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?
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:
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 Fortress, Botafogo, 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.
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 Forest, a 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 View, Taunay’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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
After breakfast, you will have some free time before your airport transfer.
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.
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.
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.
After breakfast, you will have free time until it’s time for your transfer to the local airport for your next destination.
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.
"We were a group of 6 and can only recomend the agency! We were picked from Brazilian airport, visited the Brazilian side of the falls, then on the next day moved to Argentinian side and left from the Argentinian airport. The tour guide Damu was amazing! He is kind, provides valuable tips, organized the two days so we can see everything. We didn't wait anywhere! We crossed the border from Brazil to Argentina for 5 minutes maximum and Damu prepared the papers in advance. We asked for changes of the agreed schedule due to the weather and all was fine with no extra charge. The communication was perfect, Damo was on time all days and with great attention to details- we had time for pictures, for shopping, organization was perfect!Thank you, you made one time of experience for all of us!
"Everything was well organised and on time. The tour guide was excellent. There was enough time to enjoy the views and the tour was not rushed. The lunch in El Fortin Cataratas was a delight!
"We only had one day at Iguazu but we managed to see both sides of the falls thanks to our wonderful guide, Freddy. He went above and beyond to make sure we had a wonderful day. We even fitted in the Helicopter flight which was amazing. Definately a highlight of our trip!
"The guide tour to Argentinien side of Iguazu was amazing. Our guide Valentina was very nice and competent. It was nice to meet her and speak with her. We met interesting people in our group, it was nice to talk to them. Everything was well organized. We were really satisfied and greatful, that we can see Iguazu. I highly recommend. Thanks for the experience. Adriana and Robin
""We absolutely loved the pass. It took all the stress out of the transfers as we didn’t know how it would work crossing the border. The guide took charge and made it very straightforward. Especially as very few people speak English. The tours were extremely well planned, the guide, Emanuel was friendly, enthusiastic, funny and knowledgeable. His English was excellent and we would recommend him to anyone. There were no issues and we were very happy with everything. Cheers Susan."
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.