7 days – 6 nights

Discovering Rio de Janeiro, nicknamed the “Wonderful City”, its most hidden and genuine corners, to conclude with the impressive Iguaçu waterfalls

ENGLISH GUIDE

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DAY 1 – (Beginning of the program - Rio de Janeiro)

Arrival in Rio de Janeiro and reception by our representative Staff for the transfer to the hotel in the famous district of Copacabana. In the late afternoon we recommend the ritual meeting on the Arpoador promontory to watch the spectacular sunset, tasting a delicious Caipirinha

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DAY 2 – (Rio)

Free morning to stroll on the famous seafront of Copacabana or Ipanema. Afternoon with private vehicle and guide available (4/5 hours) to get to know the historic center of the city whose European styles and cultures strongly influenced its foundation and formation: the Lapa with the Selaron staircase and the Arco Iris, the neighborhood bohemian Santa Teresa, Piazza XV and the historic Confeitaria Colombo, to end with the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Sambodromo, (only outside), the temple of the world famous allegorical Carnival parade. In the evening we recommend the exclusive restaurants and the characteristic “butecos” (breweries) located on the cross streets of the famous Copacabana seafront

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DAY 3 – (Rio)

All day with driver / private guide (8 hours with lunch and entrance fees included) to get to know the “Cidade Maravilhosa”, the first metropolis to be elected a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its cultural landscape (combined work between nature and man) with the famous “Cristo Redentor”  and “Pao de Açucar” with the amazing views of the Baia de Guanabara. Rio de Janeiro has the largest urban rainforest area in the world, the Foresta da Tijuca. Second capital of the Portuguese colony, after Salvador, later capital of the Portuguese Kingdom, who moved to Brazil, and finally of the Brazilian Empire. European styles and cultures strongly influenced its foundation and formation. Free evening

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DAY 4 – (Rio - Iguaçú)

Transfer to the airport for boarding the flight to Foz do Iguaçu: reception of our representative Staff and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon visit (private) of the Brazilian side of the park (entrance not included), to appreciate the amazing Garganta do Diabo (from below), the largest of the waterfalls with 150 meters. of extension and 80 mt. Height

 

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DAY 5 – (Iguaçú)

In the morning excursion (private with a driver / guide in English) at the Argentine side of the park (entrance not included), to appreciate the amazing Garganta do Diabo (this time from above). We also recommend lunch (not included and organized with our guide) in one of the many restaurants in the Argentine territory. Rest of the day and free evening

 

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DAY 6 – (Iguaçú – Rio)

Free morning during which we recommend a visit (optional and not included) of the Das Aves Park (which can be organized directly with our guide) and transfer to the airport in good time for boarding the flight to Rio de Janeiro: transfer to the Hotel and rest of the day at leisure. In the evening, after dinner, excursion (in private with an English language guide and admission included) to participate in an exciting representation of music and dance in one of the famous Samba school in the city

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DAY 7 – (Rio – End of the program)

Free day until the transfer to the airport in time for the return flight. End of the program

 

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TRAVEL NOTES

GUIDE SERVICE

English language guide during the transfers and excursion

TRAVEL PERIOD

Valid all year round excluding New Years, Carnival and during national or local holidays (to be quoted on specific request)

BEST DAY TRIP´S START (1st day of the program)

Any day (suggested Thursday and Friday)

TRANSPORTATION

Car (private)

VACCINATIONS NEEDED

None

EQUIPMENTS NEEDED

Sun protection lotion, hat, rain coat, mosquito´s repellent

INCLUDED

  • English language guide (as better indicated in the Notes)
  • All transfers and excursions following the tour, in private with a local driver
  • All nights of hotel sharing a double room, included breakfast, between those listed at the end of this page (under availability on the chosen dates)
  • The entrances to Pão de Açucar and Cristo Redentor
  • Lunch in Rio de Janeiro (during excursion full day)
  • Scheduled domestic flights (Rio de Janeiro / Foz de Iguaçu / Rio de Janeiro). N.B. The cost of domestic flights may change and it will be informed before the first payment or deposit

EXCLUDED

  • International or domestic flight to arrive or leave the cities of beginning or leaving the country
  • All meals (except if it´s specified differently in the program) and all beverages (even in meals included)
  • Tours advised like a second option and extensions of the program
  • Private transfers and not programmed
  • Entrances to the Cataratas Park in Iguaçu (Brazilian and Argentine side)
  • Travel insurance (in case of death, accidents, medical expenses, Repatriation or travel cancelling)
  • Tips and everything not listed in the program

RATES PER PERSON

For group until 2 people (for larger groups under consult)

EXTENSION OF THE PROGRAM

Rio de Janeiro

From Rio de Janeiro possibility to reach the south coast, with the famous places of Paraty and Ilha Grande, or the north coast, with Buzios and Cabo Frio

PRICE STARTING FROM

(With group base of 2 participants) ***

Tour*

On Consultation

+

domestic flights */**

On Consultation

Exchange rate with EURO = BRL 5,25

* values ​​per person in Euro to be reconfirmed at the QUOTE REQUEST, based on the exchange rate with the local currency (BRL) at the time of the confirmation of the program.

** indicative values, to be added to the Tour Prices and subject to changes without notice based on the availability of the rates and times shown above (see specification in the Travel Notes)

***  For different number of participants, to be requested through the  QUOTE REQUEST

HOTEL STRUCTURES USED

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WHY TRAVEL WITH HERMES

Security and tranquility

Throughout the programs there will be the virtual support of a bilingual English assistent (in some cases also as an guide accompanying ) who will be available 24 hours a day, planning and optimizing all the days of the itinerary: the traveler will have only the task of enjoying the holiday in the best way and without any concern.

Experience and professionalism

The organizer, as well as the guides , are resident in Brazil and consequently all the itineraries are well known because they are continuously tested and kept constantly updated.

Specific advice

All the destinations have been elaborated on the basis of the real knowledge of travelers’ expectations: what to visit and how much time to spend, which is the best route and how to get  there for better appreciate the itinerary, where it is worth stopping to taste the local dishes, the best season to leave… ..

Savings

All costs are reduced thanks to the absence of intermediaries in the sale of the programs and the purchase is made directly with the organizer; moreover, all terrestrial services (transport, overnight stays, etc…) are carefully chosen on the basis of the best value for money;

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PERCHÈ VIAGGIARE CON HERMES

Sicurezza e tranquillità

Durante tutta la programmazione ci sarà l’accompagnamento di una guida italiana bilingue che sarà presente e disponibile 24 ore al giorno, pianificando e ottimizzando tutte le giornate dell’itinerario: al viaggiatore rimarrà il solo compito di gustarsi la vacanza nel migliore dei modi e senza alcuna preoccupazione.

Esperienza e professionalità

L’organizzatore, come pure la guida accompagnante, sono residenti in Brasile e di conseguenza tutti gli itinerari sono ben conosciuti perché testati in continuazione e tenuti costantemente aggiornati.

Consulenza specifica

Tutti i destini sono stati elaborati in base alla reale conoscenza delle aspettative dei viaggiatori: cosa visitare e quanto tempo dedicarci, quale è il miglior percorso e mezzo di locomozione per apprezzare maggiormente l’itinerario, dove vale la pena sostare per gustare i piatti locali, la stagione migliore per partire…..

Risparmio

Tutti i costi sono ridotti grazie all’assenza di intermediari nella vendita dei programmi e l’acquisto viene effettuato direttamente con l’organizzatore; inoltre tutti i servizi terrestri (trasporti, pernottamenti….) vengono attentamente scelti in base al miglior rapporto qualità\prezzo.