Salvador and Iguassu Falls

Salvador is known for its history, culture and beauty. The city is the heart of Bahia and will give you a glimpse of what the state is all about. Bahia is one of the main destinations in Brazil.

You’ll also be visiting the Iguassu Falls. The Falls are considered to be one of the seven wonders of the modern world. Their beauty is unsurpassed.

Salvador and Iguassu (7 Nights)

Includes International Flight
Salvador - 4 nights includes:
Ground Transportation
Accommodation:  Apartment in Barra, just blocks from the beach and from many good bars and restaurants


Full day Salvador city tour featuring Pelourinho, a typical Bahian lunch, Mercado Modelo, and other historical sites
Feijoada (ethnic cuisine) in Rio Vermelho (bohemian beachside neighborhood)
Bay islands tour
Moqueca (ethnic cuisine) at Flamengo Beach
Samba night club


Iguassu - 3 nights includes:
Domestic Flight
Ground Transportation
Accommodation:  The beautiful Pousada Sonho Meu.



Macuco Safari Boat and rafting
Itaipu Dam
Tour of the Brazilian side of the Iguassu Falls, lunch, and tour of the falls from the Argentinian side
Trip to Parque das Aves (Bird Park)


Day-by-day Itinerary
Day 1
A private driver will pick you up at the airport and bring you to your apartment.   You may want to relax on the beach with a cold beer and sample the Bahian delights in the beach huts.  We suggest the shrimp on a stick, the smoked cheese, or the local favorite, acaraje. 

By night, we’ll be having dinner at the Solar da União, also the venue of the Museum of Modern Art of Bahia, where you can enjoy Brazilian food and drinks during a folkloric show.  This show features an excellent presentation of local perspectives from capoeira to samba, ancient slave dances, and even a sample of candomblé, a religious rite typical in this region.

Day 2
After breakfast, you’ll begin your journey through Salvador visiting Pelourinho, the historical district of the city, followed by a delicious Bahian lunch.  Then you’ll visit the Mercado Modelo, a handicraft market that used to be the merchandise and slave-trading outpost of the city.  Here you can buy many handicrafts and local products.  Make sure you visit the dungeon below the market where the slaves were kept prior to sale.  Samba show by night.

Day 3
After breakfast, a schooner will pick us up at the docks and take us on a cruise to a couple of the islands in the bay.  The trip takes all day, includes all you can drink beer, cachaca, and local fruits.  We’ll enjoy local music on the boat until we reach island beaches where we can have lunch.  We’ll visit Ponta de Areia Beach and Ilha dos Frades before heading back for sunset. 

Day 4
Today we’ll head to what the locals regard as the best beach in Salvador:  Flamengo Beach.  Relax and take in the scenery.  We’ll have a typical Bahian meal called ‘moqueca’ which is fish and shrimp stew.  We’ll head back to town around sunset.

Day 5
You’ll be driven to the airport in the morning for your flight to Foz do Iguacu.  After you arrive, you’ll be driven to your hotel.  After lunch you’ll be taken on a tour traveling the Macuco Trail in a rustic, open wagon, which allows you a view of the luxurious jungle in its splendor.

You’ll take a walk down the Iguassu Canyon Trail, visiting the picturesque Macuco Falls and enter the Brazilian jungle on foot to have more close contact with nature.  Finally, you’ll ride the rapids of the Iguassu Canyon in secure open boats.


Day 6
Today will comprise a full-day tour of both sides of the falls.  You’ll follow a trail inside the sub-tropical forest, which includes a visit to the bottom of Salto Floriano (Floriano Falls).  At the end of trail, an elevator will take you up to the top of the falls.  After your tour of the Brazilian side, there will be a break for lunch.  Then, you’ll be taken across the border into Argentina by private vehicle, and into the Parque National del Iguazu.

Once in Argentina, you’ll go on a walking tour of the falls.  The views are magnificent, especially the one right on top of the Devil's Throat, which is reached by a little boat taking you through breathtaking scenery.

Throughout the day you will see numerous rainbows, hundreds of beautiful butterflies, lots of friendly little South American coatis, and dozens of exotic birds.

Day 7
Today you’ll visit the world's largest hydroelectric power plant – the Itaipu Dam.  The power plant is responsible for 89% of the energy consumed in Paraguay and 25% in Brazil.  After this tour, your guide will take you to the Bird Park.  You’ll enter huge forest aviaries to study and photograph birds in their natural habitat without the restriction of cages.  There are over 800 birds, both indigenous and from other continents.  Exciting new exhibits also show snakes, monkeys, humming-birds, and butterflies.

Day 8
Before checking out of your hotel, you may want to have one final look at the magnificent falls then be driven in a private vehicle to the airport.

We’re certain that you will have enjoyed your trip and we look forward to seeing you again in Brazil.


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