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

Blue Parallel

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil To Sao Paulo, Brazil

Valid for Departures Now Through: 01 Jun 2019

Brazil | Ultra-Luxe Private Tour of Brazil | Rio de Janeiro, Florianopolis (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.

Flight to Rio de Janeiro, the center of Brazil’s cultural life and historical heritage. Rio’s beauty is fused from natural endowment of its beaches, tropical greenery, and surrounding cliffs, with its historical and cultural prominence as being once the capital not only of Brazil, but also of the entire Portuguese Empire. Upon arrival, you will be greeted with a local host and taken to your luxury accommodations on the beach. Spend the afternoon relaxing poolside or beachside or enjoy a biking tour to the beaches of Rio de Janeiro with your personal guide. Finish at Ipanema where you can enjoy the beach with fresh coconut water before returning to your hotel.

Day 2
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Belmond Copacabana Palace Breakfast

Bring sightseeing to a new level with a private helicopter tour over the city, as you admire the beaches, lagoons, and the Sugarloaf Mountain and the Christ the Redeemer statue from above. After seeing the monumental Christ the Redeemer and its breathtaking view over overlooks the city, venture into the bohemian hillside Santa Teresa neighborhood with its artistic movements and enjoy lunch with beautiful views of the lush city.

In the evening, enjoy live music and dance with locals at the lively Rio Scenarium. Your host and driver will be at your disposal for the evening transfers

Day 3
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Belmond Copacabana Palace Breakfast

Enjoy a private guided tour of historical Rio. On this historical tour of Rio, you will learn about the city’s different historical phases by visiting its various landmarks that crowd the center of the city. These include the Old Imperial Palace of 1743 (Paco Imperial), the Theatro Municopal do Rio de Janeiro (from the outside), the 1610 church of Nossa Senhora da Candalaria, and the modern Roman Catholic Cathedral of Sao Sebastiao. You will finish the historical tour at the São Bento Monastery where they maintain the tradition of celebrating mass every Sunday with Gregorian chants. Enjoy lunch in the iconic Confiteria Colombo.

In the afternoon, take a cable-car to the landmark Sugar Loaf mountain which offers incredible views of the city and bay and a beautiful sunset over the Cidade Maravilhosa. In the evening, we will make reservations on your behalf at one of the city best restaurants, which range from the traditional barbecue steakhouses to Japanese, Italian, and Brazilian-international fusion cuisine.

Day 4
Florianópolis, Brazil
Ponta dos Ganchos Exclusive Resort Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Private transfer to the airport for your flight to Florianópolis, the capital of Santa Catarina State, where your host will be waiting for you to take you by private transfer to your relaxing luxury resort on a privately owned peninsula on the Emerald Coast. Spend the afternoon relaxing on spectacular beaches or in the resort, and unwind with massage treatments.

Day 5
Florianópolis, Brazil
Ponta dos Ganchos Exclusive Resort Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

In the morning, embark on a light trekking excursion to Praia de Fora, a deserted hideaway in the middle of Ganchos bay (approx trekking time 50 minutes each way). Begin from the beach at Ganchos de Fora and continue along a trail leading through the rainforest. Praia de Fora is a paradise for surfers and fisherman with a pristine beach and unspoiled scenery and vegetation. A comfortable beach set-up including rugs and cushions will be provided. Return to the lodge to relax at leisure.

Enjoy a special private dining experience at the resort on their private island. The guests relations manager will be in touch earlier in the day to confirm food preferences and adjust the menu accordingly.

Day 6
Florianópolis, Brazil
Ponta dos Ganchos Exclusive Resort Breakfast

Enjoy paddle boarding off the waterfront of the resort and explore the inlets and areas of the Ponta dos Ganchos’s shore.

In the afternoon, head out on a traditional boat to the fishing grounds where you will be able to observe oystermen and their boats and learn about their way of life and their traditional methods. As the experience concludes, you will enjoy oysters and champagne as the sun sets.

Day 7
Sao Paulo, Brazil
None Breakfast

At your leisure to enjoy the resort's amenities.

In the afternoon, private transfer to the airport in Florianopolis for your flight depature to Sao Paulo. Arrival in Sao Paulo and check-in assistance for your international flight departure from Sao Paulo.

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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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In one week, explore the natural and cultural highlights of Rio de Janeiro and relax in 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. Then head south to Florianopolis and stay at the exclusive Ponta dos Ganchos resort, located on its own private peninsula with expansive views of the bay.

About Us

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.