London - Rio de Janeiro
Your flight from London lands in the electric city of Rio de Janeiro in the evening. From the airport you will be driven to your luxurious hotel overlooking the world-famous Copacabana Beach. You’ll find yourself superbly located for taking evening walks along the fine sand, strolling along upmarket Copacabana Avenue and exploring the city’s many historic and cultural attractions – not to mention some of the liveliest nightlife opportunities on the continent.
During the day you can take a guided tour to the soaring heights of Corcovado where you’ll share unrivalled views with the statue of Christ the Redeemer – international symbol of Rio de Janeiro.
Stay: Four nights in a Superior Executive Ocean Front Room at the Miramar Hotel by Windsor – bed & breakfast
From Rio you will catch a flight to see one of the planet’s largest and most awe-inspiring waterfalls – the mighty Iguazu. From the airport you’ll be taken to your hotel which sits in a spectacular location just 20 minutes from the falls themselves. A UNESCO World Heritage site featuring over 200 streams that suddenly emerge from the jungle to crash over vast chasms, this is one of Brazil’s greatest natural spectacles.
Upon arrival you will have the opportunity to explore the Brazilian side of the falls, whilst the following day includes a privately guided tour of the Argentine side. During your stay you’ll also have time to follow trails through the jungle in search of exotic wildlife, ride a boat to the base of the falls or even take a unforgettable helicopter flight above it.
Stay: Two nights in a superior room at the Wish Resort – bed & breakfast
Your trip culminates with some rest and relaxation on the picturesque shores of Búzios. You will fly back to Rio where you’ll be met at the airport and driven north to this quaint fishing village set on a peninsula with over 20 beaches and hidden coves nearby. As well as lazing on the beach and watching the locals bring in the daily catch, you can enjoy a variety of water sports including snorkelling and scuba diving.
Heading away from the coast you can take a tour into the interior to find tranquil lakes and mangroves, or visit the Emerencias Ecological Reserve to watch wildlife like monkeys and exotic birds in addition to vibrant indigenous flowers, shrubs and trees.
Stay: Seven nights in a double villa ocean front room at Villa D’Este – bed & breakfast
Rio de Janeiro - London
Today you bid goodbye to Brazil. A private transfer will return you to Rio de Janeiro Airport for your evening flight back to London, arriving the next morning.
It was an extraordinary, wonderful and memorable holiday. Thank you to everyone.- EE, Kenya & Zanzibar, 2014