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Brazil - Architectural Highlights

(12 Days)

São Paulo | Curitiba | Belo Horizonte | Brasilia | Rio de Janeiro

Day Routing
01 São Paulo

Upon arrival in the biggest city of South America, transfer to the hotel. Dinner will be served at a local restaurant.

02 São Paulo

Full day visit of the city, including Paulista Avenue in the financial district, Jardins luxury district Ibirapuera Park, the Morumbi upscale district inclusive Governor's Palace, the Morumbi Soccer Stadium and Casa da Fazenda, a former slaves house. Lunch will be included.

03 São Paulo - Curitiba

Flight to Curitiba, the city with the highest standard of living and also the one with the strongest European influence. In the evening dinner at a local restaurant.

04 Curitiba

Visit of the main attractions of the city along the Tiradentes Square: the cathedral, the historical federal University, the Guaíra theater, Bosque do Alomão and the pedestrian streets “Rua das Flores” and “Largo da Ordem” in the historical area. Visit to the museum of the Brazilian star-architect Oscar Niemeyer. Lunch will be included.

05 Curitiba - Belo Horizonte

Flight to Belo Horizonte, the Capital of Minas Gerais State, is a quite young city, the first planned city built in Brazil. Upon arrival, guests will be brought to their hotel.

06 Belo Horizonte

Full day city tour to visit the Pampulha Lake, a district where guests can see the first works of world-renowned architect Oscar Niemeyer, landscape projects by Burle Marx and paintings by Portinari. Visit the church of Saint Francis of Assisi, the art museum and the Soccer Stadium. (*Tour is not available on Mondays).

07 Belo Horizonte - Brasilia

Flight to Brasilia, the Brazilian capital. It is considered as one of the 20th century’s most important milestones in architecture and city planning, declared by UNESCO as one of Mankind’s Cultural Landmarks. Dinner at a local restaurant.

08 Brasilia

Full day city tour of Brasilia, which covers amongst others the following highlights: the residential blocks, the Military Sector with Army headquarters, JK Memorial, the National Cathedral, etc. Stop for lunch at a local BBQ restaurant.

09 Brasilia - Rio de Janeiro

Flight to Rio de Janeiro. The so called Marvelous City is a beach resort, located by the Atlantic Ocean and by the big Guanabara Bay. Rio is graced by its topography. In the evening, delicious dinner at a local restaurant.

10 Rio de Janeiro

Full day city tour to visit the top of Corcovado and the Sugar Loaf. Continue to the downtown area, passing by the financial and bsuiness district and the Sambodróme, site of Rio’s famous Carnival parade. Lunch at a local restaurant.

11 Rio de Janeiro

3-hour Favela tour (SIB). Lunch at a local restaurant. Continue to Niteroi. Take a picture at the Oscar Niemeyer designed Niteroi Contempory Art Museum. Proceed along the main beaches and return to Rio by crossing the 14 km length Presidente Arthur Costa e Silva Bridge, which links the cities of Rio and Niterói.

12 Rio de Janeiro

Transfer to the airport and homebound flight.