You want to see as much of Brazil as possible but don’t have much time?

At Brazil Selection we have thought of you and created a tour that lets you discover this south American giant in 4 symbolic destinations with our Must see Tours, all in 9 days and 8 nights.

This allows you to extend your stay as you wish by adding one or more seaside resort stops for example, or you can go on this tour during a short vacation period such as the half term school holidays in October.

In our Must see Express Tour discover :
The Iguacu Falls
Rio de Janeiro, the « Wonderful city »
Salvador de Bahia, the Afro-Brazilian Rome
The Amazon Jungle

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About our Brazilian Must See Express Tour program

Day 1 : Iguaçu in
The Brazilian side of the water falls & Macuco Safari option

Day 2 : Iguaçu / Rio de Janeiro
The Argentine side of the water Falls & flight to Rio

Day 3 : Rio de Janeiro
Sugar Loaf Mountain visit and free time in Rio

Day 4 : Rio de Janeiro / Salvador
Corcovado visit and free time, flight to Salvador in the evening

Day 5 : Salvador
Visit of historic centre

Day 6 : Salvador / Manaus
Panoramic tour and flight to Manaus at end of afternoon.

Day 7 : Manaus / Juma Lodge
Transfer to Juma Lodge and start of stay in the forest

Day 8 : Juma Lodge
Forest activities

Day 9 : Juma Lodge / Manaus / out
Transfer to Manaus and airport. End of our services

Explore the four major destinations in Brazil with our Express Tour

There are many extraordinary places in Brazil but some are more iconic than others, these are the picture postcards of Brazil.

We have organised this tour to include Brazil’s four top tourist attractions so you can discover the most important places in a short time frame.

This package is a true tour of Brazil starting in the south with a nature stage and the amazing water falls near Foz d’Iguacu on the Argentine border. Then on to the greenest urban stage in the « Cidade Maravilhosa », the mythical Rio de Janeiro.

Next, it’s up to the northern part of the country and a cultural stop in Salvador de Bahia with its remarkable colonial heritage. Finally the tour reaches its height with a stay in the middle of the Amazon tropical forest in a hotel on stilts, the Juma Lodge . It takes 3 hours by boat and vehicle to reach it from Manaus.


Enjoy the most amazing water falls in the country at Parana region

The first destination in our tour is Foz d’Iguacu and its water falls listed as a UNESCO world heritage site.

Here you will find yourself in front of the powerful and impressive element of cascading water.

Two excursions with a guide will allow you to explore these amazing cataracts in the best conditions.

multiple colored falls

Climb the hills in Rio, the samba capital and admire the magnificent bay

The second stop on this Must See tour of Brazil has to be Rio de Janeiro.

With guided tours and free time you will explore the most important parts of the town, the Corcovado hills, the Copacabana beaches and the famous Maracana stadium.

It’s a chance to see the most famous sites of one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Rio de Janeiro plage Copacabana

A stop over in the most African town in South America

After 2 days in Rio, you will set off to Salvador de Bahia, the African part of Brazil known as the capital of alegria (joy), by its inhabitants.

Here you will be enchanted by the rich perfumes of the delicious local cooking and the batucada rhythms resonating down the coloured streets leading to the Praca da Se, the centre of Afro-Brazilian culture.

You can also go along the town’s 50kms of beaches, perfect for a little last minute relaxation.

Salvador ville basse (7)

Most Memorable destination to discover the mysterious jungle

Your tour ends with what is undoubtedly the most mythical of places on this tour of Brazil, the mysterious Amazon jungle.

It’s the perfect destination to end such a beautiful journey!

The simple mention of this region awakens the imagination of us all. It’s one of the last places on our planet that is still partly unexplored.

magnificent lodge awaits you in an luxuriant and extraordinary natural setting far from the rest of the world. A stay in this privileged place is a treat for the senses that are overwhelmed by a totally new exotic environment which is full of life.

It’s the perfect destination to end such a beautiful journey!

beautiful landscape of Pantanal

Detailed program for the Express Must see tour of Brazil

All transfers and excursions are private services except the Juma lodge

Day 1 : Iguaçu/ in

Flight & arrival at Iguacu airport.

After collecting your bags, your chauffeur will take you to your hotel.
Check-in and room allocation.

Afternoon, About a 3hr. guided visit of the Iguacu Falls from the Brazilian side.

You can round the visit off with the Macuco Safari option (contact us for a quote) where you can get right up close to the falls in big powerful zodiac boats, thrills guaranteed!!

Return to the hotel at end of the afternoon and night.

Iguaçu chutes argentines

Day 2 : Iguaçu/Rio de Janeiro

Brazilian buffet breakfast at the hotel.

Morning; about a 3hr visit of the Iguacu falls from the Argentine side with a guide.

You will cross the border between Brazil and Argentina and reach the falls by walking down a series of bridges and paths taking you as close as possible to the cascades and in particular the famous Garganta del Diablo (Devil’s throat).

At the end of the day, transfer to the airport and flight to Rio de Janeiro.

Arrival in Rio de Janeiro, private transfer to your hotel.

Check-in and night at the hotel

Iguaçu chutes brésiliennes

Day 3 : Rio de Janeiro

Brazilian buffet breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Sugar Loaf Mountain visit with a guide, a chauffeur and vehicle. Once at the Urca quarter you will take the first of two cable cars to the top of Morro da Urca then a second cable car to the top of « Pao de Açucar » to admire the 360° panoramic view of the « Wonderful city » and its bay. Return to the hotel with the chauffeur.

Afternoon: free activities.
As an extra we can provide a chauffeur and car for half a day (4hrs) numerous visits are possible (Tijuca forest, town centre, museums, markets, favelas or shanty towns, beaches, etc. (ask us for a quote).

Night at the hotel

Rio de Janeiro Pain de Sucre

Day 4 : Rio de Janeiro/Salvador de Bahia

Brazilian buffet breakfast at the hotel.

Morning visit of Corcovado (Christ the redeemer) with a guide.
Departure from your hotel in a car or mini van crossing the Tijuca forest before reaching the foot of the statue, then a few metres on foot with your guide before discovering the amazing view that stretches out before you.

Free afternoon of activities, you can go on an extra visit (see explanation on previous day)

Evening: transfer to Rio de Janeiro airport and flight to Salvador de Bahia.

Arrival in Salvador de Bahia. Transfer to hotel.
Check-in and night at hotel.


Day 5 : Salvador de Bahia

Brazilian buffet breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: half day visit on foot of the historic town centre with a guide.

You will visit the Pelourinho quarter, the historical centre of Salvador which retraces the town’s history from its colonial beginning to today. Then you will go down to the harbour to the Mercado Modelo and its handicraft shops and local produce.

Afternoon free to relax or go shopping, ayou can also visit a museum or enjoy the beaches instead.

Night at your chosen hotel.

Salvador Pelourinho

Day 6 : Salvador/Manaus

Brazilian buffet breakfast at the hotel.

Morning : Panoramic tour of Salvador, with a guide, for around 4hrs. to see the main monuments of the lower part of town, such as the Mont Serrat fort, the Ribeira, the famous Bonfim church and the Barra lighthouse.

Afternoon, a chauffeur will drive you to the airport.

Flight to Manaus.

Arrival in Manaus, transfer and check-in at your hotel.

Night at hotel.

Salvador Panoramique

Day 7 : Manaus/Juma Lodge

Breakfast, Brazilian buffet style at the hotel

Morning: transfer to the port.

You will set off by boat to cross the river Amazon. On the way, you will pass from the black waters of the Rio Negro to the murky waters of the Rio Solimoes. You will then continue on land to another river where you will take a second boat to reach the Juma Lodge. It is an exciting 3 hour trip and a first encounter with the Amazon forest.

Arrival and check-in at the Lodge.

Start of your stay in the forest with full board (drinks not incl.).

Dinner and night at the lodge.

Amazonie rencontre des eaux

Day 8 : Juma Lodge

Breakfast, Brazilian buffet style at the hotel

You will spend the day in the forest and on the river with local guides who will show you the secrets of this unique ecosystem with lots of different activities and excursions.

For example, Canoe trips to see the fauna and flora, night safaris, piranha fishing, forest walks and conferences.

Lunch, diner and night at the lodge.

Amazonie paresseux

Day 9 : Juma Lodge / Manaus / out

Breakfast, Brazilian buffet style at the hotel

Transfer & return to Manaus in the morning (4hrs).

We take you to the airport for your flight out.

End of our services.

Amazonie rivière

Discover our accommodation selection for the Express must see tour

Continental Inn (Standard)

This is a comfortable hotel in the town centre, close to the restaurants and shops. It’s our best value for money address in the region.

Chambre rouge Continental Inn Iguaçu

Hotel Bourbon Convention & Spa Resort (Superior)

Outside town, the Hotel Bourbon offers luxury services in a quiet place, ideal for couples.

Chambre vue jardin Hotel Bourbon Iguaçu

Recanto das cataractas Resort (Superior)

Located in a magnificent 12,000m2 park in the town, The Recanto das Cataractas Resort is a compromise between proximity to the town and calm natural surroundings. It had comfortable rooms with superb activity facilities including an amazing pool. A great stay for families.

Chambre master hotel recanto das cataratas Iguaçu

Belmond Hotel das Cataratas (Luxury)

This is the luxury place in Iguacu, the only hotel inside the Iguacu national park overlooking the famous waterfalls that you can enjoy once back at your hotel. A beautiful neo-colonial style building with luxury installations and services for a glamorous and memorable stay. This is the choice for honeymoons or other celebrations.

extérieur piscine hôtel das Cataratas Iguaçu

Hotel Olinda (standard)

L’hotel Olinda est un établissement de qualité de style classique (années 50)récemment rénové et qui offre de belles chambres avec une belle vue sur l’océan et la plage de Copacabana.

Tous les chambres offrent, télévision à cable, minibar, coffre, frigobar et la wifi.

Un excellent rapport/qualité prix par rapport à l’emplacement et aux prestations.


Hotel Arena Leme (standard)

L’hotel Arena Leme est un des derniers hotels construit sur la plage de Copacabana. Avec son emplacement à Leme dans la partie superior de la plage, il séduit par la tranquillité de son quartier tout en ayant la vue qui fait d’un séjour à Rio un moment magique.

Toutes les chambres sont modernes et bien agencées avec une jolie décoration mêlant le bois local et des lignes contemporaines. Celles que nous vous proposons sont toutes avec une vue directe sur l’océan afin de ne rien rater de ce panorama d’exception.

Un hotel parfait pour allier confort, tranquilité et emplacement privilégié.

vue océan depuis la chambre deluxe plus de l'Arena Leme

Altos de Santa Teresa (Standard)

La pousada de charme Altos de Santa Teresa est une petite pousada de charme, perchée sur les hauteurs de la colline de Santa Teresa. Installée dans une zone très calme de ce quartier résidentiel à la réputation bohème et fréquenté par les artistes, ces quelques chambres sont amples et toutes décorées avec beaucoup de goût.

Des prestations magnifiques avec une décoration travaillée et une vue à couper le souffle sur la baie et le pain de sucre complètent une vaste terrasse où un jacuzzi et une piscine permettent de se détendre en admirant la vue. A 20 minutes de Copacabana en taxi, une adresse à privilégier pour un séjour romantique ou pour les voyageurs à la recherche de tranquillité.

Chambre terrasse hotel Altos de Santa Tereza Rio de Janeiro

Hotel Miramar (Superior)

This hotel has all the comfort and quality services we expect from a luxury hotel.

Fine rooms with excellent facilities in an ideal setting at the end of the Copacabana beach make this a very attractive stay for all clients wanting superior quality.


Copacabana Palace (luxe)

The Copacabana Palace no longer needs introducing. Possibly the most prestigious place in Brazil in the middle of the Copacabana avenue facing the ocean and close to all the shops bars and restaurants.

It is a true luxury moment staying in this palace, the best place in Brazil.

Chambre vue plage Copacabana Palace Rio de janeiro

Hotel Fera Palace (Standard)

An old 1930s palace that was completely renovated in 2017. It has lots of advantages, its location at the entrance to Pelourinho, the historic quarter of Salvador, It Art Deco style from the 1930s and its fine comfortable rooms.

A roof Terrace and an infinity pool make a choice place to watch the sunsets. it’s the new place to discover in Salvador.

vue coucher de soleil depuis le toit terasse du Fera Palace a Salvador

Pousada Vila Bahia (Superior)

The must see place for those who love the colonial charm of a historic hotel.

This old Portuguese colonial house has been completely refurbished to welcome visitors with luxury in a neo colonial style.

It is a charming place ideal for a romantic stay and for history lovers.

vila bahia

Hotel Saint-Paul (Standard)

The Saint-Paul is located in the historic centre of Manaus, a few minutes walk from the opera. A small plain but modern hotel it is practical geographically. It has a few rooms with a view of the famous opera house. Ideal for discovering this amazing town.


Eco Resort Tropical (Standard & Superior)

This resort has 611 rooms with full services and activity facilities, a pool a zoo and various restaurants. It’s the most comprehensive hotel in the region.

chambre fenêtre Romane Hotel Tropical Manaus

Juma Lodge (Standard)

This is a magnificent Eco_lodge located 3/4 hr. From Manaus in the heart of the jungle on the edge o a lake. It is a collection of bungalows built on stilts 10m above ground to avoid flooding. It has an ethnic feeling but all the modern comforts are here. There are daily activities and outings with a guide from the lodge.

passerelle vers bungalow Juma lodge Amazonie

Double room prices:

Standard category: 2 persons $2133 /pers 4 persons $1894 /pers
Superior category 2 persons $2313 /pers 4 persons $2074 /pers

Low season price of the current year, given as an indication and not worth quote

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