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Beaches of Brazil: Hip Rio and Laidback Buzios

PRIVATE TOUR - 7 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM £$2167+

Private Tour Highlights

  • Soaking up Rio’s buzzing energy on a private tour of the city, encompassing important sights like Cinelandia Square and the Metropolitan Cathedral, with its famous stained-glass windows.
  • Taking a ride on a cog train through the world’s largest urban woodland, Rio’s Tijuca Forest, up towards the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer.
  • Whizzing up to Sugarloaf Mountain on a cable car, drinking in the views of Guanabara Bay, Copacabana Beach and the Santa Cruz Fortress.
  • Relaxing in the laidback but chic beach resort of Buzios, enjoying its powder-white beaches, crystal-clear waters and trendy bars and restaurants.
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Tour Overview

Yampu’s Rio de Janeiro and Buzios Beach Tour is the perfect introduction to Brazil’s wonderful culture and beaches. For three days we will visit marvelous Rio de Janeiro, famous for its spectacular natural setting, Carnival celebrations, samba music, and beaches including Ipanema and Copacabana. Whiz up to Sugarloaf Mountain on a cable car, drinking in the views of Guanabara Bay, Copacabana Beach and the Santa Cruz Fortress. Soak up Rio’s buzzing energy on a private tour of the city, encompassing important sights like Cinelandia Square and the Metropolitan Cathedral, with its famous stained-glass windows. Then, take a ride on a cog train through the world’s largest urban woodland, Rio’s Tijuca Forest, up towards the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer.

Leaving Rio you will depart for Buzios, once just a quaint fishing village but it has become so much more. With cobblestone streets, white beaches, and crystal-clear waters Buzios is a sophisticated resort very active night life. Relax in the laidback but chic beach resors, enjoying its powder-white beaches, crystal-clear waters and trendy bars and restaurants.

 

Inclusions
Prices include hotel accommodation including daily continental breakfast, all transfers between airports and hotels with assistance and baggage handling, guided tours of Rio de Janeiro in English and all entrance fees. Local airport taxes that are payable in the country of destination are not included. Taxes and security fees that can be paid at time of ticketing are already included.
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Pricing Details
  3-Star 4-Star 5-Star Luxury
Double £$2014 £$2167 £$2999 £$3987
Single £$3883 £$4189 £$5848 £$7825

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

Rio de Janeiro

Overnight flight to Rio de Janeiro.

Overnight flight to Rio de Janeiro.

Day
2

Corcovado

Upon arrival in Rio, reception at airport and transfer to the hotel.
Note: check-in is normally after 2 pm. Early check-in may be granted subject to availability (not confirmed).
Afternoon private tour to Corcovado with private driver and guide. The tour begins in Cosme Velho's neighborhood. The cog train rolls through the Tijuca Forest, the largest urban forest in the world and up to the statue. Once there, enjoy a panoramic and extraordinary view of Rio, including the Sugar Loaf, the Guanabara Bay, the beaches of Southern Zone and the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon. At the peak of the hill is Christ the Redeemer, the art deco statue of Jesus Christ and icon of Rio. After the visit of the Corcovado, the tour continues to Sao Conrado area with a brief stop at the Pepino beach where one can appreciate hang gliders overhead. Transfer back to the hotel.
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Day
3

Sugar Loaf – Rio walking city tour

Today enjoy a private Half Day Tour to the Sugar Loaf with private driver/guide.
This tour begins with a stroll through downtown Rio, passing by the Sambodrome, and the Metropolitan Cathedral, in pyramid form, with internal diameter of 96 meters and height of 80 meters. Get to know the traditional Cinelandia square with the historical buildings, the Municipal Theater, the National Library and the National Museum of Fine Arts. By taking the Aterro do Flamengo, take to the neighborhood of Urca to find one of the largest symbols of the city: The Sugar Loaf. This visit is made in two steps by cable car. The first cable car takes passengers to Urca Hill which is 215 meters high and provides a beautiful view of the Guanabara Bay and its islands, the Rio-Niteroi bridge and Corcovado hill. From this stage, a second cable car will be taken up to the top with 395 meters to find a splendid view of Copacabana beach, the Santa Cruz fortress and some beaches of Niteroi.
Note: if one would like to experience a typical Brazilian lunch after the tour, please let Yampu know and it will be added.
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4

Buzios

Morning, transfer to Buzios, a typical fishing village 100 miles from Rio de Janeiro. Buzios was made popular by Brigitte Bardot in the 1960s and is now a resort frequented by the most affluent people from Brazil and abroad. Its cobblestone streets, white beaches and crystal-clear waters make it the ideal resort, complemented by its fine restaurants and fashionable boutiques.

Morning, transfer to Buzios, a typical fishing village 100 miles from Rio de Janeiro. Buzios was made popular by Brigitte Bardot in the 1960s and is now a resort frequented by the most affluent people from Brazil and abroad. Its cobblestone streets, white beaches and crystal-clear waters make it the ideal resort, complemented by its fine restaurants and fashionable boutiques.

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Day
5

Beach Day at Leisure

At leisure to enjoy the beautiful beaches of Buzios.

At leisure to enjoy the beautiful beaches of Buzios.

Day
6

Beach Day at Leisure

At leisure to enjoy the beautiful beaches of Buzios.

At leisure to enjoy the beautiful beaches of Buzios.

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Day
7

Flight Home

Transfer back to Rio de Janeiro airport to take the flight back home.

Transfer back to Rio de Janeiro airport to take the flight back home.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Búzios, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Places You'll See

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    Rio de Janeiro

    The largest Art Deco statue in the world, Christ the Redeemer, welcomes travelers to the famous city, Rio de Janeiro. Let the local music, art, and food capture your sense as you visit its sandy beaches or watch an enchanting samba show. Try your hand at trekking up Pao de Acucar (Sugarloaf Mountain) for beautiful views of the bay and beyond.

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    Buzios

    The town of Buzios, once a place of escape for high society from bustling city life, is an area that provides many choices of activities. Still a destination for urban inhabitants and alike to retreat to, Buzios is the place to relax and take in Brazil’s natural offerings. On the west coast are calm waters to explore. On the east is the less tame open Atlantic, prime for surfers and watersport enthusiasts.

Hotel Options

3 Star Properties

Rio de Janeiro : Copa Sul Hotel

Rio de Janeiro : Atlantis Copacabana

Buzios : Pousada Vila do Mar

Buzios : Barlavento Pousada

Buzios : Pousada Lestada Hotel

4 Star Properties

Rio de Janeiro : Arena Copacabana Hotel

Rio de Janeiro : Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel

Buzios : Porto Bay Buzios Boutique Hotel

Buzios : Rio Buzios Beach Hotel

Buzios : Abracadabra Pousada

5 Star Properties

Rio de Janeiro : Miramar

Rio de Janeiro : Pestana Rio Atlantica

Rio de Janeiro : JW Marriott Hotel

Buzios : Casas Brancas Boutique Hotel & Spa (deluxe Ocean View)

Luxury Properties

Rio de Janeiro : Santa Teresa Hotel

Rio de Janeiro : Copacabana Palace

Testimonials

Dave from the UK

Traveled February, 2008

As I said, overall it was a brilliant experience,

As I said, overall it was a brilliant experience, although I guess we were probably spoiled with the number of occasions when we had a guide to ourselves!

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Christina, from the UK

Traveled December, 2007

Brazil was fantastic

Happy New Year to you too! Brazil was fantastic. We had a wonderful time and that also thanks to your excellent itinerary. Everything was well organised, from the places we visited to the drivers and tour guides, we didn’t need to worry about anything. We were very lucky with the tours as we were alone most of the time and it was like we had our private tour guide. Not to mention how wonderful and helpful all of the tour guides and drives were. I’ll be very brief because I can talk (write in this case) for hours. Iguazu falls was breath taking, Rio de Janeiro was is a beautiful city, very picturesque, colourful, happy people and the Amazon. Amazing, no words to describe, I’m just happy I’ve been there and we are definitely going again. Thank you again for all your help.

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Sabrina P.

Traveled September, 2014

I truly enjoyed every single minute I was in South America.

Thank you so very much for your assistance and support in the trip. I truly enjoyed every single minute I was in South America. It was an awesome trip and the guides were great. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

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