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GROUP TOUR - Contrasts of Brazil - Rio, Iguassu falls, Manaus, Belo Horizonte, Ouro Preto & Salvador

FROM $3083
Length14 Days / 13 Nights
StyleClassic/Discovery
HighlightsAmazon
Colonial Ouro Petro
Corcovado
Iguazu Falls
Salvador de Bahia
Wildlife
  • ITINERARY
  • SERVICE DETAILS
  • PHOTOS
  • TESTIMONIALS
  • PRICES

DESCRIPTION

Fix departure Trip, 14 days / 13 Nights Starting October 7th in Rio de Janeiro and finishing in Salvador da Bahia on October 20th

  • DAY 1 - RIO DE JANEIRO Random arrivals at Rio International airport
  • DAY 2 - RIO DE JANEIRO Morning visit to Sugar Loaf
  • DAY 3 - RIO DE JANEIRO - Day at leisure
  • DAY 4 - RIO DE JANEIRO / IGUASSU FALLS
  • DAY 5 - IGUASSU FALLS
  • DAY 6 - IGUASSU FALLS / MANAUS
  • DAY 7 – MANAUS
  • DAY 8 – MANAUS
  • DAY 9 - MANAUS / BELO HORIZONTE
  • DAY 10 - BELO HORIZONTE / OURO PRETO
  • DAY 11 - OURO PRETO
  • DAY 12 - OURO PRETO / SALVADOR
  • DAY 13 – SALVADOR
  • DAY 14 – SALVADOR
  • **Minimum 2 pax**
DAY 1 - RIO DE JANEIRO Random arrivals at Rio International airport
Our bilingual guide will meet all passengers right after customs clearance. The transfer time will take pproximately 45 minutes depending on the traffic conditions of this arrival day. En route, our guides will give some basic briefs about the city and their respective hotel.
Day at leisure

Overnight at selected hotel.
DAY 2 - RIO DE JANEIRO Morning visit to Sugar Loaf
Over a million tourists each year visit the world famous ‘Pão de Açúcar’(Sugar Loaf Mountain), which has become an iconic symbol of the city of Rio de Janeiro. Rising up from a small peninsula at the entrance of Guanabara Bay, its name is said to refer to its resemblance to the traditional shape of a concentrated, refined sugar loaf. The journey to the top is made in glass cable-cars.
The first cable-car takes passengers to the top of Urca Hill, which rises 215 meters above sea level. On this first stage, you will have time to admire spectacular views of the entire bay and its surrounding islandssipping a resfreshing caipirinha, our special treat to welcome you to the Wonderful City!
From Urca Hill, passengers continue in a second cable car to the top of Sugar Loaf which rises 395 meters above sea level and offers a 360 degree view of the entire city including Botafogo and Copacabana Beaches, Corcovado and downtown Rio.
Before returning to the hotel, we will go on a panoramic tour by downtown area, stopping by the Municipal Theater and the Cathedral for a glance of the most well kept secrets of Old Rio.

Rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight at selected hotel.
DAY 3 - RIO DE JANEIRO - Day at leisure
Breakfast.
Day at leisure

Overnight at selected hotel
DAY 4 - RIO DE JANEIRO / IGUASSU FALLS
Breakfast.
Private Transfer out from Hotel to Airport to catch a short flight to Iguassu Falls

Transfer in from Brazilian airport to the selected hotel

Our bilingual guide will meet all passengers right after the disembarking gate. The transfer time will take approximately 30 minutes depending on the traffic conditions of this arrival day. En route, our guide will give some basic briefs about the city and their respective hotel.

Afternoon visit to the Brazilian side of the falls
The trip begins at the Iguaçu National Park with a drive through the lush subtropical vegetation of the park en route to the falls. Take a stroll on the trail that descends down the canyon, to offer panoramic views of more than
240 falls. Embark on the glass elevator up the cliff face for an exquisite view from the upper deck. The Iguassu National Park along with its “sister” park in Argentina form the most significant remaining rainforest in the southern cone of South America which along with the waterfalls, have been declared a National Heritage Site by UNESCO. We will end the tour with a visit to the artisans fair.

Overnight at selected hotel
DAY 5 - IGUASSU FALLS
Breakfast.

Morning visit to the Argentinean side of the falls
We will cross the Tancredo Neves Bridge heading towards the Iguaçu National Park in Argentina. At the entrance, a small train takes visitors on a tour through the park, making 2 stops. Follow the pathways to the top of the waterfalls that provide spectacularly unique views of the ‘Cataratas’, amidst the abundant nature filled with orchids, colorful birds and other wildlife. The highlight of the tour is a visit to the suspended platform at the very
brink of the ‘Garganta do Diabo’ waterfall (Devil’s Throat) – the largest fall in the park.

Overnight at selected hotel
DAY 6 - IGUASSU FALLS / MANAUS
Breakfast.
Private transfer from hotel to the airport to take the flight to Manaus

Arrival in Manaus and transfer to lodge in shared basis

Evening Alligator Spotting
After enjoying a delicious dinner guests will embark in motorized canoes on a unique adventure deep within the Amazon jungle in search of alligators which are also known as “caimans” by the locals. Equipped with flashlights and accompanied by knowledgeable guides, guests will be provided with all important information before we begin our quest for these semi-aquatic carnivorous reptiles. We will glide down the river under the moonlight, to the soothing sounds of the waters and animals of the forest. Upon spotting the “caimans”, we will use our flashlights to temporarily paralyze them, enabling the guides to draw the canoe near the creatures for an up close and personal view of these beautiful animals.
Note: during "high water level" season (from April to August) and on full moon evenings, it might be difficult to find alligators.

Buffer Dinner at Ecopark restaurant

Overnight at Amazon Ecopark
DAY 7 – MANAUS
Breakfast.

Morning Nature Hike
The Amazon jungle is home to thousands of species of plants and animals waiting to be observed and discovered. On this tour guests will be accompanied by a specialized guide who will lead visitors on a trek through the forest where he will point out and explain the various species of flora and fauna that coexist within the rainforest. Lace up your shoes and get ready to explore the allure and mystery of the Amazon Jungle!

Buffet Lunch at Ecopark restaurant

Visit to the Monkey's Jungle
A rehabilitation center for primates brought to this local by IBAMA when confiscated from illegal sales and exports. At this location primates are initially kept in quarantine in order to be evaluated and treated by veterinarians and biologists. After a period of time primates are reintroduced to the jungle.
During the years that this project has been in action, a twice a day food program was developed feed the primates, (always at 11:00 a/m and 05:00 p/m). During the feeding process, this area is opened to visitors under the supervision of guides and specialized staff, guests of Ecopark Jungle Lodge can observe film and photograph the animals in a total and safe environment.

Buffet Dinner at Ecopark restaurant

Overnight at Amazon Ecopark
DAY 8 – MANAUS
Breakfast
FD Meeting of the waters
On this guided tour by motorized canoe guests will be able to witness one of the Amazon’s most fascinating natural wonders. We will depart to the “meeting of the waters” where the Solimões River and the Rio Negro converge to create the enormous Amazonas River. The two rivers flow side by side for several kilometers and each maintains its own individual coloring before mixing. The crystal-clear blue waters of the Solimões River contrasts with the muddy waters of the Rio Negro and create a unique and gorgeous natural spectacle. Lunch is not included.

Buffer Dinner at Ecopark restaurant

Overnight at Amazon Ecopark
DAY 9 - MANAUS / BELO HORIZONTE
Breakfast
Private transfer to the airport to take the flight to Belo Horizonte

Arrival in Belo Horizonte and private transfer to hotel
Arrival meet and greet by local guide at the Airport for our transfer to the Hotel

Overnight at selected hotel
DAY 10 - BELO HORIZONTE / OURO PRETO
Breakfast
Private transfer to Ouro Preto

Full day tour in Ouro Preto with lunch
Ouro Preto was founded in 1711 and soon became the center of the gold diamond and semi-precious stone trading in the colonial-era. The town has managed to preserve across the years its 18th century architecture which offers visitors a first-hand look of its historical heritages. The city is considered today by UNESCO as a Historical and Cultural Patrimony of Mankind.

Sightseeing:
* São Francisco de Assis Church
* Museum of the School of Mines
* Church of Our Lady of the Pilar
* Opera House

Taste the typical dishes of the region: Feijão Tropeiro and Tutu a Mineira. Lunch will be served at Casa dos Deguste Restaurant (Regional buffet food).

Duration: 8 hours; lunch is included

*This tour is offered daily except on Mondays, Jan. 1st, Apr. 21st, Dec. 25th, and Ash Wednesday.
Overnight at selected hotel
DAY 11 - OURO PRETO
Breakfast
Day at leisure

Overnight at selected hotel
DAY 12 - OURO PRETO / SALVADOR
Breakfast
Transfer from Ouro Preto to Belo Horizonte airport (CNF) to take the flight to Salvador
Arrival in Salvador and private Transfer in from airport to selected hotel
Arrival meet and greet by local guide at the Airport for our transfer to the Hotel

Overnight at selected hotel
DAY 13 – SALVADOR
Breakfast
Morning visit to Lower Salvador
The Lower City tour offers another perspective of the sprawling city taking us to the quiet waters of the Itapagipe Peninsula where life moves at a slower pace than the bustling upper city. Fishermen fish from dugout canoes, locals collect shellfish at low tide, schooners lie at anchor, all protected by the famous Bonfim church, one of the most important churches of pilgrimage in Brazil and deeply syncretised with the Candomblé. (visit). We continue to the Monserrat district with its panoramic view of the city and on to the Mercado Modelo, a thriving market
for local goods and souvenirs. This is also where you can test your bargaining talents! This tour is a complement to the Historical city tour.

Please note that the Church of Bonfim is closed on Mondays.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop for Acarajé tasting
During the tour we will stop at a well-known food stand to taste one of the most famous Bahian street food the Acaraje: deep fried rolls prepared with shrimp, black-eyed peas, red chilli pepper, onion and garlic.

Overnight at selected hotel
DAY 14 – SALVADOR
Breakfast
Private transfer to the airport to take the flight back home
**Minimum 2 pax**
  • DOUBLE ROOM, RATE PER PERSON

    $ 3083

  • TRIPLE ROOM, RATE PER PERSON

    $ 3230

  • SINGLE ROOM

    $ 4120

Domestic flights: Rio de Janeiro + IGuazu Falls + Manaos + Belo HOrizonte + San Salvador de Bahía. From u$s 578 per person with taxes and fees included. Subject to availability at the moment of reservations. Minimum 2 pax.

We offer special rates on flights for this tailor-made intinerary.

TESTIMONIALS

Elmira College group
"The trip was excellent and Eureka Travel did an excellent job matching the itinerary and activities to our interests.

The most enjoyable part of the trip were the two days in the Amazon. It is a remarkable experience, unlike any other.

If you could take your trip again, what would you do differently?
More time in the Amazon, at a remoter lodge with more 'authentic' (less touristy) activities. Less time in Rio and Manaus (one day is more than enough in Manaus), more structured and less free days.Include a candomble ceremony."

Dr. Mariam Khawar
Department of Economics-Elmira College
Katie Fiedler
All of the accommodations you set up were great. The hotel at Urubamba was so beautiful and of course Hotel Nobility was wonderful! However, each hotel was great. Also, our plane from Trujillo to Cusco ended up being delayed by hours and the transfer agent waited for us and still met us at the Cusco airport despite us not thinking to notify anyone.

We all loved the people of Peru! They are so nice and helpful and everyone we interacted with seemed knowledgeable about their country and culture and curious about ours. The tour guides are amazing...I've been on lots of tours in lots of countries and never have I experienced such enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides. I loved it!!

Katie Fiedler. Traveled to Peru in September 2012
Jonathan & Becca
Honeymoon to Brazil
We had a fantastic honeymoon to Brazil and we owe it all to Analia at Eureka Travel. She worked with us every step of the way from the initial planning stage to last minute changes to our tour itinerary while we were in Brazil. She recommended the best places to stay, the most important things to see and helped us to stay within our budget. One of our favorite parts of the trip was walking along the beach-side rode in Rio starting at Copacabana passing through Ipanema, and Leblon and watching all the Cariocas enjoy their Sunday strolling along the beach, playing volleyball and soccer and spending time in the Sun. Another was the unbelievable sensation of standing at the top of the Devil\'s Throat in Iguazu with the ground shaking and the mist soaking through our coats- it felt as through we were at the end of the earth... Analia helped provide insight not just as a travel agent but as a South American who has traveled extensively in the countries we were visiting and personally experienced the tours she was recommending. She helped us decide where to go, where to stay, and how best to spend our time so that we would enjoy every moment. We highly recommend Analia for your South American travel! We had a wonderful time and we can\'t wait to go back to Brazil!!!!

Jonathank & Becca traveled to Brazil in 2012
David & Linda
Great Trip!
Thank you to Eureka Travel and Analia for putting together a stress free trip to Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay. Everything went smoothly and with all our bookings taken care of, we were able to enjoy our trip without the hassles of traveling! Thanks again! David and Linda

SERVICE DETAILS

1. Departure is guaranteed with a minimum of 02 participants. 2. The transfers on arrival and departure day are included in the round trip rate from 02 persons on; in case 01 pax arrives/departs separately, surcharges for extra transfers will apply. 3. Transfers and excursions include local Engli

INCLUDED

  • 13 Night Accommodation total (3 Nights in Rio + 2 Nights in Foz do Iguacu + 3 Nights in Manaus / Amazon + 1 Night in Belo Horizonte + 2 Nights Ouro Preto + 2 Nights in Salvador da Bahia)
  • Described services

NOT INCLUDED

  • International & Domestic flights (quoted separately)
  • Travel insurance**
  • National Parks and Reserves entrance fees
  • Tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Services not detailed in the itinerary

NOTES

1-PASSPORTS, VISAS & RECIPROCITY FEES
Passengers are responsible for having a valid passport (valid at least 6months after travel) and any visas required. For visa information/requirements, please visit http://www.voyage.gc.ca/countries_pays/menu-eng.asp (Canadian citizens) or http://travel.state.gov (US citizens).
BRAZIL requires VISA for USA and CANADIAN PASSENGERS.
BOLIVIA requires visa for USA travelers.
Some other nationalities need VISAS to visit SOUTH AMERICA. Peru may require visa for some nationalities. Please note that some countries require a reciprocity entrance fee.
This information is subject to government changes without any notice. Please check each of your countries destinations base on your citizenship for your specific personal documents.

2-FLIGHTS
EUREKA TRAVEL RECOMMENDS CONFIRMING ALL YOUR FLIGHTS (domestic and international) 24 hours prior departure time. If possible make your web check in to confirm your seats numbers and confirm departure time. Eureka Travel is NOT responsible for any airlines re-schedule of flights.

3- GOOD FAITH DEPOSIT FEE/CONSULTATION FEE
The first quote for any detailed itinerary is done as a courtesy to our clients. However in order to keep working on your customized itinerary as well as to avoid non-serious and speculative inquires, Eureka travel will ask you for a GOOD FAITH DEPOSIT FEE of U$D 150 per person for 2 or more travelers or $200 per reservation if traveling solo. This GOOD FAITH DEPOSIT fee will apply as a credit toward your trip invoice if you book it with us within 45 days. If you choose not to book the trip or decide on a completely different itinerary, the fee will become non-refundable.

4-Prices LAND SERVICES & FLIGHT FARES:
Prices are per person based in a double room accommodation and are subject to change without any notice.
Please note that the ticket prices & taxes may change. The rate is not guaranteed until the actual time of ticketing of full payment.
Note that all Airfares payments are immediate, and completely separate from any deposits that apply to your land tour. Once ticketed, the Airline fare rules apply to any changes or cancellations.

5- TRAVEL INSURANCE
Eureka Travel strongly recommends travel insurance for your trips. You can quote it at
http://www.mhross.com/index.php/consumer/portal/EURE7284CA If you decide NOT to purchase travel insurance EUREKA TRAVEL will required a TRAVEL INSURANCE WAIVER signed before we send all your travel documents and vouchers.

6- HOTELS
Please be advise that hotel category rating in South America frequently does not correspond to the star rating in the US especially when it comes to 3* & 4* hotels. Eureka Travel is not responsible for such discrepancy.

PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR LOCAL STATE DEPARTMENT FOR MORE INFORMATION.
EUREKA TRAVEL IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY VISAS, ENTRANCE FEES OR ANY LEGAL DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED TO ENTER/VISITING ANY SOUTH AMERICAN COUNTRY