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Andes & Amazon

Rio de Janeiro - Salvador

17 DAYS THROUGH Brazil
PRICE FROM:
Was: $1,465 (USD) + 490 KITTY (USD)
Now: $1,172 (USD) + 490 KITTY (USD)
DURATION:
17 days
ACCOM:
60% Camping
40% Hotels
PHYSICAL:
TRIP CODE:
ZRS
DEPOSIT:
$350 (USD)

Itinerary

Day 1 - Rio De Janeiro ( 14th Feb 2018 )

Welcome to Rio de Janeiro! Today there will be a group meeting day at 18:00hrs, please meet in the hotel reception.

The rest of the day is yours to enjoy Rio. If you would like to book additional nights of accommodation to really explore the city, please contact your Sales agent.

Border information: If you are arriving in Rio, enter Brazil at Rio Galeão International Airport International (IATA code: GIG) Airport.

In Rio we will stay in a comfortable hotel

Activities Description Approx. Cost
Optional

Take a cable car up Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf Mountain)

BRL 80
Optional

Discover the Colonial Gems of Rio on a city tour

GBP 30
Optional

Visit the world famous statue Christ the Redeemer

BRL 74
Day 2 - Ouro Preto, Petropolis ( 15th Feb 2018 )

Today we will drive to the beautiful old colonial mining town of Ouro Preto.

Along the way we will stop at Petropolis, the cool hill-side hideaway for local Cariocas escaping the heat of Rio. We will have 2 hours to explore the Museu Imperial, the former Imperial Palace, wander the town or visit the Palacio de Cristal, the site where the last slaves of Petropolis were released.

Approximate Drive Time: 450km / 8hrs

In Ouro Preto we stay at a comfortable hostel

Day 3 - Ouro Preto ( 16th Feb 2018 )

Today we will enjoy a half day guided tour of Ouro Preto, well known for its colonial architecture and the first Brazilian town to be considered a UNESCO world heritage site.  In the afternoon enjoy some free time to explore the town, visit the museum or some of the stunning baroque churches.  There are some fantastic cafes and restaurants in Ouro Preto. Don't forget your camera today, Ouro Preto one of the most picturesque towns on our itinerary!

We will stay at a local hostel.

 

Activities Description Approx. Cost
Optional

Head underground into the gold mines of Ouro Preto

BRL 60
Included

Time to explore unique colonial Ouro Preto and its architectural heritage

Included in Kitty
Optional

Learn all about the failed uprising against the Portuguese in 1789 at the Museum of the Inconfidencia, or visit the Mineralogy Museum to see some of the gems mined in the area

BRL 30
Optional

Visit the village of Congonhas near Ouro Preto and see the remarkable statues of the Twelve Prophets by Aleijadinho, an accomplished sculptor who worked depsite losing his hands to leprosy

Free
Day 4 - Tres Marias ( 17th Feb 2018 )

We have a full day drive through the Brazilian countryside. We will find a nice spot and camp for the night near Tres Marias.

Approximate driving Time - 400km / 8hrs

Day 5 - Brasília ( 18th Feb 2018 )

Today we arrive in the futuristic capital of Brasilia. In the morning we will enjoy a guided tour of this fascinating city, which was designed and built to be the Brazilian Government's headquarters in 1960.  The city is designed to resemble a plane, and is a UNESCO heritage site, housing some incredible, futuristic style Cathedrals and Monuments.

Approximate driving time - 550km / 10hrs

In Brasilia we will camp in a campsite on the edge of town

Activities Description Approx. Cost
Included

Full day guided tour of Brasilia

Included in Kitty
Day 6 - Alto Paraiso ( 19th Feb 2018 )

After our morning tour of the city, we will drive to the chilled out town of Alto Paraiso, which will be our base for exploring the Chapada dos Veadeiros.  Alto Paraiso is crossed by Parallel 14 (in the same way as Machu Picchu) and is at the centre of some fantastic stories of space ships and aliens! 

Drive time approx 3hrs, 150km

We will camp in a well equipped camp site.

 

Day 7-8 - Chapada Dos Veadeiros National Park, Alto Paraiso ( 20th Feb 2018 to 21st Feb 2018 )

We have two full days to explore the National Park. The Chapada dos Veadieros is one of Brazil's hidden gems, one of the oldest and most beautiful tropical ecosystems in South America and home to incredible waterfalls, rock formations, caves and grottoes.  

This morning we will have an included visit to the Vale da Lua or the Valley of the Moon, so called due to the rock formations giving it an appearance similar to the moon.

This area is perfect for hiking, horse and bike riding and of course swimming in natural pools and soaking up the parks atmosphere. It is said that due to the high amount of quartz in the ground, that this Chapada is glows from space!

Day 9-10 - Lencois ( 22nd Feb 2018 to 23rd Feb 2018 )

Over the next two days we will travel overland across the central Brazilian countryside, towards the town of Lencois and the stunning Chapada Diamantina, bush camping en route. 

On Day 9 we will aim to travel approximately 500km / 9hrs and find a nice bush camp along the way.

On Day 10 we will aim to travel 400km / 8hrs, we stay in an eco-tourism campsite in the laid back town of Lencois.

Day 11-12 - Chapada Da Diamantina National Park, Lencois ( 24th Feb 2018 to 25th Feb 2018 )

We will spend 2 full days in Lencois, the gateway to Chapada da Diamantina National Park.  A former diamond-mining town in Bahia. Lencois's friendly inhabitants, great restaurants, cobbled streets and brightly coloured buildings make it a great town to explore.  

The Chapada Diamantina could be one of the most striking national parks in South America and Lencois is the perfect base for our adventures.  Here we have the opportunity to hike, ride, kayak, relax by awesome waterfalls, take a dip in the rivers and explore intriguing cave systems.

We will camp in Lencois for two nights.

Activities Description Approx. Cost
Included

Head into the beautiful Chapada Diamantina National Park

Included in Kitty
Day 13 - Itacare ( 26th Feb 2018 )

We head to the coast today, to the beautiful beach town of Itacare, with it's stunning Atlantic rainforest, laid back eco-friendly cafes and bars, and the opportunity to surf, relax and explore. 

Approximate Driving Time - 515km / 9hrs

Tonight we will camp in a Campsite with facilities

Day 14 - Itacare ( 27th Feb 2018 )

Today we have a free day to explore the area, enjoy the beach, take part in some of the many adventure activities available here, or visit the stunning Peninsula de Marau, stopping off at Praia Taipus de Fora and Lagoa Azul.

We will camp this evening at a campsite with facilities.

Activities Description Approx. Cost
Optional

Take part in a range of adventure activities from horses riding, rafting, canyoning, mountain biking, kayaking and even off road adventures

USD 50-100
Optional

Head to the southern beaches for some surfing or chill out on the beach and relax

Free
Optional

Take a day trip to explore the Peninsula de Marau, with it's gorgeous beaches, Camambu bay's nature reserve and relaxed viallges.

USD 75
Day 15 - Salvador Da Bahia ( 28th Feb 2018 )

Today we drive to the beautiful town of Salvador da Bahia. Salvador is a vibrant and exciting place to visit, with its bright colonial architecture, tasty street food scene, great music and impressive Capoeira, there's plenty to keep us busy for 2 days.

We stay just by the old centre of Pelourinho in a lovely hotel.

Approximate driving time - 250km / 7hrs

Activities Description Approx. Cost
Optional

Watch a candomblé ceremony in Salvador

USD 40
Day 16 - Salvador Da Bahia ( 1st Mar 2018 )

Free time to explore the energetic and vibrant city of Salvador, known around the world for its Carnaval festivities. Salvador is home to over 300 churches, the historic centre is recognised by UNESCO and full of interesting architecture, brightly coloured buildings and cobblestone streets. It's an excellent place to witness the African culture in music and dance and enjoy some delicious street food.

Activities Description Approx. Cost
Optional

Visit the Forte Santo Antonioa da Barra, Brazil's oldest lighthouse, for panoramic views of the city.

USD 10
Optional

Visit a Capoeira school, to watch the Brazilian martial art, combining elements of dance, acrobatics and music.

Free
Day 17 - Salvador Da Bahia ( 2nd Mar 2018 )

Today is the final day for passengers finishing their trip in Salvador. Please note there is no accommodation included on the trip tonight - please contact your Sales agent if you would like to book an extra night of accommodation or to continue the journey north.

Border information: If you are leaving in Salvador, exit Brazil at Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport (IATA: SSA)

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Departing: 14 Feb 2018
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Duration: 17 days
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Duration: 17 days
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