Brazil Group Vacation Package – Sun and Beach – Rio de Janeiro, Bahia and Fernando de Noronha (14N)
Travel to Brazil and Experience its Beaches with this 14 Night Group Travel Vacation Package and Tour that includes Rio de Janeiro, Buzios, Salvador, Praia do Forte and Fernando de Noronha.
Brazilians say that God created the world in six days and, on the seventh, he created Rio . This “Marvelous City”, with its stunning Pao de Acucar (Sugar Loaf Mountain), the impressive Corcovado (the statue of Christ) white sand beaches and green, granite based mountains, must be the most beautiful and exciting city in the world. Buzios, once a tranquil fishing village, is home to some of Brazils most stunning beaches, exotic boutiques, hip restaurants and bars, and unique architecture, which explains why Brigitte Bardot frequented this destination in the 1960s and spread the fame of Buzios across the globe.
Visit Salvador, known for its history, culture and beauty, and Praia do Forte, a quaint fishing village, known for its beaches, restaurants, and artisan shops will give you a glimpse of what the state of Bahia has to offer in terms of rich history, culture and natural beauty.
Fernando de Noronha has crystalline waters and an abundance of stunning tropical marine life, as well as wonderfully preserved beaches and virtually no pollution and is a paradise for divers, surfers, nature lovers, and anyone wanting to escape to a tropical island paradise. This beautiful and peaceful island is part of a volcanic archipelago of 21 islands which lie 345km (220 miles) off the northeast coast of Brazil.
Day by Day Vacation Package Itinerary
This is a Sample Vacation Package that we have created for customers in the past.
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Day 1 – Rio de Janeiro State
You will arrive in Rio de Janeiro and be met at the airport by a private driver who will take you to your Hotel. After checking in, you may want to relax and have some lunch. We suggest lunch at Porcão, a Brazilian barbecue buffet restaurant. In the afternoon you might like to take a wander around Copacabana and visit the famous beaches near your hotel. doubt want to relax and prepare for day 2 of your Fernando de Noronha experience.
Day 2 – Rio de Janeiro State
Today you will be taken by air-conditioned Land Rover on a city tour to visit some of the most famous sites of Rio. Driving on the scenic Castorina Road towards the Corcovado (the Christ statue) you will stop to see the Mesa do Imperador (the Emperor’s Table) and the Vista Chinesa (Chinese Lookout point) before entering the Tijuca National Park. In the park you will visit the principal hotspots: the Taunay Waterfall, the Mayrink Chapel and not to mention the view of the beautiful flora and fauna of the forest and the sounds of the Atlantic Forest birds. Still driving through tranquil scenic roads in the Tijuca National Park, the tour will take you across the top of the mountain in the direction of Corcovado. After experiencing the panoramic 360° views from the top of the Corcovado, your next stop will be the neighborhood of Santa Tereza, a historical district of old Rio, where artisans and artists live and work. You will be able to visit authentic local artisan stores and have lunch in one of the local restaurants, where you will experience the flavors of Brazilian cuisine. After lunch you will visit the Chácara do Céu Museum, a special place where nature, panoramic views of the Guanabara Bay and art are in total harmony with the landscape. Ending your tour at the Sugar Loaf, where you will be able to watch the magnificent sunset over the city and the bay, you will no doubt have fallen in love with this enchanted city. We suggest dinner at Da Brambini (Italian seafood) in Praia do Leme. If you happen to be in Rio on a Sunday the hippie fair (open-air handcrafts market) at Praça Gen Osório in Ipanema is worth a visit. There is an evening dinner show (Samba show and dinner) also available. Please let us know if you would like us to book this for you.
Day 3 – Buzios
On your last day in the city of Rio de Janeiro you will check out of your Hotel after breakfast, after which you will be driven in a private, air-conditioned vehicle to your hotel in Buzios, (approximately a 3 hour trip) After checking in at your pousada your driver will take you on a tour of the beaches and you will discover how each beach has its own charm and why Buzios is so famous for its beautiful beaches. Praia do Canto, Praia da Armação dos Ossos and the lovely and intimate Azeda and Azedinha are the beaches which are closest to the “downtown” area, where the shops and restaurants are located. These beaches became famous worldwide because they are the beaches that Brigitte Bardot fell in love with when visiting the city in 1964, then a fishermen village. Driving along the peninsula is Praia de João Fernandes, and on the other side are the more secluded beaches of Forno, Brava and Ferradura. The longest beach is Geribá and one of the trendiest among the young crowd and surfers, with lots of cool kiosks that offer cold beverages and snacks. Tartaruga Beach is our last stop, which is where sea turtles lay their eggs, and is more protected from the strong winds. On your return to the pousada you may want to relax before having dinner. We suggest dinner at Satiricon (seafood).
Day 4 – Buzios
Today is free to relax and enjoy Buzios. You may want to visit one or more of your favorite beaches which you discovered yesterday, and perhaps take a walk around the village and visit the local boutiques and restaurants. Tonight our dinner suggestion is at the Italian pizzeria, Capricciosa.
Day 5 – Buzios
On the fifth day of your trip we suggest snorkeling in Tartaruga Small Bay. The bay is well known for its tranquil and turquoise waters and is the best snorkeling point on the Buzios coast. You are guaranteed to see a plethora of colorful fish and most probably some sea turtles.
Day 6 – Salvador
On the morning of your last day in Buzios a tour of Arraial do Cabo and Prainha Beach awaits you. This tour will be taken on your way back to Rio as it is en route. You will check out of your hotel and say goodbye to Buzios. Your driver will collect you and take you on your final tour. Every year Prainha Beach in Arraial do Cabo makes the top ten lists of the best beach destinations in Brazil. It lies in front of a channel that is surrounded by sand banks, turquoise water and beautiful white sand dunes, making it a favorite sailing and scuba-diving point. Just across from the beach is the small island of Cabo Frio, a Nature Reserve, that makes this place even more magical and appealing. Arraial do Cabo was a fisherman village that has evolved into a small city renowned for its fresh fish and pristine beaches. The tour will take no more than 2 hours. After the tour your driver will take you to the airport in Rio for your flight to Salvador. At the Salvador airport you will be met by one of our guides and driven to your hotel, where you will check in. We suggest dinner at the Lambreta Grill, an award winning seafood café.
Day 7 – Salvador
Today you will begin your journey through Salvador visiting the Pelourinho, the historical district of the city, followed by a delicious Bahian lunch. Then you will visit the Mercado Modelo in Cidade Baixa. The Mercado Modelo is a handcraft market that used to be the merchandise and slave-trading outpost of the city. Here you can buy many handicrafts and local products. Make sure you visit the catacombs below the market where the slaves were kept prior to sale.
Day 8 – Praia do Forte
Today you will check out of your hotel and be transported by a private vehicle to Praia do Forte. The trip takes roughly an hour and when you arrive you will check into your hotel in Praia do Forte. We suggest having lunch at ‘Bar do Souza’; try their delicious and famous ‘bolinhos de peixe’ (Bahian-style fish cakes) and/or a fish or shrimp moqueca (Bahian stew). After lunch we suggest you visit the TAMAR PROJECT (turtle NGO) Visitor Center and then on to Papa Gente’s Natural Pools for snorkeling (times may vary due to the tide). It is now getting dark and you have worked up a hardy appetite so, we suggest having dinner at one of the many restaurants on main street.
Day 9 – Praia do Forte
Today you will be taking an 8-hour nature tour. Begin by exploring the region of Sauipe, where you will take a 4-Wheeler Tour (1 adult per 4-wheeler) through Atlantic forest vegetation and along rivers. During the ride, there will be a stop at the Sauípe River for a swim and to go down the rapids on inner tubes. The 4-Wheeler Tour will be followed by lunch at the fisherman village of Diogo. Then you will take a canoe trip down the pristine river of Imbassai surrounded by snow-white dunes. You will explore nature in this unspoiled part of the world. Back at Praia do Forte; we suggest you have dinner in town followed by a stroll around the main street of the village and visit the shops and cafes.
Day 10 – Praia do Forte
Today you may choose between one of 3 tours: Horseback riding, Sauipe River Catamaran or Sauipe Adventure Expedition. 3.5-hour horseback ride will begin by taking you through a lake, then along sand dunes, followed by a trail through tropical forest to the Castelo Garcia D’Avila and finally winding down and along the beach back to the village. 7 km Catamaran ride to the mouth of the River Sauipe, passing through beautiful areas of coastal rainforest vegetation and mangroves. A specialist guide will tell you about the various ecosystems and you will have the opportunity to swim and do a bit of bird watching. The Sauipe Expedition will take you on a hike through local wetland vegetation to the banks of the River Sauipe, where you will board native wooden canoes and row to the mouth of the river, with the help of a specialist guide. You will have a chance to enjoy a refreshing dip in the river or sea, before returning to your pousada in a 4×4 vehicle. The afternoon is free to relax and enjoy Praia do Forte. You may want to take this opportunity to visit the Castelo Garcia D’Avila, the impressive ruins of a castle belonging to the first land-owning farmer in Brazil.
Day 11 – Fernando de Noronha
After breakfast you will check out of your hotel and be driven to the airport in Salvador. From here you need to take a plane to Recife (1 hour) and then to Fernando de Noronha (1 hour), where and English-speaking guide will meet you inside the Island tax paying area and then take you to your hotel. You will then be taken by your guide in your rented buggy on the island tour. This tour will show you the entire island, so that you can better explore your favorite sites the following days of your trip. We suggest you have dinner at a seafood restaurant near the port. After dinner, you will no doubt want to relax and prepare for day 2 of your Fernando de Noronha experience.
Day 12 – Fernando de Noronha
On your second day on the island you will follow the Sancho Trekking Trail to see the dolphins returning to their resting bay in the morning. Then, in the afternoon you will be taken on a boat ride which covers the inner sea of the island. There is good chance of seeing the island’s famous Spinner Dolphin as they depart their bay on their way to high sea for feeding. We recommend dinner around town.
Day 13 – Fernando de Noronha
Today you will do the Acquasub tour in the morning. This is a snorkeling activity where you are slowly pulled behind a boat with other Snorkelers. It is designed to allow you to snorkel covering longer distances. It is an activity you must experience. The afternoon is free for you to relax and do what you want. Tonight why not try dinner at Pousada Zé Maria. It is famous for its delicious dishes designed by a Cordon Bleu chef.
Day 14 – Fernando de Noronha
A 3-hour horseback ride awaits you this morning. You will be given a choice of a variety of trails, depending on your preference and your experience. The trails are either through mountains or along beaches. The afternoon is free. You might want to relax at your hotel, on the beach or go back and visit one of your favorite spots on the island in the rented buggy.
Day 15 – Fernando de Noronha
On your last day on this beautiful island paradise you will go snorkeling with sea turtles at Sueste Beach. The tidal pools are clear turquoise blue and full of marine life. This is one of the few places where a colony of white sea urchins can be seen (the colony is located on the right side of the bay by the remains of the old port). We suggest you lunch at your pousada today, because at 3pm you will be picked up and taken to the airport. We are certain that you will have enjoyed your trip and we look forward to seeing you again in Brazil.
- 5 star – Copacabana Palace Hotel
- 4 star – Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro
- 4 star – Hotel Golden Tulip Regente
- 4 star – Hotel Praia Linda
- 4 star – Porto Bay International
- 3 star – Augusto’s Copacabana
- 3 star – Windsor Asturias
- 3 star – Hotel Merlin Copacabana
Búzios Hotel Options
- 5 star – Not applicable
- 4 star – Pousada Casas Brancas
- 4 star – Pousada Byblos
- 4 star – Pousada dos Búzios
- 3 star – Pousada Abracadara
- 3 star – Atlântico Búzios Hotel
Salvador Hotel Options
- 5 star – Aram Yami Hotel
- 5 star – Pestana Convento do Carmo
- 4 star – Casa das Portas Velhas
- 4 star – Bahia Café Hotel
- 3 star – Hotel Catarina Paraguaçu
Praia do Forte Hotel Options
- 5 star – Tivoli Eco Resort
- 5 star – Iberostar Praia do Forte
- 4 star – Pousada Porto da Lua
- 4 star – Porto Zarpa Hotel
- 3 star – Not applicable
Fernando de Noronha Hotel Options
- 5 star – Pousada Maravilha
- 4 star – Pousada Ze Maria
- 3 star – Pousada Solar dos Ventos
- 3 star – Pousada Solar de Loronha