Ready for a taste of South America, punctuated by Samba music, amazing views and mosaic tile streets?  Rio is a perfect choice.

Trip Details

trip Itinerary

Flight from departure city.

 Welcome to Rio! Head to hotel and rest or enjoy a walk along a beach before explore this beautiful South American city.  

Day 2: Santa Teresa
Today you will tour the neighborhood of Santa Teresa. This neighborhood is one of Rio’s oldest, lined with cobblestone streets and interesting buildings. The highlight is Selarón’s Staircase(Escadaria Selarón), a set of 250 steps covered in tiles from all over the world.  You will have free time for a tasty lunch at Aprazível before returning back to your hotel.

Day 3: Sugarloaf Mountain Tour
In the afternoon, you will be picked up for a thrilling tour of Sugarloaf Mountain.  On the way, pass by some of the city’s most important landmarks, including the Metropolitan Cathedral and Cinelandia Square.

Once you arrive, board a glassed-in cable car for to ascent to the peak, stopping once at a scenic viewpoint. Upon reaching the top of Sugar Loaf at 1,299 feet (396 meters) above sea level, admire the views of Niteroi, Copacabana, and Santa Cruz Fortress.

Day 4: Free Day of Leisure in Rio 

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  • Enjoy time at Copacabana Beach.  
  • Take a stroll in the park to Park Lage.

Day 5: Christ the Redeemer
Today, enjoy an amazing tour to the Corcovado Mountain where you will see the statue of Christ the Redeemer. Corcovado Mountain towers over the vibrant Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro. Originally, the mountain was called Pinaculo da Tentacao, which translates to ‘Pinnacle of Temptation’. This has Biblical references and was chosen by the Portuguese settlers of centuries ago. Later, it was renamed Corcovado, which refers to its ‘hunchback’ shape.

This mountain is notable, not only for its natural beauty and prime positioning but also because it is the foothold of the globally recognized statue called Christ The Redeemer. In the afternoon, enjoy a walking tour around the narrow streets and old historical buildings of downtown Rio.

The walk includes a visit to many interesting points, such as the SãoBento Monastery, Candelaria(the candle-makers), Praça XV,the “Travessa do Mercado”, Imperial Palace(Paço Imperial), the cultural center located in the beautifully-restored Banco do Brasil, the Casa França-Brasil, Ouvidor (the listeners) Street and Gonçalves Dias Street with the traditional Colombo Coffee Shop. The walk continues on down Uruguaiana Street, Carioca Square up to the Metropolitan Cathedral.

Day 6: Christ the Redeemer
Enjoy breakfast and then depart for US.  

Recommended Extension to Bahia! 

IncLuded in trip
  •  Daily buffet breakfast
  •  Hotel accommodation on Copacobana beach
  •  Round-trip airport & hotel transfers
  •  All tours mentioned with English speaking guide
not included in trip
  • International flight
  • Travel insurance
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