ESSENTIAL OF BRAZIL
Enjoy the best landscapes and visit the essential cities in Brazil.
Day 1 – Rio de Janeiro
Arrival in Rio de Janeiro. Meeting at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Accomodation.
Day 2 – Rio de Janeiro. (B, L)
After breakfast, in previous scheduled time, we will leave the hotel to visit Rio’s most famous landmarks and natural beauties. After a scenic drive along Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, you will arrive at the bottom of the Corcovado Hill and continue the tour on a comfortable train which will climb the mountain until the famous Christ the Redeemer (2.300ft above sea level). There is mechanized access with panoramic elevators and escalators that take us to the foot of the statute. There, you will be able to enjoy a panoramic view of Rio de Janeiro and discover why the city is called the “Marvelous City”. We make our way down on the same route and towards another world famous landmark, the Sugar Loaf, named because its resemblance to the traditional shape of concentrated refined sugar loaf. The tour is done in two steps by glass cable-cars. The first cable-car takes passengers to the top of Urca Hill, which rises215 metersabove sea level and offers spectacular views of the entire bay its islands. From Urca Hill, passengers continue in a second cable car to the top of Sugar Loaf which rises 395 meters above sea level and offers a 360 degree view of the entire city including Botafogo and Copacabana Beaches, the Corcovado and downtown Rio. It´s included lunch in a typical Barbecue restaurant "churrascaria". Back to hotel and Accommodation.
Day 3 – Rio de Janeiro / Manaus. (B, D)
Transfer out to the airport. Arrival in Manaus. Pick-up and Short visit to the Meeting of the Waters by boat and transfer to the Lodge. Check-in and welcome drink after which guests will be shown to the room. Dinner and evening tour by canoe for Alligator Spotting .Overnight.
Day 4 – Manaus. (B, L, D)
Breakfast followed by a Nature-Hike. Lunch. After a short rest, visit to the home of local Amazonian residents (“natives”) with an opportunity for Piranha Fishing. Dinner and overnight.
Day 5 – Manaus / Iguassu. (B)
Breakfast and visit to the Monkey Jungle. Check-out at 10h30 and transfer to Manaus.
Arrival in Iguassu Falls. Meeting at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Accomodation.
Day 6 – Iguassu Falls. (B)
Brazilian Falls Tour: we will proceed to the Iguaçu National Park where we drive through the lush, subtropical vegetation of the park en route to the falls. Stroll the trail descending the canyon that offers a panoramic view of the more than 240 falls. Take the glass elevator up the cliff face for an exquisite view from the upper deck. The Iguassu National Park along with its “sister” park in Argentina form the most significant remaining rainforest in the southern cone of South America which along with the waterfalls have been declared a National Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Enjoy the famous Macuco Safari, which begins within the National Park on the Brazilian side, where visitors take seats in an open wagon driven through the forest where they can observe birds, animals and exotic vegetation all while accompanied by a specialized guide. At the end of the 2km ride we continue on foot to the margin of the Iguassu River to take a specially prepared motor boat for an exciting and unforgettable trip. Passengers are taken as close as possible to the water falls, where they can hear the thunderous roar of the walls of water, and get wet from the mist of the falls. Accommodation.
Day 7 – Iguassu Falls / São Paulo. (B)
Transfer out to the airport.
Arrival in Sao Paulo. Transfer to hotel. Accomodation.
Day 8 – São Paulo. (B)
A tour along São Paulo's most representative sights. It begins with the presentation of the Ibirapuera Park, the main green area of the city, where we showcase the historical importance of the Obelisk of São Paulo and Monumento às Bandeiras (Monument to the Flags), and several art-woks made by Oscar Niemeyer, such as the Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC) and the Oca. The route follows through the chic streets of the Jardins neighborhood, highlighting the architectural design of the Unique Hotel and the Church of Nossa Senhora do Brasil, until reaching the Vila Madalena neighborhood. There, we will find the unusual and colorful Batman Alley, with its graffiti-covered murals. We then cross the famous Paulista Avenue to see the imposing Copan and Italia buildings, the Anhangabaú Valley, the Teatro Municipal (Municipal Theatre), the Páteo do Colégio (place where the city was founded), the São Bento Monastery and the magnificent Metropolitan Cathedral located at Praça da Sé (Sé Square) and we finish at Municipal Market of Sao Paulo.
Day 9 – São Paulo. (B)
Transfer to airport.