Brazil’s Historic Gold Route Rail Tour
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Brazil’s Historic Gold Route Rail Tour

Route of Gold Special Train Tour

14 Days / 13 Nights
From 3715
* flights not included

Summary

The trip is a mixture of natural and cultural beauties of the fifth largest country in the world, combined with train rides, which will stir the blood of every railway friend. The trip takes you from the port city of Vitoria into the region of the gold rush to Ouro Preto, to the metropolis of Rio de Janeiro.

Discover where the gold originated to build Europe’s great palaces and churches. And discover a few treasures along the way. The Route of Gold rambles along rugged mountains from the beautifully preserved colonial gold mining towns of Ouro Preto and São João del Rei to the ancient seaport of Paraty. This bounty of gold provided the wealth to build the royal colonial seat of Rio de Janeiro as well as the Old World capital, Lisbon.

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Tour Highlights

  • Iguassu Falls

  • Curitiba and the Atlantic Rainforest

  • São Paulo & Rio de Janeiro

  • São João Del Rey & Ouro Preto

  • Belo Horizonte

Included

  • 13-Nights accommodations in 4* & 5* hotels
  • All breakfasts, 3 dinners and 1 lunch
  • All transfers
  • English-speaking guides
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Day 1Iguassu Falls - Brazilian Side

Aerial view of catwalk over waterfall

Transfer from the airport to your hotel in Foz Do Iguassu. Journey through the Brazilian countryside and enter the Iguassu National Park, the largest in southern Brazil. Enter the park’s visitor center and view its exhibit of the local ecosystem. Continue down the Cataratas Highway through the rainforest and arrive at the famous falls. Iguassu Falls are on the border of Brazil and Argentina where the Iguassu River drops into a gigantic horseshoe canyon. Descend the walkway to bask in the panoramic views of the incredible waterfalls on both the Brazilian and Argentine sides. Top off the tour by making an ascent to a lookout and enjoy a bird’s eye view of the falls.

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Day 2Iguassu Falls - Argentine Side

Day 3Iguassu Falls to Curitiba

Day 4Train Ride to Morretes

Day 5Transfer to São Paulo

Day 6São Paulo City Tour by Train & Transfer to Campos do Jordão

Day 7Transfer from Campos do Jordão to Rio de Janeiro

Day 8Rio de Janeiro City Tour

Day 9Rio de Janeiro & Christ the Redeemer

Day 10Transfer from Rio to Tiradentes

Day 11Congonhas & Ouro Preto

Day 12Ouro Preto, Mariana & Belo Horizonte

Day 13Belo Horizonte to Vitória by Train

Day 14Departure from Vitória

Estimated Tour Price Without Flights

Prices vary according to several factors including: season, number of people traveling, shared vs private excursions, when you book and rooming arrangements. These are from prices based on low season.

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Hotel
Luxury

From 7520 Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Belo Horizonte Bourbon Belo Horizonte Business
  • Curitiba Radisson Curitiba
  • Foz do Iguassu Hotel das Cataratas
  • Ouro Preto Pousada do Mondego
  • Rio de Janeiro Hilton Copacabana
  • São Paulo L'Hotel Porto Bay
Hotel
Superior+

From 4515 Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Belo Horizonte Clarion Lourdes
  • Curitiba Hotel Mabu Business
  • Foz do Iguassu Bourbon Cataratas
  • Ouro Preto Hotel Luxor Ouro Preto
  • Rio de Janeiro Windsor Excelsior Copacabana
  • São Paulo Hotel Blue Tree Premium Paulista
Hotel
Superior

From 4055 Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Belo Horizonte Othon Palace
  • Curitiba Johnscher San Juan Hotel
  • Foz do Iguassu Viale Cataratas
  • Ouro Preto Pousada Minas Gerais
  • Rio de Janeiro Windsor Leme Hotel
  • São Paulo Hotel Golden Tulip Belas Artes
  • Vitória Hotel Golden Tulip Porto Vitoria
Hotel
Standard

From 3715 Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Belo Horizonte Othon Palace
  • Curitiba Johnscher San Juan Boutique Hotel
  • Foz do Iguassu Carimã
  • Ouro Preto Pousada Classica
  • Rio de Janeiro Windsor Martinique
  • São Paulo Hotel Golden Tulip Plaza Park
Hotel
Luxury

From 7950 Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Belo Horizonte Bourbon Belo Horizonte Business
  • Curitiba Radisson Curitiba
  • Foz do Iguassu Hotel das Cataratas
  • Ouro Preto Pousada do Mondego
  • Rio de Janeiro Hilton Copacabana
  • São Paulo L'Hotel Porto Bay
Hotel
Superior+

From 4945 Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Belo Horizonte Clarion Lourdes
  • Curitiba Hotel Mabu Business
  • Foz do Iguassu Bourbon Cataratas
  • Ouro Preto Hotel Luxor Ouro Preto
  • Rio de Janeiro Windsor Excelsior Copacabana
  • São Paulo Hotel Blue Tree Premium Paulista
Hotel
Superior

From 5520 Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Belo Horizonte Othon Palace
  • Curitiba Johnscher San Juan Hotel
  • Foz do Iguassu Viale Cataratas
  • Ouro Preto Pousada Minas Gerais
  • Rio de Janeiro Windsor Leme Hotel
  • São Paulo Hotel Golden Tulip Belas Artes
  • Vitória Hotel Golden Tulip Porto Vitoria
Hotel
Standard

From 5115 Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Belo Horizonte Othon Palace
  • Curitiba Johnscher San Juan Boutique Hotel
  • Foz do Iguassu Carimã
  • Ouro Preto Pousada Classica
  • Rio de Janeiro Windsor Martinique
  • São Paulo Hotel Golden Tulip Plaza Park
Hotel
Luxury

From 8940 Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Belo Horizonte Bourbon Belo Horizonte Business
  • Curitiba Radisson Curitiba
  • Foz do Iguassu Hotel das Cataratas
  • Ouro Preto Pousada do Mondego
  • Rio de Janeiro Hilton Copacabana
  • São Paulo L'Hotel Porto Bay
Hotel
Superior+

From 5930 Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Belo Horizonte Clarion Lourdes
  • Curitiba Hotel Mabu Business
  • Foz do Iguassu Bourbon Cataratas
  • Ouro Preto Hotel Luxor Ouro Preto
  • Rio de Janeiro Windsor Excelsior Copacabana
  • São Paulo Hotel Blue Tree Premium Paulista
Hotel
Superior

From 5400 Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Belo Horizonte Othon Palace
  • Curitiba Johnscher San Juan Hotel
  • Foz do Iguassu Viale Cataratas
  • Ouro Preto Pousada Minas Gerais
  • Rio de Janeiro Windsor Leme Hotel
  • São Paulo Hotel Golden Tulip Belas Artes
  • Vitória Hotel Golden Tulip Porto Vitoria
Hotel
Standard

From 4950 Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Belo Horizonte Othon Palace
  • Curitiba Johnscher San Juan Boutique Hotel
  • Foz do Iguassu Carimã
  • Ouro Preto Pousada Classica
  • Rio de Janeiro Windsor Martinique
  • São Paulo Hotel Golden Tulip Plaza Park
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