Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu Falls, and the Amazon
Experience sensational Brazil - a country of many attractions. Visit beautiful Rio de Janeiro, spectacular Iguassu Falls, and the historic city of Manaus, the gateway to your Amazon jungle lodge. You will have the opportunity to experience it all: the city, the beach, the Falls, and the Amazon.
3 Nights Rio de Janeiro
2 Nights Iguassu Falls
3 Nights Amazon with All Meals
All Ground Transfers
Sugar Loaf & Corcovado Tour
Private Argentina &
Brazil Falls Tour
Amazon Nature Tours
The Meeting of the Waters Tour
Airport meeting and transfer to your selected Rio hotel. Many consider Rio the most naturally beautiful city on earth. Twenty miles of white sand beaches, and trim, green, rolling peaks, with the city sprawling in the narrow strips between the mountains, add to its beauty and charm. Here, you will find the famous beaches of Copacabana and neighboring Ipanema. While the beaches and sidewalk cafes dominate the city's atmosphere, there are two other main points of interest. "Sugar Loaf Mountain" offers panoramic vistas of the city, beaches and Guanabara Bay, and towering Corcovado Mountain, with the statue of Christ the Redeemer on the summit. Rio's awesome beauty is most visible from the statue's platform. With excellent seafood and international cuisines from around the world, Rio's signature restaurants are the churrascarias (BBQ restaurants), where meat reigns supreme. For entertainment, add a Rio by Night Dinner and Show spotlighting the Brazilian rhythmic samba music and dances, with grand finales featuring prior years' outstanding Carnival costumes. Rio is an unforgettable experience! Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure.
(Accommodations, Rio de Janeiro)
Depart from your hotel at 8:30 am for a full-day excursion that will highlight two of the city's signature landmarks, Corcovado and Sugar Loaf. After a scenic drive along Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, you arrive at the bottom of Corcovado Hill. Here, you will board a comfortable train that will transport you to the top of the mountain where the statue of Christ, the Redeemer, is located (2.300 ft above sea level). Continue by elevator and escalator to reach the bottom of the statue. At this point, you have a magnificent view of Rio de Janeiro. It will now be apparent why the statue of Christ is called " the wonder of Rio". When it is time to leave you will return the same way, and continue to the other famous landmark, Sugar Loaf Mountain. Located in the middle of the Guanabara Bay, Sugar Loaf gives you another breathtaking panoramic view of the city. Take the two-stage cable car to the top. This solid granite monolith, standing 887 feet tall, overlooks the entrance to Rio's harbor and Guanabara Bay. The first stage of the cable car takes you to Morro da Urca, where there is a restaurant and a heliport. The second stage takes you to the top for an unforgettable view. After your tour of Sugar Loaf, continue to a local restaurant for lunch. In the afternoon, your tour will continue to downtown Rio to see some of the historical sites such as the Cathedral and the Municipal Theatre.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Accommodations, Rio de Janeiro)
Spend a day a leisure in Rio. Choose a fascinating tour to enhance your experience: take a jeep tour through Rio's botanical garden, the largest urban forest in the world. Or, taste the flavors of Rio with a chocolate and ice cream tasting tour that will introduce you to some of the finest ingredients this tropical paradise has to offer. Feeling festive? Embrace Rio's musical spirit with a samba soul experience: see the year-long work involved in celebrating carnival, including the intricate costumes in the Cidade do Samba.
(Breakfast, Accommodations, Rio de Janeiro)
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Iguassu Falls. Airport greeting in Foz do Iguassu before checking in to your selected hotel. In the afternoon, enjoy a self-guided walking tour of the Brazil side of the Falls.
(Breakfast, Rio de Janeiro; Accommodations, Iguassu Falls)
Arrange an optional excursion to the Argentina side of the Falls. Seventy-five percent of the Falls lies on the Argentina side. There are extensive trails and an opportunity for a close-up view of the Devil's Throat, where 14 separate falls cascade down 350 foot cliffs. Another fun optional tour is the Macuco Safari, a boat tour that takes you to the edge of the Falls where you can watch the water falling from above.
(Breakfast, Accommodations, Iguassu Falls)
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Manaus. From central Manaus you will transfer by boat for 30 minutes to the Amazon EcoPark Lodge. Your first activity will be a visit to the Monkey Jungle. After dinner, take an evening tour by canoe to look for alligators and other nocturnal animals.
(Breakfast, Iguassu; Dinner, Accommodations, Manaus)
After breakfast, depart for a hike through the forest with a naturalist guide to learn about the local flora and fauna. Return for lunch. In the afternoon, visit the home of local Amazonian residents called "Caboclos".
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodations, Manaus)
Depart for an excursion to the Meeting of the Waters, including lunch at a floating restaurant. You will have an opportunity to fish for piranha.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodations, Manaus)
Morning at leisure to enjoy the natural pools and swimming at the river. You will be transferred back to Manaus and on to the airport, or extend your stay in Manaus.
** Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change