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This is the perfect family holiday to Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu Falls and beaches of the Costa Verde

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What's Included

  • All internal flights
  • Private airport transfers throughout
  • All accommodation including breakfast
  • Breakfast and evening meals at Picinguaba
  • Private full day tour of Rio
  • Private tours of both side of Iguassu Falls
  • Speedboat trip at the falls
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At a glance

This is the perfect, easy and luxurious family vacation to Brazil with a great mixture of beaches and nature, lots of fun activities to keep your family entertained, and where internal travel is kept to a minimum.

Enjoy the stunning city of Rio, the magnificent Iguassu Falls, and then some quality tropical beach time in Picinguaba.

Example Trip Itinerary

Days 1-5

Rio de Janeiro

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to your hotel in Rio de Janeiro

Accommodation in Rio de Janeiro

Four days in Rio Four days in Rio

Spending your days in the heady 'Marvellous City' you can explore and enjoy Rio at your leisure. You'll have a full set of recommendations and advice from us on how best to make the most of the city.

Full Day Tour of Rio Full Day Tour of Rio

You will be met at your hotel by your expert, English-speaking Carioca guide and a private vehicle will be waiting to start your city tour of Rio.

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Visit Christ the Redeemer on Corcovado mountain Visit Christ the Redeemer on Corcovado mountain

Christ the Redeemer statue is Rio’s most famous attraction with his arms stretched out, he looks to be blessing the entire city. At 710 metres above the centre on the Corcovado hill, the statue is surrounded by wide, open terraces from where you get unbeatable vistas of the city's impressive littoral, the southern neighbourhoods of Copacabana and Ipanema, the Lagoon, the Sugar Loaf and the town of Niterói.

Visit the neighbourhood of Santa Teresa Visit the neighbourhood of Santa Teresa

The faded grandeur of this part of the city, often referred to as the Montmartre of Rio, set into the hills close to the centre of town, still retains a rich cultural atmosphere of art, music and history. Mansions line the narrow streets struggling with the encroaching vegetation and incline, and is still home to many painters cafes and artists studios. You can stop for a drink or lunch at one of the many charming restaurants, bistros and cafes that populate Santa Teresa’s lively streets. Your guide will also take you to the Ruins Park, a cultural centre in the remains of a 19th century house which has a Belvedere that commands some of the best views over Rio.

Tour the historic centre of Rio Tour the historic centre of Rio

Your guide will escort you through the narrow 19th century streets at your required pace, stopping at the magnificent Baroque churches and the ruins of the old port from where most of Brazil’s gold left for its long journey to Europe. You will also see many other culturally interesting and historical attractions that illustrate the city’s rich and varied heritage.

Visit Sugar Loaf mountain Visit Sugar Loaf mountain

This massive granite rock, 396 metres tall, is one of the city’s most emblematic landmarks, adorning many a postcard. You will take the cable car with your guide from the Guanabara Bay entrance in the Urca district. At the zenith the view of Rio and its neighbourhoods sprawled over bays, coves, and appearing from dense green hillsides is unrivalled and quite spectacular.

Two days at your leisure in Rio Two days at your leisure in Rio

Today is yours to do as you wish in the city. You're not short of sights, shopping, beaches and cultural institutions here!

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer from your hotel to Rio's domestic airport

Days 5-8

Iguassu Falls

Flights & Transfers

Flight

Flight from Rio to Iguassu

Transfer

Private transfer from Iguassu airport to your hotel

Accommodation in Iguassu Falls

Private tour of the Brazilian side of the waterfalls Private tour of the Brazilian side of the waterfalls

Inside the National Park and in front of the Das Cataratas hotel, the main trail begins and takes you on a pleasant one mile walk, where it is common to see a variety of birds, butterflies and other animals.

What's fantastic about visiting the Brazilian side is the incredible overall view you have of the falls. At the end of the trail, there is a catwalk that brings the visitor very close to the 'Devil’s Throat Falls'. The panoramic elevators lead up to the main observatory, which provides a magnificent view of the main waterfalls.

Full day private tour to Iguassu Falls Argentinean Side including Boat trip Full day private tour to Iguassu Falls Argentinean Side including Boat trip

A stunning tour of the falls, where you get a chance to really get up close to the falls.

Your guide will pick you up from your hotel and bring you by private vehicle to the entrance of the park on the Argentinian side. You'll then be taking the rest of the tour mainly on foot. Exploring the various wooden walk ways that lead through the national park close up to the many chutes of the falls.


One of the most spectacular sites of the falls is the 'devil's throat' which sees the largest flow of water. In order to visit the Devil’s Throat, the visitor must board the train at the Main Station or at the Cataratas Station, close to the Upper Circuit. For those who love trekking there is the one-kilometre-long Sendero Verde (Green Trail) that connects the Visitors Centre to the Cataratas Station and to the Upper Circuit.

Once you are at the Devil’s Throat Station you will have to walk for 1.100 meters on a flat catwalk built over the Upper Iguassu River. This catwalk crosses several islands. Once you get to the end of the catwalks, you will be surprised by a strategic lookout point resting on the side of the gorgeous Devil’s Throat.

Gran Aventura by Boat Gran Aventura by Boat

Going up river in these boats specially prepared to get to the base of Iguassu Falls and to be able to admire and feel them from up close. Whirlpools, waves and currents provoked by the Falls make this an unmissable part of any visit to the park.

Your guide will bring you to the starting point where large trucks specially adapted to this tour will take you and the other visitors to explore six kilometres in the humid subtropical forest as far as the banks of the Iguazu River, downstream from the Falls. From here you will board special high powered Zodiac boats that will take you, at high speed, to enjoy one of the most unforgettable experiences in the region: the direct and wet contact with the mighty Iguassu Falls. After this incredible trip participants will get off the boat at the base of the Falls, on catwalk that connects to the lower visitation circuit of the Falls. This tour can be started in the reverse direction, from this catwalk downwards ending with the jungle truck ride.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer from your hotel to Iguassu airport

Days 8-13

Picinguaba

Flights & Transfers

Flight

Flight from Iguassu to Sao Paulo

Transfer

Private transfer from Sao Paulo to Picinguaba

 
Check in to Pousada Picinguaba for five nights Check in to Pousada Picinguaba for five nights

Quite possibly one of the most scenic and charming Brazilian fishing villages on the Coste Verde coast. The Pousada offers its guests a wide range of outdoor activities which will give you the chance to discover the natural beauty of this region and its friendly inhabitants.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer from Picinguaba to Rio de Janeiro

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