Brazil | Ultra-Luxe Tour | Rio de Janeiro, Fernando de Noronha | Brazil (8 days)

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
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.

International flight arrival in Rio de Janeiro. Greeting by your personal host and private transfer to your hotel. After checking-in, venture out with your expert guide on a biking tour. Bike along the beaches of Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon before heading towards the Lagoon. Get a sense of the "carioca" vibe and the city´s incomparable natural landscape and beauty.

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. The more active travelers can also enjoy the option of hiking to the base of the monumental Christ the Redeemer and enjoy it´s breathtaking views over the city. Next, 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. Alternatively the more active travelers can hike to the peak of Pedra da Gavea located in the Tijuca Forest, the largest urban forest in the world.

Day 4
Pernambuco, Brazil
Pousada Maravilha Breakfast

Morning flight to Fernando de Noronha via Recife. Upon arrival, greeting by your personal host and private transfer to your bungalow at Pousada Maravilha facing the ocean. Discover the magic of this isolated and hidden archipelago off the Brazilian coast beginning with an introduction to this extraordinary island by your personal guide and end your first day by watching the sun set over the ocean as you sip on a welcome cocktail.

Day 5
Pernambuco, Brazil
Pousada Maravilha Breakfast

Snorkeling with your personal guide at Praia de Sueste, 200m from your pousada. This beach is where many sea turtles spend their adolescence, until the age of approximately 6 or 7 years. With luck you will be able to swim with these massive docile creatures. Continue on hiking to Praia do Leao, one of Brazil’s most beautiful beaches. Refreshments will be provided.In the afternoon explore with your buggy or relax.

Day 6
Pernambuco, Brazil
Pousada Maravilha Breakfast, Lunch

Board your private boat with your personal guide to explore the coastline and outer-lying areas. Fresh fish will be served onboard for lunch. You will have the opportunity to snorkel as you are towed behind the boat at low speed, using a board to propel yourself up to 30 feet under water (called “Planasub” locally). Also you will be able to fish, as you enjoy the archipelago’s wildlife and natural beauty. After lunch, you can experience more snorkeling before returning to your hotel.

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Day 7
Pernambuco, Brazil
Pousada Maravilha Breakfast

With your personal guide, hike from Baia dos Golfinhos to Baia do Sancho, considered the most beautiful beach in Brazil. There are also great views of the island from the fort along the way. In the afternoon, relax at leisure on one of the island´s remote beaches or poolside.

Day 8
Pernambuco, Brazil
None Breakfast

On your last day on the island, private transfer to the airport for your flight to Recife and connect for your flight to Miami or Sao Paulo.

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In this week long trip, explore the natural and cultural highlights of Rio de Janeiro and discover Fernando de Noronha, a protected island off the northeastern coast of Brazil. 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 fly to the island of Fernando de Noronha and discover the magic of this isolated and hidden archipelago off the Brazilian coast. The island is considered key to the protection of biodiversity and endangered species in the Southern Atlantic and is home to a large concentration of tropical seabirds, dolphins and sea turtles. With your expert guide and buggy, explore the volcanic island’s unique beaches and go snorkeling, hiking, surfing and diving. In the evenings, dine on fresh sea food and relax at your pousada facing the ocean.

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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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