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Love Bird Honeymoon

Spend your honeymoon like love birds, traveling to some of Brazil's most beautiful sites. Start at the unmissable cidade maravilhosa, Rio de Janeiro, and its harmonious blend of nature and city life, following on to the Costa Verde and the Atlantic Rainforest, one of the most beautiful coastlines of the country. Then, jump on a place to the Iguaçu Falls, a magnificent ensemble of waterfalls in the middle of a National Park, at the triple frontier between Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil. Last stop is in the Nordeste, northeastern region of Brazil, where you will get to spend some quiet and private time on some of the most beautiful beaches on Earth.

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Itinerary

  • Day 1: Rio De Janeiro - Santa Teresa
  • Day 2: Rio De Janeiro - Corcovado - Santa Teresa - Sugarloaf Mountain - Santa Teresa
  • Day 3: Rio De Janeiro - Historical Center - Favelas - Santa Teresa
  • Day 4: Rio De Janeiro - Paraty
  • Day 5: Paraty - Saco Do Mamangua
  • Day 6: Saco Do Mamangua
  • Day 7: Saco Do Mamangua - Paraty
  • Day 8: Paraty - São Paulo - Foz do Iguaçu - Iguaçu Falls - Brazilian side - Foz do Iguaçu
  • Day 9: Iguaçu Falls - Argentinian side - Foz do Iguaçu
  • Day 10: Iguaçu Falls - Brazilian side - Foz do Iguaçu - Salvador
  • Day 11: Salvador
  • Day 12: Salvador - Porto Seguro - Trancoso
  • Day 13: Trancoso
  • Day 14: Trancoso
  • Day 15: Trancoso - Porto Seguro

TRAVEL BOOK

Day 1: Rio De Janeiro - Santa Teresa

Airport pick up (time and flight number to be confirmed) and transfer to the hotel.

Night at the Santa Teresa hotel (breakfast included). Superior room.
Included : english speaking guide, reception with english-speaking guide, room & breakfast

Day 2: Rio De Janeiro - Corcovado - Santa Teresa - Sugarloaf Mountain - Santa Teresa

At 09:00am start a city tour with your english speaking guide, firstly going up to the Corcovado (el. 700 m.a.s.l.), worldly known symbol of Rio. Once up there, take the time to appreciate the unique and amazing panoramic view of the "cidade maravilhosa" (wonderful city).

Then way back down via Santa Teresa, which used to be one of the wealthiest residential neighborhoods of Rio, when the town was the capital of Brazil and all the principal institutions were located there. Surrounded by the agglomeration, the neighborhood has lost its former character, and the wealth of the area has moved to the Southwest of Rio, to Barra da Tijuca. Santa Teresa now shelters a diverse population in the bohemian quarter of the modern Rio. Walk through this area to get a taste of its quaint and old atmosphere. During the trip to Lapa, visit the colored stairs or "Escadaria do Convento da Santa Teresa", decorated by Jorge Selarón.

Later, take the cable cart to the summit of the Sugarloaf (el. 400 m.a.s.l.), another symbol of Rio which marks the entrance of the Guanabara Bay. Return to the hotel at 05:00pm.

Option: Helicopter flight of a few minutes from the mirador of Dona Marta (check with us)

Night at the Santa Teresa hotel (breakfast included). Superior room.
Included : english speaking guide, private transport, entrance fees, room & breakfast

Day 3: Rio De Janeiro - Historical Center - Favelas - Santa Teresa

At 09:00am you will meet your french-speaking guide for a private visit of Rio’s city center, from a colossal avenue framed by imposing glass buildings to quaint, small streets and their little affordable shops.

Many styles, one spirit, is the best definition to describe the architectural cocktail of the center, where past and modernism coexist in harmony. Among the possible visits (to be coordinated with the guide depending on opening times, your centers of interest, or eventual manifestations organized that day): Imperial Municipal (replicate of the Opera Garnier in France), foundation Banco do Brasil, casa da França (old custom house), national History museum, largo da Carioca, convento Santo Antônio, metropolitan cathedral, plaza Tiradentes...

In the afternoon, a specialized guide will take you on an "off-the-beaten-track" visit: the favelas. This visit of a few hours in a different reality of Rio, will give you a more real and complete view of the life in Carioca than the images of violence poverty which usually shown by the medias lacking of originality.

At the heart of these popular and "lawless" suburbs (the favelas are originally illegal land occupations), Brazilians organize themselves and live in a dignified and solitary manner.

Return to the hotel at 05:00pm.

Note: For the visit of the center, avoid Sundays and bank holidays.

Night at the Santa Teresa hotel (breakfast included). Superior room.
Included : english speaking guide, private transport, room & breakfast

Day 4: Rio De Janeiro - Paraty


Departure from the hotel for a journey to Paraty with your local driver in private car with air conditioning. 4 ½-hour drive on a sealed road along the Green Coast, a vegetation corridor between ocean and mountains.

Night at Pousada Literaria (breaksfast included).
Included : private transport, room & breakfast

Day 5: Paraty - Saco Do Mamangua

At 09:00am, the captain will drive you to the pier to board a private craft, a fishing boat adapted for the tour (benches and cushions, cooler…). Day in the Bay of Paraty, traveling from an island to another and a beach to another. There will be several stops on different sites for swimming or snorkeling among hundreds of fishes (mask and snorkel provided): ilha Comprida, saco da Velha, praia Vermelha...

In the afternoon, you will enter in the saco do Mamangua, and disembark shortly after at the "refugio do Mamangua", where Paulo, biologist-writer, and Cristina, his wife will welcome you. Settled here for the last ten years, they are running a study on the equilibrium between a fragile ecosystem and its interdependency with human activity (fishing, oyster-farming, agriculture, tourism). If you are lucky, they will be available during your stay to share with you their real passion for the area. They will host you in their bungalows, offering basic comfort (no electricity, but hot shower) and a guaranteed peacefulness.

Dinner at the Mamangua Pousada.

Spend the night in chalets, in a humble setting (no electricity, but hot shower), very quiet and peaceful.
Included : local guide, private transport, dinner (no drinks), room & breakfast

Day 6: Saco Do Mamangua

Trek – 2 ½-hours walking - 450 meters positive elevation - strenuous.
You will cross the fjord in a canoe to reach Cruzeiro, a quiet fishing hamlet on the shores of the Saco. There you will be at the base of the Mamangua peak, also called the "Sugarloaf of Mamangua", at 440 meters. A one-hour climb will take you to the summit, from where you will enjoy a wonderful panoramic view over the Saco de Mamangua. You will take your time to enjoy the scenery before walking down via the same way, to the beach for a well-deserved bath.


Dinner at the Mamangua Pousada.

Spend the night in chalets, in a humble setting (no electricity, but hot shower), very quiet and peaceful.
Included : lunch (no drinks), equipment rental, local guide, dinner (no drinks), room & breakfast

Day 7: Saco Do Mamangua - Paraty

In the morning, you will go to the end of the Bay for a few hours canoe trip in the mangrove. Your silent and handy canoe is the ideal way to get close to the undisturbed nature and the abundant fauna: egrets, ibises and kingfishers and the enormous quantity of crabs, from the little red Siri with black legs, to the caranguejo, its huge cousin of the size of the common crab will accompany you during the tour. You will leave the canoes to walk up the river for a few hundred meters and refresh yourself in a natural pool during lunch.

Around midday you will visit Regato, a little hamlet hidden near a mangrove. You will be welcomed by Sir Jurray and his family living in a Caiçaras traditional lifestyle. For the last few years, an oyster farming project and the crafting of painted wooded boats replicates have been an alternative source of income other than fishing, which represents the main resource of the area.

After lunch, you will return to the Refugio de Mamangua paddling in your canoe.

You will get your backpacks back, and walk to Laranjeiras. You will return to Paraty by local bus (30-minute trip).

Option: return to Paraty by private bus, check with us.

Night at Pousada Literaria (breaksfast included).
Included : lunch (no drinks), entrance fees, bus ticket, equipment rental, local guide, room & breakfast

Day 8: Paraty - São Paulo - Foz do Iguaçu - Iguaçu Falls - Brazilian side - Foz do Iguaçu


Leave the hotel 8 hours prior to departure and transfer to the airport for your flight from São Paulo (airport, flight time and number to be confirmed).

Pick up at the airport and transfer to the hotel (or to the site, depending on the arrival time).
Night at the das Cataratas hotel (breakfast included). Superior Room.
Included : private transport, transfer departure, transfer arrival, room & breakfast

Day 9: Iguaçu Falls - Argentinian side - Foz do Iguaçu

Meet your English-speaking guide at 08:45am at your hotel. Transfer to the Argentinean side of the park (about 40 minutes). Stop at the symbolic panoramic point on three borders: Paraguay - Brazil - Argentina. Visit of the falls from the Argentina side, from where you will get closer to the water, and of the impressive "Devil’s Canyon" under your feet. Then return to your hotel on the Brazilian side in the afternoon.

Options: boat tour in the middle of the falls / excursion in the forest, check with us.

Night at the das Cataratas hotel (breakfast included). Superior Room.
Included : local guide, entrance fees, private transport, room & breakfast

Day 10: Iguaçu Falls - Brazilian side - Foz do Iguaçu - Salvador

Private transport to the airport 2 hours prior departure. Domestic flight from Foz do Iguaçu (arrival airport, flight time and number to be confirmed).
Pick up at the airport and transfer to hotel.

Night at the pousada La Villa Bahia (breakfast included).
Included : transfer departure, transfer arrival, reception with english-speaking guide, room & breakfast

Day 11: Salvador

Meet at the hotel at 09:00am with your English-speaking guide for the discovery of the area best representing the heart and soul of Salvador.

With the influences of its African origins, the city has built a unique identity in Latino America, with a daily life animated by capoeira rythms and the religious festivities of the candomblé. In the morning, visit the lower parts of town. Start with the farol (lighthouse) da Barra, a lonely guard at the entrance of the all saints bay, built under the order of Tomé de Souza, the first gobernador of Salvador.

Then you will head to the port area and visit the Sao Joaquim market, an authentic bahianan market. You will continue to the north and stop at the Bonfim church where you can admire an impressive ex votos collection showing the popular devotion to the Senhor do Bonfim in the "miracles room".

The visit will then take you to Ribeira, a always animated popular area. In the morning with the shouting merchants, at midday for lunch (moqueca specialty, a kind of fish and sea-fruit stew) and the night for dancing.

After lunch, visit of the higher parts of town, with the Pelourinho histrorical area. Its prestigious architectural ensemble was renovated in its original bright colors and has superb colonial houses and many baroque churches. The visit (by foot) will start in the capoieira fort where you will enjoy a wonderful scenic view over the bay.

You will ten walk up the rua do carmo until the convento do Carmo (a convent transformed in a luxurious hotel), The visit will be followed with the jewel workshop D'Klays, the house/museum Jorge Amado and the shiny Sao Francisco church with its surprising azuleiros frescos.

You will finish the afternoon at the base of the Lacerda elevador, the crossing of the lower and upper parts of the city, with a shopping time at the Mercado Modelo.

Return to the hotel at the end of the day.

Option: half day visit of the " candomblé" followed with a night ceremony, check with us.

Night at the pousada La Villa Bahia (breakfast included).
Included : english speaking guide, entrance fees, private transport, room & breakfast

Day 12: Salvador - Porto Seguro - Trancoso

Transfer to the airport 3 hours prior to departure. Flight from Salvador (flight time and number to be confirmed).

Pick up at the airport (flight time and number to be confirmed) and transfer to Trancoso by private vehicle with air conditionning.
Night at hotel Uxua (breaksfast included). Standard room.
Included : transfer departure, private transport, transfer arrival, room & breakfast

Day 13: Trancoso

Night at hotel Uxua (breaksfast included). Standard room.
Included : room & breakfast

Day 14: Trancoso

Night at hotel Uxua (breaksfast included). Standard room.
Included : room & breakfast

Day 15: Trancoso - Porto Seguro

Departure from the hotel 3 1/2 hours before departure time for your transfer to the airport. Flight from Porto Seguro (airport, flight time and number to be confirmed).
Included : private transport, transfer departure

Hotel Santa Teresa MGallery by Sofitel   Santa Teresa

Level : 5*
Included : room & breakfast

After three years of careful restoration, the Hotel Santa Teresa reopens its doors, redefining the boutique, luxury experience in Rio de Janeiro. Once a colonial mansion, today the Hotel offers a chic, elegant refuge for the most demanding guests. With magnificent views of Rio de Janeiro, the Hotel Santa Teresa is located in the heart of historical Santa Teresa, closer than any 5-star luxury, boutique hotel to the main touristic attractions of the city, including Guanabara Bay, Corcovado, Sugarloaf, Tijuca Forest, the historical centre and with fast and easy access to the best beaches in and close to the city. Charming and picturesque, surrounded by colonial mansions, museums, artist ateliers and the only remaining tramway in Rio, the Hotel Santa Teresa is the authentic Rio, a place where high-rise buildings and traffic are replaced by red-tiled rooftops, cobblestone streets and exuberant nature.

Pousada Literaria   Paraty

Level : 4*
Included : room & breakfast

Pousada Mamangua   Saco Do Mamangua

Level : 3*
Included : room & breakfast

Hotel Belmond das Cataratas   Foz do Iguaçu

Level : 5*
Included : room & breakfast

Pousada La Villa Bahia   Salvador

Level : 4*
Included : room & breakfast

Uxua Casa Hotel & Spa   Trancoso

Level : 5*
Included : room & breakfast

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