Rhythms of Brazil


Discover historic Salvador before delving deep into the Amazon to spot wonderful wildlife and meet the local tribespeople before the mighty roar of Igua?u Falls and vibrant Rio end the tour in style!

Places Visited

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DAYS 1-2: FLY TO SALVADOR
Fly to the beautiful city of Salvador, arriving the same or following day. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. (D)
DAYS 1-2: FLY TO SALVADOR
DAY 3: EXPLORE SALVADOR
Once the glittering capital of Portugal’s New World colony, tropical Salvador is a city running to an infectious Afro-Brazilian beat. Today’s city tour will showcase Salvador’s best sights. This includes the quirky Art Deco Elevador Lacerda which connects the upper and lower parts of the city, a stroll through the Pelourinho district to admire the colourful colonial architecture of the UNESCO World Heritage old town and the fortress of San Antonio. (B,L)
DAY 3: EXPLORE SALVADOR
DAY 4: DAY AT LEISURE
Today is a free day for you to enjoy Salvador independently. (B)
DAY 4: DAY AT LEISURE
DAY 5: FLY TO MANAUS
Fly north to Manaus, a city in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest, on the banks of the Rio Negro. (B)
DAY 5: FLY TO MANAUS
DAY 6: INTO THE AMAZON
Board a boat and cruise to your eco lodge accommodation. Visit the beautiful residents of the Monkey Jungle Reserve, a refuge for woolly monkeys who have been rescued from dealers or injured and in need of rehabilitation. Later, pay a visit to a local family, ‘Caboclos’, of the area, catching a glimpse of what life is like living in the rainforest. (B,L,D)
DAY 6: INTO THE AMAZON
DAY 7: MEETING OF WATERS
Boarding a double decker local boat take to the waters of the Rio Negro. Cruise along the riverfront of Manaus to view the stilt houses raised over the water and the locals going about their daily life. Continue downriver to reach the ‘Encontro das Aguas’ (Meeting of Waters), where the Rio Negro and the Rio Solimo?es converge to form the mighty Amazon. Although the rivers meet, their waters don’t mix, so dark water and light water ow side by side for nearly 4 miles before they blend. (B,L,D)
DAY 7: MEETING OF WATERS
DAY 8: RAINFOREST HIKE
Spend the morning hiking through virgin rainforest with a nature guide who will educate you on your surroundings as you go. You’ll learn about the local flora and fauna and come away with rainforest survival skills such as how to find food and water, first aid and navigation. This afternoon, hopping into canoes you’ll have the opportunity to try some fishing; you might even catch a piranha, followed by alligator spotting! (B,L,D)
DAY 8: RAINFOREST HIKE
DAY 9: TRAVEL TO IGUACU
Take a tour of Manaus before transferring to the airport and ying to the city of Foz do Iguacu, on the border with Argentina, the gateway to the spectacular Iguacu Falls. (B)
DAY 9: TRAVEL TO IGUACU
DAY 10: IGUACU FALLS
On the border of Argentina and Brazil, Iguacu is the largest waterfall system in the world, with hundreds of cascades pouring off the edge of the Parana Plateau. You are able to see the falls from both sides of the border, each giving a wholly different view. Start on the Brazilian side where you can wander paths and catwalks that lead to some of the numerous small cascades that dance their way along gullies and through lush greenery. Cross to the Argentinian side for a fantastic overview of the falls and wander along to the viewing deck for views of the falls’ most impressive sight, the Garganta del Diablo. (B,L)
DAY 10: IGUACU FALLS
DAY 11: TRAVEL TO RIO
Fly to Brazil’s most exuberant city Rio de Janeiro. The rest of the day is at leisure. (B)
DAY 11: TRAVEL TO RIO
DAY 12: CHRIST THE REDEEMER
Spend the day discovering some of Rio’s many wonders! You’ll start at the Corcovado, travelling up to the peak by cog train to the spot where the iconic Christ the Redeemer watches over the city. After lunch, take a panoramic city tour, stopping at some of the city’s beautiful sights before ascending Sugarloaf Mountain by cable car for breathtaking views over the city, its beaches and the surrounding bay and islands. (B,L)
DAY 12: CHRIST THE REDEEMER
DAY 13: EXPLORE RIO
Climb onboard a jeep and head off to explore deeper into the city, the perfect way to soak up Rio’s carioca spirit. Pass through residential neighbourhoods, green hills on one side and the twinkling blue of the ocean on the other. The tour includes the 19th- century hillside neighbourhood of Santa Teresa, an area with a wonderfully bohemian atmosphere. (B,L)
DAY 13: EXPLORE RIO
DAYS 14-15: FLY RIO TO THE UK
Fly to the UK, arriving home the following day. (B)
DAYS 14-15: FLY RIO TO THE UK

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