Arrival in Rio de Janeiro, meet & greet at the airport & transfer to your hotel. Rio de Janeiro is more than just a vibrant city culture or cool coastal beaches. This city has a lot more to show than just being home to Christ the Redeemer. If you plan on learning more about the city while you are staying there, or hoping to visit someday, then definitely read up on some interesting information that you may not have already known. There is more than meets the eye when it comes to this hidden gem! One of the most beautiful places in the world, Rio de Janeiro is known for its carnivals, samba dances and not to forget, serene beaches. It is also abundantly blessed with natural attractions.
Breakfast at the Hotel. Two of the most famous sights in Rio de Janeiro are at your fingertips on this day-long tour. Sugar Loaf and Corcovado Mountains, including the impressive Christ Redeemer statue overlooking the city should definitely be at the top of your list, and Gray Line rio de Janeiro is the perfect guide for your day. First thing in the morning, you’ll be picked up from your hotel and taken through downtown Rio for a panoramic tour. See the Sambrodome, stop at the Metropolitan Cathedral and discover the Cinelandia Square and its wealth of historical buildings. The Municipal Theater, National Library, and National Museum of Fine Arts are all on your way as well as you head toward toward the Urca neighborhood, home of Sugar Loaf Mountain. Ride the iconic cable cars all the way up the mountain, stopping at Urca Hill and its vantage point overlooking Guanabara Bay and its islands, the Rio-Niteroi bridge and Corcovado mountain. Finish your ascent to the top of Sugar Loaf, enjoying gorgeous views of the Copacabana beach and Santa Cruz Fortress. Enjoy a lunch before you head over to the base of Corcovado Mountain via the Cosme Vehlo Train. Ride through the lush and dense Tijuca rainforest to the towering Christ Redeemer statue. Standing guard over the city of Rio, the statue has a fascinating history—your knowledgeable hometown guide will share all the secrets with you before you head back to your hotel.
Breakfast at the Hotel. Today you will have an entire day at leisure to enjoy this wonderful city and beaches. Rio nights are electric. Feel the energy in the air… your heart beats faster…music and fun are key ingredients of Rio’s exciting nightlife! This atmosphere is brought to life at Ginga Tropical Carnaval Show!
After Hotel pick-ups, you will arrive at a traditional Barbecue Dinner, all you can eat style. Brazilian Churrascarias (Barbecue places) offer a wide variety of sides and alternative options. In case you decide to stick with a vegetarian option, you will still leave delighted. For those who prefered the show only option, they will be picked up at their hotels and meet the rest and the bus will head to the Show. You will get to know every Brazilian region through dance performance and clothing. Ginga Tropical: Brazilian roots combines diversity and culture with The Journal of Theatre, the Northeast, the Amazon and the Pampas with its Folklore, Bahia with their mystical rituals and the Rio de Janeiro with its incomparable bohemian Lapa, their dance halls and their legendary Tricksters. This is a breathtaking show with fantastic drummers and beautiful Mulatas dressed in outstanding carnival costumes. When you think that the show is close to the end, you may be surprised with interactive dancers. It’s time to shake your hips, so don’t be shy because the show must go on! After this incredible experience, passengers return to the bus which will take them to their respective hotels.
Breakfast at the Hotel. Transfer to the airport for your flight (on own) to Iguazu Falls. ARRIVAL FLIGHT MUST BE BEFORE 11:00A. Reception at the Airport. Transfer to your Hotel. Then pick up from your Hotel Lobby to go to the Brazilian side of the Falls, located 24 kilometers from downtown Foz do Iguaçu. Arrival to the Visitors Center, at the entrance of the Iguassu National Park, about 10 kilometers from the city center. After passing through the Center, the visits continue, now inside the National Park, along a paved road that will take us to the magnificent Iguassu Falls. There, happens the walking tour along the catwalk measuring one kilometer of easy hike. Along this easy trek, there are several gorgeous panoramic views of the Falls and other main falls. At the end of the tour we will all meet back up for transportation back to the hotel.
After Breakfast, early in the Morning, get your cameras ready because a memorable experience awaits you as you explore this natural wonder of the world. The 200,000 year old falls span across the border of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay and are known to pour over 400,000 gallons of water a second onto the rocks below!
We will travel outside the city of Iguassu to the national park where we will spend the day exploring the falls and learning about the history and culture. We will explore the three tiers of the park to see the falls from different vantages. The lower path leads to the base of the falls where the intense crash of the falls releases a thick mist into the air. The upper path leads to incredible panoramic views of the falls from an extensive footbridge, also an unforgettable experience. You will be guided throughout the tour but will have lots of free time to take pictures, enjoy the nature and see the falls at your own pace. At the end of the tour we will all meet back up for transportation back to the hotel.