Welcome to Brasília

The original design (plano piloto) was inspired by the crucifix but is often referred to as an airplane, with each of its architectural marvels strategically laid out along the Eixo Monumental (which forms the fuselage), and its residential and commercial blocks along its two outspread wings (asas).

With long distances and harrowing six-lane highways connected by spaghetti junctions, Brasília presents challenges for walkers; consider renting a car or ride shares.

You'll find a lively city hidden behind the futuristic facade. It's not only a pilgrimage for architecture buffs but also foodies, night owls and those seeking a unique travel experience.

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$1870 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Chapada dos Veadeiros - Pirenópolis (8 days - 7 nights)

Day 1 - From Brasilia to Chapada dos VeadeirosReception at brasília airport and transfer to Pirenópolis (~150km). Accommodation in the chosen lodge and lunch in typical local restaurant. Included: Lunch Day 2 - City Tour and Bonsucesso Farm WaterfallsEnjoy a historical and cultural city tour, with visit to the main monuments of the eighteenth and nineteenth century and lunch in the city. After that we will take 5 km on dirt road to the complex of 6 waterfalls located in Bonsucesso farm. Included: Breakfast, Lunch Day 3 - Abade Reserve and Pyrenees ParkWe will go to the Abade Reserve. Enjoy a circular hike of 2.5 km between fields and forests of Cerrado biome and 4 waterfalls where you can shower and bath. After that, we go to the Park of the Pyrenees, hike in altitude, between the veredas and rock formations with millions of years. We finish the day at 1.400 meters of altitude in the second highest peak of the central Brazil. Included: Breakfast, Lunch Day 4 - Zen Buddhist Monastery and Waterfalls of DragonsWe will visit one of the most unspoilt regions of Pirenópolis, we will go to Várzea do Lobo, hike through Moist Fields, Riparian Forest to the fantastic complex of eight waterfalls named Waterfalls of Dragons, with beautiful colorful quartzite walls. Included: Breakfast, Lunch Day 5 - Alto Paraíso and São JorgeWe will take a 360 km trip, have lunch in Alto Paraíso village and arrive in the São Jorge village. Check in at the chosen inn. Included: Breakfast, Lunch Day 6 - Cascades and Cachoeira São Bento We will go to Fazenda São Bento farm. Hike in altitude, between the Cerrado rocks and the veredas. Our first stop is at the waterfall Almecega I, with beautiful colorful walls, natural pools of crystal clear water, lookouts and viewpoints. Then, we will go to Almecega II and Cachoeira São Bento. Late lunch in São Jorge village. Included: Breakfast, Lunch Day 7 - Canyons and CariocasWe will visit the canyon access trails. We will visit Canyons 1 and 2 with large quartzite walls and several natural pools. Then hike 3 km to the waterfalls of Cariocas, where the black river collapses in a 30 meters fall. Lunch in São Jorge village. Included: Breakfast, Lunch Day 8 - Valley of the Moon and Return to BrasíliaThe destination is Valley of the Moon, then a 600 meters trail to São Miguel River, with exotic formations sculpted by the waters for millions of years. Lunch in Alto Paraíso village and return to Brasília. Included: Breakfast, Lunch

$3 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Botanical Garden Admission Ticket

Visit: Jardim Botanico de Brasilia, Brasilia, Federal DistrictThe Botanical Garden of Brasilia is predominantly composed of vegetation of the Cerrado (brazilian savannah), in excellent state of conservation, that can be appreciated in the Trails open to public visitation. The area accessible to visitation is composed by the Visitor Center, Center of Excellence of the Cerrado, Picnic area, Orchid, Cactus, Library, Permaculture, Amphitheater, Interpretive Trails and Thematic Gardens.

$5 Outdoor Activities

Brasilia's Zoo Admission Ticket

Visit: Jardim Zoologico De Brasilia, Brasilia, Federal DistrictThe Brasilia Zoo has an area of 139.7 hectares, where 12 of these are destined for animal food production, which guarantees another seal of quality for the institution. In the other areas are the animal enclosures, the Museum of Natural Sciences, butterfly garden, camping and picnic area, playground, artificial lakes, wooded areas for walking, ample parking, snack bars, among others.

$35 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Bay Park Admission Ticket

Visit: Bay Park, Brasilia, Federal DistrictBay Park Aqua Park has a total area of 60,000 square meters, with capacity for 2,000 people per day: 5 million treated and recycled water and 10 attractions for people of all ages In a beautiful area with trees and waterfalls, enjoy in a huge amount of water slides and toys.

$85 Cultural & Theme Tours

Niteroi City Tour & Niemeyer route

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Ponte Rio–Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de JaneiroYou will cross the President Costa e Silva Bridge, commonly known as the Rio–Niterói Bridge, beeing a box girder bridge crossing Guanabara Bay, in the State of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. It connects the cities of Rio de Janeiro and Niterói. It is currently the longest prestressed concrete bridge in the southern hemisphere, and the sixth-longest in the world. From its completion in 1974 until 1985 it was the world's second-longest bridge, second only to the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway.Stop At: Teatro Popular Oscar Niemeyer, Niteroi, State of Rio de JaneiroIn Niteroi you will have a chance to see several works done by the famous architect Niemeyer, the same one that built our capital, BrasiliaDuration: 1 hourStop At: Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi, Niteroi, State of Rio de JaneiroDesigned by Oscar Niemeyer with the assistance of structural engineer Bruno Contarini, who had worked with Niemeyer on earlier projects, the MAC-Niterói is 16 meters high; its cupola has a diameter of 50 meters with three floors. The museum projects itself over Boa Viagem (“Bon Voyage,” “Good Journey”) beach and also a neighborhood, the 817 square metres (8,790 sq ft) reflecting pool that surrounds the cylindrical base “like a flower,” in the words of Niemeyer.[citation needed]A wide access slope leads to a Hall of Expositions, which has a capacity for sixty people. Two doors lead to the viewing gallery, through which can be seen Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro, and Sugarloaf Mountain. The saucer-shaped modernist structure, which has been likened to a UFO, is set on a cliffside, at the bottom of which is a beach. In the film Oscar Niemeyer, an architect committed to his century, Niemeyer is seen flying over Rio de Janeiro in a UFO which then lands on the site, suggesting this to be the origin of the museum.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra, Niteroi, State of Rio de JaneiroSanta Cruz da Barra Fortress is located on the eastern side of the Guanabara Bay Bar, in the Jurujuba neighborhood, in the municipality of Niterói, in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro.Crossing fires with the Fortress of St. John and the Fort Tamandaré da Laje, it constituted the main defensive structure of the bar of Guanabara Bay and the city and port of Rio de Janeiro during the period of the Colony and the Empire.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Parque da Cidade, Niteroi, State of Rio de JaneiroFrom the top of this park you will see a breathtaking view of the Guanabara Bay as well as the city of Rio de Janeiro. You can also enjoy the jumping of hang gliders as well as parapentsDuration: 45 minutes