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Buzzing Brazil Highlights Tour to Rio, Iguazu and Salvador

PRIVATE TOUR - 10 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM £$5103+

Private Tour Highlights

  • Soaking up Rio’s buzzing energy on a private tour of the city, encompassing important sights like Cinelandia Square and the Metropolitan Cathedral, with its famous stained-glass windows.
  • Getting a flavor for Brazilian music at Rio Scenarium in the Lapa district of Rio, listening to live Brazilian beats and soaking up the bohemian atmosphere.
  • Whizzing up to Sugarloaf Mountain on a cable car, drinking in the views of Guanabara Bay, Copacabana Beach and the Santa Cruz Fortress.
  • Feeling the raw power of spectacular Iguazu Falls during a guided walking tour or invigorating boat ride.
  • Delighting in the vibrant culture of Salvador da Bahia, on a fascinating tour to its top spots including Largo de Pelourinho and Porto da Barra.
  • Marveling at Salvador city from the sea on a cruise through All Saints Bay, stopping for some swimming and sunbathing at the islands of Frade and Itaparica.
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Tour Overview

Combine two of Brazil’s most cultural destinations with tranquil beaches and the amazing natural wonder of Iguazu Falls with Yampu’s Buzzing Brazil Highlights Tour to Rio, Iguazu and Salvador. This tour begins in Brazil visiting Sugar Loaf, Christ the Redeemer (a Wonder of the World), Corcovado Mountain, and an evening at a traditional Samba Show. Leaving Rio, travel to Brazil’s boarder with Argentina and enjoy Iguazu Falls, a large cascade of 275 waterfalls and one of the world’s natural wonders. This trip finishes on the beaches of Salvador de Bahia, once the capital of Brazil with a tour of the city’s amazing architecture.

Yampu travelers will visit the Iguazu Falls from both sides, as each side offers something special. From the Brazil side, enjoy a panoramic view, and from Argentina an exploration by zodiac boat on the lower Iguazu River allows for an up-close appreciation. In Salvador the recent restoration of the city will allow you to witness the heritage and architectural splendor of the city with 365 churches and winding cobblestone streets.

Inclusions
Prices include domestic air transportation from Rio to Iguazu, Iguazu to Salvador de Bahia and Salvador de Bahia to Sao Paulo, hotel accommodation including daily continental breakfast, all transfers between airports and hotels with assistance and baggage handling, guided tours in English and all entrance fees. Local airport taxes that are payable in the country of destination are not included. Taxes and security fees that can be paid at time of ticketing are already included.
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Double £$4714 £$5103 £$5848 £$7835
Single £$7052 £$7866 £$9349 £$13324

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

Flight to Brazil - Corcovado

Upon arrival in Rio, reception at airport and transfer to the hotel.
Note: check-in is normally after 2 pm. Early check-in may be granted subject to availability (not confirmed).
Afternoon private tour to Corcovado with private driver and guide. The tour begins in Cosme Velho's neighborhood. The cog train rolls through the Tijuca Forest, the largest urban forest in the world and up to the statue. Once there, enjoy a panoramic and extraordinary view of Rio, including the Sugar Loaf, the Guanabara Bay, the beaches of Southern Zone and the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon. At the peak of the hill is Christ the Redeemer, the art deco statue of Jesus Christ and icon of Rio. After the visit of the Corcovado, the tour continues to Sao Conrado area with a brief stop at the Pepino beach where one can appreciate hang gliders overhead. Transfer back to the hotel.
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Day
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Sugar Loaf

Today enjoy a private Half Day Tour to the Sugar Loaf with private driver/guide.
This tour begins with a stroll through downtown Rio, passing by the Sambodrome, and the Metropolitan Cathedral, in pyramid form, with internal diameter of 96 meters and height of 80 meters. Get to know the traditional Cinelandia square with the historical buildings, the Municipal Theater, the National Library and the National Museum of Fine Arts. By taking the Aterro do Flamengo, one will be taken to the neighborhood of Urca to find one of the largest symbols of the city: The Sugar Loaf. This visit is made in two steps by cable car. The first cable car takes passengers to Urca Hill which is 215 meters high and provides a beautiful view of the Guanabara Bay and its islands, the Rio-Niteroi bridge and Corcovado hill. From this stage, a second cable car will be taken up to the top with 395 meters to find a splendid view of Copacabana beach, the Santa Cruz fortress and some beaches of Niteroi.
Note: if one would like to experience a typical Brazilian lunch after this tour, please let Yampu know.
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3

Day at Leisure

Day free to enjoy Rio, or choose from one of Yampu’s optional day tours.
Tonight, experience the show at the Rio Scenarium (this tour does not include dinner). Located in the Lapa area, Rio Scenarium is one of the premier places to listen to the best of Brazilian music, and where the real carioca spirit of bohemian way of life can be felt. The venue is an antique shop during the day, and a live music bar during the night. The programming changes every month. The show ends around midnight.
Note: If one prefers a traditional samba performance on a stage, Yampu can include Rio Plataforma. After dinner, enjoy a Brazilian music presentation at the famous Rio Plataforma. Rio Plataforma is one of the premier places to listen to the best of Brazilian music. Please ask a Yampu travel consultant.
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Rio at Leisure

Day free to enjoy Rio, or choose from one of Yampu’s optional day tours.

Day free to enjoy Rio, or choose from one of Yampu’s optional day tours.

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5

Rio at Leisure

Today is at leisure to enjoy the amenities of the hotel. All meals included.
Perhaps today is a good day to go scuba diving! The dive is at the Arvoredo Marine Biological Reserve. This is undeniably the best place in the South of Brazil for diving. Sightings of turtles, shoals of fish and larger solitary fish such as groupers and rays are common. An Instructor will give basic theoretical and practical training for a 40-minute dive in the sea to a depth of no more than 12 meters, giving exclusive attention for the entire dive.
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6

Foz do Iguazu

This morning, transfer to the airport to take the flight to Iguazu. Upon arrival at Foz do Iguazu, transfer to the hotel on the Brazil side of the falls. In the afternoon, enjoy a guided tour to the Brazil side of the falls. The thunderous crash of tons of rushing water against basaltic rocks amidst the jungle of birds, butterflies and orchids will take one’s breath away!

This morning, transfer to the airport to take the flight to Iguazu. Upon arrival at Foz do Iguazu, transfer to the hotel on the Brazil side of the falls. In the afternoon, enjoy a guided tour to the Brazil side of the falls. The thunderous crash of tons of rushing water against basaltic rocks amidst the jungle of birds, butterflies and orchids will take one’s breath away!

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Day
7

Foz do Iguazu; Argentina

This morning, guided tour to the Argentina side of the waterfalls, be met at the hotel and transfer to the visitor center inside Iguazu National Park. To get from the visitor center to the beginning of upper path, lower path and Devil's Throat, board a little train that runs from the visitor center to the paths and between each one of them. One may also walk from the visitor center to upper and lower paths, but cannot walk to Devils Throat because it is located more than 4 km from the visitor center.

Great Adventure: This tour combines a jungle trip with a boat trip to the falls. The trip starts in the jungle of the National Park in 4 by 4 trucks without roof for best visibility of the trees and to take good photos. Then, take a zodiac boat to the lower Iguazu River upstream to discover the falls little by little with a panoramic view of the Iguazu Falls. Be prepared to get wet under the falls! This afternoon, return to the hotel.
Note: Not permitted, are: children under 12 years of age, pregnant women, people with spinal or cardiac conditions, or anyone who would be physically unable to respond in case of a nautical emergency. Please ask your travel consultant about this.
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8

Salvador de Bahia

Early this morning, transfer to the airport to take the flight to Salvador de Bahia. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel.
This afternoon, enjoy a historical Bahia city tour. Starting from hotels, pass by Porto da Barra (historical point of the foundation of the city), Ladeira da Barra, N. S. da Vitoria Church, Costa Pinto Museum, Dois de Julho Square, Castro Alves Theater, Sao Pedro Church, Castro Alves Square (heart of Bahia carnival), Se Square, Terreiro de Jesus (square with six churches including the golden one, Sao Francisco), Largo do Pelourinho (humanity patrimony and the greatest Brazilian architectonic/cultural complex) and Carmo Museum where a stop will be made for souvenir shopping.
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9

Itaparica

Cruise visit to Itaparica Island, the most famous of the islands in the bay of Todos os Santos. Itaparica is famous for its beautiful beaches, ecological reserve and historical monuments, among which is an old 17th-century church and the residence of the former royal family. Lunch included.

Cruise visit to Itaparica Island, the most famous of the islands in the bay of Todos os Santos. Itaparica is famous for its beautiful beaches, ecological reserve and historical monuments, among which is an old 17th-century church and the residence of the former royal family. Lunch included.

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10

Flight Home

Transfer to the airport to take the flight to Sao Paulo for the international flight home.

Transfer to the airport to take the flight to Sao Paulo for the international flight home.

Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Iguazu Falls, Misiones Province, Argentina

Salvador da Bahia, State of Bahia, Brazil

Places You'll See

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    Rio de Janeiro

    The largest Art Deco statue in the world, Christ the Redeemer, welcomes travelers to the famous city, Rio de Janeiro. Let the local music, art, and food capture your sense as you visit its sandy beaches or watch an enchanting samba show. Try your hand at trekking up Pao de Acucar (Sugarloaf Mountain) for beautiful views of the bay and beyond.

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    Foz do Iguacu (Brazil Side)

    Home to one of Brazil’s most popular attractions, Iguacu Falls, Foz do Iguacu is a beautiful city at the mouth of the Iguacu River. Visit the Parque das Aves to get acquainted with several species of exotic birds. Or visit the Three Borders Landmark, where Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay meet. For a more cultural experience, visit The Omar Ibn Al-Khattab mosque, the largest in Latin America.

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    Salvador da Bahia

    Given the nickname the Capital of Happiness, Salvador da Bahia brings joy to anyone who visits. To see some beautifully preserved architecture, visit the Pelourinho Plaza. Hit up any of the beaches along the coastline for swimming, sailing, and surfing. Or spend the day shopping at one of the local shopping malls.

Hotel Options

3 Star Properties

Rio de Janeiro : Copa Sul Hotel

Rio de Janeiro : Atlantis Copacabana

Foz do Iguacu (Brazil Side) : Continental Inn

Foz do Iguacu (Brazil Side) : San Martin Hotel & Resort

Foz do Iguacu (Brazil Side) : Recanto Park Hotel

Salvador da Bahia : Hotel Cocoon & Lodge

4 Star Properties

Rio de Janeiro : Arena Copacabana Hotel

Rio de Janeiro : Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel

Rio de Janeiro : Pestana Rio Atlantica

Foz do Iguacu (Brazil Side) : Bourbon Cataratas Convention & Resort

Salvador da Bahia : Hotel Vila Gale

Salvador da Bahia : Monte Pascoal

5 Star Properties

Rio de Janeiro : Miramar

Rio de Janeiro : Pestana Rio Atlantica

Rio de Janeiro : JW Marriott Hotel

Foz do Iguacu (Brazil Side) : Das Cataratas

Salvador da Bahia : Deville Salvador

Luxury Properties

Rio de Janeiro : Santa Teresa Hotel

Rio de Janeiro : Copacabana Palace

Foz do Iguacu (Brazil Side) : Das Cataratas (deluxe room)

Salvador da Bahia : Casa do Amarelindo

Salvador da Bahia : Aram Yami Hotel

Salvador da Bahia : Villa Bahia

Testimonials

Adina & Doron

Traveled February, 2016

A fantastic trip – could not have happened without your hard work

As this trip comes to an end Adina and I wanted to take this opportunity to personally thank you for all your hard work. Your planning and organization were superb.Most hotels were above our expectations with the last hotel in Cuzco being the crown jewel. The guides were knowledgeable and friendly.
To conclude it was a fantastic trip and could not have happened without your hard work.

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Marianna R.

Traveled July, 2014

I want to take this opportunity to tell you how much we enjoyed our trip.

I want to take this opportunity to tell you how much we enjoyed our trip. We were so impressed with the whole experience. Thank you for your expertise and service which made our holiday so memorable!

Peter and Connie

Traveled February, 2016

Thank you so much for arranging such a remarkable, exciting, entertaining, interesting, and exhausting trip for us!

We enjoyed every minute.

More later but just wanted you to know how much we appreciated your professionalism, expertise, and help for one of our best trips ever.

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