Brazil Highlights

6 Day Package from Rio de Janeiro to Iguassu Falls

Flying Down to Rio...it’s the classic where Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers first appeared together. And now you can create your own classic and fly to Rio—Monograms makes it easy! On this 6-day vacation to Rio de Janeiro & Iguassu Falls, we’ve arranged your hotel reservations, daily breakfast, and sightseeing. Plus, in both cities, you’ll have a Monograms Local Host®, someone who will answer questions, offer suggestions, help arrange your activities, translate if you need it, and help make sure your vacation is what you want it to be.

When you arrive in Rio, Monograms can pick you up at the airport, so you don’t have to deal with hassles after the flight to Brazil. Your Local Host will meet you at your selected hotel with materials to help familiarize you with the city. The next day, after an included breakfast, we’ll pick you up at your hotel for a private, guided tour of the city with a local expert. We’ll take you to the Cosme Velho district for a cog-wheel train through the Tijuca Forest to the top of Corcovado Mountain, home to the 130-foot Christ the Redeemer statue, one of the New 7 Modern Wonders of the World. We’ve scouted out the best place to capture photos of the city and beaches below, so be sure to bring your camera. You’ll also have plenty of leisure time to explore Rio. Perhaps take an excursion to Petropolis, the summer palace of former Emperor Dom Pedro II of Brazil; take a cable car up Sugar Loaf Mountain; or stroll along one of the many beaches to people-watch. Your Local Host can point you in the right direction and help you tailor your free time to fit your interests.

Then you’re off to Iguassu Falls, one of the Earth’s most spectacular waterfalls, where you’ll have a private tour of the Brazilian side of the falls, encompassing 275 separate falls! Enjoy the thunderous roar, clouds of spray, and rainbows that form in the mist and sun. The next day, your private tour focuses on the Argentine side of the falls. Your Local Host will take you on the Ecological Jungle Train and along numerous walkways above and under the water.

Monograms has included all of this in your package: hotels, guides, sightseeing, transportation! Add the time you save and the comfort of knowing you’ll have a local thee to assist you throughout your vacation and your one happy traveler!


Always Included:

Your Choice of Hotels

We've carefully screened and selected the right hotels in the heart of the destination and you can choose your accommodations to match your style and budget.

Local Host

In Rio de Janeiro & Iguassu Falls

Meals Included

Buffet breakfast daily

Sightseeing & Activities

Sightseeing with a Local Guide, inside visits, and special features are shown in UPPERCASE

Baggage Handling

Monograms has taken care of porterage at your hotel, so feel free to let the bellman help get your luggage to your room with no tipping required.

Day-By-Day 2017 / 2018

FEATURED HIGHLIGHT

On this vacation package to Brazil, you’ll have the opportunity to experience Iguassu Falls, a New 7 Wonders of Nature, from both the Brazil & Argentine side of the falls. Photos cannot capture the roar of the falls, the rainbows formed by the mist and sunlight, and the sheer beauty—you must experience them in person!

DAY
1
Arrive in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Welcome to South America’s capital of glamour—Rio de Janeiro! Your Local Host will be available with suggested activities during your free time.

DAY
2
Rio de Janeiro

Today, a private tour takes you to the Cosme Velho district, where you board a cog-wheel train that will take you through the lush tropical vegetation of Tijuca Forest to the top of CORCOVADO Mountain. This rounded peak rising 2,300 feet from the bay below is one of the new Seven Modern Wonders of the World and home to the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer. Enjoy a breathtaking 360-degree panorama, which affords sweeping views of the city and beaches below. The afternoon and evening are at leisure.

DAY
3
Rio de Janeiro

Enjoy a full day at leisure. Your Local Host will suggest an optional Jeep tour to the rainforest in the middle of the city, Tijuca National Park and its bird sanctuary. This afternoon you may elect to discover historic Petropolis, a mountain resort and site of the former summer palace of Emperor Dom Pedro II, or take an optional excursion to visit the iconic Sugar Loaf Mountain.

DAY
4
Rio–Iguassu Falls

Fly to IGUASSU FALLS at the crossroads of Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay. This masterpiece of nature encompasses 275 separate falls and spans almost two miles. The afternoon’s private tour is dedicated to enjoying the spectacle of this 2-mile-wide torrential downpour. With some cataracts as high as 250 feet, it’s nothing short of hypnotic. The clouds of spray, the incessant roar, and the surrounding luxuriant tropical growth make this an unforgettable natural wonder.

DAY
5
Iguassu Falls

This morning, take the Ecological Jungle TRAIN and tour the Argentine side of IGUASSU FALLS with numerous walkways that wind under the crashing water. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to explore on your own.

DAY
6
Iguassu Falls

Your vacation ends after breakfast this morning.

Included Hotels

*The "STARTING AT" price is based on November 24, 2017, which is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).

Rio de Janeiro
Iguassu Falls

Windsor Plaza

av Princesa Isabel 263
Rio de Janiero, RJ Brazil

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 12:00

The Windsor Plaza Hotel has become the perfect choice for travelers visiting Rio de Janeiro. Its facilities were designed to meet expectations in comfort and convenience. Sitting in the heart of Copacabana, the hotel offers exceptional services, comfortable amenities, and relaxation after a busy day in Rio de Janeiro.

Location & Highlights

Located in beautiful southern Rio de Janeiro, the Windsor Plaza is minutes away from downtown Rio as well as the beach. Amidst the bustle of the city, this hotel is the perfect place to relax after a full day of sightseeing.

Room Amenities

  • Mini-bar
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Desk
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Television
  • Room Service
  • Pay Movies
  • Hair Dryer
  • Alarm Clock
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • In-Room Safe
  • Climate Control
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Voicemail

Hotel Amenities

  • Fitness Room
  • ATM
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Currency Exchange
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Parking/Valet
  • Business Center
  • Pool

Other Hotel

Monograms offers an impressive choice of hotels pre-selected for their location, amenities and service. When booking your package check to see what other hotels are available for your dates. Some hotels may not be available for this package.

Rio de Janeiro
Iguassu Falls

Sheraton Rio Hotel and Towers

Avenida Niemeyer 121
Rio de Janiero, RJ Brazil

Check-in - 15:00
Check-out - 12:00

Beautifully situated along the well-known Ipanema Beach, this contemporary hotel boasts gorgeous views and extreme comfort. All 559 guestrooms are equipped with the signature Sheraton Sweet Sleeper bed, private balcony overlooking the sea, mini-bar, cable television, air-conditioning, and room service. The facilities include a swimming pool, tennis courts, beauty salon, fitness center, sauna, business center, three restaurants, and two bars.

Location & Highlights

The hotel is located in front of Vidigal Beach and only 15 minutes from Copacabana Beach.

Room Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Pay Movies
  • In-Room Safe
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Climate Control
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Voicemail
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Desk
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Television
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Mini-bar
  • Air Conditioning
  • Window Opens

Hotel Amenities

  • Spa Services
  • Beauty Salon
  • Elevator
  • Pool
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fitness Room
  • Business Center
  • Ice Machine
  • Concierge desk
  • Dry Cleaning
  • ATM
  • Luggage Storage
  • Shoe Shine
  • Gift Shop
  • Parking/Valet
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
Beautifully situated on the famous Ipanema Beach, the Sheraton Rio Hotel and Towers features guestrooms that mimic their surroundings. Each room is adorned with rich color accents, air-conditioning, and gorgeous views.

Windsor Excelsior Copacabana

Av. Atlantica, 1800 Copacabana
Rio de Janiero, RJ Brazil

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 12:00

Perfectly positioned on the beaches of the Copacabana in Rio, the Windsor Excelsior welcomes guests through a softly lit lobby and provides exceptional accommodations. With a restaurant serving International fare with Brazilian flourishes, the rooftop pool and poolside bar, and complimentary towels, umbrellas and lounge chairs for use on Copacabana Beach, the Excelsior provides all of the details and services you'd expect for the perfect stay in Rio de Janeiro.

Location & Highlights

Situated right on the beaches of Copacabana, this comfortable and charming hotel offers a balance of modern and traditional atmospheres. After busy sightseeing, a view of the sunset from the rooftop pool is the perfect end to a day in Rio.

Room Amenities

  • Alarm Clock
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Window Opens
  • Phone
  • In-Room Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Mini-bar
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Climate Control
  • Pay Movies
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Desk
  • Voicemail

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Spa Services
  • ATM
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking/Valet
  • Currency Exchange
  • Business Center
  • Pool
  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Elevator
  • Concierge desk

Miramar hotel by Windsor

Avenida Atlantica 3668
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 12:00

Designed for those who demand the very best, Miramar Hotel by Windsor combines elegance, good taste and modern flare in every detail. Located in the Marvelous City of Rio, opposite the Copacabana beach and steps from Ipanema, you'll receive exclusive service, clean and comfortable accommodations, and a magnificent panoramic view of Rio's beachfront. The artwork and decor is a treat in an of itself, all signed by artist Anamélia Moraes; and the achitecture by Paola Ribeiro mixes classic and contemporary influences. It all adds up to a distinctive experience in a great location.

Location & Highlights

Facing world-famous Copacabana Beach, this Rio de Janeiro hotel is on Avenida Atlantica, close to Arpoador Beach and Ipanema Beach. Sugarloaf, reached by cable car and offering impressive views of Rio de Janeiro, is 3 miles (5 kilometers) away.

Room Amenities

  • In-Room Safe
  • Coffee Maker
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Voicemail
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Internet Access
  • Television
  • Phone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Mini-bar
  • Desk
  • Alarm Clock
  • Climate Control
  • Iron/Ironing Board

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Elevator
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Business Center
  • Concierge desk
  • ATM
  • Currency Exchange
  • Dry Cleaning
Guestrooms at Miramar are equipped with the very best in comfort and modernity that enrich the experience of staying at this sophisticated hotel. The decor is inspired by English style, combining neutral colors with prints and landscapes of Rio de Janeiro, developed by the artist Anamélia Moraes especially for the hotel.

Activities & Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)

Rio de Janeiro
Iguassu Falls

Rio de Janeiro

Panoramic City Tour & Visit to Sugar Loaf Mountain

Enjoy a panoramic tour of downtown Rio passing by the Sambodrome where Rio's famous carnival parades take place and stopping at the Metropolitan Cathedral. You will also take the cable cars up to see Sugar Loaf Mountain and its splendid views of Rio's beaches and more.

Price Range: $$

Iguassu Falls

Bird Park

The Bird Park near Iguassu Falls offers visitors the opportunity to see indigenous birds up close is their native rain forest environment.

Price Range: $$

Insider

Rio de Janeiro
Iguassu Falls

Rio de Janeiro

Meet Bruno Mattos Linhares, one of your Local Hosts in Rio de Janeiro, BrazilMonograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Rio de Janeiro. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host® about Rio de Janeiro and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host® will share local Rio de Janeiro insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet a Local Host® in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

My name is Bruno Mattos Linhares Junior, but everybody calls me Bruno. I was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In spite of my extensive travelling, as a typical carioca, it is in Rio that I feel really at home: I need its sea, mountains, sun, breeze, light, architecture, and above all, its people. I have degrees in Civil Engineering, Philosophy and Theology, all of which haveadded to my interest in Arts, Geography, History and Tour Guide certification, and they all support my work as a Local Host. In fact, it is in my work as a host that I see everything coming together in my future!

Forte do Leme

A 20-minute walk to the top of this fort on Leme Beach leads you to one of Rio’s best-kept secrets. Take in the 360-degree views of Copacabana and Guanabara Bay while sagui monkeys dart around.

Rio Scenarium

Housed in a renovated warehouse that was once an antique store, this bar in the hip Lapa neighborhood is considered to be the most beautiful in Rio.

Aprazível

Chef Ana Castilho hosted a community event at her home in 1996 and never closed the door. Her Brazilian-fare restaurant takes up several rooms in her charming home and trickles out into the garden, where you can enjoy views of downtown Rio.

Rua da Carioca

The berimbau, a wooden string instrument, is one of the most popular Brazilian souvenirs. Rua da Carioca, dubbed “Music Row” due to its numerous music shops, is the perfect place to purchase one.

Tijuca National Park

For a break from the city, take a walk through this lush rainforest with 30 waterfalls and over 300 plant species.

São Conrado Beach

While the tourists flock to Ipanema and Copacabana beaches, head to this secluded beach for a little more space and beautiful mountain scenery. It’s also fun to watch the hang gliders descend to the landing strip here.

Old Rio

Admire the colonial architecture and baroque churches before hitting the Uruguaiana Shopping District for local treasures. The soft Brazilian cotton is extremely popular.

Santa Teresa

For a break from the glitzy and hedonistic side of Rio, take the streetcar to this charming, authentic village. Colonial houses have been converted to small inns and art studios, and the women are more likely to be in peasant skirts than halter tops.

Misiones Province Jesuit ruins

Most people stop at breathtaking Iguassu Falls on their way from Rio to Buenos Aires, but don’t just visit the amazing waterfall. The Misiones Province area has much to offer, including the 17th-century Jesuit ruins.

Colombo Tea House

If you want to travel back through time and eat in the past, then Colombo is the place for you. This magnificent Continental café has changed little since opening on September 17th, 1894, and it retains an air of restful elegance on its upstairs restaurant balcony.

Botanical Garden

Enjoy a paradise of plants and trees from the four corners of the earth. Founded in 1808, it spreads over an area of approximately 340 acres. It has over 5,000 species of plants, including the impressive Imperial Palms planted in 1842.

Barra Da Tijuca

Rio’s longest beach, it stretches over 18km along Av. Sernambetiba. A hot spot on the beach is the area around the Barraca do Pepê, a bar named for a famous Brazilian hang glider who died competing outside Brazil.

Recreio Dos Bandeirantes

This is a charming 2km long inlet at the end of Sernambetiba Ave. Sheltered by a large rock, Recreio is safe for swimming.

Prainha

A secluded sandy strip 700 meters long, Prainha is a surfer’s beach. It is an Environmental Protected Area.

Grumari

Enjoy the reddish sand in an unspoiled setting. The sea is often rough here. It is also an Environmental Protected Area.

Burle Marx

Out beyond Barra, the vegetation is almost virgin. If you have time, visit Prainha and Grumari beaches—much loved by the surfers. The vegetation is protected, and building is not permitted. Nearby is the estate where the famous landscape artist, Burle Marx, lived. This is open to visitors and is perfect for an ecological/photographic safari. It contains plants from all over the world, though the emphasis is on wonderful examples of Brazilian flora.

Open Fairs

There are open fairs, such as the Hippie Fair in Praça and General Osório in Ipanema, where all sorts of handcrafts, art, and leather goods can be found. At the Babilônia Feira Hype (in the Jockey Club in Gávea), every fortnight the booths are loaded with clothes—mainly for the young. A typically Brazilian event is the open street market—selling fruit and vegetables—which moves around from borough to borough, so a little local knowledge is needed to know when one is operating near your hotel. The show of fruit and greens is spectacular, and prices are reasonable.

Iguassu Falls

Meet Nuxa Areias, one of your Local Hosts in Iguassu Falls, BrazilMonograms provides traveler’s access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Iguassu Falls. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host® about Iguassu Falls and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host® will share local Iguassu Falls insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet a Local Host®

My name is Nuxa. Despite living in Iguassu for over 32 years, I was born in Angola and after the war I moved with my parents to live in a few countries before arriving in this beautiful place at the age of 12. Here, I did most of my studies and earned a Degree in Letters, becoming a teacher but realized that my passion was nature and that's how I became a guide. I feel that I have one of the best jobs in the world because I work in one of the most beautiful places in the world and my clients are people interested in nature and are concerned about the environment and the planet.

Bird Park

Located near the entrance of Iguassu National Park, the Bird Park has more than 300 species of birds and was constructed with the intention of offering ideal breeding conditions for birds. Rare and colorful birds fly in the huge aviaries, which have been built to blend in with the humid subtropical forest. Visitors are able to enter these aviaries and view the birds at close quarters. They will also see alligators, anacondas, pythons, marmosets, and butterflies. At present, the Bird Park is the largest in Latin America and is internationally recognized. It is open daily from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.

Itaipu Dam

A joint venture between Brazil and Paraguay, the Itaipu Dam is responsible for 20% of the energy consumed in Brazil and 90% in Paraguay. Located approximately 30 minutes from Iguassu, the Dam is five miles wide and 600 feet high. It is considered second in generating capacity behind the Three Gorges Dam in China. Since it was opened for visitation in 1977, the Itaipu Dam has been visited by 10 million people from over 165 countries.

Casino Iguazu Argentina

Venture to Casino Iguazu to play some roulette, black jack, poker, baccarat, or slot machines. Or maybe just enjoy its beautiful restaurant serving international dishes. Don’t forget to bring your passport, as you will need it to enter.

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*The "STARTING AT" price is based on November 24, 2017, which is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).

NOTE: Due to the Carnival holiday, departures with overnights falling in Rio de Janeiro from February 24-28, 2017 and February 9-3, 2018 are on request only and will have a supplemental cost, if available.

2018 departures are subject to itinerary and price modifications. Details will be available in July 2017.

* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).