My wife and I are planning to do a 10 (+2 if needed) days to Brazil this december...i know it is too late but we always end up doing last minute trips. We are also combining this with a Peru trip either on the way back or onward.
looking at the exooorbitant hotel prices, we have decided not to be in Rio during the new year eve and are planning to be there the week before. We will be in Brazil (GIG) on Dec 22nd (or thereabouts..havent booked the flights yet:) ) and the split we are thinking is Rio(4 days) + Salvador (3 days) + iguazu (2 days).
I have read 100s of TA posts already and have a good idea of many things but have the following questions.
1. How do we schedule this itinerary? If we do rio at first, we will be there during christmas, which doesnt seem to be the ideal time to be in Rio.
2. How about spending New year's eve in Salvador? how crowded does it get? would we able to book some reasonably priced accomodations now?
3. fly to Iguazu from Rio or Salvador?
Thanks in advance!