Brazil-Bolivia 14 days Group | BRABO14GROUP

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    Day 1.  Rio de Janeiro arrival
    Once arrived at Rio de Janeiro airport our team will pick you up and drive you to the hotel. The rest of the day will be free.

    Day 2. Rio de Janeiro, Corcovado, pan de azúcar
    After lunch we will leave to visit the city and start by the climb to the emblematic Corcovado promontory overlooking Rio de Janeiro with the statue of Jesus Christ. We will go up in cars the 700 meters of altitude to join the site.From the top we can enjoy the breathtaking view of Rio. Then we will go down again through the District of Santa Teresa and we will discover this Historic Quarter on footIn the afternoon we will take the cable car to reach the Pan de Azucar summit overlooking Guanabara Bay.We will return to the hotel around 5.30pm and the rest of the day will be free

    Corcovado starters and pan de azucar included.

    Meal not included.

    Overnight at the hotel.

    Option: fly a few minutes by helicopter from the mirador of Dona Marta.

    Day 3. Rio de janeiro – Ilha Grande
    We will take the road to go to the port of Angra dos Reis to take the boat and sail to Abraao on Ilha Grande. Upon arrival at the port we will transfer to the Pousada or the rest of the day will be free.

    Day 4. Trek to Lopes Mendes beach
    After breakfast we will leave for a hike and reach the beach of Lopez Mendes at the other end of the island. A few hours will be needed to reach this white sand beach. We will enjoy a moment on this beautiful beach before returning to our Pousada.

    Meal not included (possibilities of restoration on the way). Night in pousada.

    Day 5. Ilha Grande – Conceiçao – Paraty
    After breakfast we will enjoy the last moment on Ilha Grande before heading to the port and continue to Parat
    We will arrive at the Port of Conceição de Jacarei. (regular line about 40 min crossing - unaccompanied - ticket included) Our team will wait for you to accompany you to your hotel.
    After settling in the hotel the rest of the day will be free to discover the city.
    You will be able to discover its churches and alleys its museum and in the surroundings its superb beaches.

    Meal not included. Night in pousada.

    Option: guided tour of Paraty with a French speaking guide.

    Day 6. Paraty – Sao Paolo
    Today we leave Paraty to drive to Sao Paolo the Megapole of Brazil.
    São Paulo is among the world's most populous cities in the world, with a lot of cultural institutions and very interesting architectural tradition from neo-Gothic cathedral to modernist curvy building and also colonial-style church left by th jesuit missioner whom create the city in 1554.

    Day 7. Sao Paolo
    Meet your English-speaking guide at 10:00am for a visit of town.
    Many sites and museums can be visited, among which: Ibirapuera Park, the Japanese district, the cathedral, Páteo do Colegio, the São Bento convent, the Municipal theater, Terraço Italia, the Luz station, the museum of Sacred Art, a painting collection, Avenida Paulista, the Gardens, the governor’s palace, the Casa da Fazenda, the Foundation Oscar Americano, the Morumbi stadium, the museum do Ipiranga and the Institut Butanta.
    Entry pass to museums and sites not included.

    Return to the hotel around 06:00pm.

    Night at the Pestana São Paulo hotel (breakfast included).

    Luxury room.

    Included : english speaking guide, private transport, room & breakfast

    Day 8. Sao Paolo – Campo Grande – Pantanal
    Pick up at the airport and private transfer to the Barra Mansa Lodge.
    Set up at the Barra Mansa Hotel. During your stay at Pantanal, your local private guide will plan with you the excursions you'll be doing to allow you to see as many things as possible. Indeed, depending on the season some animals migrate.
    Among the activities we offer are:
    - Walk at dawn around the hotel. During that walk you can admire small animals and local vegetation.
    - Photographic safari in an all terrain vehicle. You will be able to discover places further away from the hotel as well as a large variety of species.
    - Canoeing on the Rio Negro. It will allow you to discover many different aquatic birds. It is a perfect transportation to listen to all the sounds of this ecosystem.
    - Motor boat trip on the Rio Negro, the most well preserved river of Pantanal (there are no villages on the river bank). You can stop at many of the different beaches to go for a swim.
    - Night walk: a great opportunity to admire the nocturnal species, such as the caimans' lightened eyes.
    - Horse ride: the most traditional activity to discover the Pantanal. It is the best way to reach places you cannot approach by foot or car.
    - Take part in the traditional activities and lifestyle of the pantaneiro (the fazenda/farm takes care of the planning)
    - Bird sighting: surucuá, colhereiro, urutau, arara azul, tucano, periquito, jacutinga, maçarico, garça, tuiuiú, socó, curicaca... More than 650 bird species live together in Pantanal.
    - Sport fishing.

    Dinner and night at the pousada.

    Note: some excursions can be cancelled due to weather conditions and safety reasons.

    An english speaking guide will accompany you during the day.

    Included : private transport, transfer arrival, room & breakfast, dinner (no drinks), local guide.

    Day 9. Pantanal
    We will leave early to visit the Jesuit ruins of San Ignacio. We will head south towards Teyú-Cuaré Provincial Park where are the famous ruins that tell the story of the missionaries between the 17th and 18th century. Those of 1632, partially rebuilt, were classified Cultural Patrimony of the Humanity by UNESCO in 1983. In the late afternoon, we will return to Iguazú where the rest of the day will be free.

    Day 10. Pantanal
    We leave the hotel and be transferred to the airport of Salta to flight to National Park of Foz de Iguazu. Once arrived our team will pick you up to drive to the hotel.
    This park was created in 1934 and measure 55.000 hectares. There are 275 falls from 30 to 80 meters high. An ecologic train and 3 stations have been built in purpose to preserve the environment of each tour. The lower tour (1700m) has 8 belvederes on a terrace which allow a direct contact with the vegetation and the waterfalls.
    The higher tour (1200m) which cross from the top part of the waterfalls Dos Hermanas, Chico, Ramírez, Bossetti, Adán y Eva, Bernabé Méndez, and finish in Mbigua and got 6 belvederes where we can appreciate the rainbow formed by the San Martin, Escondido, Dos Mosqueteros, Rivadavia and Tres Mosqueteros waterfalls. We continue toward Puerto Canoas 3 kilometers away from the Iguazu river bank where the third terrace start, from there we the best view on the most impressive waterfalls: La garganta del diablo. In the center of the waterfall there is the island of San Martin where we can walk, 650 meters and 172 steps to access the different panoramas views. We will be able to appreciate the different panoramas like this one use in the movie Mission (1986) take precisely from this spot. We will walk also on the green path (600m), and observe the animal and plants. After this nice and impressive visit, we will go back to the hotel where the rest of the days is free.

    Day 11. Pantanal – Campo Grande

    Day 12. Campo Grande – Santa Cruz de la Sierra

    Day 13. Santa Cruz – San Javier – Concepción
    We leave at 08h00 to visit the Jesuit Missions San Javier (San Xavier) and Concepción. We pass by the villages Puerto, Pailon and San Ramon where we stop for lunch and in the afternoon, we visit the Jesuit church of San Javier, the Missional museum and the handicraft centre. We continue to visit “Las Piedras del Paquio” (Buffalo farm) before continuing toward Concepción. We get installed in the hotel around 18h00 and the rest of the evening is free.

    Day 14. Concepción – Santa Cruz
    We leave around 09h45 after breakfast to visit the church of Concepción, the Missional Museum and the handicraft workshop (except weekends) as well as the anthropology museum or the Casa España. We visit the viewpoint of the Zapocó dam where we can observe different birds of prey and after lunch we return to Santa Cruz (around 18h00) and the evening is free.

    Day 15. Santa Cruz – Sucre City Tour
    After breakfast, we are transferred to the airport for our flight to Sucre (departure times vary depending on the day). Arrived in Sucre we are transferred to the hotel and after lunch we leave to visit Sucre, the constitutional capital of Bolivia also called the White City. This gem of Baroque art and the Renaissance is the most European cities in Bolivia and probably one of the most beautiful in Latin America. Founded in 1538 by order of Pizarro, Sucre was destined to become the residence and the centre of the Spanish bourgeoisie. From an architectural point of view, Sucre has remained like a postcard of the 19th century which is of course part of its charm. Sucre is considered the most beautiful city in Bolivia, but apart from its beauty and atmosphere of the 18th & 19th  centuries, Sucre also has the advantage of being the historic capital of Bolivia. We visit the various museums, the Convento de Santa Clara as well as the Casa de la Libertad, which saw the signing of the Declaration of Independence August 6, 1825 (all visits may vary depending on the day because the museums are closed on Sundays and public holidays). The evening is free to enjoy Sucre.

    Day 16. Sucre – Potosi City Tour – Uyuni
    At 08h00 we leave Sucre for Potosi. Potosi was once one of the largest cities in the world with a population over 200.000 people and is one of the highest cities in the world. It lies beneath the Cerro Rico Mountain (“rich mountain”) which was the reason for the town’s historical importance because of its important silver ore. Arrived in Potosi we go for a tour of the city which is still considered one of the most beautiful cities in Bolivia. We visit the Casa de la Moneda, the museum and the Santa Teresa Convent, the Cathedral and the Compañía de Jesus Tower. The evening is free to enjoy Potosi.

    Day 17. Potosi – Uyuni
    After breakfast, we leave for Uyuni. This small town east of the Salar de Uyuni was once a railway transit town and still has to two train lines thanks to the Chuquicamata mine in Chile and tourism. From Potosi, we drive through the beautiful landscape of the volcanic Cordillera Los Frailes and we expect to arrive in Uyuni for lunch. The rest of the day is free to enjoy Uyuni before our visit to the Salar de Uyuni the next morning.

    Day 18. Uyuni – Colchani – Uyuni Salt Flat – Incahuasi – Cueva de las Galaxias - San Pedro de Quemez
    We start our journey around 10h30 in the morning and our first stop will be the locomotive cemetery which is a vestige of more prosperous times. From here we continue to Colchani which is a small village situated on the edge of the Salar and who’s inhabitants live from salt exploitation. In Colchani we discover how salt is processed manually and we visit the small salt boutique. After this impressive visit with the craftsmen on the top of the world we enter the famous Salar de Uyuni; the biggest salt desert in the world with acreage of 10.582km²/4.086mi2. One of the particularities of the Uyuni Salt Flat is that it contains a reserve of 9 million tonnes of Lithium which represents 40% of world production. We head to the Island Incahuasi. This geological formation is a remnant of petrified coral and is covered with giant cactus that can get up to 12m/39.37ft high. From the top of the island we have a wonderful 360° view of the Salar de Uyuni. After lunch our journey continues in the direction of San Pedro de Quemez and we have the possibility to visit the “Cueva de las Galaxias” which is a strange phenomenon of fossil algae which reminds us that the ocean was present here all the way to Oruro. In the adjacent cave, we can observe the Chullpares which are Inca funerary remains. We climb to the viewpoint from where  we have a view of the desert and if we take a closer look we can also observe the fossil coral that once were part of a coral barrier. After this impressive visit, we continue to San Pedro de Quemez situated at the doors of the Lipez desert. We arrive at San Pedro de Quemez around 16h00 and the evening is free.

    *Depending on the season and the weather the itinerary will change and there are some sights which are not accessible at all times!

    Day 19. San Pedro de Quemez – Salar de Chiguana – Ollagüe Volcano – Siloli Desert – Ruta de las Joyas Alto Andinas (Lagunas Cañapa, Hedionda, Chiar Khota, Honda and Ramaditas) – Stone Tree - Reserva Nacional de la Fauna Andina Eduardo Avaroa – Ojo de Perdiz
    We continue our tour of south Bolivia and from Puerto Chuvica we pass the Uyuni – Ollagüe railway, which is the property of the FCA (Empresa Ferroviaria Andina), before crossing the Salar de Chiguana. We observe the still active volcano Ollagüe and even from far we can see its fumarole. We follow the famous Jewel Route which is composed of the Lagunas Cañapa, Hedionda, Chiar Khota, Honda and Ramadita. Today we also visit the Stone Tree (please refrain from climbing on the rock) planted in the middle of the Siloli desert and at the end of the day we enter the Reserva Nacional de la Fauna Andina Eduardo Avaroa where we arrive at the Laguna Colorada. This Alto Andina Laguna gets its name because of the red colour which is caused by microscopic shellfish which is the principal nutriment of the rose-coloured flamingos that live in this area. Due to climate changes (lack of rain) and the high evaporation of the Altiplanic basin the water level of the regions Lagunas is reduced rapidly, which year after year also reduces the population of the flamingos. Mid-afternoon we leave to get installed in our hotel Ojo de Perdiz and the evening is free.*

    *Depending on the season and the weather the itinerary will change and there are some sights which are not accessible at all times!

    Day 20. Ojo de Perdiz - Laguna Colorada – Geyser de Sol de Mañana – Polques Thermal Spring – Dali Desert – Laguna Verde – Licancahur (5971m) – Villamar – Valle de Rocas – San Cristóbal – Uyuni – La Paz
    Our tour continues in southern direction to the Laguna Verde – one of the most southern points in Bolivia. We leave the Laguna Colorada to go even deeper into the Reserva Nacional de la Fauna Andina Eduardo Avaroa. We visit the boiling geysers of Sol de Mañana which is an impressive geothermal field with pits of boiling mud and strong smells of sulphur. Our tour continues in the direction of the thermal bath of Polques, a natural source of hot water where we have the possibility to go for a swim. We continue through the South Lipez and we observe the “Damas del Desierto” which are enormous rocks planted in this barren landscape and carved by the wind and weather over the years. We also cross the Dali Desert, which was named in reverence to the Catalan artist because of the resemblance of the landscape with the unreal yet natural colours to the masters’ work. We continue to the Laguna Verde and Blanca at the foot of the Licancahur where we stop to take a few pictures. The Laguna Verde gets its green colour from the high  concentration of lead, arsenic sulphur and calcium – please refrain from bathing;-) From the Laguna Verde we start our drive back north. We pass by the small village Villamar which seems lost in the middle of the gigantic Lipez desert before passing by the biggest mining project in Bolivian history at San Cristóbal. We return to Uyuni airport to take the last flight and return to La Paz. Upon arrival in La Paz a member of our team will bring you to your hotel (La Paz centre). *

    *Depending on the season and the weather the itinerary will change and there are some sights which are not accessible at all times!

    Day 21. La Paz departure
    According to your time of departure* you are transferred from the hotel to the airport. For international flights, it is recommended to arrive at the airport 3 hours before scheduled departure.End of our services.

    Important: Itinerary can change because of weather conditions and some sights are not accessible at all times – Lipiko Tours cannot be held responsible for any changes in itinerary and sights not visited as a result.  

     

     

     

    General information:
    Highlights: Rio de Janeiro, Corcovado, Pan de Azucar, Ilha Grande, Paraty, Sao Paolo, Campo Grande, Pantanal, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Concepcion, Sucre, Potosi, Salar de Uyuni, Incahuasi, South Lipez, Laguna Verde, Laguna Colorada , La Paz.

    Support Team: English speaking tour leader for the entire tour for groups of 4 people or more. For smaller groups it is possible to book this tour without a tour leader. Instead you would have guided visits with a local guide in chosen language. Please contact us directly to receive a personalized quote.

    Departure guaranteed: Group Tour: from 4 people. Individual Tour: from 2 people 

    Accommodation: 21 nights in hotel.

    Porterage: Your luggage will be transported either by plane, car, boat, and bus. You will have to carry the personal belongings (camera, water, etc.) which you need during the day. 

    Service: For group above 4 people you will be accompanied by a tour leader in the chosen language. His role is to make sure that everything goes smoothly during the tour and that each individual and the group as a whole are safe. Don’t hesitate to ask him if you are unsure of anything and, very important, to follow his advice. 

    Included in the price: 
    - Water, air and land transfers as indicated in the program 
    - Accommodation in hotel/hostel in double rooms, Ecolodge, shelter, home stay, camping, bus and plane as indicated in the program.
    - Meals as mentioned in the program 
    - The assistance of specialized local English speaking guides, their fees and expenses 
    - The assistance of our local teams; driver(s) and logistics department (24/7) 
    - Visits as outlined in the program 

    Not included in the price:
     
    - Entrance fees to sites visited, national parks and museums as indicated in the program (allow for approx. 1500 Argentine Peso (Argentian national currency) per person – in Brazil (allow for approx. 150 Brazilian Real (Brazilian national currency) per person – this is an estimate and actual prices may vary) 
    - Meals not mentioned, drinks, tips, individual equipment, everything not mentioned in “included in the price” and all personal expenses 
    - Individual obligatory personal travel insurance (this could be included with your credit card – please check with your credit card provider) 
    - The supplement for a single room: 390 USD (subject to availability, must be reserved and paid upon reservation). Attention; no single room available for the nights with accommodation in shelter, home stay and camping. 
    - Possible visa expenses
    - International flights

     

  • GROUP : Travel in a small group (from 4 to 12 pers. Max), your trip will be guided by local English speaking guide and you can choose among the departure dates available.

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    Travel lenght: 15 Days on site in Bolivia.
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    Departure: From 4 people registered.
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