Rio Experience – Independent

Rio Experience – Independent

From $ 718 AUD


Rio de Janeiro is without doubt South America’s most beautiful city, and regarded as the holiday capital of Brazil. From the white-sand beaches to the winding streets of the favelas up to Corcavado and Christ the Redeemer towering over Rio’s six million local inhabitants (known as cariocas), this short break will introduce you to the city. Prepare yourself to be swept away.

Independent Experiences

Independent travel, without the stress. Peregrine’s Independent Experiences are a range of short ‘mini tours’ that you can add to other Experiences or as an extension to a longer tour, to craft your perfect holiday itinerary. Independent Experiences are for 1-4 travellers, come accompanied by a local Peregrine guide and depart daily.

Trip Name
Rio Experience - Independent
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  • A full-day city tour puts you right in amongst Rio's colours and contrasts, from the bohemian neighbourhoods of Santa Teresa to a gritty shantytown favela
  • Climb up Corcovado for sweeping vistas of Brazil's most spectacular and colourful metropolis
  • Witness up close the classic art-deco colossus that is Christ the Redeemer
  • Enjoy free time to make your own discoveries - perhaps start with a stroll along Copacabana or settle into a samba performance


ITINERARY CHANGES Our itineraries are updated regularly throughout the year based on customer feedback and to reflect the current situation in each destination. The information included in this Essential Trip Information may therefore differ from when you first booked your trip. It is important that you review this information prior to travel so that you have the latest updates. Due to weather, local conditions, transport schedules, public holidays, or other factors, further changes may be necessary to your itinerary once in-country. The order and timing of included activities in each location may also vary seasonally to ensure our travellers have the best experience. Your tour leader will keep you up to date with any such changes once on tour. OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES A selection of optional activities that have been popular with past travellers are listed in the day-to-day itinerary. This isn't an exhaustive list and should be used as a guide only for some of what might be available. Prices are approximate, are for entrance only, and don’t include transport to and from the sites or local guides unless indicated. All activities are subject to availability, and maybe on a join-in basis. It may not be possible to do all the activities listed in the time available at each destination, so some pre-planning for what you are most interested in is advised. When it's recommended that travellers pre-book these activities, look for a note in the Special Information section of the day-to-day itinerary. For most, they can either be organised independently on the day, or let your leader know you are interested in the Group Meeting and they can assist. Where activities are considered medium or high risk, we work with operators whose safety and credentials we have sighted and assessed. Although it is possible that you may find the same activity cheaper with another operator on the ground, we cannot vouch for the safety or quality of that operator. Medium and high-risk activities not listed above have not been assessed by us and as such our staff and leaders are unable to assist you with organising these activities. Activities that contravene our Responsible Travel policies are also not listed. Please remember that the decision to partake in any activity not listed is at your own discretion and risk.

Day 1 - Rio de Janeiro
On arrival at Rio de Janeiro's Galeao International Airport (also known as Antonio Carlos Jobin Airport - named after the man who wrote the city's unofficial anthem, 'The Girl from Ipanema'), you will be met and transferred to your hotel in the heart of the Copacabana area. Please look for your transfer driver at the airport - they will be holding a sign with your name on it. Once you have checked into the hotel the remainder of your first day will be free until a welcome meeting at approximately 6pm.
Day 2 - Rio de Janeiro
The Portuguese established a small, fortified settlement on the western side of Rio de Janeiro Bay in 1560. The name means 'River of January', a reference to the month when it was founded. The sugar boom and resulting slave trade saw the settlement grow so rapidly that by the 18th century, the population had reached 50,000 and the city had also become the chief port for a thriving gold industry. Rio is today regarded as the holiday capital of Brazil and its inhabitants, known as Cariocas, pursue life with a zest. The city is characterised by beautiful white sandy beaches and rolling surf, with towering mountains forming a spectacular backdrop. It's an early start this morning, as we embark on a full-day guided tour of Rio. Starting at Corcovado Mountain for sweeping views over Rio from the base of the Christ the Reedemer statue before the crowds arrive. Discover the eclectic architecture, restaurants and art galleries of the artistic neighbourhood of Santa Teresa. Then continue on to by the famous Selaron Steps to see artist Jorge Selaron’s gift to the Brazilian people. We then stop for lunch, which will be a typical dish called Feijoada, a stew of black beans, kale and pork. We finish the day with a a walking tour of the Port area. This area, a little more off the beaten track, has been recognized for its cultural and historical importance as it was a main Port for the slave trade in Brazil. We will be joined by a local guide from the Pretos Novos institute,  which aims to preserve the cultural heritage found in the Port area. On the walk, learn about the story of how the African slaves arrived to Brazil, the horrific conditions they endured on the journey over, how they were sold and, eventually,  how they resisted and became free. Their story is intrinsically connected with the history of samba and Brazilian culture.  Expect to be finished around 4 pm.  Later on, why not check out the beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema? The colourful and vibrant nightlife and the laid-back and friendly nature of Brazilians will help make your visit to Rio a memorable one.
Day 3 - Rio de Janeiro
Your Independent Experience comes to an end today after breakfast. You have an included transfer to the airport to meet your departure flight.

Trip Dates

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01-10-202003-10-2020AUD $ 718-
02-10-202004-10-2020AUD $ 718-
03-10-202005-10-2020AUD $ 718-
04-10-202006-10-2020AUD $ 718-
05-10-202007-10-2020AUD $ 752-
06-10-202008-10-2020AUD $ 752-
07-10-202009-10-2020AUD $ 718-
08-10-202010-10-2020AUD $ 752-
09-10-202011-10-2020AUD $ 718-
10-10-202012-10-2020AUD $ 718-
11-10-202013-10-2020AUD $ 752-
12-10-202014-10-2020AUD $ 718-
13-10-202015-10-2020AUD $ 752-
14-10-202016-10-2020AUD $ 752-
15-10-202017-10-2020AUD $ 752-
16-10-202018-10-2020AUD $ 752-
17-10-202019-10-2020AUD $ 718-
18-10-202020-10-2020AUD $ 752-
19-10-202021-10-2020AUD $ 718-
20-10-202022-10-2020AUD $ 718-
21-10-202023-10-2020AUD $ 718-
22-10-202024-10-2020AUD $ 718-
23-10-202025-10-2020AUD $ 718-
24-10-202026-10-2020AUD $ 718-
25-10-202027-10-2020AUD $ 718-
26-10-202028-10-2020AUD $ 718-
27-10-202029-10-2020AUD $ 718-
28-10-202030-10-2020AUD $ 718-
29-10-202031-10-2020AUD $ 718-
30-10-202001-11-2020AUD $ 718-
31-10-202002-11-2020AUD $ 718-
01-11-202003-11-2020AUD $ 752-
02-11-202004-11-2020AUD $ 718-
03-11-202005-11-2020AUD $ 718-
04-11-202006-11-2020AUD $ 718-
05-11-202007-11-2020AUD $ 752-
06-11-202008-11-2020AUD $ 718-
07-11-202009-11-2020AUD $ 718-
08-11-202010-11-2020AUD $ 718-
09-11-202011-11-2020AUD $ 718-
10-11-202012-11-2020AUD $ 718-
11-11-202013-11-2020AUD $ 718-
12-11-202014-11-2020AUD $ 718-
13-11-202015-11-2020AUD $ 718-
14-11-202016-11-2020AUD $ 752-
15-11-202017-11-2020AUD $ 718-
16-11-202018-11-2020AUD $ 752-
17-11-202019-11-2020AUD $ 752-
18-11-202020-11-2020AUD $ 752-
19-11-202021-11-2020AUD $ 718-
20-11-202022-11-2020AUD $ 752-
21-11-202023-11-2020AUD $ 718-
22-11-202024-11-2020AUD $ 752-
23-11-202025-11-2020AUD $ 718-
24-11-202026-11-2020AUD $ 752-
25-11-202027-11-2020AUD $ 752-
26-11-202028-11-2020AUD $ 718-
27-11-202029-11-2020AUD $ 752-
28-11-202030-11-2020AUD $ 718-
29-11-202001-12-2020AUD $ 718-
30-11-202002-12-2020AUD $ 752-
01-12-202003-12-2020AUD $ 745-
02-12-202004-12-2020AUD $ 782-
03-12-202005-12-2020AUD $ 745-
04-12-202006-12-2020AUD $ 782-
05-12-202007-12-2020AUD $ 745-
06-12-202008-12-2020AUD $ 745-
07-12-202009-12-2020AUD $ 782-
08-12-202010-12-2020AUD $ 745-
09-12-202011-12-2020AUD $ 782-
10-12-202012-12-2020AUD $ 745-
11-12-202013-12-2020AUD $ 745-
12-12-202014-12-2020AUD $ 745-
13-12-202015-12-2020AUD $ 745-
14-12-202016-12-2020AUD $ 745-
15-12-202017-12-2020AUD $ 745-
16-12-202018-12-2020AUD $ 745-
17-12-202019-12-2020AUD $ 782-
18-12-202020-12-2020AUD $ 745-
19-12-202021-12-2020AUD $ 782-
20-12-202022-12-2020AUD $ 745-
21-12-202023-12-2020AUD $ 782-
22-12-202024-12-2020AUD $ 745-
23-12-202025-12-2020AUD $ 745-
24-12-202026-12-2020AUD $ 745-
25-12-202027-12-2020AUD $ 782-


Hotel (2 nights)


Private van