Day 1 - ARRIVE SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL
Arrive in São Paulo, where you are met and transferred to your hotel. Set out with your private guide this afternoon on a city tour, visiting Estação da Luz, a train station dating to 1867, to view its unique architecture. Venture inside the Sé cathedral 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.
Day 2 - IGUAZU FALLS
Fly to Iguazu Falls and transfer to your hotel situated just a short walk from the cascades. This afternoon, explore the Brazilian side of the falls, enjoying panoramic views. Then, venture out on a catwalk over the falls, capping off your experience with a Scenic Sundowner.
Day 3 - IGUAZU FALLS
Today, discover the Argentine 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.
Day 4 - OURO PRETO
Fly to Belo Horizonte and transfer by land to Ouro Preto and your stunning hotel. Enjoy an evening at leisure in this former colonial gold rush town.
Day 5 - OURO PRETO
Explore Ouro Preto, a center for gold and diamond trading in the colonial era, to view the 18th-century São Francisco de Assisi 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 the church and other historical buildings. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, retiring for an evening at leisure.
Day 6 - RIO DE JANEIRO
Fly to Rio de Janeiro, where you are met and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy an evening at leisure in this dazzling city.
Day 7 - RIO DE JANEIRO
Get a taste of the Carnival culture with a tour that takes you backstage to see the construction process of costumes and floats. Then, enjoy a chance to dress up in carnival costumes, learn some samba moves and join a percussion class. After an exclusive lunch at a private estate, visit the bohemian Santa Teresa neighborhood to marvel at its architectural and cultural charms.
Day 8 - RIO DE JANEIRO
This afternoon, ride by cable car to the peak of iconic Sugar Loaf Mountain, where you toast the sunset with a cocktail, and drink in the amazing views.
Day 9 - DEPART RIO DE JANEIRO
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.