Small Group Departures

9 Days

Our group tour aims to show you “our Brazil” and take you close up to the country’s most beautiful landscapes.  Competitively priced, this itinerary is designed to offer you real value for money.

The highlights on this tour are: Belo Horizonte / Ouro Preto / Mariana / Congonhas / São João Del Rei / Tiradentes / Rio de Janeiro / Paraty.

Small group departures, minimum 2 participants with local English speaking guide.

Hotels quoted are tourist, superior and first class categories (similar to 3*, 4* and 5* categories).  The hotels we use are clean, safe, with private facilities and are centrally located.

Day 1

Belo Horizonte

Arrival and transfer to selected hotel. City tour in the afternoon.

Day 2

Belo Horizonte / Ouro Preto

After breakfast transfer to Ouro Preto in the morning. Arrival in Ouro Preto.  After check in at the selected pousada join a tour to the first city of Minas Gerais, called Mariana, with a visit to Basílica da Sé Cathedral. Lunch (at additional cost) at Chafariz Restaurant in Ouro Preto. After lunch, city tour of Ouro Preto visiting the Mineralogy Museum, São Francisco de Assis Church and Casa dos Contos. 


Day 3

Ouro Preto / Congonhas / São João Del Rei / Tiradentes

After breakfast transfer to Tiradentes, visiting Congonhas on route. You will visit the Basílica Bom Jesus de Matozinhos, Passos Chapel and Prophets in Congonhas. The journey continues to São João Del Rei with a visit to São Francisco de Assis Church and panoramic  tour at the city. Lunch (at additional cost). After lunch, arrival in Tiradentes where you will visit the Matriz de Santo Antônio, Padre Toledo Museum and São José Fountain.


Day 4

Tiradentes / Rio de Janeiro

After breakfast transfer to Rio de Janeiro.
Arrive in Rio de Janeiro, check in at the selected hotel, rest of the day at leisure.


Day 5

Rio de Janeiro

After breakfast half day tour of the Corcovado where Christ the Redeemer statue is located (at 710 meters above the sea level).  Back to hotel and the rest of the day is at leisure


Day 6

Rio de Janeiro

After breakfast join a half day tour of Sugar Loaf. This tour begins with a panoramic city tour through downtown Rio, driving by the Sambodrome and Metropolitan Cathedral.  Return to your hotel.


Day 7

Rio de Janeiro / Paraty

After breakfast transfer to Paraty. Arrive in Paraty, check in at selected pousada.  Rest of the day at leisure.


Day 8


After breakfast, leave for a full day Schooner tour around Paraty with lunch included. Paraty has 65 islands and many beaches of uncommon beauty. It is surrounded for exuberant vegetation that makes it a quiet and amazing place to be. The water is perfect for swimming and snorkeling. 
Return to your Pousada in the afternoon.


Day 9

Paraty / Rio de Janeiro

After breakfast and check out private transfer to the airport  in Rio de Janeiro to take the flight back home or to your next destination.



Accommodation with private facilities
Transfers and tours
Bilingual (English/Portuguese) guide during all itinerary;
Daily breakfast
Transfers and tours "SIB" include the assistance of an English speaking guide. “SIB" tours will be operated by local representative guides.

Not Included:

Drinks during meals;
Entrance fees to monuments not mentioned in the itinerary;
Early check in/ Late check out


Rates are in USD, per person.
Minimum of 2 passengers.
Rates not valid during Christmas, New Year, Easter, Carnaval or other local holidays.


B.  Breakfast included
L.  Lunch included
D.  Dinner included

Why Choose BFirst Travel?

BFirst Travel, a wholly owned Australian tour company, helloworld affiliate. For the past 15 years we have specialised exclusively in Latin America. We know a few parts of the world, and we know them well. Our been there, done that expertise elevates your experience beyond the ordinary, to the level of adventure with comfort! "Travel is all about the experience, which starts with your travel preparations”.

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