Adventures in the Amazon Rainforest
10 days on holiday in Brazil's Amazon Rainforest for £2150pp
Whether it's seeing the sunset reflected in the waters of the Amazon River or going to sleep in a jungle lodge listening to the night music of the animals, this is a holiday in Brazil that you'll remember for the rest of your life...
Before you begin your Amazon Rainforest adventure you will experience a very different kind of jungle as you arrive in Rio. As well as the incredible city life, we will also take you see the 'dry' Atlantic rainforest around the city. Then it's time to head on your Amazon Rainforest adventure! You will fly to the jungle city of Manaus and then we will take you downriver to our superb jungle lodge. We can then start to enjoy the amazing Amazon rainforest in all its glory!
- Day One: Arrival in Rio
- Day Two: Corcovado and Tijuca National Park
- Day Three: Sugarloaf Mountain and City Tour
- Day Four: Into the Amazon
- Day Five: Exploring the Amazon Rainforest
- Day Six: Meeting of the waters
- Day Seven: Fly to Iguazu
- Day Eight: Tour of Iguazu Falls
- Day Nine: Return to Rio
- Day Ten: Overnight flight back to the UK
Day One - Start of Your Holiday in Brazil
You will land in Rio on an evening flight as you begin your holiday in Brazil! We'll be there to meet you at the airport and drive you to your hotel in the stylish Copacabana area of the city - once you're settled in, you might want to take a walk along the waterfront or take in an evening meal on your first night here in Rio. Of course, since this is your first night on holiday in Brazil, Copacabana is a great place for a night out if you're feeling up to it. (Breakfast Included)
Day Two - Tour of Rio: Corcovado and Tijuca National Park
You'll have some free time this morning to recover from your journey, and then this afternoon we will pick you up from your hotel and drive through Rio to the base of Mt. Corcovado. Here we will board a funicular railway which carries us up through the dense Tijuca Atlantic Rainforest to the top of the mountain and the base of the famous Christ the Redeemer statue that has become one of the most famous symbols of Rio, and indeed Brazil. The views over the city from the top are absolutely amazing and it's the perfect way to get your bearings and pick out where to visit next. (B)
Day Three - Sugarloaf Mountain
After a free morning to explore Copacabana, we’ll pick you up from your hotel and take you for a tour through downtown Rio. You will pass the famous Sambadrome, which is the heart of Rio’s annual Carnaval celebrations, and the Metropolitan Cathedral, which stands like an immense 80-metre-high pyramid. We will also enjoy some of the republican and old colonial buildings such as the Municipal Theater, the National Library and the National Museum of Fine Arts. We will finish this section of the tour in the neighbourhood of Urca, at the foot of the iconic Sugar Loaf Mountain, where we will board a cable-car heading first to Urca Hill. Here, at a vantage point of 215 meters, we’ll have beautiful views of Guanabara Bay and its islands, the Rio-Niterói Bridge, and Corcovado Mountain. A second cable car takes us the all the way to the top of Sugarloaf, from where you can enjoy the amazing view of Rio spread before you, with its hills, beaches, favelas and bays. (B)
Day Four - Your Amazon Adventure Begins
It's time to leave the modern world behind for a while as we take you into the Amazon jungle. We'll catch a flight to the jungle city of Manaus and from here we'll board motorized canoes to head downriver to the Amazon Ecopark Lodge. This comfortable jungle lodge is located on a tributary of the Amazon itself, and offers great access to the rainforest so we won't waste any time! As soon as you've unpacked and settled in, we'll make our first trip into the jungle to spot some monkeys! After returning to lodge for dinner, we'll go out for another evening excursion on the river, searching for the elusive caiman. (B/L/D)
Day Five - the Amazon Rainforest
After breakfast this morning we will go for a hike through the jungle to allow us to get up close to as much wildlife as possible. Our expert local guides will make sure you don't miss a thing. In the afternoon we will have a visit to an indigenous community who will show us how they live with the rainforest and how it provides them not only with food but with medicines and other materials before we return to the lodge for dinner. (B/L/D)
Day Six - Meeting of the Waters
We will be away from the lodge for the whole day today, as we travel upriver to where the dark Rio Negro and the coffee-coloured Rio Solimôes meet to form the Amazon proper. During the day we also hope to see animals such as both grey and pink river dolphins, as well as having a chance to go fishing for piranhas! After a full day exploring the river, we will return to the lodge for dinner. (B/L/D)
Day Seven - On to Iguazu
Once you’ve enjoyed a final jungle breakfast this morning, we will board the boats to take us back to Manaus, where we will catch a flight out of the jungle. We'll be heading right to the south of Brazil, to the town of Foz do Iguacu. We'll be there to meet you and take you to your hotel in this small town, which is the jumping-off point for visits to the amazing Iguazu Falls. You'll arrive in the early evening so you will have some time to wander around and enjoy the laidback atmosphere of Foz do Iguacu. (B)
Day Eight - Iguazu Falls
Today you will enjoy your tour of the fantastic Iguazu Falls. Higher than Niagara Falls, and wider than Victoria Falls, Iguazu will take your breath away with its spectacular beauty and awesome power! We will visit today from the Brazilian side, where a long walkway along the canyon top allows you to appreciate the true scale of Iguazu from above. You’ll get some fantastic photos, as you work your way along to a viewpoint giving you a panoramic vista of the famous Devil’s Throat, where 14 separate falls combine in a single 350-foot drop, sending spray over 100 feet into the air for a dramatic permanent rainbow. (B)
Day Nine - Back to Rio
We'll leave you with a free morning today so you can just relax and wander around Foz. If you prefer, of course, you could nip across the border to Argentina or Paraguay for some shopping and to get an extra stamp in your passport! In the afternoon we will take you back to the airport for the short flight back to Rio and your last night in Brazil. (B)
- If you don't mind getting late to Rio, you could squeeze in an extra visit to Argentinian side of the Iguazu Falls?
Day Ten - Last Day of Your Holiday in Brazil
We have left your last day on holiday in Brazil free for you to explore on your own. A last chance to do some souvenir shopping, perhaps? If you'd prefer us to organise something for you, of course, we'd be more than happy to. Most international flights for the UK leave at night so we will pick you up from your hotel in the evening to make sure your Brazilian holiday ends perfectly by getting to the airport in plenty of time to catch the flight back home. (B)
Options for this Holiday in Brazil
Iguazu Falls - 4 days from £795pp
No holiday in Brazil is complete without the inclusion of one of the world’s greatest natural wonders, Iguazu Falls. Spanning the border between Brazil and Argentina, you’ll have two separate visits to the falls. On the Brazilian side, a long walkway along the canyon top leads you to a panoramic view of the famous Devil's Throat, where 14 separate falls combine in a drop of 350 feet, sending spray over 100 feet into the air for a permanent rainbow! The next day comes the Argentinian side, where a system of walkways projects out into the middle of the waterfall system allowing you to really feel the power of the waterfalls all around you.
Buzios Beach Break - 5 days from £550pp
If you’re looking to add a bit of a beach break from Rio, look no further than the Buzios Peninsula. Just under two hours by car from Rio, the small town of Buzios is home to cobbled streets, lovely cafes and fantastic seafood restaurants, and it's all surrounded by miles of secluded sandy beaches with stunning warm, clear water. This is the ideal place to kick back, take a deep breath... and relax...
Paraty Beach Break - 5 days from £575pp
If you’d like a beach break with a side order of colonial culture, then a great choice is the small colonial town of Paraty. Nestling on the Atlantic shore, this small town was originally a shipping town for Brazil’s gold mines and is graced with lovely colonial architecture but the grand houses and cobbled streets are filled with cafes and galleries these days, while the coast around is dotted with secluded coves with warm clear waters and golden sands. This place is all about relaxation, so how you spend your time here is entirely up to you – you can enjoy the delights of Paraty itself, or even catch a boat around the coast to enjoy your own slice of tropical paradise.
Porto de Galinhas Beach Break - 5 days from £795pp
The North of Brazil is an amazing place to visit, yet few tourists make it up this far. You’ll land in the city of Recife, and we'll pick you up and take you to the stunning beach nearby - Porto de Galinhas. Porto de Galinhas is consistently rated one of the best beaches in Brazil, if not the world, and you can spend your time here relaxing and swimming at the beach, enjoying some of the finest Brazilian Cuisine, or even taking in a spa treatment or two. However you choose to spend your time here, it’s sure to be relaxing and something you’ll never forget.
The Pantanal - 3 days from £895pp
This trip begins with a flight into the heart of Brazil and the state of Mato Grosso. We will land at the state capital of Cuiaba and from here will travel up to the edge of the giant Pantanal wetlands. Covering an area larger than England, the Pantanal is the best place in Brazil for wildlife-spotting (even better than the Amazon!) and on our trip downriver to the Rio Mutum lodge, we will hope to see some caiman, monkeys, capybaras and the hundreds of different species of birds. You’ll spend the next two days observing the area's wildlife by boat and on horseback, and you’ll see such as giant otters, iguanas, deer, anteaters and maybe even the elusive jaguars...
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Our standard price for this holiday in Brazil is £2150 per person, which is based on two sharing a double or twin room in our standard hotels and jungle lodge.
That price includes all your accommodation, internal transport, transfers, tours, guides and entrance fees, plus all meals in the Amazon and breakfast every day.
We don't have any "local payments" or sneaky charges: everything you have read about on this itinerary is included in that price. And because everything we do is tailor-made, we don't have fixed departure dates or minimum numbers for our trips. Outside of national holidays or other special events, this price is valid for the whole of 2017.
So with the exception of a few meals, everything on your holiday is included. What we don't include as standard is your international flights, because with these you have a huge range of options depending on the date you want to travel, the route you want to fly, and your preferred departure airport in the UK.
We aren't tied to any particular airline, and we will be delighted to discuss all options with you, or you can even book the flights yourself if you prefer: it's totally up to you.
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