Arrival day in Rio de Janeiro! A driver will be waiting for you at the international airport of Rio de Janeiro and bring you to your hotel. (Guide not included) If you arrive before dark, it will be possible see Rio de Janeiroâ€™s green hills, blue sky, rocky mountains, palm trees on both side of beautiful bays. By day or night you can walk at famous black-and-white tiled promenade of Copacabana, Leblon, Ipanema. Maybe you will want to see and feel the lush life of the city during the night, or if you want to be alone with yourself, then, there is always a corner somewhere in between the palm trees, sand and ocean waves.
After breakfast you will visit the famous Stern jewelry factory. It is hard to find a five-star hotel in Brazil, which does not sell the famous jewelry form Stern (H. Stern). For over half a century of its existence the company has gained immense popularity. Today Stern shops can be found in many European countries. Main Stern shop is located in Rio de Janeiro. It is a museum and shop at the same time, it is visited by over 120 thousand tourists annually. At the museum Stern you can see and buy the rare jewels at very reasonable prices. In addition, every visitor can learn more about the history of the company and the family history of its founder - Hans Stern.
After having breakfast at your hotel, you will get picked up for your group tour to Corcovado and Christ the Redeemer Statue with an English speaking Guide (4 hours). First stop: the station, where the environmentally friendly train will take you through the jungle to the top of Corcovado. On either side of the railway you will have spectacular views from Tijuca forest, inhabited by monkeys and other exotic animals and birds. At the top of Corcovado, at an altitude of 700 m above sea level, stands the symbol of Rio - Statue of Christ the Savior (38m), which was built in 1931. A breathtaking panoramic view of the metropolis and its environs Bridge Niteroi, Guanabara Bay, the Botanical Garden, the world''s largest Maracana stadium, Sugar Loaf, and more is possible from the top of Corcovado.
We recommend you to have a good rest and prepare for the Champions parade. Tonight you are going to see a fantastic thing - the long-waited-for Champions parade with Rioâ€™s best six Samba Schools who won some days earlier the Carnival parade on Sambadrome! You will be transferred from your hotel to the Sambadrome. You will see the representatives of the best Samba Schools of Brazil dancing and singing in front of you in their marvelous colorful costumes. During the whole night you can enjoy this mind-blowing show! You can get taken back to your hotel any hour you want. (Group tour, tickets & transfers $ 250)
Group City tour and excursion to the Sugar Loaf (4 hours)
After breakfast you will be picked up at your hotel and start a group excursion to the Sugar Loaf by bus with an English speaking guide. The first stop is on Urca Mountain, with a wide viewing area, where you can eat in the restaurant or bar. On the mountain of Sugar Loaf you will have a beautiful view of Rio, Copacabana beach, the bay, the surrounding mountains, islands in the ocean, bridge Niteroi, and the statue of Christ on Corcovado Mountain. Then you will go by bus to the central regions of the old Rio, where you will admire several old churches, monasteries, the main cathedral of the city, as well as buildings built in the colonial style.
The historic city center is the place where the city started in the middle of the XVI century. Here you will find many historic buildings and churches, feel the spirit of the old Rio, walk along the shopping alley, reminiscent of the old Portugal. The Cinelandia Square already contains 5 beautiful culturally significant buildings built in the early XX century. The Municipal Theatre, National Library, Museum of Fine Arts, the building of the Municipal Council and the Cultural Center of Justice. And finally, when you want to enjoy the beautiful Brazilian coffee, you can go to the Confectionery Colombo. Confectionery Colombo has a 120-th year of existence, and still pleases its visitors with delicious sweets in the city. A beautiful cozy place to fully enjoy a cup of Brazilian coffee after a pleasant tour of Rio de Janeiro. Return to the hotel.
Free day. Relax and enjoy. Ask Ada Tours for extra activities like Botanical Garden (Exotic 137-hectare garden, with over 8000 plant species) or Baia de Guanabara (Discover Rio de Janeiroâ€™s incredible coastline on this beautiful half-day Rio sailing tour) and other amazing tours.
A trip to the Tropical Islands (10hours group tour in English) - U $ 98
In the morning after breakfast at the hotel you will visit a tropical island for a day.
Itakurusa City, located on the island of 1.5 hours from Rio de Janeiro to Mangaratiba province, is famous for fishing, tourism and agriculture. The city has small houses of fishermen. In order to get to Itakurusa you need to cross the Sepetiba Bay on the boat Saveiro. During the trip, you will enjoy views of the islands covered with tropical forests. On the way, the boat will stop so that you can swim. The island awaits you with a magnificent buffet. You walk around the island, swim in the Gulf or in the pool and return to the boat which will take you to Rio.
Excursion to the Royal Petropolis (8 hours) - U $ 205 with Russian speaking guide (minimum 2 persons)
This will be a unique opportunity for the whole day to plunge into the history of the last monarch of the Brazilian family. Petropolis is located high in the mountains, mist tightened at a distance of 60 km from Rio de Janeiro. The Last King of Brazil, Dom Pedro II in 1830 built on these lands his summer palace, to be able to escape here from the hot Rio de Janeiro.
After breakfast you have a transfer to the airport to take your departure flight back home.
Hotelsnights mentioned at Royalty Rio or similar Transfers according to the program, driver only Breakfast Excursions in Rio with English speaking guide mentioned in the program
Tour Does Not Include
International flight Additional excursions Tickets Champions parade Food and drinks not mentioned in the program Tips Laundry service Personal spendings *All the hotels can be substituted by a similar class hotel This programme availibility and prices will be confirmed upon booking
4 Star Royalty Rio Hotel
Available On Weekdays Thursday
Available On Dates
2 March, 2017
Office hours: Mo-Sa 8:30am to 7:00pm Standard time zone: UTC/GMT +2
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