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Rio de Janeiro is without doubt South America's most beautiful city, and regarded as the holiday capital of Brazil. We take in spectacular 360 degree views from Sugarloaf Mountain and visit Corcavado to witness Christ the Redeemer towering over Rio’s six million local inhabitants known as ‘cariocas’. The famous beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema stretch for miles, and a stroll along the promenade with a freshly squeezed fruit juice or ‘caipirinha’, is the best way to relax and see people of all shapes and sizes congregating on the sand.
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 are met and transferred to your hotel in the heart of the Copacabana area. Please look for your transfer guide 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 is free.
Meals included: 1 breakfast
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. During our time here we take a full day sightseeing tour in which we visit Sugar Loaf Mountain and the statue of Christ the Redeemer, which stands on top of a peak known as Corcovado. The views from here are simply sensational. 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. In the evening it is also possible to arrange to see a colourful Brazilian Samba show!. Please ask your hotel or local guide for more information. (Please note: on our day trip we may be joining travellers who have booked on other tour packages. This is not an exclusive excursion of ours.)
Meals included: 1 breakfast
After breakfast you need to check out from your hotel room. You are then transferred to the airport for your onward flight. Your trip finishes on arrival at the airport.
Return airport transfers, excursion to Sugarloaf Mountain & Corcovado with an English speaking guide.
Vaccinations may be required for this trip. Talk to your doctor about the up-to-date information for this region.Visas and Permits
It is your responsibility to ensure you have all required visas for your trip. Rules and regulations governing the issuance of visas are constantly changing, and vary for different nationalities and you should check visa requirements with your travel agent or relevant consular authority well before travel.
Australians, Americans and Canadians currently require a visa for Brazil. Please note - processing can take around 2-5 weeks at the discretion of the embassy or consulate. Please ensure you allow enough time for processing, before you leave home.
British, EU and New Zealand passport holders, currently do not require a visa for Brazil. For all other nationalities please reconfirm your visa requirements with your travel agent.
If you intend to leave Brazil and return during your trip, you should obtain a multiple entry visa before leaving home. You should also ensure that an exit stamp is placed in your passport by Brazilian immigration authorities when you depart Brazil. On arrival you must complete an arrival card, which has a carbon copy. The carbon copy must be presented to immigration authorities on departure. Failure to do so may result in delays and possibly a fine when departing Brazil.
You are required to have travel insurance before heading off on a Peregrine trip. Insurance can be organised by your Peregrine representative or your travel agent.Responsible Travel
Our Responsible Travel ethos is at the heart of everything we do, from getting the basics right like respecting local cultures and the environment, to initiating projects that make positive contributions to communities, to our staff’s fundraising efforts and offsetting our carbon emissions.
Please visit our Responsible Travel (http://www.peregrineadventures.com/rt) page for more information.
Our Pre Departure Information or Travel Dossier (provided upon booking a trip) provides tips on how you can show respect for the local customs and culture in the country you are travelling in.
The information listed above is a brief description of some things you may need to consider when booking a trip. Once a tour is booked you will be provided with a link to your Travel Dossier which will contain detailed Pre Departure information.
Insight Guide Brazil-Edwin Taylor Brazil; Cultures of the World-Christopher Richard
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30 October 2013