Arrival at Rio and transfer to the hotel. Rio de Janeiro is the cultural capital of Brazil. Over its nearly 500 years of history, it has been the spring board for all the country’s principal cultural exports, and the port of entry for major international art exhibitions or musical events bringing top names from the classical to the contemporary. Rio’s architecture embraces churches and buildings dating from the 16th to the 19th centuries, blending with the world renowned designs of the 20th. In the South Zone, along the sea front, the city preserves the memory of names such as Tom Jobim and JoÃ£o Gilberto, who wrote the first chords of the Bossa Nova. Overnight: Rio de Janeiro hotel
Breakfast and depart to visit the Sugar Loaf Mountain. It was, at the feet of Urca Hill, that the city of Rio de Janeiro was founded in 1565 by EstÃ¡cio de SÃ¡. The visit is done in two steps, by modern cable-car. The first ride of the cable-car links Praia Vermelha to Urca Hill, located at 215 meters of altitude, a point from which can be seen all the Guanabara Bay and its islands, the Flamengo landfilling, the Corcovado and the Rio-NiterÃ³i bridge, besides the majestic mountains that protect and embellish the city. In the belvedere exist a fast Food area, an anphiteatrum and a Heli-pad. The second ride, that we will made on cable car, takes to the top of Sugar Loaf mountain, at 395 meters of altitude, from where can be seen, in a unique perspective, the beach of Copacabana, the Santa Cruz Fortress, some beaches of NiterÃ³i in a fantastic scenery. Lunch time (not included). Then depart to visit the Christ the Redeemer statue on Corcovado Mountain by Tijuca Forest. See the most famous of all images of Rio, the statue of Christ the Redeemer. Overnight: Rio de Janeiro hotel
After breakfast, free day to relax at the "wonderful city" (how Rio is called) or optional activities. Overnight: Rio de Janeiro hotel
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Campo Grande. On arrival journey by road to Fazenda San Francisco located in the heart of the Southern Pantanal (245 km - 3.5 hours). This rural oasis and eco-tourism jewel is an authentic, family-run pousada with endless hours of wildlife viewing and adventure as well as the opportunity to take part in ranch life. The Pantanal represents one of the world's largest wetland complexes and one of the best examples of flooded savannas in southern South America, comprising of a mosaic of flooded grasslands and savannas, gallery forests, and dry forests. Overnight: Fazenda San Francisco
Discover this captivating destination with a full range of activities including caning, nature hikes through the forest and night-time wildlife-viewing drives. Overnight: Fazenda San Francisco
After breakfast, check-out and journey by road to Bonito (4hours approximately). The remainder of the day is free to relax or explore. Overnight Bonito hotel
After breakfast we visit Buraco das Araras (The Macaw's Hole) one of the world’s largest sinkholes where thousands of Macaws can be seen nesting along its sides and flying across its chasm. Depart to Rio da Prata Ecological Refuge to enjoy trail hiking in the impressive primary forest and snorkelling down Olho D’Ãgua river’s transparent blue waters. Overnight Bonito hotel
After breakfast day free or optional activities. Overnight: Bonito hotel.
After breakfast transfer to Campo Grande airport where our trip concludes.