Group of people playing Capoeira in SalvadorA view of Ipanema and Leblon beach, one of the most beautiful beach of Rio de JaneiroBaiana in traditional costume in front of church in SalvadorLow view of Sambodromo in Rio de JaneiroSurface view on historic Center Pelourinho in Salvador

Group of people playing Capoeira in Salvador

A view of Ipanema and Leblon beach, one of the most beautiful beach of Rio de Janeiro

Baiana in traditional costume in front of church in Salvador

Low view of Sambodromo in Rio de Janeiro

Surface view on historic Center Pelourinho in Salvador

Description

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil’s capital from 1763 to 1960, is now its second largest city and the most visited city in the Southern Hemisphere. It’s easy to see why—ideally located between the mountains and the sea, Rio is blessed with a glorious shoreline and white-sand beaches, numerous cultural attractions and a lively nightlife. It also offers passionate soccer and Carnival, the most famous street party worldwide. You will decide that its nickname ”maravilhosa,” or “marvelous city”, is an understatement once you experience Rio.

SALVADOR, BAHIA, was the first capital of colonial Brazil from 1549 until 1763, and one of the oldest colonial cities in the Americas. This vibrant city is culturally diverse, evidenced in its cuisine, religion, and arts, reflecting a blend of African and European influences. You will find capoeira here, a unique mix of dance and martial art of Afro-Brazilian origin, spirited festivals, and beaches of every type and beautifully restored Portuguese architecture. Salvador is a treasure not to be missed.


Itinerary

Day 1 - RIO DE JANEIRO

Arrive in Rio de Janeiro and transfer to the hotel.

Day 2 - RIO DE JANEIRO

Visit one of the most famous landmarks in the world. After a scenic drive along Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, you’ll arrive at the bottom of the Corcovado Hill. Then embark on a cogwheel train that ascends through the Tijuca Forest, a tropical rainforest, towards the peak of the mountain. Here you will find the statue of Christ the Redeemer, located 2,330 ft. above sea level. Enjoy the magnificent views! (B)

Day 3 - RIO DE JANEIRO

Day at leisure. Choose from one of our available optional tours. (B)

Day 4 - RIO DE JANEIRO I SALVADOR

Morning at leisure, then transfer to Rio de Janeiro airport for your flight to Salvador. Arrive in Salvador and transfer to the hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure. (B)

Day 5 - SALVADOR

Today we will learn about the history and contrasts of Salvador. We’ll start at one of the most traditional neighborhoods of the city—Barra--popular with tourists for its many attractions, and head towards the historic section known as The Pelourinho, designated a UNESCO World Cultural Center for its spectacular and well preserved colonial architecture. Here you can appreciate the splendid buildings from Salvador’s past, starting with the baroque-style São Francisco Church. Note its exquisite golden gilt woodwork interior. Next, head towards the Pelourinho Square, the cultural heart of the Center. Stroll along the cobble streets with your guide and hear about the early years of this magical place. You may likely catch live music performances in front of the colorful colonial buildings, as well as capoeira dance fights and lively bars and restaurants. (B)

Day 6 - SALVADOR

Day at leisure to choose one of the many optional tours available. Tonight we savor an exquisite dinner followed by a typical show. Enjoy a performance by the famed Bahia Folklore Company (Balé Folclórico da Bahia). This stunning presentation showcases multiple African traditions that heavily influenced the local culture. We will see the sacred dances of the Candomblé, capoeira, and Samba de roda among other regional dances. An amazing evening to be remembered! (B,D)

Day 7 - SALVADOR TO USA (OR EXTEND YOUR STAY)

Day at leisure, then transfer to the airport for your flight. (B)

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Includes

  • Hotel accommodation for 6 nights
  • Daily buffet breakfast & 1 dinner
  • Round trip airport transfers by private car
  • Half day city tour to Corcovado and Christ the Redeemer
  • Half day historic tour in Salvador
  • Bahia by Night including dinner and a show
  • Document holder and luggage tags
  • Hotel taxes and service charges

Hotels

Salvador

Villa Bahia| hotels in Salvador Brazil

Villa Bahia

3 Nights / Luxury
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

3 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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Mercure Salvador Rio Vermelho | hotels in Salvador Brazil

Mercure Salvador Rio Vermelho

3 Nights / Style
This property is 5 minutes walk from the beach. The 4-star Mercure Salvador Rio Vermelho Hotel offers a welcoming enviro...

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Rio de Janeiro

Windsor Miramar| hotels in Rio de Janeiro Brazil

Windsor Miramar

3 Nights / Luxury
Less than 20 metres from Copacabana Beach, the Miramar Hotel by Windsor is an excellent holiday base offering reasonably...

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OR

Windsor Martinique| hotels in Rio de Janeiro Brazil

Windsor Martinique

3 Nights / Comfort
Sophistication, elegance and location are some of the Windsor Martinique Hotel differentials. Staying here, you are just...

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OR

Windsor California| hotels in Rio de Janeiro Brazil

Windsor California

3 Nights / Style
This property is 2 minutes walk from the beach. Ideally located on the seafront of Copacabana Beach, Windsor California ...

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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 APRIL 2020

*ADDITIONAL FEATURES FOR TRAVEL IN LUXURY PROGRAM: ALL TRANSFERS, TOURING AND SIGHTSEEING ARE BY PRIVATE CAR WITH A PRIVATE GUIDE

Travel in Comfort

Double Single
$1029 $1299

Travel in Style

Double Single
$1199 $2119

Travel in Luxury

Double Single
$1679 $3169

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