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How to Combine Rio de Janeiro & The Amazon Rainforest

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If you are wondering how on earth you could visit two of South America’s richest travel destinations then look no further! Stay with us here to discover how to combine Rio de Janeiro and the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil on your next sensational adventure…  


Brazilian Amazon 

The Amazon is the worlds largest tropical rainforest, covering an array of nine countries in South America; Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guyana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela. The largest portion home to 60% of the Amazon region is, you guessed it, Brazil! The Amazon Jungle's natural beauty encompasses a whopping 7,000,000 km2 (2,700,000 square miles), with 5,500,000 km2 (2,100,000 square miles) recorded as land/forest territory. From poison dart frogs to jaguars and pink dolphins, this incredible motherland supports over 7000 species of mammals, fish and birds alike. Many of these creatures are rare to this specific location and sustained in protected areas. Experiencing the Amazon forest is incomparable to any other vacation destination in the world. As you venture through the forested areas you can spot impressive flora and fauna allowing you to capture breathtaking photographs at morning, noon and night. 

A wild mixture of cruises depart on a daily basis from ports such as Manaus and Leticia, taking trips of a lifetime through the mighty Amazon river basin. Tons of itineraries take you from the famous ‘meeting of waters’ (where the Rio Negro meets the astonishing Rio Solimões) to visiting indigenous people in the local villages and schools. Many procedures and communities are working together to save the amazon from a decline in size or habitation. The Brazilian Amazon truly is the planets jewelled ecosystem. Special cruise departures with Rainforest Cruises allow you the opportunity to give back and support this conservation process through activities, donations and more. Retreat into this unique wilderness - taking a step into the ‘lungs of the world’, what will you discover?  

Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro Brazil is one of the most popular destinations in the whole of South America. For tourists who crave a thrill from never-before seen heights, take a cable car ride to the top of sugar loaf mountain or add extra time to examine Brazil from Corcovado Mountain and catch the early sunrise over Guanabara Bay. Those of you who like to party can scour the famous Copacabana Beach and Ipanema Beach, sip cocktails until the sun goes down and embrace the breathtaking moments along this 2.5 mile stretch of world-famous shoreline. Hike up through the south zone to discover the beautiful views of the city - this huge metropolis really has it all. Travelling in February will even set you in good steed for Rio’s (and arguably the world’s) most famous festival, Carnival! Our Rio Carnival package includes land tours, elements of Brazil you absolutely must see and of course the magical Carnival experience. Get your dancing shoes on, Brazil is waiting!

How to Visit Both of These Glorious Vacation Destinations


Here at Rainforest Cruises we present you with the wonderful opportunity to tick off multiple bucket list destinations with our stunning Brazil Cruise vessels and land tours. Our total of 14 different cruise ships give you the choice between comfort, superior and luxury experiences of the Amazon river. Each cruise provides exciting destinations and excursions that tailor to your interests with additional features and perks too. Additional land tours can be added regardless of your cruise choice, especially featuring the Carnival package which will allow you to easily uncover all that Brazil has to offer. Carnival is definitely not for the light-hearted. That being said, those who travel with children, disabilities or are elderly may want to avoid this exerting event. However, our travel experts are skilled in organising tours in Brazil to complement, either following or preceding your Brazil Amazon cruise. You will be taken care of each step of the way, from transfers, flights, hotels and more - we guarantee you will see every location in Brazil on your bucket list.

How to Reserve These Rare Encounters?

If the opportunity to explore all that Brazil has to offer is making its way onto your wish list, don’t hesitate to contact our team here at Rainforest Cruises for more information. We promise to handle all of your requests as best as we possibly can to accommodate you. Approach us with ideas of what you want to see, where you want to go, even what boats take your fancy and we will coordinate your trip of a lifetime. Before you run off sightseeing into South Americas largest country, please show your interest by sending us an enquiry or calling 1-888-215-3555

About Rainforest Cruises

Rainforest Cruises is a boutique travel company specializing in Amazon river cruises, Galapagos Islands tours, and Southeast Asia cruises. We provide you with the finest collection of cruises in Peru, Brazil, Ecuador, Bolivia, Panama and Southeast Asia. As travel experts we have all the advice you need to help you find and book your dream cruise and an unforgettable adventure.