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Colonial Brazil tour

13 days from $4,615pp

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Tour 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
  • All accommodations

Itinerary idea in detail

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

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

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  • 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.

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

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  • 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.

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

Accommodation options

While the itinerary price reflects the suggested accommodation, Audley trips are 100% tailor-made, and a specialist can help you select the option best suited to your tastes and budget.

When to go

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July is one of the best times to visit
Place Daily max temperature (°C) Monthly rainfall (mm)
Rio de Janeiro
Ouro Preto
Recife & Olinda

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