Rio de Janeiro & the Route of Gold Tour
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Rio de Janeiro & the Route of Gold Tour

The colonial gems of Brazil's mining region

8 Days / 7 Nights
From 2290
* flights not included

Summary

The Gold Rush in Brazil transformed the country, altered its course of history, and financed the Industrial Revolution in Europe. This Brazil Route of Gold Tour takes you on a scenic, historic, and unforgettable journey through the Atlantic Rainforest, to almost-forgotten mining towns, UNESCO World Heritage sites, and colonial seaports.

Tour Highlights

  • Rio de Janeiro Tour to Sugarloaf & Corcovado

  • Paraty Schooner Cruise

  • Brazilian National Treasure sites: Paraty, Tiradentes, and Petrópolis

  • Mariana Gold Mine

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ouro Preto

  • Congolhas & the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Congonhas

Included

  • 7-Nights accommodations
  • All breakfasts, 1 lunch & 1 dinner
  • All tours, transfers, and entrance fees (except for the churches of Paraty)
  • English speaking tour guides
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Day 1Arrival in Rio de Janeiro

Aerial view of Rio de Janeiro past Christ the Redeemer statue

Your Brazilian tour begins in Brazil, a city famous for its Carnival, its beaches, and its friendly people. Meet your guide at the airport and travel to your hotel.

In the afternoon, take a tour to the top of Corcovado Mountain to get a close-up of the most iconic statue of Brazil: Christ the Redeemer. From this location, you will get a panoramic view of the city, the bay, and the mountains. The contrast of its high peaks right next to the sea along with the hustle and bustle of the city earned Rio its place as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2012. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the city, go shopping, or relax on the beach.

Day 2Sugarloaf Mountain & BBQ Dinner

Day 3Transfer to Paraty & Walking Tour

Day 4Paraty Schooner Cruise

Day 5Transfer from Paraty to Tiradentes

Day 6Free Day in Tiradentes

Day 7Transfer to Congonhas & Ouro Preto

Day 8Walking Tour of Ouro Preto & Mariana

Day 9Return to Rio via Petropolis & the Serra do Mar

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.

We can customize anything for any time of year! Contact us for an exact quote for your trip.

Hotel
Luxury

From 3345 Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Ouro Preto Pousada do Mondego
  • Paraty Pousada Porto Imperial
  • Rio de Janeiro Hilton Copacabana
  • Tiradentes Solar da Ponte
Hotel
Superior+

From 2755 Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Ouro Preto Hotel Luxor Ouro Preto
  • Paraty Pousada do Sandi
  • Rio de Janeiro Windsor Excelsior Copacabana
  • Tiradentes Solar da Ponte
Hotel
Superior

From 2550 Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Ouro Preto Pousada Minas Gerais
  • Paraty Pousada Corsário
  • Rio de Janeiro Windsor Leme Hotel
  • Tiradentes Pousada Villa Allegra
Hotel
Standard

From 2290 Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Ouro Preto Pousada Classica
  • Paraty Pousada do Príncipe
  • Rio de Janeiro Windsor Martinique
  • Tiradentes Pousada Mãe d'Água
Hotel
Luxury

From 3650 Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Ouro Preto Pousada do Mondego
  • Paraty Pousada Porto Imperial
  • Rio de Janeiro Hilton Copacabana
  • Tiradentes Solar da Ponte
Hotel
Superior+

From 3060 Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Ouro Preto Hotel Luxor Ouro Preto
  • Paraty Pousada do Sandi
  • Rio de Janeiro Windsor Excelsior Copacabana
  • Tiradentes Solar da Ponte
Hotel
Superior

From 2850 Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Ouro Preto Pousada Minas Gerais
  • Paraty Pousada Corsário
  • Rio de Janeiro Windsor Leme Hotel
  • Tiradentes Pousada Villa Allegra
Hotel
Standard

From 2480 Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Ouro Preto Pousada Classica
  • Paraty Pousada do Príncipe
  • Rio de Janeiro Windsor Martinique
  • Tiradentes Pousada Mãe d'Água
Hotel
Luxury

From 4380 Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Ouro Preto Pousada do Mondego
  • Paraty Pousada Porto Imperial
  • Rio de Janeiro Hilton Copacabana
  • Tiradentes Solar da Ponte
Hotel
Superior+

From 3795 Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Ouro Preto Hotel Luxor Ouro Preto
  • Paraty Pousada do Sandi
  • Rio de Janeiro Windsor Excelsior Copacabana
  • Tiradentes Solar da Ponte
Hotel
Superior

From 3590 Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Ouro Preto Pousada Minas Gerais
  • Paraty Pousada Corsário
  • Rio de Janeiro Windsor Leme Hotel
  • Tiradentes Pousada Villa Allegra
Hotel
Standard

From 3090 Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Ouro Preto Pousada Classica
  • Paraty Pousada do Príncipe
  • Rio de Janeiro Windsor Martinique
  • Tiradentes Pousada Mãe d'Água
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