All Brazil Group Tour
Rio de Janeiro – Foz do Iguazu - Manaus – Amazon – Salvador
Guaranteed Brazil group departure with 2 people.
DAY 1 – Origin – Rio de Janeiro
Airport arrival at Rio de Janeiro. The Carioca City with its magical quality offers the traveler a wide variety of touristic spots and a great number of leisure activities. Transfer from the airport to the hotel and overnight.
DAY 2 – Rio de Janeiro (B)
In the morning, we will see the most famous spots and the most beautiful landscapes of Rio. We’ll visit the main touristic city icon and one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, Cristo Redentor, with access by train through the lush Tijuca Forest. After that, we will get to the Sugarloaf (Pão de Açúcar) viewpoint, where we’ll enjoy one of the best views of Rio de Janeiro. The ascent and descent to reach the top of the Sugarloaf are made through a traditional cable railway. Then we return to the hotel for overnight.
DAY 3 – Rio de Janeiro (B, L).
On this day, we will learn and live the lifestyle of the cariocas. We start the tour with a walk to the nearest station where we will take the subway and travel for 15 minutes. Walking, we’ll visit the historic and commercial center of Rio, highlighting the Metropolitan Cathedral of São Sebastião and the Saara neighborhood. We will have the opportunity to see the customs, commerce and joy of the Carioca people. We then stop to taste a delicious natural juice made with tropical fruits and at the end we have lunch at the Confeitaria Colombo (included), which is one of the oldest and most historic restaurants in Brazil. We return to the subway station and go to the nearest stop to the hotel from where we will walk. Accommodation.
DAY 4 – Rio de Janeiro – Foz do Iguaçu (B)
Transfer to Rio de Janeiro airport for departure to Iguaçu airport. Arrival in Foz de Iguaçu and transfer to our hotel. The Iguaçu River wriggles in a western direction for 600km, picking up along its way the waters of dozens of tributaries. The river widens and flows through forests before descending into the various levels of the famous Iguaçu waterfalls. They consist of 275 waterfalls that occupy an area more than 3km wide and 80m tall. After check-in we’ll have free time to rest at our hotel or to get to know the surroundings. Overnight.
DAY 5 – Foz do Iguaçu (B)
After breakfast we will visit the traditional runways with a wonderful panoramic view of the Brazilian falls. The total length of the runway is 1200 meters from where we get a spectacular panoramic view of the 275 waterfalls that make up the Iguaçu Falls; the most important on the Brazilian side are four: Floriano, Deodoro da Fonseca, Benjamin Constant and Salto Uniao or Devil's Throat. Once we finish the tour, we reach the panoramic elevator that brings us back to the vehicle to complete the itinerary. Accommodation.
DAY 6 – Foz do Iguaçu (B)
Recognized among the seven natural wonders of the world, the Iguaçu Falls are the most visited natural attraction in the province of Misiones and one of the most impressive of Argentina and the world. Walking paths with different gateways offered by the Park may have a different view of the falls’ amazing scenery. The lower circuit allows more contact with nature, while the upper circuit gives an overview of all the jumps and the delta islands, and the impressive view of the Devil's Throat, where we feel the fury of water falling in many horseshoe shaped falls.
Then we’ll combine the essence of the Iguaçu National Park: jungle and falls in a single ride. The 5Km car ride ends at the forest base of Puerto Macuco. Walking 100 meters down, we arrive at the dock where we will meet the boats that lead us six kilometers through the canyon of the lower Iguaçu river towards the waterfalls while enjoying the rapids. Then we will reach the peak of emotion when facing the incomparable Salto San Martín, second on the scale and the largest approachable jump by boat. Finally, we land at the dock located in front of San Martin Island, where we will return to the runway system, through the Lower Circuit. Accommodation.
DAY 7 – Foz do Iguaçu – Manaus (B)
Transfer to the Iguaçu airport for departure to Manaus airport, the capital of the Brazilian Amazon, and the central point for all excursions into the Amazon jungle. We will stop at our hotel and we will have free time to rest or take an optional tour to visit the Amazon Theatre, the Market and the Port of Manaus. Accommodation.
DAY 8 – Manaus – Amazon Lodge (B, L, D)
After breakfast, we will transfer along the Amazon River to the Lodge, a hotel located in the Amazon rainforest. We’ll be welcomed with a natural juice made with fruit from the Amazon region. We’ll have lunch and in the afternoon, the regular program of activities will start. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
DAY 9 – Amazon Lodge (B, L, D)
During this Amazon stay, we will take different amazon experiences at the lodge, including a visit to a riverside community, a jungle trek to discover the medicinal plants and hunting techniques of the region, day and night canoe rides to discover the river and the Amazon jungle and wildlife from the water, and piranha fishing. All these activities will start and finish at the lodge where we will have the comfort of a private room, plus the lodge restaurant and other facilities. Finally, the activity program of the Lodge will also include the visit to the “encontro das águas”, the place where Rio Negro and Rio Solimões meet without mixing their waters for some kilometers. Accommodation.
DAY 10 – Lodge Amazonas – Manaus (B, L)
On this third day, we will continue with the lodge activity program to finally leave the Lodge to go back to the city of Manaus. After lunch, transfer will end at the hotel in Manaus. Accommodation.
DAY 11 – Manaus – Salvador (B)
In the morning, transfer to Manaus airport for departure to Salvador airport. Salvador is the cradle of the Afro-Brazilian culture and offers the visitor many popular amusements with its cuisine, music, enchantment and cheerfulness. From the airport, transfer to the pousada, located near downtown, known as the Pelourinho. Here we will find the most important architectural collection of Hispanic America, and it is also the main meeting point for locals. Accommodation.
DAY 12 – Salvador (B. D).
During the morning, we will take a walking visit to the historic downtown. Here it is possible to spot different places representing the city’s culture and art. In the afternoon we will have free time to take part in other optional activities, like a panoramic tour to get to know the rest of the interesting city of Salvador. At night, we leave bound for Miguel Santana Theatre to watch the presentation of the Companhia de Balé Folclórico da Bahia. The company performs in the intimacy of Miguel Santana Theatre in the Pelourinho in a seamless presentation of the multiple African traditions that shape Bahian culture. We will see the sacred dances of Candomblé; “puxada de rede” a song by fishermen in honor of Yemanja, the goddess of the sea; maculelê, a stick and sword dance acrobatics with its origins in the cane fields; capoeira, a martial art/dance of Angolan origin and the samba de roda, a spinning, a version of this exuberant national dance. At the end of the show we will enjoy a delicious farewell dinner (included). After dinner we’ll return to the pousada.
DAY 13 – Salvador – Destination (B)
Transfer to Salvador airport for departure to next destination.
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
2018-19 Departures dates guided in English: MAR 03, JUN 16, JUL 28, AUG 04, SEP 22, DEC 08, JAN 05, 2019, FEB 09, 2019
PRICES Per person in DBL room in a group from 2 to 14 people: 2850 USD
SGL SUPPLEMENT (per person in a group from 2 to 14 people): 995 USD
Standard 4* accommodation in pousadas/hotels with breakfast: