A Brief Description
The main port of entry into Brazil is the Southeast where the pace is dynamic and the region’s contrasts exciting. Rio de Janeiro with its world-famous beaches is relaxed and fun loving, nestling between the mountains and the sea. Guests soon discover why Rio is known as the Marvelous City where the people are carefree and friendly and the City itself never sleeps.
The Iguassu Falls are located at the point where the borders of Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina meet and are formed by the meeting of the Parana and Iguassu Rivers. Made up from 275 waterfalls, the Falls are 3km in length, up to 90 metres high and their waters descend with such a torrential force that the sound can be heard miles away. The Falls are the largest in the world and great clouds of spray climbs upwards often carrying rainbows into the sky.
Since 93% of Brazil’s territory is located in the Southern Hemisphere, the seasons are the direct opposite to those in Europe or the United States. The high season to visit Rio de Janeiro is January but this can often be too hot. Unless you wish to visit particularly during Carnival time it is best to avoid 9th-12th February as prices are hugely inflated. March is the start of their autumn with an average high of 28°C although there is the risk of some rain.
Getting to Brazil
British Airways fly to Rio de Janeiro daily with a stop at Guarulhos Airport, Sao Paulo. Flight time is 13 hours and 50 minutes.
Tours & Excursions
- Cable car trip up to the Urca Hill and then to the summit of the Sugar Loaf Mountains, which gives a spectacular 360° view of Rio. Guests can admire the sunset and enjoy a cocktail prior to a delicious barbecue dinner at Marius Leme Churrascaria complete with Lambada demonstration.
- Visit to Corcovado Peak, undoubtedly the symbol of Rio. On top of its 2,329ft stands the famous statue of Christ the Redeemer with arms outstretched in a gesture of blessing and welcome. Corcovado is part of the Tijuca National Park located right in the middle of Rio and the summit can be reached by railway from Cosme Velho, a district full of old world charm and historic mansions. The view from the summit is truly spectacular.
- Overnight trip to Foz do Iguaco to visit the Iguassu Falls. View the Falls from the Brazilian side from observations decks which give a breathtaking panoramic view followed by a sumptuous buffet dinner with examples of the cuisine of Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina. The next morning visit the Argentine side of the Falls from elevated board walks which gives a completely different view.
A Typical Trip
A typical five day incentive trip to Brazil might include:
- Return scheduled flights from London Heathrow to Rio de Janiero with return internal flights to Foz do Iguacu
- Luggage and guest transfers by deluxe air conditioned coach
- Welcome drink on arrival and hotel porterage
- 4 nights accommodation inclusive of breakfast (three nights at the Copacabana Palace and one night at the Tropical Das Cataratas)
- Specially selected dinner location on the first evening
- Gala dinner at a specially selected location on the final evening
- Welcome pack in guests’ rooms including useful information and map
- A half day city tour to give guests an overview of the destination
- A full day excursion including lunch on location
- Souvenir gift for each guest
- Event Manager to ensure the smooth running of the event