Christ the Redeemer, emerald islands, the biggest metropolis in South America & Iguassu Falls! Itinerary: Day 1-2 Rio de Janeiro; Day 3-4 Paraty; Day 5-6 São Paulo/ night bus; Day 7-8 Iguassu Falls; Day 9 Departure Day.
Day 1 Arrival Day in Rio de Janeiro
Arrive in Rio at any time. Go for a walk on the famous Copacabana promenade to get a glimpse of the Marvellous City! Don’t miss the chance to join the football addicts cheering for their teams and be amazed by the atmosphere in the Olympic stadium. Welcome meeting @ 18hs.
Day 2 Free day in Rio de Janeiro
Optional activities include a City Tour that takes you to the main highlights of Rio, including Christ the Redeemer and the Sugar Loaf Mountain. You can also get to see the other side of Rio by joining a Favela Tour in Rocinha, one of the biggest slums in the world; Go hang Gliding from Pedra Bonita - 600m high or dance to the beats of Funk music – the local popular music from the outskirts of Rio.
Day 3-4 Paraty Bay and its Atlantic Forest
The Atlantic Forest is home to very lush vegetation, with a large diversity of plants and animals. We stay in Paraty, a World Heritage site. With its quaint cobblestone streets it is one of the world's best examples of Portuguese colonial architecture. The town is surrounded by a stunning bay and its islands and beaches are covered with Atlantic Forest. It’s the perfect place for an included boat trip. Paraty is also one of the greatest producers of cachaça, the drink used to prepare caipirinhas!
Day 5-6 São Paulo / night bus
A bus journey takes us to the biggest city in Brazil! São Paulo is one of the largest economic centres in Latin America and also the capital of culture, gastronomy, fashion, nightlife and is well known for the hospitality of its local people. There you will find Brazilians descended from more than 70 nationalities. Night bus to Foz do Iguaçú.
Day 7-8 Iguassu Falls
Brazil and Argentina share the great Iguassu Falls, with estimated 275 waterfalls over an area of 3km, some over 80m (262.4 ft) in height. We visit the falls from the Brazilian and Argentinean sides. Options include a helicopter flight, bird park or a jet boat trip right to the base of some of the falls.
Day 9 Departure Day
You may choose to go back to Rio or if you plan on going to Argentina as well, we can help you to organize a night bus to Buenos Aires.
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Additional Accommodation, Arrival Transfer & Bus to Buenos Aires
You can book your arrival transfer, add extra nights accommodation in Rio de Janeiro or São Paulo and buy a bus ticket to Buenos Aires in case that you will carry on into Argentina. Click here for details.
This tour runs combined with the 14 DAY GROUP TOUR: Rio, Pantanal Wetlands & Iguassu Falls.
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