Day 1– Rio de Janeiro
upon arrival to Rio de Janeiro you will be warmly welcome by our local guide. After that transfer from airport to your hotel
Day 2- Rio de Janeiro
After breakfast we will board a cog railway and ascend Corcovado Mountain, reaching the peak where the statue of Christ the Redeemer (voted one of the Seven Wonders of the World) overlooks the city from a height of 750 meters. Enjoy the panoramic view of Rio including its famous beaches and Guanabara Bay. Your return will bring you through the lush Tijuca Forest, the world’s largest urban forest.
Day 3- Rio de Janeiro
This morning from the base of Sugar Loaf Mountain in the Urca neighborhood, board a cable car for a two-step journey to the top of Sugar Loaf. Enjoy splendid views of Guanabara Bay and its islands, the Rio-Niterói Bridge, Corcovado Mountain, Copacabana beach, Santa Cruz fortress, and more. In the afternoon will have a guided tour to the well known neighborhoods surrounding Rio the favelas.
After this cultural tour back to our hotel
Day 4- Rio de Janeiro
this morning we will ride up into the mountains into the cool moutain air outside of Rio to visit the Imperial Museum in Petropolis, the summer residence of Emperor D. Pedro II. Afternoon time to visit Rio's legendary Maracanã Stadium, getting behind the scenes of the most important soccer stadium in Brazil, learning about its history, great matches and star players.
Included this evening is your night out on the town! Start with dinner at a Churrascaria barbecue restaurant, and then enjoy Samba music and dance show with at Teatro Leblon, show casing the many various rhythmic, musical and dance styles from all over Brazil.
Day 5- Rio de Janeiro–Iguassu Falls
Morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Iguassu Falls, one of the world’s most beautiful natural spectacles. This afternoon, you'll visit the Brazilian side of the falls. You will be given ample time to journey along the path and enjoy this amazing site.
Day 6- Iguassu Falls
This morning after breakfast, pass over the Iguassu River into Argentina. Walk through the Argentine National Park to the catwalk overlooking the Devil’s Throat, the most breathtaking view of the falls where the thundering water plunges 80 meters to the river below.
This afternoon is free. You may wish to visit Itaipu Dam or a Paraguayan market.
Day 7- Salvador da Bahia
This morning after breakfast, transfer to airport for your flight to Brazil's first capital city, Salvador da Bahia. Check into hotel, rest of day at leisure.
Day 8-Salvador da Bahia
Today you will tour the largest and best preserved complex of colonial architecture in the Americas – the famous Pelourinho district. Walk through the narrow, cobbled streets lined with fine colonial houses painted in pastel shades, and visit several churches including the spectacularly ornate Church of São Francisco, the finest example of Baroque churches in Brazil.
Day 9-Salvador da Bahia
Enjoy your day at leisure. This evening you’ll be brought to dinner at Uaua Restaurante in the historic Pelourinho District, and then see the spectacular show at Teatro Miguel Santana, featuring Bahian music and dance, including the deadly acrobatic martial art of Capoeira, originating from the Bantus of Angola.
Day 10- Salvador – Brasília
This morning after breakfast, you'll transfer to the airport for your flight to Brasília, one of the world’s most modern capital cities, and then check into your hotel adjacent to the President’s residence, the Palácio da Alvorada. In the afternoon, embark on an architecturally exciting city tour of Brasília. Points of interest include the legislative buildings, the Presidential Palace, the Supreme Court and the Ministries.
Day 11- Brasília–Manaus
Early this morning you'll transfer to the airport for your flight to the city of Manaus, capital of the State of Amazonas. Check into the local Hotel, adjacent to the historic Teatro Amazonas Opera House. This afternoon on your city tour, visit the rubber–boom era Opera House, Indian Museum, floating docks, and busy local market.
Day 12- Manaus
This morning you’ll board an Amazon riverboat and cruise to the “meeting of the waters,” where the dark waters of the Rio Negro meet the muddy waters of the Rio Solimões, forming the Amazon River. The riverboat will stop and you'll have a chance to hike through jungle terrain. After a delicious lunch featuring fresh local cuisine, you’ll have a closer look at the Amazon’s fauna and flora, exploring tiny branches of the river, returning to your hotel by late afternoon.
Day 13-DEPARTURE HOME
Relax and enjoy this morning. According to your schedule transfer to airport your flight back home.