The above package is subject to availability at time of reservation. Price is per person sharing. Prices are subject to change in accordance with currency fluctuations. When making a booking enquiry it is important that you are in possession of the correct documentation to travel ie visas, innoculation certificates etc. Please check that all names and surnames are spelt exactly as they appear in the relevant passports.
PricesJNB: R 23,178.00
Valid From1st of March 2018 (Thursday)
Valid To6th of September 2018 (Thursday)
Need Visa'sSouth Africa: NoBritish: NoEuropean Union: YesAmerican: Yes
About the Holiday
Feel the Rythm of Rio and Buzio's in 2018
The bustling city of Rio de Janeiro has been one of Brazil's most popular and frequented tourist destinations for decades. Its vibrant city centre is bursting with culture and pulsating with a deep sense of history and heritage. Rio, as it is commonly known, is the second largest city in Brazil and the third largest metropolis in the whole of South America. Buzios is the tropical beach town getaway you have been searching for. This is a uniquely shaped peninsula exuding the true "island feel."
Includes & Excludes
- Return flights from Johannesburg based on availability on the lowest category airfare
- Approximate taxes and levies
- Return airport to hotel transfers
- 3 Nights' accommodation at the 3* Augusto's Copacabana Hotel
- Return transfers from Rio de Janeiro to Buzios
- 3 Nights' accommodation at the 4* Abracadabra Pousada Hotel
- Breakfast daily
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- Meals and beverages not specifed
- Travel and medical insurance
- Items of a personal nature
Rio de JaneiroRio de Janeiro is the second major city of Brazil, behind only S„o Paulo. The city is capital of the state of Rio de Janeiro. It is famous for its spectacular natural setting, its Carnival celebrations, samba and other music, hotel-lined tourist beaches.
Guanabara Bay was reached by Portuguese explorers in an expedition led by Portuguese explorer Gaspar de Lemos on January 20, 1502; hence Rio de Janeiro, "January River". There is a legend that the mariners named the place thus because they thought the mouth of the bay was actually the mouth of a river, but no experienced sailor would make that mistake. At the time, river was the general word for any large body of water.
Rio has a Tropical climate. Though it can occasionally reach 40 įC in inland areas of the city, but in the main tourist areas (south zone, where the beaches are located), the temperature is moderated by the cool sea breezes from the ocean, even during the warmest months.
Rio de Janeiro is among the biggest cities in South America, but the city is more widely renowned for the various cultural celebrations that are held there every year. The most popular of these is the Carnival, held two weeks before the traditional Christian fasting of Lent. Apart from the Carnival, New Year is also a big deal in Rio and is also one of the other major festivals. It's celebrated with several concerts and firework displays all around Rio.
Almost every kind of international cuisine is available in Rio, but the local dishes here reach their culinary heights. The diva of Rio's dishes is feijoada, a black beans and pork dish that comes with rice, kale, and manioc. Churrasco is another favourite. Waiters slice off huge hunks of barbequed beef, pork, and other meats, serving them with manioc and onions. Being close to the sea of course means an unsurpassed selection of fine sea food.
Beer seems to be served at all hours of the day and locals can often be seen enjoying a drink with friends at the corner bars that open out onto the streets in all parts of the city. Many bars and pubs have happy hours for people returning from work or the beach and most serve snacks and light meals. But the real action does not really start until around 2300, when the clubs open their doors for music and dancing and stay open until around 0400.