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Rio de Janeiro - Colonial Brazil 12 days/11 nights
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Colonial Brazil 12 days/11 nights

INDIVIDUAL ROUNDTRIP

Day 1 Arrival Rio de Janeiro
Arrival at the International Airport of Rio de Janeiro, where assistance is waiting for you. Transfer to Hotel Majestic Rio Palace*** or Hotel Mirasol Copacabana****, situated a few blocks from the famous Copacabana Beach. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in your hotel.

Day 2 Rio de Janeiro
After breakfast a full day city tour. This is an excellent way to see the best of Rio if time is limited. In only one day you may visit Corcovado and Sugar Loaf. In the morning 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 a barbecue restaurant (included). In the afternoon, join he 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 in your hotel. (B,L)

Day 3 Rio de Janeiro
After breakfast pick-up from the hotel for a private full day visit to the city of Petrópolis. The city of Petrópolis is located 60 km away from Rio and its called the Imperial City since the Emperor Pedro II, enchanted by its fresh climate and beauty, bought a large property in 1830. Settled by the germans, Petrópolis keeps the memory of Brazilian history with its buildings and charming streets. This tour starts with the visit to the Imperial Museum which has been the summer residence of the emperor D. Pedro II and that keeps furniture and objects such as the crown of gold, pearls and diamonds used by D. Pedro I and D. Pedro II. After lunch (included) The tour will continue on the Gothic Cathedral where Princess Isabel was buried along with the tombstones of D. Pedro II and his wife and then the Crystal Palace, built in France and mounted in Brazil, destined to shelter exhibitions and great parties promoted by Princess Isabel. End of the afternoon back at your hotel. Rest of the evening at leisure. Overnight in your hotel. (B,L)

Day 4 Rio de Janeiro – Parati (261 km)
After breakfast you will be picked up at your hotel for a 4 hour transfer along the beautiful "Green Coast" to the colonial town of Parati. After arrival check-in at Pousada do Corsário*** or Pousada do Sândi****. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in your pousada. (B)

Day 5 Parati
After breakfast a 2-hour walking tour through the city of Parati. Different from other Brazilian colonial cities, the Paraty architecture has character, originality and definition forming an harmonious architectural set of the XVIII century.This guided tour through the old part of town tells you all about its history and legends. Perfect tour for filming and photography. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in your pousada. (B)

Day 6 Parati – Rio de Janeiro – Belo Horizonte – Ouro Preto
After breakfast transfer to the airport of Rio de Janeiro, in time for your domestic flight to Belo Horizonte. Arrival at the International Airport of Belo Horizonte, where assistance, with name board, is waiting. Transfer to Ouro Preto (ca. 2hrs.). Arrival in Ouro Preto and check-in at Pousada Clássica*** or Grande Hotel do Ouro Preto****. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in your hotel/pousada. (B)

Day 7 Ouro Preto
Today a full day walking tour through the historical city of Ouro Preto. You will visit the Church of St. Francis of Assis, Museum of the School of Mines and Church of Our Lady of the Pilar. Visit the main points of interest such as Aleijadinhos sculptural masterpieces of the twelve Prophets, carved in soapstone and his sculptural representation of the Via Crucis (Stations of the Cross), done in polychromatic woodwork. Lunch included. Overnight in your hotel/pousada. (B,L)

Day 8 Ouro Preto - Belo Horizonte – São Luis
Depending the departure time of your flight, time at leisure. Transfer to the airport of Belo Horizonte in time for your domestic flight to São Luis. Arrival in São Luis, where you will be welcomed. Transfer to Pousada do Frânçes*** or Hotel Brisamar****. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in your hotel. (B)

Day 9 São Luis
After breakfast you will be picked from your hotel for a half-day city tour to show the rich colonial history of São Luis. You will visit the historic city center, local market, museums, churches, Ribeirão Foutain, Reviver Project and various beaches. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in your hotel. (B)

Day 10 São Luis - Salvador
Depending the departure time of your flight, time at leisure. Transfer to the airport in time for your domestic flight to Salvador. Arrival in Salvador and transfer to Grande Hotel da Barra*** or Hotel Sol Victoria Marina****. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in your hotel. (B)

Day 11 Salvador
After breakfast a half-day historical city tour. Starting in the modern suburb of Barra at the mouth of the Bay with its famous lighthouse, followed by visits to the Pelourinho area with the largest and the best preserved complex colonial architecture in the Americas, the church of S. Francisco with its exuberant gold-leafed Baroque interior and the Pelourinho square, the heart of the old town. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in your hotel. (B)

Day 12 Salvador
Depending the departure time of your flight, time at leisure. Transfer to the airport in time for your domestic or international flight. (B)


Included:
• Overnight in double rooms in hotels/pousadas mentioned in the program;
• Transfers mentioned in itinerary in private air-conditioned vehicle with driver and English speaking guide;
• Meals as mentioned in itinerary (B=breakfast / L=lunch / D=diner);
• Excursions as mentioned in itinerary;
• English speaking guide during excursion mentioned in the itinerary.

Not included:
• International flight
• Brazil Airpass
• Airport taxes
• Travel insurance
• Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
• Drinks
• Tips
• Personal expenses.

NOTE: THE ABOVE PACKAGE CAN BE ADJUSTED TO YOUR WISHES, PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION


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