Rio De Janeiro / Iguazu Falls / Salvador (Bahia)

Highlights:

  • Visit Corcovado & Sugar Loaf in Rio
  • Discover the Tijuca Rainforest by jeep
  • Tour Iguazu Falls including Devil’s Throat
  • Experience a thrilling boat ride in Iguazu Falls
  • Scenic helicopter ride over Iguazu Falls (Platinum Program Only)
  • Salvador city tour
  • Tropical islands schooner cruise

ACCOMODATIONS

CITYNIGHTSHOTELS
Rio De Janeiro3Windsor Leme (Deluxe Ocean Front)
Iguazu Falls2Das Cartaratas, a Belmond Hotel (Superior Room)
Salvador3Vila Gale (Superior Limited Ocean View)
DAY 1
Arrival in Rio de Janeiro

Upon arrival in Rio, meet and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore the city and beaches.

DAY 2
Rio de Janeiro

Morning drive via Rio’s most famous beaches to Corcovado Mountain. From there, a short cogwheel train ride through lush vegetation takes you to the base of the statue of “Christ the Redeemer,” where you can see a spectacular 360-degree panoramic view of the entire city. Then, lunch at a local restaurant before ascending Sugar Loaf Mountain by cable car for additional magnificent views of the city, beaches and bay. (B, L)

DAY 3
Rio de Janeiro

Morning jeep tour through the lush Tijuca National Forest, the world’s largest rainforest within a city limits. Afternoon at leisure or an optional visit to H. Stern’s world headquarters in Ipanema. At night, a festive dinner at a traditional churrascaria (Brazilian barbecue restaurant). (B, D)

DAY 4
Rio de Janeiro | Iguazu Falls

Morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Iguazu Falls, one of the world’s greatest natural wonders. You will be met and transferred to your hotel. Then, walk on the Brazilian side of the falls, spanning three miles and containing over 275 individual cataracts. The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy all of the hotel’s facilities and relax by the pool, surrounded by lush tropical gardens. (B)

DAY 5
Iguazu Falls

Tour the Argentinean side of the falls on foot. Stop at Devil’s Throat, the most magnificent of the cataracts. In the afternoon, after lunch, board a specially built raft, which takes you on a thrilling ride upstream and as close to the waterfalls as safety permits. (B, L)

DAY 6
Iguazu Falls | Salvador (Bahia)

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Salvador (Bahia), considered the cultural and spiritual capital of the country. Once Brazil’s original colonial capital, Salvador is blessed with a near-perfect climate and unspoiled beaches. Its dance and music reflect the city’s African influence. The afternoon is yours at leisure. (B)

DAY 7
Salvador

Morning city tour of the Old Quarter, where you can see historical relics, religious art and colonial baroque architecture. The afternoon is yours at leisure to experience sights, sounds and unique cuisine of this magical city. (B)

DAY 8
Salvador

A day for rest and relaxation on one of the great bays of the world. Board a schooner and cruise to Frades Island for a swim in the sparkling waters. Then, a cross to the larger Itaparica Island. After lunch, enjoy the beach or take an optional tour to a nearby colonial town before returning to Salvador by boat. At night, treat yourself to the endless sounds and colors of the Afro-Brazilian tradition, at the Miguel de Santana Show, including a typical dinner (closed Sun & Tue). (B, L, D)

DAY 9
Depart Salvador

Transfer to the airport for your return flight. (B)

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