Best of Brazil
Duration: 9 days / 8 nights
Valid: all year
Program Schedule: daily
Locations: Rio de Janeiro (3N) + Foz de Iguazú (2N) + Buzios (3N)
1st Day: Rio de Janeiro
Upon arrival in Rio de Janeiro, your driver wil meet you at the airport and you will be transferred to your hotel. Rio de Janeiro is green hills, blue sky, beautiful bays, islands and marvellous 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.
2nd Day: Rio de Janeiro
City Tour and Sugarloaf mountain (4 hours)
After breakfast a half-day excursion to the Sugar Loaf is planned. 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.
3nd Day: Rio de Janeiro
Corcovado and Christ the Redeemer Statue (4 hours)
After breakfast we set off on a tour through the city. Arriving at 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 Savior (38m), which was built in 1931. A breathtaking panorama view of the metropolis and its surroundings: the Niteroi Bridge, Guanabara Bay, the Botanical Garden, the world's largest Maracana stadium, Sugar Loaf, and more is possible from the top of Corcovado.
4th Day: Rio de Janeiro – Foz do Iguaçu
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport in time for your flight to Foz de Iguacu where you will be welcomed and transferred to your hotel.
After that you will go on an adventurous tour to visit the amazing 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. Falls are located in the National Park 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.
Optional: Macuco Safari
You will go on a tour through the jungle, and then get to a wonderful boat ride. In the jungle you will ride in an open jeep for about 3 kilometers, accompanied by a guide who will tell a lot of interesting things about the ecology of the region. Then you will go on foot to the banks of the Iguazu River, from where they will take you by motor boat close to the waterfalls. You are expected by splashes and rainbows, the sea of delight and unique photos.
Optional: Bird Park
You will enter the huge open-air cages, where amazing, fairytale birds of outlandish colors freely fly or walk among the rainforest.
5th Day: Foz do Iguaçu
After breakfast 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”.
6th Day: Iguaçu - Rio de Janeiro - Búzios
After your Breakfast in the hotel you will be transported to the airport to board your flight to Rio. Upon arrival in Rio de Janeiro airport, your driver awaits you. From here you will be transferred to Buzios. Your accommodation will be situated on the tropical coast.
7th Day: Búzios
Free day. You can enjoy great activities on the tropical coast of Buzios and relax on one of the many beautiful beaches.
8th Day: Búzios - Rio de Janeiro
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport of Rio de Janeiro for your international flight back home.
Included in cost:
- Accommodation in selected hotels
- Excursions mentioned in the program with English speaking guide
- Entrance fees
- Transfers with driver
*All the hotels can be substituted by a similar class hotel
- Additional excursions
- Domestic flight Rio de Janeiro - Iguassu - Rio de Janeiro
- Food and beverages during the transfers