Rio de Janeiro
Arrival at Rio de Janeiro airport. Transfer to the hotel.
If you arrive in the daylight, already on the way from the airport you will see green hills, rocky mountains, palm trees on both sides of the road and beautiful bays. As darkness falls, the city is surrounded by a shimmering necklace – it’s the lights of the favelas! The rest of the day is at our discretion. Maybe someone might want to rush to see and feel the exuberant life of the city. And someone will want to be alone with himself, then for this there is always a corner somewhere between the palm trees, sand and waves of the ocean.
Rio de Janeiro
Breakfast at the hotel. Half-day excursion (4h) to Sugarloaf Head (Pao de Azucar Mountain). You drive to Praia Vermelha (Red Beach), from where you will take the cable car up the mountain. The first stop is at Mount Urka, which has a wide observation deck where you can grab a bite to eat at a restaurant or bar. There is a smaller platform on Sugar Loaf Mountain itself, but it offers great views of Rio, Copacabana Beach, the bay, the surrounding mountains, islands in the ocean, the Niteroi Bridge, and the statue of Christ.
You will then head to the central neighborhoods of old Rio where you will admire several ancient churches, monasteries, the main Cathedral of the city, and colonial style buildings.
Rio de Janeiro
Breakfast at the hotel. A half-day excursion (4h) to Corcaovado to the statue of Christ with a Russian-speaking guide awaits you. Arrive at the station where an open, eco-friendly steam train starts and heads through the jungle to the top of Corcovado Hill. Both sides of the railroad offer spectacular views of the Tijuca Forest, home to monkeys and other exotic animals and birds. At the top of Corcovado Hill, 700 m above sea level, stands the symbol of Rio – the statue of Christ the Savior (38 m), which was erected in 1931. From the top of Corcovado you can enjoy a breathtaking panorama of the metropolis and its surroundings: the Niteroi Bridge, Guanabara Bay, the Botanical Garden, the world’s largest stadium Maracana, the Sugar Loaf and many others. et al.
Rio de Janeiro – Iguazu Falls
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport and fly to Iguassa. Meeting and transfer to the hotel.
A rich excursion program awaits you. You head to the Brazilian side of the Foz do Iguaçu Falls, which border the Iguaçu River Canyon. To say it is a magnificent sight is in no way expressive of the emotions you will be subjected to. The waterfalls are located in a national park with unique flora and fauna. They resulted from volcanic eruption and shifting of the earth’s strata. The name of the waterfalls means “big water” in Guarani. 275 waterfalls, each with its own name, merge into one and come crashing down into the Devil’s Throat Gorge. The sight of water spray in a halo of the rainbow spectrum is simply mesmerizing. On the way to the most powerful waterfall named Devil’s Throat, you will see many smaller waterfalls. The iridescent splashes of billions of drops of falling water and the magnificent scenery evoke an incomparable delight.
An optional visit to the Bird Park can be booked. It is located near the Iguazu National Park. You will enter huge aviaries where amazing, fabulous birds of outlandish colors fly or walk freely among the rainforest.
An optional “Makuko Safari” trip can be booked. You will drive through the jungle in the open body of a jeep for about 3 kilometers, accompanied by a guide who will tell you a lot of interesting things about the ecology of the region. Then you will walk to the bank of the Iguassu River, from where you will be taken by motorboat close to the waterfalls. Splashes and rainbows, a sea of excitement and unique photos await you.
Breakfast. Then Visiting the Argentine side of the waterfalls. The Iguazu Falls are located on the border of Brazil (state of Paraná) and Argentina (Misiones region). To fully experience the majesty and power of the waterfalls, it is necessary to see it from the side of both countries, however, the beauty of the surrounding nature, the abundance of exotic birds and butterflies is breathtaking and during a walk on the numerous bridges built over its Argentine part. While walking through the park, you can see many species of orchids, birds, reptiles and other flora and fauna of the rainforest. The observation decks give a unique feeling of closeness to the might of nature, from where you can enjoy the view of many waterfalls – a unique phenomenon of nature! Several hiking trails have been created in the vicinity of the waterfall. One of the most unforgettable is the eco train ride and then the hike to the Devil’s Throat lookout. From here you can enjoy a mesmerizing panorama of the most powerful and multi-water cascade of the falls.
Iguazu-Rio de Janeiro-Buzios
Transfer to the airport for departure to Rio. Upon arrival -transfer to Buzios (about 4h).
Accommodation at a hotel on the tropical coast.
A vacation on a tropical coastline.
Buzios – Rio de Janeiro
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Rio de Janeiro Airport for your international flight.
*It is possible to extend your vacation on the coast of Buzios (optional).