What you can expect

Dance the night away at the Rio de Janeiro Carnival the World's greatest party!

Discover one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World, the Iguazú Falls from both the Brazilian and Argentinian sides.

Be captivated by the endless charms of Rio from beautiful beaches, to breath-taking views from Sugarloaf Mountain and the top of Mount Corcovado.

Take a boat ride around the gorgeous Paraty Bay, with its golden sand, secluded beaches and idyllic islands.

About the trip

You’re invited to the biggest party on earth! Join your fellow Solos guests to dance the night away and immerse yourself in the joyous rhythms and samba beats of the world’s iconic Rio de Janeiro Carnival. You’ll watch the festivities unfold from the Sambadrome as the Carnival Champion’s Parade passes through in a riot of colour and celebration. Explore this incredible city’s stream of attractions. Whether that’s strolling the shores of the infamous Copacabana or Ipanema Beach, riding a cable car ride up to Sugarloaf Mountain or enjoying panoramic city views from the peak of Corcovado. After living it up in Rio, the pace slows for a step back in time with a visit to the enchanting, cobbled lanes of Paraty. This beautiful old colonial town and UNESCO World Heritage site is peppered with art galleries and shops, and just a short boat ride from the region’s untouched rainforests and pristine tropical beaches. Next you’ll experience the mighty cascading Iguazu falls, a breathtaking spectacle forming the international border between Brazil and Argentina, and known as one of the seven natural wonders of the world.  

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What's Included

  • Return flights, internal flight & transfers
  • Airport taxes & charges
  • Double/Twin room for single use
  • Breakfast daily, 7 dinners & 5 lunches
  • Tickets to Sambadrome Carnival Winners' Parade
  • Transportation, guides and entrance fees: Sugar Loaf Mountain, Corcovado Mountain Statue of Christ, Maracana Football Stadium, Paraty city tour, Jeep tour Waterfalls & Cachaça destillery
  • Schooner cruise to Cotia Island
  • Schooner cruise over "Guanabara" Bay
  • Iguazu falls entrance to Argentinean National Park and Brazil National Park
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Fully Financially Protected


  • Arrival in Rio de Janeiro
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Carnival Winners' Parade
  • Rio de Janeiro - Paraty
  • Paraty
  • Paraty
  • Paraty - Iguazú Falls via Rio de Janeiro
  • Iguazú Falls Brazil NP
  • Iguazú Falls Argentina NP
  • Departure Day
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What you'll be doing


Arrival in Rio de Janeiro

Welcome to Brazil! Upon arrival at Rio de Janeiro Airport, we’ll proceed through immigration, collect our luggage and meet our local guide. We then transfer to our hotel. After check in we will have welcome meeting and some free time to rest after our flight. In the evening, we meet our guide and transfer to local restaurant for our first taste of the Brazilian food.
  • Dinner included
  • Hotel B&B Forte de Copacabana

Rio de Janeiro

After Breakfast at the hotel we drive along the downtown area of Rio until reaching the famous football stadium of “Maracanã” (no inside visit included today).  From there we continue back through the center of town (old part of the city) passing by the sambadrome where the Carnival parade takes place every year, Modern Cathedral and Municipal theatre. Continuing via Flamengo Park, with beautiful landscape by Burle Marx, until reaching the traditional and residential Urca neighborhood and Praia Vermelha cable car Station where we will ride in glass cable car to the Urca mountain (mid-way station/ first stage) with its gardens and look-out points. Then, the second part of the ride will take us to the peak of the Sugar Loaf Mountain, 1300 ft. above sea level (second stage). At the top majestic views of Rio de Janero Guanabara Bay await you.
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Rio de Janeiro

We start the day with the half day (4 hrs) tour to Corcovado Mountain Statue of Christ. It is Rio’s second world-famous landmark, the “Corcovado-Mountain” with the statue of Christ The Redeemer, is a must for the visitors of this city. It is set right in the “Tijuca Rainforest National Park (the largest urban park in the world)” which is in the heart of the city of Rio, being considered by locals as the “lung of the city”. From Copacabana the bus takes the route through tunnel “Rebouças”, which intersects the surrounding mountain range, reaching “Laranjeiras District”. From there, a cogwheel train, constructed by Swiss engineers, takes visitors up–passing lovely parts of the forest allowing visitors to have panoramic views of the city while climbing up. Finally, after reaching the mountain top, escalators are available as well as elevator to assist passengers reaching the statue – which stands on its 28 meters of height.  And the most marvelous view of the city. 
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Carnival Winners' Parade

Today we have busy day and night ahead! After breakfast we board on for a schooner cruise over “Guanabara” Bay at “Marina da Glória” dock, in the downtown area. We can enjoy the views of the “Villegaignon” Island and its fortress, the beach districts that surround the bay: “Flamengo”, which is a result of the largest urban project in Brazil, “Botafogo”, which features the Monument to Estácio de Sá who founded Rio de Janeiro city and “Urca”, district where one of the most important symbols of the city lays – the Sugar Loaf. View “São João” Fortress, which marks the entrance of “Guanabara” bay and “Santa Cruz” Fortress, built in 1555. These two fortresses were built to protect the harbor of the city from eventual invaders. See also “Rio-Niterói” Bridge, the largest bridge in the world in terms of construction volume, and the impressive Contemporary Art Museum, which is a masterpiece of architecture for its flying-saucer-like design by Oscar Niemeyer, a worldwide famous architect.
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Rio de Janeiro - Paraty

Today we transfer to Paraty. Enjoy a driving distance tour from Rio de Janeiro to Paraty (approx 4 hrs). delightful experience with scenic landscapes, nature and history. Beautiful colonial city, Paraty is considered a National and World Historical Monument, it preserves until today its countless natural and architectural charms. After check in we will have lunch at local restaurant (no drinks included) In the afternoon we take the historical city walking tour (2 hours). Paraty was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, recognized for its natural and cultural wealth, which also earned it the title of Creative City of Gastronomy. The City Tour is a pleasant walk, accompanied by an expert guide who will take the participants on a journey through time. We visit beautiful art workshops, churches, and mansions in the city. With irregular sidewalks, thick decorated walls, colonial townhouses with iron balconies and symbols of Masonic culture, they represent the essence of the Historic Center of Paraty. At the end of the walk, there is a stop to taste cachaça and spirits at the local cachaçarias.
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After breakfast we embark on schooner boat tour at Paraty Bay and Cotia Island (approx 5 hrs). First we take a walk, accompanied by our guide, from the hotel to the pier of Paraty, where we will embark on a private schooner tour. The tour through the Bay of Paraty and surroundings, the appreciation of the natural beauty and the exuberant vegetation allows the place. We will find the most remote spots and Cotia Island is no exception to this rule of thumb. The waters behind the island are so well protected it feels like a swimming pool. We stop at the best places for snorkelling, with privacy and getting to know the best beaches in the region.
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Today we have fun taking the jeep tour and & visiting Chachaça destillary (approx 4 hrs). We travel inside the National Park of Serra da Bocaina, also known as “the trekking paradise in Brazil”, visiting several waterfalls, distilleries of cachaça, the beginning of the famous Gold trail and other attractions. Tour starts on 4×4 vehicles in direction to the National Park of Serra da Bocaina visiting the preserved area of Gold Trail. Then we will visit a couple of waterfalls for pictures. Afterwards we visit the distillery of cachaça Engenho D’Ouro, where we can taste it and observe its interesting production. In the afternoon lunch will be served at Engenho D’Ouro restaurante, with local cuisine. Evening at leisure to enjoy Paraty on your own.
  • Breakfast & Lunch included
  • Pousada do Principe

Paraty - Iguazú Falls via Rio de Janeiro

Today we transfer from Paraty (Approx. 4 hours) to Rio de Janeiro Airport for our internal flight to Foz do Iguassu, our next destination. Upon arrival in Iguazu falls city we meet & greet by an English speaking local guide and transfer to hotel to relax. In the evening we have a dinner at the hotel (drinks not included)
  • Breakfast & Dinner included
  • JL Hotel by Bourbon

Iguazú Falls

After breakfast at hotel we join private half- day guided tour (4 hrs) of Brazillian side Iguazu Falls. Considered one of the wonders of the world. Here you will see the waters of the Paraná River plunge through 32 separate falls into a 2.5-mile-wide, 200-foot precipice, admire the jaw-dropping series of waterfalls and enjoy unforgettable scenery. In the evening we have a dinner at the hotel (drinks not included)
  • Breakfast & Dinner included
  • JL Hotel by Bourbon
DAY 10

Iguazú Falls

Today we departure to cross the Tancredo Neves Bridge with its lovely view of the Iguassu Canyon en route to the Iguazu National Park in Argentina. We visit the upper and lower walkways which allow a different perspective and more intimate contact with the falls adjoining rainforest filled with orchids, bromeliads, birds and other wildlife, an exuberant nature with outstanding views. The highlight of the trip is a visit to the suspended platform at the very brink of the abysmal Devil’s Throat – largest of the waterfalls.  
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DAY 11

Departure Day

After breakfast, we will get ready to head to the Iguazú Falls airport for our flight back to the UK.
  • Breakfast included



We stay in comfortable hotels throughout as detailed below (or similar);
  • 3* Hotel B&B Forte de Copacabana – 4 Nights
  • 3* Villas de Paraty  – 3 Nights
  • 4* JL Hotel by Bourbon -3 Nights

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Average Temperatures

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February 27 °C 19 °C

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