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Updated: Apr 23

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

  • 9:30pm - dinner at Churrascaria Palace

Day 2:

  • 10am - 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 - have dinner at Zara bistro, Ipanema

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 to see the tropical birds

  • 5pm - 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

  • 11:45am - arrive at Puerto do Iguazu

  • 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 - catch an Uber into Foz do Iguazu. Visit 677 Craft Beer bar. Enjoy 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 your 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

Next post: 12 Days in Brazil with a taste of Argentina

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