GTBL420 –BRAZIL

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A VERY SPEC IAL BRAZIL
RIO DE JANEIRO, IGUAZU FALLS, & SALVADOR
EIGHT DAYS / SEVEN NIGHTS

Valid for travel from January 3 to December 14, 2017
2017 Guaranteed fixed departure dates: (Minimum 2 passengers)
(Arrival Date / Departure Date)
March 11 / March 18; April 1 / April 8; May 6 / May 13; June 10 / June 17;
July 8 / July 15; August 12 / August 19; September 9 / September 16;
October 7 / October 14; November 4 / November 11 & December 2 / December 9

ITINERARY

DAY 1: Arrival in Rio de Janeiro

Meeting, assistance and private transfer to hotel. En route, our guides will give some basic briefs about the city and their respective hotel. Rest of day at leisure.
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel

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DAY 2: Rio de Janeiro (B)

Half day city tour and Sugar Loaf & a welcoming caipirinha toast on top of Urca Hill.
Buffet breakfast. The journey to the top is made in glass cable-cars. The first cable-car takes passengers to the top of Urca Hill, which rises 215 meters above sea level. On this first stage, you will have time to admire spectacular views of the entire bay and its surrounding islands sipping a resfreshing caipirinha, our special treat to welcome you to the Wonderful City!

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From Urca Hill, passengers continue in a second cable car to the top of Sugar Loaf which rises 395 meters above sea level and offers a 360 degree view of the entire city including Botafogo and Copacabana Beaches, Corcovado and downtown Rio.

Before returning to the hotel, we will go on a panoramic tour by downtown area, stopping by the Municipal Theater and the Cathedral for a glance of the most well kept secrets of Old Rio. Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel

DAY 3: Rio de Janeiro (B)Free day

Buffet Breakfast . Day at leisure to continue discovering Rio on your own or relax on the beaches.
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel

DAY 4: Rio de Janeiro / Iguassu Falls (B)

Afternoon visit to the Brazilian side of the falls.
Buffet breakfast. Private transfer out from hotel to airport to catch a short flight to Iguassu Falls. Transfer in from Brazilian airport to the selected hotel. En route, our guide will give some basic briefs about the city and their respective hotel.

The trip begins at the Iguaçu National Park with a drive through the lush subtropical vegetation of the park en route to the falls. Take a stroll on the trail that descends down the canyon, to offer panoramic views of more than 240 falls. Embark on the glass elevator up the cliff face for an exquisite view from the upper deck. The Iguassu National Park along with its “sister” park in Argentina form the most significant remaining rainforest in the southern cone of South America which along with the waterfalls, have been declared a National Heritage Site by UNESCO. We will end the tour with a visit to the artisans fair.
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel

DAY 5: Iguazu Falls (B)

Half day visit to the Iguazu Falls – Argentine side

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Buffet Breakfast. Morning visit to the Argentinean side of the falls. We will cross the Tancredo Neves Bridge heading towards the Iguaçu National Park in Argentina. At the entrance, a small train takes visitors on a tour through the park, making 2 stops. Follow the pathways to the top of the waterfalls that provide spectacularly unique views of the ‘Cataratas’, amidst the abundant nature filled with orchids, colorful birds and other wildlife. The highlight of the tour is a visit to the suspended platform at the very brink of the ‘Garganta do Diabo’ waterfall (Devil’s Throat) – the largest fall in the park.
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel

DAY 6: Iguazu Falls / Salvador (B)

Buffet Breakfast. Transfer out from hotel to the airport to catch your flight to Salvador. Private transfer in from airport to your selected hotel. En route, our guides will give some basic briefs about the city and their respective hotel.
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel

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DAY 7: Salvador (B)

Morning visit to Lower Salvador & Surroundings
Buffet Breakfast. The Lower City tour offers another perspective of the sprawling city taking us to the quiet waters of the Itapagipe Peninsula where life moves at a slower pace than the bustling upper city. Fishermen fish from dug out canoes, locals collect shellfish at low tide, schooners lie at anchor, all protected by the famous Bonfim church, one of the most important churches of pilgrimage in Brazil and deeply syncretised with the Candomblé. (visit). We continue to the Monserrat district with its panoramic view of the city and on to the Mercado Modelo, a thriving market for local goods and souvenirs. This is also where you can test your bargaining talents! This tour is a complement to the Historical city tour.

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Please note that the Church of Bonfim is closed on Mondays. Stop for Acarajé tasting. During the tour we will stop at a well-known food stand to taste one of the most famous Bahian street food the Acaraje: deep fried rolls prepared with shrimp, black-eyed peas, red chilli pepper, onion and garlic.
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel

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DAY 8: Depart Salvador (B)

Buffet Breakfast. Private transfer out from hotel to the airport for your return flight home or to your next destination.

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RATES PER PERSON BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

STANDARD HOTEL CATEGORY
RIO DE JANEIRO IGUAZU FALLS SALVDOR
Americas Copacabana Viale Cataratas Cruz do Pascoal
SINGLE DOUBLE TRIPLE
$ 1,685 $ 1,347 $ 1,347
SUPERIOR HOTEL CATEGORY
Golden Tulip Copacabana Recanto Cataratas Thermas Casa do Amerelindo
SINGLE DOUBLE TRIPLE
$ 2,458 $ 1,675 $ 1,852

A SAVINGS OF $125.00 PER PERSON

PLEASE CHECK WITH US FOR INTERNATIONAL AIR FARES
FROM USA TO BRAZIL ON OUR AIR PARTNERS:
AMERICAN AIRLINES, LATAM AND AVIANCA

INCLUDES:

Hotel accommodations in Rio de Janeiro, Iguazu Falls and Salvador at selected hotels . Hotel service charges and taxes. Daily buffet breakfast.
All tours and excursions indicated in the itinerary fully escorted by English speaking guides.
All airport transfers listed in the itinerary on private basis.
Baggage handling at airports and at hotels. All entrance fees and transfers needed to operate tours and excursions. All meals indicated in the itinerary.

NOT INCLUDED:

Round trip air international air between USA and Rio de Janeiro, Iguazu Falls & Salvador to be quoted separately on request. Fuel surcharges and taxes subject to change. Expenses such us beverages on meals, tips, laundry, phone calls and other personal expenses are not included. Passport and visa and reciprocity fees expenses.