Rhythms of Brazil

A visit to Brazil means the discovery of a place touched with warm tropical sun and white sand beaches. From north to south, unique attractions are ready to amaze and excite. See the highlights and contrasts of this vast country; from spectacular Rio de Janeiro to the splendour of Iguazu Falls; from the wilds of the Amazon to the mysterious culture of Salvador.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Rio de Janeiro

Upon arrival in Rio de Janeiro, transfer to your hotel where you will stay for three nights.

Day 2: Rio de Janeiro

Explore Rio’s wonders in an open jeep and immerse yourself in this magnificent city, visiting Tijuca Forest, Corcovado, Sugar Loaf and the Botanic Gardens. Discover Tijuca Forest, known as the world’s largest urban forest, with its mix of nature and history. Ride to the top of the beautiful Corcovado Mountain, where the statue of Christ the Redeemer sits. Visit the world famous Sugar Loaf Mountain in the middle of the Guanabara Bay, which offers one of the most breathtaking views of the city.

Day 3: Rio de Janeiro

Today is yours to spend discovering Rio de Janeiro at your leisure. Perhaps join an optional jeep ride and discover one of the largest favela’s in Latin America, with around a 150,000 inhabitants. You’ll be able to see, hear and feel the rhythm and beat of the favela’s, the heart and soul of Brazil. Immerse yourself in the community by visiting local homes and schools and head to the headquarters of Rocinha’s samba school.

Day 4: Rio de Janeiro – Iguazu Falls 

Transfer to the airport for your flight to where you will stay for the next two nights. The afternoon is at your leisure to explore the Brazilian side of the falls. The Iguazu Falls are one of the planet’s natural wonders. Formed on the Iguazu River, the falls go down from an average height of 60 meters, while the face of the falls is 2,700 metres wide. The number of falls varies depending on the river’s outflow.

Day 5: Iguazu Falls 

Today you will have the opportunity to cross to the Argentinian side of the falls for amazing views back to the Brazilian side. Enjoy a walking trip of the falls followed by the famous Devil’s Throat Cataract.

Day 6: Iguazu Falls – Manaus 

Fly to Manaus in the heart of the Amazon. Manaus is the ideal start point for your Amazon adventure. Upon arrival into Manaus, you will be transferred to your jungle lodge where you will spend the next three nights. After enjoying a delicious dinner embark on a unique canoe adventure deep within the Amazon jungle in search of alligators which are also known as “caimans” by the locals.

Day 7: Manaus 

Today embark on a unique canoe adventure deep within the Amazon jungle in search of alligators which are also known as “caimans” by the locals.

Day 8: Amazon

Today you will be accompanied by a specialist guide who will lead you on a hike through the forest.

Day 9: Amazon

Travel by motorised canoe and witness one of the Amazon’s most fascinating natural wonders. Head to the ‘meeting of the waters’ where the Solimoes River and the Rio Negro converge to create the enormous Amazon River. The two rivers flow side by side for several kilometres and each maintains its own individual colouring before mixing. The crystal clear blue waters of the Solimoes River contrasts with the muddy waters of the Rio Negro and create a unique natural spectacle.

Day 10: Amazon – Manaus – Salvador 

Return to Manaus for your flight to Salvador where you will spend the next two nights in a traditional Pousada. A Pousada is an exclusive and often historic boutique hotel which provides an insight to the place, people and culture of the area.

Day 11: Salvador 

Discover Salvador on a walking excursion. This trip introduces you to Salvador, showing how the city has changed throughout the ages to become the Salvador of today. Starting out along the bay, you’ll work your way through Salvador’s tree-lined streets up to Pelourinho, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its spectacular and well preserved colonial architecture. Stop off at the Sao Francisco Church, with its extravagant gold leaf baroque designs, from where you will head towards the Largo do Pelourinho. You will be given free time to enjoy lunch at one of the local restaurants where you will be able to taste some of the best Bahian cuisine.

Day 12: Depart Salvador 

Transfer to Salvador Airport for your onward flight.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs daily from Rio de Janeiro:$4,559.00Price on Application

Inclusions 
Meals: 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers & Modern air-conditioned vehicle
Flights: Flight Ticket: Rio de Janeiro - Iguazu Falls - Manaus - Salvador
Accommodation: 10 nights accommodation
Guide: Local English Speaking guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Amazon & Pantanal

See the contrasting biospheres of the Pantanal and the Amazon on this tour. Observe the differences in flora and fauna as you travel from the Amazon to the Pantanal wetlands.

The Pantanal is the largest floodable plain of the planet, classified as World Natural Heritage and Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.It is one of the last large wild frontiers of the planet and certainly the best location in the Americas to watch wildlife, especially the enigmatic jaguar. The Amazon of Mato Grosso is the south border of this large sanctuary of wide biodiversity. Alta Floresta, with its meridional forest, offers the largest concentration of endemic birds in the Brazilian Amazon.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Cuiba – Amazon

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your lodge Jardim d’Amazonia EcoLodge.

Hotel: Jardim d’Amazonia EcoLodge, 3 nights

Day 2: Amazon

Trekking through the area to see the transitions from Savanna to Amazon learning about the history of the rubber extraction industry. Canoe onto Claro River whilst observing Amazon kingfisher, Muscovy duck, cormorants and herons.

Day 3: Amazon

After breakfast trek into deep forest with possible sighting of the tapir – the largest mammal in South America.

Day 4: Amazon – Pantanal

Morning transfer to Araras Eco Lodge (197km). Explore the surroundings of the lodge. Night walk after dinner.

Hotel: Araras Eco Lodge, 3 nights

Day 5: Pantanal

Day activities include canoeing and trekking. See giant river otters playing with their babies or try piranha fishing. Afternoon trek to Howler Monkey Tower for magnificent views of the sunset.

Day 6: Pantanal

After breakfast go horse back riding and trekking. Explore the inaccessible flooded areas on horseback before returning to the lodge for lunch. Afternoon trek to Rondon Trail towards the Jabiru Stork Tower to watch the Jabiru stock nest.

Day 7: Pantanal – Depart Cuiba

Return to Cuiaba and transfer to the airport

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs daily from Cuiaba:$5,448.00$9,036.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
Transport: Return transfers from Cuiaba
Accommodation: 6 nights accommodation
Guide: Local English Speaking guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Amazon Ecopark

Amazon Ecopark Lodge is a located along the banks of the Tarumã River, a tributary of the Negro River, just an hour from Manaus. Guests can take a night time canoe tour or spend time with a local family to learn more about their traditional customs and heritage.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Manaus – Amazon Ecopark

Transfer to the Amazon EcoPark Jungle Lodge. Visit the monkey forest which is a rehabiliation centre set up for the recovery and re-introduction of wild animals to their habitat with the intention of receiving animals that have been confiscated from illegal trade. This afternoon experience fishing for piranhas or other species and in the evening enjoy a canoe ride and alligator spotting.

Hotel: Amazon EcoPark Jungle Lodge, 3 nights

Day 2: Amazon Ecopark

Spend time getting better acquainted with the Amazon River and Jungle. Activities include jungle hiking, visiting a native village and fishing.

Day 3: Amazon Ecopark

A full day tour to the Meeting of the Waters where you will see the spectacular merging of the Negro and Solimoes Rivers.

Day 4: Amazon Ecopark – Manaus

Transfer back to Manaus.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs daily from Manaus:$1,299.00Price on Application
Inclusions 
Meals: 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
Transport: Return transfers from Manaus
Accommodation: 3 nights accommodation
Guide: Local English Speaking guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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