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THE BEST THINGS TO DO IN BRAZIL

Updated: Sep 25

A 7 Day Itinerary focusing on the best things to do in Brazil. Featuring: Caipirinhas, Sugarloaf mountain, Iguazu falls, Belmond luxury hotels and Sao Paulo


Day 1:

  • 8pm - arrive in Rio and get an Uber from the airport to your hotel in Copacabana, if your budget will allow - Copacabana Palace

  • 9:30pm - have dinner at Churrascaria Palace

Day 2:

  • 10am - get your bearings and take a walk from Copacabana beach to Ipanema

  • 12pm - take a taxi to visit Selaron steps

  • 1:30pm - explore Tijuaca national park

  • 5pm - take a taxi and head up to Sugarloaf mountain for sunset

  • 8pm - have dinner at Mee restaurant at Copacabana palace


Day 3:

  • 9am - join a Favela tour

  • 12pm - move hotels to stay in Ipanema Inn

  • 1:30pm - catch an Uber and the train up to see Christ the Redeemer

  • 3pm - join Sail in Rio for a sunset boat tour

  • 8pm - back in Ipanema, have dinner at Zara bistro

Day 4:

  • 10am - fly to Foz do Iguazu

  • 12pm - take the shuttle to Hotel Das Cataratas, Belmond, explore the hotel and leave your bags at reception until you can check in

  • 2pm - visit Parque Das Aves and marvel at all of the tropical birds (make sure to get to the mid section of the park by 10:30am to catch the Macaw feeding)

  • 5pm - take the super short walk down to the beautiful view of Iguazu falls and continue down the trail to the Devil’s Throat but remember your raincoat

  • 8pm - enjoy dinner at one of the restaurants at Hotel Das Cataratas

Day 5:

  • 10am - take the shuttle to the entrance of the park and walk over to the visitors centre

  • 10:45am - flag down a taxi and arrange this to take you to and from the Argentinian side of Iguazu falls (remember your passport and agree the fee in advance. We paid 300 Reals as a benchmark)

  • 11:45am - arrive at Puerto do Iguazu, purchase your tickets and enter the park

  • 12pm - explore all of the trails on offer in particular the Devil’s Throat and upper and lower trails

  • 4pm - take your taxi back over the border to Brazil

  • 5pm - enjoy another night at Hotel Das Cataratas or catch an Uber into Foz do Iguazu. Visit 677 Craft Beer bar and sample the variety of beers of offer and vinyl music


Day 6:

  • 10am - catch a flight from Foz do Iguazu to São Paulo

  • 12pm - check into you hotel, leave your bags and take a walk and explore Avenida Paulista

  • 2pm - continue onto Ibirapuera Park. Rent a bike and cycle around

  • 6pm - visit Boteca Sao for a pre-dinner Caipriniha

  • 8pm - dinner at Modern Mamma Osteria

Day 7:

Fly home from São Paulo

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