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Diverse Landscapes, Cosmopolitan Cities and Cultural Heritage

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Samba Tour

Comprehensive tour exploring the colonial origins, the rich cultural heritage in the music and arts, the natural wonders in the Amazon rainforest, Pantanal birdwatching santuary and Iguassu waterfalls and vibrant cities with a modern lifestyle.

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Tour Route

Travel Highlights

  • Our comprehensive tour of Brazil, revealing diverse cultures and landscapes
  • Visit the iconic sights of Rio de Janeiro, with a fascinating range of excursions
  • Visit the relaxed coastal town of Paraty, once the main port on the Gold Route
  • Experience Ouro Preto's tranquil, historic splendour
  • Discover the grandeur of Manaus and the majesty of the Amazon rainforest
  • Enjoy daily excursions in search of exotic nature and meet a local community
  • Gaze at the purpose-built modern capital of Brasilia, with its modern architecture
  • Enjoy the throbbing tropical energy of the former Brazilian capital, Salvador
  • Unwind at the end in the idyllic beaches of Praia do Forte, fringed by palm trees

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.

Tour Itinerary

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Rio de Janeiro - 3 Nights

Day 1 - Fly to Rio de Janeiro

Day 2 - City tour of Rio 

Day 3 - At leisure in Rio 

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Thursday, 25 July 2024

Fly to Rio de Janeiro

Take a the morning flight from the UK to Rio de Janeiro, arriving in the evening. On arrival, our guide will meet and transfer you to your chosen hotel for a 3 night stay. Our guide will also take you on a short walk to introduce you to the area surroundings your hotel so that you can get your bearings. You will walk around the area of your hotel 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. 

 


Friday, 26 July 2024

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 the historical district to admire the elegant colonial architecture and charming atmosphere.


Saturday, 27 July 2024

At leisure in Rio 

Today you have the flexibility to pursue your own interests and relax. Your guide will assist with the many optional excursions we have available. Why not visit the Botanical Gardens,  Sugar Loaf Mountain or visit the Royal Palaces to discover the imperial history of Rio.

Windsor Martinique Hotel

Rio de Janeiro - Tourist Hotel

Located close to Copacabana and Ipanema beaches and other nearby attractions, the Windsor Martinique is a comfortable, cosy base to explore.

The 124 double or twin air-conditioned rooms have double or single beds, cable TV, minibar, and electronic safe. The private bathroom offers a shower, hairdryer and amenities kit.

The hotel has a breakfast buffet, free Wi-Fi, a private rooftop swimming pool and a fitness room.

The rates include breakfast.

 

The rooftop pool

Sol Ipanema Hotel

Rio de Janeiro - Tourist Hotel

The Sol Ipanema is located on Ipanema Beach, in the upmarket residential area of Ipanema. All 90 rooms come with air conditioning, mini bar, background music, safe, telephone, cable TV and connection to the Internet. There is also a beauty parlour and a restaurant. The small swimming pool and the bar on the terrace provide panoramic views over Ipanema beach. Accommodation includes room and breakfast.

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Fairmont Copacabana

Rio de Janeiro - Luxury Hotel

Located by Copacabana Beach with views of Sugar Loaf Mountain, the Fairmont Rio de Janeiro, Copacabana is one of the top luxury hotels in Rio. The hotel has been inspired by the glamour carioca in the 1950's, with elegant and stylish public areas and guest rooms.

The hotel has two swimming pools, a spa, sauna, fitness centre and bars. The restaurant offers breathtaking ocean views, with the freshest seafood and premium meats grilled in a Josper charcoal over, lending the dishes a lightly and unique smoky aroma.

There are 375 air-conditioned double or twin rooms, with 52 suites decorated in blue tones inspired in the colours of Copacabana sea, offering generous comfort and the best view of the wonderful city. In total, there are 10 room categories all with private bathroom and balcony. Gold Rooms offer a private lounge and exclusive services. 

The central location of the Fairmont Rio means it is perfect for either guided or independent sightseeing explorations. 

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Paraty - 2 Nights

Day 4 - Travel to Paraty

Day 5 - At leisure in Paraty

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Sunday, 28 July 2024

Travel to Paraty

Take a scenic bus journey along the coast to the delightful village of Paraty set amongst mountains blanketed with lush shady forests that stretch to the coast. The village overlooks a sandy beach in a glorious bay, dotted with tropical islands. Architecturally stunning, the whitewashed colonial houses with brightly painted windows and doors, line the pedestrianised cobblestone streets. Great bars and restaurants, offering local seafood delicacies, stand alongside arts and crafts shops. The atmosphere is tasteful and bohemian, retaining its colonial charm while at the same time playing host to many literary and musical festivals. We stay in Paraty for 2 nights.


Monday, 29 July 2024

At leisure in Paraty

Today you have the flexibility to do your own thing. Perhaps take a wonderful boat trip to explore the nearby islands and secluded beaches, anchor in the bays for snorkelling or diving in the clear, warm waters.

Pousada Sandi

Parati - First Hotel

The Pousada do Sandi is located in one of the most important historical areas in central Parati, surrounded by rich colonial architecture and cobbled streets. A former school over 300 years old, the building features architecture and ornaments from the colonial time of Brazil. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, mini bar, TV, safe and en-suite bathroom. The Pousada also has a swimming pool, the Pippo restaurant, shop, an English pub and spa and fitness area.

The 28 rooms are divided into standard, apartments, and suites each with air conditioning, minibar, cable TV, telephone, digital safe, private bathroom, king size bed (double room), 100% cotton Trosseau sheets - 300 thread count and goose feather pillows (pillow menu in the Suites).

The rates include room and breakfast.

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Pousada Literaria

Parati - Deluxe Hotel

Located in the historical centre of Parati on the edge of the pedestrian area, Pousada Literária occupies a large colonial house, fully restored in the original style with modern touches and fittings. The atmosphere reflects the tradition of Parati in the arts and culture.

The 22 well-decorated and comfortable suites, apartments and villas are equipped with king size bed, air-conditioning, safe, wireless internet, book-self with reading chair, and a minibar that can be customised according to your preference.

Breakfast is served in the charming central courtyard by the pool, or on your apartment's veranda. A special service for those who enjoy the cultural night life of Parati is to be able to have breakfast at any time, with no need to hurry to wake up in the morning. The Pousada has a swimming pool, bar, sauna, massage room and a private library with a collection of almost 500 titles of films and books to choose from. The Quintal das Letras restaurant offers traditional caiçara cuisine and is open for lunch and dinner. The Pousada also has its own fleet of boats on which you can enjoy trip for a supplement.

Rates are on a room and breakfast basis.

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Ouro Preto

Ouro Preto - 2 Nights

Day 6 - Travel to Ouro Preto

Day 7 - Discover colonial Ouro Preto

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Tuesday, 30 July 2024

Travel to Ouro Preto

Early morning return to Rio for the flight to Belo Horizonte, then drive to the historic city of Ouro Preto where we stay for 2 nights. Set in the heart of Minas Gerais, a state famed for its deposits of gold and gems, the city's wealth is reflected in its fine colonial buildings, richly decorated baroque churches and charming cobbled streets. The city is famous for its past prosperity in gold. Founded in 1711, Ouro Preto was the former state capital, the early gold diggers believing this to be the elusive El Dorado.

 


Wednesday, 31 July 2024

Discover colonial Ouro Preto

Today you have the flexibility to pursue your own interests and explore this delightful city where only a few modern buildings snap you out of colonial times. The cobblestone streets lead you past decorative fountains, statues, charming churches and mansions. Looking up at the steeples and domes of coloured tiles it doesn't take much to imagine yourself back in the 18th Century.

Luxor Ouro Preto Pousada

Ouro Preto - First Hotel

 They offer beautiful views of Ouro Preto´s churches. From Luxor Hotel's rooms, guests can admire Santa Ifigênia and Nossa Senhora das Mercês historical churches. The accommodation includes private bathroom, seating area and all modern amenities, such as TV, minibar and telephone. Taberna Luxor, the hotel's restaurant serves a rich buffet breakfast with homemade regional delicacies, such as the popular cheesebread. For dinner, there are à la carte choices of Brazilian dishes, fondues and flambé fruit. Guests at Hotel Luxor can benefit from a front desk which is open 24 hours, room service and a games room.  The property is located in Ouro Preto´s historic centre, one block from Nossa Senhora da Concepção Shrine and two blocks from Antônio Dias Square.

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Pousada do Mondego

Ouro Preto - First Pousada

Located next to the stunning church of St. Francis of Assisi, Pousada do Mondego, built in 1747 as a former Vila Rica. The Pousada reflects the charm and dignity of Ouro Preto, the former capital of Minas Gerais, a historic city designated a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1980. To preserve history, the Pereira family included all the comforts of modern hospitality, while reshaping structures with original materials; maintaining the authentic ambiance and services with the warmth and traditionalism that is genuinely “Mineiro”.

The delightful 23 apartments and Suites all have a ceiling fan, luxury beds, safe, TV, hair dryer and private bathroom.

Public facilities include, a lounge, breakfast room and the Conímbriga Bar where light snacks are served. There is an art gallery, antiques, handicrafts and art display. All the furniture is typical  antique-style. Tours of Ouro Preto and other nearby historical towns are available. 

The rates are on a bed and breakfast basis.

Pousada Do Mondego
Foz do Iguazu

Iguassu Falls - 2 Nights

Day 8 - Travel to the Iguassu Falls

Day 9 - Tour of Iguassu Falls (Brazilian and Argentinian Sides)

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Thursday, 01 August 2024

Travel to the Iguassu Falls

Return to Belo Horizonte, fly to Iguassu and transfer to your chosen hotel for a 2 night stay. The magnificent Iguassu Falls 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. 


Friday, 02 August 2024

Tour of Iguassu Falls (Brazilian & Argentinian Sides)

Today enjoy guided excursions to explore the natural beauty and lush tropical surroundings. Walk down to the foot of the Devil's Throat waterfall with 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 can view 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 quite a contrast to the Brazilian side and well worth the visit.

Recanto Park

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.

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Bourbon Cataratas Resort

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.

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Hotel das Cataratas

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.

 

Hotel das Cataratas
Opera House Manaus

Manaus - 1 Night

Day 10 - Travel to Manaus and City Tour

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Saturday, 03 August 2024

Travel to Manaus and city tour

Early morning flight to Manaus where we stay for 1 night. Afternoon tour of Manaus including the Municipal Market to see the exotic Amazon fruit and freshwater fish. We stop by the port to view the bustling activity of people and goods travelling by local boat in all directions to heart of the Amazon. Also visit the incredible Manaus Opera House, the Teatro Amazonas, built in 1896 almost exclusively using materials shipped over from Europe when Manaus was one of South America's most important rubber trading cities.

Lord Manaus Hotel

Manaus - Tourist Hotel

Located in downtown Manaus this hotel offers recently refurbished rooms, all equipped with air conditioning, TV and mini bar. The hotel has its own restaurant and provides easy access to other restaurants, bars and shops of the commercial district.

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Millennium Hotel

Manaus - First Hotel

Located between the two main avenues of the city, Manaus Hotels Millennium is within the Millennium Shopping Centre offering several leisure, gastronomy and entertainment options. There are more than 100 stores and 8 cinemas.

Public areas include the Sax Restaurant themed on New Orleans with its piano bar dedicated to jazz and regional music. The cuisine offers a delicious grilled rib of tambaqui in addition to international dishes. The hotel also has a rooftop pool, gym, sauna, rooftop jacuzzi and a spa - plus great views over the city of Manaus.

There are 127 spacious apartments (25m²) each with private bathroom, balcony, desk, armchair, Wi-Fi internet, LCD cable TV, microwave, minibar and safe.

The rates are on a bed and breakfast basis.

 

 

View From The Front Of The Hotel

Villa Amazonia Hotel

Manaus - First Hotel

The Villa Amazonia Hotel is located in the historic centre of Manaus, just a few steps from the Amazon Opera House. The façade, reception and restaurant preserve the design of a restored historic mansion that dates back to the golden rubber age.

The hotel has 30 spacious, air-conditioned rooms—all facing an indoor garden and a natural stone pool. Each has a modern and sophisticated design, and include a private bathroom with bathtub, balcony, special linen and luxury amenities.

The Fitz Carraldo Bistro offers a contemporaneous menu, blending international classic dishes with the exotic Amazonian culinary.

There is also a fully equipped gym room overlooking a hidden garden, a real gem in the heart of Manaus.

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Amazon Lodge - 3 Nights

Day 11 - Travel to a remote Amazon Lodge

Day 12 - Rainforest and wildlife excursion

Day 13 - Visit a local community

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Sunday, 04 August 2024

Travel to a remote Amazon Lodge

Travel by car to the river port at Ceasa and then by speedboat to the village of Careiro da Varzea, passing by where the Negro and Solimões Rivers meet and passing many lakes and creeks with water lilies (with their enormous floating leaves), as well as native villages and communities. We arrive at the Amazon Turtle Lodge (or your chosen lodge) around lunchtime where we stay for 4 nights on a full board basis including all excursions. After lunch, enjoy a motorised canoe trip to explore the local area and search of monkeys, spiders and a wide variety of birds. 

 


Monday, 05 August 2024

Rainforest and wildlife excursion 

Early morning excursion to experience the jungle at sunrise. Later enjoy a forest trek where you learn local skills with our experienced guides, who will demonstrate how to use vines as ropes for climbing trees. You will also learn about the fauna and biodiversity of the rain forest. After lunch, we go canoeing to observe more birds and animals. Spend the evening watching the beautiful glow of the moon with the sounds of the creatures wandering around in the jungle - a quite wonderful end to the day.


Tuesday, 06 August 2024

Visit a local community

Morning visit to a native caboclo's house to learn about their customs and culture and rubber and cassava plantations. At lunch we will have the opportunity to taste some of the foods seen by the local houses. In the afternoon, we enjoy a fun piranha fishing excursion. Evening canoe trip on the Amazon for a night wildlife watching excursion where we may spot an alligator. If the guide catches the alligator with their bear hands, you will have opportunity to hold it and take a photo to record this special experience.

Turtle Lodge

Amazon Lodges - Tourist Lodge

Located three hours from Manaus, the lodge, built in local wooden style with thatched roofs, consists of one main building with sitting room and a dining area on the first floor with open sides for a panoramic view of the forest and river. There are five bungalows with two rooms each, all with private facilities, netting two rooms each, all with private facilities, netting and a veranda overlooking the river. Includes daily guided excursions in the rain forest, local families and caiman spotting at night.

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Amazon Floating Lodge

Amazon Lodges - Tourist Lodge

Venture into pristine rainforest some 80 kilometres south of Manaus on Lake Juma. The four hour journey is a sightseeing tour in itself: first you cross the wide Amazon by launch, passing the Meeting of the Waters where the silt-laden Rio Solimoes meets the dark, clear waters of the Rio Negro to form the Amazon. Then, after a short trip by road, you board a motorised canoe for the trip along the Rio Araca, getting ever further away from civilisation, to reach a secluded area where the seasonal rise and fall of the waters creates narrow, twisting creeks and a maze of small islands covered in virgin rainforest.

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Amazon Premium Lodge

Amazon Lodges - First Lodge

The recently opened Amazon Premium Lodge on the Paraná do Mamori River offers a more comfortable experience of the Amazon rainforest than many other lodges, meaning you can explore the rainforest by day and return to your boutique comforts of home for lunch and in the evening. It feels more like a boutique hotel in the rainforest.

The lodge's bungalows have been carefully crafted to offer a blend of comfort, privacy, and a seamless connection with the pristine surroundings. Choose from a luxury bungalow with 2 queen sized beds or a premium bungalow with one queen sized bed and 2 single beds (ideal for families). All bungalows are air-conditioned, with private bathroom, luxury amenities, free Wi-Fi, mini fridge, TV, balcony, sun beds and hammocks.

Enjoy a feeling of peace from your balcony; the birds singing, the nature song, the sunrise and sunset, and the wonderful regional breakfast looking up to the exuberance of the forest.

Public facilities include a pool, dining room, lounge and bar. Daily guided tours with expert local guides are included, exploring the rainforest by canoe or on foot.

A range of packages are available depending on your length of stay. These include transfers from Manaus, full board accommodation and a full programme of included tours and excursions. 

Amazon Premium Lodge

Amazon Ecopark Lodge

Amazon Lodges - First Lodge

This wonderful Ecopark provides an ideal introduction to the Amazon, while ensuring that most creature comforts are still on-hand. However, its proximity to the city of Manaus means that you see the glow of the city on the horizon at night, and you do not feel a sense of remoteness but you have pristine forest preserved in this private reserve.

There is a panoramic open-air restaurant, built-in local style from local materials, where you can enjoy delicious regional cuisine as well as international dishes; there is also a bar and a sitting area.

Accommodation consists of 20 spacious bungalows each with three comfortable rooms - all with private facilities (hot water shower), screened windows, air conditioning and fan.

As well as taking excursions into the rainforest, you can enjoy swimming and sunbathing at the private river beach. There is also a natural freshwater pool, several kilometres of hiking trails, many orchids, a bird sanctuary, a monkey reserve on an island, and the nearby Tortoise Lake.

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Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge

Amazon Lodges - First Lodge

Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge offers a unique and cozy experience in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest.

Located in the Anavilhanas Archipelago about 3 hours by road from Manaus (or you can fly), the lodge offers a wide variety of included activities and tours exploring the Amazon rainforest on foot our by canoe included depending on your length of stay in the Amazon and tailored to your interests.

All rooms are equipped reading chair, 32-inch LCD HD TV, cable channels, mini bar, safe, AC, bathroom with a spacious shower stall, hair dryer, premium amenities. There is also a hammock in the balcony to admire the forest.

Whether in the infinity pool overlooking the Anavilhanas Archipelago, in the Floating Bar at the Rio Negro, you will enjoy every part of the Brazilian Amazon with the care of the lodge’s staff.

All packages include breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack and dinner. The menu is composed of regional and international dishes, made with fresh ingredients purchased from local suppliers.

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Cathedral Brasilia

Brasilia - 1 Night

Day 14 - Morning excursion and travel to Brasilia

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Wednesday, 07 August 2024

Morning excursion and travel to Brasilia

This morning we will say goodbye to the lodge, but not before enjoying a canoe trip to see the fresh-water pink and grey dolphins in small channels (Igarapés), flooded forest areas (Igapós) and in the rivers and lakes, just paddling and hearing the sounds of jungle. We then transfer to Manaus airport for your flight to Brasilia where we stay for 1 night.

Brazil's ultra-modern capital city is very different from the typical Brazilian cities, with its very modern architecture. The city plan consisted of a central line of government buildings crossed by a curved arc of residential buildings - a layout that resembled the shape of a bow and arrow. Explore the city's residential areas made up of six-story 'super blocks' along the curve of the bow, and at the tip of the arrow stand the government buildings. The included guided tour will show the main areas of interest including the amazing Metropolitan Cathedral, shaped like a crown of thorns, with a wonderful stained glass ceiling.

Royal Tulip Alvorada

Brasilia - Deluxe Hotel

Royal Tulip Alvorada Hotel (ex Blue Tree Towers) is a hotel complex with high standards of services, customized, sophisticated with complete security and tranquility. The enterprise brings together in one place, the functionality, beauty and elegance that a hotel of international standards can offer. Located on the banks of Lake Paranoa and next to the Alvorada Palace, the complex offers the largest area for events in the city, being a veritable international center for lodgings, conventions, leisure and easily accessible tourism, as it is just 10 minutes away from the commercial center and 15 minutes from Brasilia International Airport.

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Royal Tulip Alvorada

Brasilia - Deluxe Hotel

Royal Tulip Alvorada Hotel (ex Blue Tree Towers) is a hotel complex with high standards of services, customized, sophisticated with complete security and tranquility. The enterprise brings together in one place, the functionality, beauty and elegance that a hotel of international standards can offer. Located on the banks of Lake Paranoa and next to the Alvorada Palace, the complex offers the largest area for events in the city, being a veritable international center for lodgings, conventions, leisure and easily accessible tourism, as it is just 10 minutes away from the commercial center and 15 minutes from Brasilia International Airport.

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Royal Tulip Alvorada

Brasilia - Deluxe Hotel

Royal Tulip Alvorada Hotel (ex Blue Tree Towers) is a hotel complex with high standards of services, customized, sophisticated with complete security and tranquility. The enterprise brings together in one place, the functionality, beauty and elegance that a hotel of international standards can offer. Located on the banks of Lake Paranoa and next to the Alvorada Palace, the complex offers the largest area for events in the city, being a veritable international center for lodgings, conventions, leisure and easily accessible tourism, as it is just 10 minutes away from the commercial center and 15 minutes from Brasilia International Airport.

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Salvador Historic Monuments

Salvador da Bahia - 3 Nights

Day 15 - Walking introduction to Salvador da Bahia

Day 16 - City tour of Salvador

Day 17 - At leisure in Salvador

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Thursday, 08 August 2024

Walking introduction to Salvador da Bahia

Salvador is at the heart of Brazilian identity with roots in Portuguese colonial history, blending with African music and customs. The old centre of Salvador, the Pelourinho, has been beautifully restored and is a UNESCO World heritage Site with cobbled streets, colonial architecture and churches. Our guide will take you on a short walk to introduce you to the area surroundings your hotel so that you can get your bearings upon arrival and gain a feel of the city life, the people and the culture. This short introduction (one hour) is done after your arrival transfer after checking in at your hotel where we stay for 2 nights.


Friday, 09 August 2024

City tour of Salvador

Today we take a guided 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.


Saturday, 10 August 2024

At leisure in Salvador

Today you have the flexibility to pursue your own interests or just relax on one of the many superb beaches. Suggested optional excursions include a visit the Old City of Cachoeira in the "Reconcavo Bahiano" or perhaps a cruise of the Bay and Island of Itaparica.

Monte Pascoal

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.

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Pousada Refúgio da Vila

Salvador da Bahia - First Pousada

Located only 50km from Salvador, Pousada Refúgio da Vila offers impeccable and personal service with comfort and refinement, in the tranquility and exuberance of nature in Praia do Forte, on the coast of Bahia.

There’s a cozy ambiance in the Pousada’s thirty suites, all carefully decorated with rustic furniture.

Each of the 30 air-conditioned suites have a king size bed, with percale linen and feather pillows, telephone, minibar, DVD, TV (SKY HDTV), digital safe, individual balconies with hammock and Internet Wi-Fi.

The Pousada is known for its fantastic breakfast and delicious teas at dusk. The specialty is seafood and the delicacies of Bahia cuisine, featuring shrimp moqueca and the traditional abrá served with vatapá among other delicious dishes.

Public facilities include a living room, pool bar, library, adult swimming pool with jacuzzi and ample green spaces and gym. Guests can also enjoy surfing, diving, quad biking to the Sapiranga Reserve, whale watching (from July to October), visits to the Garcia D´Avila castle, bird watching and horseback riding.

The rates are on a bed and breakfast basis.

Pousada Refugio da Vila

Casa do Amarelindo

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.

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Villa Bahia

Salvador da Bahia - First Hotel

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, large private bathrooms and shower. Some rooms have a four poster bed, others a double bed with a net and others two single beds.

The character decoration recalls the most important moments in the history of the Portuguese explorers, of the African and Asian trade exchanges, of the sea routes, closely tied to the spice trade.

The common areas recall the genius of the great Portuguese navigators, of Pedro Alvarez Cabral, who in 1500 discovered Brazil; of Magellan, of Vasco de Gama sailing to Africa and India; and of the advances made in seafaring that made it possible for them to bring different worlds closer to each other.

The gourmet restaurant with Bahia gourmet cuisine is excellent and there is a sitting room, swimming pool, cosy patio with tables, chairs and plants and a spa with wonderful, exotic massage. The restaurant and bar evoke the theme of the Spice Route. The spa invites you to discover beauty care and relaxation inspired by the knowledge Guarani Indians have passed down for generations to each other.

 

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Fasano

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.

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Praia do Forte

Praia do Forte - 3 Nights

Day 18 - Travel to Praia do Forte

Days 19-20 - At Leisure

Day 21 - Return flight to UK

Day 22 - Arrive in the UK

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Sunday, 11 August 2024

Travel to Praia do Forte

Transfer to your chosen hotel in Praia do Forte where we stay 3 nights. Praia do Forte is a charming, tranquil fishing village located 80 km north of Salvador offering idyllic beaches, a small old church and a sea turtle protection centre. The quaint village streets have old fisherman's houses that have been converted into shops, bars, small restaurants, ideal to relax, walk and browse. The area is also well known for the nearby Forest Atlantica, a environmentally preserved nature reserve with many activities, such as walking trails, horseback riding, river kayaking - even zip wire adventures - to enjoy.


Monday, 12 August 2024

At Leisure

Relax on the sandy white beaches lined with coconut palm groves or visit the local town and turtle protection reserve or the Forest Atlantica.


Tuesday, 13 August 2024

At leisure

 

 


Wednesday, 14 August 2024

Return flight to UK

Transfer to Salvador airport for your overnight flight home.


Thursday, 15 August 2024

Arrive in the UK

Arrive in the UK in the morning.

Porto da Lua

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.

1794 Porto Da Lua

Tivoli Eco Resort

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.

The beautiful beach at the Tivoli Eco Resort

Tivoli Eco Resort

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.

The beautiful beach at the Tivoli Eco Resort

Price Guidelines

Season Low Season High Season
Travel Dates Feb-Jun, Sep-Nov Jul-Aug, Dec-Jan
Room Arrangement Tourist First Tourist First
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room £6,613 £7,838 £6,678 £7,941
Single Traveller - Own Room £8,597 £11,112 £9,033 £11,475

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


What's Included

  • 22 Days / 20 Nights
  • International flights (1 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 guide
  • Exclusive list of restaurant suggestions

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