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A Gastronomic Adventure in Brazil

7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,995

FIRST-CLASS | SPECIALITY GROUP: Tantalize your tastebuds on this incredible 7-day gastronomic Brazilian vacation. Experience some of the best restaurants, and enjoy cooking classes with locals and top chefs while exploring several cultural and historical landmarks across this expansive South American country, including Sugarloaf Mountain, Christ the Redeemer on Corcovado Mountain, and Salvador's Pelourinho.

Embark on a delicious gastronomic discovery tour of Rio de Janeiro and Salvador on this 7-day Brazil vacation. Begin in Rio de Janeiro, home to the iconic Sugarloaf Mountain. Board a cable car and ascend 215 metres / 705 ft to the first viewpoint, taking in the incredible views of Guanabara Bay, the Rio-Niteroi Bridge, and the Corcovado Museum below. Continue to the peak of Sugarloaf Mountain for more spectacular views of Copacabana Beach, the Santa Cruz Fortress, and several Niteroi Beaches before descending to your welcome dinner at Fogo de Chao, the authentic Porto Alegre steakhouse. Relish in the continuous table service of freshly grilled meat while enjoying sunset views of Sugarloaf Mountain.

Venture to the iconic Christ the Redeemer Statue at Corcovado Mountain, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. Travel to Tijuca National Park for a short train ride through the steep, dense Atlantic rainforest before your authentic Brazil cooking class with a professional carioca chef. Prepare Brazil’s traditional cocktail, Caipirinha, and the delicious seafood stew, Moqueca. End your day with live Brazilian music and Samba dancers at the Scenarium Bar & Club in Lapa’s Bohemian district.

Kick off your Salvador culinary exploration with an authentic Bahia meal at the Restaurante Casa de Tereza. Explore Pelourinho's narrow 17th and 18th-century streets, discovering the beautiful squares, churches, museums, art galleries, hillsides, and old mansions. Take part in another cooking class, preparing traditional Casquinha de Siri and mango mousse before attending the award-winning Bahia Folklore Ballet. Embrace the culture, history, and natural landscapes of Salvador’s Lower City, stopping at the Ribeira Ice Cream Parlour, the famous Senhor do Bonfim Church, Fort Mont Serrat, Ponta de Humaitá, and the Mercado Model market.


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7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,995

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Day 1

Rio De Janeiro

Upon arrival, you will be assisted at the airport and transferred to the hotel by your English speaking private guide.

Proceed from your hotel and head to the Urca district, where you will find one of the city's largest symbols: Sugar Loaf. You will travel to the top in two steps by cable car. The first cable car takes us to Theca Hill, a 215-meter-high viewpoint, which already offers beautiful views of Guanabara Bay and its islands, the Rio-Niteroi Bridge, and Corcovado Mountain. From this stage, a second cable car takes us to the top of Sugar Loaf Hill. At 395 meters, we will enjoy splendid views of Copacabana Beach, Santa Cruz Fortress, and several Niteroi beaches..

The view is spectacular at sunset.

Enjoy a welcome dinner at a real Brazilian Steak House. In 1979, Fogo de Chao began sharing the gaucho way of preparing meat in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Today, its expert gaucho chefs still prepare many different cuts of meat on the grill and offer continuous service at the table. Fogo de Chao in Rio de Janeiro offers a view of one of the country's main tourist attractions "El Pan de Azúcar". They use the "green light" system, "red light". Once you turn the card green, the servers will bring non-stop meat. 

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration3 Nights
Day 2

Rio De Janeiro

Walk through the Corcovado Mountains. Get on a cog railway from Cosme Velho Station to Corcovado Mountain to visit one of the world's most famous landmarks, the gigantic statue of Christ the Redeemer. Experience the 20 minutes of the steep train ride that will take you through the dense Atlantic rainforest of Tijuca, which offers a wonderful opportunity to take a closer look at the lush tropical vegetation of the forest and enjoy the scenic landscapes of the beaches and the city. You will disembark at the top of Corcovado and then climb the steps leading to the upper viewpoint where stands the imposing statue of Christ the Redeemer, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World.

Upon arrival at Monte Corcovado, we will stop for a refreshing fruit juice and continue the visit.

Come to Christ the Redeemer and spend some time contemplating the panoramic view of this beautiful city of Rio from the incredible panoramic point of the mountain.

Then you'll descend the train to learn a mix of Brazilians' favorite recipes in a fun cooking class!

Learn how to treat the ingredients, techniques and flavors you can use at your dinner parties.

Simone, a professional carioca chef, invites you to her studio, where you will learn how to make a series of traditional Brazilian snacks; the famous Caipirinha, Brazil's traditional drink; and Moqueca, the delicious seafood dish. This class is more than a cooking class: you will love having a complete "practice" experience in cooking dishes, learning about the history of food, practicing your Portuguese and, in the end, sitting down to enjoy a delicious meal. Simone gives all participants a take-home recipe and they can take photos during class.

This evening visit the Rio Scenarium Bar & Club. 

This beautiful place comes from the twentieth century located in the bohemian district of Lapa, with live Brazilian music where people enjoy and dance to the most popular local rhythms. There we will have a table reserved for guests, but they will be allowed to circulate and dance in the halls of the house. 

Exclusively for your group, a couple of dancers who taught them the steps of samba and/or other rhythms they are playing tonight live.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 3

Rio De Janeiro

A truly authentic introduction to the most delicious and diverse dishes from the different regions of Brazil. During the neighborhoods of Lapa, Glória, Flamengo and Laranjeiras you will visit markets, bars and other food points and taste Amazonian delights, exotic fruits and dishes of street food, traditional Brazilian food, caipiriña, local beers and many other treats. The expert guide is informal and quiet: you will feel as if a friend of a friend is showing you the best of this magical city and at the end of the day you will feel that you know years, will be full, happy, and excited about the rest of your time in Rio.

The tour includes panoramic views of the Arcos da Lapa and a visit to the Selarón Staircase, a set of world-famous steps in Rio de Janeiro. They are the work of Chile-born artist Jorge Selarón, who claimed it as "my tribute to the Brazilian people".

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 4

Rio de Janeiro to Salvador

At the scheduled time, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight from Rio to Salvador.

Upon arrival, you will be assisted and then transferred to the hotel. 

This evening enjoy all the sophistication of typical Brazilian flavors in a beautifully planned space. Chef Tereza Paim's restaurant goes far beyond a good table. It is a haven of history, culture, and a signature menu with the best ingredients that Bahia has to offer. The environment is composed of 04 thematic rooms, the Galería Río Yemanjá room, the Bel Borba Lounge room, the Terreiros and the churches, and everything always to the sound of the best Brazilian music. 

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration3 Nights
Day 5


The historical itinerary invites you to discover the history and culture of Bahia. We will visit one of the main sights of the city, such as Farol da Barra. Then, we pass through the Corridor of Vitória and Campo Grande, areas that during Carnival serve as a passage for the electric trios to reach Cidade Alta. The highlight of this visit is Pelourinho, considered the most important architectural complex of the 17th and 18th centuries. It is a place that attracts people from all over the world for its beauty and cultural diversity, the tour is done on foot. Narrow streets, hillsides and many old mansions will take you back in time. Squares, churches, museums and art galleries give Pelourinho a very special charm. Highlights include: Terreiro de Jesús, Church of São Francisco, Misericórdia Museum (check availability beforehand) or Basilica Cathedral, Casa do Olodum, Iglesia Nossa Senhora do Rosário dos Pretos and mainly enjoy the joy of the Bahian people. 

Later, visit Bahia's Carnaval House, located in the historic center of the city. The great appeal of the space is the interactivity it provides to visitors through various multimedia resources. the Chamber of Creativity and Rhythms of the Bahia Carnival details the diversity present in the Bahian Carnival. With lights, reflectors, and LED tapes, the space proposal is to refer to the atmosphere of the party. To the sound of the songs typical of the folia, the visitor has access to several windows with original objects of artists, showing old and current decorations, important during the celebrations of the Bahia Carnival that are unique. The interactive space gathers the memory of the party in Bahia in a file of material, accessories, sculptures, videos, and audio. 

Following the visit, enjoy a Bahian Cooking Class. 

Dishes of Bahian cuisine will be prepared: Casquinha de siri (crab meat with a special shell), Moqueca mixed with fish and shrimp (a kind of stew), mango mousse for dessert.

This evening see a demonstration of the main folkloric and cultural manifestations of Bahia, presented by the award-winning Bahia Folklore Ballet in an appropriate amphitheater with small bleachers. A show of lights, sounds and movements so engaging that you won't be able to take your eyes off the stage: Maculele, Xaxado, Orixás dance, Puxada de Rede, Samba de Roda and Capoeira will get you dancing, not to mention the delicious typical dinner served , with some of the main dishes of Bahian cuisine. It will definitely be an unforgettable night! 

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Day 6


Today's itinerary, you will take a beautiful tour of the Lower City of Salvador. A place full of history, culture, art and stunning landscapes, starting with the view of the Itapagipe peninsula.

A short stop at the Ribeira ice cream parlor to cool off with a delicious ice cream made from typical fruits with exotic flavors (1 per person included).

We continue our tour visiting the famous Senhor do Bonfim Church, which is one of the greatest symbols of religious syncretism between Catholicism and Candomblé in Bahia. The church is also known for its grid full of colorful ribbons tied by worshipers and tourists from all over the world. We continue to Fort Mont Serrat, which still houses some original examples of war weapons. Right next door, we will visit Ponta de Humaitá, where the view of Todos os Santos Bay is enchanting. The tour ends with free time for shopping at Mercado Modelo, the largest handicraft center in Bahia.

At the end of the day, we'll meet at a bistro to enjoy the sunset and drinks.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 7

Depart Salvador

At the scheduled time, you will take a private transfer back to the airport for your return trip home. 

Meal Plan Breakfast

Other Information


2024: Daily February to December


  • Private arrival and departure airport transfers for the group
  • First class hotel accommodation
  • Transportation by private, air-conditioned coach
  • Services of a English speaking guide on tour
  • Sightseeing, admissions as per the itinerary
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary.
  • Government/Local taxes at existing rates


  • International airfare and taxes
  • Meals unless listed
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal items
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Changes in government/local taxes
  • Any future fuel surcharges on land arrangements or additional costs due to external factors
  • Visa/Passport handling fees
  • Transfers if arriving and/or departing on different flights to the group


Prices are from per person based on twin/double share accommodation, subject to availability and current exchange rates, based on a minimum of 10 paying passengers, pricing reflects departure date of December, 2024.  Seasonal surcharges and black-out dates may apply.  Please enquire about airfare, single supplements, extensions/changes to itinerary or upgrades.   

3 Dec 2024
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