Rio, Salvador de Bahia, Manaos & Iguazu Falls - 12 Nights Tour

Discover Rio, Salvador, Manaus & Amazonas, Iguazu Falls in 12 nights. From lively cities to the Amazon rainforest, experience Brazil’s diverse beauty.
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Enjoy the Best of Brazil in 12 Nights!

In just 12 nights, our tour takes you on a journey to discover the top destinations in Brazil. First, immerse yourself in the vibrant energy of Rio de Janeiro, one of the world’s most beautiful cities, and experience the thrill of the Carnival. Take the cable car to Sugar Loaf Mountain, visit the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue atop Corcovado Mountain, and explore the legendary beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema. There’s so much more to discover in this special South American city.

Next, we head to Salvador de Bahia, where you’ll learn about Brazil’s rich history and experience the unique African culture. Witness the street performances of the martial art and dance known as capoeira, and venture to nearby tropical islands such as Morro do Sao Paulo.

From there, we journey to Manaus, the gateway to the incredible Amazon rainforest. You’ll have the opportunity to navigate through the lush vegetation by boat and learn about the region’s extraordinary biodiversity.

And last but not least, we’ll visit the breathtaking Iguazu Falls, one of nature’s new seven wonders and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marvel at the awe-inspiring beauty of this natural wonder and witness the power of its cascading waters.

This tour is without question one of the greatest ways to experience the diversity and beauty of Brazil, and we can’t wait to share it with you.

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 over 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.

Welcome to Manaos! You will be transported to your accommodation from Manaos Airport. The remaining time of the day is yours to do as you like, whether relaxing in your hotel or exploring the area.

Day 8

MANAOS: Visiting the City.

After breakfast, we leave from our selected hotels and drive 18 kilometers to the port of Manaos, where our tour starts. We will take a tour inside as it is in the city’s center. After that, we proceed with a brief stop in front of the Black River Palace, which serves as the official seat of the State Government and is a remarkable example of Manaos’ golden age architecture.

The Indian Museum of the Salesian Congregation is the next attraction. It is the greatest location to learn about indigenous peoples’ traditions and customs. It is a collection of more than 4,000 objects created by various tribes who have lived in the region over the years. Household items, musical instruments, decorations, and weaponry are exhibited. The Amazon’s Palace of Justice, a structure influenced by the French and neoclassical styles constructed at Governor Eduardo Ribeiro’s request and is now used as a cultural center, will be the next destination on our tour.

The journey concludes with a visit to the Amazon Theater, inaugurated in 1896, one of Manaos’ top tourist destinations. This building symbolizes the city’s golden age. Return to your hotel.

Day 9

MANAOS: Enjoying the Jungle.

Get ready for a unique adventure that you won’t forget anytime soon! After a delicious breakfast, we’ll leave our hotel in Manaus and head to the Tropical Hotel pier, where we’ll board a speedboat to Lake Acajatuba.

Once we arrive, you’ll have the opportunity to feed the legendary freshwater dolphins of the Amazon and observe them up close in their natural habitat. This is truly an unforgettable experience, allowing you to connect with nature and learn more about the delicate ecosystem that surrounds us.

The pink dolphins of the Amazon are a remarkable species known for their intelligence and sociability. You’ll be amazed by their playful personalities and friendly demeanor. As we head back to the hotel, we’ll enjoy the breathtaking scenery along the banks of the Amazon River, where you may spot some exotic birds and animal species.

This excursion is sure to be the highlight of your trip, so don’t miss out on the chance to create unforgettable memories. After a day full of adventure, we’ll return to the hotel where you can relax and reflect on the amazing experiences of the day.

Day 10

MANAOS: Goodbye Amazonas!

Check-out and transfer to the airport.

You can add a wonderful Iberostar Amazon Cruise to explore the Negro River and the Amazon Rainforest!

Goodbye, Amazonas!

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 11

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 12

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.

  • Macuco Safari in Iguazu Falls
    A Wonderful Boat Navigation on the Brazilian Side of the Falls
  • Lunch in Puerto Canoas Restaurant
    Add a wonderful buffet lunch without drinks in Puerto Canoas
  • Helicopter Ride in Iguazu Falls: See the Falls From the Sky!
    Soaring Above Paradise: Experience the Majesty of Iguazu Falls with a Helicopter Ride
  • Extension to Parque Das Aves
    Learn more about birds of the jungle, visiting the park. You can add this activity after visiting the Brazilian Side of the Falls
  • Extension to visit Itaipu Dam
    Add a wonderful visit to the incredible dam after visiting the Brazilian Side of the Falls
  • Private City Tour in Ciudad del Este – Paraguay
    Experience the Vibrant Culture and Stunning Landscapes of Ciudad del Este with a Guided Tour
  • Argentine Experience Dinner in Iguazu Falls
    Enjoy the famously fun, interactive and delicious experience now in Iguazu!

Day 13

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

September 5, 2023

Dilyana lahdgian

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Best experience at Iguazu Falls

"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!

August 26, 2023

Konstantin

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A great day at Iguazu Falls

"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!

August 9, 2023

Tammy Creaser

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An Amazing Day at Iguazu Falls

"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!

July 21, 2023

Adriana Kopecká Ondrušová

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The guide tour to Argentinien side of…

"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

July 14, 2023

Sue McLennan

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We absolutely loved the pass

""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."

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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