Experience adventure in style, with a custom and lavish journey through Brazil! This itinerary offers the opportunity to marvel at the highlights and hidden treasures of Rio de Janeiro, Foz do Iguacu, Alta Floresta and Sao Paulo on private guided tours and individual explorations. Learn through the eyes of locals, as you create unforgettable memories of your own. Soar through the air on helicopters, taste the finest cuisines and experience the most desirable adventures, catered to your tastes. Relish in the luxury of the most high quality accommodations and personalized service. Enjoy an exclusive vacation with all arrangements sorted for you, so your only job will be to make the most of every day in Brazil!
Welcome to Brazil! Upon arrival at the Rio de Janeiro Airport, you will be greeted by a local representative and transferred directly to your hotel. Check into your room, get settled and spend the first evening of your adventure as you wish! (This service is on a private basis.)
This evening, we have arranged for a special welcome dinner at the delicious and stylish Zaza Bistro restaurant. The perfect way to kick off your trip!
The inhabitants of Rio de Janeiro call it the “Marvelous City.” Located on the Bay of Guanabara, Rio has a mountainous landscape that contrasts with an intensely blue sea. Here, the skyscrapers, colonial buildings and narrow streets meld in perfect harmony. Although the city is a reflection of the social inequalities of the country, Rio de Janeiro has great style and is internationally renowned for its Christ Corcovado, Pao d’Açúcar, Ipanema and Copacabana beaches, and the warm and lively inhabitants of the city, the cariocas.
During this half day excursion, you will have the chance to catch a glimpse of the authentic lifestyle of the "Cariocas", the people who call Rio their home. Your tour will begin with a walk to the nearest metro station, where you will take the subway and travel for 15 minutes. As you walk along the bustling streets, you will visit the historic and commercial center of Rio, highlighting the Metropolitan Cathedral of San Sebastian and the Saara neighborhood. You will have the opportunity to observe the customs, commerce and joy of the Carioca people. Stop along the way to try a delicious natural juice made with tropical fruits, the perfect refreshment as you explore.
Included in today's tour will be a tasty lunch at Confeitaria Colombo, which is one of the oldest and most historic restaurants in all of Brazil. You will be returned to your hotel, via another local subway ride. (This service is on a private basis.)
Your guide will meet you at the hotel this morning, to begin your panoramic city tour. Start your outing with a visit to the Maracana, the most popular soccer stadium in the world, before continuing on to the Sambadrome. This is an area specially built for the extravagant parade of samba schools, that perform every year during Carnival. You will pass through Rio's financial center, a mix of modern and colonial styles, with a short stop to admire the famous Cathedral of San Sebastian as well.
After exploring the city streets, you will proceed to the Sugarloaf Mountain (Pao de Acucar) lookout, which boasts the best 360 degree views of Rio de Janeiro. Taking a trip up and down the Mountain in a traditional cable car railway, will reward you with an unforgettable birds eye view of the city and it's incredible skyline. Following your Sugarloaf adventure, you will have the unique opportunity for a short 15 minute helicopter overflight. This spectacular perspective should not be missed! (This service is on a private basis.)
At the end of your tour, you will be taken for lunch at the Fogo de Chao Restaurant, for a delicious taste of the local cuisine, before you are returned to your hotel.
In the morning, you will be picked up at your hotel in Rio De Janeiro and transferred to the airport in good time to board your domestic flight to Foz Do Iguaçu. Upon arrival in Foz Do Iguaçu, you will be greeted at the airport by your driver and transferred to your hotel. (This service is on a private basis.)
Iguacu National Park, established in 1939, houses the largest enduring Atlantic forest in all of southern Brazil. The park protects a rich biodiversity, consisting of representative species of Brazilian fauna and flora. Today, you will have the chance to visit the traditional walkways and admire the impressive panoramic view of the Brazilian side of the majestic waterfalls. The total length of the runway is 1200 meters, from where you will be able to appreciate and soak up the vast size and magnitude of the 275 waterfalls that make up the Iguacu Falls. The most important of the falls on the Brazilian side are Floriano, Deodoro da Fonseca, Benjamin Constant and Salto União, or the Devil's Throat. Once you have plenty of time to walk the route, you will arrive at the panoramic elevator, which will take you back to the vehicle for your return transfer. (This service is on a private basis.)
Enjoy the unforgettable experience of taking off from the ground and making an overflight above the National Park and the Iguacu Falls. Already one of the most beautiful places in the world, your magnificent aerial views of the region, will be the perfect perspective to appreciate this force of nature. From this vantage point, you can admire the whole spectacle of the waterfalls at once, in a thrilling and unique way. The landscape as seen from the skies, will offer a fantastic water horizon with its steam clouds and beautiful rainbows, in a way that can only be recognized from this angle.
The Iguacu River wriggles in a western direction for 600 km, soaking up the waters of dozens of tributaries along the way. The river widens and flows majestically through thriving forests, before descending into the various levels of the famous Iguacu waterfalls. Foz do Iguacu is located in southern Brazil, near the border of Paraguay and Argentina. They are made up of 275 falls, some up to 80 meters high of rushing water! The 1,000 meter foot bridge on the Argentinian side will lead you to the largest of the falls, La Garganta de Diablo, the Devil's Throat. You can hike the trails on the Argentinean side or the Brazilian side, both of which angles offer exceptional views. There are neither words nor photographs that can properly describe the falls, you simply have to see and hear them for yourself!
Recognized among the seven natural wonders of the world, today you will have the chance to marvel at Iguacu Falls from the Argentina side. They are the most visited natural attraction in the province of Misiones and one of the most impressive waterfalls in the entire world. Fauna found in this sub-tropical region includes more than 400 species of birds, thousands of multicolored butterfly species and endangered animals, such as the jaguar, and Tapir. Walking paths will lead you all around the different gateways of the National Park, allowing for you to appreciate the picturesque scenery from a number of perspectives. The lower circuit offers more contact with nature, while the upper circuit provides an overview of all the jumps and the delta islands, as well as an impressive view of the Devil's Throat, where you can feel the fury of water rushing together in many horseshoe shaped falls. (This service is on a private basis.)
The Grand Adventure boat tour combines the essence of the Iguacu's jungle and falls in a single ride! Entering the jungle through the Yacaratia narrow track, you will get to observe the natural and cultural riches of this sub-tropical forest. A short drive will take you to the forest base Puerto Macuco, from where you will descend stairs 100 meters down to the riverside dock. At the dock, you will board a motor boat that leads you through the Canyon and rapids of the Iguacu River.
After enjoying the view from the calm side of San Martin Island, cruise to the “Tres Mosqueteros” waterfall. From here, both the Brazilian and Argentinean sides, as well as the Devil's Throat, can be clearly viewed and appreciated. Continue sailing along the shore of the island, until reaching the most exciting part of the adventure...coming face to face with the breathtaking San Martin waterfall! Second on the scale, this is the largest approachable jump by boat. Finishing your excursion, you will return to the dock, to proceed on foot through the walkway system of the Lower Circuit. Prepare to get wet, as you are captivated by the sights! (This service is on a group basis.)
Today, you will be picked up at your hotel in Foz Do Iguaçu and transferred to the airport in good time to board your domestic flight to Alta Floresta. Upon arrival in Alta Floresta, you will be greeted at the airport by your driver and transferred to your hotel. (This service is on a private basis.)
During your stay at the Cristalino Jungle Lodge, you will be ensured an unforgettable and exotic experience in Alta Floresta. In order to protect the forest, only 2 hectares out of the original area of 700 hectares, were used for the construction of the property. The reserve has now grown to an outstanding area of 11,399 hectares. It serves, along with the neighboring Cristalino State Park, as a wildlife corridor for the incredibly diverse endemic species in the region. Enjoy a variety of activities related to ecotourism in the southern Amazon during your time here.
Throughout your stay at the Cristalino Lodge, you will have the opportunity to take part in different activities within the Cristalino Natural Heritage Forest Reserve. Pass the time participating on daily explorations trips accompanied by a local English speaking guide, with all necessary equipment included. The half-day tours take place every morning and afternoon, giving plenty of options to fill your schedule.
The activities on offer include canoeing, hiking trails, visits to the observation towers, fauna & flora viewings and boat trips. You can also choose to combine more than one activity in a single tour, such as canoeing and hiking. Sometimes, you may have to follow the trails in order to reach an attraction, such as the Observation Towers, and many trails are only accessible by boat, so your excursions may also be decided by default.
Today, you will be picked up at your hotel in Alta Floresta and transferred to the airport in good time to board your domestic flight to São Paulo. Upon arrival in São Paulo, you will be greeted at the airport by your driver and transferred to your hotel. (This service is on a private basis.)
Sao Paulo is truly the entire world summarized in one single city. Between old buildings and modern skyscrapers, the cars coming and going, and the hurried footsteps of pedestrians, it all contributes to this magnificent metropolis. To understand the city, you need to immerse in its rhythm. The constant pace is not only the stampede of those who work and study there, the area is effervescent, lively and subject to all kinds of inhabitants. There will always be something new to be discovered. In the economic capital of the country, you will quickly find that there is plenty to see and do. The options of culture, commerce and cuisine in Sampa alone, compare to the most crowded international regions elsewhere.
Today, you will head out for a city tour through the old downtown of Sao Paulo. Along the way, you will be able to immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of the local lifestyle, with a one hour stop at the lively Municipal Market. Stroll the stalls, admire the colorful produce and feel like a true local. Your excursion will also include visits to the Praca da Republica, Rua da Consolacao, Bairro de Higienopolis, Estadio do Pacaembu and Hospital das Clinicas, for a spectacular panoramic view of the city. Your guide will then lead you the new center of Sao Paulo, which offers the beautiful Paulista Avenue and the neighborhoods Jardim Paulista, Jardim America and Europa. Your final stop of the tour will be at the massive Ibirapuera Park, great for people watching! At the end of your exploration, you will be returned to the hotel. (This service is on a private basis.)
This evening, you will be taken to a special farewell dinner at the delicious Terraco Italia restaurant. The perfect send off!
Sadly, your adventure through Brazil must come to an end today. However, you will be leaving with new and unforgettable memories and experiences! You will be picked up at your hotel for the direct transfer back to the Sao Paulo Airport. You will be dropped off in good time for your international departure flight home. (This service is on a private basis.)
We hope you had a truly amazing trip and we wish you safe and pleasant travels onward!
Located on Avenida Vieira Souto in the heart of Ipanema beach, Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro combines the glamour and sophistication of Rio’s most coveted address with the Fasano commitment to excellence. The architecture of the hotel was created to reflect the heyday of the Bossa Nova era in the 50’s and 60‘s, when Ipanema blossomed into the city’s most charming neighborhood. The hotel caters to all travelers, offering the latest in-room technology. Guests can experience the exquisite Fasano cuisine at the elegant Fasano al Mare restaurant and enjoy signature poolside cocktails by the infinity pool, which overlooks the ocean. The unique view comprises the Morro Dois Irmãos, the Arpoador and Corcovado in one sweeping landscape.
The only hotel located within Brazil's Iguacu National Park, Belmond Hotel das Cataratas enjoys an unrivaled location just a short stroll from the sensational waterfalls. With its prime location, the Belmond Hotel das Cataratas offers its guests a unique experience - taking walks along the trails by the falls which may be done at any time during the day, with the added advantage that from 7 AM to 9 AM, the trails are for guests of the hotel exclusively. Belmond Hotel das Cataratas offers traditional Portuguese styled rooms with a flat screen TV, dark wood furniture and warm natural tones. The two restaurants on-site provide views of the falls and of the hotel's pool. They serve a selection of international and local Brazilian cuisine and in the evening live music is showcased.
The Cristalino Lodge philosophy of hospitality starts with the choice of modern architecture that uses space in harmony with nature, creating an atmosphere of comfort, sophistication and well-being. Great care is taken over the minimal details, from the welcome upon arrival to lovely candlelight dinners, the bar service, the open fire, all the activities in the forest, and in the well-kept gardens. The feeling of well-being can be enjoyed in the comfort of the bungalows, where the accommodation ensures a cozy night’s rest and makes use of sustainable practices such as a natural ventilation system, solar water heating and the treatment of biological waste. In addition to responsible tourism, the Cristalino Lodge plays an important role in environmental conservation, through the Cristalino Private National Heritage Reserve, as well as performing a valuable social function through various activities in the region devoted to education, research and conservation.
Hotel Unique is a living, breathing part of the city of São Paulo, a place where architecture, art, design, fashion, gastronomy, music and exquisite service are at the heart of a groundbreaking hotel culture that delights and inspires each guest. From pillow menus to wake-up calls and transfer services, Hotel Unique is prepared to meet the most diverse demands while you relax and enjoy your stay.
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