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Lima (Callao) to Rio de Janeiro

Sunrise Sonata | 31 Nights | Departs Mar 2, 2015

 

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  • POST Ultimate Rio
  • POST Ultimate Rio

    Code: riol15

    Experience vibrant Rio de Janeiro at landmarks such as Sugarloaf Mountain and the Christ the Redeemer statue, and also through free time, which allows you to venture into parts of the city that interest you the most.

    Day 1

    Following disembarkation from the ship you will be transferred to the Copacabana District to check-in at the Rio Sofitel Hotel, located right across the street from Copacabana Beach.

    The remainder of the day is at your leisure, allowing you time to settle in. Meals are on your own, and you’ll have plenty of choices regarding cuisine because restaurants are plentiful in the beach area.

    Day 2

    Enjoy a sumptuous buffet breakfast at the hotel before driving along Rio’s picturesque beaches to the laid-back Urca district, which exudes a genuine neighbourhood feel. Here, you’ll board a cable car for a ride to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain. The 600-million-year-old granite and quartz mountain was named for its tall cone, supposedly because it resembles sugar that was shaped into a loaf for transport in the 19th century.

    The cable-car ride is in two stages. The first takes you to Urca Hill, where there are lush, fragrant gardens and several scenic lookouts. If you wish to venture even higher, the second segment of the cable car ride will take you to the very top of Sugarloaf, which rises 1300 feet above sea level. From here, you will enjoy mesmerizing views of the city, Guanabara Bay, the ocean and smaller, densely vegetated mountains.

    After descending Sugarloaf, you will drive through a number of pleasant residential areas, around Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, and past the Botanical Gardens, which boasts 5,000 species of tropical plants.

    You will return to the hotel by early afternoon and have the remainder of the day to do whatever you please. You might sunbathe on Copacabana Beach and then stroll the black-and-white wave-shaped mosaic boardwalk. Lunch and dinner are on your own.

    Day 3

    Following a buffet breakfast at the hotel, you will drive to lovely Cosme Velho, a neighborhood known for its brightly colored neo-colonial homes and cobbled streets. Before long, you will board the funicular railway for a 20-minute ride through the Tijuca Forest, the world’s largest urban forest.

    As the train climbs Corcovado (meaning “Hunchback" in Portuguese) Mountain, you will enjoy spectacular views of Rio de Janeiro peeking through the dense vegetation. A majestic statue of Christ the Redeemer crowns the mountain, which is nearly twice as high as Sugarloaf. Inaugurated in 1931, the 700-ton statue stands 100 feet tall.

    Following the descent on the train, you will drive back to the hotel via Rio’s most scenic beaches. The remainder of the day is free, so you can explore wherever you wish. If shopping is on your list, you might look for beachwear, gemstone jewelry and leather goods, all of which are signature items in Rio de Janeiro.

    Day 4

    Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before checking out and transferring to the airport. Check-out is at 12:00pm. Your transfer will be based on your departure flight details. Luggage storage will be available at the hotel for guests with late flights.

    Land Program Step by Step:

    Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. The timings indicated are only approximate, and are given here for general reference purposes and are subject to change.

    DAY 1

    Disembark the ship and transfer to the Rio Sofitel Hotel or similar where you will check-in and the remainder of the day is at leisure. Check-in is at 3:00pm. Rooms may or may not be ready prior to this time.

    Overnight at the Rio Sofitel or similar hotel

    DAY 2

    AM Enjoy a buffet breakfast at the hotel.

    9:00am Tour to Sugarloaf

    1:00pm Arrive back at the hotel

    The remainder of the day is at leisure with lunch dinner on your own

    Overnight at the Rio Sofitel or similar hotel

    DAY 3

    AM Enjoy a buffet breakfast at the hotel.

    9:00am Tour Rio de Janeiro, including Corcovado

    1:00pm Arrive back at the hotel

    The remainder of the day is at leisure with lunch dinner on your own

    Overnight at the Rio Sofitel or similar hotel

    DAY 4

    Enjoy a buffet breakfast at the hotel.

    Check out is at 12:00noon. Please remember to settle your personal incidental account with the hotel prior to leaving. You will be transferred to the airport based on your flight schedule.

    Luggage storage will be available at the hotel for guests with late flights.

    Additional Nights: Should you book any extra nights via through the cruise line, you will be transferred to the airport per your flight details. Please note that check out time is 12:00nn. Any meals other than breakfast as well as any activities are on your own after the program officially ends on the morning of Day 4.

    Expected Weather:

    Summer is from the end of November until March. During these months, the daily high averages 29° Celsius (84° Fahrenheit, although it can frequently climb as high as 40° Celsius (104° Fahrenheit) in parts of the city. At night, the temperatures remain in the mid-20s Celsius (high 70s Fahrenheit). Rainfall peaks in the summer with more than 100mm (about four inches) of rain per month. December is typically the wettest month of the year, although rainfall is unpredictable. It can easily be sunny one day and rain torrentially the next.

    What to Bring:

    Casual, comfortable attire, good walking shoes, a hat, sunscreen, camera, umbrella

    Currency:

    The Brazilian Real (BRL) is the currency. You will need Reals, as the U.S. Dollar is not legal tender in Brazil. However, dollars can still be used for small tips or to buy items at some tourist locations.

    Electricity:

    127V-60H

    Documents and Visa Requirements:

    A valid passport is needed. International guests are required to check with their travel agents with regards to Visa requirements.

    Accommodation:

    Sofitel Rio

    Avenida Atlantica 4240, Copacabana

    Rio De Janeiro 22070002

    Phone: (+55) 21 2525 1232

    *If a similar hotel is required due to unforeseen circumstances, it will be of equal ratings and standards.

    Program includes:

    3 Nights in the Sofitel Hotel or similar hotel including buffet breakfasts – deluxe ocean front room

    Two half day tours including Sugar Loaf and Christ the Redeemer

    Meals as listed above

    Air conditioned coach with English speaking guide

    Luggage handling and porterage at the airport and hotel.

    Service charges, handling fees, and local taxes.

    Transfers

    Please Note: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has the most current and updated departure information so your departure transfer can be arranged; however, should you book any additional hotel nights independently of the cruise line, a departure transfer is not provided.

    Program excludes:

    Any meals not listed above

    All beverages

    Gratuities to drivers and guides

    Other hotel incidentals and personal expenses

    Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces, which may include inclines, cobblestones, sand, gravel and natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather-appropriate clothing, hats, sunglasses, and flat comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

    POST ULTIMATE RIO
    Price: $1,699.00 per guest based on double occupancy.

    POST ULTIMATE RIO
    Price: $1,614.00 per guest based on double occupancy.

Free Land Programs and Land Programs from $499 is per person for guests 1 and 2 for one pre- or post-cruise program only.

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