3 Wonders " Amazonas- Rio de Janeiro-Iguazu Falls"

A 9 day trip to Brazil 
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Explore the Amazon Rainforest in the company of a naturalist guides on board of the modern 24-passenger M/V Desafio, a newly wooden renovated river vessel offering a fascinating cruise on the Amazon and Negro rivers.

Survey Rio's, UNESCO “world heritage” site immensity from the monolithic Sugar Loaf Mountain and the mighty Christ the Redeemer and appreciate Rio's scenery of lush green mountains plunging down to the Atlantic. Rio de Janeiro is the first city in the world to received the title of “cultural landscape”

Live an unforgettable experience and a spectacle of nature, the falls are considered a “wonder of the world”; one of the first protected areas in South America. UNESCO declared them Mankind Heritage. Admiring really closely the imposing 275 waterfalls, which precipitate to the river from a height of 80 mts and also the amazing variety of ferns, orchids, begonias, birds and butterflies.

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Places Visited 

Manaus, Iguassu Falls, Rio de Janeiro

Departure Dates 

Dates are flexible and customizable for a private departure.

Detailed Itinerary 

Day 1:

Upon arriving at Manaus Airport, private guided transfer from airport to the pier to embark at the MV Desafio Cruise.
At 2:30 pm, meeting on board of the M/V Desafio at the docks of the Tropical Hotel for the beginning of our jungle adventure. After departure, a briefing with the details of our trip takes place, while we navigate along the Negro River towards the borders of the Solimões, right where it meets the dark waters of the Negro without mixing for about 4 kms, forming the Amazon River. Navigating towards Lake January, where we will see the huge Victoria Amazonica water plant and the first canoe hiding to visit the Igarapés takes place. A stop at an indigenous house to see their way of living is a must. After enjoying the beauty and the lavish green of the Amazon Forest from the deck, we will anchor at a great igarapé to overnight. Dinner is served during navigation.

Day 2:

Early breakfast and we will leave for a trekking tour to observe the local flora, one of the richest worldwide. Returning to the boat, one hour for swimming. Lunch is served on route to Samauma Island, located in the Anavilhanas Archipelago, the largest river archipelago in the world. In the afternoon, reconnaissance tour around the islands, lakes, igarapés and igapós. After dinner, we will experience the night sounds of the forest in the canoes around the dark waters of the Negro River. Return to the boat around 10:30 pm.

Day 3:

Leaving early morning the Anavilhanas and going towards Santa Maria, a typical Caboclo village, where we will have the opportunity to see the “Ribeirinho” way of living, we will serve breakfast. Continuing navigating, we will reach the “Furo do Meio”. Lunch is served during navigation. In the afternoon, we will began our fishing contest: the piranha, the aggressive fish of the Amazon. Return to the boat for swimming. After dinner, we will experience the searching and spotting of alligators during a canoe excursion.

Day 4:

Wake up call very early in the morning. Tour to admire the concert of the birds coming out of their night places, returning to the boat at 7:30, when breakfast is served and we start our return to Manaus, arriving around 11 am at the Tropical docks. Private transfer to the Airport for flight t Iguassu Falls. Arrival and transfer to Hotel das Cataratas.

Day 5:

After breakfast, private Brazil Falls Tour with Macuco Safari. One of the most beautiful among world's natural postcards, the Iguassu Falls are located in Foz do Iguaçu and a few minutes from the city. The Falls, situated in the Iguassu National Park is considered to be one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World. Overnight at Hotel das Cataratas.

Day 6:

After breakfast, transfer to Airport for flight to Rio de Janeiro. Arrival and transfer to Hotel Windsor Atlantica.

Day 7:

After breakfast, private Corcovado Tour. Half-day tour throughout marvelous Rio de Janeiro. Our tour Hill passes along the most famous beaches of Rio as Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon and São Conrado – ascending Corcovado Mountain in a Swiss cogwheel train, and having a dazzling view of the statue and the city of Rio. Overnight at Hotel Windsor Atlantica.

Day 8:

Free for personal activities and options tours. Overnight at Hotel Windsor Atlantica.

Day 9:

After breakfast, transfer to the airort for your connecting flight back home.

Price

Starting Price 

$2,695
This trip is customizable for your private travel.

What's Included 

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all guided tours and activities (dependent on season)
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip
The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.