Day 1: USA
Board international flight.
Day 2: Sao Paulo or Rio de Janeiro – Iguazu
Fly to Iguazu, departing from either Sao Paulo or Rio de Janeiro. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel, & enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.
Day 3: Iguazu Falls
Iguazu Falls, a natural wonder situated over the Brazil-Argentina border, is by far one of the most incredible sights on the globe. Discover the Brazilian side today. Journey to the base of the falls by elevator, & enjoy watching the water as it rushes down from high above. Afterward, admire the scenery on a hike across a thousand meter footbridge, or travel up to the famed “Floriano Falls” lookout via elevator. Later today, learn about the area’s native bird species during a visit to the Tropical Bird Park.
Day 4: Iguazu Falls
Discover the awe-inspiring views of Iguazu Falls from the Argentinian side. Feel the refreshing mist as you walk along the lower footbridge path. Afterward, enjoy the waterfalls from the higher route, which features different lookout points, leading to the “Gargantua del Diablo.” Out of all 275 cascades that make up Iguazu Falls, the Devil’s Throat, with an amazing drop of over eighty meters, is by far one of the most breathtaking.
Day 5: Iguazu Falls – Rio de Janeiro
In the morning, transfer to the airport, & fly to Rio de Janeiro. Enjoy traditional, Brazilian dishes at dinner this evening.
Day 6: Rio de Janeiro
Hop inside a cable car for a journey up to Corcovado Mountain, home to the world-famous Christ the Redeemer statue. When you reach the top of the mountain, you’ll enjoy awe-inspiring views of the city & Guanabara Bay. Afterward, take a stroll through one of the city’s markets. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, & feel the rhythm of Rio as you participate in a Brazilian dance class.
Day 7: Rio de Janeiro
After breakfast, enjoy amazing views of the city from the top of Sugarloaf Mountain. Next, take a guided tour of downtown Rio. Sightseeing highlights include Candelaria Church, the Old Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro, & the Municipal Theatre.
Day 8: Rio de Janeiro – Manaus – Amazonia
Transfer to the airport, & board flight to Manaus. Travel to the Amazonian region by boat. Upon arrival at the hotel, enjoy dinner & a canoe adventure.
Day 9: Amazonia
Enjoy a hike through the forest this morning. Your guide will teach you about the plants & wildlife native to the area along the way. In the afternoon, learn about the people native to the area, as you visit an indigenous community.
Day 10: Amazonia
Spend the day on the Amazon River. Highlights include piranha fishing & the Meeting of Waters.
Day 11: Amazonia – Manaus – USA
Return to Manaus via boat. Upon arrival, transfer to the airport, & board return flight home.