|Purpose:||History, Culture, Fun|
|No. of days:||8 days - 7 nights|
|First & Last Cities:||Rio de Janeiro|
|Other cities:||Petropolis, Paraty, Ouro Preto|
Tour does not include:
Hotels in your Tour:
|Rio de Janeiro||Windsor Plaza||4|
|Paraty||Pousada Porto Imperial||4|
|Ouro Preto||Solar do Rosário||4.5|
|Ouro Preto||Solar do Rosário||4.5|
Hotels may be substituted by similar ones at time of booking
Day 1: Rio de Janeiro
After you pass customs and immigration at Galeão International Airport you will be met and assisted by our representative who will escort you to your hotel in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro. The rest of the day is at leisure for you to rest and relax after the long flight. Maybe you want to dip into the ocean, relax in the sun or stroll along the famous beach. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Rio de Janeiro
Breakfast at the hotel before this morning’s sightseeing. Learn a little about Rio’s history and culture by visiting downtown attractions, where the most important and the richest symbols of Brazilian colonial art can be found. Return to hotel and enjoy a free afternoon to continue your visit or just relax and take advantage of Copacabana beach. Overnight at the hotel. [B]
Day 3: Rio de Janeiro
Following breakfast, you will embark on a full day tour to Petrópolis, a small colonial town with cobblestone streets and horse-drawn buggies that will bring you to times past. During you day enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Visit the old cathedral and the summer Palace of Dom Pedro II, Brazil’s last Emperor. The palace is now a museum, housing a beautiful collection of crown jewels, furniture, paintings and tapestries from the days of the Empire. Return to hotel in Rio de Janeiro for overnight. [B]
Day 4: Rio de Janeiro, Paraty
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before being picked-up for a road transfer to the city of Paraty and check-in at your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure so you can stroll through the streets of the historical center, with its beautifully preserved colonial architecture, stopping in the numerous art galleries and stores, stepping back in time in the churches and museums, sampling the exquisite food, surrounding this oasis of history and charm. Overnight at the hotel. [B]
Day 5: Paraty
After breakfast head to the marina for a 5-hour schooner trip in Paraty's bay, with over 65 tropical islands and dozens of beaches, each offering something different and all covered with vegetation that remains lush and colorful year round. The water of the bay is always the right temperature for swimming, diving and snorkeling. Return to hotel for overnight. [B/L]
Day 6: Paraty, Rio de Janeiro, Ouro Preto
Have your luggage packed before breakfast so you are ready for a private transfer to Rio de Janeiro’s Airport and a short flight to Belo Horizonte where you will be transferred to the historical city of Ouro Preto, the masterpiece of Baroque Colonial Architecture in Brazil and a UNESCO World Heritage Center. Check-in and overnight at your hotel. [B]
Day 7: Ouro Preto
After breakfast, get acquainted with the city of Ouro Preto. Visit to its major attractions, including: Saint Francis of Assisi Church - a masterpiece of the Brazilian religious architecture, with Aleijadinho’s wood and soapstone sculptures, Our Lady of Pilar - a church that marked the climax of the Golden Age architecture, with carved works painted entirely in gold -, The Museum of Mineralogy, The Opera House and The Oratory Museum. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight at the hotel. [B]
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 Belo Horizonte Airport for your flight starting your trip back home. [B]
[B] = Breakfast | [B/L] = Breakfast and Lunch
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 passengers traveling together is available upon request.
Rates are valid through December 2018 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. Other blackout dates may apply.
Rate for deluxe properties are available upon request.
Visa is required for US Citizens traveling to Brazil
Tour Code: BR03RIO18DB