BRAZIL HIGHLIGHTS 2016
Tours with any departure date in 2016 starting from 1 pax travelling
Day 1 Rio de Janeiro
Upon arrival in Rio de Janeiro, you will be transferred to your hotel to leave your luggage. Breakfast
at a local café including exotic fruits, juice, coffee, milk and some types of bread. (27 U$/person)
Rio de Janeiro is green hills, blue sky, beautiful bays, islands and marvelous beaches. It is the second biggest city in Brazil (after Sao Paulo) and, certainly, one of the most beautiful cities in the world! Beach hotels are situated along the whole perimeter of Guanabara Bay and, if you are staying in one of these hotels, the beauty of Rio de Janeiro is in front of your eyes all the time. Blue ocean water will call you to the beach. The most popular beaches – Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon, are famous for their black and white tiled promenade. From early morning to late in the night you can see people playing soccer and volleyball on the golden sand of the beaches. For those who prefer active holidays, Rio offers opportunities to practice almost any sport: golf, tennis, surfing, rafting, diving, delta flight and many others. Numerous open restaurants at the beach will offer you refreshing coconut water, freshly squeezed juices and other drinks. You can also listen to the local music played by artists along the promenade.
City Tour and Sugarloaf mountain (11 hours bus)
After breakfast an excursion to the Sugar Loaf is planned. The first stop is on Urca Mountain, with a
wide viewing area, where you can have a snack at the bar. On the mountain of Sugar Loaf you will have a beautiful view of Rio, Copacabana beach, the bay, the surrounding mountains, islands in the ocean, bridge to Niteroi, Guanabara Bay and the statue of Christ on Corcovado Mountain. Then you will go by car to the central regions of the old Rio, where you will admire several old churches, monasteries, the main cathedral of the city, Uruguayana and Carioca streets as well as buildings built in the colonial style. Our guide will take you to lunch where you will enjoy the delicious dishes of the local cuisine.
You will have the rest of the day free to enjoy the first impressions of the marvelous city of Rio de Janeiro. You can get this chance to see and feel the exciting life of the city or get relaxed among the palm trees drinking coconut water and listening to samba. Whatever you choose – you can find it easily in Rio!
Day 2 Rio de Janeiro
Corcovado and Crist the Redeemer Statue (4 hours)
After breakfast we set off on a tour through the city. Arriving at the station, where the
environmentally friendly train will take us through the jungle to the top of Corcovado. On either side
of the railway you will have spectacular views from Tijuca forest, inhabited by monkeys and other
exotic animals and birds. At the top of Corcovado, at an altitude of 700 m above sea level, stands the
symbol of Rio – Statue of Christ the Savior (38m), which was built in 1931. A breathtaking panorama
view of the metropolis and its environs Bridge Niteroi, Guanabara Bay, the Botanical Garden, the
world’s largest Maracana stadium, Sugar Loaf, and more is possible from the top of Corcovado.