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BRAZIL  TREKKING  ADVENTURE - BRT02
Visit: Rio de Janeiro - Manaus - Amazon Region - Salvador - Chapada Diamantina

11 days / 10 nights - Begins any day of the week


PROGRAM  ITINERARY

 Tour Description:  The Brazil Trekking Adventure has been specially designed for those who wish to explore the beautiful and diverse nature of Brazil. During this tour you will visit Rio de Janeiro from where the tour departs, with a tour of Corcovado & Tijuca Forest by Jeep and Hiking with Climbing at Sugar Loaf Mountain. From Rio we fly North to the Amazon where we stay in Manaus for one night before heading into the rainforest for a two night exploration with overnights at a Jungle Lodge. After the Amazon experience we continue and fly to Salvador for a one night stopover to go on to Chapada Diamantina for two nights where we discover the incredible rock formations and views this area has to offer. This is surely one of the best programs for Nature Lovers.
 

 DAY BY DAY ITINERARY  *

 Day 1  - Rio de Janeiro / Transfer in - City tour, Corcovado, Christ the Redeemer, dinner
AM
- Our services will begin upon your arrival in Rio de Janeiro. You will be met by our local, English speaking, guide outside the customs area of the airport. Transfer to Hotel Orla Copacabana (or similar) where you will check in and take some rest.

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PM - In the afternoon you will tour Corcovado, the Christ Redeemer and Tijuca Forest by Jeep. The tour begins at the hotel’s front entrance, driving along the shores of Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas onto the highlands of the Tijuca National Park where Corcovado Hill is locate. All along the ascent, magnificent shots of Rio are available from every possible angle, before reaching the Monument to Christ the Redeemer at an altitude of 2,300 ft. After the visit, the tour continues through the forest to the park’s headquarters with more attractions such as Taunay Fall and the Mayrink Chapel. On the way back, we will have more spectacular views of Rio all the way down to São Conrado Beach, the hand glider's landing grounds, and the beaches of Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana.
 

EVE - In the evening dinner at a local restaurant and overnight at the hotel.

(D.)

 Day 2  - Rio de Janeiro / Sugar loaf mountain
AM & PM
- Today we leave the hotel for a full day hiking tour climbing at Sugar Loaf mountain to reach the top of Rio's most famous postcard. In the company of our guides, you will get a taste of a beautiful hike with a little climbing for beginners. Watch the landscape of Guanabara Bay and Copacabana beach from above.
 

EVE - In the evening dinner at Mariu's Carnes Barbecue and overnight at the hotel.
(B, L, D.)

 Day 3  - Rio de Janeiro - Manaus (Amazon) / Transfer out, Flight to Manaus, Transfer in & City tour
AM
- Early morning transfer for the flight to Manaus in the Amazon region. Upon arrival at the airport of Manaus you will be met and transferred to Hotel Tropical (or similar). At 9:00 AM you will leave the hotel for a city tour of Manaus. You will visit the Amazonas Theater, inaugurated on 1896, and with no doubt one of the most important tourist attractions in the city. Symbol of the Rubber Boom, all of its richness and grandiosity of that time are still transmitted through its corridors and halls, decorated with works of art. Following, there is a brief stop in front of the Rio Negro Palace, the former official site of the state government and a beautiful example of architecture of the golden rubber era (1890-1910). Drive by the popular houses built on stilts (palafitas), close to a small river (igarapé). Visit to the Indian Museum, organized by Sallesians Sorority Congregation, the best place to understand the traditions, way of life and habits of Upper Rio Negro Indians Populations. You will also visit the municipal market "Adolpho Lisboa", from where we can see the floating harbor. Return to the hotel around 12:30 PM (NOTE: City tour is available only from Monday to Saturday as Museums and Theater are closed on Sundays and Holidays)
 

PM & EVE - At leisure and overnight at the hotel.
(B.)


 
 Day 4  - Manaus - Juma Lodge - Amazon Rainforest / Full day of activities
AM
- Early morning wake up for breakfast and a 7:00 am departure to the jungle. The three hour transfer will take us by speed boat, van and speed boat again to Juma Lodge (or similar). Keeps your eyes open during this trip as you might encounter some pink dolphins on the way. Enjoy your first contact with the jungle and observe the giant water lilies, the majestic trees (Brazil Nuts and Sumaumas), the birds and the local communities. A welcome drink, prepared with exotics fruits, will be waiting for you upon your arrival at the lodge.
 
PM
- After checking in and a little rest, lunch will be served. Meals are a creative fusion between international and Amazon cuisine. In the afternoon you will head out for a reconnaissance tour through the igarapés (Amazonian creeks) and the igapós (flooded forest) in motorized canoes. Experience the beauty of the Amazon Flora and Fauna before returning to the lodge.
  

EVE - In the evening hours the guides will take you out on a canoe ride to observe the night fauna in search of the Amazon Caiman (alligators), frogs and birds. Stay alert to the mysterious sounds of the forest and the starry sky. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
(B, L, D.)

 Day 5  - Juma Lodge - Amazon Rainforest / Full day of activities
AM
- Waking up in the middle of the rainforest will leave long-lasting memories. The sounds of the forest are something we will never forget. Breakfast with typical fruits and regional food will be served before leaving the lodge for a morning jungle hike. Once penetrating the Amazon forest you can feel its charm and greatness. All tours are led by a lodge guide with great knowledge of the area. They will explain the use of jungle "products", the history of the area and the way locals live in this region.
 

PM - Lunch will be served back at the lodge. After some leisure time we will go out fishing Amazon style and learn more about the indigenous species of the Amazon (piranha, peacock bass). While enjoying the sunset, return to Juma, observing the Capped Herons and the Cormorant transform the landscape into an amazing show.

 

EVE - Dinner will be complemented by the fish you caught earlier, cooked the Amazon way. Overnight at the Lodge.
(B, L, D.)
 
 Day 6  - Juma Lodge - Amazon Rainforest - Manaus - Salvador / Transfer out, Flight to Salvador, Transfer in
AM
- Even before breakfast we leave on an early morning sunrise excursion, witnessing the transformation of the dark water of the Juma River into a mirror of the sights and sounds of the waking birds leaving their nests for another day. After breakfast we begin the return to Manaus. On the way back we can see a Sumaúma, the largest tree of the Amazon. Another important stop is the meeting of the waters, where the muddy waters of the Solimões River (Amazon River) and the black waters of the Negro River run side by side, without mixing, to form the great Amazonas River. Upon request, the guide will take you to a dive spot, where you can feel for yourself the 8o C.  (14o F.) difference in temperature between the two rivers, a truly unique experience. We will arrive in Manaus at around 11:30 am, in time for the transfer to the airport for the flight to Salvador / Bahia.
 

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

EVE - Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
(B, D.)

 Day 7  - Salvador & Chapada Diamantina / Transfer by road to Chapada Diamantina
AM
- Breakfast at the hotel followed by a pick-up and an early morning departure to Lençóis. Transportation will be provided by luxury air conditioned bus with toilet. Enjoy the six hour sightseeing transfer to Lençóis at Chapada Diamantina with one stop en route for refreshments. Upon arrival you will check in at the Portal de Lençóis.
 


PM - After lunch we depart for an afternoon light trekking trip to the natural pools of the Serrano River. From there, it is a short walk to the nearby caves where ancient rock is disintegrating into fine multi-colored sand. Enjoy a refreshing swim in the pool at the base of the Primavera waterfall completes this afternoon trip.

 

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

 Day 8  - Chapada Diamantina / Full day activities
AM & PM
- Today you will go out on a full day
tour taking in the most important sights and sites of the Chapada Diamantina including: the stunning stalagmites and stalactites of the mysterious Lapa Doce cave; the crystal clear waters of the Pratinha subterranean lake and Pai Inácio Mountain for the definitive panoramic view of the Chapada region and the best sunset in the region. Lunch will be served en route included.
  

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

 Day 9  - Chapada Diamantina / Full day activities
AM & PM
- Full day exploration of the Chapada Diamantina with lunch box. Your guide will take you on a tour to visit caves, Pai Inácio and Poço do Diabo.

   

EVE - Dinner free. Overnight at hotel Portal
(B, L, D.)

 Day 10  - Chapada Diamantina - Salvador / Transfer to Salvador, Dinner show
AM
- Early morning at leisure before the transfer b
ack to Salvador.
 

PM -
Arrive at Hotel Blue Tree Towers (or similar) in Salvador at around 6:00 pm.
 
 
EVE -
 On this last night you will enjoy “Bahia By Night”, an excursion that takes you to Solar do Unhão, one of Salvador’s oldest and most atmospheric buildings, originally used for the importation of slaves. Here you will enjoy a full buffet of the exotic cuisine of Bahia and a dazzling folklore show of Bahian music and dance. Overnight at the hotel.
(B, D.)

 Day 11  - Salvador / City tour & Transfer out
AM & PM
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After breakfast a morning historical city tour passing by Porto da Barra (the 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, Carmo Slope, Third Order of Carmo Church, Carmo Church, Carmo Museum including lunch at local restaurant.
 

Later, t
ransfer to airport for your flight out.
(B, L.)

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* 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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