The third largest metropolitan area in South America. And one of the most visited cities in the southern hemisphere. Rio de Janeiro, commonly referred to as just Rio. Is located on a strip of Brazil’s Atlantic coast.Its the must destination on Brazil tours.
Portuguese explorers first arrived on the western shores of Rio in January 1503. Giving way to its name Rio de Janeiro, or January River. The city was later formally established in March 1565. Rio went on to be the capital of Brazil for nearly two centuries. Beginning during the Portuguese colonial era in 1763. And concluding when the capital was moved to Brasília in 1960.
During the 1930s. The city gained a reputation as a fantastic beach and party destination, a reputation that is still strong to today.
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Christ the Redeemer (Corcovado) and Sugar Loaf are unmistakable attractions in Rio de Janeiro. They are accessible by stroller and are well adapted to children. Children will be delighted to take the Corcovado little train or the Sugar Loaf cable car. However, beware of the heat on sunny days, especially Christ the Redeemer.
The botanical garden is a must for a family outing. Your children will be able to see lots of birds (toucans, parrots, etc.) and small monkeys. Don't forget to take your mosquito repellent!
For older children (from 5 years old), the "Museu do Amanha" offers exhibitions for children that are often very playful.
Brazil is known for its very good beef, which can be eaten grilled. Try the best cuts such as "picanha".
For fish lovers, "moqueca" (a typical dish from the north-east of Brazil) is a very good alternative.
The "brigadeiro" (chocolate and condensed milk candy) is very popular with Brazilian children.
Finally, enjoy a fresh fruit juice or coconut water. You will find all the traditional fruits as well as a multitude of exotic fruits with different tastes and colours.
Morning departure between 8:00 am and 9:20 am in air-conditioned mini-bus to Corcovado excursion up the 709-meter high hill where you find “Cristo Redentor” or “Jesus Christ statue” dominating the marvelous city and where one of the most beautiful landscapes of any Brazilian city can be seen with full view of Guanabara Bay.
The afternoon excursion to “Pão de Açúcar” or “Sugarloaf Mountain”, which together with Corcovado, share the best tourist attraction and most spectacular view of the city.
The lift is done by cable cars in two steps: during the first step you go 220 m up morro do Urca for one of the best views of Guanabara Bay and Botafogo bay. The second stretch takes you up another 396 meters where you can see a good part of the waterfront, Fort Santa Cruz and Corcovado.
An English/Spanish guide will accompany you during the excursion, fees for entrance to Corcovado, Sugarloaf Mountain and lunch are included
Night in Rio de Janeiro hotel
Morning departure at 7:30 am in air-conditioned bus to Angra dos Reis, known worldwide for its crystalline waters and 365 islands, one for each day of the year.
Approximately 150 km will be travelled, verging the famous “green coast” known is Portuguese as “costa verde” until arrival at the town of Angra dos Reis where you board a sailboat and sail around the bay of Angra dos Reis.
Throughout this boat rip, we’ll see some of the innumerous islands of the bay, background music by a live samba band that will play and lunch (drinks not included) will be served around 1:30 pm.
Return to the city of Rio de Janeiro after 7:30 pm.
Overnight stay at Rio de Janeiro with breakfast.
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer in air-conditioned vehicle to airport of Rio de Janeiro.
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