This holiday is perfect for those who want to experience some of Brazil's magnificent highlights at a relaxing pace. The trip incorporates the vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro and the magnificent Iguazu Falls. In Rio see world renowned sights like Sugar Loaf Mountain and Corcovado, visit Ipanema beach or explore the historic downtown, a showcase for the city's fine artistic, architectural and cultural heritage. Wander along beautiful Copacabana Beach or unwind by the hotel pool taking in the superb sunsets. Next take a short flight to the Iguazu Falls and stay at the colonial style Das Cataratas Hotel, ideally located within the Brazilian side of the national park. Walk from the hotel to the falls and explore at your own pace early in the morning or in the evening when the park is closed. You'll see the huge volume of cascading water as it pummels against the basalt rock, generating a permanent cloud of mist which helps to create blazing rainbows.
Day 1 Depart the UK for your daytime flight to Rio de Janeiro.Iconic Copacabana Palace hotel is your luxury hotel, perfectly located to relax and explore beautiful Copacabana Beach.
Day 2 Full day private excursion to visit iconic Rio - Sugar Loaf Mountain and Corcovado. Drive alongside the city beaches to reach the man made forest of Tijuaca where the Cosme Velho district is situated. From here take the cogwheel up 655m to the top of the mountain where the steps lead to the Christ the Redeemer statue. From this vantage point you will have a fantastic view of the whole city! After lunch at a local restaurant drive to the starting point of the two-stage cable car ride for the summit of Sugar Loaf Mountain. The all-encompassing view of this privileged 270-metre high lookout is unrivaled.
Day 3 Enjoy some free days to further explore the city. Perhaps visit Ipanema beach, home to the Girl (from Ipanema) and superb sunsets or explore the historic downtown with the city's fine artistic, architectural and cultural heritage.
Day 6 Transfer to the airport for the short flight to Iguazu falls, one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature. The colonial style Das Cataratas hotel is ideally located within the Brazilian side of the national park and is surrounded by lovely gardens. You can easily walk from the hotel to the falls and explore at your own pace early in the morning or in the evening when the park is closed.
Day 7 Spend the next two day exploring the majestic Iguazu falls. From your luxurious base within the national park you can easily walk to the viewing platforms. We have have also included a private excursion which will take you across the border to Argentina for spectacular views including the impressive Devil's Throat. With such a high volume of cascading water pummelling against the basalt rock, a permanent cloud of mist is generated which, in the sun, creates blazing rainbows.
Day 8 Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK, via Sao Paulo, with TAM airlines.
This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website
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