Taking in Rio De Janeiro, São Paulo and Salvador this itinerary gives you a good chance to explore the vibrant country of Brazil. Explore famous Sugar Loaf mountain, world-famous Ipanema beach and then jet off to lively São Paulo. In Salvador you’ll find a city known for its Portuguese colonial architecture, Afro-Brazilian culture and tropical coastline. You’ll find many cobblestone streets opening onto large squares and colourful buildings.
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Day 1: Rio De Janeiro
Arrive in Rio de Janeiro. Your driver will meet you and take you to your hotel.
The hotel is gay-friendly and located in Ipanema, a less touristy neighbourhood than Copacabana and arguably the most charming and sophisticated. It’s located just a block from the gay section of Ipanema beach and with many good options of friendly bars and restaurants in the immediate neighbourhood.
Day 2: Rio De Janeiro
Today you’ll embark on a full-day tour of Rio’s highlights: Sugar Loaf, Corcovado and Santa Teresa.
You’ll explore the world-renowned Sugar Loaf mountain which offers incredible panoramic views of the city before heading to Corcovado to see the famous Christ The Redeemer statue that sits atop it.
You’ll end the day in Santa Teresa, a quaint bohemian neighbourhood of Rio with colonial buildings and winding and narrow cobblestone streets. There are plenty of art galleries and restaurants to enjoy.
Overnight in Rio.
Day 3: Rio De Janeiro
The day is free for you to explore further.
You could opt to take a morning walking tour of Downtown Historical Rio. This tour will give you a different image of Rio, as the first capital of Brazil is full of colonial history.
We can also arrange a private guide to take you on a tour of the local bars and Brazil’s LGBT scene for those guests who want to explore the nightlife.
Day 4: Rio to Sao Paulo
The morning is free to enjoy Rio’s beaches on your own. In the afternoon we’ll transfer you to the airport for your flight to São Paulo.
São Paulo, home to the largest Pride Parade in the world, is the pulse of gay life in Brazil with a multitude of nightlife options, some of international reputation, and its own “gay village”. It is also a cosmopolitan city with great museums, restaurants and shopping.
On arrival, private transfer to your hotel. Blue Tree Premium Paulista is located next to São Paulo Museum of Art, Paulista Avenue and the gay scene.
In the evening for our LGBT guests you’ll enjoy an evening tour of the scene.
Day 5: Sao Paulo
The morning is free for you to explore before taking a tour in the afternoon of historical downtown and its museums.
Overnight in São Paulo.
Day 6: Sao Paulo to Salvador
After breakfast, we’ll take you to the airport for your flight to Salvador.
Check in to beautiful Villa Bahia.
Salvador is the centre of Afro-Brazilian culture and has a great reputation as one of the most gay-friendly cities in Brazil.
Day 7: Salvador
Today you’ll take a half-day historical tour of Salvador.
The streets of Central Salvador reach right back in time to the establishment of the country. You’ll visit historical churches, cafes, restaurants, shops and pastel-hued buildings.
Salvdaor has thousands of churches, monuments and houses built since the 16th century and it is well known for having the greatest collection of Baroque architecture in Latin America.
Day 8 and 9
Enjoy a day at leisure before heading to the airport for your flight home on your last day.
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