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Sample Itinerary

DAY 1/THU : DEPART USA

EN ROUTE
Depart on your overnight flight to Rio de Janeiro.

DAY 2/FRI : ARRIVE RIO DE JANEIRO

COPACABANA PALACE
Transfer to your hotel in Copacabana. Visit Sugar Loaf Mountain, Rio’s famous landmark. Lookout points offer a spectacular panorama of the city and the wide sandy beaches for which Rio is famous. Dinner at Mariu’s Crustáceos seafood festival. (D)

DAY 3-4/SAT-SUN : RIO DE JANEIRO

COPACABANA PALACE
Jeep tour of Corcovado & Tijuca Forests, featuring a tropical paradise. Typical Brazilian lunch. Travel to Petrópolis, a European-style resort once a summer retreat for the Imperial Court. This charming city of elegant parks, stately homes, cobblestone streets and horse-drawn carriages features the Palace of Dom Pedro II. There is time to wander and shop. (B, L)

DAY 5/MON : RIO / IGUASSU FALLS

TROPICAL DAS CATARATAS
Morning flight to Iguassu, considered by many to be the most dramatic falls in the world. The area is a gem of tropical scenery, birds and butterflies. Natural lava stairways through verdant forests lead to the edge of dramatic Garganta do Diabo, or the Devil’s Throat, the main battery of falls. (B)

DAY 6/TUE : IGUASSU FALLS / BELO HORIZONTE

OURO MINAS
Travel to the Argentinean side of the falls for a different perspective of this wonder. Fly to Belo Horizonte, capital of the state of Minas Gerais. (B,L)

DAY 7/WED : OURO PRETO

SOLAR N. SENHORA DO ROSARIO
Morning tour of Belo Horizonte highlighted by Pampulha Lake and the cathedral with paintings by Portinari. Drive to Ouro Preto, a city treasure reflecting the influence that gold and gems had on Brazilian history. The capital of Minas Gerais between 1823 and 1897, Ouro Preto was called Vila Rica during the times when its mines were overflowing with gold. (B,L)

DAY 8/THU : OURO PRETO / MANAUS

HOTEL TROPICAL MANAUS
Ouro Preto prides itself on having meticulously maintained its 18th century appearance. The narrow cobblestone streets winding through the city’s hills are lined with colonial homes and 13 exquisite baroque churches. Full day tour of this magnificent city. Evening flight to Manaus. (B,L)

DAYS 9-10/FRI-SAT : AMAZON RIVER CRUISE

SANTANA YACHT
Explore Manaus including the famed Opera House. Embark your Amazon River Yacht after lunch and cruise to the ‘Meeting of the Waters.’ Canoe to an Indian village, eco-trek to the Casa da Farinha and visit Anavilhanas archipelago. Try piranha fishing and after dinner… alligator spotting! Amazonian sunset from the Ecological Park, a land of exotic monkeys, macaws and other wildlife endemic to the region. (B,L,D)

DAY 11/SUN : MANAUS / SALVADOR DE BAHIA

PESTANA BAHIA
Early morning birdwatching, followed by river bathing and lunch at Ponta Negra beach. Return to Manaus and fly to the historic city of Salvador de Bahia, Brazil’s first capital city. (B,L)

DAY 12/MON : SALVADOR DE BAHIA

PESTANA BAHIA
Travel to Forte Beach where you visit the Tamar Turtle protection project. The day is relaxing with lunch at the beach. Tonight is a pleasurable mélange of exotic sights, sounds, aromas, and flavors with dinner and a dance show at Solar do Unhão, one of Salvador’s finest restaurants. (B,L,D)

DAY 13/TUE : SALVADOR DE BAHIA

PESTANA BAHIA
Travel to Forte Beach where you visit the Tamar Turtle protection project. The day is relaxing with lunch at the beach. Tonight is a pleasurable mélange of exotic sights, sounds, aromas, and flavors with dinner and a dance show at Solar do Unhão, one of Salvador’s finest restaurants. (B,L,D)

DAY 14/WED : SALVADOR DE BAHIA/RIO / BÚZIOS

ATLANTICO BÚZIOS
Morning flight to Rio de Janeiro and transfer to Búzios, Brazil’s undiscovered beach resort. The peninsular shape of the coast has blessed this city with 26 outstanding beaches — try swimming on all of them! (B,D)

DAY 15/THU : BÚZIOS

ATLANTICO BÚZIOS
Day at leisure. Fly to Rio for your departure flight. (B)

DAY 16/FRI : RIO DE JANEIRO / DEPART

ATLANTICO BÚZIOS (DAYROOM)
Day at leisure. Fly to Rio for your departure flight. (B)

DAY 17/SAT : ARRIVE USA

EN ROUTE
Early morning arrival in the USA. Welcome Home!

COST OF ADVENTURE PER PERSON

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