While your bags are brought to your room, head to the roof top pool bar and catch a glimpse of the stunning scenery.
Enjoy lunch pool side at the Fasano Hotel and then put on your hiking shoes for an afternoon trek through the Atlantic Rainforest and Corcovado Mountain. The hike begins at Parque Lage tucked at the foot of Corcovado Mountain in the Jardim Botanico neighborhood. Once owned by industrialist Enrique Lage, the mansion was converted into a public park and walking trails were installed through the subtropical forests of Tijuca National Park that surround the property. Along the trail you may see toucans, monkeys, coati, and deer as well as delightful waterfalls.
Fasano Hotel Rio
After your wonderful Brazilian breakfast, head up to Pedra Bonita in São Conrado where you will take your first tandem hang gliding flight. Get ready and go!
After an exhilarating flight and smooth landing on São Conrado beach, take a break while snacking on one of Brazil's most delectable street foods--acarajé, a wonderful deep fried black-eyed pea fritter filled with a savory paste of palm oil and shrimp. Enjoy with a freshly cut coconut water.
Tonight dine overlooking Rio from Aprazível Restaurant. Situated in the verdant hills of Rio de Janeiro’s Santa Teresa district, Aprazível Restaurant is nestled within a tropical garden surrounded by exotic rainforest vegetation and with beautiful views overlooking Rio de Janeiro and Guanabara Bay. You’ll be hard pressed to find a more idyllic and romantic restaurant than this: open air tree-houses, gazebos, and wooden tables and chairs are scattered intimately underneath a canopy of leafy trees.
This morning take a flight to the island paradise of Fernando de Noronha, discovered by Amérigo Vespucci in 1503, this isolated volcanic group of 21 islands lies just south of the Equator, about 200 miles off Brazil’s northeastern coast. It’s breathtakingly beautiful with dramatic rock formations, virgin green and crystal clear ocean waters with rich aquatic fauna. 70% of the archipelago has been declared a National Marine Park with research projects that include studying migratory bird species, marine turtles and the behavior of dolphins.
Check into the only 5 star property on the island, Pousada Maravilha. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Sueste Bay from anywhere you look, whether from your king-size bed, from the restaurant, from the hammock hanging on your private balcony or while wallowing in the infinity-edge pool. Revel in your around-the-clock postcard-perfect experience exclusive to hotel guests.
The accolades for Fernando de Noronha go on: A surfing hotspot. A honeymoon haven. One of the world’s top spots for observing spinner dolphins. Home to one of the largest sea bird breeding colonies in the South Atlantic. The best diving in Brazil, with underwater visibility of almost 100 feet, water that hovers at 82 degrees F, and coral reefs and nesting sea turtles protected by a national marine park. To maintain the fragile ecosystem, only 460 people are granted access to the island at any one time.