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Laze on the iconic beaches of Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro
Includes return economy airfares

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Immerse yourself in the vibrancy of one of the world’s most colourful countries on this fun-filled Brazilian Journey taking in idyllic beaches, ...

Highlights

... paradise islands and happening cities along the way. Don’t miss the dramatic plunge of the Iguassu Falls, the views from the Christ the Redeemer statue or the gorgeous coves and bays of southern Brazil.

Some of the highlights included are:

  • Laze on the iconic beaches of Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro
  • Hike through the jungles of laid-back Ihla Grande
  • Visit some of Paraty’s 65 beaches on a schooner tour
  • Admire the natural beauty of colossal Iguaçu Falls

Holiday Type

Beach
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Wildlife & Nature
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What's included
  • Small Group Journey with maximum group size 16
  • All authentic local experiences mentioned except where specified optional
  • All international & internal flights
  • 8 nights in 4* hotels & hand-picked local gems
  • 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches
  • Arrival transfers & all internal transport
Need to know
  • Arrives: Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport (GIG)
  • Time difference: GMT-3
  • Visa requirements: British passport holders do not require a tourist visa
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Currency: Brazilian Real (BRL)
  • Flying time from UK: around 12 hours direct
  • Plug type: 2 flat pins or 2 round pins
  • Voltage: 110V/220V depending on region
Your route

Itinerary

Day 1
Fly from the UK to Rio de Janeiro and meet the rest of your group.

Fly from the UK to Rio de Janeiro and meet the rest of your group.

Fly from the UK to Rio de Janeiro and meet the rest of your group. Take some time to appreciate its beautiful mountain and sea setting. Ascend to the top of Corcovado Mountain, where the enormous statue of Christ the Redeemer gives a bird’s eye view of the city. Alternatively, head up Sugar Loaf Mountain, where you’ll be rewarded with city and sea views, especially stunning at sunset. Check out the beaches, soft white sweeps of sand lined with bars and cafes, and the perfect place to relax and soak up the sun. 

4* Windsor Plaza Hotel or similar

Days 2-3
Ilha Grande

Ilha Grande

Take the ferry to Ilha Grande, carpeted in lush jungle and surrounded by idyllic beaches. Spend the next couple of days exploring this beautiful island, perhaps taking a boat tour (optional, extra cost) or just chilling and relaxing on the beach with an occasional dip in the warm seas. For the more adventurous you could listen out for howler monkeys as you hike through the jungles to the top of Abraão to Pico do Papagaio, snorkel the coves in search of tropical fish, or admire the scenery while sipping on a caipirinha. 

comfort-level hotel

Days 4-5
Paraty

Paraty

Visit an Afro-Brazilian community on your way to the colonial city of Paraty, whose cobbled streets lead to old churches, plunging waterfalls and forest covered hillsides. Paraty’s bay is dotted with 65 paradise islands, which you’ll explore by schooner. Island hop along the blue seas, stopping at the most beautiful of the many beaches for snorkelling and swimming, or just take a walk along the rocky shorelines. There’s also the option of a visit to a Cachaça Distillery, a spirit made with sugarcane.

comfort-level hotel

Includes a visit to an Afro-Brazilian community, with cultural interactions and a traditional meal; a boat tour around Paraty Bay

Days 6-7
Foz do Iguaçu

Foz do Iguaçu

Fly to Foz do Iguaçu and admire the mighty Iguassu Falls, checking out the views from both the Argentina and Brazil sides. Walk the trails and boardwalks at the top of the 275 individual waterfalls covering over 3 kilometres of gorges. Get closer to the spray as you sail the shoreline of the Devil’s Throat, the highest and deepest part of the waterfall system, or perhaps take a trip to the Parque des Aves to admire the exotic birds (both optional, extra cost).

comfort-level hotel

Includes a guided tour of the Brazil side of Iguaçu Falls; a guided tour of the Argentina side of Iguaçu Falls

Day 8
Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro

Return to Rio and explore the well-known Copacabana neighbourhood. Unsurprisingly, most head to the famous beach for a spot of sunbathing, a game of volleyball, or just to watch the locals playing football. So grab your cocktail and sit back and relax. If you wish, you can watch an energetic samba show, a display of colour and vibrancy with costumed dancers and musicians demonstrating Brazilian dance and capoeira (a form of martial art) with a carnival-style parade. 

4* Windsor Plaza Hotel or similar

Days 9-10
Depart Rio and return to the UK.

Depart Rio and return to the UK.

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