RIO DE JANEIRO
Rio de Janeiro: Wonderful City! Beaches, hills and mountains that make up an incredible scene with samba and bossa nova as the soundtrack, it's easy to fall in love with Rio de Janeiro. Eternalized by the music that has already been translated into several languages, Ipanema Beach is still an incredible place to stroll. Copacabana Beach is known internationally for its striking promenade and exuberant landscape. Christ the Redeemer, the largest Art Deco statue in the world, literally welcomes everyone who visits the city with open arms.
Corcovado, Sugar Loaf, Escadaria Selaron, Maracanã and Sambódromo (outside view)
"Wonderful city, full of charms, wonderful city, heart of my Brazil."
An overview of Rio in a single day and experience a little of all this. Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf will be the biggest stars of this tour, if it is possible to establish a ranking of the biggest stars when we complete this incredible day with a visit to the Sambódromo, designed by the incredible Oscar Niemayer, the Maracanã, temple of football and Cathedral of Rio.
Departure from the hotel for a visit to the Corcovado mountain range, which fills Rio de Janeiro and one of the most famous urban views in the world. To reach the top, visitors will board a 20-minute train ride through the Tijuca Forest (the largest urban forest in the world). At the top is the 38-meter-high statue of Christ the Redeemer. From above discover why Rio is so captivating.
Morro do Corcovado is 710 meters high, a breathtaking view of the Marvelous City. Crowned with the statue of Christ the Redeemer, Brazil's main monument and World Heritage Site, with open arms over the Guanabara Bay, receives people from all over the world who, in addition to being in ecstasy with the feeling of looking down on the river, make their prayers and put all this energy into the city. Why through the Tijuca Forest?
This answer is easy. With a quiet 25 minute trip in the middle of a lot of green, as we climb, we can see the Christ growing in the middle of the forest, which makes the experience even more interesting.
After the descent, the tour will continue with a stop at the main gate of the Mário Filho Stadium, also known as Maracanã, and finally we will go to the Sambódromo, the work of Oscar Niemayer and stage of the biggest popular party in Brazil: Carnival.
In the middle of the day, we will make another strategic stop, but this time to try a Rio lunch with dessert. The city tour includes a visit to the world famous Sugar Loaf (396 meters above sea level). Visitors will reach the top by modern cable cars that have been used since 1912 to reach the top). After seeing the wonderful city, we will go through the Santa Teresa neighborhood, and get to know one more tourist attraction: the Selaron staircase, besides going through the most bohemian neighborhood of the Carioca scene, Lapa and its beautiful arches. After the tour, return to the hotel and night of leisure.
Old Rio, Boulevard Olimpico, Museu do Amanhã and AquaRio
The port region of Rio had its revitalization as one of the main legacies of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. With the creation of the Olympic Boulevard, the city was transformed into one of the most beautiful and interesting places to visit.
Monuments and originality of a culture that makes the city of Rio unique. The São Bento Monastery, Patrimony of Brazilian Colonial Art and UNESCO Cultural Heritage is one of Rio's greatest architectural riches. Morro de São Bento, where the church is located, is an island. Of silence in the middle of the city center. We can also observe the cultural center of Banco do Brasil, the most active and refined cultural center of the city.
Completing the tour, the visit to the Museum of Tomorrow with its proposal to make us think about the impact of our actions on the planet and how we can be transforming agents of our future. Stop at the Ethnics mural, painted by artist Eduardo Kobra to color the Olympic Boulevard, which was recognized as the world's largest graffiti by Guinness World Records, the Book of Records, for its 2,600 m² extension. Continuing the tour, we will visit the Museum of Tomorrow, with its proposal to make us think about the impact of our actions on the planet and how we can be transforming agents of our future.
A highlight that is also part of this tour is the diversity of the Brazilian marine fauna present in AquaRio, the largest marine aquarium in South America, which has more than 350 different species of animals.
Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon beaches, Botanical Garden, Lage Park and By Night Lapa
We will start the day with a visit to Copacabana Beach is one of the most famous and beautiful beaches in the world. The atmosphere is very vibrant and the people are colorful and fun, as well as the beaches of Ipanema and Leblon where it is possible to have a view of the Morro da Pedra Bonita.
After visiting Leblon Beach, we will go directly to the Botanical Garden, an important tourist point of the city with a total area of 137 hectares, being 54 of area, the Botanical Garden shelters rare collections of bromeliads and orchids, besides old trees and exotic plants.
In the same neighborhood, called the Botanical Garden, we will go directly to the Lage Park at the base of the Tijuca Forest.
The highlight of the park is a historic mansion where the Lage Park Visual Art School is located. You can enjoy a cup of coffee in its cozy cafeteria in the inner courtyard of the mansion next to the pool or see some art exhibition or live performance.
In the evening, leave the hotel for a Rio by Night experience with dinner and a show. On the ride through Rio's nightlife we'll take you straight to the heart of the action where your guide will also accompany you from the best clubs in Lapa, Rio Scenarium in the unusual Bar, a mix between an antique shop and an auction room, where residents come to listen to the Samba and the Brazilian rhymes.
FOZ DO IGUASSU
Foz do iguaçu is located in the extreme west of the state of Paraná and has 275 large waterfalls that form the Iguaçu Falls, they are located on the border between Brazil and Argentina, in the Iguaçu National Park. They attract thousands of tourists from all over the world.
Brazilian Falls and Parque das Aves
Upon arrival transfer to your select Hotel and in the afternoon visit to the Brazilian side of the falls with views of the full scale of the cascades. Pass Through the Brazilian countryside and enter the Iguassu National Park.
The tour begins at the Visitor Reception Center in the Iguaçu National Park, in Foz do Iguaçu. As tourists get closer to the waterfalls, the sound of the falls increases the expectation of the visitors.
Classified as World Natural Heritage by UNESCO, the park protects endangered species of fauna and flora. In the park it is also possible to visit the Devil's Throat which is the largest waterfall in the region, 90 meters high.
Continuing the visit at the Parque das Aves is a Park with 1,400 birds of 150 different species are kept. Toucans, macaws, maritacas, guarás, arapongas, spoonbills, mutuns... (and also alligators and iguanas). The Parque das Aves is an attraction of the city where you can enjoy a large area of native forest and observe hundreds of species of beautiful birds that live in the region. The interaction with the Park's macaws is an attraction apart and makes the tourists happy, who can see them up close. The high point of the experience is to be able to enter the nurseries with birds that do not pose a danger.
Argertinean side Falls and Marco das três Fronteiras
After breakfast we will start the day with a visit to the Argentinean side of the waterfalls, where it is possible to spend a whole day. The Argentine side is a more adventurous park the the Brazilian side. You are all the time in the woods and get very close to several falls of waterfalls. The Brazilian circuit has more beauty; the Argentine circuit has more adventure.
The Marco das Três Fronteiras (Brazil / Argentina / Paraguay) is also an attraction for those who visit the city, the Iguaçu and Paraná Rivers are there. From Foz do Iguaçu you can visit Paraguay, where the Friendship Bridge is located, which is the access to the municipality of Ciudad del Este of Paraguay. You can put one foot in Brazil, another in Paraguay and a hand in Argentina, at the same time, and learn a little more about the culture of the region, which has no boundaries between the three countries.
Itaipu Dam and Buddhist Temple
Buddhist Temple, Ciudad del Est and Itaipu Dam are the only tours that are off the route where the Rodovia das Cataratas is located.
After breakfast we will start the day with a visit to the Itaipu Dam that the largest in energy production and the only binational in the world located on the border between Brazil and Paraguay. A monumental building which today is one of the main attractions of Foz do Iguaçu, with an organized tour service that includes several options of tours in the areas of engineering, technology, nature and history of the region. Part of this tour it's to feel yourself small in front of a gigantic engineering project, which can be admired up close.
We start the tour with a silent walk in an open place, with a privileged view of Foz do Iguaçu and Ciudad del Este, where you can enjoy the more than 120 statues, beautiful gardens, and the architecture of the main temple.