Rio, Iguacu & the Amazon

Adventure tour to Brazil with Rio de Janeiro, Iguacu Falls and an Amazon River cruise aboard the M/V Desafio for
9D/10N Starting at $4995 per person

Experience marvelous Rio de Janeiro and the legendary attractions - Sambódromo, Maracanã Stadium, Sugarloaf and Christ the Redeemer statue atop Corcovado Mountain... 

Rio de Janeiro

the natural wonder of Foz do Iguacu... 

Iguacu Falls aerial

A 3-night cruise up the Amazon River on the M/V Desafio to the Anavilhanas Archipelago, the largest in the world. 

M/V Desafio

  • Itinerary in brief:
  • 4 nights Rio - Belmond Copacabana Palace
  • Panoramic Rio city and Sugarloaf tour
  • Corcovado tour
  • 2 nights Iguacu - Belmond Das Cataratas
  • Iguacu Falls tour - Brazilian side
  • 1 night Manaus - Vila Amazonia (or similar)
  • 3-night M/V Desafio Amazon River cruise
  • Helicopter flight over Rio de Janeiro

 

Lost World Adventures itineraries can be tailor-made according to your plans and preferences: budget, hotel selections, travel dates, optional excursions, length of trip, etc.

Day 1: Rio de Janeiro

Welcome to Rio! You will be met in the arrivals hall by your private guide and transferred to your Rio hotel.

Overnight Belmond Copacabana, daily breakfast included - 4 nights,

Day 2: Rio de Janeiro

Buffet breakfast served at the hotel restaurant. Departure from the hotel for a City Tour through the city. We will visit downtown, Sambódromo, Maracanã Stadium, among others interesting points. We will continue the tour to the Sugar Loaf, from where you have the most beautiful view of Guanabara Bay. Climb by cable car to the Urca Hill and then in a second one, the Sugar Loaf hill. Return to the hotel. Rest of the day free.

Day 3: Rio de Janeiro

Buffet breakfast served at the hotel restaurant. Departure from the hotel to Cosme Velho district, where the Corcovado train station is located. The train cuts the Tijuca Forest. We embark to reach of the top of the mountain and go up to the base of the statue. at 710 meters above sea level that was inaugurated in 1931. Free time to take pictures and enjoy the beautiful view. Return to the hotel. Rest of the day free.

Day 4: Rio de Janeiro

Free day at leisure.

Day 5: Rio de Janeiro - Iguacu

You will be met at your hotel and transferred to the airport for your flight to Foz do Iguacu. 

Airport reception and transfer to your hotel.

Overnight Belmond Das Cataratas, daily breakfast included - 2 nights.

Day 6: Foz do Iguacu

Departure from the hotel to Brazilian Fall Tour, one of the most beautiful postcards in the world, located in Foz de Iguaçú, inside the Iguazú National Park. They are considered one of the seven wonders of the modern world and declared in 1986 by UNESCO, Natural Heritage of Humanity, the Park is one of the largest forest reserves in South America.

The visit begins at the visitor center, located at the entrance of Iguazú National Park distant 12 km from the Falls. In the Visitor Center is possible to find photo exhibitions of the Falls and the Park, a large souvenir house and a banking terminal. Return to the hotel. Rest of the day free.

Day 7: Iguacu - Manaus

Hotel pickup and transfer to the airport for your flight to Manaus.

Manaus Airport reception and transfer to your hotel.

Overnight Vila Amazonia (or similar), breakfast included. 

Day 8*: M/V Desafio

At 1:30pm you will be transferred from the hotel to the Manaus Pier. Boarding the M/V Desafio at 2:00pm. Once on board, enjoy a welcome cocktail with snacks and drinks while your guide presents information about the Amazon, the boat and the details of the program for the next few days. We will start our navigation on the Anavilhanas, the largest river archipelago in the world. Dinner on board. At night, we can enjoy a motorized canoe ride for local recognition, an opportunity to listen to the sounds of the jungle.

*Desafio cruises depart on Thursdays, subject to availability

Day 9: M/V Desafio

At 05:30, departure to the sunrise in the jungle and the song of the birds in their diversity. Return to the boat for breakfast starting the navigation to the indigenous community 'Terra Preta', in our motorized canoes, whose visit is an opportunity to know the way of life and the habits of the Indians .

Return to the boat and lunch on board. Start of navigation with destination to the community 'Jaraqui'. Arriving in this village, embark in our motorized canoes along the river. Arrive and walk to see the regional flora and fauna, drink water from a vine (local plant) and listen to the echo produced by the immense Amazonian trees . Return to the boat. Dinner on board and overnight. (Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Day 10: M/V Desafio

Breakfast, and continuation of navigation to the village of Acajutuba. On the way, in the floating station for interaction with the pink colored dolphins and feed the famous Arapaima (size gan fish). Lunch on board.

We will continue navigating along the Río Negro and the Solimões River border, to reach the "Meeting of the Waters", where the Rios Negro and Solimões come together to form the Great Amazon River, then we will continue for another exciting experience - The fishing of piranhas -. Dinner. A canoe trip along the streams in search of alligators and other nocturnal animals with lanterns.

Day 11: Departure

Tropical breakfast on board, Explore the river to see the giant and beautiful victoria-regia, floating plant of the waters of the Amazonas, while we continue our navigation back to the city of Manaus, arriving at 11 o'clock. Disembark. Transfer to the Manaus airport.

 

Price from $4,995.00 per person, based on double occupancy
Days 9
Nights 10
Includes:
  • 4 nights Belmond Copacabana
  • 2 nights Belmond Das Cataratas
  • 1 night Vila Amazonas
  • Daily breakfast at all hotels
  • Half-day Panoramic Rio and Sugarloaf tour
  • Half-day Corcovado tour
  • Half-day Iguacu Falls tour - Brazilian side (National Park entrance fee included)
  • 4-day M/V Desafio Amazon cruise (includes all meals and guided excursions)
  • Private guide services
  • Airport-hotel transfers
  • Deluxe transportation air-conditioned vehicles

 

Excludes:
  • International and domestic airfare
  • Meals not included on the itinerary
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers

"We started working with this travel company with LESS than 4 weeks to go to help us plan our trip to Brazil and Argentina."

They patiently worked with us during the Brazilian visa application process, changes to departure and return dates, and itinerary changes. 

Never once did they say “sorry, we can’t help you with that”.  Whether it was making us dinner reservations, recommending tours, or coordinating all the ‘behind the scenes” activities they were always very accommodating. 

Their South American partners that were assigned to us were terrific – airport transfers, tours, guides were all top notched.  I would recommend them to others and would use them again in a minute!

- Luis M, Jan 2016

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