The Complete Brazil Train Tour
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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

Summary

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.

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

Included

  • 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.

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

Day 10Transfer to Paraty

Day 11Paraty Schooner Cruise

Day 12Transfer to Rio de Janeiro - City Tour & Sugar Loaf Mountain

Day 13Rio de Janeiro Corcovado & City Tour

Day 14Fly to Curitiba & City Tour

Day 15Atlantic Rainforest Train Ride

Day 16Arrive in Foz do Iguassu & Tour of the Falls

Day 17Iguassu Falls Tour from Argentine Side

Day 18Departure from Foz do Iguassu

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 6570 Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Curitiba Radisson Curitiba
  • Foz do Iguassu Hotel das Cataratas
  • Ouro Preto Pousada do Mondego
  • Rio de Janeiro Hilton Copacabana
  • Salvador da Bahia Pestana Convento do Carmo
Hotel
Superior+

From 4630 Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Curitiba Hotel Mabu Business
  • Foz do Iguassu Bourbon Cataratas
  • Ouro Preto Hotel Luxor Ouro Preto
  • Rio de Janeiro Windsor Excelsior Copacabana
  • Salvador da Bahia Sheraton da Bahia
Hotel
Superior

From 4160 Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Curitiba Johnscher San Juan Hotel
  • Foz do Iguassu Viale Cataratas
  • Ouro Preto Pousada Minas Gerais
  • Rio de Janeiro Windsor Leme Hotel
  • Salvador da Bahia Monte Pascoal
  • Vitória Hotel Golden Tulip Porto Vitoria
Hotel
Standard

From 3850 Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Curitiba Johnscher San Juan Boutique Hotel
  • Foz do Iguassu Carimã
  • Ouro Preto Pousada Classica
  • Rio de Janeiro Windsor Martinique
  • Salvador da Bahia Solar dos Deuses
Hotel
Luxury

From 7515 Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Curitiba Radisson Curitiba
  • Foz do Iguassu Hotel das Cataratas
  • Ouro Preto Pousada do Mondego
  • Rio de Janeiro Hilton Copacabana
  • Salvador da Bahia Pestana Convento do Carmo
Hotel
Superior+

From 5525 Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Curitiba Hotel Mabu Business
  • Foz do Iguassu Bourbon Cataratas
  • Ouro Preto Hotel Luxor Ouro Preto
  • Rio de Janeiro Windsor Excelsior Copacabana
  • Salvador da Bahia Sheraton da Bahia
Hotel
Superior

From 5005 Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Curitiba Johnscher San Juan Hotel
  • Foz do Iguassu Viale Cataratas
  • Ouro Preto Pousada Minas Gerais
  • Rio de Janeiro Windsor Leme Hotel
  • Salvador da Bahia Monte Pascoal
  • Vitória Hotel Golden Tulip Porto Vitoria
Hotel
Standard

From 4605 Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Curitiba Johnscher San Juan Boutique Hotel
  • Foz do Iguassu Carimã
  • Ouro Preto Pousada Classica
  • Rio de Janeiro Windsor Martinique
  • Salvador da Bahia Solar dos Deuses
Hotel
Luxury

From 8730 Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Curitiba Radisson Curitiba
  • Foz do Iguassu Hotel das Cataratas
  • Ouro Preto Pousada do Mondego
  • Rio de Janeiro Hilton Copacabana
  • Salvador da Bahia Pestana Convento do Carmo
Hotel
Superior+

From 6600 Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Curitiba Hotel Mabu Business
  • Foz do Iguassu Bourbon Cataratas
  • Ouro Preto Hotel Luxor Ouro Preto
  • Rio de Janeiro Windsor Excelsior Copacabana
  • Salvador da Bahia Sheraton da Bahia
Hotel
Superior

From 5935 Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Curitiba Johnscher San Juan Hotel
  • Foz do Iguassu Viale Cataratas
  • Ouro Preto Pousada Minas Gerais
  • Rio de Janeiro Windsor Leme Hotel
  • Salvador da Bahia Monte Pascoal
  • Vitória Hotel Golden Tulip Porto Vitoria
Hotel
Standard

From 5445 Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Curitiba Johnscher San Juan Boutique Hotel
  • Foz do Iguassu Carimã
  • Ouro Preto Pousada Classica
  • Rio de Janeiro Windsor Martinique
  • Salvador da Bahia Solar dos Deuses
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