RIO DE JANEIRO
RIO DE JANEIRO
FOZ DO IGUAÇU
FOZ DO IGUAÇU
Waterfalls Brazilian side
LAGOA BONITA
LAGOA BONITA
Barreirinhas
RIO PREGUIÇA
RIO PREGUIÇA
Mandacarù
OLODUM
OLODUM
Salvador
RIO DE JANEIRO
RIO DE JANEIRO
Guanabara Bay
FOZ DO IGUAÇÚ
FOZ DO IGUAÇÚ
Waterfalls Brazilian side
LAGOA BONITA
LAGOA BONITA
Barreirinhas
RIO PREGUIÇA
RIO PREGUIÇA
Mandacarù
OLODUM
OLODUM
Salvador

The marvels of Brazil

12 days e 11 nights
Type of travel:
Cultural tourism
Adventure tourism
Ecological tourism
Duration of the trip:
12 days e 11 nights
Transports / Excursions:
Shared
States visited:
Bahia
Maranhão
Paraná
Rio de Janeiro
Flights:
Not included
Departure:
Daily
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The marvels of Brazil - 12 days e 11 nights

You will discover ...

Rio de Janeiro
Foz do Iguaçu
Puerto Iguazú
Lençois Maranhenses
São Luís
Barreirinhas
Mandacarù
Caburè
Salvador
Route and duration (remind you that the program can be customized or reversed)

Day 1
Rio de Janeiro

Arrival in Rio de Janeiro and accommodation in hotel with air-conditioned vehicle.
The room will be available at check in time at 2:00 p.m., still being able to leave your luggage in storage and use the common areas.
Remaining part of the day is to visit this wonderful city.

Overnight stay in Rio de Janeiro with breakfast.


Day 2
Rio de Janeiro

Morning departure between 8:00 am and 9:20 am, we will be a small group of 8 people with a rustic panoramic jeep without a hood, we start with a visit to Corcovado excursion up the 709-meter high hill where you find  “Cristo Redentor”  or “Jesus Christ statue” dominating the marvelous city and where one of the most beautiful landscapes of any Brazilian city can be seen with full view of Guanabara Bay.
We will continue to “Pão de Açúcar” or “Sugarloaf Mountain”, which together with Corcovado, share the best tourist attraction and most spectacular view of the city.
The lift is done by cable cars in two steps: during the first step you go 220 m up morro do Urca  for one of the best views of Guanabara Bay and Botafogo bay. The second stretch takes you up another 396 meters where you can see a good part of the waterfront, Fort Santa Cruz and Corcovado
An English guide will accompany you during the excursion, fees for entrance to Corcovado, Sugarloaf Mountain are included.

Return to the hotel scheduled for 12.00 / 12.30 pm and afternoon at leisure to rest and relax.

Overnight stay in Rio de Janeiro with breakfast.


Day 3
Rio de Janeiro

Morning departure between 8:00 am and 9:20, we will be a small group of 8 people with a rustic panoramic jeep without a hood, we start with a visit to the historic center of Rio de Janeiro, where we will take a walk to see some historic buildings including the Palácio Tiradentes, Praça XV, Convento do Carmo, Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo and Igreja da Candelária.
Later we will visit the São Bento Monastery inaugurated in 1590 and continue to the more modern Metropolitan Cathedral, built in 1979, famous for its futuristic architecture.
Our tour will continue with a visit to another iconic venue of the city of Rio de Janeiro, the Escadaria Selarón.
Once the first part of the tour was over, we headed by jeep through the well-known Santa Teresa. Narrow, winding streets and colorful historic buildings characterize the bohemian neighborhood, while from the top of the Morro of Santa Teresa you can enjoy some of the best views in Rio, with lush landscapes and Guanabara Bay.
An English guide will accompany you during the excursion.

Return to the hotel around 12:30 pm and afternoon at leisure to rest and relax.

Overnight stay in Rio de Janeiro with breakfast.


Day 4
Rio de Janeiro / Foz do Iguaçú

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer in air-conditioned vehicle to airport of Rio de Janeiro and flight departure.
Leave hotel 3 hours before plane take-off.

Arrival in Foz do Iguacu airport and hotel accommodation in air-conditioned car.

Afternoon departure at 2:00 pm to visit waterfalls on the Brazilian side. Created in 1939 and recognized by UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage Site in 1986, the park contains 272 waterfalls up to 82 meters high, forming a giant 2,700-meter long semi-circle. This scenery offers visitors and unforgettable spectacle.
Next, directly contracting a local agent, you can go on a macuco safári on rubber motorboats getting close to whirlpools formed by waterfalls.

Overnight stay in Foz do Iguacu with breakfast.


Day 5
Foz do Iguaçu

Breakfast at hotel.

Set out 8:00 am to visit waterfalls on Argentinian side, following a trail that crosses the National Park where plants, flowers and several species of trees can be observed, ending up at various observation points of the falls, crossing suspended bridges and reaching the most impressive point, the "garganta do diablo" Devil’s throat. Important: The structure of the footbridge at the "Garganta do Diabo" viewpoint was damaged by flooding in October 2023 and its reopening has not yet been scheduled.
Return to the hotel in the afternoon.

Overnight stay in Foz do Iguaçu with breakfast.

 


Day 6
Foz do Iguaçu / São Luis

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer in air-conditioned vehicle to airport of Foz do Iguaçu and flight departure.
Leave hotel 2 hours before plane take-off.

Arrival in São Luís and accommodation in hotel with air-conditioned vehicle.
This is the first step of the trip and starting point to visit the "Rota das emoções or “Route of emotions”"
Remaining part of the day is to visit the city.

Overnight stay in São Luís with breakfast.
 


Day 7
São Luís / Barreirinhas

Set out in the morning between 6:30 am and 7:40 am in an air-conditioned bus up to 30 seats traveling along 270 km of paved road bound for Barreirinhas (gateway to Lençóis Maranhenses), arrival in the city is expected between 12:20 and 12:50.
Note: The allocation of seats is totally random and for those who want more comfort, we offer the possibility of a private vehicle in supplement.

In the afternoon at 2.00 pm, after accommodation in the hotel, departure with a 4X4 jeep ( no air conditioning), Rio Preguiça is crossed by barge and then take the sand path to continue the trip until the Grandes Lençois Maranhenses National Park .
Then the trip begins with an excursion on foot to visit to the dunes where you will visit the Lagoa Bonita. Here you can dive into the lagoons with fresh and crystalline waters that form between the immensity of the dunes. The rains of the months from February to June create the countless lagoons of crystalline waters, some green and others blue, all very clear, some up to 4 meters deep.
The intense winds in the region, especially in the second half of the year, constantly move the dunes up to almost 20 meters per year, ensuring that the landscape is never the same from one year to the next.
Return to city after 7:00 pm, after admiring an exciting sunset in the dunes.

Overnight in Barreirinhas with breakfast.


Day 8
Barreirinhas

Breakfast at the hotel and departure in the morning at at 08:15 from the small town of Barreirinhas towards the village of Atins, using a rustic non-air-conditioned Toyota, passing through meadows that during the rainy season are flooded and in the following months gradually dry up, creating an ideal habitat for grazing various animals.
The Lençois Maranhenses park is 30 km far away, approximately 1:40 hours, and you can already see the first dunes called the Canto di Atins, reached which we will continue to the lagoons with fresh and crystalline waters that form between the immensity of the dunes.
On the way back we will stop at a typical local restaurant that has become famous for its exceptional grilled shrimp (meal not included).

Return to the pousada about 6:00 pm.

Overnight in Barreirinhas with breakfast. 


Day 9
Barreirinhas / São Luís

Departure in the morning at 8:30 am (the check-out should happens before departure for the excursion, but you can let your baggage at the reception) to the port in Barreirinhas, set out in motorboat down Rio Preguiça towards the ocean.
The first stop is in the Vassouras region to visit the Pequenos Lençóis Maranhenses and see local fauna in the monkey tent known as “tenda dos macacos”; second stop is in the village called Mandacarú, a small fishing village where you can to appreciate various craft shops, the best caipirinha in the region at the kiosk on the pier and if accessible, you can climb up the light house called “Farol Preguiças” navy lighthouse to enjoy an enchanting panorama that embraces the entire mouth of the river and part of the National Park of Lencois Maranhenses; finally arriving at Caburé beach to eat lunch (not included in price) and swim in the river or sea.
Return to city after 3:00 pm.

About 4:30 pm an acclimatized transfer by minibus will bring you to São Luís, trip duration 5 hours, the arrival is estimated for 9:30 pm.
​Note: The allocation of seats is totally random and for those who want more comfort, we offer the possibility of a private vehicle in supplement.

Overnight stay with breakfast in São Luís.


Day 10
São Luis / Salvador

Breakfast at the hotel.

Acclimatized transfer to the airport.
Departure from the hotel 2 hours before the flight

Arrival in Salvador and transfer to hotel with air-conditioned vehicle.

Overnight at Salvador with breakfast.


Day 11
Salvador

At 08:00 departure for the half day visit of the city of Salvador.

The slaves deported have handed down many traditions of their land, including the "Capoeira", a sort of martial art and the "Condomblè", an African-influenced religious practice of Catholicism.
We will visit the Farol da Barra, built in the seventeenth century, one of the postcards ofthe city, the lower town overlooking the harbor and the upper town, the richest historic buildings and the famous "Pelourinho" considered by UNESCO as the complex most important of the colonial Americas.
Return to the hotel about 12:00 pm.

A English speacking guide will accompany you during the city tour.

Overnight stay at Salvador with breakfast.


Day 12
Salvador

Breakfast at the hotel.
Acclimatized transfer to the airport of Salvador. Departure from the hotel 3 hours before the flight
The accommodations will be available until noon. If you have a flight after normal check-out time, you can still leave your luggage in the lobby and use the hotel's common areas, such as the bar and swimming pool, until your departure time.
End of the services.


Departures
  • Our trips are daily so you can choose without worrying about pre-determined days.
Route and duration (remind you that the program can be customized or reversed)
Route and duration (remind you that the program can be customized or reversed)
Day 1
Rio de Janeiro
- Rio de Janeiro

Arrival in Rio de Janeiro and accommodation in hotel with air-conditioned vehicle.
The room will be available at check in time at 2:00 p.m., still being able to leave your luggage in storage and use the common areas.
Remaining part of the day is to visit this wonderful city.

Overnight stay in Rio de Janeiro with breakfast.

Day 2
Rio de Janeiro
- Rio de Janeiro

Morning departure between 8:00 am and 9:20 am, we will be a small group of 8 people with a rustic panoramic jeep without a hood, we start with a visit to Corcovado excursion up the 709-meter high hill where you find  “Cristo Redentor”  or “Jesus Christ statue” dominating the marvelous city and where one of the most beautiful landscapes of any Brazilian city can be seen with full view of Guanabara Bay.
We will continue to “Pão de Açúcar” or “Sugarloaf Mountain”, which together with Corcovado, share the best tourist attraction and most spectacular view of the city.
The lift is done by cable cars in two steps: during the first step you go 220 m up morro do Urca  for one of the best views of Guanabara Bay and Botafogo bay. The second stretch takes you up another 396 meters where you can see a good part of the waterfront, Fort Santa Cruz and Corcovado
An English guide will accompany you during the excursion, fees for entrance to Corcovado, Sugarloaf Mountain are included.

Return to the hotel scheduled for 12.00 / 12.30 pm and afternoon at leisure to rest and relax.

Overnight stay in Rio de Janeiro with breakfast.

Day 3
Rio de Janeiro
- Rio de Janeiro

Morning departure between 8:00 am and 9:20, we will be a small group of 8 people with a rustic panoramic jeep without a hood, we start with a visit to the historic center of Rio de Janeiro, where we will take a walk to see some historic buildings including the Palácio Tiradentes, Praça XV, Convento do Carmo, Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo and Igreja da Candelária.
Later we will visit the São Bento Monastery inaugurated in 1590 and continue to the more modern Metropolitan Cathedral, built in 1979, famous for its futuristic architecture.
Our tour will continue with a visit to another iconic venue of the city of Rio de Janeiro, the Escadaria Selarón.
Once the first part of the tour was over, we headed by jeep through the well-known Santa Teresa. Narrow, winding streets and colorful historic buildings characterize the bohemian neighborhood, while from the top of the Morro of Santa Teresa you can enjoy some of the best views in Rio, with lush landscapes and Guanabara Bay.
An English guide will accompany you during the excursion.

Return to the hotel around 12:30 pm and afternoon at leisure to rest and relax.

Overnight stay in Rio de Janeiro with breakfast.

Day 4
Rio de Janeiro / Foz do Iguaçú
- Rio de Janeiro / Foz do Iguaçú

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer in air-conditioned vehicle to airport of Rio de Janeiro and flight departure.
Leave hotel 3 hours before plane take-off.

Arrival in Foz do Iguacu airport and hotel accommodation in air-conditioned car.

Afternoon departure at 2:00 pm to visit waterfalls on the Brazilian side. Created in 1939 and recognized by UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage Site in 1986, the park contains 272 waterfalls up to 82 meters high, forming a giant 2,700-meter long semi-circle. This scenery offers visitors and unforgettable spectacle.
Next, directly contracting a local agent, you can go on a macuco safári on rubber motorboats getting close to whirlpools formed by waterfalls.

Overnight stay in Foz do Iguacu with breakfast.

Day 5
Foz do Iguaçu
- Foz do Iguaçu

Breakfast at hotel.

Set out 8:00 am to visit waterfalls on Argentinian side, following a trail that crosses the National Park where plants, flowers and several species of trees can be observed, ending up at various observation points of the falls, crossing suspended bridges and reaching the most impressive point, the "garganta do diablo" Devil’s throat. Important: The structure of the footbridge at the "Garganta do Diabo" viewpoint was damaged by flooding in October 2023 and its reopening has not yet been scheduled.
Return to the hotel in the afternoon.

Overnight stay in Foz do Iguaçu with breakfast.

 

Day 6
Foz do Iguaçu / São Luis
- Foz do Iguaçu / São Luis

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer in air-conditioned vehicle to airport of Foz do Iguaçu and flight departure.
Leave hotel 2 hours before plane take-off.

Arrival in São Luís and accommodation in hotel with air-conditioned vehicle.
This is the first step of the trip and starting point to visit the "Rota das emoções or “Route of emotions”"
Remaining part of the day is to visit the city.

Overnight stay in São Luís with breakfast.
 

Day 7
São Luís / Barreirinhas
- São Luís / Barreirinhas

Set out in the morning between 6:30 am and 7:40 am in an air-conditioned bus up to 30 seats traveling along 270 km of paved road bound for Barreirinhas (gateway to Lençóis Maranhenses), arrival in the city is expected between 12:20 and 12:50.
Note: The allocation of seats is totally random and for those who want more comfort, we offer the possibility of a private vehicle in supplement.

In the afternoon at 2.00 pm, after accommodation in the hotel, departure with a 4X4 jeep ( no air conditioning), Rio Preguiça is crossed by barge and then take the sand path to continue the trip until the Grandes Lençois Maranhenses National Park .
Then the trip begins with an excursion on foot to visit to the dunes where you will visit the Lagoa Bonita. Here you can dive into the lagoons with fresh and crystalline waters that form between the immensity of the dunes. The rains of the months from February to June create the countless lagoons of crystalline waters, some green and others blue, all very clear, some up to 4 meters deep.
The intense winds in the region, especially in the second half of the year, constantly move the dunes up to almost 20 meters per year, ensuring that the landscape is never the same from one year to the next.
Return to city after 7:00 pm, after admiring an exciting sunset in the dunes.

Overnight in Barreirinhas with breakfast.

Day 8
Barreirinhas
- Barreirinhas

Breakfast at the hotel and departure in the morning at at 08:15 from the small town of Barreirinhas towards the village of Atins, using a rustic non-air-conditioned Toyota, passing through meadows that during the rainy season are flooded and in the following months gradually dry up, creating an ideal habitat for grazing various animals.
The Lençois Maranhenses park is 30 km far away, approximately 1:40 hours, and you can already see the first dunes called the Canto di Atins, reached which we will continue to the lagoons with fresh and crystalline waters that form between the immensity of the dunes.
On the way back we will stop at a typical local restaurant that has become famous for its exceptional grilled shrimp (meal not included).

Return to the pousada about 6:00 pm.

Overnight in Barreirinhas with breakfast. 

Day 9
Barreirinhas / São Luís
- Barreirinhas / São Luís

Departure in the morning at 8:30 am (the check-out should happens before departure for the excursion, but you can let your baggage at the reception) to the port in Barreirinhas, set out in motorboat down Rio Preguiça towards the ocean.
The first stop is in the Vassouras region to visit the Pequenos Lençóis Maranhenses and see local fauna in the monkey tent known as “tenda dos macacos”; second stop is in the village called Mandacarú, a small fishing village where you can to appreciate various craft shops, the best caipirinha in the region at the kiosk on the pier and if accessible, you can climb up the light house called “Farol Preguiças” navy lighthouse to enjoy an enchanting panorama that embraces the entire mouth of the river and part of the National Park of Lencois Maranhenses; finally arriving at Caburé beach to eat lunch (not included in price) and swim in the river or sea.
Return to city after 3:00 pm.

About 4:30 pm an acclimatized transfer by minibus will bring you to São Luís, trip duration 5 hours, the arrival is estimated for 9:30 pm.
​Note: The allocation of seats is totally random and for those who want more comfort, we offer the possibility of a private vehicle in supplement.

Overnight stay with breakfast in São Luís.

Day 10
São Luis / Salvador
- São Luis / Salvador

Breakfast at the hotel.

Acclimatized transfer to the airport.
Departure from the hotel 2 hours before the flight

Arrival in Salvador and transfer to hotel with air-conditioned vehicle.

Overnight at Salvador with breakfast.

Day 11
Salvador
- Salvador

At 08:00 departure for the half day visit of the city of Salvador.

The slaves deported have handed down many traditions of their land, including the "Capoeira", a sort of martial art and the "Condomblè", an African-influenced religious practice of Catholicism.
We will visit the Farol da Barra, built in the seventeenth century, one of the postcards ofthe city, the lower town overlooking the harbor and the upper town, the richest historic buildings and the famous "Pelourinho" considered by UNESCO as the complex most important of the colonial Americas.
Return to the hotel about 12:00 pm.

A English speacking guide will accompany you during the city tour.

Overnight stay at Salvador with breakfast.

Day 12
Salvador
- Salvador

Breakfast at the hotel.
Acclimatized transfer to the airport of Salvador. Departure from the hotel 3 hours before the flight
The accommodations will be available until noon. If you have a flight after normal check-out time, you can still leave your luggage in the lobby and use the hotel's common areas, such as the bar and swimming pool, until your departure time.
End of the services.

Departures
Departures
  • Our trips are daily so you can choose without worrying about pre-determined days.

Conditions

Included in the package
  • Overnight with breakfast.
  • Tickets to enter to the Sugar Loaf and Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro.
  • Tickets at the Falls of Foz do Iguaçu and Argentina.
  • Acclimatized transfer with a driver.
  • The excursions and activities above described (the transport is not with vehicles for exclusive use).
  • All excursions are accompanied by a local Portuguese language guide, our local guides, although they don't speak English, always try to make themselves understood and provide essential explanations for the tour. It is also worth mentioning that while you are traveling, the Brasil Planet team, will personally take care of each stage of your tour and we will be the people to whom you can refer in case you have doubts or there were unexpected situations.
Not included
  • Domestic or international flights are not included to give you the option to use your own frequent flyer program miles and save money on the cost of the trip. For Brasil Planet what matters is that you have the best travel experience.
  • Drinks and food.
  • Medical travel and Trip Cancellation insurance.
Additional options
  • English speaking guide.
  • Private transfers and excursions with vehicles for exclusive use.
Extra information
  • You need a Visa to enter in Argentina from Foz do Iguaçu. This Visa is basically a stamp on a page of your passport, letting the Argentine authorities endorse your visit to their country.
  • Unaccompanied minors must have permission from parents (father or mother), certified by the their consulate, on the border between Brazil and Argentina.
  • During the drought season, between October and February, the water level of the lagoons of the Lençóis Maranhenses National Park decreases and the most of them are completely dry.
  • Do not forget the sun block, the hat, the cap, the sunglasses and of course the swimsuit.
  • In the months between May and October there may be somewhat cold days, we recommend having a small jacket with you.
  • In the cities and villages along the way, there are no bureaux de change or banks with counters for cashing out international credit or debit cards, so it's advisable to get the necessary amount of local money before you start your journey by exchanging foreign currency at the main airports. However, remember that credit cards are accepted everywhere, even for tiny amounts.
  • Brasil Planet has no constraints with the restaurants envisaged for the route, which are chosen by drivers and guides for logistical reasons and to offer a good quality at reasonable prices. Therefore remains at the discretion of the client whether to accept or to prefer, when available, another restaurant nearby.
  • Brasil Planet is not responsible for objects forgotten in hotels or inside the vehicles.
  • We do not cancel tours due to weather conditions. 
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Hotel Windsor Copa
Rio de Janeiro
220 mt. from Copacabana beach - Av. Nossa Senhora de Copacabana, 335, Rio de Janeiro, CEP 22020-002
Just 220 m from Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana beach, Windsor Copa features a gym, air-conditioned rooms and complimentary WiFi and Cardeal Arcoverde metro station is just 500 m.
With an LCD cable TV, minibar and work desk, all rooms are equipped with a private bathroom and hairdryer. Some are larger and boast city views from the balcony.
Hotel Rafain Centro
Foz do Iguaçu
Town center - Rua Marechal Deodoro 984, 85851-030 Foz do Iguaçu
In downtown Foz do Iguaçu, the 4-star Rafain Centro Hotel is just one mile from the Iguassu Boulevard entertainment complex. It features modern, air conditioned rooms with an outdoor swimming pool and free Wi-Fi. Hotel Rafain Centro offers elegant rooms with a balcony, cable TV and minibar. They are stylishly decorated with floor-to-ceiling windows, warm wooden décor and a private bathroom. A hairdryer and other amenities are also provided. Every morning a buffet breakfast is served, which offers a variety of fresh fruits, breads and sweets.
Hotel Praiabella
Sao Luis
Litoranea beach - Av. Avicênia 1, 65071-370 São Luís
Praiabella Hotel is located in front of the Calhau Beach on the Litoranea avenue; offers modern accommodation, and it also features a swimming pool with Atlantic Ocean views.
The comfortable rooms are simply furnished, yet offer modern conveniences such as LCD TVs and air conditioning. All rooms feature a private balcony and superior rooms enjoy panoramic views over the Atlantic Ocean.
Pousada do Buriti
Barreirinhas
Town center - Rua Inácio Lins. S/N, 65590-000 Barreirinhas
Hotel Pousada Do Buriti offers accommodation with balcony, an outdoor swimming pool, free Wi-Fi and free parking. It is located in downtown Barreirinhas, 200 metres from the River Preguiças. The air-conditioned rooms are simply furnished with a TV and a minibar. Guests can enjoy their hammocks, set on the balcony.
A buffet breakfast is served in the eating area each morning. Buriti´s bar prepares a variety of drinks and refreshments during the day.
Hotel Monte Pascoal
Salvador
Barra Beach - Av. Oceânica, 591, Barra, Salvador, 40170-010 Salvador
The hotel is only a few blocks from the popular Barra Lighthouse and Barra Shopping Mall. It is also a privileged spot to watch the lively Carnival parade and to reach shops, bars and restaurants on foot.
Next to the pool, the Terra Vista Restaurant offers a breakfast buffet with more than 80 different items, including traditional Bahian specialties, such as tapioca, cuz cuz and beiju.
All rooms are equipped with a 32" LCD TV with cable channels, air conditioning and a minibar. They also boast a balcony and offer a safe and work desk.
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