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MUST SEE EXPRESS TOUR

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Fernando Bustamante

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MUST SEE EXPRESS TOUR

Our Must See Express Tour is the ideal way to take in all the highlights of this vast and beautiful country. Lasting 9 days and 8 nights, the Must See Express Tour of Brazil enables you to discover Rio de Janeiro, the Iguaçu Falls, Manaus (also includes a 3 days/2 nights cruise) and Salvador.

DAY 1

Iguaçu Inn

Transfer to hotel. Afternoon, visit the Argentinian side of the falls. 28 km from the town, the Iguaçu falls on the Argentine side are 72 meters high and form a semi circle that gives a unique view of the complete falls. They are wedged in among the luxuriant vegetation which increases the impression of the primitive force of nature. A series of paths and bridges lead to other view points all very beautiful and different from those on the Brazilian side of the falls. The main attraction is the « devil's throat » where you reach almost the bottom of the horse shoe shaped falls. Overnight in the hotel of your choice. Read more

Iguaçu 1 night
DAY 2

Iguaçu / Rio de Janeiro

Morning, visit the Brazilian side of the falls. The Iguacu falls are considered among the most beautiful waterfalls in the world along with the Zambezi and Niagara falls. Located on the border between Paraguay, Argentina & Brazil, the falls form a natural amphitheatre that looks very different depending on where you are situated. The Brazilian side is les spectacular but easier to reach and there is a better view of the whole waterfall. Afternoon free or option Macuco Safari: Excursion to the falls in a twin motor zodiac, the boats go up the river to the canyon where the falls are found... The excursion starts off in open electric cars that drive 3kms through the national park, to allow better views of the local fauna & flora. Then a 600m walk in the forest to get to the boats (it’s possible to do the full distance in the open electric cars for those who don’t want to walk) Total time of excursion: 1h45, from getting in the cars. Transfer to airport & flight to Rio. Arrival in Rio & transfer to hotel. Overnight in the hotel of your choice. Read more

Rio de Janeiro 2 nights
DAY 3

Rio de Janeiro

One no longer needs to introduce "The Wonderful City" amazingly located between the tropical forest and the mountains. Its beaches, its samba and its famous carnival have made its reputation and the town lives up to the myth. Morning: visit Sugar Loaf Mountain: A 4hr excursion with a guide (entrance fee included). You can see the mountain as soon as you enter the Guanabara bay. There are two parts to it, One that goes down to the Red Beach (Praia Vermelha) and to the Urca hill, which reaches 224 meters high; the other goes from Urca hill to the Sugar Loaf reaching 395 meters in height. The cable car trip lasts about 3 minutes for each part. Afternoon, possible optional excursions, You can also discover Rio off the beaten track with a guide and a car. Overnight in the hotel of your choice. Read more

Rio de Janeiro 2 nights
DAY 4

Rio de Janeiro / Salvador

Morning, visit the Corcovado : a 4hr tour with a guide. The Corcovado hill, with its summit topped by the image of Christ the redeemer, is one of the main symbols of the town. This enormous stone monument, vertical and imposing, immerging out of the forest and dominating all around, is without doubt one of the elements that makes Rio de Janeiro «the wonderful city». The climb to the top can be done by funicular train. Afternoon, possible optional excursions. You can also discover Rio off the beaten track with a guide and a car (possible entrance fees at your expense). Early evening, transfer to the airport to fly to Salvador. Pick-up airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight in the hotel of your choice. Read more

Salvador 2 nights
DAY 5

Salvador

The Candomblé, an afro Brazlian religion, is still practiced in all social levels ; the state of Bahia is its birth place ; The first capital of Brazil, Salvador, is well worth a visit with its polychrome houses, baroque churches from the colonial era and its festive atmosphere when you visit before and during the carnival. Morning, visit of the historic centre, Walk in the heart of the old town (the Pelourinho): a magnificent collection of colonial houses, renovated in pastel colours (light & dark blue, bright pink, yellow and pale green), The paved streets, richly decorated churches : the San Francisco church – amazing baroque church where inside it seems covered with gold leaf – the basilic cathedral – ancient church of the Jesuit college built in the 17th century, a master piece of colonial baroque architecture. Afternoon, free. Overnight in the hotel of your choice. Read more

Salvador 2 nights
DAY 6

Salvador/ Manaus

Morning: A panoramic tour. Departure by car to visit the lower town right out to the Itapagipe peninsula with its magnificent view. You will visit the Bonfim church, a shrine for the Bahiani people. This church is the most famous one in Salvador. Built in 1754, it stands on a hill from where you can see the whole town with its rugged landscape. In its Sala dos Milagres (room of miracles) the ex-voto, that show the parts of the body healed by miracle, offered by the faithful in memory of a grace or cure given. They are also in the form of tickets describing promises made by the faithful. In the square in front of the church there are people selling coloured ribbons « fitas » that you tie around your wrist with 3 knots, each representing a wish which will be granted once the bracelet falls off through simple wear & tear. The visit continues with the Monte Serrat fort. The fort, is on a headland on the Itapagipe peninsula and has a unique view of the Itaparica island and its bay. Built in 1583, it protected Salvador from attacks by the Dutch in the XVIIth century. Its harmonious shapes make it an architectural wonder built by the Brazilian military. Afternoon, transfer to the airport to fly to Manaus. Pick-up airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight in the hotel of your choice. Read more

Manaus 1 night
DAY 7

Manaus/ Cruise on the Rio Negro

Brazilian breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, pick-up transfer to join the port. Departure for the Rio Negro cruise around 9:30. Navigation to Rio Jaraqui, on the left bank of Rio Negro. You will walk in the forest listening to a conference about the flora and fauna with your English speaking guide. It's your first contact with nature on dry land. Return to the boat for lunch (full board stay excluding drinks). In the afternoon, cruise to Terra Preta, near the mouth of the Rio Cuieiras where you will visit a community of Indians to get a sight of their daily life and where you will have the opportunity to see their crafts. Return to the boat late afternoon, dinner and overnight on board. Read more

Lady Mara Cruise 2 nights
DAY 8

Cruise on the Rio Negro

Brazilian breakfast. In the early morning cruise to Lake Acajatuba, crossing the Rio Negro, near the famous archipelago of Anavilhanas. During the navigation, you can contemplate the landscape from the hammocks set up on the vast roof terrace of the boat. This large lake with many branches allows for beautiful canoeing and a visit to the "caboclos" (mixed race of Indians and Portuguese) who are also real inhabitants of the forest. Back on the boat for lunch. In the afternoon piranha’s fishing. After dinner, night ride by motorboat to observe the caimans and other inhabitants of the forest that comes alive, you can listen to the captivating songs of all these animals. Night aboard on Lake Acajatuba. Read more

Lady Mara Cruise 2 nights
DAY 9

Cruise on the Rio Negro/ Manaus OUT

Brazilian breakfast. In the morning, cruise to the famous "Meeting of the waters" where the Rio Solimoes meets the Rio Negro and forms the Amazon. Then you will visit January Park, where after a short walk on a footbridge, you will see the giant water lilies "Victoris Regia”. Lunch on board. In the afternoon, you will make a canoe trip in the small arms of the river that we call the "igarapés" and in the "igapos" where the forest is flooded, in the park or its surroundings. Return to Manaus around 17h. Transfer to Manaus airport and boarding assistance. End of our services. Read more

Departure

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Iguaçu
Hotel Continental Inn
Day 2
Location Rio de Janeiro
Hotel Hotel Olinda Rio
Day 3
Location Rio de Janeiro
Hotel Hotel Olinda Rio
Day 4
Location Salvador
Hotel Hotel Fera Palace
Day 5
Location Salvador
Hotel Hotel Fera Palace
Day 6
Location Manaus
Hotel Hotel Saint-Paul
Day 7
Location Amazon
Hotel Lady Mara Cruise
Day 8
Location Amazon
Hotel Lady Mara Cruise
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Iguaçu
Hotel Hotel Bourbon
Day 2
Location Rio de Janeiro
Hotel Hotel Miramar
Day 3
Location Rio de Janeiro
Hotel Hotel Miramar
Day 4
Location Salvador
Hotel Pousada Vila Bahia
Day 5
Location Salvador
Hotel Pousada Vila Bahia
Day 6
Location Manaus
Hotel Eco Resort Tropical
Day 7
Location Amazon
Hotel Lady Mara Cruise
Day 8
Location Amazon
Hotel Lady Mara Cruise

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Private transfer from/to the airport
  • Private transport during the tour
  • Accommodation with breakfast in the mentioned hotels
  • Private English speaking local guides for all visits
  • Information services
  • Entrance fee in parks and monuments
  • Full board at the Lady Mara cruise (drinks not included)

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular fees or any other formalities
  • Tips
  • Meals and beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers
  • Insurance

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  • Net prices in US dolars, per person. Subject to availability at booking time
  • Not valid for special dates or national holidays

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