Brazil Explorer

Starts in
Rio de Janeiro
Duration
9 Days
Route
Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Iguacu Falls

Embark on an unforgettable journey through Brazil, beginning in the rhythmic streets of Salvador where colonial history and Afro-Brazilian culture converge. Feel the pulse of Rio de Janeiro as you dance along Copacabana, and stand in awe of the breathtaking Iguazu Falls, where nature's raw power manifests in a symphony of cascading water.


This 9-day/8-night Brazil package includes accommodations of your choice, private arrival & departure transfers, and sightseeing tours of your choice. Please note that this itinerary is flexible, and you can adjust it based on your interests, available time, and any specific attractions or sites you would like to prioritize.

Includes

  • Private transfers with driver & English-speaking assistant as per the itinerary
  • Keytours 24-hour emergency assistance
  • Accommodations of your choice
  • Sightseeing tours and/or activites of your choice

Excludes

  • Items of a personal nature
  • All other items not mentioned as included
  • Select local taxes where applicable
  • Travel insurance; please inquire with your Keytours travel consultant

Itinerary

Day

1

Arrival - Rio de Janeiro

Upon arrival at RIOgaleão - Tom Jobim International Airport, you will be met by your private driver and English-speaking assistant and will be driven approximately 1 to 1-and-a-half hours to the accommodation of your choice. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Day

2

Rio de Janeiro

Embark on a thrilling day in Rio de Janeiro, where you can choose to visit iconic landmarks like Corcovado and Sugarloaf if you wish. Begin by ascending Corcovado to stand before the awe-inspiring Christ the Redeemer statue, capturing panoramic views of the city's lush landscapes and stunning coastline. Afterward, explore the vibrant streets, savor Brazilian cuisine, and immerse yourself in the city's lively culture. In the afternoon, take a cable car ride to Sugarloaf Mountain, where you'll be treated to breathtaking vistas of Rio's iconic skyline and the shimmering Guanabara Bay. This day promises an unforgettable blend of natural beauty and urban energy in the marvelous city of Rio de Janeiro.

Day

3

Rio de Janeiro

Savor a captivating day in Rio de Janeiro by considering joining a city tour that unveils its diverse highlights. Start by exploring the historic downtown, where colonial architecture meets modern life at sites like the Candelária Church and the Metropolitan Cathedral. Stroll along the lively streets of Santa Teresa, known for its bohemian charm and art studios. Next, venture to the Selarón Steps, a colorful mosaic masterpiece, and experience the vibrant Lapa neighborhood. Round off your day with a visit to the lush Botanical Garden, home to exotic flora and peaceful pathways. This comprehensive city tour offers a delightful tapestry of Rio's culture, history, and natural beauty.

Day

4

Rio de Janeiro - Salvador

Check out of your hotel and meet your private driver and English-speaking assistant for the approximate 1 to 1-and-a-half-hour transfer to RIOgaleão - Tom Jobim International Airport for your flight to Salvador. Upon arrival to Salvador Bahia International Airport, you will be met by your private driver and English-speaking assistant and will be driven approximately 20 to 45 minutes to the accommodation of your choice. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Day

5

Salvador

Embark on a captivating day in Salvador, Brazil, with a choice between visiting the Private Upper & Lower City to explore the distinct facets of Salvador or the Historic Salvador for a deeper dive into the city's rich heritage. Begin your day in the historic Pelourinho district, a UNESCO World Heritage site, where colorful colonial architecture and lively streets tell tales of Brazil's past. Continue to the Lower City, experiencing the vibrancy of local markets and the tranquil beauty of the coastline. Or for the more historic side of the city, visit the Pelourinho Square, São Francisco Church, and the Bonfim Church, each offering a glimpse into Salvador's cultural and religious mosaic. Whichever you choose, Salvador's charm and history will unfold before you, leaving you with lasting memories of this vibrant Brazilian gem.

Day

6

Salvador

Embark on your second full day in Salvador, Brazil, with a choice between cultural exploration or interactive experiences. Dive into Salvador's African identity with a guided tour that delves into the Afro-Brazilian roots embedded in the city's history. Alternatively, opt for a hands-on experience with a Percussion Workshop, where the rhythmic beats of traditional Bahian music come to life. Feel the pulse of Salvador as you learn to play authentic instruments alongside skilled musicians. For a culinary adventure, indulge in a Bahian Cuisine Tour, savoring the flavors of local delicacies and immersing yourself in the art of Bahian cooking. Whichever path you choose, your second day promises an immersive encounter with Salvador's vibrant cultural scene.

Day

7

Salvador - Iguaçu Falls

Check out of your hotel and meet your private driver and English-speaking assistant for the approximate 20 to 45-minute transfer to Salvador Bahia International Airport for your flight to Iguaçu Falls. Upon arrival to Foz do Iguaçu International Airport, you will be met by your private driver and English-speaking assistant and will be driven approximately 30 minutes to the accommodation of your choice. Take advantage of the afternoon by visiting the National Park of the Brazilian Falls. Nature's grandeur takes center stage as you're enveloped by the thundering cascades and misty rainbows that define this UNESCO World Heritage site. Wander along well-designed walkways and platforms that provide breathtaking panoramic views of the falls

Day

8

Iguazu Falls

Today why not head to the National Park of the Argentinian Falls, crossing the Tancredo Neves Bridge. Take the train to the Devil's Throat, the largest of the falls, located between the Brazilian and the Argentinian Falls. Walking on wooden pathways, visit the falls located in the upper circuit. There you will be awarded with a different perspective and more intimate contact with the falls and the adjoining rainforest filled with orchids, bromeliads, birds and other wildlife. If time permits, you will also visit the falls in the lower circuit. Walking over different footbridges, you will visit the heart of the waterfalls, and be able to appreciate them from different angles.

Day

9

Iguaçu Falls - Departure

Check out of your hotel and meet your private driver and English-speaking assistant for the approximate 30-minute transfer to Foz do Iguaçu International Airport where you will check-in for your onward flight.

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