Days
3
Price from
€465EUR

Tour the sights and fall head over heels for Rio on this short city adventure

Rio de Janeiro is without doubt South America's most beautiful city, and regarded as the holiday capital of Brazil. From the white-sand beaches to the winding streets of the favelas up to Corcavado and Christ the Redeemer towering over Rio’s six million local inhabitants (known as cariocas), this short break will introduce you to the city. Prepare yourself to be swept away.

Independent Experiences

Independent travel, without the stress. Peregrine’s Independent Experiences are a range of short ‘mini tours’ that you can add to other Experiences or as an extension to a longer tour, to craft your perfect holiday itinerary. Independent Experiences are for 1-4 travellers, come accompanied by a local Peregrine guide and depart daily.


Start
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Finish
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Country
Brazil
Style
Independent Experiences
Code
PSRTX
Physical rating
Ages
Min 5
Group size
Min 1, Max 4

Why we love this trip

  • A full-day city tour puts you right in amongst Rio's colours and contrasts, from the bohemian neighbourhoods of Santa Teresa to a gritty shantytown favela

  • Climb up Corcovado for sweeping vistas of Brazil's most spectacular and colourful metropolis

  • Witness up close the classic art-deco colossus that is Christ the Redeemer

  • Enjoy free time to make your own discoveries - perhaps start with a stroll along Copacabana or settle into a samba performance

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2017 to 31 December 2017. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2016 - 31 December 2016

On arrival at Rio de Janeiro's Galeao International Airport (also known as Antonio Carlos Jobin Airport - named after the man who wrote the city's unofficial anthem, 'The Girl from Ipanema'), you will be met and transferred to your hotel in the heart of the Copacabana area. Please look for your transfer driver at the airport - they will be holding a sign with your name on it. Once you have checked into the hotel the remainder of your first day will be free until a welcome meeting at approximately 6pm.
Accommodation
  • Arena Copacabana or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Complimentary arrival transfer
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
The Portuguese established a small, fortified settlement on the western side of Rio de Janeiro Bay in 1560. The name means 'River of January', a reference to the month when it was founded. The sugar boom and resulting slave trade saw the settlement grow so rapidly that by the 18th century, the population had reached 50,000 and the city had also become the chief port for a thriving gold industry. Rio is today regarded as the holiday capital of Brazil and its inhabitants, known as Cariocas, pursue life with a zest. The city is characterised by beautiful white sandy beaches and rolling surf, with towering mountains forming a spectacular backdrop.
Acquaint yourself with Rio’s prime attractions on a full-day tour of the city. Delve into the bohemian enclave of Santa Teresa and glimpse the bonde – the last streetcar in Rio. Witness the very different realities of life in the favela communities that cling to the city’s mountainous slopes. Head up Corcovado to stand at the base of Christ the Redeemer – one of the largest art deco statues in the world – and enjoy panoramic views of Brazil’s ‘marvelous city’.
The beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema, the colourful and vibrant nightlife and the laid-back and friendly nature of Brazilians will help make your visit to Rio a memorable one.
Accommodation
  • Arena Copacabana or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Rio de Janeiro - Guided tour including Santa Teresa and Selaron Steps
  • Rio de Janeiro - Christ the Redeemer entrance
  • Rio de Janeiro - Santa Marta Favela tour
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Your Independent Experience comes to an end today after breakfast. You have an included transfer to the airport to meet your departure flight.
Included Activities
  • Complimentary departure transfer
Meals Included
  • Breakfast

Meals

2 breakfasts

Transport

Private van

Accommodation

Hotel (2 nights)

Included Activities

  • Complimentary arrival transfer
  • Rio de Janeiro - Guided tour including Santa Teresa and Selaron Steps
  • Rio de Janeiro - Christ the Redeemer entrance
  • Rio de Janeiro - Santa Marta Favela tour
  • Complimentary departure transfer

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Important notes

INDEPENDENT EXPERIENCE:
This program is for independent travellers and is not a group tour.

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