The above sample Brazil holiday combines the fabulous city of Rio de Janeiro with the impressive Iguassu before travelling into the heart of the mighty Amazon River. After a couple of days in Salvador the journey ends with a few days on the beach.
Highlights: Rio de Janeiro – Iguassu Falls – Amazon Rainforest – Salvador – Beach
We can adapt this sample Brazil holiday to include a wildlife trip to the Pantanal, the gold mining colonial heritage of Ouro Preto or the delights of Paraty and we can extend the itinerary for onward travel to little-known Paraguay, undiscovered Bolivia, Uruguay or Argentina. We will advise on hotels from standard three star accommodation to five star luxury.
Arrive into Rio, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Rio de Janeiro is a city which should be on everyone’s wish list and is the most spectacular setting in all of South America. The twin peaks of Sugarloaf and Corcovado with its famous statue of Christ dominate the landscape but the beaches of Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon are the life and soul during the day, the bars and restaurants come into their own at sunset and the nightclubs keep the samba rhythms beating through the night.
Full day tour to Sugarloaf Mountain and to Corcovado. Visitors may be interested to hear that people were travelling to the top of Corcovado for the fantastic views long before the Statue of Christ was erected in 1931 and might like to know that the first person to climb Sugarloaf was a British woman, two hundred years ago in 1815 and she carried the Union Flag, as you do. Today you can still see people climbing Sugarloaf though we prefer to take the cable car, flags not required.
Day at leisure in Rio de Janeiro. Please let us know if you are interested in any particular activities or excursions, such as a tour of the Maracana stadium, a visit to Petropolis once the summer capital of Rio, a visit to a samba school, a culinary experience or perhaps a visit to a ballet school in one of the favelas which is supported by the Latin America travel industry via the LATA Foundation.
Fly to Iguassu and transfer to your hotel. One of the great wonders of the natural world, the Iguassu Falls are a must for the first-time visitor to Brazil or Argentina and should be seen from both sides. Stay at the fabulous Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas, where you can step out of the property and walk directly down the pathways on the Brazilian side of the falls.
Half day tour to the Argentine side of the Falls. If you would like us to include an excursion to the Itaipu Dam, which provides hydro-electric power to Paraguay and the whole of Southern Brazil, then please let us know.
Transfer to the airport for your flight across Brazil to Manaus, where you will be met and driven to the port to board your boat to reach your lodge in the Amazon, your base from which to explore the surrounding rainforest.
Days to enjoy the guided tours and excursions available in the jungle such as rainforest walks, bird-watching and alligator spotting by flashlight in dugout canoes.
Transfer from your Amazon lodge to Manaus. Afternoon city tour, taking in some of the principal sights which are the legacy of the rubber boom of the 19th century.
Fly to Salvador, where you will be met on arrival and driven to your hotel. Afternoon city tour. Salvador was founded by the Portuguese in 1549 on the high ground in the mouth of the Baia de Todos Os Santos. The Pelourinho district in the historical heart of the city the abounds with fine examples of colonial architecture, a lively area of bars, restaurants, cafes and shops.
Day at leisure to further explore Salvador. Please contact us to discuss your preferences if you would like to organise any particular tours, excursions or activities such as a Capoeira class followed by a show, or cooking lessons. We would be delighted to book a full day tour in the bay, visiting the islands of Itaparica and Ilha dos Frades.
The above sample Brazil holiday can be varied in any way you choose to suit your exact requirements so give us a call now on 01932 424252 to discuss any modifications.
Brazil has a wide range of types & styles of hotels, at a variety of price-points to suit all budgets. Please chat to one of our Travel Consultants to get informed advice as to which hotels they would suggest for your tailor-made Brazil holiday.
The tours, excursions & activities mentioned in the above sample Brazil holiday are just a selection of what is available in each location. The programme can be adjusted to fit your particular requirements for this holiday; please liaise with your Travel Consultant to confirm what other activities are available and what you would like to include in your tailor-made Brazil holiday.
If you like the broad sweep of the above sample itinerary but have fewer days to spend on your Brazil holiday, or wish to extend it in any way, please ask your Travel Consultant for ideas on how to shorten or lengthen the holiday, or how to reorganise the itinerary.
We would be delighted to email you a no-obligation, fully-detailed itinerary & quote, containing images of the hotels we suggest for your tailor-made Brazil holiday along with a link to the hotel’s website, plus details of any included tours & excursions. The quote will clearly state what is, and what is not included in the quoted price. If you thereafter wish to make any changes to the initial itinerary – be it an alternative hotel, different activities, a different duration in any location etc. – that’s not a problem and we will continue to work with you to adjust the programme until it exactly matches what you’re looking for from your tailor-made Brazil holiday.