Brazil Highlights

Monograms
4.7 . Excellent
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Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises. Very Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
6 days
From: $ 1,269 $ 212 / day
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Overview

Highlights (Bullets)

  • Visit the iconic Sugar Loaf Mountain

Short Description

Flying Down to Rio...it’s the classic where Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers first appeared together. And now you can create your own classic and fly to Rio—Monograms makes it easy! On this 6-day vacation to Rio de Janeiro & Iguassu Falls, we’ve arranged your hotel reservations, daily breakfast, and sightseeing. Plus, in both cities, you’ll have a Monograms Local Host®, someone who will answer questions, offer suggestions, help arrange your activities, translate if you need it, and help make sure your vacation is what you want it to be.

When you arrive in Rio, Monograms can pick you up at the airport, so you don’t have to deal with hassles after the flight to Brazil. Your Local Host will meet you at your selected hotel with materials to help familiarize you with the city. The next day, after an included breakfast, we’ll pick you up at your hotel for a private, guided tour of the city with a local expert. We’ll take you to the Cosme Velho district for a cog-wheel train through the Tijuca Forest to the top of Corcovado Mountain, home to the 130-foot Christ the Redeemer statue, one of the New 7 Modern Wonders of the World. We’ve scouted out the best place to capture photos of the city and beaches below, so be sure to bring your camera. You’ll also have plenty of leisure time to explore Rio. Perhaps take an excursion to Petropolis, the summer palace of former Emperor Dom Pedro II of Brazil; take a cable car up Sugar Loaf Mountain; or stroll along one of the many beaches to people-watch. Your Local Host can point you in the right direction and help you tailor your free time to fit your interests.

Then you’re off to Iguassu Falls, one of the Earth’s most spectacular waterfalls, where you’ll have a private tour of the Brazilian side of the falls, encompassing 275 separate falls! Enjoy the thunderous roar, clouds of spray, and rainbows that form in the mist and sun. The next day, your private tour focuses on the Argentine side of the falls. Your Local Host will take you on the Ecological Jungle Train and along numerous walkways above and under the water.

Monograms has included all of this in your package: hotels, guides, sightseeing, transportation! Add the time you save and the comfort of knowing you’ll have a local thee to assist you throughout your vacation and your one happy traveler!

A travel company plans your itinerary and arranges all the logistics including lodging, local activities, and transportantion. You have the flexibility of a solo trip while still getting the convience and time savings of expert planning. Get 90% of the benefits of a tour, without a guide.
Trip Type Self-guided / Independent Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value (3*)
Flight & Transport Inclusions N/A
Start City ARRIVE IN RIO DE JANEIRO
End City IGUASSU FALLS

Travel Theme

Cultural 50 plus

Destinations

Brazil Argentina

Attractions & Cities Visited

Iguazu Falls Rio de Janeiro

Activities & Interests

Culture Independent

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Itinerary

Day 1

ARRIVE IN RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL. Welcome to South America’s capital of glamour—Rio de Janeiro. Your hotel is available for mid-afternoon check-in.

Day 2

RIO DE JANEIRO. Today, your PRIVATE CITY TOUR takes you to the Cosme Velho district to board a cog-wheel train that will whisk you through the lush tropical vegetation of Tijuca Forest to the top of CORCOVADO Mountain. This rounded peak rising 2,300 feet from the bay below is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and home to the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer. Enjoy a breathtaking 360-degree panoramic view of the city and beaches below. The afternoon and evening are at leisure. Tonight, consider joining a fun churrascaria for a feast of barbecued meats that are marinated and roasted over charcoal in true Brazilian style. (B)

Day 3

RIO DE JANEIRO. Enjoy a full day at leisure. Your Local Host will suggest an optional Jeep tour to the rainforest in the middle of the city, Tijuca National Park, and its bird sanctuary. This afternoon, you may elect to discover historic Petropolis, a mountain resort and site of the former summer palace of Emperor Dom Pedro II, or take an optional excursion to visit the iconic Sugar Loaf Mountain. (B)

Day 4

RIO DE JANEIRO–IGUASSU FALLS. Fly to IGUASSU FALLS at the crossroads of Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay. This masterpiece of nature encompasses 275 separate falls and spans almost two miles. The afternoon’s PRIVATE TOUR is dedicated to enjoying the spectacle of this 2-mile-wide torrential downpour. With some cataracts as high as 250 feet, it’s nothing short of hypnotic. The clouds of spray, the incessant roar, and the surrounding luxuriant tropical growth make this an unforgettable natural wonder. (B)

Day 5

IGUASSU FALLS. This morning, take the Ecological JUNGLE TRAIN with your Local Host and tour the Argentine side of IGUASSU FALLS with numerous walkways that wind above and under the crashing water. (B)

Day 6

IGUASSU FALLS. Your vacation ends after breakfast this morning. (B)

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Price Per Day: $ 212 per day
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448 Monograms Travel Reviews & Ratings

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Monograms refused to refund our deposit…

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Monograms refused to refund our deposit despite the fact that our trip was canceled due to travel restrictions from the COVID-19 outbreak. I have traveled with Monograms previously and was disappointed overall with the customer service experience encountered. You would assume that by paying a premium to travel with a company like Monograms that you would receive a fair, helpful customer service experience, but this could not be further from the experience that I received. I would strongly encourage you to research companies that offer a better overall experience at a more competitive price, there are plenty!
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Obsessed. Very good experience throughout.

Refund in full!

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We have used Monograms several times in the past traveling to India, Equador, Amazon twice, Galapagos islands. All of these trips were amazing however recently I had to give a 5 star rating for giving us a full refund for a trip we booked to Africa due to Covid pandemic.We will definitely use them again when we can safely travel.
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Amazing experience

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Wow! What an incredible and perfect honeymoon. We had the best experience, everything was well laid out, easy to get from place to place and so many amazing opportunities while on this trip! We couldn't have asked for a better honeymoon and trip. We loved every moment of it and all that monograms had to offer. We would absolutely book again.
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Monograms Vacations

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Monograms Vacations, a Globus Company, is refusing to offer refunds on trips they canceled due to the COVID 19 virus. When I called to request a refund, they said that the date for refunds had passed. When they had notified me of the cancelation by email, they did not mention that there was only a two week window to request a refund. Instead, the email stated in bold type "Please note that you do not need to take immediate action". I called two days after their non-disclosed deadline and was refused a refund.
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8-day Tanzania Private Safari with Monograms

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It has been just over a month that we (a group of 8 friends) embarked on an 8-day Tanzania Private Safari with Monograms, which is part of the Globus family of brands. After a long two flights, we ended up in Arusha at the Mount Meru Hotel and spent the night. The next morning, we were greeted by our fantastic two guides, Jams and Amos, that would take us on our “bucket list” adventure, and they did not disappoint us at all. We spent two days at Tarangire National Park, two days at Ngorongoro Crater and two days at the Migration camp in the Serengeti. All of the accommodations were top notch and all of the staff at each location were genuinely happy to give us the best experience. The game drives at each location gave us an opportunity to see different animals in their native, and protected habitat.
I would highly recommend Monograms and Globus. Monica, our travel consultant, was very helpful and informative as we made our plans. After the trip, they followed up to see if we enjoyed our trip and answer any other questions.
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Accomodations



Windsor Plaza

The Windsor Plaza Hotel has become the perfect choice for travelers visiting Rio de Janeiro. Its facilities were designed to meet expectations in comfort and convenience. Sitting in the heart of Copacabana, the hotel offers exceptional services, comfortable amenities, and relaxation after a busy day in Rio de Janeiro.


Rio de Janiero
Brazil
av Princesa Isabel 263

Windsor Excelsior Copacabana

Perfectly positioned on the beaches of the Copacabana in Rio, the Windsor Excelsior welcomes guests through a softly lit lobby and provides exceptional accommodations. With a restaurant serving International fare with Brazilian flourishes, the rooftop pool and poolside bar, and complimentary towels, umbrellas and lounge chairs for use on Copacabana Beach, the Excelsior provides all of the details and services you'd expect for the perfect stay in Rio de Janeiro.


Rio de Janiero
Brazil
Av. Atlantica, 1800 Copacabana

Sheraton Rio Hotel and Towers

Beautifully situated along the well-known Ipanema Beach, this contemporary hotel boasts gorgeous views and extreme comfort. All 559 guestrooms are equipped with the signature Sheraton Sweet Sleeper bed, private balcony overlooking the sea, mini-bar, cable television, air-conditioning, and room service. The facilities include a swimming pool, tennis courts, beauty salon, fitness center, sauna, business center, three restaurants, and two bars.


Rio de Janeiro
Brazil
Avenida Niemeyer 121

Viale Cataratas

The Viale Cataratas near Iguassu Falls glistens with beautiful and modern architecture. 151 luxury rooms, complete with home-style comforts, superior amenities throughout the hotel, and convenient access to the impressive Falls, make this out-of-the-ordinary hotel one of the best places to stay in Iguassu.


Iguassu Falls
Brazil
Av. das Cataratas, 2420

Bourbon Cataratas Hotel

The Bourbon Cataratas Resort Hotel is strategically located near the main tourist sites of Iguassu. Exclusive and professional staff take care of every detail.


Iguassu Falls
Brazil
Rodovia Das Cataratas KM 2,5

Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas

Belmond Hotel das Cataratas is the only hotel located within Iguassu National Park, with the world famous Iguassu Falls just a two minute stroll away. Amenities include two restaurants, bar, two pools, tennis courts, spa, shopping boutique, and business center.


Iguassu Falls
Brazil
Parque Nacional Re Iguacu

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