Rio and Foz do Iguassu Escorted Vacation

Brazil is known for its expansive landscapes and vibrant cities. You’ll experience both on this amazing journey from Rio de Janeiro – home of the famed Carnival, fabulous dining and plenty of cultural history – all the way to Foz do Iguassu, or Iguassu Falls, one of the largest waterfalls in the world that can be seen from both Brazil and Argentina; this package takes you to both!

 Guaranteed departures – 6-day/5-night package including Rio de Janeiro and Foz do Iguassu. This package includes daily breakfast and your choice of accommodations at either Superior Tourist Class or First Class hotels.

Includes

  • Transfers per itinerary
  • Hotels per itinerary or similar
  • Meals per itinerary; (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner
  • Sightseeing per itinerary
  • ASTA TOP Tour operator travel funds protection program
  • Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Emergency assistance

Excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tours
  • Customary tips and gratuities
  • Local city taxes
  • Drinks during meals
  • Flights

Daily Itinerary

Day

1

Rio de Janeiro - Arrival

You will be met upon arrival and transferred to your hotel.

Day

2

Rio de Janeiro - Sugar Loaf Day Trip

Enjoy a buffet breakfast at your hotel before being picked-up for your panoramic tour of downtown Rio, stopping at the Metropolitan Cathedral. Taking the Aterro do Flamengo, you will be transferred to the neighborhood of Urca where one of the largest symbols of the city is located: Sugar Loaf. Travel to the top in two stages via cable car, first to Urca Hill around 215 meters high, giving spectacular views of Guanabara Bay and its surrounding islands, the Rio-Niteroi Bridge and Corcovado Mountain. Next, board your second cable car to the top of Sugar Loaf, 395 meters high, and take in the breathtaking views of Copacabana beach, the Santa Cruz fortress and several beaches of Niteroi. Take the cable car back down the mountain and return to your hotel. Tonight, enjoy an optional Samba show known as Ginga Tropical, a multicultural Brazilian show that gathers various cultures of this tropical country. (B)

Day

3

Explore Rio de Janeiro

After breakfast, enjoy the city of Rio at your leisure to explore this amazing city on your own. We recommend an optional half-day tour of Rio’s world renowned beaches and the Olympic Park. This tour will give you a better understanding of the geography and topography of the city with its marvelous landscape – the city built between the sea and the mountains! Drive along the scenic road with beach views to Sao Conrado beach. Continue to Barra da Tijuca Beach – the longest beach in Rio at 18 km. Finally, enjoy a panoramic view of the Olympic Park, home of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. (B)

Day

4

Rio de Janeiro - Iguassu Falls

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before being transferred to the airport for your flight to Iguassu (ticket not included). You will be met upon arrival and transferred to your hotel for check-in before departing on your half-day tour of the Brazilian side of the magnificent Iguassu Falls. Head to the National Park of the Brazilian Falls (entrance included) and start your visit with the Main Center of the park. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the local ecosystem of the Falls before continuing on foot through the most important track of the park where you will enjoy an astonishing view of the waterfalls. From the local belvedere, you will have a privileged sight of both sides of the waterfalls before returning to the Main Center via the panoramic elevator. Perhaps join an optional tour of the local Bird Park to witness the 150 different species of exotic birds. (B)

Day

5

Iguassu Falls - Iguassu Falls, Argentina Day Trip

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before traveling across the Tancredo Neves Bridge over the Iguassu River, separating the border between Argentina and Brazil. Once in Argentina, you will take a scenic highway to the Argentine Iguassu Park (entrance included) where you will visit the Argentinean Falls, which take you to the very edge of the awe-inspiring Devil’s Throat, the largest of the Argentinean Falls. On your way back, stop at the “Three Borders” of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. (B)

Day

6

Iguassu Falls - Return

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Rio de Janeiro (ticket not included) to connect with your return flight home. (B)