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New Luxury Small Group Journeys

Brazil: Natural Wonders & Colonial Charms 2018


9 Days from $6,995

Limited to 18 guests

Experience Brazil at its most diverse and delightful as you explore dynamic São Paulo, witness firsthand the epic power of mighty Iguazu Falls, discover the colonial architecture of Ouro Preto and immerse yourself in the color and culture of vibrant Rio de Janeiro.

A&K Advantages

Immerse yourself in Brazil's colonial history, architectural grace and cultural charms as you witness urban and small-town life, and explore magnificent Iguazu Falls

Visit São Paulo to view its many architectural gems, such as the neo-Gothic Catedral da Sé de São Paulo and a controversial work by the legendary Oscar Niemeyer

Explore the powerful cascades of Iguazu Falls from the Brazilian and Argentinian sides

Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ouro Preto and other colonial-era villages dating to Brazil's golden age

Go behind the scenes of the Carnival culture in Rio de Janeiro and learn some samba moves

Enjoy the amazing views from Sugar Loaf and Corcovado Mountains in fabulous Rio

Itinerary at a Glance

DAY 1
Arrive São Paulo, Brazil
DAY 2
Iguazu Falls | Feel the Powerful Cascades
DAY 3
Iguazu Falls | Up Close to the Devil’s Throat
DAY 4
Ouro Preto | Discovering Colonial Brazil
DAY 5
Ouro Preto | Secrets of Historical Cities
DAY 6
Rio de Janeiro | Vibrant, Friendly, Colorful Rio
DAY 7
Rio de Janeiro | Carnival & Culture
DAY 8
Rio de Janeiro | Majestic Views from Sugar Loaf
DAY 9
Depart Rio de Janeiro | Christ the Redeemer
DAY 1
Arrive São Paulo, Brazil

Arrive in São Paulo, where you are met and transferred to your hotel. Set out this afternoon on a city tour, visiting Estação da Luz, a train station dating to 1867, to view its unique architecture. Venture inside the neo-Gothic Catedral da Sé de São Paulo before heading to the Japanese neighborhood of Liberdade. Also view famed Paulista Avenue. Then, visit Ibirapuera urban park, with its museum designed by Oscar Niemeyer. Dine tonight at a top local restaurant.

Hotel Tivoli Mofarrej
Meals: Dinner
DAY 2
Iguazu Falls | Feel the Powerful Cascades

Fly to Iguazu Falls and transfer to your hotel situated just a short walk from the cascades. Enjoy lunch at a restaurant near the edge of the cataracts. This afternoon, explore the Brazilian side of the falls, enjoying panoramic views. Then, join a local guide on a catwalk over the falls, and then cap your experience with a Scenic Sundowner.

Belmond Hotel das Cataratas
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 3
Iguazu Falls | Up Close to the Devil’s Throat

Today, discover the Argentinian side of the falls by train, taking in spectacular views of the falls as well as the tropical flora and fauna. Enjoy lunch at a restaurant overlooking the Devil’s Throat, largest of the cascades. Proceed to a catwalk above the lush basin called the Devil’s Gorge.

Belmond Hotel das Cataratas
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 4
Ouro Preto | Discovering Colonial Brazil

Fly to Belo Horizonte and transfer by land to Ouro Preto and your stunning hotel, a historic mansion dating from the 19th century, and built during Brazil’s golden age. Tonight, gather for dinner at a local restaurant that specializes in Minas Gerais’ dishes.

Hotel Solar do Rosario
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 5
Ouro Preto | Secrets of Historical Cities

Explore Ouro Preto, a center for gold mining in the colonial era, to view the 18th-century São Francisco de Assis Church, the Museum of the School of Mines, the Church of Our Lady of the Pilar and the Opera House, and see why this village is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to Mariana, founded in 1696, to stroll its picturesque streets. Continue to Minas Gerais Square to visit its church and other historical buildings. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

Hotel Solar do Rosario
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 6
Rio de Janeiro | Vibrant, Friendly, Colorful Rio

Fly to Rio de Janeiro, a coastal metropolis pulsing with the energy of its diverse people and lively culture, and transfer to your hotel, one of most glamorous in the city. Tonight, dine at one of Rio’s best barbecue restaurants.

Belmond Copacabana Palace
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 7
Rio de Janeiro | Carnival & Culture

Get a taste of the Carnival culture with a guided look backstage to see the construction process of costumes and floats. Visit the Grande Rio’s Warehouse Samba School, one of Rio’s first Carnival group schools, to view exhibitions about the history of Samba and the Carnival Parade. Then, enjoy a chance to dress up in carnival costumes, learn some samba moves and join a percussion class. Next, visit the bohemian Santa Teresa neighborhood to marvel at its charming architecture and experience the artistic culture. Enjoy lunch at a private estate nestled on a hill overlooking the neighborhood’s winding, cobblestone streets.

Belmond Copacabana Palace
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 8
Rio de Janeiro | Majestic Views from Sugar Loaf

Enjoy your morning at leisure, perhaps strolling the famous Copacabana Beach or relaxing by the pool. This afternoon, ride by cable car to the peak of iconic Sugar Loaf Mountain, where you toast the sunset, and drink in the amazing views. Tonight, gather for a farewell dinner at a restaurant in the fashionable Leblon neighborhood.

Belmond Copacabana Palace
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 9
Depart Rio de Janeiro | Christ the Redeemer

Journey up Corcovado Mountain for a spectacular glimpse of Rio, and an up-close look at the majestic statue of Christ the Redeemer, one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. Return to the hotel for time at leisure, before transferring to the airport for your departing flight.

Meals: Breakfast


Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

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  • Jun 13 - Jun 21
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  • Aug 08 - Aug 16
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  • Sep 12 - Sep 20
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  • Oct 24 - Nov 01
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Journey Details

Internal Air: Economy class from $660

(São Paulo/Iguazu Falls/Belo Horizonte/Rio de Janeiro)

This journey contains some active elements.

Minimum age is 10 years.

First group event: panoramic tour at 3:00 p.m. on Day 1.

Last group event: end of sightseeing at 1:00 p.m. on Day 9.

Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests.


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