Fascinating Brazil: Rio de Janeiro, Salvador & Iguassu Falls

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Get delighted by this amazing 8-day tour discovering what Brazil has to offer and enjoy the wonderful destinations. You will travel to the most diverse country in Latin America, not to mention the continent's only former Portuguese colony. Brazil is one of the largest countries in the world offering you plenty for you to see.

In this fascinating tour, you will discover Rio de Janeiro, a huge seaside city famed for its Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, the famous Christ the Redeemer statue atop Mount Corcovado and for the Sugarloaf Mountain, from up there, you will have a chance to see the most breathtaking views of Rio de Janeiro and will definitely understand why everyone says that Rio is “The wonderful city”.

Discover Salvador de Bahía, one of the oldest Portuguese colonial cities, known for its architecture and historical monuments close to the sea. Explore their colorful streets with mansions and monuments learning the history of Brazil's first capital. How about watching the sunset from the highest point of the city?

On this tour you will also get impressed by the stunning Iguassu Falls from the Brazil and Argentina side, this magical place will make you fall in love and want to return again.

Let us do everything and enjoy a pleasant stay at hand-picked hotels, with transfers included and 24/7 support. Authentic Latin American expertise to live the culture at the maximum.

Day 1: Arrive - Rio De Janeiro
Day 2: Rio De Janeiro -Corcovado Tour
Day 3: Rio De Janeiro - Sugar Loaf Tour
Day 4: Rio De Janeiro - Salvador de Bahía
Day 5: Salvador - City Tour
Day 6: Salvador - Iguassu Brazilian side
Day 7: Iguassu falls - Argentinian side
Day 8: Depart Iguassu Falls

This is a suggested itinerary. All Tailor-Made journeys can be customized to suit. Add in additional highlights, spend more time in areas of particular interest to you, or extend your journey to visit other regions of Argentina & South America.

  • Arrive - Rio De Janeiro

    Welcome to Rio de Janeiro! Upon arrival, you will be welcomed outside of Customs by an English-speaking assistant holding a sign with your name on it. This representative will direct you to your awaiting vehicle and driver, we will accompany you to your hotel to assist you with check-in.

    Rio de Janeiro is one of the most visited cities in the Southern Hemisphere and is known for its natural settings, Carnival, samba, bossa nova, and Balneario beaches such as Barra da Tijuca, Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon.
    Enjoy the day at leisure. (Private Transfer)

  • Rio De Janeiro - Corcovado Tour

    This morning after a delicious breakfast, you will be picked-up from your hotel to enjoy an exciting panoramic tour.

    Spend a morning visiting some of Rio de Janeiro’s best attractions. Beginning with a train ride to see and visit one of the world’s most famous landmarks, the gigantic statue of Christ the Redeemer, followed by a panoramic visit to the Maracanã stadium and additional stops at the Sambódromo, the Metropolitan Cathedral, and the Selarón Stair.
    Once the tour is completed we will transfer you back to your hotel. Rest of the afternoon at leisure. (B.)(Shared Guide)

  • Rio De Janeiro - Sugar Loaf Tour

    On this day, after breakfast from your hotel, you will be taken to the neighborhood of Urca where one of the largest symbols of the city is located: Sugar Loaf. Rising 396 m above the harbor, its name is said to refer to its resemblance to the traditional shape of concentrated refined loaf sugar.

    You will travel all the way to the top in two steps by cable car. The first cable car will take you to Urca Hill, a vantage point 215 meters high for which already grants beautiful views of Guanabara Bay and its islands, the Rio-Niteroi Bridge, and Corcovado Mountain. From this stage, a second cable car will take you up to the top. At 395 meters, we will enjoy splendid views of Copacabana beach, the Santa Cruz fortress, and several beaches of Niteroi. Rest of afternoon at leisure.(B.)(Shared Guide)

  • Rio De Janeiro - Salvador de Bahía

    This morning at schedule time we will transfer you from the hotel to the airport, to take a flight to Salvador de Bahía, one of the oldest Portuguese colonial cities, known for its architecture and historical monuments close to the sea. Explore their colorful streets with mansions and monuments learning the history of Brazil's first capital. Rest of the afternoon at leisure to explore. (B.)(Shared Guide)(Private Transfer)

  • Salvador - City Tour

    Good morning! Today this tour starts at Salvador de Bahía’s lighthouse, one of the city’s iconic attractions. Continue to Victoria Avenue, Campo Grande and Piedade Square. Then you will visit the famous Pelourinho neighborhood that houses a magnificently well-preserved historical center, a construction example of Portuguese Baroque colonial architecture, that was designated as a UNESCO historical heritage site. By going up the Lacerda Elevator, you will enjoy a privileged view of the city and the bay from this high point. There you will be delighted with beautiful churches such as São Francisco, the Cathedral and Our Lady of Black Men and the Church of the Rosary. The tour ends at Pelourinho Square, where you still could visit the Jorge Amado Foundation, named after one of Brazil’s most famous writer. (B.)(Shared Guide)

  • Salvador - Iguassu Brazilian side

    Early morning after a delicious breakfast, you will have a private transfer to the Airport to take your direct flight to Iguassu Falls. (sharing basis with Portuguese/Spanish speaking assistance)

    After a meet and greet you will proceed directly to explore the Iguassu Falls Brazil side. Located 20 kms from the center of the City of Foz do Iguassu, where 8 kms are inside the National Park. In front of the Hotel das Cataratas, the visit begins on foot, for approximately 1000 meters, with a frontal view of all the falls.
    One of the most beautiful sculptures of nature, considered "the eighth wonder of the world". The Iguaçu River is born in the Serra do Mar and travels 1320 km to Foz do Iguassu. The set of waterfalls, shortly before their encounter with the Paraná River, formed 275 jumps with an average height of 60 m. The falls produce a mist that crowned by beautiful and immense rainbows, giving you a true spectacle of sound and colors.

    Once all activities are completed we will transfer you back to your Hotel. (B.)(Shared Guide)(Private Transfer)

  • Iguassu falls - Argentinian side

    Good morning! Today you will enjoy an unforgettable tour on the Argentine side, bringing you face to face with one of the world's wonders: Iguazu Falls declared a Mankind Heritage by UNESCO.

    In the morning, you'll be picked up from your hotel and transferred to Iguazu National Park (entrance included). From the entrance, a small train will take you on a tour of the park.

    On the first of two stops, you'll follow pathways to the top of the Cataratas (The Falls ) where you'll find a spectacular view of the falls and their surrounding scenery, including an abundance of orchids, colorful birds and other native wildlife.

    The second stop occurs at La Garganta del Diablo (The Devil's Throat), the largest fall in the park and also the highlight of the tour. A suspended platform at the brink of the fall allows for a startlingly close view of this breathtaking natural wonder.(B.)(Shared Guide)

  • Depart Iguassu Falls

    After a good rest and nice breakfast, we will transfer you out from Hotel to The Airport in Foz do Iguassu (Brazilian side) to board your flight to Rio de Janeiro or Sao Paulo to connect to your international flight. (B.)(Private Transfer)

The below hand-picked properties feature a good location, superior service, and all facilities necessary for your comfortable stay:

Rio de Janeiro

  • Best Western Plus ***
  • Américas Copacabana ****
  • Belmond Copacabana *****


  • Sotero Hotel ***
  • Sol Victoria Marina ****
  • Hotel Fasano Salvador *****

Iguassu Falls

  • Hotel Viale Tower ***
  • Wyndham Golden Foz Suites ****
  • Belmond Hotel das Cataratas *****


  • Hotel accommodation quoted in lead-in hotel guest rooms unless specified otherwise.
  • Hotels can easily be changed at the customer request. We have a wide selection so you can be assured of a great place to stay
  • Occasionally due to circumstances out of our control, hotels quoted may not be available at the time of booking. In these circumstances when hotels are unavailable, South America Tours Pty Ltd will provide the best possible alternative.


  • Accommodation with private facilities as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary:

(B.) = Breakfast

(L.) = Lunch

(D.) = Dinner

  • All transfers, transport, sightseeing, and excursions as per the itinerary unless specified otherwise:

(Private Transfer / Transport) = Your own exclusive driver. No queuing for taxis, no stopping en route at tour booking agencies. All private transfers/transport are operated on a private basis – i.e., you won’t be sharing with others

(Semi-Private Transfer) = transport provided by the hotel or lodge to their guest only

(Private Tour) = Your own, personal tour guide and an exclusive vehicle

(Shared Guide) = Meet other like-minded travelers and share the services of a guide/vehicle during the planned activity. The typical group size is 10 travelers which really works well and makes for a fun experience for all.

  • Parks and monuments entrance
  • Professional English speaking local guides throughout
  • Service charges and taxes.


  • International and internal air-tickets. We have access to wholesale fares and work closely with LATAM Airlines, contact us before organize your flights independently.
  • Reciprocal fees and tourist visas are not included.
  • Travel insurance
  • Any items not specifically mentioned as included, phone call, laundry, tips, etc.


  • Rates are subject to change and different rates may apply during holiday seasons and special events
  • You should ensure you have travel insurance in place to cover the possibility of unforeseen circumstances which result in the inability to participate in the tour
  • All routes are subject to change without notice due to unexpected circumstances or weather conditions
  • Certain countries require that you obtain official authorization (a visa) before entering the country. It is your responsibility for verifying and obtaining any necessary travel documents for entry and exit to the countries visited, as these requirements vary depending on the specific country and nationality of the traveler
  • South America Tours Pty Ltd does not provide visa services.