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TBR01: 10 Days Private Tour of Rio de Janeiro - Foz do Iguazu - Paraty - Ilha Grande - Rio de Janeiro
Tour Type: Private Tour, any parts of the itinerary can be customized
Guide: English-speaking guide, experienced and knowledgeable
Driver: Private driver with a spacious air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 4-star handpicked hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: Authentic local cuisines and western-style food for your choice
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Day 1 Arrival in Rio de Janeiro, Airport pick-up
Welcome to the City of God - Rio de Janeiro! Our English speaking driver will pick you up punctually at Rio de Janeiro Galeao International Airport (GIG) with a placard. The airport is about 20 km (12.4 mi) away from the downtown area. The driver will escort you to a hotel to check-in. After that, you can opt to rest at the hotel to refresh yourself for the coming Brazil tour packages. Also, you may have a leisurely stroll around to get a first impression of the city.

Located in the southeast of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro sits on the beautiful Guanabara Bay. As an old Brazilian saying goes that God made the world in six days, and he devoted the seventh to Rio de Janeiro, the city is preferred by God, offering stunning landscapes like sun-kissed beaches, lush mountains and green rainforests.

Accommodation: Arena Leme Hotel
Day 2 Highlight tour with Christ the Redeemer & Tijuca Rain Forest
After enjoying the delicious breakfast, the professional guide and the driver will meet you at the hotel on time. Your 10 days Brazil tour packages start from the famous Christ the Redeemer, an iconic building of the city and also known as one of Seven Wonders of the World. It is situated on the top of 710 m (2,329 ft.) high Corcovado, which is an ideal place to enjoy a full view of the city. No matter in the day or at night, the impressive statue can be seen from most areas of the city. After that, you will be guided to explore the Tijuca Rain Forest which is famed for being the largest urban rainforest in the world. Covered an area of 32 km² (12.4 sq. mi.), it offers typical tropical forest scenery including waterfalls, lush trees, creeks and high peaks. You will be transferred back to the hotel after the visit.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Arena Leme Hotel
Day 3 Rio de Janeiro city tour
After breakfast, the guide and the driver will transfer you to visit Sugarloaf Mountain, which is also one of the landmarks of Rio de Janeiro. Taking a cable car up to the mountain top, you can have a panoramic view of the city from a distance and the beautiful scenery of Guanabara Bay. Descending from the mountain, we will head to the world’s largest stadium, Maracanã Stadium, which can contain at most 150,000 spectators. It was built for the 1950 FIFA World Cup and the 2014 World Cup final was also played here. The next stop is Metropolitan Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro with a unique conical shape. Also known as Heaven Ladder Cathedral, the church was inspired by the pyramid and decorated with stained glass windows. Finish the visit, you will be accompanied to walk in the old Rio and have a stroll in the 'Cultural Corridor'. Then you will be escorted back to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Arena Leme Hotel
Day 4 Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguazu
The breakfast is served in the hotel and you have the whole morning free for your own plan. You can visit the nearby attractions to have a deep exploration of the city or go shopping and taste some authentic local snacks. In the afternoon, the driver will transfer you to the airport to leave for Foz do Iguazu. Upon arrival, a local driver will pick you up and escort you to the hotel for check-in.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Wish Foz do Iguacu
Day 5 Visit Iguazu Falls with Bird Park
This day, our itinerary will start from world's widest falls, Iguazu Falls, which are undoubtedly a highlight of the Brazil tour packages. After breakfast, the guide and the driver will meet you at the hotel and accompany you to visit the magnificent falls on the Brazilian side. Situated on the border between Argentina and Brazil, the horseshoe-shaped falls are 82 m (269 ft.) high and around 4 km (2.5 mi) wide, offering the most spectacular scenes. It takes about half a day to tour around it and the lunch will be at your own leisure. In the afternoon, proceed to visit South America's largest bird park, which is next to Iguazu Falls, containing more than 180 species of birds including parrots, toucans and other tropical birds. 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Wish Foz do Iguacu
Day 6 Fly back to Rio de Janeiro, Drive to Paraty
After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, the driver will transfer you to Iguazu International Airport for the flight back to Rio de Janeiro. Upon arrival, you will be picked up and transferred to Paraty directly. It takes about 4 hours by car to cover the whole distance of 250 km (155 mi). After a long journey, reach the hotel of Paraty and take a well-earned rest.

Paraty is a small town located at the southwest corner of Brazil's zigzag coastline, facing to the beautiful Atlantic Ocean, sitting against the mountains, surrounded by a cluster of islands and boasting natural beauty and elegant white colonial buildings. It is one of the best places in Brazil to enjoy a holiday.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Pousada do Ouro
Day 7 Leisure walking tour with boat trip in Paraty
Today, you will be guided to the historical street in the center of the town. The street is paved with irregular cobblestones and lined with various unique boutiques, stores and cafes. Paraty is mainly composed of 2 parts: the old town and pristine beaches. We will take a leisurely stroll along the street to reach the beautiful Paraty Bay to enjoy the coastal views. We will also take a boat to appreciate the dreamlike bay. Lunch is included today during the visit. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Pousada do Ouro
Day 8 Head to visit Ilha Grande
The whole morning is free for you to explore the town. In the early afternoon, the driver will transfer you and the guide to Angra dos Reis pier. Then take a boat and head to visit the largest village in Ilha Grande, Abraão village. It takes about 5 hours to reach the village by road and by sea in total. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel and take a rest.

Ilha Grande is titled as a brilliant gem on the Brazilian coastline, and the tropical island is known for its natural beauty, sun-kissed beaches, lush vegetation, and well-preserved forests.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Sagu Mini Resort
Day 9 Ilha Grande tour with Lopes Mendes beach
After breakfast, we will take a boat to an awesome beach, Lopes Mendes Beach, which is famed as one of the 10 most beautiful beaches in the world. The fabulous beach attracts tourists for the white sand, blue water, and palm trees. The beach is around 3-km (1.9 mi) long and there are fewer crowds compared to other well-known beaches. Here you can easily find a quiet place to enjoy your leisure time. What's more, some interesting water activities are also available on the beaches, such as scuba diving, surfing, and kayak (cost is not included in this itinerary). 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Sagu Mini Resort
Day 10 Leave Ilha Grande, Drive to Rio de Janeiro Airport, See off
After your breakfast, depart to the pier by boat according to your flight schedule. The driver will be waiting for you at the pier and escort you to the Rio de Janeiro Galeao International Airport. The total time is about 3.5 hours by boat and car, so try to schedule you time reasonably. The 10 days Brazil tour packages comes to an end here. See you off and wish you have had a pleasant Brazil journey!

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