"It's difficult to argue against the claim that there's no place in the world endowed with a more beautiful natural setting than Rio de Janeiro. This large city sparkles around Guanabara Bay guarded by lofty peaks from where the bright and distinct colors between sea, city and mountain look like hues Gaugin only dreamed about."
Sergio Ortiz, Recommend Magazine
6 Day/5 Night Program in fabulous RIO DE JANEIRO
From $837.00 Per Person in Double Occupancy. Includes Land Arrangements Only. Please ask for our Airline Specials, too!
Program is Locally Hosted with the assistance of professional English speaking local guide for Transfers and Sightseeing Tours.
Day 1 RIO DE JANEIRO
Meet and Greet upon arrival to Rio de Janeiro's International Airport, and Transfer to your hotel on world-famous Copacabana or Ipanema. Rest of the day free to relax poolside or on the beach, stroll and shop on your own.
Day 2 RIO DE JANEIRO - CITY TOUR
Sightseeing Tour of beautiful Corcovado and Tijuca Forest, stopping to marvel at magnificent Christ the Redeemer statue, and continuing to the beaches of Sao Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana. B
Day 3 RIO DE JANEIRO
Day free to relax poolside or on the beach, shop, stroll and explore this marvellous city on your own. In the evening, perhaps enjoy an optional Rio By Night tour including delicious dinner. B
Day 4 RIO DE JANEIRO
Day free to relax poolside or on the beach, shop, stroll and explore this marvellous city on your own, or enjoy an optional tour ascending to the top of magnificent, towering Sugar Loaf by cable car. B
Day 5 RIO DE JANEIRO
Day free to relax poolside or on the beach, shop, stroll and explore this marvellous city on your own, or enjoy an exciting, optional full day Tropical Islands Tour including enchanting boat ride and delicious lunch. B
Day 6 RIO DE JANEIRO
At scheduled hour, Transfer to the Airport for flight homeward or to next destination B
»Meet and Greet upon arrival to Rio's International Airport by professional English speaking local guide, and Transfer to your hotel.
»Five (5) nights hotel accomodations in world famous Copacabana, Ipanema or Sao Conrado beach.
»Full Brazilian Breakfast served daily consisting of juices, fresh fruit, assorted rolls, eggs, cold meats, tea, milk or coffee.
»Sightseeing Tour of beautiful Corcovado and Tijuca Forest, stopping to marvel at magnificent Christ the Redeemer statue, and continuing to the beaches of Sao Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana.
»Gem factory visit. Tour Gem Museum and workshops at Amsterdam Sauer.
»Hotel Taxes & Services Charge.
OPTIONAL TOURS ENHANCE YOUR HOLIDAY. HERE ARE A FEW OF OUR SUGGESTIONS:
Corcovado and Beaches Tour (Private Car): $76.00 Per Person
Pick up from your hotel and ascend magnificent Corcovado Mountain where impressive Christ The Redeemer Statue, one of the world's newest Seven Wonders of the World, overlooks stunning Guanabara Bay and the beautiful beaches below of Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon. Regular Tour (SIB): $54.00 Per Person
Sugar Loaf and City Tour: $54.00 Per Person
Pick up from your hotel for visit to incredible Sugar Loaf, massive 1,300 foot rock formation jutting into the harbor and one of Rio's most recognized landmarks. Ascend by cable car to photograph the awe inspiring views that surround you. Visit continues to the Flamengo Park, Museum of Modern Arts, the Monument of the Unknown Soldier, the 200,000 seat Maracana Stadium of Pele fame, Downtown Rio, the Cathedral, Municipal Theater, the School of Fine Arts and the National Library.
Dinner and Samba Show: $103.00 Per Person
Enjoy scenic drive along the beaches on route to a Currascaria Rodizio where succulent, delicious meats of every stripe are sliced for you at your table, and a fresh salad bar with all kinds of different salads is there for your unlimited enjoyment. Following dinner, continue to famous Plataforma I for the best Brazilian folklore show in the country including colorful mulattos, singers, capoeira, lambada, forro, xacado dancing and other typical rythmic dances, the Candombie ritual, thrilling Samba school drums and briliant, glittering Carnaval costumes.
Petropolis: $54.00 Per Person
Departures: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Lovely day tour to Petropolis, beautiful, mountain city an hour's drive from Rio and 2200 feet above sea level. The "Town of Pedro" is named in tribute to the first Emperor of the nation, Pedro I. The beautiful scenery and climate made this the favorite of the Imperials for summer holidays. On clear days, you can see Rio de Janeiro in the distance. Visit includes the neo-classical Imperial Museum, the Emperor House, the Catherdral, the former Cassino Quitandinha Hotel and a relaxing, scenic walk through its beautifully kept gardens.
Full Day Tropical Island Cruise With Lunch: $117.00 Per Person
Morning departure from your hotel, heading south to Itacuruca Port for exciting sailing cruise in the gorgeous Atlantic waters. Tropical fruits and delicious Caipirinha drinks are served on board. Before reaching the island where lunch is to be served, we stop for a swim in the clear waters of the bay. Lunch is buffet style with a varied selection of delicious dishes of seafood and barbacue. Relax on the beach, go for a swim or play volleyball as you enjoy the sun and surf.
Angra Dos Reis with Lunch and Boat Ride: $83.00 Per Person
Lovely full day tour of the "Green Coast", Rio's beautiful southern coast. Depart in the morning for comfortable ride on the Rio/Santos Highway, passing through the coastal cities of Itaguay-Itacuruca-Mangaratiba before reaching gorgeous Angra Dos Reis. Continue by boat to several coastal islands for swimming and buffet style lunch on Jipoia Island. Mid-afternoon, head back to Angra Dos Reis for return to Rio arriving around 6:30 p.m.
Buzios with Lunch and Boat Ride: $83.00 Per Person
Lovely full day tour of the "Sun Coast", Rio's northern coast. Morning departure, crossing the bridge connecting Rio de Janeiro and Niteroi, a 14 km long marvel of engineering. Then continuing on the Amaral Peixoto Road, passing through the coastal cities of Iguaba/Araruama and the salt mills of Sao Pedro da Aldeia before reaching Buzios, sophisticated seaside resort city of Brigitte Bardot fame,180 kms away. Visit of the city, schooner ride to nearby islands, and delicious buffet lunch is enjoyed at the Buzios Beach Club. Mid-afternoon depart for Rio passing through Cabo Frio, the region's main cit, arriving back around 6:30 p.m.
Ecological Tour Tijuca Forest in Jeep: $72.00 Per Person
Marvellous tour of the world's largest "urban" forest. This unique visit in convertible 4 x 4 Jeeps takes you through Tijuca Forest to appreciate the contrast between the stone jungle and the Tijuca Forest, at the city's heart. Stop for photographs at the Monkeys Cascade, view the Macumba works, and enjoy the Chinese View. Listen to detailed explanations of Tijuca's reforestation and the importance of this jungle habitat to the surrounding envronment. Then continue to to the Emperor's Table, stop at the Taunay Cascade for a quick meal (not included) and the Mayrink Chapel. A little exercise as we hike an easy access trail for close up look at the flora and fauna ending with a natural water stream bath. Then return by the aptly named Solitude Pond towards Sao Conrado by the Canoas Road affording close up views of adventurous hand gliders soaring down the mountainside to Pepino Beach.
*For more information, contact your travel agent or Festival Tours.
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