Aerial view of Rio de Janeiro Iguassu FallsSalvador Churrasco - Brazilian CuisineCarnival in Rio de Janeiro

Aerial view of Rio de Janeiro

Iguassu Falls

Salvador

Churrasco - Brazilian Cuisine

Carnival in Rio de Janeiro

Description

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Live the magic of Rio from its magnificent shoreline and beautiful white sand beaches, to its vast cultural attractions, Carnival folklore and samba sounds, lively nightlife and high-spirited locals
  • Take a cogwheel train through Tijuca Forest up Corcovado Mountain
  • Marvel at the world-renowned statue of Christ the Redeemer, an icon of Rio 2,330 ft. above sea level
  • Venture along the Brazilian side of Iguassu Falls and take in the vistas of San Martín Island and the waterfalls of Bossetti, San Martín, and Three Musketeers
  • Explore the 275 falls on the Argentine side of Iguassu Falls National Park to its most impressive point – The Devil’s Throat
  • Delve into African roots via the cuisine, religion, music and arts of Salvador de Bahia and visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Pelourinho for its well-preserved colonial architecture


Itinerary

Day 1 - SUN I RIO DE JANEIRO

Upon arrival in Rio de Janeiro, transfer from the airport to the hotel. Rio de Janeiro was Brazil’s Capital from 1763 to 1960 and is now the Capital of the State of Rio de Janeiro. Ideally located between the mountains and the sea, Rio is one of the most visited cities in the world. It is blessed with a magnificent shoreline, beautiful white sand beaches, vast museums and cultural attractions, a lively nightlife, and a state of mind called CARIOCA with almost 8 million locals who samba their way through life, relaxed and high-spirited!

Day 2 - MON I RIO DE JANEIRO

A full day tour is on today’s exhilarating agenda. Head to Cosme Velho Station and board a cogtrain for the scenic ride through Tijuca Forest up Corcovado Mountain to view the towering statue of Christ the Redeemer. Descend by train and head past Rio’s world-famous beaches, then board a cable car for a two-staged ascent up Sugar Loaf Mountain. Next it’s on to Guanabara Bay and Flamengo Park. Visit the downtown area, stop at Confeitaria Colombo restaurant opened in 1894, and then head to Sambadrome the site of Rio’s famous Carnival parade. (B)

Day 3 - TUE I RIO DE JANEIRO

Take time to delve into the magic and mystique of this enchanting city at your own pace with a day at leisure or opt to join in one of the many optional tours available. Rio is situated in a 15-mile-strip of land, wedged between mountains and sea. There are some thirty miles separating downtown Flamengo, from far-flung Recreio, bordered on one side by the blue sea and on the other by verdant hills. In between its brimming with a lively lifestyle, history, and culture to keep you enthused and enthralled at every turn. (B)

Day 4 - WED I RIO DE JANEIRO I IGUASSU FALLS

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Iguassu. Check-in to your hotel and get ready for unforgettable moments with an afternoon visit of the Brazilian side of the falls. Head up to the boardwalks located at the edge of the cliffs of the Iguassu River. Enjoy the vista of San Martín Island, Devil’s Throat from the observation deck, and the waterfalls of Bossetti, San Martín, and Three Musketeers. Take an elevator to go up to the road and board the coach for your drive back to the hotel. (B)

Day 5 - THU I IGUASSU FALLS

After breakfast, depart for the Argentinean side of the falls. Enjoy crossing the Tancredo Neves Bridge over the Iguassu River, which forms the border between Argentina & Brazil. On the Argentine side, you will take in the views of many of the area’s 275 waterfalls that fall from an average altitude of seventy meters. Here you will experience the Inferior Circuit, the down-river falls, the Superior Circuit, and up-river cascades, and then take the Ecological Jungle Train to the most impressive observation point of the falls – The Devil’s Throat. (B)

Day 6 - FRI I IGUASSU FALLS I SALVADOR

In the morning leave Iguassu and take a flight to Salvador. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel and check-in. Salvador, Bahia, was the first capital of colonial Brazil from 1549 until 1763 and one of the oldest colonial cities in the New World. It is known as being the most African city in the Americas due to the strong African roots and traditions found in its cuisine, religion, music and arts. If you like history, culture, beach and a laid back environment, Salvador is a perfect place for you to enjoy! (B)

Day 7 - SAT I SALVADOR

Learn about the history and contrasts of Salvador today. Start at the modern neighborhood of Barra and head towards the historic section of Pelourinho, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its well preserved or restored colonial architecture. Here you will view the buildings that take you back to the beginnings of this vibrant city. Stop at the São Francisco Church, a symbol of baroque style, and finish at the Pelourinho Square, the heart of this neighborhood. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure to explore Salvador like a local. (B,L)

Day 8 - SUN I SALVADOR TO USA (OR EXTEND YOUR STAY)

Share breakfast at your hotel and get ready to take home the CRIOCA state of mind! Transfer to the airport for your return flight. (B)

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Includes

  • Hotel accommodations for 7 nights
  • Daily Buffet breakfast and 1 lunch
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • All transfers and tours are by motorcoach with English-speaking guides
  • Full day tour to Corcovado (Christ the Redeemer) and Sugar Loaf
  • Half day tour of the Brazilian side of Iguassu Falls
  • Half day tour of the Argentinean side of the Falls including “The Devils Throat”
  • Half day city tour of Salvador de Bahia
  • Document holder and luggage tags
  • Hotel taxes and service charges

Hotels

Salvador

Villa Bahia| hotels in Salvador Brazil

Villa Bahia

2 Nights / Style
Located in the heart of Salvador’s historical center, the charming Villa Bahia Hotel is set in two traditional colonia...

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Golden Tulip Rio Vermelho| hotels in Salvador Brazil

Golden Tulip Rio Vermelho

2 Nights / Comfort
This property is 2 minutes walk from the beach. A 10-minute drive from Porto da Barra Beach, this hotel offers modern ro...

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Rio de Janeiro

Golden Tulip Rio Leme| hotels in Rio de Janeiro Brazil

Golden Tulip Rio Leme

2 Nights / Luxury
Describing Golden Tulip Rio Leme as one of the most traditional hotels in Rio de Janeiro would be the least: the hotel o...

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OR

Mirasol Copacabana| hotels in Rio de Janeiro Brazil

Mirasol Copacabana

3 Nights / Comfort
Excellence in service offering the comfort and convenience you deserve.Our hotel is located at the core of Copacabana, o...

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OR

Hotel Rio Othon| hotels in Rio de Janeiro Brazil

Hotel Rio Othon

3 Nights / Style
This property is a 2-minute walk from the beach. Located beachfront to Copacabana beach, Rio Othon Palace features a roo...

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Iguassu Falls

Bourbon Cataratas| hotels in Iguassu Falls Brazil

Bourbon Cataratas

2 Nights / Style
Ideally located on the borders of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay, this completely nonsmoking 5-star resort hotel offers ...

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Viale Cataratas| hotels in Iguassu Falls Brazil

Viale Cataratas

2 Nights / Comfort
Located 6.2 mi from Iguaçu National Park, this hotel features a gym, a pool and a sauna. The restaurant offers a wine s...

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Notes

    All rates are per person, based on double occupancy. Extra nights and triple occupancy available upon request. Rates are not valid during certain holidays and blackout periods. Visa to brazil is required for US citizens.

    Please call for special international airfares and domestic flights in Economy or Business Class.
    Local Brazilian Departure taxes, local airport taxes, beverages, personal expenses and other items not mentioned above are not included.

Departures & Rates

VALID THRU NOV. 2019

Travel in Luxury
Surcharge in Iguassu Falls for 2 nights at the 5-star deluxe Belmond Das Cataratas.

  Double Single
Travel in Comfort Add $599 $1,199
Travel in Style Add $450 $999


This program can also be booked on a private basis

  Double Single
Travel in Comfort $1,839 $2,249
Travel in Style $2,149 $2,899


Travel in Comfort

2019

Date Double Single
March 10 $1429 $1859
March 31 $1429 $1859
May 05 $1429 $1859
June 02 $1429 $1859
June 30 $1429 $1859
August 04 $1429 $1859
September 08 $1429 $1859
September 22 $1429 $1859
October 06 $1429 $1859
October 13 $1429 $1859
November 17 $1429 $1859



Travel in Style

2019

Date Double Single
March 10 $1779 $2579
March 31 $1779 $2579
May 05 $1779 $2579
June 02 $1779 $2579
June 30 $1779 $2579
August 04 $1779 $2579
September 08 $1779 $2579
September 22 $1779 $2579
October 06 $1779 $2579
October 13 $1779 $2579
November 17 $1779 $2579


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