9 or 12 days
​Rio de Janeiro

There’s something new to learn behind every waterfall and through each city barrio in the Rio de Janeiro region.

Spend your time in the remarkably multicultural city of Rio, where locals will teach you how their neighborhood fits into the famous Rio Carnival through song and dance. Just outside city limits you’ll discover the seemingly endless supply of biodiversity found in the rivers, rainforests and mountains to explore.
Brazil tour map
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Brazil

  • Day 2: Rio de Janeiro

    Arrive in Rio de Janeiro

    Take a guided tour of Colonial Rio

    • Colonial architecture
    • Catedral Metropolitana
    • November 15 Square
    • Paço Imperial
  • Day 3: Rio de Janeiro

    Take a guided tour of Corcovado

    • Cog railway
    • Christ the Redeemer statue
  • Day 4: Rio de Janeiro

    Participate in a Carnival Experience

    • Visit the Salguero Samba School
  • Day 5: Rio de Janeiro

    Take a tropical island excursion

    Enjoy lunch

  • Day 6: Rio de Janeiro

    Take a tour of Tijuca National Park

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Brazilian Evening

    Brazilian Evening

    Feel the frenetic tempo of the samba during your optional Brazilian evening. Born out of the fast-paced and fashionable streets of Rio de Janeiro, the samba compels your feet to move! Shimmering costumes and thunderous accompaniment give you a glimpse into the carnival life of this electric city.

  • Day 7: Rio de Janeiro

    Visit the Soccer Stadium

  • Day 8: Rio de Janeiro + Depart for home

    Enjoy free time in Rio

    Board an overnight flight

  • Day 9: Arrive home

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  • Day 8: Iguaçu

    Fly to Iguaçu

    Visit Iguaçu National Park

    Enjoy dinner

  • Day 9: Iguaçu

    View Iguaçu Falls from the Brazilian side

    Enjoy the Macuco Safari

    Enjoy dinner

  • Day 10: Iguaçu

    View the Iguaçu Falls from the Argentine side

    Enjoy free time in Iguaçu

    Enjoy dinner

  • Day 11: Depart for home

    Fly to Rio de Janeiro

    Board an overnight flight

  • Day 12: Arrive home

Interested in learning more about this trip?
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Brazil

  • Day 2: Rio de Janeiro

    Arrive in Rio de Janeiro

    Take a guided tour of Colonial Rio

    • Colonial architecture
    • Catedral Metropolitana
    • November 15 Square
    • Paço Imperial
  • Day 3: Rio de Janeiro

    Take a guided tour of Corcovado

    • Cog railway
    • Christ the Redeemer statue
  • Day 4: Rio de Janeiro

    Participate in a Carnival Experience

    • Visit the Salguero Samba School
  • Day 5: Rio de Janeiro

    Take a tropical island excursion

    Enjoy lunch

  • Day 6: Rio de Janeiro

    Take a tour of Tijuca National Park

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Brazilian Evening

    Brazilian Evening

    Feel the frenetic tempo of the samba during your optional Brazilian evening. Born out of the fast-paced and fashionable streets of Rio de Janeiro, the samba compels your feet to move! Shimmering costumes and thunderous accompaniment give you a glimpse into the carnival life of this electric city.

  • Day 7: Rio de Janeiro

    Visit the Soccer Stadium

  • Day 8: Rio de Janeiro + Depart for home

    Enjoy free time in Rio

    Board an overnight flight

  • Day 9: Arrive home

Add more days

  • Day 8: Iguaçu

    Fly to Iguaçu

    Visit Iguaçu National Park

    Enjoy dinner

  • Day 9: Iguaçu

    View Iguaçu Falls from the Brazilian side

    Enjoy the Macuco Safari

    Enjoy dinner

  • Day 10: Iguaçu

    View the Iguaçu Falls from the Argentine side

    Enjoy free time in Iguaçu

    Enjoy dinner

  • Day 11: Depart for home

    Fly to Rio de Janeiro

    Board an overnight flight

  • Day 12: Arrive home

Interested in learning more about this trip?

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Your experience includes

  • Round-trip airfare

    Your price includes round-trip airfare for your whole group

  • Accommodations

    6 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms (9 with extension)

  • On-tour transportation

    Land and water transportation

  • Regional-style meals

    Light breakfast daily; 1 lunch; 2 local dinners or 5 with extension

  • End-to-end Support

    Your team helps to secure administrative approval and academic credit, provides recruiting tools and helps establish your program's ongoing presence on campus.

  • Curriculum Integration

    Your academic vision remains present wherever you travel. Tell us your ideal study abroad experience, and we'll help connect your curriculum to EF's extensive connections abroad.

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your expert Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all program logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert local guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and enhancing teaching moments wherever your curriculum takes you.

  • Guided sightseeing

    Rio de Janeiro; Island tour; Tijuca National Park; With extension: Iguazu Falls; Macuco Safari

  • Entrances

    Corcovado Mountain; Estádio do Maracanã; With extension: Iguazu National Park

  • Worldwide support, safety and security

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide. We provide 24-hour emergency support service along with a comprehensive $50 million liability policy that covers you and your institution while abroad.

  • Flexible Payment Options

    Give more students the opportunity to study abroad by offering them two different payment plan options, along with our TripFunder website to help fundraise for the program.

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