RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL

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You must be a member of Sisters Traveling Solo Facebook group or a member of our membership program to book this trip.  To join our membership program click here.  Entry into the program takes at least 2 weeks so apply early if you want to book this trip. You must be a confirmed member before submitting your deposit.

Sensuality, dancing, and partying: it seems the Brazilians have made a science of all that is fun in life.  Brazil is known as one of the most diverse country in Latin America, not to mention the continent's only former Portuguese colony. One of the largest countries in the world, Brazil certainly has plenty to see! 

During our 6 days, and 5 nights we’ll experience the vibes of Brazil. 

Dates

October 6  -  October 11, 2020 (6 days, 5 nights)  

— Airport Code(s)

Rio de Janeiro–Antonio Carlos Jobim/Galeão International Airport (I)G

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— Cost   

 

$2,150* per person -  Shared Double Room (2 people per room) - 5 star beach front accommodations

$2,550* per person - Single Room (1 person per room) - 5 star beach front accommodations

Includes:  5 Star Beach front Accommodations,  Sugar Loaf, Christ the Redeemder, Celeron steps, private schoone to private island for swimming, and Afro-Rio Walking Tour.  

— Non-Refundable Deposit   
Double Occupancy - $270 per person for shared room; (2 people per room) (2) two twin beds* 

Single Occupancy - $310 per person for single room; (1 person per room) (1) one full sized bed


*Note: Twin beds maybe in close approximately to one another, but there will be two separate beds

Payments - Non Refundable - Trip payments will start on January 15th.

 

1st trip payment will be due on January 15, 2020.  Non refundable payments due on the 15th of each month. Monthly payments are due on the 15th regardless of when the deposit is made.  
 

Double Occupancy - $235 per person for shared room; (2 people per room) (2) two twin beds* 

Single Occupancy - $280 per person for single room; (1 person per room) (1) one full sized bed

— Maximum Trip Size - We are only taking a small group to Rio.  

 

The maximum number of Sisters on this trip; 13*

Our trips are Members Only; 21 years of age or up at the time of trip departure date

— Trip Host - Important 

 

At least (1) one of our Sisters Traveling Solo team member will be attendance

— Roommates  

 

Anyone without a roommate will be paired with another member on the trip.  If you have a roommate, you will be asked for your roommate information (2) months before the trip departure date.  Please avoid emailing us your request after booking.

— Why book with Sisters Traveling Solo?   

Our trips are not only affordable, but they are FUN!  The trip cost won't change or increase.  And no extra fees are charged to those who prefer to use our trip payment options. 

— Things To Note:  

 

- This is a group trip and there will be times where you have to wait on group members and our tour bus, if you do not have the patience to wait 5 - 15 minutes do NOT book this trip. 

- Our trips like our group are positive spaces.  If you are a constant complainer, a person that cannot adapt to changes easily do NOT book this trip. Complaining brings negative energy to the trip experience and impacts other travelers.  

​- The ideal traveler for Sisters traveling Solo trips is someone who embodies patience, flexibility, a willingness to try new things, appreciations and respect for diversity (e.g. people, customs, languages, religions), a desire to learn, grow, evolve, and has an overall spirit of fun and adventure.

— Itinerary 

DAY 1 (October 6th) -  Rio

Upon arrival into Cairo we will be transported via one of our (4) pre-set transfer times to our ocean front hotel in Rio's south zone. After check-in, take the rest of the afternoon at leisure rewinding from the long flight.

In the evening, we will all get together for a welcome dinner where we will get to know each other. 

Includes: Welcome Dinner 
*Dinner includes water for the table: (1) soda, juice or bottled water.

 

DAY 2 (October 7th) - Christ The Redeemer, Sugar Loaf Mountain, Selaron Steps

After breakfast, we will take a 30 minute ride to the train station of the Corcovado Mountain; Towering 700 meters above the city with the 30 meter statue of Christ the Redeemer on top, the Corcovado offers a 360 degree view of the ‘Cidade Maravilhosa’, that is simply breathtaking. 


Once our visit of the Corcovado is finished, we will take a short drive to the Sugar loaf. Upon arrival at Praia Vermelha, at the foot of Urca Hill, stop for lunch at Terra Brasilis restaurant (buffet with dessert included).  Then, we board the cable car up to the first level (Urca Hill); we give you some time for pictures and proceed to the second cable car to ascend, the over 300 m high, Sugar Loaf Mountain. From its top, you can enjoy the wonderful panoramic view of Copacabana beach and downtown Rio de Janeiro. 


After returning to ground level, we continue our journey to Santa Teresa, a neighborhood where laid- backness and tradition meet. But it also brings you street art, such as the amazing Selaron Steps. The beautiful steps done in ceramic by artist Jorge Selarón are one of a kind. 

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch 
*Lunch includes water for the table: (1) soda, juice or bottled water.

DAY 3  (October 9th) - Afro Rio Walking Tour

Today after breakfast, we will take a half a day walking tour of Rio.  This tour will take you back to the days of slavery and show you places which were of great importance for the life of the people who had been carried away from Africa to Brazil.

 

Tour highlights include stops at: Largo da Carioca, The Black Church, The Black Museum, The Salt Stone, The Valongo, and the The Cemetery. *Stops are subject to change depending tour guide recommendations or on the ground advisories. 

"It's our history. It already belongs to us. We're entitled to it." Afro-Native and Historian.

 

Includes: Breakfast 
 

DAY 4 (October 10th) - FREE DAY
 

Day 4 is yours to sleep in, lay pool side, walk along the beach or go shopping! 

 Includes: Breakfast 

DAY 5 (October 11th) - Private Schooner & Island Relaxation

After breakfast, we will take a 1 hour from Rio de Janeiro to our private schooner in the center of Itacuruça. We will spend 6-hours on a private tour stopping at beaches and islands in the region; with a stop for snorkeling in Praia Grande and lunch in Jaguanum Island.


Note: Lunch includes - Barbecue, fish, rice, Brazilian farofa and salads.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner 
*Lunch and Dinner includes water for the table: (1) soda, juice or bottled water. 

DAY 6 (October 12th) - Departure Brazil

On our final day, we will enjoy breakfast and begin to depart back home.
   

Includes: Breakfast

NOTE: Itinerary is subject to change.  A finalized itinerary will be provided to paid members (1) month before trip departure.

— Included in the Cost

  

Airport Transfers – STS will arrange arrival transfers only.  Transfers will be arranged based on group travel times.  All guest will be transported as a group based on the closest arrival times.  Airport arrival transfers will begin at 5:00 AM local time.  Airport transfers will be arranged for the trip start and end date only. 

Meals - Meals as listed in the above trip itinerary

 

Local Transportation - All ground transportation to and from our activities.

Accommodations - 6 days, 5 nights in Rio De Janeiro. This exclusive and recently renovated 5-star oceanfront resort sits on trendy Beach, in Rio’s South Zone. Guests can enjoy a newly redesigned pool area that features a lush tropical landscape with a large deck and a Jacuzzi facing the ocean. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel. They can also use the well-equipped gym or relax on the newly-launched Spa. 

In the pool area, the hotel offers a Restaurant, which serves noble cuts of meat at dinner and a buffet at lunch, in a casual and elegant atmosphere. Guests can also enjoy another on site Restaurant, which serves Italian food and Dry Martini Bar, the latest, modern and innovative bar.

 

Rooms will consist of one full or two twin beds based on occupancy.

Hotel Amenities Include: Air-conditioning, wireless internet, in-room safe, a satellite TV, minibar and tea/coffee making facilities.  Twin beds may be in close approximately to one another, but there will be two separate twin beds.

A detailed daily itinerary will be uploaded to the customer portal after (10) weeks of booking.

STS Apparel – Each guest will be provided with (1) T-shirt, and  (1) STS bag

— Payment Terms - Section contains updates to Terms as of 9/5/19 

Full Payment Special - $100 off total cost if full payment is made by 1/15/20. Cannot be used in conjunction with $75 off membership discount.  


Trip will be automatically canceled after ONE missed payment.  Payments are due on the 15th of each month. A (3) day grace period will be given to make trip payments each month. After the 3-day grace period ends (18th at 11:59 PM EST), the trip will be canceled.  No refund of deposit or trip payments will be provided for any reason. 

 

— Invoices

Payments will be made via an invoice. The invoice can be paid via Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, or Discover card. Invoices are sent to the email address that members provide.  It is the guest's responsibility to sign up for the client portal to make payments for each trip each month. (1) invoice is sent to all clients each month; invoices are sent to clients at least (10) days before they are due. 

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— Refund Policy

24- hour cancellation.  
 

The deposit will be refunded upon request 24-hours after the trip has been booked. After 24-hours of booking, no refunds of deposits will be given.

Non-refundable deposit and payments. After 24-hours of booking, no refunds of deposits or payments will be given.

 

​Deposit or Payment Transfer to Future Trips - Trip deposit nor payments made towards the trip can be applied to another trip. 

Trip Transfer of Deposit, Payments, or Total Trip to Another Guest - Guest cannot transfer trip deposit, payments or their trip to any other guest. 

We highly encourage you to purchase travel insurance if you have to cancel your trip for any reason covered.  

 

— Not Included in the Cost   

Flights - International flights to or from Brazil 
 

Local Transport – Outside of the organized activities.


Meals – Lunches, or dinners not included above. No alcoholic beverages or desserts are included in any of the meals.

Beverages - Beverages outside of water are not included in trip price. 


Insurance – Neither travel or health insurance are included, but all members are REQUIRED to show proof of travel insurance (1) one month before the trip departure date. Minimum travel coverage required is $150,000.


Souvenirs - Cost of souvenirs.

Luggage Check-in Cost - Cost to check your luggage during inter-country flights or ferries.

Travel Visa - Any Visa required for the trip.


Gratuity - for Tour guides, Drivers, Hotel Staff, or Waiters. 


Tours/Excursions - Outside of the organized tours  


Additional Hotel Cost – Outside of what has already been arranged by Sisters Traveling Solo (STS).

Hotel Deposits - Members will be asked to put down a card credit for room incidentals.  This hold will be removed upon check out if not room incidentals were changed.  If you are in a double room, you and roommate should discuss who will put down their credit card beforehand. Noting that the 1st one to arrive at the hotel cannot check-in without putting down a credit card.  STS will not put down deposits for any room.

— Booking opens December 14, 2019 (8:00 AM EST)

You must be a member of Sisters Traveling Solo to book this trip.  Membership will be verified upon receipt of your deposit.  Non-members at the time of booking will be refunded.  

If you are not a member join us www.sisterstravelingsolo.com/membershipsignup

— Required After Deposit Is Paid

Signed Liability Form

Travel Insurance - Travel Insurance is not provided but is REQUIRED to attend this trip.  You will be asked to show proof of travel insurance before we depart.  A minimum of $150,000 in travel insurance is REQUIRED; coverage in total must cover (medical & evacuation). 

 

Sisters Traveling Solo will not travel with or include anyone in trip activities who don’t present the required travel insurance documentation at least 6 weeks before the trip departure date.  STS will alert you when and how to provide travel insurance information, please avoid emailing us any information.  When requested travel insurance information to include the requested coverage amounts and the dates that cover the span of our trip.  

— Questions?   

If you have any pre-booking questions, please contact us at info@SistersTravelingSolo.com

We will be happy to answer all your questions regarding this trip.

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