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11 days /10 nights
Rio de Janeiro (3N) + Iguazu Falls (3N) + Manaus (2N) + Buzios (2N)
24.02.2023 – 06.03.2023
Day 1: Rio de Janeiro
Arrival in Rio de Janeiro. Transfer to the hotel. Free time. Take in the breathtaking view as your plane descends upon Rio de Janeiro – the 'Marvelous City' where rolling green hills, turquoise ocean, sandy beaches and high-rise urban development is all packed together in a unique blend of life and humanity. The natural beauty of Rio is almost transcendental and gives you a taste of the Amazon rainforest while still retaining everything that is so incredible about a Latin American city. A walk along the mosaic tiles of Copacabana reveals much about the life of a 'carioca' (Rio local) – a refreshing caipirinha as the waves lap against the shore, a fiercely competitive game of foot volleyball, and thousands of beachgoers sunning themselves on the white sands. You have truly arrived in paradise.
Day 2: Rio de Janeiro
Breakfast at the hotel. Excursion to the Sugar Loaf & Beaches (4 hours) A magnificent cable car ride will take you up to Urca Mountain, the stop off between ground level and Sugarloaf. From there you can enjoy a smooth cocktail or sample some of Brazil’s many signature dishes. Once arriving to the top of Sugarloaf mountain you will see the captivating beauty of Rio from a different angle, To your left you can see Copacabana beach stretching off into the distance, and on the horizon the faint outlines of Two Brothers and Gávea mountains. Below you is the quaint and intimate Red Beach, while to your right you can see across Guanabara Bay to Niterói and, closer in, Rio’s Botafogo and central neighborhoods, with the unmistakable silhouette of Christ the Saviour casting its eternal gaze over the city. This trip is essential to gain a different perspective on Rio, and to truly understand its beauty. In the evening we advise you to relax and prepare for the big Carnival party coming up! A fantastic evening is waiting for you – Rio’s famous Carnival! You will be picked up at your hotel and taken to the Sambodromo where Brazil’s biggest party takes place. You will be able to be part of this huge festival and watch the representatives of the best Samba Schools of Brazil dancing and singing in front of you in their marvelous colorful costumes. The energy coming from the passers-by can be felt in every inch of the venue, and you will definitely fall for it. Sing along with the coral, dance to the drums, get excited with each School and emotional with it’s components, all this and more. You can enjoy this mind-blowing show the whole night – as long as you want to! You also have the option to be taken back to your hotel – in case you are too tired - after every samba school.
Day 3: Rio de Janeiro
Breakfast at the hotel. Tour to Corcovado Mountain Christ the Redeemer Statue (4 hours) After breakfast, you’ll set off on a tour through the city. Arriving at the station, where the environmentally friendly train will take you through the jungle to the top of Corcovado. On either side of the railway you will have spectacular views of the 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 landmark of Rio – the Statue of Christ the Redeemer (38m), which was built in 1931. You will have a breathtaking panoramic view of the metropolis and its environs Bridge Niteroi, Guanabara Bay, the Botanical Garden, the world's largest soccer stadium, Sugar Loaf, and more is possible from the top of Corcovado.
Day 4: Rio de Janeiro – Foz do Iguaçu
Breakfast at the hotel; Transfer to the airport, flight to Foz de Iguacu, where you will be picked up and taken to your hotel.
Day 5: Foz do Iguaçu
Breakfast at the hotel. A guided tour to the Falls. “Breathtaking, spectacular and not to be missed” The Falls are one of the great natural wonders of the world and located in the National Park with its unique flora and fauna, on the borders of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. The area is on the UNESCO World Heritage List, which consists of 275 separate falls; the highest fall, which is called “Devil's Throat”, reaches 70m, which is 1,5x the height of the Niagara Falls. It represents one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in the planet and it has unrivalled natural richness. You will start your tour to the Brazilian site of the magnificent Falls. The splashes coming from the falling water make you feel the falls grandeur and cover the sky with thousands of rainbows.
Day 6: Foz do Iguaçu
After breakfast you will have an unforgettable program at the Argentinian side of the Falls. Foz de Iguassu 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. Transfer back to hotel.
Day 7: Foz do Iguaçu- Manaus
Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to the airport, flight to Manaus. Upon arrival, you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel in Manaus. Dinner and night canoe tour to see alligators (all excursions with English speaking guide). Arrival at Airport Manaus by flights before 13h00 in order to get picked up by the regular transfer Leave Manaus in the morning for flights that leave after 14h00 Otherwise Private transfer will be charged by the lodge
Day 8: Manaus
Breakfast in the hotel. You will have a fantastic boat trip on the Amazon River and fish piranhas from the boat! You will also visit an Indian village where you will get to know the daily life and traditions of the local Amazon inhabitants. Take a walk in the jungle and enjoy the rich flora and fauna. During the excursion your guide will teach you some lessons on survival in the jungle, on distinguishing poisonous plants from the ones you can eat. The guide will also teach you to shoot poisonous arrows.
Day 9: Manaus - Rio de Janeiro – Búzios
Transfer to the airport, flight to Rio de Janeiro. Upon arrival, you will be picked up by our guide and transferred to your hotel in Buzios. Buzios is a small fishing village situated 105 miles away from Rio de Janeiro with more than 20 magnificent beaches and crystal-clear water, wonderful landscape and exotic vegetation, privileged with a great year-round summer. Originally settled by European pirates and slave traders, this mixture of many bloods prospered and became a picturesque village, elected one of the 10 most beautiful areas in the world famous for its unique combination of rustic charm, architectural harmony, incredible beauty and sophisticated boutiques and restaurants visited by travellers who come from all over the world to savour its magic.
Day 10: Buzios
Enjoy your free days at the Tropical Resort of Buzios.
Day 11: Búzios - Rio de Janeiro
Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to the airport for your international flight back home.
The price includes:
-Hotels according to the program (BB) -Transfers according to the program -Excursions according to the program with English speaking guide in group (sib) Carnival tickets -Transfer Hotel-Sambodrome-Hotel
The price does not include:
-International flights -Domestic flight Domestic flights Rio de Janeiro - Iguassu - Manaus - Rio de Janeiro -Additional excursions Food and drinks not mentioned in the program -Personal spendings ! Hotels can be changed for other of the same category. Some 5*/4*/3* hotels outside big cities do not correspond the world standards of 5*/4*/3*, however are formally considered to be 5 star hotels. We keep the right to correct the program due to unexpected changes that do not depend on us, such as weather conditions, graves, road conditions, force major, health problems, etc. All changes can be made only in order to provide better conditions and safety to our clients.