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Program Type

Escorted Experience

Vehicle Type for Touring

Car or Small Van AC

Detailed Itinerary

Arrivals at Rio International airport and transfer in to your selected hotel.
Our bilingual guide will meet all passengers’ right after customs clearance. The transfer time will take approximately 45 minutes depending on the traffic conditions of this arrival day. En route, our guides will give some basic briefs about the city and their respective hotel.
Rest of day at leisure.
Enjoy the rest of the day by getting to know the surroundings of your hotel, the local bars and restaurants. Walking at Copacabana Beach boardwalk is also a great way to find one of the many kiosks to have a drink and enjoy the ocean breeze.
Overnight at selected hotel

Buffet Breakfast at the Hotel’s Restaurant

Four Wonders Jeep Tour
The jeep tour to the Christ Statue, Tijuca Rainforest, Sugarloaf Mountain, and the Botanical Gardens is a great option if you have a limited time in Rio and want to see it all! Your local guide will provide a complete & detailed overview of these wonders, creating memories of a lifetime.
Cruising top-down to reach all of these places is part of the experience, you’ll be immersed in the nature, the coastlines, the hustle of the city, and everything in between; half way through we stop for lunch at a traditional churrascaria* (Brazilian BBQ), to relax for a bit and refuel for the rest of the adventure.
Bring your camera, sunglasses, hat, water, comfortable shoes, layered clothes appropriate for the weather.
Overnight at selected hotel
INCLUDED: Local guide, pick up & drop off at your hotel, full lunch* (not including drinks or dessert), all ticket
& entrance fees. *Vegetarian options available with advance notice.

Buffet Breakfast at the Hotel’s Restaurant
Day at leisure
Our suggestion is to visit downtown – Old Rio on own by taking the subway and going back to the surface at Cinelândia Station. There you can see the Municipal Theatre, the National Library and the National Museum of Fine Arts (check opening times and entrance fees). A must go place for lunch or a quick coffee stop is Confeitaria Colombo, an Art Nouveau gem from 1894. Its architecture, inspired by the European cafes, was representative of Rio de Janeiro’s belle époque. Near by, visit São Francisco da Penitência, with its golden interior is an impressive example of Portuguese-Brazilian baroque church. Make your way to the Real Gabinete Português de Literatura, considered one of the most beautiful libraries in the world, and finish at Centro de
Referência do Artesanato Brasileiro CRAB, for a look at Brazilian crafts and art.
Overnight at selected hotel

Buffet Breakfast at the Hotel’s Restaurant
Transfer out from Hotel to Airport to catch a short flight to Iguassu Falls Transfer to the airport with only Portuguese speaking driver.
GGTS suggested flight (not included): GOL 2074 GIG IGU dep 15:50 / arr 18:05
Transfer in from Brazilian airport to the selected hotel
Our bilingual guide will meet all passengers right after the disembarking gate. The transfer time will take approximately 30 minutes depending on the traffic conditions of this arrival day. En route, our guide will give some basic briefs about the city and your respective hotel.
Overnight at selected hotel

Buffet Breakfast at the Hotel’s Restaurant
Morning visit to the Argentinean side of the falls
We will cross the Tancredo Neves Bridge heading towards the Iguaçu National Park in Argentina. At the entrance, a small train takes visitors on a tour through the park,
making 2 stops. Follow the pathways to the top of the waterfalls that provide spectacularly unique views of the ‘Cataratas’, amidst the abundant nature filled with
orchids, colorful birds and other wildlife. The highlight of the tour is a visit to the suspended platform at the very brink of the ‘Garganta do Diabo’ waterfall (Devil’s
Throat) – the largest fall in the park.
Overnight at selected hotel

Buffet Breakfast at the Hotel’s Restaurant
Morning visit to the Brazilian side of the falls and transfer to airport
The trip begins at the Iguaçu National Park with a drive through the lush subtropical vegetation of the park en route to the falls. Take a stroll on the trail that descends down the canyon, to offer panoramic views of more than 240 falls. Embark on the glass elevator up the cliff face for an exquisite view from the upper deck.
The Iguassu National Park along with its “sister” park in Argentina form the most significant remaining rainforest in the southern cone of South America which along with
the waterfalls, have been declared a National Heritage Site by UNESCO. Free time for lunch at the park. There are some snack bars and the Porto Canoas restaurant,
overlooking the river (meal not included). The tour ends with drop off a the airport for your flight to Salvador.
GGTS suggested flight (not included): GOL 1173 IGU GRU dep 18:00 / arr 19:40 - GOL 1698 GRU SSA dep 21:10 / arr 23:30
Arrival in Salvador and Transfer in from airport to selected hotel
Arrival, meet and greet by local guide at the Salvador
Airport for your transfer to the Hotel.
Overnight at selected hotel

Buffet Breakfast at the Hotel’s Restaurant
Morning visit to Lower Salvador
The Lower City tour offers another perspective of the sprawling city taking us to the quiet waters of the Itapagipe Peninsula where life moves at a slower pace than the bustling upper city. Fishermen fish from dug out canoes, locals collect shellfish at low tide, schooners lie at anchor, all protected by the famous Bonfim church, one of the most important churches of pilgrimage in Brazil and deeply syncretised with the Candomblé.
We continue to the Monserrat district with its panoramic view of the city and on to the Mercado Modelo, a thriving market for local goods and souvenirs. This is also where you can test your bargaining talents!
During the tour we will stop at a well-known food stand to taste one of the most famous Bahian street food the Acaraje: deep fried rolls prepared with shrimp, black-eyed peas, red chilli pepper, onion and garlic.
Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight at selected hotel

Buffet Breakfast at the Hotel’s Restaurant
Day at leisure
Our suggestion is to walk on own around Pelourinho, a Unesco Heritage Site and the largest complex of colonial architecture in the South America. Discover the churches,
museums, restaurants and cafés of this charming neighborhood right outside your hotel door.
Overnight at selected hotel

Buffet Breakfast at the Hotel’s Restaurant.
Private transfer to the airport to take the flight to Belo Horizonte.
GGTS Suggested flight: AZUL 5431 SSA CNF dep 09:40 / arr 11:20.
Arrival in Belo Horizonte and shared regular transfer with Portuguese speaking driver to Ouro Preto.
Meet and greet by local driver at the airport for your shared transfer to the hotel in Ouro Preto – 2hs drive.
Half day tour in Ouro Preto.
Ouro Preto was founded in 1711 and soon became the center of the gold diamond and semi-precious stone trading in the colonial-era. The town has managed to preserve across the years its 18th century architecture which offers visitors a first-hand look of its historical heritages. The city is considered today by UNESCO as a Historical and Cultural Patrimony of Mankind.
Overnight at selected hotel

Buffet Breakfast at the Hotel’s Restaurant
Day at leisure
Explore Ouro Preto on own. This town is small enough that you can roam the streets at a leisure pace visiting museums, churches, shops, stopping at the view points to admire the vistas.
Overnight at selected hotel

Buffet Breakfast at the Hotel’s Restaurant
Regular transfer from Ouro Preto to Belo Horizonte airport (CNF) to take the flight to Manaus
Regular transfer with Portuguese speaking driver back to the Belo Horizonte airport.
GGTS suggested flight (not included): LATAM 3558 CNF GRU dep 10:30 / arr 11:45 - LATAM 3356 GRU MAO dep 14:45 / arr 17:35
Arrival in Manaus and transfer to lodge in shared basis
Transfer provided by the lodge in shared basis.
During the next days you will be able to do the activities below. The distribution of the tours will be coordinated by the lodge’s operation department and informed upon arrival.
Evening Alligator Spotting
After enjoying a delicious dinner guests will embark in motorized canoes on a unique adventure deep within the Amazon jungle in search of alligators which are also known as “caimans” by the locals. Equipped with flashlights and accompanied by knowledgeable guides, guests will be provided with all important information before we begin our quest for these semi-aquatic carnivorous reptiles. We will glide down the river under the
moonlight, to the soothing sounds of the waters and animals of the forest. Upon spotting the “caimans”, we will use our flashlights to temporarily paralyze them, enabling the guides to draw the canoe near the creatures for an up close and personal view of these beautiful animals.
Note: during “high water level” season (from April to August) and on full moon evenings, it might be difficult to find alligators.
Buffet Dinner at Ecopark restaurant
Overnight at Amazon Ecopark

Buffet Breakfast at the Hotel’s Restaurant
Morning Nature Hike
The Amazon jungle is home to thousands of species of plants and animals waiting to be observed and discovered.
On this tour guests will be accompanied by a specialized guide who will lead visitors on a trek through the forest where he will point out and explain the various species
of flora and fauna that coexist within the rainforest. Lace up your shoes and get ready to explore the allure and mystery of the Amazon Jungle!
Buffet Lunch at Ecopark restaurant
Visit to the Monkey’s Jungle
A rehabilitation center for primates brought to this local by IBAMA when confiscated from illegal sales and exports. At this location primates are initially kept in quarantine in order to be evaluated and treated by veterinarians and biologists. After a period of time
primates are reintroduced to the jungle.

Buffet Breakfast at the Hotel’s Restaurant
Full Day Meeting of the waters with lunch
On this guided tour by motorized canoe guests will be able to witness one of the Amazon’s most fascinating natural wonders. We will depart to the “meeting of the waters” where the Solimões River and the Rio Negro converge to create the enormous Amazonas River. The two rivers flow side by side for several kilometers and each maintains its own individual coloring before mixing. The crystal-clear blue waters of the Solimões River contrasts with the muddy waters of the Rio Negro and create a unique and gorgeous natural spectacle.
Buffet Dinner at Ecopark restaurant
Overnight at Amazon Ecopark

Buffet Breakfast at the Hotel’s Restaurant
Shared transfer to the airport to take the flight back home
Transfer to the airport for your connecting flight home. As we say in Brazil “Boa Viagem”!

Inclusions

14 days accommodation  with meal plan as mentioned in the Itinerary. 

Private sightseeing tours as mentioned in the itinerary including transportation by deluxe coach, entrance fees and qualified local English-speaking guide  - ( wherever applicable).

All ground transportation by car / deluxe coach as per itinerary.

Meeting and assistance by our qualified representative at airports upon arrival and departure.

Exclusions

International Airfare

Visas

Meals other than those specified in the itinerary

Beverage during meals.

Personal expenses.

Any expenses not mentioned in the itinerary.

Tipping.

Notes

Hotel Details
Standard
Rio de Janeiro - Windsor Excelsior
Foz Do Iguaçu - Viale Cataratas
Salvador- Novotel Rio Vermelho
Ouro Preto - Pousada Classica
Amazon - Amazon Eco Park Jungle Lodge 

Superior
Rio de Janeiro -Novotel Leme 
Foz Do Iguaçu - Vivaz Cataratas
Salvador- Novotel Rio Vermelho
Ouro Preto - Pousada Classica
Amazon - Amazon Eco Park Jungle Lodge 

Trip Highlights

Rio de Janeiro - Iguassu Falls - Salvador - Belo Horizonte - Ouro Preto - Manaus - Amazon

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07 Jan, 2023

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