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Rio de Janeiro Highlights

  • Days: 5

Explore Brazil’s Metropolitan Hub

Rio de JaineroCidade Maravilhosa or “Marvelous City.” The energy is electric in this city. Offering a host of golden beaches and lush mountains, from samba-fueled nightlife to lively football matches, Rio de Janeiro has a unique flavor all its own.

On our 5 day/4 night Rio de Janeiro Highlights package, spend time lounging on the iconic white sand beaches, hiking through the lush rainforests, and discovering incredible views of Rio’s expansive cityscape. Take a cable car up to the summit of the famous Sugar Loaf mountain. Then visit the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue or any number of other incredible excursions in this beautiful city.

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Good Life Expeditions is a responsible travel agency and operator. Our goal is to create authentic, life-changing, and socially responsible experiences for travelers. No matter your taste or travel preferences, Good Life Expeditions can create an immersive itinerary customized just for you. But, more than that, we hope to inspire our travelers into action to support communities that need it most.

Take confidence when you travel with us that you’re making a direct and positive contribution to the places and people you encounter. We carefully select our partners and experiences ensuring they are both sustainable and eco-friendly.

Highlights

Rio de Janeiro Highlights

This colorful city itinerary takes you to all the top spots in Brazil‘s bustling cultural hub. Offering a wide range of activities, get a taste for the many sights and sounds this South American metropolis has to offer.

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Included

  • 4 hotel nights
  • Breakfast at all hotels
  • Tours stated in the itinerary
  • English speaking tour guides
  • Transfers and entrance fees

Not Included

  • International airfare
  • Domestic airfare
  • Lunches and dinners (unless specified otherwise)
  • Tips

Itinerary In Brief

  • Day 1: Fly to Rio de Janeiro, then enjoy a free day to explore the wonderful selection of art galleries or whet your taste buds with a delicious Brazilian barbecue and practice your dance moves at a Samba club. Overnight at Rio de Janeiro Hotel.
  • Day 2: Summit Sugarloaf Mountain before touring Rio de Janeiro – featuring highlights like the beautiful Flamengo Park and the New Cathedral. Overnight at Rio de Janeiro Hotel.
  • Day 3: Visit the iconic Christ the Redeemer Statue as you continue exploring the city. Overnight in Rio de Janeiro Hotel.
  • Day 4: Enjoy a day to yourself relaxing at one the Rio de Janeiro’s beautiful beaches. Overnight in Rio de Janeiro Hotel. 
  • Day 5: Return to the airport for your international connection or to continue your trip in Brazil.

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Itinerary In Detail

From the beautiful beaches to the bustling city streets, Rio de Janeiro is nonstop culture.

Start by summiting Sugarloaf Mountain, one of the most scenic spots in the city. Take a drive along the famous Praia Vermelha (Red Beach) to the Urca district, where you hop on a glassed-in cable car for the ascent to the peak. At the midway point, step out and enjoy the gardens and lookouts where guests can admire the beautiful surroundings before taking off for the second leg of the journey. At the peak, you will see the crescent of the Atlantic ocean beaches in full view. When you’re ready to head back down, you’ll finish your tour in the downtown sector, passing the beautiful Flamengo Park and stopping for a visit to the New Cathedral.

The next day you’ll visit Brazil’s iconic Christ the Redeemer statue atop the Corcovado mountain. The colossal structure is the largest art deco statue in the world, standing at 130 feet tall with an arms width measuring 98 feet across. Start your tour with a scenic drive through the Laranjeiras residential district and quaint Cosme Velho to the Corcovado train station where guests will embark on a 15-minute ride up the mountain. Marvel at the structure surrounded by a 360-degree panoramic view of Rio de Janeiro.

Enjoy a day to yourself relaxing and unwinding at one the Rio de Janeiro’s beautiful beaches. Or you could check out the incredible art scene. The city has a wonderful selection of art galleries and museums that offer visitors the opportunity to see and experience the current and historic art forms from all around the world, as well as Latin American artists. In the evening, sample delicious Brazilian barbecue or practice your dance moves at a Samba club. The night is yours to explore.

Known around the world for its favelas, or slums, the cities are an impactful place to witness poverty firsthand. Good Life Expeditions can help you experience the realities of low-income Brazilian families in a respectful manner that will be a learning experience for both you and the communities you visit. Rather than taking you on a tour, we can connect you with individual families or communities through our partner non-profit MEDLIFE. Visit Favela Rocinha, the largest Favela in Rio, where you will be introduced to daily life in the community.

On your final day, return to the airport for your international connection or onward travel in Brazil!

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