Day 1 ARRIVE IN RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL.
Welcome to South America’s capital of glamour—Rio de Janeiro, where your Local Host will be available with suggested activities for your free time.
Day 2 RIO DE JANEIRO.
Today, your PRIVATE CITY TOUR takes you to the Cosme Velho district to board a cog-wheel train that will whisk you through the lush tropical vegetation of Tijuca Forest to the top of CORCOVADO Mountain. This rounded peak rising 2,300 feet from the bay below is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and home to the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer. Enjoy a breathtaking 360-degree panoramic view of the city and beaches below. The afternoon and evening are at leisure. Tonight, consider joining a fun churrascaria for a feast of barbecued meats that are marinated and roasted over charcoal in true Brazilian style.
Day 3 RIO DE JANEIRO.
Enjoy a full day at leisure. Your Local Host will suggest an optional Jeep tour to the rainforest in the middle of the city, Tijuca National Park, and its bird sanctuary. This afternoon, you may elect to discover historic Petropolis, a mountain resort and site of the former summer palace of Emperor Dom Pedro II, or take an optional excursion to visit the iconic Sugar Loaf Mountain.
Day 4 RIO DE JANEIRO–IGUASSU FALLS.
Fly to IGUASSU FALLS at the crossroads of Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay. This masterpiece of nature encompasses 275 separate falls and spans almost two miles. The afternoon’s PRIVATE TOUR is dedicated to enjoying the spectacle of this 2-mile-wide torrential downpour. With some cataracts as high as 250 feet, it’s nothing short of hypnotic. The clouds of spray, the incessant roar, and the surrounding luxuriant tropical growth make this an unforgettable natural wonder.
Day 5 IGUASSU FALLS.
This morning, take the Ecological JUNGLE TRAIN with your Local Host and tour the Argentine side of IGUASSU FALLS with numerous walkways that wind above and under the crashing water.
Day 6 IGUASSU FALLS.
Your vacation ends after breakfast this morning. (B)