Nov 24
Dec 10, 2024
17 Days / 16 Nights

Grand Rail Tour of Brazil

Trip Synopsis

Grand Rail Tour of Brazil: Where Culture and Landscapes Collide Discover Brazil's vibrant heart and hidden treasures on this extraordinary rail adventure. Explore historic cities steeped in colonial charm, traverse lush landscapes aboard iconic trains, and stand in awe of Rio de Janeiro's breathtaking landmarks. This is Brazil at its most captivating!

Unlock Brazil's True Spirit:  Our insider knowledge and meticulous planning open doors to railway gems, exclusive experiences, and the country's most fascinating corners – adventures unavailable on standard tours.

Your Brazilian Odyssey:  From Salvador da Bahia's vibrant pulse to an optional extension at the thundering Iguazu Falls, this journey unveils the very soul of Brazil. Prepare to:

  • Uncover Salvador da Bahia's Afro-Brazilian heritage and explore its bustling colonial center.
  • Journey through lush landscapes by train to discover the Baroque wonders of Ouro Preto and Tiradentes.
  • Ascend Rio de Janeiro's Corcovado and Sugarloaf Mountains for panoramic city views.
  • Ride Brazil's most famous rail route through stunning tropical mountain scenery.
  • Discover São Paulo's vibrant pulse and delve into railway history at Paranapiacaba's unique funicular system.

Adventure. Exclusivity. Iconic Wonders: This odyssey showcases Brazil's most stunning sights in a meticulously planned small-group experience.

Your Journey, Perfected:  Enjoy hand-selected accommodations, seamless transfers, and knowledgeable guides ensuring a truly unforgettable Brazilian adventure.

The Rail South America Difference: As dedicated South American rail experts, we craft journeys that exceed expectations. Experience our commitment to detail that sets this tour apart.  We're with you every step of the way, from planning to the final farewell.

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Summary of the Trip
  • Day 1: Arrive in Salvador de Bahia
  • Day 2: Explore Salvador's Afro-Brazilian Heart
  • Day 3: Discover Cachoeira and Tobacco Traditions
  • Day 4: Travel to Coastal Vitoria
  • Day 5: Scenic Train Journey to Belo Horizonte
  • Day 6: Explore Belo Horizonte & Ouro Preto's Baroque Wonders
  • Day 7: Visit Mariana and Discover Gold Mining History
  • Day 8: Ride a Steam Train to Tiradentes
  • Day 9: Journey from Tiradentes to Vibrant Rio
  • Day 10: Ascend Rio's Iconic Landmarks
  • Day 11: Immerse Yourself in Rio de Janeiro
  • Day 12: Experience Curitiba's Modern Marvels
  • Day 13: Embark on the Serra Verde Express
  • Day 14: Explore São Paulo's Surroundings by Train
  • Day 15: Discover Railway History in Paranapiacaba
  • Day 16: Explore São Paulo: Brazil's Beating Heart
  • Day 17:Farewell Brazil
Optional Extension: Iguazu Falls
  • Day 18: Journey to Foz do Iguacu
  • Day 19: Witness Iguazu's Argentinian Wonders
  • Day 20: Return to São Paulo
  • Day 21: Farewell, Brazil!
Rates & Travel Dates
Upcoming travel date:
Nov 24
Dec 10, 2024
Tour length:
17 Days / 16 Nights
Maximum travellers:
Other planned departure dates:
Nov 10, 2025

Pricing based on two persons traveling together and sharing a bedroom: USD 6.391.- per person.

Single Room Supplement: USD 1.645.- per person.

Additional Money for personal expenses such as drinks to accompany meals, some meals, and incidental expenses: approximately USD $800 per person.

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When you book any 2022 journey, enjoy flexible payment terms with no change fees on your tour cost. For all 2022 bookings, final payment will not be due until 60 days before departure – giving you more time and flexibility should your plans change.

If your 2022 plans do change due to COVID any time up until the day of departure, your full deposit (or tour payment) can be applied to a future Rail South America journey of your choice.
Be assured that you’ll also have choices in the event Rail South America cannot operate your journey’s departure date. We’ll give you flexible options to travel on another 2022 or 2023 date – or, if you wish, on a different journey. And if you decide that the time is not right for you to travel, we’ll refund your full tour cost.

Please Note: These flexible payment terms apply to 2021/22 journeys only; deposit must be made at the time of booking.

Price Includes:
  • Full support before, during & after your trip
  • Meals during travel portions of the tour
  • Accommodation at 3-4* hotels
  • Tours/activities as mentioned
  • Domestic flights in Economy Class
  • Transport as mentioned
Price Excludes:
  • International flights to Salvador de Bahia and out of Sao Paulo
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended)
  • Entrance visas when applicable
  • Other services not mentioned
  • Tips and gratuities to guides and driver
  • Personal Expense


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