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Colonial Brazil

13 days from CAD5,995pp

What is tailor made? 100% custom | Exceptional experiences | Hand-picked guides | Lodging with character | Designed to your schedule, budget & interests

Itinerary highlights

  • Experience the city of Rio and its highlights including Sugar Loaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer.

  • Walk the rolling cobbled streets of Ouro Preto and enjoy the views of the surrounding mountains.

  • Explore the historic centre of Salvador and enjoy its vibrant rhythms and flavours.

Price includes

In-destination transfers
Activities and excursions as detailed
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  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Tiradentes
  • Ouro Preto
  • Belo Horizonte
  • Recife
  • Recife & Olinda
  • Recife
  • Salvador

Itinerary idea in detail

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Day 1 Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro

Arrive in the vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro. You will be met at the airport and driven to your hotel in private vehicle.

Day 2 Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro

A full day guided tour of the most famous sites of the city including Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain.

Day 3 Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro

Free day to further explore Rio at your own leisure - you could try a cookery class or perhaps arrange a tour of the city's historic neighbourhoods.

Day 4 Tiradentes

Rio de Janeiro , Tiradentes

Today you will travel in private vehicle through the historic state of Minas Gerais, to the charming colonial town of Tiradentes.

Day 5 Tiradentes


Free day to explore the historic centre of Tiradentes with its museums and colonial churches. If you want to venture further afield why not visit the neighbouring town of Sao Joao del Rei, a journey that can be made by steam train on certain days.

Day 6 Ouro Preto

Tiradentes , Ouro Preto

Transfer to Ouro Preto, perhaps the most famous colonial city in this part of Brazil, at the heart of the 18th century gold rush.

Day 7 Ouro Preto

Ouro Preto

Day at leisure to explore the winding roads and picturesque churches of Ouro Preto. Once again the nearby town of Mariana offers an interesting insight into the region's mining heritage.

Day 8 Recife & Olinda

Ouro Preto , Belo Horizonte , Recife , Recife & Olinda

Transfer to Belo Horizonte, from Belo Horizonte fly north to Recife and transfer to the nearby colonial gem of Olinda, a picture postcard town on the Atlantic Ocean.

Day 9 Recife & Olinda

Recife & Olinda

Free day to explore the UNESCO World Heritage town of Olinda on foot - the historic centre is very compact, with cobbled streets, baroque churches and quirky art galleries.

Day 10 Salvador

Recife & Olinda , Recife , Salvador

Take the short flight from Recife to Salvador, one of Brazil's most colourful and culturally diverse cities and centre of Afro-Brazilian culture.

Day 11 Salvador


Enjoy a half day private guided tour of Salvador's key sights, including a visit to All Saints Bay and the resplendent Baroque church of Sao Francisco.

Day 12 Salvador


Free day to further explore Salvador at your own leisure - there are countless ways to experience the culture of the town, from cookery classes to folkloric dance shows.

Day 13 Return home


Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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Rio de Janeiro
Ouro Preto
Recife & Olinda