8-Day A Fun Week in Rio de Janeiro – From $1,294 Adults Double Basis
AVAILABLE FOR DAILY ARRIVALS IN RIO UNTIL DEC 08, 2017
A FUN WEEK IN RIO DE JANEIRO, takes you to the Corcovado and Sugar Loaf Mountains with time to explore the “Marvelous City”!
Experience the beauty of Rio de Janeiro’s city parks where monkeys and toucans entertain and captivate. Spend the evening dancing with the crowds at Maracanã or enjoying live music performances around Lapa. Live life to the fullest while enjoying a fun week experiencing the splendor of Rio.
- 7 Night accommodations in Rio at your choice of hotels
- 10 Meals (7 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, and 1 Dinner)
- Private roundtrip airport transfers from Rio International Airport/Rio hotel/Rio International airport
- Guided day trip to Corcovado and Sugar Loaf Mountains
- Brazilian Fiesta Night with live show with dinner at a Churrasqueria
- Guanabara Bay Cruise
- Jeep Excursion of the Tijuca Rainforest National Park
- Free time to enjoy Rio at your own pace
- Hotel and meal taxes
- Entrance fees during excursion
- All transfers and sightseeing in A/C vehicle
- English-speaking local hosts and guides
- On-site logistical support of our Brazil-based office
DAY 1 | Welcome to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil!
Upon arrival at the International airport, meet and greet service is provided with a private transfer to the hotel of your choice for a seven-night stay with breakfast and tax included. The balance of the day can be spent at your leisure to begin enjoying the flavor and fun of Rio.
- Standard Class: Americas Copacabana
- First Class: Windsor Excelsior
- Deluxe Class: Miramar by Windsor
DAY 2 | A discovery of Rio’s iconic mountains; Corcovado and Sugar Loaf | B.L.
After breakfast at your hotel, your guide will transport you to the Tijuca National Park where you will board the Swiss manufacture cogwheel train for a scenic ride to reach the peak of Corcovado. There you can climb the 220 steps to reach the top of Corcovado Mountain or take an easier ascent by elevator or escalator system. Once you reach the 2,300-foot summit, you will find yourself in presence of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue. Your guide will take you through the history of the statue, named one of the Seven Wonders of the World in 2007, while you enjoy a panoramic view of Rio. Following Corcovado, you continue your exploration of Rio with a 30-minute van ride towards the Atlantic Ocean. Board a glassed-in cable car and rise to the peak of Sugar Loaf, stopping once along the way for a scenic view to take pictures. Once you reach the peak of Sugar Loaf at 1,299 feet, admire the view of Niteroi, Copacabana, and Santa Cruz Fortress. It will be hard to decide which mountain, Corcovado or Sugar Loaf, provides the best view! Descend via cable car back to your vehicle and return to your hotel, with a midday stop at the À Mineira Restaurant for lunch. Guests will enjoy a delicious buffet composed of traditional dishes made by the culinary team from Minas Gerais.
DAY 3 | Spend the day Sailing on Guanabara Bay and view the sights of Rio | B.L.
After breakfast at your hotel, you will meet your local host, and board the touring vehicle for a shared transfer to the embarkation point to board the vessel for the Guanabara Bay cruise. Feel the breeze on your face as you sail through the Bay while your host points out the Cagarras Islands, a wildlife refuge home to seagulls and other marine birds. You will be introduced to Morro da Urca, Sugar Loaf’s little brother, and also observe the Rio-Niteroi Bridge, the longest in the Southern Hemisphere. See Copacabana Fort with its powerful cannons and history. Once in Niteroi, be amazed at the Contemporary Art Museum, viewed as a masterpiece of architecture for the saucer-shaped design, much like a UFO. Visit the beach districts of Fletchas, Icarai, and Charitas to look at the view of Rio. Buffet lunch served at a local restaurant on the Bay. Balance of the day is free to enjoy the beach.
DAY 4 | See the Natural Beauty of Rio Exploring Tijuca National Park | B.
After breakfast at your hotel, you will meet your local host and board the touring vehicle for a shared transfer to Tijuca National Park. The contact with nature is constant and animals like monkeys, sloths and birds are typically seen. The Park consists of the Tijuca Forest, the Carioca, Pedra Bonita, Sugar Loaf, Black Liners, and Covanca; the beauty is beguiling! Your exploration also includes stops in Chinese View Belvedere where you can gaze at the beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana. Balance of the day is free to enjoy the beach.
DAY 5 | Enjoy Copacabana Beach by Day / Delight in Rio at Night with Dinner and a live Show | B.D.
After breakfast at your hotel, you may decide to spend the day exploring the beautiful Copacabana Beach at your leisure. Copacabana is Rio de Janeiro’s most lively and eclectic district, with numerous attractions for locals and visitors. With over 160 thousand citizens, it’s almost a city within itself. The beach, landmark buildings, legendary nightclubs, restaurants, boutiques, and the trademark sidewalks are more than enough to captivate you. During your stroll, you may discover groups playing soccer, having an impromptu dance party, or local artists creating some of the most unique and detailed sand sculptures you have ever seen. Stop by one of the several beach bars and enjoy a cold cup of chopp -draft beer- or try some agua de coco -coconut water – straight from the coconut!
For dinner, your guide will pick you up at your hotel and transport you to Churrasco, for a traditional Brazilian barbecue. You will be offered an endless variety of meat served continuously, with several garnishes and salads. After dinner, you will be taken to the neighborhood of Leblon. There you will indulge in the excitement of Rio’s Carnival with admission to the Platforma show. See dozens of vividly costumed performers during a dynamic evening that includes live percussion, a light show, and a stage full of hypnotic dancers. You will be dazzled by the 2-hour exhibition of music and dancing that illustrates Brazil’s cultural roots. Watch a cast of talented performers show off Rio’s legendary samba along with classic folkloric dances and the eye-catching spins of capoeira. This unforgettable program concludes with a final Carnival parade that ends near midnight when you’ll be transported back to your hotel. (Not available on Sundays)
DAYS 6 & 7 | Explore Rio de Janeiro at your Own Pace | B.
After breakfast at your hotel, Day of Leisure to explore the city, beaches, and flavor of Rio.
DAY 8 | Home or Continue to your next destination | B.
Breakfast at your hotel. At the designated time, transfer to the airport for your onward flight and continue with the next Insider Journey of your choice.
PRICES PER PERSON IN US$ – NO MINIMUM GUESTS REQUIRED
AVAILABLE FOR DAILY ARRIVALS IN RIO UNTIL DEC 8, 2017
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A Fun Week in Rio de Janeiro Lodging
STANDARD CLASS HOTELS
In Rio de Janeiro: Americas Copacabana Hotel. Situated just 03 blocks from Copacabana beach and 03 blocks from the subway station Siqueira Campos, the newly opened AMERICAS Copacabana Hotel offers comfort, security and modernity in its 205 rooms and restaurant with excellent cuisine and capacity for 140 people. Guests can enjoy their on site restaurant or have a cocktail at the bar. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property. Rooms at Copacabana Hotel Américas are air conditioned and fitted with a minibar, a flat-screen cable TV, a laptop safe and a desk. The private bathroom comes with a shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries.
FIRST CLASS HOTELS
In Rio de Janeiro: The Windsor Excelsior Hotel is located in the very best area of Copacabana, enjoys an oceanfront view, and is one of the most elegant hotels in Rio de Janeiro. Elegance and comfort are paramount in each of the hotel’s 233 rooms and suites. Windsor Excelsior Copacabana features tasteful rooms with contemporary décor. Spacious and bright, they all have air conditioning, cable TV, Wi-Fi and minibar, while some also offer sea views and a hot tub. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Amenities include dry and steam sauna units next to the fitness centre, plus beach service with chairs, towels and umbrellas.
At the restaurant, guests enjoy tropical breakfast with various items, while admiring stunning sea views. Lunch and dinner options are provided as well, featuring Brazilian and international specialities.
DELUXE CLASS HOTELS
In Rio de Janeiro: Miramar by Windsor Hotel. The newly renovated Miramar Hotel by Windsor defines seaside luxury in the heart of Rio de Janeiro. Just steps from Copacabana Beach, the hotel affords captivating views from some guestrooms and an amazing rooftop terrace that hosts an infinity-edge swimming pool and poolside bar. Dine in the hotel’s new gourmet restaurant, which serves an inventive menu of Carioca cuisine and notable wine list with more than 130 labels. Each of the hotel’s 200 guestrooms provide complete relaxation with plush linens, Brazilian paintings, and on-call butler service. For an unparalleled vacation in Brazil, stay in the five star Miramar by Windsor.
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- Meal Codes: B = Breakfast. L = Lunch. D = Dinner.
- All tour services are SIB shared basis (unless otherwise indicated).
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