BEST OF BRAZIL

Cultural tour of Brazil

Brazil is associated with endless Amazon jungle, wonderful beaches, Rio de Janeiro, carnival and samba. But in reality, it offers much more than that. Brazil is a country of immense proportions and contrasts, and has a mysterious attraction for many people. With a surface of 8.5 million km², it is approximately as big as Europe and covers half of the South American continent. Since the 16th century, when Portuguese began to settle in the country, Brazil has always had a magic attraction for foreigners. Today, tourists are attracted by the fascinating array of cultures and friendly, spontaneous people.

Tour Information
Tour Duration : 08 days
Min. Tour Size : 02 persons
Max. Tour Size : 16 persons
Includes international air
Tour Price (from) : US$
Day 01: Arrive Rio de Janeiro
Day 02: Rio de Janeiro
(B)
Day 03: Rio de Janeiro
(B)
Day 04: Rio de Janeiro/Iguassu (Flight)
(B)
Day 05: Iguassu
(B)
Day 06: Iguassu/Salvador da Bahia (Flight)
(B)
Day 07: Salvador da Bahia
(B)
Day 08: Depart Salvador da Bahia
(B)

* Please contact us for other program of Brazil by itself or Brazil combines with other countries in South America.

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Day 01: Arrive Rio de Janeiro

Upon arrival at Rio de Janeiro International Airport, we are met and transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Hotel Mirasol Copacabana/Hotel Rio Othon, Rio de Janeiro (3 nights)

Day 02: Rio de Janeiro

An exciting full-day tour of the city today. From our hotel, we proceed as far as Cosme Velho Station to board a cog-train(*) for the ride through Tijuca Forest up Corcovado Mountain, clocking in at 748 meters (2,454 ft) high. The train ride takes 20 minutes and is a wonderful opportunity to get a closer look at the forest’s lush tropical vegetation and enjoy scenic views of the beaches and city. We disembark at the top of Corcovado and proceed up the steps that lead to the top lookout, where the towering statue of Christ the Redeemer stands. After appreciating the breathtaking view unfolding below, descend by train. We then pass by Rio’s world-famous beaches, as far as Urca District, and board a cable car for a two-staged ascent up Sugar Loaf Mountain at 390 m (1.280 ft) high. After coming down the mountain, we continue our exploration along Guanabara Bay and Flamengo Park, as far as downtown. Discover the downtown area, passing by the financial and business centre, as well as other attractions such as the Candelaria Church, Saint Sebastian Cathedral, Lapa Arches, Municipal Theatre, National Library, Fine Arts Museum and the Sambadrome, site of Rio’s famous Carnival parade. (B)

*COG-TRAINS are vans certified by the city´s administration. Depart from Largo do Machado, where the van stop is located, and go to top of Corcovado.

Day 03: Rio de Janeiro

Today is free to explore on your own or join one of the optional tours for extra charge. (B)

Day 04: Rio de Janeiro/Iguassu (Flight)

This morning, transfer to the airport for our flight to Iguassu (flight not included).  Upon arrival, we are met and transferred to the hotel.  Later in the day, visit the Brazilian side of the falls. The tour leaves from our hotel by coach, crossing Iguassu National Park as far as the Brazilian Falls. Walk along the paths following cascades and then along the catwalk that leads very close to the bottom of the Devil’s Throat to enjoy magnificent views. Take an elevator to go up to the road, and there, board the coach to return to the hotel.

Overnight: Hotel Viale Cataratas / Hotel Bourbon Cataratas, Iguassu (2 nights) (B)

Day 05: Iguassu

Today visit the Argentinean side of the falls. We leave from our hotel on the Brazilian side for a drive and a quick customs check, crossing the Tancredo Neves Bridge over the Iguassu River, which forms the border between Argentina and Brazil. Once in Argentina, our tour takes a scenic highway up to the Argentinean Iguassu National Park. After stopping at the Visitors’ Centre, we continue to the Superior Circuit, the up-river cascades, to the Inferior Circuit, the down-river falls. Then take the Ecological Jungle Train that leads visitors to and from the most impressive observation point of the falls – The Devil's Throat.   In the afternoon, we be return to the hotel. (B)

Day 06: Iguassu/Salvador da Bahia (Flight)

This morning, transfer to the airport for a flight to Salvador de Bahia (flight not included).  Upon arrival, we are met and transferred to the hotel.  The rest of the day is free.

Overnight: Hotel Golden Tulip Rio Vermelho/Hotel Bahia Othon/Hotel Sheraton Bahia/ Wish Hotel, Salvador da Bahia (2 nights) (B)

Day 07: Salvador da Bahia

This morning’s tour will provide us with an overall impression of Salvador and its principal historical landmarks. Departing from the hotel directly to Farol da Barra (Lighthouse) at Barra district, continue to Municipal Square with a stop at the Lacerda Elevator for a breathtaking view of Baía de Todos os Santos (All Saints Bay). Walk through the cobblestone streets of the Pelourinho district, the city's historic old town and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Visit the Baroque Cathedral, built by the Jesuits in 1672 and Sao Francisco Church, Brazil's most famous religious structure with its intricately carved gold-leafed rosewood interior, fine paintings and sculpture, and valuable silver ornamentation. We also visit Pelourinho Square and walk back to the bus parking. Return to the hotel.  The afternoon is free. (B)

Day 08: Depart Salvador da Bahia

Check out by 1100 hrs. After our fascinating tour of Brazil, we are transferred to the airport for our departure flight. (B)

* Please contact us for other program of Brazil by itself or Brazil combines with other countries in South America

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Departure Dates
English Speaking Departures (Please contact us for information on French, German, Italian and Spanish speaking departures).

2019

Jan 13; Feb 10; Mar 10 & 31; May 05; Jun 02 & 30; Aug 04; Sep 08 & 22; Oct 06 & 13 Nov 17

Tour Price

We accept payments in US$, CA$ as well as in other convertible currencies like EUR, AUD and GBP. Tour prices have been costed in US$. CA$ price shown below is an indicative amount reached at by using the conversion rate at the time of web posting and will be applicable if there is no change in the conversion rate. Should the currency conversion rate change, the US$ pricing will prevail. Bestway Tours & Safaris offers a conversion rate protection. Once full payment has been received and no modification has been made to the tour itinerary, we will honour that rate. For complete payment procedures, please click here

Hotel Category Per Person on Twin Sharing Single Room Supplement
2019
Option 1 US$ 1395 • CA$ 1884 US$ 360 • CA$ 487
Option 2 US$ 1750 • CA$ 2363 US$ 660 • CA$ 892


Hotels below or similar for Option 1 (3-Star) & Option 2 (4-Star)

City Option 1 Option 2
Rio de Janeiro
(3 Nights)
Hotel Mirasol Copacabana Hotel Rio Othon
Iguassu
(2 Nights)
Hotel Viale Cataratas Hotel Bourbon Cataratas
Salvador da Bahia
(2 Nights)
Hotel Golden Tulip Rio Vermelho Hotel Bahia Othon or Hotel Sheraton Bahia or Wish Hotel

Notes

Please contact us for other program of Brazil by itself or Brazil combines with other countries in South America.



Inclusions


Tour Price Includes
  • Accommodation as mentioned or similar, including hotel taxes
  • 7 Meals as mentioned (B=Breakfast)
  • All sightseeing and transfers on seat-in-coach basis
  • Services of local English speaking guides
  • Entrance fees to museums and sites included in the itinerary
Not Included
  • International airfares
  • Domestic airfares (within tour itinerary Rio de Janeiro/Iguassu/Salvador da Bahia from US$ 790)
  • Insurance/visas
  • Tips/gratuities

Estimated International Airfare
(International airfare is NOT included in this tour)

CANADA(West Coast)
US$ 1400

USA(West Coast)
US$ 1400

CANADA(East Coast)
US$ 1300

USA(East Coast)
US$ 1300

Participants

This tour operates on a minimum of 02 and a maximum of 16 participants

Customised Itinerary

If you would like to have a tour on dates other than the above ones or with a customised itinerary, please contact us and we will be happy to work out an exclusive program for you.

Contact Info
You may e-mail us at bestway@bestway.com or call 1-604-264-7378. Residents of U.S.A./Canada may call us toll free at 1-800-663-0844.