Explore The Best Of Brazil In Latin America Escorted Tour

Explore The Best Of Brazil In Latin America Escorted Tour

Nothing is more beautiful in Brazil than the beaches of Rio. Urbanized and preserved to the best degree, they serve perfectly the Cariocas and their pleasure. The coastline of the State of Rio de Janeiro, in fact, is outstanding. However, you can't stay lost only in the South zone, there still is the Barra da Tijuca, in addition to the Regiao dos Lagos, Angra dos Reis, and other places which we will explore in this Latin America escorted tour. Read More

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Nothing is more beautiful in Brazil than the beaches of Rio. Urbanized and preserved to the best degree, they serve perfectly the Cariocas and their pleasure. The coastline of the State of Rio de Janeiro, in fact, is outstanding. However, you can't stay lost only in the South zone, there still is the Barra da Tijuca, in addition to the Regiao dos Lagos, Angra dos Reis, and other places which we will explore in this Latin America escorted tour.

Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Rio

  • Travel through the Tijuca Forest

  • Visit Corcovado, home of the Christ the Redeemer statue

  • Enjoy cable car ride from Urca up to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain

  • Visit Maracana Stadium and the Sambadrome

  • Take a full-day tour from Rio de Janeiro to Iguazu Falls

  • Join group tour of Santa Teresa from Rio de Janeiro Enjoy stunning views of Rio de Janeiro from the top of Santa Teresa

  • Explore Chacara do Ceu Museum and Ruins Park

  • Swim, snorkel and soak up the sun in Ilha Grande

Tour Description

Get an overview of Rio's most famous sights during this escorted Latin America tour. With a local guide, make your way through the Tijuca Forest, board the vehicle at Paineiras to the top of Corcovado, the seat of the Christ the Redeemer statue. Board the cable car from Urca up to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain, then enjoy lunch at one of the city's best steakhouses before you continue your journey to Maracana Stadium and the Sambadrome.

Explore the beautiful Iguazu Waterfalls, one of the New Seven Natural Wonders of the World, on a full-day tour from Rio de Janeiro. Fly directly from Rio to Foz do Iguacu and spend two days exploring the stunning waterfalls and local biodiversity. Step into the Devil’s Throat for an up-close experience of the great falls and maybe even view some friendly Qantas before boarding your flight back to Rio.

Explore one of Rio's best neighborhoods, Santa Teresa, on a 4-hour guided sightseeing tour. Walk down cobblestone streets among the district's impressive architecture. Cherish sprawling landscapes of greater Rio de Janeiro, climb the Selaron Staircase and explore the Chacara do Ceu Museum and Ruins Park.

Explore the stunning beaches outside of Rio de Janeiro on a full-day tour to Ilha Grande. Visit five or six charming spots such as the Blue Lagoon, Japariz Beach, and the Botinas Islands. Enjoy the day swimming, snorkeling, and soaking up the warm Brazilian sun with your small group and sit down to a delightful local lunch.

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1 - Rio Day Tour / Christ the Redeemer and Maracana

Spend a full day exploring the sights of Rio de Janeiro on this Latin America escorted tour. Start with a journey to view the Christ the Redeemer Statue atop Corcovado Mountain, followed by a scenic visit to the Maracana stadium and further visit to the Sambodromo (Sambadrome), the Metropolitan Cathedral, and the Selaron Steps. We will pick you up from your Rio hotel and drive up to the Christ the Redeemer statue, regarded as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, on top of Corcovado Mountain. The drive is short and pictorial, passing through the Tijuca Forest before opening up to beautiful views of the entire city. Once you return to the sea level, drive past the mythical Maracana soccer stadium and continue to Sambodromo, the location of Rio's famous Carnaval.

Day 2 - Rio Day Tour / Sugar Loaf and Selaron

Pay a visit to the unique Metropolitan Cathedral, a modern house that takes influence from Mayan pyramids. Check out the brilliantly colored tiles of the world-famous Selaron Steps, one of Rio's most unique landmarks. Then head to a local steakhouse to be treated with a delicious barbecue lunch. After lunch, make a final journey to Sugarloaf Mountain, established in the Urca neighborhood. After finishing your lunch, ride the cable cars up Sugarloaf Mountain. Board a series of 2 cable cars en route to the summit, first landing at Urca Hill, and then proceeding to the top of Sugarloaf, reaching a height of 1,295 feet (395 m). End the tour with an exquisitely lovely panorama of Rio de Janeiro.

Day 3 - Iguazu Falls from Rio de Janeiro

Discover the Iguazu Falls, which are formed with 275 waterfalls. We will start with the pick up at your hotel to catch the morning flight. The flight will take you straight to Foz de Iguazu, where our team will meet you and escort you to the meeting point and begin the journey through Iguazu Falls on the Brazilian side. Enjoy the spray coming from the incredible falls and view the biodiversity that shines in this region. Iguazu Falls are considered one of the new seven wonders of nature. The park, Natural Heritage since 1986, gained significant recognition for its main attraction.

Day 4 - Explore Iguazu Falls

Learn from your guide about the main features at the waterfalls. The picturesque views from the footbridges and the viewpoints make an incredible tour. After the guided tour, you will have free time for you to explore on your own and click pictures, followed by a delicious lunch. This evening we will take a flight back to Rio de Janeiro, reaching at approximately 6:00 p.m.

Day 5 - Small-Group Santa Teresa Discovery Tour from Rio de Janeiro

Your guide will meet you at the Copacabana Palace Hotel, then jump on the subway with your guide to journey to Santa Teresa the way the locals do. Walk through Carioca Square, one of Rio's main sources of drinking water, then visit the financial district on foot with charming commentary from your guide. Board a tram (the only one in Rio) or bus for the ride up to the top of the hill where Santa Teresa is located. This neighborhood is one of Rio's best and ancient region, lined with cobblestone streets and impressive buildings. Get to know about the history and culture of the area from your guide as you weave through the narrow lanes and alleyways. Cherish the 18th- and 19th-century buildings that once housed the city’s elite but now home to art galleries, restaurants, and bars. Placed on a hill, the neighborhood contributes excellent views. Visit Parque das Ruinas (Ruins Park) for excellent photo opportunities of downtown and Guanabara Bay. Travel past the neighborhood convent, and then check out Selaron’s Staircase (Escadaria Selaron), a set of 250 steps embraced in tiles from all over the world. They were built in the 1990s by artist Jorge Selaron and have been highlighted in all sorts of productions, from an episode of ‘The Amazing Race to a Snoop Dogg video. After an appealing 4-hour tour, return to your Rio hotel.

Day 6 - Speed Boat Tour in Angra dos Reis and Ilha Grande

Ilha Grande is a paradisiacal stop! The area of crystal waters and the Atlantic forest is globally highlighted, the place is incorporated as one of the most stunning beaches in Brazil and draws many visitors every day. The big difference is that most of the visitors prefer the schooner ride, boats of up to 120 people, which only stop at the most popular stops, almost at the same time! Our proposal is unique, we try to provide an experience for those who want excellent quality and exclusivity in their vacation days. We leave Rio de Janeiro on a 3-hour journey to Angra where we will board our speedboat for up to 15 people and begin the tour. We will make between 5 and 6 stops and explore some of the most attractive spots of the island, the Blue Lagoon, Botinas Islands, Japariz beach, Cataguases Islands, Green Lagoon, Saco do Ceu, among others welcome. The stops can change, according to the climate, sea condition, wind and the number of people on site! Our aim is to escape the big boats and stops with a large number of people, attempting to provide a more personal experience! Chances for a good dive, excellent photos and moments of relaxation are not going to fail! The boat has a place for you to carry your own drink and food, and during the day we will stop at some of the beaches to savor a delicious local lunch, which is included in the tour's value. After that day in paradise, around 5:00 p.m., we start our return to Rio de Janeiro, reaching in the city around 8:00 p.m. Once you reach your hotel go for a peaceful sleep. This is an experience for those who want to go to paradise with more luxury and exclusivity!

Day 7 - Departure

Your Latin America escorted tour ends in Rio this morning after breakfast and we will transfer you to the airport for your home flight.

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