and stay in Rio and Salvador and you experience the treasures of this vibrant country. Your take you to Rio De Janeiro, the country’s capital from 1763 to 1960, its second largest city and the most visited city in the Southern Hemisphere. It’s easy to see why—ideally located between the mountains and the sea, Rio is blessed with a glorious shoreline and white-sand beaches, numerous cultural attractions and a lively nightlife. It also offers passionate soccer and Carnival, the most famous street party worldwide. You will decide that its nickname “maravilhosa,” or “marvelous city”, is an understatement once you experience Rio. Salvador, Bahia, was the first capital of colonial Brazil from 1549 until 1763, and one of the oldest colonial cities in the Americas. This vibrant city is culturally diverse, evidenced in its cuisine, religion, and arts, reflecting a blend of African and European influences. You will find capoeira here, a unique mix of dance and martial art of Afro-Brazilian origin, spirited festivals, and beautifully restored Portuguese architecture. Salvador is a treasure not to be missed. This deluxe with touring by private car includes a half day city tour to Corcovado and Christ the Redeemer, a half day historic tour in Salvador, and a Bahia by Night tour with dinner and a show.