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ABOUT THIS TOUR
Exploring Brazil and Peru is a tour that will take you to experience the best of the two countries. 16 days to enjoy this combination.
You will have the chance to meet the wonderful Rio de Janeiro and the exotic Machu Picchu.
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Day 1 – Sao Paulo.
Arrival in Sao Paulo. Meeting at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Accomodation.
Day 2 – Sao Paulo. (B)
HD City tour: We start our tour at the famous Bairro Orintal with its typical Japanese decoration. Then we proceed till the Cathedral( Praca da Se) at downtown area. From this point we walk towards the dead center of São Paulo (Tropic of Capricorn) and visit the monument “The Immortal Glory of the founders of the city”.Back to the van/car/bus we go to Higianopolis, the hard and soul of the modern Jewish community and where the rich families used to live during Old Republic era.Next stop will the most important financial center of South America the Paulista Avenue, among six different stiles of architecture there is MASP (Museum de Arte de São Paulo), considered one of the best museums in the world. From that point we go to Governor’s Palace, we finish at the green area Ibirapuera Park and the Oscar Niemeyer buildings (1.6 million square meters) the largest of our 32 public squares.
Day 3 – Sao Paulo/ Manaus. (B, D)
Transfer out to the airport.
Arrival in Manaus. Transfer to the Lodge . Reception with local juice after which guests will be shown to the rooms. Following visit to the Monkey Jungle. Dinner and evening tour by canoe for Alligator Spotting . Overnight at the lodge.
Day 4 – Manaus. (B, L, D)
Nature Hike. Return for regional lunch. After a short rest, visit to the home of local Amazonian residents (“caboclos”) with opportunity for piranha fishing. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 5 – Manaus. (B, L, D)
Full day tour to the Meeting of the Waters with lunch. Arrival at the lodge at 17h30. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 6 – Manaus/ Rio de Janeiro. (B)
Free time to enjoy the natural pools. Check-out at 11h30 and transfer to Manaus.
Arrival in Rio de Janeiro. Meeting at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Accomodation.
Day 7 – Rio de Janeiro. (B, L)
FD Sugar Loaf with City tour and Corcovado with Tijuca Forest+Lunch. We will leave the hotel after breakfast to visit the most famous landmarks of the city where we will see the natural beauties from up above. After a scenic drive along Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, passengers arrive at the bottom of the Corcovado Hill. We will embark on a comfortable train which will climb the mountain, where the statue of Christ the Redeemer, is located (2.300ft above sea level). The Christ statue known as the “wonder ofRio” was recently elected one of the 7 winners of the ” New Wonders of the World “. Upon arrival at the top we have mechanized access, with panoramic elevators and escalators that take us to the foot of the statute. There, passengers enjoy a panoramic view ofRio de Janeiro, discover why it is called the “MarvelousCity” and the view the Christ statue which is considered “ the wonder of Rio”. We make our way down on the same route and towards the other world famous landmark, the Sugar Loaf Mountain. Over a million tourists a year visit the world famous Pão de Açúcar, or Sugar Loaf Mountain in English, which has become an iconic symbol of the city of Rio de Janeiro. Rising up from small peninsula at the entrance of Guanabara Bay, its name is said to refer to its resemblance to the traditional shape of concentrated refined sugar loaf. The tour is done in two steps by glass cable-cars. The first cable-car takes passengers to the top of Urca Hill, which rises 215 meters above sea level and offers spectacular views of the entire bay its islands. From Urca Hill, passengers continue in a second cable car to the top of Sugar Loaf which rises395 metersabove sea level and offers a 360 degree view of the entire city including Botafogo and Copacabana Beaches, the Corcovado and downtown Rio. Lunch is included.
Day 8 – Rio de Janeiro. (B)
Day 9 – Rio de Janeiro/ Iguassu Falls. (B)
Transfer out to airport. Arrival in Iguassu. Meeting at the airport and transfer to hotel. Accommodation.
Day 10 – Iguassu Falls/ Lima. (B)
Brazilian Falls Tour: we will proceed to the Iguaçu National Park where we drive through the lush, subtropical vegetation of the park en route to the falls. Stroll the trail descending the canyon that offers a panoramic view of the more than 240 falls. Take the glass elevator up the cliff face for an exquisite view from the upper deck. The Iguassu National Park along with its “sister” park in Argentina form the most significant remaining rainforest in the southern cone of South America which along with the waterfalls have been declared a National Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Day 11 – Iguassu/ Lima. (B)
Transfer out to the airport.
Arrival in Lima. Meeting at the airport and transfer to hotel. Accomodation.
Day 12 – Lima. (B)
HD City tour: Visit both the colonial and modern sections of this “City of Kings”. Colonial sites include the lovely Plaza de Armas with its cathedral and palace; and the exquisite Torre Tagle Palace, modern day seat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In modern Lima drive through the exclusive residential areas of Miraflores and San Isidro.
Day 13 – Lima/ Cusco. (B)
Transfer to airport. Arrival in Cuzco and transfer to hotel. Accomodation.
Day 14 – Cusco/ Machu Pichu/ Cusco. (B)
FD Machu Picchu: Early wake up for a train ride through the sacred valley of Urubamba to the “Lost City of the Incas,” Machu Picchu. Perched 8,200 feet above the valley, it was hidden by mountains and semi-tropical jungles for 400 years until discovered by Hiram Bingham of Yale University in 1911. Archaeologists believe that the Inca “Virgins of the Sun” took refuge from the Spanish Conquistadors here.
Day 15 – Iguassu Falls/ Lima. (B)
HD Cusco Ruins: Visit Sacsayhuaman fortress, an imposing example of Inca military architecture. It was built using colossal limestone blocks using a variety of interlocking shapes. The estimated weight of some stones is over 120 tons. Visitors are still wondering how it was constructed. Other archaeological sites included in the tour are the Incan military lookout point of Puca-Pucara and the Sanctuaries of Kenko and Tambomachay.
Transfer to airport. Arrival in Lima and transfer to hotel. Accommodation.
Day 16 – Lima. (B)
Transfer to airport.