Samba & Rainforest

6 Days / 5 Nights - Daily Departure

Upon arrival in Rio de Janeiro & after clearing the mandatory Immigration & Customs formalities, you will be met by a fluent English speaking Sundance Spirit representative & in a private air-conditioned vehicle, transferred to your confirmed hotel. Accommodation here for three (3) nights in Rio de Janeiro with buffet breakfast. 

DAY 2   RIO DE JANEIRO – historic highlights city sightseeing & Sugarloaf gondola ride
This morning after breakfast, you will be picked up & embark on a regular half day of ´Rio highlights´ sightseeing excursion which will include the old city center of Rio, historic buildings, churches, theaters, museums & culminate with a ride up the famed Sugar Loaf cable car. 

The first of its kind installed in Brazil & the third in the world, the Sugar Loaf cable car is a major icon of Rio & has become a trademark of the city. Since its inauguration on 27 October 1912 it has transported 31 million tourists. In the nine decades since inauguration that it has operated, the cable car has received tourists from all over the world, including many internationally known personalities & artists. The eleventh James Bond movie - ´Moonraker` - had a spectacular fight scene filmed atop the cable car. 

At the conclusion of the excursion guests will be returned to their hotel where the remainder of the afternoon is free of any pre-organized activities.

DAY 3   RIO DE JANEIRO - a day to set your own timetable & pace
Today, after a leisurely breakfast there is nothing that has been pre-organized, so by all means set your own timetable & your own pace today in this city that beats to a samba pulse; why not head out to one of Rio`s famous beaches (Copacabana, Leblon or Ipanema), or perhaps either go shopping, or just relax & takes things easy. This is a day for you to do whatever you prefer.
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After breakfast this morning, check out of your room & a private air-conditioned transfer vehicle will collect you & take you to Rio de Janeiro airport, there to check in for a flight to Foz do Iguacu (IGU). Upon arrival you will be met by a fluent English speaking Sundance Spirit representative & by private air-conditioned vehicle, you will be transferred to your confirmed hotel. Accommodation here for two (2) nights in Iguazu, with buffet breakfast & local tax included.

DAY 5   IGUAZU FALLS – National Park Outdoor activities excursion
After breakfast this morning you will be picked up from your hotel, driven to the Iguazu National Park Headquarters entrance & there, accompanied by an English speaking guide embark on full day regular excursion of the Argentinean side of our planets most majestic waterfalls.  Iguazu Falls is made up of more than 270 cataracts, spread around three large half-moon shaped valleys. There are two basic walking & observation circuits; an upper & a lower walking trail. The upper path leads to incredible panoramic views of the falls from an extensive series of concrete & steel walkways, also an unforgettable experience. The lower walking trail leads down a series of steel staircases & viewing platforms, to the base of the San Martin cataract where the intense water volume releases a misty spray into the air.
Then also as an included part of your Iguazu experience, the ´People Mover` narrow gauge train gives guests access along a track of some 3.5km, to the steel walkway that goes out across the mezzanine level of the river to the point where physically Argentina & Brazil’s international border is defined by the thunderous ´Garganta del Diablo` – the Devil’s Throat.

At the conclusion of your day’s activities here at Iguazu Falls, from outside the Visitor Centre, you will be met & returned to your hotel by air-conditioned private vehicle, where the remainder of the evening is free of any pre-organized activity, so by all means, make your own arrangements for dining in the hotel or at a local restaurant.

DAY 6   IGUAZU  -  excursion to the Brazil side of Iguazu falls & departure
After breakfast this morning you will be picked up from your hotel & in the company of a local expert fluent English speaking bi-lingual guide, travel in an air-conditioned regular coach over the International border into Brazil to be able to enjoy a wonderful view of the falls from the Brazilian side, in their Foz do Iguassu National Park.

During this excursion you will walk the 1.2km of concrete pathways that meander through the rainforest above the banks of the Iguazu River along the way, pausing to take in the various panoramas that this side of the Falls offer, of the up to 270 individual cataracts that make up Iguazu Falls. Since the majority of the individual cataracts of Iguazu Falls are on the Argentinean side & because they extend around three huge horseshoe shaped valleys, it is from the Brazil side the best panoramic views are to be had of Devil’s Throat from the mezzanine level of the river & the front-on aspect view of San Martin falls.

At a pre-arranged time that will have been advised to you, you are being picked up to transfer by air-conditioned private vehicle to the Iguazu airport, there to check in for an onward flight.

This brings to a conclusion the services as provided by 
Sundance Spirit.


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HOTEL 3* USD 545
HOTEL 4* USD 722