Natural Wonders & Colonial Charm, 9 Days São Paulo to Iguazu Falls & Rio de Janeiro with A&K

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Natural Wonders & Colonial Charms
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One of the continent’s most colourful nations, Brazil is vast in size and soul. Your journey fires up in São Paulo to immerse yourself in its many architectural gems. The following day you will explore the powerful cascades of Iguizu Falls from both the Brazilian and Argentinian sides. Cap off your trip in the flamboyant Rio, one of the world’s most beautifully situated cities, home to the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer and the beaches of Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon.



  • Immerse yourself in Brazil’s colonial history, architectural grace and cultural charms as you witness urban and small-town life, and explore magnificent Iguazu Falls
  • Visit São Paulo to view its many architectural gems, such as the neo-Gothic Catedral da Sé de São Paulo and a controversial
  • work by the legendary Oscar Niemeyer
  • Explore the powerful cascades of Iguazu Falls from the Brazilian and Argentinian sides
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ouro Preto and other colonial-era villages dating to Brazil’s golden age
  • Go behind the scenes of the Carnival culture in Rio de Janeiro and learn some samba moves
  • Enjoy the amazing views from Sugar Loaf and Corcovado Mountains in fabulous Rio


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Day 1

Arrive São Paulo, Brazil

Arrive in São Paulo, where you are met and transferred to your hotel. Set out this a_ernoon on a city tour, visiting Estação da Luz, a train station dating to 1867, to view its unique architecture. Venture inside the neo-Gothic Catedral da Sé de São Paulo before heading to the Japanese neighborhood of Liberdade. Also view famed Paulista Avenue. Then, visit Ibirapuera urban park, with its museum designed by Oscar Niemeyer. Dine tonight at a top local restaurant.
Meals Included: Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel Tivoli Mofarrej


Day 2

Iguazu Falls | Feel the Powerful Cascades

Fly to Iguazu Falls and transfer to your hotel situated just a short walk from the cascades. Enjoy lunch at a restaurant near the edge of the cataracts. This afternoon, explore the Brazilian side of the falls, enjoying panoramic views. Then, join a local guide on a catwalk over the falls, and then cap your experience with a Scenic Sundowner.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Belmond Hotel das Cataratas


Day 3

Iguazu Falls | Up Close to the Devil’s Throat

Today, discover the Argentinian side of the falls by train, taking in spectacular views of the falls as well as the tropical flora and fauna. After lunch, proceed to a catwalk above the lush basin called the Devil’s Gorge.
Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch
Accommodation: Belmond Hotel das Cataratas


Day 4

Ouro Preto | Discovering Colonial Brazil

Fly to Belo Horizonte and transfer by land to Ouro Preto and your stunning hotel, a historic mansion dating from the 19th century, and built during Brazil’s golden age. Tonight, gather for dinner at a local restaurant that specializes in Minas Gerais’ dishes.
Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel Solar do Rosario


Day 5

Ouro Preto | Secrets of Historical Cities

Explore Ouro Preto, a center for gold mining in the colonial era, to view the 18th-century São Francisco de Assis Church, the Museum of the School of Mines, the Church of Our Lady of the Pilar and the Opera House, and see why this village is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to Mariana, founded in 1696, to stroll its picturesque streets. Continue to Minas Gerais Square to visit its church and other historical buildings. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.
Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel Solar do Rosario


Day 6

Rio de Janeiro | Vibrant, Friendly, Colorful Rio

Fly to Rio de Janeiro, a coastal metropolis pulsing with the energy of its diverse people and lively culture, and transfer to your hotel, one of most glamorous in the city. Tonight, dine at one of Rio’s best barbecue restaurants.
Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Belmond Copacabana Palace


Day 7

Rio de Janeiro | Carnival & Culture

Get a taste of the Carnival culture with a guided look backstage to see the construction process of costumes and floats. Visit the Grande Rio’s Warehouse Samba School, one of Rio’s first Carnival group schools, to view exhibitions about the history of Samba and the Carnival Parade. Then, enjoy a chance to dress up in carnival costumes, learn some samba moves and join a percussion class. Next, visit the bohemian Santa Teresa neighborhood to marvel at its charming architecture and experience the artistic culture. Enjoy lunch at a private estate nestled on a hill overlooking the neighborhood’s winding, cobblestone streets.
Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch
Accommodation:  Belmond Copacabana Palace


Day 8

Rio de Janeiro | Majestic Views from Sugar Loaf

Enjoy your morning at leisure, perhaps strolling the famous Copacabana Beach or relaxing by the pool. This afternoon, ride by cable car to the peak of iconic Sugar Loaf Mountain, where you toast the sunset, and drink in the amazing views. Tonight, gather for a farewell dinner at a restaurant in the fashionable Leblon neighborhood.
Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation:  Belmond Copacabana Palace


Day 9

Depart Rio de Janeiro | Christ the Redeemer

Journey up Corcovado Mountain for a spectacular glimpse of Rio, and an up-close look at the majestic statue of Christ the Redeemer, one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. Return to the hotel for time at leisure, before transferring to the airport for your departing flight.
Meals Included: Breakfast


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