Tropical Wonders

Tropical Wonders

13 Days

Tropical Wonders

13 Days Starting and ending in UK/Ireland

Visiting: Sao Paulo, Iguazú Falls, Iguazu Falls, Rio de Janeiro, Buzios, United Kingdom/Ireland

Tour operator:

Exoticca

Group size:

1 - 30

Tour operated in:
English
Trip Styles:

Small Group

This tour is no longer available

Tour Overview

Embark on the "Tropical Wonders" tour, a captivating journey through Brazil's most iconic destinations. This adventure begins with a flight from the UK/Ireland to São Paulo, where the vibrant city life and architectural marvels await. From there, experience the awe-inspiring Iguazu Falls, a natural wonder that stretches across the Brazilian border, offering breathtaking views and an unforgettable encounter with nature's power. The tour continues to Rio de Janeiro, where the famous Christ the Redeemer statue and the picturesque beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema highlight the city's stunning landscape and lively culture. The journey concludes with a relaxing stay in Buzios, often referred to as the 'St. Tropez of Brazil,' where beautiful beaches and upscale amenities provide a perfect end to this Brazilian escapade. With highlights including boat cruises, sightseeing, and ample leisure time, this small group tour promises a blend of cultural immersion and natural exploration.

Highlights

  • Buzios

  • Iguazu Falls, Brazilian side

  • Rio de Janeiro

  • São Paulo

  • Visit to the Brazilian side of the Iguazú Falls

  • Tour of Corcovado and Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro

  • Panoramic Escuna Cruise along the coastline of Buzios

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Uk/Ireland - Night On Board

Location: Sao Paulo

Accommodation Name: Overnight Flight

Meals Included: None

Ready to experience the tropical rhythms and natural wonders of iconic Brazil? Head to your UK/Ireland departure airport to catch a flight to Sao Paulo. Night on board.

Please note: If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

Day 2 : Sao Paulo

Location: Sao Paulo

Accommodation Name: Transamerica Executive Nova Paulista

Meals Included: None

Touch down in Sao Paulo, one of the most populous cities in the world and an innovative urban hub, filled with impressive modern architecture and known for its world-renowned nightlife. Transfer to the hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure, sampling the local cuisine in one of many Brazilian bistros or admire the mix of architecture in the older downtown district. Overnight stay in Sao Paulo.

Day 3 : Sao Paulo

Location: Sao Paulo

Accommodation Name: Transamerica Executive Nova Paulista

Meals Included: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. Today, spend your time exploring this complex and exciting city at your own pace. Overnight stay in Sao Paulo.

Day 4 : Sao Paulo - Iguazú

Location: Iguazú Falls

Accommodation Name: Viale Tower

Meals Included: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for a flight to Iguazú, home to the bucket-list-worthy Iguazú Falls! Transfer to your hotel and the rest of the day is free at your leisure. If the arrival time allows, we suggest visiting the Triple Frontier obelisk or simply relaxing in this beautiful natural setting. Overnight in hotel Iguazu.

Day 5 : Iguazú

Location: Iguazú Falls

Accommodation Name: Viale Tower

Meals Included: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. Today enjoy an included visit to the Brazillian side of the Iguazú Falls, one of the world's Seven Natural Wonders. Follow a trail which winds its way through the wild rainforest. Arrive at the impressive falls and walk across bridges and enjoy the panoramic views on offer as you take an elevator to the perfect vantage point. Hear the roar of water whilst contemplating spectacular views of rainbows, birds, leafy green exotic plants and trees. Return to the hotel for an overnight stay in Iguazu.

Day 6 : Iguazú

Location: Iguazu Falls

Accommodation Name: Viale Tower

Meals Included: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. Spend the day at your leisure in Iguazu, taking in the spectacular views of the falls or enjoying the natural environment. Why not explore the abundant nature trails to discover the local wildlife or simply relax in the beautiful climate at your leisure. Overnight stay in Iguazu.

Day 7 : Iguazú - Rio De Janeiro

Location: Rio de Janeiro

Accommodation Name: Copa Sul Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for a flight to Rio de Janeiro. Arrive in Rio de Janeiro, transfer to the hotel and, depending on your arrival time, the rest of the day is free for you to explore this sprawling city, full of colonial architecture and vibrant culture. We recommend a stroll along Rio's famous beaches, Copacabana and Ipanema where you can capture the beautiful sunset. Overnight stay in Rio de Janeiro.

Day 8 : Rio De Janeiro

Location: Rio de Janeiro

Accommodation Name: Copa Sul Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

After a hearty breakfast at the hotel, set off on a day of discovery in Rio de Janeiro. Embark on a tour of Corcovado and Christ the Redeemer, a true symbol of the city. Head to the top of Corcovado Mountain, with spectacular views along the way. Visit Christ the Redeemer, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, and soak up the panoramic views. It's the perfect photo opportunity! Afterwards, explore the Selaron Steps. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to explore the vibrant atmosphere of the city. Overnight stay in Rio de Janeiro.

Day 9 : Rio De Janeiro

Location: Rio de Janeiro

Accommodation Name: Copa Sul Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. Spend the day at your leisure, or alternatively, we recommend an optional excursion to Sugar Loaf Mountain and the Metropolitan Cathedral*. Overnight in Rio de Janeiro.

* Optional Sugar Loaf Mountain Tour: Enjoy a panoramic tour of downtown Rio to see the Metropolitan Cathedral before taking the cable car to Morro da Urca and iconic Sugar Loaf Mountain for unforgettable views across Guanabara Bay and the emblematic beaches of Niteroi. Gain great insight into the history of Rio as you soak up the panoramic views.

Day 10 : Rio De Janeiro - Buzios

Location: Buzios

Accommodation Name: La Chimere

Meals Included: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Buzios, a beautiful beach resort on the peninsula, which is said to be the 'St. Tropez' of Brazil and was made popular by Bridget Bardot in the 60s. There are enough unspoilt beaches to suit all tastes and many upscale restaurants, bars and boutiques. Arrive, transfer to the hotel and overnight stay in Buzios.

Day 11 : Buzios

Location: Buzios

Accommodation Name: La Chimere

Meals Included: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. Set off on an exciting panoramic Escuna Cruise* along the paradise coastline of Buzios. Depart on a traditional boat to discover the most beautiful beaches on the peninsula. Stop and dive into the refreshing clear waters at the beaches of Azeda, Azedinha and João Fernandes and take in the views of uninhabited islands such as Caboclo, Branca and Feia. Onboard, enjoy the cheerful atmosphere and traditional Brazillian music before returning to shore and spending the remainder of the day at your leisure. Overnight stay in Buzios.

* Please note: There will be no guide on board the Escuna Cruise.

Day 12 : Buzios

Location: Buzios

Accommodation Name: La Chimere

Meals Included: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a day relaxing at your leisure. We recommend exploring the different beaches, enjoying some watersports, such as paddle boarding, and sampling the beautiful local cuisine. Overnight stay in Buzios.

Day 13 : Buzios - Rio De Janeiro

Location: Rio de Janeiro

Accommodation Name: Copa Sul Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. Spend the day at your leisure. At the indicated time transfer back to Rio de Janeiro. Enjoy your final evening in Brazil at your leisure, soaking up the lively atmosphere of downtown Rio or watching the sunset from the beach. Overnight stay in Rio de Janeiro.

Day 14 : Rio De Janeiro - Night On Board

Location: Rio de Janeiro

Accommodation Name: Overnight Flight

Meals Included: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. It's time to bid farewell to Brazil, having explored its diverse cities and breathtaking natural beauty. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight back to the UK/Ireland. Night on board.

Day 15 : Uk/Ireland

Location: United Kingdom/Ireland

Meals Included: None

Arrive in the UK/Ireland and end your trip.

What's Included

  • Departures from main UK/Ireland airports.

  • International flights: UK/Ireland - Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro - UK/Ireland.

  • Internal flights: Sao Paulo - Iguazu, Iguazu - Rio de Janeiro. *

  • 12 nights accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.

  • 12 breakfasts.

  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles.

  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary with an English-speaking guide.

  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.

  • ATOL Protection.

Mode of Transport

Travel with ease on international flights from the UK/Ireland to Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, with convenient internal flights between Sao Paulo, Iguazu, and Rio. Transfers are provided in air-conditioned vehicles for your comfort.

Accommodation

Stay in Charm and Superior category hotels, offering a comfortable and authentic experience. Enjoy modern amenities and a welcoming atmosphere, ensuring a restful stay throughout your Brazilian adventure.

Check out our Q&As

  • Which countries does the Tropical Wonders tour visit?

    The Tropical Wonders tour visits Brazil.

  • Are meals included in the Tropical Wonders tour?

    Yes, 12 breakfasts are included in the Tropical Wonders tour.

  • Is there a guide included in the Tropical Wonders tour?

    Yes, the Tropical Wonders tour includes visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary with an English-speaking guide.

  • What are the highlights of the Tropical Wonders tour?

    The highlights of the Tropical Wonders tour include visits to Buzios, the Brazilian side of Iguazu Falls, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, a tour of Corcovado and Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, and a Panoramic Escuna Cruise along the coastline of Buzios.

  • How many nights of accommodation are included in the Tropical Wonders tour?

    The Tropical Wonders tour includes 12 nights accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.

  • What type of transportation is included in the Tropical Wonders tour?

    The Tropical Wonders tour includes departures from main UK/Ireland airports, international flights from UK/Ireland to Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro to UK/Ireland, internal flights from Sao Paulo to Iguazu and Iguazu to Rio de Janeiro, and transfers in air-conditioned vehicles.

  • What type of activities are included in the Tropical Wonders tour?

    The Tropical Wonders tour includes activities such as small group cultural tours, gardens & nature tours, boat/cruise excursions, and sightseeing.

  • Where can I check the latest Travel Restrictions?

    It is the traveler's responsibility to verify and comply with the passport, visa, and travel requirements applicable to your itinerary. It is also the responsibility of the traveler to verify and comply with the health requirements, proof of testing, and vaccination applicable to your itinerary both at the destinations and for, if applicable, countries where you have a connecting flight. Requirements change quickly and you should check the updated guidance well in advance of departure as well as shortly before departure. You should check the requirements for your own specific circumstances with the corresponding government embassies and/or consulates as appropriate.

  • What recommendations should I follow before traveling?

    Passport validity: It is the traveler's responsibility to verify and comply with the passport, visa, and travel requirements applicable to your itinerary. You should check the requirements for your own specific circumstances with the corresponding embassies and/or consulates as appropriate. Requirements change so please check the up-to-date requirements in advance of your departure date. In many cases, countries now require that passports are valid for at least 6 months from the date of departure from their borders.

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  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

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  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    The COVID-19 pandemic not only created an unparalleled impact on health and economy globally, but it has also changed fundamental behaviors with regards to traveling. In response to such changes, Exoticca provides extra peace of mind for all reservations made from 18th January, 2022 onwards by including Covid 19 Protection. Testing positive for COVID-19: If you or anyone else traveling with you on your booking cannot travel due to testing positive for COVID-19 you will be given the option to reschedule your trip or receive 100% of the trip value in Exoticca travel credit. **Proof of infection must be provided in the form of an official COVID-19 positive test result. For more information on the details of the Covid 19 Protection Policy, please go to the relevant Terms and Conditions for your booking (See Cancellation Policy section).

  • Travelling to the USA or Canada?

    Traveling to the United States: Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) ESTA stands for Electronic System for Travel Authorization. ESTA is an online application system, developed by the United States government to pre-screen travelers before authorizing them to board a plane or ship bound for the United States. Starting on the 12th of January 2009, any person entering the United States under the Visa Waiver Program must have an approved ESTA travel authorization. This includes travelers who travel to the United States to catch a connecting flight. An ESTA does not guarantee entry to the United States. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials determine the admissibility of travelers upon arrival. For more information click here. If a traveler is found to have visited a country designated as a State Sponsor of Terrorism (09.11.2022, Countries: Cuba, North Korea, Iran, Syria), the traveler is no longer eligible to participate in the Visa Wavier Program and must apply for a visa to enter the United States. Traveling to Canada: Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) An Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) is an entry requirement for citizens of visa-exempt countries traveling to Canada by air. This includes travelers who travel to Canada to catch a connecting flight. An eTA is linked electronically to the traveler's passport and is valid for a maximum of five years or until the passport expires, depending on which of these two scenarios occurs first. If you get a new passport, you need to get a new eTA. An eTA does not guarantee entry to Canada. When you arrive in Canada, a border services officer will ask to see your passport and other documents to determine whether you are admissible to enter Canada. For more information click here. Traveling to a Schengen member country (Europe): Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) The ETIAS travel authorization will be needed to enter a Schengen member country by air, land, or sea. From November 2023, visitors that do not need a visa to enter Europe will be able to register with ETIAS. ETIAS will become a mandatory entry requirement. The ETIAS for Europe will grant travelers authorization to visit the ETIAS countries that are all members that compose the Schengen zone. The ETIAS visa waiver has been designed for short-term stays of up to 90 days. For more information click here.

  • COVID-19 vaccination recommendations and other vaccines?

    It is the responsibility of the traveler to verify and comply with the health requirements, proof of testing, and vaccination applicable to your itinerary both at the destinations and for, if applicable, countries where you have a connecting flight. Requirements change quickly and you should check the updated guidance well in advance of departure as well as shortly before departure. Check with the migration and health authorities for the country of origin, destination, and stopover to learn more about vaccination requirements.

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Once your purchase is complete, you will receive confirmation by email and all your travel documents will be uploaded on to your booking and the Exoticca customer account (which you'll be provided details of). These will include: transport details, hotels, itinerary, important notes, and insurance policy (if applicable).

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