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Brazil like a Native (10 days / 9 nts)

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Places Visited:
v/   Rio
v/   Peninsula of Buzios
v/   Salvador
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Take a break to enjoy Rio, the Peninsula of Buzios which is home to more than 20 magnificent beaches with crystal-clear waters and Salvador the oldest city in Brazil
Day 1:Rio de Janeiro
Day 2:Rio de Janeiro (Sugar Loaf)
Day 3:Rio de Janeiro
Day 4:Rio de Janeiro - Buzios
Day 5:Buzios
Day 6:Buzios
Day 7:Buzios - Rio de Janeiro - Salvador
Day 8:Salvador
Day 9:Salvador
Day 10:Salvador - Fly out from Sao Paulo


Hotels used in this tour
(hotels can be changed on request for most tours)
 3*4*5*Boutique
Rio de Janeiro
Hotel Savoy Othon Rio, Rio de Janeiro
Savoy Othon Rio
145 rooms
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hotel site
Hotel Leme Othon Palace, Rio de Janeiro
Leme Othon Palace
191 rooms
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hotel site
Hotel Sofitel Rio, Copacabana beach
Sofitel Rio
388 rooms
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hotel site
Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro
Fasano Rio de Janeiro
89 rooms
click to see Trip Advisor report
hotel site
Buzios
Hotel Pousada La Chimere, Buzios
Pousada La Chimere
16 rooms
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hotel site
Hotel Pousada Vila D'Este, Buzios
Pousada Vila D'Este
15 rooms
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hotel site
Hotel Vila d´Este, Buzios
Vila d´Este
15 rooms
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hotel site
Hotel Insolito, Buzios
Insolito
12 rooms
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hotel site
Bahia
Hotel Pousada Pilar Pelourinho, Bahia
Pousada Pilar Pelourinho
12 rooms
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hotel site
Hotel Bahia Othon Palace, Bahia
Bahia Othon Palace
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hotel site
Hotel Convento do Carmo, Salvador
Convento do Carmo
79 rooms
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hotel site
Hotel Zank, Salvador
Zank
16 rooms
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hotel site
Day 1:  Rio de Janeiro
Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro, Capital of the State of Rio de Janeiro, and also Brazil`s capital from 1763 to 1961, is nestled between the mountains and the sea. Its magnificent shoreline includes charming bays and beautiful beaches, dotted with islands up and down the coast. Flying into Rio is a beautiful sight, whether it be at night or during the day, the visitor quickly finds out why Rio is known as the Wonderful City. It is also an important center for art and fashion. At night, you will enjoy Rio By Night at Rio Scenarium (not available on Sunday and Monday). Overnight.

(Included meals: dinner)
Day 2:  Rio de Janeiro (Sugar Loaf)
Morning city tour and Sugar Loaf with Barracao (Barracao is available only from Oct through Feb - a week before carnival). Visit to the world famous Sugar Loaf Mountain in the middle of the Guanabara Bay, from where one of the most breathtaking views of the city of Rio can be seen. Proceed to Downtown, to visit the barracao (a warehouse) where local artisans are putting together the Carnival incredible floats. Learn the tradition and folklore behind the scenes of Carnival. Overnight.

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 3:  Rio de Janeiro
Free day. Overnight.

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 4:  Rio de Janeiro - Buzios
Morning transfer to Buzios. Buzios, a peninsula in the northern coastline of Rio (180km from Rio), attracts many Brazilian and foreign visitors by its natural beauties and a unique climate, that combines simplicity and sophistication. After 1964, when the French actress Brigitte Bardott spent her vacations in the city, the fishermen village became famous internationally. There are lots of beaches (over 27 different beaches), with different characteristics. Beaches with very charming inns and restaurants that serve elaborated Brazilian and International dishes. By night, Rua das Pedras (Pedras Street), a real walkway in the city center, is very atrtactive by people searching for fun, shopping, or just a nice dinner restaurant. The next 3 nights will be enjoying the city and relaxing by the beach. Overnight.

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 5:  Buzios
Free day. Overnight.

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 6:  Buzios
Free day. Overnight.

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 7:  Buzios - Rio de Janeiro - Salvador
This morning, transfer back to Rio de Janeiro airport for flight to Salvador. Arrive in Salvador, transfer to hotel.

Salvador, Capital of the State of Bahia, and was also Brazil"s capital until 1763, is divided in two parts. The "Lower City" is at sea level and contains the old port and the commercial area where visitors will find a complete and varied assortment of Brazilian arts and crafts at the Modelo Market. It is also the best place to witness a demonstration of "capoeira", a martial art developed by African slaves in Brazil, originally as a form of combat and later as a type of dance and folklore tradition. The "Upper City" can be reached by stone steps, alleyways or the famous Lacerda Elevator. This part of the city contains the old government buildings, the residential districts, museums, churches and much of the newer architecture. Evening, Pelourinho by night with dinner. The restoration of the historical Pelourinho district has resulted in a new lease of nightlife to this, the largest complex of colonial architecture in the America"s. We have dinner in one of the first class restaurants in the area. After dinner stroll the busy streets where many of the bars offer live music. Overnight.

(Included meals: breakfast, dinner)
Day 8:  Salvador
Morning half day historical tour. We start in the modern suburb of Barra and make our way slowly by to the old historical section of town, the Pelourinho area with the largest and the best preserved complex colonial architecture in the Americas. We visit the church of "San Francisco" with its exuberant gold-leafed baroque interior and the Pelourinho Square, the heart of the old town. This tour shows two distinct aspects of Salvador, the new and the old, concentrating on the early expansion of the city. Overnight.

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 9:  Salvador
Free day. Overnight.

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 10:  Salvador - Fly out from Sao Paulo
Transfer out to Salvador airport for flight to Sao Paulo to connect for international flight. 

(Included meals: breakfast)
 

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Trip type:
  Shared service
(can be done privately also)
Departures:
   daily