Vibrant Cities, Colonial History & Beach Resort

Ideal for Honeymoons enjoy the sheer romance of Rio, the energy of Salvador before heading to your idyllic beach resort.

Travel Highlights

  • Experience Rio de Janeiro and its iconic beaches and sights, visiting the Christ the Redeemer statue, for extraordinary views 
  • Choose from a huge range of excursions and tours to get to know Rio de Janeiro
  • Experience the colourful blend of Portuguese and African culture in Salvador
  • Relax on the idyllic tropical beaches of the Praia do Forte
  • Choose to extend your trip at the awesome Iguassu Falls

Journey Breakdown

Route Map

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The Paquera Tour
Travel Itinerary

Rio de Janeiro
Days 1 - 4

Day 1 - Fly to Rio

Day 2 - City Tour of Rio

Day 3-4 - At Leisure in Rio de Janeiro

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Itinerary Description

Day 1 - Fly to Rio

Depart on a daytime flight on to Rio de Janeiro, arriving in the evening.

Your guide will take you on a short introductory orientation walk of the surrounding streets and beachfront. You will walk along the promenade of Copacabana and Ipanema beaches in order to gain a feeling of Rio de Janeiro's city life - the people, the beach culture, the apartments of the city's affluent, all that makes up the typical "Carioca" life. This short introduction to Rio (up to one hour) will help with your orientation so that you can feel confident to be on your own afterwards. 

 

Day 2 - Tour of Rio

We begin our tour by visiting the famous Statue of Christ the Redeemer on Corcovado Mountain where you can admire spectacular 360° views of the city, tropical forest, granite peaks and bay. From here we visit the bohemian district of Santa Teresa, once home to the rich and famous it's now occupied by galleries, writers, musicians and artists. Our journey continues into the city centre for lunch at one of Rio's oldest coffee shops, after which you visit the Cathedral and travel into the historical district to admire the strong colonial architecture and charming surroundings, whilst taking in the atmosphere.

 

Day 3 & 4 - At Leisure in Rio de Janeiro

You have the flexibility to persue your own interests, relax or accompany our Tour Leader to visit various places of interest around Rio, there is no set itinerary but decided by the Tour Leader. Additional excursions available.

Accommodation

Preferred Accommodatoin

Tourist Grade

The Ipanema Inn Hotel Tour - Holidays to Rio de Janeiro

Ipanema Inn Hotel

The Ipanema Inn has a wonderful location in the trendy residential district of Ipanema with numerous shops, bars and restaurant and only 300 meters from the Beach. All the rooms have private facilities, Internet access, air conditioning, cable TV and minibar. Some have private balconies. The restaur…

First Class

The Windsor Excelsior Hotel Tour - Holidays to Rio de Janeiro

Windsor Excelsior Hotel

A modern hotel overlooking Copacabana Beach with 233 rooms and suites, all with air conditioning, internet, mini bar, safe and en-suite bathroom with hair-dryer as well as 24-hour room service. All rooms have twin beds that can be pushed together and made up as doubles. The top floor has a wonderful…

Deluxe Experience

The Sofitel Copacabana Hotel Tour - Holidays to Rio de Janeiro

Sofitel Copacabana Hotel

The Sofitel Rio de Janeiro is a De Luxe hotel located at the end of Copacabana Beach and just three blocks from the upmarket and stylish areas of Ipanema and Leblon. The hotel has two restaurants as well as two swimming pools: to catch both the morning and afternoon sun. There is also a fitness cent…

Iguassu Falls
Days 5-6

Day 5 - Travel to Iguassu Falls

Day 6 - Tour of Iguassu Falls ( Brazilian & Argentian Sides )

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Itinerary Description

Day 5 - Travel to Iguassu Falls

Fly to Iguassu and transfer to a delightful hotel overlooking the falls. The magnificent Iguassu Waterfalls thunder over a wide curve of the Iguazu river set on the border between Brazil and Argentina. The spectacle of the Falls is one of South America's most extraordinary sights; vast torrents of water flow over a myriad of small and large cascades over a length of 2.5 kilometers. 

 

Day 6 - Tour of Iguassu Falls ( Brazilian & Argentian Sides )

Guided excursions to explore the natural beauty and lush tropical surroundings. Walk down to the foot of the Devil's Throat waterfall offers spectacular panoramic views and the opportunity to see a variety of wildlife. Then cross over the border into Argentina to see the falls from another perspective, where you will have a closer view of the individual falls in their lush tropical setting, abundant in wildlife, especially butterflies. You can walk right out to the roaring Devil's Throat waterfall along walkways that afford breathtaking views. This side of the falls is definitely well worth the visit.

Salvador da Bahia
Days 5 - 6

Day 5 - Travel to Salvador da Bahia

Day 6 - Guided City Tour of Salvador

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Itinerary Description

Day 5 - Travel to Salvador da Bahia

Continuing our journey we fly to Salvador and transfer to our hotel. We conduct a short briefing into the surround area, answer any questions and give advice on places of interest. In the afternoon you have the flexibility to pursue your own interests.

 

Day 6 - Guided City Tour of Salvador

We journey through the cobbled streets lined of Salvador, with splendid colonial houses, which stand as a reminder of a bygone era when Salvador was at the height of its glory in the 18th century. We explore the upper and lower parts of the city, we visit the numerous churches, squares, fortifications and symbols of Salvador's rich diversity of faiths and cultures, as we immerse ourselves into the heart of Brazil's colonial roots from Portuguese and African influences.

Accommodation

Preferred Accommodatoin

Tourist Grade

The Monte Pascoal Tour - Holidays to Salvador da Bahia

Monte Pascoal

Located in a modern buildings close to the lighthouse at Barra, shops and restaurants. All 77 rooms are fully equiped and it has a restaurant serving Brazilian cuisine and a pool.

First Class

The Casa do Amarelindo Tour - Holidays to Salvador da Bahia

Casa do Amarelindo

Located in the old Pelourinho area, the hotel has the warm, colourful decoration of Bahia and with 10 comfortable rooms with ceiling fan and air conditioning, bath, CD and DVD player, free WiFi, hair dryer, safe and satellite TV. Breakfast can be taken all day by the pool, the panoramic terrace or t…

Deluxe Experience

The Villa Bahia Tour - Holidays to Salvador da Bahia

Villa Bahia

The hotel is located in the heart of Salvador's historical centre and colonial architecture, close to Pelourinho, the Church of Sao Francisco and the main square. It is a converted historic building with 17 spacious bedrooms with sofas, table, wardrobe, air conditioning, TV, minibar, hair dryer, lar…

Praia do Forte Beach
Days 7-11

Day 7 - Arrival at Praia do Forte Beach

Days 8-11 - At Leisure in Praia do Forte

Day 12 - Departure

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Day 7 - Arrival at Praia do Forte Beach

Travel from Salvador da Bahia to Praia do Forte, a charming, tranquil fishing village located 80 km north of Salvador and with lovely beaches, a small old church and a sea turtle protection centre. The streets are now paved and many of the fisherman's houses have been converted into shops, bars, small restaurants, ideal to relax, walk and browse. A short distance inland is a "restinga" forest, a swamp for birdwatching and the old castle of Garcia D'Avila.

 

Days 8 - 11 - At Leisure in Praia do Forte

Relax on pristine beaches or visiting sidewalk cafes, immersing yourself in a tranquil atmosphere.

 

Day 12 - Departure

Return on the overnight flight to London via Lisbon, arriving the following day 14.

Accommodation

Preferred Accommodatoin

Tourist Grade

The Porto da Lua Tour - Holidays to Praia Do Forte

Porto da Lua

Tropical-style pousada on the edge of the village, with direct access to the beach, and a garden area with palm trees. All 27 rooms have sea view, ensuite facilities, a terrace and hammock. There is a bar and two restaurants, for indoor and beach-front dining.

First Class

The Tivoli Eco Resort Tour - Holidays to Praia Do Forte

Tivoli Eco Resort

Praia do Forte is located 2 hours north of Salvador and the hotel is on the outskirts of the fishing village and is surrounded by 30 hectares of gardens and coconut groves. All the glorious cliches are here - 12 km of semi-deserted white sand beaches, shallow crystalline waters where natural pools f…

Deluxe Experience

The Tivoli Eco Resort Tour - Holidays to Praia Do Forte

Tivoli Eco Resort

Praia do Forte is located 2 hours north of Salvador and the hotel is on the outskirts of the fishing village and is surrounded by 30 hectares of gardens and coconut groves. All the glorious cliches are here - 12 km of semi-deserted white sand beaches, shallow crystalline waters where natural pools f…

Travel Details
Paquera

What's Included

  • 14 Days / 11 Nights
  • International flights (2 overnight)
  • Internal flights
  • Accommodation as shown on the itinerary
  • Breakfast everyday and meals as described on the itinerary
  • Transfers to and from airports
  • Transport  throughout the itinerary
  • Excursions listed, all with expert, English-speaking guides
  • Prices are per person
  • Prices for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve, Easter on request
  • 14 Days / 11 Nights
  • Internal flights
  • Accommodation as shown on the itinerary
  • Breakfast everyday and meals as described on the itinerary
  • Transfers to and from airports
  • Transport  throughout the itinerary
  • Excursions listed, all with expert, English-speaking guides
  • Prices are per person
  • Prices for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve, Easter on request
  • 14 Days / 11 Nights
  • Internal flights
  • Accommodation as shown on the itinerary
  • Breakfast everyday and meals as described on the itinerary
  • Transfers to and from airports
  • Transport  throughout the itinerary
  • Excursions listed, all with expert, English-speaking guides
  • Prices are per person
  • Prices for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve, Easter on request

Price Breakdown

Prices are per person. Please request a quote for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve & Easter.

Season Low Season High Season
Travel Dates Jan-Jun, 17 Aug-16 Dec Jul-16 Aug, 17-30 Dec
Room Arrangement Tourist First Deluxe Tourist First Deluxe
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room £2,107 £2,977 - £2,236 £3,106 -
Multiple Travellers - Own Room - - - - - -
Single Traveller - Own Room - - - - - -
Season Low Season High Season
Travel Dates Jan-Jun, 17 Aug-16 Dec Jul-16 Aug, 17-30 Dec
Room Arrangement Tourist First Deluxe Tourist First Deluxe
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room €1,628 €2,672 - €1,783 €3,037 -
Multiple Travellers - Own Room - - - - - -
Single Traveller - Own Room - - - - - -
Season Low Season High Season
Travel Dates Jan-Jun, 17 Aug-16 Dec Jul-16 Aug, 17-30 Dec
Room Arrangement Tourist First Deluxe Tourist First Deluxe
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room $1,739 $2,870 - $1,906 $3,037 -
Multiple Travellers - Own Room - - - - - -
Single Traveller - Own Room - - - - - -

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