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Best of Brazil tour

Best of Brazil

Great Value Vacations
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Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
8 days
From: $ 2,870 $ 359 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Feel like you're in a real-life fairytale at Iguassu Falls!
  • Enjoy tours to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro.
  • Walk around the colorful, cobblestone, historic heart of Salvador.
  • Gaze out at the bright blue ocean while relaxing on Brazil's breathtaking coast.
  • Let loose and experience the wild world-famous nightlife in Rio!

Short Description

Do you dream of turquoise waters, colorful streets, and amazing architecture? Have you always wanted to look down from the peak of a famous mountain? What about stand awestruck in-front of a larger-than-life waterfall? Believe it or not, this vacation package has all of that, and more. Explore the highlights of Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu Falls, and Salvador on this once-in-a-lifetime trip!

Trip Type N/A
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Premium - 4 star
Flights & Transport Airfare included
Start City Rio de Janeiro
End City Salvador

Trip Includes

  • Round-trip economy class airfare to Rio de Janeiro (GIG), out of Salvador (SSA)
  • All airport transfers
  • 3 nights in Rio de Janeiro at the Hotel PortoBay Rio Internacional, or similar
  • Full-day tour to Corcovado & Sugar Loaf Mountain
  • One-way economy class flight from Rio (GIG or SDU) to Foz do Iguassu/Iguassu Falls (IGU)
  • 2 nights in Iguassu Falls at the Recanto Cataratas Thermas Resort, or similar
  • Iguassu Falls Tour (Brazilian Side)
  • One-way economy class flight from Foz do Iguassu/Iguassu Falls (IGU) to Salvador (SSA)
  • 2 nights in Salvador da Bahia at the Wish Hotel da Bahia or similar
  • Breakfast daily

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Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Rio de Janeiro!

Feel the lively spirit in the air as you land in culture and beauty-rich Rio de Janeiro! Upon arrival in the "Marvelous City," enjoy a convenient transfer to your first luxurious hotel. Settle in and relax, then begin exploring the city!

Rio is famous for its bright blue water, pristine beaches, and mountainous landscapes. Tonight, you might want to take a walk through Leblon, an upscale, oceanfront neighborhood filled with shops, bars, and restaurants.

Transfer from Rio de Janeiro airport (GIG) to Rio de Janeiro hotel

Day 2: Rio de Janeiro

Enjoy a pleasant Brazilian buffet breakfast, then get ready for your first full day in Rio. And what a way to start off a vacation... with a full day tour to Corcovado and Sugar Loaf Mountain! Grab your camera and embark on a journey of unbeatable natural beauty, mountainous adventure, and city sightseeing.

Full-Day Tour to Corcovado & Sugar Loaf Mountain

Meet your guide and proceed to the Cosme Velho Station, where you'll board a cog-train and ride through tropical Tijuca Forest and up the 748 meter to Corcovado Mountain! This train ride takes approximately 20 minutes, and is a wonderful opportunity to take a closer look at the forest's lush vegetation and enjoy scenic views of the city and its beaches. Upon arrival at the top of Corcovado, you'll proceed up the steps to the peak's lookout, where the towering statue of Christ the Redeemer stands! Appreciate the breathtaking view, take some unbeatable photos, then descend by train.

Next, this tour will pass by Rio's world-famous beaches! Once you reach the Urca District, you'll board a cable car for a two-staged ascent up Sugar Loaf Mountain, which sits at 390 meters high. Ooh, ahh, and take tons of photos, then get ready for the next leg of the tour!

Once you descend back down to the mainland, you'll proceed along Guanabara Bay and Flamengo Park, all the way into downtown. Visit the bustling downtown area, stroll through the financial and business center, and see famous attractions such as Candelaria Church, Saint Sebastian Cathedral, Lapa Arches, the Municipal Theater, the National Library, the Fine Arts Museum, and the Sambodrome (the site of Rio's famous Carnival parade).

Day 3: Rio de Janeiro

Wake up in beautiful Rio and start your day off with an energizing breakfast. After a full day of excitement yesterday, you'll enjoy a relaxing day at leisure today. Soak up some sun on Rio's world-famous beaches, Ipanema and Copacabana! And remember, the fun doesn't stop when you step off the sand. Explore the areas, treat yourself to a delicious dinner, and experience some of the most vibrant nightlife in the world.

If you have enough energy, you might want to make your way back up to Christ the Redeemer or Sugar Loaf Mountain to catch a once-in-a-lifetime sunset. When in Rio...

Day 4: Rio de Janeiro - Iguassu Falls

Refuel with some breakfast, grab your bags and meet your transfer - you're off to Iguassu Falls today!

After a quick flight, you'll be brought to your next accommodation near the Brazilian side of Iguassu Falls. Located close to the point where the Iguassu River empties its waters into the Parana River, these falls are among the largest in the world! The city nestled right beside the falls, Foz do Iguassu, is a bustling city filled with tourists and locals, alike. Treat yourself to dinner, do some souvenir shopping, and explore this stunning, culture-rich area!

Transfer from Rio de Janeiro hotel to Rio de Janeiro airport (GIG or SDU)

Fly to Iguassu Falls!

Transfer from Iguassu Falls airport (IGU) to Iguassu Falls hotel

Day 5: Iguassu Falls

After breakfast, grab your camera and get ready for an amazing tour of Iguassu Falls! Take tons of photos, gawk at magnificent views, and walk along picturesque nature paths.

Spend the evening relaxing at your hotel or strolling around the city.

Iguassu Falls Tour (Brazilian Side)

Cross Iguassu National Park to the Brazilian side of these extraordinary Falls, then walk along cascading paths and make your way to the bottom of Devil's Throat. Enjoy breathtaking views of this spectacular natural wonder! At the end of the tour, hop in an elevator and ride up to road-level.

Please note it is your responsibility to obtain the appropriate visa for entry into Brazil.

Day 6: Iguassu Falls - Salvador

Wave goodbye to the majestic Falls and say hello to Salvador! Enjoy breakfast, then meet your transfer and make your way to the airport for your final domestic flight.

Arrive in sunny Salvador, otherwise known as the "Land of Happiness" and check-in to your hotel. Every day feels like a celebration in Salvador, with its bright, colorful buildings and its fun, easygoing lifestyle. This fascinating city is a storybook-like world of magical beauty, cultural traditions, and warm hospitality - oh, and it's surrounded by beaches. What could be better?

Transfer from Iguassu Falls hotel to Iguassu Falls airport (IGU)

Fly to Salvador!

Transfer from Salvador airport (SSA) to Salvador hotel

Day 7: Salvador

Ahhh, wake up in stunning Salvador and enjoy a delightful breakfast. Then, spend the day your way! Feel like relaxing by the water? Head to the coast and treat yourself to a sunny seaside lunch. In the mood to walk around the Historic Center? Visit the UNESCO-recognized site of Pelourinho, a bustling hub lined with wonderfully-restored pastel-colored buildings, restaurants, shops, and bars.

Whatever you decide to do, be sure to catch the sunset over Baia de Todos Santos! For the best view, pop into the Elevador Lacera, a gorgeous old art deco elevator that offers beyond perfect views. Make sure your camera's charged!

Day 8: Depart Brazil

Squeeze all your souvenirs into your bag and enjoy a comfortable transfer to the airport. Board your plane and spend your relaxing flight home dreaming about your next adventure.

Transfer from Salvador hotel to Salvador airport (SSA)

Fly home!

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When I booked with Great Value I was nervous because it seemed too good to be true. Nope, just a really great deal. I was able to take my dream trip to Ireland and Scotland and it was within my budget. Everything was covered, my lodging, flights, and rental car. There was no hidden fees, or fine print that would nickel and dime me later on, as "good deals" usually have. I also had to change the date of my trip and the customer service was excellent and this change was simple. Thank you Great Value, I'll be using you every time I travel from now on
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Everything on the trip was excellent. The only concern with any services from GVV was initial communications ahead of the trip regarding when and how we'd receive all our travel vouchers, as some were available online, and some were to be picked up in country upon arrival. It took no less than 5 phone calls to learn some vouchers would be picked up in country. The trip was outstanding, exhausting, but gloriously beautiful. It was exhausting from the perspective of moving around the country and only a few places were 2 nights. But, we knew that going in, and we wanted to see ALL of Switzerland and this certainly checked those boxes. We saw majestic mountains, we saw countless waterfalls and glaciers. The trains in Switzerland were all clean and we felt safe. The hotels were good with delicious breakfasts each morning. Overall, I would recommend GVV to a friend or family member and I would personally book another vacation with GVV.
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This was my first time planning a trip out of the country. I read previous reviews who had a good experience with Great Value Vacation. Our trip was amazing! The booking and reservations were easy to use with the vouchers provided. The staff was helpful. The only downside was I upgraded to have an automatic vehicle and they gave me a stick shift. It took a while to get sorted out but other than that I loved my trip! I will definitely use great value vacations again when I book my next trip. I opted for the additional wine tasting package and I did not regret it! I recommend adding those additional tours to get a more complete experience.
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My wife and I recently booked our vacation through Great Value Vacations. We were a bit nervous to travel to Europe for the first time, but we are glad we did. Great Value Vacations took care of us. Great customer service. Seamless transactions. They booked the hotels and flights for us. All we had to worry about were the daily activities! I would highly recommended them. The hotels offered through the package were as advertised: nice and in great locations. The flights times were also convenient. The best part was the price. I am thankful for the experiences Great Value Vacation was able to provide for us!
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Really enjoyed both of my trips through Great Value Vacations. I went on one family trip to Ireland (Adare villa, rental car with trips out to Dublin, Cliffs of Moher and more) . The villa was very comfortable with a kitchen, three bedrooms, and proximity to the local shops /restaurants. We were able to upgrade to an automatic car and had fun navigating to each location on our itinerary. The trip as planned by the agency still leaves time for exploring on your own and since we picked a trip with our own transportation, we had flexibility on which tours we wanted to do and when.

My second trip was a solo trip to Scotland. I like to go on vacation by myself sometimes, but it can be hard to find ones where you aren’t penalized for being on your own. This train trip to Edinburgh, Inverness, and Glasgow worked out really well for me. The hotels were all near the train stations and in safe areas (good lighting, plenty of people, etc.). I got a good mix of options for sightseeing in each city. The hop-on, hop-off bus circuit was especially useful for getting around Edinburgh. I also added an extra tour on in Glasgow to see nearby castles and a distillery and was very glad to have done so as the views of the countryside were amazing!

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Just got back from our trip to Italy booked through Great Value Vacations & was our dream come true! We could not have gone if it were not for their unbelievable rates. Each 4 Star Villa we stayed at was above and beyond our expectations...I cried after leaving each part of our journey. I am so glad I took a leap of faith and would HIGHLY RECOMMEND booking with them. Besides the Villas being beautiful, great locations, clean, and great staff; each place we arrived at actually said, "They said to give you a very nice room." (with a rate of just under $1,900 a piece for 9 nights not counting travel days at 4 stars Villas in Rome, Tuscany, & Venice including airfare and rent a car... a few friends told us to expect the worst rooms at the places we were staying ~ NOT the case! Our rooms had the best views...I could go on and on. Every step of the way was smooth with no worries whatsoever. Thanks again GVV! LOVED IT!
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Airfare included

Group Size:

Intimate Group - 12 max

Accomodations

  • PortoBay Rio Internacional
  • Recanto Cataratas Thermas Resort & Convention
  • Wish Hotel da Bahia

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