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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 15 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 8 people
Destination(s): Brazil  
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey   National Parks  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 1749 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2761 US Dollar (USD)

Start in Rio de Janeiro, visit this wonderful city and perhaps choose some option tours such as visiting the Favelas and getting a real insight to the people. Next stop is are what are considered the lungs of the world, the amazing eco-system of The Amazon. Visit the sub-tropical area of Iguassu Falls, home of the world’s largest waterfalls which lay on the Brazilian and Argentine border where both sides will be visited and viewed. End your holiday in the North-east state of Bahia and it’s capital Salvador. Salvador has a rich culture based on the slave labour of the past, however today stands with a colourful mix of people and their hypnotic culture of fun.

Independent Vacation (min 2 people):

Days 1: Arrival in Rio de Janiero. A private driver will be at the airport with your name on a board. They will have a copy of your detailed itinerary and very important local contact numbers. Normally on the same day a guide at a pre-arranged time on your itinerary a guide will be visiting your hotel to welcome you to this great city and answer any immediate questions. Overnight 4 nights in Rio de Janeiro at you choice of hotel.

Day 2: Private City Orientation Tour. This morning you will be picked up by one of our hand selected guides to take you on an orientation of this great city for 4 hours. If you have any special interests be sure to let us know at time of booking. Any entrance fees must be paid for locally.

Day 3 (or alternate selected day): Your choice of a special experience:
- Football Match at Maracana Stadium (or alternate)
- Rio by Night with a Celebration of Brazilian Culture Dinner & Show
- Tropical Islands Cruise with lunch included
- Half Day Jeep Tour Tijuca Forest & Favelas Tour
- Half Day Macuco Rio - Boat Adventure
- Helicopter Flight around Corcovado.

Note: One month prior to your departure from your departure we will give you a full list of choices that are possible for the duration of your stay. Some choices may not be available due to the schedules.

Day 4: Day at Leisure. Perfect for a days at the beach or to embark on some additional tours. We offer a full range of day tours that are available.

Days 5-8: The Mighty Amazon. In the morning of day 5 you will be collected by private car for your transfer to the airport for your flight to Manaus. After the five hour flight you will be greeted at the airport and transferred to your chosen Amazon Lodge which includes all meals and scheduled soft adventure sightseeing with a english speaking guide. Overnight 3 nights in the Amazon at your choice of lodge.

Day 8: Manaus to Iguassu Falls. After breakfast you will be transferred from the Jungle to Manuas airport for your flight via Sao Paulo to Iguassu Falls - the largest and most spectacular waterfalls in the world. Iguassu Falls has a Brazilian side as well as an Argentinean side. You will have the afternoon at leisure to settle into your surrounds. Overnight 3 nights in Iguassu.

Day 9: Private Tour of the Argentine Falls & Boat Safari. After breakfast - Pick u from your hotel and transfer to the border of Brazil and Argentina, 5-15 km from the hotels, crossing the Iguacu river by the 489 meter long Tancredo Neves bridge. From the border to the falls on the Argentinean side is about 15 km. Arrival at the falls and walk along special pathways and bridges which bring you very close to some of the falls.

From the Argentinian side, one has a nice view of the San Martin island and Brazil. There are two pathways. The upper one takes about 30 minutes and is 700 meters long and the lower one is 1.5 km long and takes 1 to 2 hours. Boat Safari of the Falls: During your visit today, you will embark on an exciting safari boat ride of the Falls for some great views and an unforgettable experience. This is a "must do" and included in our package prices

Day 10: Private Tour of the Brazilian Falls & Bird Park. Pick up from your hotel after breakfast. Transfer to the waterfalls on the Brazilian side, to a place from where one has a nice view of the falls on the Argentinian side and from where a 1 km long pathway begins. Walking along the pathway through the lush forest, one will see more and more of the falls and it is possible to see some small animals, birds and butterflies. At the end of the pathway are souvenir shops, bathrooms and a bar. Up to the main road by elevator and return transfer to the hotel.

South American Tropical Bird Park: Afterwards today visit the Tropical Bird Park. It is an ecological sanctuary with more than 500 species of birds from Brazil and other countries, as well as some species of reptiles and butterflies. You will walk on a trail through some areas that imitate birds` natural habitat, where you will have the opportunity to take photos very close to them. It’s a great experience for people of all ages.

Day 11: Iguassu to Salvador. A private driver will be at the airport with your name on a board. They will have a copy of your detailed itinerary and very important local contact numbers. Normally on the same day a guide at a pre-arranged time on your itinerary a guide will be visiting your hotel to welcome you to this great city and answer any immediate questions. Overnight 4 nights in Salvador at your choice of hotel

Day 12: Private Historical Tour of Salvador. This morning you will be picked up by one of our hand selected guides to take you on an orientation of this great city for 4 hours. If you have any special interests be sure to let us know at time of booking. Any entrance fees must be paid for locally.

Day 13 & 14: Days of Leisure. This morning after breakfast you will be picked up by one of our hand selected guides to take you on an orientation of this great city. Salvador lies on the beautiful All Saints Bay, which is the biggest in Brazil and hosts over 50 islands. The capital city has managed to preserve some magnificent examples of Colonial architecture. The historical centre of Salvador is still essentially as it was in the 16th century, despite the city`s expansion in the following centuries.

Multicoloured homes, red-tiled roofs, a wonderful market, twisting and narrow cobblestone streets, great beaches and around 300 churches makes this an excellent place to visit. Pelourinho, an old neighbourhood of Salvador, contains the most extensive example of baroque architecture in the Americas. Six hundred buildings in the area were immaculately restored and included by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) in its list of world heritage sites. Lunch and the rest of the afternoon is at your leisure.

Note: Pre-plans option available.

Day 15: Departure from Salvador. Enjoy your last day in Salvador - you will be transferred privately to the airport for your departure flight.

Hotels:
- Low Cost (3 star hotels or better)
- Standard (superior 3 star hotels or better)
- Superior (4 star hotels or better)
* Luxury Packages are also available.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Accommodation including daily breakfasts
- Transfers & Sightseeing.

Price Excludes:
- International & Domestic Airfares
- Arrival to Rio de Janeiro
- Rio de Janeiro to Manaus
- Manaus to Brazillian Iguassu
- Brazillian Iguassu to Salvador
- Departure from Salavador.

Note: We recommend you to submit the request at least 2 months in advance to the approximate time of travel. This is to avoid disappointment as spaces are strictly limited per departure.

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