|Purpose:||Culture, History, Nature|
|No. of days:||8 days - 7 nights|
|First & Last Cities:||Salvador da Bahia, Rio de Janeiro|
|Other cities:||Iguassu Falls|
Tour does not include:
Hotels in your Tour:
|First Class||Salvador||Fera Palace||4.5|
|Foz do Iguassu||Wyndham Foz||4|
|Rio de Janeiro||Windsor Excelsior||4.5|
Hotels may be substituted by similar ones at time of booking
Day 1: Salvador
Upon your arrival at Salvador da Bahia Airport you will be met and assisted by our representative who will escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure for you to rest and relax after the long flight. Maybe you want to find a local restaurant and try one of the delicious typical dishes. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Salvador
After breakfast start a full-day city tour that will familiarize with the highlights of Salvador and the local cuisine at lunchtime. Discover the essential sights of Salvador by tracing the development of the city from its simple beginnings to what is now the third largest city in Brazil. After hotel pick up go to the mouth of the immense bay and then, 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.
Leave the vehicle at the Muncipal Square, by the towering Lacerda Elevator, with 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. Visit the church o São Francisco with its exuberant gold-leafed Baroque interior and the Pelourinho Square, the heart of the old town. Stop for lunch before continuing to the Lower City that offers another perspective of the sprawling city, leading to the quiet waters of the Itapagipe Peninsula where life moves at a slower pace than the bustling upper city.
Fishermen fish from dugout 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. Continue to the Monserrat district with its panoramic view of the city and on to the Mercado Modelo, a thriving market for local artifacts and souvenirs. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight at the hotel. [B]
Day 3: Salvador, Iguassu Falls
Breakfast at the hotel before check out and transfer to the airport for a flight to Iguassu Falls. Upon arrival you will met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight at the hotel. [B]
Day 4: Iguassu Falls
This morning, after breakfast at the hotel, you will visit the Brazilian Falls starting at the Visitors Center, at the entrance of the Iguassu National Park, about 6 miles from the city center. The Visitors Center has an excellent infrastructure with exhibits of Iguassu Falls photographs, a souvenir shop, comfort facilities, medical emergency center, bank and so on. After passing through the Center, the visit continues inside the National Park, along a paved road that will leads to the magnificent Iguassu Falls.
Walking tour along the catwalk, which provides a little over 3,000 ft. of easy hike. Along this easy trek, there are several gorgeous panoramic views of the Falls and at the end of the catwalk a fantastic close-up encounter with the Devil’s Throat and main falls. It is a completely different tour when compared to the Argentine side. The tour ends at the upper part of Iguassu Falls accessed through a panoramic elevator; from there, the visitors will follow a track to as far as the Espaço Porto Canoas (The Port Canoas Space), with a pleasurable lookout point and a view to the upper Iguassu River.
The Port Canoas Space also has the Porto Canoas Restaurant and snack bars, handicraft shop, comfort facilities and a medical first aid outpost. Return to hotel to rest and relax the remainder of the day. Overnight at the hotel. [B]
Day 5: Iguassu Falls, Rio de Janeiro
Breakfast and check out at the hotel and transfer to the airport for a flight to Rio de Janeiro. Upon arrival you will be met by a driver guide, who will transfer you to the hotel in Copacabana. Evening at leisure and overnight at the hotel. [B]
Day 6: Rio de Janeiro (Christ the Redeemer & Corcovado)
After breakfast you will be picked-up for your morning tour. From any place of the city, the visitor can see the most beautiful postcard of Rio de Janeiro: Christ the Redeemer statue in the mountain of Corcovado located at 2,330 ft. above sea level and inaugurated in 1931. From our hotel we ride through some of the iconic areaa of Rio such as the Lagoon and Botanical Gardens to head to the Cosme Velho neighborhood from where the cog train starts a trip through the Tijuca Forest, the largest urban forest in the world, up to the statue. Once there, a panoramic and extraordinary view of Rio can be seen including the Sugar Loaf, the Guanabara Bay, the beaches of Southern Zone. Rest of the day at leisure and overnight at the hotel. [B]
Day 7: Rio de Janeiro
Today, enjoy breakfast and take advantage of this free day try a swim in Rio Bay and mix with the real “cariocas” always playing sports, getting a tan and having real fun on the beach. Or continue your exploration of Rio by taking an optional excursion to the Sugar Loaf and tasting Brazilian food readily available in the area. Overnight at the hotel. [B]
Day 8: Rio de Janeiro, USA
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and get ready to pack your bags as soon you will be picked up and assisted on your transfer to Galeão International Airport for your flight back home. [B]
[B] = Breakfast
Prices are per person and are subject to change without notice.
Price for single is for passenger traveling alone, staying in a single room. Single supplement based on 2 or more pax traveling together is available upon request.
Rates are valid through December 2019 and do not apply for special periods, national holidays and big events including Christmas and New Year’s (December 23, 2018 through January 1, 2019 & December 23, 2019 through January 1, 2020). Other blackout dates may apply.
Rate for deluxe properties are available upon request.
Visa is required for US Citizens traveling to Brazil. You may obtain an electronic visa through the Brazilian Consulate services in the US.
Tour Code: BR04SSA19DB