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The Rio Experience with Colorful Salvador Beaches

$ 3352 9 days Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov, Dec Private

Tour Overview

  • Enjoy a number of private tours with a knowledgeable private guide
  • Private transfers between destinations including airport and hotel
  • Marvel at the incredible views of Rio atop Corcovado
  • Walk through magical Rio with a private walking tour of the city
  • Appreciate the fine architecture while meandering through the colorful city streets
  • Admire some of the finest works by a number of artists at the National Museum of Fine Arts
  • Ride a cable car to the top of the famous Sugar Loaf, providing even more splendid views of Rio
  • Take a splendid city tour of Bahia, making sure to make plenty of stops throughout
  • Have some fun island hopping with swimming and other beach activities
  • Enjoy a folkloric show with a typical Brazilian barbecue dinner
  • Lounge on the beach or explore with the provided leisure time
  • And so much more!
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Tour Details

During this tour we will visit Rio de Janeiro and colorful Salvador da Bahia, once the capital of Brazil. Bahia is not only known for its beautiful colonial architecture and cultural heritage, but also for its beautiful white sandy beaches. Yampu will guide you through the city and its churches take you on a cruise to Itaparica, guide you to an island in All Saints Bay, and to an evening folkloric show with dinner and Afro-Brazilian dances including the Capoeira, Candomblé, and Samba.

Country Notes:

Brazil:

A valid passport is required to travel and should have at least 6 months validity after your return home. You should have at least 2 blank pages per country that you are visiting. If your passport does not meet this requirement at the time of departure, you can be denied boarding for your international flight and may consequently incur additional expenses.

A Brazil tourist visa is required for US citizens. Please check with your local consulate or embassy for application information and for last minute changes.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a travel alert for countries and territories where Zika virus has been found (Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama and Venezuela). If you are pregnant or plan to be pregnant, please consult your doctor before traveling to these countries. A Yellow Fever Vaccination is recommended (not required) for people travelling to Foz do Iguacu (Iguassu Falls), Manaus, Ouro, Preto or Belo Horizonte. For more information please visit the World Health Organization Website 


Inclusions
Prices include Domestic Air transportation within Brazil, 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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Pricing Details
  3-Star 4-Star 5-Star Luxury
Double £$3352 £$3780 £$3980 £$4730
Single £$5390 £$6432 £$6745 £$8007

Prices shown above are per person, in US Dollars ($) or Pound Sterling (£) for residents in the UK. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability.

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

Rio de Janeiro

Overnight flight to Rio de Janeiro.

Overnight flight to Rio de Janeiro.

Day
2

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 read more...

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
3

Sugar Loaf – Rio Walking Tour

Today, enjoy a private Half Day Tour to the Sugar Loaf with a private driver and guide.
This tour begins with a stroll through downtown Rio, passing by the Sambodrome, and the Metropolitan Cathedral. 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, take to the neighborhood of Urca where one will find one of the largest symbols of the city: The Sugar Loaf. This read more...

Today, enjoy a private Half Day Tour to the Sugar Loaf with a private driver and guide.
This tour begins with a stroll through downtown Rio, passing by the Sambodrome, and the Metropolitan Cathedral. 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, take to the neighborhood of Urca where one will 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 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 the tour, please let Yampu know and it can be added.
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Day
4

Day 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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Day
5

Salvador- Bahia City

Morning transfer to the airport to take the flight to Salvador. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel. Afternoon, historical Bahia city tour starts from hotels passing by Porto da Barra, a historical point of the foundation of the city. The tour makes stops at places of significance such as the heart of Bahia carnival, Castro Alves Square; As well as Largo do Pelourinho, recognized as the greatest Brazilian architectural and cultural complex. At the end of the tour enjoy some souvenir shopping!

Morning transfer to the airport to take the flight to Salvador. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel. Afternoon, historical Bahia city tour starts from hotels passing by Porto da Barra, a historical point of the foundation of the city. The tour makes stops at places of significance such as the heart of Bahia carnival, Castro Alves Square; As well as Largo do Pelourinho, recognized as the greatest Brazilian architectural and cultural complex. At the end of the tour enjoy some souvenir shopping!

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Day
6

Cruise visit to Itapirica Island

Transfer from hotel to pier to board a schooner for a cruise in All Saints Bay, with an unforgettable view of the city of Salvador—the old part of the city, docks, Bonfim Church. Then proceed to Frade Island where a stop will be made for swimming and sunbathing. Next stop will be at Itaparica Island for lunch and to visit the Sao Lourenço Fortress and Fonte da Bica (mineral water fountain). Return to Salvador and transfer to the hotel. Lunch included.

Transfer from hotel to pier to board a schooner for a cruise in All Saints Bay, with an unforgettable view of the city of Salvador—the old part of the city, docks, Bonfim Church. Then proceed to Frade Island where a stop will be made for swimming and sunbathing. Next stop will be at Itaparica Island for lunch and to visit the Sao Lourenço Fortress and Fonte da Bica (mineral water fountain). Return to Salvador and transfer to the hotel. Lunch included.

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Day
7

Beach Day

Free to enjoy Salvador’s beautiful beaches.

Free to enjoy Salvador’s beautiful beaches.

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Day
8

Day at leisure – Folkloric Show

One will be picked up at 7 pm from the hotel and transferred to Miguel de Santana Theatre to enjoy a folkloric show. See a sample of samba de roda, puxada de rede, maculelę, capoeira (all typical Afro-Brazilian dances), and a variety of Bahia candomble dances. After the show, enjoy dinner at a typical Brazilian barbecue restaurant. Round-trip transfers included.
Bahia by night tour does not operate on Sundays. On Tuesdays the Miguel Santana Theater is closed. During this time, Colisseo will be the read more...

One will be picked up at 7 pm from the hotel and transferred to Miguel de Santana Theatre to enjoy a folkloric show. See a sample of samba de roda, puxada de rede, maculelę, capoeira (all typical Afro-Brazilian dances), and a variety of Bahia candomble dances. After the show, enjoy dinner at a typical Brazilian barbecue restaurant. Round-trip transfers included.
Bahia by night tour does not operate on Sundays. On Tuesdays the Miguel Santana Theater is closed. During this time, Colisseo will be the other option to catch a show and enjoy dinner.
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9

Flight Home

Transfer back to Salvador to take the flight to Sao Paulo and connect with the flight back home, or over-lap with the add-on of choice.

Transfer back to Salvador to take the flight to Sao Paulo and connect with the flight back home, or over-lap with the add-on of choice.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Salvador da Bahia, State of Bahia, Brazil

Places You'll See

  • Rio-de-Janeiro-Brazil

    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.

  • Pelourinho_Salvador_Brazil

    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

Salvador da Bahia : Hotel Vila Gale

Salvador da Bahia : Hotel Cocoon & Lodge

4 Star Properties

Rio de Janeiro : Arena Copacabana Hotel

Rio de Janeiro : Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel

Salvador da Bahia : Monte Pascoal

5 Star Properties

Rio de Janeiro : Miramar

Rio de Janeiro : Pestana Rio Atlantica

Rio de Janeiro : JW Marriott Hotel

Salvador da Bahia : Deville Salvador

Luxury Properties

Rio de Janeiro : Santa Teresa Hotel

Salvador da Bahia : Casa do Amarelindo

Salvador da Bahia : Villa Bahia

Salvador da Bahia : Aram Yami Hotel

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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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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Laura and Jeanette

Traveled October, 2009

We were very impressed with our accommodations and itinerary

Laura and I had the most wonderful time in Brazil!! The tours were fantastic and we really enjoyed the very knowledgeable and professional guides. We were very impressed with our accommodations and itinerary. We felt very safe and always taken care of even though we are women travelling on our own. Thank you so much for the fantastic experience and we will definitely recommend you to our friends !

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