RELAIS & CHATEAUX: DELUXE BRAZIL

RELAIS & CHATEAUX: DELUXE BRAZIL

3,695.00

9 DAYS/ 8 NIGHTS

3 Nights at Santa Teresa Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
3 Nights at Saint Andrews in Gramado
2 Nights at Txai Resort in Itacare

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit the “Wonder of Rio” Christ the Redeemer on Corvocado Hill

  • Sugar Loaf Mountain Tour showcasing panoramic views of the city

  • Full city tour of the thriving Rio de Janeiro

  • Extensive menu of tours in the charming town of Gramado

  • Relaxing Beachfront escape on a stunning property in Itacare

  • Tour Camamu Bay in Itacare


WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 3 Nights Accommodation at Santa Teresa Hotel in Rio de Janeiro

  • 3 Nights Accommodation at Saint Andrews in Gramado

  • 2 Nights Accommodation at Txai Resort in Itacare

  • Daily Breakfast

  • Meals as indicated in itinerary

  • Excursions and tours in Rio, Gramado and Itacare as specified below

  • All airport and ground transportation (unless otherwise specified in the itinerary)

  • All entrance fees as mentioned on tour

  • All local taxes (unless otherwise specified)

  • *Not included: gratuities, visas (if applicable), international or internal flights, meals and drinks not described above, items of a personal nature

DETAILED ITINERARY

DAY 01 | WELCOME TO RIO!

Welcome to Rio de Janeiro! Upon arrival, you will be met by your driver who will take you to your hotel for check in. This afternoon, visit downtown Rio, the old heart of the city - where a large number of the city’s national landmarks, museums, parks, shops and restaurants are located. This area is also the main business district of the city. Cross the Guanabara Bay on "balsas", the ferries used every day by thousands of cariocas. The trip lasts just twenty minutes and provides an unrivaled opportunity to enjoy some of Rio's greatest views from afar, including the bridge between Rio and Niteroi, the downtown skyline, and Santos Dumont Airport. On the other side of your journey lies Niteroi, Rio's neighboring city filled with many sights. Here, your guide will show you the best this incredibly interesting city has to offer. Back to Rio, the tour will continue by Metro towards Maracanã for a brief walk around the outside of one of the most famous stadiums in the world. Return to Copacabana for dinner at leisure.

Overnight at Santa Teresa Hotel


DAY 02 | RIO DE JANEIRO

After breakfast, visit the most famous landmarks of the city and see the natural beauty of Rio de Janeiro from up above. Over a million tourists each year visit the world famous ‘Pão de Açúcar’, (Sugar Loaf Mountain), which has become an iconic symbol of the city of Rio de Janeiro. Rising up from a small peninsula at the entrance of Guanabara Bay, its name is said to refer to its resemblance to the traditional shape of a concentrated, refined sugar loaf. The journey to the top is made in glass cable-cars. The first cable-car takes passengers to the top of Urca Hill, which rises 215 meters above sea level and offers spectacular views of the entire bay and its surrounding islands. From Urca Hill, passengers continue in a second cable-car to the top of Sugar Loaf which rises 395 meters above sea level and offers a 360 degree view of the entire city including Botafogo and Copacabana Beaches, Corcovado Mountain and downtown Rio de Janeiro. Afterwards, descend the mountain and stop for a delicious lunch. From there, passengers will be taken to the bottom of the Corcovado Hill. Embark on a comfortable train that ascends the mountain, where the statue of Christ the Redeemer is located 2,300 ft above sea level. The Christ statue, known as the “wonder of Rio”, was recently elected one of the 7 "New Wonders of the World". Upon arrival at the top, guests can use the panoramic elevators or escalators to arrive at the foot of the statue to enjoy a panoramic view of Rio de Janeiro and discover why it is called the "Marvelous City".

Duration: approximately 8 hours

Enjoy this evening’s dinner at your leisure, perhaps asking the concierge to make reservations in one of the city’s top restaurants!

Overnight at Santa Teresa Hotel (B, L)


DAY 03 | RIO DE JANEIRO - GRAMADO

After breakfast this morning you will head to the airport for your flight to Porto Alegre. Upon arrival, your transfer will take you to your hotel in Gramado. During this 2 hour drive you will get to view one of the more scenic parts of the region. Check in to your hotel and enjoy an evening at leisure, exploring the town on your own or simply relaxing on the lovely grounds of your hotel.

Saint Andrews Gramado Hotel Exclusivity, sophistication and refinement gathered in an enterprise with architecture inspired by the European castles. Welcome to the Saint Andrews Gramado Hotel, the exclusive exclusive of the Brazil house and a member of the select Relais & Châteaux hotel chain.

The Saint Andrews is in prime location: within a private condominium in the center of Gramado, with plenty of privacy, exclusivity and views of the Quilombo Valley.

There are only 19 suites, 11 in the Castle Wing and 8 in the Mountain Wing, reserved that want their services differentiated and totally personalized in elegant environments, intimate and impeccably decorated with classic and contemporary elements.

From the wonderful Czech chandeliers to the soft and exclusive fragrance not air, everything was thought out and created on demand for every special occasion and your stay, unforgettable.

Overnight at Saint Andrews (B)


DAY 04 | GRAMADO

After breakfast this morning, your local guide will take you on a fascinating city tour of beautiful Gramado. This afternoon and evening are yours to enjoy on your own.

Overnight at Saint Andrews (B)


DAY 05 | GRAMADO

Today is yours to choose from one of the many exciting tour and activities offered at your hotel. Options include horseback riding, kayaking, cooking classes, and much more.

Overnight at Saint Andrews (B)


DAY 06 | GRAMADO - ITACARE

After an early breakfast, depart to Ilheaus Aiport for your flight to Itacare. A driver will be waiting for you upon arrival to take you to the gorgeous Txai Resort, your all-inclusive home for the next two nights! Feel free to spend the evening getting familiar with this gorgeous property, relaxing in the beautiful spa or wandering one of the beautiful beach trails on property before a leisurely dinner.

Member of the exclusive group of Relais & Châteaux hotels, the Txai Itacaré goes way beyond hospitality. The daily philosophy of wellbeing and well hosting is practiced by offering unique moments in a refuge that transmits comfort and simplicity in every detail. 

Built on a 92-hectare farm, on Itacarezinho beach, which is 15 km form Itacaré; its Bahian shore is the only one with rocky mountains that hide small and delicate beaches of fine sand in their coves, waters of green and emerald colors with a warm temperature all year round, and a stretch of soft white sand full of coconut trees along the shore. 

The hotel is Iocated on a 100-hectare estate of native Atlantic Rainforest, an ancient oceanfront farm that produced coconut and cocoa in the Environmental Protection Area of Itacaré- Serra Grande. 

Our exclusive bungalows ensure coziness and privacy with maximum comfort. The restaurants offer a light cuisine with local products served in carefully prepared dishes. The therapies, massages, baths and aesthetical treatments offered by the Shamash Healing Space ensure health and wellbeing. Our living rooms have comfortable couches and our library has the best photography books in Brazil. We hold romantic dinners in strategic spots of the property. We select the most optimal background music. Dances and folkloric presentations can brighten up moonlit dinners or dining to the sound of crackling fire.

Overnight at Txai Resort (B, D)


DAY 07 | ITACARE

After a delicious Brazilian breakfast, your guide will be ready to take you on a unique and unforgettable experience along the Camamú Bay and Marau Peninsula! Head to the port of the city, where you will embark on a speed boat that will take you to the Bay, where you will visit: Pedra Furada (whose name is based on an eroded rock), Coroa Vermelha (a sand bank that appears in the middle of the bay, where we can stop to enjoy the splendid view), Ponta da Ilha Grande (ideal for diving), Goió Island (with its white sand) and Sapinho Island (where a community of fisherman live by the calm and rich waters of the bay). We also have the chance to visit Barra Grande, the main village in the Marau Peninsula, which offers good choices for a mouthwatering lunch with typical Bahian cuisine. After lunch, move on to the Veneza waterfall, which marks the meeting of the fresh water of the Baiano river and the salty water of the bay, and it is the only waterfall accessible by boat. After a refreshing bath, head back to land where a car is waiting to take you back to your hotel.

Overnight at Txai Resort (B, D)


DAY 08 | ITACARE

Today is yours to spend a relaxing at the resort - the perfect conclusion to this wonderful escape! If an activity is what you’re after, why not consider the Cocao Tour. This historical and cultural tour includes the Itacaré district, place that in the past stood out economically thanks to the cocoa culture. A visit to Vila Rosa farm, which is a reference in terms of cultivation, harvesting and processing of cocoa is also on the tour. It includes the opportunity to savor cocoa right off the tree and a visit to the Vila Rosa chocolate factory to see the transformation of cocoa into chocolate and also a tasting session.

Enjoy your final Brazilian evening with a delicious dinner at the resort and time to relax under the starry sky.

Overnight at Txai Resort (B, L, D)


DAY 09 | DEPARTURE

As all good things come to an end, today after breakfast you will depart to the airport where you will begin your journey home.

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