8 day Escorted tour

Highlights of Brazil Tour

Dazzling cities and awe-inspiring nature

The biggest country in South America and arguably the most vibrant. Discover Rio de Janeiro the home of beautiful beaches, iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, the impressive Sugar Loaf mountain and home of the world famous carnival. The travel to Iguazu, to see the mighty waterfalls. Here, explore Iguazu Falls from Brazil and Argentina to get completely different perspectives. Your final stop is the north east coastal city of Salvador. This city has a true Brazilian feel to it, from the historic streets to the golden beaches.

This journey is the ideal introduction to the amazing and diverse country of Brazil.   

Selected departure dates are available between January and November.

Please call through to one of our specialists for further details.

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Seeing the Christ the Redeemer statue
  • Feeling the spray from Iguazu Falls
  • Go during Rio carnival to really see the city come alive
  • Exploring the historic city of Salvador
  • Relaxing on a beach

Sample Itinerary Summary

We can tailor any part of this itinerary or create a new one just for you.

Duration
8 days
Guide Price
£2,569 per person
Our guide price gives you an idea of pricing which will vary depending on exchange rates, accommodation, duration, dates, airline and cabin class.
Destination Breakdown
Options
Private or Group basis, Escorted
Included
  • Domestic flights in Brazil.
  • Accommodation as listed (subject to change, in case of early transfer breakfast cannot be guaranteed).
  • Meals included as stated.
  • Services of an English-speaking guide, transfers and tours on a seat-in-coach basis.
  • All entrance fees and government taxes as appropriate.
  • International flights.
Not included
  • Domestic and international departure taxes.
  • Optional excursions.
  • Tips for the guide and driver.

Itinerary Breakdown

Upon arrival in Rio, transfer from the airport to your hotel where you will spend the next three nights.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Hotel Rio Othon

Start this morning with a city tour taking in the most important sights of Rio. Board a cog-train at the Cosme Velho Station for a ride through Tijuca Forest up Corcovado Mountain. Disembark at the top of Corcovado and then proceed up the steps that lead to the top lookout where the towering statue of Christ the Redeemer stands. After appreciating the breathtaking view unfolding below the tour proceeds passing by Rio's world famous beaches to the Urca District to board a cable car for a two-staged ascent up to the famous Sugar Loaf Mountain. Then, coming down, drive along Guanabara Bay and Flamengo Park to the downtown area. Pass by the financial and business centre and other attractions such as the Candelaria Church, Saint Sebastian Cathedra and Lapa Arches. Stop at Confeitaria Colombo, a restaurant opened in 1894 and part of Brazilian History. Drive till you reach the Sambadrome, site of Rio's famous Carnival parade. 

Overnight Accommodation

  • Hotel Rio Othon

Spend a full day at leisure discovering the sights and sounds of Rio de Janeiro. Optional tours can be booked. These include a scenic drive up Serra dos Orgaos Range across the Atlantic Forest's lush vegetation through mountains and valleys as far as 850m high Petropolis. Visit of the Summer Palace and the Cathedral, and touring along that charming city's highlights, such as the Crystal Palace, Santos Dumont's House, old mansions and charming squares.

Book an optional tour, charges apply locally:

- Half day tour to Olympic Boulevard including Museum of Tomorrow and Rio Art Museum.

- Rio by night - show in the evening.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Hotel Rio Othon

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight to Iguazu. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and check in. Later in the day visit the Brazilian side of the falls. Your tour leaves from the hotel by coach, crossing Iguazu National Park as far as the Brazilian Falls. Walk along the paths following cascades and along the catwalk that leads very close to the bottom of the Devil's Throat to enjoy magnificent views. Take an elevator back up to the road, where your coach is waiting to take you back to the hotel.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Hotel Bourbon Cataratas

Visit the Argentinean side of the falls today. Leaving from your hotel on the Brazilian side for a drive and a quick customs check, crossing the Tancredo Neves Bridge over the Iguazu River, which forms the border between Argentina and Brazil. Once in Argentina, your tour takes a scenic highway up the Argentinean Iguazu National Park. Stopping at the Visitors' Centre and proceeding from there to the Superior Circuit, the up-river cascades, to the Inferior Circuit, the down-river falls and then takes the Ecological Jungle Train that leads to and from the most impressive observation point of the falls – The Devil's Throat.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Hotel Bourbon Cataratas

In the morning after breakfast leave Iguazu and take a flight to Salvador da Bahia. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel for two nights.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Wish Hotel da Bahia

Enjoy a comprehensive sightseeing tour of Salvador this morning.

The focus of the historical city tour will be on the city will be on the city sites related to the colonial Brazil and Adro-Brazilian history, taking advantage of Pelourinho being the greatest baroque neighbourhood outside Europe, declared by UNESCO as a world heritage site. Starting with Farol da Barra lighthouse at Barra district, continue to Municipal Square stopping en route at the Lacerda Elevator for a breathtaking view of Baía de Todos os Santos. Walk through the cobblestone streets of the Pelourinho district and discover the city's historic old town. Visit the Baroque Cathedral, built by the Jesuits in 1672 and San Francisco Church, Brazil's most famous religious structure with its intricately carved gold-leaf and rosewood interior, fine paintings, sculpture and valuable silver ornamentation. Explore Pelourinho Square by foot before returning to the hotel by bus. During the tour, you will have the option to enjoy lunch in a typical Bahia cuisine restaurant. The afternoon is free for you to enjoy Salvador at leisure.

In the evening the following option can be added on to your itinerary:

Bahia by night, show and dinner - enjoy regional Bahia food followed by a colourful dance and music show.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Wish Hotel da Bahia

After breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight back home. Optional extensions can be arranged.

Points of Interest

  • Rio de Janeiro

    Itinerary Highlights

    • A fantastic city tour of Rio seeing the main sights
    • The views from Corcovado and Sugar Loaf mountain
    • Seeing Iguazu from both Argentina and Brazil, very different experiences
    • Sightseeing tour of Salvador
  • Iguazu Falls (BR)

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Exploring both sides of the Falls
    • Taking a boat trip along the river to the falls
  • Salvador

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Walking the historic streets of the old town
    • Relaxing on a golden sand beach