The Best Of Brazil

Take a journey to discover Brazil in this unique experience visiting the most wonderful destionations Brazil has to offer. Rio de Janeiro, Salvador de Bahia, Fernando de Noronha, the Amazon and much more await for you!

Program Itinerary:

Rio de Janeiro Airport

A guide will be waiting for you at the airport with your name on a sign, followed by the private transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Rio de Janeiro. (No meals)

Rio de Janeiro

Your driver and your guide will pick you up at the hotel for a full day discovery of Rio’s most stunning points. Tijuca’s Forest, an area in ecological preservation of the Atlantic Forest, is the biggest urban forest in the world. Stop at the Chinese View Turret – where you will be able to see Ipanema and Copacabana beaches, the Guanabara Bay and Niterói. Walk around waterfalls of crystalline waters and hike through mild trails inside the forest. After the visit to the National Park, continue to the Corcovado Hill, located at Tijuca Forest, where the Christ Redeemer Statue is, Rio de Janeiro’s postal card. The Corcovado, from where you can enjoy one of the most beautiful views of the city, together with Dona Marta observatory, are unmissable attractions. At the feet of the Statue, have a look at Zona Sul of Rio, with the Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon and the Botanic Garden. From Dona Marta observatory, you will see several landmarks: the Maracanã stadium, the Guanabara Bay, the Rio-Niterói Bridge, the Sugar Loaf, the Marina of Glory and the city of Niterói. After lunch, we continue to the Sugar Loaf, at the mouth of Guanabara Bay, – a visual reference to navigators. Its olive form, privileged location, presence in the city’s story and original access to its top make it a natural, historical and touristic landmark of Rio de Janeiro city. To finish our tour through the wonderful city, we’ll visit the Botanic Garden, created by D.João VI in 1817 to serve as a cultivation center of exotic plants. No other garden can be compared to this one because of its large variety of species, such as the Imperial Palm-tree, the Victoria water lilies, models of Brazil Wood, and many almost extinct trees in Brazilian coast. With pleasing hiding-spots, it was one of the favorite places of Tom Jobim, co-inventor of the bossa nova music. Transfer back to the hotel. (Meals: breakfast and lunch)

Rio de Janeiro

Departure from the hotel to take part into an Insider tour of Rio de Janeiro’s model favela. This walking tour takes you into the community where the first Pacification Police Unit of Rio de Janeiro was installed. The Santa Marta favela has welcomed many celebrity visitors, including Michael Jackson, Beyoncé and Madonna. These celebrities have left their mark on the community and their stories have become part of the favela’s history and the progress of its local residents. The two-hour walking tour through the favela is conducted by a trained tour guide who lives in the community. The setting of many video clips and international movies, Santa Marta offers plenty of attractions. You will ride the tram to the top of Santa Marta, see the Michael Jackson statue, visit several social projects and experience the daily routine of the six thousand residents. (Meals: breakfast)

Fernando de Noronha

Your guide will pick you up at your hotel and drive you to the airport. Upon arrival, another professional guide will welcome you at the airport and will drive you to your hotel. Best known as “The Emerald of the Atlantic Ocean”, Fernando de Noronha is without any doubt one of the most beautiful places on Earth. The all-year-round greenish blue color of the ocean takes the breath away of every single visitor to this island paradise. There are many ways to explore the various attractions of the archipelago: by boat, by jeep or buggy, or simply on foot. There are 16 spectacular white sand beaches where dolphins, sea turtles, sharks, stingrays and huge schools of colorful fish can be seen swimming together in the clear warm waters. In addition there are historical building sites and fortresses, as well as perfect spots to contemplate the beautiful views at dusk and dawn. The island is ideal for those who enjoy a good walk, great photography,snorkeling and diving, surfing, or simply relaxing, with the sound of the ocean and its natural beauty, in absolute silence and peace. Named a Natural World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2001, Fernando de Noronha is an ecological sanctuary formed by 21 islands and volcanic peaks, housing special local wildlife, and vigorously protected by the Brazilian IBAMA as a National Maritime Park since 1998.” (Meals: breakfast)

Navi Project Expedition

On this tour, you will discover an unusual and spectacular way to enjoy all the beauties of the seabed at one of the richest ecosystems in the world. The Expedition Navi Project, a modern vessel with its special lens can magnify the image creating a large angular seabed, enabling a single view of that blue immensity. It is recommend to use sandals, cap, sunscreen and to bring photographic material. (Meals: breakfast)

Fernando de Noronha

We will walk through the village of Remedios, where we will find much of the historic site of Fernando de Noronha. The palace São Miguel, the Fort and the church of Our Lady of Remedies, old houses and prisons are some of the relics you will visit discovering some history of Noronha which is intertwined with the history of Brazil. Our tour also has a walk through 3 beaches: Cachorro, Meio and Conceição, the latter being our local stop for swimming. (Meals: breakfast)

Salvador

Your guide will pick you up at your hotel and drive you to the airport. Upon arrival, another professional guide will welcome you at the airport and will drive you to your hotel. Salvador, capital of the state of Bahia, was the first major port and the capital of colonial Brazil for almost two centuries. The city lies between green tropical hills and broad beaches along the bay of Todos os Santos. It was built on two levels with administration buildings and residences constructed on the hills; forts, docks, and warehouses on the beaches. To this day the city is still divided into upper and lower cities. From 1500 to 1815 Salvador was the nation’s busiest port. A significant portion of the sugar from the northeast and gold and diamonds from the mines in the southeast passed through Salvador. It was a golden age for the town; magnificent homes and churches resplendent in gold decoration were built. Many of the city’s baroque churches, private homes, squares, and even the hand-chipped paving bricks have been preserved as part of Brazil’s historic patrimony. In Salvador, more than anywhere else in the country, the African influence in the makeup of Brazilian culture is readily visible, from the spicy dishes still called by their African names (caruru, vatapa, acaraji), to the ceremonies of candomblé which honor both African deities and Catholic holidays, to the capoeira schools where a unique African form of ritualistic fighting is taught. (Meals: breakfast)

Salvador

Go into the Farol da Barra, postcard of the city, stopping to get around outside the lighthouse and know its charms. Continue to Fort Sta.Maria and Praia do Porto da Barra. Slope bar with views over the shimmering sea and the island of Itaparica. Victory Hall with its imposing buildings of high society, Piazza del Campo Grande, one of the most beautiful in Brazil. The Teatro Castro Alves (external), the largest theater in the northeast. Seventh Avenue and its local businesses, will arrive in the upper town hall square in the historic center, proceed here by a nice walk to visit the Pelourinho, a World Heritage Site, the Shrine of Jesus, the streets and the square of Pelourinho, the colorful houses visit the beautiful Church of St. Francis (ticket included in private) and its charms, legends and mysteries. Duration: Half day (4 hours) 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. You 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. A dinner at a local restaurant is included. (Meals: breakfast and dinner)

Salvador

This tour introduces you to Salvador City, showing how it has changed throughout the ages to become the Salvador of today. Starting out along the bay, the tour then works its way through Salvador’s tree-lined streets up to Pelourinho, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its spectacular and well preserved colonial architecture. Leaving our vehicle behind in the Municipal Square, close to the Lacerda lift, we will continue on foot, giving visitors the opportunity to fully appreciate the splendid buildings that take us back in time to the beginnings of this vibrant city. Along the way, we will stop off at the São Francisco Church, with its extravagant gold leaf baroque designs, from where we will continue our tour, heading towards the Largo do Pelourinho, at the heart of the neighborhood. (Meals: breakfast)

Tariri Amazon Lodge

A guide will be waiting for you at the airport with your name on a sign, followed by the private transfer to your Lodge. Once arrived at the Lodge, you will be friendly welcomed with regional juices. On the afternoon, you will discover the “Rio Negro” and some lakes with a tour of recognition by motorized canoe. (Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Tariri Amazon Lodge

The next stop is the Monkey Jungle where you will have lunch. After a short rest you will have the opportunity to go on a fun canoe trip to catch some piranas. Dinner and then evening tour by canoe to spot alligators. (Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Tariri Amazon Lodge

After a free morning resting, you will visit to a local community. Get to know their lifestyle, traditions, agriculture and social organization. (Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Tariri Amazon Lodge

In the morning you will canoe in Acajatuba Lake seeing typical flora (rubber trees, Brazil nuts, useful palm trees of various types) After lunch, your guide will drive you from the lodge by boat and car to Manaus airport. (Meals: breakfast, lunch)

Iguassu Falls: Brazilian side

Your guide will pick you up at your hotel and drive you to the airport. Upon arrival, another professional guide will welcome you at the airport and drive you to your hotel. Today you will visit the Iguassu Falls. The semicircular waterfall at the heart of this site is some 80 m high and 2,700 m in diameter and is situated on a basaltic line spanning the border between Argentina and Brazil. Made up of many cascades producing vast sprays of water, it is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world. The surrounding subtropical rain forest has over 2,000 species of vascular plants and is home to the typical wildlife of the region: tapirs, giant anteaters, howler monkeys, ocelots, jaguars and caimans. Light stroll descending to the canyon that offers the most panoramic view of the more than 240 different falls. Penetrate the mist of the Devil’s Throat on the main walkway. Take the glass elevator up the cliff in front of a view from the upper deck. The Iguassu National Park along its “sister” park in Argentina forms the most significant remaining rain forest in the southern cone which together with the cataracts has been declared the National Heritage Site by UNESCO. Still in the Iguassu National Park on the Brazilian side, the MACUCO boat trip starts with a ride through the jungle in special 4×4 vehicles. Hike down the Iguassu canyon and board inflatable boats. Take an exciting trip through the rapids and arrive at the base of the waterfalls with a view of the Devils throat. Get your hair wet in the mist and feel of the forces of nature, Before returning to the hotel, you will make a pleasant stop at the Bird park conveniently located at the entrance of the Iguassu National Park, and fully integrated into its natural surroundings. Mingle with and photograph hundreds of different native and exotic birds, snakes, caimans, marmosets and butterflies in spacious walk-through aviaries and trails that wind through the jungle. (Meals: breakfast)

Iguassu Falls: Argentinean side

Departure from the hotel with your guide to cross the Trancredo Neves Bridge with it’s lovely view of the Iguassu Canyon en route to the Iguazú National Park in Argentina. Visit the upper walkways which allow a different perspective and more intimate contact with the falls and adjoining rainforests filled with orchids, bromeliads, birds and other wildlife. The highlight of the trip is a visit to the suspended platform at the very brink of the abysms Devil’s Throat, largest of waterfalls. This trip shows you the highlights of the Argentine side. Transfer back to the hotel. You guide will pick you up at the hotel to drive back to the Airport for your international departure. End of services. (Meals: breakfast)

Tour Details

15 Days / 14 Nights
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From 01 May 2016

To 30 September 2016

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Package Includes:

Welcome by one of our representatives.

All tours and transfers as mentioned in the program.

Meals as mentioned in the program.

03 nights hotel accommodation in Rio de Janeiro.

03 nights hotel accommodation in Salvador.

03 nights hotel accommodation in Fernando de Noronha.

03 nights hotel accommodation in the Amazon.

02 nights hotel accommodation in Iguassu Falls.

Excludes

Entry visa for Brazil.

International or domestic flight tickets.

Travel insurance.

Tipping.

Any other item not mentioned as included.