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Activities & Transport
- City Tour
- Meet the Locals
- Wildlife Watching
- Swim with Dolphins
- Car with driver
- River Cruise
Main travel focus
9-day Rio & Amazon Cruise
- Private cruise in the Amazon
- Explore the best spots in Rio with an English speaking guide
- Visiting Indian village to discover their culture, dance and rituals
- Possibility to fully experience the rainforest by sleeping in a hammock
This 9 days trip will immerse you in the Brazilian culture and will make you discover two sides of the beautiful country. You will go from the buzzy life of Rio and it´s stunning beaches to the lush nature and tranquility of the Amazon. What better way to discover the Amazon than in your private cruise? For 4 days you will have the chance to wake up in the middle of this unique landscape and admire the sunrise before starting your excursions in the largest rainforest in the world.
Some unforgettable experiences and iconic sightseeing await you in the country of samba, sun, and caïpirinha.
- English-speaking guide when mentioned
- Private transportation, except when specified
- Hotels with breakfast (there is no guarantee that you will be served breakfast if you leave the hotel before 6AM)
- Lunch and dinner when mentioned
- Entrance fees when mentioned
- Visits and excursions when mentioned
- Round trip International flights
- Domestic Flights (please ask us for a quote)
- Airport taxes (domestic and international)
- Individual equipment
- Personal insurance
- Samba class in Rio (from $70 USD per/person)
Example Trip to customize
Welcome to Rio De Janeiro
As the Brazilians say, "If God was an artist then Rio would be his masterpiece." As you are landing you will be able to see the vibrant colors of the bustling city, which only means you are in for a treat. Prepare for one of the best vacation experience of your life.
Once the plane lands, you'll be welcomed at the airport by your English-speaking guide and transferred to the selected hotel. The hotel accommodation includes breakfast. Make sure you get a good rest and save your energy for the upcoming adventure.
Exploring Corcovado, Botanic Garden, and Tijuca
Your guide meets with you at the hotel at 09:00 am for a city tour. The first item on the list is climbing up the Corcovado (700 m el.), a symbol of Rio known around the world. At the summit take the time to appreciate the unique and wonderful panoramic view of the Cidade Maravilhosa (Marvelous City) in front of you.
The tour continues to the botanical garden that hosts species of the Brazilian and world flora. Once the visit is over, you get to explore the city on your own until the afternoon.
Your next stop is the Tijuca national park in the center of Rio. This 3,200 hectares oasis of vegetation is the biggest urban forest in the world and provides some of the best panoramic views of the city.
At 5 pm, you get back to the hotel.
Visiting Historical Center and Sugarloaf Mountain
At 09:00 am you will meet your guide and go to Rio’s city center. Different styles, same spirit, is the best way to describe the architectural cocktail of the center, where past and modernism coexist in harmony.
You can coordinate with your guide on the sites you wish to explore while here - Imperial Municipal (replica of the Opera Garnier in France), Foundation Banco do Brasil, Casa da França (old custom house), National History Museum, Largo da Carioca, Convento Santo Antônio, metropolitan cathedral, plaza Tiradentes.
In the afternoon, take the cable cart to the summit of the Sugarloaf (el. 400 m.a.s.l.), another Rio´s symbol which marks the entrance of the Bay of Guanabara.
Return to the hotel at 05:00 pm
Flight from Rio De Janeiro to Manaus
Transfer to the airport 3 hours before the departure. Flight from Rio de Janeiro to Manaus (time and number to be confirmed).
Manaus is the capital of the largest Brazilian State, Amazonas, founded on the confluence of the Negro and Solimões Rivers, just before the two rivers join together forming the Amazon River.
Pick up at the airport and transfer to the hotel.
Exploring Manaus and Amazon Rainforest
Your journey will start early in the morning with a visit to Manaus's market. Then, you will board a boat that will take you to the point where rivers Rio Negro and Rio Solimões meet. Afterward, you will be taken to the January lake to discover the Vitoria Regia, the famous Amazon’ s giant water lilies. Once you get back on board, the boat will follow his way to the Arara river.
You will be spending the night in a comfortable cabin.
Into the Heart of Amazon
You will start the day hiking for about 3 hours right through the heart of the Amazon rainforest. After lunch, two activities will be proposed, depending on the season. The first one is a stroll to the Arara waterfall where you can swim. The second one is a canoe trip through an "Igapo" (meaning immersed forest).
Then for the true thrillseekers, there will be an option to spend the night right in the heart of the rainforest sleeping in a hammock.
Otherwise, you will spend the night back in the comfort of the cabin.
The Wonders of Acajatuba Lake
This day is dedicated to the exploration of the Acajatuba lagoon. You will start with a memorable activity: meeting the Botós, the pink dolphins of the Amazon.
Then you will visit a "Casa da Farinha" which is a traditional warehouse of cassava flour, right after you will be able to discover the village and the craftsmen of Acajatuba.
The late afternoon will be dedicated to piranha fishing! At nightfall, you will observe the Jacaré, which are little caimans living in the Amazon’ s murky waters.
Again, you will be spending the night in a comfortable cabin.
Boat Trip to a Village
The last day of the tour starts with a boat trip to an Indian village where you will attend a performance of traditional music and dance. After a morning full of thrilling experiences, you will stopover at Tupé beach to rest, unwind and soak in the views. Your journey will end with a visit to the Rubber Museum.
The tour then takes you back to Manaus' port, where you spend the night at the Saint Paul Hotel (breakfast included).
Until Next Time
There is no doubt the journey was everything you expected and more. It's hard to say goodbye, but at least you will have many stories to tell for the days to come, and hopefully, you will embark on another adventure with us in the future.
You will have private transport to the airport 2 hours prior to departure. This is a domestic flight from Manaus (arrival at the airport, flight time and number to be confirmed).