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Private tour of Rio de Janeiro "The Marvelous City" -5 nights from US$1240 pp/dbl

 

 

BRAZIL

 

Join us to discover Brazil, one of the most amazing countries in all Latin America, larger than the continental USA, where soccer, samba, spectacular sightseeing and 188 million friendly people await your visit.

 

From spectacular Rio de Janeiro, dynamic megacity Sao Paulo, mighty Amazon, romantic Iguazzu Falls, historical Salvador Bahia and endless summertime will fascinate the fortunate traveler.

 

Brazil today offers a unique travel experience set in a warm, casual, safe environments, good food, drink, music, dance and fun...!

 

 

Come join us to explore incredible Brazil !  

 

The Tucano River Boat & Expedition:  9 days cruising the Amazon Rain forest & rivers.

 

Rio de Janeiro 2014:  6 days/ 5 nights visiting "The Marvelous City" - PRIVATE SERVICES

 

Rio de Janeiro & Iguassu Falls  8 days/6 nights Visiting the one of the  Wonders of  the World -Iguazzu Falls- and the Carnival city "Rio de Janeiro" .

 

The Pantanal Adventure 7 night program exploring the Pantanal area

 

Amazon Jungle & Rio de Janeiro  9 days / 7nights Visiting the mighty Amazon Rain Forest -staying at the ARIAU JUNGLE TOWERS and  The Marvelous City of Rio de Janeiro.

 

Rio, Iguassu & Salvador Bahia 11 days/9 nights touring the most popular cities of Brasil.

 

Amazon River Cruise : 8 days/7 nights cruising the mighty Amazon River aboard the Clipper

 

Brazil Golden Coast: 8 days/7 nights visiting Fortaleza and Recife.

 

The Great Brazilian Tour: 14 days/12 nights Visiting Sao Paulo, Rio, Iguazzu, Manaus & Salvador Bahia.

 

Absolutely Brazil !  20 days/18 nights Visiting Belo Horizonte, Ouro Pretto, Recife, Salvador Bahia, Manaus, Brasilia, Sao Paulo, Iguassu Falls and the Carnival City of the World "Rio de Janeiro"

 

Rio, Iguassu & Buenos Aires:  (Best of the South Atlantic)  10 days/8 nights, Rio, Buenos Aires & Iguassu Falls  including airfare....Best value !

 

Rio and Buenos  Aires: (Samba & Tango) NEW !  8 days  incl. airfare from Miami Visiting the best cities of the South Atlantic - Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro.

 

 

Rio's Carnival & New Years: 7 days/5 nights programs

 

Extension to Fernando de Noronha Island  4 and 5 day program

 

Brazilian Consulates in USA USA citizens need visa to enter Brazil

 

Flight options from USA to Brazil

 

PLEASE BE ADVISED - The USA airport departure taxes, security and fuel surcharges change daily. Some airlines are charging $100 to $200 per person. We will advise you of the exact cost at the time of placing reservations. This amount will be added to your final bill.  VISA REQUIRED TO ENTER BRAZIL

 

 

 

 

 

 

RIO DE JANEIRO 2014

 

WITH PRIVATE TOURS & SERVICES

 

 

6 DAYS/5 NIGHTS 

Daily Departures

Locally hosted

 

VISA REQUIRED TO ENTER BRAZIL

 

DAY 01 RIO:

Arrive in the Carnival City of the World -Rio de Janeiro where you will be met and transfer to hotel selected by private vehicle.

DAY 02 RIO DE JANEIRO:  

In the morning your PRIVATE tour guide will take you up Corcovado peak, where imposing Statue of Christ The Redeemer overlooks Guanabara Bay, Rio and fabulous beaches, then -proceed to the beaches of Ipanema and Leblon.

DAY 03 RIO DE JANEIRO

Afternoon private sightseeing tour of Sugar Loaf. Drive along Rio's famous beaches to the Praia Vermelha (Red Beach) cable car station where you will be taken to the Urca Mountain (mid-way station) with its gardens and look-out points. Then, the second part of the ride will take you to the peak of the Sugar Loaf Mountain, 1300 ft above sea level to photograph the awe-inspiring views. (BB)

DAY 04 & 05. RIO DE JANEIRO:  

Days at leisure to enjoy the beaches and explore this beautiful city on your own.

DAY 06 RIO-USA:  

Private transfer to airport for your flight to USA.

 

INCLUDING:

Five nights hotel accommodations, daily buffet breakfast (BB), 2 private half day tours in Rio as per itinerary, private transfers on arrival and departure; Private English speaking tour guides. Assistance of our local representative 24/7

 

NOT INCLUDED: 

Rates does not include airfare (see sample airfare under hotel rates); Brazil Airport tax $28; insurance, tips. Rates subject to change at any time. VISA REQUIRED

 

**HOTEL/LAND TOUR  RATES PER PERSON 2014

 

3 star Hotels  DBL TRP SGL
Savoy Othon, Atlantis Copacabana, (std rooms) (BB) US$1240 N/A 2392
4 star Hotels       
Windsor Excelsior or Windsor Leme (Std.rooms) (BB)   1537 1384 2995
Golden Tulip Regente (Superior rooms) (BB) 1726 1672 3220
Sol Ipanema  (Std. rooms) BB 1780 1636 3391
5 star Hotels       
Sheraton Rio (Deluxe Ocean Front) (BB) 2491 2230 4786
Sofitel Rio Palace (Superior City View) (BB) 2230 N/A 4408
Copacabana Palace (Superior Lateral Seaview) (BB) 2950 N/A 5740

 

** SEASONS: This package is not available during Carnival (Feb.28-Mar.04), New Years, World Cup Soccer (Jun.10-Jul.15, 2014) and special events -please call. (EP=no breakfast; BB=buffet breakfast).

SAMPLE AIRFARE VIA AMERICAN or TAM AIRLINES:

From Miami $790-1060 (depending on season and availability): Add $150 from CHI, BOS, EWR, NYC or WAS;  Add $200 from ATL; Add $250 from LAX, SFO, Zone 1 & Zone 3; Add $280 from DFW, HOU & Zone 4; Add $350 from Zone 2, 5 & 6; Add $370 from SJU  . 

 

AMERICAN AIRLINES ZONES:

Zone 1: FL; Zone 2: AR, LA, MS, NM, OK, TX; Zone 3: CT, GA, MA, MD, NC, NH, NY, PA, RI, SC, VA, VT; Zone 4: AL, AZ, CO, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, NE, OH, SD, TN, WI; Zone 5: CA, ID, NV, UT; Zone 6: OR, WA

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VISA REQUIRED TO ENTER BRAZIL

 

DEPOSIT/FINAL PAYMENTS:  

$250 deposit.

Final payment is due 50 days before departure.

 

OPTIONAL TOURS:

Half day tour to Petropolis                                      US$  88.00

Full day Tropical Island w/lunch and transportation   US$135.00 (Mo/We/Fr/Su)

Night tour with dinner and Samba show                   US$187.00

 

 

 

 

 

RIO DE JANEIRO, IGUAZZU

 

AND SALVADOR BAHIA

 

 

 

INCLUDING:

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 4 nights hotel accommodations with room taxes in Rio de Janeiro.

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 Private transfers on arrival and departure in Rio, Iguassu and Salvdaor Bahia

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 Tour of Tijuca and Corcovado to see Christ the Redeemer on share basis (half day).

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 2 night in Iguazzu at hotel of your choice with room taxes

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 Private Tour of Iguazzu falls -Brazilian side (half day).

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 Daily buffet breakfast 

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 3 nights accommodations in Salvador Bahia with room taxes and daily buffet breakfast

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 Private City tour of Salvador Bahia

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 English speaking tour guide and entrance fees when necessary

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 All room taxes and service charges

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 24 hour assistance from our local representatives.

 

LAND TOUR RATES 2014 DBL TRP SGL
3* Savoy Othon (RIO), San Martin (IGU), Catharina Paraguassu (SSA) US$ 1999 1870 3580
4* Leme Palace (RIO), Bourbon (IGU), Pestana Lodge (SSA) 2491 2398 4660
5* Sofitel (RIO) Cataratas by Orient Express in Iguassu, Convento Du Carmo (SSA) 3850 NA 6550

RATES PER PERSON. AIRFARE NOT INCLUDED.

Rates do not apply for Christmas, New Years and Special Brazilian Holidays

 

VISA REQUIRED TO ENTER BRAZIL

 

*NOT INCLUDED:

Insurance, International and domestic airfare, airport departure taxes from USA or from Brazil ($36), and any other service not specifically mentioned here.

 

 

SAMPLE AIRFARE FROM MIAMI: US$1100-1200

 

SAMPLE ADD-ONS:  

$200 from CHI, BOS, EWR, NYC or WAS;  Add $180 from ATL; Add $250 from LAX, SFO, Zone 1 & Zone 3; Add $230 from DFW, HOU & Zone 4; Add $310 from Zone 2, 5 & 6; Add $370 from SJU  . 

 

SAMPLE ZONES:

Zone 1: FL; Zone 2: AR, LA, MS, NM, OK, TX; Zone 3: CT, GA, MA, MD, NC, NH, NY, PA, RI, SC, VA, VT; Zone 4: AL, AZ, CO, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, NE, OH, SD, TN, WI; Zone 5: CA, ID, NV, UT; Zone 6: OR


 

 

 

 

 

THE GREAT GRAND BRAZIL TOUR

 

 

Visiting Sao Paulo, Iguassu Falls, Manaus, Salvador Bahia & Rio de Janeiro

 

14 Days-12 Nights

Independent departures - Locally hosted

Day 01 USA-SAO PAULO:  

Overnight flight from USA to Sao Paulo, the business capital of all South America. 

DAY 02 SAO PAULO: 

Arrive and transfer to hotel selected. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Sao Paulo -one of the largest cities in the planet with more than 16 million people- visiting residential districts, stadiums, Governor's Palace, University Campus, Ibirapuera Park and Monuments, a special visit to Butantan Institute to appreciate a "Snake milking" demonstration and to visit its museum. Also drive through the old and modern downtown and the oriental district -S.Paulo has the largest Japanese colony leaving outside Japan with more than 1 million japanese people.....
DAY 03 SAO PAULO-IGUASSU:

Transfer to the airport for flight to Iguassu. Arrive and transfer to hotel Das Cataratas. Afternoon tour of one of the wonders of the world. You’ll see more than 275 separate falls, literally tons of water hurtling over precipices higher than a 30 story building. (BB)

DAY 04 IGUASSU -MANAUS

Transfer to the airport for flight to Manaus "Capital of the Brazilian Amazon" You will be met and taken to hotel selected for the night. (BB)

DAY 05 MANAUS: 

Full day excursion to see the "Meeting of the Waters" where the Negro River meets the Amazon River traveling together for miles without mixing their waters; continue for "dugout"canoe trip through the flooded jungle, called "Igarapes" and "Igapos" where you will see the huge famous "Victoria Regias" (Amazon water lilies). (BB,L).

DAY 06 MANAUS -SALVADOR BAHIA:  

Depart for Salvador Bahia -first Capital of Brazil. Arrive Bahia about mid-day and transfer to hotel selected. Balanced of day at leisure.

DAY 07 SALVADOR BAHIA:  

Morning city tour of Salvador Bahia also, call city of churches. Other highlights include the Museum of Sacred Art and the Mercado Modelo for Afro-Brazilian handicraft, then visit the beautiful beaches. (BB)

DAY 08 SALVADOR BAHIA:  

At leisure to explore this magnificent city and first Capital of Brazil, more than 300 churches are in the colonial part of Salvador and lots of beautiful buildings from the late 1800's. Lots of Afro-Brazilian history and customs in this city. (BB)

DAY 09 SALVADOR BAHIA-RIO DE JANEIRO:  

Noon transfer to the airport for flight to Rio de Janeiro "The Carnival City of the World" with transfer to your hotel. (BB)

DAY 10 RIO DE JANEIRO:  

Morning tour to see imposing Statue of Christ the Redeemer atop the Corcovado Peak, overlooking Guanabara Bay, Rio and fabulous beaches. (BB)

DAY 11 RIO DE JANEIRO:  

Afternoon sightseeing tour of Sugar Loaf. Drive along Rio's famous beaches to the Praia Vermelha (Red Beach) cable car station where you will be taken to the Urca Mountain (mid-way station) with its gardens and look-out points. Then, the second part of the ride will take you to the peak of the Sugar Loaf Mountain, 1300 ft above sea level to photograph the awe-inspiring views. (BB)

DAY 12-13 RIO DE JANEIRO:  

Days at leisure to enjoy the famous beaches of Copacabana, Ipanema, Botafogo or take an optional tour to Petropolis, Buzios and more. (BB)

DAY 14 RIO DE JANEIRO-MIAMI/NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES OR CHICAGO

Day at leisure until transfer to the airport for your return flight to U.S.A. (Room paid until 6 PM). (BB)

 

INCLUDING:

Meeting and private transfer service in all cities including tips for handling luggage at airports. Tours as noted including entrance fees with English speaking tour guides. Hotel accommodations (as selected) including room tax and service charges for 12 nights. Meals included are marked BB =Breakfast; L = Lunch and D = Dinner. Entrance fees where necessary. Assistance of our local representative while in Brazil

 

NOT INCLUDED:   

AIRFARES, USA airport departure taxes, Brazil Airport tax $28; insurance, tips, visas, passport fees.

 

Rates subject to change at any time.

 

VISA REQUIRED TO ENTER BRAZIL

 

*2014 LAND TOUR COST (Rates per person)    

     

 

3 stars Hotels

4 Star Hotels

5 Star Hotels

Sharing double

US$3,490

US$4,570

US$6,550

Sharing triple

3,364

4,390

NA

Single

6,640

8,170

11,950

HOTELS USED:

3 Stars Hotels: St.Paul (Manaus), Savoy (Rio), Catussaba B. (Salvador); Mercure Jardins (Sao Paulo), San Martin (Iguassu)

4 Stars Hotels: Novotel (Manaus), Leme Palace (Rio), Bahia Othon (Salvador); Pestana(Sao Paulo), Bourbon (Iguassu)

5 Stars Hotels:Tropical (Manaus), Marriott/Sheraton (Rio), Convento Du Carmo (Salvador), Maksoud (Sao Paulo), Cataratas (Iguassu).

 

*SEASONS: This rates do not apply during Carnival, New Year, Holy Week, World Cup Soccer and during special events.

 

SAMPLE AIRFARE FROM: From Miami US$1800-2200; New York $2000-2400, Los Angeles $2200-2600.

 

DEPOSIT/FINAL PAYMENTS: $350 deposit per person at the time of booking. Final Payment is due 60 days before departure.

 

 

 

BEST OF THE SOUTH ATLANTIC

 

 

Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu Falls, Buenos Aires

 

10 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS

Daily departures - Locally hosted

 

DAY 01. USA-RIO DE JANEIRO:  

Departs Miami, New York, Atlanta or Los Angeles for your overnight flight to Rio de Janeiro. (Ask for add-ons from other cities in U.S.A )

DAY 02 RIO DE JANEIRO:  

Upon arrival in Rio, transfer to hotel selected.

Afternoon sightseeing tour of Sugar Loaf. Drive along Rio's famous beaches to the Praia Vermelha (Red Beach) cable car station where you will be taken to the Urca Mountain (mid-way station) with its gardens and look-out points. Then, the second part of the ride will take you to the peak of the Sugar Loaf Mountain, 1300 ft above sea level to photograph the awe-inspiring views. (BB) (BB)

DAY 03 RIO DE JANEIRO:  

A quick drive from your hotel to the Cosme Velho Train Station. The cog wheel train will climb up through the Tijuca Rain Forest and will bring you to the steps of the Christ Statue. At 2.300 ft above sea level, a breathtaking view of the city of Rio de Janeiro, the Guanabara Bay, Sugar Loaf Mountain, the 9 mile Rio-Niteroi Bridge, the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean (3-4 hours)

DAY 04. RIO DE JANEIRO:  

Day at leisure to enjoy the beaches of Ipanema or Copacabana, the sidewalk cafes and the Rio night life. (BB)

DAY 05. RIO DE JANEIRO - IGUASSU:  

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Iguassu Falls. Arrive and transfer to hotel selected. (B)

DAY 06 IGUASSU:  

Morning tour of the falls (brazilian side)  -a never-to-be forgotten spectacle of 275 cataracts, literally miles of water hurtling over precipices higher than a 30-story building. Afternoon at leisure (B)

DAY 07 IGUASSU- BUENOS AIRES:  

Morning depart Brazil for the Argentinian side of Iguassu Falls (Immigration formalities at the border).  Upon arrival to the Visitors Center and the Iguazu National Park Entrance, you will board a gas-propelled train, that will take you to the upper falls circuit and the Devil’s Throat. Once you are at the Devil’s Throat Station you will walk for about one kilometer on a flat catwalk built over the Upper Iguassu River. This catwalk crosses several islands where there are snack bars. Once you get to the end of the catwalks, on the side of the gorgeous Devil’s Throat. The tour to Devil’s Throat has an approximate duration of 1 ½ hour. (Each station and catwalks have snack bars and toilets to cater to the visitor) During this visit the Falls will be seen from up close allowing for the detailed appreciation of both flora and fauna as well the Falls who are literally at the reach of one’s hands. . Then, transfer to the airport for flight to Buenos Aires, where you will met and accompanied to your hotel.  (B)

DAY 08 BUENOS AIRES

Morning half-day tour around South America’s most elegant capital. On the way we will see Plaza de Mayo and the buildings that surround it: Casa Rosada (Government House), Cabildo (Old City Hall), The City Hall. Then, on to see the monumental Congress Building and its Square and along 9 de Julio Ave., the widest in the world, to see the Colon Theater, famous Opera House that stages the most important artists and musicians from all over the world. We will also visit San Telmo, Puerto Madero, Palermo Park with jacaranda and palo borracho trees which flower in spring and late summer, the polo field and the race track and the historical Recoleta Cemetery with its ornate memorials. (B)

DAY 09 BUENOS AIRES:  

Days at leisure to visit famous Florida Street for leather buys or take an optional tour. (B)

DAY 10. BUENOS AIRES - USA: 

Transfer to the airport for your flight to USA. (BB)

 

INCLUDING:  

Daily breakfast. . Hotel accommodations of your choice for 3 nights in Buenos Aires, 3 nights in Rio de Janeiro, 2 nights in Iguassu with room taxes and service charges of 10% & 20%. Tours as mentioned in itinerary with entrance fees and English speaking tour guides. Transfers on arrival and departure including baggage handling and tips to airport porters in Rio, Iguassu and Buenos Aires. Local airfare Rio-Iguassu-Buenos Aires

 

NOT INCLUDED: 

International airfare; USA airport departure taxes...Brazil Airport tax $36; Buenos Aires $20; insurance, tips. Rates subject to change at any time. VISA REQUIRED TO ENTER BRAZIL

All US citizens need to pay USD$160.00 upon arrival in Argentina- Payment in advance as Jan.7m 2013  Please read NOTICE (click here)

 

 

 

 

2014 Land Tour Rates Per Person  (Including local airfare  Rio-Iguassu-Buenos Aires)

 

 

3star Hotels

4star Hotels

5star Hotels

Sharing Double

US$2,995

US$3,850

US$4,570

Sharing Triple 2,914 3,697 4,390
Single 5,650 7,270 8,440

 

INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE IS NOT INCLUDED (USA-RIO....BUENOS AIRES-USA). Approximate cost from Miami US$900-1100; NewYork $1000-1200; Los Angeles $1100-1300. Please call your Travel agent or email us for an update on these airfares at tara@taratours.com

 

3star Hotels:

Savoy or Royalty (Rio); Impala (Bue); San Martin-Brazilian side (IGU)

4star Hotels:

Regente, Miramar (Rio) Novotel (Bue); Bourbon Brazilian side  (IGU)

5star Hotels:

Marriott, Sofitel  (Rio) Marriott, Sheraton (Bue); Das Cataratas (IGU) 

 

 

*Seasons:

Hotel rates do not apply for New Years or Carnival in Rio and any other special event (Olympics, World Cup Soccer, Grand Prix, Formula 1,  etc..).

 

Deposits:

$300 per person at the time of booking.

Final Payment:

60 days before departure. 

Airfare:

Subject to availability and subject to change at any time.

 

PLEASE CALL YOUR TRAVEL AGENT or  1-800-327-0080 (e-mail tara@taratours.com)

 

 

 

 

 

Samba & Tango Cities

 

 

Visiting the best cities of the South Atlantic - Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro 

 

8 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS 

Daily departures - Locally hosted

 

DAY 01. USA-BUENOS AIRES:  

Departs Miami, New York, Atlanta or Los Angeles for your overnight flight to Buenos Aires. (Ask for add-ons from other cities in U.S.A and Canada)

DAY 02. BUENOS AIRES: 

Upon arrival in Buenos Aires, you will be met and accompanied to your hotel. PM sightseeing city tour of Buenos Aires, visiting May Square, Palermo Park, Colon Theater, The Presidential Palace and many other interesting sites of old and new Buenos Aires. (B)

DAY 03-04 BUENOS AIRES: 

Days at leisure to visit famous Florida Street for leather buys or take an optional tour. (B)

DAY 05. BUENOS AIRES - RIO DE JANEIRO: 

Transfer to the airport for departure flight. Upon arrival in Rio, transfer to your hotel. (BB)

DAY 06. RIO DE JANEIRO: 

Afternoon sightseeing tour of Sugar Loaf. Drive along Rio's famous beaches to the Praia Vermelha (Red Beach) cable car station where you will be taken to the Urca Mountain (mid-way station) with its gardens and look-out points. Then, the second part of the ride will take you to the peak of the Sugar Loaf Mountain, 1300 ft above sea level to photograph the awe-inspiring views. (BB)

DAY 07. RIO DE JANEIRO: 

Day at leisure to enjoy the beaches of Ipanema, Leme or Copacabana, the sidewalk cafes and the Rio night life. (BB)

DAY 08. RIO DE JANEIRO - USA: 

Transfer to the airport for your flight to USA. (BB)

 

 

INCLUDING:  

Daily breakfast* in Rio and Buenos Aires. Half day tour to Sugar Loaf. Hotel accommodations of your choice for 3 nights in Buenos Aires, 3 nights in Rio de Janeiro with room taxes and service charges of 10% & 20%. Half day city tour of Buenos Aires. Transfers on arrival and departure including baggage handling and tips to airport porters in Rio and Buenos Aires · English speaking tour guides.

 

NOT INCLUDED: 

AIRFARE, USA airport departure taxes,...Brazil Airport tax $36; Buenos Aires $20; insurance, tips. Rates subject to change at any time. VISA REQUIRED TO ENTER BRAZIL

 

NOTE: The USA citizens need to pre-paid  reciprocity  fee via online before arriving Argentina US$160 pp. If you don't pre-pay it - you will not be allowed to enter Argentina. Please read NOTICE (click here)

 

 

LAND TOUR RATE PER PERSON (AIRFARE IS NOT INCLUDED)

2014 Air-Land Rates

3star Hotels

4star Hotels

5star Hotels

Sharing Double

US$1,483

US$1,870

US$2,590

Sharing Triple

1,385

1,780

NA

Single

2,494

3,490

4,930

AIRFARE IS NOT INCLUDED

 

3star Hotels: Savoy, Royalty (Rio); Impala, Ayres (Bue)

4star Hotels: Leme Palace, Miramar (Rio); Novotel or Pestana (Bue)

5star Hotels: Marriott, Sofitel (Rio); Marriott, Sheraton (Bue)

Special rates apply for Christmas, New Year, Carnival, Holy Week. *During Oct & Nov please add 10% to all rates.

 

 

*Seasons:

Hotel rates do not apply for New Years, Carnival, Christmas and special events.

Deposits:

$300 per person at the time of booking.

Final Payment:

60 days before departure. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABSOLUTELY BRAZIL !

 

Visiting Belo Horizonte, Ouro Pretto, Recife, Salvador Bahia, Manaus, Brasilia, Sao Paulo,

Iguassu Falls and the Carnival City of the World "Rio de Janeiro"

20 Days-18 Nights
Independent departures - Locally hosted - Private tours
 

 

Day 01 USA-SAO PAULO: 

Depart USA for overnight flight to Brazil.
DAY 02 SAO PAULO
Arrive in Sao Paulo early morning and transfer to hotel selected. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Sao Paulo -one of the largest cities in the planet with more than 16 million people- visiting residential districts, stadiums, Governor's Palace, University Campus, Ibirapuera Park and Monuments, a special visit to Butantan Institute to appreciate a "Snake milking" demonstration and to visit its museum. Also drive through the old and modern downtown and the oriental district -S.Paulo has the largest Japanese colony leaving outside Japan with more than 1 million japanese people.....
DAY 03 SAO PAULO-IGUAZZU
Transfer to the airport for flight to Iguazzu Falls. Arrive and transfer to hotel Das Cataratas. (BB)
DAY 04 IGUASSU: 
Morning tour of one of the wonders of the world. You’ll see more than 275 separate falls, literally tons of water hurtling over precipices higher than a 30 story building. Afternoon free to explore this National Park on your own. (BB)
DAY 05 IGUASSU-BRASILIA 
Morning transfers.Afternoon tour of the "City of Tomorrow" including Dawn Palace, Congress Building, Cathedral, residential and commercial areas.(BB)
DAY 06 BRASILIA-MANAUS
Transfer to the airport for flight to Manaus (via Sao Paulo) "Capital of the Brazilian Amazon" You will be met and transfer to the Ariau Jungle Lodge (incl. all meals at the lodge).
ABOUT ARIAU JUNGLE TOWER
35 Miles from Manaus, in the middle of the jungle, on the Rio Negro and Ariau creek, and near to the Anavilhana Islands, the world's largest floating archipelago. A rustic tree top lodge, surrounded by luxuriant rain forest; 66 rooms with private facilities and few suites in the bush and even Tarzan's house on top of a 28 meter high tree. There is also a bar, restaurant and a tower of 35 meters high, with a magnificent view of the Rio Negro and surrounding forest. All meals and shore excursions are included as well as jungle treks, piranha fishing, alligator spotting and sunrise tours. (B,D)
DAY 07 ARIAU JUNGLE LODGE
After breakfast, get ready for some jungle hike and exploration of the Amazon rain forest. Afternoon reconnaissance tour by motorized canoe with visit to local native's home. After dinner Caiman spotting by moonlight . (B,L,D)
DAY 08 ARIAU JUNGLE LODGE
After Breakfast, depart by motorized canoe to explore the flooded forest. As we leave Ariau Creek and approach the Rio Negro we get closer to the mouth of the Anavilhanas Archipelago, largest fresh water grouping of islands in the world. Here the river becomes an ocean at 17 miles from shore to shore. Pink dolphins splashing from the water create a magical landscape. As we enter the flooded forest or igapo and the motor is turned off, for better observation of the forest, vines, lianas, bromeliads, butterflies. Return to the lodge.
After lunch we will try some piranha fishing for some excitement. (B,L,D)
DAY 09 MANAUS-RECIFE:
Transfer to the airport for flight to Recife -known in Brasil as the "City of Waters. Arrive and transfer to hotel selected.
DAY 10 RECIFE
Morning sightseeing tour of Recife, visiting all major points of interest and the colonial neighborhood of Olinda. Afternoon at leisure. (BB)
DAY 11 RECIFE-SALVADOR:
Arrive Bahia about mid-day and transfer to hotel selected. 
DAY 12 SALVADOR: 
Morning city tour of Salvador Bahia also, call city of churches. Other highlights include the Museum of Sacred Art and the Mercado Modelo for Afro-Brazilian handicraft, then visit the beautiful beaches. (BB)
DAY 13 SALVADOR BAHIA: 
At leisure to explore this magnificent city and first Capital of Brazil, more than 300 churches are in the colonial part of Salvador and lots of beautiful buildings from the late 1800's. Lots of Afro-Brazilian history and customs in this city. (BB)
DAY 14 SALVADOR-BELO HORIZONTE-OURO PRETTO
Arrive and transfer to the historical city of Ouro Pretto. P. Belo Horizonte is the 3rd. largest city in Brazil with 21/2 million inhabitants. Overnight in Ouro Pretto.
DAY 15 OURO PRETTO
Full day tour of Ouro Preto which is the most important historical center of Brazil. Its baroque style has been preserved since the 1700’s. Gold was first found there in 1669 and the gold rush reached its peak between 1725 and 1750. Its churches, bridges, places and museums reflect the immense wealth of that period. Birthplace of Antonio Francisco Lisboa the Little Cripple, architect and sculptor whose works are the finest in Brazil. Brazil was then a colony of Portugal. Interesting visits will be made to. (BB,L)
DAY 16 OURO PRETTO- B. HORIZONTE-RIO DE JANEIRO:
Transfer to the airport for flight to Rio de Janeiro "The Carnival City of the World" with transfer to your hotel. (BB) 
DAY 17 RIO DE JANEIRO: 
Morning tour to see imposing Statue of Christ the Redeemer atop the Corcovado Peak, overlooking Guanabara Bay, Rio and fabulous beaches. Afternoon tour to Pao de Azucar, a 1,300 foot high mass that has become one of Rio’s most recognizable landmarks. We make the ascent by cable car to photograph the awe-inspiring views. (BB)
DAY 18 RIO DE JANEIRO:
Full day excursion to Rio's famous summer resort on the Organ Mountains, only 90 minutes away from your hotel, with its cobblestone streets and horse drawn buggies. Visit the Emperor's Palace, where the Imperial Museum houses the crown jewels, the Cathedral with the royal tombs and the Goat Square with its mini zoo. This city will bring you back into Brazilian history, its traditions and habits where the Portuguese culture and an imperial environment are still alive. (BB & LUNCH)
DAY 19 RIO DE JANEIRO
Day at leisure. (BB & FAREWELL DINNER AT THE HOTEL)
DAY 20 RIO DE JANEIRO-SAO PAULO-MIAMI
Day at leisure until transfer to the airport for your return flight to U.S.A. (BB)

INCLUDING: 
Meeting and transfer service in all cities including tips for handling luggage at airports. Tours as noted including entrance fees with English speaking tour guides. Hotel accommodations (as selected) including tax and service charges for 18 nights. Meals included are marked BB =Breakfast; L = Lunch and D = Dinner. Local airfares via Tam or Gol Airlines (SAO-BHZ-SSA-REC-MAO-BSB-SAO-IGU-RIO). Private tours (except at the Ariau Jungle Lodge...tours with small groups 8-12 passengers)

NOT INCLUDED: 

Rates does not include USA airport departure /security /fuel surcharges/ taxes -from USA $110-190 ...Brazil Airport tax $28; insurance, tips. Rates subject to change at any time.

 

VISA REQUIRED TO ENTER BRAZIL

 

**2014 LAND TOUR COST (Includes local airfare Sao Paulo-Belo Horizonte-Salvador-Recife-Manaus-Brasilia-Sao Paulo-Iguassu-Rio de Janeiro) 

Rates per person Double Triple Single
4 stars US$9,315 9,205 $12,940
5 stars 10,700 10,150 14,920

RATES NOT VALID FOR CHRISTMAS, N. YEARS OR CARNIVAL SEASON

4 Stars Hotels:

Novotel (Manaus), Miramar (Rio), Tropical Bahia (Salvador); S.Paulo Othon (SAO); Belo Horizonte Othon; Blue Tree Towers (BSB) ; Iguassu=Bourbom or San Martin (superior rooms)
5 Stars Hotels:

Tropical (Manaus), Marriott (Rio), Mariott (Salvador); Hilton SAO PAULO; Ceasar (Belo Horizonte); Blue Tree Park (BSB) ; Iguassu= Cataratas
Property of Tara Tours Inc.

** SEASONS: Valid until Dec.23, 2014 This package is not available during Carnival, World Cup Soccer, Special events and New Years dates -please call for rates

SAMPLE AIRFARE FROM MIAMI: US$1,400-1,800

 

SAMPLE ADD-ONS:  $200 from CHI, BOS, EWR, NYC or WAS;  Add $180 from ATL; Add $250 from LAX, SFO, Zone 1 & Zone 3; Add $230 from DFW, HOU & Zone 4; Add $310 from Zone 2, 5 & 6; Add $370 from SJU  . 

 

SAMPLE ZONES:

Zone 1: FL; Zone 2: AR, LA, MS, NM, OK, TX; Zone 3: CT, GA, MA, MD, NC, NH, NY, PA, RI, SC, VA, VT; Zone 4: AL, AZ, CO, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, NE, OH, SD, TN, WI; Zone 5: CA, ID, NV, UT; Zone 6: OR, WA


DEPOSIT/FINAL PAYMENTS:

$600 deposit per person at the time of booking.

Final Payment is due 60 days before departure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

RIO DE JANEIRO & IGUASSU FALLS

 

 

 

Rio de Janeiro and Iguassu Falls

 

8 days-6 nights

 

INCLUDING:

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 4 nights hotel accommodations with room taxes.

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 Private transfers on arrival and departure in Rio de Janeiro

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 Tour of Tijuca and Corcovado to see Christ the Redeemer on share basis (half day).

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 2 night in Iguazzu at hotel of your choice with room taxes

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 Private transfers on arrival and departure in Iguassu Falls.

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 Private Tour of Iguazzu falls -Brazilian side (half day).

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 Daily buffet breakfast 

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 English speaking tour guide and entrance fees when necessary

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 All room taxes and service charges

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 24 hour assistance from our local representatives.

 

LAND TOUR RATES 2014 DBL TRP SGL
Savoy Othon & San Martin (3-4star hotels) Superior rooms US$ 1,492 1,321 2,590
Windsor Leme or Leme Palace & Bourbon (4stars) 1,780 1,663 3,175
Sofitel (Superior rooms city view) & Cataratas by Orient Express in Iguassu (5 stars hotels) 2,590 N/A 4,840

RATES PER PERSON. AIRFARE NOT INCLUDED.

Rates do not apply for Christmas, New Years and Special Brazilian Holidays

 

VISA REQUIRED TO ENTER BRAZIL

 

*NOT INCLUDED:

Insurance, International and domestic airfare, airport departure taxes from USA or from Brazil ($36), and any other service not specifically mentioned here.

 

 

SAMPLE AIRFARE FROM MIAMI: US$800-990

 

SAMPLE ADD-ONS:  $200 from CHI, BOS, EWR, NYC or WAS;  Add $180 from ATL; Add $250 from LAX, SFO, Zone 1 & Zone 3; Add $230 from DFW, HOU & Zone 4; Add $310 from Zone 2, 5 & 6; Add $370 from SJU  . 

 

SAMPLE ZONES:

Zone 1: FL; Zone 2: AR, LA, MS, NM, OK, TX; Zone 3: CT, GA, MA, MD, NC, NH, NY, PA, RI, SC, VA, VT; Zone 4: AL, AZ, CO, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, NE, OH, SD, TN, WI; Zone 5: CA, ID, NV, UT; Zone 6: OR


 

 

 

 

 

AMAZON RIVER CRUISE

 

 

Aboard The M/V Amazon Clipper

 

"For the Adventuresome"

 

8 Days-7 Nights

Independent departure -  Locally hosted

DAY 1 TUE. MIAMI-MANAUS: 

Depart from Miami for Manaus "Capital of the Amazon". Arrive and transfer to hotel selected.

DAY 2 WED. MANAUS-CRUISE: 

Morning departure to board the M/V Clipper - a typical 3 deck river boat with 8 double cabins (air conditioned), each with private shower and toilet. All meals are buffet style. The boat will cruise down the Negro River and its tributaries for some bird watching. At night, briefing on the Amazon Region and next day activities. (L, D)

DAY 3 THU. RIVER CRUISE: 

Today, the boat will cruise the Anavilhanas Archipelago for a canoe trip through the lagoon and creeks. Time to observe the flora and fauna of the area, then visit the village of Novo Airao. (BB, L, D)

DAY 4 FRI. RIVER CRUISE: 

Visit to a Caboclo house to see at first hand what life is about in this part of the rain forest. Afternoon will be dedicated to a jungle walk and some bird watching. (B, L, D)

DAY 5 SAT. CRUISE-MANAUS: 

After breakfast, you will see "The Meeting of the Waters" where the Negro River and its black waters meet the brown waters of the Amazon River. Arrive Manaus and transfer to your hotel. (B)

DAY 6 SUN. MANAUS: 

Half day private sightseeing tour of Manaus - bustling city in the depths of the Amazon jungle. Then, a visit to the imposing Opera House, where the immortal Enrico Carusso performed. You will also visit the regional Indian Museum. (BB)

DAY 7 MON. MANAUS: 

At leisure to explore Manaus on your own and see the beautiful buildings from the rubber boom era (1890-1902). (BB)

DAY 8 TUE. MANAUS: 

Day at leisure until transfer to the airport for flight to Miami (midnight) via TAM Airlines. (BB)

 

INCLUDING: Meeting and private transfer service, including tips for handling luggage at airports or ports. Hotel accommodations (as selected), including taxes and service charges of 10% (4 nights in Manaus). Meals (including breakfasts, lunches and dinners as marked (BB, L, D). Sightseeing tour as mentioned in itinerary. Your river cruise for 4 days/3 nights aboard the "Amazon Clipper", a typical jungle boat including all meals and shore excursions.

 

NOT INCLUDED: Airport departure taxes, passports, visas. Tips to tour guides. Alcoholic beverages, soft drinks and any other items of personal nature. Insurance. Airfare. USA airport departure /security /fuel surcharges/ taxes -from USA $110-190.

 

2014 LAND TOUR COST: per person

Rates

H. INN

TROPICAL

Double

US$2,527

$2,797

Single

3,517

3,999

 

 

SAMPLE AIRFARE FROM MIAMI: US$800-990

 

SAMPLE ADD-ONS:  $200 from CHI, BOS, EWR, NYC or WAS;  Add $180 from ATL; Add $250 from LAX, SFO, Zone 1 & Zone 3; Add $230 from DFW, HOU & Zone 4; Add $310 from Zone 2, 5 & 6; Add $370 from SJU  . 

 

SAMPLE ZONES:

Zone 1: FL; Zone 2: AR, LA, MS, NM, OK, TX; Zone 3: CT, GA, MA, MD, NC, NH, NY, PA, RI, SC, VA, VT; Zone 4: AL, AZ, CO, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, NE, OH, SD, TN, WI; Zone 5: CA, ID, NV, UT; Zone 6: OR

 

VISA REQUIRED TO ENTER BRAZIL

 

DEPOSITS: Deposit of US$400.00 per person due within 7 days of verbal confirmation. Full payment due 60 days before departure.

 

 

 

 

Property of Tara Tours Inc.

 

 

 

 

BRAZIL’S GOLDEN COAST

 

 

Visiting Fortaleza and Recife

 

8 Days- 7 nights

Independent departures - Locally hosted

Day 01 MIAMI-FORTALEZA: 

Depart Miami via for Fortaleza, Brazil. Upon arrival transfer to hotel selected.

Day 02 -FORTALEZA: 

Sightseeing tour of Fortaleza visiting the city center. Castelo Branco Ave. Regatas Club, the Abolition Palace and many other points of interest plus a visit to beaches of Futuro and Iracema.(BB).

Day 03 FORTALEZA: 

Day at leisure to explore Fortaleza on your own or just enjoy the beaches.

Day 04 FORTALEZA-RECIFE: 

Transfer to airport for flight to Recife. Arrive and transfer to the airport (BB).

Day 05 RECIFE: 

Morning sightseeing tour of Recife, often called the "Venice of Brazil", including all major points of interest and the colonial neighborhood of Olinda.(BB).

Day 06 & 07 RECIFE: 

Days at leisure to enjoy Recife on your own.

Day 08 RECIFE-USA 

Transfer to airport for departure flight to Miami,  or New York. (BB).

 

INCLUDING:  

Meeting and transfer service, including tips for handling luggage at airports. Tours as noted including entrance fees with English speaking tour guides. Hotel accommodations (as selected) including tax and service charges for 7 nights. Meals included are marked BB = Brazilian Breakfast; L = Lunch and D = Dinner.

 

NOT INCLUDED: 

Airfare, USA airport departure taxes, Brazil Airport tax $28; insurance, tips. 

 

Rates subject to change at any time.

 

VISA REQUIRED TO ENTER BRAZIL

 

2014 LAND TOUR RATES PER PERSON

Hotels

DBL

TRP

SGL

Othon Palace (FOR) Caesar Park (REC) 4*

US$1,499

1,422

2,890

Golden Tulip P. (FOR) Mar Hotel (REC) 3*

1,377

1,287

2,620

AIRFARE NOT INCLUDED

Rates not valid for Christmas, New Years, Carnival and local Holidays. Please call your Travel Agent or Tara Tours at 1-800-327-0080

 

VISA REQUIRED TO ENTER BRAZIL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property of Tara Tours Inc

EXTENSION TO FERNANDO DE NORONHA ISLAND

 

Brief description:

In 1988 approximately 70% of the archipelago was declared a National Marine Park , with the goal of preserving the land and marine environment. It is administered by the IBAMA. Towards its goal research projects are being developed, such as: recording native and migratory bird species both marine and land; studying the behavior and reproduction of the golfinho rotador stenella longirostris ; the ecology and reproduction of the crustaceans of the upper, middle and lower coast; shark research and the TAMAR PROJECT (marine turtles). These subjects are offered to the tourists each night at the visitor’s center of the project, nearby the headquarters of IBAMA.

 

Today Fernando de Noronha is a model of environmental preservation, existing side by side with small scale tourist activities, which are limited by the existing facilities. Permanent works built by the ONG's and Foundations, contribute to the perfecting of the conservational policies. Avoid, if possible, visiting the Archipelago during the peak tourist season, principally between December 15 and February 28. Due to the limit of 420 visitors established by the local Administration, during this period the housing accommodations and flights are usually filled. The ideal length for a visit is 7 days or longer, permitting a better enjoyment of the Archipelago. The cost of the air fare is spread over a longer stay. Upon arrival the visitor is charged an Enviromental Preservation Tax, established by the government. 

 

4 Days-03 Nights

PACKAGE: includes 03 hotel nights / breakfast / arrival & departure transfers / introduction lecture / historical walk / boat tour / local guide assistance.

 

2014 RATES

Pousada Estrella do Mar

Pousada Dolphin

LOW SEASON (FEB.1–JUN.30 & DEC.1-20)

SGL US$1530 

DBL US$ 1150

 

HIGH SEASON (JUL.1–30 & DEC.21-28)

SGL US$1648 

DBL US$ 1222

 

MEDIUM (AUG.1 – NOV.30TH)

SGL US$1493

DBL US$ 970

 

LOW SEASON (MAR.1 – JUL.1)

SGL US$1,556

DBL US$ 1,377

 

HIGH SEASON (JAN.2 – MAR.1 & AUG.1 – NOV.1)

SGL US$ 1,877

DBL US$ 1,491

 

MEDIUM SEASON (JUL.1 – AUG.1 & NOV.1 – DEC.20)

SGL US$1,733

DBL US$1,387

 

 

Above rates do not include: airfare, food & beverage, access fees to certain areas of the National Park, churches, museums, historical sites, diving equipment & preservation tax charged by the government. This preservation tax is of approximately US$ 17 per person per day and has to be paid upon arrival in the island.  

To get to Fernando de Noronha you need to take a flight to Natal (225 miles away) or Recife (338 miles away).

RESERVATIONS IN ADVANCE ARE A MUST.

Some guides may not speak English in this area.

PRICES NOT VALID FOR HOLIDAYS OR SPECIAL OCCASIONS, NEW YEARS, CARNIVAL, HOLY WEEK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carnival & New Years"

in Rio de Janeiro

 

Carnival in Rio is probably the "Greatest Outdoor Party in the World". It runs from Friday through Tuesday every year during February or March. 

New Year celebrations are really something all over Brazil, from the richest to the poorest, Brazilian people celebrate and celebrate, their dances and music are very contagious. - and for a real change of pace, see voodoo festivities of Iemanja on the beaches from midnight on. These are not "shows" but religious ceremonies to be treated seriously as such by spectators. Come and enjoy the magic of Brazil and Rio de Janeiro "Cidade Maravilhosa" -The Marvelous City.

 

 

Land tour package includes:

- 5 night hotel accommodations of your choice (see hotels chart)
- Room taxes and service charges of 10%.
- Daily Brazilian breakfast where noted (BB).
- Private transfers on arrival and departure with tips to airport porters.
- Half day tour to Corcovado and Tijuca Forest National Park.
- Half day visit to Sugar Loaf .
- English speaking tour guides.
- Assistance of our local tour operator.

- 24 hour phone assistant.
 

New Years Package: Rates apply from Dec.27, 2014 to Jan.3, 2015

Hotels Double Triple Single
Porto Bay Rio International (Superior) (BB) 4 stars US$4,543 NA 8,990
Copacabana Palace (Superior Lateral Sea View) 7,900 NA 15,950
Sheraton Rio (Superior partial Sea View)  (BB) 5 stars 4,910 4,391 9,520
Windsor Regente (Superior room) (BB) 4 stars 2,910 2,722 5,830
Windsor Excelsior (Superior room) (BB) 3 stars 3,524 3,480 6,650
Windsor Martinique (Standard room)  (BB) 3 stars 2,590 NA 4,930

 

Carnival Package: From February 13th until February 18th (or Feb.12-17) 2015

 

Hotels Double Triple Single
Windsor Martinique (Standard rooms) (BB) 3 stars US$2,221 1,990 3,220
Windsor Excelsior (BB) 4 stars -Superior rooms 3,920 3,760 7,960
Sheraton Rio (Superior partial Sea View)  (BB) 5 stars 4,894 4,292 9,810
Porto Bay Rio International (Superior room) 4 stars 4,993 NA 9,610

 

NOT INCLUDED: 
International airfare. USA airport departure taxes; Brazil Airport tax $28; insurance, tips. Rates subject to change at any time. VISA REQUIRED TO ENTER BRAZIL. Call for airfares to 1-800-327-0080 or e-mail us at tara@taratours.com


HOTELS LOCATION:

Copacabana beach: Lancaster, Olinda, California, Savoy, Luxor Continental, Belmond Copacabana Palace, Rio Atlantica, Sofitel Rio Palace, Rio Othon, Savoy, Miramar Palace, Copacabana Sul, Ibiza Copacabana, Royalty, Porto Bay Rio, Windsor Martinique, Windsor Excelsior, Windsor Regente....
Ipanema/ Leblon Beach: Mar Ipanema, Praia Ipanema, Sol Ipanema, Caesar Park.

Vidigal beach: Rio Sheraton.

Leme Beach:Luxor Continental, Windsor Leme, Windsor Atlantica, Rio Copa..

PAYMENTS & DEPOSITS:

For Carnival and New Years, hotels request a 30% deposit and balance is due 60 days before arrival. All deposits and payments are non refundable. If you have any questions please call your Agent or Tara Tours: 305-278-4464 or 800-327-0080
RATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME- VISA REQUIRED TO ENTER BRAZIL

 

CARNIVAL DATES FOR THE NEXT YEARS IN RIO DE JANEIRO


Rio Carnival 2015 dates: February 13th until February 17th
Rio Carnival 2016 dates: February 5th until February 9th
Rio Carnival 2017 dates: February 24th until February 28th
Rio Carnival 2018 dates: February 9th until February 13th
Rio Carnival 2019 dates: March 1rd until March 5th
Rio Carnival 2020 dates: February 21st until February 25th
Rio Carnival 2021 dates: February 12th until February 16th

 

 

 

TUCANO AMAZON CRUISE

US$500 OFF per person Jun 28  & Jul 12 departures

Visiting and exploring the Amazon tributaries in the Brazilian Amazon

9 days-8 nights

 

DAY 01 FRI DEPART USA for Manaus, Brazil:

Arrive and transfer to hotel Tropical. Balanced of day at leisure.

 

DAY  02 SAT MANAUS-AMAZON CRUISE (US$500 OFF per person  Jun 28  & Jul 12 departures)

This morning  you will board the Amazon expedition boat The Tucano. After settling in our cabins we will depart upstream on the Rio Negro. Through the morning we will cruise through the world’s largest river island system, the Anavilhanas Archipelago. From the observation deck we will scan the magnificent tangle of vegetation at the water’s edge. Around midday we will have a presentation by our guides about the fascinating rainforest creatures that we will observe on the trip. (NOTE: Cruise departs about 7AM...please call Tara Tours to verified times...)

 

DAY 03 SUN CRUISE

Today, we will be beyond settlement and enter a wilderness area. Both shores will be covered by dense rainforest where all of the beasts for which the Amazon is famous still roam. The top Observation Deck is a great place to keep an eye out for wildlife. Though we never know what we will see, there is a good chance that we will see pink river dolphins and a large collection of exotic birds. We might also go for a swim is some of the world’s most clean and refreshing water. (BLD)

 

DAY 04 MON CRUISE

Early this morning we will explore the rainforest along the waters edge in our launches. We should hear and perhaps see howler monkeys and there should be a morning serenade of toucans along with a hundred other kinds of birds. After breakfast we will go for a walk in the forest where we will get a good start on

understanding Amazon ecology. Around midday we will return to the boat and get underway, perhaps stopping at a place to swim. In the early afternoon we will explore the forest in our launches and listen to the sunset chorus of birds and frogs. This evening after dinner we may hunt for nocturnal wildlife and even catch a small caiman to examine closely. (BLD)

 

DAY 05 TUE CRUISE

We arrive at extraordinary river called the Rio Jauaperi and spend the day in this unspoiled and lovely rainforest area. 

DAY 06 WED CRUISE

Today we proceed down the southwestern bank of the Rio Negro observing the different wildlife found on this side of the river. Our walks and explorations of the forest continue and our list of creatures observed gets larger and larger.

DAY 07 THU CRUISE

Today we visit the village of Novo Airão. We will walk through the streets and marvel at how the 19th Century thrives in this remote corner of the globe. We travel through the night to the confluence of the Amazon and Negro Rivers.

DAY 08 FRI CRUISE

This morning we visit the Lago Janauari Ecological Park where the thick brown water of the Amazon flows swiftly through the forest. This area is thick with life and we are almost guaranteed to see monkeys. We then travel to the “Encontra das Aguas” the stark several mile long line where the world’s two largest rivers, the Amazon and the Negro, join in a turbulent maelstrom. In the evening we will return to Manaus and overnight on the boat. 

DAY 09 SAT CRUISE-MANAUS-USA

After breakfast passengers will disembark from the Tucano and in the afternoon or evening, transfer to the international airport.

Please note that the day to day schedule must be considered approximate. The exact order of the days and specific features may be altered due to navigational considerations.

Degree of Difficulty: Passengers must be able to get in and out of small boats and walk comfortably for up to two hours at a time in the forest.

2014 LAND /CRUISE RATE PER PERSON (international airfare not included)

   
Sharing Double

US$4,390

Single Supplement

$1,960

SAMPLE AIRFARE FROM MIAMI US$800-990, FROM NEW YORK $1000-1200 via TAM;  OTHER USA CITIES available upon request: PLEASE CALL TARA TOURS FOR AN UPDATE INFORMATION. New..! from Los Angeles via Copa Airlines add $950-1150 per person.

CHILDREN: 30% under 14 years old.

From Jan.04 to Mar.30  add $100, during Carnival add $350 pp. From Dec.09 to 31  add $250 to all rates. 

Rates does not include: International airfare; USA airport tax $110-190...Brazil Airport tax $28; insurance, tips. Rates subject to change at any time. For your own protection - we highly recommend to buy insurance. Cost for this program with Insure America is $270.00 per person. Call for details (or e-mail us)

VISA REQUIRED TO ENTER BRAZIL

 

 

 

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AMAZON JUNGLE & THE MARVELOUS CITY 

 

Visiting the mighty Amazon Rain Forest and 

The Marvelous City of Rio de Janeiro

 

9 days/8 nights

 

DAY 01 MIAMI-MANAUS
Overnight flight Manaus. Arrive and transfer to hotel selected (see below choices)

DAY 02 MANAUS-AMAZON VILLAGE

You will be taken to the pier to board your river boat to the Amazon Village. In the afternoon depart by canoe to a nearby riverside clearing. An experienced native “mateiro” will then guide you through the jungle, where you will explore and discover the wonders of the Amazon Forest including butterflies, gigantic trees and jungle fruits, presenting a variety of sights, sounds and smells. (B,L,D)

Day 03 AMAZON VILLAGE

Depart early in the morning in motorized canoe to the “igarapes”, “igapos” and lakes in the vicinity of the Village. Admire the colorful birds leaving their roosts for the day and experience the whole forest coming alive to a symphony of sounds. Return in time for breakfast. Later by canoe to the creeks and lakes in the area. An experienced native guide will show you how to catch tasty Amazon fish such as: “tucunare”, “tambaqui”, and even the fierce “piranhas”. Then proceed to a small village where the local inhabitants -direct descendants of the Amazon Indians-derive their simple way of life from the land.(B,L,D)

DAY 04 AMAZON VILLAGE-MANAUS-RIO DE JANEIRO
After breakfast, return to Manaus and transfer to the airport for flight to Rio De Janeiro "The most beautiful City on Earth"...Arrive and transfer to hotel selected (B)
DAY 06 RIO DE JANEIRO 
Morning tour to CORCOVADO. From any place of the city, the visitor can see the most beautiful postcard of Rio de Janeiro: Christ the Redeemer statue in the mountain of Corcovado, located at 710 meters above the sea level and inaugurated in 1931. This tour begins in Cosme Velho's neighborhood from where the cog train starts a trip through the Tijuca Forest, the largest urban forest in the world, up to the statue. Once there, a panoramic and extraordinary view of Rio will be seeing including the Sugar Loaf, the Guanabara Bay, the 9 mile Rio-Niteroi Bridge, the beaches of Southern Zone and the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon.. (B)
DAY 07 RIO DE JANEIRO
Afternoon sightseeing tour of Sugar Loaf. Drive along Rio's famous beaches to the Praia Vermelha (Red Beach) cable car station where you will be taken to the Urca Mountain (mid-way station) with its gardens and look-out points. Then, the second part of the ride will take you to the peak of the Sugar Loaf Mountain, 1300 ft above sea level to photograph the awe-inspiring views. (B)
DAY 08 RIO DE JANEIRO
At leisure..(B)
DAY 09 RIO DE JANEIRO-MIAMI 
Transfer to the airport..... (B) 


COST LAND TOUR PACKAGE :

 

2014 Cost per person Double Triple Single
St.Paul/Amazon Village/Savoy US$2,260 2,176 3,850
Tropical/Ariau Jungle Lodge/Rio Othon 3,193 3,067 5,470

AIRFARE NOT INCLUDED

Sample airfare from Miami to Manaus and Rio RT: US$1500-1700; New York US$1,600-1800; Los Angeles US$1800-2100

VISA REQUIRED TO ENTER BRAZIL

 

HOTELS USED IN MANAUS: St. Paul and Tropical Manaus

HOTELS USED IN RIO:  Savoy (3 stars), Rio Othon (4 stars)

 

*SEASONS:

Land tour rates do not apply for Christmas, New Years,  Holy Week and special Holidays in Brazil.

 

INCLUDING: 
Meals as specified in the itinerary (B=breakfast; L=lunch; D=Dinner). Tours as per itinerary with English speaking guides. Hotel and jungle lodge accommodations for a total of 07 nights with room taxes and service charges. Transfers on arrival and departure including baggage handling and tips to airport porters in Rio and Manaus · Assistance of our local representative.

NOT INCLUDED: 
AIRFARE. Brazil airport departure taxes $38-48; insurance (cost for this program $200-230), tips, visas.

For information about insurance go to: www.taratours.com/insured_america.htm

 

Rates subject to change at any time.

DEPOSIT: $350 at the time of booking. 
FINAL PAYMENT: 60 days before departure.

 

 

 

 

 

THE PANTANAL ADVENTURE

 

 

 

 

DAY 01 USA-SAO PAULO

Overnight flight to the business Capital of South America.

 

DAY 02 SAO PAULO- CUIABA-PANTANAL

Arrive in Sao Paulo and connect with flight to Cuiaba. Upon arrival meet and transfer to Pousada Araras where you will stay here for the next 5 nights, with all meals and daily excursions with naturalist English speaking guides. (B,D)

 

ABOUT ARARAS PANTANAL ECO LODGE:
The PANTANAL, the largest continuous wetland on the planet, declared a World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, is South America's primary wildlife sanctuary.
With a total area of approximately 150,000 km² and located in the center of thecontinent, the Pantanal is a biogeographic mixing bowl containing elements of the Amazon Forest, the Caatinga, the Brazilian Savannah, the Atlantic Rainforest and the Paraguayan Chaco. This fantastic biodiversity includes: 698 birds species, 80 mammals, 260 fish species and 50 reptiles.

Located amidst all this is the ARARAS ECO LODGE. Built in harmony with the environment, without renouncing comfort, the lodge is reachable all year-round by car via the Transpantaneira Park Road, 132 km (82 mi) south of Cuiabá (the capital of the State of Mato Grosso) On a 2h30 exciting safári-transfer, in air-conditioned vehicle.
 

DAY 03,04,05,06 PANTANAL ARARAS ECO LODGE

4 full days of activities (all tours and meals are included). From this lodge, with its enviably preserved surroundings, it is possible to do first-class bird-watching, trekking in pristine forest, canoeing, horseback riding, truck photo-safaris, night tours, two exciting tree top look outs with 12 and 25 m high and much more, all under the assistance of expert bilingual naturalist. (B,L,D)

 

DAY 07 PANTANAL-CUIBA-RIO DE JANEIRO

Transfer to the airport for flight to Rio de Janeiro "The Carnival city of the World". Upon arrival you will be met and transfer to Copacabana beach and to hotel Savoy (other hotels available upon request). (B)

 

DAY 08 RIO DE JANEIRO 
Morning tour to Corcovado. From any place of the city, the visitor can see the most beautiful postcard of Rio de Janeiro: Christ the Redeemer statue in the mountain of Corcovado, located at 710 meters above the sea level and inaugurated in 1931. This tour begins in Cosme Velho's neighborhood from where the cog train starts a trip through the Tijuca Forest, the largest urban forest in the world, up to the statue. Once there, a panoramic and extraordinary view of Rio will be seeing including the Sugar Loaf, the Guanabara Bay, the 9 mile Rio-Niteroi Bridge, the beaches of Southern Zone and the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon.. (B)

 

DAY 09 RIO DE JANEIRO-USA
Morning at leisure to enjoy the beaches of Rio (Optional tours available upon request). Transfer to the airport for flight to USA

 

 

2014 COST PER PERSON SHARE DOUBLE US$2995; TRIPLE $2923; SINGLE SUPP. US$1285

 

INCLUDING: 
Meals as specified in the itinerary (B=breakfast; L=lunch; D=Dinner). Tours as per itinerary with a naturalist English speaking guides. Hotel and jungle lodge accommodations for a total of 07 nights with room taxes and service charges (5 nights at the Arara Lodge and 2 nights in Rio). Transfers on arrival and departure including baggage handling and tips to airport porters in Rio and Cuiaba · Assistance of our local representative.

NOT INCLUDED: 
AIRFARE. Brazil airport departure taxes $38-48; insurance (cost for this program $200-230), tips, visas (VISA REQUIRED TO ENTER BRASIL).

 

For information about insurance go to: www.taratours.com/insured_america.htm

 

Rates subject to change at any time.

DEPOSIT: $500 at the time of booking. 
FINAL PAYMENT: 60 days before departure.

 

 

 

 

American Airlines and Latam new Codeshare agreement

 

 

More options to Brazil

New codeshare agreement JJ/AA

 

 

 

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PLEASE BE ADVISE - The USA airport departure taxes, fuel surcharges and security...are going up every day.....some airlines are charging about $90 to 180 per person....we will advise you the exact cost at the time of placing reservations....

 

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