Journey through nature
A superb itinerary to some of Brazil's biggest draws
This is one of our favourite itineraries for those who would like to head off into Brazil's green interior. Starting off with the magnificent and meandering Amazon River basin, you then take in a bit of the beat of Brazil in Rio before heading down to witness the thundering might of the Iguazu Falls. This is a relaxed and wandering itinerary that really allows you to appreciate both the vastness and the natural beauty of this immense country.
Head to Brazil
Overnight flight to Rio or São Paolo and connect through to the northern city of Manaus, in the heart of the Amazon River Delta.
Into The Amazon
Met at the airport and transferred to Anavilhanas Lodge for 3 nights where you will have an arrival welcome drink and a presentation of the activities program for the next 2 days. Some excursions on offer include a nocturnal wildlife tour, hiking through the forest on the mainland, piranha fishing and canoeing in Rio Negro.
The region upriver from the lodge offers some of the most pristine and untouched rainforest on the continent and is,very much, a chance to see the "earth's lungs" for yourself.
Rio de Janeiro
Transfer to the airport to fly to Rio to be met and transferred to the Fasano Hotel in Ipanema. On day 6 you can opt to do a full day city tour whilst in the evening you may take part in a Rio Nightlife tour which will take you to Lapa, a quiet neighbourhood by day, which comes to life at night with its range of restaurants, bars and nightclubs. You will visit Rio Scenarium, one of Rio's most famous bars which is an interesting mix of antique shop and auction room where locals flock to hear traditional Brazilian jazz and samba music every night.
On day 7 you may opt to go for a half day bike tour which will take you around some of the most famous beaches in the world. If you are still feeling energetic and up for living to the pulse of Rio nightlife, you can opt for a guide and vehicle to be at the ready and take you on to another vibrant night out in Rio. On your last day in Rio, you have the chance to visit Santa Marta Community, a colourful Favela in Rio. The 2 hour walking tour provides an important insight into the life of its local residents and it’s a great way to contribute to the local community.
The Iguazu Falls
Private transfer to Rio airport for the flight down to the Foz do Iguaçú Airport to spend the next couple of nights appreciating what must be one of nature's most spectacular sights. Over the course of the next couple of days you will be taken to both the Argentine and the Brazilian side of the falls to truly understand this stunning and awe inspiring spectacle.
Transferred back to the airport in time for the flight back up to São Paolo or Rio to connect onto your international overnight flight.