This 10-day luxury ‘Amazon Rainforest Rio De Janeiro private tour’ includes a helicopter ride over Rio and an Amazon cruise. Starting in Rio, visit the statue of Christ the Redeemer, take a cable car to Sugarloaf Mountain, board a helicopter for a unique perspective of Rio from the air; stroll through the Botanical Garden, and see the highlights of the city. Then head to the Amazon and explore the historical jungle city of Manaus. Cruise through the Anavilhanas archipelago and the rivers of the watery forest, spot exotic wildlife in the jungle, meet an indigenous community, and swim with pink river dolphins. This tour is an experience you will never forget.
Rio City Tour
Your Rio de Janeiro private tour begins with a ride on the historic train, up to the 2329-foot peak of Corcovado mountain for a close-up experience of the colossal statue of Christ the Redeemer, which not only stands tall as the iconic image of Brazil but is also counted among the seven man-made miracles of the world. Be blown away by the incredible view.
Hang out and watch the people and the action on the famous Copacabana Beach, and visit the Maracanã, the most iconic football stadium in the Americas and a place steeped in sporting history. Visit the Metropolitan Cathedral and the world-famous Selaron Steps, the vibrant colors of which have transformed this area of Rio into an artistic masterpiece. Enjoy a short tour of the traditional Cinelândia Square and its historical buildings.
Helicopter Ride and Botanical Garden
Take the exciting cable car ride to the famous Sugarloaf Mountain, and board a helicopter for a scenic flight over Guanabara Bay with views of the Corcovado & Christ the Redeemer statue and the famous beaches. Finally, spend a few hours walking through Rio’s incredible Botanical Garden, a UNESCO-listed biosphere reserve and a true ecological sanctuary. Learn about its history and mission. See exotic flowers and plants such as the giant Amazonian water lilies, as well as animals and birds, including monkeys and toucans.
Transfer to the historic jungle city of Manaus and learn about its rise and fall during the rubber boom era. Visit the Amazonas Theater, which is lauded as one of the most beautiful opera houses in the world. See the Largo de São Sebastião, one of the city’s main squares, the Provincial Palace and the State of Amazonas Art Gallery. Explore the Municipal Market, the colonial architecture of the city, the Rubber Museum, the floating port area of Manaus, and the Rio Negro Palace.
Your Amazon Cruise
Step aboard your eco-friendly boutique houseboat for your wonderful Amazon cruise that will take you up the Rio Negro and into the heart of the Anavilhanas nature reserve, keep your eyes peeled for dolphins, blue aras, macaws, and sloths. Head out in the dinghy to get closer to the surroundings, meet the “caboclos” who cultivate manioc.
Trek through the jungle and learn the secrets of medicinal Amazonian plants. Enjoy a magical and refreshing dip in one of the astonishing cascades, and swim with pink river dolphins.
Please note all of the featured excursions, activities, and accommodations on this luxury tour can be tailored to suit your taste and time availability in accordance with your personal wishes. All are private tours and transport with a private guide, with the exception of the cruise portion, which is on a shared basis with other passengers unless you wish to charter the whole boat.