Brazil and the Amazon

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  • Explore the mighty Amazon Rainforest and stay at The Amazon Eco Lodge
  • Sail the Amazon River including the River Negro and “the meeting of the waters”
  • Board a cog-train to ride through Tijuca Forest to Corcovado Mountain and reach the steps of Christ The Redeemer
  • Visit the Sambadrome, home of the famous carnival
  • Visit the largest waterfall system in the world, Iguassu Falls and it’s viewing platform at Devil's Throat which you reach by jungle train
  • Discover Manaus on a city tour
  • Delve into the past on a historical city tour of Salvador da Bahia
  • 10 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners included

From the vibrant bustling Brazilian cities like Rio famed for Christ the Redeemer statue and Copacabana beach to the natural phenomenon of the world’s largest tropical rainforest the Amazon National Park. We will get up close to endemic nature, bird-life and wildlife not found anywhere else in the world on our journey to see true nature, culture and local life in Brazil.


Bahia by night show and dinner

Tour to Olympic Boulevard including Museum of Tomorrow & Rio Art Museum

Rio by night tour

Iguassu Falls/Devils Throat (Included)

Amazon Ecopark Lodge (Included)

While at the lodge explore the surrounding jungle on trails featuring amazing wildlife and unspoilt forest. Or join an organised tour to experience the sunrise over the Amazon River, interact with river dolphins, take part in indigenous rituals, go Piranha fishing or visit the meeting of the waters, where the mighty Amazon meets the Rio Negro in a spectacular clash of water colours.

Cog-train to ascend Corcovado Mountain (Included)

We will enjoy some of the city's most magnificent views, taking the cog train through magnificent Tijuca National Forest to Christ the Redeemer for fabulous views over the city. The statue was started almost 100 years ago and is now the most iconic Brazilian landmark and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. 


Hotel Mirador Rio Copacabana (primary)

  • South America
  • Brazil
  • Salvador da Bahia
  • Rio de Janeiro
Tour Types
  • 50 plus
  • Seniors
  • History
  • Scenic
  • City
  • Cultural
  • Wildlife

Day 1: Arrival in Rio de Janeiro

On arrival at Rio de Janeiro airport, you will be met then transferred to your hotel to meet your tour guide. This evening take the opportunity to explore the area around the hotel, beautiful Copacabana Beach.
Hotel Mirador Rio Copacabana

Day 2: Rio de Janeiro

We board a cog-train to ascend Corcovado Mountain. Climbing up the stairs at the top of the mountain you’ll reach the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer and enjoy views over mountains, hills and beaches of Rio. Descending the mountain, we’ll pass Rio’s famous beaches to board a cable car and ascend Sugar Loaf Mountain, high above the sea at Guanabara Bay. Finally, we visit Rio’s city centre including the Sambadrome, site of the famous carnival parade. (Breakfast)
Hotel Mirador Rio Copacabana

Day 3: Rio de Janeiro

Enjoy a day at leisure and choose to join an optional tour. Tours go to the rainforest city of Petropolis, where you’ll visit the summer palace, cathedral and the city’s old mansions and pretty squares. The second option explores Rio’s recently regenerated seafront, Olympic boulevard, the new port and some of the city’s museums. The final tour takes place in the evening including folklore and carnival dancing, entertainers and samba bands. (Breakfast)
Hotel Mirador Rio Copacabana

Day 4: Rio de Janeiro to Iguassu Falls

This morning we leave Rio on a flight to Iguassu and transfer to our hotel for check-in. In the afternoon, we’ll visit the Brazilian side of the falls following cascades and a catwalk leading to the bottom of the Devil’s Throat to enjoy magnificent views of the falls. (Breakfast)
Hotel Viale Cataratas

Day 5: Iguassu Falls

We visit the Argentinian side of the falls, crossing the dramatic Tancredo Neves Bridge we will arrive at the visitors centre. From there we proceed along the Superior Circuit, taking in the up-river cascades, to the Inferior Circuit where you’ll see the falls, before visiting the best viewing platform of The Devil’s Throat, this time from the other side of the falls. (Breakfast)
Hotel Viale Cataratas

Day 6: Iguassu Falls to Manaus

This morning you can join an optional tour to a bird park where you can get close to the birds as you enter the aviaries. The walking tour goes through a trail of 1000 square meters of native woodland, where you have the opportunity to spot more than 900 tropical birds from 150 species. Afterwards, we transfer to the airport for the flight to Manaus where we transfer to the hotel. Join an optional tour this afternoon to the Amazonas National Resource Institute where you’ll be able to see more than 76 species of animals housed in the ecological park. (Breakfast)
Hotel Blue Tree Premium Manaus

Day 7: Manaus to the Amazon

We transfer by boat along the river to the Amazon Ecopark Lodge. The lodge is set among six miles of spectacular trails exploring the jungle and discovering a massive range of flora and fauna that call the Amazon forest home. Explore the Amazon during various excursions on foot on a jungle trek or by canoe, visit to the Orchid Garden and the lake of the “Quelônios” turtles, go fishing or even take a nighttime canoe tour. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 Amazon Ecopark Lodge

Day 8: Amazon

We board a double decker boat to do down the Negro River taking in views along the shores of the city of Manaus. We’ll see views of the Amazonas Theatre, the Port of Manaus and observe local life including the stilt houses of the locals. The Meeting of the Waters is the spectacular merge of the Negro and Solimoes rivers whose colours run separately side-by-side for more than three miles before merging to form the main arm of the mighty Amazon River. We return to the Amazon Ecopark for the overnight stay. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Amazon Ecopark Lodge

Day 9: Amazon – Manaus – Salvador da Bahia

After breakfast we transfer back to Manaus, on the way we’ll take a tour of the city. We visit Old Manaus, Sao Sebastiao Square and the Floating Harbour and have the chance to make a photo stop at the city’s famous renaissance revival Opera House. (Breakfast)
Hotel Blue Tree Premium Manaus

Day 10: Salvador da Bahia

We transfer to the airport and fly to Salvador da Bahia where we transfer to the hotel. Today we take a historical tour of Salvador, focusing on the centre known as the Pelourinho. A UNESCO world heritage site, the area is made up of centuries old churches and houses. We’ll continue through the neighbourhoods of Corrdor da Vitoria, Campo Grande and the Municipal Square, where you’ll enjoy great views of the lower city and Bay of all saints. Following the tour enjoy the afternoon at leisure or choose to join an optional tour this evening where you can enjoy regional food at a typical restaurant followed by a colourful dance and music show. (Breakfast)
Hotel Novotel Salvador Rio Vermelho

Day 11: Salvador da Bahia

We enjoy a historical city tour and see UNESCO World Heritage Site Pelourinho, Barra neighborhood with its Atlantic Ocean view and Saint Anthony Fort, the first lighthouse in the Americas. Then, stop at the Municipal Square from where you will have a view of the lower city and the Bay of All Saints.  In the evening, join an optional excursion to enjoy regional Bahia food at a typical restaurant followed by a colourful dance and music show presenting Bahia’s rich Afro-Brazilian culture. (Breakfast, Lunch)
Hotel Novotel Salvador Rio Vermelho

Day 12: Flight back from Salvador da Bahia

Following check out at the hotel, transfer to the airport for the flight home. (Breakfast)

You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.

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