Brazil – Best of Brazil Tour
12 days from £1,997* per person Saving you £325 per person*
This itinerary isn’t set in stone. Pick, mix, swap however you like – your trip will be totally tailor made for you.
Day 1 Arrival in Rio de Janeiro
Welcome to Rio! Your guide will welcome you and accompany you to your hotel on Copacabana Beach.
Day 2 Rio de Janeiro
Journey up to Corcovado Mountain, going along Rio’s beaches, across the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon and on a cogwheel train up the mountainside. Climb a flight of steps to reach the base of the soaring Art Nouveau Christ the Redeemer statue, where you’ll get some of the best views in the city. Your guide will lead you back down via yet another scenic route.
Day 3 Rio de Janeiro
Follow your guide onto the two-stage cable-car ride to Sugarloaf Mountain, where you can get fantastic views down onto the city and Copacabana Beach.
Next on the itinerary is a tour of downtown Rio, where you’ll find the city’s major colonial buildings. Among the highlights are Marechal Floriano Square, the Municipal Theatre, the Fine Arts Museum and the National Library.
Day 4 Rio de Janeiro – Iguaçu Falls
Catch your flight in the morning to the Brazilian border and check in to your next hotel, set in the tropical Iguaçu National Park.
There are 275 cascades in the Iguaçu Falls. Take a guided walking tour on the Brazilian side of the falls to observe them from various viewing points. Your guide is on hand to point out contis (racoon-like creatures) lurking for tourist crumbs as you move along the winding trail. You’ll end up speeding down in an elevator to another viewing point at the foot of the thundering falls.
Day 5 Iguaçu Falls
Time to cross the border into Argentina to view the Iguaçu Falls from another angle. You’ll see some of the Argentinian Iguazu Park by train, before exploring the upper walkways of the rainforest on foot. Stand on the platform suspended on the brink of the Devil’s Throat – the largest of the waterfalls here – before returning by train to see the San Martin Falls.
Board a flight from Iguaçu to Manaus, where you’ll be collected and taken to your next lodge in the Amazon jungle.
Spend a couple of days taking advantage of the various tours and activities on offer here. These include nature hikes, a trip to the Monkey Forest, a visit to a caboclo’s house (the local indigenous people of the region), fishing and an evening nature tour by canoe. There’s also a day excursion to the incredible ‘Meeting of the Waters’, the point where the dark rushing flow of the Rio Negro and the sandy current of the Amazon River run alongside each other without mixing.
Day 9 Amazon – Salvador
Enjoy your last breakfast at the lodge – you’re flying to Salvador today.
Day 10 Salvador
Take a historical guided tour of Salvador, including All Saints Bay and the Barra Lighthouse, the Santa Maria Fortress, Castro Alves Square, the Basilica Cathedral, São Bento Monastery and the colonial complex of Pelourinho.
Day 11 Salvador
You’ve got the day to yourself to further explore the city however you choose.
Day 12 Bye for now…
Time to go to Salvador airport for your flight home.
*Prices are based on private arrangements (not lower priced escorted tours with set dates). Quality three star accommodation is quoted here (unless mentioned otherwise), with breakfast included and other meals where mentioned. Mostly private transfers with an English speaking driver/guide and all activities mentioned, with top guides, are included. Domestic flights and transport all included from Day 1 to end point. Can be tailored to your needs, so prices could be lower for budget arrangements or higher for luxury.
International flight is not included