Rio de Janeiro, Ariau Amazon Towers, and Salvador Bahia
Private roundtrip transfers airport/hotel
Entrance fees to sites & excursions as specified in Itinerary (shared)
Meals as indicated (B-breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)
International & domestic air tickets and airport taxes
Meals not specified on the itinerary
Tips & gratuities
13 NIGHTS / 14 DAYS
DAY 1: Rio de Janeiro
Arrival in Rio de Janeiro and transfer from the airport to your hotel. Overnight in Rio.
DAY 2: Rio de Janeiro (B)
After breakfast, get to know “Rio” with a half day tour. See the famous beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana. Continue on to Flamengo Park with its gardens and monuments, through Botafogo and pass the harbor, with its spectacular view of Sugar Loaf and Corcovado. Stop at the 20 story ultra-modern Metropolitan Cathedral with its four magnificent floor-to-ceiling stained glass windows, then travel to the “Sambodromo”, and finally, on to Maracana Stadium with its capacity for 200,000 spectators, en route to the Rebouças Tunnel.
DAY 3: Rio de Janeiro (B)
After breakfast, explore Corcovado: Departure for the Corcovado railway and ride through the forest to the top of the Corcovado Mountain and the statue of Christ the Redeemer, 710m above sea level. On the way back the tour continues through the “Rebukes” tunnel, passing the lake “Rodrigo de Ferias” to Sao Conrado, Barras da Tijuca and returning via the beaches of Barra, Sao Conrado, Vidigal, Leblon and Ipanema.
DAY 4: Rio de Janeiro (B, D)
After breakfast, enjoy a full day free to shop, see the sights and explore more of Rio. In the evening celebrate your last night in Rio with dinner accompanied by the tropical rhythms of an excellent Samba Show. Overnight Rio.
DAY 5: Rio de Janeiro – Manaus (B)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flight to Manaus, gateway to the Amazon. Upon arrival transfer to the selected hotel for one night including breakfast.
DAY 6: Manaus – Rio Negro Ariau Amazon (B, L, D)
After breakfast, travel up the Rio Negro to the incomparable Ariau Amazon Towers Resort for 3 nights to explore the beauty and majesty of the Amazon.
This resort in the jungle will amaze: 370 rooms are located in eight towers constructed in harmony with nature and linked by walkways through the trees 10 meters in the air! At Ariau, breakfast lunch and dinner daily are included as are daily programmed excursions to explore the area.
DAY 7: Rio Negro Ariau Amazon (B, L, D)
Enjoy the Amazon: today’s excursions include a hike in the forest, fishing for piranha and looking for alligators.
DAY 8: Rio Negro Ariau Amazon (B, L, D)
A free day to relax and enjoy the facilities of the resort.
DAY 9: Rio Negro Ariau Amazon (B)
After breakfast, head back to Manaus. Upon arrival, check into the selected hotel for one night including breakfast.
DAY 10: Rio Negro Ariau Amazon – Salvador Bahia (B)
After breakfast transfer to the airport for the flight to Salvador, Bahia. Upon arrival in Salvador, transfer to the selected hotel for 4 nights including breakfast.
DAY 11: Salvador Bahia (B)
Get to know Salvador on a half day city tour. Balance of the stay at leisure.
DAY 12: Salvador Bahia (B)
Day at leisure to enjoy Salvador.
DAY 13: Salvador Bahia (B)
Day at leisure to enjoy Salvador.
DAY 14: Salvador Bahia (B)
Transfer to the airport for your flight back home or to an on-going destination.