Date: You pick!
Host: Locally Guided; see the Falls in Brazil and Argentina
Cost: Varies by experience
The following is an outline of a trip itinerary that can be customized to your specifications. Take only parts of this trip, modify, add, whatever suits you!
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Day 1 & 2 - Arrive Manaus
Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to your hotel by private vehicle.
Experience the phenomenon of the “Meeting of the Waters", where the dark water of the Rio Negro meets the the sandy-colored Amazon River or the “Rio Solimões”, as it is known in the upper section of the Amazon in Brazil.
This afternoon explore the Amazon city of Manaus with your guide. Learn about the history and culture while taking in the interesting architecture of Manaus.
The Municipal Market is where you’ll find everything from fruits and vegetables to clothing and hand-crafted goods. Continue on to the Rio Negro Palace , which was once the official residence of the governor. Your last stop is the stately Teatro Amazonas (Amazon Theatre). Return to the hotel for some time at leisure.
Day 3 & 4 - Amazon Forest
After breakfast you will be transfered to your rainforest lodge which is home for the next 2 nights. The Lodge is set in untouched tropical rainforest looking onto the beautiful Anavilhanas National Park. The Anavilhanas Archipelago presents a unique ecosystem with lush landscapes, endemic species and a peculiar island formation. By water or by land, it is impossible not to be overwhelmed by the marvels of this region.
Day 5 - Salvador De Bahia
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport to board your flight to Salvador de Bahia. The city of Salvador is notable in Brazil for its cuisine, music and architecture, and its metropolitan area is the wealthiest in Brazil's Northeast. The African influence in many cultural aspects of the city makes it the centre of Afro-Brazilian culture.
VILLA BAHIA HOTEL – 3 NIGHTS
Nestled in the heart of Pelourinho - the historic quarter of this UNESCO World Heritage listed city - this unique hotel is comprised of two adjoining 17th and 18th century colonial mansions that are remnants of the Portuguese era.
Day 6 & 7 - Salvador De Bahia
Enjoy a full day on a private schooner, exploring Baía de Todos os Santos. You'll have the opportunity to swim, snorkel, relax and catch some rays while bathing in the warm waters around the Ilha dos Frades and Itaparica. Its beaches and calm tide pools allow for a perfect diving or snorkling adventure.
Take in a guided walking tour of Salvador De Bahia, referred to as Brazil's ”capital of happiness” due to its countless outdoor parties, including its street carnival. It was the first colonial capital of Brazil and it’s one of the oldest cities in the Americas.
Day 8 – Brasilia
You will have the morning at leisure but we suggest visiting the Mercado Model which can be defined as a "Model Market" with its diversity of shops where one can encounter the most varied types of arts and crafts represented of Bahia.
Transfer this afternoon to the airport to board your flight to Brasillia. Upon your arrival transfer to the airport hotel, have dinner then embark on a panoramic night tour of the capital city of Brasilia.
Brasilia's design divides it into numbered blocks as well as sectors for specific activities, such as the Hotel Sector, the Banking Sector and the Embassy Sector. Brasília was chosen as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its modernist architecture.
Day 9 – Pantanal
This morning you will be transferred to the airport to catch your flight to Cuiaba, your gateway to the Pixaim River.
Pixaim River offers a variety of superb wildlife experiences, boat trips, trail walks, observation towers, and night spotlighting from the top of a comfortable open-sided safari vehicle. Two user-friendly wildlife towers with spiral and switchback staircases offer exclusive viewing of an active Jabiru Stork nest and is a perfect overview of the richest and rarest habitat type in the entire Pantanal.
Day 13 & 14 – Rio De Janeiro
Tour the sites today with your guide, including the Cosme Velho district, stand next to one of the Modern Wonders of the World: The Statue of Christ the Redeemer, see some of the most beautiful beaches in Rio, discover Rio Branco Avenue through a remarkable neighbourhood composed of three generations of 20th century buildings. See Candelária Church: its corner stone was laid in the late 18th century and was completed a century later.
Drive through one of the highlights of this tour: the Flamengo Park, where you have a fantastic view of the top of the Sugar Loaf. This famous landmark is 1,200 ft. high and a cable car will take you to the summit. The view overlooking the city of Rio de Janeiro is one of the most spectacular views in the world and one you will never forget.
Take in an authentic samba school. You will have the opportunity to see and feel the energy exploring backstage and may see the preparations for the City Carnival.
Day 14 – Rio De Janeiro
Today we continue our explorations of Rio De Janeiro. Visit Santa Teresa Hill which is famous for its winding, narrow streets - a favorite spot for artists and tourists.
Your guide will take you to the home of “Bossa Nova”. The Bossa Nova is a well-known style of Brazilian music developed and popularized in the 1950s and 1960s.
Day 16 – Iguazu Falls
Meet your guide and take a daytrip to the Argentine side of the Falls. After stopping at the Visitors' Center, explore the Superior Circuit, the up-river cascades, the Inferior Circuit, the down-river falls, and finally take the Ecological Jungle Train to the most impressive observation point of the falls - The Devil´s Throat.
Tonight you have a wonderful opportunity to visit the waterfalls at night. The Iguazu Falls moonlight walk is an adventure that no one can forget as the silvery light of the moon makes the mammoth Devil's Gorge of the Iguassu Falls visible at night.
Day 18 – Buenos Aires
Besides visiting all of the city’s traditional attractions, you’ll venture into the recently discovered ancient tunnels of Buenos Aires, one of the city’s best kept secrets. The construction of tunnels started in the Colonial era and continued well into the 19th century. We’ll visit one of those tunnels, a sort of underground museum, where we’ll learn about the history of Buenos Aires.
Farewell dinner with Tango show.
The price of this trip will vary based on the time of year and level of experience you are looking for. We have a variety of options available and can tailor this trip to your needs. Please contact us for more information.