This 10-day classic Rio and Amazon tour offers a great way to see Rio De Janeiro and the Amazon Rainforest. Start your amazing Amazon river tour from Rio de Janeiro, visit the statue of Christ the Redeemer, take a cable car to Sugarloaf Mountain, explore the urban forest of Tijuca, and see the highlights of the city. Then head to the Amazon, where you will 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.
Roam Rio’s Famous Landmarks
In Rio de Janeiro, ride 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. Take the exciting cable car ride to the famous Sugarloaf Mountain, which towers over the Guanabara Bay. This is an experience you’ll never forget, while the jaw-dropping vista from the summit is truly spellbinding.
Explore Tijuca Forest, the largest urban forest in the world and admire the gorgeous Tijuca Waterfall Cascatinha. 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; relax and people-watch on both Copacabana Beach and Ipanema Beach.
Explore The Secrets Of The Amazon
Transfer to the jungle city of Manaus, which serves as a gateway to the Amazon rainforest. The port is located on the dark waters of the Negro River, just east of where it meets the muddy waters of the Solimões River to form the mighty Amazon. The largest rainforest in the world is fed by ten of the world’s largest rivers, including the Amazon itself. Step aboard the wooden, 8-cabin Jacaré-Açu, for an exciting cruise during which you’ll explore parts of the Anavilhanas archipelago.
Ride on a motorized canoe through the islands and lagoons, and keep your eyes peeled for river dolphins, herons, egrets, macaws, parrots, caciques, oropendolas, and jacamars. Head to the Madadá Observatory for a spectacular lookout over the Rio Negro. Hike through virgin rainforest to Madadá Caves, and stop by an Amazon farmhouse to learn about local customs, farming techniques, and crops. Cool off with a dip in the Rio Negro. Cruise through the Rio Negro State Park and try your hand at fishing for piranha.
Follow the Rio Jaú, a river of mirror-like waters, see the igapó forest and canoe through the Jaú National Park looking for giant otters, and later caiman and nocturnal animals after dark. Meet and interact with the indigenous community of Aturia, and gain an insight into their traditional lifestyle in the Amazon. Continue to Novo Airão and jump at the opportunity to swim with the elusive pink river dolphins. End with a city tour of Novo Airão, to see the ship-building, the craftsmanship, and other attractions of this Amazon River town.
Floating through the rainforest along the biggest river system on the planet is one of the greatest experiences any traveler can ever have. This thrilling tour, combining the contrasting life of the city with the life of the rainforest is perfect for couples, families and groups of friends.