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Escorted Tours

Brazil's Rio, Amazon and Beaches including

Buzios Beach Stay


Route:
  • UK
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Manaus
  • The Amazon
  • Buzios
  • UK

3 NIGHTS from £469pp

Tour Highlights
  • Relax in a chic beach resort
  • City tour of Rio de Janeiro including the Christ the Redeemer Statue
  • Exhilarating cable car journey to the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain.
  • Day at leisure to explore Rio de Janeiro at your own pace.
  • Witness the mighty Amazon Rainforest's flourishing flora and fauna on a nature hike
  • Embark on a cruise to discover the Meeting of the Waters where the Negro and Solimoes rivers distinctively meet.
  • Journey to the picturesque coastal resort of Buzios and relax on one of its many golden sandy beaches.

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Buzios Beach Stay

Located a little over 100 miles from Rio de Janeiro, this former fishing village draws both local and international visitors for its expanses of sparkling, emerald water, more than 17 white sand beaches and picturesque cobbled streets and waterfront, which have earned it the well-deserved title of 'Brazil's St. Tropez'.

Made famous in the 1960s by a visit from Brigitte Bardot, the town has maintained its chic feel and developed an excellent food and nightlight scene.

Tour Itinerary

1
UK to Rio de Janeiro

Depart London on your scheduled flight direct to Rio de Janeiro. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel

2
Rio de Janeiro

A samba rhythm lies at Rio de Janeiro's core and peppers the country's most emblematic landmarks and natural lights, it is no wonder that this city has become the soul of Brazil. After breakfast, embark on a full day's sightseeing tour beginning at a traditional street fair, colourfully lined with fragrant fresh produce. Sample an array of exotic fruit, including tropical guava, acai and juicy pineapple. Next, take the scenic route to the imposing Corcovado Mountain. Travel past the 'Heart of Rio' at Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon, where towering mountainsides and grazing wildlife form a charming backdrop to this picturesque lake. Reaching the foot of Corcovado mountain, board the funicular railway through verdant forestlands along the steep ascent to the summit, soaring to 2,300 feet above sea level. Gaze in awe at the breath-taking vistas overlooking downtown Rio, Copacabana beach and Sugarloaf Mountain, and stand in the shadows of the monumental Christ the Redeemer statue. Next, take an exhilarating trip on a glass-walled cable car to Sugarloaf Mountain, witnessing stunning 360-degree views over the 'Marvellous City'. Standing out against the undulating landscape due to its distinctive resemblance to a refined sugar loaf, soak in the sights and sounds of Rio from a different perspective at this iconic landmark and feel a fresh breeze sweep across your face before descending to level ground. Continue to explore the city with photo stops at the lavish twentieth-century Municipal Theatre, home to the Rio Opera, Orchestra and National Ballet and later, visit Rio Cathedral, a distinctive, contemporary pyramid structure, famed for its evocative crucifix shaped skylight.

  • Breakfast
3
Rio de Janeiro

Spend a day at leisure to explore Rio's spectacular landscapes and pristine golden beaches at your own pace. Perhaps discover the city's lively atmosphere from the buzzing streets, or mingle with locals on Ipanema beach, delighting in the carefree ambience which radiates throughout the city.

  • Breakfast
4
Rio de Janeiro to Manaus to the Amazon

This morning, transfer to Rio airport and board your flight to the Amazon's largest city. Journey to the Amazon Eco Park Jungle Lodge, a secluded resort positioned on the peaceful Taruma river banks; boasting a natural pool, private beach and bounteous forestland, enjoy the serene sounds of nature as you sip on a welcome drink at your orientation presentation.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
5
The Amazon

A nature-lovers paradise, join two exploration excursions today, starting with a nature hike throughout the Amazon rainforest's dense woodland. Listen out to the tuneful whistle of birds hiding in the treetops above and learn about the bio-diverse region's flourishing flora and fauna. Along the route's plentiful creeks and clear streams, keep an eye out for tasty edible fruits, before returning to the lodge for lunch. Embark on an entertaining fishing tour this afternoon from the safety of a paddle boat or motorised canoe; after listening to your guide's helpful tips, with any luck, you may catch an elusive Piranha! Return to the lodge this evening for a delicious evening meal set amidst tranquil surroundings. Please note that some activities may vary due to seasonal changes

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
6
The Amazon

Early this morning, board a traditional double-decker boat and gently cruise towards the Meeting of the Waters. Caused by a significant difference in temperature and speed of the water, witness the astonishing natural phenomenon where the Negro and Solimoes rivers meet. Sail along the rugged line distinctively separates the black, deep waters of the Negro river and light brown Solimoes river, which dramatically running alongside each other for an impressive 12 kilometres. Glide towards Manaus' city centre where the ship will cruise past the renaissance-style Amazonas Theatre where its characteristic dome, adorned with 36,000 tiles in the colours of Brazil's National flag, proudly stands out against the watersides edge. Heading onwards to the Amazon's industrial seafaring core at the Port of Manaus, make sure to look out for traditional stilt houses along the winding course; constructed primarily of resilient wood which withstands the harsh effects of the river, these unique, historic houses perch in the shadows of swaying trees lining the embankment.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
7
The Amazon to Manaus to Buzios

Bask in the natural splendour that oozes from this peaceful retreat on a morning at leisure, before returning to Manaus' airport for your flight to Rio de Janeiro and from here, embark on a scenic drive to the quaint seaside resort of Buzios. A former sleepy fishing village, this picturesque peninsular has in recent times become a must-see when in Brazil.

  • Breakfast
8
Buzios

Wake up in this Brazilian beach paradise and enjoy a day at leisure to explore one of the most attractive areas in the country. Relax and unwind under the beaming sun at one of Buzios 17 beautiful beaches, lounging on the golden sands and taking a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear turquoise waters, or perhaps witness the peninsula's rustic charm with a stroll along its narrow, cobbled avenues, lined with quaint boutiques and chic restaurants.

  • Breakfast
9
Buzios

Enjoy another day to either relax or to explore this beautiful region at your own pace.

  • Breakfast
10
Buzios to Rio de Janeiro to the UK

Savour Buzios' blissful charm at leisure this morning before returning to Rio de Janeiro by coach later this afternoon. Transfer to Rio airport for your return flight to the UK or onto your chosen extension.

  • Breakfast
11
Buzios

Enjoy and extended stay relaxing and exploring Buzios.

  • Breakfast
12
Buzios

Enjoy your time in Buzios as you like. Explore the town or discover one of the numerous white sandy beaches the resort is famed for. Please note if you are travelling between 24/04/20 and 02/10/20 your extension will be 3 nights long.

  • Breakfast
15
Buzios to the UK

After breakfast, transfer back to the airport in Rio for your flight to the UK.

  • Breakfast

Your Meals

Breakfast is always a western style and served in the hotel each morning. Lunch and Dinner (when included) will be taken in local restaurants or at your accommodation. A variety of restaurants are visited giving you the chance to experience a range of dishes and flavours.

Important Information

Visas

A visa is not required for your trip to Brazil. Further advice should be sought from the applicable tourist authority for other nationalities and for general queries. We strongly advise you check your destinations' Tourist Board or Embassy for the most up-to-date guidelines regarding passport validity.

Insurance

We strongly recommend that you and all members of your party are suitably insured as soon as you book your holiday. It is a condition of booking that you must have suitable travel insurance. It is important that you purchase travel insurance that suitably covers your participation in whatever activities you may undertake at the time that you make your booking. To assist you with this, we have arranged travel insurance in partnership with Holiday Extras. To arrange your travel insurance with Holiday Extras, please call 0800 781 4237 and quote 'WK830' for preferential rates. Please ensure you provide us with the name of your insurer, policy number and their 24-hour emergency contact number as soon as possible. Mercury Holidays will not be liable for any costs incurred by you due to your failure to take out suitable travel insurance from the date of booking.

Payment

If booking more than 10 weeks before departure a deposit of £49pp will need to be paid at the time of booking with the full amount payable at 10 weeks prior to departure. The deposit applies to adults and children. If you are within 10 weeks of travel then the full balance of the holiday will be payable.

Flight Information

Flight and Airport Information
Your initial flight is to Rio de Janeiro Airport with Norwegian Airlines departing from London Gatwick South Terminal.
IMPORTANT: Please note that final flight details will be confirmed on your e-ticket and final documentation which will be sent to you approximately 10 days before departure.
Baggage Allowance
Each passenger is entitled to 20KG of hold luggage plus 1 item of hand luggage not exceeding (Max combined weight for both hand luggage 10kg - 55cm/40cm/ 23cm) in size and 1 personal item such as a handbag, briefcase or laptop case (25x33x20cm). Weight restrictions will be finalized on E-ticket receipt. Should you wish to take additional luggage you will need to pay extra at check in. Check-In should be at least 3 hours before departure.
Airport Extras
If you wish to arrange Airport car parking or accommodation at preferential rates, we recommend you book this in advance with Holiday Extras on 0871 360 2000, quoting HX313.

Health and Vaccinations

It is your responsibility to check any health and vaccination requirements applicable to your booked arrangements. We can only provide general information about this. Health and hygiene facilities and disease risks vary from country to country. You should take health advice about your own needs as early as possible and in good time before your departure. Sources of information include; www.fco.gov.uk, www.travelhealthpro.org.uk, www.hpa.org.uk, your General Practitioner or a specialist clinic.

Physical Accessibility

This tour is accessible to most people with a good level of fitness and normal mobility. It involves climbing steep stairs and getting on and off coaches. This tour is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties.

Group Size

There is no minimum number of travellers for this extension however the main tour passenger numbers will apply for the main part of the tour. If in the unlikely event there are less than the required number of people booked on your main tour date then you may be asked to change to a different date. A full refund will be made available to you should this alternative not be suitable.

Tour Guide

This is a fully escorted tour meaning that you will be met by a local guide in each of the cities that you visit, ensuring that you have first-hand knowledge at all times.

Currency Information

The currency in Brazil is the Brazilian Real, known as BRL. However, US Dollars are also widely used and recommended throughout both countries and are exchangeable at official outlets. Cash machines are available in all the major cities to withdraw money in the local currency.

Personal Expenses

You will need to take money with you to cover any personal purchases such as souvenirs, laundry, any meals not included in the itinerary as well as drinks and any additional snacks; Approximately £500-£600 per person will be sufficient for the duration of the tour. It is a good idea to try and maintain a supply of small notes and change in the local currency for tipping or small purchases. Please note a room tax is applicable at your hotels in Brazil and is to be paid to directly to the hotel.
It is customary to tip both your driver and guide and is at your discretion. We would recommend approximately £2.00 ($3.00) per person per day in total. This will be collected at the end of your day and can be paid in both local currency and US dollars.

Tour Dates & Prices

Depart UKArrive UKExtension PriceTour PriceTotal PriceBook Now
2019 DATES
Portobay
25 Nov 201909 Dec 2019£499£2099£2598SOLD OUT
2020 DATES
03 Feb 202017 Feb 2020£529£2489£3018Book Now
02 Mar 202016 Mar 2020£529£2389£2918Book Now
24 Apr 202007 May 2020£469£2249£2718Book Now
08 May 202021 May 2020£469£2199£2668Book Now
05 Jun 202018 Jun 2020£469£2149£2618Book Now
04 Sep 202017 Sep 2020£469£2189£2658Book Now
02 Oct 202015 Oct 2020£469£2289£2758Book Now
02 Nov 202016 Nov 2020£529£2389£2918Book Now
30 Nov 202014 Dec 2020£529£2489£3018Book Now
2019 DATES
Corsario Buzios
25 Nov 201909 Dec 2019£659£2099£2758SOLD OUT
2020 DATES
03 Feb 202017 Feb 2020£699£2489£3188Book Now
02 Mar 202016 Mar 2020£649£2389£3038Book Now
24 Apr 202007 May 2020£579£2249£2828Book Now
08 May 202021 May 2020£579£2199£2778Book Now
05 Jun 202018 Jun 2020£579£2149£2728Book Now
04 Sep 202017 Sep 2020£579£2189£2768Book Now
02 Oct 202015 Oct 2020£619£2289£2908Book Now
02 Nov 202016 Nov 2020£649£2389£3038Book Now
30 Nov 202014 Dec 2020£649£2489£3138Book Now
2019 DATES
Le Relais La Borie
25 Nov 201909 Dec 2019£1349£2099£3448SOLD OUT
2020 DATES
03 Feb 202017 Feb 2020£1339£2489£3828Book Now
02 Mar 202016 Mar 2020£1199£2389£3588Book Now
24 Apr 202007 May 2020£989£2249£3238Book Now
08 May 202021 May 2020£989£2199£3188Book Now
05 Jun 202018 Jun 2020£989£2149£3138Book Now
04 Sep 202017 Sep 2020£989£2189£3178Book Now
02 Oct 202015 Oct 2020£989£2289£3278Book Now
02 Nov 202016 Nov 2020£1199£2389£3588Book Now
30 Nov 202014 Dec 2020£1429£2489£3918Book Now

Included in the Price

  • Fully Escorted Tour with local English Speaking Guides throughout
  • Scheduled Flights from the UK.
  • All internal travel including air-conditioned/heated transportation.
  • Accommodation, meals as specified and entry fees to all sights.
  • All airport taxes and security charges.

Additional Expenses

  • Visas
  • Insurance
  • Tips
  • Any meals not specified in your itinerary
Please note for extensions:

3-night extensions are valid for departures 24/04/20- 02/10/20. 4-night extensions are valid for departures 25/11/19- 02/02/20 & 02/11/20- 30/11/20

What to expect

Fact File
Currency

Brazilian Real

Average Flying time

13 Hours

Spoken languages

Portuguese

What to pack
  • Sunglasses, Sunscreen and hat in summer
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Camera and charger
  • A plug adaptor (current is 110V and requires a three-prong adaptor)
  • Antibacterial hand gel
  • Binoculars
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Small day pack for excursions
  • Waterproof, lightweight jacket
  • Lightweight clothing
  • Sweater and jacket for the cooler months
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