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Brazil | Ultra-Luxe Private Tour of Brazil | Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu Falls (7 days)

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Rio De Janeiro, Brazil To Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Valid for Departures Now Through: 01 Aug 2018

Brazil | Ultra-Luxe Private Tour of Brazil | Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu Falls (7 days)


Day 1
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Belmond Copacabana Palace None

Please note that the following itinerary is an example, as all of our journeys are custom-made.

Morning arrival in Rio de Janeiro. Greeting by your personal host and private transfer to the legendary Copacabana Palace. Recommended lunch poolside at your hotel followed by a biking tour to the beaches of Rio de Janeiro with your personal guide. With over 130kms of bike lanes connecting the beautiful bays and beaches of Rio de Janeiro, cycling is one of the most popular ways for visitors to explore the city. From the beaches of Leme to Leblon, this biking tour is ideal for those who wish to enjoy a relaxing bike ride and take in the city’s beautiful scenery. The tour finishes on the beach were you will be able to relax and rest. In the evening, enjoy a recommended dinner at one of Rio's best restaurants depending on your interests.

Day 2
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Belmond Copacabana Palace Breakfast

With your personal guide, visit Mount Corcovado, Rio’s most famous landmark. Drive up to the statue by private van. You will be awe-inspired by the sight of the statue of Christ the Redeemer overlooking the Bay of Guanabara. Later, enjoy a recommended lunch at Aprazível with fantastic panoramic city views. Explore the eclectic artists’ neighborhood and the cobbled, winding streets of leafy Santa Teresa with your personal guide. Visit Escadaria Selarón, a set of world-famous stairs, which are covered in over 2000 tiles collected from over 60 countries around the world. They are the work of Chilean-born artist Jorge Selarón who calls it "my tribute to the Brazilian people". Later, you will have a private visit with exclusive access to the Unidos da Tijuca Samba School, winners of the 2010 and 2012 Carnaval and see where they practice and create their costumes and floats. Later, spend your evening at leisure as you enjoy Rio.

Day 3
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Belmond Copacabana Palace Breakfast

Enjoy a spectacular private helicopter tour of the “cidade Maravilhosa”. See Christ the Redeemer (Corcovado), the Sugar Loaf, the spectacular beaches, and lush forested hills from above. Later, visit the historical sites of Rio. Start with a visit to the São Bento Monastery with your personal guide. The monks of the São Bento Monastery maintain the tradition of celebrating mass every Sunday with Gregorian chants. The Monastery also houses a private school for the sons of Brazil’s elite. After lunch, private enjoy a private guided tour of the Botanical Gardens, where more than 6,200 varieties of plants are spread over 141 hectares. In the evening, you will be taken out to dinner at one of the city's finest restaurants of your choice, and afterwards you will head out to enjoy Rio by night and listen to soothing live bossa nova music.

Day 4
Iguaçu, Brazil
Belmond Hotel das Cataratas Breakfast

Private transfer to the airport for your flight to Iguassu. You will stay at the historic and majestic Hotel das Cataratas facing the cascades on the Brazilian side of the falls. During your stay you will discover Iguassu´s magic from both the Brazilian and the Argentine sides. On your way to the hotel, stop at the heliport to view the falls from the air while enjoying a spectacular private helicopter ride. Relax in the tranquility of the historic Hotel das Cataratas in the evening. The hotel’s two restaurants are the best in the Iguassu region, on either side of the falls.

Day 5
Iguaçu, Brazil
Belmond Hotel das Cataratas Breakfast

Explore the incredible falls on the Argentine side by land, from the catwalks which take in the view from many angles as you walk through the jungle, and from the water aboard a high-speed zodiac as you feel the force of the falls first-hand. You will have lunch at the Sheraton Hotel's terrace which offers fantastic views onto the falls. Later, go on a short train ride to the Devil's Throat, the most visually spectacular part of Iguassu, where half of the water jets down a narrow chasm in what is the most powerful area of the waterfall area. Later, return to the Brazilian side for a recommended dinner at your hotel.

Day 6
Iguaçu, Brazil
Belmond Hotel das Cataratas Breakfast

Following breakfast, visit the catwalks on the Brazilian side of the falls with your expert guide. You will enjoy the privilege of visiting the catwalks before the park opens up to the public . With your personal expert guide go on light hike on the Banana Trail through the Brazilian sub-tropical jungle. Later, take a boat ride along the Iguassu River. During this excursion you will also visit Alligator Pond from a 30 ft high observation tower. In the evening, return to your hotel and relax by the pool or in the spa as you unwind from your physical activity and enjoy your final evening in Brazil.

Day 7
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
None Breakfast

Private transfer to the airport for your flight to Rio de Janeiro. Upon arrival in Rio, you will be greeted by your host and assisted with check-in procedures for your international flight home.

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Blue Parallel is a Virtuoso Preferred Tour Operator whose mission is to take discerning, time-constrained travelers to the most spectacular natural and cultural wonders of both Latin America and the Mediterranean. We create private, tailor-made journeys to UNESCO World Heritage destinations designed around the themes of insider access, privacy, breathtaking outdoor adventures, and white glove service. Virtuoso travelers receive amenities and VIP treatment on all Blue Parallel tours such as upgrades upon arrival (if available), Virtuoso-only amenities (spa credits, etc.), daily breakfast for two, and early check-in/late checkout (subject to availability).

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Explore the natural and cultural highlights of Rio de Janeiro and relax amidst the tropical paradise of the Emerald Coast. With your expert guide, discover Rio biking along its beaches or enjoy aerial views of the city and its key monuments on your private helicopter. Experience Rio as a local with private access to ateliers, learn about the city's imperial past and listen to samba and bossa nova both musical icons of Brazilian national identity. Next, fly south to Iguassu Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. The 275 individual cascades are a sight to behold and span the border between Argentina and Brazil. The falls are surrounded by sub-tropical rain forest with over 2000 species of vascular plants and home to a wide variety of birds, insects and mammals. With your expert guide, explore both sides and experience the falls from the ground, from the water and from the air. After the excursions, relax by the pool and enjoy gourmet meals at the luxurious Hotel Das Cataratas.

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Blue Parallel creates private, tailor-made journeys designed around the themes of World Heritage destinations, outdoor adventures, gourmet cuisine, exclusive lodging, white glove service and insider access. We operate in Latin America: the Amazon, Antarctica, Argentina, Belize, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Easter Island, the Galapagos Islands, Guatemala, Panama, Patagonia, Uruguay and the Yucatan Peninsula. And in the Mediterranean: the Adriatic Coast, Andalucia, Corsica, Croatia, Greece, Montenegro, Morocco, Sicily & the Aeolian Islands, Spain, Portugal and Turkey.

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By: Kate

Reviewed on: 31 Jan 2018

Blue Parallel was amazing! Our guides were outstanding and provided us with excellent service. Every detail was considered and thought of for us. We adored every minute of our trip.