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Train stopped at station in Tiradentes
Panoramic view of Iguazu Falls and river
Cable car approaches Sugarloaf mountain

The Complete Brazil Train Tour

A Brazil Train Journey from Ouro Preto to the Atlantic Rainforest

18 Days / 17 Nights
From 3850
* flights not included


This 18-day Brazil train tour takes you from Vitoria, Belo Horizonte, Ouro Preto, and Rio de Janeiro to Salvador da Bahia. This is the most complete Brazil train tour, perfect for train enthusiasts who want to see Brazil’s landscapes and landmarks aboard meter gauge rails and steam engines. Starting in the port city of Vitoria, travel to Belo Horizonte and the Minas Gerais region where Brazil’s gold rush took off during the 17th century. Then lounge on the world-famous beaches of Rio de Janeiro before continuing on into southern Brazil’s Atlantic Rainforest. Ride on the Serra Verde Express on the way to Iguassu Falls. Finish this rail journey in Salvador da Bahia, the original Brazilian capital and the heart and soul of Brazil’s African culture.

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Tour Highlights

  • City tours of Vitória, Ouro Preto, Rio de Janeiro, Curitiba, & Salvador

  • Train ride Vitória to Belo Horizonte

  • Steam train from Ouro Preto to Mariana

  • Steam train from Tiradentes to São Jão del Rey

  • Train through the Atlantic Rainforest

  • Iguassu Falls Tour


  • 17-Nights accommodations in hotels or pousadas
  • All breakfasts & other meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All tours, transfers, entrance fees, and train rides
  • English-speaking guides
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Day 1Arrive in Salvador Bahia

Aerial view of Salvador da Bahia, Brazil

Arrive at the Salvador Airport and check into your hotel in downtown Salvador da Bahia. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Prepare for your railroad adventure on the 15-day Brazil Train Tour to discover the hidden gems and colonial treasures of Rio de Janeiro.

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Day 2Salvador Historic City Tour & Suburban Salvador Train Tour

Day 3Praia do Forte & Tamar Turtle Project Tour

Day 4Arrival in Vitoria & City Tour

Day 5Train from Vitoria to Belo Horizonte

Day 6Arrival in Ouro Preto & City Tour

Day 7Free Day in Ouro Preto

Day 8Transfer from Ouro Preto to Tiradentes

Day 9Maria Fumaça Train from Tiradentes to São João del Rei