Highlights Of Brazil


  • Highlights Of Brazil

Highlights Of Brazil

 Brazil

12 days from 1649 pp  Excluding Int'l flights

Embark on this great holiday and enjoy great tours, explore colonial streets, spectacular Iguacu Falls and much more.

At a Glance

  • Enjoy great-packed sightseeing
  • Explore the colonial streets of charming Paraty
  • Explore the spectacular Iguacu Falls
  • Enjoy the vibrancy and buzz of Rio de Janeiro
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Detailed itinerary

Day 1: 2016: São Paulo

Arrival in São Paulo, meet and transfer to the hotel – private service with English speaking guide

Overnight in São Paulo
Meals: NONE

Day 2: 2016: São Paulo

Breakfast at the hotel

Day at leisure

Overnight in São Paulo
Meals: BREAKFAST

Day 3: 2016: São Paulo / Foz do Iguassu

Breakfast at the hotel

At proper time, transfer from the hotel to the airport – private service with English speaking guide
Flight from São Paulo to Iguassu (not included)

Arrival in Iguassu, meet and transfer to the hotel – private service with English speaking guide

Overnight in Iguassu
Meals: BREAKFAST

Day 4: 2016: Foz do Iguassu

Breakfast at the hotel

HD BRAZILIAN SIDE OF THE FALLS – private service with English speaking guide
Departure in vehicle heading to the National Park of the Brazilian Falls (entrance fee not included). The tour starts with a visit to the Main Center of the park, where the participants will have the opportunity to get some hints about the local ecosystem. From there the tour follows with a walking time through the most important track of the park where the participants could enjoy a astonishing view of the waterfalls. From the local belvedere the participants will have a privileged sight of the both parks of the waterfalls, Return to the main point via the panoramic elevator.

VISIT THE BIRD PARK– private service with English speaking guide
Located at the entrance of the National Park Bird Park is an ecological sanctuary, linking ecotourism with conservation. Huge nurseries provide a basic understanding of some 900 birds, 150 species. Brazilian birds predominate, but there are species of Australia, Africa and Asia represented. It also develops a recognized work of education, research and Environmental conservation. Other attractions include a butterfly nursery with approximately 25 species of reptiles, where you can see snakes and alligators are just a few meters away from the watchful Eyes.

Overnight in Iguassu
Meals: BREAKFAST

Day 5: 2016: Foz do Iguassu

Breakfast at the hotel

H/D ARGENTINEAN SIDE OF THE FALLS – private service with English speaking guide
Departure from hotels ahead to Argentina side with a quick stop at customs check out. After that, the tour continues to the Tancredo Neves Bridge over the Iguassu River, which separates the border between Argentina and Brazil. Once in Argentina, a scenic highway up to the Argentine Iguassu Park is taken from where the visit of the Argentinean Falls at Porto Canoas, which gives the access to the very brink of the awe-inspiring Devil’s Throat, largest of the Argentinean Falls, including the San Martin Falls. On the way back from the falls a stop at the “Three Borders” Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay meet.

THE BIG ADVENTURE TOUR (Argentinean side) – SIB Boat
A tour that combines rainforest and waterfalls. We will drive trucks into the vast wild vegetation joined by experimented guides. We will get off at the pier and board a boat to sail the Iguazú Inferior river canyon, rafting the river rapids to appreciate falls from the San Martín island peaceful backwater. Then we will visit the Tres Mosqueteros (Three Musketeers) fall, and Garganta del Diablo (Devil’s Throat) will crown the tour. Sailing the coast of the island, we will get to the next exciting point: the San Martín fall, the greatest a boat can approach.
IMPORTANT: We recommend taking a second pair of shoes, informal clothes in order to change because in the Great Adventure excursion everyone will get wet.
Certain visitors are not allowed to ride: Great Adventure or Nautical Adventure navigation:

* People with osteoporosis, neck, back conditions or surgery
* People with heart conditions or surgery
* People with COPD or neurological condition or surgery
* People unable to handle a nautical emergency on the lower Iguazu River

Overnight in Iguassu
Meals: BREAKFAST

Day 6: 2016: Foz do Iguassu / Rio de Janeiro

Breakfast at the hotel

At proper time, transfer from the hotel to the airport – private service with English speaking guide
Flight from Iguassu to Rio de Janeiro (not included)

Arrival in Rio de Janeiro, meet and transfer to the hotel – private service with English speaking guide

RIO BY NIGHT: DINNER & SAMBA SHOW AT PLATAFORMA – private service with English speaking guide
Enjoy a nice dinner in one of the best barbecue restaurant, where you can try all different cuts of meat as well as a delicious salad buffet. After dinner, have fun and enjoy a great samba show where “mulatas” exhibit the intricate steps of local dances and “batuqueiros” produce a delirium beat from exotic percussion instruments the world most famous mark of samba rhythm.

Overnight in Rio de Janeiro
Meals: BREAKFAST & DINNER

Day 7: 2016: Rio de Janeiro

Breakfast at the hotel

FD CORCOVADO & SUGAR LOAF WITH LUNCH – SIB basis with bilingual guide
This is an excellent option to see the best of Rio if time is limited. Two of the best tours combined to make one great day! Passengers will be picked-up from their hotel between 8:00am and 9:00am, depending on the hotel location. In only one day you will visit Corcovado and Sugar Loaf. In the morning, the visit to Christ Statue at Corcovado Mountain taking the cog train through the luxuriant rain Forest. Enjoy the spectacular views of Rio and the surrounding countryside. After the morning tour, relax and enjoy lunch. Sugar Loaf Tour. In the afternoon, join the Sugar Loaf tour, driving by downtown Rio, with its fine colonial-style Portuguese buildings, and continuing on to the cable car at Praia Vermelha (red beach). A ride to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain gives the visitor a wonderful view of the city nestling between the mountains and the sea, and the sight of the sun going down over Copacabana beach is magical.

Overnight in Rio de Janeiro
Meals: BREAKFAST & LUNCH

Day 8: 2016: Rio de Janeiro

Breakfast at the hotel

Day at leisure

Overnight in Rio de Janeiro
Meals: BREAKFAST

Day 9: 2016: Rio de Janeiro / Paraty

Breakfast at the hotel

At proper time, transfer from the hotel to the airport – regular service without guide

Overnight in Paraty
Meals: BREAKFAST

Day 10: 2016: Paraty

Breakfast at the hotel

JEEP TOURS – regular service with English speaking guide
The Jeep Tours goes inside the National Park of Serra da Bocaina visiting several waterfalls, distilleries of cachaça, the famous Gold trail and other attractions.
This tour is an excellent opportunity to have a direct contact with the flora (Bamboos, Jequitiba, palm trees, Bromeliads, etc) & fauna of the region and all it’s preserved biodiversity.

The departure is from the hotel where the paxs are staying and the tour would starts in direction to the National Park of Serra da Bocaina visiting the preserved area of Gold Trail where has a interesting exposition with pictures and history. The tour visits also Murycana’s farm and its destillery of cachaça besides a little museum of furnitures.

Then we have the Tobogã’s waterfall which is a pleasant waterfall and very nice for take pictures. Next to the Tobogã’s waterfall, we have the tarzã’s waterfall which the paxs can swimming and enjoy it ‘cause it is small and great for bathing. Afterwards we visit the distillery of cachaça Engenho D’Ouro, the paxs could taste it and observe it interesting fabrication. They can also buy it directly there.

In the return we stop at the Pedra’s Branca waterfall, one of the biggest one of the region with a wonderful and refresh “water” . Great place to take pictures and swimming.
The also visits de Gold Trail exposition and start of the trail. It is an Interesting place for pictures.
The lunch is optional in restaurant there, we offer for the clients restaurant Villa verde, where is a nice and pleasant place.

In the back to Paraty it visits the exposition of Bromeliads where the paxs will have a contact with more than 300 species of bromeliads and after it the Jeep comes back to Paraty.

Overnight in Paraty
Meals: BREAKFAST & LUNCH

Day 11: 2016: Paraty

Breakfast at the hotel

SCHOONER TOUR – regular service with English speaking guide
Paraty has 65 islands and many beaches of uncommon beauty. It is surrounded for exuberant vegetation that makes it a quiet and unbelievable place to stay. The waters are perfect for swimming and snorkeling.

Traditional tour with different routes for each day of week, it has four stops with about 40 minutes in each place, being one of them for lunching (la carte) aboard (optional). At these stops is possible to dive with mask and snorkel for this we can do it in a clear and warm water. Inside this 4 stops we have one that became essential, for tourist wishing, the Ilha Comprida which is more known as natural aquarium of fishes, when the people from the boat drop of rice beside it they come out, surround the boat and the people diving, it is perfect to take pictures. All the boats offer security and comfort; beyond they have a good restaurant with option of fish or chicken, for you tour become more enjoyable.

Overnight in Paraty
Meals: BREAKFAST & LUNCH ON BOARD

Day 12: 2016: Paraty / …

Breakfast at the hotel

At proper time, transfer from the hotel to the airport – regular service without guide

Meals: BREAKFAST

** END OF OUR SERVICES **

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: 2016: São Paulo

Arrival in São Paulo, meet and transfer to the hotel – private service with English speaking guide

Overnight in São Paulo
Meals: NONE

Day 2: 2016: São Paulo

Breakfast at the hotel

Day at leisure

Overnight in São Paulo
Meals: BREAKFAST

Day 3: 2016: São Paulo / Foz do Iguassu

Breakfast at the hotel

At proper time, transfer from the hotel to the airport – private service with English speaking guide
Flight from São Paulo to Iguassu (not included)

Arrival in Iguassu, meet and transfer to the hotel – private service with English speaking guide

Overnight in Iguassu
Meals: BREAKFAST

Day 4: 2016: Foz do Iguassu

Breakfast at the hotel

HD BRAZILIAN SIDE OF THE FALLS – private service with English speaking guide
Departure in vehicle heading to the National Park of the Brazilian Falls (entrance fee not included). The tour starts with a visit to the Main Center of the park, where the participants will have the opportunity to get some hints about the local ecosystem. From there the tour follows with a walking time through the most important track of the park where the participants could enjoy a astonishing view of the waterfalls. From the local belvedere the participants will have a privileged sight of the both parks of the waterfalls, Return to the main point via the panoramic elevator.

VISIT THE BIRD PARK– private service with English speaking guide
Located at the entrance of the National Park Bird Park is an ecological sanctuary, linking ecotourism with conservation. Huge nurseries provide a basic understanding of some 900 birds, 150 species. Brazilian birds predominate, but there are species of Australia, Africa and Asia represented. It also develops a recognized work of education, research and Environmental conservation. Other attractions include a butterfly nursery with approximately 25 species of reptiles, where you can see snakes and alligators are just a few meters away from the watchful Eyes.

Overnight in Iguassu
Meals: BREAKFAST

Day 5: 2016: Foz do Iguassu

Breakfast at the hotel

H/D ARGENTINEAN SIDE OF THE FALLS – private service with English speaking guide
Departure from hotels ahead to Argentina side with a quick stop at customs check out. After that, the tour continues to the Tancredo Neves Bridge over the Iguassu River, which separates the border between Argentina and Brazil. Once in Argentina, a scenic highway up to the Argentine Iguassu Park is taken from where the visit of the Argentinean Falls at Porto Canoas, which gives the access to the very brink of the awe-inspiring Devil’s Throat, largest of the Argentinean Falls, including the San Martin Falls. On the way back from the falls a stop at the “Three Borders” Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay meet.

THE BIG ADVENTURE TOUR (Argentinean side) – SIB Boat
A tour that combines rainforest and waterfalls. We will drive trucks into the vast wild vegetation joined by experimented guides. We will get off at the pier and board a boat to sail the Iguazú Inferior river canyon, rafting the river rapids to appreciate falls from the San Martín island peaceful backwater. Then we will visit the Tres Mosqueteros (Three Musketeers) fall, and Garganta del Diablo (Devil’s Throat) will crown the tour. Sailing the coast of the island, we will get to the next exciting point: the San Martín fall, the greatest a boat can approach.
IMPORTANT: We recommend taking a second pair of shoes, informal clothes in order to change because in the Great Adventure excursion everyone will get wet.
Certain visitors are not allowed to ride: Great Adventure or Nautical Adventure navigation:

* People with osteoporosis, neck, back conditions or surgery
* People with heart conditions or surgery
* People with COPD or neurological condition or surgery
* People unable to handle a nautical emergency on the lower Iguazu River

Overnight in Iguassu
Meals: BREAKFAST

Day 6: 2016: Foz do Iguassu / Rio de Janeiro

Breakfast at the hotel

At proper time, transfer from the hotel to the airport – private service with English speaking guide
Flight from Iguassu to Rio de Janeiro (not included)

Arrival in Rio de Janeiro, meet and transfer to the hotel – private service with English speaking guide

RIO BY NIGHT: DINNER & SAMBA SHOW AT PLATAFORMA – private service with English speaking guide
Enjoy a nice dinner in one of the best barbecue restaurant, where you can try all different cuts of meat as well as a delicious salad buffet. After dinner, have fun and enjoy a great samba show where “mulatas” exhibit the intricate steps of local dances and “batuqueiros” produce a delirium beat from exotic percussion instruments the world most famous mark of samba rhythm.

Overnight in Rio de Janeiro
Meals: BREAKFAST & DINNER

Day 7: 2016: Rio de Janeiro

Breakfast at the hotel

FD CORCOVADO & SUGAR LOAF WITH LUNCH – SIB basis with bilingual guide
This is an excellent option to see the best of Rio if time is limited. Two of the best tours combined to make one great day! Passengers will be picked-up from their hotel between 8:00am and 9:00am, depending on the hotel location. In only one day you will visit Corcovado and Sugar Loaf. In the morning, the visit to Christ Statue at Corcovado Mountain taking the cog train through the luxuriant rain Forest. Enjoy the spectacular views of Rio and the surrounding countryside. After the morning tour, relax and enjoy lunch. Sugar Loaf Tour. In the afternoon, join the Sugar Loaf tour, driving by downtown Rio, with its fine colonial-style Portuguese buildings, and continuing on to the cable car at Praia Vermelha (red beach). A ride to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain gives the visitor a wonderful view of the city nestling between the mountains and the sea, and the sight of the sun going down over Copacabana beach is magical.

Overnight in Rio de Janeiro
Meals: BREAKFAST & LUNCH

Day 8: 2016: Rio de Janeiro

Breakfast at the hotel

Day at leisure

Overnight in Rio de Janeiro
Meals: BREAKFAST

Day 9: 2016: Rio de Janeiro / Paraty

Breakfast at the hotel

At proper time, transfer from the hotel to the airport – regular service without guide

Overnight in Paraty
Meals: BREAKFAST

Day 10: 2016: Paraty

Breakfast at the hotel

JEEP TOURS – regular service with English speaking guide
The Jeep Tours goes inside the National Park of Serra da Bocaina visiting several waterfalls, distilleries of cachaça, the famous Gold trail and other attractions.
This tour is an excellent opportunity to have a direct contact with the flora (Bamboos, Jequitiba, palm trees, Bromeliads, etc) & fauna of the region and all it’s preserved biodiversity.

The departure is from the hotel where the paxs are staying and the tour would starts in direction to the National Park of Serra da Bocaina visiting the preserved area of Gold Trail where has a interesting exposition with pictures and history. The tour visits also Murycana’s farm and its destillery of cachaça besides a little museum of furnitures.

Then we have the Tobogã’s waterfall which is a pleasant waterfall and very nice for take pictures. Next to the Tobogã’s waterfall, we have the tarzã’s waterfall which the paxs can swimming and enjoy it ‘cause it is small and great for bathing. Afterwards we visit the distillery of cachaça Engenho D’Ouro, the paxs could taste it and observe it interesting fabrication. They can also buy it directly there.

In the return we stop at the Pedra’s Branca waterfall, one of the biggest one of the region with a wonderful and refresh “water” . Great place to take pictures and swimming.
The also visits de Gold Trail exposition and start of the trail. It is an Interesting place for pictures.
The lunch is optional in restaurant there, we offer for the clients restaurant Villa verde, where is a nice and pleasant place.

In the back to Paraty it visits the exposition of Bromeliads where the paxs will have a contact with more than 300 species of bromeliads and after it the Jeep comes back to Paraty.

Overnight in Paraty
Meals: BREAKFAST & LUNCH

Day 11: 2016: Paraty

Breakfast at the hotel

SCHOONER TOUR – regular service with English speaking guide
Paraty has 65 islands and many beaches of uncommon beauty. It is surrounded for exuberant vegetation that makes it a quiet and unbelievable place to stay. The waters are perfect for swimming and snorkeling.

Traditional tour with different routes for each day of week, it has four stops with about 40 minutes in each place, being one of them for lunching (la carte) aboard (optional). At these stops is possible to dive with mask and snorkel for this we can do it in a clear and warm water. Inside this 4 stops we have one that became essential, for tourist wishing, the Ilha Comprida which is more known as natural aquarium of fishes, when the people from the boat drop of rice beside it they come out, surround the boat and the people diving, it is perfect to take pictures. All the boats offer security and comfort; beyond they have a good restaurant with option of fish or chicken, for you tour become more enjoyable.

Overnight in Paraty
Meals: BREAKFAST & LUNCH ON BOARD

Day 12: 2016: Paraty / …

Breakfast at the hotel

At proper time, transfer from the hotel to the airport – regular service without guide

Meals: BREAKFAST

** END OF OUR SERVICES **

What's included

  • All services, lodging, food, and beverages mentioned in the trip description, plus taxes, tourist tickets, and entrance fees.
  • Land transfers in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro & Iguassu are quoted on private basis with English speaking guide
  • Land tours in Rio de Janeiro & Paraty are quoted on SIB basis with bilingual guide
  • Our prices include entrance fees and tourist ticket costs to determined historical, natural, or religious landmarks that are managed by the local authorities in many cases. Costs may increase without prior warning. Lumle Holidays will notify you of these immediately and adjust the prices accordingly.

What's not included

  • Early check-in, late check-out, services and food not listed in the itinerary, beverages during the meals, hotel extras, and personal expenses.
  • Domestic and international airfare.
  • Tips for guides, drivers, and waitresses, if not specified in the description.

Accommodation

HOTELS 3*

* São Paulo – Estanplaza Paulista (suite house) or similar
* Iguassu – Continental Inn Hotel (standard room) or similar
* Rio de Janeiro – Atlantico Rio (standard room) or similar
* Paraty – Pousada do Sandi (standard room) or similar

BLACK OUT DATES IN BRAZIL

> Carnival (February 05th to 09th, 2016)
> Easter ( March 23rd to 27th , 2016)
> Holly Week (March 25th to 26th, 2016)
> LAAD Event (April 12th to 14th, 2016)
> National holiday Tiradents (April 21th 23th, 2016)
> Corpus Christi (May 26th to 28th, 2016)
> Olympic & Paraolympic games (Aug to Sept 2016)
> CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR Week (December 22nd to January 02nd, 2017)

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