The World Cup Experience
Rio de Janeiro, known as the cidade maravilhosa (marvelous city), is nothing if not exhilarating. Flanked by gorgeous mountains, white sand beaches and verdant rain forests fronting deep blue sea, Rio occupies one of the most spectacular settings of any metropolis in the world. With the seductive sounds of the samba as their rallying cry, Rio’s residents, known as cariocas, have perfected the art of living well.
From the world-famous beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema to the tops of the scenic outlooks of Corcovado and Pão de Açúcar, this world-class city is the perfect backdrop for you to experience in person, the biggest and most watched sporting experience on the globe... The World Cup Final.
The Ultimate World Cup Itinerary
Day 1 – July 7, 2014
Today you arrive in Rio de Janeiro where you will be met at the airport of your choice (commercial or private) by a Roadtrips onsite host and transferred to the famed Copacabana Palace Hotel, your home for the next 7 nights. Ideally located facing the legendary Copacabana beach, this iconic property is a true landmark, one of the grandest hotels on the continent. An imposing Mediterranean-style building, the hotel has been the meeting place of kings, princes and presidents over years. Style, sumptuous cuisine, and impeccable personal service embody the Copa experience.
This evening, we suggest a quiet and relaxed dinner at the Copacabana Palace Hotel's Pérgula Restaurant. This restaurant features first class Brazilian and international cuisine, and treats its guests to al fresco dining, or tables in the restaurant’s elegant dining room to savor the tantalizing array of grilled meats and a wonderful assortment of risottos and homemade pastas.
Day 2 – July 8, 2014
After enjoying breakfast at your leisure, you will meet with your Roadtrips onsite host to review your personal itinerary. Your knowledgeable host will be available to you throughout your stay, acting as your own personal concierge with suggestions, access to Rio's best tables, and a wealth of optional day tours. After the short review take a stroll along stunning Copacabana Beach before your private car arrives and takes to the airport for your flight to Belo Horizonte and tonight’s exciting semi final matchup. Upon arrival in Belo Horizonte, you will be personally met and taken to Splendido Restaurante, one of Belo's top restaurants, for a pre-match meal before being transferred by private car to the stadium. This afternoon, you’ll be the envy of millions of people around the world watching the match on their televisions. You’ll watch live as two teams battle it out in this sudden-death contest that will determine who will move on to the World Cup Final. After the game, you will be chauffeured back to the airport to return to Rio and your Copa home.
Day 3 – July 9, 2014
After the excitement of yesterday’s thrilling semi-final matchup in Belo Horizonte, you may want to sleep in this morning and enjoy a leisurely breakfast before catching a little sun poolside or enjoying a relaxing spa treatment. Tonight is a great evening to enjoy dinner at CT Boucherie where you can sample more of the spectacular cuisine Brazil has to offer. Located in Leblon, the most exclusive and affluent area of Rio, patrons are treated to some of the best quality cuts of meat, which are successfully used to entice patrons to return to this French inspired gem.
Day 4 – July 10, 2014
After breakfast, enjoy the morning at your leisure, before being met in the lobby for your private half-day tour of Corcovado this afternoon. Led by an expert local guide, you will visit the most famous statue in all of Rio – Christ the Redeemer on top of Corcovado Mountain. Drive through the exotic Tijuca National Park to reach the main scenic spot in the city. You will be taken 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!
Day 5 – July 11, 2014
Enjoy breakfast and the morning at your leisure. You may want to join residents and visitors of Rio alike for a walk along the spectacular crescent of Copacabana beach or check out some of the world-class shopping in the area.
For a new perspective of Rio, this afternoon you will be met in the lobby for your half-day Guanabara Bay cruise. A schooner will guide you through the Bay as you pass by sights such as Sugar Loaf Mountain, Flamengo beach, the Fortress of Sao Joao, and Fiscal Island. This unique, aquatic perspective of Rio is a great way to explore the coastal city. For those seeking the ultimate in luxury, we can arrange a private yacht charter, so you can spend a relaxing day exploring the coastline in style, or just enjoying the amenities onboard.
This evening, we suggest heading over to the fashionable Leblon area for dinner at Zuka, a hip restaurant offering Brazilian fusion with a foodie flair. On the menu is contemporary and sophisticated cuisine prepared in a kitchen designed for patrons to view Chef Ludmilla Soerio create their meals on the grill. The restaurant also boasts a varied wine list (ask for a recommendation and you may be rewarded with a special South American reserve that has been set aside for such a request).
Day 6 – July 12, 2014
After enjoying breakfast at your leisure, why not head to Copacabana beach and relax in the sun. Take advantage of The Copacabana Palace’s exclusive beach service with sun loungers and umbrellas, fresh fruit and water, and beach assistants to look after your belongings while you take a dip in the spectacular water.
If you would prefer to spend today exploring more of Rio, we suggest taking a half-day private tour of Colonial Rio. On this tour, your expert guide will take you back in time to visit colonial Brazil. You will see the Gloria Church and the nearby aqueduct on which a tramway now runs to link downtown with the artsy neighborhood of Santa Teresa. Visit the 15th November Square, the historic center of Rio, as well as the fine example of baroque art, the Sao Bento Monastery. You will also experience the Rio Branco Avenue, one of the main thoroughfares of the city, which is the scene for many important events. This tour of Rio will show you a remarkable contrast of four centuries of architecture and will surely satisfy the history enthusiasts. Or, for a more unique perspective of the Rio, we can arrange a private helicopter tour for you to see the city in a way that only an exclusive few have been fortunate enough to experience.
Tonight would be a great evening to experience dinner at Restaurante Aprazivel, in Santa Teresa, overlooking Botafogo and the lights of Rio. See for yourself why it was voted the top restaurant in the city by the New York Times.
Day 7 – July 13, 2014
This is the day the world has been waiting for. The world’s biggest sporting event is about to culminate with today’s final. Two football-mad countries will be holding their collective breath to see who will raise the trophy and claim the title as best in the world. Today, you will be in the middle of it all, witnessing football history at its highest level. To add to the experience, you will enjoy hosted private transfers to and from Maracanã Stadium.
Day 8 – July 14, 2014
Today you check out of the Copacabana Palace. After the experiencing the excitement of World Cup, you may want to consider adding an excursion to your package to experience even more of spectacular South America, including luxury Amazon cruises and tours to Machu Picchu.
South America Excursions:
Custom 7 night packages available from $6,195 per person. The 8 Day Ultimate World Cup Experience as described is $29,650 to $32,850 per person. However, our specialty is custom packages tailored to fit you perfectly. To customize the World Cup experience of a lifetime please contact one of our sports travel experts at 1-800-465-1765 (weekdays between 8:30AM and 5:00PM CST) or submit a Custom Trip Request.
*Rates are per person in USD based on double occupancy (single and triple occupancy available). Rates do not include cost of dinner recommendations. A 35% deposit will hold your spot. A second 30% payment is required by November 1, 2013. Final balance is due February 28, 2014. Rates include all local and state taxes.
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Your First Class Accommodations in Rio de Janeiro
Copacabana Palace | Windsor Atlantica | Fasano Rio de Janeiro
Avenida Atlântica, 1702 - Copacabana Rio de Janeiro
This glamorously elegant Orient-Express landmark has been welcoming such guests as Fred Astaire and the Rolling Stones since it's Art Deco doors swung open in 1923. As one of the finest hotels in Rio de Janeiro, the Copacabana Palace sits serenely overlooking Copacabana Beach. Guests are encouraged to indulge in the magnificent pool and urban sanctuary of the hotel spa; and the hotel's restaurants, which are considered two of Rio's finest, are constantly serving the best local and fine Italian dishes. The haven of comfort continues to the luxurious guest accommodations with their stunning views, fine period furniture and original works of art in each individualized room.
- Perfectly positioned on Copacabana Beach
- In 2011, awarded as South America's and Brazil's Leading Hotel
- Two excellent dining options, onsite spa, tennis court and beach service
- Sophisticated rooms with modern updates like Wi-Fi and iPod docks
Avenida Atlantica, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
One of Rio's finest hotels promises unmatched quality and genuine hospitality, all in Rio's popular Copacabana neighborhood. With sparkling beaches, two shopping malls, fashionable restaurants, and lively bars all within walking distance, the Windsor Atlantica is ideally located in the heart of the action. Inside, guests can relax in the stylish guest rooms, pamper themselves at the spa, or soak up some sun at one of the two pools. Gourmands will enjoy watching the sunrise over Copacabana Beach during breakfast and later the fine Italian cuisine at Ristorante Alloro.
- One of Rio's finest hotels conveniently located in Copacabana
- Two restaurants: The View offering sunrise breakfasts and Ristorante Alloro, Italian cuisine
- Two pools, one on the 39th floors offering panoramic views of Rio
- Windsor Atlantica Spa featuring pilates studio and fitness room
Fasano Rio de Janeiro
Avenida Vieira Souto, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
For those seeking exclusivity, the Fasano sits regally at one of Rio's most coveted addresses. This sophisticated property was designed by renowned architect Philippe Starck, who chose to reflect the Bossa Nova era, when Ipanema first began to flourish into the charming neighborhood of the present. Fusing retro-chic with the latest technology, the Fasano experience complements both business and leisure types alike. Right in the heart of Ipanema Beach, this spectacular boutique hotel offers endless options for eclectic dining and world-class shopping.
- Ideally located in the heart of Ipanema
- South America's Leading Boutique Hotel 2012 - World Travel Awards
- Member of Leading Hotels of the World
- Three restaurants including haute Italian cuisine at Fasano al Mare
- Full service Spa Fasano
- Stunning rooftop pool, fitness center, and business center
Brazil Area Map
World Cup Host Cities
Host City Name: Belo Horizonte
Stadium: Estadio Mineirao
Flight from Rio De Janeiro: 1 hour flight (Direct)
Flight from Sao Paolo: 1 hour 30 minute flight (Direct)
Belo Horizonte, which is Portuguese for “beautiful horizon” is the sixth-most populous city in Brazil with just over 2.4 million residents. The city was carefully planned with beautiful green areas to compliment the spectacular parks that surround it.
Estadio Mineirao is one of the most historic venues in Brazilian football and is the home to Atletico Mineiro and Cruzeiro. The stadium will be renovated prior to the start of the World Cup and has a capacity of 66,805.
Host City Name: Brasilia
Stadium: Estadio Nacional De Brasilia
Flight from Rio De Janeiro: 2 hour flight (Direct)
Flight from Sao Paolo: 2 hour flight (Direct)
Brasilia was officially founded in 1960 as the new capital city of Brazil and is the only city in the world to be declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO despite being constructed in the 20th century. The city features unique architecture as well as the majority of Brazil’s federal administration offices, which were moved to Brasilia as part of its status as the capital city.
The Estadio Nacional De Brasilia, which will be built on the site of the city’s previous stadium will have a capacity of 70,042. The stadium is due for completion at the end of 2012 and will feature unique architecture to compliment the established design that Brasilia is famous for.
Host City Name: Cuiaba
Stadium: Arena Pantanal
Flight from Rio De Janeiro: 4 hour 30 minute flight (1 Stop)
Flight from Sao Paolo: 2 hour flight (Direct)
Cuiaba is the geographic centre of South America and is home to over half a million residents. Cuiaba also features three of Brazil’s most important ecosystems including the savannahs of Cerrado, the wetlands of the Pantanal and the Amazon.
The Arena Pantanal will be a completely new build focusing on sustainability and environmentally friendly practices given its close proximity to so much natural beauty. This stadium will have a capacity of 42,968 and has already obtained the nickname “O Verãdo” or “The Big Green”.
Host City Name: Curitiba
Stadium: Arena da Baixada
Flight from Rio De Janeiro: 1 hour 30 minute flight (Direct)
Flight from Sao Paolo: 50 minute flight (Direct)
The city of Curitiba features a culturally diverse population of 1.8 million and hosts a number of beautiful natural areas such as the Tingui Park. The city also draws attention to its rich culture and love of the arts with its impressive architecture.
The Arena da Baixada is considered to be one of Brazil’s most modern and well-appointed stadiums and is home to the Atletico Paranaense. However, not to be surpassed by the other stadiums in Brazil receiving makeovers for the upcoming World Cup, the Arena will be undergoing renovations set to be completed at the end of 2012 and will have a capacity of 40,000.
Host City Name: Fortaleza
Stadium: Estadio Castelao
Flight from Rio De Janeiro: 3 hour 30 minute flight (Direct)
Flight from Sao Paolo: 3 hour 30 minute flight (Direct)
Fortaleza is a main tourist destiation located in the north-east of Brazil, and boasts wonderful beaches that have gained popularity for different reasons, from traditional fairs and restaurants to exciting bars and nightlife. Beyond the beaches, Fortaleza, which is Portuguese for “fortress” is also the site of Schoonenborch Fort, which illustrates how the city was affected while under Dutch control.
Estadio Castelao is home to Fortaleza’s two most popular football clubs, Ceara and Fortaleza, and will be completely renovated prior to the World Cup. The renovations will not only expand the stadiums capacity to 64,165, but will also feature a new roof to cover its tiers.
Host City Name: Manaus
Stadium: Arena Amazonia
Flight from Rio De Janeiro: 4 hour 30 minute flight (Direct)
Flight from Sao Paolo: 4 hour flight (Direct)
Manaus is located at the meeting of the dark-coloured waters of the Negro (Black) River and the muddy waters of the Solimões (Amazon) River, which is an incredible sight to behold. The city has a population exceeding two million residents and along with its unique natural beauty has maintained its vibrant local traditions alongside its continued modernization.
The Arena Amazonia, which will be newly built for the World Cup features a dramatic metal shell designed to look like the straw baskets the region is famous for producing. Given the city’s position in the heart of the Amazonian Rainforest, the 42,377-seat stadium will be sustainably built to ensure a positive legacy for the future.
Host City Name: Natal
Stadium: Estadio das Dunas
Flight from Rio De Janeiro: 3 hour 30 minute flight (Direct)
Flight from Sao Paolo: 3 hour 30 minute flight (Direct)
This city was founded in the 16th Century on December 25th, and is why Natal, which is Portuguese for “Christmas” received its name. Today, Natal is a preferred destination for foreigners visiting Brazil because of its spectacular beaches as well as its average of 300 days of sun during the year.
The new Estadio das Dunas is being built especially for the World Cup and will sit upon site of the city’s former football stadium. The new stadium received its name and the incredible and unique façade from the sand dunes that the region is famous for.
Host City Name: Porto Alegre
Stadium: Estadio Beira-Rio
Flight from Rio De Janeiro: 2 hour 30 minute flight (Direct)
Flight from Sao Paolo: 3 hour 30 minute flight (Direct)
Porto Alegre is recognized as one of Brazil’s greenest cities as its population of 1.4 million is almost matched by its number of trees and green spaces. Porto Alegre is one of the few major cities in Brazil that has cold winters, which at times can include snow and subzero temperatures.
The Estadio Beira-Rio was originally opened in 1969 and took almost ten years to build with fans helping complete the stadium by donating bricks, cement and iron to the project. This much-loved stadium will be renovated in preparation for the World Cup and will feature a capacity of 50,287.
Host City Name: Recife
Stadium: Arena Pernambuco
Flight from Rio De Janeiro: 3 hour flight (Direct)
Flight from Sao Paolo: 3 hour flight (Direct)
Recife, which is Portuguese for “reef” originally existed as the port that connected a village called Olinda to the Atlantic. Today, Recife not only features one of the most famous urban beaches in the region, Boa Viagem, but because of its Dutch roots, also has plentiful historical sights including the Orange Fort and the City of Olinda, which was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in the 1980s.
The Arena Pernambuco will be newly built for the World Cup. Given the city already hosts three historic Brazilian Football Clubs, its passion for the Game cannot be denied. The Arena will seat 43,921 spectators and is expected to act as an economic catalyst in the area of Grande Recife where the stadium will be built.
Host City Name: Rio De Janeiro
Stadium: Estadio Do Maracana
Flight from Rio De Janeiro: -
Flight from Sao Paolo: 1 hour flight (Direct)
Rio de Janeiro is Brazil’s most popular tourist destination and with its six million culturally diverse residents as well as its rich natural beauty, it is no surprise why its popularity continues to grow. Not only does Rio host the exciting and colourful Carnivale, but it also is home to the impressive Sugarloaf Mountain, historic colonial architecture and the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer. Despite Rio’s continued modernization, it also embraces its natural beauty and diverse past making it an exciting and distinctive destination.
The Estadio Do Maracana is one of the largest stadiums in the world, which has in the past brought in crowds of 200,000. The stadium will see some refurbishment in preparation for 2014, including improved visibility and replacement to all of the seats for its capacity of 76,935 fans. However, the stadium’s layout and famous façade will remain relatively untouched.
Host City Name: Salvador
Stadium: Arena Fonte Nova
Flight from Rio De Janeiro: 2 hour flight (Direct)
Flight from Sao Paolo: 2 hour 30 minute flight (Direct)
Salvador was the first urban area to be settled when the Portuguese crown decided to colonize Brazil. Also by virtue of its location on the north-east coast it acted as a major port for the slave trade in South America. Today visitors can still see the significant influence the Portuguese and Afro-decedents have had on the city. The pinnacle of the city is the UNESCO World Heritage Site called Pelourinho, which is the historical centre of town and features beautiful churches and colourful colonial buildings.
The Arena Fonte Nova will be a newly built stadium on the site of the city’s previous football stadium, and has been designed especially for the World Cup. The stadium will feature a lightweight metal roof and seating for 56,000.
Host City Name: Sao Paulo
Stadium: Arena De Sao Paulo
Flight from Rio De Janeiro:1 hour flight (Direct)
Flight from Sao Paolo: -
Sao Paulo is Brazil’s largest city and ranks among the most populous in the world with over 11 million residents. Known for its unpredictable weather and plentiful rainfall, Sao Paulo is also is the financial and business centre of Brazil, and as a result has an incredibly ethnically and culturally diverse population due to high levels of immigration.
The Arena De Sao Paulo will not only be hosting the World Cup in 2014, but it will also be fulfilling the need for one of the city’s most beloved football clubs, the Corinthians to have a stadium of their own to host Games both before and after the World Cup. The stadium is also expected to provide economic development to the Eastern Zone, which is one of Sao Paulo’s most deprived areas.
World Cup Add-Ons: City Tours and South America Excursions
Roadtrips offers a variety of professionally-hosted Rio de Janeiro city tours and travel programs to South America's most exciting and distinguished ‘must-see’ attractions. Create your own itinerary using our pre-arranged options that can be combined in any configuration and order to supplement your World Cup experience. Each Roadtrips World Cup Add-On provides a unique and special opportunity to experience the wonders and beauty of Rio de Janeiro and other South American destinations. From single day privately guided tours, to multi-day excursions and luxury experiences, visit the very best South American destinations with the knowledge and comfort that your every need will be anticipated and taken care of throughout your journey.
Whether you're looking to focus on exploring the wonders of Rio, to take in the beauty of Iguazu Falls, or spend time relaxing on a luxury cruise down the Amazon, each excursion is a deluxe addition to your World Cup trip of a lifetime.
Rio de Janeiro City Tours:
South America Excursions:
Chef's Table at the Hotel Cipriani Restaurant - Copacabana Palace
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-a-lifetime 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.
Half 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. Drive through the exotic Tijuca National Park to reach the main scenic spot in the city. Take the cogwheel train 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!
Half Day Sugar Loaf Tour
On this half day tour you will drive through the financial and colonial part of Rio as you make your way to the summit of Sugar Loaf Mountain. You will make a stop at the Cathedral of Brasilia before you take your first 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.
Half Day Guanabara Bay Cruise
Cruise the beautiful Guanabara Bay on this half day tour of Rio de Janeiro. The Schooner will guide you through the Bay as you pass by sights such as Sugar Loaf Mountain, Flamengo beach, the Fortress of São João and Fiscal Island. Enjoy tropical seasonal fruits on board as you take in the sights of Guanabara. This unique, aquatic perspective of Rio is a great way to explore the coastal city.
Half Day Colonial Rio Tour
Travel back in time and visit colonial Brazil on this half day tour of downtown Rio. You will see the Gloria church and the nearby aqueduct on which a tramway now runs to link downtown with the artsy neighboorhood of Santa Teresa. Visit the 15th November Square, the historic centre of Rio, as well as the fine example of baroque art, the Sao Bento Monastery. You will also experience the Rio Branco Avenue, one of the main thoroughfares of the city which is the scene for many important events. This tour of Rio will show you a remarkable contrast of four centuries of architecture and will surely satisfy the history enthusiasts.
Buenos Aires and Iguazu Falls Argentina Excursion
Begin your Argentinean adventure by spending three days in the beautiful city of Buenos Aires. Experience the elegance of Europe and the spirit of South America as you explore the vibrant city on your half day tour and by attending a passionate tango show and dinner. Interact with the proud locals that line the streets and pack the café terraces during your leisure day or stroll the many parks and plazas, absorbing the eclectic culture of art and music.
On the fourth day of the tour, you'll check out of your Buenos Aires Hotel and fly to Iguazu Falls, the breathtaking sight that borders both Argentina and Brazil. Over the next two days you will experience the falls from all perspectives by participating in multiple walking tours, going on a thrilling boat tour and even get a beautiful aerial view of the falls on a helicopter ride!
Machu 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.
Amazon River Cruise Peru Excursion including Lima
Start your adventure in Peru's capital city of Lima. This first night, you'll have leisure time to explore the populous coastal city before departing for your Amazon cruise the next morning. After your flight to Iquitos and a short bus ride, you will board the 147 foot long M/V Aria luxury cruise ship that will provide you with extreme comfort as you travel down the Amazon. Over the next five days, you will experience the sights and sounds of the Amazon Rainforest via boat ride expeditions, jungle walks, village visits and picnic lunches. Among the sights are many extraordinary animals - you may catch a glimpse of an exotic pink dolphin, a furry sloth, or a colorful toucan! In the evenings, enjoy the top notch cuisine and relax in your beautiful suite aboard the M/V Aria.
Luxury Charter Amazon River and Rainforest Experience
This 5 night charter of the Zenith can accommodate up to 12 people in 6 spacious staterooms and is therefore perfect for a private family or corporate charter. It is a 2008 yacht that has a wide variety of water toys for leisure time along with access to a home theatre, spacious dining room, two lounge areas, and sauna room including exercise equipment. The 5 day itinerary is planned for your group to enjoy various excursions including the feeding of pink dolphins, jungle trekking, private beaches as well as urban stops in Manaus including the world famous Opera House and one of the finest Brazilian steak houses.
Ecuador and Galapagos Islands Cruise Experience
This 8 day tour begins in the capital city of Quito. The historical Ecuadorian city is situated in the beautiful Andean valley, which you will have time to experience on your own the first night and through your guided tour on your second day. The next morning you will leave on your flight to the amazingly exotic Galapagos islands! Here you will board the MV Eclipse, your accommodations throughout the rest of your adventure. Over the next 4 days you will have opportunities to swim, snorkel or kayak in the ocean, go on panga rides and enjoy gorgeous beaches. The Galapagos is home to creatures that are found nowhere else on earth. You will have multiple chances to bird-watch and take pictures of this unique environment and its inhabitants. Follow in Darwin's footsteps and get inspired!
Iguazu 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.
Amazon 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.