BRAZIL
With this term one associates endless Amazon jungle, wonderful beaches, Rio de Janeiro, carnival and samba. This is all correct but in reality, Brazil is much more, a huge country of the superlatives. Brazil, a country of immense proportions and contrasts, has a mysterious attraction for many people. With a surface of 8,5 million km², Brazil is approximately as big as Europe and covers half of the South American continent. The climate changes from the permanent warm, tropic north over all sub tropic variants to the moderate South. Since the 16th century - when Portuguese have begun to settle in the country - Brazil had always a magic attraction on foreigners. First there was the gold and then rubber and coffee and today it is above all the rhythm and the exotic that attracts tourists. People over there show a lot of happiness, kindness and spontaneity. The biggest country of South America is a mirror of fascinating pictures.
Land of Contrasts
11 Days Tour
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Day 1 – Saturday – Rio de Janeiro Arrival in Rio de Janeiro and transfer to the hotel. Balance of the day at leisure.
Day 2 – Sunday – Rio de Janeiro In the morning, departure to the City Tour, visiting some points of interest downtown, its monuments and parks. Return to the hotel. Balance of the day at leisure. We recommend enjoying a night Brazilian Show with dinner.
Day 3 – Monday – Rio de Janeiro Day at leisure. Great opportunity to discover the tropical islands or the Sugar Loaf and one of the new wonders of the world, Christ the Redeemer.
Day 4 – Tuesday – Rio de janeiro / Iguassu Falls At time to be decided, transfer to the airport to board flight to Foz do Iguaçu. Arrival in Iguassu Falls and transfer to the hotel. Balance of the day at leisure.
Day 5 – Wednesday – Iguassu Falls In the morning, departure to visit one of the wonders of the world: the Iguassu Falls from the Brazilian side. Return to the hotel. We suggest Argentinean Falls, Dinner and 3 Frontiers Typical Show.
Day 6 – Thu. – Iguassu Falls / Manaus / Cruise Departure to the airport to board flight to Manaus. Arrival and transfer to the docks to board the M/V Desafio. Beginning of the cruise with a view of the city from the Amazon River and the famous Meeting of the Waters of Solimões River and Negro River, not mixing for several kilometers until they form the Amazon River. Continuation. Reconnaissance tour in motorized canoes. Back to the boat for dinner and overnight.
Day 7 – Friday – Cruise After an early breakfast, excursion by boat to reach land. Walking orientation tour in the forest. Return and lunch on board. Afternoon free to enjoy the peaceful nature. Dinner. Night canoe trip to listen to the night sounds of the forest. Overnight.
Day 8 – Saturday – Cruise Breakfast on board. Visit to typical village of the area where the locals manufacture manioc flour. Lunch on board while navigating to the area of the famous Piranha fish. Departure for Piranha fishing. Dinner on board. Night excursion by canoe to spot alligators with flashlights. Overnight.
Day 9- Sunday – Cruise / Manaus / Salvador Early morning wake up to admire the sunrise in the forest. Return to the boat. Breakfast during navigation towards Manaus. Arrival at Manaus pier and transfer to the airport. Arrival in Salvador and transfer to the hotel.
Day 10 – Monday - Salvador After breakfast, departure to the City Tour visiting downtown, historical center and Pelourinho. Return to the hotel. We suggest: Half day visit to the beaches and modern part of the city; Bahia by Night with dinner and typical Brazilian northeastern folklore show.
Day 11 – Tuesday – Salvador At time to be decided, transfer to the airport.
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Land of Contrasts
11 Days Tour
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Day 1 - RIO DE JANEIRO Upon arrival in Rio de Janeiro transfer from the airport to the hotel.
Day 2 – RIO DE JANEIRO During a half day city tour the most important sights of Rio will be shown. Drive along Guanabara Bay and Flamengo Park as far as downtown. Visit of the downtown area, passing by the financial and business centre and by other attractions such as the Candelaria Church, Saint Sebastian Cathedral, Lapa Arches, Municipal Theatre, National Library, Fine Arts Museum, and by the Sambadrome, site of Rio's famous Carnival parade. Proceed to the Urca District to board a cable car for a two-staged ascent up to the famous Sugar Loaf Mountain.
The afternoon is free at leisure - the following optional can be booked with our local SAT office:
Half day visit to the Corcovado.
This afternoon starts a half day beach tour including a visit to the Corcovado statue. Leaving the hotel you proceed as far as Cosme Velho Station to board a cog-train for the ride through Tijuca Forest up to Corcovado Mountain. The train ride takes 20 minutes and is a wonderful opportunity for a closer look at the forest's lush tropical vegetation and to enjoy scenic landscapes of the beaches and the city. Disembarking at the top of Corcovado and then proceeding up the steps will lead to the top lookout where the towering statue of Christ the Redeemer stands. After appreciating the breathtaking view unfolding below descend by train and continue passing by some of Rio's beaches.
Day 3 – RIO DE JANEIRO Day at leisure – the following optional tours can be booked at our local SAT office:
Full day tour to Petropolis
Going on a scenic drive up Serra dos Orgaos Range across the Atlantic Forest's lush vegetation through mountains and valleys as far as 850m high Petropolis. Visit of the Summer Palace and the Cathedral, and touring along that charming city's highlights, such as the Crystal Palace, Santos Dumont's House, ld mansions and charming squares. (tour can also be booked including lunch)
Day 4 – RIO DE JANEIRO – IGUASSU In the morning leave Rio de Janeiro and take a flight to Iguassu. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel and check-in.
Iguassu is one of the biggest wonders of nature in South America: located amidst a sub-tropical forest in the triangle of Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil, a gigantic row of waterfalls goes down into the river Iguassu.
Later in the day visit to the Brazilian side of the falls. The tour leaves from the hotel by coach and crossing Iguassu National Park as far as the Brazilian Falls. It follows a walk along the paths following cascades and then along the catwalk that leads very close to the bottom of the Devil's Throat to enjoy magnificent views. Take an elevator to go up to the road, and there board the coach to get back to the hotel.
Day 5 – IGUASSU • visit Argentinean falls (approx. 4 hours)
Today visit of the Argentinean side of the falls. Leaving from the hotel on the Brazilian side for a drive and a quick customs check, crossing the Tancredo Neves Bridge over the Iguassu River, which forms the border between Argentina & Brazil. Once in Argentina, tour takes a scenic highway up the Argentinean Iguassu National Park. Stopping at the Visitors' Centre and proceeding from there the Superior Circuit, the up-river cascades, to the Inferior Circuit, the down-river falls and then takes the Ecological Jungle Train that leads visitors to and from the most impressive observation point of the falls – The Devil's Throat . Return to the hotel.
Day 6 – IGUASSU – MANAUS – AMAZON Transfer to the airport and flight to Manaus in the Amazon region.
Upon arrival transfer to the pier to start the Amazon Ecopark Lodge. Continue to the lodge where you will be welcomed with local juices.
The Amazon Ecopark Lodge is located in Rio Tarumã - a tributary of Rio Negro -approximately one hour from Manaus airport (30 minutes by boat from the Tropical Hotel pier), in the middle of the Amazon Forest. Over 6 miles of jungle trails enable the client to explore the jungle, orchids and giant trees. Amazon Ecopark Lodge offers 60 apartments in 20 bungalows (3 each), made of wood. The apartments entrance, porch and bathroom are completely independent, are all air conditioned, with hot shower and screened windows. Rustic, but also charming decorated.
Rest of the day is at leisure for own activities.
Day 7 – AMAZON PACKAGE • Amazon Ecopark Lodge package 04 days / 03 nights
Full day excursion to explore the variety of the flora and fauna of the Amazon region. Lunch included.
Day 8 – AMAZON PACKAGE Today enjoy a full day excursion to the "meeting of the waters" including lunch and Dinner
Day 9 – AMAZON – MANAUS – SALVADOR DA BAHIA After breakfast and visit to the monkey jungle transfer back to Manaus.
On the way to the airport explore Manaus on a city tour. Outside visit to the Opera House, a magnificent example of Neo-classical architecture, considered as one of the most beautiful theatres in the world; the market place and the busy harbour.
Transfer to the airport for flight to Salvador da Bahia.
Upon arrival pick-up and transfer to the hotel.
Day 10 - SALVADOR DA BAHIA • half day city tour (4 hours)
In the morning starts a sightseeing tour.
This tour will give a good overall impression of Salvador and its principal historical landmarks. Departing from the hotel directly to Farol da Barra (Lighthouse) at Barra district, continue to Municipal Square with a stop at the Lacerda Elevator for a breathtaking view of Baía de Todos os Santos (All Saints Bay). Walking through the cobblestone streets of the Pelourinho district, the city's historic old town, UNESCO world heritage. Visit the Baroque Cathedral, built by the Jesuits in 1672 and Sao Francisco Church, Brazil's most famous religious structure with its intricately carved gold-leafed rosewood interior, fine paintings and sculpture and valuable silver ornamentation. Visit also the Pelourinho Square and walk back to the bus parking. Return to the hotel. The afternoon is free for leisure.
The afternoon is free for leisure.
In the evening the following optional can be booked with our local SAT office:
Bahia by night (Show & dinner)
Enjoy regional Bahia food at a typical restaurant followed by a colourful dance and music show presenting Bahia's rich afro-brazilian culture.
Day 11 – SALVADOR DA BAHIA • transfer hotel/airport
Transfer from the hotel to the airport and flight back home.
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