Day by Day Vacation Package Itinerary
This is a Sample Vacation Package that we have created for customers in the past.
Contact us for a Custom Package created just for you. Day1 -Rio de Janeiro StateYou will arrive in Rio de Janeiro and be met at the airport by a private driver who will take you to your Hotel. After checking in, you may want to relax and have some lunch. We suggest lunch at Porcao, a Brazilian barbecue buffet restaurant. In the afternoon you might like to take a wander around Copacabana and visit the famous beaches near your hotel. Day2 -Rio de Janeiro StateToday you will be taken by air-conditioned Land Rover on a city tour to visit some of the most famous sites of Rio. Driving on the scenic Castorina Road towards the Corcovado (the Christ statue) you will stop to see the Mesa do Imperador (the Emperor's Table) and the Vista Chinesa (Chinese Lookout point) before entering the Tijuca National Park. In the park you will visit the principal hotspots: the Taunay Waterfall, the Mayrink Chapel and not to mention the view of the beautiful flora and fauna of the forest and the sounds of the Atlantic Forest birds. Still driving through tranquil scenic roads in the Tijuca National Park, the tour will take you across the top of the mountain in the direction of Corcovado. After experiencing the panoramic 360 degree views from the top of the Corcovado, your next stop will be the neighborhood of Santa Tereza, a historical district of old Rio, where artisans and artists live and work. You will be able to visit authentic local artisan stores and have lunch in one of the local restaurants, where you will experience the flavors of Brazilian cuisine. After lunch you will visit the Chacara do Ceu Museum, a special place where nature, panoramic views of the Guanabara Bay and art are in total harmony with the landscape. Ending your tour at the Sugar Loaf, where you will be able to watch the magnificent sunset over the city and the bay, you will no doubt have fallen in love with this enchanted city. We suggest dinner at Da Brambini (Italian seafood) in Praia do Leme. If you happen to be in Rio on a Sunday the hippie fair (open-air handcrafts market) at Praca Gen Osorio in Ipanema is worth a visit. There is an evening dinner show (Samba show and dinner) also available. Please let us know if you would like us to book this for you. Day3 -BuziosOn your last day in the city of Rio de Janeiro you will check out of your Hotel after breakfast, after which you will be driven in a private, air-conditioned vehicle to your hotel in Buzios, (approximately a 3 hour trip) After checking in at your pousada your driver will take you on a tour of the beaches and you will discover how each beach has its own charm and why Buzios is so famous for its beautiful beaches. Praia do Canto, Praia da Armacao dos Ossos and the lovely and intimate Azeda and Azedinha are the beaches which are closest to the "downtown" area, where the shops and restaurants are located. These beaches became famous worldwide because they are the beaches that Brigitte Bardot fell in love with when visiting the city in 1964, then a fishermen village. Driving along the peninsula is Praia de Joao Fernandes, and on the other side are the more secluded beaches of Forno, Brava and Ferradura. The longest beach is Geriba and one of the trendiest among the young crowd and surfers, with lots of cool kiosks that offer cold beverages and snacks. Tartaruga Beach is our last stop, which is where sea turtles lay their eggs, and is more protected from the strong winds. On your return to the pousada you may want to relax before having dinner. We suggest dinner at Satiricon (seafood). Day4 -BuziosToday is free to relax and enjoy Buzios. You may want to visit one or more of your favorite beaches which you discovered yesterday, and perhaps take a walk around the village and visit the local boutiques and restaurants. Tonight our dinner suggestion is at the Italian pizzeria, Capricciosa. Day5 -BuziosOn the fifth day of your trip we suggest snorkeling in Tartaruga Small Bay. The bay is well known for its tranquil and turquoise waters and is the best snorkeling point on the Buzios coast. You are guaranteed to see a plethora of colorful fish and most probably some sea turtles. Day6 -Iguazu Falls ArgentinaOn the morning of your last day in Buzios a tour of Arraial do Cabo and Prainha Beach awaits you. This tour will be taken on your way back to Rio as it is en route. You will check out of your hotel and say goodbye to Buzios. Your driver will collect you and take you on your final tour. Every year Prainha Beach in Arraial do Cabo makes the top ten lists of the best beach destinations in Brazil. It lies in front of a channel that is surrounded by sand banks, turquoise water and beautiful white sand dunes, making it a favorite sailing and scuba-diving point. Just in across from the beach is the small island of Cabo Frio, a Nature Reserve, what makes this place even more magical and appealing. Arraial do Cabo was a fisherman village that has evolved into a small city renown for its fresh fish and pristine beaches. The Tour will take no more than 2 hours. After the tour your driver will take you to the airport in Rio, where you will catch a flight to Iguassu Falls. At the airport in Iguassu Falls you will be met and driven to your hotel where you will check in. We suggest dinner at the Restaurant Clube Maringa - their specialty is fresh water fish from the region.Day7 -Iguazu Falls ArgentinaYour second day at the falls will comprise a full day tour of both sides of the falls. Firstly, you will be taken on a 3-hour tour of the Brazilian side of the falls by a private English-speaking guide. You will follow a trail inside the sub-tropical forest, which includes a visit to the bottom of Salto Floriano (Floriano Falls). During the walk there is an impressive view of the Devil's Throat from a bridge. At the end of your tour an elevator will take you up to the top of the falls. After your tour of the Brazilian side, there will be a break for lunch. Then on to see the Argentinian side of the Iguacu Falls (4-hour tour). You will be taken across the border into Argentina by private vehicle, into the Parque National del Iguazu, 40 km away from the Brazilian border. Once in Argentina you will go on a walking tour of the falls. The views are magnificent, especially the one right on top of the Devil's Throat, which is reached by a little boat taking you through breathtaking scenery. Throughout the day you will see numerous rainbows, hundreds of beautiful butterflies, lots of friendly little South American coatis, and dozens of exotic birds. (The entire tour takes about 8 hours). Day8 -AmazonAfter breakfast on the last day of your trip you will be taken on a tour traveling the Macuco Trail in a rustic, open wagon, which allows you a view of the luxurious jungle in all its splendor. Our guides explain some of the stories, marvels and mysteries of the sub-tropical forest surrounded by orchids, bromeliads and thousands of butterflies. You will take a walk down the Iguassu Canyon Trail, visiting the picturesque Macuco Falls and enter the Brazilian jungle on foot to have more close contact with nature. Finally you will ride the rapids of the Iguassu Canyon in secure open boats (mild Rapid). This 3-hour tour gives you a unique and different view of the Iguassu Falls and allows you to feel the same emotions as the first pioneers did on discovering this untouched wilderness area. Before checking out of your hotel you may want to have one final look at the magnificent falls, before be driven in a private, air-conditioned vehicle to the airport. From Foz do Iguassu you will fly to Manaus airport, where you will be met by a representative of your Jungle Lodge and taken to the lodge. After checking in at the lodge you will have dinner and be taken on a jungle night trek to see giant spiders and fluorescent fungus. Day9 -AmazonToday's tour after breakfast is a full day on the River, including a visit to an Igapo (flooded jungle) for a fishing experience and some river swimming. You will also have a chance to observe characteristics of a black water river identical to the River Negro. You will visit a local Amazon community and their manioc plantation, and on the way back to the lodge view the panoramic sunset over the Amazon Jungle. Dinner is back at the lodge. Day10 -AmazonAfter a delicious breakfast you will be taken on a full day jungle trek through the rainforest. Your bilingual guide will show you the diversity of flora and fauna and also some survival and navigation techniques used by the indigenous people of the area. If you want a true experience of the Amazon Jungle by night, then tonight you will be able to camp out at one of the basic campsites near the Lodge. Day11 -AmazonDay11 -AmazonOn your last day you will be taken to the Manaus Ariport after Breakfast to cathc your flight back home.