Country
Brazil
Duration
6 Days/5 Nights
Travel Type
Group Departure
 

GUARANTEED SMALL GROUP DEPARTURES 2024

Discover the best of culture and nature that Brazil has to offer. From samba and the beach to the Amazon rainforest, its wildlife, and spectacular waterfalls.

Inclusions

Accommodation for 5 nights
5 meals: 5 breakfasts
Roundtrip transfers
Visits as per itinerary
English-speaking local guides

Exclusions

International and domestic airfare – Visa for Brazil (exemption for Canadians until April 10, 2025) – Gratuities – Beverages – Optional excursions

1

DAY 1 RIO DE JANEIRO

Arrival in Rio de Janeiro meet and transfer to the hotel – Shared service (bilingual guide Spanish and English).

Accommodation : Rio de Janeiro for 3 nights

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DAY 2 RIO DE JANEIRO

Today, a memorable experience awaits you as you explore the best highlights of Rio de Janeiro in a 5-hour to visit the Christ the Redeemer by Van & Sugarloaf Mountain.
You will be picked-up in the lobby of your hotel between 7:30 am and 8:10 am, depending on the hotel location for a quick tour in Rio de Janeiro visiting the two most famous landmarks: the Christ the Redeemer Statue and Sugarloaf Mountain. Get picked up from your hotel and drive up to the Christ the Redeemer Statue - one of the New Seven Wonders of the World - on top of Corcovado Mountain. The drive is short and beautiful, traveling through the Tijuca Forest before opening to incredible views of the entire city. Then go to Sugarloaf Mountain, located in the Urca neighborhood. Ride a series of 2 cable cars in route to the summit, first arriving at Urca Hill, and then continuing to the top of Sugarloaf, reaching a height of 1,295 feet (395m). Conclude the tour with an exquisitely beautiful panorama of Rio de Janeiro.

Meals : Breakfast

3

DAY 3 RIO DE JANEIRO

Day at leisure for discovering this beautiful city including the wonderful beaches of Rio de Janeiro.

Meals : Breakfast

Optional Excursions : HALF DAY: SANTA TERESA, LAPA WITH TRAM RIDE AND SELARON STEPS – WITH EXTRA COST – Shared basis – Duration 4 hours – Operation from Tuesday to Sunday (morning only)
Begin your tour at Downtown, where you will get the tram to the bohemian neighborhood of Santa Teresa. You will drive over the Arcos da Lapa, the aqueduct used to connect water from Santa Teresa to Downtown and one of Rio’s most traditional postcards. At Santa Teresa, you will experience an interesting local atmosphere. Walk along the bohemian neighborhood of Santa Teresa, a bucolic area in Rio de Janeiro. Located on a hillside, Santa Teresa has become a district of cultural interest because of its architectural value and prime location, famous for its winding, narrow cobblestone streets and a favourite spot for artists and tourists. A flair like Montmartre, in Paris. You will visit the Ruins Park (closed on Mondays), a public park with an art gallery built around the ruins of a mansion. Up next, you will walk down the colorful Selarón Steps, one of Rio’s landmarks, and arrive at the district of Lapa, the zone with most traditional nightlife. Take a stroll in the Passeio Público, the oldest public park in the South America, to reach Cinelândia, a lively spot in Rio thanks to its bars, restaurants, and cultural attractions. Among many remarkable constructions in the area, you will notice the Municipal theater, Rio de Janeiro’s most traditional theatre and opera house, as well as the Biblioteca Nacional, Brazil’s most important library.
Your last stop will be at Confeitaria Colombo (closed on Sundays), a permanent member of all “must-see cafés” rankings around the world. Enjoy the opulent art nouveau decorated with huge stained glass, tiles, and mirrors imported from France, Portugal, and Belgium. You can finish your tour tasting one of the Brazilian traditional snacks – such as the coxinha de frango (‘little chicken thigh’) – or desserts – such as the brigadeiro (‘brigadier’) in one of Rio de Janeiro’s most prestigious places at the beginning of the 20th century.

HALF DAY: MUSEUM OF TOMORROW, AQUARIUM RIO & OLYMPIC BOULEVARD – WITH EXTRA COST – Shared basis – Duration 4 hours – Operation from Tuesday to Sunday (morning only)
Get to know the Rio port area, visit a popular museum in Brazil and the largest marine aquarium in South America.
You will be picked-up in the lobby of your hotel between 8:30 am and 9:30 am, depending on the hotel location for a half-day tour to begin the tour going to the Olympic Boulevard or Porto Maravilha, the city’s port area that has been completely revitalized and where the newest tourist attractions in Rio de Janeiro are located.
Visit Museum of Tomorrow, a modern and technological applied science museum dedicated to exploring and questioning all the possibilities for building the future of the planet and humans. Observe and take photos in front of the unusual and futuristic architecture from one of the most visited museums in Brazil. Inside the Museum of Tomorrow, you will learn about opportunities and challenges that humanity will have to face in the coming decades from the perspectives of sustainability and coexistence. Then, make a stop for photos at the Kobra Mural - one of the largest graffiti murals in the world - created by Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra. Observe five ethnic groups depicted realistically on a colorful background with geometric shapes. Last stop is at AquaRio, the largest marine aquarium in South America. See more than 5,000 animals from 350 different species from around the world in 28 saltwater tanks. You will be able to see up close and even interact with an immense variety of fish, invertebrates, rays, sharks, and corals. Take a photo inside the main tank tunnel, where you will see animals passing over you! An entertainment show about nature for all ages!

HALF DAY: RIO NATURE - TIJUCA FOREST AND BOTANICAL GARDEN – WITH EXTRA COST – Shared basis – Duration 4 hours – afternoon only
Begin your tour at the Botanical Garden and visit the Sensory Garden, the Brazilwood (tree that gives name to the country), the Turtle Lake and the lake with the giant-waterlily. Walk through the bicentenary imperial palm trees as you go to the orchidarium and bromeliad house. Then, visit the Vista Chinesa gazebo and enjoy a panoramic view of Rio de Janeiro with mountains, forest, and ocean at 388 meters above sea level. In a distance, you can also see Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf. Follow to an adventure at Tijuca National Forest, one of the largest urban forests in the world. Observe the Taunay Waterfall and walk through a simple trail as you learn more about the Atlantic Forest, its flora and fauna. Get back to the vehicle and pass by the famous São Conrado beach to observe the hang gliders and paragliders, before returning to the hotel through a panoramic route.

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DAY 4 RIO DE JANEIRO – FOZ DO IGUASSU

At proper time, transfer from the hotel to the airport – Shared service (bilingual guide Spanish and English). Suggested flight arrival until 12:30h maximum – not included.
Arrival in Iguassu airport, meet and transfer directly to the Brazilian park, ending at the hotel after tour.
HALF DAY BRAZILIAN SIDE OF THE FALLS – Duration 3 hours – Shared service.
Departure in vehicle heading to the National Park of the Brazilian Falls. The tour starts with a visit to the Main Center of the park, where you will have the opportunity to get some hints about the local ecosystem. From there hike along the most important trail of the park where you can enjoy an astonishing view of the waterfalls. From the local belvedere you will have a privileged sight of both parks of the waterfalls. Return to the main point via the panoramic elevator.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : Foz do Iguassu for 2 nights

Optional Excursions : VISIT THE BIRD PARK (EXTENSION OF BRAZILIAN SIDE FALLS) – WITH EXTRA COST – Duration 3 hours – Shared service.
Located at the entrance of the National Park Bird Park is an ecological sanctuary, linking ecotourism with conservation. Huge nurseries provide a basic understanding of some 900 birds, 150 species. Brazilian birds predominate, but there are species from Australia, Africa and Asia represented. It also develops a recognized work of education, research, and Environmental conservation. Other attractions include a butterfly nursery with approximately 25 species of reptiles, where you can see snakes and alligators from just a few meters away.

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DAY 5 FOZ DO IGUASSU

HALF DAY ARGENTINIAN SIDE OF THE FALLS – Duration 5 hours – Shared service.
Transfer ahead to Argentina side with a quick stop at customs checks. After that, the tour continues to the Tancredo Neves Bridge over the Iguassu River, which separates the border between Argentina and Brazil. Once in Argentina, take a scenic highway up to the Argentine Iguassu Park (entrance fee included) where you will have a spectacular view of the Argentinean Falls, with access to the very brink of the awe-inspiring Devil’s Throat, largest of the Argentinean Falls, including the San Martin Falls. On the way back from the falls a stop at the “Three Borders” Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay meet. Visit the upper circuit and the Devil´s Throat.

Meals : Breakfast

Optional Excursions : THE BIG ADVENTURE TOUR (Extension of Argentinean Side Falls) - WITH EXTRA COST – Shared service.
The tour combines rainforest and waterfalls. We will drive into the vast wild vegetation joined by experienced guides. We will get off at the pier and board a boat to sail the Iguazú Inferior River canyon, rafting the river rapids to appreciate falls from the San Martín Island peaceful backwater. Then we will visit the Tres Mosqueteros (Three Musketeers) falls, and Garganta del Diablo (Devil’s Throat) will crown the tour. Sailing the coast of the island, we will get to the next exciting point: The San Martín falls, the greatest a boat can approach.
IMPORTANT: We recommend taking a second pair of shoes, informal clothes to change because in the excursion everyone will get wet.
Certain visitors are not allowed to ride: Great Adventure or Nautical Adventure navigation:
* People with osteoporosis, neck, back conditions, or surgery
* People with heart conditions or surgery
* People with COPD or neurological condition or surgery
* People unable to handle a nautical emergency

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DAY 6 FOZ DO IGUASSU

Transfer out from Hotel to The Airport to board your departure flight.

Meals : Breakfast

HOTEL OPTIONS OR SIMILAR

3* Tourist Category

Rio de Janeiro: Mirador Rio 3*
Foz do Iguassu: Viale Tower 3*

4* Superior / First Class Category

Rio de Janeiro: Arena Ipanema 4*
Foz do Iguassu: Viale Cataratas 4*

Rates in CA$, per person, starting from, in double occupancy 

Land Package
Departures 2024DoubleSingle supp.
3* Tourist Category1059+539
4* Superior / First Class Category1279+589

Rates in CA$, per person, starting from

Optional excursions
Half-day: Santa Teresa, Lapa with tram ride and Selaron steps**99
Half-day: Museum of Tomorrow, Aquarium Rio & Olympic Boulevard**199
Half Day: Rio Nature – Tijuca Forest and Botanical Garden**139
Visit The Bird Park (Extension of Brazilian Side Falls)**79
The Big Adventure Tour (Extension of Argentinean Side Falls)**199
** Shared service excursions

Guaranteed departures 2024

January 8
March 4
April 8 and 29
May 20
June 3 and 24
July 8 and 29
August 26
September 30
November 4
December 2

Notes:

Rates are not valid for departures in February.
Minimum 2 passengers.

**Prices in this document are for information only; they were issued at press time, for the current year. Please note that due to exchange rates and temporary promotions, they can increase or decrease at any time. Contact your travel agent for the price and promotion of the moment. Prices include the contribution of customers to the Compensation Fund for clients of Quebec travel agents.

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro and Iguassu Falls – Promotional flyer
Brazil, Rio de Janeiro and Iguassu Falls – Promotional flyer