Brazil, Happy By nature2019-06-26T12:34:17+00:00

Brazil, Happy By nature


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We all know Brazil only for the football team, but did you know that Brazil is one among the richest in natural resources and has the high level of biodiversity?
Brazil is a country of continental magnitude, of multicultural aspects and authentic historical locations with many of them recognized by UNESCO as World Historical and Cultural heritage sites.

Daily program

Welcome reception at Rio International Airport.
Today, we drive along the downtown area of Rio until reaching the famous football stadium of “Maracanã” (inside visits included).
Some of the sights to see today will be, the center of town (old part of the city Sambadrome, Modern Cathedral, Municipal theatre, Flamengo park until reaching Urca neighborhood and Praia Vermelha cable car Station where you will be taken to the Urca mountain (mid-way station). Then, the second part of the ride will take you to the peak of the Sugar Loaf Mountain.
Optional lunch at Confeitaria Colombo colonial restaurant (buffet service). Check-in at your hotel, our accommodation for the next 4 nights.

From the Corcovado Mountain, the visitor can see nearly the entire city of Rio de Janeiro.. Group will reach the summit by where one of the World´s seven wonder is located, the Statue of Christ. Lunch to be served at traditional Brazilian barbeque restaurant.
After lunch, Group will experience the Famous Carnival of Rio de Janeiro, behind the scenes with a guided tour of the warehouse of Grande Rio – one of the leading samba schools of the city of Rio de Janeiro.. To enter the samba atmosphere, we will taste the Samba Flavor: welcome drink – the traditional Brazilian drink – The famous Caipirinha.

Evening Optional: Rio by night Ginga Tropical show.
Post breakfast we shall visit Grande Rio, a non-profit organization and a Samba School for Grande Rio’s children, that uses carnival’s arts and popular culture as a tool for education.

Today we take our private transfer to Buzios on a short drive of 3h. Búzios is a peninsula two and a half hours north of Rio best known for the nearly two dozen beaches nestled in its curves and coves – some less than a hundred feet wide, others more than a mile long, but each with a personality of its own. Once a small fishing village, Búzios was put on the map in the mid-1960’s by a visit from Brigitte Bardot, who traveled there with her Brazilian boyfriend. Soon it became the favorite resort for Rio de Janeiro’s high society. The city has excellent restaurants and animated nightclubs. At the famous “Rua das Pedras” you will find stores that sell all the sophisticated brands of the fashion world. There are high quality hotels and inns, a golf course for sport lovers, and an airport, all for the comfort of our tourists. In Buzios, you can sunbathe on its beautiful beaches, take relaxing boat trips, explore the sea world scuba diving, do lots of shopping and have fun all night long.
Buzios Trolley Tours: Búzios Trolley is the best way of knowing the peninsula. We will make a wonderful tour in 12 beaches and 2 belvederes, and be sure that it will be unforgetable. The Trolley is completely open providing you a view without “frames” and you can fell the smell of the sea, the pure air, the wind and everything you need to have a feeling of real contemplation of the most beautiful and hardly ever visited places in Búzios.

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Days at leisure to explore and enjoy

Early morning transfer to Rio de Janeiro for an AM flight to Foz do Iguassu. Up on flight arrival, pick up at the airport and transfer to Brazilian National Park where guests will get to the marvelous Brazilian falls by walking through the wooden footbridges elevated over the river. During a 40 min walk they will admire the series of astonishing cascades up to the foot of “Floriano Fall” enjoying an unforgettable scenario and take photographs of the breathtaking panoramic views from the observation deck. At the end of the path there is an elevator, which brings visitors up. The park offers souvenir shops, restaurants, public phones and leisure areas, all of it in a totally revitalized infrastructure. Lunch to be served at Porto Canoas restaurant (buffet service).

Departure from the Hotel bound for Iguassu Falls, 30 kilometers from downtown Foz do Iguassu. Arrival to the Visitors Center and the Iguazu National Park Entrance.
Once here we will will be introduced to the importance and the biodiversity of the subtropical humid forest. We will experience a gas propelled train, Devils throat, the Argentine side of the Falls, catwalks, San Martin Island, trekking and a lot more amazing experiences.
During this visit the Falls will be seen from up close allowing for the detailed appreciation of both flora and fauna as well the Falls who are literally at the reach of one’s hands. Optional Lunch at local restaurant (buffet service).
In the afternoon, we head back to Brazil for the Itaipu Dam visit. The grandeur of the Itaipu Dam, a walk to feast your eyes on, seen from its most famous angles: the observation points, the gigantic dam that is approximately 8 km long and 196 feet tall, the spillway, the 1,350 km2 reservoir, which stretches to the horizon, and the penstocks, huge tubes through which flows the water that generates energy for Brazil and Paraguay. Tourists from around the world are enchanted by simply sighting this work of science and man that today makes Brazilians and Paraguayans proud and that generates clean, renewable energy for the development of the two countries.

Transfer in combined with city tour and visit to the Opera House of Manaus, inaugurated in 1896. Symbol of the era of rubber where all wealth and grandeur are still transmitted to us through its corridors, salons, and works of art. Return to the hotel.

08:00am Departures from hotel in Manaus until the píer of THM boarding at 09:00am in speed boat (01:20 h) direct to the Meeting of the waters, Janauari Lake, floating houses. 12:00pm – Lunch will be served at floating restaurant. 05:00pm – Arrival at Evolução Ecolodge, well come drink and check-in.19:00pm – Dinner and night free.

07:00am – Breakfast. 08:00am – Jungle walking and Caboclo’s house. We also learn about the preparation of manioc flour. 12:00pm – Lunch. 03:00pm – We’ll start our excursion by canoe visiting Igapó (flooded jungle), Fishing piranha. 19:00pm – Dinner. 20:00pm – we will explore the river`s edge with searchlights and we see caiman’s Tinga and Açú, sometimes including night-hawks, snakes and frogs.

05:30am – Sunrise Tour and birding watching in canoes at Ariaú river. 08:00am Breakfast and morning free to swim or rest. 12:00pm – Lunch. 03:00pm Will explore deeper in the jungle in small canoes into the Igapó (annually flooded forest) with possibility to see monkeys and Sloths and late in the afternoon fishing piranhas, sun set. 07:00pm – Farewell dinner and night free

07:00am – Breakfast and morning free. 09:30 – Check out. 10:00 – Departure from hotel in a speed boat direct to the píer of Tropical hotel. 11:30 – Transfer to the airport or hotel in Manaus

Bathing suit and sandals, as tennis, shoes or Hiking Boots. Daypack (small backpack) to all side trips including; Hat, sun block, sun glasses, light rain coat, insect repellent, binoculars and camera in a waterproof bag. Very important to bring along is personal medicines

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Xandari Riverscapes

Xandari riverscapes fleet of 10 traditional houseboats, called “kettuvallams” , are designed to complement the tranquil passage on the picturesque backwaters. They are built with wood harvested from local jackfruit tree plantations, hand-stitched by local craftsmen with coconut fiber rope (coir) and strengthened with fish oil—a tradition pre-dating industrial engineering techniques but proving stronger than modern alternatives. We are committed to keeping this knowledge and traditions alive, with your support.
Each houseboat is furnished comfortably and attractively while hewing close to tradition. The boats have one, two or three air-conditioned bedrooms. All have an open-air living area and a fully- equipped kitchen. From the viewing deck, or through your bedroom’s picture window, and on a canoe through the backwater heartland, you will see simplicity in action, and the result is immediate: slown down, de-stress, rejuvenate.

Meals are an essential part of the Xandari Riverscapes experience. With your backwater excursion beginning at noon, sit down to a delectable lunch of classic Kerala cuisine cooked on board. Dinner comes calling under starlit skies on clear nights, at the spot where your boat rests to watch the day close out. Rise to the sight of sun rays dancing into your bedrooms, and watch the day unfold as the boat sails past a day in the life of the backwater country.

Price Information

The price includes

  • Transport
  • Hotel Accomodation

The price does not include

  • International or domestic flights and airport taxes;
  • Beverages at any time or during meals, unless otherwise stated;
  • Bank fees, this should be covered by the client on date of payment To be informed up on booking
  • Private safety deposit box in the hotel rooms (charged directly by the hotels to passengers)
  • Early check in or late check-out at hotels (usually: check-in hour: 15:00 / check-out hour: 12:00)
  • In the case passengers exceeds the number of luggage pieces indicated and we must arrange extra vehicle for this excess luggage, this additional cost will be settled locally either by passengers or TC
  • Luggage handling service at the hotels and the airports (approx. $3.00 per pax each way)