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ITINERARY

Rio de Janero

Brazil 2023

Travel Dates: 6 Days/ 5 Nights
Thursday, November 16 - 21, 2023

Hello Rio! 
Sitting on the southern shore of the magnificent Guanabara Bay, Rio is without a doubt, one of the most stunning settings in the world. Extending for 20km along an alluvial strip, between an azure sea and forest-clad mountains, the city’s streets and buildings have been moulded around the foothills of the mountain range that provides its backdrop. While out in the bay there are many rocky islands fringed with white sand. The aerial views over Rio are breathtaking, and even the concrete skyscrapers that dominate the city’s skyline add to the attraction. 
Get ready to explore miles of stunning beaches, immerse in rich musical culture, and embrace new experiences with us.

 

Itinerary

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Day 1

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16
WELCOME TO BRAZIL

  • Arrive at Rio de Janeiro/Galeão – Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (GIG)

  • Gather luggage and meet up with group and private driver that will take you to your accommodations

  • Get settled and ready for a welcome reception and Brazilian dinner. 

Dinner Included
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Day 2

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17

FUN IN THE SUN 

  • ​If you are a brave enough to fly, join this optional hang-gliding experience. Soar above Rio de Janeiro in a hang glider as you take in city views, glide over the Mata Atlantica, Pass by Sugar Loaf Mountain, the Rocinha Favela, and the Christ the Redeemer Statue! 

  • Not to worry, you will be accompanied by a fully certified instructor that will touch down with a gentle landing on Sao Conrado Beach. 

  • Walk away with a video DVD of your hang-gliding experience

  • Mix it up with the beautiful Brazilian locals at a beach club for the rest of the day. Dance, swim, play in sand, and ride the waves.

  • Meet up for a themed group dinner 

Breakfast & Dinner Included
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Day 3

 
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18

EXPLORE RIO DE JANEIRO

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Begin your private tour of Rio with pickup at your accommodation.

  • Your first stop is at Christ the Redeemer, which you reach by a train ride through the Tijuca National Forest, one of the largest urban forests worldwide. At the top, get sweeping views of Rio and take the time to snap photos. 

  • Visit Lapa, home to the Lapa Arches and the colorful Selaron Steps. Swing by the popular recreation spot Flamengo Park on the way to Sugar Loaf Mountain. 

  • Hop a cable car to the top at 1,300 feet (396 meters) and enjoy more panoramic views of the city below. Along your journey, get personalized attention from your private guide (if option selected) and plenty of opportunities to ask questions. 

  • After lunch at a local restaurant, your afternoon itinerary is customized to suit your preferences. 

  • Receive recommendations from your guide to enhance the rest of your vacation

  • Evening free time and dinner on your own

Breakfast/Lunch Included
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Day 4

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19
IMMERSE IN CULTURE
 

  • Afternoon tour 

  • Delve deeper into the history of Little Africa in Rio de Janeiro

  • Go on a historical and cultural walking tour around the Saúde neighborhood

  • Learn about Rio’s history as the world’s largest African slave market

  • Discover the impact and the legacy of the African diaspora in Brazil

  • Afternoon photo shoot (optional)

  • The rest of the day is at your leisure

Breakfast & lunch Included