The best of Rio in six days: get to know the city of carnival in its multicultural aspects and explore its spectacular beaches and attractions.falseThe best of Rio in six days: get to know the city of carnival in its multicultural aspects and explore its spectacular beaches and attractions.
Accessibility. What to expect?
Guides/ Staff members have experience assisting people with disabilities
Guides/ Staff members will be available to assist
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
If needed, your wheelchair can be stored safely inside the vehicle
Accessible bathroom available in only one stop of the Multi-day Trip
Places present some barriers and minimum assistance is needed
There are smooth floors and pathways
Optional adaptive equipment is included and can be used independently
From $2,530 USD / per person
*Price based on 2 travelers
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Day 1. Arrival
On arrival at the airport, you will be greeted by your driver, who will help you with your luggage and get you to your hotel in a private accessi...On arrival at the airport, you will be greeted by your driver, who will help you with your luggage and get you to your hotel in a private accessible van.
On route, they will explain what is planned for the next few days activities.
Get ready to discover the world-famous Sugarloaf mountain and to learn more about the Rio carnival thanks to this guided tour!
After breakfast, ...Get ready to discover the world-famous Sugarloaf mountain and to learn more about the Rio carnival thanks to this guided tour!
After breakfast, around 10:00, you will be picked in an accessible vehicle directly from your hotel. You will then head to the Sugarloaf mountain cable car station. 2 cable car lines will take you to the highest point of the mountain, where you will be able to enjoy a breathtaking view over Guanabara Bay and the city of Rio de Janeiro. Your guide will tell you more about the place, its history, and will be able to answer all your questions.
The stations, toilets, and elevators are accessible and mobile ramps can be installed whenever needed to get into the cable cars.
After you have enjoyed the view and made your way back down, you will go for lunch in a churrascaria, located at Botafogo district.
After lunch, you will go on a 45-minutes drive to get to the Carnival Experience.
There, you will go on a guided tour of one of the main samba schools in the city: the Grande Rio samba school factory. You will learn more about how the carnival parades tradition was born, and how the locals prepare for it throughout the year. You will then have a chance to try a carnival costume that you like and take as many pictures as you want! Later on, enjoy a samba class with one of the great carnival dancers. A caipirinha will also be served during the tour.
There are some rather steep ramps in the building. Your guide will be able to help whenever required.
After the visit, you will be driven back to your hotel.
Today, you will not only discover the iconic and world-famous statue of Christ the Redeemer, but also get a more complete overview of the city th...Today, you will not only discover the iconic and world-famous statue of Christ the Redeemer, but also get a more complete overview of the city thanks to a guided tour!
After breakfast, at 09:00, you will be picked up in an accessible vehicle, directly from your hotel. After a 30-minute drive, you will get to the Corcovado train station. The 15-minute train ride will let you discover the beauty of the mountain, and the exotic and diverse wildlife of Corcovado. An elevator and an escalator will then help you reach the feet of Christ the Redeemer. Listed as one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, this is a symbol of Rio de Janeiro and Brazil in general. No trip to the city could be complete without a visit there!
The members of staff working onsite will provide assistance to whoever needs it. You guide will tell you more about the surrounding nature, but also about the history of Christ the Redeemer and what it represents around the world.
After you have enjoyed the view, taken pictures and made the most of it, it will be time for you to make your way down for lunch in a typical restaurant in the Humaita district.
You will then go onto a city guided tour. To make the experience more comfortable, a Lomo 360 will be provided and installed onto your wheelchair.
Visit the narrow streets of the city, observe the iconic building of the science museum : Museum of Tomorrow, and the both historic and modern architecture building complex of the MAR Museum. Enjoy the famous street-art murals of Kobra and the Selaron steps. This colourful staircase has been renovated and covered with tiles, ceramics and mirrors by Chilean-born Jorge Selaron, making it an iconic tourist attraction. You will then discover the largest stadium in the world, globally know as Maracana! Built in 1950, it has been created to host the Brazil World cup. Next, you will head to the Santa Teresa neighborhood. Located on top of a hill, it has a village atmosphere. It is characterized by its old mansions, art galleries, colonial-style churches, boutique hotels, trendy cocktail bars and restaurants, but above all, its yellow tram, that crosses the neighborhood from end to end. As you wander around the city, you will be able to see craft makers, and purchase souvenirs, coco water and caipirinhas in the street!
After the tour, your guide will drive you back to your hotel.
Day 4. Tijuca Forest 4X4 guided tour + Carioca night experience
Today, enjoy a fun experience as you discover one of the largest urban forests in the world on board a 4X4 vehicle!
You will be picked up direct...Today, enjoy a fun experience as you discover one of the largest urban forests in the world on board a 4X4 vehicle!
You will be picked up directly from your hotel, after breakfast, in a 4X4 Jeep. To make the experience more comfortable, a Lomo 360 will be provided and installed onto your wheelchair. Travellers in a wheelchair will receive assistance to get inside the vehicle thanks to an access ramp. The wheelchair will then be securely attached. Once everybody is ready, you will start making your way to Tijuca Forest, about 30 minutes away by car.
This urban tropical rainforest covers 32 km² and is home to hundreds of fauna and flora species. Many of them are threatened by extinction. As you start hiking into the forest, you might get lucky and get a chance to observe some toucans, hummingbirds, monkeys, and more! You will then follow a small trail to reach Gabriela waterfall, where you will be able to enjoy the pure waters thanks to the provided amphibious wheelchair. You guide not only be able to assist you whenever needed, but will also tell you more about the surrounding nature and stories of the forest.
After you have enjoyed the water and the special atmosphere, you will make your way back to the 4X4 Jeep, to be driven back to the hotel, where you will spend the afternoon as you wish to do so.
Around 20:30, you will be picked up from your hotel to make your way to a multi-level bar and restaurant. There, you will be able to enjoy a 3-course meal with drinks, but also the amazing entertainment! Listen to the live bands, watch the dancers showing off the different dancing types of Brazil, take part and join the crowd for a good time! Explore the building for its several corners filled with antiques.
A Lomo 360 can be provided and installed onto your wheelchair to make the experience smoother. The restaurant has access ramps, adapted bathrooms and an elevator so that you can visit the different floors.
Once all partied out, you will make your way back to the hotel, on board an accessible vehicle.
Day 5. Free time - optional adaptive surfing experience
Today, make the most of the city as you wish to do so. If you need any recommendation on what to see or what to do, please feel free to ask!
Alt...Today, make the most of the city as you wish to do so. If you need any recommendation on what to see or what to do, please feel free to ask!
Alternatively, if on a Saturday or Sunday, we can coordinate an adaptive surfing experience. You will be picked up in an accessible vehicle, directly from your hotel or your location of choice in the city, to make your way to the beach. Once you get onsite, you will receive a short safety training and instructions, warm up a little and head to the water for a memorable experience! Assistance will be provided at all times since trainers will accompany you in the water for a fun and safe experience.
After your adaptive surfing session, an amphibious chair will be provided so that you can relax, enjoy the waves and make the most of the ocean!
Later on during the day, you will make your way back to the hotel, on board an accessible vehicle.
Today, after breakfast, enjoy some free time until you get transferred to the airport, depending on your departure time.falseToday, after breakfast, enjoy some free time until you get transferred to the airport, depending on your departure time.
What's not included
The same price applies to all travelers. Please select the number of travelers with and without disabilities when booking on our website.
Please note that the price featured is the lowest price available based on 2 people traveling. Please get in touch with our travel experts to know what rates apply for your traveling dates / number of participants.
This trip can be arranged for customers traveling by themselves. Assistants and trained guides can be hired to assist and help out with the logistics needed.
Spoken language(s): Portuguese, English
Travel insurance is not included but an appropriate insurance based on your personal needs is highly recommended.
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The itineraries offered are examples that can be changed to fit your interests and needs. Our travel expert team will help you personalize your itinerary.
No. We offer activities, tours, accommodations, and transportation a la carte and multi-day tour packages that include a combination of all of the above. Transportation within the destination is included in some tours, but varies based on the tour. Flights to and from the destination are not included.
Accommodations are accessible. Rather than just listing that the rooms are accessible, we collect and provide accurate information about the accessibility of the hotel or accommodation. This way, before you even book your stay, you will know exactly what you are getting: whether the doorway width will accommodate your wheelchair, how high the bed is, or what type of accessible shower is offered in the bathroom.
The tours we offer are designed to accommodate all different disabilities. Our travel expert team can help you find the right tour to meet your accessibility needs.
Yes. Guides and assistants are available at all of our destinations during the activities. The tourism professionals that we work with undergo a training program so that they are prepared to provide an accessible experience.