Welcome to Salvador! Today there is an important group meeting at 18:00hrs please meet at the Hotel reception. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy Salvador.
Border information: If you are joining your trip in Salvador, enter Brazil at Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport (IATA: SSA)
We stay just by the old centre of Pelourinho in a lovely hotel.
Watch a candomblé ceremony in Salvador
- Cost: USD 50
Explore the energetic and vibrant city of Salvador, known around the world for its Carnival 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.
Visit the Forte Santo Antonioa da Barra, Brazil's oldest lighthouse, for panoramic views of the city.
- Cost: USD 10
Watch the Brazilian martial art of Capoeira, combining elements of dance, acrobatics and music.
- Cost: BRL 35
We head south the beautiful beach town of Itacare, with its stunning Atlantic rainforest, laid back eco-friendly cafes and bars, and the opportunity to surf, relax and explore. This is our last view of the ocean before we head inland for the National Parks!
Approximate Driving Time - 7hours / 250km
Tonight we will camp in a Campsite with facilities
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.
Take part in a range of adventure activities from horses riding, rafting, canyoning, mountain biking, kayaking and even off road adventures
- Cost: USD 50-100
Head to the southern beaches for some surfing or chill out on the beach and relax
- Cost: USD
Take a day trip to explore the Peninsula de Marau, with it's gorgeous beaches, Camambu bay's nature reserve and relaxed viallges.
- Cost: USD 75
Today we head to the fantastic town of Lencois, the gateway to Chapada da Diamantina National Park. We camp in Lencois giving you the opportunity to enjoy a variety of treks into the stunning scenery of the national park.
Approximate Driving Time - 9hrs / 515km
We have two full days to enjoy the Chapada Diamantina National Park; this is a real adventurer’s paradise. It's possible to go hiking, stopping along the way for a dip in the river by waterfalls and rapids, go horse riding, kayaking or maybe mountain biking. There are even cave systems to explore. The Chapada is full of towering rock formations and vast plains, making it perfect for landscape photography.
We will spend the night in a camp site with facilities.
Head into the beautiful Chapada Diamantina National Park
Over the next two days we will travel overland across the central Brazilian countryside, towards the town of Alto Paraiso and the stunning Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park, bush camping en route.
On Day 8 we will aim to travel approximately 500km / 9hrs and find a nice bush camp along the way.
On Day 9 we will aim to travel 400km / 8hrs, we stay in an eco-tourism campsite in the laid back town of Alto Paraiso.
We have two full days to explore the National Park. The Chapada dos Veadeiros 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!
We will camp in a well equipped camp site.
Today we arrive in the futuristic capital of Brasilia. 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 – 150km / 3hrs
In Brasilia we will camp at a campsite with facilities
Full day guided tour of Brasilia
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 - 550km / 10hours
Today is a full day drive to the beautiful old colonial mining town of Ouro Preto where we will stay at a local Guesthouse. Ouro Preto is considered Brazil’s most important historic site.
Approximate Driving Time - 400km / 8hrs
In Ouro Preto we will stay in a local hostel
Today we will have 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!
Time to explore unique colonial Ouro Preto and its architectural heritage
Head underground into the gold mines of Ouro Preto
- Cost: BRL 60
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
- Cost: BRL 30
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
- Cost: USD
Today we drive to the vibrant city of Rio de Janiero, a highlight of any trip to Brazil!
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 Museum, wander the town or visit the Palacio de Cristal, the site where the last slaves of Petropolis were released.
Drive Day: 450km, Drive Time: 7hrs (approx)
In Rio we stay in a comfortable hotel
Relax and explore the world famous beaches of Rio de Janeiro, including Ipanema, Arpoador, and of course Copacabana
- Cost: BRL
Explore the magnificent Botanical Gardens of Rio de Janeiro, with over 54 hectares and 6500 species of plants and flowers
- Cost: BRL 8
Visit the iconic Escadaria Selaron, a colourful tiled staircase lovingly created by local resident Jorge Selaron
- Cost: BRL
Explore the stunning natural Atlanic rainforest of Tijuca, the largest urban forest in the world
- Cost: BRL
Take a cable car up Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf Mountain)
- Cost: BRL 80
Visit the world famous statue Christ the Redeemer
- Cost: BRL 74
Today is the end day for our passengers finishing their trip in Rio de Janeiro. Please note there is no accommodation included on the trip tonight - please contact your Sales Agent if you wish to book extra accommodation to fully enjoy Rio.
Border information: If you are leaving in Rio, exit Brazil at Rio Galeão International Airport International (IATA code: GIG) Airport.