathtaking view of the 275 waterfalls. The four main rapids on the Brazilian side are: Floriano, Deodoro, Benjamín Constant and Salto Unión or The Devil´s Throat. At the end of the path everyone will get on a panoramic elevator that will take them to the bus units. Go back to your hotel. Accommodation at Das Cataratas Hotel.
After your breakfast, you explore the area with your private guide/driver. The park was created in 1934 with the main aim to protect the majestic Iguazu Falls. In 1984, the Unesco declared this place Natural World Heritage due to the beauty of the scenery and the biological diversity in this subtropical rainforest. The visit to the Iguazu National Park can be done via 3 circuits and on catwalks, best known as Lower Path, Higher path and the Devil´s Throat Path. You will decide with your guide what you prefer. The Lower Path is a 1,200-metre-walk (0.8 miles) that gives a great view of the majority of the rapids and falls from a front and lower point of view. The distances range from a bird’s eye point of view of The Devil’s Throat together with several Brazilian rapids, to spectacular close-ups to other falls. This walk has some high difficulty level due to the number of steps along the way. (Approximate duration: 2 hours). The Higher Path is a 1,300-metre-walk (0.9 miles) that will raise every visitor´s adrenaline level because of the vertigo of being at the edge of some waterfalls. This walk has breathtaking sceneries from a cliff-point outlook and this is the less effort demanding walk of the three traditional ones. No steps along the way. (Approximate duration: 1 hour).
The Devil’s Throat has to be access via the Ecological Jungle Train, and everyone must get off at the stop named after this waterfall. From there, there is a stroll along the catwalk which is a winding path that goes around the islands for 1,100 meters (0.7 miles) and ends in the large balconies located on the edge of falls. There are no steps along the path.
Then, the Nautical Aventura Boat Safari starts and finishes at the end of the Lower Circuit, which is located in front of the San Martin Island. The ride is made with motor-boats that pass through the lower canyon of the Iguazu River and around the island up to the foot of the Three Musketeers waterfall, where you can enjoy a spectacular and clear view of both the Brazilian and Argentinean sides, as well as the Devil’s Throat Fall. Besides enjoying the beautiful panoramic view of both sides of the falls, it is possible to get very close to the waterfall of San Martin Island, the biggest waterfall that a motor-boat can approach safely. Accommodation at Das Cataratas Hotel.
Today, your private guide/driver takes you to the airport for your flight to Salvador. On your arrival you will be transferred to your hotel by your private car. You can enjoy the rest of your day at your leisure. Accommodation at Pestana Convento do Carmo Hotel.
This morning enjoy a private tour of the city. This visit of the most spectacular historical points of Salvador takes place principally in the Pelourinho. A true immersion in the heart of the history of this country, this visit can not to be missed. On the way a stop at the Farol da Barra (Barra Lighthouse) offers a panoramic view of the entrance to Baía de Todos os Santos. This lighthouse is built on the foundations of a Portuguese fort that as of the 16th century defends the entrance to the bay. Continue along the Vitoria Corridor, an avenue with trees hundreds of years old that still shelter some imposingly large houses, witness to a history of ostentation. Arriving in the historical section, stop at Tomé de Souza’s square. From the look-out you can observe the lower city and port, the Mercado Modelo and the Lacerda Elevator. Connecting the 2 parts of the city and allowing access to more than 30,000 people a day, this elevator reaches a height of 72 meters.
From this point on, the rest of the visit is on foot. Crossing Praça da Sé (Sé’s square), a large plaza recently redesigned, you arrive in Terreiro de Jesus square, surrounded by houses with colonial façades. Visit the Basílica Cathedral, erected on the site of an ancient 16th century chapel. Visit the São Francisco de Assise Church (1713), considered the best example of Portuguese baroque style and the most magnificent in Brazil. This church is part of a group, which also includes a monastery, and the Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco (Church of the Third Order of Saint Francis). Continue discovering the mysteries of the historic centre, walking on the sloping streets. The colored buildings from the 17th and 18th centuries form an architectural group unique to the Americas, classified as World Monument by Unesco. The rest of the afternoon is at your leisure to explore the city on your own.
At night, enjoy a show with dinner at Miguel Santana Theater. 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 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. Your driver will pick you up and drop you off at your hotel. Accommodation at Pestana Convento do Carmo Hotel.
After you breakfast, we will be transferred to the airport by your private driver for your flight home.
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*Note: Domestic flights not included in tour price
Rio de Janeiro – Copacabana Palace Hotel or similar
Since its Art Deco doors swung open in 1923, Belmond Copacabana Palace has been welcoming the rich and famous.
A truly iconic city-centre hotel, Copacabana Beach only a heartbeat away, this is the best place to stay in Rio. Soak up the sun in the magnificent pool or join Brazil’s style setters at the Piano Bar. And don’t miss the hotel’s top restaurants, whether for great local dishes or fine Italian dining at the Hotel Cipriani Restaurant.
Foz de Iguazu – Das Cataratas Hotel or similar
Facing the spectacular Iguazu Falls in Iguazu National Park, the 5-star Belmond Hotel das Cataratas has free Wi-Fi internet access. Guests can enjoy a cocktail by the swimming pool or play a game of tennis on the provided court.
Belmond Hotel das Cataratas has traditional Portuguese styled rooms with a flat screen TV, dark wood furniture and warm natural tones.
Salvador – Pestena Convento do Carmo or similar
Pestana Convento do Carmo is located in Santo Antônio Além do Carmo, the Historic Centre of Salvador, a Unesco World Heritage Site. The Convent, initially built in 1586 by the First Order of Carmelite Friars, has been throughout the centuries the stage of many significant events of the Brazilian history, and is nowadays, after careful restoration works, the first luxury historic hotel in Brazil. The impacting architecture of the Convent combined with furniture and works of art, achieve an elegant and refined atmosphere, present right from the guests’ first contact at the imposing reception desk.
Note: Limited Availability, some hotels may not be available. Prices are per person.
Tours can be customized for any number of travelers, on any date.