RIO DE JANEIRO - BRAZIL
After an hour and a half we have a short stop prior to proceeding to the fishing village Itacuruçá, some 90 kilometres (56 miles) from Rio de Janeiro. This is the boarding point for our tropical islands schooner cruise.
The smiling sun above us, the sea underneath us, a myriad of islands around us and holiday-mood in us, isn't that the stuff that dreams are made of ? And to put the finishing touch to a 'perfect day', we are tempted to tropical fruits and Brazil's national drink: Caipirinha. The recipe is simple, the taste divine: cachaça (made from sugar-cane), lime, sugar and crushed ice.
Some fishermen's and weekend-chalets frame the islands. The overwhelming majority, however, belongs to lush forests. In awe of such beauty everything seems to hold its breath and time seems to stand still. Only some playing dolphins and fish may break the silence. The Sea invites us to get in touch with her and who could turn down such tempting a offer?
When our stomachs start 'speaking' up, we change the course and head for one of the islands. A buffet-luncheon enriched with fresh seafood will certainly be a delight for our taste-buds and calm our stomachs down. After this Epicurean feast and some idle moments we go on board our schooner to return to the mainland, where our coach already waits for us. We leave the tropical islands behind us, but take pleasant memories with us. Two hours later, i.e. at approximately 6 p.m. we shall arrive in Rio de Janeiro and will leave the excursionists on their hotels' doorsteps.
DAY 2 - City Tour to visit the city and Sugar Loaf
DAY 3 - Excursion to Corcovado and Tijuca Forest
- Transfer to airport
Other places to visit:
RIPIO TURISMO - Incoming
Tour Operator Argentina & Chile- Leg. 10.687 Secretaría de
Turismo de la Nación Argentina.