If you are looking to experience the best of Brazil, look no further; our 13-day tour showcases four beautiful regions. Together we will discover the diversity that makes Brazil so special, from the cities of Rio de Janeiro and Salvador to the Amazon rainforest and breathtaking Iguassu Falls.
Following our early arrival, we transfer to the hotel in Rio de Janeiro. After an early check in, the rest of the day is for us to relax after our long flight. In the evening we will gather for our Solos welcome drink and dinner.
Rio de Janeiro was the capital of Brazil until 1960. Often called “Cidade Maravilhosa” (The Marvellous City) Rio de Janeiro is world renowned for its breath-taking landscapes and location, nestled between lush, green mountains and crystal-clear seas. Rio is one of the most culturally and economically prominent cities in Brazil and features some of the country’s most famous tourist attractions such as Sugarloaf Mountain (Pão de Acúcar), Christ the Redeemer statue (Corcovado), and the iconic beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema. The city is full of energy and rhythm, and the locals of Rio, ‘Cariocas’, are known for their carefree spirit and charm.
Our hotel is located in front of Copacabana beach and has a bar and the restaurant. Overnight Rio de Janeiro
After breakfast we will leave the hotel in direction to the Cosme Velho neighborhood where we will board the train which will take us up the beautiful mountainside before arriving at the feet of Christ the Redeemer, one of the seven “New Wonders of the World”, located 700 meters above sea level. We will enjoy the most famous panoramic view of Rio de Janeiro, also known as the “Marvelous City”. From here we will drive to Santa Teresa, a traditional neighborhood located high upon the hills of the city, overlooking downtown and Guanabara Bay. Home to several Twentieth century mansions, cultural houses, galleries and gourmet restaurants, Santa Teresa’s charming cobbled streets are also a haven for local artists and intellectuals. In the afternoon we will return to the hotel and the rest of the evening is free.
Duration of excursion: approximately 6 hours.
Overnight Rio de Janeiro
Today we will visit the world-famous Sugarloaf Mountain (Pão de Acúcar’), which has become an iconic symbol of the city of Rio de Janeiro. Rising up from a small peninsula at the entrance of Guanabara Bay, its name is said to refer to its resemblance to the traditional shape of a concentrated, refined sugar loaf. We will take a glass cable-car to the first point at Urca Hill where we can enjoy spectacular views of the entire bay and its surrounding islands. Then we will take a second cable car to the top of Sugarloaf which rises 395 meters above sea level and offers a 360-degree view of the entire city including Botafogo and Copacabana Beaches, Corcovado Mountain and downtown of Rio de Janeiro. Before returning to the hotel, we will stop by the Municipal Theatre and the Cathedral in the centre of the city.
Duration of excursion: 4 hours
In the evening we will meet for dinner. Overnight Rio de Janeiro
After breakfast at our hotel we will transfer to the airport for our flight to Iguazu Falls (Foz do Iguacu). After arrival we will meet our guide and transfer to the hotel. Later we will be picked up from our hotel and head towards the Iguacu National Park in Brazil. We will drive through the lush, subtropical vegetation of the park. Due to their location on the border with Argentina, the falls are split between the two countries and we will visit these from both sides of the border.
We will take a descending trail of the canyon, from where we can enjoy panoramic views of more than 240 falls. Later we will board a glass elevator, which takes us to a platform where we can enjoy more exquisite views. Along with its “sister” park in Argentina, The Iguassu National Park forms the most significant remaining rainforest in the southern cone of South America, which along with the waterfalls have been declared a National Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Duration of excursion: approximately 3 hours
Our hotel is set amidst lush nature with a modern structure and great leisure facilities including a large green outside area, an ecological trail, tennis and volleyball courts, mini golf, a fitness centre, swimming pools, a sauna and spa. In the evening we will meet for dinner. Overnight Iguazu Falls
Today we will cross the Tancredo Neves Bridge with its lovely view of the Iguassu Canyon and head towards the Iguacu National Park in Argentina. At the entrance, a small train will take us on a tour through the park, making 2 stops: upper and lower circuit. We will follow the walkways to the top of the waterfalls that provide spectacularly unique views, amidst the abundant nature filled with orchids, colourful birds and other wildlife. The highlight of the trip is a visit to the suspended platform at the very brink of the Devil’s Throat – largest of the waterfalls.
Duration of excursion: approximately 7 hours
In the evening we will meet for dinner. Overnight Iguazu Falls
Today we fly north to Manaus and then travel on to our Amazon Jungle lodge, located on the banks of the Taruma River. Staying here for our next 3 nights we spend our time in the Amazon Rainforest exploring and learning about the wildlife, nature and people that call the jungle home.
Our hotel is located in the midst of the lush jungle, close to Manaus city and is a tourist, scientific and educational complex, founded in 1991. In the evening we will meet for a dinner. Overnight Amazon Eco Park Jungle Lodge
After breakfast, we will go on a nature hike. During the tour, the guide will lead and educate us about the local flora/fauna, how and where to find edible fruits and drinking water, first aid, how to find our way in the forest and much more. Later we will have lunch, before going on a fishing tour. In the evening we will meet for dinner at the lodge. Overnight Amazon Eco Park Jungle Lodge
After breakfast, we will depart for a tour of “Meeting of the Waters”, the spectacular merge of Negro and Solimões Rivers. The phenomenon happens due to differences in temperature, density and speed of the waters of the rivers. Depending on the level of the waters, a visit to a typical "caboclo" (local inhabitants) villa will be included (at Terra Nova Island) during this full day tour. This visit will happen prior or after lunch.
In the evening we will meet for a dinner. Overnight Amazon Eco Park Jungle Lodge
After breakfast, we will transfer back to Manaus Airport for our flight to Salvador. After arrival to Salvador Airport we will meet our guide and transfer to our hotel in Salvador.
Salvador is the first capital of Brazil and used to be a major place for the slave trade and is now a thriving center of Afro-Brazilian life. Salvador is considered the country’s soul and the birthplace of Brazilian culture. The local cuisine, music, dance and vibrant visual arts are all testaments to the pervasive African influence. As one of Brazil’s great historical destinations, the city is filled with churches, homes and forts that reflect stunning Portuguese architecture from the Baroque period. Outside the city lies some of Northeastern Brazil’s most pristine beaches, including the renowned Praia do Forte and Costa do Sauípe. Considered Brazil's most artistic city, Salvador has a lively art scene and its streets are filled with dance and music all year round.
Our hotel is located in the Rio Vermelho district, providing easy access to the city’s beaches and commercial and historical centers. It is also only 5 minutes from downtown, and near Pelourinho and the Mercado Modelo market. At the hotel, we can enjoy a modern health club, a sauna, a pool, and a tennis court (fees might apply). Overnight Salvador
Today we will drive through the scenic Coconut Highway leading to Praia do Forte, a fishing village 80 kms north of Salvador and home to some of the best beaches in the state of Bahia. On arrival at Praia do Forte we stroll through the village and will have the opportunity to visit the headquarters of the TAMAR Project the national sea turtle preservation project and one of Brazil´s most successful ecological programs. The visitors´ center provides a unique view of these majestic animals. Later we will drive south to Guarajuba Beach where we have time to relax on the beach, swim in the calm warm waters of the South Atlantic Ocean. In the afternoon we will return to Salvador.
Duration of excursion: approximately 8 hours
In the evening we will meet for a dinner. Overnight Salvador
After breakfast we will go on a tour of Salvador starting at the lower part of the city which includes quiet waters of the Itapagipe Peninsula where the first holiday residences were built. Later we will continue to the Monserrat district with its panoramic view of the city before finishing our tour at Mercado Modelo, a thriving market where we can buy local goods and souvenirs.
Duration of excursion: approximately 5 hours
In the evening we will have our farewell dinner before transferring to Salvador Airport for our late flight home. Late check-out is included.
You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.
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