Day 1: Arrival in Rio de Janeiro
Upon arrival at Rio de Janeiro International Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to spend at your leisure, either relaxing or exploring the city.
Day 2: Exploring Rio de Janeiro: Christ the Redeemer - Corcovado + City Tour Rio de Janeiro
The transfer will pick you up at your hotel around 8 in the morning for a excursion with a local guide to the main tourist attractions of Rio de Janeiro that will last about 8 hours.
We will start with one of the seven wonders of the modern world, the Christ the Redeemer, which is located on the top of Corcovado Hill, in the South Zone of Rio, 710 meters above sea level, and is one of the most visited from the city. With a paradisiacal view, it is possible to see beautiful beaches, the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon and the city center.
Access to the top is by van ( included in the package), on a trip that lasts about 20 minutes, through the Barra de Tijuca National Park, the largest urban forest in the world. An ecological tour through the flora and fauna of Rio de Janeiro.
After Christ the Redeemer, we will stop in front of the Maracana Stadium, scene of the most famous football matches, such as the 2014 World Cup final. The visit consists of seeing only the outside, in case you want to take a tour of the premises you can pay a fee on the spot and feel the good energy of this electrifying stadium (optional).
We continue towards the Sambódromo, where the parades of the schools of samba during the Carnival of the city, there you visit the Samba Museum and you have access to the view from the Pla za Apoteose.
We will stop for lunch at the Steakhouse Rodízio and then visit the Sugar Loaf hill, one of city postcards. Located 395 meters above sea level, the route is made by a glass cable car, which allows access to a 360º view of Guanabara Bay, Copacabana, Urca, Botafogo and Flamengo.
At the end of the day, we will visit the city center and its main attractions, such as the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Seláron Staircase, a work by Chilean artist Jorge Seláron, as well as the country`s preserved architecture.
When finished, we will transfer you to the selected hotels at the end of the day.
Day 3: Free day in Rio de Janeiro
Day off to explore Rio de Janeiro. We suggest a jeep tour (optional) that lasts about 4 hours through the Tijuca Forest, where you can find the beautiful Chinese view and see the famous Copacabana and Ipanema beaches and Guanabara Bay; and the Botanical Garden, place of the imperial palm trees and various stories of the Brazilian Empire.
Day 4: Free day in Rio de Janeiro
Free day to explore Rio de Janeiro. We suggest a walking tour (optional) in the city center. You can visit the Royal Portuguese Reading Cabinet, the Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro, the Cultural Center of the Bank of Brazil, the National Historical Museum and the São Bento Monastery, among other options.
Day 5: Departure to Salvador
We will pick you up at your hotel in Rio de Janeiro to take you to the airport , there you will take your flight to Bahia.
Once in Salvador, we will take you to the hotel of your choice and you will have the rest of the day free to explore the city ad.
Day 6: Exploring the City Tour in Salvador
We`ll pick you up at your hotel and start the tour with a visit to some of the most important points in the history of colonial Brazil in the city of Salvador, such as its first streets, squares, and churches.
We will depart for the Barra Lighthouse, located inside the Fort of Santo Antonio da Barra and the second to be built in America. Then we will go to Cidade Alta, the economic center and modern part of Salvador, with busy avenues, large buildings and shopping malls.
Let`s go for a walking tour that will start at the Municipal Square, where the Río Branco Palace, the former seat of government, and the City Hall, located in front of the Lacerda elevator, are located. . Built in 1930, it is considered the first urban elevator in the world along its 72 meters of height and there we can contemplate one of the most beautiful views of the bay of Todos los Santos. From the vantage point of the elevator, we will appreciate the Upper City, the Lower City, and the streets and houses of Pelourinho, known for their striking colors and classic architecture.
Continue to the Terreiro de Jesús Square, where the Cathedral Basilica, the Mother Church of the Savior and the Church of San Francisco, one of the richest in Brazil and considered the most beautiful example of Portuguese Baroque in the world.
We will end our tour at Largo do Pelourinho, a place considered one of the most important in history of Bahia and that mixes colors, races, culture and history. Recognized as world heritage by UNESCO and immortalized by Jorge Amado, one of the most famous Brazilian writers, legitimized by the successes Dona Flor and her two husbands, Tieta do Agreste and Gabriela, Cravo e Canela.
Day 7: Free day in Salvador
Free day to explore Salvador . Suggestion (optional): Excursion to Praia do Forte, 12 km long, the beach has many reefs and coconut trees, as well as boats for excursions and diving. And ecotourism lovers cannot miss the TAMAR Project, located in the region, which is one of the main initiatives for the preservation and study of sea turtles.
Day 8: Free day in Salvador
Free day to explore Salvador. Suggestion (optional): Travel by boat to the tropical islands, located in the Bay of All Saints, the largest and most beautiful bay in Brazil. Its archipelago has 50 islands where you can see part of the city of Salvador and still swim in Ilha dos Frades, in addition to visiting the island of Itaparica, known for being the land of João Ubaldo Ribeiro, writer of the novel A Casa dos Budas. Ditosos.
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After After breakfast, we will leave the hotel and head to Salvador`s international airport.
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