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Rio and Buzios: enjoy these sophisticated natural paradises

 A great option to enjoy the marvous city of Rio de Janeiro and a beach nearby that is considerated one of the most beautiful areas of the world - Buzios. 

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US$ 1,368

5 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!

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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 unique combination that allows you to experience the second biggest city of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, with its breathtaking landscape and cheerful culture, plus the rustic charm of a fisher village, Buzios, with its architectural harmony, incredible beauty and sophisticated boutiques and restaurants.

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!

Búzios

Buzios quickly became famous when Brigitte Bardot decided it was one of her favorite places in the world. The star of "God Created Women" made it clear that Buzios is Brazil's St. Tropez. Ever since, visitors have come to enjoy the 20 impeccable beaches, which are embraced, by crystal-clear water. A quick trip from Rio de Janeiro, visitors enjoy the thriving nightlife and quiet, quaint island charm of Buzios. It is also an ideal place to surf, wind surf and snorkel. Brazil would not be Brazil without young, beautiful people and Gerib  beach is one of the best locations to people watch. Stroll down Rua das Pedras feel a sense of time passed, shop and enjoy first-class restaurants and bars.

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Rio de Janeiro

Tulip Inn Copacabana

Deluxe Room

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Porto Bay Copacabana

Superior room

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Copacabana Palace

Deluxe

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Búzios

Pousada La Chimere

Superior Room

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Pousada Vila D`este

Ocean View Room

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Hotel Ins¢lito

Deluxe Room

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PRICES VALID FROM JANUARY TO NOVEMBER 2016

PRICES ARE ON REQUEST ON NATIONAL HOLIDAYS AND OLYMPICS AND PARALYMPICS GAMES SEASON (JULY 22nd to Sep 19th)*

*CARNIVAL (FROM FEB 05 to 10), EASTER (MAR 25 - Friday), TIRADENTES (APR 21 - Thursday), LABOR DAY (MAY 1), CORPUS CHRISTI (MAY 26 - Thursday), INDEPENDENCE DAY (SEP 7 - Wednesday), NOSSA SENHORA APARECIDA (OCT 12 - Wednesday), FINADOS (NOV 2 - Wednesday), REPUBLIC (NOV 15 - Tuesday)





Summary

Day 1 >Rio de Janeiro
Day 2 >Rio de Janeiro
Day 3 >Búzios
Day 4 >Búzios
Day 5 >Rio de Janeiro
Your journey starts here > Búzios

Details day-by-day

Day 1 >Rio de Janeiro

Arrive at Rio and private transfer to the hotel. Free afternoon. Overnight at the hotel.


Day 2 >Rio de Janeiro

Breakfast and depart to visit the Sugar Loaf Mountain. It was, 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 can be seen all the Guanabara Bay and its islands, the Flamengo land filling, the Corcovado and the Rio-Niterói bridge, besides the majestic mountains that protect and embellish the city. In the belvedere exists a fast Food area, an amphiteatrum and a Heli-pad. The second ride, that we will made on cable car, takes to the top of Sugar Loaf mountain, at 395 meters of altitude, from where can be seen, in a unique perspective, the beach of Copacabana, the Santa Cruz Fortress, some beaches of Niterói in a fantastic scenery. Lunch time (not included). Then depart to visit the Christ the Redeemer statue on Corcovado Mountain by Tijuca Forest. See the most famous of all images of Rio, the statue of Christ the Redeemer. Drive back to the Hotel. Overnight.
 
Sugar Loaf (396m): Trademark of Rio de Janeiro, the Sugar Loaf mountain has a privileged location in the city. In the first part of the cable-car ride you can see the entire Guanabara Bay, Corcovado and Rio-Niteroi Bridge. In the second part of the cable-car ride you can see, in a unique perspective, the beach of Copacabana, Santa Cruz Fortress and some beaches of Niterói in a fantastic scenery!
 
Christ the Redeemer:  Located at Corcovado Mountain (710 meters), with a height of 38m. The most important symbol of Rio de Janeiro, this monument is one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. From there you can have a panoramic view of the city.

 


Day 3 >Búzios

After breakfast, check out and private transfer to Buzios. Check-in and free afternoon to enjoy Buzios by own self. Accommodation and Overnight.


Day 4 >Búzios

Breakfast. Free day to enjoy and relax... Overnight.


Day 5 >Rio de Janeiro

Breakfast. Check out at 12:00 noon. At the appropriate time private transfer to Rio de Janeiro Airport to board on flight (not included) to your next destination.


Your journey ends here >Búzios

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

Morrinho Project is 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 per person for a group of two traveling together.

+ US$ 227
per person

Rio de Janeiro - Colonial Tour- 4 hours

 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;
- Opening hours: Monday to Friday. Tiradentes Palace: between 10h00 and 17h00; National Library: between 10h00 and 16h00; Paço Imperial: between 13h00 and 17h00. Portuguese Lecture room: between 9h00 and 18h00.
 
Price per person for a group of two people traveling together.

+ US$ 199
per person

Rio de Janeiro - Samba city and Sambadrome with museum - 4 hours

 Departure to samba city. 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. Return to the hotel. 

- Included: transportation in a nice vehicle with air-conditioning, entrance fee and a certified driver and guide speaking english, spanish, italian or french;
 - Opening hours: from Tuesday to Saturdays, between 11a.m and 5p.m.
 
Price per person for a group of two traveling together.

+ US$ 203
per person

Rio de Janeiro - Samba city and Sambadrome with museum by metro (recommended) - 4 hours

 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. Return to the hotel. 

- Included: Metro tickets, entrance fee and guide speaking english, spanish, italian or french;
 - Opening hours: from Tuesday to Saturdays, between 11a.m and 5p.m.
 
Price per person for a group of two traveling together.

+ US$ 74
per person

Rio de Janeiro - Fiscal Island - 4 hours

 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;
 - Opening hours: from thursday to sunday, between 1p.m and 4p.m.
 
Price per person for a group of two traveling together.

+ US$ 207
per person

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

 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;
 - Opening hours: from tuesday to sunday, between 10a.m and 4p.m.
 
Price per person for a group of two traveling together.

+ US$ 229
per person

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

 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;
 - Opening hours: from tuesday to sunday, between 10a.m and 4p.m.
 
Price per person for a group of two traveling together.

+ US$ 89
per person

Rio de Janeiro - Botanical Garden - 4 hours

 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;
 - Opening hours: from Monday to Sunday, between 8a.m and 5p.m.
 
Price per person for a group of two traveling together.

+ US$ 203
per person

Rio de Janeiro - Rio by night - 5 hours - SIB

 Departure from Hotel to a nightclub with live music. Return to Hotel.

- Included: transportation in a nice vehicle with air-conditioning, entrance fee into night club, one drink and guide speaking english or spanish;
 - Opening hours: from Monday to Saturday. Minimum: 2 passengers.
 

+ 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.
 
Price per person for a group of two traveling together.

+ 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;
 - Opening hours: from Tuesdays, Wednesdays and thursdays at night, except holidays.
 
Price per person for a group of two traveling together.

+ US$ 324
per person

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Rio and Buzios: enjoy these sophisticated natural paradises - 5 days

Destinations

Búzios (2 days)
Rio de Janeiro (3 days)

Hotels & prices

Extensions

Total investment per person

US$ 1,368

Total Investment

US$ 1,368

per person

Prices are subject to availability and can change without notice.

Flights not included.

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Included

2 nights' accommodation in Rio de Janeiro with breakfast (B);

Private transfer In Rio de Janeiro - Airport / Hotel;

Private tour (7h - 8h) to Corcovado and Sugar Loaf with entrance fees;

2 nights' accommodation in Buzios with breakfast (B);

Private transfers Rio de Janeiro / Búzios / Rio de Janeiro;

English or Spanish speaking guide (other languages please ask us).

Not included

Flights;

Travel insurance;

Phone calls and personal expenses;

Beverages and meals which are not specified;

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

Pousada La Chimere

Overview

The location is simply perfect. Installed in an architecture that nicely balances the typical Buzios exterior and the modern internal decoration, LA CHIMÔRE receives its guests in a cozy and elegant atmosphere. The pool is located in a charming tropical courtyard, plenty of vegetation. This relaxed atmosphere is ideal for reading a book, or just relaxing after the beach, enjoying a refreshing caipirinha carefully prepared. Guests can also have their breakfast in this lovely courtyard.

Highlights

  • air conditioning, Satellite TV, telephone, minibar, safe, hair dryer

Pousada Vila D`este

Overview

Contemplate the breathtaking view over the bay. Dazzle yourself with the spectacular sunset, seen from the pool deck, the bar or tropical garden. Enjoy a delicious breakfast in a calm morning, without hurry. Try the sophisticated Mediterranean cuisine, where every dish is carefully prepared with fresh ingredients for your delight. Sit back and relax, while you enjoy the breathtaking view of the bay. You may choose the swimming pool near the bar, or the heated pool and Jacuzzi linked to the steam sauna.

Highlights

  • All fifteen rooms and suites are equipped with air conditioning, TV, telephone, mini bar, individual electronic safe, hair dryer and amenities that will enhance your comfort.

Hotel Ins¢lito

Overview

Ins¢lito Boutique Hotel has sustainable integration with nature and a sophisticated beach proposal, with thematic rooms that immerses one in Brazilian culture. Ins¢lito has a Wellness Center that offers body and facial treatments. You can savor fish, seafood and meat in an enchanting and refined setting with a stunning view of Ferradura Beach. A meeting point between art and nature, the restaurant seems almost like a garden suspended over the sea...

Highlights

  • The spaces have been decorated by the owner, French business woman. The rooms contain works of art and interesting local culture books.