Brazil – Rio and the Coast

8 Days / 7 nights, from $2300 per person

Highlights: Rio de Janeiro, Sugar Loaf, Corcovado, Ilha Grande, Party, breathtaking beaches, colonial and small fishing villages

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Trip Itinerary:

Day 1: Rio de Janeiro

Welcome to Rio de Janeiro, also know as “Cidade Maravilhosa, The Wonderful City”. Rio is nestled between the mountains and the sea and is home to the worlds best carnival celebration.  Meeting and transfer to your hotel.  This afternoon enjoy the breathtaking landscape and the incredible relaxed vibe that Rio is know for as we set out to discover the world famous beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema where it would be hard to imagine a better place to people watch.  Continue to the base of Sugar Loaf Mountain and ride the cable car to the top and enjoy the city from a birds eye view.    

Day 2: Rio de Janeiro

This morning explore one of Wonders of the World, The statue of Christ the Redeemer crowning the top of Corcovado mountain offering stunning views of Guanabara Bay, Sugar Loaf and the beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema below. The adventure starts with a train ride that zig zags its way up through the lush Tijuca Rainforest where its possible see monkeys and parrots in the trees. Once on top you will have ample time to admire the views. Remainder of day at leisure to explore on your own. (B)

Day 3: Rio de Janeiro / Ilha Grande 

After breakfast you will head south to Ilha Grande (‘Big Island’), a beautiful island sanctuary.  Transfer by boat to the island, upon arrival transfer to your hotel.  This afternoon enjoy an island orientation tour. (B)

Day 4: Ilha Grande

Today explore the amazing beaches on the island and the Blue Lagoon, a beautiful swimming area. (B)

Day 5: Ilha Grande/ Paraty

This morning transfer by boat to Paraty a small colonial town located on the mainland of Brazil. On the way to Paraty you will have the opportunity to go swimming and explore some pristine beaches.  End the end of a relaxing day you will arrive at Paraty, transfer to hotel. (BL)

Day 6: Paraty 

Enjoy a journey back in time as your guide takes you on a tour around Paraty, a UNESCO World ́s Heritage site and one of the most beautiful and some of the most well preserved Portuguese colonial architecture. Learn about the history of a time when Paraty was an important harbor that was used as one of the main ports to load the precious stones and gold of Brazil that was being shipped to Portugal. Afternoon at leisure to explore on your own.  (B)

Day 7: Paraty / Rio de Janeiro

After breakfast transfer back to Rio de Janeiro for your last night stay in Brazil.  Explore on your own or perhaps treat yourself to a dinner Samba show for your last night on the town. (B)

Day 8: Rio de Janeiro

At the appropriate time transfer to the airport.  (B)

B = Breakfast | L = Lunch | BL = Box lunch | D = Dinner

B = Breakfast  L = Lunch 

Price

from $2300.00 per person based on two passengers traveling together sharing a double room

Included in Price

  • 3 nights hotel accommodations in Rio de Janeiro
  • 2 nights hotel accommodations in Ilha Grande
  • 2 nights hotel accommodations in Paraty
  • Tours mentioned in itinerary
  • English speaking guides
  • Private and shared Transfers
  • 7 Breakfasts,  1 Lunche

Not Included in Price

  • International and Domestic Flights
  • Meals not specified in the program
  • Optional activities or tours
  • Tips to guides and/or drivers
  • Local and/or International phone calls
  • Travel Insurance (highly recommended)
  • Departure tax
  • Visa for Brazil and reciprocity tax for Argentina

Multi Entry Tourist Visa

Brazil

All citizens from the United States are required to obtain a multi entry tourist visa in advance and a valid passport 6 months beyond the completion of the trip.

Visit the Consulate website for information and instructions: http://cgwashington.itamaraty.gov.br/en-us/vitur_(tourist_visa).xml

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