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BRAZIL  COSMOPOLITAN - FUTURE AND PAST - BRT01
Visit: Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu Falls, Sao Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Ouro Preto, Brasilia, Salvador

15 days / 14 nights - Departs any day


PROGRAM  ITINERARY

 Tour Description:  Join us on a fifteen day voyage of Cosmopolitan Brazil visiting Rio de Janeiro, the majestic falls of Iguassu, the largest city in South America, Sao Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Ouro Preto, the capital Brasilia and Salvador. This tour allows for plenty of leisure time in the major cities while during all scheduled tours you will be accompanied by an English speaking guide and transportation will be provided in private deluxe air conditioned vehicles. Hotel accommodations are included in our preferred hotels during the tour. Additional excursions are available in each of the cities to be visited.
 

 DAY BY DAY ITINERARY  *

 Day 1 - Any day  - Rio de Janeiro / Transfer in - City Tour
AM
- Services will begin with your International arrival at the airport of Rio de Janeiro. Here you will be welcomed and transferred to Hotel Orla Copacabana (or similar).

Contact us for International airfares and additional services in Brazil

PM - Afternoon tour to Sugar Loaf going through one of the most traditional neighborhoods of Rio with magnificent views of the city and ascends by cable car for a panoramic view of Rio. After descend, continue on a Historical City Tour of the downtown area of the city. Return to hotel.
 

EVE
- Overnight at the hotel.

 Day 2  - Rio de Janeiro / Christ the Redeemer tour
AM
- After breakfast pick up from the hotel for a half day tour. Today we visit the statue of Christ, the Redeemer, located at Corcovado Hill. With 30 meters in height it was built in the 1930's by Landowski (French sculptor) at an altitude of 710 meters above sea level. Return by the Tijuca Forest, which covers an area of 3.200 hectares. It's historical attractions and enchanting spots such as "Cascatinha" waterfall, "Mesa do Imperador", the mammoth granite table used for Imperial picnics, and "Alto da Boa Vista" are well worth a visit. Located in the heart of the city, the "Tijuca" National Park is the largest urban reserve in the world. Return to hotel.
  
PM - Enjoy the afternoon and the remainder of the day at leisure in Rio de Janeiro.
  
EVE -
Overnight at the hotel.
(B.)

 Day 3  - Rio de Janeiro / Day at leisure
AM & PM
- Day at leisure in Rio de Janeiro (Additional excursions available upon request - ask us).
 

EVE - Overnight at the hotel.
(B.)
 
 Day 4  - Rio de Janeiro / Day at leisure
AM & PM
- Day at leisure in Rio de Janeiro (Additional excursions available upon request - ask us).
  

EVE - Overnight at the hotel.
(B.)

 Day 5  - Rio de Janeiro - Iguassu Falls / Transfer out & in - Brazilian Falls
AM
- Transfer to the airport this morning for the flights Iguassu Falls, where the borders of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay meet. Arrival in Foz de Iguassu and transfer to Hotel Tropical Das Cataratas (or similar), located in the National Park near the falls.
 
PM
- This afternoon we tour the Brazilian Side of the Falls, passing through the Iguassu National Park, visiting the Park Museum of local flora and fauna. Later we proceed to the falls where the trip continues by foot walking along the falls on a special constructed concrete path, reach8ing the majestic waterfalls. Return to the hotel.
 

EVE - Overnight at the hotel.
(B.)
  
 
 Day 6  - Iguassu Falls / Day at leisure / Dinner show
AM & PM
- Day at leisure in Iguassu Falls (Additional excursions available upon request - ask us).
 

EVE - In the evening dinner and folkloric show at local barbecue restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.
(B, D.)

 

 Day 7  - Iguassu Falls - Sao Paulo / Transfer out & in - City tour
AM
- After breakfast transfer to the airport for the flights to Sao Paulo where, upon arrival, you will be transferred to Hotel EstanPlaza Paulista (or similar).
  

PM - Afternoon city tour of Sao Paulo, South America’s biggest urban city which offers unlimited attractions,. The tour starts at the most picturesque part of the city, in the district of “Higienópolis”, sky scraping residential buildings predominate the area here. The residential district of “Pacaembú” is next. There we discover the soccer stadium of the same name, built for 70,000 fans. Passing the “Medical Faculty of São Paulo State” plus the “Hospital das Clinicas”. Along the “Avenida Rebouças” to the South we reach the “Instituto Butantã - the famous Snake Farm, where poisonous snakes are “milked” for their venom. The “University Campus” (USP) is next. Followed by the district of “Morumbí”, where the elite of São Paulo’s business have got their magnificent mansions - the “Palacio Bandeirantes“, seat of the State Governor, and the stadium of Morumbí (for 150,000 fans) are located here. We proceed through the districts of “Jardim Paulista - Jardim Europa and Jardim América” (the garden Districts) with elegant mansions, fine restaurants and most exclusive boutiques. The “Ïbirapuera Park” (a work of Oscar Niemeyer) lies in the neighborhood – refuge for many Paulistas at weekends, with interesting installations. Finally we reach the “Wall Street” of São Paulo, the “Avenida Paulista”, its skyscrapers of marble and glass presenting the financial and technical progress of South America’s most prosperous metropolis. Still a few remnants of the historic São Paulo are found in the old center of the city – some old mansions and cultural buildings – but the major part had to give way to the unstoppable progress of this monster city. The tour ends at the hotel. Balance of day free.

 

EVE - Overnight at the hotel.
(B.)

 Day 8  - Sao Paulo - Belo Horizonte / Transfer out & in - City tour
AM
- Transfer to the airport this morning and fly to Belo Horizonte. Arrival in Belo Horizonte and transfer to Ouro Minas Palace Hotel (or similar).
   

PM - Afternoon half city tour in Belo Horizonte visiting the main points of this city.
 

EVE - Overnight at the hotel.
(B.)

 Day 9  - Belo Horizonte - Ouro Preto / Sightseeing transfer
AM & PM
- In the morning we begin our transfer by car to Ouro Preto some 90 kilometers from Belo Horizonte. En route we tour the region of Ouro Preto & Mariana and have lunch at a typical restaurant. Arrive at Pousada Classica Inn (or similar) in Ouro Preto in the afternoon.
 

EVE - Overnight at the hotel.
(B, L.)

 Day 10  - Ouro Preto / Day at leisure - Dinner
AM & PM
- Day at leisure to explore the beauty of the historic Ouro Preto.
 

EVE - In the evening dinner at local restaurant walking distance from hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
(B, D.)



 Day 11  - Ouro Preto - Brasilia / Transfer out & in
AM
- Transfer to the airport this morning and fly to Brasilia. Arrival in Brasilia and transfer to Hotel Eron Brasilia (or similar).
 
PM
- Remainder of the day at leisure.
 

EVE - Overnight at the hotel.
(B.)

 Day 12  - Brasilia - Salvador / City tour - Transfer out & in
AM
- This morning city tour of Brasilia visiting the main attractions such as The “Little Church of Our Lady of Fatima, the Super Blocks”, the Sanctuary of Don Bosco”, TV and Radio Tower, sports center “President Medici”, the “Buriti Square”, the Military Sector with Army Headquarters, “JFK Memorial”, the Metropolitan Cathedral”, the Esplanade of Ministries, the “Three Powers Square” with the congress, palace of the resident and the supreme court, the “Place of Dawn”, the president’s official residence, the “national Theatre” and the “Embassies Row”.
 

PM - Transfer to the airport and fly to Salvador. Arrival in Salvador and transfer to Hotel Blue Tree Towers (or similar).
 

EVE - Overnight at the hotel.
(B.)

 Day 13  - Salvador / City tour
AM
- Morning Historical City Tour passing by Porto da Barra (historical mark of the foundation of the city), Barra Slope, Vitória Church and Square, Carlos Costa Pinto Museum, July 2nd Square, Castro Alves Theatre, São Pedro Fort, Our Lady of Mercy Church, Rosary Church, São Bento Monastery, Castro Alves Square, D'Ajuda Church, Cathedral Square, Voodoo House (Terreiro de Jesus), Basilica Cathedral, San Francisco Church, Pelourinho Square, Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Third Order of Carmo Church, Carmo and remo Museum.
 

PM - Afternoon and remainder of the day at leisure.
 

EVE - Overnight at the hotel.
(B.)

 Day 14  - Salvador / Day at leisure - Dinner show
AM & PM
- Day at leisure.
  

EVE - Tonight features “Bahia By Night”, an excursion that takes us to Solar do Unhão, one of Salvador’s oldest and most atmospheric buildings, originally used for the importation of slaves. Enjoy a full buffet of the exotic cuisine of Bahia and a dazzling folklore show of Bahian music and dance (NOTE: No dinner show on Sundays)
(B, D.)

 Day 15  - Salvador / Transfer out
AM
- Transfer to the airport to board your international flight.
(B.)

END OF SERVICES



* IMPORTANT NOTE: The itinerary, as shown, is subject to change without prior notice. Certain circumstances, such as: changing weather conditions, safety concerns and in general any reason or situation beyond our control may force local tour operators and / or their guides to alter any part of this itinerary for the wellbeing and in the best interest of travelers. Changes will only be made if they are absolutely necessary. Our goal is to provide clients with a safe environment and programs that exceed their expectations.


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