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Brazil: A Wildlife Safari
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Brazil: A Wildlife Safari

11 days & 10 nights, Private Journey

Rio De Janeiro, Amazon & Pantanal

Get up close and personal with some of Brazil's most spectacular wild places on this fun, family-friendly journey. After exploring the beaches, urban forests and nightlife of cosmopolitan Rio, travel north to the great Amazon rainforest for three days of jungle immersion at a remote lodge near the banks of the great river. Then head to the marshlands of the Pantanal to spot capybaras, monkeys and a wide variety of birds.

  • Day 1
    Arrive Rio de Janeiro

    Upon arrival in Rio, you will be welcomed and accompanied to your hotel. This afternoon, ascend Sugarloaf Mountain by cable car, offering unparalleled panoramic views of the city's stunning natural setting and the bays. Savor a delicious dinner at one of the city's most elegant restaurants.

    Miramar Hotel by Windsor - 3 Nights (B)
  • Day 2
    Rio de Janeiro

    Embark upon a morning walking tour of the historic center of the city. Discover the lovely colonial mansions, the Sao Bento Monastery, the imperial palace and Carioca Square.

    Enjoy the afternoon at leisure to explore the city on your own.

    Miramar Hotel by Windsor (B)
  • Day 3
    Rio de Janeiro

    Today, embark on an exciting journey to Tijuca National Park, a lush Atlantic rainforest that covers nearly 13 square miles of Rio, making it the world's largest urban forest. Back in 1861, Emperor Dom Pedro II decreed that the area be replanted to ensure clean and fresh water for the growing city - and to this day, Tijuca plays a key role in Rio's water supply. The park is also home to majestic Corcovado Hill, which is the site of the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer. After summiting Corcovado you will return to your hotel.

    Miramar Hotel by Windsor (B)
  • Day 4
    To Manaus

    Early this morning, fly north to Manaus, the capital of the Brazilian state of Amazonas and the most famous city on the Amazon River. Embark on a tour of the city, including Sao Sebastiao Square, the Palacio Rio Negro, the floating harbor, the bustling municipal market and the grand Amazon Theatre opera house.

    Tropical Manaus Eco Resort - 1 Night (B)
  • Day 5
    To the Amazon

    Venture into the heart of the Amazon and explore a remote archipelago of islands, lakes and canals. Arrive at your remote river lodge, an outpost of luxury in the middle of the world's greatest rainforest. This evening, board a canoe to search for caiman by flashlight in the shallow waters near the riverbanks.

    Anavilhanas Lodge - 3 Nights (B, D)
  • Day 6
    Amazon

    Take a guided hike through the forest and learn about medicinal plants, traditional sources of food and life in the jungle from your expert local guide. Return to your lodge by canoe. This afternoon, enjoy a special opportunity to swim with endangered Amazonian dolphins.

    Anavilhanas Lodge (B, L, D)
  • Day 7
    Amazon

    Just before sunrise, venture out into the still cool jungle for some bird-watching. Then take a fun and exciting class in the art of archery from local Waimiri-Atroari instructors. This afternoon, continue your immersion in local culture as you visit a nearby village and learn about the inhabitants' traditional way of life.

    Anavilhanas Lodge (B, L, D)
  • Day 8
    To the Pantanal

    Head back to Manaus for your flight to Cuiaba, on the edge of the Pantanal. Keep your eyes open for wildlife on the scenic drive to your comfortable lodge.

    Pousada Rio Mutum - 3 Nights (B, D)
  • Day 9
    Pantanal

    Embark on a guided walk through the marshlands to see native wildlife and one of the largest concentrations of birdlife anywhere in the world. This afternoon, hit the river to search for giant otters, stingrays and huge schools of fish. Watch for howler monkeys and black vultures in the trees. Then hop aboard a horse for a ride through the forest. After dinner, venture into the jungle to spot nocturnal animals.

    Pousada Rio Mutum (B, L, D)
  • Day 10
    Pantanal

    Pay a visit to a nesting site for wood storks and lovely white egrets. This afternoon, enjoy a trip on the Mutum River, stopping to fish for piranha and watch the vibrant sunset over Sia Mariana Bay.

    Pousada Rio Mutum (B, L, D)
  • Day 11
    Depart Pantanal

    Return to Cuiaba for your onward flight.

    (B)
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