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Rio de Janeiro + Salvador + Iguassu Falls Brazil + Buzios (Holidays & Vacations)

Brazil: Salvador + Iguassu + Rio de Janeiro + Buzios Beach
JRS12S
12 NIGHTS
FROM £2,275
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Rio de Janeiro Salvador Iguassu Falls Brazil Buzios Holidays Vacations

Combine beautiful Rio de Janeiro, cultural Salvador & the mighty Iguassu Falls, Brazil on this exciting holiday, before relaxing on trendy Buzios beach. All our holidays & vacations can be tailoed to your needs, eg in Salvador enjoy a guided tour of colourful Pelourinho Square, with its rich Afro-Brazilian culture, and in Rio climb the Selaron Steps. All transfers & specified sightseeing included.

Rio de Janeiro Salvador Iguassu Falls Brazil Buzios Holidays Vacations
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Brazil Holiday
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Salvador
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São Francisco Church
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Iguassu Falls, Brazil
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Rio de Janiero
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Christ the Redeemer
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Sugarloaf Mountain
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Copacabana Beach
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Ipanema & Leblon
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Buzios Holidays & Vacations
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Brazil Holiday
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Salvador
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São Francisco Church
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Iguassu Falls, Brazil
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Rio de Janiero
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Christ the Redeemer
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Sugarloaf Mountain
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Copacabana Beach
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Ipanema & Leblon
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Buzios Holidays & Vacations
Day 1
You will be met at Salvador Airport and transferred to your hotel in this strongly African influenced city, whose bare-chested street performers dance to the beat of the samba drums.
 
Check in and relax in this city known for its vibrant Afro-Brazilian culture, beautiful Portuguese architecture and splendid beaches.
Day 2
This morning enjoy a half day private tour of vibrant Salvador, the first colonial capital of Brazil.
 
The historic Old Town with its cobbled streets, wrought iron balconies and slightly shabby pastel-hued buildings is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The colourful Pelourinho neighborhood is at its heart, with narrow alleys opening onto large squares and wonderful baroque churches such as São Francisco, with its outstanding gilt woodwork.
 
With over 365 churches, religious celebrations play a prominent role in the local culture. Mass at Our Lady of the Rosary is accompanied by African drums, and worshippers tie ribbons to the railings to make a wish before being blessed by the Catholic priest. You can also see traditional Capoeira dancing that combines music, dance and martial arts - developed by African plantation slaves as a means of hiding their combat training. Olodum drummers also perform on the winding streets.
 
Your afternoon is free to explore the streets and markets of Salvador da Bahia independently.
Day 3
At leisure to explore the colourful city of Salvador independently.
Day 4
Transfer to Salvador Airport for your onward flight.

You will be met at Foz do Iguassu Airport and transferred to your hotel near one of the greatest waterfalls in the world and regarded as one of Latin America's most awe-inspiring sights.
 
The mighty Iguassu Falls, whose name means "Great Waters", straddles the border between Argentina and Brazil - although almost 80% of the falls are on the Argentinian side. It is situated in a huge tropical rainforest that has been declared a World Heritage Site, with countless flora and fauna species.
Day 5
This morning enjoy a half day tour of the Brazilian side of the incredible Iguassu Falls, with panoramic views of the nearly 2-mile (3 km) cliff edge. We take an elevator down to the base of the waterfalls and stop at different viewing points.
 
The volume of water flowing over the falls varies greatly depending on seasonal rainfall, but the falls are a spectacular sight at any time of year. The waterflow is highest between October and March, with the heaviest rains from December to February, when many trails are closed.
 
Afterwards we visit the Bird Park, one of the largest and most important in the world, with over 1,300 exotic bird species as well as 25 species of reptiles & butterflies. Your afternoon is at leisure to relax at your hotel or explore further independently.
Day 6
Today enjoy a half day tour of the Argentinian side of the incredible Iguassu Falls.
 
Comprising approximately 275 separate cascades, the falls form a curtain of foaming water that crashes over a vast granite amphitheatre and into the jungle below. Resembling a reversed letter "J", most of the Iguazu River plunges down through an area known as The Devil’s Throat, with the rest spreading out over a wide shelf that splits into hundreds of different waterfalls.
 
There are a series of walkways that lead above, below and behind the falls, with breathtaking views. You can also hope to see monkeys, toucans, parakeets and other wildlife in the rainforest.
 
Note: Take your passport for the border crossing. Also take rain gear, as you will get wet visiting the Argentina side of the falls.
Day 7
Transfer to Foz do Iguassu Airport for your onward flight.

You will be met at Rio de Janeiro Airport and transferred to your hotel  in this iconic city - famous for its magnificent setting and enormous statue of Christ the Redeemer looking down from Corcovado Mountain - one of the seven wonders of the modern world.
 
Rio is also home to the magnificent Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon and Barra da Tijuca beaches and known for its samba and bossa nova dancing, carnivals and music festivals.
Day 8
Today enjoy a full day private tour of Rio de Janeiro, known locally as Cidade Maravilhosa (the Marvellous City').
 
After a tour of the downtown area, we stop at the huge Metropolitan Cathedral (Cathedral of Saint Sebastian), built in the form of an ancient Mayan pyramid. We also view the historical buildings around Cinelândia Square - including the Municipal Theatre, the National Library and Museum of Fine Arts.
 
We then visit the vast Sambadrome exhibition space, where the famous Rio Carnival is held. We also drive past the enormous Maracana, one of the largest football stadiums in the world and the venue for the opening ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympics. Finally we visit the Bohemian area of Lapa, to climb the colourful Selaron Steps.
 
After lunch (own account) we drive past Flamengo Park, the largest public park in Rio, to one of the most famous symbols of the city - Sugarloaf Mountain. Here we travel all the way to the top, in two cable cars. The first cable car takes us to Urca Hill, a vantage point with beautiful views of Guanabara Bay and its islands, the Rio-Niterói Bridge and Corcovado Mountain. The second cable car takes us all the way to the top, with wonderful views over Copacabana beach, Santa Cruz fortress and the beaches of Niterói.
Day 9
Today enjoy a half day private tour to one of the world’s most famous landmarks.
 
We start by boarding the cog train from Cosme Velho Station to Corcovado Mountain. Enjoy the steep 20-minutes train journey through the dense Atlantic rainforest of Tijuca, with wonderful views of the lush tropical vegetation, and scenic landscapes of the city and its beaches below. Disembark and climb the steps or take the escalators to the base of the towering statue of Christ the Redeemer - one of the 7 wonders of the modern world - and enjoy its spectacular 360 degree panoramas.
 
After descending by cog train, you will drive past some of Rio's most famous beaches - Leblon, Ipanema & Copacabana - before you are dropped off at your hotel, with afternoon at leisure.
 
 
Day 10
Today transfer 3-hours to Armação dos Búzios - or Buzios - renowned for its lovely beaches.
 
Check in and relax on the warm sunny shores of this upmarket beach resort.
 
Note: Your driver will only speak Portuguese.
Days 11 To 12
At leisure to relax on the beaches of trendy Buzios, 'discovered' by Brigitte Bardot and her then Brazilian boyfriend in the 1960s. Since then it has developed into a tourism hotspot and today it is known as the 'San Tropez' of Brazil.
 
Enjoy beaches such Praia da Ferradura, set on a calm horseshoe bay, with its many watersports or if you enjoy watching surfing, head for Praia de Geribá. The cobbled street of Rua das Pedras is the centre of dining and nightlife.
Day 13
Transfer 3-hours to Rio de Janiero Airport for your flight home.
 
Note: Your driver will only speak Portuguese.