from $1500 based on 2 people sharing
Flight tickets are not included - Rate is
expressed in U.S dollars
Rate is subject to variation and availability at the moment
Rate valid from Aug to Dec 2010 and from January to March
2011 (Except holidays)
Triple rate only for the services, no triple rooms
Brazil is the largest country in Latin America. It spreads across almost half (47.3%) of South America, and occupies a total area of 8,547,403.5 km2. It is the fifth largest country in the world after Canada, the Russian Federation, China and the United States. Except for a small number of islands, Brazil is a single and continuous land mass. The Equator passes through the northern region, near Macapá, and the Tropic of Capricorn cuts through the south of the country, near São Paulo. Brazil’s east to west extension (4,319.4 km) is almost equivalent to its north to south distance (4,394.7 km). The country borders French Guiana, Suriname, Guiana, Venezuela and Colombia, to the north; Uruguay and Argentina, to the south; and Paraguay, Bolivia and Peru, to the west. Ecuador and Chile are the only two countries on the South American continent that do not border Brazil. The Atlantic Ocean extends along the country’s entire eastern coast, providing 7,367 km of coastline.
The official language is Portuguese; however, the accent and the intonation are very different from what one hears in Portugal and other former Portuguese colonies. Some people say that Brazilians speak “Brazilian”, just like Americans can say they speak “American”, and not English. And there are also many Brazilians who are descendants of immigrants and who speak German and Italian, especially in cities in southern Brazil.
Brazil – a country that greets visitors with a huge smile
The mix of races has made Brazil a culturally rich and at the same time unique country. This miscegenation began with the Indian, the African and the Portuguese, but in a short time, immigrants from around the world began to arrive: Europeans, Asians, Jews and Arabs. The result was a happy people, open to everything new, a people only found in Brazil.
Because of this tremendous diversity, Brazil is one of the last places on earth where no one is a foreigner, where one can change one’s destiny without losing one’s identity and where each and every Brazilian has a little of the entire world in his or her blood. This may be the reason the Brazilian receives anyone from another land so well. According to surveys carried out with foreign tourists who visited the country, 97.2% intend to return soon; 56.5% had their expectations completely satisfied; and, for 31.7%, their expectations were completely exceeded. As you can see, those who come to Brazil become fans on the first visit.
Find out more about Brazil by navigating through our site. Or better yet: visit the country in person and feel for yourself the happiness and enthusiasm of our people.
Brazil has been a republic since 1889. Throughout this entire period, the country actually lived little more than thirty years of democracy (1946-1964 and from 1985 to the present). Nevertheless, it is one of the most democratic nations on earth. Brazilian democracy, which was won back after 21 years of a military dictatorship, proved to be vigorous and became an important part of the life of its people.
The National Congress has been operating like clockwork for 175 years. In the entire history of the country, only on three occasions did the elected representatives not complete their terms. The strength of the Congress is actually so great that not even the military dictatorship of the 1960s could do without it. There have been national elections in Brazil since 1823. And these elections have been open to voters in a manner almost unheard of even for European democracy standards.
Visas and Passports
Tourists and visitors from Mercosul countries do not need to present passports. They merely need to show their ID cards. Visitors from other countries must present a passport that is valid for the next six months. For further information on Visas and necessary documentation, access: www.mre.gov.br or www.braziltour.com.
Electricity voltages vary from one state to another. Check the voltage before connecting any electrical appliance to an outlet.
All the well know car hire firms have counters at the country’s main airports and in the main urban centers. Tourists may also book cars through their travel agencies.
The tourist may opt to take an ordinary taxi easily found in the streets or through radio taxi services. It is recommended that accredited taxi services at the airports and at points nearby the main hotels be given priority. It is not usual in Brazil to tip a taxi driver although it is common to round off the amount and let the driver keep the change as a gratuity.
Most bars and restaurants include a service charge of 10% in the Bill. It is usual to leave a little extra if the service has been satisfactory. When no service charge has been included then a tip of 10% to 15% is the general rule.
The Brazilian currency unit is the Real ($R). Dollars and Travelers Checks can easily be changed in hotels, banks or travel agencies. Most establishments accept credit cards.
To make an international call, dial: 00 + operator code* + country code + area code (if there is one) + telephone number For reverse charge international calls dial 0800 7032111.
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The climate is predominantly tropical with some variation according to the region. The average annual temperature in the north is 28º C and 22º C in the south.
Because of its continental dimensions Brazil has 4 time zones. The official time is Brasília time and it corresponds to 3 hours less than GMT. From September to February the clocks are put forward one hour in most Brazilian States.
& Morro de Sao Paulo
For a long time now, Brazil’s natural beauty and Carnival rendered it international fame, attracting thousands of tourists all year long. But there is a very special attraction that you only discover when you come here: the Brazilian people. Much beyond the breathtaking scenery, the way these people live surprises everyone with its simplicity, willingness, hope, hospitality and happiness.
1st Day : SALVADOR
Your guide will be at the airport holding a sign with your name at the arrival sector.
During the transfer to your hotel, he will give you some information about the city, the duration of the transfer, about the hotel you will stay, etc.
He will help you on the check-in procedures and will review your program.
Lodging at Casas das Portas Velhas Hotel.
2nd Day : SALVADOR
HD tour that will give you a good overall impression of Salvador and its principal historical landmarks. Departing from the hotel directly to Farol da Barra (Lighthouse) at Barra district, where we will stop for historical information and photos. Continue to Municipal Square with a stop at the Lacerda Elevator, where you will have a breathtaking view of Baía de Todos os Santos (All Saints Bay). Walking through the cobblestone streets of the Pelourinho district, the city's historic old town, you will understand why UNESCO has called the architectural complex the most important colonial architecture extant. You will visit the Baroque Cathedral, built by the Jesuits in 1672, Sao Francisco Church, Brazil's most famous religious structure with its intricately carved gold-leafed rosewood interior, fine paintings and sculpture and valuable silver ornamentation - the blaze of gold will take your breath away. Visit also the Pelourinho Square and walk back to the bus parking. Then proceed to Mercado Modelo (Handcraft Market). Try a bargain for a souvenir before returning to the hotel.
3rd Day: SALVADOR
Free day at leisure in Salvador.
Lodging at Casas das Portas velhas Hotel
4th Day: SALVADOR/ MORRO DE SÃO PAULO
In appropriate time, transfer to Salvador airport to get a 30-min flight to Morro de São Paulo. Arrival and private transfer to Patachocas Eco Resort. Welcome drink and accommodation.
5th to 7th Day: MORRO DE SÃO PAULO
ILHA DE BOIPEBA / PISCINAS NATURAIS
After breakfast we will leave for one of the most enchanting and complete tours. To know the beauty of Boipeba Island, situated in the South of Dendê Coast, full of beautiful beaches. Our first stop will be the wonderful “Piscinas Naturais” ( natural pools).
ILHA DOS AMORES, PONTA DO CURRAL, COROA E VILA DE GAMBOA
We will make a boat ride to know various beaches. First, Ponta do Curral a 20 km desert beach.
We will stop at Coroa do Meio, a send bench located between the Island and the Continent at the Gamboa village, for lunch (not included) and we will make a tour to know the village. After lunch we will visit Praia do Porto de Cima, e and afterwards a walking till Forte DO Facho to watch the sunset.
BIKING IN MORRO
At this day we will have a bike available to make a nice tour around the Island. There will be a guide that will take us anywhere we want. And for those who wants only to relax, there is no problem. They can stay and relax.
TRAIL TO GARAPUÁ
We will leave Quarta-Praia for a delightful walk enjoying the beauty of the nature of our Mata Atlantica. We will continue through the “Bromelias” pathway until we reach the Guarapá Village, one of the most beautiful beaches of this Island. Stop for lunch (not included). Return to the lodge.
8th Day: MORRO DE SÃO PAULO/SALVADOR
After breakfast transfer to the airport in Salvador.
End of arrangements with Adams & Butler.
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