BRAZIL GRAND TOUR *WITH AMAZONAS
PROGRAM FOR 11 DAYS – 10 NIGHTS, GUARANTEED DEPARTURE FROM 2 PAX
The program leads you from the big cities into the beautiful nature, including green tourism, entertainment, music, relaxing and amazing beaches. From Rio de Janeiro, the most famous city in Brazil, up to the waterfalls of Iguaҫù and the stream area of the Amazonas. Including a visit in Salvador da Baiha, which is an emblem of the Brazilian colonial period, the above mentioned tourist attractions are just a most common selection of Brazilians’ sightseeing highlights.
1st day – Monday ® Rio de Janeiro
Arrival in Rio de Janeiro. A transfer to your accommodations is going to be organized – hotels stay and check-in.
Attending to your arrival time you have free time to relax or we offer some optional excursions. Overnight stay.
2nd day – Tuesday ® Rio de Janeiro
After having a breakfast, your day starts with an excursion to “Corcovado”, which you arrive after passing the “Laguna Rodrigo de Freitas”. By using a comfortable train at the basement of the mountain you move to the top of Corcovado. From there you take a panorama elevator up to the most famous emblem of Brazil and Rio de Janeiro. On the top of Corcovado is the monument of Christo enthroned, which you can see at each time from nearly every place in Rio de Janeiro. From this viewing platform you can enjoy one of the most spectacular panorama views in the world. After you have visited the Corcovado, you move on to the Sugar Loaf. From there you use the aerial passenger line to go up to the top. You have a first stop on a hill called “Morro da Urca” on which several gardens and panorama viewing platforms are located. Arrived at the second stop you enjoy a spectacular view over Rio de Janeiro, its beaches and the bay “Guanabara”. At the horizon you can see the Corcovado. You have lunch in a typical Churrascaria.
(Duration: Approximately 8 hours)
Return to the hotels and overnight stay.
3rd day – Wednesday ® Rio de Janeiro
After having breakfast, your day starts with a city tour to visit the historic centre of Rio de Janeiro. You have a walk through the tight streets, which engraved the history of the city. You visit the highlights of tourist attractions, e.g. the abbey named “São Bento”, the beautiful church called “Igreja de Candelaria”, the “place of XV. Novembre” and the cultural centre, which is located in the refurbished bank “Banco do Brasil”. Furthermore you see the most famous street “Goncalves Dias” where a traditional bar named “Colombo” is situated. Finally the trip ends on the place “Praça Carioca” and the Rio de Janeiro’s urban cathedral. Return to the hotels, free time at the afternoon for relaxing or optional bookings. (Duration: 4 hours)
4th day – Thursday ® Rio de Janeiro / Foz do Iguassu
After having breakfast in your hotel, a transfer brings you to the local airport to fly to Iguaҫù. At your arrival someone welcomes you. A transfer to your accommodations and the check-in is organized as well. At the afternoon you have a trip to the Brazilian countryside of the national park to visit the Iguassu waterfalls. From this countryside you have a breathtaking point of view to gaze at the UNESCO world natural heritage. (Duration: Approximately 4 hours)
5th day – Friday ® Foz do Iguassu
After having breakfast, a transfer brings you to the Argentinean site of the waterfalls. Here you travel by jungle train and finally arrive at a breathtaking canyon called “Garganta del Diabolo” (Canyon of the devil). By using some hiking routes it is possible to access the lookout point “Alvar-Nunes”, the waterfalls called “Bozetti”, “San Martin” and “the two sisters”. Return to the hotels and overnight stay.
6th day – Saturday ® Iguassu / Manaus/Amazon
After having breakfast at your hotel, a transfer brings you to the airport to fly to Manaus. Someone welcomes you there and you travel to your lodge by using the transfers. At the lodge you have dinner and stay overnight.
Today you have a free day or optional you can book some not included excursions.
7th/8th day – Sunday and Monday ® Amazonas
During these two days you discover the rainforest “Amazonas” by walking. You do have to enjoy the flora and fauna there. During your excursion you travel along the channel storages, do a nightly visit of the caymans and visit a local community to get in touch with some habitants. Your trip ends at the location where the two rivers discharge into the Amazonas River.
Please note that several of the possible activities depend on weather conditions.
Your stay is full board.
9th day – Tuesday ® Manaus / Salvador
After having breakfast, you travel to the airport by using the organized transfers. You take the flight to Salvador de Bahia, where someone welcomes you and from where you travel
by transfers to your hotels. There you can have a not organized dinner and you stay there overnight.
10th day – Wednesday ® Salvador de Bahia
After having breakfast you have free time to relax.
At the afternoon a city tour trip starts to discover the history, the tradition and the development of this fascinating city. The famous urban district “Pelourinho”, with its kept colonial architecture, is part of UNESCO’s world cultural heritage. A walk though the tight streets, passing the town hall square, the church and the abbey called “São Francisco” down to the hotspot of Salvador (the place named “Largo do Pelourinho”) is an absolutely must.
Finally you have dinner during excursion in a typical restaurant and the chance to enjoy the urban district with its magical atmosphere at night.
Return to the hotels and overnight stay.
11th day – Thursday ® Salvador de Bahia / Out
Transfer to the airport to take the flight to your next destination.