Rio, Iguacu Falls, &
Multiple Island exploration, snorkeling and boat rides through the Brazilian Riviera
The Macuco Safari boat ride
Rio de Janeiro
“Sugar Loaf” cable car ride
“Christ Redeemer” statue
Ipanema and Copacabana beaches
And much more!
Round-Trip Airfare from Las Vegas
All Breakfasts included
Activities listed on itinerary (including entrance fees)
Transportation on chartered bus
per person (double occupancy)
+$599 for single traveler
$1000 deposit per traveler required (make below) to secure airfare and hotels
A Brazilian visa is required and not included in the cost of the tour
Full payment due 100 days before and must be made by check
Trip deposit and final payments are non-refundable once paid
Passports are required and must be valid 6 months after final date of the trip
Your Host: Dick Jensen
March 18 - Depart Las Vegas for your trip to Brazil.
March 19 - Arrive in Sao Paulo, Brazil in the morning. After lunch depart for magical coastal city of Paraty, a historically rich gem nestled on Brazil's southeastern coast, boasts a captivating blend of colonial charm and natural beauty. Founded in 1667, this picturesque town served as a thriving port during the Brazilian Gold Rush, leaving behind an architectural legacy of well-preserved cobblestone streets and ornate, whitewashed buildings. Paraty offers an enchanting gateway to nature. Its proximity to 66 idyllic islands and over 300 pristine beaches beckons adventurers and beachcombers alike. Each island carries its unique character, ranging from lush rainforests to tranquil coves, offering an endless array of activities, including snorkeling, hiking, and sailing, making Paraty a truly magical coastal destination.
March 20 and 21 - We're going island hopping! We will be visiting some of the below islands (not determined which islands at this point).
Ilha Grande: Known for its pristine beaches, lush rainforests, and vibrant marine life, Ilha Grande is a must-visit. Lopes Mendes Beach, Aventureiro Beach, and the Blue Lagoon (Lagoa Azul) are some of its highlights.
Ilha do Araújo: This island provides a glimpse into the cultural heritage of Paraty, with its Caiçara Community that preserves traditional fishing techniques, farming practices, handicrafts, and cooking methods. The annual Shrimp Festival in June adds a special touch to the island's cultural scene, making it an interesting destination for those interested in experiencing the historical aspects of Paraty.
Ilha dos Cocos: Cocos Island sounds like a quintessential Costa Verde island, characterized by calm waters and lush Atlantic Forest surroundings. It appears to be a tranquil spot, perfect for relaxation and enjoying the natural beauty of the region.
Ilha do Itu: Itu Island stands out as the gateway to the fascinating mangrove ecosystem in the Paraty area. Its narrow channel, accessible only by kayak or canoe, allows visitors to witness firsthand how the mangrove supports marine life. This island is undoubtedly a top choice for nature enthusiasts and eco-adventurers.
Ilha da Cotia: Cotia Island's secluded and well-protected waters make it a preferred anchorage for sailing enthusiasts. Its remote location in Fundão Bay, near Paraty Mirim, offers a sense of tranquility and serenity, making it an ideal destination for yachts and boating enthusiasts looking for a peaceful retreat.
Ilha da Pescaria: With its crystal-clear waters and opportunities for snorkeling, indeed sounds like a paradise for underwater enthusiasts. Swimming with tropical fish in what seems like a natural aquarium is an incredible experience for anyone who loves marine life and clear waters.
Ilha do Malvão: On the other hand, epitomizes the picturesque tropical island dream with its white sandy beach and lush rainforest backdrop. It's no wonder this island is a favorite for boat tours and kayak trips in the Bay of Paraty. The combination of pristine beaches and lush greenery creates a postcard-worthy scene that's perfect for relaxation and exploration.
March 23 - Travel by motor coach from Paraty to Rio De Janeiro, a journey that takes about 4 hours. The coastal route offers picturesque views of Brazil's stunning coastline, providing you with a scenic and enjoyable ride. In the afternoon, you'll have the opportunity to visit the iconic Cristo Redentor statue atop Corcovado Mountain. The train ride to the summit not only provides a convenient way to reach the statue but also offers breathtaking panoramic views of Rio de Janeiro and its beautiful surroundings. It's a must-see attraction in the city.
March 24 - You have a free morning, allowing you some flexibility to explore Rio de Janeiro at your own pace. You could consider visiting some of the city's other attractions or simply enjoying a leisurely morning in this vibrant city.
In the afternoon, embark on a cable car ride up Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf Mountain). This experience offers yet another perspective of Rio's stunning landscapes, with magnificent views of the city, its coastline, and Guanabara Bay.
March 25 - Early morning flight to Iguacu Falls. Upon arrival, you'll enter Iguazu National Park, which is home to the magnificent Iguazu Falls. The park's lush rainforest and diverse wildlife add to the overall enchantment of the area.
Walking along the well-maintained walkways within the park, you'll be treated to incredible vistas of the falls. The panoramic views from these walkways offer a unique perspective of the sheer power and beauty of Iguazu Falls.
Your visit will culminate in front of the awe-inspiring Devil's Throat (Garganta del Diablo), which is one of the most famous and mesmerizing sections of the falls. Standing at the viewing platform in front of Devil's Throat, you'll witness the immense volume of water plummeting into the abyss, creating a thunderous roar and misty spectacle.
March 26- The Macuco Safari boat ride offers an up-close and thrilling experience of Iguazu Falls. As you venture closer to the falls aboard a speedboat, you'll be greeted by the powerful rush of water and the towering cascades.Prepare to get wet! The boat ride takes you right into the mist and spray of the falls, providing a refreshing and immersive encounter with the natural wonder.You'll have the chance to witness the falls from a unique perspective, feeling the sheer force and energy of the water as it surrounds you.
Following the exhilarating boat ride, you'll return to your hotel, where you can take showers and freshen up. This will allow you to comfortably prepare for your departure to the airport.Your visit to Iguazu Falls, culminating with the Macuco Safari boat ride, will undoubtedly leave you with lasting memories of this spectacular natural wonder. Enjoy the adventure and the stunning views one last time before heading home.
March 27- Travel home, thank you for traveling with us!