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Compact Rio: explore the best of the "Marvelous City"

 Great package to enjoy the marvelous city.

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US$ 770

4 days

Price per person based on a minimum of 2 people travelling together

Destinations included:

Amazon Rainforest

The largest existing rainforest is also home of the widest river in the world. Known as "the lungs of the world" with unrivaled biodiversity, there is nowhere else like the Amazon on the planet.

Beach & Island (Caribbean Style):

Where crystalline blue ocean water meets sugary, white-sand shores to create a tropical, picture-perfect paradise. Experience year-round Caribbean temperatures and festive but laid-back culture.

Beach & Island (Rio Style):

A lush landscape where verdant mountains roll into the blue ocean, creating unforgettable vistas with icons such as Rio's Sugarloaf and Corvocado mountains, and unforgettable island and sea-side ports along the coast.

Big Cities

Exceptional fashion centers in São Paulo, relaxed social scene of Rio de Janeiro, and the unique architecture of Brasilia make Brazil's cosmopolitan metropolises must-see destinations.

Historic Brazil

Home to many World Heritage Sites, Portuguese-style colonial buildings, centuries-old churches and leisurely learning experiences. Brazil has a unique colonization history that will transport you through time.

Nature Adventure

Brazil's national parks are extraordinarily distinct with an abundance of unspoiled natural bio-diversity including mountains, canyons, flatlands, and the famous Iguassu waterfalls.

2014 World Cup or 2016 Summer Olympics:

Watching the World Cup in Brazil only happens once in a lifetime – be a part of history when Brazil hosts the 2014 World Cup! Come back and cheer for your country in the 2016 Rio Olympics!

Recommended for:

Alone

Young couple

Retired couple

Friends

Family traveling with small child(ren)

Family traveling with teenager(s)

Family traveling with parents

Group

Priority travel experience:

Luxury

Rustic

Ecoturism

Total relaxation off the grid

"Mingle" with the crowd

Spontaneous, you explore

 A complete itinerary that will make you experience the nature and the culture of this amazing place.

Rio de Janeiro

Rio is the city of dreams, mystique and escape known as "The Marvelous City." It is where nature's splendor meets human appetite. Rio is famous for Carnaval, samba, Bossa Nova, beautiful beaches and beautiful people. The most famous postcards from Rio are Christ the Redeemer statue on Corcovado Mountain and the Sugarloaf Mountain. It is home to the largest samba parades and one of the world's largest football stadiums. While always a popular destination, Rio gained its fame as a party-going beach haven in the 1930's when Copacabana Palace Hotel was the definition of luxury for Europeans and Americans. A destination that can overwhelm the senses, Rio is for everyone!

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Rio de Janeiro

Tulip Inn Copacabana

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 PRICES ARE ON REQUEST ON NATIONAL HOLIDAYS AND DURING OTHER EVENTS

(SUCH AS MEDICAL, EDUCATIONAL, RECREATIONAL EVENTS, CONCERTS, AND OTHERS)

 CARNIVAL (FEB 24 to 28), EASTER (APR 14 - Friday), TIRADENTES (APR 21 - Friday), LABOR DAY (MAY 1 - Monday), CORPUS CHRISTI (JUN 15 - Thursday), INDEPENDENCE DAY (SEP 7 - Thursday), NOSSA SENHORA APARECIDA (OCT 12 - Thursday), FINADOS (NOV 2 - Thursday), REPUBLIC (NOV 15 - Wednesday), CHRISTMAS (DEC 25 – Monday), NEW YEARS EVE (JAN 1 – Monday)

 





Summary

Day 1 >Rio de Janeiro
Day 2 >Rio de Janeiro
Day 3 >Rio de Janeiro
Day 4 >Rio de Janeiro
Your journey starts here > Rio de Janeiro

Details day-by-day

Day 1 >Rio de Janeiro

Arrival in Rio and transfer to the hotel. Overnight.


Day 2 >Rio de Janeiro

FULL DAY TOUR SUGAR LOAF & CORCOVADO - Full Day Tour - 8 Hours 
Breakfast and depart to visit the Sugar Loaf Mountain (admittance tickets included). It was there, at the feet of Urca Hill, that the city of Rio de Janeiro was founded in 1565 by Estácio de Sá. The visit is done in two steps, by modern cable-car. The first ride of the cable-car links Praia Vermelha to Urca Hill, located at 215 meters of altitude, a point from which one can see all the Guanabara Bay and its islands, the Flamengo landfilling, the Corcovado and the Rio-Niterói bridge, besides the majestic mountains that protect and embellish the city. In the belvedere there is a food court, an anphiteatrum and a helipad. The second cable-car ride takes you to the top of Sugar Loaf mountain, at 395 meters of altitude, from where one can see, in a unique perspective, the beach of Copacabana, the Santa Cruz Fortress, some beaches of Niterói in a fantastic scenery. Lunch time (not included), followed by a visit to the Christ the Redeemer statue on Corcovado Mountain by Tijuca Forest(admittance tickets included). See the most famous of all images of Rio, the statue of Christ the Redeemer. Drive back to the hotel. Overnight.

Optional: Hiking towards Urca Hill. We walk by Cláudio Coutinho way and take the trail to reach the Urca Hill. The first step is steep and the trail takes about 40 min.
*Moderate level.


Day 3 >Rio de Janeiro

After breakfast, free day to relax or enjoy optional activities. Check the "Enhance your experience" tab for ideas and suggestions. Overnight.


Day 4 >Rio de Janeiro

Free morning to relax on the beach. Check out and transfer to the airport for flight to your next destination.


Your journey ends here >Rio de Janeiro

The itinerary may change according to climate conditions.

Make your Brazil experience even more interesting with these add-on activities. Simply choose the ones you like and we will automatically add them to your package.

 

Rio de Janeiro - Morrinho Project visit/ Santa Teresa - 4 hours

Breakfast and departure to the Morrinho Project, a social and cultural project based outside the Pereira da Silva favela (slum) in the Southern Zone of Rio de Janeiro. Then we go to the charming district of Santa Teresa with its cobblestoned hilly streets, old homes, interesting museums and Rio's last surviving tram line. Return to the hotel. 
 
Included: transportation in a nice vehicle with air-conditioning and a certified driver, donation for the project and guide speaking english, spanish, italian or french;
 
Price for a minimum of 2 guests travelling together.

+ US$ 227
per person

Rio de Janeiro - Colonial Tour- 4 hours

Breakfast and departure by car for a tour in the city center. We will visit the most important sites of Brazilian History in Rio, like the National Library, Tiradentes Palace, The Portuguese Royal Lecture Room, the Paço Imperial and the panoramic view of the colonial buildings that remains at Uruguaiana Street. Return to Hotel. 
 
Included: transportation in a nice vehicle with air-conditioning and a certified driver and guide speaking english, spanish, italian or french;
 
Price for a minimum of 2 guests travelling together.

+ US$ 199
per person

Rio de Janeiro - Samba city and Sambadrome with museum by metro (recommended) and stop for lunch - 6 hours

Breakfast and departure by metro to samba city. We´ll drop off at Dom Pedro II station. Located in the Rio Docklands, "Cidade do Samba" clusters together the costumes workshops and float production centers of the largest Samba Schools in Brazil. This entertainment complex is planned to offer visitors all the grassroots charm and excitement of Carnival throughout the year, enjoying the magic of the festivities that make Rio de Janeiro the world's party capital. Visitors watch real floats being built and see Carnival costumes being prepared, while learning about unique percussion instruments that hammer out that irresistible samba beat. Afterwards we go to visit the Sambadrome, designed by Brazil's world-famous architect, the modernist Oscar Niemeyer. It was purpose-built for the Samba Parade and was inaugurated in 1984. The sambadrome begins at Avenida Presidente Vargas, near Praça Quinze and ends in Rua Frei Caneca. The large square at the Sambodromo's end is called Apotheosis Square. It prides an idiosyncratic large concrete M, the symbol of the Rio Carnival Parade. The Avenue is 700m (half a mile) long. In the end we go to the Carnival Museum at the Sambodromo, about the size of a suburban family home. It has exhibits telling the story of Carnival and samba. It is located downtown on Rua Marques de Sapucai. Stop for lunch (optional). Return to the hotel. 
 
Included: Metro tickets, entrance fee and guide speaking english, spanish, italian or french;
 
Price for a minimum of 2 guests travelling together.

+ US$ 106
per person

Rio de Janeiro - Grumari and Prainha beaches - 8 hours

Breakfast and departure to explore the Prainha Municipal Park, located behind Prainha, is one of the most beautiful beaches in the environs of Rio. The Park contains an area of preserved Atlantic Rainforest, where we will take a short hike and see some of the typical trees and possibly birds and monkeys, followed by a short presentation at the visitor's center. For those who want, there will be time for a quick dip in the ocean and a stop for a snack. There are shower facilities in the park. Prainha is also one of Rio's best beaches for surfing. After leaving Prainha, we will make a short stop to see a typical Restinga vegetation in the beautiful beach of Grumari, which also is a conservation unit managed by the municipality. Stop for lunch (optional). Return to the hotel. 
 
Included: transportation in a nice vehicle with air-conditioning and a certified driver and guide speaking english, spanish, italian or french;
 
Price for a minimum of 2 guests travelling together.

+ US$ 310
per person

Rio de Janeiro - Fiscal Island - 4 hours

Breakfast and departure to Fiscal Island. Open to visitors since 1995, the palace on Fiscal Island is well connected to the country's history. Here, on 9th November 1889 the last ball of Imperial Brazil took place, offered in tribute to the crew of the Chilean ship Almirante Cochrane. Days later, the royal family was banned under the Proclamation of the Republic. Among the main attractions of the palace, which is under the authority of the Navy since 1914, are the Turret and Wing Ceremonial as well as the permanent exhibition The History of Fiscal Island, The Contribution of the Navy and Marine Science Contribution. There are also places for coffee and a souvenir shop. Return to the hotel. 
 
Included: transportation in a nice vehicle with air-conditioning, ticket and a certified driver and guide speaking english, spanish, italian or french;
 
Price for a minimum of 2 guests travelling together.

+ US$ 207
per person

Rio de Janeiro - Tijuca Peak - 9 hours

Breakfast and departure about 08am towards Tijuca National Park, stopping at the Chinese View belvedere. This park is known as the largest urban forest on earth. Inside the forest, walk through a trail of easy tracking. During the tour, usually we can see tropical animals like monkeys, monkeys sloths and exotic birds. In this tour we visit the Park's best viewpoints, waterfalls and hike up Tijuca Peak (Rio's highest at 3300 ft). Return to the hotel.
 
Included: snacks, transportation in a nice vehicle with air-conditioning and a certified driver and guide speaking english, spanish, italian or french;
 
Price for a minimum of 2 guests travelling together.

+ US$ 240
per person

Rio de Janeiro - Quinta da Boa Vista Park and National Museum - 5 hours

Breakfast and departure to the National Museum and Quinta da Boa Vista Park, in São Cristóvão, a traditional neighborhood located in the northern zone of Rio de Janeiro. The park is part of the Solar da Boa Vista, the royal residence of the emperors of Brazil from 1822 to 1889 when the Republic was proclaimed. The garden was designed by the French landscape artist Auguste Glaziou in 1869. The National museum is inside the Park. It is the oldest scientific institution in Brazil and the largest museum of natural history and anthropology in Latin America. Return to the hotel. 
 
Included: transportation in a nice vehicle with air-conditioning, ticket and guide speaking english, spanish, italian or french;
 
Price for a minimum of 2 guests travelling together.

+ US$ 229
per person

Rio de Janeiro - Quinta da Boa Vista Park and National Museum by metro - 5 hours

Breakfast and departure by metro to the National Museum and Quinta da Boa Vista Park, in São Cristóvão, a traditional neighborhood located in the northern zone of Rio de Janeiro. The park is part of the Solar da Boa Vista, the royal residence of the emperors of Brazil from 1822 to 1889 when the Republic was proclaimed. The garden was designed by the French landscape artist Auguste Glaziou in 1869. The National museum is inside the Park. It is the oldest scientific institution in Brazil and the largest museum of natural history and anthropology in Latin America. Return to the hotel. 
 
Included: metro ticket, entrance fee and guide speaking english, spanish, italian or french; Metro Station: São Cristovão;
 
Price for a minimum of 2 guests travelling together.

+ US$ 89
per person

Rio de Janeiro - Botanical Garden - 4 hours

Breakfast and departure to Botanical Gardens, one of the greatest tropical botanical gardens in the world, houses some of the rarest species of plants from the flora of Brazil and other countries, and many species of tropical birds, fish and mammals. The garden is located at the foot of Corcovado Mountain and occupies about 142 hectares. It is part of the Floresta da Tijuca, home to hundreds of species of plants and wildlife endemic of the Atlantic Rainforest. Return to the hotel. 
 
Included: transportation in a nice vehicle with air-conditioning, ticket and guide speaking english, spanish, italian or french;
 
Price for a minimum of 2 guests travelling together.

+ US$ 203
per person

Rio de Janeiro - By night - Plataforma Samba Show (group tour with dinner) - 5 hours

A large cast of dancers and percussionists presents a spectacle of beautiful and varied history of Brazilian folklore. A parade of costumes: everything is based on color, brightness and movement in the lush melting pot called Brazil. 
 
Available from Monday to Saturday.
 
Included: group transportation, show, dinner and guide speaking english, spanish, italian or french;
 
Price for a minimum of 2 guests travelling together.

+ US$ 283
per person

Rio de Janeiro - By night - Plataforma - 5 hours

A large cast of dancers and percussionists presents a spectacle of beautiful and varied history of Brazilian folklore. A parade of costumes: everything is based on color, brightness and movement in the lush melting pot called Brazil. Optional: dinner. Return to hotel.
- Included: transportation in a nice vehicle with air-conditioning, show, dinner and guide speaking english, spanish, italian or french;
 - Opening hours: from Monday to Saturday at night.

+ US$ 392
per person

Rio de Janeiro - By night - Rio Scenarium - 5 hours

One of the best places in Rio de Janeiro, located in historical Lapa district, in an old renovated house. Great music and relaxing atmosphere. The interior of club is full of antiques and old cars. And there is an old dentist's chair by the entrance. This is not only nightclub where you can listen music, dance eat or drink, it is a musem with spacious venue of three floors. Optional: dinner. Return to hotel.
 
Included: transportation in a nice vehicle with air-conditioning, entrance fee, 1 caipirinha and guide speaking english, spanish, italian or french;
 
Price for a minimum of 2 guests travelling together.

+ US$ 324
per person

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Compact Rio: explore the best of the "Marvelous City" - 4 days

Destinations

Rio de Janeiro (4 days)

Hotels & prices

Extensions

Total investment per person

US$ 770

Total Investment

US$ 770

per person

Prices are subject to availability and can change without notice.

Flights not included.

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Included

Private Transfers in/out;

Private Full Day Tour to Sugar Loaf and Corcovado with Entrance Fees;

3 nights accommodation with breakfast (B);

English, Spanish, speaking guide (other languages please consult us).


Not included

Flights; 
Beverages and meals which are not specified;
Phone calls and personal expenses;
Travel insurance;
All other services stated as optional or not explicitly stated as included.

Tulip Inn Copacabana

Overview

The hotel has 116 rooms distributed along 12 floors. All rooms are well equipped with air conditioning, individual safe, Cable TV, 1 telephone, high speed internet access, minibar and complete bathroom with hair dyer. Deluxe rooms and suits with sea view.

Highlights

  • Air conditioning Bathroom amenities Cable television Safe Storage space Maid service

Porto Bay Copacabana

Overview

At the heart of seductive Copacabana beach, the Hotel offers a gorgeous view of the beach, Corcovado and Sugar Loaf. The rooms are large and there is personalized service. It is the perfect combination of leisure, business and culture. It is 10k away from the domestic airport and 33k away from the international airport.

Highlights

  • Concierge service
  • Rooftop pool
  • Gym
  • Massage room
  • Sauna
  • Laundry
  • Wi-fi
  • Babysitting
  • Hairdryer
  • LCD TV
  • IPod docking station
  • Air conditioning
  • Safe
  • Lobby bar
  • Pool bar

Copacabana Palace

Overview

This glamorous landmark is pre-eminent among the best hotels in Rio de Janeiro.

Since its Art Deco doors swung open in 1923, Belmond Copacabana Palace has been welcoming the rich and famous.

A truly iconic city-centre hotel, Copacabana Beach only a heartbeat away, this is the best place to stay in Rio. Soak up the sun in the magnificent pool or join Brazil's style setters at the Piano Bar. And don't miss the hotel's top restaurants, whether for great local dishes or fine Italian dining at the Hotel Cipriani Restaurant.

Highlights

  • ACCOMMODATION 239 rooms and suites DINING Michelin-starred Mee restaurant, Hotel Cipriani and poolside restaurants, piano bar FEATURES Half-Olympic-sized swimming pool, Copacabana Palace Spa, fitness centre, rooftop tennis EVENTS 13 meeting rooms hosting up to 2,000 guests LOCATION 32km from Tom Jabim airport