Classic Brazil

Classic Brazil

Purpose: Culture, History, Ecology, Fun
No. of days: 10 days - 9 nights
First & Last Cities: Rio de Janeiro, Salvador da Bahia
Other cities: Iguassu Falls, Amazon Forest
Starting cost: $2,255
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
The morning is at leisure to experience the beach life in Copacabana. In the afternoon, your guide will pick you up at your hotel and drive you to the Downtown area where the city was born. There you will learn about the Rio’s early history, see the contrast between the modern and ancient buildings and churches, visit the pyramid shaped Metropolitan Cathedral, drive by the Imperial Palace and Museum of Fine Arts and the Municipal Theater among other historical buildings. Following is a visit to the Sugar Loaf. Take 2 cable cars to get to the summit of the mountain, where you will find out why Rio carries the nickname of Marvelous city! Return to the hotel for overnight. [B]
Day 3: Rio de Janeiro
After breakfast you will be picked-up for your morning tour. From any place of the city, the visitor can see the most beautiful postcard of Rio de Janeiro: Christ the Redeemer statue in the mountain of Corcovado located at 2,330 ft. above sea level and inaugurated in 1931. From our hotel we ride through some of the iconic area of Rio such as the Lagoon and Botanical Gardens to head to the Cosme Velho neighborhood from where the cog train starts a trip through the Tijuca Forest, the largest urban forest in the world, up to the statue. Once there, a panoramic and extraordinary view of Rio can be seen including the Sugar Loaf, the Guanabara Bay, the beaches of Southern Zone and the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon. After the visit of the Corcovado, we return to our hotel. The afternoon is at leisure to explore the city on own. Overnight the hotel. [B/D]
Day 4: Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu Falls
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before your transfer to Rio’s airport for a short flight to Iguassu where you will be met and assisted on the way to your hotel. Iguassu Falls, with its 275 drops is one of the most impressive in the world and was declared Patrimony of the Humankind by UNESCO. This afternoon you will tour the Brazilian side of the falls, walk along the paths and the catwalks that allow privileged views of the Devil’s Throat. At the end of the day, return to your hotel for overnight. [B]
Day 5: Iguassu Falls
This morning we cross the border to visit the Argentinean side of the Falls. This private tour will take you to the picture-perfect spots. Upon arrival at the Iguazu National Park, on the Argentinean side, ride a train to the Garganta Station and, from there, a delightful walk will lead you to the Devil’s Throat – the most impressive of the falls. Soak up the views before you take your train back to the park entrance and board the bus to go back to the hotel. [B]
Day 6: Iguassu Falls, Manaus, Amazon Forest
Breakfast and transfer to Iguassu Airport to catch a flight to Manaus. On arrival you will be assisted by a guide and transferred to the Amazon Village Lodge, after which you will be shown to your room. Buffet dinner and evening canoe tour for alligator spotting before you retire for overnight. [B/D]
Day 7: Amazon Forest
Have your breakfast and leave for a nature-hike that will familiarize with the flora of the area. Then, return to the lodge for a regional lunch. After a short rest you will have the opportunity to visit to the home of local Amazonian residents, called “caboclos” and a chance for Piranha fishing. Return to the lodge for overnight. [B/L/D]
Day 8: Amazon Forest, Manaus, Salvador  
After breakfast we visit the Monkey Jungle to see several species like the Spider Monkey, Wooly monkey, Squirrel monkey and Capuchin monkey. Return to the lodge for checkout and transfer to Manaus to board your flight to Salvador. Upon arrival at Salvador you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure for you start exploring the first capital city of Brazil. Overnight at the hotel. [B]
Day 9: Salvador
After breakfast, depart on a tour of historic Salvador, and learn why the city is considered the black capital of Brazil. Walk on through the coble streets of the Pelourinho area, with its 300 years of history. Among the attractions are the African Museum, the Church of Our Lady of the Rosary of the Blacks, the San Francisco Church, covered in gold and stunning views of the All Saints Bay. In the afternoon explore the city on your own, taste the unique local cuisine, enjoy the typical music and take beautiful photos of the water-colored houses in the old streets. Overnight at the hotel. [B]
Day 10: Salvador
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 Salvador da Bahia Airport for your flight starting your trip back home. [B]
[B] = Breakfast | [B/D] = Breakfast and Dinner | [B/L/D] = Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner






Tour includes
  • Round trip transfers airport – hotel – airport in all four cities**
  • Rio de Janeiro - 3 nights
  • Foz do Iguassu - 2 nights
  • Amazon Village - 2 nights
  • Salvador da Bahia - 2 nights
  • Meals
    • Daily breakfast
    • 1 Lunch
    • 2 Dinners
  • Half-day tour of Corcovado
  • Half-day tour of Sugar Loaf
  • Iguassu Falls, both Brazilian & Argentinian sides
  • Salvador Historical tour
  • Amazon tour including:
    • Amazon village
    • Meeting of the Waters
    • Alligator Spotting Tour
    • Jungle Trek
    • Reconnaissance Tour
  • Mix of private and sightseeing services in A/C vehicles
  • Amazon tours are provided by motorized boats
  • Licensed English Speaking guides
  • All taxes (except room tax) and service fees
Not included in tour
  • International or Domestic airline tickets
  • Taxes or surcharges related to airline tickets
  • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Other meals not mentioned in itinerary
  • Extras and gratuities
  • Early check-in, late check-out
  • Expenses of personal nature

Hotels in your Tour

City Hotel Name Tripadvisor
First Class
Rio de Janeiro Arena Leme 4
Foz do Iguassu Vivaz das Cataratas 4
Amazon Juma Lodge 4.5
Salvador da Bahia Fera Palace 4.5

Hotels may be substituted by similar ones at time of booking

Tour Pricing

Season Double
2020 Departures
Jan-Dec $2,155
Rates are minimum per person sharing a room and may change without notice.
Rates may change depending on the date of travel
Prices for tourist and deluxe hotels, single rooms, or for 3 passengers sharing a room are available on request.
Valid through December 20th 2020. Not valid for Holidays and big Conventions
Tour Code: BR04RIO20DB