Brazil, the Historic Route

  • Destination: Brazil
  • Duration: 17 days

“I’d like to go to Brazil I think. Do a little South America trip”

(Kristanna Loken)

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Recife, Olinda, Salvador, Ouro Preto, Mariana, Congonhas, São João Del Rei, Tiradentes, Barra do Piraí – Valença, Paraty, Rio de Janeiro

Day 1 – RECIFE (-/-/-)
Arrival at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Day at leisure

Day 2 – RECIFE (B/-/-)
After breakfast, departure to a cultural tour in Recife, visiting the Museum of the Northeast Man, Ricardo Brennand Institute and Atelier Francisco Brennand. Following you will visit the Government House, Republic Square, the Golden Chapel and Cachaçaria Carvalheira, where we have the opportunity to taste good “cachaças”. After the tour return to hotel. Overnight

Day 3 – RECIFE / OLINDA (B/-/-)
After breakfast, departure to a Panoramic tour passing by Boa Viagem’s beach. In Olinda, the “Humanity Cultural Monument” (entry not included) with its convents, narrow streets and colourful houses. From “Alto da Sé” you have the most beautiful view of Recife, its islands and deep blue water. After the tour, transfer to the Pousada in Olinda

Day 4 – OLINDA / SALVADOR (B/-/-)
Breakfast. Morning at leisure. Transfer to Recife airport to take the flight to Salvador. Arrival in Salvador and transfer to the Pousada. Overnight

Day 5 – SALVADOR (B/-/-)
After breakfast, a full day tour to meet Salvador and its history. Return to the hotel and overnight

Day 6 – SALVADOR (B/-/-)
Day at leisure. Tour by night at Miguel Santana Theatre (closed on Sundays and Tuesdays). Dinner at a local restaurant. Return to the hotel and overnight

Day 7 – SALVADOR / BELO HORIZONTE (B/-/-)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport to take the flight to Belo Horizonte. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Overnight

Day 8 – BELO HORIZONTE / OURO PRETO (B/-/-)
Transfer from Confins Airport to Belo Horizonte. Lunch at Dona Lucinha Restaurant specialized “mineiros food”. City Tour in Belo Horizonte with visit to the Pope Square, the Liberty Square and the Pampulha Complex with panoramic view of Mineirao and Mineirinho Stadium. Transfer to Ouro Preto first city of Brazil considered a WORLD HERITAGE BY UNESCO, check-in in the Pousada Minas Gerais or Ancanjo Hotel. Overnight in Ouro Preto

Day 9 – OURO PRETO / MARIANA / OURO PRETO (B/-/-)
Breakfast and transfer to the first city of Minas Gerais, called Mariana, followed by city tour and visit to Basílica da Sé Main Cathedral. Optional tour at the Passagem Mine. In the afternoon, city tour in Ouro Preto with visit to Mineralogy Museum, São Francisco de Assis Church and Casa dos Contos. Dinner at Deguste Restaurant. Overnight in Ouro Preto

Day 10 – OURO PRETO / CONGONHAS / SÃO JOÃO DEL REI / TIRADENTES (B/-/-)
Breakfast and transfer to Tiradentes, passing through Congonhas. Visit to Basílica Bom Jesus de Matozinhos, Passos Chapel and Prophets. The journey continues to São João Del Rei with visit to São Francisco de Assis Church and panoramic tour at the city. After lunch, arrival in Tiradentes and visit to Matriz de Santo Antônio, Padre Toledo Museum and São José Fountain. Overnight in Tiradentes

Day 11 – TIRADENTES / BARRA DO PIRAÍ (B/-/-)
Breakfast. Check out and transfer to Barra do Piraí. After lunch, transfer to Barra do Piraí. Foreseen arrival at 04:00pm. Dinner at the hotel and overnight

Day 12 – BARRA DO PIRAÍ / PARATY (B/-/-)
Breakfast at the Farm. Free morning to enjoy the farm beauties from the times of the coffee cycle. Lunch at the Farm. Transfer to Paraty. Foreseen arrival at 05:00pm. Accommodation and overnight at a local Pousada

Day 13 – PARATY (B/-/-)
Day at leisure to relax. Opportunity to make a good schooner tour in a clear and warm water. Perfect for swimming and snorkelling

Day 14 – PARATY / RIO DE JANEIRO (B/-/-)
After breakfast, transfer to Rio de Janeiro. Accommodation at the hotel. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight

Day 15 – RIO DE JANEIRO (B/-/-)
After breakfast, transfer to downtown for an unusual walking tour which gives the visitor a feeling for the legends and stories woven around the narrow streets and old historical buildings of downtown Rio. The walk includes a visit to many interesting points, such as the São Bento Monastery, Candelária Church, Praça XV, the “Travessa do Mercado”, Imperial Palace (‘Paço Imperial’) the cultural center located in the beautifully-restored Banco do Brasil, the Casa França-Brasil, Ouvidor Street and Gonçalves Dias Street with the traditional Colombo Coffee Shop. The walk continues on down Uruguaiana Street, Carioca Square, and up to the Metropolitan Cathedral where passengers will meet the transportation that will take them back to their hotels. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight

Day 16 – RIO DE JANEIRO (B/-/-)
After breakfast, departure in a tour to Corcovado and Sugar Loaf, the two largest tourist attractions in Rio. The tour starts with a visit to Christ Statue at Corcovado mountain taking the cog train through the luxuriant rain Forest. Enjoy the spectacular views of Rio and the surrounding countryside. After the morning tour, relax and enjoy lunch at Estrela do Sul Restaurant (BBQ). In the afternoon, join the Sugar Loaf tour, driving by downtown Rio, with its fine colonial-style portuguese buildings, and continuing on to the cable car at Praia Vermelha (Red Beach). A ride to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain gives the visitor a wonderful view of the city nestling between the mountains and the sea, and the sight of the sun going down over Copacabana beach is magical. After riding down the cable car, our coach returns passengers to their hotels. Overnight

Day 17 – RIO DE JANEIRO (B/-/-)
After breakfast, transfer to the Rio de Janeiro International Airport on time for the operations of check-in on your international flight.

The itinerary includes:
Transport in executive vehicle, transfer bus station / hotel / bus station in Ouro Preto in van or micro, licensed tour guide, lodging in 4* hotel (double room with private services), B&B services, tour leader, domestic flight, entry fees.

The itinerary excludes:
Drinks during the meals, entry fees to monuments not mentioned in the itinerary, VISA, extras and personal expenses, insurance, international flights

Hotels
Hotels 4* available according to the date of departure