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Holiday: Rio De Janeiro + Iguazu Falls + Paraty, Brazil Vacation (Tailor Made)

Brazil: Rio de Janeiro + Iguassu Falls + Paraty
JRA10R
10 NIGHTS
FROM £1,795
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Holiday Rio De Janeiro Iguazu Falls Paraty Brazil Vacation Tailor made

This holiday to Rio de Janeiro, Iguazu Falls & Paraty in Brazil explores the highlights of this vibrant country. Ascend Sugarloaf Mountain by cablecar for panoramic views of Copacabana Beach & view the statue of Christ the Redeemer. Visit Iguazu Falls then relax in pretty colonial Paraty, with diving nearby. This vacation can be tailor made to your needs. All transfers and specified sightseeing included.

Holiday Rio De Janeiro Iguazu Falls Paraty Brazil Vacation Tailor made
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Holiday, Rio de Janeiro
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City Tour
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Sugarloaf Mountain
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Selaron Steps
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Corcovado Mountain
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Christ the Redeemer Statue
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Iguazu Falls
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Emerald Coast
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Paraty Beach
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Brazil Vacation Tailor Made
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Holiday, Rio de Janeiro
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City Tour
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Sugarloaf Mountain
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Selaron Steps
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Corcovado Mountain
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Christ the Redeemer Statue
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Iguazu Falls
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Emerald Coast
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Paraty Beach
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Brazil Vacation Tailor Made
Day 1
You will be met at Rio de Janeiro Airport and transferred to your hotel  in this iconic city - famous for its magnificent setting and enormous statue of Christ the Redeemer looking down from Corcovado Mountain - one of the seven wonders of the modern world.
 
Rio is also home to the magnificent Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon and Barra da Tijuca beaches and known for its samba and bossa nova dancing, carnivals and music festivals.
Day 2
Today enjoy a half day shared coach tour of Rio de Janeiro, known locally as Cidade Maravilhosa (the Marvellous City').
 
After a tour of the downtown area, we stop at the huge Metropolitan Cathedral (Cathedral of Saint Sebastian), built in the form of an ancient Mayan pyramid.
 
We then continue driving past Flamengo Park, the largest public park in Rio, to one of the most famous symbols of the city - Sugarloaf Mountain. Here we travel all the way to the top, in two cable cars. The first cable car takes us to Urca Hill, a vantage point with beautiful views of Guanabara Bay and its islands, the Rio-Niterói Bridge and Corcovado Mountain. The second cable car takes us all the way to the top, with wonderful views over Copacabana beach, Santa Cruz fortress and the beaches of Niterói.
 
We return by cable car and transfer back to your hotel, with your afternoon free to explore more of Rio independently.
 
Note: Shared day tours have a maximum of 44 people.
Day 3
Today enjoy a half day shared tour to one of the world’s most famous landmarks.
 
We start by boarding the cog train from Cosme Velho Station to Corcovado Mountain. Enjoy the steep 20-minutes train journey through the dense Atlantic rainforest of Tijuca, with wonderful views of the lush tropical vegetation, and scenic landscapes of the city and its beaches below. Disembark and climb the steps or take the escalators to the base of the towering statue of Christ the Redeemer - one of the 7 wonders of the modern world - and enjoy its spectacular 360 degree panoramas.
 
After descending by cog train, you will drive past some of Rio's most famous beaches - Leblon, Ipanema & Copacabana - before you are dropped off at your hotel, with afternoon at leisure.
 
Note: Shared day tours have a maximum of 44 people.
Day 4
Transfer to Rio de Janeiro Airport for your onward flight.

You will be met at Foz do Iguassu Airport, situated near one of the greatest waterfalls in the world.
 
The mighty Iguassu Falls, whose name means "Great Waters", straddles the border between Argentina and Brazil - although almost 80% of the falls are on the Argentinian side. It is situated in a huge tropical rainforest that has been declared a World Heritage Site, with countless flora and fauna species. It is regarded as one of Latin America's most awe-inspiring sights.
 
On arrival enjoy a tour of the Brazilian side of these incredible falls, with panoramic views of the nearly 2-mile (3-km) cliff edge. We take an elevator down to the base of the waterfalls and stop at different viewing points. The volume of water flowing over the falls varies greatly depending on seasonal rainfall, but the falls are a spectacular sight at any time of year. The waterflow is highest between October and March, with the heaviest rains from December to February, when many trails are closed.
Day 5
Today enjoy a half day tour of the Argentinian side of the incredible Iguassu Falls.
 
Comprising approximately 275 separate cascades, the falls form a curtain of foaming water that crashes over a vast granite amphitheatre and into the jungle below. Resembling a reversed letter "J", most of the Iguazu River plunges down through an area known as The Devil’s Throat, with the rest spreading out over a wide shelf that splits into hundreds of different waterfalls.
 
There are a series of walkways that lead above, below and behind the falls, with breathtaking views. You can also hope to see monkeys, toucans, parakeets and other wildlife in the rainforest.
 
Note: Take your passport for the border crossing. Also take rain gear, as you will get wet visiting the Argentina side of the falls.
Day 6
Transfer to Foz do Iguassu Airport for your onward flight.

You will be met at Santos Dumont Airport in Rio de Janeiro and transferred 4-hours along the scenic Emerald Coast to the seaside town of Paraty.
 
Check into your hotel in this beautifully restored colonial town that was one of Brazil's most important ports during the 18th century gold rush and explore on foot its cobbled streets.
 
Note: Your driver will only speak Portuguese.
Days 7 To 10
At leisure to relax on the beaches of Paraty and absorb the wonderful atmosphere of this old Portguguese colonial town, with its white-washed buildings and beautiful bay.
 
Amble through the narrow pedestrianised streets of the historic centre that is today a World Heritage site and admire the old houses, many of which are adorned with Masonic symbols. You can visit the colossal First Church of Our Lady of the Remedies and the much smaller Chapel of Santa Rita built for emancipated slaves; browse in the market for handcrafts and see artists exhibiting their paintings. Afterwards relax in one of the many restaurants or pubs, where you can taste 'cachaça' - a popular rum-like Brazilian spirit used to make Caipirinha cocktails.
 
With over 65 islands in the surrounding ocean, you can also take a boat ride to swim, snorkel and dive in these crystal clear waters. A speedboat ride to Saco do Mamangua fjords, a collection of tree-covered isles and hump-shaped hills rising above an expanse of calm water, with beautiful beaches and umbrella-like palms is also recommended.
 
Alternatively head 30-minutes inland on an optional 4x4 tour to enjoy walking or birding in Serra da Bocaina National Park, part of Brazil's pristine Atlantic rainforest. With crashing waterfalls, verdant forests and sprawling open hills, this park is home to a host of exotic wildlife including numerous colourful tropical birds, the woolly spider monkey, white-lipped peccary and the black jaguar (panther).
 
If you enjoy history, you can visit the remains of the Caminho de Ouro ('Gold Route'), a 745-mile stone-paved road built by slaves in the 18th century, along which gold was shipped via Paraty to Europe. You can also see prehistoric cave paintings in this region.
 
In the evening visit the main square, where locals congregate for live samba music and dancing.
Day 11
Today transfer 4-hours from Paraty to Rio de Janeiro Airport for your flight home.
 
Note: your driver will only speak Portuguese.