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12 days / 11 nights
25.02.2022 – 08.03.2022
Rio de Janeiro (4n) + Iguazu Waterfalls(3n) +
Amazon jungle(2n) + Beach vacation in Búzios(2n)
Day 1: Rio de Janeiro
Arrival in Rio de Janeiro; meeting with the guide. Transfer to the hotel. Free time You can admire Rio de Janeiro ‘s green hills, blue sky, turquoise ocean, beautiful bays, and marvelous beaches. At nightfall magnificent Rio is lighted up by the lights of favelas, which are shimmering like precious stones that Brazil is so rich with! You will have a great time between the palm trees, sand and waves of the ocean! The most popular beaches - Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon, are famous for their black and white tiled promenade. Numerous open cafes at the beach will offer you refreshing coconut water, freshly squeezed juices and other drinks. You can fully enjoy all of it as you have arrived in paradise, you are in Rio de Janeiro, one of the most beautiful and exotic cities in the world!
Day 2: Rio de Janeiro
Breakfast at the hotel. City Tour and Sugarloaf mountain (4 hours) The first stop is on Urca Mountain, with a wide viewing area. A cable car ride will take you up to Urca Mountain, the stop between ground level and Sugarloaf. Once arriving at 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 out into the distance, and on the horizon the faint outlines of Two Brothers and Gávea mountains. Below you is the intimate Red Beach, while to your right you can see across Guanabara Bay to Niterói and, nearer by, Botafogo and central neighborhoods, with the unmistakable silhouette of Christ the Redeemer casting its eternal gaze over the city. From this point we gain a different perspective on Rio, and can truly appreciate its beauty. After descending the mountain by cablecar, you will head into the Historical Center with its colonial arquitecture including many old churches still in use. The cobbled streets and bright colours are a stark contrast to the whitewashed, sunsoaked streets of Ipanema but in many ways are part of the authentic, nearly-forgotten historical Rio, and one can almost feel the hustle and bustle of hundreds of years ago when these streets were filled with merchants and citizens of the Portuguese Empire, locals, immigrants etc. Optionally: Flying over Rio by Helicopter (starting from $150 USD). You will take a helicopter tour from the Sugarloaf mountain. During your flight you will get amazed by the mindblowing view of the city below with its infinite beaches, huge Christ statue, Botanical Garden and many more. Duration: from 10 to 30 minutes We recommend you to taste the famous Brazilian meat in the Fogo de Chao restaurant with a view of the Sugar Loaf (75 U$)
Day 3: Rio de Janeiro
Breakfast at the hotel. Free time. 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 Sambadrom. You will see the representatives of the best Samba Schools of Brazil dancing and singing in front of you in their marvelous colorful costumes. And 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 4: Rio de Janeiro
Tour to Corcovado Mountain + Crist 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. In the evening we recommend you to try sea delicacies in Marius seafood restaurant (130 U$/person)
Day 5: Rio de Janeiro – Foz do Iguaçu
Breakfast at the hotel; Transfer to the airport, flight to Foz de Iguacu, where you will be picked up and taken to your hotel.
Day 6: Foz do Iguaçu
Breakfast at the hotel. A guided tour to the Falls. “Breathtaking, spectacular and not to be missed”. The Falls are one of the great natural wonders of the world and located in the National Park with its unique flora and fauna, on the borders of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. The area is on the UNESCO World Heritage List, which consists of 275 separate falls; the highest fall, which is called “Devil's Throat”, reaches 70m, which is 1,5x the height of the Niagara Falls. It represents one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in the planet and it has unrivalled natural richness. You will start your tour to the Brazilian site of the magnificent Falls. The splashes coming from the falling water make you feel the falls grandeur and cover the sky with thousands of rainbows. Optionally: Macuco Safari (135 U$/person)- a journey through the jungle - firstly on the back of an open jeep for about 3 kilometers, with a guide who will tell a lot about the ecology of the region. Then you’ll go on foot to the river Iguacu, where a motor boat will carry you close to the waterfalls. You can also take an excursion to the Birdpark, (65 U$/person) where colorful toucans and macaws fly freely around your head. or Helicopter fly over the Falls(170 U$/person). You will see the power and beauty of waterfalls from a bird's-eye view! This is an amazing and unforgettable sight!
Day 7: 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 8: Foz de Iguazu - Manaus
Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Manaus. Arrival at Manaus airport. Transfer to cityt of Manaus, You will be taken to Eco Lodge Evolution on a speedboat. Eco Lodge Evolution is a jungle hotel for eco-tourism lovers who prefer to relax in close contact with the natural beauty of the Amazon jungle.
Day 9: Manaus
Breakfast. We are going hiking in the jungle with a naturalist - guide to get a closer look at the unique nature of the region. The program includes a visit to the Kaboklo house, where you will get acquainted with everyday life, traditions, customs of the indigenous people, and also learn the secrets of making cassava flour. After lunch you will visit the village of Acajatuba. The main occupations of the people are fishing, , growing cassava, various fruits such as tucuma, acai, as well as palms, rubber trees, and Brazil nuts. They will show you how local artisans make crafts from natural seeds. A canoe excursion awaits you. You will visit Igapó (flooded jungle) and try piranha fishing. After dinner you will go for a walk with lanterns to explore the banks of the river. During the walk we will see the Tinga caimans and frogs.
Day 10: Manaus - Rio de Janeiro - Buzios
After breakfast, free time for swimming and relax. Optionally: “ the Meeting of the Waters “ (possible during the day –time transfers from/to Lodge/120USD per pax) In the morning, your driver will take you to the pier, where you will board a speed boat which will drive you at top speed across the river towards the Meeting of the Waters, a fascinating spectacle as the Rio Negro and Amazon River crash into one another without the differing light and dark tones overflowing into the other side. Only in this part of the world, a mythical land of magic and mystery, could such an incredible natural occurrence take place. Swimming with pink dolphins (100USD netto per pax) A unique swimming experience with Amazonian pink dolphins! You will learn a lot of interesting things about these unique mammals, and the most important thing is when you will experience indescribable delight while communicating with them. You can also feed the dolphins and take pictures with them. Transfer to Manaus by speedboat. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Rio de Janeiro; Pick up at airport; Transfer to Búzios; Accommodation in a hotel on the tropical coast.
Day 11: Buzios
Relax on the tropical coast. Leisure time.
Day 12: Buzios-Rio de Janeiro
Breakfast at the hotel; Transfer to the Airport of Rio de Janeiro for your flight home.
The price includes:
Hotels according to the program,BB Transfers according to the program Excursions according to the program with English speaking guide Carnival tickets Transfer Hotel-Sambodrome-Hotel
The price does not include:
o International flight o Additional excursions o Food and drinks not mentioned in the program o Domestic flight Rio de Janeiro - Iguaçu – Manaus - Rio de Janeiro - from USD 800 o Tips o Laundry service o 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.