Best of Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO  –  IGUASSU  –  SALVADOR DA BAHIA
Travel Peru Seat-in-Coach Tour

 

 

Brazil – with this term one associates endless Amazon jungle, wonderful beaches, Rio de Janeiro, carnival and samba. This is all correct but in reality, Brazil is much more, a huge country of the superlatives. Brazil, 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, tropic north over all sub tropic variants to the moderate South. Since the 16th century - when Portuguese have begun to settle in the country - Brazil had always a magic attraction on foreigners. First there was the gold and then rubber and coffee and today it is above all the rhythm and the exotic that attracts tourists. People over there 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 Colony of Brazil 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 in 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.

Standard:

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

Superior:

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)

Leaving 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 748 m (2.454 ft) 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 the city. Disembarking at the top of Corcovado and then proceeding up the steps that lead to the top lookout where the towering statue of Christ the Redeemer stands. After appreciating the breathtaking view unfolding below, passengers will 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 390 m (1.280 ft) high. Then coming down and proceeding along Guanabara Bay and Flamengo Park as far as downtown. Visit downtown area, passing by the financial and business centre and by other attractions such as the Candelaria Church, Saint Sebastian Cathedral, Lapa Arches, Municipal Theatre, National Library, Fine Arts Museum. Stop at Confeitaria Colombo, a restaurant opened in 1894 and part of the Brazilian history.  Then drive till 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.

Standard:

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

Superior:

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:

Optional: Full day tour to Petropolis: (Can be booked when at destination with local office)

Go on a scenic drive up Serra dos Orgaos Range across the Atlantic Forest's lush vegetation through mountains and valleys as far as 850m high Petropolis. Visit of the Summer Palace and the Cathedral, and touring along that charming city's highlights, such as the Crystal Palace, Santos Dumont's House, old mansions and charming squares.

*Remark: The tour takes place on 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):(Can be booked when at destination with local office) 

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 center 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 that 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 at the Olympic Boulevard guests will visit the Museum of Art of Rio de Janeiro – MAR and the Museum of Tomorrow designed by Santiago Calatrava.

Optional: Rio by night – Show in the evening: ( Can be booked when at destination with local office )

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 only on Tuesday/Thursday /Friday / Saturday can be booked with or without dinner on SIB Basis (together with other international travellers).

Standard:

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

Superior:

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)

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

Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel and check-in.

Iguassú – 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 goes down into the river Iguassú.

Later in the day visit the Brazilian side of the falls. The tour leaves from the hotel by coach and crossing Iguassu National Park as far as the Brazilian Falls. It follows a walk along the 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 there board the coach to get back to the hotel.

Standard:

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

Superior:

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

or

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 on the Brazilian side for a drive and a quick customs check, crossing the Tancredo Neves Bridge over the Iguassu River, which forms the border between Argentina & Brazil. Once in Argentina, tour takes a scenic highway up the Argentinean Iguassu National Park. Stopping at the Visitors’ Centre and proceeding from there the Superior Circuit, the up-river cascades, to the Inferior Circuit, the down-river falls and then takes the Ecological Jungle Train that leads visitors to and from the most impressive observation point of the falls – The Devil's Throat . Return to the hotel.

Standard:

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

Superior:

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

or

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 Iguassú and take a flight to Salvador da Bahia.

Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel and check-in.

Salvador da Bahia is called by Brazilians “Land Of Happiness” because life there 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.

Standard:

Overnight at Hotel Vila Gale Salvador 4* (local category 4*) or similar (standard room)

Superior:

Overnight at Wish Hotel da Bahia 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 the historical city tour will be on the city sites related to the colonial Brazil and Afro-Brazilian history, taking advantage of Pelourinho being the greatest baroque neighborhood outside Europe, declared by UNESCO a world heritage site. If you're a history buff, there are lots of centuries-old buildings churches and even museums to tour. You will have the chance to see a little of the new and the old city.

Beginning 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). Then, stop at the Municipal Square, and from there, you will have a view of the lower city and the Bay of All Saints. Then, towards Pelourinho, you walk along the narrow and stone-paved streets, seeing all this important site of Brazil colonial roots.

In addition to many beautiful churches, and buildings, the promenade will have its end at Terreiro de Jesus square, by visiting the San Francisco church – with its gold leafed interior and Jacaranda wood furniture. As an extension of this tour, you will have the option to have 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 office:

Optional: Bahia by night: show & dinner: (Can be booked when at destination with local office)

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

*Remark: Show and dinner on SIB Basis (together with other international travellers).

Standard:

Overnight at Hotel Vila Gale Salvador 4* (local category 4*) or similar (standard room)

Superior:

Overnight at Wish Hotel da Bahia 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 flight back home.

Alternatively an extension programme can be arranged by TRAVEL PERU.

 

 

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For a more intense travel experience Travel Peru offers individual extensions to different regions. Further details below the price information.

 

Price Information

 

with accommodation in (room)                                                  Double                   Single*

Seat-in-coach rates from 2 pax on:

Prices are in US$ and can be paid in sterling at current exchange rate. 

Valid from January until December 2021

Standard hotels

per person net in STERLING ( £ )                                                      786,00                 1.045,00

per person net in USD                                                                        963,00                1.280,00

 

Superior hotels

per person net in STERLING ( £ )                                                       949,00                1.325,00

per person net in USD                                                                      1.163,00                1.624,00

 

*Surcharges for single transfers on arrival and departure day can apply for single travelers.

You can book this tour on private basis (from 1 pax on) *:

Valid from January until December 2021*:

Standard hotels

Basis 1 pax: per person net in STERLING ( £ )                                                             1.731,00

Basis 1 pax: per person net in USD                                                                               2.122,00

 

Basis 2 pax: per person net in STERLING ( £ )                                 984,00                 1.272,00

Basis 2 pax: per person net in USD                                                 1.206,00                1.559,00

 

Superior hotels

Basis 1 pax: per person net in STERLING ( £ )                                                             1.955,00

Basis 1 pax: per person net in USD                                                                               2.396,00

 

Basis 2 pax: per person net in STERLING ( £ )                               1.157,00                1.538,00

Basis 2 pax: per person net in USD                                                 1.418,00                1.885,00

 

* Please note that private departure rates are subject to reconfirmation and might not be valid on the following dates (due to Carnival, Easter, Christmas, New Year’s, local holidays, congresses and important events):

01.01.2021 - 03.01.2021

12.02.2021 - 17.02.2021

19.02.2021 - 21.02.2021

01.04.2021 - 04.04.2021

20.04.2021 - 25.04.2021

03.06.2021 - 06.06.2021

03.09.2021 - 07.09.2021

24.09.2021 - 26.09.2021

01.10.2021 - 03.10.2021

08.10.2021 - 12.10.2021

29.10.2021 - 02.11.2021

12.11.2021 - 15.11.2021

29.12.2021 - 31.12.2021

 

 

Surcharge for Hotel Belmond das Cataratas in comparison to Standard Viale Cataratas**:

 

Valid from January until March and August until December 2021:

per person in double room           USD 548,00

per person in single room             USD 1.108,00

 

Valid from April until July 2021:

per person in double room            USD 478,00

per person in single room             USD 967,00

Surcharge for Hotel Belmond das Cataratas in comparison to Superior Bourbon Cataratas**:

Valid from January until March and August until December 2021:

per person in double room           USD 493,00

per person in single room             USD 1036,00

 

Valid from April until July 2021:

per person in double room           USD 420,00

per person in single room             USD 889,00

 

**Remark: The above rates are only valid for the itinerary mentioned on the document. In case the program in Iguazu needs to be modified due to a flight schedule change then the following surcharge will apply for every extra transfer that needs to be organized:

 

28,00 USD pro person in double room 

50,00 USD pro person in single room

 

Price Information – Flights

 

Additional airfares – Travel Peru is not responsible for any changes made by the airlines and the resulting costs (i.e. airfares, schedule changes, cancellations, taxes, fuel- and other charges). Airfares can only be guaranteed upon ticketing and may vary with the number of passengers. Airport taxes are subject to change.

For the round trips in Brazil we cannot always guarantee non-stop flights between the major cities. Very early departures as well as late arrivals or technical stops are also to be expected.

GIG/IGU/SSA

January – December 2021:

Net per person USD 899,00 incl. Q-tax and all domestic airport taxes*

*REFERENTIAL RATE ONLY, SUBJECT TO CHANGES

Attention:

  • In order to issue local flight tickets, it is important to receive your INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT details latest 10 weeks prior arrival.

 

General Conditions

  1. Departure is guaranteed with a minimum of 02 participants. If this number of persons ( 2 ) is not achieved 60 days prior to departure date, tour will be cancelled. Please note that in this case all monies paid will be returned including deposit.
  2. The transfers on arrival and departure day are included in the roundtrip rate from 02 persons onwards; in the case of 01 passenger arrival /departs separately, surcharges for extra transfers will apply.
  3. Group size will be a max of 12 which will be for most of the tours, transfers and excursions for Seat-In-Service, which includes local English-speaking guides (changing in each area). There can be exceptions and these will be clearly stated below and will be known as non-exclusive services and are called, Regular Seat–in–Basis. This is where we will join with other passengers just for the services specified and our group size for these tours can be more than 12. Transfers and excursions are provided together for passengers of both hotel categories: standard and superior.
  1. The great advantage of all these programs called, ‘Seat on Coach ‘, is that they will operate between 2 and 12 passengers. They are guaranteed departures and the group will be together for the duration of the program. The maximum size of 12 is small and you can be sure to enjoy all the tours and services provided on this basis. All the tours will be with local English-speaking guides and change according to the region you are visiting. After the tour you will have your own free time, you can mix within the group or just be on your own. There is no over all Tour Leader for the group, so your free time is yours.
  2. Cancellation Policy:
  • From 59 until 31 days prior departure maximum 50% cancellation fee
  • From 30 until 20 days prior departure maximum 80% cancellation fee.
  • From 19 until 0 days prior departure there will be 100% cancellation fee.

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

  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. Travel Peru holds an allotment for the required internal flights and can book/reserve all flights. If you require Travel Peru to book/reserve your flights please confirm and we will invoice you directly for these services. Tickets will be given at destination. If you wish to book directly your flights, Travel Peru will confirm the flights that you will need. With this we can try to ensure that the whole group will travel together on the same flights to avoid extra transfer costs.
  5. Our prices includes hotels, transfers, tours in seat in coach/service and regular seat on the basis specified in point no 3, taxes, entrance fees. Meals are included as and when mentioned in our program. Unless mention lunch and dinner does not include drinks. (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, international and national airfares, luggage fees, personal expenses, extras in the hotels, tips, etc.
  8. 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.
  9. If you wish to book additional tours please advise. Travel Peru cannot be held responsible for tours booked via any other supplier.
  10. Flights not booked via Travel Peru can only be reconfirmed by Travel Peru with the correct flight information.
  11. 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
  12. On booking we will require full name, passport number and validity date, nationality, date of birth and at least 10 weeks prior to starting your program international flight details.
  13. Please inquire at your Embassy if visa is required and check validity of passport and any vaccination requirements.
  14. 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.
  15. All distances given in itinerary are only an approx and does not include any journey by air.

Conditions of Payment:

On booking 10% deposit non refundable.

Full payment is due 60 days prior to arrival.

Payment method can be via bank transfer (Bank details are provided on each invoice). We also accept credit card payment processed via PayPal (Please add 2% to cover commission charge from card companies) - VISA, MasterCard, AMEX or PayPal.  PayPal might require you to set up an account to process payment.


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