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Rio de Janeiro - Paraty - Angra Dos Reis - Ouro Preto - Salvador - Recife

Rio de Janeiro - Paraty - Angra Dos Reis - Ouro Preto - Salvador - Recife - Brasiltudo Turismo

1ST DAY RIO DE JANEIRO

After our arrival and assistance at the International Airport in Rio, we’ll be transferred to our Hotel, located on the World- famous Copacabana Beach. Balance of the day is free to rest.

 

2 ND DAY RIO DE JANEIRO

Breakfast. Corcovado and Sugar Loaf

Tijuca, considered the biggest urban forest in the world with its 330 square km. Green vegetation and rich fauna such as birds and monkeys. You continue with the characteristic train to the Corcovado: a modern Swiss-made cogwheel rail climbs through "Tijuca" Rain Forest to the top of the mountain (710 meters). At the very top of the mountain, carved in soapstone mosaic in the finest art nouveau style, stands the famous Christ the Redeemer, a 38 meters tall statue with arms outstretched as if blessing the city, the world famous landmark of the city. In the afternoon transfer to Praia Vermelha (the red beach) where you will start your trip by cable car which will offer you a wonderful view of the Guanabara Bay. Access to the Urca Hill is by the first leg of the cable-car, travelling some 575 meters form Praia Vermelha to a height of 220 meters above sea level, with a beautiful view over Botafogo and the Guanabara Bay. The attractions of this hill-top plateau include a heliport, a panoramic restaurant and an amphitheatre. The second stage of the cable-car covers 750 meters to the top of Sugar Loaf, at a height of 396 meters. From this viewpoint, there is an uninterrupted and breathtaking view over the bay to Niterói, flanked by beaches and lagoons. Viewing the sunset from the top of Sugar Load Mountain is strikingly beautiful. Return to the selected Hotel in Rio de Janeiro

 

3RD DAY RIO DE JANEIRO/PARATY

After breakfast we are transferred to Paraty. Paraty is one of the most beautiful colonial cities in the world and breathes an extremely romantic and magical atmosphere. Protected by the UNESCO, it is considered as the most architectonic gathering of Brazil; gas lights, well preserved colonial houses, winding streets, gardens, backyards and flowery balconies are all of them a permanent invitation to dream. Its native name "Parati-i" means White Fish. The balance of the day is at leisure, so we can go strolling the streets of the historical center, with it's beautifully preserved colonial architecture, stopping in the numerous art galleries and stores, stepping back in time in the churches and museums, sampling the exquisite food, surrounding this oasis of history and charm.

 

4TH DAY PARATY

Breakfast. This day is yours to spend at your leisure. Take advantage of the many activities available in this lively city! Lodging at the selected Hotel in Paraty.

5TH DAY PARATY/ANgRA DOS REIS

After breakfast we are transferred to Angra. Angra dos Reis is the biggest nautical pole of Brazil with thousands of beaches and 365 islands. This brilliant landscape is surrounded by Mata Atlântica which overlooks the calm, crystal-clear waters. Angra lies in the centre of the Costa Verde in the state of Rio de Janeiro, one of the most beautiful regions of the country in which dozens of nautical clubs, condos and hotels are based near the sea. In the afternoon we will take a 5-hour schooner trip in Angra’s Bay, where we will find over 65 tropical islands and dozens of beaches, each offering something different and all covered with vegetation that remains lush and colorful year round. The water of the bay is always the right temperature for swimming, diving and snorkeling.

 

6TH DAY ANgRA DOS REIS/OuRO PRETO

In the morning and after breakfast, we drive back to Rio de Janeiro Airport and take a short flight to Belo Horizonte. From here we are transferred to Ouro Preto. Founded in the early eighteenth Century, Ouro Preto is a masterpiece of Colonial Brazilian architecture and art. Indeed, UNESCO has declared it a World Heritage Site. With the exhaustion of the gold mines in the 19th Century, the city's influence declined but many churches, bridges and fountains remain as a testimony to its past prosperity.

 

7TH DAY MARIANA

In the morning and after breakfast visit Mariana was the first city, capital, village and the State diocese. It started out as a camping ground on the banks of the Carmo River in 1703, founded by Minas Gerais explorers looking for a strategic location in the gold rush that was underway in the region. From a camping ground it became a Village, a few years later, and then, in 1745, it became a city. It was named Mariana in honor of Dona Maria Ana D’Austria, the wife of Don João V. It was the birthplace of great talents such as Manuel da Costa Ataíde (a master of sacred paintings), Cláudio Manuel da Costa (poet and inconfidente (member of the Minas Conspiracy)), Frei Santa Rita Durão (author of the poem "Caramuru"), Father Joaquim da Rocha (inconfidente (a member of the Minas Conspiracy)), among others.

 

8TH DAY TIRADENTES

In the morning and after breakfast visit Tiradentes It is located on the hillside of the São José Mountain Range and it is known for its historical and cultural value. The city received the name of Tiradentes, the main character in the Inconfidência Mineira, a political movement that fought for Brazilian independence from Portuguese rule. Its architecture preserves the Baroque beauty, sculpted on big houses, façades, churches and homes with their colonial shingles and adobe walls

 

9TH DAY OuRO PRETO/SALVADOR

After our early Breakfast we’re transferred back to Belo Horizonte Airport for our short flight to Salvador. Upon arrival, meet our local guide and get transferred to the hotel. In the afternoon city tour. You’ll see many of Salvador’s historical landmarks, such as churches and Plazas. It’s possible to visit one of the city’s museums such as the Afro Brazilian or the Archaeology and Ethnology Museums (entrance fee must be paid on the spot) (it’s not suggested to take this tour on a Sunday afternoon, as the churches close). Lodging at the selected in Salvador da Bahia

 

10TH to 12TH DAY SALVADOR

Breakfast. This day is yours to spend at your leisure. Take advantage of the many activities available in this lively city! Lodging at the selected Hotel in Salvador da Bahia

 

13TH DAY SALVADOR/RECIFE

Although Recife is the fourth-largest city in Brazil, it is less modern and cosmopolitan than its more famous counterparts. Recife and its environs have only recently become a tourist destination, so visitors are often a novelty for its inhabitants, especially for those of the neighboring fishing villages.

 
 
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