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Rio de Janeiro to Iguazu Falls

  • Days: 7

Navigating Brazil

Colorful cities, gushing waterfalls, beautiful beaches, lush jungle: Brazil has it all.

Explore the colorful culture that flows in the streets of Rio de Janeiro before gaping at the magnificent Iguazu Falls. This 7-day tour includes some of the most iconic sights Brazil has to offer – from the impressive Christ the Redeemer statue to the largest waterfall system in the world.

Contact our expert travel team to start planning your Rio de Janeiro to Iguazu Falls tour!

Discover Brazil with Good Life Expeditions

Good Life Expeditions is a responsible travel agency and operator. Born out of our partner MEDLIFE, an established NGO, we design authentic and immersive travel experiences that positively contribute to the places you visit. Our goal is to create transformative travel experiences that change your perspective on the world, and often your own life. But, more than that, we hope to inspire our travelers into action to support communities that need it most.

Every hotel, experience, and partner was carefully selected for their small environmental footprint and big social impact. Though this trip has been handcrafted to maximize your exploration of Rio de Janeiro to Iguazu Falls, we are happy to customize any aspect of the itinerary to better match your interests, travel style, or budget!

Highlights

Rio de Janeiro to Iguazu Falls

Journey with us on this Brazil adventure. Highlighting one of the country’s bustling cities and an epic natural wonder, you’ll be sure to enjoy classic destinations with a deeper understanding of the sites thanks to expert local guides and insider experiences.

To book this Rio de Janeiro to Iguazu Falls tour, contact us today!

Included

  • 6 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: Take a guided full-day tour of the impressive Iguazu Falls National Park on the Brazil side. Overnight in Iguazu Falls Hotel.
  • Day 6: Enjoy the panoramic views of the thundering falls from the Argentinian Side on today’s full-day excursion. Overnight in Iguazu Falls Hotel.
  • Day 7: Head to the airport for your international connection or to continue your trip in Brazil.

To book this Rio de Janeiro to Iguazu Falls tour, contact us today!

Itinerary In Detail

Start your journey in the hub of beautiful beaches, buzzing nightlife, stunning scenery, and captivating culture – Rio de Janeiro.

Take a full-day tour of the city, starting with a trip up Sugar Loaf Mountain. A cable car will whisk you up the mountain – stopping at the midway point, Urca Mountain, where guests can enjoy beautiful gardens and a lookout before continuing up. Peaking at 1,300 feet, the pristine ocean beaches come fully into view from the mountaintop. 

Spend another day exploring the busy city on a trip to see the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue. The 120-foot statue atop the Corcovado mountain overlooks the city. Take a cogwheel train for a 15-minute ride up the mountain to the statue’s base. At an elevation of 2,400 feet, marvel at the panoramic views of Rio’s beaches, buildings, bridges, and more. 

Enjoy a day to yourself relaxing and unwinding at one the Rio de Janeiro’s beautiful beaches. Between the white sand and bright blue waves, what’s not to love? If you’re up for a more active day, hike or bike through the scenic city, shop at the local markets, and sample some Brazilian cuisine. 

Good Life Expeditions also offers more off the beaten path options that expose you to Brazil’s undeniable wealth disparity. Known around the world for its favelas, or slums, 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.

Next, you’ll transfer to the breathtaking Iguazu Falls. Bordering Brazil and Argentina, the falls are a magnificent natural wonder that you can experience from both sides. On average, 1,500 cubic meters (52,972 cubic feet) of water tumbles down the falls every second. 

Located in Iguazu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, spend two days basking in the beauty of this gorgeous ensemble of waterfalls ranging from 40 to 80 meters in height. From the Brazilian side, enjoy panoramic views. The falls form a giant sideways question mark from this vantage point, and an elevator is available to take visitors from the bottom of the falls to the river’s level. From Argentina, visitors can explore a maze of walkways, some taking you within arm’s reach of the falls.

After a week of fun-filled adventure return to the airport for your international connection or onward travel!

To book this Rio de Janeiro to Iguazu Falls tour, contact us today!

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