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13-Day Best of Brazil

13-Day Best of Brazil

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13-Day Best of Brazil
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Take in the picturesque sights of Rio de Janeiro from the warm beaches of this vibrant city. Next, visit the mighty and glittering Iguazu Falls draped in rainbows. Continue exploring through the lush jungle of the Amazon rainforest. End in the vibrant and historic city of Salvador where music and food are the center piece of local culture!

GROUP DEPARTURE DATES 2018 & early 2019:

--March 3

--June 16

--July 28

--August 4

--September 22

--December 8

--January 5 2019

--February 9 2019

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Day 1: Arrival in Rio

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Airport arrival at Rio de Janeiro. The Carioca City with its magical quality offers the traveler a wide variety of touristic spots and a great number of leisure activities. Transfer from the airport to the hotel. Accommodation.

Meals included: n/a
Mid-Range Accommodations: Windsor Leme

Day 2: Christ the Redeemer, Tijuca Forest, Sugarloaf (B)

In the morning, we will see the most famous spots and the most beautiful landscapes of Rio. We'll visit the main touristic city icon and one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, Cristo Redentor, with access by train through the lush Tijuca Forest. After that, we will get to the Sugarloaf (Pao de Acucar) viewpoint, where we'll enjoy one of the best views of Rio de Janeiro. The ascent and descent to reach the top of the Sugarloaf are made through a traditional cable railway. Then we return to the hotel. Accommodation.

Meals included: Breakfast
Mid-Range Accommodations: Windsor Leme

Day 3: Walking City Tour, Confeitaria Colombo (BL)

On this day we will learn and live the lifestyle of the cariocas. We start the tour with a walk to the nearest station where we will take the subway and travel for 15 minutes. Walking, we'll visit the historic and commercial center of Rio, highlighting the Metropolitan Cathedral of Sao Sebastiao and the Saara neighborhood. We will have the opportunity to see the customs, commerce and joy of the Carioca people. We then stop to taste a delicious natural juice made with tropical fruits and at the end we have lunch at the Confeitaria Colombo (included), which is one of the oldest and most historic restaurants in Brazil. We return to the subway station and go to the nearest stop to the hotel from where we will walk. Accommodation.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Mid-Range Accommodations: Windsor Leme

Day 4: Arrival in Foz do Iguacu (Iguazu Falls) (B)

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Transfer to Rio de Janeiro airport for departure to Iguacu airport. Arrival in Foz de Iguacu and transfer to our hotel. The Iguacu River wriggles in a western direction for 600km, picking up along its way the waters of dozens of tributaries. The river widens and flows through forests before descending into the various levels of the famous Iguacu waterfalls. They consist of 275 waterfalls that occupy an area more than 3km wide and 80m tall. After check-in we'll have free time to rest at our hotel or to get to know the surroundings. Accommodation.

Meals: B

Meals included: Breakfast
Mid-Range Accommodations: Wish Resort

Day 5: Brazilian Side of the Falls (B)

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After breakfast we will visit the traditional runways with a wonderful panoramic view of the Brazilian falls. The total length of the runway is 1200 meters from where we get a spectacular panoramic view of the 275 waterfalls that make up the Iguacu Falls; the most important on the Brazilian side are four: Floriano, Deodoro da Fonseca, Benjamin Constant and Salto Uniao or Devil's Throat. Once finished the tour, we reach the panoramic elevator that brings us back to the vehicle to complete the itinerary. Accommodation.

Meals included: Breakfast
Mid-Range Accommodations: Wish Resort

Day 6: Argentine Side of Falls (B)

Recognized among the seven natural wonders of the world, the Iguacu Falls are the most visited natural attraction in the province of Misiones and one of the most impressive of Argentina and the world. Walking paths with different gateways offered by the Park may have a different view of the falls' amazing scenery. The lower circuit allows more contact with nature, while the upper circuit gives an overview of all the jumps and the delta islands, and the impressive view of the Devil's Throat, where we feel the fury of water falling in many horseshoe shaped falls.

Still on the Argentinean side, we'll combine the essence of the Iguacu National Park: jungle and falls in a single ride. This 5Km car ride ends at the forest base Puerto Macuco. Going 100 meters down we arrive at the dock where we will meet the boats that lead us six kilometers through the canyon of the lower Iguacu river towards the waterfalls while enjoying the rapids

Then we will reach the peak of emotion when facing the incomparable Salto San Martin, second on the scale and the largest approachable jump by boat. Finally, we land at the dock located in front of San Martin Island, where we will return to the runway system, through the Lower Circuit. Accommodation.

Meals included: Breakfast
Mid-Range Accommodations: Wish Resort

Day 7: Arrival in the Amazon (B)

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NATIONAL FLIGHT Transfer to Iguacu airport for departure to Manaus airport, the capital of the Brazilian Amazon, and the central point for all excursions into the Amazon jungle. We will stop at our hotel and we will have free time to rest or take an optional tour to visit the Amazon Theatre, the Market and the Port of Manaus. Accommodation

Meals included: Breakfast
Luxury Accommodations: Villa Amazonia

Day 8: Transfer to Amazon Lodge (BLD)

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After breakfast, we will transfer along the Amazon River to the Lodge, a hotel located in the Amazon rainforest. We'll be welcomed with a natural juice made with fruit from the Amazon region. We'll have lunch and in the afternoon, the regular program of activities will start. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Mid-Range Accommodations: Juma Lodge

Day 9: Amazon Excursions (BLD)

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During this Amazon stay, we will take different amazon experiences at the lodge, including a visit to a riverside community, a jungle trek to discover the medicinal plants and hunting techniques of the region, day and night canoe rides to discover the river and the Amazon jungle and wildlife from the water, and piranha fishing. All these activities will start and finish at the lodge where we will have the comfort of a private room, plus the lodge restaurant and other facilities. Finally, the activity program of the Lodge will also include the visit to the "encontro das aguas", the place where Rio Negro and Rio Solimoes meet without mixing their waters for some kilometers. Accommodation.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Mid-Range Accommodations: Juma Lodge

Day 10: Transfer from Amazon Lodge to Manaus (BL)

On this third day, we will continue with the lodge activity program to finally leave the Lodge to go back to the city of Manaus. After lunch, transfer will end at the hotel in Manaus. Accommodation.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Luxury Accommodations: Villa Amazonia

Day 11: Arrival in Salvador (B)

NATIONAL FLIGHT In the morning, transfer to Manaus airport for departure to Salvador airport. Salvador is the cradle of the Afro-Brazilian culture and offers the visitor many popular amusements with its cuisine, music, enchantment and cheerfulness. From the airport, transfer to the pousada, located near downtown, known as the Pelourinho. Here we will find the most important architectural collection of Hispanic-America, and it is also the meeting point for locals. Accommodation.

Meals included: Breakfast
Mid-Range Accommodations: Fera Palace

Day 12: City Tour, Bale Folclorico and Farewell Dinner (BD)

During the morning, we will take a walking visit to the historic downtown, where it is possible to spot different places representing the city's culture and art. In the afternoon we will have free time to take part in other optional activities, like a panoramic tour to get to know the rest of the interesting city of Salvador.

At night, by car we leave bound for Miguel Santana Theatre to watch the presentation of the Companhia de Bale Folclorico da Bahia. The company performs in the intimacy of Miguel Santana Theatre in the Pelourinho in a seamless presentation of the multiple African traditions that shape Bahian culture. We will see the sacred dances of Candomble; "puxada de rede" a song by fishermen in honor of Yemanja, the goddess of the sea; maculele, a stick and sword dance acrobatics with its origins in the cane fields; capoeira, a martial art/dance of Angolan origin and the samba de roda, a spinning, a version of this exuberant national dance. At the end of the show we will enjoy a delicious farewell dinner (included). After dinner we'll return to the pousada.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Mid-Range Accommodations: Fera Palace

Day 13: Departure (B)

INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT Transfer to Salvador airport for departure to next destination or home.

Meals included: Breakfast

Pricing

13-Day Best of Brazil

Prices are Per Person and Valid for Trips through December 31, 2018

# People in Group: 2+
13-day Best of Brazil : $2850

NOTE: Prices are per person in U.S. dollars based on double/triple occupancy. All quotations are based on the current rates of park fees, VAT, other government taxes, and current exchange rates. Should any of these be increased or a new tax introduced, these increases will be added on even if your trip has already been paid for.

INCLUDES:
  • All accommodations per itinerary
  • All meals per itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All tours and entrance fees per itinerary (unless listed as excluded)
  • All transportation and transfers per itinerary
EXCLUDES:
  • International and domestic flights
  • Meals not listed
  • Beverages and alcohol
  • Tips for guides, drivers, hotel staff
  • Optional tours
  • Single room supplement
  • Personal expenses (visas, airport taxes, Internet, etc.)

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