Pure Brazilliance – Rio de Janeiro & Fernando de Noronha
This trip departs October - November 9 days/ 8 nights from $4,600 per person
Stunning scenery and exotic adventure awaits you on this one of a kind Brazilian experience! This is one of the most exclusive destinations in Brazil. Only a few priviledged people are allowed on this island per day. Once there, you will be rewarded with breathtaking scenary and blissful seclusion.
Day 1-3: Welcome to Rio de Janeiro where your incredible Brazilian journey begins. You are literally just steps from the beach. Venture upstairs to the roof top pool at your 4-star hotel to get a better view of this incredible South American city! You can just relax on the sand with a fresh cold coconut or take a walk to explore the sites. The famous sidewalk that lines the beach goes all the way to Copacabana, where you can sip an espresso and watch the Brazilians cruise past.
Brazil, the country of Samba and Bossa Nova, awaits! The Esche Cafe in Leblon, the neighborhood just next door, is a wine and cigar bar that offers live Bossa Nova, and famous musicians are always dropping by to join in the jam. Or you can head over to the Lapa district - Rio’s bohemian neighborhood famous for jiggling hips and intense Samba.
Your explorations in Rio include her most famous historical and cultural sites, such as the Tijuca Forest, the largest urban rain forest in the world and Christ the Redeemer Statue – recently designated as one of the modern Seven Wonders of the World. Rio is overflowing with incredible restaurants. And they are all at your doorstep just outside of your hotel.
Day 4-7: You enjoy your next five days on the exclusive island oasis of Fernando de Noronha. A dream destination for Brazilians, it has nothing less than the three most beautiful beaches in the country, the bluest ocean, the most exuberant marine life, and perfect waves. Everyone who experiences its dramatic scenery associates it with a taste of paradise.
This World Wildlife Federation marine conservation park is home to an incredible diversity of sea and land creatures. Located 340 miles off the Northeast coast of Brazil, its isolation helps to preserve its pristine ecological balance within its unique environment. You can take a private horseback ride to the edges of the islands where only the locals know the trails. You are rewarded with breathtaking views and a swim in an aquarium of coral formations teeming with tiny colorful fish.
Your luxury eco-friendly boutique hotel is the perfect location to relax after a day of exploring the islands endless beaches. Sip champagne from your private veranda overlooking the ocean or try one of Fernando de Noronha’s excellent restaurants with the freshest seafood. Your journey includes a fabulous boast cruise to the most stunning bays on the island, including the famous Bay of Dolphins. As you explore the island, you will encounter dozens of “spinner” dolphins – a special species that make the crystal blue waters of Fernando de Noronha their home. Fernando de Noronha’s shear beauty will leave you speechless.
Day 8-9: Your flight returns you to Rio where you will have one last night to savor the best of Brazil!
Your Trip Includes: All accommodations in 4 star hotels and/or charming boutique hotels, some meals (breakfast daily, 2 lunches, and 4 dinners), services of a GRT Cultural Ambassador and expert local guides, all tours mentioned in itinerary, transportation within your trip destinations including airport transfers on the first and final days, and a private 4x4 vehicle island tour, island cruise, tours mentioned above and daily environmental taxes.
Your Trip Does NOT Include: International flight to and from Brazil, gratuities for Cultural Ambassador and local guides, beverages, items of a personal nature (laundry, telephone, etc.), national and international airport departure taxes (if any), visa fees, travel insurance.