Brazil is such a big country that it is often difficult to chose which of its destinations to explore on an all inclusive vacation, especially if it’s the first time you will visit this amazing country.

To make life easy for you and ensure your holiday has an equal amount of excitement, relaxation and comfort, this package tour includes the major places to see in Brazil at an easy pace where you will also have ample time for personal sight seeing.

To help you in your search for an unforgettable trip, we have selected 4 essential destinations for your first all inclusive vacation in Brazil – the Must See Places of Brazil.

On our Must See Relax Tour discover :
Iguacu Falls
Rio de Janeiro
Salvador de Bahia
The Amazon rainforest

All inclusive vacation Brazil - map of all the stops.

Must See Relax Tour – Itinerary at a glance

Day 1 : Iguaçu in
Arrival, transfer and hotel check-in. Guided tour of the Brazilian side of Iguacu Falls. (Macuco Safari option)

Day 2 : Iguaçu
Guided visit of the Argentine side of Iguacu Falls.

Day 3 : Iguaçu
Free day.

Day 4 : Iguaçu/Rio de Janeiro
Flight to Rio de Janeiro, private transfer to hotel and check-in, guided visit of Sugar Loaf Mountain.

Day 5 : Rio de Janeiro
Guided visit of the Corcovado.

Day 6 : Rio de Janeiro
Half-day ‘à la carte’ tour with a guide.

Day 7 : Rio de Janeiro
Free day.

Day 8 : Rio de Janeiro/Salvador de Bahia
Flight to Salvador de Bahia, transfer and hotel check-in, guided visit of the town’s historic centre.

Day 9 : Salvador de Bahia
Panoramic tour of Salvador.

Day 10 : Salvador de Bahia
Excursion to Cachoeira.

Day 11 : Salvador de Bahia
Free day

Day 12 : Salvador / Manaus
Flight to Manaus, arrival, transfer and check-in at hotel, guided tour of Manaus.

Day 13 : Manaus / Juma Lodge
Transfer to the Juma Lodge, check-in at the lodge, start of your stay in the forest with full board (drinks not incl).

Day 14 : Juma Lodge
Day exploring the forest.

Day 15 : Juma Lodge
Excursions and activities in the jungle or on the rivers.

Day 16 : Juma Lodge / Manaus / out
Return transfer to Manaus in the morning (non private). Transfer to airport for your flight.

Visit 4 destinations to discover the best of Brazil!

On this tour, begin your Brazilian exploration with the famous and fantastic Iguacu Water Falls.

Then on to the ‘Wonderful city’ of Rio de Janeiro, a magical place with its unique cultural vitality and magnificent setting where the mountains overlook the ocean.

Next you’ll discover Salvador de Bahia and get to know the passionate Afro-Brazilian culture and the beautiful beaches of this region.

Lastly, you will encounter the Amazon and stay in an isolated lodge lost in the jungle and visit the famous town of Manaus.

These landmarks have been chosen for their emblematic character and touristic interest and they offer a panorama of Brazil’s extraordinary diversity of landscapes and cultures.

The Amazon river.

Foz de Iguacu, a classic visit in Brazil, perfect for a breathtaking  experience

The Iguacu Falls are unique in South America. They are not the highest falls but are 3000 meters in width so their majestic power always impresses visitors, whether they are locals or foreigners.

The river Iguacu creates a natural border at the falls between the state of Parana and Argentina. The falls are very different depending on whether you visit from one side or the other.

The town of Foz d’Iguacu a few kilometres away is very touristic and there are lots of other activities in this region. The triple border with Paraguay and Argentina means you can spend a day in Ciudad del Este or in other neighbouring places.

A panoramic view of the mighty Iguacu Falls.

“The Wonderful City”, discover this beautiful Carioca capital

Rio de Janeiro is said to be the most beautiful big city in the world, it certainly is from a geographical aspect. Although it is a large city it has managed to conserve small pockets of green everywhere thanks to a very hilly landscape with steep mountains.

It also has its famous beaches Ipanema, Leblon and Copacabana which add an even more exotic touch to this magnificent capital city. Contemplating this incredible panorama from the Corcovado or the Sugar loaf Mountain is an unforgettable experience that you will never tire of.

This town never sleeps and combines all its natural and cultural treasures with a unique elegance. The welcoming inhabitants are always happy to share a part of their culture. The town where Samba was born has lots of places where you can mix with the locals and dance until the early hours of the morning. Don’t forget the extraordinary carnival with a street reserved solely to present each of the blocos or floats during the festivities.

Some people enjoy a sunny day at Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro.

Welcome to the vibrant capital of Afro-Brazilian culture

Salvador de Bahia is unique in Brazil. Some even describe it as another country inside Brazil.

It was the country’s capital for several centuries on a headland at the entrance to the bay from where it gets its name. It is bordered by nearly 25kms of beaches. You will find colonial architectural heritage, notably in the historical district of Pelourinho. It is also here that a large part of the black slaves who came directly from Africa were disembarked before being sold and sent across the country. The city has thus become the cradle of most Afro-Brazilian cultures and many religious syncretisms such as Candomblé.

The colourful town center of Salvador de Bahia.

A memorable stay in the largest rainforest in the world

You can’t imagine the Amazon until you have stayed in it. Everything is so exquisite that even the most spectacular photos are a disappointment compared to reality.

Covering almost 50% of Brazil, this visit is not to be missed.

The capital of Manaus is also a “must” with its fascinating architectural heritage built from the fortunes made from producing rubber sap in the XIXth century. In particular there is the beautiful Amazonas theatre.

To really discover this tropical forest and its inhabitants, we suggest staying in a lodge right in the heart of the jungle. It takes about 3hrs from the regional capital to get to the lodge, and the trip is an excursion in itself. You will see the highly photographed ‘encounter of the waters’ where the clear black water of the Negro river meets the murky brown water of the Solimoes river, that becomes the Amazon after Manaus. You can also go on a private cruise on this river for 2 nights, or more, if you wish.

A shot from inside the giant green Amazon rainforest.

The Must See Relax Tour – Detailed Itinerary

All transfers and excursions are private services except at the Juma Lodge

Day 1 : Iguaçu in

After your arrival and hotel check-in, you will set off with a guide on a 3 hr visit to the Iguacu Falls from the Brazilian side.

There is an amazing overall view of these enormous cascades from this side. There are ideal natural view points from where you can marvel at this incredible natural phenomenon.

You can top the visit off with the Macuco Safari option (Ask us for a quote) where you can get right up close to the base of the Falls in large zodiac (RIB) boats with powerful engines. Thrills guaranteed !

Return and night at the hotel.

A boat heads towards the waterfalls on Iguaçu Macuco Safari.

Day 2 : Iguaçu

Brazilian buffet breakfast at the hotel.

In the morning set off for a 4hr visit of the Iguacu Falls from the Argentine side with a guide.

Almost 85m high, 700m long and 150m wide, the “Devil’s Throat” is the most impressive part of the falls in Argentina. This horse shoe shaped part of the falls offers an amazing spectacle that you can get very close to on a series of suspended bridges.

Free afternoon, there are excursions available, see day 3.

Night at the hotel.

Three powerful cascades at Iguacu, seen from the Argentinian side.

Day 3 : Iguaçu

Brazilian buffet breakfast at the hotel.

Free day to enjoy the hotel facilities or go on some optional excursions such as:

  • Visit the impressive Itaipu dam – one of the biggest in the world.
  • Shopping trip in Ciudad del Este, in Paraguay,  the other side of the border.
  • Rafting and trekking
  • Visit of the largest South American bird sanctuary where you can enter the aviaries and find yourself among the most exotic of birds – parrots !

Night at hotel.

A toucan sitting on a branch in Iguacu.

Day 4 : Iguaçu/ Rio de Janeiro

Brazilian buffet breakfast at the hotel.

Morning Flight to Rio de Janeiro, transfer and hotel check-in.

Afternoon: a visit to the Sugar loaf Mountain with a guide and vehicle (4hrs).

Your guide will collect you at the hotel with a vehicle and driver to visit the Urca district. Here, you take a first cable car to the top of Urca hill where you will discover the extraordinary panoramic view of the Guanabara Bay. A second cable car then takes you to the top of the famous Sugar Loaf Mountain where you can see for 365 degrees. If you wish you can descend the Urca hill on foot through the forest.

Return and night at the hotel.

A cable car going to sugarloaf mountain in Rio de Janeiro.

Keepy uppies on Copacabana beach!

Day 5 : Rio de Janeiro

Brazilian buffet breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: visit of Corcovado (Christ the Redeemer) with a guide for 4hrs.

After leaving the hotel with a guide and a private vehicle, you will drive to the Tijuca forest and start climbing the mountain to reach the Corcovado park entrance. From here, you will continue on foot with your guide to reach the famous statue of Christ the Redeemer and admire one of the most spectacular panoramic views of the city, and the world!

Afternoon: free to explore the city and enjoy the beach.

Night at the hotel.

A colourful street in Rio de Janeiro with Tijuca forest in the background.

Day 6 : Rio de Janeiro

Brazilian buffet breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: departure with a guide, vehicle and driver to visit Rio as you wish. You can choose your destinations and visit museums, beaches, markets, the town centre and cathedral, the Maracana or the botanical gardens.

It is also possible to plan a whole day visiting as you wish. There are also public visits of the favelas or the Tijuca forest. It’s the largest urban forest in the world, created by the emperor in the mid XIXth century. It’s an ideal opportunity to discover the regional tropical plants, comfortably sat in the back of a pick-up truck.
Night at the hotel.

The majestic theatre in Rio de Janeiro.

Day 7 : Rio de Janeiro

Brazilian buffet breakfast at the hotel.

Free day.

Optional excursions are available and detailed in the above day’s program or a boat ride in the Guanabara or to Niteroi to visit the famous Museum of Modern Art built by the architect Niemeyer.

Night at hotel.

The colourful houses of the Rio de Janeiro favela.

Day 8 : Rio de Janeiro/Salvador de Bahia

Brazilian buffet breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: transfer to the airport and flight to Salvador de Bahia.
Arrival in Salvador de Bahia, transfer to hotel and check-in.

Afternoon: half day visit of the historic town centre on foot and with a guide.
You will discover the Modelo market with over 250 handicraft shops and you can take the amazing Lacerda public lift up to the Pelourinho quarter. You can wander the cobbled streets lined with buildings dating back to the renaissance, true vestiges of the colonial era of Brazil.

Night at the hotel.

Golden interiror of historic building in Salvador de Bahia.

Day 9 : Salvador de Bahia

Brazilian buffet breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: A guide will pick you up at the hotel and take you on a panoramic tour of Salvador of around 4hrs to visit the main monuments of the oldest capital of Brazil.
You will see the famous Fort Santo Antonio and its lighthouse, the first lighthouse on the American continent. Then you can admire the Orixas sculptures, the gods of Candomble, at the Tororo dyke and then the new stadium, the Nosso Senhor Do Bonfim church and the Mont Serrat fort for a full tour of all the best places in the town !

Afternoon: free time to continue exploring the town and its amazing history. There are several interesting museums to visit in the Pelourinho quarter of town.

Night at the hotel

Church in Salvador de Bahia Brazil against a blue - sky background.

Day 10 : Salvador de Bahia

Brazilian buffet breakfast at the hotel.

A day’s excursion to Cachoeira, a little colonial town inland from Salvador de Bahia, you will set off by car with a guide.

Cachoeira is a small town built along a river which has preserved its very beautiful colonial architecture. On the way there you can visit a local market, a cigar making factory and have lunch on a traditional Fazenda (farm). You can also visit a local arable farm.

Night at the hotel.

View of Cachoeira, a small town near Salvador de Bahia.

Day 11 : Salvador de Bahia

Brazilian buffet breakfast at the hotel.

A free day to explore Salvador or relax and enjoy your surroundings.

You can also take a boat ride to Itaparica Island the other side of the Gulf of Bahia. An excellent opportunity to enjoy the lovely Bahian beaches.

Night at the hotel

At the coast at Salvador de Bahia.

Day 12 : Salvador / Manaus

Brazilian buffet breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: a chauffeur will pick you up and take you to the airport for your flight to Manaus.
Arrival in Manaus, transfer and check-in at your hotel.

Afternoon: a guided visit of the town by car to discover the remarkable architectural and cultural heritage of this famous town.

You will visit the Teatro Amazonas, the most emblematic monument of this capital of Amazonia, and a symbol of the town’s great prosperity. You will find a few palaces that trace the history of the town and also the floating market with its impressive fish market. Various handicraft objects made locally are available as well.

Night at hotel.

Manaus theatre, a beautiful pink building in Manaus.

Manaus bridge in the Amazon.

Day 13 : Manaus / Juma Lodge

Brazilian buffet breakfast at the hotel.

A non private, morning transfer will take you to the Juma Lodge (Ask us for details on private, or specific times for transfers). This transfer is an excursion in itself of about 3hrs from the port where you climb aboard a boat to cross the river Amazon (45 mins).

During the crossing, you will see the amazing phenomenon of the encounter of the waters of the Amazon river and the Negro river. On reaching the other side you will take a vehicle for about half an hour and then another boat to go up river and into the jungle to reach the Juma Lodge.

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.

The Amazing meeting of the waters between Rio Solimoes and Rio Negro.

Day 14 : Juma Lodge

Brazilian buffet breakfast at the hotel.

You will spend the day in the forest and on the water with local guides who will share the secrets of this unique ecosystem via various activities and excursions.

Lunch at the lodge.

You can go on walks in the forest where guides will share some of the jungle’s secrets with you. You can canoe along the igarapes, (waterways under the trees) or fish for piranhas. The guides adapt their activities to the season and your desires for an ideal stay.

Dinner and night at the lodge.

A poison dart frog about to leap in the Amazon.

Day 15 : Juma Lodge

Brazilian buffet breakfast at the hotel.

More exploration and activities in the jungle or on the rivers, with local guides from the lodge.

Lunch at the lodge.

Dinner and night at the lodge.

Canoeing along the river, one of the activities available on your stay at the Juma lodge.

Day 16 : Juma Lodge / Manaus / out

Brazilian buffet breakfast at the hotel.

Transfer back to Manaus in the morning (non private).

Transfer to the airport for your flight.

End of our services.

A gigantic Kapoc tree, the largest tree in the Amazon.

Must See Tour – Accommodation

Continental Inn (Standard)

Located in the town centre, the Continental Inn is good value for money if you want to be in town.

Standard room on continental inn.

Recanto das cataratas Resort ( Standard & Superior)

The Recanto das Cataratas hotel  is a resort offering complete leisure facilities in a 12-hectare park with 4 hectares of preserved rainforest, all in the heart of the city. Ideal for families with children.

Standard room in recantro das cataratas.

Hotel Bourbon Convention & Spa Resort (Superior)

Situated out of town the hotel Bourbon offers luxury facilities and services in quiet surroundings. Ideal for couples.

Luxury hotel room.

Belmond Hotel das Cataratas.

This is a top quality palace in a unique setting in the Iguacu national park at the foot of the falls.

A stay in this colonial style palace is exceptional, an the ideal place to celebrate an important event. For those looking for the best.

Birdseye view of hotel das cataratas.

Hotel Pestana Rio Atlantica (standard)

The Pestana Atlântica is an ideal location in the middle of Copacabana, rooms with stunning views of the ocean and beach, modern decor. Ideal for those who want to enjoy the activity surrounding them.

Standard room in Hotel Pistono Atlantica.

Altos de Santa Teresa (Standard)

Altos de Santa Teresa is a small and utterly charming pousada perched on the heights of Santa Teresa hill. Located in a very quiet area of ​​this bohemian residential area frequented by artists, these few rooms are amply comfortable and all decorated with great taste.

Pleasant services and elaborate decoration combined with a breathtaking view of the bay and sugar loaf mountain impress guests. The pousada is complete with a large terrace where a jacuzzi and a swimming pool allow you to relax while admiring the view. 20 minutes from Copacabana by taxi, this is a privileged address for a romantic stay or for travelers in search of tranquility.

Room in Altas de santa tereza hotel.

Hotel Sofitel (Superior)

The Sofitel hotel is an address combining high-end service and excellent location between the legendary beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana. Ideal for families.

Standard hotel room in hotel in Rio de Janeiro.

Copacabana Palace (Superior)

This is the most reputed palace in the country. Almost a century old it is famous worldwide. The refinement of its services and the glamorous decoration makes it a privileged stay for an exceptional occasion.

The exquisite pool at Copacabana palace.

Hotel Pestana Convento do Carmo (Superior)

Housed in the walls of a former colonial convent, it is the only historic hotel in Brazil. An exceptional setting, perfect for a romantic break or for history fans.

Inside the hotel Pistana convento do carmo.

Hotel Saint-Paul (Standard)

The Saint-Paul is located in the historic centre of Manaus, a few minutes walk from the Theatro Amazonas. It has a few rooms with a view of the famous theatre. A hotel for all types of visitors and ideal for discovering this amazing town. For us it’s the best choice for staying in town.

Room in hotel St Paul.

Eco Resort Tropical (Standard & Superior)

The Tropical is a large eco-resort that offers a relatively luxurious and comfortable setting with very complete leisure facilities located on the water’s edge in the north of the city near the airport. It has its own port. Perfect for families but also for travelers not wishing to visit Manaus.

Eco Resort Tropical hotel room.

Juma Lodge (Standard)

Juma lodge is located on water in the tropical forest that is totally hidden away from civilisation. This area floods depending on the season and so the lodge is perched up in the trees. A network of bridges link the cabins which have balconies overlooking the lake. Everything is made from local materials but all modern comforts are available. The local guides will take you on excursions into the forest and on the water to get closer to this extraordinary ecosystem. A magical place, full of adventure and discovery.

A room at the Juma lodge.

Double room prices:

Standard category: 2 persons $3016 /pers 4 persons $2644 /pers
Superior category 2 persons $3369 /pers 4 persons $2996 /pers

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

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