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Welcome to Brazil!

Rio is home to beautiful beaches, great nightlife and samba beats. Tour Rio´s Corcovado and Sugar Loaf Mountain before flying to Iguazu, where beautiful waterfalls and butterflies will be sure to amaze as you tour Iguazu´s Brazilian and Argentine sides.

Day 1 Arrive Rio de Janero
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Arrival Airport: Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (GIG)

Welcome to Rio de Janeiro! The exotic mix of beach and mountains, colonial neighborhoods and modern style, together with the vibrant sound of Samba everywhere, are the reasons this city is described as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Upon arrival in Río you will be met at the airport and have a transfer to your hotel and have the rest of the day to relax or explore the areas around the town. In the evening return to your hotel for a delicious welcome dinner and relaxing evening before you start your adventures your next day. Accommodation: Royal Rio Palace or similar

Day 2 Rio De Janeiro / Corcovado and Tijuca Forest
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After a delicious breakfast at the hotel, we will start our busy day full of adventure! Our first stop is Corcovado. Corcovado is among the 'musts' of any visit to Rio. The 709m humpbacked Corcovado is famous for the majestic statue of Christ the Redeemer located at the top. The Corcovado Hill, together with D. Martha Belvedere, is a mandatory tour in Rio for the beauty of the sightseeing from both locations. From the Corcovado, we can see the beaches of Copacabana, Ipanema & Leblon, the Rodrigo Freitas Lagoon and the Botanical Garden. From the D. Marta belvedere, the main attractions are the Maracana stadium, the Guanabara Bay and the Sugar Loaf. This tour includes a small walk in a forest trail up to the Cascatinha Fall. At the end of this exciting day, we’ll head back to our hotel to relax for the remainder of the day. Accommodation: Royal Rio Palace or similar

Day 3 Rio de Janero / Sugar Loaf
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Today we will be picked up from our hotel to enjoy the other side of wonderful Rio. The tour begins with a city panoramic view 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 historical buildings, the Municipal Theater, the National Library and the National Museum of Fine Arts. By taking the Aterro do Flamengo, we will be taken to the neighborhood of Urca where the Sugar Loafis located, one of the largest symbols of the city. 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 from where one can have a beautiful view from the Guanabara Bay and its islands, the Rio-Niterói 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 from Copacabana beach, the Santa Cruz fortress and some beaches of Niterói. We will spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure, soaking in the sun's rays at the beach or relaxing poolside at the hotel. Accommodation: Royal Rio Palace or similar

Day 4: Rio de Janero/ Puerto Iguazu
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After breakfast, enjoy a free morning in Rio, before we make our way to the airport to catch our flights to Iguazú. Upon arrival in Foz de Iguazu, we will be transfered to our hotel in Puerto Iguazu. This little and relaxing town is the gate to visit the impressive Iguazu Falls, (which have been recently declared as one of the New Seven Natural Wonders!), making them a must see destination. Our local hiking guide will meet us upon arrival at our hotel to provide a map and a brief welcome orientation of the area. In the evening, we will come together for a delicious dinner at a local restaurant in Puerto Iguazu. Accommodation: La Cantera Hotel or similar

Day 5 Iguazu National Park Argentine Side
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After breakfast we will depart on a full day tour to the Argentine side of the Iguazu Falls where we will have intimate views of this unforgettable section of the Iguazu River. An experienced guide will show us the hidden gems of this unique National Park and will take us off the beaten path to show us the best views. Lower and upper walkways permit up close and personal experiences with this magnificent spectacle of nature. Trails through the 210 square mile reserve provide visitors with various views of the Falls, especially the largest one, Devil's Throat. The ecological train ride is included in the tour. Enjoy free time in the afternoon to take a boat ride out to truly experience the falls or continue exploring the many trails. This day will be a real adventure, full of thrills and spills, and is an absolute must for the adventurer at heart. Accommodation: La Cantera Hotel or similar

Day 6 Iguazu National Park Brazilian Side
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After breakfast, we will enjoy an excursion to the Brazilian side of the Iguazu Falls where we will enjoy vast panoramic views of the Falls allowing us to take them in their entirety. We will spend the afternoon exploring the trails and the beauty of this region. After a wonderful day we will make our way back to our hotel and enjoy a delicious dinner together. Accommodation: La Cantera Hotel or similar

Day 7 Departure Puerto Iguazu
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After an extraordinary adventure, it’s time to say goodbye. In the monrning, we will make our way to the Cataratas International Airport. If you’re looking for even more adventure and excitement, join us on one of our extension trips!

Departure Airport: Cataratas del Iguazú International Airport (IGR)

+ 4-Day Extension to Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Travel to Buenos Aires—a stunning, cosmopolitan city. With rich history and culture permeating every inch of this unique city, there’s never a dull moment! Tour iconic landmarks, engage with the locals, and dine on some of the best cuisine Argentina has to offer.

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This Acanela Expedition © is the perfect fusion between comfort & adventure. Embark on this small group exploration and have hands-on encounters with local peoples and cultures, while experiencing all the historical & culinary highlights along the way.

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$3800 / person: All inclusive package including accommodation for all nights, in-country transport by private bus, train, or flight, lecture and instruction materials from our expert guides, all activities, and meals as listed on the itinerary. *International Airfare and Visa Fees are not included.

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