LGTBQ + THE WELLNESS TRIP

Day 1: Rio de Janeiro

Upon arrival, you will be assisted at the airport and transferred to the hotel.
DISCOVER A STATE OF COMPLETE WELL-BEING IN THE HOTEL’S SPA
SPA Relax in this sophisticated urban sanctuary, and enjoy indulgent rituals that purify, tone, and revitalize in this urban spa. The extensive treatment menu boasts an exclusive line of organic products, made from the purest and most refined Brazilian ingredients. Combinations based on Açaí and Guaraná fruits, white clay from the Amazon and essential oils enhance your sense of wellbeing.
Duration of 50 to 90 minutes depending on the massage to be to be previously chosen.

Overnight at selected hotel in Rio de Janeiro.
Meals included: None

Day 2: Rio de Janeiro

Breakfast.
EARLY MORNING:
HEALTHY MORNING WITH PERSONAL TRAINER FOR JOGGING AND STRETCHING ON THE BEACH.

Physical activity is one of the first health recommendations we receive. Combating a sedentary lifestyle is the first step towards a transformation not only physical, but mental. If the activity can be done outdoors, like functional training on the beach in front of your hotel, even better!

The release of endorphins and serotonins caused by exercise creates a feeling of well-being, invigorating the body and mind. Have you thought about doing your practices by the sea, with a sensational view?

RIO HIGHLIGHTS: H/D VISIT TO CORCOVADO & TIJUCA FOREST WITH SENSORY PICNIC (BRUNCH).

  • Duration 6 hours. – Private service.

Passengers will be invited to board private 4×4 Jeeps (open military style jeeps) for an exciting visit to the Statue of Christ the Redeemer “Chosen one of the 7 new wonders of the world” on top of Mount Corcovado, located in the Floresta de Tijuca – the largest Urban Forest in the world. After time to enjoy the view and take photos, board in the jeep to sensory experience in the forest.

Reconnect with nature in a magical place in the largest urban forest in the world, the Tijuca Forest, surrounded by centennial trees and the sound of the stream … The host shares one of her greatest passions in life: the art of the picnic in nature. In a plaid towel, enjoying healthy food on colored cushions surrounded by flowers, you will live a different experience that takes you on a sensory journey through smells, sounds, colors, and textures. The proposal is to feel the contact with the present moment in a real, dynamic, and fun experience: the perfect program to rest the body and soul and stimulate creativity and connection with nature and with oneself.

The experience begins with a light walk along a small path and a talk about the senses of the body. Afterwards, the hostess puts a bandage on each person to awaken the senses through a special tasting and a walk along the stream. Upon ret urning to the picnic spot, a time to stimulate creativity: art supplies to express yourself with color, collage, or writing. After the dynamic, free time to eat, talk and explore the beauties of the forest.

This experience includes
Full brunch: choice of organic pot salads, handmade bread, mini salt cakes, cakes and sweets, fruits; And 3 types of drinks, with natural juices or teas

The jeeps to transfer to the hotel passing by the famous beaches of Rio and there they.

OPTIONAL (EXTRA COST): SAMBA DANCE CLASS
Start your evening moving! You will take a samba class in a professional studio where you will learn how to dance the samba. Enjoy a fool-proof method for teaching everybody how to dance the samba with an English-speaking teacher.
The choice of learning as a couple is great because it guarantees that the couple will dance well together from the very beginning. Totally safe, easy, and fun, this is the best way to enjoy nightlife in Rio de Janeiro
OPTIONAL (EXTRA COST): NIGHT AT RIO SCENARIUM BAR & CLUB
Later, you can practice while having fun in one of the best samba clubs in Rio, the famous Rio Scenarium Bar & Club:
This beautiful place comes from the century XX located at bohemian Lapa district, with Brazilian live music where People enjoy and dance the most popular local rhythms. There we will have a reserved area, but the guests will be set free to circulate and dance around the salons of the House.

Includes private transfers + entrance fee + welcome drink Caipirinha.

Here, you can show off your new dance moves with the locals or just watch!

Note: Services can be combined or independent of each other.

Overnight at selected hotel in Rio de Janeiro.
Meals included: Breakfast & Brunch

Day 3: Rio de Janeiro

Breakfast.
EARLY MORNING: HEALTHY MORNING PRACTICING YOGA ON THE HOTEL BEACH

Practicing Yoga on the beach is the best way to start or end your day in Rio de Janeiro. It is an incredible opportunity to connect with nature in a different place and take a short trip inside.

DAYTIME RIO FOOD TOUR. (Duration 5 hours). – Private service.

This daytime walking food tour is the perfect introduction to Rio – do it on your first days in the city and you will be setup for the rest of your stay. Explore Rio’s most interesting neighborhoods, visit buzzing street markets, backstreet bars and ancient hole-in-the-wall restaurants.

By the end of the tour, you will be full, happy, and excited about the rest of your time in Rio. You will also know how to get around the city, what dishes to order, where to go for great coffee/cocktails/live samba and the answers to any other questions you might have.

Eat, drink, explore and avoid the ‘tourist cringe’ an authentic introduction to the most delicious and diverse dishes from across the different regions of Brazil. Over the course of 5 hours, you will taste exotic fruits and street food dishes, traditional Brazilian comfort food, caipirinha cocktails, local beers, and lots of other goodies

If the idea of trooping along in a huge group behind a tour guide who is shouting out facts while holding up an umbrella makes you uncomfortable then you can relax. We do not want anyone to experience the dreaded ‘tourist cringe’, with the locals rolling their eyes as you pass. Our style is informal and easygoing – you will feel like a friend of a friend is showing you the best bits of this magical city and by the end of the day you will feel like you have known the guide and your fellow guests for years.

This experience includes:

Open market (fruit tasting, tapioca, and sugarcane juice), Portuguese restaurant (codfish cakes and cream pies), Paraense North restaurant (açaí, cupuaçú juice),
Northeast restaurant (whole meal – Coalho cheese, pastries, dried meat, moqueca, baião de dois)

We always like to give some nice touches to give a magic to the tour (examples: cachaça tasting of the jambú fruit when eating açaí; organic Amma chocolate to accompany the cocoa fruit when tasting the fruits; meeting a popcorn vendor at Praça São Salvador square, etc.). For sure they will be delighted!

The tour includes a panoramic view of the Arcos da Lapa and a visit to the Selarón Stairs, a world-famous set of steps in Rio de Janeiro. They are the work of Chilean-born artist Jorge Selarón, who claimed it as “my tribute to the Brazilian people.”

OPTIONAL (EXTRA COST): SPECIAL SUNSET TIME AT ARPOADOR STONE

Between the Copacabana Fort and Ipanema Beach, Arpoador stone is one of the most famous spots on the city’s waterfront and the most beautiful place to enjoy the sea and the sunset!

This experience includes
Coconut water & sparkling wine and Mixed Nuts (peanuts and salted potatoes) will be served to toast this special moment.

Overnight at selected hotel in Rio de Janeiro.
Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 4: Rio de Janeiro

Breakfast.
FULL DAY: BIKE RIDE AROUND THE LAGOON, VISIT THE BOTANICAL GARDEN & SUGAR LOAF.
(Duration 8 hours). – private service.

With the coordinator, along the bike path, you will enjoy a very pleasant ride, and stops at key places to appreciate the views and cool off around the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon. The lagoon is surrounded by luxurious houses and embraced by Christ the Redeemer, an impressive sight

Bike ride Includes: City bikes, disinfected helmets, mineral waters and wet wipes.

We will finish the bike tour in the botanical garden:

Founded in 1808 by D. João VI, the Botanical Garden is an important touristic side of the city and so much visited by researchers who study the hundred species that are there. With total area of 137 hectares, being 54 of acreage, the Botanical Garden houses rare collections of bromeliads and orchids, as well as centennial trees and exotic plants. The Garden also has constructions from the beginning of the century XVI, saving a rich historical and cultural heritage. Between the monuments, we highlight the Eco and Narciso de mestre Valentim statues, the portal of the Academy of Fine Arts, projected by Grandjean de Montigny, and the Japanese Garden, created in 1935, from the donation of 65 species of typical Japanese plants. The Environment museum and Espaço Tom Jobim, stages, expositions, and important cultural events of the city, also have the Botanical garden attractions. A guided visit will open your eyes to natural forms that most people never knew existed.

Lunch at local restaurant.

Transfer to the neighborhood of Urca where one of the largest symbols of the city is located: Sugar Loaf. You will travel all the way to the top in two steps by cable car. The first cable car takes us to Urca Hill, a vantage points 215 meters high for which already grants beautiful views of Guanabara Bay and its islands, the Rio-Niterói Bridge and Corcovado Mountain. From this stage, a second cable car takes us from this stage, a second cable car takes us up to the top. At 395 meters we will enjoy splendid views of Copacabana beach, the Santa Cruz fortress, and several beaches of Niterói.
After visits, transfer back to the hotel.

OPTIONAL (EXTRA COST): LATE AFTERNOON LUAU IN PRAIA VERMELHA BEACH (RED BEACH) –

This experience includes

Includes setting up space on the beach, candles and torches, musician (voice and guitar or mechanical music), natural flowers.

Caipirinhas drinks and 3 types of drinks, Mini quiches, natural mini sandwiches on miga bread, Individual pots with penne salads in tomato sauce or pesto, Tropical fruit table set in decorated mandalas and Pots with açaí or other fruit creams

Overnight at selected hotel in Rio de Janeiro.
Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 5: Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu Falls

Breakfast.
At the scheduled time, you will be transferred to the airport to board your flight.
Flight GIG/IGU NOT included.

Upon arrival in Foz do Iguassu, you will be assisted at the airport and transferred to the hotel.

PM – FOREST BATHING. (Duration 4 hours). – private service.

ALSO KNOWN AS SHINRIN-YOKU OR SILVOTHERAPY, IS THE PRACTICE OF “ABSORBING THE ATMOSPHERE OF THE FOREST”
A time to come in resonance with nature, a quiet walk-in silence and contemplation of the forest awakening all the senses to involvement with happiness from forest. Hear the wind hitting the leaves of the trees, the birdsong, smell the forest, be enchanted by biodiversity diversity of the Atlantic Forest, touching the land and finally look for a connection between your conscience with nature’s bioenergy.

Beginning the hike on the 1,200 km Indian Trail, discovering techniques breathing and exchanging dialogues about the importance of local ecology and the relationship man-nature. Stop for Yoga Practices at the end of the trail with a view of the Juruva waterfall and the view of the Iguaçu River, a break for bathing and Stone Balancing with local semi-precious stones. Return of the trail and ending with a healthy snack (Detox juice and functional cupcake) and relaxation.
OPTIONAL (EXTRA COST): – (duration 40 minutes)
we can add sports as SUP or the Iguassu Expedition (canoeing in the Iguassu river with access to the Tamanduá river and the Toca waterfall) with access to waterfalls baths.

Overnight at selected hotel in Foz do Iguassu.
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6: Iguassu Falls

Breakfast.

BIOCYCLING IN THE BRAZILIAN SIDE OF IGUASSU FALLS & MACUCO SAFARI TOUR.
(Duration 7 hours) – Private service.

In addition to visiting the Iguaçu Falls, we will explore a little more of the National Park do Iguaçu, through cycling.
Meeting with the Instructor and delivery of the bicycles at the Falls Visitors Center.

Beginning of the 12 km trail through the Arroio São João River, where the city’s first hydroelectric plant was built heading towards the Falls with stops to explanation of fauna and flora.

Arrival at the falls, walking time through the most important track of the park where the participants could enjoy an astonishing view of the waterfalls. Stopping near to the Devil´s throat falls to capture Iontherapy through exercises bioenergetics.

NOTE: If you do not want to take the tour with the bikes, we can only do the normal walk to the falls and to capture Iontherapy in the final space near the Throat.

Lunch at local restaurant.

MACUCO BOAT SAFARI TOUR – shared Boat

The tour continues with a boat adventure with a lot of adrenaline through the rapids of the Iguaçu River culminating in a real waterfall bath in the Iguaçu Falls, the Macuco safari!

Arrival in the Macuco Trail in the Iguassu National Park to board electric mobile, the best form of transportation in this rain forest due to the unpaved but accessible the year around. On this trip, the participants will get to know several and different species of sub-tropical plants and trees, including orchids and the heart-of-palm, which grow in abundance here.
Luckily, animals and some of the beautiful birds of the region will appear during the trip. After a 3 kilometers jeep ride, the tour continues to 600 meters on foot to the picturesque Macuco Falls, hidden in the forested canyon. The trail brings us to the banks of the Iguassu River, to board a twin-engine inflatable boat with capacity of 12 to 20 passengers each, specially designed for the local river conditions.

Then cruise up into the Iguassu Canyon, shoot several rapids, and arrive to the very base of the majestic waterfalls. As the experienced pilot maneuvers amid the falls themselves, the passenger will have a completely different view and experience a thrill never forgotten.

Overnight at selected hotel in Foz do Iguassu.
Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 7: Iguassu Falls

Breakfast.

H/D ARGENTINEAN SIDE OF THE FALLS – duration 6 hours – private service

Transfer ahead to Argentina side with a quick stop at customs check out. After that, the tour continues to the Tancredo Neves Bridge over the Iguassu River, which separates the border between Argentina and Brazil. Once in Argentina, a scenic highway up to the Argentine Iguassu Park is taken from where the visit of the Argentinean Falls, which gives the access to the very brink of the awe-inspiring Devil’s Throat, largest of the Argentinean Falls, including the San Martin Falls. On the way back from the falls a stop at the “Three Borders” Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay meet.

 Visit the upper circuit and the Devil´s Throat.

Lunch at local restaurant.

PM – CATARATAS SPA * If you are staying at the Belmond das Cataratas hotel

Amazonian indulgence
With lush rainforest on one side and the falls on the other, Cataratas Spa is Brazil’s ultimate wellness location. Featuring local, responsibly harvested ingredients, treatments deliver the finest in Amazonian healing.

Duration of 50 to 90 minutes depending on the massage to be to be previously chosen.

PM – THERAPIES * If you are staying at the Wish Foz do Iguaçu Hotel

Mindfulness – outdoor area (Duration 1 hour)
A set of breathing techniques that enable a process of self-regulation of attention, which aims to train the practitioner’s ability to concentrate, developing the emotional control. Ending with a body relaxation induced through Yoga Nidra.
OR
Quick Massage and Foot Thermotherapy outdoors (90 Minutes)
Objective: to promote physical balance and relaxation, through the sources of nature, basic elements, plus the human touch in therapy and muscle relaxation.

FAREWELL DINNER – BRAZILIAN FOOD TALES DINNER

An experience of sensations and customs, told through the various stories of Brazilian cuisine, full of flavors that will remain forever on your palate. Our gastronomy, full of ingredients and diverse ethnic influences, is one of the greatest cultural heritage that we have. There is an opportunity in Foz to immerse yourself in our soul, to seek our origins and taste more than dishes, but a gastronomic reflection, in a high culinary style.

A 6-stroke menu finalized and plated at a Show kitchen, where the chef will explain how some “pièce de resistance” from Brazilian Cuisine, our most typical ingredients, are prepared and how they came to today.

The Indigenous Base:
Pirarucu da Amazônia roasted in moquém, smoked pineapple, fresh pupunha with honey from jataí, “chestnuts from Brazil”.
The Portuguese Arrival in Brazil:
Moquecas Duo: Pirarucu roasted in Jerivá leaf and the current moqueca, with palm oil and coconut milk, from Bahia.
The Birth of Brazilian Cuisine:
Duck in tucupi, jambu and water flour.
In Search of a National Identity:
Complete feijoada: rice, kale, orange, farofa and crackling.
Country Apotheosis:
Fillet of sun meat, bottle butter, jerimum puree and baião de dois.
The Extravagant Sweetness:
Chronology of 4 traditional desserts, from coconut Sabongo to condensed milk pudding
Beverages:
harmonization of wines (white, red, and sparkling), beer and caipirinha at will, welcome drink

Overnight at selected hotel in Foz do Iguassu.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8: Iguassu Falls,

Breakfast.

at the scheduled time, transfer to the airport to board the departure flight.

Meals included: Breakfast.

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