Amazon Brazil

Rio Iguazu and Manaus

In the heart of the Amazon lies the port city of Manuas, a bustle of activity and perfect place to visit the incredible diversity of wildlife that the Amazon has to offer.

Iguazu falls are a true wonder - the result of a volcanic eruption they are taller than Niagara Falls and double the width. The falls are made up of 275 cascades spread in a horseshoe shape and during the rainy season, between November and March, over nearly two miles of the Iguazu River, Iguazu Falls are the result of a volcanic eruption which left yet another large crack in the earth. During the rainy season of November - March, about 450,000 cubic feet (12,750 cubic m) per second of water flows through the falls.

 



Rio Manuas Overview
 

Day-1: Rio de Janeiro

Day-2. Rio de Janeiro

Day-3. Rio de Janeiro

Day-4. Rio de Janeiro (L)

Day-5. Buenos Aires - Iguazu

Day-6. Iguazu Falls - Argentinean Side

Day-7. Iguazu Falls - Brazilian Side

Day-8: Iguazu - Manaus

Day-9: Amazon Jungle

Day-10: Meeting of the waters

Day-11: Manaus - Rio de Janeiro

Argentina Carnival Tour


Rio , Jungle, Iguazu Itinerary

Day-1: Rio de Janeiro
Arrival in Rio, reception and transfer to Hotel.

Day-2. Rio de Janeiro
After breakfast, a half day visit to Corcovado, the mountain home to the world famous, Christo de Redentor statue for a magnificent 360° panoramic view of Rio. After, a trip to the Tijuca forest considered the largest urban forest in the world. It has 330 square kms of preserved Mata Atlantica (Tropical Forest), the highest mountaintops of Rio, waterfalls and hidden caves. The caves in the Tijuca Forest are formed of limestone and were originally formed by movements of the crust that caused the collapse of stones from the Papagaio Peak and the Archer Mountain. These stones started to form caves with rocky formations.

Another important point is the great variety of bromeliads. The Tijuca Forest is considered to hold the largest concentration of different species of bromeliads in Brazil. Even more than the Amazon Jungle. Return to your hotel.

Day-3. Rio de Janeiro
After breakfast, a half day visit of the 'marvelous city' including a sightseeing tour to Sugar Loaf Mountain. A two-stage cable car takes you to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain where you will enjoy a splendid view of Rio, Copacabana Beach, and Guanabara Bay. Return to your hotel. *Option of a spectacular dinner and show.

Day-4. Rio de Janeiro (L)
Full day visit by boat to the tropical islands around Rio. The Tropical Islands, the islands of Sepetiba Bay, are a natural paradise situated only a few short kilometres from the city. We head towards the fishing village of Itacuruçá, where we board a typical saveiro (schooner) for a cruise through Itacuruçá Bay, passing by beautiful islands and tropical forests that rise from the sea.

During the cruise, we will make some stops for swimming on semi-desert beaches. Lunch is served on the island: a wonderful fish stew, assorted seafood, salads and barbecue of your choice. After lunch, there is free time to enjoy the beach on the island. Boarding of the schooner for your return to Itacuruçá, and catch the bus back to Rio

Day-5. Buenos Aires - Iguazu
Transfer to the airport for the flight to Iguazu. Arrival and transfer to your hotel. 

Day-6. Iguazu Falls - Argentinean Side
A visit to the fabulous UNESCO World Heritage Iguazu falls, the most voluminous falls in the world and more than three times the width of the Niagara falls. The Argentinean side of Iguazu allows for a close appreciation. Set in a subtropical rain forest reserve of over 180,000 hectares, Iguazu is home to jaguar, puma, caiman and over 400 species of bird. Return to your hotel.

Day-7. Iguazu Falls - Brazilian Side
Cross the border into Brazil for a full day excursion to appreciate a wider view of the falls. The falls lie on the three borders of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. The tour will include a "Macuco Tour" an exhilarating boat ride on the Parana River, heading towards the Iguazu falls themselves. Return to your hotel in Argentina

Day-8: Iguazu - Manaus
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flight to Manaus. Trip by boat to the Amazon Eco Lodge, located on the Rio Tarumã - a tributary of the Rio Negro and about an hour from Manaus. Set in the heart of the Amazon Forest, with an uncatalogued amount of wildlife in the surrounding area, which includes rainforest, natural savannahs and creeks. With over 6 miles of jungle trails, there is plenty of opportunity for exploration of the jungle for orchids, giant trees and various wildlife. After dinner, evening tour in search of caiman by canoe boat.

Day-9: Amazon jungle
After breakfast, a jungle trek into the rainforest in search of local flora and fauna. After lunch, excursion to see the local Amazonian inhabitants, known as caboclos. Return for free time to explore or enjoy the setting of the lodge. 

Day-10: Meeting of the waters
After breakfast, an excursion to the "meeting of the waters", a natural phenomenon caused by the joining of the Negro River's darker water with the muddy water of the Solimoes River. For over six kilometers, the rivers run side by side, without mixing. This happens due to the difference between their temperature, density and also, the speed of their currents: Negro River runs at about 2 km/h at a temperature of 22 C, while Solimões River runs at 4 to 6 km/h with a temperature of 28 C. Chance for some piranha fishing before returning to the lodge.

Day-11: Manaus - Rio de Janeiro
After breakfast, a visit to the "monkey jungle" before returning to Manaus for a panoramic city tour of Manaus heading for the airport and your return flight back to Rio de Janeiro and your return flight home.

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Argentina Explorer Tour

Manuas Iguazu
Duration 11 Days
Best time All year
Accommodation Hotels and Lodges


Dates and Costs

All of these trips are arranged on a private basis. Costs vary based on the number of people.

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Price includes
Accommodation at selected hotels including breakfast.
All meals as specified on the itinerary.
Transfers, tours and excursions as per itinerary with local English speaking guides.
All Entrance fees.


Prices excludes
International flights
Required airport taxes
Visa's and vaccinations
Items of clothing, sleeping bags and miscellaneous drinks, etc.


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