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From the throbbing samba rhythms of Rio de Janeiro to the soothing sounds of the ocean, this Brazil vacation is sure to enchant. Lush tropical scenery and an undeniable enthusiasm for life await you!


Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 4Rio de JaneiroSugarloaf Mountain, Corcovado National Park, Christ The RedeemerHilton Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, Belmond Copacabana Palace
4 - 6Foz do IguacuIguazu Waterfalls in Brazil, UNESCO World Heritage Site Jesuit RuinsBelmond das Cataratas
6 - 9BuziosFerradurinha Beach, Orlat Bardot Boardwalk, Rua Das PedrasAbracadabra, Insolito Boutique Hotel
9 - 9Rio de JaneiroSugarloaf Mountain, Corcovado National Park, Christ The Redeemer

Ideal For

  • Heritage
  • Landscape
  • Relaxation
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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 4

International Arrival

Transfer to Hotel

Rio de Janeiro

3 Nights

Rio de Janiero’s famous icons include Copacabana, Sugar Loaf, Samba, Ipanema, Caipirinha cocktails, beach culture and of course the magnificent subtropical rainforests.

Included Activities

Full Day Corcovado and Sugarloaf Tour in Private
This private full day tour takes you to the two major landmarks of Rio, in fact of Brazil: Corcovado and Sugarloaf Mountain. Begin the tour by riding the cog-wheel train up Corcovado Mountain to reach the spectacular view at the summit. Marvel at the Christ the Redeemer statue, built at the top of the mountain and gaze down on the entire city of Rio de Janeiro. Next vist the famous Sugarloaf Mountain, reaching the top by cable car. From your view at the top look out on the glittering waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the beautiful beaches below. (08:00-16:00, Private Activity)

Half Day Santa Teresa tour
Few neighborhoods in Rio offer the physical beauty, history and charm of Santa Teresa. Located high upon the hills of the city, Santa Teresa overlooks virtually the entire city, including downtown and Guanabara Bay. Santa Teresa is home to the famous “bonde”, the street cars of the early 20th century. The neighborhood also offers some of Rio‘s most exciting cultural and artistic activities, as well as wonderful restaurants. Enjoy a delicious lunch at one of Santa Teresa’s culinary hotspots specializing in traditional Brazilian food (not included in rate). Itinerary: We will leave the hotel by metro and stop at the Catete subway station to get a taxi to the “Bonde” (station, where we will proceed across the Lapa Arches and up the hill to the charming neighborhood of Santa Teresa itself. Leave the “Bonde” at Largo dos Guimarães to explore the innumerous cultural houses, galleries and pick our favorite spot for a delicious lunch (not included in rate). We will descend the hill by “Bonde”, once again, to the nearest metro station to return to our hotel. Important note: the tram is out of operation for a complete overhaul, until the return of its operation we will go up to Santa Teresa in mini-buses and vans that are following the route of the tram. Duration: Approximately 6 hours Lunch is not included

Hotel Options
RoomWindsor Atlantica - Superior
RoomCopa Deluxe Front Sea view
Day 4 - 6

Transfer to Hotel

Flight  from  Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguaçu

Transfer from Foz do Iguazu Hotel to Airport

Foz do Iguacu

2 Nights

Foz do Iguaçu on the Brazilian side and Puerto Iguazú on the Argentinean side are not just the gateways to the breathtakingly beautiful and awe inspiring waterfalls, but are also the nearest cities to the intersection of the borders of three countries that include Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil.

Included Activities

Visit to the Brazilian Side of Iguazu Waterfalls
On this half day tour, take in the incredible panoramic view of Iguazu Waterfalls. From the amazing vantage points in Brazil, marvel at the sheer beauty and amazing magnitude of this natural wonder. (Duration 4 hours, if you have a preference for timing, please tell your travel consultant at the time of booking, otherwise our team will schedule the tour at the best available time. Private Activity)

Nautical Adventure in Iguazu
Enchance your visit to the Argentina side of the Iguazu Waterfalls with an exciting boat ride up under the falls. This short, yet adventurous boat-trip with a small group is sure to exhilarate as it approaches the roaring façade of the falls themselves. Prepare to get soaked, which is indeed a welcome refresher to the tropical heat! (Duration 10 minutes, Group Activity, Maximum 45 people in the boat, Combined with the Visit to the Argentine Side of Iguazu Waterfalls Activity)

Visit to the Argentine Side of Iguazu Waterfalls
Gain a deep perspective of the breathtaking waterfalls, recently named one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Three sets of trails and walkways allow you to explore the natural beauty of the falls and the surrounding jungle as you walk through the national park. On the lower circuit take in a view of the falls from below, feeling part of the natural surroundings, and sensing their great magnitude. The upper circuit takes you above the falls where you get a different perspective of the same waterfalls you just saw on the lower circuit. And no visit to Iguazu is complete without viewing the Devil’s Throat Falls, where you stand just feet from the thundering cascades of water tumbling to depths below. (09:00 to 15:00. Private Activity)

Hotel Options
RoomDeluxe Room
Day 6 - 9

Transfer to Airport

Flight  from  Foz do Iguaçu to Rio de Janeiro

Private transfer from Rio de Janeiro to Buzios with English speaking guide (186 km, 3 hrs)


3 Nights

Búzios lies on a jutting peninsula scalloped by more than 2 small beaches.

Hotel Options
Abracadabra – Opt 1
RoomAbracadabra- Superior
Day 9 - 9

Private transfer from Buzios to Rio de Janeiro with English speaking guide (186 km, 3 hrs)

Rio de Janeiro

0 Nights

Rio de Janiero’s famous icons include Copacabana, Sugar Loaf, Samba, Ipanema, Caipirinha cocktails, beach culture and of course the magnificent subtropical rainforests.

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 4,790 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 5,790 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation (on a twin-sharing basis) on the indicated meal plan for 8 nights.
  • Economy flights for all sectors : Rio de Janeiro – Foz do Iguaçu, Foz do Iguaçu – Rio de Janeiro
  • All activities as listed :
    • Rio de Janeiro: Full Day Corcovado and Sugarloaf Tour in Private
    • Rio de Janeiro: Half Day Santa Teresa tour
    • Foz do Iguacu: Visit to the Brazilian Side of Iguazu Waterfalls
    • Foz do Iguacu: Nautical Adventure in Iguazu
    • Foz do Iguacu: Visit to the Argentine Side of Iguazu Waterfalls
  • All airport and hotel transfers
  • All activities specified in the itinerary, including entrance fees, accompanied by our tour guide
  • If your itinerary includes self-drive travel, then all such travel is included in a high quality rental car with full insurance, for an unlimited number of kilometers
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
  • Insolvency insurance
  • Fees and taxes
Lance Barette Argentina Enchanting Travels
What our guests say about this trip

Planning our trip with the Travel Consultant and Travel Coordinator allowed a great deal of our input into exactly what we wanted to do and see. They went out of their way to meet our needs. The tour guides at each destination were very knowledgable and accommodating. All of our connections went perfectly, whether it was being picked up from the airport or being dropped off at our hotel. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to South America.

– Lance Barette
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Brazil: Beaches and Beyond

9 days $ 4,790 / person

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