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Summary

Short description

Discover the amazing wildlife of the Amazon and the Pantanal on this luxury holiday

In Brief

  • 2 Nights Rio de Janeiro
  • 1 Night Manaus
  • 3 Nights Amazon Cruise
  • 1 Night Cuiabá
  • 2 Nights Pantanal
  • 2 Nights Iguazu Falls

About

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Activity adventure | City | Natural world | River cruise | Wildlife

Starting in the iconic city of Rio de Janeiro, this 12-day tour makes the most of these incredible natural wonders, encountering some of Brazil's most spectacular landscapes and wildlife on this unforgettable luxury tour.

Day by day itinerary

Days 1-2
Rio de Janeiro

Arrive in Rio de Janeiro, where you'll be met and transferred to your hotel for a two-night stay. On your second day enjoy a full-day tour to Sugar Loaf Mountain and Corcovado to see the famous statue, Christ the Redeemer. If you've time then head to the beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana, the bohemian area of Santa Teresa or enjoy a traditional brazilian feast at one of the many restaurants in the Lapa district of the city.

Stay: Porto Bay Rio Internacional (Superior) or Belmond Copacabana Palace (Deluxe)

Meals: Breakfast included

Day 3
Manaus

After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to the airport for your flight north to Manaus, gateway to the Amazon Rainforest. On arrival you'll be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Stay: Tropical Manaus - Superior Room (Superior) or Tropical Manaus - Deluxe Room (Deluxe)

Meals: Breakfast included

Days 4-6
Amazon Cruise

Begin day four with a half-day tour of Manaus city before boarding the Amazon Clipper for a three-night cruise through the spectacular Brazilian rainforest. Over the next two days you’ll get to walk in the forest, visit local communities and isolated towns, fish for piranhas, swim, canoe and go searching for caiman.

Stay: Amazon Clipper (Superior & Deluxe)

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

Day 7
The Meeting of the Waters

Navigate your way to a true natural phenomenon, ‘The Meeting of the Waters’, where the dark tributary of the Rio Negro meets the sand-coloured waters of the Rio Solimoes. Once back in Manaus, transfer to the airport for your flight to Cuiabá where you'll spend the night.

Stay: Golden Tulip Pantanal (Superior) or Gran Odara Hotel (Deluxe)

Meals: Breakfast included

Days 8-9
Pantanal

A vast area of rivers, marsh grasses and crystal-clear lakes, the Pantanal is a paradise for naturalists, home to 300 species of birds and scores of rare animals, such as jaguars, peccaries, bob-cats and capybaras. Based at Mutúm, enjoy guided excursions by foot, canoe, horse and boat.

Stay: Rio Mutum Lodge (Superior & Deluxe)

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

Days 10-11
Iguazu Falls

Fly to Iguazu for two days of pure wonderment amid its 200 or so falls (the number changes with the river’s outflow) and surrounding tropical jungle. Tour the Brazilian side of the falls and take a boat upstream to the base of the cascades. Guests travelling on our deluxe option will end the day with a visit to a nearby artisan market.

Stay: Wish Resort Golf Foz do Iguacu (Superior) or Belmond Hotel das Cataratas (Deluxe)

Meals: Breakfast included

Day 12
São Paulo

Tour the Argentine side of the falls before flying to São Paulo for your flight home.

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Meals: Breakfast included

Map

Map for Brazil: Wildlife & Waterfalls

Pricing

Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Accommodation rating: Superior Deluxe

12-day tailor-made tour from £4,560 incl. flights

Deluxe

Low Season

from £0 pp. incl. flights

High Season

from £0 pp. incl. flights

Includes: 

  • Complimentary UK airport lounge access
  • Return flights from the UK to Rio de Janeiro and from Sao Paulo to the UK
  • Domestic flights from Rio to Manaus, Cuiaba, Iguassu and Sao Paulo
  • Private transfers in Rio and Iguassu
  • Shared transfers in Manaus and the Pantanal
  • 5 nights accommodation in 5* (Deluxe) hotels on a B&B basis 
  • 3 nights accommodation in a 4* (Superior) lodge on a full-board basis including shared excursions
  • 3 nights aboard the Amazon Clipper on a full-board basis and including shared activities
  • Private full day Corcovado & Sugar Loaf with BBQ lunch
  • Private half day City Tour in Manaus
  • Shared half day Macuco Safari and Brazilian Falls tour
  • Private half day Argentine Falls tour

Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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