11-Day Pilgrimage | Bella Brazil

São Paulo | Rio de Janeiro | Belo Horizonte | Iguazú

Brazil South America

All Masses are subject to confirmation. This itinerary can be customized or modified to include additional opportunities for prayer, reflection and devotions.

11-Day Itinerary

Day 1 | Thursday | Depart for Brazil
Depart New York for São Paulo, Brazil. Dinner, overnight, and breakfast on board the flight.
Day 2 | Friday | Arrive in São Paulo | Orientation Tour
Orientation tour of the city. See the Butantan Institute, São Paulo University, the Government Palace, Morumbi soccer stadium and the Ibirapuera Park. Celebrate Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption and St. Paul.
Brazil South AmericaDay 3 | Saturday | Aparecida Shrine|Rio de Janeiro
Visit the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida, home to the miraculous “Black Madonna”. Celebrate Mass the Shrine.
Day 4 | Sunday | Highlights of Rio de Janeiro | Sugarloaf
Excursion to Tijuca National Park, by train, to the summit of Corcovado Mountain to see Christ the Redeemer Statue. See Maracanã stadium, celebrate Mass at the Metropolitan Cathedral of St. Sebastian, and take a cable car ride to Sugarloaf Mountain.
Day 5 | Monday | Petrópolis
Excursion to the mountain town of Petrópolis, known as The Imperial City of Brazil. Celebrate Mass at the Cathedral of St. Peter Alcantara.
Day 6 | Tuesday | Rio de Janeiro | Belo Horizonte
Short flight to Belo Horizonte. City tour includes the church of São José, Station Square, the Municipal Park, Sete de Setembro Square, Pampulha Park, the Zoological Park and Botanical Gardens. Celebrate Mass in Belo Horizonte.
Brazil South AmericaDay 7 | Wednesday | Ouro Preto | Congonhas
Drive to Ouro Preto, a former colonial mining town in the Serra do Espinhaço mountains. Visit the Church of St. Francis of Assisi, an architectural masterpiece. Celebrate Mass in the Shrine of Bom Jesus do Congonhas.
Day 8 | Thursday | Belo Horizonte | Iguazú
Short flight to Iguazú. Afternoon at leisure.
Day 9 | Friday | Iguazú Falls
Guided walking tour of Iguazú Falls, the dramatic natural border between Brazil and Argentina.
Brazil South AmericaDay 10 | Saturday | San Ignácio Ruins
Excursion to the San Ignácio ruins in Argentina. Tour San Ignacio Miní, one of the many missions founded by the Jesuits. Festive farewell lunch at a local restaurant.
Day 11 | Sunday | Return to the USA
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