Rio and Rainforests: Adventure Tour in Braziloffered by supplier M16432 (read about supplier)
Tour Duration: 9 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 99 people
Specialty Categories: Wildlife Viewing Cultural Journey
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 5049 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 7346 US Dollar (USD)
Day 1: Flight to Brazil
Overnight flight to Rio de Janeiro.
Day 2: Rio de Janeiro
Upon arrival in Rio, reception at airport and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon private tour to Corcovado with private driver and guide. The tour begins in Cosme Velho's neighborhood. The cog train rolls through the Tijuca Forest, the largest urban forest in the world and up to the statue. Once there, enjoy a panoramic and extraordinary view of Rio, including the Sugar Loaf, the Guanabara Bay, the beaches of Southern Zone and the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon. At the peak of the hill is Christ the Redeemer, the art deco statue of Jesus Christ and icon of Rio. After the visit of the Corcovado, the tour continues to Sao Conrado area with a brief stop at the Pepino beach where you can appreciate hang glider overhead. Transfer back to the hotel.
Day 3: Sugar Loaf
Today, enjoy a private Half Day Tour to the Sugar Loaf with a private driver/guide. This tour begins with a stroll through downtown Rio, passing by the Sambodrome, and the Metropolitan Cathedral, in pyramid form, with internal diameter of 96 meters and height of 80 meters. Get to know the traditional Cinelandia square with the historical buildings, the Municipal Theater, the National Library and the National Museum of Fine Arts. By taking the Aterro do Flamengo, one will be taken to the neighborhood of Urca to find one of the largest symbols of the city: The Sugar Loaf. This visit is made in two steps by cable car. The first cable car takes passengers to Urca Hill which is 215 meters high and provides a beautiful view of the Guanabara Bay and its islands, the Rio-Niteroi bridge and Corcovado hill. From this stage, a second cable car will be taken up to the top with 395 meters to find a splendid view of Copacabana beach, the Santa Cruz fortress and some beaches of Niteroi.
Day 4: Rio at Leisure – Rio Scenarium
Day free to enjoy Rio. Tonight, experience a fantastic show at the Rio Scenarium (this tour does not include dinner). Located in the Lapa area, Rio Scenarium is one of the premier places to listen to the best of Brazilian music, and where the real carioca spirit of bohemian way of life can be felt. The venue is an antique shop during the day, and a live music bar during the night. The programming changes every month. The show ends around midnight.
Day 5: Foz do Iguazu
Morning transfer to the airport to take the flight to Iguazu.
Upon arrival at Foz do Iguazu, transfer to the hotel on the Brazil side of the falls. In the afternoon, one will have a guided tour to the Brazil side to witness the thunderous crash of rushing water against basaltic rocks amidst the jungle of birds, butterflies and orchids that will leave one breathless!
Day 6: Iguazu Argentina side
Morning guided tour to the Argentina side of the falls. Pick-up at the hotel and transfer to visitor center inside Iguazu National Park. To get from the visitor center to the beginning of upper path, lower path and Devil’s Throat, one will board a little train that runs from the visitor center to the paths and between each. One may also walk from the visitor center to upper and lower paths, but not to Devil’s Throat because it is located more than 4 kilometers from the visitor center.
This tour combines a jungle trip with a boat trip to the falls. This trip starts in the jungle of the national park in roofless 4 x 4 trucks. This provides the best visibility of the trees and better photo opportunities. Then, one will take a zodiac boat to the lower Iguazu River upstream to discover the falls little by little with a panoramic view of Iguazu Falls. Be prepared to get wet! Afternoon, return to the hotel.
Day 7: Iguazu – Manaus
Early morning, transfer to the airport to take the flight to Manaus. Reception at the Manaus airport and transfer to the lodge in a van for a three-hour drive into the jungle. Upon arrival, enjoy a welcome cocktail followed by a tour of the lodge. Enjoy some lunch at the lodge before the Afternoon departure through the Anavilhanas islands in regional watercraft. The numerous canals (paranas), lakes and islands of the largest river archipelago in the world are explored. Visitors disembark on one of the islands to examine its unique ecosystem, observing regional plant- and wildlife. Dinner at the lodge. After dinner, caiman sightseeing. The unique sensation of living and feeling the forest at night is experienced in canoes during the exploration of riverbanks in search of caimans.
Day 8: Forest Hike – Piranha Fishing
Early morning breakfast, followed by an exhilarating forest hike. Led by experienced local guides, one will explore the forest, where it is possible to observe some of the greatest Amazonian mysteries. One will receive an educational lecture on trees, wild fruit, herbs as well as jungle survival. The trail can be done entirely on foot, but one can also return to the lodge by means of a delightful canoe ride. Enjoy some lunch before an afternoon visit with the Amazonian dolphins along with piranha fishing! This is a fun fishing expedition in wooden canoes through regional riverbanks, where one will be able to catch some piranhas as well as other fish while admiring the sights, sounds and smells of the forest. Enjoy some more local cuisine with dinner followed by a lecture on the Amazon region and Anavilhanas.
Day 9: Sunrise Bird Watching – Flight Home
Leaving before dusk, one will be led to a lake in Anavilhanas to observe birds and other animals in transit and contemplate the colors and nuances of Amazonian skies. Have breakfast before making a visit to a handicraft studio and naval shipyard in Novo Airao. Visit two regional craft centers to see the work of local craftsmen in their workplace and later visit a shipyard of regional wooden watercraft. After lunch, depart to Manaus and transfer to the airport to take the flight back home.
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
- domestic air transportation from Rio to Iguazu, and Iguazu to Manaus,
-hotel accommodation including daily continental breakfast,
-all transfers between airports and hotels with assistance and baggage handling,
-guided tours of Rio de Janeiro, Iguazu, and the Amazon in English
-all entrance fees and all meals at Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge
-Taxes and security fees that can be paid at time of ticketing
-local airport taxes that are payable in the country of destination
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