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Combining some of the best sights Brazil has to offer, enjoy walking under the sprays of the rugged Iguassu Falls followed by a visit to the iconic sights and lively beaches of Rio de Janeiro.
Arrive and private transfer to your hotel in São Paulo for your overnight stay.
A private transfer will take you to São Paulo airport for your onward flight to Foz do Iguassu. Arrive and transfer to your hotel for 3 nights. (B)
After breakfast enjoy a private half day visit to the Brazilian side of Iguassu Falls. The Iguaçu River is born in the Serra do Mar and travels 1320 km to Foz do Iguaçu. The set of waterfalls, shortly before their encounter with the Paraná River, formed 275 jumps with an average height of 60m. The falls produce a mist that crowned by beautiful and immense rainbows, give the visitor a true spectacle of sound and colours. The tour starts with a visit to the Main Centre of the park, where you will have the opportunity to get some hints about the local ecosystem. From there hike along the most important trail of the park where you can enjoy an astonishing view of the waterfalls returning to main point via the panoramic elevator. (B)
Enjoy a day at leisure or why not make most of your time by adding some optional tours at Iguassu Falls. (B)
Private transfer to Foz do Iguassu airport for the flight to Rio de Janeiro. Private transfer to your hotel for 5 nights. (B)
After breakfast, depart for a full day tour of Rio de Janeiro (shared service). Board the cog train from Cosme Velho Station for a ride to the top of Corcovado Mountain to visit one of the world's most famous landmarks, the gigantic statue of Christ the Redeemer. The 20 minutes' steep train journey takes you through the dense rainforest of Tijuca, offering a wonderful opportunity for a look at the forest's lush tropical vegetation and to enjoy scenic landscapes of the beaches and city. At the top proceed up the steps that lead to the towering statue of Christ the Redeemer and spend some time enjoying the panoramic view of this beautiful city from the incredible mountain-top vantage point. Passing by Rio's world-famous beaches, you stop for lunch at local restaurant. After lunch, you will be taken to the neighbourhood of Urca where one of the largest symbols of the city is located: Sugar Loaf. You will travel all the way to the top in two stages by cable car. The first cable car takes us to Urca Hill, a vantage point 215 meters high with beautiful views of Guanabara Bay and its islands, the Rio-Niterói Bridge and Corcovado Mountain. From this stage, a second cable car takes us up to the top. At 395 meters we will enjoy splendid views of Copacabana beach, the Santa Cruz fortress and several beaches of Niterói. After riding the Cable car back down, return to the hotel. (B/L)
Days at leisure in Rio de Janeiro. (B)
Private transfer by road to Rio de Janeiro airport for your flight to São Paulo to connect to the Virgin Atlantic flight. (B)
Meals: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
Please note: this is a confirmed itinerary where hotels, transfers and guided excursions are pre-booked in a package. Airport transfers and some excursions are private, we list where excursions are shared.
The table below shows our escorted tour departure dates.
Prices are described as Guide prices on this website and may be higher or lower due to availability and date of departure.
Prices are for departure dates listed, ex-UK and are per adult based on two adults travelling and sharing a standard room and with return economy flights where stated. Single room and flight prices are available at a supplement.
Please note some tours are subject to minimum numbers, please call our travel experts or visit your local retail store for full details as well as our latest prices.
We feature 3 night extensions to the Amazon Eco Lodge and a beach break in Buzios which can be added onto most of our set itineraries and tours. If you would like to extend your trip or make the tour part of a longer holiday, we can also tailor make this for you. Our expert touring team can arrange this with you, please contact them on 0344 739 4548 or email Enquiries.Journeys@virginholidays.com