Package Rio de Janeiro and Foz do Iguaçu Experience – 7 days
The Package Rio de Janeiro and Foz do Iguaçu Experience is the opportunity to get to know not only the marvelous city of Rio de Janeiro, with its beautiful natural landscapes, warmfull people and the statue of Christ the Redeemer, but also Foz do Iguaçu, where you’ll find Iguazu Falls with its 275 falls. Take this chance to explore some of the wonders of Brazil!
Itinerary of the Package Rio de Janeiro and Foz do Iguaçu Experience
What is the itinerary of the Package Rio de Janeiro and Foz de Iguaçu Experience?
We will start our experience in Rio de Janeiro, also known as “Cidade Maravilhosa” (the Marvelous City). And marvelous is the perfect adjective to describe this place: home of one of the most famous carnivals in the world, countless natural landscapes and warmfull people. And on top of that, you’ll find a sculpture considered one of the seven wonders of the modern world.
After that, we’ll head to Foz do Iguaçu to enjoy the biggest waterfall in the world, the Iguazu Falls at both (Brazilian and Argentinian) sides. The name Iguazu comes from native languages of Brazil, and means “big water”. Legend has it that a god wanted to marry a mortal woman, but she ran away with her lover in a boat across the river. Boiling with rage, the god divided the river and condemned the lovers to an eternal fall.
Take a look at the itinerary of this once in a life time experience!
Day 1: Welcome to Rio
Today you will be met at the airport and transferred to your accommodation. Unpack, get comfortable and prepare to spend the rest of the day exploring the city at your own pace.
Day 2: City tour across Rio de Janeiro
Meals included: Breakfast and lunch
The full day city tour in Rio de Janeiro will take you to visit the main attractions and natural monuments of the city. Let’s explore what the marvelous city has to offer. We start the tour going to Corcovado, where one of the seven wonders of the modern world is located, the Statue of Christ the Redeemer. Then we’ll head towards Tijuca Forest, a place of many stories and beautiful natural wonders. Let’s sightsee one of the biggest urban tropical forest of the world, home of many animals and plants species only found in the Atlantic Rainforest. There will be a break for an outside visit at the famous Maracanã Stadium to learn about the history of the stadium that hosted the World Cup finals in 1950 and 2014. The tour continues towards the Sambadrome, which is the stage of the Samba School Parades performances during Rio de Janeiro Carnival. We’ll also visit the Metropolitan Cathedral of São Sebastião, patron of the city. The tour continues towards the Sugar Loaf complex, to board the most famous cable car in the world. Near there, Morro da Urca awaits for our visit, by the side of Praia Vermelha beach and the old Casino of Urca. We’ll end our full day city tour visiting the most famous beaches of the city: Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon.All tickets are included and also lunch at an upscale barbecue lunch (with vegetarian options).NOTE: During the Carnival this tour works in a shorter version visiting only Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf. If you want to do the full version, it’s important to arrive in Rio few days before carnival starts.
Day 3: Adventure day at Pedra Bonita Trail
Meals included: Breakfast
The Pedra Bonita trail requires light physical effort and will get you to know one of the most breathtaking natural sights and viewpoints of Rio de Janeiro. Pedra Bonita is 693m/2273ft high and is located at the Tijuca National Park. Because of its privileged location, the Pedra Bonita region has the only free flight take-off ramp in the city of Rio de Janeiro, from where it is possible to Hang-glide or Paraglide. You can watch the flights and, on top of that, it’s a beautiful spot to take pictures.
Day 4: Transfer to Iguazu Falls + Free night
Meals included: Breakfast
We will pick you up at your accommodation in Rio de Janeiro and transfer to the airport (GIG) to fly to Foz do Iguaçu (tickets not included). Arriving at Iguazu Falls Airport (IGU) our receptive service will be waiting you to take you to your accommodation. Spend the rest of the day enjoying the city at your own pace.
Day 5: Brazilian side of Iguazu Falls, kayaking and waterfalls
Meals included: Breakfast
Seeing the Falls from the Brazilian side gives you a complete panoramic view. It is considered the best way to understand how big and how wonderful this place is.
We’ll take a 1,5km/1miles journey through nature, approaching it’s highlight at the main bridge, that is really close to the falls. It’s a proper baptism, getting everybody wet with the spray that comes from this amazing natural wonder.
*Walking around the Brazilian national park takes around 2 hours.
In the afternoon our bilingual guide will take you to Aguaray Ecosport, a protected area next to the National Park. Here we will hike up a 45 min long trail through the preserved rainforest, reaching the border of the Iguassu river, where you will start a guided tour on a Kayak or a Stand Up Paddle. After the breathtaking paddle that takes about 1 h 30 min to be completed, we will hike another trail for about 20 min, heading to a 15 meter high waterfall. A perfect experience for any nature lover!
Day 6: Argentinian side of Iguazu Falls
Meals included: Breakfast
We’ll walk around 5km/3miles along different waterfalls that together makes up one of the new seven wonders of nature: Iguazu Falls.
The experience in Argentina takes you through an intensive contact with nature, offering the possibility of observing some native animals and the amazing vegetation of the subtropical forest of the National Park.
You will walk along three different trails that will give you different points of view of the falls.
One of the highlights is the view of Devil´s Throat: a platform that takes you right in front these impressive falls.
Level of difficulty : Easy to medium level
It is mandatory to carry valid photo documents (RG, CNH or Passport) to cross the border with Argentina.
Day 7: Transfer to Foz do Iguaçu’s airport
Meals included: Breakfast
This is the end of our experience, we will transfer you to the airport. Have a nice trip!
Inclusions and Exclusions
What’s included in the Package Rio de Janeiro and Foz do Iguaçu Experience?
Transfer in/out in Rio de Janeiro and Iguazu Falls
Hotels in Rio de Janeiro and Iguazu Falls
Food according to listing
Guided tours according to the package booked
Airline tickets (can be included under request)
Other optional tours
Tips and gratuities
Drinks or food not described as included
Travel insurance (can be included under request)
Any item not described as included
What kind of gear do I need to go to Rio de Janeiro and Foz do Iguaçu?
Long sleeve shirts
Waterproof hiking boots or wellington boots
Sandals/flip flops (Havaianas flip flops can be bought in Rio de Janeiro low prices)
Rain coat/cover or ponchos
Highlights of the Package Rio de Janeiro and Foz do Iguaçu
Get to know the marvelous city, Rio de Janeiro
Take a ride at the famous Sugar Loaf cable car!
Meet wonders of the modern world!
Feel the power of one of the biggest waterfalls of the world at Foz do Iguaçu!
Average temperature and chance of rain in the region of Rio de Janeiro
Average temperature and chance of rain in the region of Foz do Iguaçu
Important things you should know before booking!
Before booking any product, check the risks involved, what’s included, the necessary equipment and the FAQ. If doubts arise, contact us.
When booking any tour, the tourist attests knowledge to the natural risk inherent in ecotourism and adventure activities as well as the activities risks. If you wish to understand more about the risks involved, contact us.
The excessive ingestion of alcoholic beverages or the use of drugs, as well as the carrying of weapons of any kind, before or during activities, is not allowed under penalty of exclusion of the participant.
The itinerary and the order of the tours can be changed due to the weather and/or adverse conditions inherent to the practice of ecotourism and adventure tourism.
What are the vaccines needed?
We recommend Yellow fever and Hepatitis B vaccine and the globally recommended vaccines: MMR (measles, rubella and mumps), DT (diphtheria and tetanus), polio, influenza and meningitis.
Do I need Visa?
Although most of the tourists can rely on fast and easy electronic e-Visas, depending on your country of origin a standard Visa can be required to enter Brazil.
Please make sure to verify the requirements before you travel for this is a responsibility of the tourist.
FAQ Rio de Janeiro and Foz do Iguaçu Experience
How do I get there?
There are international flights to Rio de Janeiro and Foz, and a lot of national flights from all the main cities in Brazil.
Is there transfer service?
Yes. In Rio and Foz there is receptive service from the airport to the hotel.
Is it safe?
Rio de Janeiro is a big city and it has problems as any other big city in the world. However, there is no need to be afraid. Just keep your belongings with you and pay attention to your bags and everything is should be fine. The same goes for Foz do Iguaçu.
What ages is it suitable?
The journey to Rio is suitable to people of any age. However, the kayak expedition in Foz do Iguaçu is only avaiable for children older than 12 years old. If you wish, we can change this tour according to your needs.
What’s the physical effort involved?
Some of the activities in this package involve physical effort, such as hiking. However, it is not very demanding. Therefore, as long as you don’t have mobility problems, such a case that we do not recommend this adventure, you will fully enjoy.
Do I have to do any training?
No need to be expert in anything. Afterall our guides will be there to support you.
Where do we sleep?
You’ll be sleeping at hotels.
Will my cell phone work?
Yes, and all the hotels offers wi-fi connection.
What are the luggage restrictions?
Please consider the airline luggage restricions!
Any packing tips?
Backpacking packs are recommended for comfort but any kind of luggage should be fine.
Who will I be travelling with?
There might be other tourists making the tours with you. However, private tours are avaiable upon request.