Rio, Foz do Iguazu and Amazon Experience - 12 Days

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HIGHLIGHTS
  • Get to know Rio de Janeiro, the marvelous city!
  • Meet wonders of the modern world!
  • Feel the power of the biggest waterfall of the world at Foz do Iguaçu!
  • Learn about the Amazon rainforest and its residents!
Start our tour in Rio de Janeiro, also known as “Cidade Maravilhosa” (the Marvelous City). Marvelous is the perfect adjective to describe this place: home of one of the most famous carnivals in the world, countless natural landscapes and warmfull people. And on top of that, you’ll find a sculpture considered one of the seven wonders of the modern world.

After that, you will head to Foz do Iguaçu to enjoy the biggest waterfall in the world, the Iguazu Falls at both (Brazilian and Argentinian) sides. The name Iguazu comes from native languages of Brazil, and means “big water”. Legend has it that a god wanted to marry a mortal woman, but she ran away with her lover in a boat across the river. Boiling with rage, the god divided the river and condemned the lovers to an eternal fall.

And for last but not least, prepare yourself to explore the Amazon, the biggest rainforest of the world to explore the unique biodiversity that resides there. You will canoe through the Igapós (flooded forest), meet the native people and spot exotic wildlife in the jungle.

Are you ready to meet the wonders of Brazil?

Day 1

Welcome to Rio de Janeiro. Today you will be met at the airport and transferred to your accommodation. Get comfortable and prepare to spend the rest of the day exploring the city at your own pace.

Day 2

The full day city tour in Rio de Janeiro will take you to visit the main attractions and natural monuments of the city. Let’s explore what the marvelous city has to offer. Start the tour going to Corcovado, where one of the seven wonders of the modern world is located, the Statue of Christ the Redeemer. Then head towards Tijuca Forest, a place of many stories and beautiful natural wonders. Let’s sightsee one of the biggest urban tropical forest of the world, home of many animals and plants species only found in the Atlantic Rainforest.

There will be a break for an outside visit at the famous Maracanã Stadium to learn about the history of the stadium that hosted the World Cup finals in 1950 and 2014. The tour continues towards the Sambadrome, which is the stage of the Samba School Parades performances during Rio de Janeiro Carnival. We’ll also visit the Metropolitan Cathedral of São Sebastião, patron of the city.

The tour continues towards the Sugar Loaf complex, to board the most famous cable car in the world. Near there, Morro da Urca awaits for our visit, by the side of Praia Vermelha beach and the old Casino of Urca. End our full day city tour visiting the most famous beaches of the city: Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon.

All tickets are included and also lunch at an upscale barbecue lunch (with vegetarian options).

NOTE: During the Carnival this tour works in a shorter version visiting only Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf. If you want to do the full version, it’s important to arrive in Rio few days before carnival starts.

Day 3

The Pedra Bonita trail requires light physical effort and will get you to know one of the most breathtaking natural sights and viewpoints of Rio de Janeiro. Pedra Bonita is 693m/2273ft high and is located at the Tijuca National Park. Because of its privileged location, the Pedra Bonita region has the only free flight take-off ramp in the city of Rio de Janeiro, from where it is possible to Hang-glide or Paraglide. You can watch the flights and, on top of that, it’s a beautiful spot to take pictures.

Day 4

Angra dos Reis is a coastal city that hosts the big and beautiful Ilha Grande. Its bay presents 365 islands, if you could visit one per day it would take you a year to get to know them all. Let’s explore the best of it!

The tour starts in an air conditioned transportation from Rio de Janeiro towards Costa Verde, a region that goes from the southern coast of Rio de Janeiro to the north coast of São Paulo. After two hours we’ll arrive at Angra dos Reis city. There we’ll start a boat tour around Ilha Grande bay and the main islands of the region. Make sure to bring your swimming suits because you’ll have a lot of fun over the breathtaking beaches of the region.

Day 5

We will pick you up at your accommodation in Rio de Janeiro and transfer to the airport to fly to Foz do Iguaçu. Arriving at Iguazu Falls Airport, our receptive service will be waiting to take you to your accommodation. Spend the rest of the day enjoying the city at your own pace.

Day 6

Seeing the Falls from the Brazilian side gives you a complete panoramic view. It is considered the best way to understand how big and how wonderful this place is. Take a 1,5km/1miles journey through nature, approaching it’s highlight at the main bridge, that is really close to the falls. It’s a proper baptism, getting everybody wet with the spray that comes from this amazing natural wonder.

In the afternoon our bilingual guide will take you to Aguaray Ecosport, a protected area next to the National Park. Hike up a 45 min long trail through the preserved rainforest, reaching the border of the Iguassu river, where you will start a guided tour on a Kayak or a Stand Up Paddle. After the breathtaking paddle that takes about 1h30min to be completed, hike for another trail for about 20min, heading to a 15m/50ft high waterfall. A perfect experience for any nature lover!

Day 7

Walk around 5km/3miles along different waterfalls that together makes up one of the new seven wonders of nature: Iguazu Falls. The experience in Argentina takes you through an intensive contact with nature, offering the possibility of observing some native animals and the amazing vegetation of the subtropical forest of the National Park.

You will walk along three different trails that will give you different points of view of the falls. One of the highlights is the view of Devil´s Throat: a platform that takes you right in front these impressive falls.

It is mandatory to carry valid photo documents (RG, CNH or Passport) to cross the border with Argentina.

Day 8

We’ll transfer you from your accommodation in Foz do Iguaçu to the airport. After arriving in Manaus we will provide the reception at the airport and transfer to your accommodation.

Day 9

Your quest starts at 8:00 AM. Leave the hotel in Manaus and go to the Port of Ceasa, where a speedboat will be waiting to take you to the Careiro community, with a short stop at the Meeting of the Waters to take pictures. Then take a car or minibus to the Mamorí river. Along the way, there will be a spot to photograph the famous Vitória Régia.

The legend behind the Vitória Régia says that once she was a beautiful girl who fell in love with the Moon God. One day, she saw the reflection of the satellite in a lake, and thinking the he had come to meet her, she threw herself in the water and drowned. Moved, the god decided to turn her into a special star that inhabited waters: the Vitória Régia.

Now, you will embark in another speedboat with opportunity to see birds, alligators and other animals. Afterwards you’ll arrive at the Amazon Jungle Lodge. After lunch, there will be a canoe trip to recognize the area, returning to the lodge to dinner.

Day 10

Start early, at 07:00 AM. After breakfast, hike through the jungle with a local guide, where you will learn more about the wildlife and biodiversity. Then go fishing piranhas, a carnivore fish. After dinner, you can observe caimans(an alligator) and other nocturnal animals.

Day 11

Mesmerize yourselves watching the sunrise and the colorful birds. After a delicious breakfast, visit a caboclo’s house, a local family, to learn about their customs. You’ll also visit the Sumaúma tree, the largest tree of the Amazon region, reaching 50m/165ft high

The Sumaúma, also known as “the tree of life” and “heaven’s stairway”, is famous for its medicinal powers and its importance for the whole forest. Behold this almost magical experience sightseeing what natives call the mother of all trees.

Day 12

And your journey reaches its end. You’ll be transferred back to Manaus by the same route you came, according to your flight details.

  • Transfer in/out in all places
  • Accommodation in Rio, Iguazu Falls, Manaus and Amazon
  • Food according to listing
  • Guided tours according to the package booked
  • Bilingual guide
  • Park entrance at Foz do Iguazu
  • Drinks
  • Additional transfers
  • Flight tickets
  • Tips and others
  • Foods not informed
  • International airfare
  • Visa fees

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