Brazilian Breeze

- Contrasting cities and the amazing Iguassu Falls

  • 11 days/10 nights
  • Rio - Salvador - Ouro Preto - Iguassu Falls - Sao Paulo
  • from £2700 per person

Day 1 - Rio de Janeiro

Arrive in Rio de Janeiro today and transfer to the hotel. Rio de Janeiro is dramatically nestled between the mountains and the sea. Its magnificent shoreline includes charming bays and beautiful beaches, dotted with islands up and down the coast. Flying into Rio is a beautiful sight; whether at night or during the day, you’ll quickly find out why Rio is known as the ‘Marvelous City and inspiration for many artists and filmmakers’. The afternoon consists of a half day tour to Sugar Loaf: visit the world famous Sugar Loaf Mountain in the middle of the Guanabara Bay, which offers one of the most breath-taking views of the city. The tour also offers a ride to downtown Rio which features a panoramic view of the city. Your hotel is the stylish Hotel Santa Terese.

Arrive in Rio de Janeiro today and transfer to the hotel. Rio de Janeiro is dramatically nestled between the mountains and the sea. Its magnificent shoreline includes charming bays and beautiful beaches, dotted with islands up and down the coast. Flying into Rio is a beautiful sight; whether at night or during the day, you’ll quickly find out why Rio is known as the ‘Marvelous City and inspiration for many artists and filmmakers’. The afternoon consists of a half day tour to Sugar Loaf: visit the world famous Sugar Loaf Mountain in the middle of the Guanabara Bay, which offers one of the most breath-taking views of the city. The tour also offers a ride to downtown Rio which features a panoramic view of the city. Your hotel is the stylish Hotel Santa Terese.

Day 2 and 3 - Rio de Janeiro

The morning will start with a tour to Corcovado. After a beautiful scenic drive along Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, arrive at the bottom of the Corcovado hill where they will embark on a comfortable train ride to the top of the beautiful mountain, where the statue of Christ, the Redeemer is located. From the summit, enjoy the most breath-taking view in Rio! This evening experience Rio by night. There is no other place in Rio that embodies the alegria or happiness of the Brazilian people more than the nightlife scene in the neighbourhood of Lapa. Once the sun goes down, this normally quiet place turns into a bustling and vibrant area full of restaurants, nightclubs and bars. The streets fill with cariocas and gringos alike, who flock to this Rio nightlife Mecca with one thing in mind……fun!!

The next day is yours to do as you wish. Why not go for some heat and see the sun-kissed bodies of Rio on the famous Copacabana or Ipanena beaches and watch the sun set over the million colours of the city.

Day 4 Rio de Janeiro to Salvador

































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































This morning after breakfast transfer to the airport to board a 2-hour flight north to Salvador. Salvador, the capital of the state of Bahia, was the capital of the country until 1763. The city is divided into two parts. The ´´Lower City´´ is at sea level and is where the city´s original port and commercial area, including Mercado Modelo, are found. It is also the best part of the city to experience a capoeira demonstration, a Brazilian martial art developed by slaves, which is an important aspect of Afro-Brazilian cultural expression. The ´´Upper City´´ is reached through the Lacerda elevator. This part of the city is where the majority of museums, churches and modern architecture are located. The city, without a doubt, keeps in touch with its African roots and traditions with respect to its cuisine, religion, and artwork. Overnight accommodations at hotel Bahia Othon Palace.

Day 5 and 6 - Salvador

The day will begin with a half-day historical city tour. Participants start in the modern suburb of Barra and head towards the old, historical section of town, Pelourinho, with the most expansive selection of preserved colonial architecture in the Americas. The tour will visit the church of Sao Francisco and its exuberant gold-leafed baroque interior and the Pelourinho Square, the heart of old town. That evening witness Bahia by Night with dinner and a show at the intimate Miguel de Santana Theatre, in Pelourinho. The Bahia Folklore Company is one of the most respected folklore dance teams in the world. The troop performs a seamless presentation of the multiple African traditions that permeate Bahian culture. After the show dinner will be served in one of the many traditional restaurants in the area. Overnight accommodation at Bahia Othon Palace Hotel.































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































The next day you may opt for a full day schooner cruise, including lunch. Cruise to some of the 36 islands in the bay. Stop with time to relax in the sun or swim in the warm waters. Re-board for a short crossing to the larger Itaparica Island for lunch. Enjoy more time to relax on the beach or an optional visit to the colonial town of Itaparica before returning to Salvador. Overnight at the Bahia Othon Palace Hotel.

Day 7 - Savador to Ouro Preto

This morning transfer to the airport for a 1 and a half hour flight to Belo Horizonte. Arrive in Belo Horizonte, you will be picked up at the airport and transferred to the city of Ouro Preto. Ouro Preto was founded in the early 18th century and is a masterpiece of Brazilian colonial architecture with fountains, churches, ruins and towers with shining coloured tiles. Due to its distance from the coast, it is the only town in Brazil to remain as an outstanding artistic and architectural example of that era. Ouro Preto's baroque architecture can be viewed upon as traditionally Brazilian. Overnight accommodation at The Solar Do Rosario Hotel.

Day 8 - Ouro Preto

Start the morning with a walking tour of Ouro Preto followed by lunch: see some of the remaining sights of Ouro Preto and some of the surviving masterpieces of its colonial architecture. Ouro Preto is a trip back in time. Overnight at The Solar Do Rosario Hotel.

Day 9 - Ouro Preto to Iguaçu Falls

The morning starts with a transfer back to Belo Horizonte Airport for a 3-hour flight to Iguaçu Falls.

The Iguaçu Falls are one of the planet’s natural wonders. Formed on the Iguaçu River, the falls go down from an average height of 60 meters (with a high of 82 meters), while the face of the falls is 2700 meters wide. The number of falls varies from 150 to 275, depending on the river's outflow. The major part of the falls is located in Argentina, but all its lush, green beauty can be admired on the Brazilian side. Surrounding trails offer you a closer looks at the subtropical forests of the National Park and take visitors to catwalks and lookouts for a different vantage point. Arrive in Iguaçu and transfer to the hotel, the stunning Belmond Das Cataratas Hotel.

Day 10 - Iguassu Falls

The morning begins with a tour of the Brazilian side of the falls. The 45-minute journey takes guests through the local subtropical forests. The afternoon at your leisure, enjoy the beautiful surroundings or go for a massage at the hotel spa.

Day 11 - Iguassu Falls to Sao Paulo

The final day starts with a morning tour of the Argentinean side of the falls. Cross the Argentinean border and end up in the Parque Nacional del Iguassu, 40 km away from the Brazilian border for a walking tour of the falls. Return to the hotel for lunch and this evening you will depart a night-time transfer to the airport for a 1-and-a-half-hour flight to São Paulo to connect to your flight back to the UK.

What's great about it?

  • Experience the Rio nightlife and sights
  • Salvador is an intriguing fusion of cultures
  • Stay in a gorgeous medieval city in the Americas – Ouro Preto
  • Experience super luxury on the banks of the Iguassu falls

Where would I stay?

  • Rio de Janeiro – Hotel Santa Terese – 3 nights B&B
  • Salvador – Bahia Othon Palace, 3 nights D,B&B
  • Ouro Preto – The Solar Do Rosario Hotel, 2 nights B&B
  • Iguassu Falls - Belmond Hotel das Cataratas, 2 nights DB&B

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