TOUR ITINERARY: Tour Option 1 - Complete Tour to Brazil, Plus John of God Sanctuary
Led by Peter Woodbury
Brazil Day 1: Depart USA for Rio de Janeiro.
Brazil Day 2-4: Tour of Corcovado. Corcovado Mountain towers over Rio de Janeiro and is noted not only for its natural beauty and prime positioning, but also because it is the home of the globally recognized statue of Christ the Redeemer. This statue is 100 feet high and depicts Jesus Christ standing over the city of Rio de Janeiro with his arms outstretched. Travelers are transported via electrically-powered trains, which carry about 360 people up and down the mountain every hour. The train trip itself is beautiful and scenic, showcasing the forests and granite rocks of the mountain. Tour of Sugarloaf. Sugarloaf Mountain is a peak situated in Rio at the mouth of Guanabara Bay on a peninsula that juts out into the Atlantic Ocean. Rising 1,299 feet above the harbor, its name is said to refer to its resemblance to the traditional shape of concentrated refined loaf sugar. It is known worldwide for its cable cars and panoramic views of the city. Windsor Plaza Hotel (3 nights) (3B, 3D) One dinner includes an exhilarating Samba Show.
Brazil Day 5/6: Fly from Rio to Foz de Iguacu.
Tour of Iguassu Falls. The Iguazu Falls, spelled variously as Iguazú Falls, Iguassu Falls, or Iguaçu Falls(!) are waterfalls of the Iguazu River on the border of the Argentine province of Misiones and the Brazilian state of Parana. They are the largest waterfalls system in the world, with 275 individual drops of up to 269 feet. You will spend 1 ½ days experiencing the falls, the bird park and the Italipu Dam. Italipu is the world’s largest hydroelectric, zero-emission power plant. Reconto Cataratas Resort (2 nights) (2B, 2D) One dinner includes a colorful musical evening show.
Brazil Day 7-11: Fly from Foz de Iguacu to Salvador. Tour of Salvador. Take a full day city tour, including historic Pelourinho. Salvador was the first colonial capital of Brazil. The city is one of the oldest in the New World, founded in 1549 by Portuguese settlers. Pelourinho (Portuguese for “Pillory”) is an historic neighborhood in western Salvador. It was the city's center during the Portuguese colonial period, named for the whipping post in its central plaza where African slaves received punishment for various infractions. Pelourinho is extremely rich in historical monuments dating from the 17th through the 19th centuries. It was named a world cultural center by UNESCO in 1985.
Enjoy a fabulous show of Brazilian Entertainment for one evening. Sheraton Bahia Hotel (3 nights)(2B, 1L, 2D)
Brazil Day 11: Fly to Brasilia on July 3 and continue to the John of God Casa.
Price for Brazil and John of God: $9,899.00
Price for John of God portion only: $5,499.00
Deposit: A deposit of $500 is required to reserve your space on this tour.
About A.R.E. Tours
For more than forty years, the A.R.E. has been offering annual travel programs to explore concepts in the Edgar Cayce material while visiting a variety of travel destinations that focus on insights from the Cayce readings, dreams, meditation, as well as all of the activities popular with "regular" tourists.
The tour content is meant to provide an educational and enrichment element that is not found on most tours. All of the tours are led by outstanding speakers and teachers in the metaphysical and holistic fields, specifically from the Edgar Cayce perspective. Top local guides, who are also part of each program, highlight the historical and cultural aspects that would be included in any first class tour. Special care is taken to include the heart and soul of the areas visited. Emphasis is placed on sacred sites and areas of historic spiritual significance.
received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts and his master’s degree in social work from Boston University. He trained in hypnotherapy and past-life regression techniques with Dr. Brian Weiss, Dr. Allen Chips, and Dan Brown, PhD. Peter is in private practice as a psycho-therapist and hypnotherapist in Virginia Beach, with a focus on the use of spirituality and faith as tools for personal transformation and liberation.
A student of the Cayce readings for over 20 years, he is a popular presenter on key topics from the Cayce readings both at A.R.E. Headquarters and in the field. Fluent in three languages, he is also known for his outstanding leadership of A.R.E. Tours to South America, India, and Egypt. He also finds time to play Edgar Cayce in the popular one-man show titled “An Evening with Edgar Cayce.”