Wonders of Brazil – Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu Falls, Amazon

  • 9 Days , 2 Countries , 3 Cities
  • From $1,920
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On Corcovado Hill, located in the Tijuca Atlantic Forest, it is the statue of Christ the Redeemer, one of Rio’s most famous postcards. From the top of the mountain, it is possible to see the beaches of Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon, the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, the Botanical Gardens, Maracanã stadium, the Guanabara Bay, and the Sugar Loaf.
Countries Visited Brazil, Argentina
Places Visited Rio de Janeiro,
Suggested Duration 9 days
Travel Styles Cultural Tours, Adventure Tours
  • DAY 1

    Rio de Janeiro

    Arrival and private transfer to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. In the evening, enjoy a welcome dinner at a typical Brazilian barbecue restaurant.

    What's included?

    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 2

    Rio de Janeiro - Full day city tour

    Breakfast and departure for a full day tour where begins with a city tour through downtown, the most historical part of Rio. Participants will enjoy panoramic views of the Sambodrome and the traditional Cinelândia square with the historical buildings Municipal Theater, National Library, and National Museum of Fine Arts. A visit is made at the Metropolitan Cathedral, in pyramid form, with an internal diameter of 96 meters and a height of 80 meters (263 ft.). Lunch is included in Colombo bakery, one of the most iconic restaurants in the city (buffet meal). Then we will take the Aterro do Flamengo avenue to the neighborhood of Urca, where Sugar Loaf is located. The visit is made in two steps by cable car. The first one takes passengers to Urca Hill which is 215 meters (705 ft.) high, with a beautiful view of the Guanabara Bay and its islands, the Rio-Niterói bridge, and Corcovado hill. From this stage, a second cable car will go up to the top of the mountain, with 395 meters (1295 ft.) high and a splendid view from Copacabana beach, the Santa Cruz fortress, and some beaches of Niterói.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 3

    Rio de Janeiro

    Breakfast and departure for a Jeep tour including the Corcovado visit (the vehicle is shared with other passengers, maximum 10 people).

    At the Corcovado Hill, located in the Tijuca Atlantic Forest, it is the statue of Christ the Redeemer, one of Rio's most famous postcards. From the top of the mountain, it is possible to see the beaches of Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon, the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, the Botanical Gardens, Maracanã stadium, the Guanabara Bay, and the Sugar Loaf. Then continue with a small walk inside the forest, a trail up to the Cascatinha Fall. To end the day, this tour will also include a visit to Santa Teresa, a traditional district with a mild climate and big houses from the beginning of the century, built mainly by English railroad managers. In our days, it became an art center with lots of craftsmanship galleries and the only district in Rio where we can find the trolley car.

    Return to the hotel and rest of the day at leisure. In the evening, enjoy Brazilian live music at Rio Scenarium, located in the bohemian district of Lapa.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 4

    Rio de Janeiro - Iguassu Falls

    After breakfast, transfer to the airport to take the flight to Iguassu Falls. Arrival and half-day tour to Brazilian falls.

    Inside the Iguaçu National Park, it is located one of the most beautiful postcards of the world, the Iguassu Falls with its 275 falls on an average flow of 49 cubic feet (1.400 cubic meters) of water per second.  Arriving at the Park, the first stop is at the Visitors Center, with a modern infrastructure, then the transportation is made in panoramic buses or private vehicles, in a 7.5 miles (12 km) path, providing a nice view of the local fauna and flora. Then the tour by foot starts, in a step way of .75 miles (1.2 km). During this walking, it is possible to see several species of animals, especially coatis (considered the symbol of the park). At the end of the tour, the visitors can contemplate a very nice view of the Iguaçu River at the top of the falls.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 5

    Iguassu Falls - Full day tour Argentinian Falls

    After breakfast, full-day tour Argentinian falls. Rest of the day at leisure.

    Arriving at the park, the first stop is at the Visitors Center, with an excellent infrastructure, then the transportation is made in ecological trains that take visitors to a very pleasant trip inside the forest, where many species of fauna and flora can be seen. The tour includes both Upper and Lower Circuits, also the Devil´s Throat, the most beautiful and impressive fall of the Iguassu Falls. This contemplation is made of the top of Iguaçu River, about 0.7 miles (1.1 km) walking to appreciate its magnitude.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 6

    Iguassu Falls - Manaus - Amazon

    After breakfast, transfer to the airport to take the flight to Manaus. Arrival in Manaus and transfer to our lodge. Dinner at the lodge.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 7

    Amazon (2 days)

    The Amazons start with a nature hike, visit the Monkey Forest, and a "caboclos" house, fishing, evening tour in the canoe to appreciate the nature and full-day tour to the "Meeting of the Waters" phenomenon.

    Tours are made on small groups and the schedule is organized according to the weather and other factors.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 8

    Amazon (continues)

    The second day in the Amazons, we continue to discover nature that offers the chance to get close to wildlife and experience.

    Tours are made on small groups and the schedule is organized according to the weather and other factors.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 9

    Departure to Airport for back home

    After breakfast, check out and transfer to the airport to take the departure flight.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Transfer Transfer
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Starting from $1,920 per person

Price per person in double occupancy
The rate is based on 4-star accommodation
Price excluding international flights
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What’s Included?

  • Private transfers (RIO, IGU), with bilingual guide
  • Private tours with bilingual guide (RIO, IGU)
  • Entrance fees at mentioned touristic sites
  • Regular transfers and tours in the Amazon lodge with the bilingual guide 
  • Accommodation at selected hotels with daily breakfast
    • Full board accommodation only in the Amazon

Sightseeing Highlights Included

  • Rio de Janeiro full day city tour
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the Sambodrome
  • Enjoy the traditional Cinelândia square with the historical buildings Municipal Theater
  • Visit the National Library and National Museum of Fine Arts
  • Visit Metropolitan Cathedral
  • Explore the neighborhood of Urca
  • Visit the statue of Christ the Redeemer, one of Rio’s most famous postcards
  • Half-day tour to Brazilian falls
  • Witness the uniqueness of the Iguassu Falls, which is located in the Iguaçu National Park
  • Full day tour to Argentinian falls (Upper and Lower Circuits, also the Devil´s Throat)
  • Amazon tour: nature hike, visit the Monkey Forest, visit a “Caboclo ́s” house, fishing, evening tour in canoe to appreciate the nature and full-day tour to the “Meeting of the Waters” phenomenon

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