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  13 nights/ 14 days cultural private tour,

  Scenic land journey + 4 domestic flights

  Guaranteed departures from Rio De Janeiro        

  Accommodation in 3 & 4 hotels based on double occupancy

  Guided sightseeing

  Transfers and tours by A/C   motor coaches

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Brazil Land of Contrasts Tour - 14 days

Private tour / Daily departures from Rio De Janeiro
Accommodation in 3 and 4 star hotels

Rio De Janeiro (3) - Iguassu (2) - Amazon(3) - Belo Horizonte(1)-Ouro Preto (2) -Salvador Da Bahia (2)

Category: Cultural group tour


Day 1: Arrive Rio de Janeiro
You will be greeted upon your arrival and will be transferred to your hotel.
Overnight: Rio de Janeiro


Day 2: Rio de Janeiro (B)
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.

Afternoon is free at leisure or optional half day Corcovado tour.


Optional Corcovado tour: 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 (B)

Day at leisure or you can book the below optional tours directly with your guide.


Optional: 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, old mansions and charming squares.


Optional Rio by night – Show in the evening

Visit a folklore and Carnival show featuring skilled dancers, entertainers, samba bands and wonderful costumes in a wonderful display of Brazilian folklore and Carnival.


Day 4: Rio de Janeiro - Iguassu (B)

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, visit 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 (B)
Today visit 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 (B, D)
Transfer to the airport and flight to Manaus in the Amazon region. Upon arrival transfer to the Amazon Ecopark Lodge where you will be welcomed with local juices. The Amazon Ecopark Lodge is located in Rio Taruma - 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. Rest of the day is at leisure for own activities.


Day 7: Amazon Package (B, L, D)
Full day excursion to explore the variety of the flora and fauna of the Amazon region. Lunch included.


Day 8: Amazon Package (B, L, D)
Today enjoy a full day excursion to the “meeting of the waters” including lunch.


Day 9: Amazon – Manaus Belo Horizonte (B)

After breakfast on the way to the airport explore Manaus on a city tour. Outside visit of 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 harbor. Transfer to the airport for flight via Sao Paulo to Belo Horizonte. Upon arrival at Belo Horizonte transfer to the hotel.


Day 10: Belo Horizonte- Ouro Preto (B)

Morning transfer to Ouro Preto. In the afternoon you will start for a city walk of Ouro Preto. In the 18th century gold brought wealth to this city. Its cobbled streets wind up and down steep hills crowned with 13 churches, mansions, fountains, terraced gardens, ruins, towers shining with coloured tiles, all blend together to maintain a delightful 18th century atmosphere. Ouro Preto was declared World Heritage by UNESCO; it is a highlight of every trip to Brazil. During the tour you will visit the Church of St. Francis of Assissi, an example of Brazilian religious architecture, designed by Aleijadinho, with wood and soapstone sculptures by the same artist, as well as the Church of Our Lady of the Pilar, which marked the culmination of Golden Age architecture with carved works painted entirely in gold. At the Museum of the School of Mines you will get a complete mineralogical view of Brazil, in addition to displays of geological artifacts from the other countries. Last but not least you will visit the Opera House of Ouro Preto.


Day 11: Ouro Preto (B)

Day at leisure or you can book the below optional tours directly with your guide.


Optional: Half Day Mariana & Gold Mine (approx 04 ½  hours)Proceeding to Mariana, the tour includes a walk down its picturesque streets which allows you to see houses dated from the beginning of the 18th century, with their balconies of wood, iron and even soapstone. This tour also includes a visit to Passagem Gold Mine. Entering in the mine in railcars that follow the gold veins as far as a crystalline floodlit lake and being offered a demonstration of gold panning.


Optional: Half day Tour to Congonhas (approx 05 hours)

Leaving the hotel to visit Congonhas, that contains important works dated from the Golden Age of Brazil. The main points of interest are Aleijadinho’s sculpture masterpieces of the Twelve Prophets carved in soapstone and his sculptural representation of the Via Crucis (Stations of the Cross), made in polychromatic woodwork. The set of life sized sculptures is Brazil’s greatest artistic treasure. Return to the hotel. Transfer to the airport for flight to Salvador da Bahia. Upon arrival pick-up and transfer to the hotel.


Day 12: Ouro Preto – Belo Horizonte - Salvador Da Bahia (B)
Transfer to Belo Horizonte airport for flight to Salvador da Bahia. Upon arrival pick-up and transfer to the hotel.


Day 13: Salvador Da Bahia  (B)

In the morning begin the half day 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. Afternoon is free for leisure. In the evening the following optional can be booked with your guide


Optional Bahia by night (Show & dinner)

Enjoy regional Bahia food at a typical restaurant followed by a colorful dance and music show presenting Bahia’s rich afro-Brazilian culture.



Day 14: Departure (B)
Transfer to airport for flight back home. Thank you for visiting Brazil.


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