Rio de Janeiro-Foz de Iguassu-Buzios
With its white sandy beaches, soaring mountains and picturesque harbor, it’s no wonder that Rio de Janeiro is known as the “marvelous city”. During your tour to Rio de Janeiro you’ll feel all the beauty of the city from the heights of Sugarloaf Mountain. Facing the South Atlantic coast, the second-largest city in Brazil is blessed with one of the most beautiful natural settings for a metropolis in the world. You’ll have a chance to get to the top of the mountain Corcovado on which stands a world-famous statue of Christ the Redeemer.
Upon arrival in Rio de Janeiro, your guide will greet you at the airport and you will be transferred to your hotel.
Rio de Janeiro is green hills, blue sky, beautiful bays, islands and marvelous beaches. It is the second biggest city in Brazil and, certainly, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Blue ocean water will call you to the beach. The most popular beaches - Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon, are famous for its black and white tiled promenade. From early morning to late in the night you can see people playing football and volleyball on the golden sand of the beaches. For those who prefer active holidays Rio offers opportunities to practice almost any sport: golf, tennis, surfing, rafting, diving, delta flight and many others. Numerous open cafeterias on the beach will offer you refreshing coconut water, freshly squeezed juices and other drinks. You can also see presentations of local musicians on the beach playing all kinds of music.
After breakfast, a half-day excursion to the Sugar Loaf is planned. The first stop is on Urca Mountain, with a wide viewing area, where you can eat in the restaurant or bar. On the mountain of SugarLoaf you will have a beautiful view of Rio, Copacabana beach, the bay, the surrounding mountains, islands in the ocean, bridge Niteroi, and the statue of Christ on Corcovado Mountain. Then you will go by car to the central regions of the old Rio, where you will admire several old churches, monasteries, the main cathedral of the city, as well as buildings built in colonial style.
It’s easy to see why Rio de Janeiro was nicknamed the “Marvelous City” when you’re gazing down at it from the heights of Sugarloaf Mountain. From its soaring 1,300-foot summit, the city unfolds around you, with views of the iconic Ipanema and Copacabana beaches, the Tijuca Forest, and the Christ the Redeemer statue standing tall atop Corcovado Mountain to the west.
After breakfast we set off on a tour through the city. Arriving at the station, where the environmentally friendly train will take us through the jungle to the top of Corcovado. On either side of the railway you will have spectacular views from Tijuca forest, inhabited by monkeys and other exotic animals and birds. At the top of Corcovado, at an altitude of 700 m above sea level, stands the symbol of Rio - Statue of Christ the Savior (38m), which was built in 1931. A breathtaking panorama view of the metropolis and its surroundings the Niteroi Bridge, Guanabara Bay, the Botanical Garden, the world's largest Maracana stadium, Sugar Loaf, and more is possible from the top of Corcovado.
Corcovado Mountain, in Rio, has been the home of the Corcovado Railway since 1885. Even today, you can ride a train up to Corcovado Mount. The view from the mountain is spectacular, and this is also where you can see the statue of Christ the Redeemer. Sitting atop the Corcovado Mountain, the 100-foot statue overlooks Rio de Janeiro with outstretched arms. The statue was originally a monument to celebrate Brazil’s 100 years of independence from Portugal but was unfinished in time for the 1922 ceremony. Once complete in 1931 it was placed in the Parque Nacional da Tijuca atop Corcovado with a lush forest.
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport in time for your flight to Foz de Iguassu where you will be welcomed and transferred to your hotel. You have the day to enjoy your free time. Optional tours to the Argentinean side of the falls are possible.
The world's most spectacular waterfalls, a huge national park and the largest hydroelectric power plant in the world, are the pride of the 270,000 inhabitants of Foz do Lguaçu. The waterfalls in the south of the city (on the borders of Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil) are a natural wonder. 275 small and large waterfalls make their way between the rocks and the rainforest and fall with an incredible force up to 82 meters deep. Often, rainbows form and water varies depending on.
After breakfast you will go on an adventurous tour to visit the amazing falls. Foz de Iguassu Falls are located on the borders of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay - and have 275 large water flows, falling from a terrible height. Falls are located in the National Park with its unique flora and fauna, which appeared after a volcanic eruption, and the displacement of the earth formations. Each of 275 waterfalls has its own name and they rush down with a crash into the canyon of "Devil's Throat". There is an amazing contrast between the calm and even lazy river water over Iguassu Falls above and the powerful overthrow boiling water flows from a height of 72 meters into the abyss. You can stand for hours without stopping, watching this show and thinking about the magnificence of the universe and eternity. You will go on a "Macuco Safari" through the jungle. You'll ride in the open back of the jeep for about 3 kilometers, accompanied by a guide who will tell you many interesting things about the ecology of the region. Then you go on foot to the river Iguassu, where a motorboat will carry you close to the falls. You will then enjoy an excursion to the Bird Park, located near the National Park of Iguassu. You can go into the huge open-air cages full of fabulous birds.
A visit to the Iguassu Falls is an experience of immersion in nature through walking trails in the woods and the proximity of the immensity of the Iguassu waterfalls in the Iguassu River. The Iguassu Falls annually receive more than 1 million tourists, being recognized worldwide for its beauty. Located within the Iguassu National Park, on the border between Brazil and Argentina, has a qualified structure for receiving tourists, with a visitors center, parking, hotel, restaurant, internal buses, additional sightseeing tours, shops, food court and a hiking trail to access the falls.
There are two options to meet the Iguassu Falls: the Brazilian side or the Argentinean side. They are separated tours, and for each one you will have to pay a ticket, but it is worth the price since they are experimenting with different perspectives. The access to Iguassu Falls in Argentina is done through the Argentinean Iguassu National Park. In this case it is necessary to enter the country through the Customs, being essentially your personal documents and passport.
After your Breakfast at the hotel you will be transported to the airport to board your flight to Rio. Upon arrival in Rio de Janeiro airport, your guide awaits you. From here you will be transferred to Buzios.
When thinking of Buzios, tourists intuitively recall this destination's beautiful beaches and unforgettable vacations under the Brazilian sun. However, this city is not just about sand and turquoise water; it also goes hand-in-hand with the great outdoors through its amazing nature reserves. The local culture also plays a defining role in Buzios, offering a variety of cultural centers where visitors can admire the artwork of both local and foreign artists. You can find everything here, including galleries, music festivals and even a history museum, where you'll discover the roots of this unique city. Various events are held throughout the year, allowing all visitors to fully experience Buzios. A good example is the party celebrating the city's patron saint, Sao Pedro (Saint Peter), on June 29, followed by the Yacht Club's anniversary in July. In November, the entire city participates in the anniversary of the founding of Buzios along with the Film Festival, which takes place in the Gran Cine Bardot.
You can enjoy great activities on the tropical coast of Buzios and relax on one of the many beautiful beaches.
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport of Rio de Janeiro for your international flight back home.
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