Brazil Travel Package – Highlights – Rio de Janeiro, Bahia and Iguazu Falls (8N)

Travel to Brazil and experience its main tourism attractions with this 9 Day / 8 Night Travel Package and Tour that includes Rio de Janeiro, Iguazu Falls, Salvador and Praia do Forte.

Brazil Travel Package – Highlights 4 – Rio de Janeiro, Bahia and Iguazu Falls (8N)

With this package you will visit some of Brazils most famous destinations – the city of Rio de Janeiro, the spectacular Iguazu Falls, Salvador da Bahia, Brazils first capital city, and the tranquil fishing village of Praia do Forte.

The Marvelous City, as Rios inhabitants, the Cariocas, call it, is indeed one of the most beautiful and exciting cities in the world. Uniquely situated on a narrow strip of land between green mountains and the deep blue sea it is surrounded by coves, white sand beaches and granite based peaks, the most famous of which is the Pao de Acucar (Sugar Loaf Mountain).

The Iguazu Falls are considered to be one of the seven wonders of the modern world and, at over 3km (1.9 miles) wide and 80m (263 ft) high, their beauty is unsurpassed.

Visiting Salvador, known for its history, culture and beauty, and Praia do Forte, a quaint fisherman village, known for its beaches, restaurants and artisan shops will give you a glimpse of what the northeastern state of Bahia has to offer in terms of rich history, culture and natural beauty.

This package offers privately guided city tours as well as nature tours to some of the most amazing sites in Brazil whilst staying at very comfortable and relaxing accommodations in hotels and pousadas.

Rio de Janeiro 3 nights includes

Accommodation in Rio:
3 nights at a hotel in Rio de Janeiro

Tours:
City tour of Tijuca Forest, Corcovado (the Christ statue), sunset at Pao de Acucar (Sugar Loaf Mountain) and other Hot Spots, including Santa Tereza, Chacara do Céu Museum, Vista Chinesa (Chinese Lookout point) and Mesa do Imperador (the Emperors Table).

Iguazu Falls 2 nights includes

Accommodation:
2 Nights at a hotel in Iguazu Falls.

Tours:

  • Half day Macuco Safari Boat and rafting.
  • Tour of the Brazilian side of the Iguazu Falls, lunch, and tour of the falls from the Argentinian side.
  • Trip to Parque das Aves (Bird Park).

Bahia 3 nights includes

Accommodation in Salvador:

  • 2 nights in a hotel in Salvador.

Tours:

  • Full Day Salvador City Tour featuring Pelourinho, a typical Bahian lunch, Mercado Modelo, and other historical sites.

Accommodation in Praia do Forte:

  • 1 night at a hotel in Praia do Forte.

Observations:

Transportation:

  • all transfers and tours in private air-conditioned vehicles with your private English-speaking guide. Due to the nature of some tours vehicles might not be air conditioned.

Adventure:

  • easy. All ages are welcome. The walking tours to see the falls require climbing up and down steps to get a good view of the falls. Tropical weather and direct sunlight demands sun protection and plenty of fluids.

Group Size:

  • Any group size.

Staff:

  • your private English-speaking guides will help you better understand and enjoy your Brazilian experience.

Day by Day Vacation Package Itinerary

This is a Sample Vacation Package that we have created for customers in the past.

Contact us for a Custom Package created just for you.

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 Ipanema and visit the famous beaches near your hotel.

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, you 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.

Day 3 – Rio de Janeiro State
Rio de Janeiro at your convenience.If you happen to be in Rio on a Sunday the hippie fair (open-air handcrafts market) at Praça General Osório in Ipanema is worth a visit. There is an evening dinner show (Samba show and dinner) available, if you are interested.

Day 4 – Iguazu Falls Argentina
On your last day in the city of Rio de Janeiro you must check out of your Hotel after breakfast, after which you will be driven in a private, air-conditioned vehicle to the airport, where you will catch a flight to Iguazu Falls. At the airport in Iguazu Falls you will be met and driven to your hotel where you will check in. We suggest dinner at the Restaurant Clube Maringá – their specialty is fresh water fish from the region.

Day 5 – Iguazu Falls Argentina
Your second day at the falls will comprise a full day tour of both sides of the falls. Firstly, you will be taken on a 3-hour tour of the Brazilian side of the falls by a private English-speaking guide. You will follow a trail inside the sub-tropical forest, which includes a visit to the bottom of Salto Floriano (Floriano Falls). During the walk there is an impressive view of the Devil’s Throat from a bridge. At the end of your tour an elevator will take you up to the top of the falls. After your tour of the Brazilian side, there will be a break for lunch. Lunch is included in your package and you can choose from the following list: Bufalo Branco Churrascaria or Churrascaria Rafain (grilled meats with a mixed salads buffet), Maringá (good variety of seafood and sushi), La Mamma Galeteria (Italian food), Porto Canoas (grilled meats, pasta dishes and salads). Then on to see the Argentinian side of the Iguacu Falls (4-hour tour). You will be taken across the border into Argentina by private vehicle, into the Parque National del Iguazu, 40 km away from the Brazilian border. Once in Argentina you will go on a walking tour of the falls. The views are magnificent, especially the one right on top of the Devil’s Throat, which is reached by a little boat taking you through breathtaking scenery. Throughout the day you will see numerous rainbows, hundreds of beautiful butterflies, lots of friendly little South American coatis, and dozens of exotic birds. (The entire tour takes about 8 hours).

Day 6 – Salvador
After breakfast on the last day of your trip you will be taken on a tour traveling the Macuco Trail in a rustic, open wagon, which allows you a view of the luxurious jungle in all its splendor. Our guides explain some of the stories, marvels and mysteries of the sub-tropical forest surrounded by orchids, bromeliads and thousands of butterflies. You will take a walk down the Iguazu Canyon Trail, visiting the picturesque Macuco Falls and enter the Brazilian jungle on foot to have more close contact with nature. Finally you will ride the rapids of the Iguazu Canyon in secure open boats (mild Rapid). This 3-hour tour gives you a unique and different view of the Iguacu Falls and allows you to feel the same emotions as the first pioneers did on discovering this untouched wilderness area. Before checking out of your hotel you may want to have one final look at the magnificent falls, before be driven in a private, air-conditioned vehicle to the airport. Before checking out of your hotel you may want to have one final look at the magnificent falls, before be driven in a private, air-conditioned vehicle to the airport. From Iguazu Falls you will fly to Salvador where one of our English-speaking guides will meet you at the airport and drive you to your hotel. After checking in you might want to relax a bit before dinner. We suggest dinner at the Lambreta Grill, an award winning seafood café in the Rio Vermelho district.

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
You will check out of your hotel and be transported by a private vehicle to Praia do Forte. The journey takes roughly an hour and when you arrive you will check into your hotel. 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 any of the many restaurants around town.

Day 9 – Praia do Forte
On your last day in Praia do Forte you will check out of your hotel very early and say goodbye to Praia do Forte, then be driven in a private, air-conditioned vehicle to the Salvador international Airport for your flight back home.

Rio de Janeiro Hotel Options

  • 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

Iguazu Falls Brazilian Side Hotel Options

  • 5 star – Hotel das Cataratas
  • 4 star –Bourbon Cataratas
  • 4 star – Lois Suite Recoleta
  • 3 star – Best Western Tarobá

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