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Lençois Maranhenses: 3-Day Combo Package

1. Lençois Maranhenses: 3-Day Combo Package

Delight in 3 days of activities and discover the Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, a stunning region formed by the contrast between dunes and natural lagoons created by rainwater during the rainy season. Enter this huge oasis from the gateway town of Barreirinhas, and marvel at the scenic beauty of the lagoons that attract visitors from all over the world. Day 1 Depart from your hotel in São Luis or the SLZ-Marechal Cunha Machado International Airport for flights arriving before 6:30 AM. Arrive in Barreirinhas, and depart around 2 PM in a 4x4 vehicle to cross the ferry. Then, take a trail to get to the Lençois Maranhenses, admire the dunes, and refresh with some swimming in the clear blue lagoons. After watching the amazing sunset at the top of the dune, return to Barreirinhas. Day 2 Depart around 8 AM in a 4×4 vehicle and start the 1.5-hour drive to Atins. Upon arrival, enjoy a short walk to visit some natural lagoons formed by rainwater. Take the opportunity to dive into the clear waters of the lagoon and snap some beautiful photos. Next, be amazed by the meeting of the Preguiças River and the sea at Atins Beach. Enjoy some free time to swim and relax on the sand. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant (not included in the tour price) famous for grilled shrimp. After lunch, spend some time resting and relaxing in hammocks before returning to Barreirinhas. Day 3 Depart around 8 AM on a speedboat tour of Preguiças River, a calm river with lots of different typical trees and palms on its margins. Make your first stop in Vassouras village at the limit of the dunes, where it's possible to interact with the monkeys, have some coconut water, and buy some local art. The next stop will be at the village of Mandacaru. Here, see and climb a lighthouse to have a panoramic view of the region, the park, the river, and the sea. Make your last stop in Caburé village, an arm of sand having the river on one side, and the sea on the other. Enjoy free time to have lunch and swim in the river or the sea. Finally, transfer to your hotel in São Luis or the SLZ-Marechal Cunha Machado International Airport for flights departing after 11:00 PM.

Tijuca Rain Forest Tour by Jeep from Rio de Janeiro

2. Tijuca Rain Forest Tour by Jeep from Rio de Janeiro

Venture into the Tijuca Rain Forest in an open jeep where you will discover a tropical forest in the middle of a large city. Drive past the "Cachoeira dos macacos" (monkey's waterfall) and learn about the history of the reforestation process and the importance of the "Mata Atlântica" (Atlantic Forrest) at "Vista Chinesa" (Chinese view). Tijuca National Park is the largest city-surrounded urban forest and the second largest urban forest in the world. Photo opportunities abound as you pass the "Mesa do Imperador" (Emperor's table), Cascatinha (Taunay's waterfall), and Capela Mayrink (Mayrink Chapel). Your tour continues with a 1-hour hike on an easy trail where you will learn more and have direct interaction with the flora and fauna of this unique ecosystem. This tour is highlighted by the variety of tropical fruits, trees, monkeys and the multitude of birds and butterflies that live in this unique forest.

Rio: Half-Day Jeep Tour at Floresta da Tijuca

3. Rio: Half-Day Jeep Tour at Floresta da Tijuca

Explore Tijuca National Forest in meticulously restored ex-military open-air off-road vehicles. After hotel pick-up, cut to the Lagoa with the striking view of the Christ statue and head to the rainforest. Stop at the famous Vista Chinesa to discover the history of this unique monument as you'll soak in the views of the Christ Statue in the distance. Move on to the Cascatinha Visconde de Taunay waterfall, and take a quick dip in the crystal clear refreshing water. Continue to a charming chapel constructed in 1855, and start the first of 2 trails. See coatis, toucans, and monkeys! Take a restroom stop and start the second trail of the tour, passing through the Atlantic forest with the sounds of waterfalls following your footsteps. Hop back into your top-down Jeep and head to the famous São Conrado Beach to watch the hand-gliders, before your scenic drive back to your hotel.

From Rio: Vale do Amor Sanctuary and Waterfall Tour

4. From Rio: Vale do Amor Sanctuary and Waterfall Tour

After boarding the jeep in Rio de Janeiro, drive for 2 hours to reach Vale do Amor, located in the Petrópolis mountains. This sanctuary is a peaceful, scenic spot where you can enjoy looking out for different bird species.  Upon arrival, enjoy a guided tour, with explanations about the history of the construction of the sanctuary. Learn how the gardens were designed and built based on themes around Mother Nature and the divine. Afterward, take advantage of some free time to meditate, practice yoga, or simply relax in the peaceful surroundings. Then, head to the waterfall, which features a deep pool where you can dive and enjoy swimming while surrounded by nature. Finally, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before returning to Rio.

From Rio: Brejal Countryside Farm and Nature Day Trip

5. From Rio: Brejal Countryside Farm and Nature Day Trip

Visit rural Brazil on a day trip to Brejal, a 2-hour drive from Rio de Janeiro. See where most of Rio’s supplies come from and even taste the freshly picked goods. After your transfer from Rio, explore 5 farms and plantations in an open top 4x4. See where herbs, vegetables, fruit and flowers are cultivated from up close, and even have a chat with the people who work there. Also available for exploration are traditional bonsai cultivations, a beautiful stud farm with horses and equestrian champions, a charming chapel, and a warehouse with totally sustainable production. Lunch is also included using fresh, local ingredients. Added optional activities that can be paid for on the day include horseback riding, hiking, and mountain biking. A beautiful waterfall and natural pool are also available for swimming.

Rio de Janeiro: Sugar Loaf & Corcovado Private Day Tour

6. Rio de Janeiro: Sugar Loaf & Corcovado Private Day Tour

Start your private Rio de Janeiro adventure with a drive along the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon. Go to Corcovado Station and ride to the base of the Christ the Redeemer statue by train. Relax on the 20-minute ride through the Tijuca Forest, and get a preview of the wonderful landscape that awaits you. Upon arrival at the top of Corcovado, get a meet and greet at the main monument of Brazil and marvel at the 710-meter statue of Christ with his arms outstretched. Enjoy unparalleled views of the city and surrounding countryside from Rio de Janeiro's most strategic viewpoint. Follow your guide as they point out Guanabara Bay, the city of Niteroi and other highlights, such as the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon, the Botanical Garden, the Jockey Club and the Tijuca National Park. Look further towards Copacabana, Botafogo, Flamengo and the famous Sugar Loaf mountain. Descend Corcovado and continue your tour with an external view of the Maracanã Stadium, Mario Filho (which staged two World Cups and one Olympic Games). Visit the Sambódromo, the famous parade ares of Rio's carnival. Enter the Metropolitan Cathedral to observe its impressive and unusual architecture. Go to the brightly-colored Selarón Steps in Lapa, one of the most visited landmarks in Rio de Janeiro. Take time to lunch at a restaurant of your choice (not included). Head to the Urca neighborhood to ride the cable car to the top of the mountain in 2 stages. Board the cable car to Urca Mount, 224 meters above sea level, and then continue to the top of Sugar Loaf mountain, 395 meters above sea level. Here, you will be rewarded with the most beautiful panoramic views of the city before you return via the beaches of Ipanema, Leblon and Copacabana en route to your hotel drop off.

From Rio de Janeiro: Petrópolis One-Day Beer Tour

7. From Rio de Janeiro: Petrópolis One-Day Beer Tour

Visit 3 breweries and enjoy tasting some beers directly from the tank.  Listen to the master brewers and their stories about the history of the breweries, Learn a little bit about their recipes, and discover the whole manufacturing process.  The first two breweries visited are depending on the availability and can be Colonus, Dr.Duranz, or Brew Point. It is not possible to guarantee which brewery will be visited. The last brewery visited is the most famous brewery in the city: the Bohemia Brewery complex. There you can visit the historic beer museum. In addition to the entire manufacturing process, you will be able to explore sensory experiences.  Enjoy lunch at the restaurant inside the Bohemia complex while you are overlooking the Crystal Palace.  Petrópolis is often called the State Capital of Beer. The city is full of renowned breweries, bars, and beer festivals. It is known for the purity of its waters its link to the route of Rio Brewery Route that brings together all state breweries.

Rio de Janeiro: Downtown City Tour and Samba School Visit

8. Rio de Janeiro: Downtown City Tour and Samba School Visit

Get picked up from your hotel and go on a journey through the historic center of Rio de Janeiro.  The long history of this city makes it almost an open-air museum. The unusual mixture of nearly five centuries of kings, emperors, slaves, artists, clerics, pompous buildings and major libraries can be seen in several corners of Rio de Janeiro.  Explore the most important sights and monuments of the city. See XV Square, which was the main place for arrivals in Rio during the time of the Empire. Admire the many historical buildings there.  Visit the Olympic Boulevard in the seaport region, which has been completely revitalized for the 2016 Olympic Games. Marvel at the world-famous Ethnicities Mural made by the Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra.  Pass by Maracanã, one of the biggest soccer stadiums in Brazil. See the Candelária Church, an important Roman Catholic church in Rio de Janeiro. Go and see also the Lapa Aqueduct and the famous Seláron Stairs, which received tiles from all over the world to compose its art. At the end of the tour head to Samba City and get a glimpse of the backstage area of the Carnival in Rio: the handmade costumes, the floats that cross the avenue on wheels, and other details of this beautiful and iconic party.

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What a great way to see the forest! Picked up right on time by my guide, Henry and the driver, Maria. After picking up the rest of the tour folks, we headed for Tijuca. Along the way we stopped to take a look at Pedra da Gavea--a mountain that has a face on it! Once there, we saw beautiful waterfalls, vegetation, and animals. Henry knew everything about everything! The short hike was easy (I was on a tour with several older people and everyone was able to make it -- even the 88 year old!), and it is nice and cool in the forest. After plenty of time there, we visited the Vista Chinesa, a pagoda overlooking the city--incredible views! Everything went great and I'm glad I had someone to give me background on what I was seeing.

Fabulous tour our guide was the best he was friendly and knowledgeable. We used two jeeps for our group and had a guide in each jeep. Both guides were perfect even helped with photos. They took our physical ability into consideration when it came to the walking paths One of the best things we did in Rio. Absolutely loved it. The drivers were safe and obviously well trained and experienced.

Everything perfect, totally recommended experience. The very friendly guide took us to several points where we could enjoy a few minutes at each one. We finish with a beautiful view of the beach (and we drink a coconut water, not included in the trip)

Our guide was absolutely amazing. George took a lot of time for us and explained and showed us a lot. I can only recommend the tour. A highlight during our stay in Rio de Janeiro.

Lovely tour guide and sooooo exciting to be in the forest with expert tuition and lovely walks and views. So glad we did it in a jeep. :)