Brazil Insider

Rio de Janeiro

Exotism and lust of life

Day 1 – Arrival in Rio de Janeiro

Reception at the GIG airport (or SDU) and transfer to the Grand Hyatt hotel. Our airport coordinator welcomes all participants to the airport. Transfer to the hotel in a private limousine with a Portuguese-speaking driver. (One vehicle per participant)

Fast check-in at the Grand Hyatt. The formalities are already prepared in advance.

Cocktail and Dinner

About Rio de Janeiro
Rio is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Gracefully nestled between the mountains and the sea, it combines a relaxed urban life with the virgin forest and the beach. At the top of the Rio, the mountain is the Corcovado 709 meters high with the statue of Jesus (Cristo Redentor, ie Christ the Redeemer). You have an indescribable view of the dream city and its illustrious beaches. On the Corcovado, there is a cogwheel train that takes you to the foot of the 38-meter high statue. The trip leads through the Atlantic rainforest. You can visit Sugar Loaf by cable car from Praia Vermelha. From its 395 meters high, you can see the picturesque bay of Guanabara with the neighborhoods of Botafogo and Flamengo. To the west are the beaches of Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon, in the background Pedra da Gávea. To the north, you can see the Rio Niterói bridge, the connection to the sun coast. Rio impresses with its savoir-vivre. mixes the old and the new in a joyful atmosphere that welcomes you with open arms and immediately captures your heart. The city that never sleeps offers music, dance, culture, good food, and good entertainment 24 hours a day. And if the hustle and bustle are too big, around the big city, a total length of 90 kilometers extend, which invites you to relax and swim.

Day 2 – Rio de Janeiro

Full day: Seminar at the hotel

Dinner at Churrascaria Fogo de Chão Barra da Tijuca 

Day 3 – Rio de Janeiro

Morning: Seminar at the hotel

Lunch at the Restaurant Point de Grumari (included)

In the afternoon, visit the headquarters of the Brazilian subsidiary.
Minibusses or buses are available 12 hours

Jour 4 – Rio de Janeiro

Full day and evening (12 hours): boat trip, rainforest, Corcovado (lunch and dinner included)
In the morning you will be picked up at the hotel. Take an eco-ferry from Marapendi Lagoon to Giboia Island (about 1.5 hours), open bar (free drinks) during the cruise (beer, caipirinha, soft drinks, mineral water, fruit juice). If desired, an anglophone biologist accompanies the group.

Lunch at the restaurant Mineira Humaita, then continuation in the direction of Corcovado
In the afternoon, take the cog railway through the world’s largest urban rainforest, the Tijuca Forest to the Corcovado. It is located in the heart of Rio and separates the south from the north. Already on the 25 minutes by car, you can enjoy the fresh air and the wonderful view. Once you reach the summit, you will reach the stairs and/or the elevators in just a few minutes until the statue of Christ 38 meters high. Here is Rio at your feet. The panorama is unique!

Dinner at the Restaurant Aprazivel
A culinary experience of a special kind in a unique restaurant! Bono, Madonna, and many other celebrities enjoyed the food and atmosphere.

Day 5 – Rio de Janeiro

Full day and evening (12 hours): visit of the city and the Sugar Loaf (lunch and dinner included)
The tour begins at 09:30. You head directly to the historic center of Rio, which we explore on foot. Rio de Janeiro was founded in 1565 and was the capital of Brazil for 197 years. In the center are still many traces of the past. A typical tour takes the semi-circular canals of Lapa, the ancient Carioca aqueduct of 1723. Another highlight is the imperial palace, where the Declaration of Independence of Brazil was signed, as well as the charming little art museum beside it.

Lunch at the Confeitaria Colombo 
A visit to this magnificent restaurant opened in 1894 in the center of Rio is a must! In a fraction of a second, you escape the hectic turmoil of the modern city and feel back in the past, at more elegant times.

The bus takes us to the famous football stadium of Maracanã and the Sambodrome, where the big parades of competition take place during the carnival.

Sugar Loaf
Then head to the Sugar Loaf in the Urca district. The Sugar Loaf can be reached by a cable car, divided into two sectors.
The first ride takes you to Urca Hill, 220 meters above sea level. After a first glance and a short walk, you can take the second cable car to the top, 396 meters above sea level, above sea level. From here you have an unforgettable view of the city.

Rio at night: Restaurant Marius Degustare
One of the best restaurants in Rio that offers a wide selection of cold and hot dishes. The meat is brought to the tables.

Day 6 – Return trip

Individual transfer to the airport (GIG or SDU) with Portuguese speaking driver and comfortable limousines. (One vehicle per participant, unless otherwise agreed.)

Price upon request

Services included in the price:
• Private individual airport transfer – hotel – airport (limousine)
• 5 nights at the Grand Hyatt, single room category “Grand Room”. All rooms with a lateral view. (Front view available for an additional fee)
• All meals mentioned in the program
• All taxes
• Local English speaking tourist guide for all excursions and transport (except arrival and departure)
• General coordination and follow-up by Brazil Insider of all tourist services, events in the hotel, other reserved services, hotel reservation, emergency management. The Brazil Insider team is always present.
• Comfortable, air-conditioned buses.
• 5 minibusses: Grand Hyatt – Placer of Brazil – Grand Hyatt
• Eco-ferry (including cocktails), Corcovado (including train ride), lunch and dinner
• City Tour, Sugar Loaf including the gondola ride and lunch and dinner.

Services not included in the price:
• Welcome gift/gift separation
• Teaser before departure
• Personal expenses such as mini-bar, drinks, etc.
• drinks
• Optional excursions, eg. helicopter flight
• Optional rooms and meals
• Travel insurance (eg baggage, cancellation, separate return trip)

The price of the package is based on a minimum number of participants of 35 people. If the number of participants changes, all fixed costs such as transfers, tourist guides, etc. are adjusted accordingly.