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Brazil's carnival celebrations: Rio de Janeiro and Iguacu Falls

9 days from £3,390pp

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Itinerary highlights

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

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

  • Ride the cable car to Sugar Loaf Mountain.

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

Price includes

Scheduled international and domestic flights
In-destination transfers
Activities and excursions as detailed
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  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Iguaçu Falls

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

Day 1 Rio de Janeiro

International outbound flight , Rio de Janeiro

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.

Day 2 Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro

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

Day 3 Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro

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 Sugar Loaf.

Day 4 Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro

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.)

Day 5 Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro

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

Day 6 Iguaçu Falls

Rio de Janeiro , Iguaçu Falls

After your morning flight to Iguacu 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.

Day 7 Iguaçu Falls

Iguaçu 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 - we suggest visiting the nearby bird park or spend more time exploring the Brazilian side of the falls.

Day 8 International return flight

Iguaçu Falls , International return flight

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

Day 9 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

Audley Travel specialist Rebecca
Tom King

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