Day 1. Usa / Iguazu Falls
After breakfast at your hotel transfer to Iguazú Falls (Argentina´s side). Full day visit to the Argentinean side of the falls. We´ll be able to walk near by them in a safe environment . The Argentinean side has numerous walkways that meander under the crashing waters torrent. This is one of the best ways to enjoy this magnificent spectacle. Lunch not included. Fees to enter Iguazú National Park not included. You can also up-grade this tour for the Great Adventure. Ask for this additional feature.The Iguazú Falls are taller than the Niágara Falls and twice as wide, with 275 cascades spread in a horseshoe shape. This falls are the result of a volcanic eruption. The tremendous amount of water (an average of 553 cubic feet per second) thundering down 269 feet, the tropical location and the sheer beauty led Eleanor Roosevelt to say: “Poor Niagara”. Four times as width as Niágara Falls, Iguazú Falls are divided by various islands into separate waterfalls. During rainy season (November to March), the flow rate may reach arround 12,750 cubic meters per second (450,000 cubic feet). An UNESCO WORLD NATURAL HERITAGE SITE. This singular and virgin jungle ecosystem is protected by Argentine and Brazilian National Parks on either side of the cascades. Two thirds of the falls are on the Argentinean side,where you can also tour Iguazú National Park, there, you can participate in jungle trails and bird hikes. Plan a full day in the park to fully enjoy the wildlife.
Day 2. Iguazu Falls Argentina and Brazil side – Rio de Janeiro
Breakfast. Half a day tour to the Brazilian side of the falls. These waterfalls encompass 275 separate falls spanning an area of almost two miles. Iguaçu Falls is located between the Argentina- Brazil border. Both sides offering one of nature’s most spectacular views.
Fees to enter Foz do Iguaçu National Park not included. Approximately USD 15.00 per person. Departure from Foz do Iguaçú to Rio de Janeiro in the late afternoon. At your arrival in Rio de Janeiro, transfer will be provide to your selected hotel.
Your hotel is located in the Copacabana area. Famous for its beaches, Copacabana’s Atlantica Avenue offers innumerous café’s and restaurants. The astonishing beauty of the Guanabara Bay bewitches visitors to Rio. Rio’s famous landmark statue of Christ the Redeemer perched atop Tijuca National Forest. It has a botanical garden of almost 350 acres, containing over 5,000 species of plants, fine museums, such as the Indian Museum and the National Historical Museum.
Day 3. Rio de Janeiro – Chirst of Corcovado
Breakfast. A half day tour to El Corcovado (Christ statue). The 704-meter above sea level ride to El Corcovado is on a trolley or by cable car. At the top of the mountain, you will have the opportunity to see the 90 feet tall Christ statue. From this point, you will enjoy a panoramic view of Rio, the beaches, mountains and the Sugar Loaf, all of them resulting in one of the most spectacular urban and natural sceneries in the whole world.
Evening at your leisure.
For the evening, we strongly recommend making reservations at the Show Plataforma I, a true sample of the famous Carnaval do Brazil.
Day 4. Rio de Janeiro
Breakfast. Day at your leisure.
We recommend our full day tour to Petropolis, Brazil’s Imperial city, located so near Rio de Janeiro. It´s a popular health and summer resort founded in 1845 by German immigrants. It is named after Pedro II, the emperor of Brazil from 1831 to 1889, who adopt it as his favorite summer residence. The population goes around 300,000 people. Petrópolis is one of Rio de Janeiro’s premier mountain resorts. The lovely tree-lined streets, the palaces, mansions, and museums can be comfortably explored on foot. In addition to the royal family, the Baron of Mauá, the Baron of Rio Negro, and a number of industrialists, coffee moguls, and politicians built their summer residences here, turning Petrópolis into the capital of Brazil during the hot summer months. Even after the Brazil´s indepe in 1889, Petrópolis maintained its prestige. In 1904 the former Baron´s residence became the official summer residence for the president of the Republic.
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Day 5. Rio de Janeiro
Day at your leisure.
We recommend a visit the Pan de Azúcar (Sugar Loaf), a granite monolith, only accessible by a two stages cable car. From here, you will appreciate a spectacular view of the Guanabara Bay and the majestic city of Rio de Janeiro.Please click here for more optional tours of Rio de Janeiro. Petropolis Tour operates Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Another choice is a cruise to Bernado Tropical Islands. This is an all day tour that cruises the bay in safe and comfortable sailboats. Tropical fruits are freely served on board, as well as the typical Brazil’s drink, the Caipirinha. Please click here for more optional tours of Rio de Janeiro.
The boat stops for those who want to swim in the clean bay waters, where it is possible to see the bottom. After this stop, we will head to the Island and have a buffet-style lunch served with a varied selection of dishes, mainly seafood and barbecue. The stay on the island takes approximately 3 hours, enough for swimming in the ocean or to play the available.
Day 6. Rio de Janeiro
Breakfast at your hotel, check out (at 12 noon) transfer to Rio de Janeiro Airport in time for your international flight back home.
Services in Rio
- Round trip transfers
- 4 nights
- Daily breakfast and hotel taxes
- Half day city tour to the Christ Redentor, this place was recently named as one of Seven Wonders of World.
- Local Hosted and Bilingual Tour Guides
- Assistance with the Brazilian visa requirements (Consulate fee not included).
Services in Iguazu.
- Round trip transfers
- 2 nights
- Daily breakfast and hotel taxes
- Full day tour Iguazú Falls National Park – Argentina Border
- Half day tour Iguazú Falls National Park – Brasil Border
- Local Hosted and Bilingual Tour Guides.
Important Information: American citizens are required to obtain consular visa to visit Brazil.