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SAMBA DO RIO
Return flights 7 nights 23kg luggage Guided excursions

from €999

Ready to Samba? During this 10-day intensity break you will discover swirling Rio De Janeiro and unwind carefree and car-free in Paraty on the Costa Verde. An ideal combination of a cosmopolitan metropolis and a delightful beach extension in a colonial sea-hugging pearl. Rio de Janeiro is an exceptional city nestled in-between the mountains and ocean with dream beaches and seaside resorts. Lively witnesses of a wealthy architectural pasts: baroque churches, magnificent mansions, squares, monuments, fountains. Highlights on your programme are a guided visit to the iconic Cristo Redentor, a unique backstage experience of one of the largest carnival schools and there is ample time to explore the various neighbourhoods of Rio at your own pace before you head south to Paraty. Sun, sea and unwinding are capital here as you stroll leisurely through its car-free streets and alleys. A boat ride will allow you to explore the tropical islands of the bay. A true intensity break! By and-by time to enjoy the sun, the samba, the bossa nova and the warm and hospitality of the locals.


DAY-2-DAY PROGRAM
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DAY 1 - 2: Welcome to Rio

Today you board your flight ex Brussels Airport destination Rio De Janeiro.

Meet and assist at Rio de Janeiro airport and transfer to your first hotel, the 4 * Mirador hotel located at merely 600m.from the legendary Copacabana Beach. Rest of the day at leisure to explore Rio at your own pace and interest…especially your lively surroundings.

 

DAY 1 - 2: Bienvenue à Rio

Today you board your flight ex Brussels Airport destination Rio De Janeiro.

Meet and assist at Rio de Janeiro airport and transfer to your first hotel, the 4 * Mirador hotel located at merely 600m.from the legendary Copacabana Beach. Rest of the day at leisure to explore Rio at your own pace and interest…especially your lively surroundings.

 

DAY 3: Corcovado

This morning you meet your guide at your hotel for a guided visit of Corcovado. You reach the 710m top of this famous mountain in central Rio by tram and escalators…and finally thanks to you strong pair of legs. Focus on the reward that awaits you at the top! The iconic Cristo Redentor or Christ the Redeemer statue which was inaugurated in 1931. From here you can enjoy breath-taking views of the city’s diverse neighbourhoods and the bread loaf mountains as well as the omni-present seascape. A perfect orientation for the days to come.

 

DAY 4: Grande Rio

On your programme: a visit to Grande Rio, a non-profit organization and Samba school that uses carnival, arts and dances to work and interact with disadvantaged children. You will pay a guided visit to the Academico de Grande Rio, one of the most famous samba schools of Rio de Janeiro. You experience the importance of carnival and samba for Brazilians and you learn all about the famous parade. This backstage visit is a unique experience.

 
 

DAY 5: enjoy, explore, fall in love!

Enjoy a day off in the city. Go for a stroll on Copacabana beach, discover the Lapa musical district and board the cable car for a ride up the sugar mountain. Order a typical Picanha in a local Churrascaria in the evening (our tip: Cruzeiro do Sul Churrascaria).

 
 

DAY 6: Rio › Paraty

Today you will leave the beautiful city of Rio and follow the coastline in a southerly direction. After a 3 hour drive you will arrive in the pleasant town of Paraty. You reside in the very cosy Pousada Condessa. The numerous small “cobblestone” alleys, the many historic colonial facades and romantic atmosphere are bound to make you fall in love with this town’s oozing charm.

 
 

DAY 7 - 8: Paraty

Today you take a boat trip in Paraty Bay. The area is a succession of colourful exotic scenes: white sandy beaches, small islands, tropical fish, azure blue sea and beautiful views of the mainland jungle. In short, a wonderful half-day excursion at sea to get a breath of fresh air, sunbathe on deck and take a splash in the water. Tomorrow on day 8, feel free to you spend the entire day at leisure.

 
 

DAY 9 - 10: Brussels

Transfer to Rio de Janeiro airport for your return flight to Brussels. Would you like to linger longer? Perhaps add a visit to the Iguassu Falls? Discover the wetlands of the Pantanal? Or add the sultry Salvador de Bahia? Your wish is our command! We’ll gladly assist you in your favourite travel shop nearby or via ou MTA network.

Arrival at Brussels Airport.

 

EXTRA INFORMATION

Price quoted is valid for journeys that are performed during the period 3 May – 30 June 2020 with exception of the Corpus Christi period between 11-14 June 2020. Other periods are possible at surcharge.

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