After arriving in Rio de Janeiro, you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to get first impressions of the marvelous city of Rio de Janeiro. You can take this chance to feel the exciting life of the city or relax under palm trees drinking coconut water and listening to samba sounds.
Whatever you choose - you can find it easily in Rio Rio de Janeiro is green hills, blue sky, beautiful bays, islands and marvelous beaches. It is the second biggest city in Brazil (after Sao Paulo) and, certainly, one of the most beautiful cities in the world Beach hotels are situated along the whole perimeter of Guanabara Bay and, if you are staying in one of these hotels, the beauties of Rio de Janeiro are open for you all the time.
Blue ocean water will call you to the beach. The most popular beaches - Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon, are famous for their black and white tiled promenade. From early morning to late in the night you can see people playing soccer and volleyball on the golden sand of the beaches.
For those who prefer active holidays, Rio offers opportunities to practice almost any sport: golf, tennis, surfing, rafting, diving, delta flight and many others.
Numerous open cafeterias on the beach will offer you refreshing coconut water, freshly squeezed juices and other drinks. You can also see presentations of local musicians on the beach playing all kinds of music.
City Tour and Sugarloaf mountain (4 hours) After breakfast you have the chance to go on a half-day excursion to the Sugar Loaf. The first stop is the Urca Mountain, with a wide viewing area that also offers the possibility to have a snack in the restaurant on top of the mountain.
On the mountain of Sugar Loaf, you will have a beautiful view of Rio, Copacabana beach, the bay, the surrounding mountains, islands in the ocean, bridge Niteroi, and the statue of Christ on Corcovado Mountain.
After going down by cable car, the tour continues by car to the central regions of the old town of Rio, where you can admire several old churches, monasteries, the main cathedral of the city, as well as buildings in colonial style. Our guide will take you to a local restaurant where you will taste the delicious dishes of the local cuisine.
Corcovado and Christ the Redeemer Statue (4 hours) After breakfast we set off on a tour through the city. Arriving at the station, the environmentally friendly train will take us through the jungle to the top of Corcovado.
On both sides of the railway you will have spectacular views of Tijuca forest, inhabited by monkeys and other exotic animals and birds. On top of Corcovado, at an altitude of 700 m above sea level, you will stand in front of the symbol of Rio de Janeiro- Statue of Christ the Savior (38m) that was built in 1931.
From top of Corcovado, you have a breathtaking panoramic view of the city and its surroundings like the Bridge Niteroi, Guanabara Bay, the Botanical Garden, the world's largest Maracana stadium and the Sugar Loaf.
After breakfast, you will have a free day to discover more about the city by your own or ask for our optional tours.
After breakfast you will be transferred to Buzios in your hotel at the tropical resort.
Enjoy your free days at the Tropical Resort of Buzios. Buzios is a small fishing village situated 105 miles away from Rio de Janeiro with more than 20 magnificent beaches and crystal-clear water, wonderful landscape and exotic vegetation, privileged with a great year-round summer.
Originally settled by European pirates and slave traders, this mixture of many bloods prospered and became a picturesque village, elected one of the 10 most beautiful areas in the world famous for its unique combination of rustic charm, architectural harmony, incredible beauty and sophisticated boutiques and restaurants visited by travellers who come from all over the world to savour its magic.
Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to the airport for your international flight.
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