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9 DAY: Rio de Janeiro, Paraty, Sao Paulo & Iguassu

Sugar Loaf Mountain, Rio de Janeiro
Beach in Paraty
Iguassu falls tour
The Brazil Trip of your dreams for only
$ 1800 USD
per person
(2 to 4 people)

Book your Brazil tour
See more pictures of Rio de Janeiro, Paraty and Iguassu Falls in our photo gallery.
Duration: 9 days / 8 nights
Areas: Brazil's Southeast and South
Style: Independent Tour
Tour Code: I09RIG
Departure Date:
Daily - you decide when to start

Christ the Redeemer, emerald islands, the biggest metropolis in South America & Iguassu Falls! Itinerary: Day 1-2 Rio de Janeiro; Day 3-4 Paraty; Day 5-6 São Paulo/ night bus; Day 7-8 Iguassu Falls; Day 9 Departure Day.

$ 2200 USD
for 1 person
The prices above don’t apply during Brazilian public holidays nor Carnival season.

Day 1 Arrival Day in Rio de Janeiro
Arrive in Rio at any time. Go to the beach, sun bathe, watch people exercising or playing foot-volley in the sand, go shopping, drink acai or coconut water, go to the Botanical Gardens, jogging around Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas or hang Gliding from Pedra Bonita (600m high) for a breathtaking view!

Day 2 Free day in Rio de Janeiro
Optional activities include a City Tour that takes you to the main highlights of Rio, such as Christ the Redeemer and the Sugar Loaf Mountain. You can also get to see the other side of Rio by joining a Favela Tour in Rocinha, one of the biggest slums in the world.

Day 3-4 Paraty Bay and its Atlantic Forest
The Atlantic Forest is home to very lush vegetation, with a large diversity of plants and animals. You stay in Paraty, a World Heritage site. With its quaint cobblestone streets it is one of the world's best examples of Portuguese colonial architecture. The town is surrounded by a stunning bay and its islands and beaches are covered with Atlantic Forest. It’s the perfect place for a boat trip. Paraty is also one of the greatest producers of cachaça, the drink used to prepare caipirinhas!

Day 5-6 São Paulo / night bus
A bus journey takes you to the biggest city in Brazil! São Paulo is one of the largest economic centres in Latin America and also the capital of culture, gastronomy, fashion, nightlife and is well known for the hospitality of its local people. There you will find Brazilians descended from more than 70 nationalities. Night bus to Foz do Iguaçú.

Day 7-8 Iguassu Falls
Brazil and Argentina share the great Iguassu Falls, with estimated 275 waterfalls over an area of 3km, some over 80m (262.4 ft) in height. You will visit the falls from the Brazilian and Argentinean sides. Options include a helicopter flight, bird park or a jet boat trip right to the base of some of the falls.

Day 9 Departure Day
You may choose to go back to Rio or if you plan on going to Argentina as well, we can help you to organize a night bus to Buenos Aires.

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Additional Accommodation, Arrival Transfer & Bus to Buenos Aires
You can book your arrival transfer, add extra nights accommodation in Rio de Janeiro or São Paulo and buy a bus ticket to Buenos Aires in case that you will carry on into Argentina. Click here for details.

The itinerary presented is a guideline. Things may change with little or no notice due to local circumstances such as weather conditions, difficult access and other unpredictable or unforeseeable circumstances, events or any factor that might put the safety or well-being of our clients at risk.

*For all tours/programs, “Force Majeure” applies, as explained in our Booking Conditions.

Are these tours for me?
Our goal is to make you live your trip, exposing you to some of the day-to-day situations of the places that we visit, providing not only an enjoyable trip, but also a life experience. If you don’t mind a bit of adventure, interacting with the local people, travelling on public buses, and if you care about the environment and the human side of things, then our trips are for you! Click here to see more about Our Way of Travelling.

What should I take?
Click here to see the "What to Bring" section in our FAQ.

All prices on our website are stated in $ American Dollars (USD). Please contact us prior to booking for prices in £ British Pounds (GBP) or € Euros (EUR). We do not accept other currencies.
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Activities Included
Boat trip in Paraty Bay;
Visit to Iguassu Falls (both sides: Brazil and Argentina).

Food Included
Breakfast everyday;
Allow around $40 USD per day for meals.

7 nights in guesthouses/ hotels based on a single, twin/double or triple room; 1 night bus (or local flight, if possible).

Local public buses and taxis; Private and shared mini buses.

Where do we take you?
States of Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Paraná.

Group size & Staff
It’s up to you! Ideal for single travellers, couples or honeymooners and small group of friends (up to 4 people).
Independent tour without the presence of a Tour Leader.

Not Included
- Travel Insurance (mandatory)
- Visa fees (if required) and airport tax
- Any International Flights and additional flights to/from the beginning and end of the tour
- Arrival and Departure Transfers/taxis
- Transfer/taxi from the bus station in Paraty to hotel (Day 3)
- Optional Trips/ services available during the tour
- Meals, beverages not specified in the chosen itinerary, including items from the guesthouse/ hotel minibar
- Any other item/service not mentioned in the tour description
- Laundry, internet, phone calls & other personal expenses
- Tips to Local Guides; Tips/ service fee charged in restaurants (normally 10% on top of the bill)

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