Rio, Salvador de Bahia & Iguazu - 9 Nights Tour Package

Experience 9 nights of vibrant culture, stunning landscapes, and natural wonders in Rio de Janeiro, Salvador de Bahia & Iguazu Falls.
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Enjoy Rio de Janeiro, Salvador de Bahia & Iguazu Falls!

This 9-night trip takes you to some incredible locations in Brazil. Rio de Janeiro, one of the most important cities in South America, is undoubtedly a fantastic place to experience the Samba and the magic of Carnival. You can visit famous beaches such as Copacabana and Ipanema, see Christ the Redeemer and the Sugar Loaf, one of the new Seven Wonders of Nature, and Corcovado. You can also learn about regional cuisine, experience the friendliness of the locals, and much more.

When we visit Salvador, we will discover the best of Bahia. This amazing city was once the first colonial capital of Brazil. Here, we will see the Pelourinho and experience Capoeira, a local martial technique that mixes dancing and conflict resolution.

Finally, we will travel to Iguazu Falls, one of the world’s new seven natural wonders and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Are you ready to discover and experience the best of Brazil?

Itinerary

Day 1

RIO DE JANEIRO: Arrival & Check-In.

As you arrive at Rio de Janeiro airport, take a deep breath and get ready to be swept off your feet by the energy and beauty of one of South America’s most iconic cities. Our transfer service will be waiting to whisk you away to your hotel, where you’ll have some time to relax and soak in the surroundings.

With its rich history dating back to 1565, Rio de Janeiro is a city that truly has it all. From the warm hospitality of its residents to the vibrant culture, stunning beaches, and awe-inspiring natural wonders, it’s no wonder why this destination is a must-visit for travelers from around the world.

After checking into your hotel, take some time to unwind and recharge your batteries. If you’re feeling adventurous and want to start exploring right away, we have a range of optional activities available to get you started. Choose from:

  • Ginga Tropical Show with Dinner in Rio de Janeiro
    Enjoy a wonderful dinner samba show in Rio de Janeiro!
  • Jeep Tour to Favela La Rocinha & Tijuca Forest
    Visit the Tijuca rain forest and gain insider insight into one of Rio de Janeiro's favelas.
  • Carnival Experience in Rio de Janeiro
    Enjoy the experience of the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro.
  • Helicopter Ride in Rio de Janeiro
    A wonderful overflight to enjoy Rio from the sky.

Day 2

RIO DE JANEIRO: City Tour With Sugar Loaf.

After breakfast in the morning, we will begin our first excursion to the amazing “Cidade Maravilhosa” which translates to Wonderful City.

Get ready for breathtaking views of Rio’s famous beaches as we embark on a panoramic journey. Our first stop will be at the Metropolitan Cathedral, where we’ll take in the city’s fascinating history and snap some great pictures.

Next up, we’ll hop on a cable car to reach Sugar Loaf, one of the city’s most iconic landmarks. Don’t forget your camera as you capture stunning panoramic views of Guanabara Bay and the nearby beaches, including Niteroi, the Santa Cruz FortressBotafogo, and Flamengo.

After enjoying around 45 minutes appreciating the hill, we’ll cross the Santa Barbara Tunnel, affording us glimpses of downtown Rio. Then, we’ll head straight to the Sambodromo, the unique location that annually hosts Rio’s biggest festival, the Carnival.

Upon returning to our hotel, you can have lunch at your leisure. Since it’s a half-day excursion, we’ve compiled a list of optional activities for you to choose from, allowing you to fill your afternoon and evening in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Carnival Experience in Rio de Janeiro
    Enjoy the experience of the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro.
  • Ginga Tropical Show with Dinner in Rio de Janeiro
    Enjoy a wonderful dinner samba show in Rio de Janeiro!

Day 3

RIO DE JANEIRO: Corcovado and Christ the Redeemer.

After a delicious breakfast, we’ll embark on our second excursion in Rio de Janeiro. Our first stop is the iconic Christ the Redeemer Statue, recently named one of the seven new wonders of the world. Located near the peak of Corcovado Mountain, the statue was built in 1926 and presents a significant engineering feat. It attracts over 300,000 visitors each year, offering stunning panoramic views of downtown Rio and the southern region.

Next, we’ll visit the Tijuca Foresta vast green oasis that divides the city in two. With over 3,000 plant species and numerous bird species, the park is incredibly biodiverse. The town’s temperature would be two degrees Celsius warmer without it! Our tour includes several highlights, such as the Chinese ViewTaunay’s Waterfalls, and the Visitor Center.

After the tour, you can enjoy lunch at your leisure before heading back to your accommodation. Since this is a half-day excursion, you can spend the rest of the day relaxing on the beach or opt for one of our alternative activities to explore the city’s culinary scene and catch an exciting show in the evening.

  • Ginga Tropical Show with Dinner in Rio de Janeiro
    Enjoy a wonderful dinner samba show in Rio de Janeiro!
  • Carnival Experience in Rio de Janeiro
    Enjoy the experience of the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro

Day 4

RIO DE JANEIRO: Goodbye Cidade Maravilhosa!

After an eventful trip in Rio de Janeiro, it’s time to say goodbye to this wonderful city. But if your flight leaves in the afternoon or in the evening, you still have some free time to explore on your own before your departure transfer. Whether you want to soak up the sun on the beach, indulge in some last-minute shopping, or try some local delicacies, Rio de Janeiro has something for everyone. If you’re looking to make the most of your remaining time in Rio, you can choose from our selection of optional activities.

  • Jeep Tour to Favela La Rocinha & Tijuca Forest
    Visit the Tijuca rain forest and gain insider insight into one of Rio de Janeiro's favelas.
  • Helicopter Ride in Rio de Janeiro:
    A wonderful 7-minute overflight to enjoy Rio from the sky.

SALVADOR DE BAHIA: Arrival to Bahia!

Upon your arrival in Salvador de Bahia, the first colonial city of Brazil and one of the country’s most significant cities, you will discover Pelourinho, a historic city center recognized by UNESCO as a Cultural Heritage Site. This Baroque center still preserves its century-old mansions and churches, offering visitors access to a rich cultural heritage. Salvador boasts around 300 churches, including the São Francisco Church, and is known for Capoeira, a martial art that combines elements of dance and acrobatics.

In addition to its cultural heritage, the city is home to one of the nation’s most boisterous and contentious carnival celebrations. After arriving, we’ll transfer you to your hotel and provide some free time for you to rest or explore the city on your own. We also offer optional activities for you to choose from, which are listed below.

  • Panoramic Tour in Salvador de Bahia
    Enjoy a panoramic tour to see the city!

Day 5

SALVADOR DE BAHIA: Visiting the City.

After enjoying a delicious breakfast, we will start our city tour of Salvador. Our first stop will be Farol da Barra, a charming location and the starting point for one of Brazil’s most celebrated carnivals. From there, we’ll move to Pelourinho, the city’s old town and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The colorful colonial architecture and historic landmarks are sure to make for great photos.

After some free time for lunch, we’ll continue our tour by exploring the lower city. You’ll get to ride the Lacerda Elevator, an impressive feat of engineering that connects the lower and upper parts of the city. We’ll then visit the Bonfim Church, where you can tie a ribbon and make a wish. Finally, we’ll make a stop at the Mercado Modelo for some souvenir shopping.

This half-day tour will leave you with plenty of time to enjoy the rest of your day at leisure. Relax at your hotel or explore the city on your own.

Day 6

SALVADOR DE BAHIA: Choose From Many Options!

After a delicious breakfast, you’ll have some free time to explore the city on your own or join one of our planned activities. You can choose to visit Morro do Sao Paulo, a tropical island paradise with stunning beaches and crystal-clear waters, or take a panoramic tour of Salvador de Bahia, where you can immerse yourself in the city’s rich history and culture. Whichever activity you choose, you’ll be able to experience the beauty and charm of Brazil in a unique way. Check out the options below and make the most of your free time!

  • Excursion to Morro do Sao Paulo
    Enjoy this unique full-day excursion.
  • Panoramic Tour in Salvador de Bahia
    Enjoy a panoramic tour to see the city!

Day 7

SALVADOR DE BAHIA: Goodbye Salvador!

After breakfast, you will have some free time before your airport transfer.

IGUAZU FALLS: Arrival to Iguazu & Check-In.

Arrival in Iguazu. This is the gateway to one of the most spectacular natural wonders in South America and indeed the world! Yes, Iguazu Falls is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was recently named one of the “New Seven Wonders of Nature.” It’s definitely a must-see if you’re visiting Brazil or Argentina. Upon arrival, we’ll transfer you to your hotel so you can check in and rest. You’ll have some free time to either relax by the pool or explore the city on your own.

Day 8

IGUAZU FALLS: The Argentinian Side. Enjoying the Falls.

After breakfast, we’ll embark on one of the most breathtaking trips you can take, where you’ll witness nature’s magic at its finest.

Our tour leader will take you to the Argentinian side’s Parque Nacional Iguazu, which offers up to 8 kilometers of trails across three circuits: the Upper Circuit, the Lower Circuit, and the Trail to the incredible Devil’s Throat, accessible by the Ecological Train of the Jungle.

The Devil’s Throat is a group of 80-meter-tall waterfalls that pour into a small canyon, creating the most intense rush at Iguazu Falls. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to the world’s largest waterfalls, an excellent and unique spectacle.

We’ve got plenty of extracurricular activities for you to choose from, and you can check them out below. After the park visit, we’ll head back to the hotel.

Day 9

IGUAZU FALLS: The Brazilian Side. A Unique Panoramic View of the Falls.

We’ll start exploring the Brazilian side of the falls after breakfast. It is referred to as Parque Nacional do Iguaçu. The excursion consists of a bus ride through the jungle and a spectacular elevator ride up to a 1500-meter walkway with a panoramic view of the falls. The scenery is distinctive, so get your camera ready to capture hundreds of priceless pictures!

It’s a half-day tour that can be combined with any extra activities, including a trip to Itaipu Dam or Parque Das Aves (Birds Park). Additionally, you might include some adventurous activities while visiting. Look over the choices below.

Day 10

IGUAZU FALLS: Goodbye to the Falls.

After breakfast, you will have free time until it’s time for your transfer to the local airport for your next destination.

End of Our Services.

We can customize your itinerary by adding or removing nights, including new destinations, or making any necessary changes. Please let us know your preferences. The optional activities listed below each day are just suggestions, and you can add them to your quote or request any other available activities in each destination.

What's Included

  • Transfer Airport-Hotel-Airport in All Destinations
  • English-Speaking Guides
  • Accommodation (3⭐, 4⭐, 5⭐, or Luxury) With Breakfast Included
  • All Tours & Activities Detailed in the Itinerary
  • Pick-up and Drop-off in All Tours & Activities
  • 24/7 Support via Mail, Phone, or WhatsApp
  • Any Optional Added to Your Trip
  • Ticket Entrance to National Parks (can be included)
  • Flight Tickets (can be included)
  • Tips

What Our Travelers Says

March 12, 2024

Scott and Roxanne Goodrich

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Crisis managers who go the extra mile.

"Every derail was attended to promptly and cheerfully. We had an in-flight emergency needing a last minute change and Lucia and Ramiro were all over it. They turned what could have been a travel disaster due to airlines cancellations into a wonderful two day experience at Iguazu Falls. They are great! Thank you!

March 7, 2024

Kathy Thomas

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Amazing Vacation

"We have returned home from our most amazing vacation to Rio Iguaçu Falls and Búzios It was carefully organised by Ramiro with attention to the details our requirements We must say what a delight Igor our driver was and can’t praise him enough Very knowledgeable and considerate always on time definitely went above and beyond It certainly was a trip we will never forget I will pass your details on to any friends that will be interested in doing a similar tour

March 6, 2024

Juliana Shek

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Iguazu Falls - last minute booking

"We had a last minute decision going to the Iguazu Falls enroute a visit to Rio. We flew from Canada and arrived São Paulo on 23rd Feb morning, and Foz do Iguazu at night time. During the time we were at São Paulo airport, we looked for Iguazu Falls tours the next day, coz we would leave for Rio on 25th Feb. What a blessing I found this website. Walter promptly arranged the tour for me at almost the closing of business hours. He followed up assuring the hotel pick up at 9am the next morning on 24th Feb. Joao was one of the best tour guides I had. With his guide, we saw the best parts of the Falls from both sides of Argentina and Brazil. While hiking the Argentina side trail, we saw monkeys, a poisonous snake, birds, butterflies catfish, lizards and many more. Joao explained to us how some of the endangered species were protected. Very interesting. Joao assisted us to go through customs. It was very smooth going from Brazil to Argentina and coming back. We were so much into taking photos we forgot about our lunch. We felt very sorry for Joao but he just kept going to all the best points so we could take our best pictures. Our apologies. When the trip was finished, Walter checked with us to make sure we were safely back to our hotel. I am very thankful to Walter and his team. Can't believe Mother Nature creating such a magnificent landscape, and we could see it without hassle last minute. Such a wonderful time! I would highly recommend Walter to everyone. Thanks again, Walter and Joao.

March 5, 2024

Lynda Fish

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We were picked up from our hotel on…

"We were picked up from our hotel on time and taken to Buenos Aires airport and everything went smoothly. Our driver and tour guide for the day Alex was waiting for us and took us to start our adventure. The iguaza Falls exceed everyones expectations they are wonderous. Alex took us on the upper trail first,then the boat ride of a life time to go into the falls we got soaked and were so 😊happy and you can buy a video after for $15us Alex then took on lower trail which i personally thought were the best. All in all Alex's trip was fantastic knew his stuff and explained everything we wanted to know.. Brilliant trip would recommend to everyone.

February 25, 2024

Sam Oertwig

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Best Service for Seeing Iguazu Falls

"Can't imagine a better, more seamless trip experience to Iguazu Falls. Communication with Lucia through the entire process was excellent, and each and every aspect of the adventure was better than we could have imagined. Everything was perfectly aligned and delivered without a hitch. We were a bit nervous about our driver getting us to the airport on time from the cruise port. We were originally scheduled to disembark at 7am, but we actually got off at 6:15 and right there was our driver!! And every other transport was equally as excellent. We loved our private Falls guide, Elisangela, who went the distance to ensure we had a truly wonderful experience. We are so so glad we decided to do both sides, and to spend the night in Iguazu. The Falls are beyond comprehension, and no pictures do them justice. Loved trekking around the area where every bend brought new amazing vistas and sounds. Yes, Devil's Throat is closed and will be for awhile, but that in no way detracted from our experience. Stayed at the Grand Panorama Hotel. Very lovely place only 3-minute walk from the main area with shops, restaurants, etc. Very convenient for getting out and about. We also appreciated the options for additional things to do in the area. We selected the Argentinian Dining Experience and the Bird Park in Brazil. The dining experience is something not to be missed! We had so much fun with the other guests and the two instructors/chefs/mixologists. Best filet mignon ever eaten, and that's saying a lot because we are Michelin star foodies! It was a memorable evening that we will be talking about for a long time to come!! And we enjoyed our time seeing some of the many birds of South America. Great conservation facility where the birds are well-taken care of and safe. Everything about our trip was top-notch! Couldn't recommend a better group of people to work with.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! We offer the option to convert any of our small group tours into private tours, where you will have an English-speaking guide exclusively for you.

Yes, we can arrange for your visit to Iguazu Falls from any nearby destination. Additionally, we can suggest the best flight times for your tour if you prefer to book them yourself.

Generally, we offer a full refund up to 72 hours before your tour. However, there may be certain tours that do not qualify for this policy. We will inform you of any exceptions while you plan your trip with us.

Absolutely! We offer many other destinations across South America that can be combined with Iguazu Falls to create a personalized itinerary that meets your travel goals.

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