Itinerary for Rio de Janeiro
Blessed with the most stunning natural setting, Rio de Janeiro is a city that is as famous for its beauty as it is for its poverty. Stretching up into the mountains that hug glistening Guanabara Bay are the city’s vast, and often misunderstood, shantytowns known as favelas. Natives of Rio de Janeiro are known as cariocas. Cariocas are known all around Brazil as fun loving people who like the good life and taking it easy. Here is a 7-day itinerary to best take advantage of your stay in Rio de Janeiro.
Day 1– Tuesday
You arrive in Rio de Janeiro and transfer to the ibis hotel located in the Copacabana area. This hotel is 5-10 minute walk to the Copacabana ...view middle of the document...
At the top of the mountain, you will have the opportunity to see the 90 feet tall Christ statue. From this point, you will enjoy a panoramic view of Rio, the beaches, mountains and the Sugar Loaf, all of them resulting in one of the most spectacular urban and natural sceneries in the whole world. Later lunch in a typical Churrasqueria and transfer to the Sugar Loaf granite, second most visit natural monument of Rio. This monolith is accessible by a two stages cable car. From here, you will appreciate a spectacular vista of the Guanabara Bay and the majestic city of Rio de Janeiro. Return to your hotel in the late afternoon.
Day 3- Thursday
Petropolis, Brazil’s Imperial city, located near to Rio de Janeiro. It´s a popular health and summer resort founded in 1845 by German immigrants. It is named after Pedro II, the emperor of Brazil from 1831 to 1889, who adopt it as his favorite summer residence. The population goes around 300,000 people. Petrópolis is one of Rio de Janeiro’s premier mountain resorts. The lovely tree-lined streets, the palaces, mansions, and museums can be comfortably explored on foot. In addition to the royal family, the Baron of Mauá, the Baron of Rio Negro, and a number of industrialists, coffee moguls, and politicians built their summer residences here, turning Petrópolis into the capital of Brazil during the hot summer months. Even after the Brazil´s independency in 1889, Petrópolis maintained its prestige. In 1904 the former Baron´s residence became the official summer residence for the president of the Republic. This tour operates only Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays on regular share in basis services. Private services are available other days. You will then come back to the hotel and have your dinner and enjoy.
Day 4- Friday
Have your Breakfast at the hotel. Morning departure on a bus, crossing the bridge that connects Rio de Janeiro and Niteroi, is a 14 km long impressive work. Continuing on the Amaral Peixoto Road, riding along 180 km until reaching BUZIOS, passing by the coastal cities of Iguaba / Araruama and the salt mills of São Pedro da Aldeia. The village enjoys yearly average temperatures of 25°C, with approximately 8 km long and 2 km wide. It keeps its Nature beauty, regardless to the increasing human presence and visitors cannot keep from falling in love with Buzios whenever they are looking for peaceful and romantic calmness, or those who prefer dynamic vacations with a wide variety of activities. In the peninsula, there are 23 beaches with different characteristics: with or without waves, shallow or deep waters, crowded or solitary, etc. In Buzios, there will be a...