This travel agent was in frequent phone and email contact with us to ensure our itinerary met all of our requests. He also contacted us during our trip to make sure everything was going well. His suggestions to visit Paraty, Ouro Preto and Tirandentes were greatly appreciated because we loved all three locations. We also enjoyed the big cities. At every stop the guides were terrific. They were informed, friendly, insightful, articulate and spoke flawless English. They ensured my wife and I were well taken care of. The drivers were all very skillful as well as friendly. The cars were very comfortable. The accommodations were amazing. Whether it was a large luxury hotel, or a small boutique establishment, we felt like we were in the lap of luxury. All of the internal flights were at comfortable times and went smoothly. During our visit all pick ups and tour times were punctual. It was a big relief at every airport to see a driver holding a sign with our name on it. In summary, I enthusiastically recommend this company at the highest level possible!
There were so many memorable parts of our trip that I will just name a few. There were wonderful experiences at every one of our stops. For instance, standing just below Christ the Redeemer in Rio and looking out at the city was breath-taking. Taking a small boat ride in Paraty and enjoying the views and imagining the Portuguese ships laden with gold heading back to Portugal was amazing. Eating at a fantastic Italian restaurant in Paraty and listening to a brilliant guitarist/singer playing the songs of Antonio Carlos Jobim was enchanting. Staying right on the main town square in Brazil's first capitol - Salvadore - was very cool.
We would stay an extra day in Tiradentes and Paraty to better explore those towns and break up the long drives. We might skip Inhotim only because modern, avant-garde, multi-media art is not our favorite.
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