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Rio Carnival Champion Parade 2023
+ Pantanal and Bonito
The price per 1 pax in ½ DBL – 6350 USD
Day 1: 23.02/ Rio de Janeiro
Arrival in Rio de Janeiro. Meeting at the airport. Transfer to the hotel. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: 24.02/ Rio de Janeiro
Tropical Islands Tour Discover the Brazilian paradise and enjoy bathing on its heavenly beaches! Early in the morning we will go to Angra dos Reis (about 3h away from Rio de Janeiro ). Once there we will go to the port to take a pleasant ride on a traditional boat .The bay of Angra dos Reis is presenting with no less than 365 islands splashed in a sea of green and crystalline waters. The best way to get to know them is by boat. During the trip you will enjoy the romantic views of the green islands. You may be lucky to see dolphins, huge fishes, parrots, turtles. On the way the boat will do several stops for you to take a bath in the ocean. You will have a delicious lunch at one of the islands. After the trip we will return to Rio de Janeiro (arriving around 20-21h)
Day 3: 25.02/ Rio de Janeiro
Corcovado and Christ the Redeemer Statue (4 hours) 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 Maracana stadium, Sugar Loaf, and more is possible from the top of Corcovado. Get ready for the Carnival party! An incredible night of music, dance, colour and joy awaits you. You will be picked up from your hotel and taken to the Sambódromo, Rio’s stadium of samba. The samba schools parade down the avenue showing off their hip-swaying moves and elaborate costumes, along with flotillas often making humourous jokes about Brazilian politics. You may be taken back to the hotel at any time, or not at all!
Day 4: 26.02 / Rio de Janeiro
City Tour and Sugarloaf Mountain (4 hours) In the afternoon 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. Optional (not included)l: Helicopter Flying Over Rio You will board a helicopter at the site on Sugarloaf. During the flight you will see a magnificent sight of the city below, endless beaches, a huge statue of Christ and the Botanical Garden! Flight duration: 8-12 minutes.
Day 5: 27.02/ Rio de Janeiro-Pantanal
After breakfast in the hotel, our driver will transfer you to the airport for the flight to Campo Grande where a local driver will take you to Pantanal. Pantanal is located in the center of the South American Continent. This is a unique world conservation area located in Brazil. Wetland covered with dense flowering vegetation is the main landscape of the area. Here, lakes and rivers with crystal clear water provide shelter for the rarest specimens of birds and animals. Travelers stay in modern hotel-houses (Lodges), which provide complete comfort and convenience. Pantanal for nature lovers, scientists, fishermen, photographers, people tired of the rhythms of modern urban life - this is the most suitable place. Here you will find peace, watching the life of birds and the huge size of butterflies, listening to the sounds of nature, dissolving in it. During your stay the following tours will be scheduled at the pousada; horse riding, boat rides, trekking, piranha fishing, birdwatching, photo safari and nocturnal viewing of caymans. Overnight at Caiman Lodge (D)
Day 6: 28.02/ Pantanal
The trips mentioned above are scheduled at the pousada. The trips will be carefully selected, depending on the climate and time of the year and will be guided by local guides that know all about the flora and fauna that make this place unique. To avoid the intense heath during the day, the tours are taking place early in the morning and mid-afternoon, at these times of the day, the possibilities of seeing the movement of the animals are a lot bigger. During your stay all excursions and meals are included. Overnight at Caiman Lodge
Day 7: 01.03 Pantanal – Bonito (3,5 hrs)
Early morning departure towards the Bodoquena Mountain Range, where we will visit the Boca da Onça Ecotour. Here a four-kilometer walk across the preserved woodland along totally safe trails will take you to eleven waterfalls, among which is the 156-meter high Boca da Onça Waterfall – the highest in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul. Indulge in the translucent natural pools and refresh yourself in the Salobra River, one of the fish cradles of the Pantanal. In the middle of the journey, you will find the kiosk, which provides a snack bar, restrooms and a first-aid facility. A pleasant pause to observe the woodlands and the huge limestone walls. After getting so much from nature, it’s time to return to the reception area, which can be done in two ways: By going up the fascinating 866-step stairway built along the limestone wall, from where you will have an unforgettable view of the Salobra River Canyon and the rappel descending area. Or by vehicle with capacity for twelve people, will be at your disposal at the departing point in the kiosk. On return at the reception center a delicious regional lunch will be serviced. The afternoon can be spend at the natural swimming pools before heading to Bonito. Arrival and check-in at the Hotel. Overnight. (B,L)
Day 8: 02.03/ Bonito
After breakfast, visit to the Gruta do Lago Azul. The trail will start with a 40 minutes walk to the cave, then, after descending 100 meters, you will see the lake with crystal clear water. The depth is 72 meters and in the morning when the sunbeams hit the lake, the water will have an intense blue color. After we will go to the Rio Sucuri, We start of the snorkeling tour. The tour starts with a visit to the river spring, where you can see the water boiling out of the ground. You are taken to a wooden deck where you start the snorkeling tour along the crystal clear river. The 750 meter long trip you can observe the rich subaquatic flora and fauna. An unforgettable experience. For those who do not want to go snorkeling, it is possible to stay in the boat and descend the river by support boat and enjoy the flora and fauna at the river margins.
Day 9: 03.03/ Bonito
Free day Optional (not included) Abismo Anhumas, located 20 km west of Bonito, which is like traveling to Middle-earth. This is a 72-meter abyss ending in an underground lake, home to incredible stalactite formations. The first part of the exercise is descending 5 meters down a narrow gap in the ground. Then the chasm widens, revealing a giant crater beneath your feet: a 72-meter drop leads to a crystal-clear lake where you can go snorkeling. In addition to the amazing feeling of descending into one of the largest underwater caves in Brazil, the attraction is very exclusive: only two groups of eight people descend per day. Boaia cross rafting Arvorismo in Cabanas Located 6 km from the town of Bonito MS, is a track laid 15 meters from the ground, with 18 obstacles and 2 ziplines, the last of which is a water zipline on Rio Formoso. The tour has a safety system with a continuous lifeline and wagon where the visitor is not disconnected at any time during obstacles. In the Cabanas Canopy Tour, the visitor will have the opportunity to enjoy the view of the trees, pass through the obstacles and even, if lucky, observe some animals.
Day 10: 04.04/ Bonito
Breakfast, the transfer to Campo Grande airport when you will take a flight to Rio de Janeiro or Sao Paulo.
-Accommodation in hotels according to the program or similar ones -Excursions according to the program with English speaking guide -Privates transfers with driver
Program does not include:
-Additional excursions -Domestic flight: Rio de Janeiro - Iguaçu - Campo Grande - Rio de Janeiro -Food and drinks during transfers *Hotels can be changed for similar ones *The prices shown are valid for the specified period, with the exception of the time of major international and national congresses, meetings and etc.