Amazon Cruise Brazil Tour with Rio
8 days from
Includes transfers, tours & hotels – internal flights will be added
Sample Itinerary – Will Be Customized
Fly directly from to Manaus International Airport, right in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon. You can also do this trip in reverse and see Rio first, before heading up the country to the Amazon Jungle. In either case, we will meet you at the airport and bring you to a recommended 3-5* hotel or lodge.
You have the morning to explore the city of Manaus, the focal point for trade in the Amazon region and home to a very unusual opera house. After lunch (not included), we will transfer you to the quay to board your Amazon Cruise ship (options depending on availability). The Clipper is featured in this sample itinerary.
After checking-in to your cabin, you will have a briefing of the coming days’ activities. Travel along the Rio Negro and into the rainforest. Get into small boats to explore the nature in the river’s creeks before heading back on board for dinner.
Look for wildlife such as parrots and monkeys by canoes and on short hikes with your naturalist guide. In the afternoon explore the extensive waterways of Anavilhanas National Park.
Fish for pirahnas and swim with pink dolphins from a sandy beach. There is also an opportunity to spend time with local indigenous people and learn about life in the Amazon.
Explore the Lago January Ecological Park for chances to see the “Victoria Regia” – the giant water lilies. The Clipper will continue to the strange phenomenon known as ´The Meeting of the Waters´ where the Amazon meets the Negro River.
Return to Manaus where we will take you for an evening flight to Rio.
Arrive in Rio de Janeiro where we will pick you up and take you to either your Copacabana or Ipanema Beach hotel.
On your guided tour, visit Rio´s world-famous landmarks – Christ the Redeemer at Corcovado (one of seven modern man made wonders of the world!) and Sugar Loaf mountain. While taking the cable cars up and down the hills, you will gain a sense of how unique this city is – spread across an incredible mix of beaches and Atlantic Forests, submerging into the sea. This tour can also include a traditional Brazilian BBQ lunch (churrascaria).
Enjoy an extra day in Rio to soak up the atmosphere on Copacabana and Ipanema Beaches. Optional tours include local cooking class, hike through nearby forests or a boat trip to some quiet beaches off Rio.
We take you to the airport for your international flight home.
Option: extend to Iguazu and experience the most amazing waterfalls in the world!
The Christ the Reedemer statue at Corcovado welcomes the world to Rio de Janeiro and stands a symbol of peace – attracting nearly 2 million visitors per year. This recently crowned modern man-made wonder of the world can also be reached by hiking through one of Rio’s natural wonders: the spectacularly biodiverse and fascinating swathe of the Tijuca Rainforest. Yes, you can either reach the statue via a small train or one hour trek up Corcovado mountain – hopefully seeing butterflies, monkeys, lizards and incredibly diverse flora along the way.
Iguazu Falls is special in many ways, perhaps most of all for how many Falls there are and how much area they cover. The number rangesfrom 150 to 300 falls at any given time, depending on the water level and how much water is flowing. From the Brazil side of falls, take a boat ride up the river and up close to the falls themselves – Macuco Safari! And visit the Birds Park!
You might have heard about the Brazilian Pantanal – one of the best places in the world to see jaguars and other wildlife. It is not only the world’s largest wetland, it is one of THE biggest “places” on the planet! If the Pantanal was overlaid on the US, it would be bigger than New York, Florida, Wisconsin and 25 other states.