All Brazil , Brazil

This tour will take you through the energetic city of Rio de Janeiro where you will marvel at the Christ the Redeemer that looms over the city. Then you will travel to the  Lençois Maranhenses National Park  where the sand dunes and crystal clear tide pools create a dreamlike landscape for you to relax and enjoy. You will end your trip in Brazil's capital, Salvador. A city full of art, culture, and spectacular architechture, you will find plenty to do, wandering the streets and going on tours.  

Day 1 : Rio de Janeiro

Arrival at the Rio de Janeiro International Airport. The Carioca City with its magical quality offers the traveler a wide variety of points of interest and a great number of leisure activities. You will be met in the arrivals hall and transfer to your Rio hotel.  Daily breakfast included - 3 nights.

Day 2 : Rio de Janeiro

In the morning, we will take a regular tour to the Christ the Redeemer statue atop Corcovado Mountain, one of the seven wonders of the world, from where you will have an excellent view of the city. Free afternoon to take an optional excursion. You will be able to choose between a great variety of activities in Rio de Janeiro, including a visit to the Maracaná and the Botanical Garden.

Day 3 : Rio de Janeiro

Free day to enjoy the city of Rio de Janeiro. You will have the option to take any of our optional activities. We recommend you to choose the Vida Carioca activity, where you will take the metro to witness the lifestyle of the inhabitants of Rio de Janeiro, also known as "cariocas". This optional activity is a guided walking tour around the historical and commercial center of Rio, highlighting the Cathedral and the Saara neighborhood. It also includes a stop to taste a delicious carioca fresh juice and a stop to have lunch at one of the oldest and most historical restaurants in Brazil. In the afternoon, you will have free time to take part in other optional activities such as a trip to the Favela Rocinha or a visit to the Sugar Loaf. There are also optional one-day trips out of the city such as a visit to Petrópolis, Niterói or Búzios.

Day 4 : Rio - Manaus

Transfer to Rio de Janeiro airport for your flight to Manaus, the capital of the Brazilian Amazon and the central point for all excursions into the Amazon jungle.  Airport reception and transfer to your hotel.  You will have free time to have a rest or to take an optional tour to visit the Amazon Theatre, the Market and the Port of Manaus.  Overnight Manaus hotel, breakfast included.

Day 5 : Amazon Expedition

In the morning, the expedition along the Amazon River will begin at the Port of Manaus in a private boat that will accommodate you for 3 days. The journey will start by arriving at the “Encontro Das Aguas”, the place where Rio Negro and Rio Solimoes meet without mixing waters for several kilometers. Afterwards you will enter the river in small boats to fish for piranhas, discover the giant Vitoria Regia plant and later spot caimans at night. Accommodation aboard the boat in hammocks.  All meals included today.

Day 6 : Amazon Expedition

During the second day on this Amazon Expedition you will continue along Rio Negro to the area of Acajatuba. There, you will first visit a traditional mandioc house and then visit the Acajatuba community to experience the natives’ customs and crafts. You will also have an opportunity to swim with river dolphins in a natural spot. Later you will travel by canoe to a beach where you will enjoy a moonlight churrasco dinner (or on the boat if the river water levels are high). All meals included today.

Day 7 : Amazon Expedition

On the third day of the expedition, after breakfast you will take a jungle trek to learn about jungle hunting techniques and medicinal plants and hopefully see some wildlife. Continue downriver to the Caucho Museum, where you will learn about  historical importance of rubber for the region.  Later we will reach the Port of Manaus.  Overnight Manaus hotel, breakfast included.  Lunch included today.

Day 8 :  Manaus – Sao Luis de Maranhao

Transfer to the Manaus Airport for your flight to Sao Luis de Maranhao, the capital of the state of Maranhao.  Airport reception and transfer to the pousada where you will be staying. The pousada is located in the historic downtown of the city, which was declared an UNESCO World Heritage Site for its magnificent colonial architecture. Overnight at the pousada, breakfast included.

Day 9 : Sao Luis de Maranhao – Lençois Maranhenses

In the morning, depart for Barreirinhas. Along the journey you will stop to rest in either Rosario or Morros, before continuing to Barreirinhas where we will be met by a local guide and begin a tour in the Lençois Maranhenses National Park on a Toyota 4x4. Return to Barreirinhas. Overnight hotel, breakfast included.

Day 10 :  Lençois Maranhenses – Sao Luis de Maranhao

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Puerto Iguazú, with connection in Buenos Aires.

Upon arrival you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel, where you explore the grounds and get a nights rest before venturing to the falls.

Day 11 : Sao Luis de Maranhao – Salvador

Transfer to the Sao Luis de Maranhao Airport for your flight to Salvador. Salvador is the cradle of the Afro-Brazilian culture and offers the visitor many popular amusements with its cuisine, music, enchantment and cheerfulness. Airport reception and transfer to your pousada, located near downtown and known as the Pelourinho. Here you will find the most important architectural collection of HispanicAmerica, and it is also the meeting point for all the locals. Overnight pousada, breakfast included - 2 nights.

Day 12 : Salvador

After breakfast you will depart for a walking tour of the historic downtown, where it is possible to spot different places representing the city’s culture and art. In the afternoon you will have free time to take part in other optional activities, such as a panoramic tour to get to know the rest of the interesting city of Salvador.

Day 13 : Int'l departure

After breakfast you will depart for a walking tour of the historic downtown, where it is possible to spot different places representing the city’s culture and art. In the afternoon you will have free time to take part in other optional activities, such as a panoramic tour to get to know the rest of the interesting city of Salvador.

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