Overton Travel
Overton Travel

Brazil

Samba, Tango, and Soul!

 

Price:
    Full Package
(including flight from New York-JFK) $4,299* per person

  Land Only
$3,299* per person

*Prices per person based on double room occupancy.

Single Room Supplement:
$950* per person

Dates:
March 10 – March 21, 2020

Duration: 
11 days

Locations Visited: 
Brazil and Argentina

Accommodations:  
4 Star

Deposit: 
$500 per person due by July 15, 2019

Next Payment:
$1,500 per person due by September 15, 2019

Final Payment:
November 15, 2019

Travel Protection: 
Full Package
$276 per person (double)
$319 per person (single)

  Land Only
price varies based on cost of your flights

*We encourage all travelers to purchase a travel protection plan at the time of initial trip deposit

Suggested Gratuity:
$150 per person

Visa:
Starting June 17, 2019 American visitors to Rio, São Paulo, and the rest of the country will be able to stay for up to 90 days each year without a visa. But it isn't just Americans who are getting in on visa-free entry: Canadian, Japanese, and Australian passport holders will also be able to enter the country without a visa after that June date.

Immunization:
Travelers to Brazil should protect themselves from yellow fever by getting yellow fever vaccine at least 10 days before travel, and preventing mosquito bites.

Brazil FAQs

Time Zone:
Brasilia Time
(3 hours ahead of New York)

Money:
Brazilian Real

Weather:
Oct/Nov Average Temp
75 Degrees

Language:
Brazil – Portuguese

Bahia Beach

Bahia Beach

Metropolitan Cathedral in Sao Paolo

Metropolitan Cathedral in Sao Paolo

Lacerda Elevator, Salvador

Lacerda Elevator, Salvador

Mercado Modelo Market

Mercado Modelo Market

Cais do Valongo

Cais do Valongo

Caipirinha Brazil's National Cocktail

Caipirinha Brazil's National Cocktail

Parque da Independància and Museu Paulista

Parque da Independància and Museu Paulista

Brazilian Graffiti

Brazilian Graffiti

INCLUDES

  • Flights New York-Salvador, Iguassu Falls-New York

  • Airline taxes and fuel surcharges

  • All Intra-flights: Salvador-Rio, Rio-Iguassu

  • 9 nights accommodations at the following hotels

    o   3 nights Fera Palace, Salvador, Brazil

    o   4 nights Hilton Hotel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    o   2 nights Nadai Confort Hotel, Iguassu Falls, Brazil

  • 14 meals, 9 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 4 Dinners per itinerary

  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach

  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout

  • All group transfers

  • Local guides as required

  • Entrance fees per itinerary

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Tour Historic Salvador

  • Ascend to the summit of Corcovado Mountain to see the spectacular views of Rio

  • Enjoy superb panorama views from Sugar Loaf Mountain.

  • Stand in awe at the majestic and astonishing Iguassu Falls

ITINERARY

Pelourinho Plaza

Pelourinho Plaza

DAY 1 - Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - Fly to Salvador Bahia, Brazil
Depart New York for your flight to Salvador, Brazil

DAY 2 - Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - Arrive in Salvador Bahia
Private arrival Transfer in Salvador Including English Speaking Guide Assistance. Tonight, attend a Welcome Orientation with your Tour Manager.  Dinner this evening will be at a local restaurant walking distance from the hotel.

Hotel: Fera Palace
Meals: Dinner

Saint Francis Church, Brazil

Saint Francis Church, Brazil

DAY 3 - Thursday, March 12, 2020 - Half Day Salvador Historical City Tour
Beginning at Porto da Barra, landmark of the foundation of Salvador, the bus drives up via the Ladeira da Barra passing by the Church of Saint Antonio of Barra, Plaza and Church of Vitoria, Carlos Costa Pinto Museum, Dois de Julho Square also known as Campo Grande, Castro Alves Theatre, Saint Peter Fortress, Aclamação Palace, College and Church of Our Lady of Mercês, Rosario Church, Saint Peter Chuch, Castro Alves Square - heart of the Carnival, Da Ajuda Church, Praça da Sé, Terreiro de Jesus. Continuing via the Saint Peter of the Clergymen and a visit to the Saint Francis Church with its golden walls and to the Pelourinho Plaza, the Municipal Square, Rio Branco Palace, Municipal Hall, Lacerda Elevator strategic point for a panoramic sight of the city. Return to the hotel. Afternoon is at your leisure.

Hotel: Fera Place
Meals: Breakfast

Barra Lighthouse

Barra Lighthouse

DAY 4 - Friday, March 13, 2020 - Panoramic City Tour & Bahai by Night
Beginning at the Barra Lighthouse, which is also the geographic border between the All Saints Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, the bus drives through one of the most exclusive residential areas of the city: The Ipiranga Hills and then the Chame-Chame district. The tour continues by the Tororó Dike, the Fonte Nova Stadium, Nazaré Valley, crosses the Americo Simas tunnel that links the Lower to the Upper City, Calçada Plaza, Church of Our Lady of the Seas, Fernando da Cunha Avenue, the Saveiro Club from where a partial view of the Alagados Slum is possible, the Ribeira District, Our Lady da Penha Church and beach, and a visit to the Bonfim Church. Next stop will be at the Monte Serrat belvedere for a beautiful view of Salvador skyline. The journey back will pass by the São Joaquim open air Market, the França Avenue. A 30-minute stop is made at the famous Mercado Modelo Market for souvenir shopping. Return to the hotel.

Capoeira

Capoeira

Bahia By Night - Tonight enjoy the night with a dinner when we will be able to enjoy the spicy specialties of the local cuisine, a blend of African and European flavors. Following is an energizing folklore show with a special focus on African-Brazilian rhythms and dances, including capoeira. The show will present an introduction to the Orixás, the main divinities of candomblé. Throughout the dances and chanting you can recognize the Yoruba Gods and their colorful costumes. The show continues with songs of the fishermen and maculelê, a warrior dance that came from Africa.

Hotel: Fera Palace
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

The Christ Statue

The Christ Statue

DAY 5 - Saturday, March 14, 2020 - Fly to Rio de Janeiro
After breakfast and hotel checkout, transfer to the airport for the flight to Rio. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

This evening enjoy Rio By Night - Rio Scenarium (Dinner + Live Music).

Hotel: Hilton Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Cable Car in Sugar Loaf Mountain

Cable Car in Sugar Loaf Mountain

DAY 6 - Sunday, March 15, 2020 - Full Day Corcovado & Sugar Loaf Tour
Wake this morning in amazing Rio. Begin the day with an ascent by a scenic cog railway to the summit of Corcovado Hill. Here, at 2,400 feet above the city stands the 125 foot tall statue of Christ the Redeemer. The Christ statue, that embraces the entire city, is designated as one of the seven "New Wonders of the World". See the thrilling 360 degree sweeping view of the city and understand why Rio is known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Next, continue to Sugar Loaf Mountain. While passing through the downtown, admire the myriad of city landmarks such as the Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian, the Municipal Theatre, and the Sambadrome. Upon arriving at Praia Vermelha, begin the first leg of your journey up Sugar Loaf Mountain. Hop in a cable car and ascend from street level to the top of Urca Hill. Over the course of that 3 minute ride, a superb panorama unfolds right before your eyes. At Urca, enter a second cable car for the ride to the summit. After a 6 minute ride, you will be welcomed to the top by an unsurpassed view. From this location, the entire area is within your grasp, including Rio, the bridge, the bay, the age-old majestic mountain range, and Niteroi, a city on the other side of the bay.

Hotel: Hilton Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Cooking Class

Cooking Class

DAY 7 - Monday, March 16, 2020 - Half Day African Culture and Heritage Route in Rio
In the morning tour the African Culture and Heritage Route in Rio. Visit Valongo Wharf Archaeological Site or "Cais do Valongo", a former slave market that has been excavated underground during the renovation of an area in downtown Rio.

Afternoon is at leisure.  Or you can take an optional Cooking Class in Rio ($80 per person): Learn a mix of Brazil´s favorite recipes in one fun cooking class. Discover exotic ingredients, techniques and flavors you can use in your dinner parties. 100% Hands on. Food and drinks included. Tasty recipes with ingredients you can find world-wide! This class is your dinner as well.

Hotel: Hilton Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Samba Dance

Samba Dance

DAY 8 - Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - Day in Rio
Today is yours to enjoy Rio at your leisure.  You can relax at one of Rios famous beaches, shop till you drop, or just people watch – the choice is yours!

Carnival Parades

Carnival Parades

In the afternoon you can participate in the optional Half Day Carnival and Samba Experience. This afternoon, depart your hotel for Downtown Rio de Janeiro. Arrive at Academicos da Grande Rio, one of the top samba schools in the city. Here, enjoy a guided tour of the warehouse, where you see grandiose parade floats* and flamboyant costumes There will be an opportunity to try on authentic Carnival costumes. Toast your Carnival experience with a caipirinha Brazil's national cocktail, while you learn about the history of the Samba dance and the Carnival parades from an expert guide. Then, try to copy the basic Samba steps from a professional dancer while you encounter diverse Afro-Brazilian rhythms like Ijexa, Coco, Iongo, and Samba de roda. Return to your hotel. *Floats and carriages for Carnival are being constructed between September and December and therefore will not be fully completed and decorated during that time. Pick-up and drop-off at hotel. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Hotel: Hilton Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Iguazu Falls

Iguazu Falls

DAY 9 - Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - Fly to Iguassu, Brazilian Falls
Depart Rio this morning on a flight to Iguazu Falls. Upon arrival, walk along the winding pathways on the Brazilian side of the majestic and awe-inspiring Falls, one of the world's greatest natural wonders. Iguassu consists of over 275 separate cataracts across a span of two and one-half miles, wider than Victoria Falls and higher than Niagara Falls and more dramatic than both. Stand in awe at the unforgettable panoramic views

Hotel: Nadai Confort Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Iguazu National Park

Iguazu National Park

DAY 10 - Thursday, March 19, 2020 - Argentinian Falls
Your adventure continues this morning on the Argentinean side of the Falls. A rail car takes you to the top of the Falls on the Upper Circuit,* and you will walk to the Lower Circuit where the power of nature surrounds you. Continue along the catwalks to Devil's Gorge - stand in amazement as you gaze at spectacular "Devil's Throat" the most magnificent of all of the cataracts. View, photograph and feel the spray of the thundering waters, one of nature's most impressive achievements and a unique experience for your senses. Spend the rest of the day exploring the natural treasures of Iguazu National Park, designated a World Heritage Site for its rare and endangered flora and fauna.

Brazilian Churrascaria

Brazilian Churrascaria

*Please be advised that in order to access the falls, you are required to walk over uneven surfaces, followed by a series of narrow boardwalk paths. The paths feature many sets of stairs and can be slippery due to the mist.

Dinner with your fellow travelers at a typical Brazilian Churrascaria. The Rafain Grill & Show offers a real mosaic of flavors and culture.

Hotel: Nadai Confort Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11 - Friday, March 20, 2020 - Depart Brazil
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight arriving in NYC the next day

Meal: Breakfast

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