The largest of all the Latin American countries, Brazil covers nearly half the entire continent of South America. The Amazon River, running across the entire width of Brazil, is the world's largest river in terms of volume. As it thunders towards the Atlantic Ocean, the Amazon passes through the largest rainforest in the world, many tracts of which are still unexplored and home to the greatest number of biological organisms on earth. Further south are the Iguazu falls, the most voluminous waterfalls in the world. Lying on the borders of Brazil and Argentina, the colossal cascades are perhaps the most amazing site on the continent.
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Rio de Janeiro - Manaus - Amazon Cruise

11 Days / 10 Nights

Day 1 (Thursday). RIO DE JANEIRO

Arrival in Rio, reception and transfer to your hotel.

Day 2 (Friday). RIO DE JANEIRO (Breakfast & lunch)

After breakfast, a full day visit of the “marvelous city” including a sightseeing tour to Sugar Loaf Mountain. A two-stage cable car takes you to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain where you will enjoy a splendid view of Rio, Copacabana Beach, and Guanabara Bay. After lunch, a trip to the world famous, Christo de Redentor statue for a magnificent 360° panoramic view of Rio. After, return to your hotel.

Day 3 (Saturday). RIO DE JANEIRO (Breakfast)

Free day at leisure.

Day 4 (Sunday). RIO DE JANEIRO - MANAUS (Breakfast)

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flight to Manaus. Arrive and transfer to your hotel, the Tropical Hotel. Free day at leisure.

Day 5 (Monday). RIO DE JANEIRO - MANAUS (Breakfast & dinner)

Free morning. Make you way to the pier at the hotel edge for the 14:30 hr collection for the cruise. Presentation on board of staff, route and facilities. Start the Navigation to the "Meeting of the Waters". Navigation in the Xiborena and Careiro region to Curari. Canoe trip in smaller creeks to see life on the flood plains: jute, market-garden produce, rubber trees, as well as flood plain forest and lakes with giant water lilies (in season). This trip returns after sunset, so that we can observe night life, including caiman.Navigation up the Amazon (the upper part of it called Solimões by the natives) to Lake Janauaca. Dinner on the way.

Day 6 (Tuesday). AMAZON CRUISE (All meals)

Early morning canoe trip for bird-watching. There are good chances of seeing Hoatzins and large flocks of Egrets and Cormorants. Breakfast. Walk in the forest with commentaries by the specialist guide. Visit to the inhabitants of the lake who live from manioc plantations, fishing, diverse fruit trees, rubber, Brazil-nut trees, wood and other extractive products. Lunch. Navigation continues and you may enjoy fishing for piranhas and other types of fish. Dinner. Night trip to see nocturnal animals, sometimes including night-hawks, snakes, toro-rats, sloth and frogs. Navigation through the night.

Day 7 (Wednesday). AMAZON CRUISE (All meals)

Early morning bird-watching trip in the January Ecological Park and nearby waterways. Breakfast. Navigation past Manaus port, with views of the floating docks, market, old custom house and houses on stilts. Navigation to the Pagodão river (tributary of the Negro). Canoe trip shortly before sunset, returning after dark, with the possibility of observing nocturnal animals and perceive the change in theforest as night falls. Dinner. Navigation to Açu Creek or nearby tributaries.

Day 8 (Thursday). AMAZON CRUISE (All meals)

Canoe trip at sunrise for bird watching. Breakfast. Walk in the forest with commentaries by the specialist guide. Observation of the flora. Visit to a "caboclo" family. Chance to see the local way of life, preparation of manioc flour (the staple foodstuff of the Amazon), the health and education situation of the children etc. Lunch. Fishing for piranhas. Navigation through the Anavilhanas, the world's largest fresh water archipelago, more than 1000 miles from the ocean. Navigation. Dinner. Night trip to see caiman and possibly frogs, sloth, snakes and other species, depending on the season.

Day 9 (Friday). AMAZON CRUISE (All meals)

Breakfast. Visit to the village of Novo Airão, with its handicraft boat yards where this vessel was built. Navigation to Praia Grande or other white sand beach. Swimming if conditions permit, and observation of the vegetation of sandy areas. Lunch. Canoe trip in Lake Acajatuba or adjacent lake domains to see typical flora (rubber trees, Brazil nuts, useful palm trees of various types). Dinner. Navigation.

Day 10 (Saturday). AMAZON CRUISE (All meals)

Lake January. Canoe trip at sunrise for bird watching. Breakfast. Navigation to the "Meeting of the Waters". Return to the Tropical Hotel landing-stage, with fine views of Manaus waterfront. Arrival at 11:30 hrs and transfer to the airport for your return flight back to Rio de Janeiro. Arrival and transfer to your hotel.

Day 11 (Sunday). RIO DE JANEIRO (Breakfast)

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

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Our Price Includes:

  • Accommodation in double rooms at recommended 3 star hotels with private bathroom, including breakfast and 5 nights aboard an Amazon cruiser.
  • All transfers, tours and excursions as per itinerary in group service with local English speaking guides
  • All meals as per itinerary
  • All entrance fees
  • Domestic Flights Rio - Manaus - Rio

Our price does not include:

  • International air tickets to/from Brazil
  • Meals not specified on the itinerary
  • Personal expenses such as telephone bills, laundry expenses, beverages, etc
  • Insurance against theft, loss, illness and/or accident
  • Tips, baggage porterage and other extras not specified