Brazil – with this term one associates endless Amazon jungle, wonderful beaches, Rio de Janeiro, carnival, and samba. This is all correct, but Brazil is much more, a huge country of the superlatives. Brazil is a country of immense proportions and contrasts, has a mysterious attraction for many people. With a surface of 8,5 million km², Brazil is approximately as big as Europe and covers half of the South American continent. The climate changes from the permanent warm tropical north to the sub-tropical variants, to the moderate South. Since the 16th century – when the Portuguese begun to settle in the country - Brazil has always had a magic attraction with foreigners. First there was the gold, then the rubber and coffee and today it is above all, the rhythm, and the exotic, that attracts tourists. The people from Brazil show a lot of happiness, kindness, and spontaneity. The biggest country of South America is a mirror of fascinating pictures.

Day 01 – Sunday                                                                      Rio de Janeiro / Approx. 27 km

  • Transfer airport – hotel

Upon arrival in Rio de Janeiro transfer from the airport to the hotel.

Rio de Janeiro founded in 1556, the city of St. Sebastian of Rio de Janeiro became the capital of the Brazilian Colony in 1776. In 1808 the Portuguese royal family fled Napoleon and settled in Rio. This brought a surge of progress, and the city became the main cultural, political, and economic centre of the Portuguese empire. In 1889, when the republic was proclaimed, Rio was confirmed as the country's capital, which it remained until 1960, when the construction of the new capital, Brasilia, was founded. Rio is situated on a 15-mile-strip of land, wedged between mountains and sea. There are some thirty miles separating downtown Flamengo, from far-flung Recreio, bordered on one side by the blue sea, on the other by verdant hills. Between them lies a colourful state of mind called CARIOCA, with almost 8 million locals who samba their way through life, relaxed and high-spirited. That is just the way it should be in Rio, surrounded by natural beauty on all sides, with Christ the Redeemer perched on top of Corcovado blessing the city and Sugar Loaf, one of the most famous postcards of our country.


Overnight at Hotel Mirador Rio Copacabana 3-4* (local category 4*) or similar (standard room)


Overnight at Hotel Windsor Excelsior 4* (local category 4*) or similar (superior room)

Day 02 – Monday                                                                     Rio de Janeiro / Approx. 80 km

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Full Day City Tour including Sugar Loaf & Corcovado (approx. 8 hours)

To begin the tour, leave the hotel and proceeding as far as Cosme Velho Station to board a cog-train for the ride through Tijuca Forest up Corcovado Mountain at 748m (2.454ft) high. The train ride takes 20 minutes and is a wonderful opportunity for a closer look at the forest’s lush tropical vegetation and to enjoy scenic landscapes of the beaches and city. Disembarking at the top of Corcovado proceed up the steps that lead to the top lookout where the towering statue of Christ the Redeemer stands. After appreciating the breathtaking views unfolding below, descend by train. The tour proceeds passing by Rio’s world-famous beaches as far as Urca District to board a cable car for a two-staged ascent up Sugar Loaf Mountain at 390m (1.280ft.) high. After descend and proceed along Guanabara Bay and Flamengo Park as far as downtown. Visit the downtown area, the financial and business centre and further attractions, such as the Candelaria Church, Saint Sebastian Cathedral, Lapa Arches, Municipal Theatre, National Library, Fine Arts Museum. Pass by the Sambadrome, site of Rio’s famous Carnival parade.

**Remark: In the unusual case that the train does not operate, the drive will instead take place with vans certified by the city’s administration from/to the Largo do Machado parking


Overnight at Hotel Mirador Rio Copacabana 3-4* (local category 4*) or similar (standard room)


Overnight at Hotel Windsor Excelsior 4* (local category 4*) or similar (superior room)

Day 03 – Tuesday                                                                                                 Rio de Janeiro

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Day at leisure

Day at leisure – the following optional tours can be booked at our local TRAVEL PERU office:

Optional: Full day tour to Petropolis

Take a scenic drive up to the Serra dos Orgaos Range, across the lush Atlantic Forest's vegetation, through mountains and valleys as far as Petropolis, which lies at a height of 850m. Visit the Summer Palace and the Cathedral, and after enjoy the city highlights, such as the Crystal Palace, Santos Dumont's House, the old mansions and its charming squares.

**Remark: The full day tour takes place on a private basis and can be booked with or without lunch (beverages not included). The excursion can also be booked on SIB Basis (together with other international travellers), only available as a half day tour on Tue, Wed or Thu and is guaranteed from 8 passengers on.

Optional: Half day Tour to Olympic Boulevard including Museum of Tomorrow & Rio Art Museum (6h)

After the demolition of the Perimetral elevated highway (replaced by expressways, tunnels, and a new boulevard), downtown Rio de Janeiro was completely revitalized, becoming a centre of cultural and gastronomic activities for local people and tourists.

The construction of Orla Conde, the city’s new shore (3.5 km long promenade) outlining the Guanabara Bay, rescued the area allowing people to enjoy a place that that was previously restricted to the Marine officers. Open for pedestrians and cyclists, it’s an invitation for relaxing and contemplation and gives the visitors the opportunity of seeing the city from a new angle. The revitalization of this area is one of the most important legacies of the Olympic Games to the city. The new Port Zone is called “Porto Maravilha”, marvellous harbour. After a stroll along the Olympic Boulevard, guests will visit the Museum of Art – MAR and the Museum of Tomorrow, designed by Santiago Calatrava.

Optional: Rio by night – Show in the evening

Visit a folklore and Carnival show featuring skilled dancers, entertainers, samba bands and wonderful costumes in a wonderful display of Brazilian folklore and Carnival.

**Remark: Tour can also be booked including dinner.


Overnight at Hotel Mirador Rio Copacabana 3-4*(local category 4*) or similar (standard room)


Overnight at Hotel Windsor Excelsior 4*(local category 4*) or similar (superior room)

Day 04 – Wednesday                                             Rio de Janeiro – Iguassu / Approx. 62 km

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transfer hotel – airport
  • Flight Rio de Janeiro – Iguassu (not included)
  • Transfer airport – hotel
  • Visit Brazilian falls (2h 30min approx)

Transfer to the airport Rio de Janeiro and flight to Iguassu.

Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel.

Iguassu one of the biggest wonders of nature in South America: located amidst a sub-tropical forest in the triangle of Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil, a gigantic row of waterfalls which goes down into the river Iguassu.

Later in the day visit the Brazilian side of the falls. The tour leaves from the hotel by coach and crosses Iguassu National Park as far as the Brazilian Falls. It follows a walk along different paths, following cascades and then along the catwalk that leads very close to the bottom of the Devil’s Throat, to enjoy magnificent views. Take an elevator to go up to the road, and their board the coach back to the hotel.


Overnight at Hotel Viale Cataratas 3-4* (local category 4*) or similar (deluxe room)


Overnight at Hotel Bourbon Cataratas 4* (local category 5*) or similar (superior garden room)

Or (upgrade-extra charge)

Overnight at Hotel Belmond Das Cataratas 5* (local category 5*) (superior room)

Day 05 – Thursday                                                                             Iguassu / Approx. 70 km

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Visit Argentinean falls (6h)

Today visit the Argentinean side of the falls. Leaving from the hotel, which is in Brazil, we drive to the border for quick customs check by crossing the Tancredo Neves Bridge over the Iguassu River, which forms the border between Argentina & Brazil. Once in Argentina, the tour takes the scenic highway through the Argentinean Iguassu National Park. Stopping at the Visitors’ Centre, we alight and take the Superior Circuit, the up-river cascades to the Inferior Circuit, the down-river falls and then the Ecological Jungle Train which leads you to the most impressive observation point of the falls – The Devil's Throat. Return to the hotel.


Overnight at Hotel Viale Cataratas 3-4* (local category 4*) or similar (deluxe room)


Overnight at Hotel Bourbon Cataratas 4* (local category 4*) or similar (superior garden room)

Or (upgrade-extra charge)

Overnight at Hotel Belmond Das Cataratas 5* (superior room)

Day 06 – Friday                                                Iguassu – Salvador da Bahia / Approx. 30 km

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transfer hotel – airport
  • Flight Iguassu – Salvador da Bahia (not included)
  • Transfer airport – hotel

In the morning leave Iguassu and take a flight to Salvador da Bahia.

Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel.

Salvador da Bahia is called by Brazilians “Land of Happiness” because life here is a constant celebration of happiness. It is also called “The Land of All Saints”, not only for its location by the All-Saints Bay, but also for the deep and extensive mysticism of its people. Salvador is one of the most fascinating cities on the planet, a world of beauty, magic, traditions, and warm hospitality. It has its own special identity, almost a country within itself. The city is bounded by the ocean to the east and by All-Saints Bay to the south.


Overnight at Novotel Rio Vermelho 4* (local category 4*) or similar (superior room)


Overnight at Hotel Fera Palace 4-5* (local category 5*) or similar (superior room)

Day 07 – Saturday                                                             Salvador da Bahia / Approx. 40 km

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Half day city tour incl. Lunch (6h)

The focus of this tour will be on the city sites related to the Spanish Colonial and Afro-Brazilian history. The greatest baroque neighborhood outside of Europe, Pelourinho was declared by UNESCO as a world heritage site. If you're a history buff, there are lots of centuries-old church buildings and even museums to visit. You will have the chance to see a little of the new and the old city.

Begin in the Barra neighborhood, with the Atlantic Ocean view and the first lighthouse of the American continent, at the Saint Antony Fort. Continue through the traditional neighborhoods of Corredor da Vitória, Campo Grande (big outdoor scene for Salvador’s carnival), arriving to the Municipal Square, enjoy a view of the lower city and the Bay of All Saints. Then to Pelourinho, walk along the narrow and stone-paved streets, observe its colonial history and origins and in addition the many beautiful churches, and buildings. End at Terreiro de Jesus Square and visit the church of San Francisco – with its gold leafed interior and Jacaranda wood furniture. Lunch in a typical Bahia cuisine restaurant.

The afternoon is free for leisure.

In the evening the following optional can be booked with our local TRAVEL PERU office:

Optional: Bahia by night: show & dinner

Enjoy regional Bahia food at a typical restaurant followed by a colourful dance and music show presenting Bahia’s rich Afro-Brazilian culture.


Overnight at Novotel Rio Vermelho 4* (local category 4*) or similar (superior room)


Overnight at Hotel Fera Palace 4-5* (local category 5*) or similar (superior room)

Day 08 – Sunday                                                                Salvador da Bahia / Approx. 25 km

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transfer hotel – airport

Transfer from the hotel to the airport and board your flight back home.

Alternatively, an extension programme can be arranged by TRAVEL PERU.

End of our services

For a more intense travel experience TRAVEL PERU offers individual extensions to different regions. Please request program and price information.

General Conditions
  1. Departure is guaranteed with a minimum of 02 participants. The operation of the tour can only be guaranteed by the end of the free cancellation deadline of the land services, which is 46 days prior to departure (release date).
  2. The transfers on arrival and departure day are included in the roundtrip rate from 02 persons on; in case 01 passengerarrives/departs separately, surcharges for extra transfers will apply.
  3. All transfers and excursions are on TRAVEL PERU-seat-in-service and include local English-speaking guides (changing in each area).

Transfers and excursions are provided together for passengers of both hotel categories: standard and superior.

  1. The small group guarantee of max. 12 participants cannot be ensured for services on regular seat-in-basis (non-TRAVEL PERU-exclusive services).
  2. Full payment of program 60 days prior to departure, please note any internal flights booked to be paid in full once confirmation of flights given.
  3. Cancellation Policy:
  • Until 46 days prior departure no cancellation fee
  • From 45 until 21 days prior departure maximum 50% cancellation fee
  • From 20 until 1-day prior departure maximum 80% cancellation fee.
  • Day of arrival 95% cancellation fee.

Cancellation fees for flights are subject to separate cancellation conditions depending on the Airline. For some airlines cancellation fees will apply already 60 days before arrival.

  1. Covid19:
  • TRAVEL PERU is not responsible for any Health Protocols and other requirements inflicted for both entry and departure ex/to any country within South America. Guests shall contact the corresponding embassies in their countries to check about any limitations or required Health controls when entering or departing each destination.
  • In case your booking is suffering changes due to protocols implemented by the government, your TRAVEL PERU contact will advise you latest at the time of reconfirmation of the booking.
  • In case a guest tests positive while traveling in South America, he/she will be obliged to follow each country's and hotel's protocol regarding quarantine and follow-up testing. As some hotels refuse to host guests who tested positive for Covid19, hotel changes might be necessary. Any extra costs resulting from Covid19 related quarantine or re-routing of the guest need to be paid directly by the guest or her/his insurance. TRAVEL PERU will assist throughout the stay.
  • In the unlikely event that traveling will be made impossible due to government regulations such as closed borders in either the country of origin of the guest or the destination, TRAVEL PERU will be refunding the cost of the trip.
  • In case a guest tests positive for Covid19 before traveling to South America and provides a copy of the positive test results, TRAVEL PERU will be refunding the cost of the trip.
  • Exceptions might apply for air tickets issued through TRAVEL PERU as Airlines have their own policies with regard to cancelations.
  • Refunds will be done once suppliers refunded any advance payments to our bank account.
  • We strongly suggest all guests planning to come to South America purchase comprehensive travel insurance covering Covid19 related costs.
  1. In case of early transfers breakfast at the hotel cannot be guaranteed. If a dinner is included in the program, it cannot be guaranteed in case of unforeseen late arrivals.
  2. The mentioned kilometers do not include the distances covered by airplane, boat or on trekking excursions.
  3. TRAVEL PERU is not responsible for any belongings of the passengers carried during any services rendered by TRAVEL PERU, such as transfers or tours.
  4. For the internal flights as shown in this program, TRAVEL PERU can offer this service and book/ reserve all your flights. If you require this service, TRAVEL PERU will book/reserve your flights and invoice you for the total amount. If you wish to book and reserve your flights directly yourselves, TRAVEL PERU will provide all the carriers and flight information necessary, so you can book. This will ensure that hopefully the whole group will travel together on the same flights.
  5. Our prices include taxes, entrance fees and tax & service charge in the hotels. Meals are included as mentioned in our program (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  6. Room Tax at the hotel in Brazil is not included in our quotes. This tax is an optional payment and passengers will be instructed locally that its payment is not mandatory.
  7. Our prices do not include airport taxes, airfares, luggage fees, personal expenses, extras in the hotels, tips, etc.
  8. TRAVEL PERU has the right to sell this tour to other clients without any exception.
  9. The above-mentioned rates for pre- and post-nights at the group hotels are subject to availability and valid for max. 3 nights. From the 4th night on, a higher rate could apply.
  10. Optional tours can only be booked through our local TRAVEL PERU-office or TRAVEL PERU-guides. TRAVEL PERU cannot be held responsible for tours booked via any other supplier. Tours have to be paid on the spot. Payment by credit card is not always accepted.
  11. Flights not booked via TRAVEL PERU can only be reconfirmed by TRAVEL PERU with the correct and complete flight bookings.
  12. For group flight reservations in general, no seat assignments can be made in advance so that preferred seating cannot be guaranteed. Groups are checked in at the airport, when the seats are distributed by the airlin
  13. 8 weeks prior to arrival a complete passenger list including names, passport number, nationality and date of birth is required.
  14. Please inquire at the competent authorities about the actual entry permit, validity of passports and the vaccination regulations.
  15. Our general conditions apply.
  16. TRAVEL PERU liability will be limited to the reimbursement of services supplied for failure of services contracted by us. TRAVEL PERU cannot be held liable for any injury, loss, accident, delay or irregularity occasioned by air-carriers or third-party suppliers and by natural phenomena, sickness, war, quarantine, strike, or any other kind of force major or by attendance to Federal Police, customs and Health Authorities regulations.
Conditions of Payment:

Unless otherwise agreed, the full payment is due 60 days prior to arrival.


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