This Brazil tour combines nightlife, nature and culture. From beautiful Rio de Janeiro, to the mighty Iguassu Falls and the African influences of Salvador in the north, you will get a great taste of this vibrant varied country.
After your international flight arrival in Rio de Janiero or Sao Paulo, we will transfer you on to your domestic flight to Iguassu Falls.
In Foz do Iguaçu, we will transfer you to your chosen hotel, and in the afternoon, you will enjoy a half-day tour to the Brazilian side of the Iguassu Falls park. The visit will take your breath away; and the sheer power and size of the waterfalls will stay with you forever.
You will spend the night in the Brazilian city of Foz do Iguaçu, and can choose from a wide range of hotels to suit all budgets from three-star comfort to five-star luxury. The Continental Inn and the Bourbon Resort and Golf are examples of hotels we recommend.
Day 2 – Iguazu Falls: tour of the Argentine side
After breakfast at your hotel, you will enjoy a half or full day tour (depending on your chosen schedule) to the Argentine side of Iguazu Falls Park, including visits to the various viewing platforms and a boat ride into the “Devil’s Throat” itself.
Overnight again in Foz do Iguacu: a chance to experiment with Brazilian food.
Day 3 – Fly to Rio de Janeiro and free time on Copacabana or Ipanema Beach
This morning, you will transferred back to the airport and take the short flight to Rio de Janeiro.
Upon arrival in Brazil’s most famous city, we will pick you up and take you to your hotel in the Copacabana or Ipanema beach district.
Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure, wandering the beaches or relaxing in your hotel. There is a huge range of hotels in the beach areas of Rio so just let us know what you prefer.
This morning, we will collect you for a spectacular half-day tour to one of the New Wonders of the World, the Corcovado, or White Christ statue. This huge statue towers over the city of Rio and the views are incredible.
A railway takes you up to the top of the mountain for access to the viewing platforms from where you may use up all your camera memory!
The afternoon will be yours to hit the beach, or whatever you like. Enjoy Rio’s famous nightlife in the evening.
Day 5 – Sugar Loaf Mountain tour
Today you will take a tour to see the other very famous Rio de Janeiro landmark, Sugar Loaf Mountain.
You will ascend by a two-stage cable car from where the views are incredible. You really cannot go wrong in Rio, so make sure you have plenty of space on your camera memory card.
As an extra treat to yourself, you could fly in a helicopter from the first stage of the cable car, around Corcovado, for a bird’s eye view of the city. It is not cheap however.
You then will have time to catch some rays on the most famous beach in the world, Copacabana.
Day 6 – Rio to Salvador
After breakfast, we will transfer you to Rio airport for your flight north to the city of Salvador.
When you arrive in Salvador, you will be met and taken to your hotel in the city. You will then be free to wander in the afternoon, relax and enjoy the city.
In the evening, you will see a folklore show during dinner at the “Solar do Unhão”.
Overnight in Salvador, in maybe the Pousada do Pilar or the Blue Tree Hotel, depending on your budget and travel style. We fit the hotel to your budget, so ask us for all the options.
Day 7 – Salvador city tour
Today, you will have a half-day historical city tour, visiting the most important landmarks and attractions in the city of Salvador, including the Model Market, Bonfim Church, the Lacerda Elevator, “Cidade Alta” & “Cidade Baixa”.
Your night will be free to relax and keep sampling Brazilian nightlife and culture. Overnight in Salvador.
NOTE: Both Salvador and Rio are great places to add more days. Let us know if you have more time, so you can slow your vacation pace … or even add in a tour to Brazil’s vast Amazon jungle.
Day 8 – End of your Brazil tour
After breakfast, you will start to bid farewell to Brazil and will be transferred to the airport for your flight home via Rio or Sao Paulo … or maybe onto your next holiday destination with us at Escaped to Latin America.
A Brazil tour is easily combined with a Peru tour or an Argentina tour: just let us know and we can give you a fantastic itinerary to maximize your time here in Latin America.