BEST OF BRAZIL
Cultural tour of Brazil

Brazil - with this term one associates endless Amazon jungle, wonderful beaches, Rio de Janeiro, carnival and samba. This is all correct but in reality, Brazil is much more, a huge country of the superlatives. Brazil, a country of immense proportions and contrasts, has a mysterious attraction for many people. With a surface of 8,5 million km², Brazil is approximately as big as Europe and covers half of the South American continent. The climate changes from the permanent warm, tropic north over all sub tropic variants to the moderate South. Since the 16th century - when Portuguese have begun to settle in the country - Brazil had always a magic attraction on foreigners. First there was the gold and then rubber and coffee and today it is above all the rhythm and the exotic that attracts tourists. People over there show a lot of happiness, kindness and spontaneity. This biggest country of South America is a mirror of fascinating pictures.

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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 in Rio de Janeiro International Airport, you will be met & transferred to the hotel.
Overnight: Hotel Mirasol Copacabana or Hotel Rio Othon, Rio de Janeiro (3 nights)

Day 02: Rio de Janeiro

Head out for an approximately 8 hrs tour. Leaving 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 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, and by the Sambadrome, site of Rio’s famous Carnival parade. (B)

(*)
Note: certified vans by the city´s administration departure from Largo do Machado where the van stop is located and go to top of Corcovado.

Day 03: Rio de Janeiro

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

Day 04: Rio de Janeiro/Iguassu (Flight)

This morning you will be transferred to the airport for a flight to Iguassu (flight not included).  Upon arrival, you will be met & transferred to the hotel.  Later in the day visit the Brazilian side of the falls. The tour leaves from the hotel by coach and crossing Iguassu National Park as far as the Brazilian Falls. It follows a 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 get back to the hotel.
Overnight: Hotel Viale Cataratas or Hotel Bourbon Cataratas, Iguassu (2 nights) (B)

Day 05: Iguassu

Today you will be visiting the Argentinean side of the falls. Leaving from the 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 & Brazil. Once in Argentina, tour takes a scenic highway up the Argentinean Iguassu National Park. Stopping at the Visitors’ Centre and proceeding from there the Superior Circuit, the up-river cascades, to the Inferior Circuit, the down-river falls and then takes 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’ll be returning to the hotel. (B)

Day 06: Iguassu/Salvador da Bahia (Flight)

This morning you will be transferred to the airport for a flight to Salvador de Bahia (flight not included).  Upon arrival, you will be met & transferred to the hotel.  The rest of the day is free a leisure.
Overnight: Hotel Golden Tulip Rio Vermelho or Hotel Bahia Othon or Hotel Sheraton Bahia, Salvador da Bahia (2 nights) (B)

Day 07: Salvador da Bahia

This morning’s tour will be providing 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 breath-taking 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, UNESCO world heritage.  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. Visit also the Pelourinho Square and walk back to the bus parking. Return to the hotel.  The afternoon is free at leisure. (B)

Day 08: Depart Salvador da Bahia

Check out by 1100 hrs and transfer to the airport for the flight out. (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).

2017

Jan 15; Feb 05; Mar 12; Apr 16; May 07; Jun 18; Jul 02; Aug 06; Sep 10 & 24; Oct 01 & 15; Nov 12

2018

Jan 14; Feb 18; Mar 11; Apr 15; May 06; Jun 17; Jul 01; Aug 05; Sep 09 & 23; Oct 07 & 21; Nov 18

Tour Price

We accept payment in US $ (US Dollars), CA $ (Canadian Dollars) or equivalent EURO (for clients outside North America). Bestway Tours & Safaris offers 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
2017
Option 1 US$ 1195 US$ 295
Option 2 US$ 1530 US$ 560
Hotel Category Per Person on Twin Sharing Single Room Supplement
2018
Option 1 US$ 1295 US$ 360
Option 2 US$ 1640 US$ 660


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

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.