Brazil is a colourful patchwork of urban cool and colonial splendour; of spectacular mountain scenery and glorious coastal vistas. This trip covers the highlights: the mighty Iguaçu Falls and surrounding rainforest, Rio, with its sizzling beaches and world-famous landmarks, and the former capital and UNESCO World Heritage City of Salvador, once so wealthy it built a church for every day of the year.


  • ​Marvel at the Devil’s Throat at the Iguaçu Falls
  • Panoramic views over Rio from Sugarloaf and Corcovado Mountains
  • Explore the cobbled streets of historic Salvador
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Destination Expert Charlie Lockwood


Latin America Specialist


  1. Arrive
  2. Day 1 Arrival Rio de Janeiro.

    Arrival Rio de Janeiro. Rio is one of the most visited cities in South America, famous for its winning combination of verdant landscape, lively beach culture and an exuberant annual carnival that lasts five days.

    Overnight: Porto Bay Rio International

  3. Day 2 Rio de Janeiro

    Highlights today include a visit to Sugarloaf Mountain, the granite peak which towers 396m above the harbour. A two-stage cable car ride will whisk you up to the summit, where you’ll be rewarded with 360º views across the region.

    Overnight: Porto Bay Rio International

  4. Day 3 Rio de Janeiro

    Visit Christ the Redeemer. 30m tall, with an arm span of 28m, this colossal Art-Deco statue stands atop Corcovado mountain and is one of Rio’s best-known landmarks.

    Overnight: Porto Bay Rio International

  5. Day 4 Rio de Janeiro-Salvador

    Catch a flight north to the UNESCO World Heritage City of Salvador, capital of the state of Bahia and a former capital of Brazil. Salvador is famous for its religious architecture: the city boasts 365 churches – one for every day of the year.

    Overnight: Porto Bay Rio International

  6. Day 5 Salvador

    Highlights today include the Basilica Cathedral of Salvador and the Church of St Francis, known as the Golden Church for its wondrous gold-leaf interior. There will be an option for an extended tour of the Mercado Modelo (local market), selling colourful textiles and local produce.

    Overnight: Villa Bahia

  7. Day 6 Salvador – Iguaçu Falls

    Fly south to the Iguaçu Falls with a stop in Sao Paulo. Cross the border into Argentina where you will spend the next two nights. Your hotel is situated in the middle of the sub-tropical jungle teeming with exotic wildlife.

    Overnight: Loi Suites

  8. Day 7 Iguaçu Falls

    These are the biggest falls in the world, with 275 individual drops across nearly two miles. Half of the river's flow pours into a long, narrow chasm known as the Devil’s Throat and a highlight today includes the chance to look directly into the torrential abyss.

    Overnight: Loi Suites

  9. Day 8 Depart Foz do Iguaçu

    Depart from either the Argentine or Brazilian side of the falls, depending on your international flight home.

  10. Depart


  • ​All transportation by private vehicle.
  • The service of a private English-speaking guide.
  • All accommodation as stated in the itinerary.
  • Daily breakfast.
  • Domestic flights


  • International flights.
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary.
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, gratuities (discretionary).
  • Entrance fees and excursions not specifically mentioned as included.
  • Travel insurance or visa fees.

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