Map of Rio de Janeiro Short Break including Brazil

Explore the sights and delights of Rio in this exciting stopover tour

See the best of Rio de Janeiro with this whistle stop stopover tour. Get under the skin of this bustling metropolis, laze away on the stunning beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema, stand in the shadow of the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer and check out Rio’s other great icon – the famed nightlife.

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Terms & Conditions

Start
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Finish
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Destination
Brazil
Style
Comfort
Theme
Short Breaks
Code
GGHM
Physical rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 12

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  • This Short Break Adventure is a ‘join in’ group departure, which means you are not accompanied by an Intrepid group leader – our local representative fills this role – and the configuration of any fellow travellers in the group might change during the trip.

  • This trip will run with a minimum of one person, so you may be joined by other travellers booked on the same date as you, or you may be on your own.

Itinerary

Bem-Vindos! Welcome to Brazil. Arrive and meet yourincluded transfer at the airport to take you to your hotel. There is nothing planned for the rest of the day so enjoy this vibrant city.

The locals like to say that 'God made the world in six days, the seventh he devoted to Rio'. In this heaving metropolis, set against the luminescent green of Guanabara Bay and surrounded by the slopes of Sugarloaf and Corcovado, it's hard not to be caught up in the passion of the city's residents (known as Cariocas).

The French were the first to settle here as they logged wood along the Brazilian coast, but they were soon driven out by the Portuguese, who built a fortified town named Sao Sebastiao do Rio de Janeiro and quickly amassed wealth during the gold rush of Minas Gerais. In the 19th century, the Portuguese monarchy fled from the threat of Napoleon in Europe and took up residence in Rio, where they built grand buildings that still stand today.

These days Rio is a fascinating and diverse city best known for its contrasting images of favelas (shanty towns) and the glitz and glamour of Carnaval.
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
This morning you will be picked up from your hotel to join a city tour to see the sights. From Corcovado Hill we drive the 4km up the mountainside through the world's largest urban national park to the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer. Take in the sweeping, panoramic views before continuing the drive to the Maracana Stadium, passing the Sambadrome and Metropolitan Cathedral. Next are the famous arches of the Lapa neighbourhood and then on to Copacabana where we stop for lunch - a traditional Brazilian BBQ of course! After eating your fill, travel on to Sugarloaf Mountain and enjoy the views over the city. Then it's back down the mountain and returning to your hotel. The rest of the day and evening is free to spend as you wish.
Included Activities
  • Rio de Janeiro - Guided city tour
  • Rio de Janeiro - Christ the Redeemer
  • Rio de Janeiro - Sugarloaf Mountain
  • Rio de Janeiro - Brazilian BBQ lunch
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Today is a free day for you to relax on one of Rio’s famous beaches such as Ipanema or Copacabana, or explore the city further at your leisure.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
As there are no included activities today you are free to depart at any time.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast

Meals

3 breakfasts, 1 lunch

Transport

Subway, Tram

Accommodation

Hotel (3 nights)

Included activities

  • Rio de Janeiro - Guided city tour
  • Rio de Janeiro - Christ the Redeemer
  • Rio de Janeiro - Sugarloaf Mountain
  • Rio de Janeiro - Brazilian BBQ lunch

Dates & availability

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Important notes

From 01 September 2021, all travellers on Intrepid trips will be required to produce proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. Excludes Australia, New Zealand and Cook Islands tours. Read details here.

1. This Short Break Adventure is a ‘join in’ group departure, which means you are not accompanied by an Intrepid group leader – our local representative fills this role – and the configuration of any fellow travellers in the group might change during the trip.
2. This trip will run with a minimum of one person, so you may be joined by other travellers booked on the same date as you, or you may be on your own. This trip is operated by one of our local partners in Brazil and therefore you may be joined by a mixture of Intrepid-booked passengers and other travellers during activities.
3. The maximum number of travellers is indicative of maximum number of travellers during join-in activities only.
4. There are no activities or inclusions on Day 1, other than a night of accommodation, or on Day 4 other than breakfast, so you are free to arrive/depart at any time.

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