Amazon Jungle, Rio and Beach

See the longest river in the world, visit one of the Seven New Wonders of the World and relax by the beach.

This 10 night tailor-made itinerary sees you heading into the Amazon Jungle for three days of excursions; take a night time river cruise on a canoe, searching for alligators, visit a local ‘caboclos’ family learning about their traditions and customs and fishing for piranha and sail to the ‘Meeting of the Rivers’ where the Amazon starts. Head to Rio, taking in the city sights from Sugarloaf Mountain to Christ the Redeemer. End your holiday relaxing on the beaches of Buzios; hire a sailboat or buggy to explore the area by water or by road.

Tour highlights

    • Explore the Amazon Jungle from a comfortable lodge with plenty of opportunities for seeing wildlife
    • See the 'meeting of waters' where two rivers meet to form the Amazon, and due to their different colours cause a unique spectacle.
    • Full day tour of Rio taking in the main sights including the Christ Redeemer Statue, Tijuca forest and also Sugarloaf mountain.
    • Finish with a few days on the beach at the chic town of Buzios. 
    • Direct flights possible with British Airways from London Heathrow (regional departures also available) 
    • Itinerary can be tailor-made to your requirements. 

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive into Manaus

Arrival into the jungle city of Manaus. Private transfer to your hotel, then rest of the day at leisure while you prepare for your Amazon adventure the next day.

Overnight at Quality Manaus. Standard room. 

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 2

Manaus - Amazon Lodge

Shared transfer from your hotel in Manaus to your Amazon Jungle lodge. During your stay you will have a variety of excursions included.

Depart the lodge on paddle or motor canoes, to listen to the sounds of the jungle at night, with the possibility to spot alligators (or other creatures). Carrying a flashlight, alligators are easily spotted – two shining red lights among the foliage. Once the guide spots an alligator he will try to catch a small one with his bare hands bringing the animal on board for a brief explanation of the habitat of this primeval animal, hunting methods and the animal itself. After a brief stay on board and many photos, the alligator is safely released to its habitat.

Overnight at Amazon Eco Park. Standard room. 

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3

Amazon excursions

Depart the lodge on boat or motor canoe, to visit a local family – called the “caboclos”, learn about their traditions and customs and the rich history of the Amazon, the rubber cycle, and much more. During the visit you will see how the cassava meal is prepared and how they smoke the extracted rubber sap. 

In the afternoon a non-professional fishing activity. Depending on the season, you may catch the elusive piranha that nibbles your bait without a tug on the line or other species. The guide shows some of the tricks of the piranhas and how to catch them.

 Overnight at Amazon Eco Park. Standard room. 

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

Amazon excursions

Depart Ecopark at 8h30am on board of a regional double deck boat. The boat goes down the Negro River navigating along the shore of Manaus, allowing passengers to view the Amazonas Theatre, the port, Customs and interesting aspects of the local life – like the stilt houses. Arrival at The Meeting of the Waters by 11h30 am. The Meeting of the Waters is the spectacle formed by the merging waters of Negro and Solimões Rivers. From this point on it becomes the famous Amazon running all the way to the Atlantic Ocean. The waters of the two rivers run alongside, not mixing, for about 12 km. The phenomenon happens due to differences in temperature, density and speed of the waters of each river. Lunch at a typical restaurant. A buffet with international and regional dishes.

Overnight at Amazon Eco Park. Standard room. 

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5

Amazon Jungle - Rio de Janeiro

Shared transfer back to Manaus for your flight to Rio de Janeiro. On arrival in Rio de Janeiro you are met and taken by private transfer to your new hotel. 

Overnight Arena Copacabana. Standard room. 

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 6

Rio de Janeiro city tour

The tour starts with a visit to the Tijuca’s Forest which is an ecological preserve of Atlantic rainforest and is the biggest urban forest in the world. After your visit to the National Park you will continue to the Christ Redeemer Statue, one of the 7 Wonders of the World. The Christ Redeemer has one of the most beautiful panoramas of the city, and is a must visit on any trip to Rio. From the feet of the Statue, you can see the South Zone with the Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon and the Botanic Garden. At the D.Marta Turret, the attraction is part of the North Zone with Maracanã and the Guanabara Bay with the Rio-Niterói Bridge, the Sugar Loaf, Marina of Glory and Niterói. After lunch, you continue the jeep ride with a visit to the Sugar Loaf Mountain. You take the two cable cars up to the top of the mountain which gives you another magnificent view of Rio. To finish the tour through beautiful Rio, you’ll visit the Botanic Garden, created by D.João VI in 1817 to serve as a cultivation centreof exotic plants. At the end of the tour return to your hotel.

Overnight Arena Copacabana. Standard room. 

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 7

Rio de Janeiro

Free day in Rio de Janeiro. 

Overnight Arena Copacabana. Standard room. 

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 8

Rio de Janeiro - Búzios

Private transfer from Rio de Janeiro to Buzios. This transfer takes around 3 hours depending on the traffic. Rest of the day at leisure. 

Overnight at Vila d'este. Classic room. 

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 9

Buzios

Free day in Buzios. Perhaps take a schooner out to explore some of the less accessible beaches or hire a buggy (a popular way to get around town) and explore by road instead. 
Overnight at Vila d'este. Classic room. 

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 10

Buzios

Free day in Buzios to relax by your hotel pool or to explore one of the many beaches in the area.


Overnight at Vila d'este. Classic room. 

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 11

Departure for the UK

Private transfer back to Rio de Janeiro for your flight back to the UK. 

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Hotels

Pricing

From 21st October 2016 - 30th November 2017

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