FOZ DE IGUAZU/HELICOPTER TOUR
Availibility: 4 helicopters to accommodate 3 to 4 people. From Monday to Sunday: 10 minutes over flight Iguassu National Park. Hours opf Operation: Summer: from 9 to 6pm Winter: from 9:30 to 5:30pm Weather Condition: The helicopter does not fly under unsteady and rainy weather.
Helisul offers panoramic flight over the Falls, Itaipu Hydroelectric dam Three Frontier Landmark and other tourism attractions of the region. The company has modern equipment and experienced pilots that know carefully each detail of all the locall attraction. The trip over the Fall take about 10 minutes and it also offers the best opportunities to photograph the arnazing scenery of Iguassu National Park.
IGUAZU FALLS - BRAZILIAN SIDE
Total duration of the tours: 3 hours. Open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. except on Mondays when the tour operates from 1 p.m. Visitors on wheelchairs: facilitated access on only 2 lookout points from where the Iguassu Falls can be observed
Departure to Iguassu Falls, 24 kilometers from downtown
Foz do Iguaçu. Arrival to the Visitors Center, at
the entrance of the Iguassu National Park, about 10 kilometers
from the city center.
The Visitors Center has an excellent infrastructure with exhibits of Iguassu Falls photographs, a souvenir shop, toilets, medical emergency center, Park entrance ticket sale, bank and so on.
After passing through the Center, the visits continue, now inside the National Park, along a paved road that will take us to the magnificent Iguassu Falls. There, happens the walking tour along the catwalk measuring one kilometer of easy hike. Along this easy trek, there are several gorgeous panoramic views of the Falls and at the end of the catwalk a fantastic close-up encounter with the Devils’ Throat and main falls.
It is a completely different tour when compared to the Argentine side. We recommend that you see the falls from both sides.
The tour ends at the upper part of Iguassu Falls accessed
through a panoramic elevator; from there, the visitors will
follow a track to as far as the Espaço Porto Canoas
Canoas Space), where you will find a pleasurable lookout point with a view to the upper Iguassu River. The Port Canoas Space also has the Porto Canoas Restaurant and snack bars,
handicraft shop, toilets and a medical first aid outpost. The vehicle that will take us back to the hotel awaits for us here.
RIO DE JANEIRO/BIRD'S PARK
Hours of operation:
Summer: from 8:00 to 6pm
Winter: from 8:30 to 5pm
Basic visit recommendations: Comfortable
clothes and shoes are required.
The Bird Park is known as one of the most important tour attractions of Foz do Iguaçu. It is an environment area that combines the ecological tourism and preservation.
The trip goes through a trail of 1.000 square meters in native woods, where the visitor has the opportunity to spot more than 900 tropical birds of 150 species. This is the unique Park in South America that allow tourists to get in the aviaries and also get closer to the birds. Among other attractions, there is a butterfly cage, hummingbird aviaries, reptile sector, where snakes and alligators come close to the curious tourists.
The trip takes around 1 hour. The Park offers a complete infrastructure always keeping the safe and comfort for visitors, as far as, parking, snack bar and souvenir shop. Bilingual receptionists are also available to provide information and entertainment to the visitors.
The Bird Park is located on the Cataratas Road, 300 meters from the Iguassu National Park entrance.
RIO DE JANEIRO/FULL DAY TOUR TO CORCOVADO & SUGAR LOAF
DURATION : 8 HOURS
This is an excellent option to see the best of Rio if time
is limited. In only one day you may visit Corcovado and
Sugar Loaf. In the morning a visit to Christ Statue at Corcovado
mountain taking the cog train through the luxuriant rain
Forest. Enjoy the spectacular views of Rio and the surrounding
After the morning tour, relax and enjoy lunch at a selected restaurant. In the afternoon, join the Sugar Loaf tour, driving by downtown Rio, with its fine colonial-style portuguese buildings, and continuing on to the cable car at Praia Vermelha ( red beach).
A ride to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain gives the visitor a wonderful view of the city nestling between the mountains and the sea, and the sight of the sun going down over Copacabana beach is magical. After riding down the cable car, our coach returns passengers to their hotels.
RIO DE JANEIRO/FULL DAY TOURS TO TROPICAL ISLANDS
DURATION : 8 HOURS LUNCH INCLUDED
The city of Itacurucá, located 1 ½ hour away from Rio de Janeiro, in the district of Mangaratiba, has among the main activities the fishing, agriculture and tourism and has basically simple houses of fishermen. The Saveiro, name given to this typical boat that looks like a schooner, cruises the Sepetiba Bay, an area rich in natural beauty, where it is normal to spot a flora and fauna as dolphins, giant king-fisher, parrots, turtle and sting-rays. A stop is made for a swim and then the saveiro continues to the island of Itacuruça where a delicious lunch self-service buffet will be waiting for the visitors. There will be a time to explore the Island before returning to Itacuruca.
RIO DE JANEIRO / HELICOPTER TOURS
DURATION:15 min. flight
This is a rare opportunity for the visitor to see Rio de Janeiro from the air, the city nestled against the backdrop of powerful granite mountains, the Atlantic Ocean twinkling at their feet.
The flight takes in the Maracanã Stadium, the golden beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana, the Christ Statue on Corcovado Mountain, the Sugar Loaf and the Rodrigo de Freitas lake. Besides these incredible views, the visitors will be able to take some of the most spectacular photos of their visit to Rio.
Transportation to/from the hotels is included.
RIO DE JANEIRO / CARNIVAL
Winners Parade / Samba School rehearsal
On the Saturday after carnival, the Samba Schools winners of the Special Group, from Sunday and Monday, parade in their entire splendor.
Those who have seen it before come back for more. For first timers the impact is unforgettable. The Parade of the Samba Schools in Rio is one of the greatest shows on earth. The parade is like an opera, in which scenery and fantasy float past the public, the story being told with the song, the symbols, the costumes and the floats, which year by year become more creative. The parade usually starts around 8pm, and goes on through the night, sometimes lasting until dawn, though the rising sun softens the effect and the show is more spectacular at night.
The Samba Schools in Rio have their own fan clubs, just like the soccer clubs, and the parade, apart from the entertainment and spectacle, is a competition between the schools. Various aspects are judged - the theme song, evolution, the drum band, dancers, harmony, dance-master and standard-bearer, among others. On the following Wednesday, the Carnival Champion is announced, a title disputed as fiercely as the Soccer Championships.
There are two unforgettable aspects of the samba parade. One is the march-past of the band, made up totally of drums and percussion instruments, around 300 of them. There is no one alive who would not feel the force of the primeval rhythm that goes right through you and sets your whole being vibrating. The other is the multiplicity of color and beauty of the participants, men and women, their sculptured bodies shining in the floodlights, and a contagious smile on their faces. It’s a ball!
Samba School rehearsal.
In the evening, depart to watch and participate in a Samba School rehearsal.
Samba school rehearsals are a great pre carnival idea. They happen every weekend at the samba courts, know as quadras de samba. These venues are in distant areas that are tricky to get to. Go with a group in a package including local escort and round trip transportation. Once you are inside, it´s very safe.
It’s an opportunity to get together with the local Cariocas that go there to practice and learn the new song from their Samba School to the next Carnival, without costumes or floaters.
MANAUS / HALF DAY CITY TOUR
3 hours Sundays and holidays the museums and Opera House
Departure from Hotel, driving a journey of 12 miles along the Ponta Negra following the Negro River into the city center. We will visit the Municipal Market, built at the beginning of the century. Inside its metallic structure we can find regional products: fish, fruits and herbs. Afterwards, we will pass by the Government Palace, and take a view of the nearby creek with the typical houses on stilts (palafitas). Then, we will visit the indian museum, belonging to the Salesian Roman Catholic Nuns, Where we can appreciate some of the culture of the local upper Rio Negro tribes.
Our final destination: the Amazon Opera House, the main symbol from the golden ages of the rubber boom, inaugurated in 1896. Due to a restoration done of few year ago, it has kept all the splender from that period. Return to Hotel.
MANAUS / FULL DAY TOUR TO MEETING OF THE WATERS
7 horas e 1/2, the tour may be changed depending on the
level of the waters From 09:00AM to 04:30PM
The excursion to the meeting of the waters between Rio Negro and Solimões leaves from the floating dock, navigating downstream the Rio Negro and observing at left bank the city of Manaus, some wooden houses - a typical building, the floating gas station, the Main Market and Educandos creek. We proceed to the meeting of the waters where the muddy waters of the Solimões River run side by side with the dark ones of the Rio Negro without mixing. Having good luck, we can see some species of Boto Tucuxi (Sotalia Fluviatalis) and Boto rosa (Inia Geoffrensis), dolphin frolicking above the water. After that, the boat take you across the Rio Negro to the Janauary Ecological Park which afford you a wonderful opportunity to canoe amidst creeks and flooded forests with their exotic fauna and flora, including the famous Victoria Regia water lilies. In summer time, creeks disappear because of the low level of the rivers, so instead of going to Janauary Park we visit Terra Nova island where you see Cocoa plantations and natives extracting latex from heave trees.