Samba in the heat, carnivals of passion, oily and delicious barbecue, lush tropical rainforests. It’s the classic Brazil tour; witness the majestic and imposing Iguazú waterfalls, a ride on beautiful horses, the Christ Redeemer statue, the treacherous favela… The list goes on. But does definitely include the amazing journey on a century-old sightseeing cable car to the top of the Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, which gives a stunning panoramic view of Rio de Janeiro. – Even a view of the sexy beach in the heart of Rio de Janeiro “Copacabana.” The trip also gives plenty of time to stroll through the paved streets of Paraty and Rio De Janeiro to explore adoring Portuguese colonial buildings and monuments on the street.

Destinations: Rio de Janeiro – Paraty – Ilha Grande – Rio de Janeiro – Iguassu Falls – Sao Paulo

Brief Itinerary
Day 1 Rio de Janeiro – Paraty
Day 2 Paraty (Breakfast)
Day 3 Paraty / Ilha Grande (Breakfast)
Day 4 Ilha Grande (Breakfast)
Day 5 Ilha Grande (Breakfast)
Day 6 Ilha Grande – Rio de Janeiro (Breakfast)
Day 7 Rio De Janeiro (Breakfast)
Day 8 Rio De Janeiro (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 9 Rio De Janeiro – Iguassu Falls (Breakfast)
Day 10 Iguassu Falls – Sao Paulo (Breakfast)
Day 11 Sao Paulo (Breakfast)
Day 12 Sao Paulo Departure (Breakfast)

Duration: 12 days
Activities level: Moderate
Accommodation: Budget Class Hotels, Tourist Class Hotels or First Class Hotels
Transport: Private air-conditioned vehicle
Meals: 11 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch & 1 Dinner

Tour Details
Day 1 – Rio de Janeiro / Paraty. (No Meal)
Arrival in Rio de Janeiro. Meeting at the airport and transfer to Paraty (around 4h30min of trip). Arrival and Accomodation.

Day 2 – Paraty. (Breakfast)
Free day.

Day 3 – Paraty / Ilha Grande. (Breakfast)
Transfer from Paraty to Angra dos Reis Pier. Ferry to Ilha Grande. Arrival and accomoodation.

Day 4 – Ilha Grande. (Breakfast)
Free day.

Day 5 – Ilha Grande. (Breakfast)
Free day.

Day 6 – Ilha Grande / Rio de Janeiro. (Breakfast)
Ferry to Angra dos Reis Pier. Transfer to Rio de Janeiro. Arrival and accommodation.

Day 7 – Rio de Janeiro. (Breakfast, Lunch)
FD Sugar Loaf wit City tour + Corcovado with beaches + lunch – Over a million tourists a year visit the world famous Pão de Açúcar, or Sugar Loaf Mountain in English, which has become an iconic symbol of the city of Rio de Janeiro. Rising up from small peninsula at the entrance of Guanabara Bay, its name is said to refer to its resemblance to the traditional shape of concentrated refined sugar loaf. The tour is done in two steps by glass cable-cars. The first cable-car takes passengers to the top of Urca Hill, which rises 215 meters above sea level and offers spectacular views of the entire bay its islands. From Urca Hill, passengers continue in a second cable car to the top of Sugar Loaf which rises 395 meters above sea level and offers a 360 degree view of the entire city including Botafogo and Copacabana Beaches, the Corcovado and downtown Rio.We will to visit the Christ Statue, which was recently elected as one of the seven modern wonders of the world, which sits 2,300 above sea level, atop Corcovado Hill. Following a scenic drive along the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, we will arrive at the foot of the hill from where we ill embark on a small train which climbs the beautiful mountain. Upon reaching the top, visitors will experience a panoramic view of Rio de Janeiro and discover why it is known as the “Marvelous City”! Tour also includes a drive along Rio’s famous beaches. Lunch is included.

Day 8 – Rio de Janeiro. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Free day.
In the evening Samba Show with dinner: A spectacular samba show with singers and dancers in elaborate costumes who present Brazil’s rich folkloric traditions and capture the famous rhythms of Carnaval. Dinner is included.

Day 9 – Rio de Janeiro / Iguassu Falls. (Breakfast)
Transfer out to the airport.
Arrival in Iguassu Falls. Meeting at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Accomodation.
Itaipu Touristic: At 16 km from Foz do Iguassu’s downtown, the visit begins at the visitation center, where a documentary flick on the saga of the biggest hydroelectric dam in the whole world is displayed. After this documentary, the trip is done by a bus, lasting one hour, by the external part of the dam and with a stopover right in front of the spillway and another over the upper part of the dam.

Day 10 – Iguassu Falls / Sao Paulo. (Breakfast)
Argentinean Falls: Cross the Tancredo Neves Bridge en route to the Iguazu National Park in Argentina. At the entrance the passenger will take a small train for a visit through the park with 2 stops until the trail where the walking tour begins to the visit the upper walkways, which allow for more intimate contact with the falls and the rainforest. The highlight of the trip is a visit to the suspended platform at the very brink of the abysmal Devil’s Throat – the largest fall. This trip shows you the highlights of the Argentinean side.
Transfer out to the airport.
Arrival in Sao Paulo. Meeting at the airport and transfer to hotel. Accomodation.

Day 11 – Sao Paulo. (Breakfast)
HD City tour: We start our tour at the famous Bairro Orintal with its typical Japanese decoration. Then we proceed till the Cathedral (Praca da Se) at downtown area. From this point we walk towards the dead center of São Paulo (Tropic of Capricorn) and visit the monument “The Immortal Glory of the founders of the city”.Back to the van/car/bus we go to Higianopolis, the hard and soul of the modern Jewish community and where the rich families used to live during Old Republic era.Next stop will the most important financial center of South America the Paulista Avenue, among six different stiles of architecture there is MASP (Museu de Arte de São Paulo), considered one of the best museums in the world. From that point we go to Governor’s Palace, we finish at the green area Ibirapuera Park and the Oscar Niemeyer buildings (1.6 million square meters) the largest of our 32 public squares.

Day 12 – Sao Paulo. (Breakfast)
Transfer Out.

 

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Price
3* Budget class hotels, 4* Tourist class hotels, 4+* 5* First class hotels: Prices can be sent upon request.

Accommodation
3* Budget Class Hotels
City: Paraty
Hotel Name: Pousada do Corsario Paraty
Information: This hotel is just a 12 minutes walk away from the beach and features an outdoor swimming pool and sauna. The hotel have air-conditioned rooms with cable TV and a minibar. Guests can relax on the shaded riverside terrace or go to the games room and enjoy games such as snooker.

City: Ilha Grande
Hotel Name: Pousada Naturalia
Information: Pousada Naturalia is just a 1 minute walk away from the beach and is located in a 1000 square metres tropical garden only 200 feet from Abraão Beach, in a quiet area. Pousada Naturalia offers accommodation with balcony and free Wi-Fi. All rooms are facing the ocean and have private balconies, which have hammocks to relax in. The rooms feature a practical design and are decorated with wooden details.

City: Rio de Janeiro
Hotel Name: Acapulco Copacabana Hotel
Information: 
The hotel has 112 very ample apartments and 8 suites compared to the average standards of the local hotels. All of them have been reformed and designed to provide you welfare and comfort with all of the apartments having tiled floor. Free wifi.
Location: 
One block from Copacabana Beach, Acapulco Hotel is located in a pleasant and quiet area, next to the Leme district. In the vicinity it is found a varied enterteinement area with theaters, the major malls in the city and several choices of stores and restaurants.

City: Iguassu
Hotel Name: Viale Tower Hotel
Information: Boasting views to Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay lands, Viale Tower Hotel offers an infinite pool and a restaurant. Located in Foz do Iguaçu, this newly constructed hotel has free Wi-Fi connections. A shared lounge is also available. Air-conditioned and modern rooms at Viale Tower come with a flat-screen TV and a minibar. Featuring a shower, private bathrooms also come with a hairdryer and free toiletries. Extras include cable channels. Guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast in the mornings and it includes a variety of fresh fruits, breads and cold meats, as well as a selection of beverages.

City: Sao Paulo
Hotel Name: Comfort Nova Paulista
Information: Comfort Nova Paulista offers a modern fitness centre and an outdoor pool, free WiFi is offered throughout the premises. All rooms at Comfort Nova Paulista are equipped with air conditioning and feature a cable TV, a stocked minibar, work desk, safety deposit box and a private bathroom with toiletries. Guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast each morning in the restaurant, which includes an assortment of fresh fruits, breads and cold meats, as well as a selection of hot specialties. 

4* Tourist Class Hotels
City: Paraty
Hotel Name: Pousada do Sandi
Information: Pousada do Sandi is located in the dazzling Paraty historic city centre and features a great blend of native and modern décor. The hotel offers deluxe accommodations, a spa, a fitness centre and even a games room. Air-conditioned rooms at the Pousada Do Sandi feature warm, colorful décor and furnishings with cable TV. T

City: Ilha Grande
Hotel Name: Pousada Naturalia
Information: (Upgraded deluxe rooms)

 

City: Rio de Janeiro
Hotel Name: Royal Rio Hotel
Information: With a remarkable location, just 1,000 feet away from the trendy Copacabana Beach, the Royal Rio hotel offers a panoramic rooftop pool and a cocktail bar. Guests at Royal Rio can enjoy a complimentary fresh buffet breakfast with a mix of breads, juices and fruits. The air conditioned rooms at Royal Rio Palace have tiled floosr, minibar and an LED TV with cable channels. Bathrooms are fitted with a hairdryer and free toiletries.

City: Iguassu
Hotel Name: Continental Inn Hotel
Information: With modern, refined and pleasant facilities, Continental Inn Cataratas Hotel provides guests with good services and comfort items such as spacious room, free Wi-Fi, play area and restaurant.

City: Sao Paulo
Hotel Name: Quality Jardins Hotel
Information: The Quality Jardins hotel is remarkably located within walking distance of Paulista Avenue, one of the most important avenues in Sao Paulo. Guests of the hotel can enjoy amenities like free coffee, an outdoor heated pool and a fitness center. Guest rooms come with refrigerators, hair dryers and TVs. The Quality Hotel Jardins offers the perfect atmosphere for those who want to relax after a busy day of work or adventure.

4+*/5* First Class Hotels
City: Paraty
Hotel Name: Pousada Casa Turquesa
Information:  Conveniently located next to the pier, in the heart of Paraty’s historic centre, Casa Turquesa offers beautifully furnished suites located nearby beaches, a variety of restaurants and local cultural events. Casa Turquesa provides suites that include LCD TVs and beds with mosquito netting and Egyptian cotton sheets. Guests can enjoy relaxing in Turquesa’s internal patio or reading room. The outdoor swimming pool includes a hot tub; the gardens include a gazebo; and the bar includes a wine cellar.

City: Ilha Grande
Hotel Name: Pousada Sagu Mini Resort
Information: Pousada Sagu Mini Resort is just a 1 minute walk from the beach. The Sagu Mini Resort is surrounded by rainforests, and located on the Ilha Grande waterfront. It offers air-conditioned rooms with balconies, and panoramic views of the Bay of Abraão. Mini Resort rooms have terracotta floors, and luxurious furnishings, which come equipped with a minibar and hairdryer. Some Sagu rooms have a private veranda with hammock.

City: Rio de Janeiro
Hotel Name: Belmond Copacabana Palace
Information: An art deco masterpiece, Belmond Copacabana Palace is the crown jewel on the world’s most iconic beach. Since its doors swung open in 1923, this landmark hotel has entertained the rich and the famous. A hive of activity, this is the spot to mix with Brazil’s elite over caipirinhas. Antique furniture, French textiles and original artworks: each room is inviting and unique. Breathe in sea air from your balcony, or choose a city view for a window into the bustle of Rio life.

City: Iguassu
Hotel Name: Belmond Hotel das Cataratas
Information: Restored to its original 1950s charm, the hotel’s hacienda-style exterior is matched by its warm, inviting interior design. Step outside and explore the sprawling, sculpted grounds. Spot a kaleidoscopic array of tropical flowers as howler monkeys call in the distance. Nestled in the center is an elegantly designed pool. Flanked by orchids, it’s the perfect spot for a refreshing dip after a day full of adventure.

City: Sao Paulo
Hotel Name: Radisson Faria Lima Hotel
Information: The modernly decorated rooms offer a comfortable work space with easy access to electrical outlets and feature a 42” LCD TV with cable channels, air conditioning, a minibar, iron facilities and a private balcony. The private bathroom includes L’occitane toiletries and hairdryer.

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