Highlights of Brazil: Culture, History, Nature, and More!

A 14 day trip to Brazil
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Experience Brazil from an expert insider's perspective! Discover Brazil's fascinating history with a visit to Salvador de Bahia. Experience Brazilian "Praia" lifestyle in Praia do Forte. Adventure into the Amazon Jungle rainforest including wildlife safaris, hiking and visit to local communities. Tour Rio de Janeiro, including world-famous Sugarloaf and Corcovado Mount.

General Information

Photos
A beach in Bahia, Brazil.
A fountain in Salvador, Brazil.
Detailed Itinerary

Places Visited 

Salvador de Bahia
Praia do Forte
The Amazon
Rio de Janeiro

Departure Dates 

Flexible departure dates
No minimum group size for the trip

Detailed Itinerary 

Day 1:

Upon arrival of your international flight you will connect in Rio to Salvador de Bahia to start your adventures in Brazil.
Upon arrival in Salvador you will be transferred to your boutique hotel situated in the heart of the historic quarter of Pelourinho. The hotel has only 7 spacious suites placed in a building from the 1600s.

Day 2:

During your stay in Salvador, we will schedule a visit to the city, where you will learn about the birth of the country, the story of the slaves and their mix of African and Catholic religion which lead to Candomble. The strong Portuguese heritage in the historic buildings and the strong catholic legacy are noticeable in every turn.
We can also arrange a night visit to Pelourinho for a different look at the historic quarter. You will wander around the cobble stoned streets under the light of the streetlamps in search of the sounds and rhythms of Bahia. The ethnic mix, the street parties and the local art will be on display in every corner on a night to remember.

Day 3:

Today you will pick up your rental car and drive to Praia do Forte. Upon arrival in Praia do Forte, you will stay at a rustic Inn decorated in the characteristic style of the small beach town. The property has close access to the Piscinas Naturais, natural pools that form on the coral reefs with the low tide.

Day 4:

You will have time to relax, shop at the picturesque artisan’s market or visit Projeto Tamar, dedicated to the preservation of sea turtles. You can also hike at the Atlantic Forest Reserve, dive, snorkel or drive to the nearby towns of Guarajuba, Itacimirim, Imbassai or Costa do Sauipe, home of the ATP tennis open.

Day 5:

Today you will have the day free to relax and enjoy the beach and local ambiance at this beautiful coastal town.

Day 6:

Today you will drop off your rental car and drive to Salvador to board your flight to Manaus. Upon arrival in Manaus you will be transferred to your hotel in the capital city of the Amazonas State, where you will rest before heading deep into Amazonia. The city is the largest in the Amazon and became very popular in the late 19th Century during the rubber boom.

Day 7:

This morning you will be picked up at your hotel and transferred to the airport for your flight to Tefe. You will then be transferred to the dock, where you will embark on a boat ride to Mamiraua Reserve. Your Pousada was named one of the Best Hotels in Brazil by National Geographic Traveler where you will spend the next 3 nights. The lodge includes all meals and activities such as hiking, photo safaris and boat rides. You will also have the chance to meet the local communities and learn about their lifestyle in this remote spot on earth while listening to the cries of the howling monkeys, the blue parrots and millions of insects.

Day 8:

Day of activities at the Pousada.

Day 9:

Day of activities at the Pousada.

Day 10:

Today you will be picked up and transferred to Manaus for your last night in the area. Night in Manaus.

Day 11:

This morning you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Rio. Upon arrival in Rio de Janeiro you will be transferred to your boutique hotel located in the trendy Leblon beach. All the rooms overlook the ocean.

Day 12:

During your stay in Rio, we will schedule a private full day tour of the city to include a visit to the Sugarloaf for a breathtaking view of the city and a stop at the Corcovado mount for the famous picture with Christ the Redeemer monument. We will also leave some time for you to enjoy on your own, get to know Cariocas and share their relaxed lifestyle.

Day 13:

Free day in Rio.

Day 14:

Today you will be picked up at your hotel and transferred to the airport for your international flight back home.

Price

Price 

The price will vary depending on hotels, travel dates, and other preferences. Please inquire for a custom quote.