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9 Days, 8 Nights

to explore the treasures of Brazil

October 10th - 17th 2021

Rio De Janeiro, Foz Do Iguazu, and Ilha Grande

Trip Cost:

$1,985 Shared Room

$2,450 Solo Room

Payment Plan Options Available

Small-Group Trip:

10 spots available

Enjoy the energy of Copacabana!

  We invite you to join us on this journey to Brazil. This Brazilian getaway is designed to experience magnificent Wonders of the World, and enjoy the vibrant energy of Rio De Janeiro. Also learn about how as travelers we can stop contribute to building sustainable communities with Catt Comm Favela Network. Experience one of the most beautiful places in the world.  

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Watch the sunrise over one of the Wonders of The World, Christ the Redeemer. Marvel at the size of the statue, and the 360 views overlooking the entire city from Corcovado mountain. Explore the streets of Rio De Janeiro, visiting the different neighborhoods.


Through the eyes of a Rio De Janeiro native, learn about Afro-Brazilian history and culture. Experience the walking tour and visit the art throughout the city. Watch the sunset over Sugarloaf mountain then dance the night away to live music in Lapa. Get lost to the rhythm of samba and enjoy a caipirinha. Learn about favelas, and how locally-led projects are bringing sustainability to the communities. Then play a game of soccer to celebrate International Sports and Peace Day. 

Fly to the Western part of Brazil to a city that borders Argentina, Foz do Iguazu. Experience a Natural Wonder of The World, Iguazu Falls. Get up close and feel the powerful energy from the waterfalls and enjoy the nature trails guiding you through the rainforest. Experience Iguazu from both the Brazil and Argentina side, that will take your breath away. Lastly, travel down the coastline of Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande. Experience the island, swim in the oceans, and soak up some sunshine.

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Day Two: Wake up for sunrise and experience the Wonder of The World, Christ the Redeemer. Learn about this landmark from our local guide and marvel at the 360 views overlooking the entire city of Rio De Janeiro from Corcovado mountain. Afterward, get a tour of the city highlights including a spectacular sunset at Sugar Loaf mountain, and learn about Rio De Janeiro culture and cuisine.

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Wake up, enjoy breakfast, then take a private transfer to visit Cat Comm. Learn about their favela network, bringing sustainability, opportunity, and reshaping the narrative of favela communities. Hear stories from leaders within the communities and work alongside them on a sustainability project. Afterward, board a 2 hours flight to Foz do Iguazu and check into our accommodation.

Day One: Arrive in Rio De Janeiro, Check into our accommodation and meet fellow travelers. Enjoy a leisure day in the sun, enjoy the pool, the beach, and nearby local shops. In the evening enjoy the opening dinner reservations in Lapa then shake the jetlag if you decide and dance the night away.

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Day Three: Enjoy a day of arts and culture! Our guide Luana will educate us more about the culture of Rio De Janeiro with an emphasis on Afro-Brazilian art and culture. 

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Day Five: Experience the magnificent beauty of one of the Wonders of the Natural World, Iguazu Falls! Walkthrough this UNESCO heritage site on the Brazilian side of the falls, and navigate through the nature trails of the rain forest. Marvel at the jaw-dropping, awe-inspiring power of Iguazu! Afterward, enjoy the evening at your leisure.

Day Six: Wake up, and travel 30 minutes to the border of Argentina to visit Iguazu Falls from the Argentina side. Arrive at the entrance, and experience at your own pace the trails of the rainforest with hundreds of chains of waterfalls. Enjoy dessert at the local creamery then head back to the accommodation. 

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Day Eight: Adventure to Ilha Grande, a beautiful island south of Rio De Janeiro. Take a boat ride around the island, swim in the ocean, and soak up the sun on the beach. Then in the evening return to Rio De Janeiro for the closing Dinner in Lapa!

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Day Seven: Board a morning flight back to Rio de Janeiro. Enjoy a day at your leisure by the beach, shopping, hang-gliding, or witness the impact of Rio De Janerio's rich art, culture, and dance.

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Day Nine: Departure Day.


  • 9 days of Luxury accommodations

  • Roundtrip transportation airport transfers

  • Breakfast every morning

  • Opening and Closing Dinner

  • Entrance to Christ the Redeemer

  • Entrance to Sugarloaf Mountain

  • Guided tour through Rio De Janeiro

  • Catt Comm Favela Visit and Workshop

  • Internal flight to Foz do Iguazu and Rio De Janeiro

  • Entrance to Iguazu Falls Brazilian side

  • Entrance to Iguazu Falls Argentina side

  • Photoshoots in Rio in your memory forever

  • Afrobrazilian Art, Culture, and History Tour

  • Day trip to Ilha Grande's beautiful coastline

  • Boat Ride in Ilha Grande

  • All on ground private transportation

  • Carbon Offset credits to reduce your carbon footprint

  • Connect with likeminded individuals

  • Travel assistance with finding the right flight


  • International flight to and from Brazil

  • Gratuities for Guides & Lodges (Suggested, Ultimately up to client’s discretion) 

  • Meals other than those specified in 'What's Included'

  • Shopping /Things of Personal Nature

  • Alcoholic beverages 

  • Travel and Medical Insurance

  • Laundry service if desired

  • Other optional activities, not specified above


Paying your deposit is required to hold your spot due to limited availability, spots will be allocated on a rolling basis until the trip is full. 

ATTENTION: International Flights are NOT included in the price. All payments are non-refundable 7 days after the payment is made.

This trip is for individuals that

  • Want to explore Brazil and are open to new opportunities

  • Want to learn about the global goals and sustainability

  • Want to be hands-on with our nonprofit partners

  • Want to invest in personal development and meet like-minded people

This trip is not for indivIDuals that

  • Are only interested in taking photos and not engaging in immersive activities and learning

  • Are focused solely on pampering and chill time

  • Aren't willing to experience things out of your comfort zone






Catalytic Communities is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Rio de Janeiro residents by driving a creative, inclusive and empowering community-led integration between the city’s informal and formal communities, in which the city’s favelas are recognized for their heritage status and their residents fully served as equal citizens. This is done through a combination of education, research, training, strategic communications, technology, networks, advocacy, and participatory planning. 


Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels


We cannot hope for sustainable development without peace, stability, human rights, and effective governance.  Some regions of the world enjoy peace, security, and prosperity, while others fall into seemingly endless cycles of conflict and violence. The SDGs aim to significantly reduce all forms of violence, and work with governments and communities to end conflict and insecurity. Promoting the rule of law and human rights are key to this process, as is reducing the flow of illicit arms and strengthening the participation of developing countries in the institutions of global governance.


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