Classic Brazil - 8 Day Itinerary


Classic Brazil - 8 Day Itinerary


8 Days / 7 Nights

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Brazil is a massive country with many geographical areas, cultures and incredible biodiversity. Salvador in Bahia is famed for its carnival and its pristine, stunning beaches, the fascinating cultural heritage of its Portuguese, African and Indigenous native communities; Rio de Janeiro, is a vibrant city with something for everyone, safe beaches, spectacular mountain hikes, Sugar Loaf Mountain, jeep rides up to the top of the Corcovado mountain, treetop walkways and bike rides along with the famous beaches. Iguazu Falls is the experience of a lifetime, to witness these powerful waterfalls. Including boat rides and a visit to the nearby bird park, rich Brazilian flora and fauna including rare and threatened species. If you are short on time, then this 8 day itinerary is the perfect option to experience Brazil to the full, in a short timescale.

Special features of our Classic  Brazil – 8 DAY Itinerary: 

Type of Tourism:  Beaches, Waterfalls, Flora, Fauna, culture

Places to Visit: Salvador, Iguazu, Rio de Janeiro

Duration: 8 Days and 7 Nights. 

Type of Service: Private and shared tours. 

Accommodation: 3 star accommodation at all destinations that you will visit. These hotels have been carefully chosen and we can guarantee that you will feel comfortable and your every need catered for! 


Today is arrival day to Salvador de Bahia. Our guide will collect you from the airport and take you to your hotel. After lunch, we will enjoy a historical city tour of this Portuguese colonial outpost with its remarkable architecture and Afro- Brazilian vibe. This home of the Capoeira and famous carnival city has so many sights to see and all within a stone’s throw from the spectacular coastline and pristine beaches.

    After breakfast, we will enjoy a panoramic tour of Salvador. We will visit the football stadium, Dique do Tororó, the Church of Nosso Senhor do Bonfim, and the Mercado Modelo marketplace amongst other iconic sights in the city.

      After breakfast, we will head to the airport for our flight to Foz do lguaçu. On arrival, our guide will collect us and take us to the hotel. In the afternoon, we will visit the Brazilian sides of the falls. The park surrounds the Iguazu waterfalls on this side of the border, with incredible panoramic viewing points and even a special elevator, specially constructed for viewing purposes. 

        Today we will head over the border to visit the Argentinian side of these spectacular waterfalls. We will visit the Iguazú National Park, declared by UNESCO as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature. You can experience the impressive beauty of these waterfalls and the massive variety of flora and fauna by going along the different walkways, located on the falls' different levels. We can walk along the upper and lower circuits to see the Bozzeti Fall and Two Sisters fall for some spectacular views, after which, we will head back to...

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          After breakfast we will return to the airport for our onward flight to Rio de Janeiro. The guide will collect you from the airport for a Panoramic tour of Rio de Janeiro and fabulous beaches and coastline, after which, you will be dropped off at your hotel for the evening.

            Today we will visit the Christ the Redeemer statue of “Corcovado” with spectacular views over the city of Rio. We will have lunch in a buffet-style restaurant accompanied by spectacular views over the city.  After which we will head back down to the city and you will have a free afternoon to enjoy the fabulous beaches of Rio, including Copacabana and Ipanema.

              After breakfast we will enjoy a visit to Sugar Loaf mountain with once more spectacular views over the Rio coastline and bay. We will then enjoy a barbecue lunch before returning to the city and for more beach time or even an optional trip to the favelas.

                Today is the final day of the tour and you will have free time to visit your favourite beach or do some last-minute souvenir shopping in this vibrant city. We will then take you to the airport for your onward flight home, or to your next destination! 

                  WHAT'S INCLUDED

                  • Accommodation, tours and services as per itinerary 
                  • Meals and drinks when mentioned 
                  • All transfers in air-conditioning transportation and include guide, except when otherwise mentioned. 
                  • Mandatory hotel taxes

                  WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

                  • Visits, services, meals and drinks not mentioned above 
                  • Personal expenses 
                  • International and domestic air flights (unless specified) 
                  • TIP for the guide and driver 
                  • Hotel and airport porterage taxes 

                  Trip Preparation & FAQS

                  Each trip is customizable, but there may be additional restrictions and expenses in each case. We suggest contacting your sales representative for more information.

                  Part of our protocols involve procedures such as:

                  -Hydroalcoholic gel in all the vehicles

                  -Use of masks by our drivers, guides and recommendation for our clients;

                  -Full-time cleaning of the vehicles (doors and all the most-touched surfaces) and the hands of our staff

                  -Recommendation of bigger vehicles for groups to keep one seat free besides each guest

                  -Individual headphones for groups to keep the necessary distance.

                  We do not include travel or health insurance and we strongly recommend a comprehensive travel insurance for any unexpected circumstances. This is not obligatory, however. An full travel insurance policy that covers cancellations and delays as well as medical insurance.

                  We suggest that you speak with your doctor to ensure that you are up-to-date with the recommended vaccinations when traveling to the destination. In any case, a negative Coronavirus Molecular Test (PCR) is needed to enter the country.

                  We suggest that you speak with your doctor to ensure what medications you will need to bring to the destination. Pharmacies and drugstores are common in all cities, however, it is not certain that you will be able to find a specific drug that you can find in your country of origin.

                  As in any city in the world, there can be pickpockets in crowded places. We suggest being vigilant at all times, but if you are in a group you will always be safer.

                  We do not include the cost of any domestic or international flight in any of our programs. These services must be booked independently by each guest.

                  Yes, hotels will charge the cost of a double room as standard, so a single supplement will be charged if you are traveling alone.

                  VA Expeditions is supported by Valencia Travel, a company with more than 12 years of foundation with a solid financial position. We have insurance from the insurance company La Positiva, that supports us and protects our guests from any eventuality at the destination, covering our guests for more than 5 million US dollars.

                  Each trip is customizable, but there may be additional restrictions and expenses in each case. We suggest contacting your sales representative for more information.

                  Yes, in addition to multi-day programs, we offer half-day experiences and excursions without overnight, which you can purchase as additional services. In case you wish to purchase one of these services, you can ask your guide, the transfer representative or your sales representative to provide you with the support you need.

                  Yes, you can add additional or optional services to your regular tour. We appreciate contacting your sales representative for any changes you wish to make.

                  Yes, you can travel with children and we have many activities to do as a family, however, depending on your itinerary, some experiences can be a bit demanding for young children. As a recommendation, we suggest that you ask your sales consultant if the tour you wish to book is suitable for children.

                  We work with a maximum group size of 12 passengers for sustainability reasons and a more personaized experience.

                  We suggest making your reservations at least one month before your trip in order to reserve the best hotels, transportation and services for your travel dates, however, in last minute cases, we can reserve up to 15 days in advance.

                  We suggest consulting with your embassy to review any documents, tests or special visa you need for your trip.

                  The official currency in Brasil is the Brazilean Real (BRL). In large cities there is a good chance that you will find ATMs or ATMs, however, we suggest that you do not rely entirely on this solution, as it may not be enabled to work with your bank.

                  Yes, we cater for all special dietary requirements. Please let us know at the time of booking if you have any allergies or special dietary needs.

                  As a sustainable travel company, we are in constant search of how we can improve the sustainability of our operations, intensifying our support for social projects, reinforcing our commitment to the development of our country, and adding community-based responsible experiences as we are also committed to support their recovery. In partnership with local NGOs, we launched our Sustainability and Reforestation seal, where for each apartment booked with us in the Amazon, a tree seedling will be planted in the forest. Our idea is to develop an increasingly conscientious tourism and help preserve this spectacular biome.

                  Tips are not included in the cost of the tour. You should plan to tip 10% in restaurants and for your guided services, however, tipping is never required.

                  Cultural norms vary within each Latin American country, even within each city within the country, however, we recommend the following measures to have a pleasant visit in each destination: Latin American culture in general tends to be closer and more informal than in others cultures, so there is usually always a friendly approach in all conversations, and going directly to the point could be considered offensive to some people. Personal space can be much shorter as well, but without being interpreted as sexual in nature. 

                  The schedules are also usually more relaxed and informal, however, this is not the case of VA EXPEDITIONS, since we will always respect the hours indicated in your itinerary. This may be different for other appointments that you can book on your own at other locations.

                  This depends on each itinerary, and will be indicated in the detail of the day. However, our itineraries always usually include free times to offer more flexibility to our guests. 

                  For any emergency, we appreciate contacting the following number:  + 55 21 99735-7446

                  It is through travel that we want to give each individual the opportunity to reconnect and positively transform themselves, positively develop traditional Brazilian communities and promote Brazil as a responsible tourism destination.

                  All our guests have 24/7 support for any type of emergency or eventuality. For emergencies you can contact the following number:  + 55 21 99735-7446. For general inquiries, you can write to us at the following email: 

                  This depends on each itinerary, but generally is a ratio of one guide for every nine guests.

                  This depends on the type of the type of Travel insurance that the passenger has. We recommend that you have a comprehensive travel insurance policy for better care and hospital facilities.

                  The tours are carried out by an expert team that has determined the optimal times of visits to make the most of our guests' time, without rushing. All our programs are customizable, so if at any time at the destination you want to adjust the pace of the trip, you can ask your guide to reach a consensus with the whole group in case you need to make adjustments to the pace of the trip.

                  Yes, you can safely store any luggage at your hotel.

                  For city tours, there are public bathrooms available, in remote destinations bathroom facilities are more sparse.

                  In the mountains and remote places there is no Internet connection. Hotels and public places usually have WIFI available.

                  In cities and tourist centers you will have good telephone reception. In remote areas, there may be no cell phone reception.

                  It depends on each itinerary. We suggest contacting your account representative to give you specific information regarding your  program.

                  We suggest that you bring a refillable water bottle or purchase bottled water if necessary. Depending on your destination, at various points on your trip there will be places where you can fill your water bottle.

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