2016 Summer Games Day Tours, Excursions & Brazil Tours

Optional Add-Ons

Experience the Wonders of Rio South America Excursions
Chef’s Table - Cipriani RestaurantTijuca Forest HikeMachu Picchu Including Lima and Cusco
Half Day Corcovado TourHistorical Walking TourIguazu Falls
Half Day Sugarloaf TourCatacumba Park Canopy and Zipline Adventure TourAmazon Jungle Lodge
Favela TourBrazilian Cooking ClassBrazilian Beach Resort Excursion
Brazilian Samba & Folklore ShowCarnival Experience
Surfing LessonsBuzios and Arraial
Rio’s Nightlife TourIlha Grande
Pedra Bonita HikeParaty
Beach Day Tour – Guaratiba
Chefs-tableChef’s Table at the Hotel Cipriani Restaurant
Well-known in Rio as one of the city’s premier restaurants, Hotel Cipriani
Restaurant at the famed Copacabana Palace offers an exceptional menu of
Northern Italian Cuisine. Just like its namesake restaurant in Venice, the Cipriani is adorned with beautiful Venetian inspired surroundings, from Fortuny Fabrics to handmade Murano lamps. Combining innovative dishes along with family recipes that have been passed down for generations, chef Nicola Finamore utilizes the freshest Brazilian and Italian ingredients to create masterpieces that are sure to delight the palate. One of the most exclusive and unique fine-dining experiences in Rio is the Chef’s Table, located in the heart of the Cipriani Restaurant’s kitchen. This once-in-alifetime experience will allow the lucky guests to follow Chef Finamore as he prepares a number of dishes inspired by the day’s freshest ingredients. The impressive spread is then paired with carefully selected wines to complete the experience. TOP ↑


corcovadoHalf Day Corcovado Tour
On this half day tour you will visit the most famous statue in all of Rio – Christ the
Redeemer on top of Corcovado Mountain. After a scenic drive to reach this main
scenic spot, you will take the cogwheel train, or air conditioned van, to the summit
where standing on the viewing platform you will take in the gorgeous panoramic view including downtown Rio, Sugarloaf Mountain, and Copacabana beach. The view is breathtaking and you are sure to take some unforgettable pictures from this iconic South American peak! TOP ↑



Half Day Sugarloaf Tour
On this half day tour you will drive through historic Rio as you make your way to the summit of Sugar Loaf Mountain. Your first leg will take you, via cable car, to Urca Hill, 220 meters above sea level. From here you will get a beautiful view of Guanabara Bay. Your next cable car ride will take you to the top of the famous Sugar Loaf mountain where you will have an uninterrupted view over the bay across to Niteroi. TOP ↑


FavelaFavela Tour
A Favela Tour reveals the way of life of around 20% of Rio’s population. It alters
the conception that favelas are simply no-go areas dominated by criminals, and
opens a new perspective of Rio society; its contrasts and paradoxes. The tour
takes visitors to the community of Vila Canoas, with around 2,500 people, and Rocinha, the largest favela in Brazil, with a population of 85, 000 dwellers. Bothare placed within the rich neighborhood of São Conrado. Discover this unique culture and enjoy breathtaking views while walking through narrow alleyways. TOP ↑


sambaBrazilian Samba & Folklore Show

Led by a talented cast of dancers and performers, you will be taken on a cultural
journey through popular Brazilian music. Its history started when the Portuguese
settlers couldn’t impose their habits, religion or slavery on the natives that lived free on the shores and rainforests of their land. The only solution was for the settlers to bring Africans for labor, and with it came their culture. The atmosphere is cheerful, informal and fun. TOP ↑


surfSurfing Lessons
Surfing is a very popular activity in Rio, right after soccer – the favorite national sport! The long coast offers wonderful areas for surfing, with many beach breaks providing ideal conditions for easy and safe learning. The best beaches are Barra da Tijuca, Prainha and Grumari, on the West zone. Qualified instructors are prepared to either teach beginners or assist experienced surfers. Return transportation and all necessary equipment are included, along with local carioca expertise!


nightlifeRio’s Nightlife Tour
Rio is world famous for its music. With your knowledgeable guide, mix with the
local audience to hear and dance to the best in the city! There is music for all
tastes in Rio, but the most interesting places for visitors are the bars in Lapa,
the old area of downtown. On any night of the week, you will find a variety of
talented musicians playing live Brazilian music. Lapa has just recently boomed as a nightlife area, the first of the music venues opened only eight years ago. What is remarkable is the mixed audience that’s attracted by samba and chorinho (a faster beat with less percussion and more strings). You will see people from 18 to 80, dancing and singing the old songs that everyone knows by heart. TOP ↑


pedra-de-gravaPedra Bonita Hike
Enjoy one of the most beautiful hikes in all of Rio de Janeiro. Your adventure
begins with a drive to São Conrado beach and the Tijuca Forest to reach the base
of Pedra Bonita Mountain. As one of Rio’s most famous spots for spectacular
scenery, be sure to keep an eye out for hang gliders and other extreme sports
aficionados taking advantage of its various lookout points. Your hike will take you along one of the peak’s easier trails, affording hikers with an enjoyable 30 minute trek up to the summit and providing fabulous vantage points from which to see Rio’s shoreline, Pedra da Gavea Mountain, Rocinha, one of Rio’s largest and most impressive favelas, as well as the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue. TOP ↑


tijucaTijuca Forest Hike
This park is known as the largest urban forest on earth. Its huge mountains
covered with tropical vegetation contrast with dramatic granite rocks forming
a unique background for Rio’s beaches. We will visit the Park’s best viewpoints,
waterfalls and hike up Tijuca Peak (Rio’s highest at 3300 ft). Guests may combine this half day tour with an afternoon visit to the charming district of Santa Teresa, with its cobblestone hilly streets, old homes, interesting museums and Rio’s last surviving tram line. TOP ↑


maracanaHistorical Walking Tour
Rio is one of the most dynamic and interesting cities in South America. Explore the downtown (Centro) and the Santa Teresa districts to learn about the diverse culture of Rio. Stops on the tour will include The Metropolitan Cathedral, Sao Bento Monastery and the Selaron Staircase at Lapa. Should time permit, a stop may be made outside Maracanã Stadium – the most famous soccer stadium in Brazil and arguably one of the most famous in the world. TOP ↑


catacumbaCatacumba Park Canopy and Zipline Adventure Tour
Adventure enthusiasts will love this tour that takes you deep into the rain forest
on a thrilling excursion to the tree tops. The canopy circuit offers some unique
views from 19 feet above the ground. Along the way, you’ll visit 9 different
attractions which will test both your courage and balance. The tour ends with an
exciting zipline. For those who don’t mind exerting a little extra energy, your guide will include (an optional) 20-minute hike up beautiful Sacopã Hill so you can take in the stunning city views including Ipanema, Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, and Christ the Redeemer. For children, there is a more modest 6 foot canopy available. TOP ↑


brazilian cookingBrazilian Cooking Class
Learn to cook as the locals do! This half day tour will have you recreating some
of Brazil’s most enticing recipes and may include Moqueca (a Brazilian seafood
stew of fish and shrimp with a coconut milk base), Feijoada (a traditional Brazilian stew made with black beans, rice, orange, and greens), rich brigadeiro or fresh cheese and guava. Learn how Brazilian cuisine was influenced by the Indian and Portuguese cultures. The recipes will use ingredients readily-available in America and Europe so you can recreate your dishes at home. TOP ↑


carnivalCarnival Experience
This tour will explore all the artistry and imagination involved in one of the world’s most popular and exciting parties: Carnival! Get a behind-the-scenes look at the complete production process of more than 6000 costumes and 15 floats. You’ll learn the history behind both the Samba and the legendary Carnival parade. You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy traditional music and try on some of the colorful costumes. Of course there will be plenty of photo opportunities as well! TOP ↑


buziosBuzios and Arraial
This overnight tour will take you to the best diving spot in the state of Rio, Arraial
do Cabo, which is approximately 2 hours east of the city. Arraial is well-known
for its stunning beaches, clear turquoise waters, and its abundance of ocean life.
Your stop in Arraial will include a snorkeling excursion before you continue on
to Buzios. This charming beach resort is just a short distance from Arraial. This
evening, you’ll be treated to a guided walk along Rua da Pedras where you’ll see
quaint boutiques interspersed with local restaurants and lively bars. The next day,
you can check out some more picturesque beaches before your return to Rio.TOP ↑


guaratibaBeach Day Tour – Guaratiba
Take a scenic drive a short distance outside of central Rio to Guaratiba. The beaches in this region are some of the most beautiful and unpopulated in the area, surrounded by rainforest and a host of restaurants and shops. This is an exclusive excursion to see one of the most picturesque parts of Rio. TOP ↑


ilhaIlha Grande
Nature lovers will enjoy this overnight getaway to Ilha Grande. Your tour will take
you on a quick 2 hour drive from Rio, followed by a short boat ride to Ilha Grande.
This largely undeveloped island is a feast for your senses. You’ll travel to Abraão, a charming little car-free village where you’ll have plenty of time to explore. Your guide will ensure you experience the best of this unique island, whether it be hiking in the tropical rainforest, relaxing on unspoilt beaches, or searching out local wildlife. TOP ↑


This overnight tour takes you to Paraty, a spectacular combination of crystal clear
ocean waters and lush green mountains. You’ll learn about its colonial history
which dates back to the early seventeenth century when the first Portuguese
settlers arrived. Your knowledgable guide will explain the town’s importance
during the gold rush in Minas Gerais and the beginning of the coffee era in Brazil.
You’ll have time to explore downtown Paraty, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and
its impressive well-preserved colonial architecture. In the morning, you’ll enjoy a
private boat trip around the bay of Paraty. TOP ↑


macchupiccuMachu Picchu Peru Excursion Including Lima and Cusco
Experience the rich culture and history of Peru on this six day tour that takes you
to multiple hot spots around the country. Start in Lima, Peru’s capital, the coastal city that holds a third of the Peruvian population. You will experience the liveliness of the capital on your private tour before you leave the next day for the Sacred Valley. You will explore the key settlement of the Inca Empire spread across the valley as you travel to your luxury hotel. The next morning you will take the train headed to Machu Picchu, the impressive world heritage site that was built around the year of 1450 but abandoned around the time of the Spanish conquest of the Inca Empire.

Your fourth day includes a tour of the Huayana Picchu and the opportunity to
scale this recognizable peak to take in the unparalleled view. To end your day and to get you to your final Peruvian destination, board the Orient Express Hiram Bingham train back to Cusco. On your final day, Explore Cusco via your private tour, seeing what remains of the Temple of the Sun and the Sacsayhuaman Stones, both showcasing the impressive craftsmanship of the ancient Incan people. TOP ↑


iguazufallsIguazu Falls Excursion
Indulge your senses and experience the eighth wonder of the world, Iguazu Falls.
This three day, two night tour allows plenty of time to marvel at the falls, but
that’s just the beginning. As you travel by jeep through Iguaçu National Park, you’ll find yourself surrounded by lush rain forests and bountiful wildlife in this stunning corner of the world. Relax and bask in nature’s beauty, or take advantage of a number of sightseeing and adventure activities.
*Option for a 4 day package is also available TOP ↑


amazonjunglelodgeAmazon Jungle Lodge Excursion
Journey up river deep into the heart of the Amazon Rainforest to experience the
heart of the jungle. Travel by jeep, boat and motorized canoe up the Rio Negro to
the mosquito-free Anavilhanas Eco Lodge – your base to explore, encounter and experience the world’s greatest rainforest and jungle eco-system. TOP ↑



brazilianBrazilian Beach Resort Excursion
Immerse yourself in the luxurious surroundings of the Nannai Resort and Spa, located in Porto de Galinhas on the northeast coast of Brazil. Revel in the spectacular natural beauty, gorgeous sandy beaches, glittering turquoise waters and vibrant local culture. A wonderful retreat from the hustle and bustle of large Brazilian cities like Rio and Sao Paulo, the lavish Nannai Resort and Spa provides an oasis of calm from which to enjoy this unique and wonderful locale. Relax by the pool, on the beach or enjoy the Nannai’s many facilities and activities, including the Nannai Spa, beach sports, water sports and so much more.

Additionally, a visit to the nearby city of Recife is not to be missed. As a former landing port for the slave trade, Recife has a rich and vibrant history to explore in addition to some wonderful local dining and entertainment spots that provide a unique glimpse into life in this region of Brazil. TOP ↑


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