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South Enchantement


Starting from: $1379.00 (USD) per person (double occupancy)
6 days and 5 nights
All year around
Air fare available upon request
Includes: Land only plus taxes.
Hotel accomodations
Daily Breakfast
City tour plus Sightseeing
Transportation between cities

*Prices may vary basead on availability *Restrictions apply.

PORTO ALEGRE

South of Brazil-Porto Alegre the Capital city of Rio Grande do Sul.
Has variour rstaurantes with home-made food from the South and many different alternativs like Italian, German, Portugues cuisine and so forth.

The South of Brazil is more than prepared to welcome every kind of foreign tourists. There are all kinds of lodging, to meet all demands and budgets. The gastronomic features have the same attention: there are countless options – The favorite dish will always be the famous “gaucho” barbecue, accompanied by the “chimarrao” typical drink.

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Day by Day

Brazil a lot to see! Much to do!

HOW TO GO: Arrival at  the airport in Porto Alegre , meeting with our professional  local tour guide.

HOW LONG STAY: Depending the interest of each traveler, but we suggest at least one night stay at a vineyard plus a two night stay near to the national parks (recommended in Sao Francisco de Paula). But a longer stay can be justified by your interest in one or several of the attractions below.

FACTS ABOUT SERRAS GAUCHAS: It is a mountain range in the south of Brazil, were several wine producers are located and were it is possible to enjoy untouched nature, rich fauna & flora, and the culture of Brazilian Gauchos. It is a wide area, but the main towns are; Bento Goncalves, Garibaldi, Gramado, Canela, Sao Francisco de Paula and Cambara do Sul.
Between valleys and mountains of the Serra Gaúcha, the city of Bento Gonçalves keeps its roots on the traditions and habits of the Italian immigrants. With a most typically European-like landscape, it is nowadays one of the greatest economical and industrial centers at Southern Brazil. The city holds the title of Brazilian Capital of Wine and is one of the main furniture manufacturing poles of the country. And for who likes adventure, the region offers an infra-structure which propitiates the practice of many sports, such as biking, rafting, rappel, horse riding, “tirolesa”, etc.

WHEN TO GO / CLIMATE: The climate in the mountains is temperate and always humid. The average annual temperature is around 21ºC (70ºF) – with highs varying between 24ºC (75ºF) and 27ºC (80ºF) and lows between 9ºC (48ºF) and 15ºC (59ºF). To face the cold and humidity we suggest the use of warm, waterproof clothing, also known as wind breakers on tours to open spaces and constant wind. The best time of the year to visit Cambará do Sul as well as the national parks is during the winter months – between May and August – when the risks of fog are reduced, although it is very cold in this region. The city is located on the Araucarias Plateau, in Rio Grande do Sul State’s northeast, bordering Santa Catarina State and other cities in Rio Grande do Sul. During summer months have more rain and lower visibility; with risk of fog in the canyons.EVENTS:
Aparados da Serra Horseback Ride (Cambará do Sul)
For one week in July, hundreds of horsemen ride along the canyons, in typical scenes from Campos de Cima da Serra. Overnight stays are in farms around the area and there are support trucks throughout the journey. The itinerary covers the cities of São Francisco de Paula, Jaquirana, Cambará do Sul, São José dos Ausentes and Bom Jardim da Serra. International Puppet Theater Festival (Canela)

This event has the participation of national and international groups. There are presentations in theaters, at schools and on the streets. It lasts four days and is held annually between the months of June and August.Gramado Film Festival (Gramado)
Main Brazilian event in the field and one of the most important in Latin America, the Gramado Film Festival happens annually since 1973, for six days in the month of August. Actors, directors, technicians and visitors give prestige to the competition, which shows dozens of films and offers prizes in two categories: Brazilian productions and Latin-American, Portuguese and Spanish films. The program also incudes short films, independent films, workshops and talks. The screenings are at the Festivals Palace – with capacity for 1,200 people – and at the Municipal Culture Center. All the screenings are open to the public, who can even participate on the judgment of the films.Winter Festival (Gramado)
This Festival brings together music, literature, crafts and cinema in Gramado. It happens between July 1st and September 20th, when the city becomes the capital of winter and culture. The schedule includes established events such as the Film Festival and the Book Fair, and also new events such as the Gramado Canta e Encanta project. Altogether there are over 50 musical shows. Colônia’s Party (Gramado)
Event with food stalls and many other typical products, crafts, music and dance from the Italian and German communities. The Party happens every year, between the months of March and April.

ATTRACTIONS:

Attractions – CANELA:
Caracol Park
The Caracol Waterfall, formed by the small stream with the same name, has a 131 meter (430 ft) freefall over basaltic rock formations, creating a scene of rare beauty. The Park is located 7 km (4.5 miles) from Canela and it has modern infrastructure, with a lookout, restaurant, leisure area, arts and crafts fair and ecology trails.Rafting on the Paranhana River 
Rafting begins at the dam and the route is approximately 4 km (2.5 miles) long, lasting 2 hours. During the trip, it is possible to enjoy the beautiful scenery along the Paranhana River Valley where Italian colonization predominates. It forms the border between the cities of Três Coroas and Canela.  Mini World
Miniature city with replicas of castles and homes in typical European style, mills, squares, railways and cascades. The miniature city is featured permanently at Horácio Cardoso Street with Pedro Candiago Street, and is open to the public Tuesday to Sunday from 1pm to 5pm. Perfume Museum 
The first of this kind in the Country. There the visitor can know the world perfumery classics. The place has around 450 bottles of the main international perfumes, with data on the composition, manufacturer, history and curiosities. Besides the Museum, there is also a shop and a perfume factory. It also sells sachets, soaps, shampoos and conditioners. The Perfume Museum is located at Hortênsias Avenue, 3662 and opens daily, including weekends and public holidays, from 9am to 6pm.Santa Claus Village 
Created by Oscar Knorr in 1940, there’s a Santa’s House, a wood and the Vale dos Quilombos observatory. It is on Bela Vista Street and is open for public visiting from Monday to Friday, from 2pm to 9pm and on weekends from 10am to 9pm.

Shopping – Gramado
Chocolates

At the city center, many factories and shops such as Caracol, Lugano, Planalto and Prawer sell the famous “Gramado chocolate” in bars, branches, bombons, truffles, liqueurs and different shapes for children. You must try them!

 

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