Vibrant Cosmopolitan City Life, Stunning Waterfalls, Colonial & African History and Isolated Beach Resort
13 Night Itinerary from £3,123
Ideal for life's special celebrations, honeymoons, anniversaries, major events - the romance of Rio de Janeiro, the colonial and African heritage in architecture, music, art and culture, and an idyllic tropical beach fishing village life or superb resort.…
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- Rio de Janeiro - 4 Nights
- Iguassu Falls - 2 Nights
- Salvador da Bahia - 2 Nights
- Praia do Forte Beach - 5 Nights
- Experience Rio de Janeiro with its iconic beaches and sights including 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 natural wonders of the awesome Iguassu Falls
- Experience the colourful blend of Portuguese and African culture in Salvador
- Relax on the idyllic tropical beaches of the Praia do Forte
This itinerary can be tailored to your preferences by our specialist advisors, who can provide a guaranteed price based on your choice of route, duration, flights, hotels, transport and excursions.
Rio de Janeiro - 4 Nights
Day 1 - Fly to Rio de Janeiro
Day 2 - City tour of Rio
Day 3 - At leisure in Rio
Day 4 - At leisure in Rio
- Full Description
Wednesday, 29 November 2023
Fly to Rio
Depart on a daytime flight on to Rio de Janeiro, arriving in the evening.You will be met at the airport by your guide and taken to your chosen hotel for a 4 night stay.
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.
Thursday, 30 November 2023
City 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 the 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 colonial architecture and charming surroundings, whilst taking in the atmosphere.
Friday, 01 December 2023
At leisure in Rio
You have the flexibility to pursue your own interests, relax or accompany our guide on a wide range of optional excursions visiting various places of interest around Rio. There is no set itinerary but decided by our guide in consultation with you depending on your interests and requirements.
Saturday, 02 December 2023
At leisure in Rio
Your final day in Rio to enjoy at your leisure.
Rio de Janeiro - Tourist 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, free WiFi, air conditioning, cable TV and minibar. Some have private balconies. The restaurant and bar serve Brazilian specialties and exotic local drinks.
Rio de Janeiro - First 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 view of the beach and the statue of Christ the Redeemer, a rooftop swimming pool, fitness lounge, sauna and bar for cool drinks. The hotel has a bar, a restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner with buffet and a-la-carte menus, and also offers a complementary beach service with towels, umbrellas for shade and sunbathing chairs.
Iguassu Falls - 2 Nights
Day 5 - Travel to Iguassu Falls
Day 6 - Tour of Iguassu Falls (Brazilian and Argentinian Sides)
- Full Description
Sunday, 03 December 2023
Travel to Iguassu Falls
Fly to Iguassu and transfer to your chosen hotel for a 2 night stay. Choose to stay in Iguassu Town, on the raod leading to the Falls or in the iconic Hotel das Cataratas, the only luxury hotel directly overlooking the falls with wonderful gardens. 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 kilometres.
Monday, 04 December 2023
Tour of Iguassu Falls (Brazilian and Argentinian Sides)
Enjoy guided excursions today exploring the natural beauty and lush tropical surroundings. Our guide will take you to the foot of the Devil's Throat waterfall where you will be rewarded with spectacular panoramic views and the opportunity to see a variety of wildlife. Then we cross over the border into Argentina to see the falls from another perspective. Here, 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.
Iguassu Falls - Tourist Hotel
Located outside the town of Iguassu and well outside the National Parkarea, this hotel is excellent value, with 295 fully equipped modern rooms with wooden floors, a restaurant, bar and spacious leisure area with a large swimming pool.
Iguassu Falls - First Hotel
The Bourbon has a spacious area, excellent facilities, a swimming pool, tennis courts, a health club and two restaurants. It is located on the road between the town and the Iguassu Falls and the best hotel outside the National Park area. There are 300 rooms all with air-conditioning, able TV and bathroom.
Iguassu Falls - Luxury Hotel
The iconic Belmond Hotel das Cataratas is the only hotel located overlooking the Iguassu Falls within the National Park. Restored to its original 1950s charm, the hotel’s hacienda-style exterior is matched by its warm, inviting interior design. The Hotel das Cataratas is a very special place to stay.
Public areas include a large swimming pool, the Ipe Grill, Itaipa Restarurant, Bar Taroba, shops, fitness centre, tennis courts and a beautiful spa.
The elegantly furnished rooms are either junior suites (35m2) or Cataratas suites (65m2). All are air-conditioned, with private bathroom, living room, minibar, TV and luxury toiletries.
The hotel has extensive and beautiful gardens, from where you can walk directly to the falls at your leisure. There are several activities available including helicopter rides over the falls, guided walks in the early morning, during the day or at night and birdwatching tours. For the more adventurous, white water rafting is great fun.
The rates are on a room and breakfast basis.
Salvador da Bahia - 2 Nights
Day 7 - Travel to Salvador da Bahia
Day 8 - Guided city tour of Salvador
- Full Description
Tuesday, 05 December 2023
Travel to Salvador da Bahia
Transfer to the airport and fly to Salvador. You will be met on arrival and taken to your chosen hotel for a 2 night stay. Our guide will give you a short briefing into the surrounding area, answer any questions and give advice on places of interest. In the afternoon you have the flexibility to pursue your own interests, perhaps relax on a glorious beach.
Wednesday, 06 December 2023
Guided City Tour of Salvador
We journey with our guide 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. Exploring 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.
Salvador da Bahia - Tourist Hotel
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.
Salvador da Bahia - Tourist Hotel
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 the restaurant.
Salvador da Bahia - Deluxe Hotel
Located at Castro Alves Square, Salvador's Historic Centre, the deluxe Fasano Hotel has an unparalleled view of the Todos os Santos Bay.
The air-conditioned rooms have king-size beds, Egyptian cotton sheets, spacious living room, television and marble bathroom. Most rooms have sea views.
Italian cuisine is served in the restaurant. Other public areas include a stunning rooftop swimming pool, Spa and fitness centre.
Praia do Forte Beach - 5 Nights
Day 9 - Arrival at Praia do Forte beach
Days 10-13 - At leisure in Praia do Forte
Day 14 - Departure
Day 15 - Arrive in the UK
- Full Description
Thursday, 07 December 2023
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 with idyllic beaches, a small old church and sea turtle protection centre. The streets of the village 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. This is part of the Forest Atlantica, a huge environmentally protected nature reserve with coastal trails trails, zip-wire adventures, river kayaking and many other activities - well worth visiting during your stay.
Friday, 08 December 2023
At leisure in Praia do Forte
Relax on the magical white sandy beaches, chill out in trendy sidewalk cafes and immersing yourself in the laid-back tranquil atmosphere. A romantic end to a wonderful trip.
Saturday, 09 December 2023
Sunday, 10 December 2023
Monday, 11 December 2023
Tuesday, 12 December 2023
Transfer to the airport for overnight flight to London arriving the following day.
Praia Do Forte - Tourist Hotel
A popular tropical-style Pousada located on the edge of the village, next to the Tamar Project Station where they protect endangered sea turtles.
The Pousada has a lovely relaxed atmosphere with a lovely garden, palm trees and direct access to the beach.
All 26 apartment style rooms have a sea view, ensuite facilities, a terrace and hammock. There is a bar and two restaurants, for indoor and beach-front dining.
Praia Do Forte - First Resort
The Tivoli Eco Resort is on the outskirts of the village surrounded by 30,000 hectares of gardens and coconut groves. The resort has 12 km of semi-deserted white sand beaches and shallow crystalline waters where natural pools form amongst the coral reefs, perfect for snorkelling, windsurfing and sailing.
There are delightful lawns stretching along the coast, and nearby, a charming, colourful fishing village, home to the Tamar Turtle Project.
There are 12 different room types: superior room, superior plus, Superior ocean, Master, Master garden, Master club, Master club plus, Master family, Master suite, Deluxe suite, Deluxe suite ocean view, the Presidential suite and Pool villas. All rooms and suites are air-conditioned with a luxurious private bathroom, balcony or terrace, hammock and sea view.
There are three swimming pools, four tennis courts, games rooms, beach volleyball court, boutique and a children's club, a bar and three premium a-la-carte restaurants with excellent international and Brazilian cuisine. Activities include sunset picnics, candlelit dinners, canoeing, scuba diving, sea fishing, surf lessons, Eco bike tours, horseback riding, quad bike tours and a guided visit to the natural pools at Itacimirim including snorkelling.
Rates are on a half board basis (breakfast and lunch or breakfast and dinner). Highly recommended for couples, single travellers and families.
|Season||Low Season||High Season|
|Travel Dates||Jan-Jun, 17 Aug-16 Dec||Jul-16 Aug, 17-30 Dec|
|Multiple Travellers - Twin Room||£3,123||£3,874||£4,301||£3,179||£3,928||£4,355|
Prices are a guideline and per person. Please request a quote for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve & Easter.
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