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Snapshot of Coastal, Colonial Brazil

PRIVATE TOUR - 7 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM £$3177+

Private Tour Highlights

  • 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.
  • Wandering the colonial streets and historic buildings of Paraty.
  • Snorkeling the crystalline waters of the islands surrounding Paraty.
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Tour Overview

Your Yampu Snapshot of Coastal, Colonial Brazil begins with three days in the diverse and culture city Rio de Janeiro and finishes in the historic coastal town Parati. Take a full-day tour around Rio to see Sugar Loaf, Corcovado Mountain and Tijuca rainforest as well as Christ the Redeemer. Before leaving, enjoy a samba show with dinner. This tour continues to Parati, a pretty colonial town located 160 miles southwest of Rio de Janeiro. The town is on Brazil’s Costa Verde and is a UNESCO world heritage site that has been beautifully preserved. Embrace your surroundings that include a lush green Mata rain forest, small fishing towns, pristine deserted islands, and the warm jade-green waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

Inclusions
Price includes hotel accommodation with daily continental breakfast, guided tours in English, meals where specified, entrance fees, transportation between hotels, transfers between airport and hotel, naturalist guides and taxes. 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.

Note:
* Transfer is quoted based on Portuguese speaking driver only. If you would like an English speaking guide, please ask your travel consultant.
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Pricing Details
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Double £$2961 £$3177 £$4014 £$5456
Single £$5479 £$6143 £$7817 £$10701

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

Upon arrival in Rio, reception at airport and transfer to your 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 São Conrado area with a brief stop at the Pepino beach where you can appreciate hang glider overhead. Transfer back to your hotel.
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Day
2

Sugar Loaf

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 Cinelândia square with the historical buildings, the Municipal Theater, the National Library and the National Museum of Fine Arts. By taking the Aterro do Flamengo, you will be taken to the neighborhood of Urca where you will 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 you would like to experience a typical Brazilian lunch after your tour, please let us know and we will add it.
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3

Day at Leisure – Rio Scenarium

Day free to enjoy Rio, or choose from one of the optional day tours.
Tonight, experience the show at the Rio Scenarium (this tour does not include dinner). Located in the Lapa area, Rio Scenarium is one of the premier places to listen to the best of Brazilian music, and where the real carioca spirit of bohemian way of life can be felt. The venue is an antique shop during the day, and a live music bar during the night. The programming changes every month. The show ends around midnight.
Note: If one would prefer a traditional samba performace on a stage, Yampu can include Rio Plataforma. After dinner, enjoy a Brazilian music presentation at the famous Rio Plataforma. Rio Plataforma is one of the premier places to listen to the best of Brazilian music. Please ask a Yampu travel consultant.
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4

Rio - Paraty

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Morning depart for Paraty. This is a beautiful four-hour drive along the coast to the rainforest. Upon arrival check in to the hotel. Afternoon Walking Tour of Parati, the perfect town for a walking tour since no cars are allowed. This colonial town is surrounded by beautiful, rugged beaches, numerous islands off the coast, parks with bromeliad plantations and waterfalls. Paraty’s colonial heritage is preserved in the form of elegant colonial Portuguese churches and houses in the relaxed atmosphere of a town untouched by time. This charming town has many restaurants, shops and boutiques and is known for its delicious cuisine. ...read less

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Day
5

Paraty

Enjoy a half day Schooner tour around the beautiful Islands surrounding Paraty, stopping to snorkel, swim and eat lunch. There will be four stops with about 40 minutes in each place, one will be to have a delicious lunch (not included). It is possible to snorkel in the clear and warm water at the majority of these stops. Usually included is the Ilha Comprida, more known as a natural aquarium of fish. The tour includes tropical fruits, mask and snorkel.

Enjoy a half day Schooner tour around the beautiful Islands surrounding Paraty, stopping to snorkel, swim and eat lunch. There will be four stops with about 40 minutes in each place, one will be to have a delicious lunch (not included). It is possible to snorkel in the clear and warm water at the majority of these stops. Usually included is the Ilha Comprida, more known as a natural aquarium of fish. The tour includes tropical fruits, mask and snorkel.

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Day
6

Paraty at Leisure

Free day for to relax and enjoy Paraty at leisure.

Free day for to relax and enjoy Paraty at leisure.

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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 - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Parati, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Places You'll See

  • Rio-de-Janeiro-Brazil

    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.

  • Paraty_Brazil

    Paraty

    Once an important seaport for the export of gold, Paratay is a beautiful historic city whose cobblestone streets and emerald green waters entice a large number of visitors each year. Here, one can enjoy many waterside activities as well as visit nearby islands, forests and gorgeous waterfalls.

Hotel Options

3 Star Properties

Rio de Janeiro : Copa Sul Hotel

Rio de Janeiro : Atlantis Copacabana

Paraty : Pousada do Principe

Paraty : Corsario Pousada

4 Star Properties

Rio de Janeiro : Arena Copacabana Hotel

Rio de Janeiro : Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel

Rio de Janeiro : Pestana Rio Atlantica

Paraty : Pousada da Marquesa

Paraty : Pousada do Ouro

5 Star Properties

Rio de Janeiro : Miramar

Rio de Janeiro : Pestana Rio Atlantica

Rio de Janeiro : JW Marriott Hotel

Paraty : Casa Turquesa

Luxury Properties

Rio de Janeiro : Santa Teresa Hotel

Rio de Janeiro : Copacabana Palace

Testimonials

Prudence

Traveled August, 2009

All in all a fantastic trip.

We got back last night after a fantastic trip. I think Georgie would agree that it was one of our best trips we’ve been on. I am rushing all over the place today as off on holiday again at 4.30am tomorrow. Nothing like another holiday to get over the post holiday blues! All in all a fantastic trip. Overall I think what really worked well was that we felt we spent just the right amount of time in each place. Thanks again for all your help. It was much appreciated, particularly given the limited time we left to organise it all!

Connie

Traveled February, 2016

Our monkey morning was more amazing than either of us could have predicted.

Thank you SO much. Our monkey morning was more amazing than either of us could have predicted. You are our travel agent forever.

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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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