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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
Duration : 08 days
Minimum : 02 persons
Maximum : 12 persons
Price (From) : US$ 1395
Includes international air
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 Mirador Rio Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro (3 nights)

Day 02: Rio de Janeiro

Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio De Janeiro, BrazilLeaving the hotel and proceeding as far as Cosme Velho Station to board a cog-train (*) for the ride through Tijuca Forest up Corcovado Mountain at 748 m (2.454 ft) high. The train ride takes 20 minutes and is a wonderful opportunity for a closer look at the forest’s lush tropical vegetation and to enjoy scenic landscapes of the beaches and the city. Disembarking at the top of Corcovado and then proceeding 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, passengers will descend by train. The tour proceeds passing by Rio’s world-famous beaches as far as Urca District to board a cable car for a two-staged ascent up Sugar Loaf Mountain at 390 m (1.280 ft) high. Then coming down and proceeding along Guanabara Bay and Flamengo Park as far as downtown. Visit downtown area, passing by the financial and business centre and by other attractions such as the Candelaria Church, Saint Sebastian Cathedral, Lapa Arches, Municipal Theatre, National Library, Fine Arts Museum. Stop at Confeitaria Colombo, a restaurant opened in 1894 and part of the Brazilian history.  Then drive till the Sambadrome, site of Rio’s famous Carnival parade. (B)

**Remark: (*) In the unusual case that the train does not operate, the drive will instead take place with vans certified by the city’s administration from/to the Largo do Machado parking

*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)

Iguassu Falls, the largest series of waterfalls of the world, located at the Brazilian and Argentinian borderThis 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, 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 Vila Gale Salvador, Salvador da Bahia (2 nights) (B)

Day 07: Salvador da Bahia

Barra Lighthouse, famous tourist point in Salvador de Bahia, BrazilThe focus of the historical city tour will be on the city sites related to the colonial Brazil and Afro-Brazilian history, taking advantage of Pelourinho being the greatest baroque neighborhood outside Europe, declared by UNESCO a world heritage site. If you're a history buff, there are lots of centuries-old buildings churches and even museums to tour. You will have the chance to see a little of the new and the old city.  Beginning in the Barra neighborhood, with the Atlantic Ocean view and the first lighthouse of the American continent, at the Saint Antony Fort. Continue through the traditional neighborhoods of Corredor da Vitória, Campo Grande (big outdoor scene for Salvador’s carnival). Then, stop at the Municipal Square, and from there, you will have a view of the lower city and the Bay of All Saints. Then, towards Pelourinho, you walk along the narrow and stone-paved streets, seeing all this important site of Brazil colonial roots.  In addition to many beautiful churches, and buildings, the promenade will have its end at Terreiro de Jesus square, by visiting the San Francisco church – with its gold leafed interior and Jacaranda wood furniture.  The afternoon is free for leisure. (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 & Prices

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2020 Per Person on
Twin Sharing
Single Room
Supplement
Estimated Airfare (FROM)+
Departure(s) East Coast West Coast
Jan 19; Feb 02; Mar 08 & 22; Apr 05; May 03 & 31; Jun 28; Aug 23; Sep 20; Oct 11 & 25; Nov 15 & 19 US$ 1670 US$ 360 - -
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2020 Per Person on
Twin Sharing
Single Room
Supplement
Estimated Airfare (FROM)+
Departure(s) East Coast West Coast
Jan 19; Feb 02; Mar 08 & 22; Apr 05; May 03 & 31; Jun 28; Aug 23; Sep 20; Oct 11 & 25; Nov 15 & 19 CA$ 2389 CA$ 515 - -


Notes

• We also offer this tour using superior category of hotels. Please contact us for details.
• 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$ 850)
  • Insurance/visas
  • Tips/gratuities

Participants

This tour operates on a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 12 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.

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