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Brazil's carnival celebrations: Rio de Janeiro & Iguaçu Falls

9 days from £3,390pp

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Tour highlights

  • Enjoy the Carnival parades at Rio's famous Sambadrome.

  • Take in the stunning views from the Christ the Redeemer statue.

  • Hear the mighty roar and feel the spray of the immense Iguaçu Falls.

  • Ride the cable car to Sugarloaf Mountain.

9 days from £3,390pp

Price includes:

  • Scheduled international and domestic flights
  • In-destination transfers
  • Activities and excursions as detailed
  • All accommodation
  • 24-hour support while you travel
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Travel that's shaped around you

We know that travel has the most meaning when it's created individually for you. Our specialists will only start designing your trip once they understand exactly what you want it to be. So, consider this idea simply as inspiration for your own experience.

Itinerary idea in detail

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

  • Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Rio de Janeiro. On arrival in Rio today you will be met by a guide and driven to your Copacabana hotel in a private vehicle.

  • At leisure in Rio to explore. Stroll along the Copacabana and Ipanema beaches and absorb the exciting atmosphere of the world-famous Carnival.

  • Today take a guided tour of Rio's most iconic sights, such as the statue of Christ the Redeemer and a cable car ride up to Sugarloaf.

  • Carnival day! The morning is at leisure, maybe relax by heading to the tranquil Santa Teresa district before things get much more frantic and lively in the evening when you transfer to the famous Sambadrome to enjoy the colourful samba parades. (Tickets in the non-numbered bleachers are included but upgrades are available for additional cost.)

  • Free day in Rio to recover from the Carnival or arrange further tours. You could visit the botanical gardens or try a local cookery class.

  • After your morning flight to Iguaçu your chauffeur-guide meets you and drives you to your hotel. You have the afternoon to settle in and relax. Depending on what time your flight arrives, you could spend the afternoon visiting the Brazilian side of the falls. There are several walking trails, which take you to different panoramic viewpoints over the falls.

  • Your guide picks you up at your hotel for a private half day guided tour of the Argentinian side of the falls. You'll walk over the jungle boardwalks to different viewpoints, allowing you to get up close to the water, and will also visit the 'Devil's Throat' — the most powerful section of the falls. Your afternoon is free and we suggest visiting the nearby bird park or spend more time exploring the Brazilian side of the falls.

  • Today you will transfer to the airport for your domestic flight and begin the journey home.

  • Arrive home today to complete your journey.

Accommodation options

While the itinerary price reflects the suggested accommodation, Audley trips are 100% tailor-made, and a specialist can help you select the option best suited to your tastes and budget.

Audley Travel Specialist Alexandra

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The specialist who designs your trip to Brazil will have explored the country many times and, in some cases, lived there. Their first-hand knowledge gives us the belief that no other travel company can match our expertise in helping you plan your trip.

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Rio de Janeiro
Iguaçu Falls

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