Trip Length
12 Days
Prices starting from
2093 USD
Per person,excluding
international flights

12 days to get to know the pearls of Brazil
A journey to discover the main cities of Brazil and the nature of the Pantanal: Rio de Janeiro / Pantanal Campo Grande / Salvador / Cachoeira.

Approx. 2093 USD / 12 days

Excluding international flights

Price per person in USD (International Flights Excluded) 2 Pax min 4 Pax min 6 Pax min
Accomodation in double room Price starting from USD 2.542 USD 2.243 USD 2.093
Single Room Supplement USD 374

Price Includes

  • Our experience, assistance, hospitality and friendliness of all the members of the staff
  • All accommodations in standard double room Bed Breakfast.
  • At fazenda Santa Cruz Full Board (drinks excluded)
  • Transfer and Private tours in Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and Cachoeira with Italian speaking guide
  • Private Transfers from/to Campo Grande with Portuguese speaking driver
  • At Fazenda Santa Cruz the group services with English speaking guide
  • Entrance tickets for Cristo Redentor, Pao de Açucar
  • 24h assistance
  • Injury insurance
  • * Hotels and rates could be modified based on availability

Price Does Not Include

  • International and national flights
  • Meals not included in the itinerary
  • Tip and personal expenses
  • Medical/Luggage/Cancellation Insurance
  • Anything not mentioned under “Price includes”.
Day 1

Rio de Janeiro

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Arrival at the airport in Rio de Janeiro and reception by our guide.
Transfer to the Hotel located on the seafront of Copacabana. Briefing with the guide on the carioca stay.
Check in at 3 pm. Free evening.

Accommodation

Brasile Hotel Olinda Rio 3*** Standard Room | Breakfast   )
Day 2

Rio de Janeiro

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Day with vehicle and guide available (8h) to familiarize with Rio de Janeiro, the "Cidade Maravilhosa", the first metropolis to be elected world heritage by UNESCO for its cultural landscape (combined results between nature and man) appreciated by its symbolic monuments, Christ the Redeemer (elected one of the seven modern marvels) and the Pao de Açucar with its astonishing view of the Baia de Guanabara.
Rio de Janeiro has the largest urban rainforest area in the world, the Foresta da Tijuca.
Second capital of the Portuguese colony, after Salvador, later capital of the Portuguese Kingdom, moved to Brazil, and finally the Brazilian Empire, Rio de Janeiro was the first cosmopolitan city of Brazil. European styles and cultures strongly influenced its foundation and formation

Accommodation

Brasile Hotel Olinda Rio 3*** Standard Room | Breakfast   )
Day 3

Rio de Janeiro

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Day off. In the evening it is advisable to live the elegant neighborhoods of Ipanema and Leblon with exclusive bars and restaurants and the characteristic "butecos".
To listen to live samba instead you go to one of the local Lapa, historic district near Santa Teresa.
The Carioca da Gema and the Rio Scenarium are two of the most popular

Accommodation

Brasile Hotel Olinda Rio 3*** Standard Room | Breakfast   )
Day 4-5-6

Campo Grande Pantanal de Miranda

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Transfer to the Rio de Janeiro airport for boarding the flight to Campo Grande.
Arrival at Campo Grande and transfer to Fazenda Santa Cruz. The fazenda is one of Pantanal's oldest and most traditional fazendas, since 1838 owned by the Dittmar family, one of the first to colonize the South Pantanal. Since 2005, the Fazenda Santa Cruz has started working with an exclusive proposal for ecological tourism and cultural. During the stay you will be treated by the family as real guests of the house. The Santa Cruz organizes a series of tours within the thousands of hectares of the property (day and night off-road safaris, hikes, rides, fishing and visiting neighboring fazendas) and involves guests in the everyday life of a typical pantaneira fazenda to that of the US ranch. A unique experience.
Days dedicated to the activity program of the Santa Cruz Fazenda.

Accommodation

Brasil Fazenda Santa Cruz Pantanal Standard Room | Breakfast   )
Day 7

Campo Grande

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Road transfer to Campo Grande and accommodation in Hotel Jandaia. Free evening.

Accommodation

Brasil Hotel Jandaia Campo Grande Standard Room | Breakfast   )
Day 8

Campo Grande / Salvador

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Transfer to the airport in time for boarding the flight to Salvador.
Arrival in Salvador and accommodation at the Hotel, located in Rio Vermelho, the district preferred by the Baians for the by night, with the characteristic squares of the "Baianas do Acaraje", ladies dressed in typical clothes that prepare the famous dish of the Baiana culinary way.

Accommodation

Brasil Hotel Catharina Paraguaçu Salvador Standard Room | Breakfast   )
Day 9

Salvador

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City tour where it all began, the cradle of Brazil, the first capital of the Portuguese colony. The Baiano DOC Jorge Amado called it the "Roma Negra" for the cultural and religious syncretism permeating the history and culture of Salvador, the city that is said to have a church for every day of the year (in reality there are a considerable number but not arrive at 365) and at the same time receives the largest number of blacks in Brazil (in Brazilian Portuguese the word "negro" does not take on a negative connotation as in the USA).
The historical part of the city is divided into Cidade Alta and Cidade Baixa. We will first know the Cidade Alta or the Pelourinho, the most important colonial architectural complex of the Americas, chosen by UNESCO as a cultural heritage of humanity, the heart of religious, political, judicial and executive power of the ancient capital.
Lunch (included) at SENAC, the famous Baian gastronomy school.
Transfer to the Liberdade district to visit a Terreiro de Candomble, place of cult of candomble, Afro-Brazilian animist religion, which has its roots in ancient African religions "imported" by the black slaves of different ethnic groups, which merged into it. The terreiros de candomble have an important social function and the Pai and the Mae de Santo are, as well as spiritual guides, also social and educational references.
After lunch, the neighborhood's children and teenagers perform roda de capoeira and Afro-Brazilian dances, including the famous samba de roda, the samba born in Bahia, which inspired the famous samba of the famous carioca schools.
Going back to the hotel. In the evening you can live Rio Vermelho with its little squares animated by the Baianis, bar with live music and typical restaurants

Accommodation

Brasil Hotel Catharina Paraguaçu Salvador Standard Room | Breakfast   )
Day 10

Salvador

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Morning dedicated to visit the Cidade Baixa, that is the city born according to the activity of the most important port in the southern hemisphere of the planet, until the beginning of the nineteenth century. The Cidade Baixa extended during the advent of the industrial era to the railway suburb where the phenomenon of "spontaneous occupations" began, due to the mass exodus of the population from the hinterland to the city.
The tour also includes a visit to the church which is a symbol of Baian religiosity, Igreja do Bonfim, and the oldest market in Brazil, Feira de Sao Joaquim.
N.B. Every Tuesday there is the celebration of the Terça da Benção (Tuesday of the blessing), a feast in which the sacred and the profane meet. Participation in the celebration of Holy Mass in the church of the Nossa Senhora do Rosário dos Pretos (the first church in Brazil to be built by and for the Negro slaves in the 18th century), which surprises in aggregating the Catholic rite to cultural elements of the African tradition.
After the celebration, walk through the alleys and squares of Pelourinho, animated by bands of percussionists and live concerts.

Accommodation

Brasil Hotel Catharina Paraguaçu Salvador Standard Room | Breakfast   )
Day 11

Cachoeira-Salvador

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In the early morning, departure for the Reconcavo Baiano, inland region, which delimits the Bay of Todos os Santos. Arrival in Caonge (2 h), an ancient quilombola (community of descendants of black slaves) to know some of the traditions of Afro-Brazilian culture. Reception by the Mae de Santo (spiritual guide) community and religious leader, who presents the community and invites to visit the Terreiro di Umbanda (one of the Candomble summits).
After the purification ritual with leaves made for each guest by one of the elders, we will see how the basic ingredients of the Baiana culinary, mandioca flour and dende oil, as well as the miraculous medicinal syrup made with natural herbs.
Lunch (included) will be based on oysters grown in streams in the mangrove forests.
Transfer to the Igreja and Santo Antonio Monastery in the community of Sao Francisco do Paraguaçu. Visit the evocative ruins of the baroque church and embark on a motor boat for the beginning of the navigation of the Rio Paraguaçu. During the navigation we stop at Coqueiros, a small fishing village on the banks of the Rio Paraguaçu, where women live in the handmade production of earthenware dishes and pots, still adopting the rudimentary indigenous technique. It is very impressive to cross the typical sailing canoes of local fishermen and the famous saveiros, very old wooden boats with a huge sail, formerly used for the fluvial transport of goods and slaves.
Arrival in Cachoeira, colonial city elected National Monument for its monumental and architectural heritage. Accommodation in the Pousada. Free evening

Accommodation

Brasil Pousada Pai Thomaz Cachoeria Standard Room | Breakfast   )
Day 12

Cachoeira/Salvador/Destinazione successiva

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The tour of the city catapults the visitor in the period of the colony in which Cachoeira was a rich city where the powerful families of the "Sugar Cane Lords" resided. The large number of slaves imported from Africa as labor in the plantations and manor houses, gave a strong imprint to the culture of the region, which still preserves ancient Afro-Brazilian traditions, especially in music, religion and culinary.
On time transfer to Salvador airport (2 hours) for boarding the flight to the next destination.

Accommodation

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