International Vegetarian Union (IVU)

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Be part of this world: 8 - 14th November 2004
Plan your trip now! Costão de Santinho Resort & Spa
Praia do Santinho - Florianópolis - Brazil


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Iguazu Falls - an average of 553 cubic feet per second thundering down 269 feet, the tropical location and the sheer beauty that led Eleanor Roosevelt exclaim "Poor Niagara". Four times the width of Niagara Falls, Iguazu Falls are divided by various islands into separate waterfalls. During the rainy season of November-March, the rate of flow may reach 450,000 cubic feet (12,750 cubic m) per second.

Nov 14 – Departure from Florianopolis to Iguazu Falls at 10:50 arriving at 2:10 pm. After check in on the fantastic Hotel Tropical das Cataratas we will do a nice tour in one of the most beautiful nature’s of the world. We will see 275 water falls precipitating in a fantastic water volume with medium height of 65m (the greatest, the Throat of the Devil, has 90m). After the tour we will return to the hotel.One of the many features of the Hotel Tropical das Cataratas is breakfast in the fresh morning air, while watching the low-flying toucans and the spinning and diving swallows in the mist around the falls. The only hotel inside Iguazu National Park is in direct contact with one of the most extraordinary natural wonders of the world. Its fine, classic colonial architecture, painted in light pink and with wooden stairways, makes every exploration jaunt along the wide corridors and through the adjoining tropical gardens a special delight.

Nov 15 – After breakfast we will head to Macuco Safari - a tour in open carts pulled by jeeps, covering tracks of exuberant landscapes. At River Iguazu we will take inflatable boats until the base of the falls. In the afternoon we will go to Puerto Iguazu - headquarter of the Iguazu National Park ( which holds 80% of the Falls where we can observe the famous Throat of the Devil from the best point of view.

Nov 16 – In the morning we will visit the National Park - Unesco patrimony of the humanity. It shelters old tracks like the Lagoon (1 km), Banana Tree (3 km) and Black Well (10 km), providind direct contact with the fauna and flora of the region. After that we´ll return to the hotel for lunch and departure to the airport.

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Nov 16 - Departure from Iguazu Falls to Rio de Janeiro at 15:30 arriving at 18:40. Accommodation in the hotel Luxor Copacabana - dinner at vegan restaurant Vegetariano Social Club.

Nov 17 - Visit to Pao de Açucar, Outeiro da Gloria, MAM (Modern Art Museum) and Aterro do Flamengo (the largest park by the beach in the world), Rio-Niteroi Bridge. Lunch at Verdejante - a vegetarian restaurant in a rural area of Niteroi, at the house of the artists Maria Pia and Oscar Palacios. Nightfall at Ipanema Beach. Dinner then drum section at Mangueira School of Samba.

Nov 18 - Corcovado, Tijuca Forest (the biggest urban forest in the world) via Itanhanga, Burle Marx House, lunch at Barreado - Vargem Grande. Pontal Museum, Pepino Beach and Gavea. Nightfall at Copacabana beach. At night: Lapa. Dinner at Rio Scenarium



Nov 19 - Jardim Botanico (Botanical Gardens) in the morning. Return to the hotel and transfer to the airport.

The tour include:

Air ticket Florianopolis/Iguazu Falls/Rio de Janeiro - Hotel fare with breakfast - Tour Itinerary - Air flights fares - Ticket to the parks in Iguazu Falls - Ticket to the show in Rio.

COST(per person):

U$ 520 (triple room) - U$ 620 (double room) - U$ 820 (single room). Prices are aproximate and can vary a little depending on exchange rates of dollar.

Optional excursions (not included)

Tropical islands

Trip from the hotel to Itacuruça via the Rio-Santos road. Trip in a Saveiro (long and narrow fishing boat) to the Bay of Sepetiba, bath of sea in Jaguanum. Lunch in the Island (buffet assorted). Return to the Port of Itacuruça to catch the bus and return to the hotel.

Helicopter tour

At the Helicopter tour the visitor will be havr an extensive vision of the nature of Rio de Janeiro, with its only relief, its famous quarters and beaches, as Ipanema and Copacabana, tourist points as Pao de Açucar, Corcovado and Botanical Garden, the Lagoon Rodrigo de Freitas and the Bay of Guanabara, at last, all this largeness capable to shelter a so happy people as the Carioca. The visitor will make a calm and safe stroll and will be able to register this moment, that with certainly will be an unforgettable experience.


Located only 60 km away from of Rio de Janeiro, Petropolis is known as the Imperial City, where D. Pedro II passed half of the year. During this period, it was the administrative capital of the Empire. Its privileged nature and pleasant climate favoring the arts and the intellectual production. During the passage we have a flaring sight of the Serra dos Orgaos, a chain of peaks, where impressive the maximum altitude reaches 2.263m. The first one stopped for external photos will be in the Quitandinha Hotel, tourist landmark of the city. Inaugurated in the decade of 40, it was the biggest casino hotel of the South America, and received celebrities such as Carmen Miranda, Orson Wells, Errol Flynn.

OBS.: Trip organized by travel agency Campus - the Brazilian Vegetarian Society is suggesting places and itineraries and supervising to be sure that all will be done satisfactorily - having a contract with the agency as to the services offered in this tour.

In the advent of cancelation or alteration:

30 or more days before the trip: 5% of penalty

29 to 21 days before the trip: 10%

20 to 07 days before trip: 20%

less than 07 days before trip: 50%

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