Scuba Brazil – Rio, Arraial do Cabo & Fernando de Noronha
This trip departs October - November 10 Days/9 Nights from $5,600 per person
Days 1-2: Your flight arrives in Rio de Janeiro and you are transferred to the quaint beach town of Arraial do Cabo. With a reputation as one of the best dive locations in Brazil, Arraial boasts more than 40 dive sites. There are dives for all levels of scuba divers. The crystal clear waters offer fantastic visibility to view the wide variety of nutrient rich marine life. The area features vertical rock walls that descend up to 40 meters, cave diving, bright corals and animals that do not exist outside of this region. You will dive once that afternoon (or night) whichever you prefer.
The deep cool waters off the coast offer a variety of exciting viewings on every dive that can include turtles, seahorses, moray eels, octopus, wrecks, submersed canyons, rigid and soft corals, sponges, and many more!
Days 3-4: After your morning dive, you will be transfered to enjoy the cosmopolitan city of Rio de Janeiro! Enjoy Rio’s stunning beaches, top rated restaurants, and endless shopping boutiques. Tonight your 4-star hotel in Ipanema is just steps away from the happening nightlife where you can experience Brazil’s famous Samba dancing and rhythms of Bossa Nova. The following morning you will take a city tour in an open-aired jeep to see all of Rio’s most famous and significant sites, from the Tijuca National Forest to the cable car ride to the top of the Sugar Loaf Mountain.
Days 5-9: The next five days are spent in the world-class diving destination of Fernando de Noronha. This World Wildlife Federation protected marine area boasts dramatic scenery both above and below the water. Located 340 miles off the NE coast of Brazil, the isolation of the archipelago helps to preserve its pristine ecological balance within its unique environment. This is also a great place to pick up a new certification. Have you been waiting for the perfect opportunity to become an Advanced Diver? Why not get certified now with expert PADI/NAUI instructors?
With warm 28 degree Celsius water and crystal clear visibility of 30 meters, diving conditions are perfect. Every dive is a new discovery of spectacular marine life thriving in the island’s protected waters. Fernando de Noronha is home to the unique spinner dolphins, turtles, rays, sharks, moray eels, and reefs teeming with schools of fish. There is a great shipwreck and several dive spots in the surrounding islands with caverns, amazing rock and volcanic formations. This is truly one of the best dive spots in the world!
Your luxury eco-friendly inn is the perfect location to relax after a day of exploring under the sea. Sip champagne from your private veranda overlooking the ocean or try one of Fernando de Noronha’s excellent restaurants.
Day 10: Your domestic flight brings you back into Rio where you will catch your international flight back home.
Your Trip Includes: All accommodations in 4 star hotels and/or charming boutique hotels, some meals (breakfast daily, 2 lunches, and 2 dinners), 10 dives, services of a GRT Cultural Ambassador, expert local guides and dive masters, all tours mentioned in itinerary, transportation within your trip destinations including airport transfers on the first and final days, a private island tour in a 4x4 vehicle and/or dune buggy, all in-country flights and park fees and daily environmental tax.
Your Trip Does NOT Include: International flight to and from Brazil, gratuities for Cultural Ambassador and local guides, beverages, items of a personal nature (laundry, telephone, etc.), national and international airport departure taxes (if any), visa fees, travel insurance.