Rio de Janeiro is the picture postcard city on the Atlantic coast with great beaches and the fabulous Sugar Loaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer statue, now a new 7th wonder of the world. Iguazu Falls, the most voluminous waterfalls on the planet are 4 times the size of the Niagara Falls and visits to both the Brazilian and Argentinean sides are necessary to fully appreciate this most incredible site. This tour is ideal for those who have limited time but wish to see the highlights of Brazil. We do encourage you to spend extra days if possible. Contact us for further details.
Brazil Mini Break - Rio de Janeiro & Iguazu Tour
6 Days / 5 Nights
Arrival, reception and transfer to your hotel. Accommodation. Free day.Day 2. RIO DE JANEIRO ( B)
After breakfast, a half day visit of the "marvelous city" including a sightseeing tour to Sugar Loaf Mountain. A two-stage cable car takes you to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain where you will enjoy a splendid view of Rio, Copacabana Beach, and Guanabara Bay. Return to your hotel.
*Option of a spectacular dinner and show in Rio.
After breakfast, a half day visit to Corcovado, the mountain home to the world famous, Christo de Redentor statue for a magnificent 360° panoramic view of Rio. After, a trip to the Tijuca forest, a luxuriant tropical forest only minutes away from this huge metropolis. The Tijuca Forest is considered the largest urban forest in the world. It has 330 square kms of preserved Mata Atlāntica (Tropical Forest), the highest mountaintops of Rio, waterfalls and hidden caves. A rich flora, with a great biodiversity and an incomparable natural beauty.
The caves in the Tijuca Forest are formed of limestone and were originally formed by movements of the crust that caused the collapse of stones from the Papagaio Peak and the Archer Mountain. These stones started to form caves with rocky formations. Another important point is the great variety of bromeliads. The Tijuca Forest is considered to hold the largest concentration of different species of bromeliads in Brazil. Even more than the Amazon Jungle. Return to your hotel.
Transfer to the airport for the flight to Iguazu. Reception and transfer to your hotel. Half day excursion to the fabulous UNESCO World Heritage Iguazu falls, the most voluminous falls in the world and more than three times the width of the Niagara Falls. The falls lie on the three borders of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. A visit to the Itaipu dam before returning to your hotel.Day 5. Iguazu Argentinean side (B)
Half day excursion to the Argentinean side of the falls. Transfer across the border to get a closer appreciation of these magnificent waterfalls. Includes a boat ride up to the waterfalls. Return to your hotel.Day 6. Iguazu (B)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the return flight to Rio De Janeiro and your return flight home.