This itinerary is ideal for first-time visitors to Brazil. Begin in the vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro, where you’ll take an open-top 4x4 guided tour of the city, exploring Christ the Redeemer, the Santa Teresa district and the urban forest of Tijuca. After another day exploring Rio under your own steam, you’ll spend a couple of days at the Iguaçu Falls, before finishing with some time relaxing in the coastal getaway town of in Buzios just a few hours driving from Rio. All domestic flights are included in this trip, as are private transfers from the airport to your accommodation. Breakfast at your hotel or guesthouse is also included.
Take an evening tour and experience Rio's famous foodie nightlife firsthand.
Visit Brazilian icons such as Sugar Loaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer.
Explore the Brazilian and Argentine sides of the spectacular Iguaçu Falls.
Escape the city and enjoy a few days of rest and relaxation in Buzios.
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- Sao Paulo
- Iguacu Falls
- Rio de Janeiro
- Natal and Around
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Day 1 Iguacu Falls
Sao Paulo , Iguacu Falls
After arriving in Brazil, catch your connection to Iguaçu. In Iguaçu, you're met by your chauffeur-guide and driven to your hotel by private transfer. Relax after your long flight. Alternatively, we recommend exploring the Brazilian side of the Falls just outside your hotel. Go for a short walk on one of the well-marked trails leading you to certain key vantage points and panoramic vistas.
Day 2 Iguacu Falls
Enjoy a half day private guided tour of the Argentinian side of the Falls, which offers the chance to get up close to the thundering water. Your guide takes you around the area's jungle-clad boardwalks, finishing with a close-up view of the Devil's Throat. The spray given off by this powerful fall caused local people to give it its dramatic epithet. You have the afternoon at leisure: we recommend exploring the nearby bird park, which is run as a charity.
Day 3 Rio de Janeiro
Day 4 Rio de Janeiro
Today you're collected from your hotel to embark on a small-group guided tour of Rio's highlights. Travel in an open-top 4x4, an efficient way to get around but also a good way to admire the views of this hilly city. One of your first stops are the mansions and galleries of the Santa Teresa quarter, before you climb to Corcovado Hill to admire the statue of Christ the Redeemer up close. End with time in Tijuca Forest, the world's largest urban forest, before returning to your hotel. The whole tour lasts around four hours, and you have the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 5 Rio de Janeiro
Day 6 Buzios
Day 7 Buzios
Day 8 Buzios
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