Luxury Tailor Made Journeys depart on the dates that work for you and feature expert local guides throughout your journey. The itinerary below can be customized to your interests.
ARRIVE SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL
Arrive in São Paulo, where you are met and transferred to your hotel. Set out with your private guide this afternoon on a city tour, visiting Estação da Luz, a train station dating to 1867, to view its unique architecture. Venture inside the Sé cathedral 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.
IGUAZU FALLS | FEEL THE POWERFUL CASCADES
Fly to Iguazu Falls and transfer to your hotel situated just a short walk from the cascades. This afternoon, explore the Brazilian side of the falls, enjoying panoramic views. Then, venture out on a catwalk over the falls, capping off your experience with a Scenic Sundowner.
IGUAZU FALLS | UP CLOSE TO THE DEVIL’S THROAT
Today, discover the Argentine side of the falls by train, taking in spectacular views of the falls as well as the tropical flora and fauna. After lunch, proceed to a catwalk above the lush basin called the Devil’s Gorge.
OURO PRETO | ECHOES OF A GOLDEN AGE
Fly to Belo Horizonte and transfer by land to Ouro Preto and your stunning hotel. Enjoy an evening at leisure in this former colonial gold rush town.
OURO PRETO | SECRETS OF HISTORICAL CITIES
Explore Ouro Preto, a center for gold and diamond trading in the colonial era, to view the 18th-century São Francisco de Assisi 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 the church and other historical buildings. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, retiring for an evening at leisure.
RIO DE JANEIRO | A KALEIDOSCOPE OF COLOR
Fly to Rio de Janeiro, where you are met and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy an evening at leisure in this dazzling city.
RIO DE JANEIRO | CARNIVAL & CULTURE
Get a taste of the Carnival culture with a tour that takes you backstage to see the construction process of costumes and floats. Then, enjoy a chance to dress up in carnival costumes, learn some samba moves and join a percussion class. After an exclusive lunch at a private estate, visit the bohemian Santa Teresa neighborhood to marvel at its architectural and cultural charms.
RIO DE JANEIRO | SUNSET OVER THE CITY
This afternoon, ride by cable car to the peak of iconic Sugar Loaf Mountain, where you toast the sunset with a cocktail, and drink in the amazing views.
DEPART RIO DE JANEIRO
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.
Enhance Your Journey
Elevate your experience with a host of options available for an additional cost.
TAKE A PRIVATE HELICOPTER TOUR
Take off on a 10-minute private helicopter tour that affords a bird's-eye view of Iguazu Falls and the wild tropical forest of Iguazu National Park.
EXPLORE RIO’S NIGHTLIFE
Dine and dance like a Rio local as your guide accompanies you to a neighborhood restaurant and a live music venue. Samba the night away or simply marvel at the local Cariocas on the dance floor.
DISCOVER IGUAZU FALLS’ WATERFALLS & JUNGLE
Experience both essential aspects of Iguazu National Park: jungle and waterfalls. Traverse the lush Yacaratiá trail in an open-air vehicle; sail the Lower Iguazu River, encountering powerful rapids; see the falls from both Argentina and Brazil; and face the incomparable San Martín waterfall.
SIT DOWN TO A CHEF’S DINNER
Enjoy a singular gastronomic experience as you watch Chef Nicola Finamore prepare an array of dishes inspired by the day’s freshest ingredients. Then, enjoy what he’s prepared during an exclusive chef’s table dinner at Belmond Copacabana Palace’s award-winning Cipriani, lauded for its Northern Italian cuisine.
EXPERIENCE GUARANI STORYTELLING FIRSTHAND
Gather around a bonfire at Iguazu Falls as members of the indigenous Guarani people share their oral traditions and traditional rainforest foods.
GO BEHIND THE SCENES AT IGUAZU BIRD PARK
Partake in a private, behind-the-scenes experience at Iguazu Bird Park before it opens to the public. As you meet with a park biologist, learn about the reserve and the species it cares for, and help feed flamingos and toucans.