Brazil & Rio de Janeiro Tours - Globus®

Brazilian Getaway (SI)

7 Day Tour from Rio de Janeiro to Iguassu Falls

2017 Tour Details

Friendly people, beautiful beaches, stunning scenery, a vibrant atmosphere, and interesting, historic sites…that is what awaits you on this Brazil tour featuring spectacular Rio de Janeiro and Iguassu Falls. You'll spend four nights in the cosmopolitan city of Rio and enjoy guided sightseeing featuring the magnificent panoramic views from atop Sugarloaf Mountain and Corcovado Mountain, where the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue is found.

While in Rio, Globus has arranged some out-of-the-ordinary experiences for you. You'll learn about Brazil's national liqueur, cachaça, during a special tasting. You'll also have a chance to do as the Cariocas, or Rio's residence, do and learn how to Samba during a lesson before an authentic Samba show. While in Rio, you'll also have plenty of time to explore on your own. Perhaps take a walk on Copacabana Beach; visit one of the many museums; stroll through Tijuca National Park, the world's largest urban forest; or join an optional excursion to Petropolis, a mountain resort town that was once home to the summer palace of Emperor Dom Pedro II.

A highlight of this Brazil tour is the time you'll spend in Iguassu Falls, found on the border of Brazil and Argentina. These thundering falls are made up of over 275 cataracts and span nearly two miles wide. See both the Brazilian and Argentinean sides of the falls for vastly different perspectives during your two days here. Learn firsthand why Iguazu means "big water" in the local Guaraní language. Photos do not do them justice; they must be witnessed in person!

Combining the bustling, big city of Rio with the spectacular, pure nature of Iguassu Falls, this tour to Brazil is the perfect vacation!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

RIO DE JANEIRO
Sugar Loaf Mountain, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Cachaça tasting and welcome dinner; sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit Corcovado Mountain and the cathedral; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Samba lesson and show
IGUASSU FALLS
Sightseeing with a Local Guide on both sides of the falls; Ecological Jungle Train!
Headsets throughout the tour

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Iguazu National Park

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily, 4 three-course dinners including a special farewell dinner in Iguassu Falls

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1 Arrive In Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Welcome to South America’s largest and most populous country. This afternoon, meet your Tour Director and fellow traveling companions for a drive along famous Ipanema and Copacabana Beaches to the base of 1,300-foot-high SUGAR LOAF MOUNTAIN. Ascend by cable car to its summit, where you can savor spectacular vistas of the city. Next, at a local restaurant, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite learn about Brazil’s national liqueur, cachaça, during a special tasting and toast the start of a memorable vacation with caipirinhas, a favorite Brazilian cocktail made with cachaça. Cap off the evening with a welcome dinner.

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Day 2 Rio De Janeiro

Today, visit the statue of Christ the Redeemer crowning CORCOVADO MOUNTAIN, a rounded peak rising 2,300 feet from the bay below. Take the scenic cog railway ride to its top, where a 360-degree panorama affords sweeping views. Proceed to bustling downtown Rio. View the Sambodromo and visit the CATHEDRAL. This afternoon, you may wish to join an optional trip into a local favela to see where 20% of Rio’s population lives. Visits include a community center and a school. This evening, it’s time to learn to Samba during your Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite SAMBA LESSON before you experience a professional SAMBA SHOW, where the sheer vitality of this country explodes in a colorful extravaganza.

Breakfast Breakfast
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Day 3 Rio De Janeiro

A day of leisure or consider an optional trip to historic Petropolis, once the former summer palace of Emperor Dom Pedro II and now a mountain resort.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4 Rio De Janeiro

Enjoy another day to explore Rio and perhaps venture into Tijuca Rainforest in the middle of the city. Search for fauna such as monkeys, sloths, toucans, and macaws, and enjoy panoramic vistas.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 Rio De Janeiro–Iguassu Falls

A flight from Rio takes you to IGUASSU FALLS. Experience the clouds of spray, the incessant roar, and the surrounding luxuriant tropical growth that make this an unforgettable natural wonder. Spend the afternoon enjoying the magnificent panorama of waterfalls from the Brazilian side. Your Local Guide introduces the spectacle of this 2-mile-wide torrential downpour, with some cataracts as high as 250 feet—it’s nothing short of hypnotic!

Breakfast Breakfast
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Day 6 Iguassu Falls

Today, journey to the Argentine side of IGUASSU FALLS, where you will take the ECOLOGICAL JUNGLE TRAIN and enjoy a closer perspective on a walking tour of the falls. Meander along the walkways from atop the falls, and enjoy an exhilarating perspective looking over the precipice of the falls as the water plunges to the rocks below. You will also have the chance to walk through the rainforest on the lower falls trails that will bring you up close to some of the smaller falls. This afternoon, perhaps opt for a visit to the Bird Park for the opportunity to spot birds in their native rainforest environment. Huge aviaries are home to more than 900 tropical birds of 150 species. On a walking tour, learn about the various birds found here, and the ongoing effort to protect and conserve these native birds. Tonight, join your Tour Director for a special farewell dinner.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 7 Iguassu Falls

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

VICTOR SCHMITZ

Escorting tours for more than 10 years

I'm originally from Durban, South Africa but I have lived in Rio de Janeiro since 1975. I began working as a guide in Rio just a few years after I moved to the city. I became a Tour Director because I love my country and South America as a whole, and I wanted to find a way of sharing this with other people. When I lead groups, I enjoy creating new friends and revealing the beauty of the people of Brazil and their food, cultures, and customs.

Tour Director - VICTOR SCHMITZ

 Accommodations

Rio de Janeiro
Iguassu Falls

Rio de Janeiro

Sheraton Rio Hotel and Towers

Sheraton Rio Hotel and Towers Avenida Niemeyer 121, Rio de Janiero, RJ Brazil

Avenida Niemeyer 121
Rio de Janiero, RJ Brazil

Beautifully situated along the well-known Ipanema Beach, this contemporary hotel boasts gorgeous views and extreme comfort. All 559 guestrooms are equipped with the signature Sheraton Sweet Sleeper bed, private balcony overlooking the sea, mini-bar, cable television, air-conditioning, and room service. The facilities include a swimming pool, tennis courts, beauty salon, fitness center, sauna, business center, three restaurants, and two bars.

Hotel Amenities

  • Spa Services
  • Beauty Salon
  • Elevator
  • Pool
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fitness Room
  • Business Center
  • Ice Machine
  • Concierge desk
  • Dry Cleaning
  • ATM
  • Luggage Storage
  • Shoe Shine
  • Gift Shop
  • Parking/Valet
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge

Room Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Pay Movies
  • In-Room Safe
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Climate Control
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Voicemail
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Desk
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Television
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Mini-bar
  • Air Conditioning
  • Window Opens

Iguassu Falls

Wish Resort

Superior First-Class

Wish Resort Avenida das Cataratas, 6845, Iguassu Falls,  Brazil

Avenida das Cataratas, 6845
Iguassu Falls, Brazil

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Surrounded by lush garden and located 3 miles from Iguaçu National Park, the superior Wish Resort boasts a beautiful swimming pool, easy access to the Falls, and style and comfort at every turn. The hotel offers sophisticated rooms with air conditioning and thoughtful amenities. They are elegantly styled with classic wooden furniture and soft décor. The hotel is situated close to the entrance and to the Argentinian side of Iguaçu Park and provides all the convenience of home in this fantastic setting of Iguassu Falls.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Currency Exchange
  • Gift Shop
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking/Valet
  • Fitness Room
  • Concierge desk
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Business Center
  • Spa Services

Room Amenities

  • In-Room Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Voicemail
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Room Service
  • Alarm Clock
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Desk
  • Television
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Internet Access
  • Climate Control
  • Mini-bar
  • Hair Dryer
  • Phone

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Rio de Janeiro
Iguassu Falls

RiodeJaneiro

Favela Tour

Favela Tour

The Favela Tour reveals the way of life for around 20% of Rio's population. It changes the general idea that favelas are simply no-go areas dominated by criminals only, and opens a new perspective of Rio society.

Price Range: $

IguassuFalls

Bird Park

Bird Park

The Bird Park near Iguassu Falls offers visitors the opportunity to see indigenous birds up close is their native rain forest environment.

Price Range: $

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