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DestinationHL and Kultured Travels Presents: 
RIO DE 
JANEIRO, BRAZIL

JANUARY 20 - 29, 2023

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The Ultimate Travel Collab

Kultured Travels and DestinationHL are collaborating to bring you to one of South America’s most famous hubs of energy and excitement.

Rio is the perfect city for hikers, with many trails leading you to phenomenal views. This trip will leave you full yet wanting for more.

Breathtaking views, music, dance, landscape, world wonders, a rich African-influenced and vibrant culture set the scene for the perfect Brazilian adventure.

 

Pack your bags, and embark on the journey that will lead you to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with us where you will have an unforgettable experience.

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WHAT TO EXPECT

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itinerary

DAY 1

ARRIVE TO RIO - WELCOME DINNER

Bem vindo ao Rio! You have finally made it and you are about to debut your remarkable experience in Brazil. Our driver and hosts will pick you up from the airport and once checked-in you get to relax and rejuvenate before joining us later for our welcome dinner at one of the best restaurants in Rio!

DAY 2

Kultured Day #1 - AFRO BRAZILIAN TOUR

Today will be your favorite day of the trip. Upon enjoying your incredible breakfast, join us on a culturally crafted Afro-Brazilian tour. Get ready for an immersion in the rich cultural African heritage in Rio. In this experience, you’ll get to know about the profound history and culture of Africans in Brazil. The highlight of this experience is the gastronomy, with typical dishes of Afro-Brazilian cuisine, very common in the daily lives of the practitioners of religions of African origin. In this experience, we will immerse ourselves in flavors, aromas, and sounds of a culture that is a pivotal part of the history of Brazil. Later this evening, we make our way to Rio’s liveliest street to watch Samba performances and dance our butts off.

DAY 3

HIKELIFE DAY #1 - PEDRA DO TELEGRAFO

Today is an early day! Grab your hiking gear and prepare to go hike to Pedra do Telegrafo, one of the most beautiful views in Rio.

 

With the illusion of hanging effect that it gives, the top has become one of the most popular spots for THEE Instagram photo.

DAY 4

KULTURED DAY #2 - BEACH DAY

Are the words "Relaxation" and "Turn-up" allowed in the same sentence? That sums up day four. After breakfast, we will explore the Ipanema art fair, selecting our favorite eye-catching pieces before heading out to not one but TWO of the most world-famous beaches in Brazil, Copacabana, and Ipanema beach. Absorb the vitamin D while sipping on some caipirinha (Brazil’s national cocktail). Relax and enjoy before we return to the hotel only to turn all the way up later in a vibrant local bar.

DAY 5

HIKELIFE DAY #2 - CHRIST THE REDEEMER

It wouldn’t be a trip to Brazil if you didn’t make your way to the world wonder Christ the Redeemer. Enjoy your breakfast and let's hike up to Corcovado mountain where you get to admire this marvelous piece of sculpture. Next, we will make our way to the lush Tijuca Forest, observe nature’s finest, and drench yourself in the waterfall drops before returning to the hotel. Later this evening we will dine at one of the best local spots in Rio with a breathtaking view and mouth-watering dishes.

DAY 6

FREE DAY - EXPLORE THE CITY

Today is the day you get to do anything you want. Whether you want to sleep in, hike, read, shop, you can do it all because it is your day to do as you please. You will have the option to join us on a helicopter ride to experience Rio like never before. Later that afternoon, join us in sugarloaf mountain to watch the most beautiful sunset.

DAY 7

HIKELIFE DAY #3 - TIJUCA NATIONAL PARK

Today you will get your full dose of lush tropical rush at one of the many rainforests in Rio. We will hike part of the Tijuca national park while chasing waterfalls. Be ready to admire the gorgeous landscape that will surround you and grab your swimsuit to enjoy the many waterfalls we will encounter on our date with nature.

DAY 8

KULTURED DAY #3 - YACHT DAY

It’s Yacht time baby! Today is one of the many days that will make your friend back home jealous. Grab your favorite swimsuit and sunscreen and hop on our private yacht and sail the day away. We will sail around the coast and get our full dose of vitamin d. With a catered lunch and cocktails on board you are in for quite a treat!

DAY 9

FINAL DAY IN RIO - FARWELL DINNER

Today is the day you get to do anything you want. Whether you want to sleep in, hike, read, shop, you can do it all because it is your day to do as you please. Later this evening join us wearing your best white outfit to our farewell dinner at one of Rio’s best restaurants.

DAY 10

"IT'S SO HARD TO SAY GOODBYE!"

Unfortunately, all great things come to an end. After your wonderful breakfast, our driver will take you to the airport for you to begin your return journey home. We hope to see you again. Tchau

WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Airport Pickup and drop-off

  • Luxury Accommodation at a 5-star hotel in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro

  • Private ground transportation to all listed excursions and activities

  • Professional photographs of the trip

  • Welcome gift bags

  • Detailed itinerary document 

  • Daily breakfast at the hotel 

  • Welcome dinner 

  • Day at the beach

  • Sailing on a private boat

  • Afro-Brazilian memorable tour

  • Cultural food activity

  • Historical guided tour

  • Guided hike to world wonder Christ the Redeemer 

  • Guided hike to Pedra do Telegrafo

  • Guided hike to Tijuca National Park

  • Tour of Selarón Steps

  • Vibrant nightlife experience

  • Multilingual guides and staff

  • Free Wifi at accommodation

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WHAT'S not INCLUDED
  • International Flight from Home country to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (GIG)

  • MANDATORY Intl/Travel medical insurance ( Buy Here )

  • Passport fees (Current Passport must be valid for more than 6 months from the trip date)

  • Tips and gratuities to hotel staff

  • Some lunches and dinners

  • Covid test to come to brazil and to return

  • Additional tours and excursions not included package

  • Hiking gear (boots, walking sticks, heating packs, etc.)

  • Tips and Gratuities to local guides

PRICING

**ALL PRICES LISTED ARE PER PERSON**
Single Occupancy (1 Person in the room) $6,500 (Full Price)

Single Occupancy (1 Person in the room) $6,999 (Deposit + Monthly payments)

Double Occupancy (you will have a roommate) - $5,500 (Full Price)

Double Occupancy (you will have a roommate) - $5,999 (Deposit + Monthly  payments)

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disclaimer and important info

DISCLAIMER

 

THIS TRIP ISN’T FOR EVERYONE.

 

Understand that Brazil is a developing country and standards are not the same as the USA.

 

IT IS FOR YOU IF:

  • You are open-minded 

  • You enjoy eating, walking, and off-the-beaten-path ideas. 

  • You are a hiker, open to hiking, and in good physical shape

  • You love to have a great time and are open to meeting others and accepting the different personalities you will encounter.

 

THIS TRIP IS NOT FOR YOU IF:

  • You have a tendency to bring first-world expectations with you everywhere.

  • You have a tendency to be negative or dramatic or are just plain depressing to be around.

  • You're not into trying new things or stepping outside of your comfort zone.

  • You have very specific and particular travel preferences and tend to criticize everything around you.

  • You can’t easily hike up. If you find walking tough, then this trip isn’t suited to you.

  • You are looking for luxury. Brazilian standards are not the same as it is in the U.S keep an open mind and you will have a great time!

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

PRIOR TO YOUR DEPARTURE

  • Check if you need to update your passport  

  • Determine if you need a visa  and apply for one on time (Non-U.S Passport Holders)

  • Check vaccination requirements  

  • Inform your bank of travel destinations

  • Sign up for State Department/Embassy alerts

COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS

  • Full vaccination against Covid-19 is required for this trip. 

  • A negative COVID-19 test will be required to be taken no older than 72 hours prior to your departure date. 

  • As well as this health form will need to be filled.

FLIGHT

 

Fly to the Galeão International Airport (GIG) in Rio and plan to arrive between 11 am and 2 pm local time. Book as early as you can to save. 

 

FOOD/DRINKS


We will consume a variety of Brazilian dishes from Brazilian cuisine. Meals are not provided every day, so you are free to eat other dishes in non-group meal activities.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES


This tour involves a lot of walking and sometimes hiking, please ensure that you are physically able to participate in those activities without complaint, if not then this may not be the best trip for you.

MONEY/CURRENCY


Brazil utilizes the Brazilian Real as its currency, exchange your USD to Reals upon arrival in Rio when we pick you up. Please bring cash with you, most places only take cash, some places do take cards, however, to use your card you will need to set travel notices with your bank account and also know that you may be charged an international transaction fee for every card purchase.

The best recommendation would be to bring your cash with you and exchange it upon arrival.

TRAVEL TERMS & CONDITIONS


Please review the booking terms and frequently asked questions section before booking a package.