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Discover Rio de Janeiro by Jeep

  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Discover Rio de Janeiro by Jeep map
3 days / 2 nights from £360 per person Based on two people sharing double or twin rooms in standard accommodation. Flights are available separately.
Pick & Mix tour in Brazil
Highlights: Rio de Janeiro

Explore the exciting city of Rio de Janeiro on this short tour.  Travelling by jeep you will visit the Tijuca Forest, Corcovado Mountain, Sugar Loaf Mountain and the Botanical Gardens in one action packed day!

Day

City

Activity

Overnight

Meals*

Day 1  

Rio

Arrive Rio de Janeiro and transfer to your hotel

Copacabana

-

Day 2

Rio

Full day tour of Rio’s Four Wonders by Jeep

Copacabana

B, L

Day 3

Rio

Depart Rio de Janeiro

-

B

* B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner


Upgrades and Extensions
  • Stay an extra night from £60 more per person at our Standard hotel
  • Upgrade to our Superior hotel in Ipanema from £173 more per person for this 3 day / 2 night package
  • If you prefer not to travel by Jeep, please ask us for options and prices for tours by coach and mini-bus
Combinations
  • Iguassu Falls from Brazil or Argentina
  • Head up north to Salvador de Bahia for a taste of Afro-Brazilian culture

Day 1: Arrive in Rio de Janeiro, transfer to Hotel

You will be met upon arrival in Rio de Janeiro, either at the airport or the bus station and have a transfer to your chosen hotel, just a few blocks from Copacabana beach.  Depending on your arrival time you might want to explore the area around your hotel on foot, stopping for a fresh coconut juice or a Skol beer on Copacabana or Ipanema beach.  Spend the night at our Standard hotel in Rio de Janeiro.

Day 2: Full day tour to Rio’s Four Wonders by Jeep

You will be picked up at around 9am for your full day group tour with an English speaking guide, travelling in a comfortable Jeep.  The first destination is Tijuca Forest – an ecologically protected area of rainforest in the city - the biggest urban forest in the world.  On the way into the National Park you will stop at the Chinese View point where you can see Ipanema and Copacabana beaches.  You will also stop at the Monkey Waterfall and for a short walk through the forest trails.  Continuing uphill through the forest you will drive up to Corcovado Hill, where the iconic Christ the Redeemer Statue and fantastic 360 degree views of the City of Rio await you.  After stopping for photos, you will head back down for a buffet lunch at a waterfront restaurant on Botafogo beach.  

After lunch, you continue by Jeep to the Sugar Loaf Mountain, and take the cable car up to the top for more fantastic views over the city.  The last stop on your tour is the Botanical Gardens, created in 1817 to allow the cultivation and preservation of exotic plants.  You will be back at your hotel by around 5pm.  Spend the night at our Standard hotel in Rio de Janeiro.

Day 3: Depart Rio de Janeiro

After a buffet breakfast at your hotel, you will have a private transfer to the airport at the appropriate time to check-in for your onward flight.


Included:
  • Return private airport transfers with Portuguese speaking driver
  • 2 nights Accommodation in a double or twin share room with en-suite, including breakfast
  • Meals as mentioned in the table on page 1
  • Full day group tour with English speaking guide with Jeep transportation
  • Entrance tickets for all the sites visited
Not Included:
  • Unspecified meals and services
  • Optional tips for Guides and/ or Drivers
  • International and domestic flights
  • Airport taxes

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  • DSA Standard Rio Hotel

Standard hotels and lodges are clean, comfortable and well located.  They have en-suite bathrooms with hot water and towels, and some in-room facilities like a TV, phone and wifi.  The Standard hotesl in Rio are located just a few blocks from Copacabana beach and have small swimming pools.  In most cases rooms will not be very big and although staff are friendly and helpful, their English may not be perfect. Our standard accommodation would usually be classified locally as 3* hostels or 2.5* – 3* hotels.

  • DSA Superior Rio Hotel

It goes without saying that our Superior hotels are also clean, comfortable and well located.  They offer that extra bit of comfort and a wider range of facilities (such as heating, hair dryers, cable TV, wifi in rooms, restaurant and sometimes room service). Rooms should be of a good size and you will have an en-suite bathroom with towels and some toiletries.  Staff will normally speak good English.  In Rio, Superior hotels are located close to Ipanema beach.  These hotels usually fall into the 3*-4* category locally.

Packing List
  • Lightweight clothing
  • A jacket for cool evenings
  • Trainers or walking shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Sun block
  • Insect repellent
  • Small backpack
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Camera, memory card and charger
  • Cash for optional alcoholic drinks and tips
All our tours are fully customisable - please ask us about any changes you would like to make to this itinerary.