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Boutique Tour - Brazil - The Colonial Route

(17 Days)

São Paulo | Paraty | Rio de Janeiro | Tiradentes | Ouro Preto | Salvador da Bahia | Recife

Day Routing
01 São Paulo

Arrival in São Paulo and transfer to the hotel. City tour through the world famous metropolis.

02 São Paulo - Paraty

Bus ride (seat-in, without guide) to Paraty. Guided walking tour through this historical gem. Overnight at a Pousada.

03 Paraty

Day at leisure for own activities in and around Paraty.

04 Paraty - Rio de Janeiro

Bus ride (seat-in, without guide) along the beautiful coastal road of Costa Verde to Rio de Janeiro. Check-in at the hotel and remaining day at leisure.

05 Rio de Janeiro

Half day city tour including the Corcovado mountain with its famous Christ statue and the botanical garden. Optional churrasco dinner (BBQ) with typical Samba Show at night.

06 Rio de Janeiro

Half day city tour including visit of the famous Sugar Loaf mountain with a brilliant view over the city and beaches.

07 Rio de Janeiro - Petropolis - Tiradentes

Bus ride to Petropolis and visit to the Imperial Museum including lunch. Continue to Tiradentes, a historical city in Minas Gerais for overnight.

08 Tiradentes - Congonhas - Ouro Preto

Discover the cobbled streets and colonial houses of Tiradentes. Proceed via São João del Rey and Congonhas with its basilica to the charming colonial city of Ouro Preto. Overnight at a Pousada.

09 Ouro Preto

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage site Ouro Preto. Its baroque churches, bridges and fountains remain as a testimony to its past prosperity during the 18th century.

10 Ouro Preto

Excursion to Mariana with its picturesque streets and houses from the early 18th century. Visit to Passagem Gold Mine in railcars that follow the gold veins as far as a crystalline floodlit lake. Lunch is included.

11 Ouro Preto - Salvador da Bahia

Flight to Salvador da Bahia, one of the oldest cities in the Americas and the black heart of Brazil. Overnight at a hotel in the city centre.

12 Salvador da Bahia

City tour to the historical landmarks of Salvador.

13 Salvador da Bahia

Day at leisure. Optional excursion to the town of Cachoeira, one of the main "candomblé" centres of Bahia, with its fine colonial architecture.

14 Salvador da Bahia - Recife

Flight to Recife and transfer to the hotel. Visit the colonial neighbourhood Olinda, a real gem of baroque architecture.

15 Recife

City Tour with Recife´s main sights and a visit to the Ricardo Brennand Institute.

16 Recife

Full day excursion to Porto de Galinhas, one of Brazil´s most beautiful beaches.

17 Recife

Transfer to the airport for homebound flight.