Private Discovery Tour of Brazil - Rio De Janeiro - Up to -70% | Voyage Privé

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  • Embark on a breathtaking Brazillian adventure as you take a tour through three fantastically varied locations and tick some sites off your bucket list!
  • Experience a party atmosphere in Rio de Janeiro, journey to Manaus for some further cultural exploration, and delight in the historical, colourful architecture of Salvador.
  • Our members will rest in three lovely hotels throughout their stay, and can enjoy fantastic excursions throughout!

Your Destinations

Salvador

Salvador was founded in 1549 by São Salvador da Bahia de Todos os Santos, who reigned throughout Brazil for over two centuries. Salvador was the showcase of the Portuguese Colony and second largest city after Lisbon during this time. Today, it is the fourth largest city with over 2,000,000 inhabitants. Salvador is a magical city and the most African of all Brazilian cities. It is an architectural treasure with its delirious splendor of baroque style, represented by churches, and even beautiful sobrados. The charm works at all times to add to the colourful culture and beat of Bahian music. 

Manaus

The capital and largest city of the state of Amazonas, Manaus sits in the centre of the world's largest rainforest and is a crucial area for scientific studies surrounding the Amazon. It is seen as the gateway to the jungle and is also a major port where you can find sights such as zoos, museums and beaches to keep you busy before you head into the jungle. Take a photo of the largest water lily, Victoria Amazónica Water Lily, head out to visit the ‘Land of Waterfalls’ on a day trip and discover some of the charming French architecture. 

Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is world renowned for its breathtaking landscapes and location, nestled between lush, green mountains and crystal clear seas. Rio is one of the most prominent cultural and economical cities in Brazil and features some of country’s most famous attractions such as Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf Mountain), Corcovado, and the iconic beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema. The city is full of energy and rhythm, and the locals of Rio, ‘Cariocas’, are known for their care free spirit and charm. Whether you are looking to experience the music and rhythms, relax in a naturally stunning environment, or enjoy all the luxuries of a cosmopolitan city, Rio de Janeiro has it all!

Your Itinerary In Brief

Day 1: Arrival in Salvador
Day 2: Salvador
Day 3: Salvador
Day 4: Salvador - Manaus
Day 5: Manaus
Day 6: Manaus
Day 7: Manaus - Rio de Janeiro
Day 8: Rio de Janeiro
Day 9: Rio de Janeiro

Your Itinerary

During your tour, you will follow the itinerary as detailed below.

Day 1: Salvador
Arrive into Salvador International Airport before you take a transfer to the hotel (driver only). Overnight stay at Pestana Convento do Carmo in a Deluxe Room.

Day 12: Salvador 
After breakfast at the hotel embark on a walking tour to Pelourinho. A colourful and luminous city, Salvador captivates everybody with the happiness of the Afro-Brazilian culture. This unique charm is the result of a mixture of cultures and religions since its foundation. The city separates the beautiful beaches of the historic centre on two levels: the high and low towns connected by the famous elevator Lacerda. Pelourinho, the icon of Bahia, is located in the Upper Town and presents a beautiful architecture with colorful houses and colonial churches, in addition to a delicious typical gastronomy and a very particular style of music and dance.

This tour is a journey through the history of the city of Salvador, but also of Brazil, passing by the most important monuments of the historic centre, a major urban complex of the colonial period. When visiting the upper town, guests have the opportunity to enjoy Bahia's oldest architectural treasures. From Farol da Barra, at the entrance of the Bay of Toussaint, where is currently the Nautical Museum of the city, then Porto da Barra, with its two strong protectors, Santa Maria and San Diego, and in the traditional neighbourhoods of Corredor da Vitória, Piedade and Campo Grande, the heart of the carnival in Bahia. On the town square, you have a magnificent view of the Lacerda Elevator, the Lower City and All Saints Bay. It continues towards the colourful Pelourinho, with its charming colonial houses and cobblestone streets. It is not only a beautiful place to visit, it is also the symbol of the city, with a large collection of colonial architecture of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

There is also the Church of St. Francis, called "Golden Church", with a baroque interior covered with gold leaf, and the Basilica Cathedral. Pelourinho is an important centre of culture and entertainment, with many museums, restaurants, theaters and squares, which hosts important shows, such as the internationally renowned "Repetition of Olodum". Details: Monday to Saturday, duration: 4 hours, languages available: English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. The tour includes: Private bilingual guide, Private transportation to / from the hotel, Entrance to two churches. Overnight stay at Pestana Convento do Carmo in Deluxe Room.

Day 3: Salvador
After breakfast at the hotel you have the day free to enjoy some time in the city or relax and wander around seeing the sights. Overnight stay at Pestana Convento do Carmo in Deluxe Room.
Day 3: Salvador
Breakfast at the hotel.
Free day.
Overnight at Pestana Convento do Carmo in Deluxe Room.
Day 4: Salvador - Manaus
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Private transfer from the hotel to the airport (driver only). Board your flight from Salvador to Manaus. Transfer to the hotel (driver only). Departure from the hotel to Manaus until boarding the THM fast boat (1:20) towards the meeting of waters, Lake Janauary and floating houses. Around 12:00, lunch will be served at the floating restaurant. Arrival at Evolução Ecolodge around 5pm, where you will have a welcome aperitif and registration, followed by dinner and a free night at the lodge. 

Day 5: Manaus
07:00 - Breakfast
08:00 - Walk in the jungle and Caboclo house where you can learn more about the preparation of cassava flour
12:00 - Lunch
15:00 - Canoe trip to visit Igapó (flooded jungle) and piranha fishing
19:00 - Dinner
8:00 pm - You will explore the edge of the river with floodlights. With a little luck, it is possible to see typical caimans, nocturnal hawks, snakes and frogs.

Day 6: Manaus
05:30 - Visit at sunrise and bird watching in canoes at the Ariaú River
08:00 - Breakfast and morning free to swim or rest
12:00 - Lunch
15:00 - You will explore more deeply the jungle in canoes in Igapó (flooded forest every year) with the possibility to see monkeys and lazy and late afternoon piranhas fishing and admire the sunset Sun.
19:00 - Farewell dinner and free night

Day 7: Manaus - Rio de Janeiro
After breakfast at the hotel, depart from the hotel by speedboat. Enjoy a private transfer from the hotel to the airport (driver only). Then board a flight from Manaus to Rio de Janeiro. Transfer to the hotel (driver only). Overnight stay at Windsor Plaza in a standard room.
Day 8: Rio de Janeiro
After breakfast at the hotel, embark on a full day (non-private) Corcovado and Sugarloaf trip. One of the Seven Wonders of the World, the magnificent Christ the Redeemer, the iconic statue at the top of Corcovado Hill, Rio's most famous landmark. Corcovado Hill is part of the Tijuca Forest, the largest urban forest in the world. On the way to its summit is the Dona Marta lookout, from where you can see the Maracanã Stadium, the famous Guanabara Bay and the magnificent Sugarloaf. Once at the top of the hill of Corcovado, it is possible to admire a breathtaking view of Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon, the lagoon Rodrigo de Freitas and the Botanical Garden.

Each year, more than a million tourists visit the famous Pão de Açúcar (Sugar Loaf Mountain), emblematic symbol of the city of Rio de Janeiro. Its name has been attributed to the resemblance to the traditional form of refined sugar loaf. The route to the summit is by glass cable car. The first cable car takes passengers to the summit of Urca Hill, which rises to 215 meters above sea level and offers spectacular views of the entire bay and surrounding islands. On the Urca hill, passengers take the second cable car to reach the summit of Sugar Loaf, which rises to 395 metres above sea level and offers a 360-degree view of the whole city, including the beaches of Botafogo and Copacabana. from Corcovado Hill and downtown Rio. This tour starts after breakfast, departing from the hotel, to visit the most famous sites of the city and discover the natural beauty of Rio from above. After a scenic drive along the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, you will arrive at the bottom of Corcovado Hill.

You will board a comfortable mountain train and travel to the Christ Redeemer statue at an altitude of 2,000 meters. Once at the top, you can use the panoramic lifts or escalators to get to the foot of the statute, and enjoy a panoramic view of Rio de Janeiro. After that, you will descend the mountain and head to the Sugar Loaf Mountain, where you will reach both stages of the cable car to climb the hill and enjoy the 360 degree view of Rio de Janeiro. The next stop will be in a barbecue restaurant for a delicious lunch in the Brazilian style. 

Details: duration: 8h, languages available: English and Spanish. The tour includes: Shared bilingual guide, shared transportation with driver, admission tickets. Optional and at extra charge, you can privatize this excursion.

Overnight stay at Windsor Plaza in a standard room.
Day 9: Rio de Janeiro
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before you head out to explore Rio de Janeiro with your free day. 

Overnight stay in Windsor Plaza in a standard room

Day 10: Rio de Janeiro - Departure
After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a private transfer from the hotel to the airport (driver only - Portuguese).

Your Tour Hotels

Our members will stay at the following hotels in with meals included as per itinerary.

Your Hotels

Your Tour Hotels Your Tour Hotels
Salvador: 3-night stay in a 'Deluxe Apartment' at the Pestana Convento Do Carmo 4*

Manaus: 
3-night stay in an 'Superior Chalet' at the Evolução Ecolodge

Rio de Janeiro:
3-night stay in a 'Standard Room' at the Windsor Plaza Hotel 4*

2/3-Guest Tour Sleeps up to

Adults Adults Adults
3 Adults
or
Adults Adults
2 Adults
+
1 Child

4-Guest Tour Sleeps up to

Adults Adults Adults Adults
4 Adults
or
Adults Adults Adults
3 Adults
+
1 Child

Please note: the bed for the 3rd/4th guest sharing is likely to be a sofa bed or camp style bed. If any of these hotels are not available, hotels of a similar standard will be found.

Your Journey

Flights: You may choose from Economy, Premium or Business class flights on sectors that they operate, at the next stage of the booking process.

The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.

Transfers: Return airport transfers and internal flights are included throughout this tour, as per itinerary.

For inbound transfer arrangements please confirm with your transfer provider when you arrive. Alternatively, please check with the reception of your accommodation. If you still require assistance, please call the transfer provider directly.

Weather

Jan
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Feb
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Mar
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Apr
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May
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Jun
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Jul
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Aug
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Sep
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Oct
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Nov
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Dec
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Travel Advice

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information please click here. 

Please note that the advice can change, and you should continue to check all advice until you travel. 


Entry Requirements 

You must ensure you have a valid passport to travel on. 

If your passport describes you as a British Citizen, you do not need a visa to enter Brazil. For non-British citizens, you should check the current entry requirements on the website of the Foreign Ministry and if necessary, confirm with the Brazilian Embassy. 


Health
 

For information about important health advice and any vaccinations required please visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice and https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/countries

There are increased levels of dengue cases in 2019. Please be sure to check all health advice on the following link before travelling, paying particular attention to the 'Other Risks' section. This advice is subject to change. 

There has been an increase in reported cases of Hepatitis A in Sao Paulo over the last year. For more information and advice, see the Brazil country advice page and Hepatitis A factsheet from NaTHNaC.

There has been an increase in reported cases of yellow fever, particularly in the states of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Minas Gerais. Visit the NaTHNaC website for information on yellow fever vaccination recommendations for British travellers. Please note that Rio de Janeiro state authorities recommend that all visitors to the state, including to the island of Ilha Grande, are vaccinated against yellow fever.

UK health authorities have classified Brazil as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. You should follow the advice of the National Travel Health Network and Centre.

Malaria is present in parts of the country

If vaccinations or other preventive measures are required, you will need to visit your health professional at least 8 weeks before your trip. In the event that you are referred to a medical facility for treatment, you should contact your insurance/medical assistance company immediately. 

Please note that passport, visa and health requirements can change. It is every traveller’s responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport, any required visas, and all the necessary vaccinations/health requirements as well as adequate insurance.

In More Detail

Please find practical information about the property and your trip: 

This offer is not accessible to people with reduced mobility. 
Check-in time: 3 pm
Check-out time: before 12 pm

Our price doesn’t include any additional taxes, which may be payable locally.

Please Note: 
Check-in outside the hotel's standard times may incur additional fees. Check out times are subject to change, please check these with the hotel upon arrival.
Schedules and prices are subject to change. 
If the property is accessible to people with reduced mobility, this is subject to availability. To book a room for reduced mobility, please contact our Customer Services Team. 

What's Included

  • 9-Night Private tour to discover Salvador, Manaus & Rio
  • Accommodation hotels as per itinerary
  • Meals included as per itinerary
  • Excursions and entrances included as per itinerary
  • All internal flights 'Salvador - Manaus - Rio' included
  • Return airport transfers included throughout

Not Included

  • Drinks and other meals not clearly mentioned
  • Surcharge for special requests on food, and meals.
  • Entrance fees, permits and guide service during free time.
  • Insurance, gratuities and personal expenses
  • Surcharge for public holidays

Your Contract

If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

Important Information

If booking as a single traveller, room occupancy is not guaranteed. You may be placed in either a single, double or twin room, based on the availability of the property at the time. 

The location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ.

Your contact details may be passed on to the hotel so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

You may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods.

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel.

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