HIGHLIGHTS OF BRAZIL
Visit three amazing tourist destinations in Brazil with this unique itinerary in 13 days / 12 nights.
Day 1 – Rio de Janeiro.
Arrival in Rio de Janeiro. Reception at the airport and transfer to the hotel chosen. Accommodation.
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. (B)
Free day. Enjoy your day in one of the most famous beaches of Rio de Janeiro, Ipanema, immortalised in a popular song called “The Girl From Ipanema”. The area is also known for its excellent hotel options, bustling nighlife and good restaurants. Accommodation.
Day 4 – Rio de Janeiro. (B)
Free day. Footbal fans must visit Maracanã Stadium, built over 50 years ago and considered the largest on the continent (seating a crowd of over 95,000). The Botanic Garden, with 5000 species of plants from all over the world, is also a great option to enjoy your time in Rio. Don’t leave the city before knowing the most bohemian neighborhood in the city: Lapa. Accommodation.
Day 5 – Rio de Janeiro / Iguassu Falls. (B)
Transfer out to the airport. Arrival in Foz do Iguaçu, famous for the Iguassu Falls. Reception at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation.
Day 6 – Iguassu Falls. (B)
Today we will visit 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. (B)
Today, we will visit the Argentinean Iguassu Falls: Cross the Tancredo Neves Bridge en route to the Iguazu National Park in Argentina. At the entrance the passenger will take a small train for a visit through the park with 2 stops until the trail where the walking tour begins to the visit the upper walkways, which allow for more intimate contact with the falls and the rainforest. The highlight of the trip is a visit to the suspended platform at the very brink of the abysmal Devil’s Throat – the largest fall. This trip shows you the highlights of the Argentinean side. Accommodation.
Day 8 – Iguassu Falls / Rio de Janeiro / Búzios. (B)
Transfer out to the airport. Arrival in Rio de Janeiro. Reception at the airport and transfer to the hotel in Buzios, it´s 170km away, around 02 hours of trip . Accommodation.
Day 9 – Búzios. (B)
Free day. Búzios is a charming and welcoming village located around 170km from Rio. Surrounded by beautiful islands and beaches, Búzios offers a breathtaking scenery. Enjoy! Accommodation.
Day 10 – Búzios. (B)
Free day. Visit the Rock Street (Rua das Pedras), famous for its sophisticated shops and restaurants and also for its bustling nightlife. Accommodation.
Day 11 – Búzios. (B)
Free day. Why not to take a boat and explore the beautiful beaches and islands of the region? Accommodation.
Day 12 – Búzios. (B)
Free day. Relax at the beach while drinking a “caipirinha” (very popular drink in Brazil make with lemon, sugar and cachaça/vodka). Just remember to use a sunblock! Accommodation.
Day 13 – Búzios. (B)
Transfer out to Rio de Janeiro Airport. Have a safe journey home!