Rio New Years Tour & Brazil Gold Route
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Fireworks over Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Buildings of Ouro Preto, Brazil
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Rio New Years Tour & Brazil Gold Route

Brazil's Gold Route Cities & the Rio New Year's Celebration

9 Days / 8 Nights
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Summary

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 Sao Joao 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. The richest deposits of gold ever found in the Americas even financed England’s Industrial Revolution!

Tour Highlights

  • Rio de Janeiro with Sugar Loaf Mountain & Corcovado (Christ the Redeemer Statue)

  • New Year's Brazilian BBQ and New Year's Celebration at Copacabana beach

  • Ancient Seaport of Paraty

  • Gold Mining Town of Ouro Preto

  • Visit to a Gold Mine

  • Schooner Excursion

Included

  • 8-Nights accommodations
  • All breakfasts, 4 dinners, 1 lunch
  • All transfers
  • English-speaking Tour Director

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Day 1 / 31st of DecRio de Janeiro

Glass Palace in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Arrive in Rio de Janeiro, the marvellous city and check-in in your hotel. Prepare for the worlds biggest New Year’s Celebration. Bring some white clothes. This is the color of choice for tonight. An African tradition to celebrate the day of Yemanja, the African goddess of the seas. The Afro-Brazilian roots become more evident later when you have the chance to join and to dance with the locals in the streets and along the beach of Copacabana.

Meet your fellow travelers for a complementary caipirinha or other tropical drink before attending a Rodizio, an All-You-Can-Eat Brazilian Barbecue (included, might be served as lunch or dinner, on the 31st of Dec or 1st of Jan, according to availability).

Day 2 / 1st of JanRio de Janeiro

Day 3 / 2nd of JanRio de Janeiro

Day 4 / 3rd of JanRio de Janeiro to Paraty

Day 5 / 4th of JanParaty Schooner Cruise

Day 6 / 5th of JanSão João del Rei

Day 7 / 6th of JanTiradentes and Ouro Preto

Day 8 / 7th of JanOuro Preto and Mariana

Day 9 / 8th of JanPetropolis and the Serra do Mar

Estimated Tour Price Without Flights

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  • Ouro Preto Pousada do Mondego
  • Paraty Pousada Porto Imperial
  • Rio de Janeiro Hilton Copacabana
  • São João del Rei Pousada Beco do Bispo
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  • Ouro Preto Hotel Luxor Ouro Preto
  • Paraty Pousada do Sandi
  • Rio de Janeiro Windsor Excelsior Copacabana
  • São João del Rei Pousada Beco do Bispo
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  • Ouro Preto Pousada Minas Gerais
  • Paraty Pousada Corsário
  • Rio de Janeiro Windsor Leme Hotel
  • São João del Rei Pousada Beco do Bispo
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  • Ouro Preto Pousada Classica
  • Paraty Pousada do Príncipe
  • Rio de Janeiro Windsor Martinique
  • São João del Rei Pousada Beco do Bispo
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Flights quoted separately

  • Ouro Preto Pousada do Mondego
  • Paraty Pousada Porto Imperial
  • Rio de Janeiro Hilton Copacabana
  • São João del Rei Pousada Beco do Bispo
Hotel
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Flights quoted separately

  • Ouro Preto Hotel Luxor Ouro Preto
  • Paraty Pousada do Sandi
  • Rio de Janeiro Windsor Excelsior Copacabana
  • São João del Rei Pousada Beco do Bispo
Hotel
Superior

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Flights quoted separately

  • Ouro Preto Pousada Minas Gerais
  • Paraty Pousada Corsário
  • Rio de Janeiro Windsor Leme Hotel
  • São João del Rei Pousada Beco do Bispo
Hotel
Standard

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Flights quoted separately

  • Ouro Preto Pousada Classica
  • Paraty Pousada do Príncipe
  • Rio de Janeiro Windsor Martinique
  • São João del Rei Pousada Beco do Bispo
Hotel
Luxury

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Flights quoted separately

  • Ouro Preto Pousada do Mondego
  • Paraty Pousada Porto Imperial
  • Rio de Janeiro Hilton Copacabana
  • São João del Rei Pousada Beco do Bispo
Hotel
Superior+

Get Custom Pricing

Flights quoted separately

  • Ouro Preto Hotel Luxor Ouro Preto
  • Paraty Pousada do Sandi
  • Rio de Janeiro Windsor Excelsior Copacabana
  • São João del Rei Pousada Beco do Bispo
Hotel
Superior

Get Custom Pricing

Flights quoted separately

  • Ouro Preto Pousada Minas Gerais
  • Paraty Pousada Corsário
  • Rio de Janeiro Windsor Leme Hotel
  • São João del Rei Pousada Beco do Bispo
Hotel
Standard

Get Custom Pricing

Flights quoted separately

  • Ouro Preto Pousada Classica
  • Paraty Pousada do Príncipe
  • Rio de Janeiro Windsor Martinique
  • São João del Rei Pousada Beco do Bispo
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