Day 1: Rio de Janeiro.
Arrival in Rio de Janeiro and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Rio de Janeiro.
Day 2: Full Day Excursion of Rio de Janeiro. Samba Dinner Show
Today you will be taken on an unforgettable tour of the “Marvellous City” which includes the most iconic symbols of the city: the statue of “Christ the Redeemer” and the Sugarloaf Mountain.
Take a scenic route along the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon on the way to Corcovado hill. A train will take you up the mountain from the top of which stares Christ the Redeemer, chosen as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. The tour continues along Rio’s famous beaches on the way to the peninsula at the entrance to Guanabara Bay. A two-stage cable car will take you up Urca Hill and the Sugarloaf Mountain (365m) from where you’ll have uninterrupted, spectacular views of downtown Rio, Corcovado and Copacabana Beach.
This evening you will enjoy a spectacular samba show. Singers and dancers in elaborate costumes will present Brazil’s rich folk traditions and capture the famous rhythms of Carnival. Overnight in Rio de Janeiro. (B, L, D)
Day 3: Fly to Manaus. Amazon Jungle Programme
Fly to Manaus. Upon arrival, transfer to the jungle lodge. This afternoon take an introductory walk through the jungle habitats of many monkey species. After dinner, take an evening tour by canoe for alligator spotting. Overnight at Jungle Lodge. (B, D)
Day 4: Amazon Jungle Programme
A morning hike through the jungle along several nature trails. After lunch at the lodge, visit local caboclo village with opportunity for piranha fishing. Overnight at Jungle Lodge. (B, L, D)
Day 5: Amazon Jungle Programme
Today you will be taken on a full day excursion to visit the “meeting of the waters”, where the Negro River and Solimões River join to form the Amazon River. Wonderful jungle scenery and riverside life make this a wonderful day out. Overnight at Jungle Lodge. (B, L, D)
Day 6: Amazon Jungle Programme. Fly to Iguazu Falls
Transfer to Manaus airport for your flight to Foz do Iguassu. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Foz do Iguassu. (B)
Day 7: Half Day Excursion Iguazu Falls (Brazil)
Today you will visit the Brazilian side of spectacular Iguazu Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage Centre. This is where the almost 3km wide Iguazu River drops over the edge of 80m high basalt cliffs. You will gaze down on this stunning natural spectacle from the viewing platforms connected by glass-sided elevator.
Continue through lush, green rainforest in an open-top vehicle to the clear waters of Macuco Falls. From Iguazu River, you will take a motor boat upriver to Iguazu Falls where you will experience the thunder and spray of these mighty cascades. Overnight in Foz do Iguassu. (B)
Day 8: Half Day Excursion Iguazu Falls (Argentina). Evening Dinner Show
A half day excursion to the Argentine side of the falls. We will visit the three main paths: the upper and lower paths as well as the Devil´s Throat. It will be possible to enjoy impressive views of the falls from different perspectives. Upper Path: A 45min walk during which we see the Two Sisters, Bosseti, Adam and Eve, Bernabe Mendez, Mbigua and San Martin falls from the upper part. Lower Path: A 1.5hr walk during which we have a view of the falls from right in the centre of the action where you’ll likely get a bit wet! Devil’s Throat: A small train will take us along the upper part of the Iguazu River where we find the balcony facing the most spectacular view of the Devil’s Throat.
This evening you will enjoy dinner accompanied by a traditional theatrical performance showcasing regional costumes and dance from Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. Overnight in Foz do Iguassu. (B, D)
Day 9: Fly to Rio de Janeiro.
Transfer to the airport and fly to Rio de Janeiro. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Rio de Janeiro. (B)
Day 10: Half Day Excursion to Tijuca Forest
Today you will be taken on an open-top jeep excursion to Tijuca Atlantic Forest, the world’s largest urban forest. Stop at the Chinese lookout which offers spectacular vistas of Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, Guanabara Bay and the Sugar Loaf Mountain. You will have the opportunity to observe jungle wildlife as Tijuca is home to many species including sloths, monkeys and tropical birds. Overnight in Rio de Janeiro. (B)
Day 11: Free Day in Rio de Janeiro
A day at your leisure to enjoy the beaches of this idyllic city. Overnight in Rio de Janeiro. (B)
Day 12: Airport Transfer
Today you will be transferred to the airport to meet your international flight. (B)
Price per person based on Double Occupancy.
Depart on the date of your choice.