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Brazil Signature Luxury

8 Days | A Signature Luxury Journey

8 Days

Brazil Signature Luxury

Welcome to Brazil!

8 Day Sample Journey

Trip at a Glance

Day 1

Arrival into Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Day 2

Soak up the atmosphere of Rio de Janeiro during a full day exploration, including a visit to Corcovado, Christ the Redeemer statue

Day 3

Take in the beautiful scenery during your cable car ride to Sugarloaf Mountain. Enjoy a behind the scenes Carnival Tour

Day 4

Fly to Salvador. Discover it’s beautiful colonial architecture and history on a walking tour

Day 5

Immerse yourself in the local culture during a market visit and cooking class. Take in a private percussion workshop

Day 6

Fly to Iguassu Falls, enjoy a panoramic walking tour of the Brazilian Falls

Day 7

Feel the power of the thundering Argentine Falls

Day 8

Depart Brazil

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Day 1: ARRIVE RIO DE JANEIRO

Welcome to Brazil!

Your signature luxury journey begins with a stay in beautiful Rio de Janeiro.

  • Accommodations: Belmond Copacabana Palace
  • Meals Included: None Today
Day 2: RIO DE JANEIRO

City exploration

Soak up the atmosphere of Rio de Janeiro during a city exploration, including a visit to Corcovado, Christ the Redeemer statue.

Situated atop a mountain, at a height of 2,329 feet above sea level, is the statue of Christ the Redeemer, one of the world’s best-known and most-visited monuments and now considered one of the seven wonders of the world. Following a scenic drive along the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, you arrive at the foot of the hill from where you will embark on a small train. Upon reaching the top, experience a panoramic view of Rio de Janeiro and discover why it is known as the “Marvelous City!”

The charming district of Santa Teresa is one of the most original of the city due to its unique hillside geography, history, and the alternative urban lifestyle it offers. This picturesque neighborhood that began as the site of a Carmelite convent (still here) in the 18th Century is home today to some of Brazil’s most vibrant artists – many of whom open their home studios to the public. Rio’s elegance and colorful artistic side are expressed in Santa Teresa’s lush flowers; large, elegant old houses; winding streets and breathtaking views. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local churrascaria.

  • Accommodations: Belmond Copacabana
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch Today
Day 3: RIO DE JANEIRO

Continue your exploration of Rio de Janeiro and enjoy a behind the scenes Carnival experience

Sugar Loaf Mountain rises up from a small peninsula at the entrance of Guanabara Bay, its name is said to refer to its resemblance to the traditional shape of concentrated refined sugar loaf. Take a two-stop cable ride to enjoy the beautiful views of the city. The first cable car takes you to the top of Urca Hill, which rises 705 feet above sea level and offers spectacular views of the entire bay and its islands. The second cable car takes you to the top, at 1,300 feet and offers a 360-degree view of the entire city, the Southern beaches, Corcovado and Niteroi Bridge lie in front of you.

Head back to the city center to begin your immersive Carnival experience. During your visit to a local workshop, you will get a behind the scenes glimpse into Carnival and Brazil’s national dance, the samba! One of the most contagious popular festivities in the world, Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival is almost entirely crafted in the less privileged communities of the city. You will be part of the Carnival experience at “Grande Rio”, one of the main samba schools and will get an insider’s perspective on the parade and samba competition in the Sambadrome. You will visit the warehouse complex from where it is possible to see the crafting of floats, to wear the costumes, and learn a little more about the history of samba and Carnival.

  • Accommodations: Belmond Copacabana Palace
  • Meals Included: Breakfast Today
Day 4: RIO DE JANEIRO / SALVADOR

Fly to Salvador. Discover its history and architecture on a walking tour

The best way to visit the Historical Center of Salvador, considered a National Heritage and declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO, is on foot, taking your time unraveling the mysteries of this city rich in contrasts, history, and beauty.

Visit the Municipal Square, which affords one of the most beautiful views of the city; Terreiro de Jesus square, where the magnificent Basilica Cathedral and the former School of Medicine are located along with the famous church of San Francisco, with its baroque style and fully gold leafed interior. Finally, you’ll end your tour at Pelourinho, surrounded by the Casa de Jorge Amado Foundation and the Rosário dos Pretos Church – one of the greatest expressions of Bahian syncretism. Walking through the Historical Center is a journey through time and feelings. Music, colors, and the smells of Bahian street food are always present, providing for an unforgettable experience.

  • Accommodations: Hotel Fasano Salvador
  • Meals Included: Breakfast Today
Day 5: SALVADOR

Local immersion

Immerse yourself in the local culture during a market visit, cooking experience, and a private percussion workshop.

Learn to cook traditional Brazilian dishes during this culinary experience in Salvador. With your local guide and a chef, visit the local market and learn about the best type of ingredients to use for traditional recipes such as moqueca, or fish stew, or any other meat of your choice. Stop by a local produce vendor to choose vegetables for the stew and fruit to use in caipirinhas, a traditional Brazilian drink made with sugar cane liquor. Back at the chef’s house, engage in friendly, informal conversation about the history and culture of Salvador. Learn the secrets behind making a perfect stew, then sit down to eat with your new friends.

Head over to a local music studio and participate in a Brazilian percussion workshop. Get to know the rhythms and beats that provide the backdrop for Bahia’s famous Carnival celebrations. Listen to the music that is essential in the Samba de Roda and the Candomblé ceremony. Learn about the percussion’s roots in the African continent and how the tradition has transformed in modern Brazil.

  • Accommodations: Hotel Fasano Salvador
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch Today
Day 6: SALVADOR / IGUASSU FALLS

Fly to Iguassu and head to the national park to admire the majestic Brazilian Falls

Enjoy a tour of the falls from the Brazil side, which takes in the best panoramic view to the falls. A trail winds towards the falls from the area in front of the Das Cataratas Hotel, populated by coatis, long-tailed raccoon-like creatures with a well-developed sense of the feeding habits of tourists. At its end, an elevator provides speedy access to a viewing platform at the foot of the falls. The focal point of the falls, best seen from above, is the Devil’s Throat, a horseshoe-shaped gully in mid-stream, over which seems to pour most of the Iguassu River at the phenomenal rate of 13,000 cubic meters a second.

  • Accommodations: Belmond das Cataratas
  • Meals Included: Breakfast Today
Day 7: IGUASSU FALLS

Head across the border to experience the falls from the Argentine side

Your comprehensive tour of Iguassu Falls from the Argentina side will allow you to appreciate the falls’ main attractions such as the Upper and Lower Circuit trails, the Great Adventure Boat trip and the Devil’s Throat.

Great Adventure combines in a single trip the very essence of Iguassu National Park: the jungle and the waterfalls. Take a boat and start your ride to the Lower Iguazu River for as long as 6 kms, heading towards the waterfalls area, enjoying plentiful fun rapids. Upon reaching the Tres Mosqueteros Fall, visitors shall be able to see the falls of both the Argentine and Brazilian sides crowned by the view of the Garganta del Diablo (Devil’s Throat). The most exciting point comes when facing the incomparable San Martín waterfall, the second largest in dimension and the biggest any boat may face.

The boat trips ends in front of the San Martín Island, where visitors may continue enjoying the landscape joining the runways system of the Lower Circuit, which consists of a series of catwalks strategically placed for several views of the falls and to get close to the cascades and charming spots of the forest. The Upper Circuit trail offers magnificent panoramic view of the waterfalls and access to the Iguazu River delta, made up of luxuriant vegetation islands. The highlight is the Devil’s Throat, a breathtaking, horseshoe-shaped gorge that is 262-feet high and 492-feet wide and falls into the river with a deafening roar. Sun and water vapor often create rainbows over the falls, crowning this beautiful landscape.

  • Accommodations: Belmond das Cataratas
  • Meals Included: Breakfast Today
Day 8: DEPART BRAZIL

Fly to your gateway city

Today, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight from Brazil.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast Today
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Desire a perfect trip? With the help of our travel specialists, this journey can be customized around your specific interests, tastes and preferences. We will provide helpful tips and honest advice based on first-hand knowledge of the destination.

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