Brazil Short and Sweet:
Rio de Janeiro & Iguassu Falls
For those with less time to spend, this program offers you two of the greatest destinations in all of South America - the vibrant, breathtaking city of Rio de Janeiro, and spectacular Iguassu Falls, boasting 275 majestic waterfalls.
3 Nights Rio de Janeiro
2 Nights Iguassu Falls
All Ground Transfers
Sugar Loaf & Corcovado Tour
Brazil & Argentina Falls Tour
Airport meeting and transfer to your selected Rio hotel. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure.
(Accommodations, Rio de Janeiro)
Depart from your hotel at 8:30 am for a full-day excursion that will highlight two of the city's signature landmarks, Corcovado and Sugar Loaf. After a scenic drive along Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, you arrive at the bottom of Corcovado Hill. Here, you will board a comfortable train that will transport you to the top of the mountain where the statue of Christ, the Redeemer, is located (2.300 ft above sea level). Continue by elevator and escalator to reach the bottom of the statue. At this point, you have a magnificent view of Rio de Janeiro. When it is time to leave you will return the same way, and continue to the other famous landmark, Sugar Loaf Mountain. Located in the middle of the Guanabara Bay, Sugar Loaf gives you another breathtaking panoramic view of the city. This solid granite monolith, standing 887 feet tall, overlooks the entrance to Rio's harbor and Guanabara Bay. After your tour of Sugar Loaf, continue to a local restaurant for lunch. In the afternoon, your tour will continue to downtown Rio to see some of the historical sites such as the Cathedral and the Municipal Theatre. You will be returned to your hotel at the end of the tour.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Accommodations, Rio de Janeiro)
Day at leisure to enjoy Rio. A suggestion for the evening would be an optional Rio by Night Dinner and Show. Overnight.
(Breakfast, Accommodations, Rio de Janeiro)
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Iguassu Falls. Airport greeting in Foz do Iguassu and transfer to your selected hotel.
(Breakfast, Rio de Janeiro; Accommodations, Iguassu Falls)
After breakfast, tour both sides of Iguassu Falls. Beginning on the Brazil side, you will stroll along the trail descending into the canyon that offers a panoramic view of the falls. Take the glass elevator up the cliff face for an exquisite view from the upper deck. There will be a stop for lunch (not included) before continuing to Argentina. After lunch, the tour continues across the Tancredo Neves Bridge and the border crossing to Iguassu National Park in Argentina. At the entrance, you will board a small train for a visit through the park with 2 stops before reaching the trail where the walking tour begins. You will visit the upper walkways, which allow for more intimate contact with the falls and the rainforest.
(Breakfast, Iguassu Falls)
Transfer to the airport for your return flight.
(Breakfast, Iguassu Falls)