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Quick Itinerary

Rio de Janeiro - Iguassu - Manaus - Buzios

ITINERARY
Day 1. Rio de Janeiro

Arrival in Rio de Janeiro airport, where our guide will be waiting. You will immediately plunge into the atmosphere of the city, beaches, football and carnival. Transfer to the hotel. During the transfer you can already see the famous Maracana stadium. From far away you can see portions of the Atlantic Forest on numerous hills and cliffs surrounding the city. Rest of the day is free. You can go to the beach, where for a small fee you can rent an umbrella and deck chairs.

Day 2. Rio de Janeiro

Breakfast at the hotel. Half-day excursion to the Sugar Loaf - one of the biggest attractions of Rio de Janeiro. The first stop is on the mountain Urca, from which you will have a very wide view over Rio de Janeiro. Here you can eat in a restaurant or bar.
At the mountain you will have the opportunity to meet cute little monkeys. On Sugar Loaf there is only a small area, but it offers a beautiful view of Rio, Copacabana beach, the bay, the surrounding mountains, the islands in the ocean, bridge Niteroi, and the statue of Christ.
Then you will go by car to the central region of old Rio de Janeiro, where you will admire several ancient churches, monasteries, the main cathedral of the city, as well as buildings built in colonial style. You will hear the fascinating story of the royal court of Portugal, who fled Europe and you will hear the story of the young prince, who did not want to go back to Europe and became the first emperor of Brazil.

Day 3. Rio de Janeiro

After breakfast we set off on a tour of the city. Arriving at the station, our exciting journey begins with a ride to the top of the Corcovado hill. Both sides of the railway offer spectacular views of the forest Tijuca, which is inhabited by monkeys and other exotic animals and birds. At the top of Corcovado hill, at an altitude of 700 m above sea level, stands the symbol of Rio - Statue of Christ the Redeemer (38 m), which was built in 1931. From the top of Corcovado, you will experience a fascinating panorama of the metropolis. You will see the bridge Niteroi Guanabara Bay, the Botanical Garden, the world's largest stadium, Maracana, the Sugar Loaf and many others. After the tour you can go to the Rodrigo de Freitas lake, where you can ride around the lake on a family bike that can be rented there, or a catamaran-swan on the lake itself. The lake hosts a variety of birds: cranes, water "Chicken" Kaisar and other small birds. And if you are very lucky, you will see capybaras: giant guinea pigs. Adult capybara reaches the size of the dog! And with some luck, you might be able to see a capybara family: mother with young.

Day 4. Rio de Janeiro

Today you can chose to enjoy a free day or to go on one of the optional tours below.

Botanical Garden

The Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden is worth-visiting for its magnificent 137-hec (338-acre) garden over 200 years old featuring a 750-meter (half-mile) avenue of 134 impressive royal palms and more than 7000 types of plants.There you can see orchids, bromeliads, cacti, huge bamboos, and carnivorous plants, among many others. The most famous one is Victoria, a huge water-lilly floating on the water that is capable of sustaining a 5-year old kid on it! Monkeys are sometimes visible during the visit, and there are always plenty of birds flying over the trees (the more recognizable ones are toucans).

Duration: 4 hours

"Maracana" stadium

"Maracana" stadium OFFICIAL title of "Mario Filho" - Brazil's first football stadium in capacity, in the past - the largest in the world. Construction of "Maracana", got its name from the name of a small creek flowing nearby, it started in 1948, in preparation for the World Cup of 1950. However, the construction was fully completed only by 1965. It became a national stadium of Brazil and was built at the expense of the city treasury. Its official name - "Mario Filho" - he was in honor of a Brazilian journalist, by which the project came to life. The official opening took place in June 1950, when there was a match between Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, and the first goal was scored by the famous Didi.
At the museum of the stadium you will see the evidence of the triumph of Brazilian football.

Duration: 4 hours

Royal Petropolis
Petropolis is one of the most important Brazilian historic towns located in the mountains 60 km away from Rio de Janeiro. Pedro II bought this land in 1830 to build a summer palace and brought his daughter who could not stand the hot climate of Rio de Janeiro. The European founders of the city built many constructions there, with beautiful examples of German style architecture. The Royal palace still preserves many objects of Royal furniture and the Royal family's objects that are now shown in the museum. Here you can find unique jewelry works; for example, a golden crown decorated with diamonds and pearls. Together with our guide you will visit the Gothic Cathedral where Princess Isabel, King Pedro II and his wife are buried. Then you will visit the Royal museum.

Duration: 8 hours

A trip to the tropical island

The town of Itacuruša is situated on an island 1,5 hours away from Rio de Janeiro, in Mangarativa. The town has small fisherman houses. In order to get there you need to cross the Cepetiba Bay in a Sabeiro schooner. During the trip you will enjoy the romantic views of the tropical green islands. You may have a luck to see dolphins, huge fish, parrots, turtles and stingrays. On the way the schooner will stop for you to take a dip in the ocean. You will have a delicious lunch on the island, take a walk on the island, swim in the bay or in the pool and return to our schooner that will return to Rio.

Duration: 8 hours

źWaterpark Planet╗
This trip will bring you to an open-air town in the bush fruit plantations, where there is a hidden real water park, in which everyone will find something fun to enjoy: for the very young there is a swimming pool where they will be under the supervision of parents, "river", according to which in the quiet rhythm you can ride with the whole family; for older children - there are plenty of hills, from quite calm to very high with a rapid descent. Lovers of adrenaline will not leave disappointed! And then you can dine in one of the restaurants.

Duration: 8-9 hours

Rio Night: Show mulattos

You will spend an unforgettable night in Rio! Our guide will pick you up at the hotel and take you to an exciting show full of Brazilian samba and capoeira performed by professional dancers. You can have dinner during the show. After the end of the show our guide will bring you back to your hotel.

Duration: 4 hours

A helicopter flight over Rio You will take a helicopter tour from the Sugarloaf Mountain. During your flight you will get see a mind blowing view of the city below with its infinite beaches, huge Christ statue, Botanical Garden and many more. Flight Duration 8-9 minutes.


Day 5. Rio de Janeiro - Iguassu

Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to airport, flight to Iguazu. Pick up and transfer to your hotel.

Day 6. Iguassu

After breakfast you will have an unforgettable program at the Brazilian side of the Falls. Foz de Iguassu are located on the borders of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay - and have 275 large waterfalls, falling from a huge height. Falls are located in the National Park with its unique flora and fauna, which appeared after an ancient volcanic eruption with the displacement of the earthĺs 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, and rush down 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 of water from a height of 72 meters into the abyss. You will then go on a trip "Makuko safari" through the jungle. You'll ride in the open back of the jeep for about 3 kilometers, accompanied by a guide who will tell you many interesting things about the ecology of the region. Then you go on foot to the river Iguazu, where a motor boat will carry you close to the falls. You will then enjoy an excursion to the Bird Park, located near the National Park of Iguašu.

Day 7. Iguassu - Manaus

Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to the airport for the flight to Manaus.
Arrival at Manaus airport - the main town in the Amazon. Transfer and accommodation at the hotel -lodzhii on the river bank. Dinner and an evening trip to the natural habitat of alligators (all excursions in the Amazon in group with an English speaking guide).

Day 8. Manaus

Breakfast in the hotel. In the morning you take a boat tour on the waters of the Amazon River. Then the boat will make a stop for catching piranhas from a boat. A visit to the Indian village, where you can learn about their life and traditions. Walking through the neighborhood of the village in the jungle and acquaintances about the local flora and fauna. During the tour, your guide, will teach you the lessons of survival in the jungle, to learn to distinguish edible from poisonous plants, he will also teach you to shoot poisonous arrows. As there are many poisonous insects all participants must wear closed shoes.

Day 9. Manaus - Rio de Janeiro - Buzios

Breakfast at the lodge. Transfer to the airport for the return flight to Rio de Janeiro.
Arrival in Rio de Janeiro airport, where your tour guide awaits us. Transfer to Buzios a 2-hour ride. At this time, you and your children can enjoy plenty of beautiful views of the UNESCO-protected Atlantic forest. Upon arrival, hotel on the tropical coast.

Day 10 & 11. Buzios

Buzios is a small fishing village situated 105 miles away from Rio de Janeiro with more than 20 magnificent beaches with crystal-clear water, wonderful landscapes and exotic vegetation, privileged with a great year-round summer. Originally settled by European pirates and slave traders, this mixture of many different peoples prospered and helped form a picturesque village, elected one of the 10 most beautiful areas in the world famous for its unique combination of rustic charm, architectural harmony and incredible beauty.
Rest on the tropical coast. The sea is calm, in contrast to Rio, so here you can sit back and relax with your family. In the city there are a lot of vacationing families. Free time

Day 12. Buzios - Rio de Janeiro

Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to the airport to Rio de Janeiro for international flights.

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WHAT IS INCLUDED / NOT INCLUDED
Included in Cost:

  • Accommodation and hotels according to the program
  • According to the program excursions with English speaking guides
  • Transfer to Rio de Janeiro hotel with English speaking guide
  • Transfer to Iguazu hotel with English speaking guide
  • Transportation Rio de Janeiro-Buzios- Rio de Janeiro with driver only

Additional Charges:

  • Optional excursions
  • Domestic flight Rio de Janeiro - Iguassu - Manaus - Rio de Janeiro
  • Food and beverages not indicated