Discovering the Beauty of Brazil: A 7-Day Adventure
The “Essential Brazil” trip, lasting 7 days and 6 nights, starts with arrival in Rio de Janeiro. Visitors will be picked up at the airport and taken to their hotel. The city is renowned for its famous beaches like Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon, as well as its numerous options for sports like surfing and diving, among others. On the second day, tourists will embark on a city tour that includes stops at Sugarloaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer at Corcovado. Then, they will travel to Manaus, where they have the option to participate in evening activities such as boat rides, visits to local homes, and fishing. On the fifth day, the group will journey to the awe-inspiring waterfalls of Foz do Iguazu located on the border of Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay.
Upon arrival in Rio de Janeiro, your guide will greet you at the airport and you will be transferred to your hotel. Rio de Janeiro has green hills, blue sky, beautiful bays, islands and marvelous beaches. It is the second biggest city in Brazil and, certainly, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Blue ocean water will call you to the beach. The most popular beaches – Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon, are famous for its black and white tiled promenade. From early morning to late in the night you can see people playing football and volleyball on the golden sand of the beaches. For those who prefer active holidays Rio offers opportunities to practice almost any sport: golf, tennis, surfing, rafting, diving, delta flight and many others. Numerous open cafeterias on the beach will offer you refreshing coconut water, freshly squeezed juices and other drinks. You can also see presentations of local musicians on the beach playing all kinds of music.
City Tour and Sugarloaf Mountain + Corcovado and Christ the Redeemer Statue (8 hours) – Private.
After breakfast you will go on a full days excursion to the Sugarloaf and Corcovado. The first stop is on Urca Mountain, with a wide viewing area, where you can eat in the restaurant or bar. On the mountain of Sugar Loaf you will have a beautiful view of Rio, Copacabana beach, the bay, the surrounding mountains, islands in the ocean, bridge Niteroi, and the statue of Christ on Corcovado Mountain. Then you will go by car to the central regions of the old Rio, where you will admire several old churches, monasteries, the main cathedral of the city, as well as buildings built in colonial style. After it you will have lunch and then go to the station, where the environmentally friendly train will take us through the jungle to the top of Corcovado. On either side of the railway you will have spectacular views from Tijuca forest, inhabited by monkeys and other exotic animals and birds. At the top of Corcovado, at an altitude of 700 m above sea level, stands the symbol of Rio – Statue of Christ the Saviour (38m), which was built in 1931. A breath-taking panorama view of the metropolis and its surroundings the Niteroi Bridge, Guanabara Bay, the Botanical Garden, the Maracana stadium, Sugar Loaf, and more is possible from the top of Corcovado.
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport in time for your flight to Manaus where you will be welcomed and transferred to your lodge where you will have a full board meal plan. During your stay in the lodge you can enjoy the activities they offer for free.
Activities such as:
Motorboat ride during the evening:
Depart the lodge on paddle or motor canoes, to listen to the sounds of the jungle at night, with the possibility to spot alligators (or other creatures). Carrying a flashlight, alligators are easily spotted – two shining red lights among the foliage. Once the guide spots an alligator he will try to catch a small one with his bare hands bringing the animal on board for a brief explanation of the habitat of this primeval animal, hunting methods and the animal itself. After a brief stay on board and many photos, the alligator is safely released to its habitat. (Animals are handled with care – and guides cause no harm to the animals).
Duration: 1 hour. Time is approximate.
Visit to a caboclo house
Depart the lodge on boat or motor canoe, to visit a local family – called the “caboclos”, learn about their traditions and customs and the rich history of the Amazon, the rubber cycle, and much more.
During the visit you will see how the cassava meal is prepared and how they smoke the extracted rubber sap
Duration: 1 hour. Time is approximate
A non-professional fishing activity. Depending on the season, you may catch the elusive piranha that nibbles your bait without a tug on the line or other species. The guide shows some of the tricks of the piranhas and how to catch them.
Duration: 40 minutes to 1 hour. Time is approximate.
Please note that this activity is for non-professional fishermen.
Today you can choose one of the activities mentioned above.
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport in time for your flight to Foz de Iguazu where you will be welcomed and go on an adventurous tour to visit the amazing Brazilian falls. Foz de Iguassu Falls are located on the borders of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay – and have 275 large water flows, falling from a terrible height. The falls are located in the National Par with its unique flora and fauna, which appeared after a volcanic eruption, and the displacement of the earth formations. The name Tupi-Guarani Indian tribe is translated from the waterfalls and means “big water”. There are 275 waterfalls, each of which has its own name, which rush down with a crash into the canyon of “Devil’s Throat”. There is an amazing contrast between the calm and even lazy river water over Iguassu Falls above and the powerful overthrow boiling water flows from a height of 72 meters into the abyss. You can stand for hours without stopping, watching this show and thinking about the magnificence of the universe and eternity. This tour will be on private base with an English speaking guide.
After breakfast you will be picked up at your hotel and cross the border to Argentina. You will get to the Argentinian Side of the Falls by the bridge Tancredo Neves, built over the river Iguassu. The Argentinian side is different from the Brazilian one – here you will be under and below the falls at the same time. You will feel the power of the falling water very close to you and will be able to enjoy the natural park around this astonishing beauty. You will see the birth of the “Devil Throat”.
At the right time you will be transferred to the airport to take your flight back home.
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Hotels included 4* Arena Leme (2n) + Evolução Ecolodge Package (2n) + Viale Cataratas (2n) + Services
Best of Brazil 2023
- 1 pax travelling – USD 3115 in single occupancy
- 2 pax travelling – USD 1615 in double occupancy
- Price for 3+ pax – under request
THE PRICE INCLUDES:
- Hotels according to the program
- Private Transfers with driver only
- Tours in Private with English or Russian Speaking Guide
- Food according to the program
- Excursions according to the program
THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- International flights
- Domestic flights Rio de Janeiro – Manaus – Iguaçu
- Additional excursions
- Personal spendings
*These prices are valid during the mentioned period with the exception of major international and national congresses, meetings, events and holidays etc.
*All the hotels can be substituted by a similar class hotel