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Nuts About Brazil - Family holiday
Transport - Minibus, taxi, boat, in country flights, canoe, on foot.
Accommodation - Hotels (7nts)
Meals - 9 breakfasts
We often have multiple itineraries so please check to see which itinerary is suitable for you, by selecting the relevant tab.
Fly to Rio de Janeiro
Overnight flight to Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro
On arrival you'll be met and transferred to your hotel. Today is free to rest following your flight but you group leader will be on hand to help if you are ready to explore. Rio was founded in the early 16th century, but it was much later - when Portugal fell to Napoleon - that the Portuguese court moved here and proclaimed the city as the new capital of the empire. It has always been a place of sharp contrasts; opulence lives side by side with poverty everywhere across the city. The beachfront is lined with skyscrapers of smoked glass and stainless steel, yet a third of the population lives in the favelas, or shanty towns, that blanket the hillsides. Far from being temporary affairs they now support several storey houses and internet outlets.
Hotel Atlantis (AAA) - 3 nights - Swimming Pool
Rio de Janeiro
Today you’ll take an orientation tour through the city taking in the famous beaches – Ipanema, Copacabana and Leblon, the often overlooked older heart of cinelandia and the cathedral, designed in the style of an Aztec pyramid with impressive stained glass. It will soon become apparent why Rio de Janeiro is known as the cidade maravilhosa (marvellous city). Crammed into the few flat areas between beach and soaring mountain is an area of prime real estate. Here, more than seven million cariocas (as Rio’s inhabitants are known) go about their daily business. Each lunchtime the beaches fill as office workers change out of their work clothes and come out to top up their tan or play futebol. You'll also head out to the exciting Cidade do Samba (Samba City) where preparation for Carnival takes place all year. (B)
Rio de Janeiro
This morning you’ll take the 1,300-metre long cable car ride to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain for the classic view over the city and Guanabara Bay. Whether by day or night, your first aerial impression of Rio is likely to remain with you forever - one of the definitive images of Latin America. The afternoon is free to relax or explore the city of Rio under your own steam. A trip to the top of Corcovado, which means ‘hunchback’, is recommended (additional charge). The statue of Christ the Redeemer stands high above the city with outstretched arms and the views are amazing! (B)
Today you'll take a transfer to Angra do Reis (aprox. 3 hrs.) before taking the journey by boat (aprox. 1 hr.) to the idyllic island of Ilha Grande. On arrival you'll be assisted with your lugage and walk to your pousada - there aren't many vehicles on the island! You have the afternoon free on this beautiful island, which is largely undeveloped and perfect for relaxed exploration. Among the craggy peaks and heavy vegetation are some of the best beaches in Brazil.
Pousada Caicara (AA) - 3 nights - (B)
A pousada is a small, independently run bed & breakfast-style hotel which is very typical in Brazil.
Today you'll find out what all the fuss is about when you visit one of the finest stretches of beach in Brazil - a country renowned for having some of the best in the world. What makes it special is that it is totally undeveloped and a perfect sandy arc, framed on each side by rugged landscape and vegetation. You are open to the ocean here and waves crash on the shore, the thing to do is to stand in the warm surf as you cool off from the heat of the Brazilian sun. To get there you'll hike for around 2 hours in the cooler hours through the rugged, forested interior of the island. The way back is by boat, saving your legs! (B)
Today is a free day to sit back and enjoy everything the island has to offer. Excursions are easy to arrange although little English is spoken on the island. Ilha Grande hosts one of the richest ecosystems in the world. The entire island is a protected area and hosts an abundance of endangered wildlife from the red-browed Amazon parrot and broad-snouted Cayman to the maned sloth and brown howler monkey, all of which you may see during your stay here.
The 150km of trail system present throughout the island connects pristine rainforest to stunning beaches. If you don't feel like hiking, you'll need to arrange a boat trip if you want to get out and see the more remote beaches. Your group leader will be on hand to help. (B)
Today you'll travel back to the mainland and continue by road up to Rio before your flight to Foz do Iguacu. You'll wave goodbye to your group leader at the airport. On arrival you'll be met by the local guide and transferred to your hotel.
Hotel Dany Foz (AAA) - 3 nights - (B)
At the Iguaçu Falls, the Rio Iguaçu widens and sweeps majestically round a three kilometre bend before plunging 80 metres over a natural fault. Two hundred and seventy five separate cascades present an awesome spectacle of thundering water and flying spray. Higher than Victoria Falls, wider than Niagara Falls - and arguably more beautiful than either - the falls are shared between Brazil and Argentina, even though the name originates from the Guarani language which comes from Paraguay. Although Argentina has the lion’s share of this UNESCO World Heritage site, Brazil possesses the ‘grand view’, of churning river below the falls – this arrangement led to the local saying that Argentina puts on the show and Brazil charges for the tickets. This morning you‘ll visit the viewpoints on the Brazilian side. There’s also an exciting helicopter ride over the waterfalls (optional) for wonderful aerial views, a bird park and the chance to explore the jungle. (B)
Today you'll transfer to the majestic Iguacu Falls where you will visit the Argentine side of the falls, which is noted for its close-up views of the water. Whereas in Brazil you are looking at the falls, in Argentina you are in amongst them as walkways take you right over the tops of many of the individual cascades - you’re almost bound to get wet as the trails here lead right into the spray of the crashing waters, and give different views from what you see from the Brazilian side. The various sections of the falls are now connected by a narrow gauge railway which pulls you through the forest. Perhaps the most spectacular point is the Garganta del Diablo (Devil’s Throat) with its awe-inspiring view of roaring falls, rainbow arcs and parrots and hawks swooping against a backdrop of verdant rainforest. An exciting boat trip (optional) takes you right up to the torrent so you can see the water tumbling from high above and feel the spray lashing into your face; not only is this an adrenalin-filled activity, it also provides a completely different perspective of the falls, allowing you to fully appreciate their size. For something more sedate you can take the small boat across to the Isla San Martin where a number of scenes from the film The Mission were filmed. Later in the day you return to your hotel in Brazil. (B)
This afternoon you will transfer from your hotel to the airport for your flight to Sao Paulo, where the trip ends for Land Only clients. Those on our group flights will transfer from here. (B)
Price include flights, transfers, all accomodation and entry fees, and a selection of meals.
Price includes everything listed above, excluding flights and transfers.
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