Iguacu to Rio de Janeiro
This morning after breakfast, you will be met by a Travel Beyond representative for your private transfer to the Iguaçu Airport for your flight to Rio de Janeiro.
Upon arrival in Rio, you will be met by a Travel Beyond representative and transferred to the Copacabana Palace where you will spend two nights in a Deluxe Ocean View room, including breakfast daily.
Over its nearly 500 years of history, Rio de Janeiro has been the spring board for Brazil’s principal cultural exports, and the port of entry for everything from major art exhibitions to contemporary music events. Rio’s architecture embraces churches and buildings dating from the 16th through 19th centuries, while seamlessly blending with 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 João Gilberto, who wrote the first chords of the Bossa Nova.
Later today, you will be met by a Travel Beyond representative and transferred to your half-day Brazilian Cooking Class. Chef Simone Almeida has been offering Brazil’s premier cooking class since 2009. Her job is not just to teach delicious Brazilians recipes, but to explain Brazilian culture through food. You will learn a few Brazilian drinks, such as caipirinha and batida de coco, and a few appetizers, such as cassava sticks and flambéed sausage, before you start on the main dish.
After your class, you will be returned to your hotel. Enjoy the remainder of your evening at leisure.
Belmond Copacabana Palace Meals: Breakfast/Dinner