Suggested itinerary: Brazil in 12 days
Day 1: Arrival in Rio: biotechs
Arrival in Rio. The Smart Route will indicate to you the best way to get from the airport to the city center. For the first day, we will give you a "biotechs" route (tapas bars), the hottest locals in the neighborhood of Leblon. Night in Rio de Janeiro (in the Smart Route we will recommend you, for each city or town, the hotels and pousadas where to sleep depending on your budget).
Day 2: Rio beaches, Corcovado and Sugar Loaf
In the morning we suggest doing a route to enjoy and watch the atmosphere of Rio beaches (Ipanema, Leblon, and Copacabana). After eating, we will show you how to get to the famous Corcovado to see the statue of Christ the Redeemer. Then climb to the Sugar Loaf to see the sunset and dine in the picturesque district of Urca. Night in Rio.
Day 3: Rio and flight to Iguazu
Spend the morning visiting Maracana, the city center and Santa Teresa. In the afternoon take a flight to Foz do Iguaçu. The Smart Route will tell you how to do it and the best way to book flights. If you are lucky and the moon is full, do not fail to make a night visit to the falls, one of the most beautiful scenes in the world. Night in Puerto Iguazu.
Day 4: Iguazu Falls from the Argentinean side
In the Trip Planner, you will find how to visit the falls on your own. We also propose the best route to enjoy them to the fullest. Night in Puerto Iguazu.
Day 5: Iguazu Falls on the Brazilian side
The Smart Route will tell you how to visit the falls on the Brazilian side. Although much narrower, they are also worth a visit. After the visit, take a flight to Salvador de Bahia. We will also indicate to you how to move from the airport to the city center and where to have dinner in Pelourinho. Night in Salvador.
Day 6: Salvador de Bahia
This day we recommend you to visit the city of Salvador. In the Smart Route, you will find a walking itinerary for the Pelourinho, the best places to eat in the Modelo Market and how to get to the other attractions in the city, such as the church do Bomfin, the Farol da Barra and the neighborhood Rio Vermelho. Night in Salvador.
Day 7: From Salvador to Morro de Sao Paulo
The Smart Route will indicate to you the best way to get from Salvador to Morro de Sao Paulo (Tinhare Island) and the best places to watch the sunset and have dinner in town. We will also tell you which "Praia" to book your pousada and which are the best value for money ones. Night in Morro de Sao Paulo.
Day 8: Morro de Sao Paulo: the beaches
Dedicate this day to visit the famous Praias of Morro de Sao Paulo. The Smart Route will indicate to you what time is best to go to each of them and where to do snorkeling. Night in Morro de Sao Paulo.
Day 9: Morro de Sao Paulo and Gamboa
For this day we will indicate a walking route to go from Morro to Gamboa by Praia Porto da Cima. Gamboa is a rustic fishing village where you will be able to eat very good fish at very good prices. Night in Morro de Sao Paulo.
Day 10: Boat trip around Tinhare island
We strongly recommend a boat tour around the island as you can get to know places virtually unreachable by foot, such as Garapuá Natural Pool, Natural Pools of Moreré or the historic city of Cairú. The Smart Route will tell you the best place to book the tour at the best price. Night in Morro.
Day 11: Back to Salvador and flight to Rio
The Smart Route will indicate to you the best way to return from Morro to Salvador, and where to buy tickets at the best price. It will also show you how to get to the airport to take your flight back to Rio. Night in Rio de Janeiro.
Day 12: Rio Favelas, the Botanic Garden and flight back home
If you have time before your flight's departure we recommend you to spend the morning visiting a favela and the Botanical Garden. The Smart Route will tell you how to do both things in the safest way and how to get to the airport to take your flight back home.