Day 1: Rio de Janeiro
Arrive in Rio de Janeiro - transfer to hotel Rio de Janeiro - Capital of the State of Rio de Janeiro, and also Brazil's capital from 1763 to 1961; it is nestled between the mountains and the sea. Its magnificent shoreline includes charming bays and beautiful beaches, dotted with islands up and down the coast. Flying into Rio is a beautiful sight, whether it is at night or during the day, the visitor quickly finds out why Rio is known as the Wonderful City.
Afternooon: Half day Tour Sugar Loaf - Visit the world famous Sugar Loaf Mountain in the middle of the Guanabara Bay, from where one of the most breathtaking views of the city of Rio can be seen. The tour also offers a panoramic tour to downtown Rio. Overnight at selected hotel.
Day 2: Rio de Janeiro City
During the morning: Tour to Corcovado - After a beautiful scenic drive along Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, passengers arrive at the bottom of the Corcovado hill where they will embark on a comfortable train to climb the beautiful mountain, where the statue of Christ, the Redeemer is located. From the top, a spectacular panorama of Rio awaits. Return to Hotel early afternoon. Evening - Rio by night with dinner and show - Enjoy a nice dinner in one of Rio's famous barbecue restaurants. After dinner, show at Plataforma, a samba house, where guests will enjoy a show with elaborately costumed mulatas, singers and dancers, presenting Brazil's folklore. Overnight at your selected hotel.(Breakfast-Dinner)
Day 3: Tijuca Forest
Morning tour of Tijuca Forest by Jeep - Tijuca Forest, known as the world's largest urban forest. With its paths, waterfalls and greenery, Tijuca forest is a mix of history and nature. Remaining of the afternoon at leisure. Overnight at selected hotel. (Breakfast)
Day 4: Rio de Janeiro -Manaus
Transfer to Rio de Janeiro airport for flight to Manaus. Manaus - Capital of Amazonas, the largest state in Brazil, is a modern city. It is also the ideal point of departure for visiting the rest of the Amazon region. Tour boats leave Manaus to see the Meeting of the Waters, where the black waters of the Negro River meet the light waters of the Solimoes River, flowing side by side without mixing for several miles. Visitors can also explore river banks and "igarapes", swim and canoe in placid lakes or simply walk in the lush forest. Arrive in Manaus, transfer to Hotel Tropical Manaus. Pm City tour of Manaus - Visit to some typical neighborhoods in Manaus and the Indian Museum, where we can see some of the traditions, objects and costumes used by these people. After that, visit to the Teatro Amazonas (Opera House), the main tourist spot in the city. Overnight at your selected hotel.( Breakfast)
Day 5: Manaus
Transfer to Amazon Eco Park - Jungle Lodge for a 2 nights program. Depart Manaus pier for a meeting of the waters tour before arriving at Eco Park lodge. Lunch included. Accommodation, dinner, Overnight at selected lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)
Day 6: Manaus
During the morning Nature Hike at nearby forest. Lunch. Pm Visit to home of local Amazonian residents (cablocos). Dinner. Alligator Spotting tour at night. Overnight at selected lodge (Breakfast,Lunch,dinner)
Day 7: Manaus -Salvador de Bahia
During the morning: Visit to monkey Jungle. Transfer to Manaus airport for flight to Salvador. Salvador, the Capital of the State of Bahia which was also Brazil's capital until 1763, is divided in two parts. The "Lower City" is at sea level and contains the old port and the commercial area where visitors will find a complete and varied assortment of Brazilian arts and crafts at the Modelo Market. It is also the best place to witness a demonstration of "capoeira", a martial art developed by African slaves in Brazil, originally as a form of combat and later as a type of dance and folklore tradition. The "Upper City" can be reached by stone steps, alleyways or the famous Lacerda Elevator. This part of the city contains the old government buildings, the residential districts, museums, churches and much of the newer architecture. (Breakfast)
Day 8: Salvador de Bahia
During the morning you will enjoy a half day historical city tour - We start in the modern suburb of Barra and make our way slowly by to the old historical section of town, the Pelourinho area with the largest and the best preserved complex colonial architecture in the Americas. We visit the church of S. Francisco with its exuberant gold-leafed Baroque interior and the Pelourinho Square, the heart of the old town. This tour shows two distinct aspects of Salvador, the new and the old, concentrating on the early expansion of the city. Evening - Bahia by Night with dinner and show. The show takes place in the 18th century colonial complex Solar do Unhao which had its own church, manor house and slaves quarters. In the old stockrooms there is a showcase of the Candombe, the manculele, the dance of the caboclo and capoeira. Buffet Dinner is offered during the show. Overnight at selected hotel ( Breakfast-Dinner)
Day 9: Salvador de Bahia
Full day Schooner Cruise with lunch - Transfer to the pier and board a schooner to cruise to some of the 36 islands in the bay. Stop with time to relax in the sun or swim in the warm waters. Re-board for the short crossing to the larger Itaparica Island for lunch. More Relaxing time on the beach or an optional visit to the colonial town of Itaparica before returning to Salvador. Overnight at selected hotel (Breakfast- Lunch)
Day 10: Salvador - Iguazu Falls
At appropriate time during the morning transfer back to Belo Horizonte Airport for flight to Iguassu Falls. Iguassu Falls are one of the planet's most spectacular natural wonders. Thousands of Brazilian and foreign tourists visit one of the main tourist attractions of the country. Foz do Iguassu is the main town closely located to the National Park. The city offers all the necessary services and opportunities for shopping. Arrive in Iguassu, transfer to Hotel Tropical das Cataratas. Overnight at selected hotel (Breakfast)
Day 11: Iguazu Falls
Morning ½ day tour of the Brazilian side of the Falls. Formed by Iguazu river, the falls plunge an average height of 60 meters. The number of falls varies from 275 to 150, depending on the river's outflow. The major part of the falls is located in Argentina, but all its beauty can be admired on Brazilian side. Parque Nacional do Iguaçu (Iguazu National Park) has a variety of walkways and vista points which offer a visitor plenty of opportunities to view the falls. Tour stars walking from the Hotel. Located Inside the Brazilian side of National Iguazu Park, a walk is undertaken inside the sub-tropical forest and it takes about 45 minutes. In the afternoon, Macuco Safari boat tour - Towed by a jeep, visitors are driven through the forest watching birds, wild animals and exotic vegetation. At the end of 2 miles ride, a boat takes visitors upstream under the nearest possible point of the thundering waterfall. Overnight at selected hotel (Breakfast)
Day 12: Iguazu Falls -Rio de Janeiro
Morning ½ day tour of the Argentinean side of the falls located inside Argentina's side of the National Park. Visitors cross the Argentinean border and end up into the Parque National del Iguassu, 40 km away from the Brazilian border. A walking tour of the falls.
At appropriate time transfer to the airport to take your flight back to RIO DE JANEIRO. Once in RIO. Transfer in. Night in RIO.
Day 13 : Rio de Janeiro (Out)
At appropriate time transfer to airport for your flight back home. (Breakfast)
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