Discover the very best of Brazil on this 14-day tour of the Amazon Jungle, Rio de Janeiro and both the Brazilian and Argentinian sides of the Iguazú Falls. Your luxury adventure includes city tours, two helicopter rides and an Amazon cruise.
Your Amazon Adventure
Your luxury ‘Best of Brazil’ 2-week itinerary, including the Amazon, begins with a tour of the historical jungle city of Manaus, where you will learn about the city’s rise and fall during the rubber boom era. Then step aboard the Iberostar Grand Amazon for your long-awaited Amazon cruise, which will take you to the Anavilhanas archipelago including the Jaraqui region.
Explore more closely from an expedition skiff or on foot along a jungle trail. Visit one of the largest islands here, Tres Bocas, home to bountiful orchids and bromeliads, toucans and macaws. Look out for caimans after dark. Visit Cambebas, a fascinating indigenous village, and learn how the locals have adapted their way of life to best suit their environment.
Spot the birds, native plants, trees and wildlife in this richly biodiverse jungle, and try your hand at fishing for piranha. Take a night tour by motorboat to spot alligators and listen to the night sounds of the Ariaú region. Head to the Praia Grande, swim in the refreshing waters of the Rio Negro and relish the incredible opportunity to interact with the remarkable pink Amazon river dolphins. Your cruise concludes with a sighting of the famous river confluence known as ‘The Meeting of the Waters’.
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. 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.
See the Metropolitan Cathedral, the world-famous Selaron Steps, and the traditional Cinelândia Square and its historical buildings. 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 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.
Your tour continues with a trip to the Iguazú Bird Sanctuary which is home to more than 1,300 species of birds, as well as reptiles, butterflies and some incredible plants. Your next two days will be spent marvelling at the mighty Iguazú Falls. Brazil can lay claim to about 20 percent of the falls, and Argentina to the other 80 percent.
This means that you get a bigger picture view of the falls from the Brazilian side, looking towards Argentina, but in Argentina you get closer to the falls and there is a larger area to explore. If you’re having the Iguazu Falls Brazil vs Argentina debate, both sides are incredible, and on this trip, you will get to spend a full day exploring each side by foot, by boat, by private vehicle and by helicopter!
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.