GOOD Travel is proud to have partnered with WOW Coaching and Consulting to offer you this inaugural Wonders of the World Tour. This unique trip will bring you to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to welcome in the New Year and to experience one of the New Wonders of the World. You will leave this trip with new energy and perspective for 2019.
Dates: December 27th 2018 - January 2nd 2019
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Earlybird cost: $2,799 including all accommodations, meals and activities
Optional add-on: If you wish to also visit a second Wonder of the World (Chichen Itza in Mexico), please see the itinerary tab for more details or contact GOOD Travel.
December 27th: Arrival day
On arrival at the airport in Rio de Janeiro, you'll be met by a representative from GOOD Travel and driven to your accommodation. In the evening, we'll have a special welcome dinner to officially mark the beginning of this experience!
December 28th: Orientation day
After a leisurely breakfast, we will have our welcome meeting and a Possibilitology workshop from Vallori Thomas to set the tone for the adventures ahead. In the afternoon, we’ll take the cable car up Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf Mountain), rising almost 400 meters above the harbor from where you’ll see wonderful vistas over the city and Copacabana and Ipanema beaches.
December 29th: Exploring Rio by day - and by night!
In the morning, we’ll take a tour of Rio de Janeiro winding through the narrow lanes of the city while your guide fills you in on the history and legends of the area. You will visit sites like the Metropolitan Cathedral, Carioca Square, Confeitaria Colombo (the oldest coffee shop in Rio de Janeiro), the Centro Cultural do Banco do Brasil and the Mosteiro de São Bento (a UNESCO World Heritage Monument).
In the evening, we'll visit a dance studio to take a samba class with a local expert. Your teacher will then take you out into the city to get a true taste of Rio’s vibrant history and nightlife.
December 30th: Project day
After a leisurely morning, we will visit a local NGO working to improve the lives of marginalized people in Rio de Janeiro. The exact visit and organization will be confirmed closer to the time depending on the situation in the Favelas.
December 31st: New Year’s Eve in Rio
After a leisurely breakfast, Vallori Thomas will lead a Possibilitology workshop. The rest of the day will be all about celebrating in magical Rio de Janeiro! We will head to Copacabana Beach to bring in the New Year with Brazilian samba, rock bands and fireworks. Rio is widely known as one of the best destinations in the world to celebrate New Year's Eve!
January 1st: Christ the Redeemer, Wonder of the World
The morning will be yours to relax and reflect on the New Year. In the afternoon, we will head to one of the New Wonders of the World - the perfect way to start 2019! The statue of Christ the Redeemer is one of the most iconic sights of Rio de Janeiro, and if the weather is clear there is a fantastic view over the city.
January 2nd: Departure day
You'll be taken to the airport in time for your flight home.
Alternatively, if you wish to visit a second Wonder of the World, we can arrange for you to visit Chichen Itza in Mexico on your way home. This would involve flying to Cancún and spending three nights at Hacienda Chichen Resort, a beautiful lodge famous for sustainability and their work in the community. This optional add-on package costs US$1,500 including all accommodation, transfers and tours based on a minimum group size of six people (excludes flights). Please contact GOOD Travel for more information.
This trip has been designed to ensure that the local community, economy and environment benefit from your visit. We have partnered with a local tourism organization in Brazil specialized in responsible tourism. In addition, $100 of your trip fee will go directly towards supporting a fantastic non-profit organisation in Brazil, which you'll have the opportunity to visit during the trip.
The trip will be led by Vallori Thomas from WOW Training & Consulting and Shelley Bragg from GOOD Travel. In addition, local guides from our partner organization will be involved throughout the trip.
Vallori is the founder and ICF-certified coach of WOW Coaching and Consulting. Vallori is a practitioner of Context Mastery, with a decade of experience in team/group dynamics, communication, and both one-to-one and group coaching. After her experiences traveling with GOOD Travel all around the world, Vallori has partnered with us to deliver Possibilitarian Retreats.
Shelley is GOOD Travel's co-founder. She is originally from South Africa, but currently resides in Bangkok, Thailand. She has extensive experience planning and organizing purpose-centered travel experiences. Shelley first met Vallori on a cycle challenge from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town in 2012.
Earlybird Cost: The total trip cost is $2,799 and includes the following:
Please note that the following are not included and are your responsibility to arrange:
There are two options for confirming your spot on this trip and securing the earlybird trip fee. Please note that this trip is limited to a maximum of 15 participants so we recommend arranging payment as soon as possible to secure your spot.
The first option is to set up a payment plan to pay for your trip. For payment plans set up by March 31st 2018, the cost will be $311 per month (x9 installments) or $77.75 per week (x36 installments). Please contact us to set up your payment plan.
The second option is to pay a deposit of $500 by March 31st 2018 and then to pay your remaining balance of $2,299 by October 1st 2018. To pay your non-refundable deposit of $500, please click on the pay now button below. Before you make your payment, please make sure you’ve read and understood our terms of service. If there is anything in our terms of service that you’d like us to clarify, please contact us for more information.