RIO DE JANEIRO
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Roadmap – 5 days
International / domestic flight arrival (schedule and flight number to confirm). Reception at the airport and private transportation to the hotel. Check-in, Installation followed by the visit of one of the modern world 7 wonders, the worldwide symbol of Rio de Janeiro. From the Corcovado hill, the allegory of Jesus Christ embraces and protects the Cidade Maravilhosa. The panorama offers on the city and its environment is impressive. On one side, the legendary beaches: Ipanema, Leblon, …, the Sugar Loaf; on the other, the northern area and the Maracanã stadium. Return to the hotel by late morning or afternoon. Rest of the day at leisure.
Corcovado entrance fee included. Meals not included. Night at the hotel.
DAY 2 : RIO DE JANEIRO / RIO HISTORICAL CITY CENTER
At 09:00 a.m, meeting in the hotel lobby with an English-speaking guide. Public transportation to Rio’s historical city centre for a walking tour into the Brazilian history. Founded in 1565, São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro has a lot to teach. The cobbled streets share space with skyscrapers and museums. The group interests will determine the visitation schedule. But it guarantees the main attractions: Cinelandia, escadaria colorida, Cathedral, Praca Tiradentes, Real Gabinete Portuguese de Leitura, Uruguaiana, son souk, Praca XV, le Morro da Conceição, Praca Maua and Rio Art Museum. The visitation allows to discover every phase of construction of the city and its development for the World Cup and the Olympic Games. Return to the hotel by late morning or afternoon. Rest of the day at leisure.
Entrance fee not included. Meals not included. Night at the hotel.
At 09:30, meeting in the hotel lobby with an English-speaking guide. Public transportation to the bottom of the Vidigal Favelas. The visitation starts by a local kombi or moto taxi ride through the pacified favelas to the Morro dos 02 Irmãos trail starting point. 01H20 walk for 150 meters uphill. The walk offers several view points on Rocinha the biggest favelas in Latin America, São Conrado and the Gávea Rock. The top offers one of the most beautiful view of Rio de Janeiro. From this spot, it is possible to enjoy a wide panorama of the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, Leblon beach and the Corcovado Hill. Free time on the top. The way down goes back the same way and offers the opportunity to visit the narrow streets of the Vidigal favelas.
Return to the hotel by mid-afternoon. Rest of the day at leisure.
Transportation fee not included. Meals not included. Night at the hotel.
DAY 4 : RIO DE JANEIRO / RIO IN BIKE
At 09:00 a.m, meeting in the hotel lobby with an English-speaking guide. Public transportation towards Ipanema. Time to test and set the bicycles before to start the ride around the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon. 05kms along the upscale neighbourhoods of Lagoa, Jardim Botânico and Leblon before reaching the ocean. This ecological transportation shows the secrets of Rio’s southern districts, following the Carioca pace. Optional activities: visit to the Botanical Garden, bath at Leblon, hike on the Arpoador rock, coffee break at the Copacabana Fort, zip line in the Catacumbas Park. Return to the hotel by late morning. Rest of the day at leisure.
Bikes rental included. Entrance fee not included. Meals not included. Night at the hotel.
DAY 5 : RIO DE JANEIRO / DEPARTURE
03H00 prior to take-off, private transportation to the airport. International / domestic flight (schedule and flight number to confirm).
Meals not included.
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